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Locker Room: New Look

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Hello!! Elisabetta here!! I am very excited to show you the first layout that I created using the amazing Funfetti kit! It was a very relaxing and easy process and I really love how it turned out at the end.

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As you can see, I really wanted to focus on embellishments for this layout: I didn’t use the patterned papers as layers behind the picture, but as embellishments! How? I simply made them into flowers with a punch and I scattered them in the middle of the page in a diagonal way!

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I lifted the flowers up a little bit with my fingers to create dimension and I know that as soon as I’ll put this page into my album, they will lay flat. I don’t care about that, but if you do, you can still use pop dots or hot glue behind the petals.

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As you can tell, I didn’t feel the need to add more stuff to the layout, just a few little embellishments here and there, the journaling, the title, some black ink splatters and that’s it!

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I really can’t wait to know what you guys think about this page!! have a lovely day scrappy friends!

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Art Studio “I Love DIY” Layout

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Hello Clique Kits Friends! Leigh here, to bring you a misted layout and a sketch for Art Studio today.

I am so excited to get started, and can’t wait for you guys to see the yummy goodness in these October kits!

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You can use the color, texture, and pattern of the purposeful mist and splatters as a grounding spot for your embellishment clusters. I placed items on the background card stock without adhesive first, to see where to create the embellishment clusters. Then took them off and sprayed and splatted, have fun with it!

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You can right click and save this free sketch to your desktop, and keep your sketches all in one place for easy retrieval later.

I keep them in a file folder, on my computer desktop, named “Sketches”.

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You can combine different colors of mist as you wish, to get the look you want. I used Blush, and Coral to create a little more orange in the pink mist so it would coordinate with the patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio this month. LOVE this Happy Things Line!

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Once the mist dries, add your stuff. The flat sequins in this kit are perfect for sprinkling. Add layers of the patterned papers, and vellum behind your photo and adhere with foam dots.

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Place the tag from Pinkfresh Studio on your layout, then add title and journaling, the acetate triangles and paper, behind and over the tag to create interest. After the adhesive dried, I stitched with my sewing machine in three spots around this embellishment cluster to further ground the elements here. Thank you for visiting today!

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Love the October Funfetti Kit used for this page along with the Pinkfresh Studio Acetate Die Cuts (triangles) pack add-on from the Clique Kits store. Love that subscribers get a secret preview page to purchase coordinating add-ons, and that link to the left sends you there!

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Locker Room: a layout about myself – DREAM BIG!

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Hello All! It’s Justt here with my very first inspiration at Clique Kits blog! I’m soooo thrilled to be able to inspire you! I hope you’ll fell that way after my posts! Today you’ll see how I created layout about myself. It’s really important for us to believe in ourselves (I’m here thanks to that actually!) and don’t forget about your dreams!! They really come true (yup, being here was my dream too 🙂 ) if you wish hard enough!

Going back to my layout 🙂 The first thing I practically always do is of course making some drops 🙂

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Now it’s time for some layers!

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Then I cut a big title from one of PinkFreshStudio paper:

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then I added some stripes:
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Now it’s time for the best part – adding your favourite embelishements! In Funfetti kit you’ll find them in tons! It’s really hard to choose only a few 🙂

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Done! Easy peasy! 🙂 below you can see the full layout:

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and here some close-ups:

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Hope you enjoyed that a little bit long journey 🙂 be sure to check the new Funfetti kit:

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and purchase it ASAP! You won’t regret it, I promise!! 🙂

Hugs and see you soon!

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Yearbook: I Can and I Will

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Hello! Allie with you today, and I’m here to talk about journaling! I’ve mentioned before that I rarely journal. I rely on long titles and quotes to communicate my thoughts and feelings. Quotes can be a great tool to inspire and jump start your pages! I often use quotes from Pinterest as a foundation for my layouts, but today I was inspired by a quote I heard while watching the Golden Globes! One of the winners, Gina Rodriguez, said something that stood out to me. She begins each morning with “Today is a good day, I can and I will”. I love that! I decided to use part of that quote to build a layout about myself.

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I used the “dream” elements from the February Punxsutawney kit to tie in with the theme. Aren’t the glasses elements adorable? I normally wear glasses and I love that they’re included in this kit! I am so inspired by this quote, and I love that documenting it in this layout serves as a reminder to me.

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Do you ever use quotes or phrases to inspire your projects and document your life?

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Do you want to build a snowman?

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Hi everyone. Nicole here with another fun layout! Edward was so excited this year when we got so much snow on the East Coast. He didn’t know what to do with himself. He totally cracked me up by making a snowman out of snow, a strawberry, candy eyes and a whopper! He is so clever. HAHA.

The “Enchanted Meadow” kit really works great with the snow pictures. I love the blue, pink, orange and lime together! So very pretty. Kudos Clique Kits for creating another fabulous kit that is so versatile.

I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out my little die cut star at the bottom and I free hand-cut my triangles at the top of the photo. Also, notice at the bottom how I used a tiny strip of patterned paper as my border? I didn’t have any washi tape that went with the colors so I made my own little strip and it worked great. Also, I hand-cut some of the polka dots from the patterned paper and adhered them all around the layout to make them pop!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
CK_VarsityTeam_Nicole


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Misting with die cuts

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Happy Monday friends! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been scrapping up a storm using my “Enchanted Meadow” kit by Clique Kits. I tell ya, these kits are getting prettier and prettier and I love them. I love when I am inspired to try new things to help push me to do something new. This month I decided to play with my mists. It’s been awhile since I’ve pulled them out to play. Before I started creating this layout, I knew that I wanted fall leaves. So I cut two large leaves using my Silhouette Portrait. Then I placed the leaves on kraft cardstock and sprayed the leaves with my mists, leaving a naked spot on the kraft paper that I want to keep as part of the layout! I love how it looks. When spraying, be sure not to spray too close, otherwise it will look like puddles, rather than mists. I spray about 6 inches above the layout.

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After I sprayed the die cuts, I removed them aside to let them dry a bit and wiped the excess mists off the paper using a paper towel. This helps keep the paper from wrinkling.

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Once the die cuts and mist dried, I applied the leaves to my layout and embellished it with papers and a few pieces of the Color magic resist die cup pieces from the kit! These little die cuts are fantastic! I love them and can’t get enough of them. I simply used a paint brush to brush the mist on the dies and set them aside to dry before applying them to my layout using glue. What do you think?

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And here’s my layout after everything was dried and applied! I love the way the mist looks on the kraft paper!

Unforgettable, @nicolemartel, #cliquekits, @cliquekits, #heidi_swapp, @heidi_swapp, #enchantedmeadow, #scrapbooking, #misting, #diecuts

CK_VarsityTeam_Nicole


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Art Studio: Moonlight Misting with CDs

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Hello All!  Wendy here to share up my first post for Clique Kits!

On a side note, I’m honored to be the Design Team Captain for Clique Kits and we have SO much planned in this first Clique Kits design team term.  We are packing lots of amazing product and planning lots of techniques for you too!

I have a passion for mixed media and I’ve always had the artistic bone to dabble with paint. So, with my first post here on the Clique Kits blog I wanted to bring you a fun technique with using something you can probably find around your house (or in your car).

Now in the days of the highest tech of the latest phones and mp3, CDs are becoming perhaps quite obsolete in your playlist.  I know I transferred all my CDs to my iPod that I use on Bluetooth in my vehicle.  So, I have no need for all the CDs left behind…until now…so search your stash of scratched CDs and/or some you plan to trash and let’s create!  Shall we just call it creative recycling. Yes.

I wanted to have a moonlight effect to my layout as creating a page about New Orleans (aka ‘The Big Easy’).  So, immediately I thought to use the CD to create a ‘moon’ on my layout.

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I chose to use a black cardstock as my base for a little extra pop to the white misting ink.  Lay down the CD on your cardstock.  Make sure to put a scrap piece of paper on the hole of the CD or your circle will have a hole in it after misting.

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Mist away…and there you have your misted ‘moon’.  Allow to dry completely.

Now I am ready to embellish the rest of my page.

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I used the skyline paper from Second City in the October kit as the central focus among the misted moon.  I hand cut the skyline from the pattern paper and attached to the cardstock with pop dots.  This little bit of dimension really pops the skyline away from the misted moon for more emphasis and interest to the page.

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I love the October Afternoon letter stickers in the October kit.  They were the perfect simple lettering for the title work on my layout.

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I’m on the Gulf Coast where Mardi Gras kicks into full swing early in the year.  I love looking at all the different masks and decor so intricately detailed for display.  I really wanted to capture the vibe of the ‘Masquerade Ball’ (perhaps with intention on the name of the October kit) typical of New Orleans and Gulf Coast in the celebration of Mardi Gras.

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As a finishing touch, I used the perfect accent of blingy stars matched up as an October Add-On to the October monthly kit.  And that’s it!  A simple technique that can bring some pow-wow to your next project!

Now I know you are dying to go and find a CD to work some magical misting on your next project! Right?! Ha!

I hope you were inspired and enjoyed my project!

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Clique Kits Product | October ‘Masquerade Ball’ Kit (Paper:  Basic Grey – Second City – Kelly Purkey – Ashland #sec-4705; Letter Stickers:  October Afternoon – Daily Flash – Flash Alpha Nightfall ‘Shop Front’ #SS-1121; Sequins:  CK Exclusive).

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Locker Room: Adding POP to Black & White

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Happy Friday all!!  Are you ready for a big winner?? Drum roll please for the winning comment……

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Beautiful pages Cari, all of them. So much inspiration here 🙂

Congrats on winning the Clique Kits prize pack!!! Please email us at cliquekits@yahoo.com to claim your prize!  Send us your full name and mailing address please!

What a great way to start off my Friday post!  I love giving away goodies to our awesome hoppers!  So fun!  Ok, for today’s post with my super Study Abroad kit I used nearly all the black and white papers in the kit.  I added a few of the A sides with a few pops of yellow scattered around my layout.  I also printed this Instagram photo of our girls in black and white to create a mostly black and white layout.  I started with a 12×12 sheet of American Crafts card stock (new in our school store) and dug out my Heidi Swapp 12×12 inch hearts stencil.  I laid the stencil over my card stock and sprayed some Sunshine My Huey’s mist at a 45 degree angle across the cardstock.  This allowed for there to be a gradual fade of the spray ink across the card stock.  After the ink dried, I started playing with my placement and used many of the smaller pieces of paper from cutting into my fabulous kit last week!  I also included a few little Heidi Swapp stamps I picked up last week and a couple fabulous cut files from The Cut Shoppe, 3×4 Flash Cards.

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Another fun little design element I added to my layout was some stamping with the Lawn Fawn Wish You Were Here set, which is on sale in our shop right now.  This fun stamp set has some great arrows, cute little heart and sweet sentiments included in it.  I stamped multiple arrows throughout my layout, all pointing towards our daughters.  I also stamped up to three times without adding additional ink to the stamp. Erica does this too and I always love the look of it!

Did you happen to notice the little phrases throughout this fabulous Studio Tekturek map paper?  There are a bunch so take a closer look at yours!  I cut of this little section that says I Love You and added it for another pop of color (shown in the lower right of the photo below).

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Alright, that wraps up today’s Locker Room post.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my mostly black and white layout with the pops of yellow!  Now it’s time to use up my sweet Study Abroad scraps and whip up some cards!

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