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Clique Kits October Wrap Up

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Happy Friday Clique Kits fans!  Erica here with you today and I am excited to be bringing you the October wrap up!  This is a new post that will happen each month where I take you back and highlight some fun and exciting moments that happened over the month and also give you a peek at what is coming up!  We had an exciting month starting with the kick off of our very first Varsity Team (design team).  They have all done an amazing job so far and we can not wait to share more of their amazing talent with you!  You can check out the Varsity Team HERE and remember to follow their blogs and grab their special discount code to use in the Clique Kits shop!  We also have our October Challenge going on right now that you will want to link up to for your chance to win this fabulous prize sponsored by Fancy Pants Designs!

We hope you enjoyed all the amazing projects, tutorials, and inspiration that the Varsity Team shared with you so far this month!  Now lets take a look at a few of the amazing projects created this month by our fabulous Varsity Team!



TransamericaPyramid, @Danielle de Konink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

Danielle created this gorgeous layout and shared how she used created custom backgrounds using the Clique Kits exclusive cut files!  Click on her layout to go directly to her blog post.

Little Day Out, @Colortypes Sophie @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #masqueradeball


Sophie pulled out this amazing tassel tutorial that you just have to check out!  I love how she added them to her layout and it adds so much interest to her page.  Check out her full tutorial HERE.

NYC Album, @alizadeutsch @cliquekits #cliquekits #scrapbooking #masqueradeball


And last but not least Aliza takes us for a walk through her hometown with this fabulous mini album she created using the October 2014 kit!  For more tutorials and projects using the October kit please head on over to the Clique Kits blog!  Another highlight this month was our Designer in the Spotlight Kelly Purkey!  We were all so thrilled to have her share a little bit about herself on our blog!  If you missed the Q&A with Kelly you have to check it out HERE!



Of coarse no month would be complete without our Clique Kits Blog Share and this month was our biggest blog share ever!  Our subscribers and Varsity Team wowed us this month sharing their projects using this months kit.  In case you are not familiar with our monthly Blog Shares let me give you the details!  Each month our subscribers have the option to join the Clique Kits founders and Varsity Team in sharing what they have have created using the current Clique Kit.  There is always an optional challenge to go along with the blog share and a winner not only for one randomly chosen blog share hopper but also for one of our subscribers.  Subscribers participating in the blog shares are also awarded honor credits that can be used in the Clique Kits store!  Each blog share is 5 honor credits and each credit equals $1.00 and these credits can be rolled over!  Just a perk of being a Clique Kits subscriber!  We would love to see your name in our next blog share line up so subscribe today!

As I wrap up this post I want to leave you with what is coming up for November!  We are so excited to be bringing you our November kit HOMECOMING and subscriptions are now open and each new subscription will include a free paper pack from Studio Tekturek.  This kit is jam packed with a full paper collection from Lemon-Owl, vellum from Studio Calico and cut apart sheets from Websters Pages Nest collection.  The embellishments in this kit are not only beautiful but unique and this month we have a special treat for you with cut files from 17turtles!

17 Turtles

We are so excited to be teaming up with 17turtles to bring you some custom cut files that coordinate beautifully with this months kit and also they will be sponsoring our November Challenge!  Stay tuned to the blog as the Varsity Team begins sharing projects using the November 2014 Kit Homecoming!  I leave you today with two promo codes that run from today until the end of November! Enjoy 25% in the Clique Kits shop using CKNOV25 and take 25% off your order at 17turtles with CK17TURTLES25.  Make sure to also stop by the 17turtles blog and Facebook page for more inspiration!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We look forward to a creative November and we hope you will join us!  Enjoy your weekend!




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……

Stephanie 09/18/2014
Beautiful pages Cari, all of them. So much inspiration here 🙂

Congrats on winning the Clique Kits prize pack!!! Please email us at 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.



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).



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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Clique Kits -The Cut Shoppe Team Up Blog Hop!

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Clique Kits is proud to be teaming up with The Cut Shoppe this month for an amazing and inspiring Blog Hop! You have arrived where all the fun begins! We know that everyone participating in this hop has something special to share with you featuring the September Clique Kit Study Abroad and the awesome die cut files from The Cut Shoppe designed just for this event! Here is a peek at some of the Cut Files created for use with Study Abroad. If you are a Clique Kits subscriber, make sure you visit the subscriber-only Facebook group for your special coupon to use in the Cut Shoppe for your own die cutting files! Take a peek:


Here is the blog roll for today’s hop. Please leave a comment at each stop to enter to win a prize! Of course, we would love it if you follow our blog by email or Bloglovin’ and of course become a fan on Facebook of both Clique Kits and The Cut Shoppe! The Cut Shoppe is giving away a $15 gift certificate to one lucky winner. Of course the Clique Kits girls wouldn’t do a blog hop without a giveaway of their own so we also have a fantastic prize for one lucky winner– a box of paper and product from the September Kit and Pinkfresh Studios!

YOU ARE HERE—>Clique Kits

Allie Stewart

Amy Coose

                                               Lilith Eeckels <—- CK Designer in the Spotlight!

Annelie Maddock

Jody Speigelhoff

Cari Orellana

Danielle de Konink

Lacey Gaspar

Gina Lideros


Gia Lau

Michelle Gallant

Erica Thompson

Michelle Whorwood

Sarah Moore

Finish Here—>The Cut Shoppe

If you are just getting to know Clique Kits for the first time, we hope you will take a closer look at becoming a subscriber! Clique Kits offers one monthly kit that is suitable for any format of memory keeping and paper crafting at a reasonable price. Each kit is designed around a spotlight designer collection, which is complemented by hand selected embellishments and supplies including exclusives. You can browse through our previous kits here. Kits include exclusive cut files, printables, flair, handmade and unique items you won’t see anywhere else that ensure you will be creating all month long down to the last scrap! We want you to spend less, create more! The best part is, Clique Kits offers an international community of like minded members who interact daily on social media providing inspiration, support, and friendship. If you are a blogger who enjoys inspiring others, member blog shares are another benefit of subscribing-where you can earn free product credits for participating! Throughout the year, Clique Kits offers limited edition seasonal kits in addition to the monthly one, as well as workshops to help you get the most from the products and your own tools and supplies. Clique Kits have sold out almost every month since opening their doors in April 2014, including the September kit. However, we are still growing, and planning to expand our membership starting with the November Kit! It is not too soon to subscribe and begin enjoying all of the subscriber benefits while holding your place for a November kit for just ONE CENT through the end of September. We hope to see YOU in the Clique real soon! Click here to subscribe.



September Designer in the Spotlight: Lilith Eeckels

Promcommittee          As you know, Clique Kits is very lucky to have Lilith Eeckels as our September Designer in the Spotlight. Lilith inspired the Clique Kits girls to try out one of the latest trends in scrapbooking and crafting– chalkboard paint– with this post. We were so excited about it, that we decided to include a whole bottle of chalkboard paint in our September Kit Study Abroad.  And now, we can’t wait to show you the layouts that Lilith herself made with Study Abroad.




In this first layout, Lilith used a die cut file as a mask and painted chalkboard paint over it. This month, Clique Kits and The Cut Shoppe are teaming up for a special Blog Share on Wednesday, September 17th where you can see even more inspiration using the Cut Shoppe products with the September Clique Kit! Hope to see you there! And now for more of Lilith’s layouts!

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There are so many gorgeous details in Lilith’s layouts. I adore her little doodles and her layering.



In this close-up you can see how well the kit products work together. I love how Lilith fussy cut a row of paper airplanes and enhanced them with some sequins above her title. I am so enamored with Lilith’s style and feel so inspired to try some of her techniques myself!  We hope that Lilith enjoyed working with Study Abroad as much as we are enjoying seeing her finished products! Please leave some love here and don’t forget to join us this Wednesday for the Clique Kits The Cut Shoppe Team Up Blog Hop !



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Art Studio: Embossing on a Layout



Hi everybody! It’s Gia here with a quick tip on this beautiful Sunday! Today I am showing how I spiced up a cut file to use as a title on a layout with some green embossing powder.





I used one of the cut files from The Cut Shoppe called The Beachy Keen Cut File. There are so many ways to use digital files that you can play with and the best part is that unlike a physical item that is gone once you use it, having a digital file means you can re-use it as many times as you want and each time come up with something completely new! The “Fun in the Sun” sentiment, from an Elle’s Studio stamp set in the School Store (now sold out) is also embossed with gold embossing powder to match the Pinkfresh Studio sticker under the title and the Pretty Little Studio gold foil word “Happy” leftover from the August Clique Kit.




Thanks for stopping by today for a little fun in the Art Studio! And don’t forget to enjoy the process of creating even more by experimenting with new techniques! Join us tomorrow for some really inspiring layouts by this month’s Designer in the Spotlight Lilith Eeckels.




Locker Room: Jody’s Smiley Clouds :)

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Oh happy, smiley Friday CK fans!! I’m back with a light and airy layout featuring this sweet & whimsical paper by Studio Calico called Up & Away.  So fun!!   I’m so excited about this kit and I’m thinkin’ you all are too.  The papers are unique and the embellishments are just fabulous!  Like Erica mentioned yesterday, this kit is sold out, but you can visit our Clique Kits store and check out all the new inventory we’ve added…swoon!!

Now, because this paper is so super cute, I didn’t want to cover it all up.  So to keep it ‘light’, I added a 4×4 inch Instagram photo of our Abby, on top of a couple layers of papers from Studio Tekturek, Sodalicious and Studio Calico, then I added a Maggie Holmes Fabric Frame on top.  Next up, the cut files!!  I cut a couple of our exclusive Clique Kits cut files and placed them onto my layout.  The files are “Hide & Seek” and the super cool sunglasses.  Aren’t they fabulous!!

To keep my layout feeling light and airy, I added some scattered embellishment clusters and my favorite May Arts pink burlap string.  I swirled the pink burlap string into some whimsical circles to highlight the words and elements already built into the Up & Away Paper.  This made it easy to not add much more to my layout.  Check out all of the Study Abroad kit embellishments right HERE in our school store.

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And here are a few more follow up photos.  The white heart paper clip is from Stampin Up! and the chevron shaped wood veneer is from the fabulous Pink Fresh Studios!  As you can see, I also added some of my handwriting to this layout in small bits.  I used the Pink Fresh Enamel Label Frames to frame out some small bits of journaling ~ August 2014 and ABBY GRACE along the right side of the layout.  I also added some Bella Blvd black arrow stickers from my stash around my layout for some more fun contrast!

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Just like the wording on this paper “oh what a beautiful day!”  I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout today!  If you haven’t heard yet, Clique Kits kicked off it’s first monthly challenge this month.  It’s Anything Goes with a twist, a twist of Pink Fresh Studios that is!  Check our the Challenge Post here.

Have a great day everyone!