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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……

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.



Yearbook: Cut it up



Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I’m going to share a layout I created using multiple cut files. I love the September kit and it coordinates so well with The Cut Shoppe, cut files. I used the Notebook Doodles and the Just Sayin cut files. Along with a paper airplane cut I designed and a bag I downloaded from the Silhouette store.

Gasper_Blog0916So as you see, I used multiple cut files. But something else about the layout is the picture. I try to use pictures that speak for a moment of my life. And this picture was taken in my old office. I moved offices about two weeks ago. I have sat in the same office for 5 days a week for 8 years. So this picture documents one of the last times I would be in that space. So I encourage you all to document those small moments in your own life as well.

Now some close ups!


Thank you for joining me today! Remember, document those small moments in your own life. And LOVE those cut files and cut them with not only cardstock, but pattern paper!

Have a scrap happy day!







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 !



-xThe Clique Kits Girls


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.