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Yearbook – Hello

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Hello, It’s Leeann with you today, I hope you all are well and have been busy crafting after checking out the cliques blog each day. How amazing are all the inspiring projects that pop up. I hope you are in love with this months kit, I am! So today I am sharing this page with you. Today’s focus was all about scrapping more than one photo. I scrap heaps of one photo pages. But sometimes I have lots of pics from a special event or outing. This page  makes my heart happy as it features my family and my beautiful friends from Western Australia. We recently moved state and I just don’t get to see my best friends that I’ve known for a long time! So this is us hanging out in Melbourne seeing the sights. We all had so much to talk about and the kids loved seeing there old school buddies too!

 

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So because I had lots of photos I wanted to be a little more creative with this one and because I am a circle kind of girl I chose to create a circle grid. Before I added my photos and embellishments  I added a splash of color using my watercolour paints. Waited for them to dry and proceeded to back each circle with pattern papers and other embellishments from the Tapestry kit.

 

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and here are a few detail shots. You will notice I layered lots of the embellishments and sprinkled the mini hearts like confetti. Added some doodling around each circle for extra detail.

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So if this is a design you would like to try, it offers the opportunity to scrap lots of photos and some creative journaling spots.

Can’t wait to see your take on this design.

Happy Recording!

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Geek Lab – Vellum Envelopes

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Hello there! Caroli here and I’m so happy to be posting on Clique Kits blog again, this time using beautiful November kit Tapestry.

Today I want to tell you about one of my fave tools ever: my Envelope Punch Board by WRMK. I love envelopes and vellum, so I thought it would be great to make some and use them on a layout.

As you may know, making a envelope is super easy using this punch board, I made mine in seconds and used vellum because I love the transparent look of it and it, also it will look great if I put things inside the envelope.

Here you can see the layout I made using my envelope. I chose a simple grid desing and tried to add some decorative elements to make it more interesting.

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Here there are some closeups of my layout; I used also some vellum for diecutting leaves, which added to the floral look of it. Don’t you just love that blue floral patterned paper? I do!! 🙂

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I used the gold Thickers from the add-ons as my title, I love how well they combine with all the floral-romantic look of this kit. I used the lyrics of my fave song these days

As you can see, I used the vellum envelope for storing a card with a lovely message and some gold hearts, love the effect.

 

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Hope you like the idea and try using more envelopes in your layouts, they are such a great way of storing messages, hidden journaling or little trinkets on your layouts. Have a lovely day!

Firma CK


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Clique Kits November Kickoff

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Happy November everyone! It’s Gia here ready to kick off a new month in the Clique! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Halloween- if you celebrate those festivities where you live like we do here in the U.S.A. If you celebrate Dia de los Muertos, have a peaceful day of remembrance! I decided to create a layout to get everyone in the mood to switch gears from Halloween to Turkey Day! Are you all ready? Those of you beyond the U.S borders-even better-because you know what’s next…the December Holidays!

This month’s kit, Tapestry is a beautiful kit featuring the We Are Memory Keepers Wildflower Collection. I fell in love with the collection not only for the rich colors, especially those blues, but also because of the artistry behind the paper patterns. First, they are all hand painted and scanned, rather than designed digitally, which is special in and of itself. Second, several of the patterns have a textile batik and tye-dye look to them-so textural and adding so much interest to use in our papercrafting! Add to that the botanical motifs-floral patterns and butterflies, plus all of the handwriting and brush script -it really is to die for. You are going to be overwhelmed with inspiration on this blog from our amazing 2015-2016 Varsity Design Team. I know I am!

Now I have a really exciting announcement to share with you all ! And this is just a sneak to give you an idea of what is to come in the new year.

Clique Chapters

You all know that Clique Kits is more than a store, more than a kit club, we are a global community. We have almost half of our design team members from around the world, and we welcome subscribers from anywhere we are able to ship to. We cherish the international members of our community! We feel everyone is important, and valued, and it really grieves us to see how much people have to pay, how long they have to wait, and sometimes the feeling of being left out from opportunities because of where they live. So, as always, the leadership team is always brainstorming ways to improve and ways to be more inclusive and to provide more value for our subscribers. We are planning to introduce a NEW concept for the coming year! CLIQUE CHAPTERS! Here are some of the ideas behind this new idea!

  • Existing and new subscribers will not only be part of the worldwide Clique, they will also be assigned to a local “Chapter” depending on where they live: US Pacific, US Heartland, Eastern US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Down Under, Middle East, and South America. If we need additional chapters, we will add them, but these are the ones we know of right now!
  • Chapters will have their own exclusive regional designed products and digital downloads available to them.
  • Chapters will be featured on the blog on a rotation so members will have a chance to spotlight their work and also share more about their geographic location with the Clique. We want to know everything about your region-from the food, language, culture, landscape, and more!
  • Do you live in a city with 2 or more Clique subscribers? Do you want to save on shipping? With Clique Chapters, members living near enough will have an opportunity to sign up for Chapter shipping discounts.
  • Moving forward, we hope to be able to hold local events for our chapters led by local members and Design Team members such as workshops, crops, and pop up shops reaching out to our members where they live. We also hope to tailor your buying experiences based on your regional needs. If there are crafting items not available or prohibitively expensive where you live, and the Clique is able to provide them to your local Chapter by pre-order, we would like to be able to fill in those gaps for you, by adding to your box!
  • Chapters will have the opportunity to vote on their own fun Chapter names and start their own social media groups and chat rooms, exchanging contact information etc in order to bring each other even closer together as a community!

We hope you will be as excited about this new concept as we are! 

Don’t forget that our annual Limited Edition holiday kits are available in the store at pre-order pricing right now-get yours now while supplies last because when they are gone they are gone!

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Can’t wait to see what you all create this month! Don’t forget to share on facebook and Instagram. Hope to see you in this month’s Pep Rally Blog Share! Untl then..

Hugs!

Gia


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Locker Room – Clean & Simple Card

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Hello! Caroli here and I’m so happy for posting on Clique Kits blog again 🙂 Today I want to share with you this simple tutorial for making a clean&simple card.

I used to say I wasn’t a card person, actually it was really hard for  me to make a card, but then I realized that cards can be anything you want and clean&simple look is pretty on cards too. Having this in mind, little by little I started trying and now I can say I enjoy making cards once a while. Also, it’s good to keep a little stock just in case of needing some for a friend or family!

For this card I used a white background and this beautiful patterned paper filled with butterflies included on November kit Tapestry.

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I cut some butterflies from the paper and also decided to use some of the burlap twine included on the kit, love the color of this twine.

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Once the butterflies and burlap are in place, it’s time to add the tittle. I used the gold Thickers included on the kit, love the skinny typos of these Thickers.

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And that’s all, my card is finished! As you can see it was super fun and easy to make, as I always say, sometimes less is more. 😉

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I hope you like this idea. If you are a card newbie as me, the best is to start with simple designs like this just to define your style and enjoy carmaking. Have a lovely day! 🙂

Firma CK


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Prom Committee: November Moodboard

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Happy Sunday. I’m excited to share our November mood board with you all today. Our November kit is called: Tapestry. This kit is stunning, with rich beautiful colors and lovely patterns. So enough “talking” lets admire this beautiful board!

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Here are some KIT sneak peeks.

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And I can’t WAIT to see the full layouts of these Varsity Team sneak peeks!

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Don’t forget to join us on October 20th for the October Blog share featuring projects using the October Kit – Funfetti! Also, be sure to follow us socially (Facebook & Instagram) to see MORE sneak peeks of the November Kit – Tapestry.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

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