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Study Hall-The First Cut is the Hardest

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Hello Clique Fans!  Erica popping in today to share a layout I created using the August 2015 kit Ambrosia!  Now let me be completely honest with you all!  I have not created anything in a very long time and I was a little afraid to even cut into the beautiful papers in this kit!  Finally I just pulled them all out and begin cutting strips with no plan or design in mind!  I did keep a few of the papers whole but for the most part I cut into all the papers!  Cutting into them and getting started is the hardest part!  I used a 12×12 white piece of cardstock for my background.  You can find white, black and kraft cardstock in the Clique Kits shop for a great price!  I wanted to play around with some ink and mists so I pulled out some green, yellow and pinks!  I applied some ink to some product packaging and sprayed with water, mushed it around together and then dabbed it on my white cardstock.  If you have not yet tried this technique I would love for you to give it a shot!  Check out the shop for great deals on paints, ink and mists HERE!

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Once I had my inks and mist on my paper I added some gold thread!  Now all I do is set it down on my paper and adhere with some washi tape.  I like it wild and all over the place and to look a little messy!  Since I had cut most of the papers into strips and layering pieces all I needed to do was layer some up under my photo and embellish my layout!  I had so much fun with all the August kit add ons!  Using a kit makes creating layouts a breeze since all the products coordinate together.  You know it all goes great together so the guess work is done for you!  Here is a look at my completed layout!

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I was able to create this layout in about 30 minutes once I had my papers all cut up into pieces!  Next time you find yourself without your mojo just starting cutting, get a little messy and just have fun!  Scrapbooking is a hobby we all love so no need to stress about getting it perfect!  Get the memories documented and have a great time doing it!  I hope you all enjoyed my layout today!  This is just what I needed to get my mojo back and I am now ready for my next project!  Enjoy your day!

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Adding Sari Cloth to layouts

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Happy Monday ya’ll!  It’s Jody hanging out in the Art Studio and I’m very excited to be back on the Clique Kits blog sharing a layout I created with our fabulous October kit, Masquerade Ball!  The colors in this kit really inspired me to be bright & bold, which is way outside my comfort zone. When I saw all the purple in this fabulous Second City paper line by Basic Grey, I immediately thought of our daughter Sari’s first dance recital a couple of years ago.  The song with “Wild Child” and her outfit was purple leopard print and totally wild!  Here’s my layout and tips for creating with the gorgeous add-on ~ Recycled Silk Sari Stripes!

Did you happen to catch my daughter’s name??  Sari, which is pronounced SAY-REE, similar to Sarah with an “E” sound at the end.  So she’s not to be confused with the lovely Recycled Silk Sari Stripes in our School Store lol!

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I also added a large smattering of purple, yellow and black sequins to add some more texture to the layout.  I love using them on a variety of projects.  I find one of the best ways to attach them is using one of my go-to adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives, DOTZ, which are similar to your commonly called ‘glue dot.’  These babies are sticky to the max!!

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At first, I didn’t really know how I wanted to use the Sari Stripes on a layout.  They’re just beautiful and bold!  I decided the best way for me to use them on this layout is to add them in layers just like I do small pieces of paper or die cuts.  To make it easy to add layers in my layouts and cards, I always position my adhesive towards the middle of my piece to be adhered down.  This leaves plenty of room along the edges of my photo, patterned paper, etc. for me to tuck other embellishments behind.  To actually adhere the Sari Stripes, I tucked them where I wanted them and used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to staple them right down.  This creates an interesting, dimensional and texture packed project!  Check out some close-ups!

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Alright, now that you’ve seen these fabulous Recycled Sari Stripes up close, I encourage you to try them on a project!  You get 5 feet of each purple, gold, green, aqua, and red for only $2.50!!  That’s a steal!

Don’t forget to about the Clique Kits October Challenge!  Fancy Pants is this October’s sponsor and they have a great prize for one lucky challenge participant!  You can check that out and link your projects to win HERE!  Until next time friends ….

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