Hello, friends! Maryám here to share with you a closer look of the layout I made for the challenge of this month. If you didn’t see it, the challenge for this month is all about highlighting fun ways to use the plaid washi tape that came in this month’s kit. We also have an optional sketch created by Kristine Davidson. Check out all the details about the challenge here.
When I got my kit I had no idea of how to use the washi tape but after some hours thinking I decided to put it on a white cardstock and punch some circles and then cut it in half to create some cute garlands for my page. I really liked the result I got.
Here is my final page:
Here are some close-ups:
I hope you liked my page and I can not wait to see what you will create with the washi tape of this month. Don’t forget to join our facebook group to participate in our challenge.
Hello and happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a great weekend so far! I am excited to be bringing you our September challenge! If you have not seen our September kits yet you can check them out HERE and if you have been wanting to get your hands on one you can purchase them in the Clique Kits shop HERE!
I want to thank everyone who joined The Clique Facebook group last month and linked up to our August challenge! A big congrats to our randomly selected winner, Alison Krogsgaard!
Please email email@example.com to claim your prize! We hope to see you linking up again this month!
We are excited to have another sketch from Creative Scrappers to use as inspiration for our September challenge! The challenge this month is all about highlighting fun ways to use the plaid washi tape-get creative and try thinking outside the box for this one!
The winner of the September challenge will receive a washi tape grab bag! Here is a look at what our design team has created for the challenge!
Here are a few details to go along with this months challenge!
You may combine our challenge with other challenges
You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
Link up your projects by October 5th, 11:55 pm CST
You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up
Create any type of project
Thank so much for stopping by today! To add your project into our monthly challenge please head on over to The Clique Facebook group and add your project under the September Challenge album!
It’s Hannah with you here today. I am so excited to share this post. I am always thinking of fun ways I can mix up my kits. This month I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to use the cut files we get with our kits and cut my photo?!
This month Amy Horton gave us a cut file to use with the Traveler’s Notebook kit. The Sundance Traveler’s Notebook Kit features the Wish You Were Here collection by Pretty Little Studio and designed by Ashley Horton. It is colorful, travel themed and has some really fun and hip trees in it. I love this collection and this kit is so jammed packed and perfect for the Traveler’s Notebook.
I pulled out my silhouette and cut out the cut file with a couple of pieces of 4×6 patterned journaling cards from the kit. I also decided to be very brave. (I used a different cut file but we also offer digital files with our kits as well.)
I think one of the things about learning in scrapbooking is trying new things. Sometimes these things work out sometimes they don’t and you need to rethink your approach or try it a different way. This problem solving helps you grow as a scrapbooker. I also feel like if you are happy with the way you do things you shouldn’t have to change your style. But sometimes it is just good to try something new to remember why you love your style too.
All this for trying new things. I am cutting on my photo. I printed a big photo of Mt. Rainer from the zoo. I took it with my DSLR, did a simple edit on it. Printed in as a 5×7. This size a tad bigger than the Traveler’s notebook, but once I cut the cut file most of the extra stuff from the photo would be taken out.
If this is something you are wanting to do, I suggest using a photo you know most of the main stuff in the photo will get taken off. This should help pick a photo that can handle that. I choose a mountain image because it contained a lot of blue sky and then a different colored mountain. The mountain is easy and clear to see because it is way lighter than the sky. This difference in light and dark colors and solid less detail helps you see the image even though not all of it is really there.
Using a cut file on your photo can be so cool and a fun way to showcase the cut file and your photo.
This is what my photo looks like all cut, not on my spread.
I left most of the hello off from the cut file. It wasn’t actually on purpose but in the end I think I would have cut it off anyway so there was less blue from the sky.
I love how the plane has the dark colors from the landscape around the mountain.
Like I mentioned I cut the file with patterned paper as well. This is something I do often. I really like how using different patterns make the cut files look completely different.
I used the really nice Fancy Pants Traveler’s Notebook from the kit this month. I decided to add both the photo and the patterned paper cut file on my spread.
I kept the spread really simple. Leaving lots of room for journaling. using the washi tape for layers. This also keeps the spread pretty flat , which is something I have been thinking a little more about lately. I want to be able to get my stories in these albums without having to not use pages because I can’t close my notebook. Using cut files and washi tape for layers I don’t need to add as many layers, though it still looks like I did.
I love the phrase and card stock stickers in this collection. They add some spunk to my spread.
I used a small paper bag that came with my Clique Kits as a place to tuck a tag threaded with colorful twine.
I finished off this spread with some heart die cuts with similar colors as my cut files. It really adds to my journaling without being really busy.
Be sure to head over to the Clique Kits Youtube Channel and watch my process video. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any of the Design Team videos we post there.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you check out the store and add your add ons, before the September Kits ship out. I can’t wait to see what you all make with you Traveler’s Notebook Kit this month!!
Hello everyone! I just love the fun stickers from the March add-ons. I am so glad I bought them. They really help stretched this month’s kit. I felt this month’s kit was perfect for scrapbooking a photo from Edward’s birthday party since it included banners, flags and the word “happy” in the embellishments and add-ons. He was so happy his daddy could take a little big of time off from work to be at the party. His face is priceless in this photo. I just love it.
Before I started putting this layout together, I already had an idea as to what I wanted to do. I wanted to use the washi tape strips at the bottom of the layout for a fun design. I used scraps of patterned paper to create a fun frame for the photo. Once the photo was adhered to the layout, I added the stickers. I used a fine-tip pen to hand-write birthday to the flag sticker. Initially, the sticker banner did not include the “congratulations”, I had cut the congratulations from a sticker to add to the banner.
Since I ran out of washi strips, I added the “ADVENTURE” banner sticker at the end to fill in the space so there wouldn’t be a gap in space. I used foam squares to pop the stickers up from the layout a bit.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Happy Friday ladies! Who’s ready for spring? I am so ready for winter to be over. It’s been so cold! Anyway, I have another quick and easy layout to share with you. And it gets even better. I’m going to share with you, step-by-step how to create this layout! I pretty much skipped the patterned papers with half of my projects this month because I loved the exclusive cards that came in the “J’Adore” Clique Kit too much, not to use them. What do you think? They really help with creating a layout in a snap, and I’m going to prove it to you.The first thing I did was grab the die cut cards that I wanted to use for my layout. Once I had them picked out, I moved them around the page until I was satisfied with the placement.
Then, I adhered the cards as shown onto white cardstock. I remembered that I had a few chipboard triangles leftover from my “Tailor Made” kit so I used one on my layout!
Since the edge of the layout looked a bit flat, I decided to create a fun border using my washi tape! Just cover all four corners of the cardstock with the washi tape and you’ve got yourself a fun border. So easy.
Then I used a foam square to adhere my badge.
Next, I adhered my photo, acrylic heart, word strips to the layout. The foam heart came with the “Tailor Made” kit. I used scissors to cut a small triangle from a die cut card and adhered it to the bottom leftside of the photo using a foam square.
And that’s it! Most of the time, the design of a layout takes the longest to create… once that’s done, the layout can be created in a snap!