Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a layout that I created with the Limited Edition Simple Stories Garden District Kit. The double-sided patterned papers in this collection have images of butterflies, flowers, bees and birds. The sheet of cardstock stickers and die-cut ephemera pack includes more flowers, and also labels and sentiments. It has been awhile since I loved a collection like this. The designs and color palette are so beautiful! This kit is perfect for documenting Spring and Summer activities, but also everyday moments.
I found that the patterned papers already included many of the designs that I would normally apply to the base of my layouts like blocks of color, scripts and text, and gorgeous florals. Rather than focus on adding mediums, I had a lot of fun building up layers using the die-cuts and stickers in the kit. I chose a 49 and Market viewfinder die-cut and arranged Simple Stories butterfly die-cuts in a rainbow palette around the edge. I folded each butterfly die-cut down the center to give them more dimension and secured them to the die-cut with 3D foam squares for extra height. I cut the white edge from flower ephemera and tucked them around my photo. I finished this focal point by adding several cardstock sentiment stickers.
To help the eye move around the page I cut leaves from the ephemera pack die-cuts and attached them to flower stems on the patterned paper. This gave the floral print area on the bottom left corner of the page more dimension.
I finished the layout with a sticker title, some handwritten journaling, and a silver dragonfly charm. The dragon fly charms are detailed on both the front and the back, so they would look amazing on handmade jewelry or journal charms.
If you're looking to add some whimsy to your scrapbooks, pick up this kit from the Clique Shop!
Hi Clique friends, today I am sharing a quick and easy craft for you to make using old jars with lids. I never throw out glass jars and often upcycle and make storage containers for my craft room.
I used the new kit Let's Stay home to create these as I loved the patterns, colours and embellishments, all go beautifully in my craft room!
I decided to paint one jar so I could use it to store the not so pretty things in my craft room and the other I left so I could see its contents. Clique Kits have a huge amount of paints to choose from but I chose to use the beautiful Bad Girls Couture paint. Once it was dry and then dry brushed (simply add white to a dry paintbrush, wipe off any excess and then brush over your jar) a white over it so it gave some highlights which avoids it looking 'flat'.
I then cut a paper strip adding machine stitching and attached to my jars with wet glue. To cover the lids I cut a round circle for the tops and again adding machine stitching to add texture. The unpainted jar I added a paper strip to the outer of the lid to add more colour.
I created a pretty tag for each jar, layering embellishments and adding machine stitching.
I added some puffy stickers to create some dimension and a sweet material bow from the collection. I used coloured twine to add my tags, because you cab never have too much colour!
I use cotton buds to apply wet glue so this decorated jar will look so pretty on my desk!
All that's it from me, before you throw out those glass jars have a go at making your own pretty craft storage containers. Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you again later in the month with a mini album. Stay safe and well in these challenging times.
Hello scrappy peeps! Nicole here and today I'm super excited to share what I've been working on. If you follow me, you know that I mostly create mixed media and scrapbook layouts. Well, for today's project, I'm using the Let's Stay Home Sampler kit and creating not one, but two weekly layouts in my project life album!
This year, I've changed up my format to the 6x12 and I love it! For the amount of photos that I take, it's ideal...and for the weeks that I take more, I just do two!
I'm documenting weeks 21 and 22, witch is mostly the end of May and the start of June. My kids were very much into staying at my parents house while my husband and I worked and they were having a great time sleeping in every day with their dogs. My husband also go a flat to griddle (after setting his grill on fire the week before), so we spent a lot of time cooking with that.
Week 22 had a few more photos, so I created a flip photo. I don't put it in a sleeve, just attach them together and add a tab.
Also for week 22, I documented my week number and dates on the rainbow curve. This is another way to add interest and continuity to they spread.
Here are several more close ups of my final spread. I hope you've enjoyed and got inspired to look at your scrapbook kits a little differently and use them on all your crafty adventures, not just layouts!
Thanks so much for joining me today! Have a creative week!
I am very happy to be here again with new projects to show you. Today the topic of this post is Inspired by... and I have created and art journal inspired by the sentence "She believed she could, so she did". I think that this inspires me to create, not to have any fear of what may comes and I think that the May Day collection designed by my friend Mima Molina is nothing but dare in all the papers and designs. You can find the collection for purchase here.
To prepare this art journal I took some cloth that I had at home and I decided to add some cardboard on the inside and filling, like the ones we use on cushions. I am not quite an expert in sewing so I try to use all the spare things I find at home and the things I try to steal from my mom hehehehe. I sew everything. I have to say that in this project I haven't used any glue or tape to put together everything. Just my sewing machine.
I have used all the patterned papers from the collection. The approximate size of the pages is 4.5x5 inches. I have added some watercolor paper and some laces that I had at home. To add more decorations to the project I have used some stickers and enamel dots that I had from the Unforgettable Kit of Cocoa Vanilla Studio that I had from my first projects as part of the DT.
For the cover I have used some tags that are included in the collection, torn paper, buttons, thread, laces and I have made the title with my Dymo machine. I couldn't decide for an alphabet to use so I made the title myself. I love the effect that all the stitched that are in the project. It gives a grunge touch and it encourages you to create freely and start adding complements and pictures in this art journal!
I will post also on my Instagram account a short video so you can see the full project! I hope you liked this project and I hope to encourage to create witn no limits!! See you soon with new projects!! Lots of love,
Hi Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout for Clique International. Do you like ice cream? We do :-D But by the time I got older, I don't eat anywhere. I like good quality, no artificial flavours, real fruits and real chocolate! :-P We are lucky, because there is a good Italian ice cream shop near by, and sad, because they haven't open up this summer because of family issues. And as though we have to walk further for a great ice cream, I still can scrapbook about our favourite ones.
For my layout I used the A Cherry on Top Collection Kit of Fancy Pants Designs. I decided to use the Waffle Cones paper as the background. I cut a 4x11"long sheet from the All the Yum paper, then cut apart the Cut Apart paper, distressed the edges and used the cards to create my layering under the photo. I really like the soft colours, they are perfect ice cream colours ;-)
I took the round elements from the Tags & Labels pack (part of the sold-out Base Kit), cut them and added them onto both sides of the photo.
I added the Sweet chipboard as my title, and some letter stickers from my stash, The Chipboard is part of the collection kit.
Finally I added a cluster onto the right bottom corner using the ephemera pack (part of the Base Kit) and added puffy dots - part of the collection kit.
I hope I could inspire you to create a layout of your sweet treat. Have a nice day with scrapping, and treat yourself! ;-)
Hi everyone! Nicole here. I created a 12x12 layout for a change... I know, right!! It's funny because I started this hobby over 20 years ago scrapbooking 12x12 and sometime along the way, I decided to create 8 1/2x11 because it seemed easier. But, I didn't have any problems creating this cute layout!
Every night, Edward and I chat... we just talk about whatever he wants to talk about. I think he does this to stall bedtime...but I'll take it because during the day, all he wants to do is play on his computer with his friends. Check out his hair... he's starting to look like a hippie. I love it... the hubs, not so much.
For this layout, I used Clique International's Bean Bag Boys Sampler Kit. It has some papers and foam stickers from Simple Stories along with some other awesome brands! I added a few embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio to fill in some of the white space.
Loving these foam stickers soooo much and the color scheme. It's perfect for scrapbooking those totally awesome boys of ours!
I layered a few of the foam stickers over the printed stars at the top and bottom of the layout to add dimension.
What do you think? Cute, right?! I just wish I had some more of this cute collection. I might have to grab a few more pieces of this collection so I can create a mini of this little guy.
Thank you so much for visiting today!
Hello there! Giorgia here today on the Clique Blog to keep you company with a new project. For my "let's go" assignment, where we document our travels, I used pictures from me and hubby first road trip in US: in 2009 we traveled West US by car for a month and we loved that trip! It was my first time in the US (hubby went to New York when he was younger) and I left my heart over there!
I live in one of the most beautiful Country in the world, Italy, but nature in West US left me speechless: canyons and ocean were breath taking (not to mention your scrapbooking stores LOL!! I still dream of them!!)
So here it is, me and hubby in Monument Valley, posing on one of the most famous sites in the world!
To make the background I used several patterned papers from Wonderful World Paper Pack kit to recreate a kind of sunburst; I distressed the edges to add texture.
I added embellishments from International Series Add-On Kit | Lila & Elena Embellishments | Creative Studio | Italy and International Series | My Brilliant Friend | Creative Studio | Italy (they say "live the life you dream" and "adventure & freedom" and I think they are pretty accurate for documenting our road trip, since we really lived our dream during that month, breathing freedom and adventure!)
I used mini letter stickers from Sticker Book | Paige Evans Bloom Street | Pink Paislee to add pictures description.
Here it is my finished layout:
The following year we took another road trip, on US East, and I hope to come back soon to visit all that places we didn't have time to visit already :)
A presto, ciao
I absolutely loved creating these gorgeous little Haute Mess Mini Art Journals for Clique Kits! I poured my heart and soul into their creation and I truly hope that you have as much fun creating in yours as I did!
There is something so satisfying about the instant gratification you get when sitting down to create on a small page…I just love it! For the pages that I created I used Clique Kits amazing kit…how amazing is this kit girlies??!!!!! OMG…I am just going to say it…this is the BEST kit I have ever worked with…so much goodies and talk about pretty!!!??? Yassssss!
I used the pretty little pink envelopes to create pockets on my pages and I used the chipboard sticker pieces for tabs.
I also loved. Loved. Loved. the sheer envelopes in the kit. I took advantage of the sheerness and adhered patterned paper. This served two purposes…it added to the depth and made them even more pretty…and it helped to stabilize them, making them stronger and thicker to easier slide a note inside.
It’s hard to see in the photos, but I added a glaze of the sheer white shimmer paint to all pages to give them so sparkle!
And I added all those too.die.for. trims on the bottom of my pages to make all my pages extra special! I cannot wait to see what all of you create in your mini’s!
Hello crafty friends! Can you believe it's the last day of July already?! I surely don't. Today I have a 12x12'' layout to share with you. And it's messy, eclectic and fun and the cool thing is: I used a lot of leftover embellishments from a lot of kits.
As you can see, I also used some stamps and acrylic paint. It was so much fun to create this layout. It was a real freestyle project, with no concept and idea beforehand. I just started by playing around with a little paint. Then I put together all the scraps I still had. I love the black and white "Little Black Dress" kit, because you can mix and match it with everything. I combined two papers from this kit with a leftover paper by Pink Paislee and used some vellum from Crate Paper. Then I attached them to white cardstock.
I paired my photo with a pocket card from Pretty Little Studio's "Color me Happy". The balloons are also from this collection, the other one is by Pebbles. I used a photo of my son on the slide, so the layout needed to be colorful and fun with lots of cute details. And how adorable is that clip?
I used some leftover die-cuts from the Rosie's Studio Kit which you can find here. All the white embellishments are from the "Little Black Dress" Kit. The clouds, sun and rainbow are by Pretty Little Studio. The glasses, florals and the cat are by Pebbles.
The stamp I used is by Flora & Fauna and unfortunately not available in the shop anymore. But I can recommend you this stamp kit right here. I love how the stamps resemble the handwritten paper on the right. And I personally think that stamps are must when working with mixed media backgrounds. They add a cool effect and make the layout much more interesting. It's all in the details, right?
If you feel inspired and want to create with a little ink or paint, get started! It's so much fun! And if you need some paint supplies, you can click here. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Hello everyone. Nicole here! Have you seen the Sunshine Clique Sampler Kit? I just love it!!! It's so sunny and happy...and pretty! The patterns are adorable and the colors are so soft.
The size of this layout is 8"x4". I love this size. For the background, I used a few of the tags from the kit to create a variety of circles in the background. The chipboard embellishments are from my stash.
As you can see, I used a lot of layers on this small layout to add depth and dimension to my layout. And of course, I had to include a little bit of journaling at the bottom. Otherwise, the layout will feel incomplete...to me at least. Thank you so much for stopping by. If you haven't had the chance to check this kit out, check it out today. It's a really cute kit!