Hi CK friends!
It's Jodie here with you today! Working with the January 2019 Heart Eyes kits that feature Paige Evans' Whimsical collection has really inspired me to try some techniques that Paige is known to use. Today the technique I'm trying is a rainbow themed spread.
I'm loving stitching on my projects so much at the moment and that's how I started off my background. I marked a point where the centre of my circular photo would sit, and then marked around the edge of my spread at 1" intervals. I drew a really light pencil line from the centre point to each mark around the edge and then stitched holes along those lines with my sewing machine (with no thread in it). I used an eraser to remove the pencil lines, and backstitched each line in embroidery thread to make up a 360 degree rainbow.
So yes the stitching took a while, but I put together a little pencil case with my layout, all my chosen threads and a needle and scissors and carted it around with me over a few days, and every time I had a few spare moments, like in my lunch break at work, or while my hubby was driving the car and I was in the passenger seat, I pulled it out and did a little bit more, and do you know what? It was completely finished before I knew it!
The next step was to add a little mixed media to my background with some watercolour splatters to match each colour of the rainbow. Each colour overlaps just a little bit and I love how they blend into each other.
I die cut a scalloped circle in white cardstock and my photo in a smaller regular circle. For some texture I chain stitched around the photo in white embroidery thread. The cluster to frame my photo stays true to the rainbow colours in that section of the spread, with blues at the top and greens to the lower left.
To finish up my spread I pulled a bunch of small pieces from the sticker book and rub on sheets in the kit. The phrase and stitching rub ons were placed directly onto my spread, and the butterflies were placed on some scrap white cardstock and fussy cut. Then it was easy peasy to place each little ephemera piece in its colour section.
I also used the Thankful cut file from the Clique Kits store for my title, cut it in white cardstock and heat embossed it twice with gold embossing powder. You might notice that this piece is missing some squiggly bits on each end. I really love them but if I had left them on this piece would have been too big for my page. So I used the eraser tool in Silhouette Studio to erase those parts before I sent the file to cut.
I hope I've inspired you to try a rainbow project today, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hi there everybody, today I want to share another layout with you using one of the awesome cut files from the shop. I decided to work with the January Kit Cut File|Background|Heart Eyes. I also worked with papers from the Heart Eyes kit and created a page documenting a summer memory.
I used the cut file as a background and placed my picture and some embellishments on top of it. The striped paper adds a sense of sunshine to the page and I also added a few yellow color splashes.
I also fussy cut these big flowers, so it doesn't take much more. Of course I also added the date by stamping it three times.
Hello crafty friends! Rita here today with a new layout using the „I love you snow much“ Cut File.
This year I'm changing my Project Life Album from 12x12 to 9x12. It's way more handy and I needed a little change. I don't want to limit the album to pocket pages, but also incorporate some layouts here and there. So this is how the idea for this layout was born.
Just this weekend we had a lot of snow. It was the perfect occasion to snap a couple of photos. I wanted a mostly white photo. And I already knew which Cut File I wanted to use for this one. I cut my 12x12 cardstock to my needed size, printed my photo out and put it in the middle of my cardstock. The Cut File came on top. And this is when the „real“ work started: hand-stitching!
I really underestimated this one. It took me quite some time. But once I've started, I didn't want to stop. I watched a movie and stitched and it was really relaxing. You should definitely try it out! I used three different colors for each line, and I love the effect it has.
After the stitching part was finished, I fussycut some elements out off two Simple Stories „Freezin' Season“ papers (which were included in the „Hipster Holiday Kit“) and used some stickers from Crate Papers „Snow and Cocoa“ sticker sheet and snowflake stamps.
This was the first layout for CliqueKits without using acrylic paint or watercolors by the way. Something unusual for me! But I liked it. Sometimes you just have to try something new. I hope you feel inspired to use this Cut File for your snowy photos. Or even try some handstitching?! Whatever you will create, be sure to share with us, we would love to see!
Thanks for stopping by & see you soon!
Hi CK friends today I have a TN spread to share.
I have dedicated this TN to document my creative journey in 2019.
I loved this quote and thought it perfect to start this TN off.
The floral 12x12 cut file page from the January kit is stunning. I decided to use it as one of the TN pages by cutting it down and then adding the bright pink and yellow floral paper for the kit. I also added some green behind the leaves.
I cut this quote on my Silhouette Cameo. I then set about embellishing this page once my title was in place. I just love all the crafty die cuts in the ephemera pack for the January kit. I used the rows of stitching from the rub ons which were an add on for this kit. I finished off with a splatter of black paint.
The New Year is such a perfect time to reset and refresh, make those creative goals and document your passion and thats what this TN is all about. Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.
Hey all Rachel here and today I have a super girly layout to share. The floral ephemera pack in the January Heart Eyes kit are so beautiful and they were the inspiration for this layout. The photo of my daughter wearing a floral crown was perfect for this layout.
I have used a cut file to create my vase, but this could easily be hand cut and using a hand punch to create a pattern in the vase. I also cut some green leaves so I could add lots of layers of flowers and leaves.
I then set about creating a floral bunch using the die cuts, layering and mixing up sizes and colours.
I also added some gold foam leaves from the alpha pack in the kit. I added a bow roundly vase.
I used the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane alphas from the December kit to create my title (they are in the Clique shop too) the colours and different pattens perfect to fill some of my white space.
I chose a solid colour paper to mat my photo an foam taped slightly over the vase and florals. And there you have it, a simple layout but visually is beautiful to look at. Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.
Hello, Friends! Maryám here with you today to share my second project with the January 2019 kits. For today's project, I'm actually documenting a photo of me along with my thoughts for this new year.
For this layout, I wanted to keep a simple design but with a lot of colors so I decided to use the paper with colorful circles and I added hand stitching to some of them. I used a rectangular black and white photo and around it, I embellish with some flowers and stickers, all of them from the Whimsical Collection. Finally, I adhered a colorful strip of paper on the left side of my layout and on the bottom part, I added a label and some rub-ons.
Here is the final project.
Here are some details photos:
I hope this inspires you to create something new. Thank so much for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend,
Hi friends! Jodie here today with a traveller's notebook spread using the beautiful January 2018 Heart Eyes Travellers Notebook kit.
This month the spotlight collection in the kits is Paige Evans' Whimsical. I adore this collection, and it really has a full and varied colour palette, but today I've pulled mostly teals and liliacs for this spread.
The background of my layout is based on one piece of 6x6 paper, and I trimmed it so that I had one 6x4 piece and one 6x2 piece. The larger piece I adhered to the left side of the spread and the smaller piece to the right. Then to add some texture and definition I chain stitched with an embroidery thread around three sides of each paper. If you're familiar with Paige's style you'll know that she's a big fan of chain stitch on her layouts, so it was kind of fitting to include it on this spread.
The smaller patterned paper piece ended up being the perfect place to pop my journaling. I printed some strip journaling on my printer and stitched it down with my sewing machine.
And OMGosh you guys, I was SO excited to see these tassels in the TN kit this month!! Aren't they the sweetest!? I've tucked this one across the top of my journalling, and I love, love it!
One of the January add-ons that I purchased from the shop is this 2019 acrylic piece. I had planned on using it on a pocket pages spread but it worked so well with this layout I couldn't not use it here. It has a really nice thickness, weight and colour to it, and I love it. The floral piece popped on top is from the rub-on pack in the kit. Since I wanted to use it more as an ephemera piece, I applied it to some white cardstock and then fussy cut it out. There's another yellow flower in the cluster that didn't work with the rest of the spread... so I just covered it up with the puffy heart ha!
And here's the finished spread! I hope I've inspired you with a way to use 6x6 papers on your travellers notebooks today, and maybe even to try some stitching.
Thanks for stopping by,
Hi Everyone. I cant believe we are already one month down for 2019!
Today I am sharing a bright layout of 2 of my grandbabies (cousins) who came for a sleepover before school starts back. My house is like having their own art department!!
I downloaded and cut out the Messy Scallops Background digital cut file from the Clique Kits shop and cut it in half. I backed it with one of the papers from the awesome Pink Paislee Whimsical collection in the January 'Heart Eyes' kit.
The Whimsical embellishments in the kit were perfect for this photo!
Note: the second frame around the photo is from the Nov Rainbow kit. These kits work so well together!
I drew inspiration from the January sketch, below, for the layout.
Looking forward to seeing how you use this kit, cut files and sketch on the Clique Kits group Facebook page.
Hello Lovelies and Happy New Year to you all! My favorite part of starting a new year is starting a brand new album for the new year. Today I thought I would share my Introduction layout for 2019 and also share some fun transparent elements I included in this layout using the January Heart Eyes kit!
I am sticking with the 12x12 pocket pages this year, and when I opened up the Heart Eyes kit I automatically loved the cut apart sheet that is part of the Paige Evans Whimsical collection, Paper 13. It had square frames that include adorable graphics from the collection and some inspiring quotes that I want to serve as a mantra for the New Year. Once I decided to use the square page protector, I printed a square photo to take up the middle four pockets in the layout. The photo is of my husband, me, and our dog simply taking a walk in our neighborhood on New Year's Day.
Those little squares are a bit smaller than the 3x3 pockets, so I decided to have them float in those pockets. This means the page has transparent elements, so this page became all about filling these pockets with fun, see-through embellishments. It can possibly be a bit scary to use transparent elements in our pockets, but I have worked with that in some really fun ways in this layout. I had a 12x12 transparency from American Crafts in my stash, so I cut it up into 3x3 squares to use as a base in the pockets I needed them. (Sometimes you can find those transparencies in AC Moore or Michaels, or order them online from Amazon.)
The challenge with using transparent elements is what to do with the back. My most important tip is to start with the front side and repeat what you did on the front, on the back. Allow each element to hide your adhesive. In the example above, I included the year, 2019, using some wood veneer numbers I had in my stash. I needed to adhere them to the transparency somehow, so I added some of the circle stickers from Fancy Pants that are included in the kit. Before adhering them down, I made sure I had a matching set for the back side of the pocket. Then I adhered the numbers using redline tape, making sure the tape doesn't show through the back! So fun!
Of course I want to channel lots of love into our lives this year, so I included a heart pocket. The ephemera pack had this really cute rainbow heart, so I matched it up with a smaller heart, and cut out two more to add to the back side. Notice how I used my Tiny Attacher to staple these elements to the transparency. Make the staples a part of the design of your card, since these might be a bit more challenging to conceal.
I also loved these clouds from the ephemera pack, so I designed a transparency card around them as well. The clouds to me represent a bit of rain to make love grow, but they are bright and colorful to also represent hope and a colorful life! Again, I cut around them using the patterned papers to make sure I had enough for front and back. I also attached these with staples, and I might possibly add a stamped sentiment to the yellow cloud on the back side later on. This is so much fun!
Of course no pocket page is complete without a fun sequin pocket, so I used my Fuse tool to seal in the sequins that were in the kit as well. This awesome mix from Spiegelmom Scraps pulls all the colors from the kit together so beautifully and makes it feel like a party in the pocket.
Here is a full look at the back side of the page, which is now set up for the first layout in January! For the back of the photo I simply added two squares of patterned paper and two squares for journaling. When I am ready to create this layout I can fill those in and it will already be half way completed! I hope this has been a fun tutorial on how to use transparent elements in your pocket pages. Have you had the chance to create with your Heart Eyes kit yet? Be sure to share with us, we would love to see!
Hello scrappy friends! Today I'm sharing my first layout of the month featuring the Flower Field cut file along with the lovely January 2019 kit (the background paper is from an older PE collection).
It was a lot of fun creating this whimsical layout! As I was flipping through the pretty papers in the kit the idea to use some of the boxes as flowers immediately popped into my head. The end result is even better than I had expected (don't you just love it when that happens?).
I pulled colors to match the colors in her dress and fisnihed things off with a few whimsy touches.
Here are a couple of detailed images.:
I hope I've inspired you to think out of the box a bit.