Hello there! Giorgia here today on the Clique Blog with a new layout.
I think I may have found my favorite kit ever! Yeah, I know, I say that every time, but believe me, this one is just spectacular!
I am talking about Sampler Kit | Life's A Party by Damask Love | American Crafts that is full of funny things and that has the most amazing color combinations and patterns.
It is just perfect to create something for birthdays, parties, funny days with friends and also for kids pictures!
I used it for a layout about my little girl Isabella on the merry go round: she loves to go there and she especially loves horses and vehicles (any kind of them - cars, motorcycles, firefighter trucks...)
Since the background paper I chose was already so colorful and rich, I opted for a single focus point where I placed the picture and all the embellishments.
I am in love with the vellum shaker embellishments included in the kit: you can find this speech bubble, a watermelon slice, an ice cream... just too funny!
The amazing big iridescent flowers are sequins from Limited Edition Kit | Artist Series: Frida Kahlo; I put a brad or a round embellishments in their centre to cover the hole of the sequin.
For the title I stamped a little phrase from this stamp set and I cut it into a strip that I adhered onto a word made with thickers (this was from my stash but to make something similar you can find a great thicker here)
For this project I used these products:
Ciao, a presto,
I am just loving creating with the cliquekits.com/base-kit-chin-up-buttercup-american-crafts/ Chin Up Buttercup kit featuring American Crafts Kid at Heart collection. I have made a quick and easy mini album
I cut a 6x8 inch paper strip using a blue cardstock and bone score at 4 inches. To make this visually interesting I used a lattice pattern cut on my Silhouette from their design store which I cut in the same blue and adhered to the front with wet glue. I created an embellishment cluster using the fab die cuts and cardstock stickers from the kit.
I cut five circles from different papers in the kit. I machine stitched a border around each. I then folded each one in half and glued together. I then lined up the centre of the cover and circle pages and adhered with wet glue which is stronger than double sided tape.
I cut photo frames at 2.1x2.1 inches and again machine stitched a border on each. I love that the photo frames and embellishments spill out of the circle pages. These type of pages allow bulk also. I have used foam tape on some elements to create dimension.
How adorable are the embellishments from this kit! You could make a larger album using the same concept. Thank you for stopping by today and do have a look at this kit in the shop (and all the other crafty goodies) cliquekits.com/see-everything/
Hi sweet Clique friends,
It's NenaScrap with you today and I'm happy to share a new project with a gorgeous kit by Clique Kits.
If you don't know me, there's something I have to confess, I love colors!!! And that's what makes scrapbooking a real therapy for me when I'm feeling down. I pick the most cheerful and colorful of my pretty Clique kits and document a treasured memory.
I totally love this The Good Stuff Sampler Kit featuring The Good Stuff collection from Simple Stories which is full of pretty papers and cute embellishments.
I chose this photo of my husband and our youngest from a few years ago. I really like this photo and thought it was a perfect match for the collection.
I chose a printed paper from the kit as my background and used the front (with polka dots) and back (with cards) of a second printed paper to make my layout.
I added die-cuts and rosettes using 3D adhesive foam to add volume.
I completed with some stickers and chose a foam sticker as the title.
I finished with some Gesso splatters and dots. I really like how this layout turns out with this beautiful The Good Stuff Sampler Kit.
I hope you enjoyed this layout, The Good Stuff Sampler Kit is still available, along with so many other pretty things. Head over and check it out !!!
And don't forget to join the Clique Kits Design Team on The Clique Facebook group to share your beautiful projects with us.
Have a happy crafty day.
Hugs & kisses from France.
I made a wintery layout with a photo from our vacation in Iceland. I cut out the centre of the top 2 papers to create layers. I glued the papers on top of each other with foam in between.
I love to create my own embellishments, so I dug up some old die cuts and created all these little branches and leaves to use as embellishments.
The papers are so beautiful, I love the soft tones and decided to keep the layout clean and simple.
Although it might not be the busiest layout, I really like how it turned out. I hope you got inspired to seek in your stash for tools and ways to create your own embellishments, it's so much fun!
See you next time!
I made a wintert layout with a photo from our vacation in Iceland.
I love to create my own embellishments so I grabbed a bunch of old die cuts I have in my stash for a loooooong time, and die cut all the little leaves and branches from the left over pieces of paper.
Today I’m up with a XL tag and Frida themed because this kit is just the most wonderful thing you will see today :D
I have a set of Tim Holtz extra-large tags in my stash for ages - think it was one of my first buys when I first started - and I did forgot about it until this past days when I "discover" that I had it so nothing better than using in a new project and save it from the “lost forever”.
So today was the day that I used this big tag as a base for my Frida themed project. In fact, you really don’t need a special tag, you can cut a piece of cardstock and make yours in size you like the most.
In the kit used in this project you will find things that will make you smile (made me so… trust in my words). the papers are beautiful, it has rubber stamps, a so awesome wood stamp (that is also great as home décor), flowers and Frida pins that you can use as an accessorize - at least i will :). Gia always makes these kits with so much love that you can feel it when you see all the details and embellishments on it.
Now... back to the project!! For the background, I used another kit (find all links below). Using acrylic paint and a brush I did some paints (free hand) and added some splashes in the end. For the splashes I mixed the purple colour with a bit of gesso.
Using a matte medium, I glued the collage words which I previously cut. Keeping in mind I’m not any Picasso, for colouring the Frida Stamp I used Distress Inks and I think it´s awesome at least through my eyes. haha
In this project, putting all the flowers together was the step that took me the most. haha
Links for the supplies used in this project:
Good morning everyone!! How was your weekend? We had plans this weekend and that didn't happen because it rained and stormed, so we just changed out plans to some indo stuff and still had fun!
But this morning I wanted to share a new layout with you that I made using the Sampler kit, Happy Hearts. I love this kit. I have played with it a few time and will keep playing with it till its gone! lol I mean come on, there are pretty papers, puffy stickers and pretty ephemera!
I ran my cardstock through my silhouette, I liked this big pretty ampersand and thought hey with the pictures I'm scrapping that it would work. lol. I backed the leafs in my cut file with some light green paper and then covered the rest with a light pink. I knew i wanted this to be a little more subtle, but still look good. I already had pulled a bunch of ephemera and fussy cut out some flowers to embellish with, so I already had a color idea.
Once I had the cutfile taken care of, I went to backing my photos. I added a white border and then color behind each of them do that they would pop. I played with where I wanted them on my layout, until I was finally ok with where they were sitting and adhered them down.
So at this point with all the pictures adhered down, I could start playing with my title and embellishments. I had pulled everything that went along with reading out of the ephemera and put it to the side when I started this layout, so it was all just sitting there in a cute little bowl for me. I pulled out the fussy cut flowers and tucked them under the edge of some of the pictures and then started adding the pretty books from the ephemera pack
I added some of the fussy cut flowers to the top right, along with that cute little puffy sticker that said happy little moments, because for me it is lol, I love to read. I had pulled the word wonderful out from the ephemera pack and popped that up for my title. I printed out my journaling about my books and added that to my layout and I called this one done.
I hope you enjoyed this layout, this kit is still available in the shop, along with so many other pretty things! Head over and check it out!
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a moon shaker mini album that I put together using the super cool Studio Light Hokulea Base Kit and the Moon Shaker Mini Album from Creative Embellishments. The name of this bright and quirky kit means "Star of Gladness" after a very special and blessed Hawaiian Voyager outrigger canoe used to share the traditional art of Polynesian navigation techniques using only the sea and sky to navigate on a voyage. The celestial, galactic, astrological, and oceanic vibes throughout this kit definitely have me feeling glad! This kit is so large, that this is actually the second mini album that I created. CLICK HERE to see my Rocket Mini Album.
I painted the base of the shaker with teal acrylic paint. I then applied a Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Polish topcoat with my finger. While the base of the shaker was drying, I used a Hero Arts Liquid Silver Pigment Ink to highlight the edges of the shaker and album pages. I filled the shaker with a fun mix of moon and star shaped sequins, glass beads, and glow-in-the-dark stars.
I designed each pair of pages in a similar fashion, first by using patterned paper to cover the page, and then embellishing with fussy cuts, die-cuts, enamel dots, and glow-in-the-dark stars. I created photo mats from cardstock that I can place pictures in at a later date.
I painted the I Love You to the Moon Chipboard Words with the same liquid silver pigment ink that I used on the album cover.
This ink provides one coat coverage on chipboard!
The Moon Stars chipboard piece is fantastic and can fit on either side of the moon shaped album depending on the orientation. I used the same liquid silver pigment ink to color the chipboard stars.
I added dark purple enamel dots and a glow-in-the-dark star to the chipboard design. The glow-in-the-dark stars are definitely my favorite embellishment in this kit!
Clique International Supplies:
Hokulea Base Kit
Cosmic Shimmer Duo Opal Blaze Polish
Hero Arts Venus Add-On
Creative Embellishments Supplies:
Moon Shaker Mini Album
Moon Stars Chipboard
I Love You to The Moon Chipboard Words
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a set of triptych panels that I created with the Hokulea Base Kit. A triptych is a set of three panels or compartments side by side, bearing pictures or carvings. This colorful trio of boards featuring designs by Art by Marlene with Studio Light makes me so happy!
I covered the three The Crafters Workshop Mixed Media Slimline Boards with Art by Marlene Collage Paper. I then applied Hero Arts Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink to the edge of the boards to add a touch of sparkle. I used black and white washi tape and a scallop border stamp with Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink from my stash to embellish the bottom edge of each panel.
I attached fussy cut mice and hearts from the Art by Marlene papers to the boards using 3D foam squares for added dimension.
I added Studio Light die-cut sentiments and enamel dots to the panels.
I finished each panel with some doodled designs using Posca paint pens.
Clique International Supplies:
Studio Light Hokulea Base Kit
Art by Marlene Collage Paper Pad 1
Hero Arts Venus Add-On
Tim Holtz Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink
The Crafters Workshop Mixed Media Slimline Boards
Other Supplies: Washi Tape: Heidi Swapp; Paint Pens: Posca; Scallop Border Stamp: Paper Wings Productions
Good morning friends! I have a fun art journal spread I created using the 6X6 Square Mixed Media Art Journal, Collage Paper, Gesso, some mixed media mediums, stamps and paint... Super fun! Sometimes, I just want to play and not have to think about it. I just start slapping stuff down. My son says this is ugly...but I'm sharing it anyway. LOL
To begin, I cut the collage papers to measure 6x6 and then mounted them inside the journal using a medium gel.
Then, I applied clear gesso all over the page to prevent it from tearing once I apply the other mediums... you will want to wait until it's completely dry before adding additional mediums.
I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time and then used my fingers to add some stencil butter and glazes to the paper.
I used Platinum Modeling Paste and a stencil to create the sun. :) I Love this stencil!
After the paste was dry, I glued down some gems and added a little stamping.
Here is the other side of the spread using the same techniques. It was fun and therapeutic for me.
If you have never tried art journaling, why not? Sure, it seems intimidating at first, but I promise you, once you start, you'll love it! We have a variety of art journaling products available in the shop. Grab yours today. Thank you for visiting today!
Hey y'all!! Michelle here and I've been itching to make this little mini and share it with you!!
Our family took a trip to Universal in Florida back in December specifically to see the Harry Potter stuff! Needless to say we loved it and had a bunch of pics that I wanted to do something with. As you may already know I'm not a traditional scrapbooker and I lean more towards mixed media projects so this is a fun change for me and a chance to get some family pics documented!
I started out with the Black ATC Tag & Pocket Album by Graphic 45. It was the perfect base for this little mini and wasn't too intimidating to start on. The pages were nice and sturdy and it had cute little pockets with little tags ready for pics or journaling. Some I used and some I still have to add more memorabilia and ephemera once I finish pulling everything all together.
I used stickers and patterned papers from the HP Mini Kit to cover the pages as well as to decorate the cover. It all matches and coordinates so well, you really can't go wrong.
For the cover I used a piece of the patterned paper and distressed the edges with the blade of my scissors. I added some scrap black mesh and some brown packing paper then attached one of the stickers from the kit with some pop dots to form the title of my album. I also cut out some of the words from the patterned paper to put in the metal label holder on the spine.
Next I used some of the pattered paper pieces and attached them as tabs to each of the signatures of the book to form sections. I also put one of the quotes from the patterned paper in the inside cover.
Then I just filled it all in with my pics and journaling. Adding some pics on tags and tucking some extra pics in some of the pockets.
This mini was really so fun and honestly didn't take a ton of time to make since the Harry Potter papers and stickers were so coordinated and the Graphic 45 album lends itself so well to this project. It really came together well. This would make a great gift or even a year end or grad gift! My head is spinning with the possibilities now!
Well that's all I got for you. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you were inspired to make something beautiful today!