Good morning everyone. I have a very colorful layout to share with you! I used the floral print patterned paper from AB Studio that was available in the Clique International shop. Totally love this company. The papers are so whimsical and fun.
To begin, I sprayed white cardstock with a variety of Coloration Sprays until I was satisfied with the background. Then I fussy cut the flowers from the patterned paper.To begin, I sprayed white cardstock with a variety of Coloration Sprays until I was satisfied with the background. Then I fussy cut the flowers from the patterned paper.
Isn't this paper so pretty? I just love it! I used embellishments from my stash to embellish the layout. I colored a few of the die cut pieces using the sprays so everything would blend together nicely.
I added a little journaling to the side of the circle to fill in the white space and used foam squares to pop up the flowers a bit. The gems are from Trinity Stamp!
I used the vellum stickers from Clique International's Rainbow Connection Kit for my title. It looks perfect!
What do you think? It is totally fun, isn't it. I love how this turned out.
Thanks so much for visiting today!
Hello everyone Rachel here again! As I get older I cherish the relationship I have with my mother more and Had to scrap this lovely photo of us together! I have used Paige Evans Bloom Street and the background paper is from Shimelles Never Grow Up collection both available in the shop cliquekits.com/see-everything/
I have a slight obsession with cute creatures so when I saw this hedgehog cut file I knew it was going to end up on a layout! I used the wonderful grass and sky background paper to create a scene. I added some machine stitching to separate the grass and sky. I added the die cut sun from the Bloom die cut pack adding some machine stitching here too. Next I paper pieced the hedgehog in wonderful pinks and florals.
I next added my photo matting it in a colour to provide a contrast against the blue 'sky'. My photo is attached with foam tape to provide height. I finished this off my adding a floral cluster under the photo mat and then some sentiment phrases which are my journalling of sorts.
I created an embellishment cluster at the bottom right of my layout, choosing embellishments that were 'gardening' related as my mother has a beautiful garden and loves to spend time in it. I layered these elements and used foam tape to create a 3D effect.
To finish off I added some die cuts around the hedgehog so it did not appear spirited from the rest of my page.
Well that's it from me today, I hope you find some inspiration here and remember cute animals can be used on grown up layouts too! Have a wonderful rest of your week and I hope you find some crafty time.
Hello everyone! It's Isa today on the blog and I am very happy to be here to present you a new project. This time I want to show you how I have recycled some pages of an old Bullet Journal and I have turned them into a wonderful notebook to write down all my scrapbook ideas and inspiration that comes to my mind.
I used thick cardboard for the covers and I used papers and all kinds of complements of the Imagine collection by Mintopia. You can find all the products of this brand here. As it is a collection with tons of scrapbooking themed decorations I had my mind quite clear at the time of creating this notebook.
Using papers of the collection and some tabs that are included in the die cuts set, I have made some divisions on the pages so I can classify everything that I write down on the notebook. To join the two covers I have used a piece of cloth that I had at home and I think it gives great contrast with the colors of the collection. I also included some elastic to close the notebook and on the inside, where I have included a pocket, another elastic so I can have a pen inside the notebook.
For the cover, I have combined several die cuts. I really like them! I think it's the perfect collection for a scrapbooking fan.
I hope you like the project and I hope to inspire you to recycle old notebooks and turn them into great new notebooks. See you soon with new creations! Take care. Isa
Hello everyone, it is Piroska here today with my latest layout for Clique International. Summer weather is slowly reaching Europe, and I've been longing for bright colours on my scrapbook layout! The 5th and Monaco Sampler Kit is full of colours, good vibes, so it's perfect for all your summer memories!
We live in the capitol city of Hungary, and now that our daughter is big enough, we love to take sightseeing tours here. Budapest has many beautiful places, buildings and a rich history. Last summer we visited the Várkert Bazár, the Castle Garden in Budapest. The Garden was built and designed by Miklós Ybl more than 130 years ago, and it connects the Royal Palace of Buda with the Danube riverbanks. It is part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, and has been reconstructed in 2014.
The history of Hungary and Austria has been connected through the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 which created the dual monarchy of Austria–Hungary. Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria and his wife, Empress Elisabeth of Austria were officially crowned King and Queen of Hungary in the Buda Castle. Elisabeth, the beloved Queen of Hungary, nicknamed Sissi, loved Hungary so much, that she lived several years in Buda-Pest and Gödöllő, instead of Vienna (Austria). She loved to make long walks, and she walked a lot here. The Castle Garden was built to make the Castle accessible from the port of the Danube, the stairs lead among beautiful flowers and bushes, and you can have a beautiful view on the Pest side and the Danube walking up or down on the hillside.
The papers of the 5th and Monaco Sampler kit are perfect for showcasing the beauty of this garden: everything is green, and the road is lined with rose-bushes. I took many photos, but they are all full of photo bombing tourists, so I have chosen two selfies , where you can see a bit of the entrance building of the Garden.
First I draw a line with a pencil on the floral dotted paper to draw the frame and then I used my craft knife to cut the middle of the paper out. I glued thick cardstock on the back of the frame so it is lifted up when I glued it down on the leaves patterned background paper.
I fussy cut the remained flowers of the patterned paper, curled up their leaves and added them around my photos. I like that I could reflect on the rich vegetation of the Castle Garden with this bright and busy background, and I am happy that the focus is still on my photos.
Now, get to the shop to grab your Sampler Kit of the 5th and Monaco collection by Pink Paislee, and create a layout full of life and colours! AND come to visit Budapest once! ;-)
Hello everyone. Nicole here with another layout I created using some fun patterned paper from AB Studio. I decided to scrapbook these photos from the cruise. Edward thought it was so neat that the ship had a miniature golf course. Honestly, it was very hard to play due to the wind, but we still had fun!
I used a few embellishments from my stash as well as a few embellishments from the Rainbow Connection Kit that is currently sold out!
I colored a few pieces of die cuts using Coloration Sprays from Art Anthology.
I fussy cut the heart from patterned paper and added a few embellishments here and there into a nice cluster!
To complete the layout, I used a ruler and a black pen to hand-journal to fill in the white space.
Thanks so much for visiting today!
Hello friends! I hope you are all doing well. Maryám here with you today to share a new layout. For today's project I'm going to be working with the fabulous Hope Base Kit- which is still available at our shop, and also a few extra bits and pieces from the Bloom Street Collection from Paige Evans and Pink Paislee.
To create my layout, I started by fussy cutting some of the diamond shapes from Paper Nº 10 from the Bloom Street Collection. After I cut a bunch of them I played with them for a little bit and tried different dispositions until I decided on a final one.
As you can see in the photos, I created these sort of star or as I like to call them- geometric flowers- using 7 diamonds in each one of them. To keep all the diamond shapes in place, I added them onto a little white circle and then machine stitched around them.
To embellish the page, I added some butterflies from the same collection and some stickers from the Bloom Street Sticker Book. In addition, I put some sequins and gems to add some extra fun.
Last but not least, I added my title "Sunshine & Happiness" on the right side of the page under my photos, for which I used a little banner from the Ephemera Set that comes in the Hop Base Kit.
Here is a look at the finished layout!
That's it for today! I hope you enjoyed this post and inspired you to create something new. If you have any questions just leave a comment below, and I’ll be happy to help you.
Have an awesome day!
Hello there! Giorgia here today on the Clique Blog to keep you company with a new project.
For my "inspired by" assignment I did't have any doubt on what to make: I had this cute picture of my Baby Bella (this is how I call my daughter Iabella!) and I wanted to scrap it with the song from Big Bang Theory TV series "soft Kitty"!
I am a TV series addict, I watch a lot of them and Big Bang was one of me and hubby's favourite, so here it is my layout inspired by it!
To create the background I used watercolors, spray colors and pigments. Mixed media isn't really my kinda style, but I wanted to create a colorful layout, with a mix of patterned paper (THAT is my style!) and I thought of trying to add even more color experimenting some mixed media!
I created the big title (that is the whole song lyrics) by cutting with a die cutting machine all the letters from all different patterned papers from various Clique International kits.
To make the letters pop from the background I outlined them with a black gel pen.
I machine stitched on the picture to make it pop too and then I layered it on a piece of vellum and decorated with die-cuts and stickers from various kits.
As final touch I machine stitched the whole layout border.
Do you love TV series? Do they inspire you on your scrapbooking projects sometimes? I am curious, let me know in the comments :)
To realize the layout I used these Clique International products:
5th and Monaco sampler kit
Fika limited edition kit
Over the Rainbow paper pack add-on kit
Here & Now sampler kit
Hey Crafty Girl sampler kit
My Brilliant Friend international series kit
Lila & elena add-on kit international series kit
Mermaid Hair seasonal series kit
Souvenir international series kit
Riviera paper pack add-on kit
Icon Ephemera Pack | Jen Hadfield Hey, Hello!| Pebbles
Amy Tangerine Watercolor Set | American Crafts
Better Times Paper Pack & Stickers | Mintay Papers
Lovely Day | Beatrice Garni sampler kit
Limoncello | Beatrice Garni sampler kit
Hope | Carta Bella and Pebbles base kit
Ciao, alla prossima.
Hello crafty friends! Rita here with a new project today. Yay! I made a mini album about a recent day trip I took. But before I tell you more about that, let's look at the kit and products I used for this mini. My main ressource was the Clique Sampler Junior Kit: Chasing Butterflies by Rosie's Studio. It was perfect for this project and so fun to work with. I haven't heard of this brand before, so it was super exciting for me to play with these products. I used the Studio Forty Sticker Sheet from the Little Black Dress Kit and the Pebbles
Ephemera Pack from the Jen Hedfield "Hey, Hello" collection. One or two embellishments are from the Color Me Happy collection by Pretty Little Studio. For the cover of the album I used two papers. The rainbow one is from Crate Paper's "Magical Forest" and the one with the butterflies is by Pink Paislee.
Like I mentioned, I used two 12x12'' papers for the cover and cut them down to approx. 5,5x9'' before I folded them. I machine stitched them a little on one side, the double-sided tape was doing the rest. The buttons I used were included in the Little Black Dress Kit and I stitched them to each side, so it would close in the end.
The good thing about one-sided patternerd paper is that you can glue them together perfectly without loosing any patterns. And the 6x6'' pad by Rosie's Studio was perfect for that. The paper is not too thick, so it's perfect to make a little booklet or glue a third paper in between two sheets. I didn't have an instruction for this mini. I just went with the flow. Because I only had photos from one "event" and chronology wasn't an issue, I was able to work freely, without much planning or worrying.
When you open the mini, you see, that the cover is just that, a cover. All the main pages are placed in the "middle". The first page leads to a little insert card. I used a punch to make a Hexagon "window" and put a transparent acetate foil between the two sheets of paper before glueing them together.
When you page forward, you see another folded page. I used them for leftover photos. Down below you see how it folds apart.
After these two pages we reach the "main" page. The text I printed and cut out is from Wikipedia. It has all the information about our destination that day. We visited the top of the mountain Kandel, which is over 4000 feet high and located in the Black Forest, in the southwest of Germany. You can reach it perfectly by car and take beautiful walks there. The view from up there is breathtaking, you can see Freiburg and the Vosges in France. The "Kandel" mountain is a very mysterious place shrouded in myths and legends. People called it the "Blocksberg", the mountain of the witches and legend says that witches came together with the devil to dance there. Good thing we came there during daytime. lol
I love how nice the patterned papers match the photos. They are so versatile and some of them have gold foil on them. Such pretty and fun effects!
I encourage you to play with one-sided papers, fold them, glue them together. This album is just one way to do it. I could've make it smaller or bigger, I could've added more pages (if I would've had more photos!). The possibilities are endless and that's the greatest part about it: everything goes, and every way is beautiful!
Don't be reluctant to use all the fun embellishment which comes in the kit. They look so much better on paper than in a storage bin! I speak from experience lol I hope you feel inspired to get crafty today! Thanks for stopping by!
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a mini envelope album I created using the Quilling For Scrapbookers Kit and the Carta Bella patterned papers from the Hope Base Kit. I am a tactile crafter. I absolutely love the feel of paper in my hands. If you haven't tried quilling, which involves rolling thin strips of paper into coils and pinching them into designs, I highly recommend it! The quilled wild flowers and leaves I created to embellish the cover of my album are basic beginner level forms that are not difficult to make. I really enjoyed the quiet process. The Carta Bella papers that I chose to create the envelope pages for the album are textured, so they're fun to touch as well!
Once I created my quilled design, I secured it to the album cover along with additional embellishments from the Blooming Add-On Kit and the Berry Basket and Leaves of Grass Ephemera Packs.
I decided to showcase some of my favorite flowering trees and shrubs from around my yard on the inner pages of this album. I included photos of each plant, die-cuts, and vellum stickers on each individual spread. I tucked a journaling card inside each envelope that details my thoughts about each flower and some specific information about each plant.
The beautiful floral prints on the patterned papers were the perfect backdrop for my photos. I really love the vellum butterfly stickers included in both of the ephemera packs. The stickers blend seamlessly onto the album pages. I wish there was a way to capture scent in an album because these blooms smell absolutely amazing.
I used a 3 5/8 " x 5 1/8" template to create the envelopes from patterned paper, which used slightly more than a half sheet of 12x12 patterned paper for each envelope. The album has pages made using 4 envelopes. I cut an additional 3x5 inch piece of patterned paper to cover an envelope flap that covered the binding and overlapped onto the back of the album. I added an eyelet to the front and back covers of the album so that a length of ribbon could be used to keep the album closed.
I have three teenagers and for quite a while now I watch them take photos, selfies and more photos but they never get printed or saved (phone lost or broke and all those photos/memories all lost!). So I decided to encourage my teenagers to actually print them off and preserve those memories. I have started with my daughter, creating this fun photo box (because are they really going to be bothered putting them into an album, no!) my hope that she will print some of those memories and put them in this suitcase box and having it looking pretty on a shelf.
If you don't have a cutting machine you can find any box that opens up. Cover each panel with paper. Add the old fashion 'leather' straps and a handle. I added eyelets before attaching to the top of the box. I also added machine stitching to each paper piece before attaching. I added corners and you can do this by punching a circle, cutting in half and fold over the corner of the box.
I have used Dear Lizzy Here & Now collection with is available in the shop cliquekits.com
I made my own tassel to decorate my suitcase, these are super easy to make. Cut a 1 1/2 inch paper strips[, fringe cut all the way along leaving a 1/2 inch at the top. Now add a thin layer of glue and roll. I used embroidery thread, looped and tied a knot, I then I threaded the loop and put my needle up the centre, the knot will stop it coming all the way through. You can then thread some beads and attach to your suitcase handles.
Lastly I made some mini envelopes and tags just in case they may want to add some memorabilia or add written details/dates.
And there you have it, one handmade (and made with love) photo box that will hopefully encourage my teenage daughter to print some of those photos off her phone and add them here as a permanent keepsake!
Have a wonderful and safe week and see you again soon. Any questions on this project please leave them in the comments and I will respond.