Hello scrappy friends! Today I'm sharing a mini album that I made using scraps and bits and pieces left from my My Favorite Story kit and add on. This kit brings soft colors and florals and is perfect to document springtime and summer memories. There are a few add on kits left HERE so be sure to get yours before they're gone!
I made the cover of this mini from lighter weight chipboard and covered with larger scraps of paper. Using other scraps, I created pages and left the tops open to make pockets for other embellishments and additional photos. Here are all of the close ups of my finished project.
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Have a great day :)
Hello everyone!! First of all, I really hope that everyone is doing fine in this crazy world and that you are staying home safe and healthy. It's Isa today on the blog and I am so so so so happy and proud to present you a new project! I am thrilled also because I present this new project with one of the last Spanish scrapbooking collections that are on sale, Imagine by Mintopia Studio, designed by my beloved Wilma Rodriguez. The project that I have first made with it is a copta book. I love making them because they relax me a lot!
It's a kind of project that I have been doing for some time now and I always try to make one copta book with all the collections I work with. It has become like some kind of ritual in my scrapbooking creative processes.
As you can see in the pictures, I don't miss a thing when it comes to sew the spine! It is what I like the most about creating these books. Adding all kind of embellishments and beads, buttons... anything that can fit and combine! On the inside of the book I have used mostly all the patterned papers of the collection.
For the covers what I do most of the times is to cut two pieces of wood (thin one) and then I paint it with acrylic paints. I always try to use a color that combines with the colors used on the collection I'm working with. For the cover I tend to use also die cuts and thickers from the collection. What I have used on the cover of this copta book are the alphabet from the Imagine collection, die cuts and the ribbon, which I think it's one of the best complements of this collection. You can Pre-Order the products of this collection and more items from the Mintopia brand here.
Another interesting cool thing that I have used for this project are the new dies from this collection that are created for you to make shakers!! I just fell completely in love with them the moment I saw them. I have filled this little complement with the sequins from the same collection and the result is very cool!
I hope you have enjoyed this project and that you try to practice this addictive copta books and work with the wonderful Imagine collection! See you soon! Lots of love!
Hi there, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout using the So Romantic Base Kit. I rarely make a layout about myself, but this time I've chosen a selfie of me, taken after a visit to the hairdresser's. What a feeling it was, getting rid of my 3 months long grown out hair! :-P
In May I had my birthday, I became 44. At the beginning of this year I've been thinking about how interesting it is, I'm going to be 44 in 2020. I don't believe in nummerology, but the double 4 and double 20 could mean something? I thought: "This will be my year!" I am sure, many of us may have thought of similar positive messages when welcoming the new year... and then... we got something unexpected... Anyway, I still believe that I can make from this year anything I want, I can make it my year! So this is the message I'd like to send to myself, just like the quote on the tag says: "this is the start of anything you want". You can make it too! ;-)
And now about my layout:when I first saw this background paper, I knew it'll look good with my photo. I wanted to highlight the pattern, so I handstitched some of the zigzags.
From the journaling cards I cut out tags with my Lora Bailora dies. I fussy cut some flowers and leaves from the collection and layered them on the tags.
I hope you like my layout and make create something beautiful with this beautiful kit, and don't forget to show us in our Facebook group!
Hello CK fans! I have a fun layout to share with you using some AB Studio patterned papers. I LOVE THIS COMPANY. The papers, patterns, elements are beautifully designed. If it wasn't for Gia, I would have never heard of this company. And to make it better... you won't have to look too far because Gia has some of their products in the shop!
I used three different patterned papers on this layout. I fell in love with the deer and had to find some way to use it on a layout! I fussy cut her from one of the papers to pull the layout together. I also fussy cut the hearts from another sheet of patterned paper.
Once I was satisfied with all of the papers and fussy cutting I adhered them down and then used a few stencils from AB Studio to add some other fun elements such as numbers and raindrops using a blending buddy and some ink. It's super fun!
I used a ruler and black pen to hand journal at the bottom of the layout. Oh...and the lace trim. I used yellow ink to blend onto the lace to change the color. :)
What do you think? Are you loving the papers on this layout as much as I do? Super cute!! Head to the shop now to see what's still in stock! Thank you for visiting today!
Hello Friends! Maryám here with you to share a new project. Today's topic is Inspired by and after searching for some time on Pinterest I found an image that really caught my eye and inspired this whole project. I have pinned the image to my Inspiration Board in case you want to check it out.
Here is the image I found-
To create my layout I used the Bloom Street collection by Paige Evans which came in one of my Clique International Kits and a floral cut file from Paige as well.
The first thing I did was to choose some papers to back the cut file. I mainly use paper Nº7 from the Bloom Street collection, of course, because it comes with lots of squares of different patterns in just ONE sheet of paper!
Next, I added some butterflies from the Butterfly Sticker Sheet with Iridescent Foil following the colors of the flowers I backed before. To add some more fun to the layout I added some sequins from the exclusive Clique Kits Sequin Mix that came in the kit and also added some little jewels from the same mix.
I then placed my photo on the top right corner of my layout along with the journaling and a couple of stickers from the Bloom Street Sticker Book.
Last but not least, for the title I used the Flutter Puffy Thickers and Full Bloom Foam Thickers to spell out "Hello Girl" and stamped the date of the photo in black using my roller date stamp.
Let's take 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.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hello there! Giorgia here today on the Clique Blog to give you another idea on how to recycle an item that I think all of us crafters collect, you know, "just in case".
I am talking about pretty boxes! I don't know about you, but whenever I buy something with a pretty box, I never throw it away and I put it in my craft room to decorate it someday and give it a new purpose. So, when my mother in law gave to me this pretty box in a beautiful pearlescent cream color that once contained a face cream, I immediately thought "girl, you need to decorate it and use in your craft room somehow!" And what better kit than Hey Crafty Girl by Simple Stories sampler kit to do it?!
In the top of the box I adhered one of the paper in the kit and I created a sort of a scene representing me in my craft room using the stickers included in the kit.
I cut papers in the right size and decorated all the box!
This is the inside: I decorated it with a big journal tag, die-cuts and chipboard from the kit.
I am using the box to contain my Clique International embellishments!
The box goes really well with the embroidery hoop I showed you in my previous post.
I hope you liked my project and will try to give an old box a new life! Ciao, alla prossima.
Hi everybody! Gia here for my first June post. Today I am sharing a layout that I created by scraplifting a follower who never fails to tag us on Instagram when she creates with one of our kits. Her Instagram handle is @scrappincolleen and if you are not following her yet you should be--she shares a lot of scrapbooking and is also a big time planner.
When I first started scrapbooking over 20 years ago I met so many friends by going to by local scrapbook store where we would meet up and crop together on Saturdays and also by going to home parties. The online scrapbooking world of blogs and forums were only just getting started back then and while we would sometimes look at the designer pages in awe, more often than not we focused on WHY we were scrapbooking (ie. my daughter's dance recital, my son's football games, our trip to the Rocky Mountains...) There were always the stories we shared that we couldn't wait to talk about and find the perfect papers and cute or pretty things to "match" our layouts, which 9 times out of 10 were going to be spread out over 2 pages. (Otherwise, how could you ever narrow it down to just 6 or 7 photos when you had 200?) If you can relate, than you understand why this community is so important to us and even though we may be interacting a lot more on the internet than face to face, our hobby is one that is so much better shared!
When I saw a layout by @scrappincolleen where she created a background with some strips of paper cut into frills and she used a doily for a layering effect behind her photos, I knew that this was the perfect layout for me to lift. Here are the things I love about Colleen's design:
1. The way her photos take center stage on the layout
2. All of the fun layering she did
3. All of the texture she added with the doily and fringe.
And here is Colleen's layout. Isn't it sweet?
For my layout I used the Kaia Kit and I immediately thought of using the doily in the kit as a mat for my photo and then I planned the rest of the background around the scene of the baby rabbits paper from Alexandra Renke. Since the kit contains 2 of each paper, I was able to fussy cut from one of the papers and then use foam tape to layer on top of a whole sheet of the same paper adding dimension to certain parts of the design and creating depth in the background scene.
Then all I had to do was dig out my fringe trim scissors (it's a little rusty but still works) and create the fringe edge along one side of strips of different patterned papers in the kit. I cut them a little wider than an inch
(I don't measure I just eyeball what looks right to me. If it is a little wonky that works for me.)
After arranging my fringe strips how I wanted them I realized the lace trim in the kit would be perfect to alternate with the paper to add even more texture with the fabric lace and the machine stitching.
I hope you enjoyed my process and can appreciate why it is more fun when we are together, even if the way we connect nowadays looks different from how it used to be. I am grateful to @scrappincolleen for sharing her layouts with us by tagging us on social media and hope that you will tag us too! #cliqueinternational @cliquekits
Hello crafty friends! Today I have a fun and easy layout to share with you. I used the "Once in A Lullaby" Kit to document a very special walk in the forest. On a sunny sunday in May my family and I visited the "Grossvatertanne". Standing 45 m/150 ft tall and measuring 1.60 m/5 ft around the middle, the "Grandfather Fir" is the Black Forest’s mightiest tree. And it is really impressive. It's over 300 years old and strikingly bigger compared to the trees in the area. It is located on the "Schöllkopf", a little mountain where there is now forest throughout. Once the whole area was a meadow with a farm and the Grandfather Fir was formerly a single standing tree. Long after the farm was abandoned and destroyed by the French in 1693, other trees were planted and the meadow was turned into a forest. Being there, in this big forest, taking a walk and see all the vegetation, it's really hard to believe that this fir was standing alone once upon a time.
My son loved the tree right away and started to jump from its big roots and running around, hiding between them. Of course I made a bunch of photos like the ones you see on my layout. It was so nice observing him having so much fun. At home I chose the "Parfait" Paper from the Sweet Story collection by Crate Paper for my layout. I cut the rainbow apart, arranged the rays and glued them on a 9x12'' white cardstock paper. Then I handstitched along each one. I used the ephemera pack included in the Kit (from the "Hey Hello" collection by Pebbles") and the Alpha Thickers. The additional florals were cut out from the "Yellow Roses" paper (also from "Hey Hello").
From the B-side of the "Parfait" paper I cut out some stars and combined them with the star constellations die cuts from the "Color Me Happy" collection by Pretty Little Studio. You can find the collection here. For creating my title I used an Alpha Stamp Set by Studio Calico and wrote some journaling with a yellow pen on the yellow ray.
I hope you feel inspired to play with this beautiful kit and all its pretty little details. Please don't hesitate to share your work with us on Facebook or Instagram. We always love to see what you create. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing an upcycled project featuring the beautiful Wind Beneath My Wings Limited Edition Kit. The Don't Throw Me Away post series is focused on recycling, repurposing, and reducing waste as we create. I had a lot of fun repurposing materials for this project!
My husband and I are constantly working on projects around the house and our scrap wood pile is steadily growing. I had my husband cut the top corners off of a wood block to make the house shaped base for this project. We recently installed a new window in our kitchen. Part of the packaging materials included foam-backed cork tiles to protect the glass. I immediately saved all of them! I really love mixing textures in my art and wood and cork are two of my favorite materials to create with due to their versatility and ability to stand up to a lot of different mediums.
The Ciao Bella Sound of Spring Rice Paper is my favorite item in the kit. I cut a portion of the paper to fit my wood block. Once I painted the wood a turquoise color, I adhered the rice paper to the wood using matte multi-medium. To add more texture to the design, I applied a layer of Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint over the paper. Next, to highlight the cracks, I applied several shades of Lindy's Magicals watercolors. Once dry, I added some doodling to the wood with a black pen and highlighted areas with white paint dots for additional contrast.
I added an embellishment cluster between the hearts and sentiment on the rice paper made with acetate shapes, die-cuts, and paper flowers from the kit.
I finished the face of the wood block with vellum hearts and dimensional butterfly stickers.
To carry on with the yellow I added using embellishments to the front of this piece, I decided to paint the sides of the wood block with yellow acrylic paint. I stamped and embossed the cork tiles and colored the hearts with red and pink paint pens. I alternated between cork tiles and rhinestones to dress up the sides of this wood block.
Hello crafty friends, Rachel here! I have a summer themed layout to share today using the gorgeous new collection by Dear Lizzy Here & Now which is available in the cliquekits.com/shop-all/
I decided to create an 8.5x11 inch layout. I started my layout by creating a string line which is fastened with two eyelets at each end of the white cardstock. I cut some palm leaves and added stitching down the centre and then added a small punch hole to thread them on my line. I next typed my journalling on a tag from the ephemera pack from the collection and added to the string line. My layout is inspired by my return to living by the ocean, where I was born (although a different country) and how good this is for my soul and well being.
I next added my photo of me walking in the ocean, using a die framed to make it the focus of my layout I added a floral bunch and a large ice cream die cut.
I have added machine stitching to my tag, palm leaves and page order to provided contrast and texture.
Lastly I added a fun embellishment cluster at the bottom of my page because who doesn't love a floral cactus and flamingo! I went back and added some finishing touches such as enamel hearts, enamel dots, puffy sticker (sunglasses) and a die cut phrase sentiment. To add dimension I have also added some of my elements with foam tape (which also allows you to tuck elements under and over). I love this happy and summery layout, it is now winter here in Australia and my next goal is to photograph a winter beach themed layout. Thank you for stopping by and I will see you again later in the month. Stay safe!