Hello Clique Friends Valeska here with you today on the blog sharing a 5x5 mini album that I made for a friend. I really enjoy making mini albums, this is my favorite paper craft project to make.
I used the Keeping it Real Sampler Kit from Pinkfresh Studio which is not available anymore in the store, but you can replace it for Happy Blooms Sampler Kit that is also beautiful, to make your own mini album.
I made a circle shaker for the cover using vellum paper and the floral paper. I added sequins that fit perfectly with the collection and glued flowers die cuts around the circle. I stitched the cover with light pink thread and added Nuvo crystal drops and puffy phrases.
For the binding, I used white eyelets to hold the pages with colorful threads.
All of my internal pages were watercolor papers. For each page, I chose some colors from my watercolor set that match perfectly with the die cuts and some details that I used. Everything was placed thinking where am I going to put my photo.
Hope you enjoy it and get inspired to create a paper craft project to someone you love. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. See you next month.
Hey everyone! Suzanne here to share with you an easy and simple to create mixed-media layout. I used Prima's "Watercolor Floral" papers and floral ephemera packs to frame this photo of my oldest daughter playing with her Aunt. She was very calm and quieted by the baby talking so, I wanted to mimic that in the layout!
The base of the layout began with a coat of gesso in the area that I wanted my composition; this allowed me to have a muted and more neutral background.
The ephemera packs couldn't have made this layout any easier! There are a ton of florals in each pack, and I had fun just picking out the ones I wanted to use to put around this photo.
The Prima Watercolor Florals papers all coordinate with the florals in the ephemera packs. There are hues of pinks, purples, and blues, and unbelievably, I went with the purple patterned paper! I really hope you have enjoyed this super simple layout! Stay tuned for more inspiration from our outrageously talented Creative Team! In the meantime, be sure to check us out on Facebook and Instagram!
Hello Clique International friends! Giorgiahere today sharing the gift I made to Isabella kindergarden teacher: we all parents wanted to give the teacher a gift to remember this year, so I suggest I could make a mini album with tons of pictures of the best moments all together! They loved my idea and here it is the album: in the front cover I made an acetate frame filled with with shaker elements (you can find them in this kit, or you can also use sequins to create this funny interactive element!) I glued pom pom to the frame to add more fun!
The mini album structure is an hidden spine; I love this kind of binding because it gives you the opportunity to use also dimensional embellishments, the album won't open because there is a lot of space for the pages!
This kind of structure can also contain many flaps, accordions and envelopes to add many, many pictures (there are more than 60 in mine!)
Each section of the mini has a certain theme: I cut tags and labels from this paper and I stamped a phrase explaining the theme (for example "in these months, we explored and learnt in the garden", "we cooked together"...)
When making a mini album, I always love to add journal cards cut out from this kind of papers or that are already premade, like this one included in this cute kit all about school! I also love to add transparencies through pages made with vellum, like in this page (the vellum page is opened in the picture, but when it is closed, you can see through it and it gives really a great effect)
I combined a lot of kits and products in this mini, it is so colorful, it gives me joy, as only kids can give us! Let's see all the sections: the first one is dedicated to exploring and discovering in the garden, with natural materials. This kit contains many useful elements for this theme: mushrooms, animals, insects... all so cute!
The second theme is "celebrating" and I included Christmas, Halloween, birthdays and Carnevale (it is an Italian feast where kids dress up with costumes) celebrations.
The third section is all about cooking, baking and eating together: in "let's stay home" kit I found many elements for this particular theme.
Another section is about playing, learning, having fun.
The teacher also made a lot of art workshops with kids, so the next section is all about those funny days experimenting with art and colors.
The last part is about the feelings, the friendship, the relationship among them: they really connected each other and with the teacher, it was a difficult year (due to Covid) but really a happy one!
here you can find sequins to make shaker elements
For me it was so amazing to make the album, seeing how kids grew in the past year! And the teacher really loved her gift, she was so happy. I am happy too, to have given her such a great memory of "her" kids.
Hey y'all! Michelle here and today I'm gonna be giving y'all a peek inside one of my many art journals. This page was done with the Glitter Stories kit featuring the super cute AB Studios paper series designed by Sylvia Gryczuk.
I began by prepping my page with layers of gesso and colored Stencil Butter pastes by The Crafters Workshop, blending and applying with my pallet knife as I went and drying with a heat gun between layers. Once I got a good foundation I added a sprinkling of some of the sequin mix in the kit to one of the wet layers and smoothed more gesso on top, mixing as I went so it would all be well adhered to the page. I also tucked one of the lace butterflies in under the layers using that same technique. Once all those layers were dried I came back and distressed it all with a black in pad and then drizzled and dripped some black ink directly on the page. I also rubbed some gold metallic paint to some of the high points for added shine.
I absolutely loved the drawings of the girls faces included on the patterned papers in this kit. I cut some of them out and layered them, adding some dimension with pop dots on one of them so they would be staggered.
Finally I added a title with some SEI alpha stickers from my stash. I was concerned the wouldn't hold well with all that texture on my page so I added some machine stitching to both keep them in place and to add a bit of extra detail.
This kit is a bit of a departure from my usual style but I loved making it my own in this project. It was so fun and really very versatile when you pulled all the components out (It really was loaded!). I can't wait to do some more fussy cutting and do some fun cards for friends!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you were inspired to create something beautiful today!
Happy Summer Clique Peeps! it is Ali here with you today sharing a fun layout for the Clique Con Challenge. Have you created yours yet? There are so many free wonderful cut files in the shop for you to create with. I was so excited to use the Miss Incredible one that Petra created.
I happened to run into Miss Incredible by the Incredibles roller coaster at Disneyland and was happy to pose with her. I used the Fancy Pants, Sidekick Optional collection from the shop to create this layout. I started off by cutting the buildings out of the second sheet and stacked two layers of foam tape to one layer. I offset it a little to give it even more dimension and love how 3D the layout looks with the stacked buildings.
Petra created this amazing cut file and I had so much fun working with it. I cut out the title using the black and white graph paper included the collection and decided not to back fill it with paper. I pop dotted the title and used Stickles to fill in some of the polka dots on the background paper. I love how it turned out.
I used a few die cuts that were included in this kit from the shop and decorated around the picture. I cut a bulls eye out of another sheet in the collection and added it to a corner and love how it draws the eye up to that corner. I finished off the layout with a few enamel dots.
Don't forget to head to the Clique Shop and enjoy those free cut files to join the Clique Con Challenge this month. Happy Summer!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here again with a new project. This time I was in the mood to make a chunky mini album about our recent day trip to St. Gallen. And the best thing (apart from documenting this day and printing out all the photos!) is: I got to use up (almost) all my Clique International stash (to make room for more!) lol Brace yourselves! There are more than 15 photos waiting for you, so here we go...
St. Gallen, founded in the 7th century, is a swiss city and represents the center of the eastern Switzerland. It's not far from Lake Constance (and the german border), so we made a short trip to visit this cute city. The main tourist attraction is the Abbey of Saint Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I also loved to see all the old (timber-framed) houses. So pretty! It was nice to roam the streets and enjoy the atmosphere.
On this day there were so many beautiful wildflowers everywhere, so I probably made more photos than I should. I used leftover patterned paper, stickers and stamps (all from the Clique International shop!) and I will link all the available products down below.
I included some pockets here and there for leftover photos. Here I used the journaling pockets from Pinkfresh Studio. They have the perfect size for such an album. The size of this album is 4,25x6 inch by the way. The patterned papers I had were from differend companies, but I tried to match them as good as I could by color or pattern.
St. Gallen was also full of flowers, my soft spot, so of course I had to make even more flower photos. And the "from where I stand" photo is a must. lol I love how the two papers compliment each other (Altenew on the left, Pinkfresh Studio on the righ). Some of the papers I used were from a 6x6 inch paper pad, so the back was blank. Sometimes I glued two of them together and used the space between them as a pocket for journaling card or more photos.
I added another Pinkfresh Studio journaling pocket on the left. The delicate flowers on the right are designed by Alexandra Renke. And where there are flowers, there are butterflies. So of course I had to add some butterfly stickers too.
Here I stitched the butterflies to the page. Such a cute little detail! I added two of them on the next page and made a flip page, so I could incorporate more photos. You can find the butterflies in the Sequin and Shaker Mix "Santa Fe" in the shop.
Stamps can transform a white background into a cool pattern. Here I used the stamp set by Heidi Swapp which is included in the Storyline Chapters Album Bundle. Next, more flowers! lol
Here I used the stencil from the Mesa Add-on Kit and love how the structure paste adds a little dimension and a cool effect to the page.
I hope you enjoyed to take a look into my eclectic mini album and feel inspired to stashbust and make your own. Last but not least I want to link all the (still available) products I used. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a layout that I created with the super fun Vicki Boutin Color Study Kit and Add-On, and a sketch created by Becky Moore for Page Maps. It has been awhile since I created a layout documenting my brother's awesome bulldog. When I saw these photos online I just couldn't resist printing them! I mean, look at that sweet face!
I like this sketch for its simplicity. There are so many ways to make this design your own. It was awesome to relieve some of the design pressure and concentrate on having fun with color and embellishments--two things these kits have plenty of!
I used Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide Ink and a mask from my stash to add clusters of circles to the background of my page. I accented the inked circles with gold foil circle stickers from the kit to add a touch of sparkle to the layout. I then applied several die-cuts to the area, separating the layers with adhesive foam for dimension.
I used die-cut sentiments along the left side of the photo block instead of journaling. I thought the fun photos said enough!
I finished the page with die-cut and dimensional flower embellishments.
Hi Clique friends. Tânia here today with you! And let me say to you there is nothing like create memories and save them in the most beautiful way possible: scrapbooking all the photos taken of those sweet moments in life.
Am miss my-camera-is-always-on (by camera I mean camera or smartphone because nowadays is easier to take pictures) and if I´m walking I probably will take more to time to arrive because I do stop to take photos of everything that catches my eye.
That is a fact that is accentuated when I travel! Thanks God now we have digital cameras and memory cards, or I would spend my money in films. Well... all this to go to this point – the truth is I have photos to scrapbook until the end of time and I do try to control myself LOL
For today’s post I picked up some photos from our trip to Amsterdam, back in 2019, and made a mini album bound with fabric. For my structure I´ve used fabrics and papers that come in one of the Explore and Learn Kit (Mimolina Find Me). Used also the stencil and stamp from the kit. To stencil used this colour of Dylusions paint and for the details I chose some embellishments from the Nature Lover sampler kit.
I like writing some details about the photo moment but I don´t tend to write that much unless I’m making a kind of diary album. If that is the case, I have more journaling and small photos. If I do an album, I have “bigger” photos and small places to write. :)
In this one, only put down in words some trip details, some fun facts and locations. As the pattern paper has to much going on I decided to use some scraps and write on it. This way my letter doesn’t get lost. This a great way to use small papers leftovers because you can use geometric punches or dies to make your tags to journal and play with it.
I hope you feel inspired to create memories and save them the in the most beautiful way possible for you because it's magical creating stories through photos.
Hello everyone!! I'm playing with an image that I found on Pinterest that inspired me to make a layout. Now you can make whatever you want if you wanna play along and I'd love to see what you come up with!
This is the lovely image that I found with bright bold colors and I wanted to play with it so bad! So I went in and pulled out the beautiful Vicki Boutin, Color Study paper pack add on kit and the Embellishment add on kit along with Kitsch flamingo and Mustard seed distressed oxides, also available in the clique kits shop. And went to playing.
First I took my pretty, pretty Kitsch flamingo and a stencil and make some fun sun rays, then went over that with a tiny spotted stencil with Mustard seed and then of course I had to add a little bit of splattering from both before I moved on.
I added a single layer behind this cute photo of two of my nieces and then went to fussy cutting some of the pretty flowers out from one of the papers. I added a little more yellow behind my photo as a layer with a envelope I made and it gave me a spot to put a little hidden journaling. I loved that bright pop of yellow, so I wanted to make sure to add that in where I could.
I dipped into the embellishment add on and pulled out a few word stickers, those BEAUTIFUL butterflies, tags and my title. I started playing with those and layering them here and there until I liked where they were and started sticking them down.
I wasn't happy with the left side of my layout being blank, so I decided to add a few paper strips, tuck in a fussy cut flower, along with a few other bits and bobs and call it good at that point. I had fun playing with these kits and oh man do I love the colors. Make sure to head to the shop and grab them while you still can!