Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout focusing on layering and I created both layered flowers and a layered wreath. I started with the September 2016 wreath cut file from the Clique Kits shop. Once cut out, I used the leaves in the cut file as a template to poke holes in patterned papers from the September kit for some hand stitching before cutting the leaf shapes out.
Next I cut out two types of layered flowers, both of which are Paige Evans' cut files from her shop, again from the patterned papers in the kit. I topped off each layered flower with a layer of sequins from my stash as the flower centers.
I then used the stitched leaves, the layered flowers, and some of the flowers from the ephemera pack in the main kit to create a layered wreath. I also fussy cut some florals from one of the papers and used some gold ink and a stamp set from One Canoe Two to add even more detail around the wreath.
I placed my photo in the center of the wreath so it was incorporated into the wreath and a big focal point of the layout. Finally, I used the alphas and safety pins from the kit as well as a little bit of ribbon from my stash to create two banners across the top and bottom of my photo to add the title. I used glue dots to adhere the alphas and give them a firmer hold on the ribbon.
I love the way this layout turned out and hope it has given you lots of inspiration to create your own layered focal piece.
Thanks so much for checking the blog out today and have a great week!
Hi everyone! Jodie here with you today with the September Farmhouse Travellers Notebook kit, with some tips on how to create layered embellishments in your projects. I've put together a project life spread, but you can use these same methods in layouts, cards and TNs as well.
Here's a look at the left side of my spread and insert for the week.
And here's a look at the right.
My best tip if you're trying to add some extra layers to your projects, is to remember that it's not just about putting paper on top of more paper. Try adding things like some stitching, twine, or even a reinforcing punched hole to a label. All of these things are extra layers and create visual interest. And I've used all of these ideas on this one pocket.
An easy way to create some layered embellishments is to combine a smaller ephemera piece over a larger ephemera piece like this flower over the photo frame.
I've used the same idea here but used a punched butterfly to add to another ephemera piece.
And finally my favourite layered embellishment for project life or card making is a shaker pocket with some extra layers. Some ideas I've included in this pocket are backing cardstock that's been embossed, glitter in some left-over packaging that I've stitched to size to sit behind a frame cut from spare cardstock, a couple of layers of labels, some tulle, an ephemera piece and some stitching with loose threads. All put together it looks fairly simple, but each layer adds a little something.
I hope I've inspired you to try some embellishment layering in your projects today, and be sure to check out the beautiful September Farmhouse kits in the Clique Kits shop.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hello Clique friends! Today I have a card and gift card envelope to share. I have used a layered flower on both.
I have layered the petals individually, firstly bending them upwards, in the middle. I made four sets, two sets the larger size of the petals and the second slightly smaller. I then added foam tape so heighten them even more. It is more time consuming layering petals as opposed to a whole flower but it really is worth the 3D effect you get.
On the greeting card I used the exclusive CK flair as the centre which adds another layer. I added some sequins randomly from the kit and a phrase sentiment sticker also from the kit. Against the black/white plaid the flower really pops with a touch of yellow. I used the Websters Pages The Good Life floral paper to create my flowers/petals which has the yellow (lemons) on the back.
I have used the lemon paper from the cut printed cut a parts included in the kit on the inside of my gift card holder to create a contrast. Again I added some sequins and a word sentiment sticker. I love making gift card holders that are one of a kind.
Thank you for stopping by today! See you again soon.
Product Focus / Jasmin Paar
Hello everyone. Jasmin here with some layered Tags for you today. My absolute favorite is the yellow one. I just created a pocket with Acetate to hold the little Tag.
The Acetate I have additionally decorated with bits and pieces from the Main Kit and TN Kit. Perfect for hidden journaling.
For this one, I mainly used the TN kit. The Detail is in the Fringe Paper.
This Tag is really layered. I participated in paper scraps, embellishments and a heart punch.
And here is the last one. I can well imagine that I would like to use them in my Travelers Notebook.
I hope you liked it.
Thank you for stopping by.
Story Focus | Pocket Page Layout
Hello Lovelies, I am Theresa Moxley with you today sharing a pocket page layout using the September Farmhouse kit. Our focus for this week is Story, and pocket pages are my favorite way to tell our family stories on a weekly basis. Here is my layout.
I am currently working through our 2013 album and this kit was perfect for a layout from March of that year. We had a few photos of spring beginning to show in the yard, our beloved cat (who is sadly no longer with us), and sports activities from that time. This layout quickly became a two page spread and I loved filling these fun pockets!
Whenever I am working on a pocket page layout, I always begin with the date card. This is a great place to start if you ever have blank page syndrome - I always know what needs to go on that card. I have used one of the patterned papers as the background for this card and then layered the black alpha for the week number. Since my background was yellow, I chose black and white and pink elements to contrast with the background.
One of our important stories from this time in our lives was our cat named Sissy. She died not long after these photos were taken, so I am really glad to have taken her photo. She spent a lot of her last days parked under the lamps for warmth. She shared this spot with the laundry many days, but she never helped, the stinker.
Creating layouts from the past can sometimes be challenging to fill in the stories, and I must admit I am unsure why we took photos of our wedding bands, so I allowed the embellishment to tell the story here. I have repeated circle elements in several places, including on the photo and also on the lemon journal card. Always remember that word art and word embellishments can help you tell your stories even if you are unsure of what you want to say. Include those photos anyway, you will be so glad you did!
One of the things I loved most about the photos for this week is how subtle the colors are. They are almost black and white, and the black and white in the Farmhouse kit is perfect for these photos. For the right side I continued using circles in the form of polka dots, and hearts. Always lots of hearts!
At this particular time my husband Alan was interviewing for jobs and this pensive photo was taken while we did some head shots of him. Even if specific details cannot be shared, we can still include the story and the photo and especially take the opportunity to express pride in our loved ones. Our families will read these words long after we are gone, and we want them to feel loved. All of these stories and words are love letters.
Writing stories and including journaling in our pocket pages does not have to be overly complicated, and for this photo of Nick at indoor soccer it really is one quick sentence (he is the kid with the number 2 on his back). Nick is the kind of kid who loves strategy and loves things that make him think, and in this photo you can tell he is deeply pondering how the team should proceed in the game! I took one of the frames in the ephemera pack and flipped the inside so I had room for the journaling. Also notice how I took the word stickers and punched it using a heart punch as an embellishment.
One thing I have been loving recently is including a recap of the week, as I have done on this journal card below. Since this is a layout from the past, I wrote about how those photos make me feel today, at this moment in time. I know sometimes it can feel overwhelming to try to include journaling on past layouts, and this is one way to approach that - simply write about how those photos make you feel today.
I hope this layout has given you some ideas to help you tell more stories in your layouts! Have you been using your Farmhouse kit this month? If so, please share and tag us! We would love to see!
Mini Album with Jodie King
Hi everyone! It's Jodie here with you today, and I've used the gorgeous September Farmhouse Travellers Notebook kit and put together a sweet little mini album recording some of the moments captured of my hubby and I together over the years.
To create my front page I used a circle punch to punch out the 'our story' sentiment from one of the 8x8 papers in the kit, this makes a cute title for my mini. Then I hand stitched a little border with some gold embroidery thread. I use this thread throughout the album to create a common element.
I also made a mini tassle with the soft twine from the kit and used the same gold embroidery thread to finish it off.
I pulled out the Heidi Swapp stencil from the kit and tinted some Whipped Spackle from my stash to a light pink and then spread it over an acetate piece cut to the size of the album. Love how you can see some of the next page peeking through!
The theme throughout the album is to share a quote and also the date and place the photo was taken. It turns out most of my photos were taken on holidays, but I'm totally okay with that because they're super fun memories that we shared together, and I love that this album tells a story about us, even when it's in snapshot form.
I repeated the masking process for this page, but this time tinted it in a pastel turquoise colour.
To create the leaves in these pages I fussy cut them from another one of the papers in the kit. I also trimmed a piece of the wood grain paper to a thin strip and then tore both ends of it to create a washi-type look.
A few of the embellishments put together over some patterned paper and embossed white cardstock to create the back page, and I'm calling this mini done!
Have you tried putting together a project with snapshots of memories over a longer period of time? I loved seeing the difference in us (as we've gotten older ha!) through the photos in this album and I'm so happy to have them all together in one place, since this is part of our story.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to check out the gorgeous September kits if you haven't already.
Bella! Nupur Patel
Its me Nupur Patel!
with another memory to share!
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"Week of Story Focus"
Creating it and Loving it!
using the amazing September Farmhouse Kit
full of awesomeness
some colors, some patterns
featuring Kaiser Craft: Fleur, Simple Stories, Pinkfresh Studio
Pretty Little Studio, Fancy Pants Designs:, Pebbles.
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Life is a beautiful gift,
Lighten up, enjoy,
Laugh. be passionate,
this is the moment,
An amazing journey,
Live it to the fullest.
The beautiful paper collection Fleur by Kaisercraft
is truly to bring back to the lovely enchanting spring memories.
The fragrance of flowers, the cool breeze,
the singing birds and dancing trees.
oh what Bliss!
The amazing empheras in the Fleur collection by Kaisercraft have
the elements just perfect highlighting the moods of spring.
Pebbles (Jen Hadfield): Patio party - Safety Pins is a cherry on the top
Its your day, a picture perfect moment,
lets bloom like flowers,
Live, Love and Laugh our hearts out.
Its one spring to be celebrated.
Lets be happy and celebrate life,
Its the most precious gift we own.
Blooming like flowers,
sprinkling love, embracing the freshness
rejoicing the memories, shinning to our highest potentials.
The beautiful flair button by Clique Kits along with the
gorgeous Fancy Pants Designs: Magnolia Moments - Spools & Slices is
adding an oomph factor to the creation.
Its one of a kind day,
mother earth had an amazing gift to share
on a bright sunny morning
admist the enchanting forest
hidden under the giant leaf
appeared a little bundle of joy
It was the 4th of September,
a day to be cherished,
wonderful times ahead,
new memories in making!
There appeared love filled eyes
a sweet smile,
blooming a beautiful flower named "Bella"
This indeed was one of the most memorable spring to remember
up until eternity.
There is Love, Life, Happiness and most importantly
a beautiful flower engulfing the one touching it with its fragrance
and sprinkling magic.
Let there be fun and laughter!
Smile a mile!
Enjoy and live
Always and Forever!
Keep documenting your memories,
Have an amazing week.
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Clique Kits - September Farmhouse kit
Kasiercraft: Fleur - Ephemera
Kasiercraft: Fleur - Papers
Pretty Little Studio: Savannah Dreams - "A Birdy Told Me" Stickers
Fancy Pants Designs: Magnolia Moments - Spools & Slices
Pebbles Golden Pin
Clique Kits: Sequins Mix
Clique Kits: September 2018 - Exclusive Flair
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Thank you for stopping by
Story Focus. Ksenia Nikolaeva
Hello everyone! Today I here with a pocket page that I made using gorgeous paper from May Riga kit and stickers from June Horizon kit.
My story is about sweet things.
I made the title with die cut.
Hello Rachel here and today I have my first share using my gorgeous September Kit, Farmhouse. I turn 50 this month (how did that happen lol!) and so my layout is about celebrating this milestone.
Instead of opting for my usual white background paper I chose the fab black paint stripe paper and chose the heart paper to contrast with a touch of colour. I added some light splashes of black color shine.
The Kaisercraft Fleur die cut pack is gorgeous, full of blooms, word sentiments, hearts, titles and much more.
I chose numerous die cut blooms and layered them to the left and right of my photo, adhering over and under my photo. Under my photo I have added sub titles using the phrase sentiment die cuts.
I have added some machine stitching to the top of the banner and I have used NUVO drops to the centre of the flowers and leaves.
I added my die cut title So Thankful. I typed my journalling on turning 50 and then cut into strips and added under my title, I finished this off stamping my birth date.
There are lots of layers and patterns to this layout but I think this kit has been coordinated beautifully. I do love the push to really document on a layout.
Thank you for stopping by today and see you again soon with another creation using the September kit Farmhouse.
Story Focus / Jasmin Paar
Hello everyone! Jasmin here to share a 9x11 Layout with you. Did I mention that I love this size? Yes, often. For this one I decided to use Sequins. A lot of Sequins. Some are from my stock and others are included in the Kit.
I took a Project Life Photo Pocket Page and placed it on the white cardstock with the Sequins. Then I embellished my daughter's picture with all the beautiful flowers and leaves from the Main Kit. I was looking for matching Patterned Paper to give my Layout a Frame. The color combination pink and black is my absolute favorite. You will love these kits as much as I do. There is so much in it and the papers are all together a dream.
Thank´s for stopping by. I hope you enjoy it.