Hi friends! I have a project life spread today in my 6x8 album, and I have a couple of things going on in this week's spread.
You might notice that the week I'm documenting is from earlier this year. It was a tough week for my family and I knew I wanted to document it, but the time hasn't been right until now to go ahead and do that.
The other thing is that I love adding inserts into my 6x8 album, I feel like they make an album more interactive if that makes sense? I used my favourite Clique Kits cut file as an insert this week, but I'll talk about that a bit later.
My supplies are from the May 2018 Riga Kit, with lots of beautiful pastels and that gorgeous specialty paper, the rose gold foil vellum.
I used one of the ephemera tags for my title card, and printed my week in one font and the dates in another.
Here's a bit of an insight into what happened that week. While our daughter and her partner were visiting us, their home which is about 800km away, caught fire. Thankfully no-one was hurt and the fire was put out, but I can't even imagine what a helpless feeling it would be to be so far away. The photo in the insert is a screenshot that one of our daughter's emergency services friends sent her. Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words, and I really feel like this one does, so I wanted to make sure it was included for the week.
I've actually used two inserts in this spread, the 3x8 page plus my cut file. You can just see the cut file peeking out further than the 3x8 and it's almost asking you to turn the page ha!
This is the centre of the spread once you turn the 3x8. This week was actually when I found that I had been accepted as an Ambassador for my first term with Clique Kits and OMGosh, I can't tell you how excited I was!! I used my sewing machine to stitch along some of the lines on the coffee cup in the insert for extra dimension, and let the threads hang loose.
The Lacy Mandala cut file that you can find here in the Clique shop, is my absolute favourite cut file! It's just stunning and reminds me of a crochet doily. Since this pattern is symmetrical you can easily fold it in half, matching the edges and patterns, to create a semi-circle as an album insert.
First up I checked my measurements to make sure it would fit vertically in my album. I needed to make it a little bit smaller, so I resized it in my Silhouette software before sending it to cut. I backed some sections with patterned paper and left some unbacked. I also sandwiched a semi circle of plain vellum as I was adhering the two halves together. Love the semi-transparent look!
To hold it in my album I've used some old (ancient!) Basic Grey tabs from my stash, but you could easily make your own tabs by cutting a strip of cardstock, adhering it to each side of the insert and then punching a hole to slip over the binder rings.
And that's my spread for the week! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I've inspired you to try out a cut file as an insert.
Hello crafty friends! While it's still October I wanted to share my take on the CK October sketch with you.
This was a quick one. But it needed some preparation beforehand: real leaves from outside, or in my case leaves from the birch tree outside our house, which I've let dry a couple of days after collecting.
For this layout I used a paper from an older Maggie Holmes collection and this month's Cut File „Leafy“,
the already mentioned leaves and mostly stickers from the Amy Tangerine „Shine On“ sticker book which you can find in November's CK TN Kit. For the title I mixed some leftover Alpha Stickers.
I really like the idea to preserve some leaves from this year's fall in my scrapbook album. I hope you like the idea aswell and feel inspired to collect some leaves of your own to use on a layout.
Don't forget to share your take on the sketch in the Clique FB group or on Instagram (@cliquekits #cliquekits) if you haven't already. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!
Hi friends, it's Jodie here with you today and I have a sweet set of patchwork heart cards to share. I love stitching on paper projects, so creating paper quilted hearts is right up my alley, and it's really not hard to do.
I'm using the Clique Kits May 2018 Riga kit for these cards. It's definitely one of my favourites of 2018, but then I say that for each month's kits hehe.
To give you an idea of the dimensions, these cards are 5x5 inches square, and the hearts are 4x4inches in total.
To create a heart quilt block, you need a pattern, mixed patterned papers (I chose 3 papers and the beautiful specialty rose gold foil vellum from the Riga kit), and a piece of scrap cardstock to create your heart on.
There are so many patchwork patterns available online, and all I did to find this one was Google 'heart quilt block'.
To create a similar heart to mine, start by trimming a few 1x1 inch squares from each paper, then halve them on the diagonal (just once) to create triangles. You now have all the elements to your heart! Then it's just a matter of laying them all out in the shape of a heart, mixing the patterned papers as you go. When you're happy with the overall look, go ahead and adhere each triangle down. You only need a light adhesive at this point because you're going to stitch all of the joins with your sewing machine.
Now is a good time to trim away the excess backing cardstock from around the edges of the heart, and then you can go ahead and stitch each inner line and around the outside of the heart as well, in a small zig zag stitch. In no time at all you have an amazing stitched patchwork paper heart!
On the first card I made a cluster on one side, made up of some of the leaf ephemera pieces and a sentiment from the kit, and tucked in one of the bows underneath the cluster.
For the second card I used the same method to create the patchwork heart, but chose papers with a warmer colour palette from the kit. I also centred the embellishment cluster rather than having it on the side of the heart.
These patchwork hearts could be a fabulous background element to so many projects. I've included one in a 6x4 pocket page before, you could use them in a travellers notebook spread, and you could also resize the 1x1 inch squares to make them bigger, and have a patchwork heart as a background on a 12 x 12 layout. The possibilities are endless!
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you to pull your sewing machine and patterned papers out and create some beautiful paper patchwork hearts.
"Week of Anything goes"
Creating it and Loving it!
using the amazing October Gather Kit
full of awesomeness
beautiful colors, amazing patterns
featuring Pink Paislee, Pebbles, and Clique Kits
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Autumn is the second spring where
every leaf is blooming like flower
shimmery glittering leaves
the orange skies
and creating memories.
Life as they say it good on the patio - the beautiful wooden frame stickers
by pebbles is simply awesome, cherishing the golden memories and
calling in cool breeze filled with the laughter of those days.
The gorgeous paper with the text is a cherry on the top highlighting the
hidden emotions and taking us on a walk down the memorylane.
The beautiful paper collection by Pink Paislee - Auburn Lane is speaking Autumn,
glowing with its amazing color pallate and beautiful elements.
It indeed is one beautiful collection calling in the
Autumn memories, golden moments and
revisiting forgotten friendships
This gorgeous paper by Pink Paislee featured in Auburn Lane collection
is amazing with its amber wash highlighting in the golden moments
that blossomed and spread its fragnance across our hearts.
The beautiful Auburn Lane Empheras pack by Pink Paislee is full of
amazing elements apt to document the wonderful Autumn memories.
with the gold foiled touch it adds in oomph factor the creation, simply wonderful.
Fantastic time with the lovely friends for forever it is!
We thought we were just having fun, enjoying the moment
never realised we were creating memories.
The memories to be treasured, and documented only to be re-lived again.
An ever blooming collection a must have to document your autumn stories.
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 - October - Gather
Pink Paislee: Auburn Lane
Pink Paislee: Auburn Lane - Vellum w/ Copper Foil
Pink Paislee: Auburn Lane - Ephemera
Pink Paislee: Auburn Lane - Cardstock Stickers
Pebbles: Jen Hadfield Patio Party Wood frame stickers
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Thank you for stopping by
Hello everyone! Today I here with a pocket page that I made using gorgeous paper and embelishments from Regatta kit, Horizon kit and two digitals cards from Clique kits.
I had so much fun playing with the 'Messy Burst' print and cut file and the 'Fun In The Sun' and 'Flower Field' cut files.
The 'Messy Burst' file is awesome! You can use it as a straight cut file or a print and cut. I changed the colours of the black 'splashes' and the white background in a photo editing program. I then selected the areas to cut, popped my photo behind and backed with pink.
I cut the 'Flower Field' file in bright pink ' to give a fun pop of colour to the layout. I think it gives a bit of a whimsical feel.
I cut the 'Fun in the Sun' file and backed with a paper that I had stamped with yellow (because I couldn't find a paper in my stash that I liked!)
I hope this has inspired you to pop into the Clique Shop and try some of the awesome digital files.
Have a great weekend :)
Hi CK friends! It's Jodie with you today, and I have a travellers' notebook spread to share with you featuring one of the beautiful kits from earlier in 2018, the April Winter Park kit.
For the left side I've used one of the darker papers from the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection, and for the right side, had a play with some easy peasy mixed media. If you've been on the fence about trying mixed media on your projects, this is a great technique to start out with. All you need is a stencil (I'm using the one from the September Travellers' Notebook kit), and an ink that works with the colour palette of your project.
I used some washi tape to hold down both the stencil and my page so that it didn't move about, and then used an applicator to apply the ink over the stencil. You'll need to reposition the stencil to cover the entire page, so take a moment to check the pattern lines up after you move it. And voila! You have a beautiful custom mixed media page.
The paper on the left is definitely on the dark side, so I pulled some dark ephemera elements to balance the right side. I also I also loved the art deco frame from the ephemera pack and used that to add my journalling to.
I love this quote and the reminder to always be grateful for the things we have. I'm very blessed to have my 87 year old Grandma still in my life and I wanted to document how grateful I am for that, so this quote was a must on my spread!
To finish up my layout I added a few pretty pink elements to the right page, that are mostly stickers from the sticker sheet. This also ties in with the pink in the patterned paper on the left page, and creates balance for the whole spread.
I hope I've inspired you to pull out your inks and stencils, and try some easy mixed media. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello Clique Kits friends! Today I have my take on the CK October sketch.
I have used my. October Gather kit to create my layout.
I firstly cut leaves on my Silhouette Cameo. I decided to gold foil the tips of the leaves for pops of colour and to add texture. I used Heidi Swapp's Gold Foil Flakes. I added a thin layer of clear glue and then covered the tips of the leaves. When dry I used a hard bristle paint brush and brushed off the excess. I love how each leaf tip looks different depending on how hard you brush off the excess.
On my white base paper I added a spray and splatters of Heidi Swapp Pink Blush color shine. I then added my leaves in a way they appeared to be falling. To add texture and definition I attached to my page with machine stitching to the centre, I lifted the sides of the leaves up as I didn't want them to appear flat.
I then layered 3 paper strips and added my photo. I added a die cut floral bunch and tucked it under the side of the photo. On the opposite side I added a floral bunch sticker over my photo. I finished off adding a sticker heart and bee.
I created my title using the word die cut 'thankful' and the 'so blessed' sticker finished off with a heart sticker. I added a floral paper strip to the top and bottom to break up the white. As in the sketch I added a floral bloom die cut to the right side of my page with an added word sentiment. I really wanted to keep this layout uncluttered and with lots of white space so my gold tipped leaves had maximum impact.
Well that's it from me today, I would love to see your take on the sketch so don't forget you can add it to Clique FB group or # @cliquekits on Instagram.
Hi friends, it's Daniela again and I want to show you a another layout today. Creating this page took me quite a time, but I really like how it turned out.
I used the Lacy Mandala - National Scrapbook Day 2018 | Digital Cut File for this page and I really, really like the design, plus the sliced paper was easy to remove from my cutting mat, although it is such a delicate motif.
I used different papers from the "Pick Me Up" collection to fill the blanks. This took some time so I moved my scrapping table into the living room and worked on backing the mandala while watching my favorite TV series.
I also added some embellishments and used them on top of the mandala to add more dimension to my page.
I also created a cluster around the picture and added some golden details.
I decided to use bright and cheerful colors that underline the happy feeling the picture conveys.
I hope you like my page. Why don't you do a mandala layout yourself? There are so many different ways to play with this file.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Hi Everyone!Today, I am sharing a layout using papers and ephemera from the 'This Is Us' digital collection and cut files, 'Thankful' and 'Flower Mandala'. The background paper is from my stash.
The black hearts and pale blue flower wreath are cut from 2 of the papers in the pack
Check out all the cute ephemera!
I cut the cut file 'Thankful' 2 times, one black and one white and layered them, offset a little, to give the shadow effect.
I cut out several of the 'Flower Mandala' cut files in 3 different sizes and backed.
Follow this link to find these digital files and other digital goodness!