Hello crafty friends! Rita here today with a new layout using all kinds of goodies from the awesome Clique International Shop. As always I will link all the products I've used. My task was to make an experimental project and I chose a 12x12'' format because of the space. I dug out my acrylic paints and stencils and got messy. I used an indigo color and molding paste for the stencil. This is always the first thing to do: Having lots of fun with the paint and just let it flow. And after that there's always a break (so the paint can dry). Meanwhile I edit and print out my photos and go through my supplies and stash. Here I definitly wanted to use the Miss Modern Sampler Kit (The Stamp Market) and some leftover bits and pieces and stamps.
During the summer months (till the end of September) there are a lot of fields of flowers in our area where people are allowed to cut the flowers by themselves (and leave some money on a stand afterwards). By coincidence I happened to find myself on such a field, surrounded by sunflowers, chrysants and wildflowers. The last flowers before it will get too cold to grow and bloom. Of course I had to document the beautiful bouquet I'd picked.
I used a wildflower stencil by Tim Holtz I still had in my stash. But every floral design would have been fine. Then I found all the ephemera pieces from the Miss Modern collection I loved in combination with the photos. As you can see I also used some paper scraps I cut or tore into pieces. Also I love how the colors of the enamel dots pop. Especially the yellow ones. So fun!
I used the stamps by The Stamp Market and Studio Forty. And some word stickers which are from the Little Black Dress Kit. I love them, because they are so versatile and usable on almost every project! For the title I used the Alpha sticker sheet by Miss Modern. Now let's take a final look at the whole layout.
I hope you feel inspired to get creative, use a little paint, some pretty papers and ephemera and journaling pieces. Below I list all the (still available or similar) products which helped me creating this layout:
Studio Forty Stamp Set Card Designer
Studio Forty Story Documented Project Life Kit
Pinkfresh Studio Add-On Kit / Let's Stay Home
Clique Chromatics / Ink and Dots Greyscale
Clique Chromatics / Ink and Dots Green
Explore and Learn | Basic Texture Kit
Obsidian Pigment Ink Pad | Altenew
Poppy Stamp Set | Alexandra Renke
Don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a nice day and happy crafting!
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a Halloween scrapbook layout that I created with a mix of kits from the Clique Shop. I combined the super fun Halloween themed Modern Documenter Spooks Kit from The Paper Curator with several non-Halloween kits that shared the same color palette. I love the unique result!
This layout came together rather quickly. I kept my design simple by using pieces of patterned papers cut into basic shapes to build up layers of contrasting prints. You can't go wrong with rectangles and squares! Then, I applied purple chalk ink to the edges of each piece of patterned paper to help define the separate sheets.
I had a lot of fun building a large title spot for this page. I cut letters to spell 'trick or treat' from The Paper Curator Kit. Once I had the letters arranged on the layout, I embellished the white space with acrylic stars for a touch of sparkle.
The last embellishment I added to this page was a spider journaling card for some creep factor. I added twine from the top of the page down to the journaling card to make it look like the spider was moving.
There are several Halloween and Fall Kits available for purchase from the Clique Shop while supplies last, so treat yourself and stock up before they sell out!
Clique International Supplies:
The Paper Curator Spooks Modern Documenter Kit
Paper Inky Metropolis 12x12 Paper Pack
49 and Market Lilac Vintage Artistry Add-On Kit
49 and Market Lilac Vintage Artistry Ephemera Stack
49 and Market Lilac Vintage Artistry Washi Strips
Other Supplies: Acrylic Stars: Elle's Studio; Purple Chalk Ink: Clearsnap; Purple Marker: Sharpie; , Purple Twine: American Crafts
Hi Clique friends today I have a PL spread celebrating me turning 52 years in September. Each year I am always grateful that I have had another year in this world and how blessed I am. I think it is important to document US not just others in a creativity, it does not have to be a long story or too in-depth but more of a snap shot of where I was at in 2020.
I have used the new collection by Mintopia A Volar and it is just so beautiful. It is a travel themed collection but as you can see you can change up the theme to suite you. Recently I did a craft room maker over and because I LOVE rainbows I had a large one painted to be a feature in my room (it is totally inspired by the new collection Day Dream by Cocoa Vanilla Studio for which I gained permission to use) so I decided to take a selfie with my feature wall in the background.
And here a few photos of my new mural if you have not seen it on social media!
My album is 6x8 inches and this time I printed off my photo at 6x8 inches knowing I wanted to add elements down the side that reflect me and my personality. The die cut ephemera from this collection is so pretty and versatile. I added some gold hearts which I cut on my Silhouette Cameo using glitter flocked paper.
I cut down two sheets from the 6x8 inch paper pad and added a machine stitched border to add texture.
I typed a snapshot of things I love right now. Did you know you can print off your play list in iTunes, which I have done so later who ever flicks through this journal will see what music I was listening to in September of 2020 (I printed it off using their format but downsized it in scale so it would fit in my album).
I used the puffy alphas (Mintopia Basics) using the blush pink to create my title 'Grateful Heart". Sometimes I really want to keep my journalling simple and almost bullet points because I wanted to keep this light.
This kit is available in store now www.cliquekits.com
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in someway, perhaps to use a large photo and embellish on it, to scrap about YOU and document a little about you.
Hello crafty friends!
Nicole here and today I'm up on the Clique blog featuring the adorable Flora & Fauna Halloween Word Party Set and coordinating dies. This set has soooo much versatility and I was very excited to get my hands on it!
You guys, seriously how cute is this stamp set though?! Today I'm using it to make an entry in my travelers notebook of a photo of my son and I from last Halloween when we were trick or treating. I've never personally been very big on dressing up. My oldest son had found a Snapchat filter that made us looked like we were both dressed up and matching and insisted we took a selphy! So stinkin' cute!!
I started this layout by adding my base layers on the left. I cut the base layers for the right, however I didn't adhear them down just yet. I used a piece of regular printer paper to stamp out "BOO" in a few distress ink colors...I was afraid I would either mess the stamping up or it would bleed thru the other side. This played it safe! I used an assortment of coordinating colors, then attached it to my page and added the layers.
I then took two ghosts and the "Stay Spooky" sentiment and heat embossed them in black on white paper, die cut them with the coordinating dies and sketched and cut a speech bubble around my sentiment. I got this idea from the Elle's Studio stickers that are included in the THIS Halloween kit from the Clique, which is where all of the papers and embellishments came from for this spread.
I added my photo and layers to the left page and use lots of the stickers from that Elle's Studio sticker sheet. I'm loving the sentiments, pumpkin and speech bubbles and how it just ties this whole spread together!
Lastly, I stamped and die cut matching bats to adhere around my page. I also added that cute little spider in the top right corner of the page to bring in that third cluster of elements.
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Be sure to stop by the Clique shop HERE to pick up your stamp and die set!
Have a colorful week!,
It’s Isa today on the blog and I am thrilled to be back with a new project I made with one of the wornderful kits that you can find in Clique Kits!! I am sooooooo happy also to be working with Spanish brands. I feel so proud of the scrap that is being created in my country that when I see a new collection I cannot help it and I need to work with them! Today’s project is made with the Summer Stories collection by Mintopia Studio, and you can find the Junior Kit I used here (https://cliquekits.com/junior-kit-summer-stories-mintopia/)
I know we are already in the fall season but I always want to create with all kinds of papers at all kinds of seasons! LOL
For this Coptic book I have used all the papers from the 6x8 pack that you can find in the Kit. The size of this Coptic book is 3x4. I like making them small, because all the details and decorations are together and I like being them in such a small size!
Normally when I do a Coptic book I do not include anything on the inside, but this time, as in the die cuts set from the Kit I had some small envelopes and pockets I decided to include them inside my book to add more decorations and when I fill it with pictures I have extra pockets to put more details on it.
For the cover I used some cloth I had at home that I use for cross stitching (I do not know the technical name as I am not a very professional sewer LOL) and I like to use different materials when I make the covers of my Coptic books.
For the spine I have combined some beads, puffy stickers included in the Junior Kit and some die cuts that were also in the kit. I loveeeeee seeing the spines so full of details!! I hope you like it too!
I hope to be back very soon with new projects to show!! Take care and stay healthy! Lots of love,
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. The start of the new school year was pretty unusual in Hungary too, with all that mask-wear and hand sanitizers, parents not allowed to enter school buildings... so I was inspired to make one more layout about it, this time featuring my daughter. She's just started Grade 2 and was very excited to meet her classmates again, after spending the last 3 months of the previous year at home, in distance learning.
For my layout I used (mainly) the Zoom Festival Base Kit. First I cut the Grade School cut file of CUT to YOU from white cardstock. I only wanted to back the word Grade and the number 2, as it was an expansion of my title. I chose the Girls Girls Girls paper from the One of a Kind collection of My Mind's Eye, which you can find in the Zoom Festival Base Kit. I framed a 11.5x11.5 white cardstock with it, and backed the words. I also machine stitched the frame.
I glued down the backed cut file and started to decorate my page. First I matted my 2 photos with some patterned papers from the same collection: Girls, Girls, Girls and Her Story. Also added a piece of vellum under the paper scraps. I also added some fussy cut scallopped border strips from the Sprinkles paper of the Sweet Story collection by Crate Paper and some tags from the Zoom Festival Base Kit under the photos.
I fussy cut some blush and white flowers from the beautiful UR Beautiful paper of the Kate & Ash collection by Simple Stories, which you can find in the Zoom Festival Base Kit. I had stamped leaves left from my previous post, which I made with the Glorious Foliage Kit from the Explore & Learn Series. These Newton's Nook stamps are great and the Catherine Pooler stamping pad in Eucalyptus is so beautiful, it can be used for many projects ;-) I also added some leaves which I dye cut with my Sizzix using some Tim Holtz and Lora Bailora dies from my stash.
Finally I added my title using the Kate & Ash Foam Stickers of Simple Stories, which is also in the Zoom Festival Base Kit. I also added a clip and some icon ephemeras from the Home+Made collection of Jen Hadfield, which was in the Sweet Story Base Kit.
I hope you've liked my inspiration and you also try to mix the different kits, it is so fun! :-D
Good morning. Nicole here! So far, Edward has been doing well with the virtual learning. It's tough, but he's handling it like a champ. It's even harder for us moms... but we are living in not so normal times, taking it one day at a time.
I finally played with this gorgeous May Day paper from A.B. Studios! And it's still available in the shop. Seriously, this layout looks like it took awhile, but it really was simple... the paper pretty much makes it look like more than what it actually is! I love it, too!
While looking through my stash, I found a variety of journaling cards and chipboard pieces from Studio Forty that went well with this layout! I like the touch of pink, too.
I stamped the image of the books onto white cardstock and colored them in with markers. Then I fussy cut the image and mounted it to the layout using foam squares to add dimension. These stamps are new from Studio Forty!
What do you think? I love how hip this layout looks. So fun!
Thank you for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the shop to take a closer look at these products! Get them before they are gone!
Hello Everyone! Welcome back to the Clique International Blog. This is Maryam and today I'm going to be sharing with you two cards I created using the Add-On Kit | Fall Season from Lora Bailora and the Autumn Stamp Set from Lora Bailora as well, both available in our shop.
As you might have read in the title, today's topic is Inspired by. When I'm creating I'm usually inspired by photos I see on pinterest, sometimes by the products themselves, or some other times by what's around me. But today it's a little bit different since I was inspired by a famous cardmaker that I am sure many of you already know- Laura Bassen. I absolutely adore her cardmaking style and, of course, all the beautiful rainbow cards she makes.
Now, let's take a look at the cards I created.
For my first card, I ink blended some stripes of cardstock in different colors and then arranged them in rainbow order and adhered them to a sheet of paper to have all the strips in just one panel. Then, I stamped the cute unicorn from the Autumn Stamp Set in black and fussy cut it. Next, for the sentiment I used the word "Autumn" from the same sentiment which I white heat embossed on black cardstock and then stamped "reasons to be thankful" as a sub-sentiment.
For my second card, I started by white heat embossing some leaves from the Stamp Set of the Add-On Kit | Fall Season onto white cardstock and then with the help of my ink blending tool I inked up the leaves. I used a bunch of different dye ink colors to create a fun rainbow look. To balance things out, I decided to stamp some leaves and black and tuck them behind the colorful ones. Last but not least, for the sentiment I used "Autumn Splendor" from the same stamp set.
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 a wonderful day!
Hello Clique International friends! Today it's Giorgia here to keep you company!
Yeah, I know we are already in fall season but I still have tons of lovely summer pictures to scrap and summer is my favorite season, so... today I have for you a layout using the sweetest summer kit ever!
I must confess I always had a thing for Doodlebug Designs products and now that I am a mom of a little girl I love them even more: they are so colorful, sweet and funny and I love using them to scrap Isabella's pictures. So I immediately fell in love with the SEASONAL SERIES | SUMMER STORIES | DOODLEBUG DESIGNS KIT!
I created a sort of grid design with my sewing machine and I fussy cut the square paper in the kit to fill the spots. I matted the picture with one of the doily in the kit.
For the title I used die-cut alphas from INTERNATIONAL SERIES | MY BRILLIANT FRIEND | CREATIVE STUDIO | ITALY.
I added a lot of die-cuts from the package in the kit; I adhered some of them with foam tape to add dimension.
In the kit you can find a cute little stamp too!
I added enamel hearts here and there.
This is the finished layout, I really love how it turned out!
And wait, that's more! I made another layout using the same kit:
Ciao, a presto.
In these trying times of 2020 I always get a little bit of a mood bump at the start of a new month. There is something about any kind of new beginning that feels like an opportunity. Make no mistake, we have an unusual amount of stress caused by a tiny little thing we can't even see. We have different stressors than we ever could have imagined having in October of last year. I saw a quote that says we can always count on autumn when the leaves begin to fall to remind us how beautiful it can be to let things go. There is no doubt that 2020 is leaving an indelible mark on the whole world that for me was a wake up call. It's a wake up call to appreciate every day the things I have and not complain about what is missing. Without further ado here is the October mood board! We invite you to play along by sharing any project inspired by the mood board in The Clique group on Facebook. If you are not yet a member, it is simple to join! There is a $25 credit given away every month!
I cannot emphasize enough how much the connections between all of us, my creative friends, and our unity around our common passion means right now. The diversion of crafting, the mutual support and inspiration we share, and the joy of preserving our memories- the joyful and the painful-- is so important to me right now. I want to thank our customers and followers for giving me a reason to keep focusing on good things. When you purchase our kits or supplies from our shop you are keeping me busy curating the next batch, and supporting increasing numbers of designers and educators able to create incredible high quality content to inspire you. I love to see you sharing in our facebook group, participating in our challenges, and finding supplies that inspire you on our website. We are in this together, and I hope that you will join us for another mood board challenge this month!
In other news, I hope that you will join me in congratulating the ten new designers we have just added to our design team this month! I am so excited about the talent these women bring to the table. But if I'm honest I am even more excited about knowing that each and every designer on our team enjoys engaging with you and wants to nurture your love of crafting. You will get to know their styles and personalities soon as we introduce them all in more detail this month! Please welcome Josefine, Alexandra, Suzanne, Audrey, Karlla, Sarah, Valeska, Smitha, Betz, and Raechelle!
Here is my take on the mood board challenge! I chose one of the colors from the palette and used the beautiful 49th and Market kit! I also used the vellum from a Romanticherie sampler kit. I cut my title from solid black cardstock and also sprinkled some splatters of black India ink around the page. The butterfly wings reminded me of the look of alcohol inks. Speaking of alcohol inks- we are celebrating Inktober this month- our explore and learn theme of the month is using this medium in our projects! Stay tuned to learn more about the gorgeous color and effects you can get with alcohol inks. Being able to color non-porous objects with them is one characteristic. Another characteristic is the way they layer and blend.
Here are a few of the fall kits you might be interested in! All of our fall catalog inventory is currently in stock which means your orders will be ready to ship in the order they come in! Order early if you can because our most popular kits sell out quickly and are usually not restocked! Thanks so much for stopping by!