Locker Room: Yay
Hello Clique fans! Here is Réka and today I am sharing my first card created with the beautiful December Main Kit.
This card is very simple and easy but also so cute too!
Let’s start to create it!
First step was to trim the Dear Lizzy: Stargazer - Sun Setting paper to measure 9” inch wide and 5 ¾” inch long and score and fold in half to create a card blank.
After cover the card front with a 4 1/8” x 5 ½” inch piece of white cardstock. I have embossed the white cardstock using the leaves embossing folder from my stash. I have also make some pink and green watercolor splash. You don’t forget to can find some Prima Watercolor paint refills in the shop and remember you can use my code Reka10 to get 10% off your total purchase.
The next step was to sew around the card with my sewing machine.
Finally, I have added some die cut pieces from Dear Lizzy: Stargazer - Copper Foil Ephemera pack and fussy cut the tree and the flowers from Dear Lizzy: Stargazer - Woodland Wonder paper.
And done! I really like how it turned out.
I hope you liked my card. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful crafty day!
See you next month! Réka
Art Studio: Find Joy in the Ordinary
Happy Wednesday! Khristina here with a fun traveler's notebook spread with some simple, subtle mixed media and a fun shaker box. The patterned paper from the main kit with all of the frames was just begging me to be made into a fun sequin shaker box and it works perfectly as a title for this fun page. The friends that I have met in this online scrappy community are such an important thing to me that I wanted to makes sure to document some of these amazing relationships in my personal traveler's notebook.
I started out using my Jane Davenport watercolors and the packaging technique on the left page of the spread and then just grabbed the box of washi tape from the traveler's notebook kit. Adding layers of vertical strips of different washi tapes is one of my favorite quick and easy techniques that adds a fun impact! Adding the Snapchat photos of my friends on top made that page come together super quick and easy.
Next, I cut the center from the frame and added a piece of transparency to the frame. Then, I added some cheap foam that I picked up at the dollar store and the fun sequins from both kits. The quote then went on the back as the last layer and I had a fun, interactive title element. A few die cuts and a little journaling and the spread was done. Integrating the packaging technique is always a quick and easy way to add a subtle mixed media element with very little time. A bonus in my book!
Hi there, Gia here...totally getting in the holiday spirit this week! I received my Clique into the Holidays 2017 kit and was instantly in love with the winter themed Sweater Weather collection in the kit. I just had to go through my photos to find memories of past winters on the mainland that seem really distant now after living in Hawaii for 7 years. The little girl in this picture is my 4th of 7 children who is now a freshman in high school. Oh my how time flies. I do miss certain things about winter- like waking up to the first snow, fireplaces, and making hot cocoa with extra marshmallows for all of my babies after they come in from the cold with cute little moist, pink noses.
Here is a close up. I found this Christmas tree cut file by Jeana (Felicity Jane) in the Silhouette studio store. Lately most of my layout backgrounds start with a sheet of white cardstock. This time I had a vision for this blue and white snowflake paper, and I wanted to pick up the mood of the bluish shadowy tones of a snowy day that you can see in the photo. I backed only a few of the trees in the cut file with the patterned papers in the kit, and also layered some ephemera around the layout.
How cute is this little bluebird? Back when this photo was taken, December Daily was not really a thing yet- so I don't have that kind of album going back that far. I am really glad I could incorporate an older photo into my use of this year's holiday kit to create a simple 12 x 12 layout with it. What have you been doing with your holiday kits this year?
Aloha!! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I was busy hanging out with my family and scrapping. I am working hard trying to work on my December Daily from last year. I want to have most of it finished before I start this year's album. One way that I am doing is sticking to one kit as much as possible and using printables. Lacey has designed some really amazing exclusive printables for the Clique Into the Holidays workshop. These really help add to my album pages and I love that I can add them into Photoshop and type my journalling right on the card or edit them to fit my album. Let's take a look at a few simple things I did to my Day 10 and using the printables.
My Day 10 consists of One 6x6 sized photo on a piece of 6x8 patterned paper and 2 6x8 page protectors that have 2 3x4 at the top and 1 6x4 photo at the bottom. I had a total of 4 photos for my day. I wanted to make sure I included journaling and filler day card.
I took one of the exclusive printable cards and added it to Photoshop. I loved the coffee cup and the color scheme, but i wanted to change the bottom line of words to match my spread. In Photoshop it was really easy to highlight the bottom line of text and cover it in another layer with the same color as the background. I then added a new text block back over the same spot and added the wording I wanted. I color matched the original text and changed the text color to match. Bingo, it looks like it matches and by adding layers in Photoshop I can easily go back to the original version when I want to use that.
Before changing the coffee cup card I printed off all the exclusive printables on a cover stock paper on my at home printer. By batch printing them, I have a bunch of cards all ready to go to add to my spreads as I need them.
I love the way my day card turned out by trimming down the December Card and backing it on a striking red patterned paper. I added silver glitter washi tape to the middle of the card then layered on top of that a circle of patterned papered a lab tag punched out from the printable sheet. By adding a sticker and a handmade bow with bakers twine, I had the perfect little spot to add number tile stickers that look like they came from a game. It matched the pictures from my day too.
To help tie in the the big picture with the pockets I added another cluster of layered washi tape, patterned paper and a label from the same printable paper. I added more numbers to the die cut just in case I needed it. This penguin from the Sweater Wether Collection is so cute and matches the penguin on my holiday mug. I also added some red sequins for some extra pops of color.
I love this heart pattern from the printables, it works so well with my photo too. The one thing about game or get together's are that the photos tend to have so may different colors in them. I could have made the photo black and white and then it would match any color scheme I use. So using this pattern really keeps the page alive and joyous. by adding a christmasy patterned paper behind the hearts it gives a nod to the holiday season but doesn't scream Christmas. This get together with our friends is a something that we plan monthly so it isn't necessarily a christmas story but a story of our lives even when it is the holidays. I think it's important in my holiday albums to note and journal about he relationships we have and what that means to us.
I kept the card simple and added a tag and a label sticker. By adding ribbon to the tag I am bringing more red in to the spread.
My drink photo was very festive so I embellished that a bit more. By adding silver washi tape, a sticker, gold alpha's and more red sequins. I tried to get the cluster to mimic the drinks. It makes it fun and fills that need for things to match.
I had a whole 3x4 card for journalling which was plenty. If I had needed more space to journal I would have close one of the printables and added it to Photoshop and added a text black on the card and added journalling that way. By printing out journaling you can make the words smaller and get more on the card. also it can look really nice and neat especially if you use a really cool font.
Thanks for joining me today!! By on the look out this week on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel for the Process video for this spread. I will share the video in the Clique Facebook when it is live.
Be sure if you purchase the Clique into the Holidays Class that you share with everyone how your holiday documenting is going. We love to see your work!! Use the hashtag #cliquekits and #click_connect_create.
Have an inspired week!!
Study Hall: Just Peachy
Hello! Donna here sharing my first project with the December "Lemonade" kit. It features the Star Gazer collection by Dear Lizzy.
This kit is so pretty and I love the playful and fun designs as well as the bright palette of colors!
As always, I love it when there is a paper with images/patterns I can fussy cut.
The Marigold Merriment paper is my new favorite paper at the moment!
A few pieces will go a long way so I have more to fussy cut and use for future projects.
I started first by cutting strips of paper and placed them vertically on the left side of the layout. Then I hand cut the scallop borders for a bit of texture.
I fussy cut several of these yellow flowers and leaves and tucked them underneath the photo and under the cluster of wordart frames on the right side of the paper strips. I used foam tape to adhere the ends of the leaves and flowers as well as the top part of the wordart frames to give depth.
I scattered the colorful sequins all over the page and added the title to finalize the look. I handwritten the word "just" in my title with a black Micron pen.
And that's it! I hope you liked what I shared and I would love to hear what you think of my project today!
Study Hall: Wonderful
Hi guys! Khristina here sharing my first project with my new December kits. Just as I predicted in the unboxing video, I am using some of the kit goodies interchangeably between the Main Kit and the TN Kit. Do you ever have a page that you just want to keep clean lines and simple embellishing to really let your photos shine? Well, I do! And these were those kinds of photos for me. I really wanted the photos of my son to be the star.
aOne of my dear friends, Suzanna Lee, created a sketch for a Facebook group that we both belong to this month and I thought that it was absolutely perfect to use to get the look that I wanted. Let's face it...sometimes, sketches are just the way to get your creativity flowing! Here's the sketch that I decided to work with today...
I knew that this sketch would be perfect for the December Kit because the Star Gazer collection has such bright bold colors and patterns. I got right to work layering up three of the patterned papers to create that inside box. Then, I grabbed my sewing machine and added just a little bit of stitched detailing to the top left and bottom right layers. Matting the two photos of my son with a simple border of white yardstick really helped them pop off of that bright blue background. Don't you just love the expression on his face?!
Next up was my favorite part...embellishing! I started with all of the blue and green elements that i wanted to add in my three clusters. Then, I grabbed that amazing copper foil "Wonderful" as well as a few copper stars from the TN sticker sheet. Adding a few torn strips of the copper washi tape really added a pop and brought things together.
Then, I decided to step a little outside my comfort zone (do you ever do that?) For some reason, the bright orange little accents were calling my name. So....I took a leap and added a touch of bright orange to each of my embellishment clusters. That orange flair badge from the main kit was one of my favorite little pieces and I just adore it on this layout.
I'm super excited about the pop that those orange accents added because that was definitely a move outside my typical! Sometimes, taking a chance on something unusual can definitely work out. If you want to see a bit more, please check out the video below.
I hope that you loved watching how my sketch-based layout with clean lines and bold pops of color came together today. I hope that you will pull out your kits and try something a little outside your comfort zone this month. I would love to see what you create with your kits!
Field Notes: Just Love
Hello, Friends! Maryám here with you today to share my first project using the beautiful December 2017 Lemonade kit that features Stargazer collection from Dear Lizzy.
Here are a few close-ups:
I hope you liked my project.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!
Happy Thanksgiving from Clique Kits
A heartfelt Thanksgiving greeting from Clique Kits to you! May you and your loved ones enjoy this day to count your blessings! We hope your holiday is relaxing and filled with good food, good company, and maybe some scrapbooking time for you while everyone else is in a food coma? Enjoy these Thanksgiving printables on us!
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Art Studio: Merry & Bright
Hello Clique fans! Here is Réka again and today I am sharing my latest project with you. I made a home decor project and I also used one homemade stencil.
The first step was to print one Christmas illustration from this printables.
After I have used the stars patterned homemade stencil. I totally love these stars.
I added a gold paint on it. Finally I have created a frame with white embossing paper around the picture.It was done. It is easy and simple and I really love the result.
I hope you liked my project. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! See you next time! Réka
Good morning! Khristina here. This time of year it seems like December Daily is what all of the buzz is centered around. Last year was my first year and so I am looking forward to a fresh perspective, some lessons learned, and a whole lot of fun this holiday season. Do you enjoy this project? What do you do to get ready?
I have been watching some videos of past years and looking through all of my supplies and trying to form a plan in my head. I have learned that I cannot do foundation pages (I know...I know...) So part of my prep for this year has been dealing with the reality of going back to last year's project and getting it done. Yep, I am one of those people who just didn't get it all done and I am okay with that. I am determined to get this project finished and it is all going to be okay.
Today, I wanted to focus on some photos that I randomly took of my husband and our kids. They were standing in this boxcar and it just struck me that this family is constantly in a state of change. Movement and change (and let's be honest some craziness) is what a blended family is about especially during holiday seasons. So even though this story is part of my December Daily, it is more a story about how our family embraces the magic of the holidays despite some blended family challenges.
I grabbed my CK Holiday Card Kit and some leftovers from my November kit because there are SO many great pieces still in there and got to work. This is going to be day fifteen and so my format was set for me as I already finished day fourteen and day sixteen. I knew that I wanted to include a little touch of hand-stitching and so I outlined the candy canes on this 3x4 card from the kit.
The left card was just a piece of patterned paper layered up with a few die cuts from the kit. I added some dimension to the "very merry" with some foam adhesive and added a couple of stars and a doily from my stash and loved the simple, clean look. The bottom of the page was the 4x6 distant shot of my family and I grabbed by gold foil alphabet from the November kit and it was perfect to add the word blended.
Next, I was on to the right side of the page which was a 6x8 full page layout. I loved the Carousel paper from the November kit and used that to create my background. I backed my photo with some red polka dot paper from the Holiday card kit as well as a 3x4 card to include my story and a couple of die cuts. I used my TAB punch to create a little label at the very top of my photo and added my cork number for this page. My journaling tells the story of how the holidays can be tricky but that sharing the magic of the season makes it all worth it.
I would love it if you would stop by the video that goes along with this spread as well. You can find that here..
And that's it....December Daily pages don't have to be complicated to be impactful. Telling important stories is something that I strive to do in my December Daily and plan to do even more of that this year. How do you handle storytelling in your December Daily? I would love to hear about your plan for this year...