I hope everyone is doing great and that you had a great Thanksgiving with your beloved ones. It’s Isa today on the blog and as the Xmas season is about to start, on today’s post I want to give you an idea to recycle and create some original Xmas decorations!
I decided to take some jars that I had to throw away as I already used the food inside LOL. I kept them thinking…maybe I could make something with them! And now it has been the moment. I have used the Muerdago collection from Mintopia Studio that you can find here: http://cliquekits.com/seasonal-series-mistletoe-mintopia/ and also the some add-ons here: http://cliquekits.com/add-on-kit-mistletoe-trims-mintopia/.
I used two different size of jars. On the inside of both of them I used the same. Sequins from the collection, some fake snow that I had at home and some felt balls that I had at home that I use sometimes for the spines of my Coptic books. All this mixed with some glitter make all the magic! Then, I chose some die cuts from the collection that could fit in the jars and glued them to the top of the jars.
As I had some extra sequins and fake snow I decided also to complete the collection of decorations with a Xmas ball that I had from last year and I did not use to decorate my tree. I used an angel die cut that I found very cute and I decorated also with all the laces and ribbons that are included in the collection that I think that are amazing! I hope you like it!
I hope you start feeling the Xmas spirit around and I hope I have given you cool ideas to recycle! You never know which object you are going to be able to scrap until you try it!! See you soon with new ideas! Love!
Hi there Clique friends! Giorgia here today to share with you the setup of my 2020 December daily: I opted for a ring album because you can add a lot of pages and easily change their sequence, so you can prepare all the pages on time, without dating them and decide which one using everyday, based on which one fits the better for the events of the day.
This year I decided to make an unconventional Christmas album, using pop colors instead of the traditional red, green, gold and white; if you are in love with this kind of colors for Christmas, you really should check Mintopia's Christmas kits in the Christmas section of the shop!
I will show you the pages I made so far, telling you what I love to add to any kind of mini, not only December Daily.
The first page is a beautiful cardstock that has has sparkly stars that changes colors when hit by light!
And what to say about those cute wooden penguins and penguin paper clip?!
The penguin paper clip hold in place a tag, that I decorated on both sides. On the other page I created a pocket where I place other tags: I love to embellish tags with recycled fibers and ribbons.
To cut the star I used a die included in a summer themed kit!
When making a mini, I love to vary the size and shape of pages: it adds a lot of fun to the album!
I used this amazing alpha puffy stickers to create the sentence (in the shop you can find it also in green and red!)
Here you can see another example of what I love to add to a mini: shaker tag and doliies can be use as cute fillers to the mini album!
To create the confetti and sequin shaker I used tulle fabric.
Another funny thing to add in minis are pockets: you can use paper bags to create them and fill them with pictures, tags, ephemeras... The cute felt bear is included in this kit.
In this page I created a sort of pocket in the centre of the page, by sewing the two sides of a patterned paper and leaving the top and bottom free, so when I will add tags or pictures they will slide through the pocket.
Another kind of page that I love to add in mini albums are vellum pages: I love that you can see through them and spot what there is behind them!
I stamped a cute bunny on the vellum and added two little snowflakes. The stamp is from my stash, but here you can find something similar.
To create this page I punched circles from all different patterned papers and added some embellishments.
Did you spot the cute bunny on the back of the vellum? I love that you can see it also when the page is turned!
In the next page I created a Christmas tree using wooden stars.
I also love to use tags as small pages! In the back I will add a picture, or maybe my Christmas wishlist!
You can also create pages with flaps that you can open: I added a cute tassel to it to help opening it and to add colors and fun!
Also creating shaped pages can be an idea to add fun to the mini: I hand cut this Christmas tree from a patterned paper, but you can also use the amazing premade dividers included in this album kit!
I die cut a snowflake on the sparkly cardstock and added embellishment (you can find a lovely snowflake die here).
In this page I cut several stars from a white cardstock and adhered it on the top of a flap made with stars patterned paper. I added enamel stars and a pon pon trim.
An embossed page with a tag on top of it.
Acetate is another must have in my mini albums! As for vellum, I love that you can spot what's behind it.
Another cute item to add to a mini are envelopes! I love to fill them with pictures!
I hope to have give you some ideas on what to add to your December Daily!
Let me know if you are making one!
I used these products from the shop:
Have a good day!
Ciao, a presto.
Hello Clique friends!
It's me Valeska here on the blog, as you may have noticed, again with a mini album.
I love making mini albums, I like to make them in various formats and even more I like to share them with you.
The one I bring today, I made in a 4 inches embroidery frame. I used the A Simpler Life Base kit, with beautiful papers from Jen Hadfield's The Avenue collection and embellishments by Maggie Holmes from Crate Paper.
I combined the whole structure with a pink ribbon that I had in my studio. I cut the pages inside in a circle of 3 1/2 inches leaving a flap that I made a hole for an eyelet. I ran the ribbon through the metal frame of the embroidery frame and in the middle of the eyelet.
I used this pretty embroidered bird as if it were really embroidery on the frame.
Also, I made some tags and pockets. I used the Canon Selphy printer to print some photos of different sizes.
I made a pocket for a journaling card and used many words with the puffy alphabet that comes in the kit.
Finally at the back, I prepared a shaker with black polka dot acetate circles, which is also in the A Sampler Life kit, with green, silver and gold sequins.
Hope you enjoyed it!
Thank you so much for stopping by and being part of this beautiful crafty community.
Hi everybody! Happy Thanksgiving! Nicole here with a variety of art journal spreads I created using my gel plate, acrylic paint and Art Journal! I created these spreads during the month at different times. Whenever I felt the need to get messy, I grabbed a page and started playing! I recommend playing with paint whenever you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed with life. It really does help!
When playing with gel plates, a tiny drop of acrylic paint goes a long way. Grab some paper and just play... Don't worry if the images aren't as clear...just play and add layers of colors and patterns or whatever you want to do!
Use a brayer to help apply pressure over the art journal page.
You can play with your stencils too... to create a fun background!
Here are a variety of pages I created using paints and stencils and anything else I could find. :) If you're looking to try something new, try playing with gel plates! We have some available in the shop and I believe we have a few Gelli Printing Kits and art journals as well! Grab them while you can.
For this page, I used the gel plate and pulled the green, pink and purple colors onto the journaling page. Then I used the Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste from The Crafter's Workshop over the 6x6 stencil to create the patterns. Once the paste was completely dry, I used a gel medium to glue down the embellishments. Super simple and fun to make!
I used a blending tool to blend in the wheat stalks using a small drop of paint. The circle was created using light blue paint on the gel plate stamped on the page. The Gelli Printing Explore & Learn Kit is on sale in the shop!
I used the Limited Kit, Bliss to create these fun mixed media pages. That lace trim is sooooo beautiful I didn't want to cut it... We still have a few acrylic paints from the Bliss Limited Edition as well.
Are you ready to play with gel plates yet? Don't forget to wear an apron before you start or you'll end up with paint on your favorite hoodie...just saying! Thanks so much for visiting today!
These are the stencils I used on these journal pages in case you wanted to know.
TCW865S Asian Floral
TCW912S Wheat Stalks
TCW882S Fantasy Tile
TCW925S Nature's Circuitry
TCW861S Happy Dandelions
TCW923S Celestial Sun
Hey everyone! Suzanne here with you today to share a VERY quick and EASY mixed-media layout. This page features the "September Song" kit that boasts loads of American Crafts goodies inclusive of Amy Tan and Paige Evans. This kit is so versatile that it started off as a Fall layout, but then I quickly gravitated to the bright and colorful side!
I absolutely love the background paper, but I needed to tone down the pattern a bit so that focus isn't lost. I simply spritzed the background with a white, opaque spray ink-letting it drip in places and varying concentration of the ink in certain areas. If you don't own an opaque spray ink, this technique works very well with thinned white gesso. Remember when I said this was a quick and easy mixed-media layout?
If you can't tell, I am a huge fan of funky layers on my pages. It's the perfect way to add pops of color to any photo! I also added some Paige Evans ephemera die-cut flowers to the page. They are not included with this kit, but you can purchase them in the Clique Kit store.
I grabbed this title from a much older Clique Kit just because it works perfectly with the look on my daughter's face. She was staring up in a tree asking me all kinds of questions about the bark, leaves, and birds. I thought that little inquisitive face was just too cute to not photograph!
I am also a fan of adding tulle between my layers and sewing on my pages. The tulle just adds that extra bit of visual dimension without taking away from the design of the page.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share this easy layout with you today! I do hope you come back for more inspiration to come from the rest of the team!
Hi crafty friends! Rita here today with a new scpralift for our "My kinda people" blog post category where we introduce you to our fellow The Clique members and scraplift one of their layouts shared in our group. The layout I chose for my project is by Roberta Ciccarelli. She posted it as contribution for the August Mood Board Challenge. I really loved how she used mixed media and the overall composition, so I asked her if she would be ok with me scraplifting and introducing her. She even wrote some words for the blog, so here we go: "I am Roberta, a super happy wife and mom from Italy. I love photos, colors and everything that arouses positive emotions. I discovered scrapbooking by accident, it immediately entered my heart and now I will not leave it anymore." If you want to check out more of Roberta's projects, you can do it on Facebook. Here's the link to her page: www.facebook.com/VoceScrap-114683079917628
For my layout I used the super cute Junior Sampler Kit "Field Notes" by Rosie's Studio which is available in the Clique International Shop. It features so many goodies - papers, die cuts, cute stickers and on top of that: stamps! I really wanted to use bits of everything, it was just all too cute.
First I prepared my background using watercolors and a yellow Dina Wakley Gloss Spray to make some splashes. After that I used the leaves dies from The Stamp Market to create paper leaves and backed the photos with patterned paper and the leftover cut out paper strips from the dies. The photos show my son having fun with all the leaves. It was really hilarious. He had so much fun throwing them up and I had so many problems making decent photos because he was moving so fast. (This is what I wrote on the layout it german by the way.) Anyways, I think it is obvious what he's doing, but the leaves are so so blurry on the photos. That's why I loved the idea to create additional paper leaves and arrange them in a way so it would look like he's throwing them up in the air.
I really love that a stamp set is part of the kit. It's so unique and especially suitable for childrens layouts. The gnomes are adorable and the mini leaves and flowers are perfect details on the page. Also, hedgehogs!!!! Really, you have to check out this cute kit! LOL
Apart from the vertical arrangement of the photos I really wanted to incorporate some stripes. Therefore I used a striped paper from the kit and painted some with watercolor. For the final touch I added stamped leaves and flowers. And of course the gnomes and mushrooms! So sweet! But let's take a final look at the whole layout:
I guess you can tell that I adore this adorable kit. Thanks so much Roberta for sharing her amazing layout in our Facebook group "The Clique". If you want to be featured here on the blog and get scraplifted by one of the Design Team members, don't hesitate to share your work in our Facebook group. We always appreciate it! Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!
Hi there Clique friends! Giorgia here today to share with you a layout using my favorites techniques together: fussy cutting and machine sewing.
Do you like to fussy cut? I find it really relaxing and I use it really often on my projects, along with machine sewing.
As soon as I saw this paper I knew that I wouldn't use it as it was: I immediately thought on fussy cutting it and creating a kind of a banner with it... and so these are my banners!
I machine stitched all the banners and lift them to add dimension.
I also fussy cut the cute animals from another patterned paper: how adorable they are, perfectly matching to my Baby Bella sweather?! I also added a glittered bow to the racoon.
And did you spot the hedgehog on the layout top corner?!
I love to "frame" the white cardstock by trimming it 29 cm and adhering it on a patterned paper. I chose a floral one, you can find lot of them here in the dedicated shop section.
I used these products from the shop:
Have a good day!
Ciao, a presto.
Hello! :) Raechelle here sharing my first blog project, some cute little Christmas treat containers.
These little containers held some drink mixes and I knew they would make perfect little treat containers, so I saved them.
The creative process was simple and these eight containers took less than an hour to create.
I simply cut a few of the cute patterned papers from the kit to size, added a quick 1/2" border on top, and then completed with some twine and die cuts. A quick punched circle completes the look. Everything, minus the pink/white twine, is from the festive Making Spirits Bright kit.
Stuffed inside are 12 candy Kisses and two mini candy canes.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I've inspired you to get creative with a container that you might have thought to toss in the garbage.
Check out the Clique Kits store for this kit along with so many others. Happy scrappin'!
Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a dog themed shadow box that I altered using the super cute Bella Blvd Cooper Add-On Kit and a Foundations Décor Magnetic Shadow Box. I had a lot of fun creating this décor piece celebrating all the fantastic dogs in my life. I'm not able to socialize with family as much as I would like during this pandemic, which means I'm also missing spending time with my favorite furry friends. This frame has place of pride on my mantle where I can look at it often during my day.
Foundations Décor Magnetic Shadow Box Measurements
I like to plan décor projects in advance as they are a bit more involved. I thought it would be helpful to share the specific measurements of this tray and the compartments, as well as some assembly details, before going into the design specifics.
The outer measurement of the shadow box frame is 12.25 x 12.25 inches. A metal sheet is sandwiched between a top compartmentalized wood frame and a solid piece of wood. The metal layer holds the wood inserts with magnets that are applied by a simple peel and stick method to the back of the wood inserts. The wood inserts are easy to pop in and out of the frame. This feature allows one frame to be used all year long, swapping the inserts with the changing seasons. (CLICK HERE to see the Easter Frame I embellished earlier this year.) The frame is nearly 5/8 inches thick, so after adding the wood inserts and the magnets, there is about a 1/4 inch of space to the top edge of the frame. This means there is plenty of room for thicker and/or layered embellishments!
Wood Insert Measurements (1/8 inch MDF, 6 Total)
Magnetic Shadow Box Design Details
After covering the wood insert with patterned paper from the American Crafts A Simpler Life Base Kit, I embossed a piece of chipboard from my stash to add a pop of bright red to the title spot of this frame. Then, I embellished the chipboard with a house button and glass bead from the Cooper Kit. I used an American Crafts Thickers Alphabet Set from a past kit to spell out 'Home is Where My Dog Is.'
I used the Newton's Nook Woof Add-on Kit to add small stamped paw print around the title insert.
I used the same design formula to embellish each wood insert to fill the rest of the fame. I topped patterned papers from the kits with a photo of a family dog, and then added die-cuts, buttons, glass beads, and a letter for the first initial of each dog's name.
I added more embossed chipboard pieces from my stash to the bottom of the frame. Lastly, I tied a piece of ribbon around the frame for some contrasting texture.
I hope I have inspired you today! I you have any questions about working with this magnetic shadow box, please leave me a note in the comments section and I'll be happy to answer.
If you're looking for a fun shadow box kit, there are a couple to choose from in the Clique Store:
Limited Edition Kit - Baby Shadow Box Bundle
Limited Edition Kit - Spring Shadow Box Bundle
Clique International Supplies:
Bella Blvd Cooper Add-on Kit
Newton's Nook Woof Add-on Kit
American Crafts A Simpler Life Base Kit
Foundations Décor Magnetic Shadow Box Frame
Other Supplies: Chipboard: Creative Embellishments; Embossing Powder: Ranger; Ink: Tsukineko; Ribbon: May Arts; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Here is Karlla Dauer and I’m very happy to be able to share my first project with you!
What I love most in Texas are the seasons.
Here the seasons are well defined, and we can see how beautiful each one is and it’s differences.
This is my favorite time of year.
The holidays full of meanings, the leaves fallen on the floor, the fireplace always on to warm us with love.
For this project, I wanted to save that special moment.. My son’s first pumpkin patch
I love how we can keep our memories inside the SNAP of Simpls Stories, and now I have another passion ... the Flipbook!
I created a folded page with a big shaker.
This kit FALL STORIES, is amazing for fall lover’s.
In the background I made a big envelope to keep a journaling.
I like to hide envelopes in the background. It’s a good way to keep a message from that moment.
You can find other embellishments from this collection in CLIQUE KITS.
I hope you've been inspired
Thanks so much.