Hello and Happy New Year's Eve to Everyone :-) It's Piroska here today on the Clique International blog, I hope you all had a very merry Christmas holiday and now you are ready to say goodbye to this ...(you name it) year. Let me show you a layout of our Christmas Eve, what was everything but not usual!
Because of the pandemic we couldn't meet my parents, so we celebrated 300 kilometers away from each other, and opened our presents while having a video chat. I have never ever had a Christmas when I did not see my parents... it was heartbreaking when I first realised that this is going to happen this Christmas... But then we decided to celebrate and enjoy it anyway, and had a holly jolly Christmas, no matter what! ;-)
For my layout I first cut the Holly Jolly Christmas cut file of CUT to YOU from white cardstock. I cut it large, because I wanted to use it as a highlight of my page and backed it with some patterned papers of the Mistletoe kit , featuring the Muérdago collection of Mintopia Studio.
For my background I used a white cardstock which I covered with clear gesso first. Then I started to use my Pastel Dreams Prima Confenctions Watercolors, painting with Lemonade, Rose and Sea Dream colours onto it. When it was dry I added some splashes with my Heidi Swapp Color Shine, I used Blush, Seafoam and Gold colours.
When everything was dry, I glued down the cut file on the link side, using heavy cardstock on the back to add some dimension to it. I added the photo on the right, and matted it on some patterned papers of the Muérdago collection.
I added some cut outs and puffy stickers for decoration, and some alphabeth stickers to continue the title. Last I added a self-made macramé Christmas tree for the Crossover challenge of Clique International.
Trying out new things is so much fun! I enjoyed making some macrame trees very much, I'm going to add some to my December Daily album too, it is very addicting ;-) And pairing unusal crafts with scrapbooking is awesome!
I hope you are going to have some creative time in 2021 too! We'll be here to inspire you!
Hello Clique friends, it's Giorgia here today to wish you happy holidays!
For today post I have for you an idea for quick and easy last minute gifts and packaging.
Each year I make several of these plastic ornaments filled with faux snow, changing only the decorations: they are really a fun and easy project and they make a cute gift for neighbors, co-workers, friends, family.
They can also be used as placemat for Christmas lunch by adding a name tag to the twine.
As you can see, each one is different, also if I used the same patterned paper for all of them; you just need to change the sentiment, the colors of the pon pon trim and the twine to have a full set of different decors!
I put them in paper or linen bags (this one is recycled from one of my Clique kits, it contained embellishments) that I decorated with stickers, doilies, tags, paper. Once again, all different, to have a colorful mix.
There are so many ways to decorate paper bags: you can add a decorated tag, add stickers, fussy cut some cute patterned paper to make embellishments, add banners, pon pon, faux pinecones, paper clips, felt decorations, die cuts, twine, you can stamp on them or even create a Christmas tree with strips of patterned papers... the possibilities are endless!
I used all of these techniques to show you a variety of possible packaging... aren't they cute all together?
These are the kits I used:
Don't forget to check the Christmas section in the shop to find so many different and lovely Christmas products and kits!
Ciao, a presto e Buone Feste!
Today I have a fun Christmas layout to share using the CP Hey Santa base kit. I love this photo of my daughter holding our very non compliant cat which may have been something to do with us decorating her! I knew when I started this layout I wanted to use a coloured base paper and create a window with a scene behind it.
I worked on the window first, adding stitching around the frame to add texture. I chose the Santa paper to back the frame. I next added a Christmas Tree which is a cut file from the Silhouette Design store. I added glitter to the edges of the tree and finished off adding some tree embellishments and a Christmas parcel. I also added a puffy sticker wreath to the window. I then attached the window frame as a whole to my base paper with foam tape.
I next added my photo (my daughter and a very grumpy cat being forced to dress up lol!), matting it on a black/white paper piece to contrast against the red polka dot paper. I added with foam tape to create dimension and tucked under a phrase sticker and a cute mouse puffy sticker finished off with a Santa and his reindeer sticker.
I created a large title using gold glitter flocked paper so it contrasted nicely against the red polka dot paper.
Don't be afraid to use a bright or patterned background, with contrasting other papers and embellishments it can work! I added some messy stitching in the form of a border to finish off. I love how this turned out and the fact that I put my white cardstock away and went out of my comfort zone.
I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with those you love! See you in 2021!
Welcome to the Cliquekits blog today.
It is almost Christmas and I was inspired by ISa Nu Go.
I made this Christmas decoration from a glass coffee jar and two small glass jars.
For this project I used the beautiful collection of Crate paper 'Hey Santa' this gorgeous base kit from Cliquekits fits perfectly!
what do we need,
Of course the glass jars, rope, ribbon, paper flowers. (I cut the paper flowers with my Cricut maker and used the design paper from the kit. Of course you can also use flowers metal dies) we need cardstock stickers from the base kit, sequins, fake snow, and gold puffy title stickers and metal bells.
I fill the two small glass jars with fake snow and put a mini Christmas tree from the crate paper collection in both of them as well as some sequins and glitter. Inside I also place a small light for an extra Christmas vibe. In the lid of the jar I make a hole and put a piece of rope through it so I can use it as a tree decoration.
The lids of the jars I decorated with ribbon, rope, metal bells, and paper Christmas flowers. I glued them with 3d foam.
I filled the large glass coffee jar with marshmallows. The smell of marshmallows reminds me of cold Christmas with a fireplace.
I also decorated the glass jar with golden puffy stickers, ribbon, paper leaves, metal bells and a paper die-cut!
I hope I was able to inspire you with my blog and maybe you got an idea to give someone a lovely decorated and filled with marshmallows glass jar for Christmas!
I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Hello friends! It's Smitha here today with a quick gift tag idea to match the Holiday card we made last time! I'm using the Gansai Tambi Shimmery paints again here.
Start by cutting out tag shapes from either heavy cardstock or watercolor paper. Then using a little water, paint circle shapes on the center of the tag.
Paint the circles in a few different colors. I love this gem set of colors!
Next using a black marker or black pen add a line on top of the ornament
Add a quick squiggle for the ornament to hang with and then letter the words Happy Holidays!
I love how these shimmer with the light!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial friends! Wishing you all a happy holiday season!
It's so good to be back here on the Clique Kits blog. I hope everyone is doing great and that, even though it is a very strange year, you are planning wonderful Christmas with your beloved ones.
For today's post I wanted to bring something special and that is why I made one a Coptic Book using Muerdago from Mintopia Studio. You can find all the products of this collection on the Clique Kits shop here.
I used mostly all the products in the kits that you can find in the shop, because I wanted to make a coptic book quite big and with lots of pages to use it as a December Daily or a big album for documenting my Christmas holidays.
As you can see in the pictures, I have used all the papers of the collection, but the ones that are only one sided, I like in coptic books sometimes to give some space and clearness in the pages. As the patterns of the papers of this collection are quite lively and bright, some white could help to add just a picture and a sticker and make some pages in a clean and simple style.
In the spine of the book I have used mostly die cuts (but small ones), puffy stickers, the felter stars of the Muerdago collection and some decorations that I had at home such as some beads and felter balls. Even I used some tiny bottles with the sequins of the collection. I like to have them full of decorations, as I think it is a very important element in this kind of projects, because it is what calls the attention more, a thick spine full of great add-ons.
Finally, for the cover I have combined the laces from the collection, some stickers and the puffy ones too. I used the die cut of the girl which I think it is one of the cutest things I've ever seen (as well as the dog with the Christmas wreath, adorable!!) and then I cut the door house from one of the papers of the collection. I painted the wood pieces (that I always cut myself because I like it more, I suppose this is a scrapbooker mania) for the cover with acrylic paint in soft blue and then with a spray paint I made the white drops. I hope you like it as much as I do!
I hope you all enjoy the Christmas holidays with your beloved ones and stay safe and healthy. See you next year with tons of new inspirations!! Take care!
Hello Clique Friends