Hello everyone! Christmas is just around the corner and making handmade gifts is one of my favorite things to show my loved ones that I care about them. How about you?
I created these cute little shadow boxes featuring these adorable penguin wood shapes from the Polar Playtime pack included in the 'Making Spirits Bright' kit. Almost everything is created using this kit, however the background paper for the skiing penguins and ice skating penguins came from the paper included in the 'More Mistletoe' kit.
These were not difficult to create, it's just a matter of layering and ensuring the layers have a solid base.
The initial box was created using a plain rectangular lid from a box cut file I purchased from the Silhouette store.
Ice was added using some silver cardstock.
I then added the background patterned paper, followed by one layer of a snowy hill/hills.
Two of the boxes have only one additinal snowy layer, and I varied the depth. For instance. the penguin ice skating has less background depth, and I accomplished this by using a piece of foam to adhere the layer. The skiiers have two additional layers because there are two of them skiing and I wanted the appearance of more movement.
The trio of penguins along with the ice skating penguin are held in place using a folded rectangular strip of cardstock (as shown below). This is also how the snowy hills are adhered to the background for more stability.
The skiing penguins were glued directly onto the snow hills and held firmly in place until they were dry.
I'd like to say that I planned ahead and all the trees and sequin snowflakes were added prior to the layers and penguins being adhered, but to be honest they were not, which made the final embellishing a bit more complicated, but in retrospect I think it worked in my favor to see where the bare areas to fill were.
Here are more images:
What projects have you been working on? We'd love to see you share them in The Clique facebook group! We love seeing what you are creating, especially with Clique Kits!
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing the results of my experiment using The Stamp Market Embroidery Hoop Dies to create a set of woodland winter greeting cards. In the spirit of the challenge running this month in the Clique Facebook Group, I have tried the crafty crossover of incorporating cross stitch, embroidery, and quilling techniques on a project. This was a real challenge for me because I don't usually create projects that use any of these skills. The extra time I put in to these cards was absolutely worth it! I'm loving the results.
I used Alexandra Renke Cardstock for the base of the cards. The Altenew + The Stamp Market 6x6 Mega Pack Sampler Kit contains a fun mix of patterned papers that are fun to mix and match. I cut the animals and leaves from Kaisercraft patterned papers.
I used the same basic design for all the cards. I used the larger embroidery hoop dies to cut the hoop embellishments from cardstock and specialty patterned paper. Once I added stitching to each hoop, I added them to the cards.
To finish each card, I added a Pretty Little Studio sentiment sticker, handmade quilled acorn embellishments, and some glittered adhesive dots to the cheeks of each animal.
Quilled Acorn Embellishment Tutorial
Step 1: Use the slotted quilling tool to roll strips of quilling paper into a tight coil large enough to fit inside an acorn cap. Join more than one paper strip together by using a micro adhesive runner or liquid glue.
Step 2: Use a mini mold to transform the tight coil into a 3D dome. If you don't have this tool, simple push on the center of the coil, or use the rounded end of the slotted quilling tool, to form the dome.
Step 3: Coat the inside of the paper dome with liquid glue and let dry.
Step 4: Glue the paper dome into the acorn cap.
A note about acorn caps: I purchased the acorn caps that I used for these cards. They were cleaned and dried for me. If you collect acorns from nature for use on craft projects, first clean them with soapy water and let dry. To be sure that there aren't any insects in the caps, heat them in a 175 degree oven for about 90 minutes.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to try a new craft. These winter woodland cards are will make the perfect greeting all season long.
Clique International Supplies:
Explore & Learn Series: Quilling For Scrapbookers
Alexandra Renke Cardstock
Altenew + The Stamp Market Mega 6x6 Paper Stack Sampler Kit
The Stamp Market Embroidery Hoop Dies
AC Specialty Cardstock
Kaisercraft Patterned Paper
Pretty Little Studio Sentiment Stickers
Other Supplies: Acorn Caps; Glitter: American Crafts; Embroidery Floss; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
It's me Karlla Dauer, and I'm very happy with this post.
I love Christmas and all the memories of that holiday.
What is even more wonderful is that near the city I live in (Dallas / TX)
there is a city called Grapevine.
It's called the Christmas capital of Texas. The historic center is 40 days fully decorated for Christmas,
it even has an area dedicated to Grinch.
The center is full of people, has many activities, and even a train ride.
They offer hot chocolate and music playing all day.
I've been living in Texas for 4 years, and I always go there to enjoy this magical moment.
So to celebrate that time, I created a layout with the collection
Wishmas - Fancy Pants Designs
Hope you like it
That love and the Christmas spirit are always in your hearts.
Thank you so much for visiting the blog,
and take the time to check out the other beautiful collections
in the store Clique Kits
Good morning everyone! I hope everyone is keeping themselves as safe as they possibly can. Today I am sharing a layout I created using Roberta Ciccarelli's "Famiglia" layout as my inspiration. I spotted this layout in the Clique Group a few weeks ago and couldn't stop looking at the layout! The background just pulled me right in. And the color combination is very bright and bold. I loved that Roberta used the paper with the trees in the background. It's not a paper I would use, but I love it!!
You can see more of her beautiful work via FaceBook. Click here to get inspired! Thank you Roberta for allowing me to lift your layout! We love seeing your work in the group and we appreciate your support!
To begin, I looked through my papers for a patterned paper that I would not use... While I love the patterned, I probably would have ignored this paper because it's a bit different... But if you look closely, there are some really cool patterns in the background... layered brinks, candles, windows... neat! For this layout, I am using the Urban Legend Kit. The colors and patterns are sooooo different and I'm really liking it!
I used the word "Love a few times". The die cuts are soooo pretty. I stapled the vellum directly onto the layout and then used a foam square to pop up the blue speech bubble with the heart. Then I added a little journaling in the corner.
Sometimes, you don't need to include a great deal of journaling... especially if you're using word dies, stickers and papers. This layout has just the right amount of story telling.
What do you think? Are you ready to go through your paper stash and use up those papers? This kit is still available in the shop. Grab it here, while it's still available.
Thank you so much for visiting today! If you're looking for more inspiration, please join us on FaceBook in our Clique Group. We would love to have you!
Hello there, it's Giorgia here today with a diy Christmas project.
Do you love to create your own Christmas home decor? I sure do!
Each year I make something new for my home and this year I decided to make a wreath for our front door.
It is so easy to make and it gives a lot of wow effect!
I made the base with a recycled cardboard cut as a wreath and to decorate it I used the beautiful SEASONAL SERIES | HEY, SANTA! | CRATE PAPER (kit is sold out, but you can still buy papers here).
Here it is my new Christmas wreath:
To create the wreath I cut patterned paper stripes and glued the ends together to create a loop. I glued them on the cardboard base and that's it! I added a pom pom ribbon as finishing touch.
In the centre I created a sort of snowy scene, using acetate filled with faux snow. I decorated with stickers and die cuts representing a town decorated for Christmas, with homes, snowman, reindeer, a car carrying gifts and a faux Christmas tree (I added a faceted star on top of it!)
I added felt snowflakes from this cute kit.
I also added a strip of colored led lights with batteries: I placed them between the two layers of papers.
I love so much how the wreath turned out! It is so colorful, festive and it brings me joy!
I used these products from the shop:
In Clique FB group, The Clique, we are having a "handmade holiday" challenge, and this wreath is one of my inspirations for it: come play with us, you could win an awesome prize! All the details can be find in the group page.
My next post will be online after Christmas, so I wish you Buon Natale!
Have a good day!
Ciao, a presto.
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. I hope you are all doing well! For my post for today I had a special task, I had to scraplift a layout of one of our followers. Well, I chose a layout of @scrapperinlove, which she made for our October challenge. I love the background and the painted leaves Rossana Lapalombella made, so I thought I give it a try.
So here is Rossana's layout:
And here is mine:
First I used clear gesso on a white cardstock, then after drying I used some watercolours to paint the background. I tried to paint with softer colours, just like Rossana did, altough I wanted to add some red too.
While I let it dry, I handpainted some candy canes and cut them out. I also played with watercolours on a sheet of white cardstock and when it was try, I cut some stars with my 3D star dies set, and pine branches with my Sizzix.
I also cut some stars from the 6x8 patterned paper pad of the Mistletoe kit. Because I missed colours, I matted my photo with some patterned papers.
Then I started to make my layout. I added to photo in the middle, I glued a heavy cardstock underneath to add some dimension to it. I added the branches, the stars and the self-made candy cane cut outs around the photo.
Finally I added my title in the bottom right corner. I used a title sticker from the Simple Stories, and added a candy cane shaker sticker from the Mistletoe Trims Add-on Kit.
What do you think about my scraplift? I am not quite sure whether I like my version. It was far out of my comfort zone, that is for sure! ;-)
Thank you so much for stopping by at the cliquekits blog today!
I made a 8,5x11 scrapbook layout with the beautiful cliquekits base kit "Hey Santa" from American crafts
First I started with my background. I used a stamp and Oxide ink. The color I use is " Rustic Wilderness"
I start with my stamp on my ink pad and then I sprayed a little bit of water on my stamp to get a watercolor effect on my paper. I repeat it several times. After that I stamped again (and not using extra water) for a sharper print.
I used the cutfile (Ho, Ho, Ho, ) as part of my title.
I backed the cutfile with design paper of this beautiful kit.
The letters Ho, Ho, Ho, drawn with a pencil on vellum, cut out the letters and stitched them with gold thread.
I stitched the vellum in the middle so that both sides of the vellum remain loose for an extra 3D effect.
I cut several design papers on size and placed it behind the photo. When the cutfile and the photo got a place on the layout I continued decorating. I used different die-cuts, stickers, snowflakes of felt, labels and charms. After that I applied the golden title and golden snowflakes on my page. I think this is a great Christmas collection! At the end I made some splatters with a brush and use white and gold acrylic paint for more dimension and a festive look.
I hope I was able to give you some inspiration and I am very curious about your beautiful Christmas inspirations!
I hope you want to show it on our facebook group" Cliquekits" as well!
I'm looking forward to it!
Have a lovely and creative day today!
I continue to enjoy filling my 2020 album with events and reflections. This month has been more about reflecting, in the last year three of four of my children have left the nest. Initially I enjoyed only having my youngest in the home, dinner has become easier, washing less, less noise and at times chaos. However what I have discovered is that I do not worry any less, I touch base at least daily just to check in and make sure everything is gong ok, I miss the hustle of dinner, I miss the noise of constant chatter and finally I understand empty nest syndrome.
I have used Heidi Swapp Old School papers which is available in the Urban Legend kit. On this 3x4 inch card I added a border of machine stitching, I added a tag and also attached with machine stitching creating a flap. I added a photo of my kids and then added a relevant quote to the top of the tag. This is also a great way if you want to have hidden journalling.
You will see I have added my story of how the US election and outcome impacted me. This is only my view and politics I usually leave well alone but I felt it important to write this down.
The rest of my spread is random thoughts and feelings, as I adjust to my new family life and becoming Rachel again not merely Mum.
Remember story telling is about the content and not so much about making it all pretty, I keep it simple and uncluttered when it comes to story telling. If you would like to look at what is included in the Urban Legend kit and to se all kits head over to the shop here cliquekits.com/shop/kits/
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope this blog post was useful for your story telling. See you again soon.
Hi everyone! It is Ali here today sharing a holiday layout with you. St. Nick is coming in a few days and we are getting so excited over here. When I was dating my husband he never heard of St. Nick Day and I thought that was so strange. Our family always celebrated it growing up and maybe it is because my Mother was born and raised in Germany. So now I continue the tradition with my husband and hang our stockings up on December 5th and wait for St. Nick to visit.
I used the wonderful Hey Santa line by Crate Paper. This kit is so adorable and so versatile for all your Christmas projects. I had so much fun wrapping each present with different papers, washi tapes and bows. I used washi tapes for some of the ribbons on the gifts, what another fun idea to use up all that washi tape that we all own.
Hello friends! It's Smitha here today with a colorful holiday card tutorial! I'm using the Gansai Tambi Shimmery paints and will show you how to paint a quick card!
On a watercolor or thick cardstock folded notecard, starting at the top, add a few circles with your first color. These are to look loosely like ornaments hanging from a tree. Vary the shapes of the circles.
Working downwards, keep changing your colors as you fill in the tree shape. I also like to work from the bottom up to make sure I have enough space for all the colors I want to add.
Once your rainbow ornament tree is done, add a sentiment beneath using either a marker or a stamp
And that's it! Your Rainbow ornament holiday card is ready :)
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial friends!