Hi everyone! Welcome to my first post for the Clique Kits Cutfile team. As we are heading into summer in New Zealand, this is a very summery page, using:
This Is Us Digital Collection
Perfect Weather cut file
Snow Cones cut file
Tropical Florals cut file
I started by downloading and printing the This Is Us digital collection. This collection has 18 gorgeous papers, and ephemera, including a sheet of die cuts, hearts and labels.
I cut the 'Perfect Weather' cut file 3 times to make a thicker title, 2 white and one mauve. I layered the whites on top of each other and then offset the mauve to give a nice shadow effect.
These are the 'Snow Cones' and 'Tropical Florals' cut files. I cut the Snow Cones apart and put some either side of the photo.
Add some of the cut out ephemera and labels and its done!
Hope you are inspired to check out the digital files in the Clique Shop.
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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Hello Clique fans! Here is Réka and today I am sharing my mini album using the sweet November Main Kit.
When I saw this gorgeous Kit I decided to create a cute mini album for the November’s days.
For the cover I have fussy cut one flower image from the Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes) Carousel – Belle paper and I have colored it with my pencils. I have also added some hearts enamels from the Bella Blvd: Illustrated Faith Enamel pack. For the ‘November’ title I have used the gold alphabets from the American Crafts: Hazelwood - Hazel Thickers. I love these gold alphabets.
Some mists were the finishing touches to complete my cover. You 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.
For the inside pages I have used a lot of embellishments from the Pebbles: Girl Squad – Ephemera pack.
I have printed the beautiful November Kit exclusive printable on the vellum paper. Printable designed by Maryam.
For the pages I have also added the pink alphabets from the October Traveler's Notebook Kit.
I have also used the cute round images from the November Traveler's Notebook Kit exclusive printable which designed by Lacey Gasper.
Here are some close-ups.
I hope you like my mini album. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! See you next time! Réka
Aloha!! Happy FriYAY!! It's Hannah with you this fine day. Today I am using the November Cornucopia Traveler's Notebook Kit. I am using it in an unexpected way too.
I don't know if you are like me at all, but December Scrapbooking is on my mind already. I am thinking of all the products I want to use and the system I want to use to document my December Days. There is so much to think about and prepare especially if you want the project to be successful.
I wanted to share a few simple tips before the busy holiday season is upon us so you too can be successful and you can create a precious keepsake for your family to enjoy for years to come.
My first biggest and most important tip I have is to have a journal handy throughout the whole month. I am not sure if I can state how crucial this tip is. Many of us have many more tasks, plans and things that place in December. I wish I could say you will remember every little detail, but you probably won't. By keeping a journal handy and nearby, you can jot down the moments and memories you want to remember. Then later when you are working on your album you will have those moments already documented and at your finger tips. It will help cut down the time you need to actually get your album completed.
I am going to use a TN this year. This insert that I am using is the TN that came with the Autumn cover from the Store. Besides being gorgeous and so soft. The cover comes with two inserts. One insert is a calendar and the other insert is a simple grid design. This makes it perfect for just journaling. I will be stamping the date with my roller date stamp on each page and using one to two pages to just brain dump the things from that day that I want to remember later.
When I go to make my album I can then decide what stories I want to add to the album and which ones aren't that important. Either way it's documented, because I will add this insert with the album. That way if my family wants to read all the details they can.
I have started using this system for my Project Life and it has been a life saver.
For the cover I added a fun stamp from Melo Milo that has tons of holiday themed images. I used a simple black dye ink from One Canoe Two, which is my favorite black ink for stamping right now. I mixed the stamp with the block tile alphas from the TN kit.
In Photoshop I resized one of the 3x4 exclusive printable journalling cards. This is one of my favorite parts to getting these exclusive printable pieces, is that they come in PNG format. They can easily be modified to fit the project I am doing. Resizing in photo shop is so simple. I even added font to the image for my title page. Then it is all ready be to saved and printed right at home on thicker cover stock.
My next tip is to change things up, add non christmas or holiday themed pieces to your December projects. This will help when you are in the middle of the season and slowly getting bored of all the holiday themed papers and pieces. It will add a bit of breathing room on your projects. When you are done with your album you can easily add those items back into your stash.
Using non traditional and holiday themed products can help you use up some things form your stash in your album and maybe even help you not over buy things you might not use. You can spend your money on the special holiday themed items you really want.
Tip number three... Prep as much as you can ahead of time. Make a homemade kit or buy a kit premade. Pick the album type and start getting all the pages you need ready before December comes. I actually suggest doing it at the beginning of November before all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season even starts. That way you have time to buy more products if you need too. This also gets you in the mood to take on a big project like documenting the month of December. Being prepared ahead of time will allow you to spend less time putting the album together at the end. Especially if you are trying to do it in December.
This is my cover page. I wanted to journal to myself a bit, and what better than to use a gold gel pen. So fun and festive.
I repeated the stamping as the cover on a white doily. I also stamped some acorns on the doily from another stamp set I have in my stash.
By layering journalling cards, tags, doilies, glassine bags and a paper strip, I have created a focal point. I wanted to have a place where I had a lot of texture going on to balance the busy and strong colors of the opposite side. I kept the layers pretty simple with lots of white space.
I love how this journaling card from Pretty Little Studio Tales and Dreams is peaking out from the glassine bag. I love these colors too. They aren't your traditional colors of December but they are loud and a break from all the holiday inspired colors. I think this will be perfect for me to want to grab this TN to record and jot down memories at the end of the day.
I also fussy cut a flower from the patterned paper in the TN kit. I added it on the tag with a label and a 2x2 square from the Tales and Dreams Collection that is in the kit. Because the tag is tucked in the bag it really helps keep the patterns muted.
The last tip I want to leave with you today is to also remember you don't have to document each day either, you are in charge of what and how you do a project like this. You do it how it makes you happy. There are so may examples of how you can document December and your holiday season. Have fun with it, enjoy the process.
I added some simple embellishments and stickers to some of my pages. This will help break up the journaling and make this TN a little bit more than just plain. Though that would definitely fine, I know I get more inspired to write when I have some thing cute on the pages.
The exclusive November TN printables are a fun touch. By adding a sticker to the printable, it makes the embellishment more complex without adding to many layers. I really want to try not to add to much bulk to this TN journal since it is going to go with my December album.
Also don't forget to check out the Store for any Holiday inspired items and add ons. There are exclusive printables and really festive holiday themed Traveler's Notebook's too.
See you around next week, my scraps friends!!
Aloha!! It's Hannah with you today!! How is week going? Are you like me, I start my year strong, focused and taking a ton of photos. Determined to fully document our day to day lives. Then routine sets in, and I kinda get tired of seeing the same types of photos. How do you switch it up, so you don't stop telling your stories?
This year I have decided to use some of my Traveler's Notebooks as a way of documenting those stories from our normal day to day lives. the things we think we will remember because we literally do them everyday. But what about those little changes that over time? Those moments that after a few years your routine really has changed.
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Just 2 to 3 years ago we lived in Hawaii, my kids were really little, in their early school years. we had a routine, and things seemed so easy. This year as I pour my and more time planning our homeschool lessons and grading, I am realizing just how much my life really has changed. Not just in scenery because we moved to a whole new state. Not just because we no longer spend hours and hours in doctor appts throughout the month. The amount of words my girls can read per minute, the number of worksheets my kids finish each day, and the fact that they can actually help with the chores around the house.
By using my TN to write a little blurp each day about the comings and goings is a big help with helping me remember these little moments. I plan to use a lot of these journals for PL, but I often like to add pictures when I am document certain moments. I use my words from IG, I add things my kids say that is goofy, I am the weather, I even like to mention things that are happening around me. The TN are perfect for spilling my thoughts of a normal day.
Here is a spread I made that is what I like to do when I am documenting things about my day. I used the Girl Tribe Traveler's Notebook Kit.
In Photoshop I added one of the PNG files from the printables for the Main Kit. This unicorn was so cute, I thought it would add a fun element to my spread. Plus I was thinking about the fact that unicorns embody this being able to overcome whatever and believing in something impossible, just because you need to be in something. This was the feel I wanted for my spread. Overcoming the day to day grind!!
I changed the color with the paint bucket tool. I sized my page size 4 x 8.25 so when I dropped my png in I could size it to the page size easily. This really helps with printing and cutting to add to my Traveler's Notebook. I then dropped my photo into this page in Photoshop and sized it to my liking. I wanted some space at the top for journalling.
I wanted to write my journaling, but you could definitely add journaling with the text feature in Photoshop. This would be especially helpful if you had a lot to say and wanted it to know that it would fit in the space. I like my hand writing in my journals, so I just printed my page on cover stock. It's a bit different than photo paper and yardstick. It is a bit thinner, which I like in my Traveler Notebook.
I added a few stickers to embellish, I even added embroidery floss in the top of the tag. I am loving the sticker sheet we had in the kit. There is so many stickers with tons of different uses.
For the opposite side, I knew I didn't want to add anymore journaling. I used the speciality vellum from the Girl Tribe Main Kit. It has all these symboling, it kind of reminded of all the things that you have planned to do during a day, like a to do list. Having vellum fill a page it would create the illusion of a lots of embellishing on the page without really having to add all the layers. I stapled the vellum to the top. This way if I did want to change my mind later about journaling I could still add some without losing the page.
Adding a die cut word, gave me a really easy title.
I just had to add this coffee cup to a cluster at the bottom of the vellum. I added stars around my cluster to highlight it. I am using this blue Shimelle paper clip to mark my page, because I intend to journal straight up on the next page. Maybe add a small cluster of stickers, to make the page more appealing. I really love the idea of having tons of journaling about our days. Seeing this writing later makes my heart smile.
Here is the final look of my spread.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope I have given you some fresh ideas and ways to use your Traveler's Notebooks. Keep an eye out on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel for the process video for this later this week.
Also, Don't forget that the Clique Kits Store will not be shipping any orders until November. You can still make purchases, you will just receive them later in November after the November Kits get shipped out. Use my code Hannah10 for all your add on's though.
I can't wait to chat with you later next week!!