Hello, Friends! Maryám here to share with you another layout using the October 2017 "Girl Tribe" Kit. This kit features the Glitter Girl collection from Shimelle, and some other things from Amy Tangerine and Studio Calico.
For today's project, I decided to use a big photo, so I opened Photoshop, changed the size of the photo to 8 1/2 x 11 and then I sent it to print. After that, I did the funniest part, embellishing. I added some ephemera pieces, stickers, and also the journaling.
Here is the result:
Here are some close-ups:
I hope you liked my layout. And don't forget to try to make a layout with a big photo. This layout was the first one I made and I really liked the result.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!
Hello! Donna here sharing another fun scrapbook layout using the October kit "Girl Tribe" featuring Glitter Girl by Shimelle
I had fun again creating my layout for today's post using this kit. I used one of the exclusive cut files this month as my title. I adjusted the dimension and made it a bit bigger meaning I've offset the original cut file. I wanted to retain the original image and still use the background where I cut it from. See the image below.
Then I used watercolors on both the title and background. I spread the watercolors with a piece of plastic
I went ahead and started embellishing my layout once the water-colored background and title dried.
I can't help but play around the photo using this cute pink eyeglasses sticker. My daughter was sitting beside me while I was making this layout and she would point to all the shapes she recognize. When she saw I put eyeglasses to her photo, she said it's so funny!
I love these gold foiled flowers in the kit, so pretty!
TIP: Reinforce the stickers with craft glue to keep it from falling out of place
Adding elements like stars and flowers to the title helps making it stand out a bit more
That's all from me today. I hope you liked my project!
Take care and thanks for dropping by!
Hello CK friends! Maryám here with you today to share my first layout using the October 2017 kit. For today's post I'm going to show you how to use printables as cut files.
First of all, I'm going to open the card on Silhouette Studio. Then we're going to go to the trace window and we're going to select trace area and I'm going to click trace.
For this layout, I just want to use the stars, so I'm going to click right button and choose Realse Compound Path, and I'm going to delete the words and keep the stars. And that's it! We have stars cut files from a card.
Here is the layout I made using the stars cut file:
Here are some close-ups:
I hope you liked my layout. If you have any question just let me know in the comments below. Don't forget to check out the Clique Kits shop to see the add-ons that we have for this month.
Have a wonderful day!
Donna here sharing my first project this term in the CK Design Team.
I love this month's kit "Girl Tribe" featuring Shimelle's Glitter Girl collection. It's full of vibrant colors and fun embellishments!
I knew I wanted to use these Snapchat photos of my daughter when I saw this kit. Her reactions were priceless and I wanted her to remember this moment.
I splattered watercolors first on the background and cut an inch to the top and left edges of the white cardstock I used. Then I adhered it on one of the patterned papers.
I edited my photos a bit brighter since these were taken at night.
I also love fussy cutting and this paper (Seek Rainbows) from the Glitter Girl collection is fussy-cut heaven! I used the strip (product detail strip) here as well, it's too pretty to throw away.
I adhered some with foam tape to add dimension. I just love all the pretty and fun embellishments in this kit! And let's not forget the glitters! Super love!
That's all from me today! I would love to know your thoughts on my project, love reading your comments!
Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!
Aloha!! It's Hannah here with you today! I am using the Main October Girl Tribe Kit.
I love Geek Lab days. I love this thinking outside of the box to use my kit. I don't know about you but if I don't change things up I get bored. I can have amazing products with all my favorite color combos and cute little embellishments, but in the end if I don't challenge myself I find myself sitting at my desk just staring at all these pretty products.
And then that makes me guilty and irritated because I love scrapping, it's time for me to be me. So how do we challenge ourselves without losing our own style and self as scrap? I try to think outside the box, how can I tell the stories I have pictures for in a fun and colorful way.
I was thinking about how I could use this month's cut files. The designers at the Clique are amazingly talented and these files get added to my download folder each month, I really don't want them just sitting there taking up precious computer space. Unless I use them. This month we have some coffee cups and a unicorn. They match the kit so well, but I how do I mesh that with my pictures? In the end if I can't make them work with the pictures I have or the stories I could tell they sit on my computer.
Well I will be honest I have no idea how I will use the unicorn. It would make an awesome mini album shape, but that really wasn't screaming at me to run to my desk and scrap right away. The coffee cups though, are my style. I love coffee. How can I make this cup file work in a way to tell a story or use a photo I have in a different way. Because let's face it, I don't really need 50 layouts of my love for coffee. I could do it, because it's my albums but I really don't want to do that.
I decided to do something different with the cut file and drop a photo into the cut file in the silhouette software. To do this, you open your cut file in the silhouette software. Then you go to your file of photo and grab your desired photo with your mouse and move it over your silhouette software with the cut file open. You will need to have kept your silhouette software program open in order to do this. Drop the image over the cut file and it should fit into the cut file. It sizes the image to fit your cut file. This is so helpful because if you use the print and cut feature in the silhouette software you can then add this cut file with the image in it on the page with the registration marks and print your photo first then add it to your silhouette mat and feed it into your machine and the silhouette will recognize the cuts and cut your file.
I used the coffee cup cut file and added a picture of a screen shot from one of my scrappy friends group chat. I didn't really need the whole image to really be showing I just wanted the cup file to have something in it, that wasn't patterned paper but added interest. What better than our own words chatting to each other?!
Here is how it looks all down.
It's really subtle but gives the effect I was looking for. This same technique would have looked really cool using the unicorn cut file and printing off pictures in the unicorn shape and adding papers in that shape too.
I did back the cut file with the chat bubble patterned paper from the kit. I used wet glue to make sure all the little lines from the cut file were adhered. Also, one piece of advice, use a really sharp blade when cutting this file. I found with the file not expanded to the 12x12 size and on thinner cover stock, it did not want to come off my silhouette mat and was really thin in some areas. Overall though I love how this looks. To help tie in the conversation aspect of my layout, I printed off some of the screen shots I had saved from previous conservations we have had in the past.
I cut out more of the speech bubbles and found some of them in the die cut pack. I popped some of them on pop dots and spread them around with white card stock as a background. I even added one of the star shaker speech bubbles.
The holographic stars are so much fun, I scattered them around too. I actually felt like I didn't need to add much embellishing. I was fully prepared to add those fuzzy pom poms or the little hearts. As I added the speech bubbles and the stars I listened to my gut and let the bubbles do the talking.
I used the main kit printables that Gia designed. I loved this #tribe, and really it was one of the things that sparked this layout or at least the direction I wanted to go. I have been wanting to tell the story of my tribe. I have been wanting to document just how special it is to me and what it means to me, I really feel it is so important to me to document these things for my family, my girls. How important it is to find and keep friends close to you and how important they are to having a healthy life. I want my girls to know I loved not just them but others too. What it look like to have real friendships that are positive. If we as women don't tell our story how will those after us now what real friendships and positive relationships and fun looks like.
To finish my layout I doodled with a black journaling pen around the outside of the white card stock. I added my journalling under my title. I used the word foam glitter Thickers to finish the title. I love the way a patchwork title looks. I finished with my trusty date stamp in just the year. I did this because many of the images were from different dates, and really it didn't matter to me the date as long as I can remember what year it was.
Here is one last look at my finished layout.
Don't forget to check out the store for all the cut files and printables I used one this layout, as well as quite a few more. There are tons of other cool add ons in the Store as well, use my code Hannah10 and you will get 10% off your order. Be sure to check out our Holiday Kits (Christmas and we also have some fall workshops ) too. They are still in pre-order but once they are sold out they won't be making more.
Until next week I hope you stay inspired and let your supplies help guide you to tell your stories and show off those pictures you love!!
Aloha!!! Its Hannah with you today!! I am using the October Girl Tribe Traveler's Notebook Kit today. I am loving all the bright and bold colors this kit has to offer. This is by far my favorite Traveler's Notebook kit to date. There are some really fun pieces like the roll stamps and the Glitter Girl clips that really just brings it over the top.
I am working in this month's Traveler's Notebook that came in the Traveler's Notebook Kit. I remember the cover paper from when I guest designed last March. It's so much fun!!
This month I am going to be trying something new, I am going to build my pages outside my notebook on white card stock and then add them when I am finished with the spread.
I am hoping to do some special things on my pages that building them separate or outside my TN will give me a bit more freedom, like hand stitching.
Let's take a look at what I did for this spread!!
I started out by taking a look at the 6x6 pad and choosing a few of my favorite papers. As soon as I seen the circle paper I knew I needed to punch out those circles and use it for my background. This is a great way to get more out of the smaller paper too. By punching the circles and adding them by hand to the white page you can decide how much white space you want and make a 6x6 paper useable for both sides of the TN.
After I added the punched circles across the page I remade holes around all the circles to hand stitch. This process is always a labor of love. It takes time to make holes and go back and stitch. This time I did a basic back stitch, even though it takes a bit more time, it really looks cool . The time is well worth it. Also this type of work can be easily done while catching up on Youtube videos too. Win-Win in my book!!
Here is a close up of some of my stitched circles.
For my title I used the patterned paper with the alphabet on it in blocks. I really love this combo of circles with blocks and angles. The different sizes of blocks are really fun as the title too. To help the title stand out I added foam dimensional adhesive. By popping up a couple of the letters they don't all lay flat and get lost on the background.
On some of the squares I also made faux stitching with a white jelly roll pen. This will help coordinate with all the hand stitching I did. I also had to turn a V into an A by using a paint pen in Aqua because there is only one letter of each. If you want to use these for a title you may want to keep that in mind. Changing the letter was easy but some letters are so much easier to adjust than others.
By adding the tile stickers from the Shimelle sticker pack, helped keep my title cohesive and matching without much thought. I love when my kit as a variety so I don't have to go searching through tons of alphas to match the page I am making. The alpha tile sheet has tons of letters to make multiple titles.
I also added another sticker from the booklet to add to the title. I love when titles are long and pieced together. Can I just say I am in love with the amount of stickers in this kit!! I definitely will not run out of stickers this month.
I layered a couple of pieces of patterned paper behind my photo and I decided to use dimensional tape on the photo as well. I wanted to have a bit of a shadow under the photo, and hopefully show off a bit more of the hand stitched circles peeking out from under the photo.
There are so many pieces in this kit to use as embellishments. I pulled some of the flower stickers, some of the Pretty Little Studio phrase stickers and one of the Pretty Little Studio Hello Heather die cut words. I added two clusters on either side of the photo, as well as a small cluster on the top page for interest.
By keeping the clusters simple it adds a little extra color but still brings your eye to the main focus, the photo and the stitching.
I used lots of the bright pink enamel dots all over my spread. I used then in the flowers, I used them near the title and on the dots too. They are so much fun. They are the perfect finishing touch to my spread.
I am also using the Shimelle paper clip shapes to mark my page. I love how well it works with the colors on my page too. There is something satisfying about a color cohesive spread.
Thank you for joining me today. Don't forget to check out the Clique Kits Holiday kits. There are tons of sneaks of the Card kit and before you know it we will be sharing the other Holiday kit as well. You want to preorder yours before they are gone. You can also use my code Hannah10 and get 10% off all your holiday kits and add ons. There are a limited amount of them both. Also stay tuned for lots of amazing ideas to use your card kit coming up in the next few weeks. I know I have lots of ideas brewing for mine.
Check out the Clique Kits Youtube Channel Later today to watch me put this spread together. There will be a full process video up. Here is one last look at my spread for today.
I hope this gives you some great new ideas for your upcoming October Girl Tribe Traveler's Notebook Clique Kit. I can't wait to share some more creative ideas next week!!
Hi there, Gia here bringing you my first Geek Lab post in quite a while. As a very simple scrapper, I don't usually try anything that involves more than scissors, paper, adhesive...but I am an old dog willing to learn a few new tricks! How about you? I have a disclaimer right off the bat- I do own a Silhouette Cameo, but it is not the latest one, and my software version is possibly quite out of date. I honestly was still using the very first cartridge only Cricut machine until I broke down and got this Cameo. I am having some issues with it due to the humidity and salty air in Maui and my blades get rusty and dull and the mechanisms of the machine also seem to be making noises they shouldn't be making. I have had to figure out how to work around these issues and keep my cuts on the fairly simple side. That doesn't mean they can't be effective in a layout! So if this tutorial is simple for you, I apologize in advance and understand if you scroll down just to take a peek at the final result!
I was very excited to get to design a unicorn cut file for the October kit. If you ask any of my friends they will tell you I definitely loved unicorns before it was cool. LOL. So of course it was the first thing I wanted to use when I received my October Clique Kit. Even though the cut file is just one unicorn, I used this simple process to create a background of many unicorns that I wanted to back with the different fun patterns in the Shimelle Glitter Girl collection. We do provide several different options of file types for each cut file design, and if you have the newest machine and/or software you might select the Silhouette Studio file. For this purpose I am using a PNG file.
And here are some close-ups.
I had these Snap Chat selfies and the kit this month was perfect for them. The unicorn washi tape was one of many awesome add ons this month. I hope you liked this layout and see you again soon!
As we say in Hawaii... Aloha Friday everyone! Also TGIF or FriYAY or whatever it is they like to say when the weekend finally arrives in your neck of the woods. I am back on the blog today with a quick post to share a couple of traveler's notebook layouts using the October Girl Tribe Traveler's Notebook Kit.
One of my favorite things about this kit is the full packet of stickers from the Shimelle Glitter Girl collection that it contains! There are 8 sticker sheets included just in that one component of the kit. It contains an alphabet, washi tape strips, cardstock stickers -I mean its jam packed and even comes with a cute little folder to store them in. I am sure I will be using it far beyond this month!
This is the first page of my May traveler's notebook. I do jump around a little bit in my traveler's notebook inserts. I try to assign one insert to each month of day to day pictures, but I don't necessarily scrap them in order or use only one kit per monthly insert. I also don't sweat it much if I never get to the last page of the insert before starting the next one. Are you someone who makes "rules" for yourself --or are you like me and just let yourself be free and go with the flow of the mojo?
Somehow I completely forgot to mention my favorite add on of the month in the reveal newsletter....these individual Prima Watercolor paint refills. A while back we carried the full Prima watercolors sets, and mine was starting to run low in my favorite colors. I used these paints to just play around in creating the background of this page. Whatever color or color(s) you order, they are guaranteed to work with the October kit!
It may be hard to read the journaling on this layout and I just have to tell you guys the cute story behind it. My 11 year old daughter knew that the birthday boy didn't really like sweets like cake, but she was determined to bake him something to celebrate his 50th birthday. When he told her, "I don't want a cake!" she replied, "I know, I'll make cupcakes." It was just so cute- her little genius moment thinking she really figured it out. (Newsflash Gigi...cupcakes ARE cake LOL.) Needless to say- he ate a cupcake.
And that's a wrap for today! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!--xGia
Today is a bittersweet day here in the Clique Kits locker room! Today marks the end of the 2017 Spring-Summer Design Team term and we have had to say farewell to some lovely, talented, kind, amazing people we have enjoyed being inspired by this term. We wish Audrey, Evi, Nathalie, Enza, Candace, Stephanie, Melissa, and Sheryl the best in their future adventures. Even sadder still, we say goodbye for now to a close friend, dedicated team member and friend-our brilliant Design Team Leader Nicole Martel. I want to thank each and every one of these designers for the hard work they put in. I hope it was as fun for them as it was for us. We will miss them! Because she is so special to us we put together a little tribute for Nicole Martel.
Here is an important announcement!
In just a short while we'll be saying hello to a brand new baby Thompson! We are very excited for Erica and her family soon to be Plus One! When this miraculous event takes place we will be closing the warehouse for a short time. Don't worry, we will use this opportunity to continue taking orders with a HUGE sale event and shipping will resume before you can blink. Complete details will be shared as soon as Erica begins her maternity leave for baby #6.
And now its time to say... bring on the new season and welcome this lean and mean 2017-18 Varsity Team for the next six months! We introduced this team on September 8th with a fun blog hop! In case you missed it, learn more about the team here.
We are so blessed to have worked with an incredible graphic designer and illustrator Inna Moreva! With great pride we have watched her "get discovered" and we are proudly supporting her as she goes on in her career! Inna designed these adorable stamps for our friends at Pinkfresh studio. You can pick up this really cute stamp in the Clique Kits shop right now! We hope that we will be able to bring more of Inna's work to the Clique whenever she can fit us in!
Congratulations to Maryam Perez!
In other news our precious Maryam who started as the first ever (that I know of ) design team member who made the team at the tender age of 14 has been commissioned for her very own collection with Pretty Little Studios. Maryam will continue to be an integral part of the Clique this term and is the youngest member ever of the Clique Creative Team ! We are so excited to bring you Maryam's beautiful original illustrations and more this term.
Join us in the Clique Facebook group on Saturday October 7th for another one of our online events. These "virtual" crops are a blast. We have a new challenge each hour and prizes prizes prizes! We know that nobody wants to talk about Christmas before Halloween but lets face it...what better way to celebrate our craft and knock out some priceless holiday cards all in one day! Our inspiration will come from the contents of this year's holiday kit Clique Cards Holiday Edition '17. It features the newest Simple Stories collection. Both of our value-packed holiday kits are available to pre-order now. The reason we call these #Limited Edition is because they are truly unique and #flyofftheshelves. Get yours now!
And thats the play by play in the Clique locker room today! Stay tuned for loads of inspiration right here on the blog!