Hi friends, Jody here with my first Blog post for you as part of the Clique Kits Design Team! Today I am using the lovely seaside vacation Sampler kit called A Contre Courant. I love creating mini albums to give as gifts. I am going to share my 5 components to a successful mini album!
#1 Create a shaker element.
Who doesn’t love a good shaker element! I used the Ocean Waves digital cut file from the shop. Add a piece of acetate, toss some sequins and back it with a pattern paper! It gives movement and sparkle to your mini!
#2 Lay on the products.
Layering stickers over other stickers is a fun way to add icons and words to a mini. So don’t be afraid to layer them up!
#3 Use dimensional adhesive.
Die cuts are screaming for foam adhesive! Trust me, your mini will not be too bulky!
#4 Use cut files.
Cut files are my jam and I use them often on all types of projects. I grabbed the Hello Sunshine digit cut file from the shop. In the Silhouette Studio program I shrunk it to fit my mini, cut it then cut a backing piece! Voila, a super cute page with a little more words!
#5 Add some journaling.
I plan to give this mini album away as a gift to my sweet uncle and aunt. We joined them on a 2 night trip to the beach. It was their grandson's first trip so I definitely wanted to document these special days! You don’t have to write too much and you can absolutely hand write your journaling. Just say a quick word about the pictures!.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I have given you a few ideas for your next mini album. Head to my YouTube channel to watch it all come together https://www.youtube.com/c/FloppyEaredFarm
This post is a story about using a main and junior kit together which truly worked in perfect harmony! It is also a story about moving out of my mixed media comfort zone into the totally new (for me) zone of using cut files and absolutely no paint- not a drop! Here is the cut file I used!
It could be an actual quilt pattern...and it gave me a new appreciation of the talent (and patience) that quilters have! Backing this file with patterned papers took me through about 3 consecutive episodes of watching my shows on Amazon Prime...but it was totally relaxing! This cut file is exclusively available in the Changing Seasons kit right now but will be for sale a la carte at My Crafty Corner on Etsy when the class is no longer available.
I'm not gonna lie- it did occur to me that I could machine or hand stitch the entire quilt pattern. As you can see, I decided against it. I am not sure that my sanity would have been able to withstand that endeavor.
The die cut embellishments (you get 3 packs!) in the Changing Seasons Junior kit are so cute and the colors work so well with the papers in either kit! My favorite is the pack of vellum leaves!
Here are more close ups!
Of course- there are things I learned in the process of backing this file that I would do better next time and I will share them with you so you can think about your design in a smarter way than I did!
1. Choose 3-4 patterned papers and vary the scale of the pattern also. I talked to my friend who is a quilter and she says that when choosing fabric she likes to do this and also to choose at least one fabric in a color that has strong contrast against the other patterns. So applying this to the paper patterns sounds good!
2. Be symmetrical: In this "quilt" there is a pattern in each of the 3 rows and columns. Try to back each one of those rows and columns in a way that is congruent or mirror images on each side. I was symmetrical by rows (horizontally) but by columns (vertically) not so much.
3. Once you have backed your cut file, most of the layout is done! Do not overdo the embellishments because the quilted pattern will move the viewers eye all around the page with lots of interest minimizing the need for more stuff!
For finishing touches, I varied the height of the embellishment clusters with foam tape and added some random copper metallic thread messy knots to the page! I had printed my photo in black and white but used an iOS app called Color Pop to recolor just the boys' pumpkins to emphasize the memory in the photo. This app is available for Android also.
I hope you enjoyed this post and layout! I'll see you again soon!
I'm working with the Just A Little Lovely kit featuring the collection of that name by Pink Fresh Studio. Its such a gorgeous kit with lots of florals and so perfect for scrapbooking my girls (I have 3 girls and 1 son).
I decided to use one of the cut files that are free from the Pink Fresh Studio Facebook Group. This one with vines was perfect for the photo of my oldest daughter Azaria (aged 10). I took this photo in Arrowtown, which is a town 10 minutes from where I live. It's the most beautiful town in Autumn, when the leaves start to turn, and this photo was from a little photo shoot I did in April with Azaria and Brielle (aged 5).
I cut the vines from one of the patterned papers, and backed it on white card stock. I love that the papers in this collection have a watercolour treatment printed on them, its beautiful and saves me the work of mixed media.
I had fun layering the acetate flowers, ephemera flowers and puffy flowers behind my photo. I backed another one of the frames with patterned paper and used it for my journaling.
I also made a shaker pocket for the exclusive sequin mix from one of the ephemera frames and some packaging which I machined stitched to turn into a pocket.
The layout came together really easily, and one of the puffy words was perfect for my title.
I loved making this layout and will be back soon with another.
Hello Lovelies! I have another fall layout to share with you today using my Seneca Falls kit. The temperatures are dropping so quickly and the leaves won't last much longer, but we can keep scrapping our fall photos as long as we wish!
There were two amazing products in the Clique Kits shop that inspired this layout: the How Beautiful Cut File and these gorgeous wood veneer from Noiscizma that were offered in the shop as well. All of these coordinate so well with the wood grain paper from the kit.
I began my layout with some quick and messy paint splatters on the background. While those were drying, I cut out some of the patterned papers from the kit and adhered those to the wood veneer flowers. I used Tombow liquid adhesive and covered the papers with a layer of the glue as well.
I wanted everything on the layout to contrast with the background, so I pulled the pink and black elements from the kit and I cut the cut file from pink card stock. The wood flowers add a beautiful look to the cut file!
My photo for this layout is from a recent hike we took around a lake near our home, called Salem Lake. The kids were off ahead of us and I have been taking note lately of how grown up they are now. No longer elementary school age, so much more independent, and of course all of these are good things and I am learning to let them go. I am so proud of them, of our family, and love being able to put all that onto a layout like this.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to use your Seneca Falls kit! See you again soon!
Hi friends, it's Daniela again and I want to show you a another layout today. Creating this page took me quite a time, but I really like how it turned out.
I used the Lacy Mandala - National Scrapbook Day 2018 | Digital Cut File for this page and I really, really like the design, plus the sliced paper was easy to remove from my cutting mat, although it is such a delicate motif.
I used different papers from the "Pick Me Up" collection to fill the blanks. This took some time so I moved my scrapping table into the living room and worked on backing the mandala while watching my favorite TV series.
I also added some embellishments and used them on top of the mandala to add more dimension to my page.
I also created a cluster around the picture and added some golden details.
I decided to use bright and cheerful colors that underline the happy feeling the picture conveys.
I hope you like my page. Why don't you do a mandala layout yourself? There are so many different ways to play with this file.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Hello loves! My February kit is still in another city 10 hours away from where I live so I created a new scrapbook layout with what's left of my December "Lemonade" kit. I used one of the exclusive cut files this month designed by Maryam Perez and I love how it turned out.
How cute is that background cut file?! I see so many possible designs using this one and I will definitely use it again when I finally get my Feb kit.
So, anyways, here is my scrapbook page
I used all the light colored patterned papers to back the cut file. After adhering all the papers. I used foam tape and placed it on top of another white cardstock. I like how it doesn't look like too flat.
Then I brushed the empty spaces with some watercolors and splattered some as well for a mixed media look.
I layered a doily and some messy thread first before adhering my photos. I converted one photo into black & white and left the other colored. I wanted to add contrast to my colorful layout and I think the black & white photo did the trick.
I also used another oldie but goodie cut file and painted it with metallic gold acrylic paint. I like layering several pieces of the same cut file for dimension.
A scatter of sequins and a bit of journaling completed my layout.
That's all from me today. I hope you liked my page!
Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!
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Hello Friends! Maryám here to share with you a layout using my January 2017 Rhapspdy Kits. For this project I'm also using one of the cut files that I designed for this month.
While I was designing the cut file I got the idea to create a layout and use the cut file as a dream catcher so once I had the kit in my hands the first thing I did was to create this layout.
When I started this page I cut three times the cut file. The size of them was too small for what I wanted so I decided to cut a big one. Once I had it cut I backed it with a purple 6x6 paper from the Traveler's Notebook Kit and I put it in the center of my page. After that, I traced some lines with a pencil then I punched some holes and I added hand-stitching.
The photo I'm using today is a selfie with my sister that we took with the Instax Camera. I love the size of this photos because they are perfect for an 8 1/2 x 11" layout and also for Traveler's Notebooks.
Here are some close-ups:
I hope you liked this project. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Hello Clique fans! Here is Réka again and today I am sharing my latest project with you. I made a home decor project and I also used one homemade stencil.
The first step was to print one Christmas illustration from this printables.
After I have used the stars patterned homemade stencil. I totally love these stars.
I added a gold paint on it. Finally I have created a frame with white embossing paper around the picture.It was done. It is easy and simple and I really love the result.
I hope you liked my project. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! See you next time! Réka
Hello Clique fans! Here is Réka and today I am sharing my latest layout using the sweet November Main Kit.
I love creating homemade stencil with my Silhouette Cameo. For this layout I have used this beautiful flower stencil which was made from this cut file.
The first step was to create this flowers background using stencil and pink ink.
The rosette is also my fav so I have created some from the Bella Blvd: Gratitude Documented - Borders/Stripe paper.
I have also added some fussy cutting green and black leaves from the Bella Blvd: Gratitude Documented - 3x4 Cards paper.
Some mists were the finishing touches to complete my layout. 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.
Here are some close-ups.
I hope you liked my layout. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! See you next time! Réka
Hello Friends! Maryám here with you to share a fall themed layout using our exclusives cut files for this month that are designed by our Creative Director Gia Lau.
For today's layout I used a photo I took last fall and I put a bunch of leaves trying to create a diagonal design.
For the big leaves, I cut them with my Silhouette Cameo and then I painted them with watercolors. At the end, I added more leaves and a flower cluster. As a final touch, I cut some triangles and I put them on the top and on the bottom corner.
Here is the final layout:
Here are some close-ups:
I hope you liked this layout. Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a wonderdul day!