Hello crafty friends! Rita here again to share a layout using the „Lovely Phrases“ Digital Cut File. If you follow Clique Kits on Instagram you probably saw my 12x12'' layout for which I've already used one of the „lovely phrases“: „beautiful day“. Since I had two more (and this is the great thing about this Cut File!), I made another layout. This time I chose „memories“ and a smaller size, 8,5x11''.
My photo shows probably the prettiest, but most definitely the most famous street of Salzburg in Austria, the Getreidegasse. I still haven't done a mini album for my Salzburg trip, so I thought I start with a layout for my Project Life Album.
The layout was done rather quickly. First I put the photo at the top of the paper, glued the Cut File on and handstitched (this of course took most of the time!) the outline of the word, which makes it really stand out. For the right side of the layout I fussycut some pretty flowers from one of the Pinkfresh Studio „Indigo Hills 2“ papers and combined it with die cutted butterflies and vellum. I really like the simplicity of the layout. I hope you do too and most of all, I hope that you feel inspired to use this beautiful and versatile Cut File.
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Hi CK friends!
It's Jodie here with you today! Working with the January 2019 Heart Eyes kits that feature Paige Evans' Whimsical collection has really inspired me to try some techniques that Paige is known to use. Today the technique I'm trying is a rainbow themed spread.
I'm loving stitching on my projects so much at the moment and that's how I started off my background. I marked a point where the centre of my circular photo would sit, and then marked around the edge of my spread at 1" intervals. I drew a really light pencil line from the centre point to each mark around the edge and then stitched holes along those lines with my sewing machine (with no thread in it). I used an eraser to remove the pencil lines, and backstitched each line in embroidery thread to make up a 360 degree rainbow.
So yes the stitching took a while, but I put together a little pencil case with my layout, all my chosen threads and a needle and scissors and carted it around with me over a few days, and every time I had a few spare moments, like in my lunch break at work, or while my hubby was driving the car and I was in the passenger seat, I pulled it out and did a little bit more, and do you know what? It was completely finished before I knew it!
The next step was to add a little mixed media to my background with some watercolour splatters to match each colour of the rainbow. Each colour overlaps just a little bit and I love how they blend into each other.
I die cut a scalloped circle in white cardstock and my photo in a smaller regular circle. For some texture I chain stitched around the photo in white embroidery thread. The cluster to frame my photo stays true to the rainbow colours in that section of the spread, with blues at the top and greens to the lower left.
To finish up my spread I pulled a bunch of small pieces from the sticker book and rub on sheets in the kit. The phrase and stitching rub ons were placed directly onto my spread, and the butterflies were placed on some scrap white cardstock and fussy cut. Then it was easy peasy to place each little ephemera piece in its colour section.
I also used the Thankful cut file from the Clique Kits store for my title, cut it in white cardstock and heat embossed it twice with gold embossing powder. You might notice that this piece is missing some squiggly bits on each end. I really love them but if I had left them on this piece would have been too big for my page. So I used the eraser tool in Silhouette Studio to erase those parts before I sent the file to cut.
I hope I've inspired you to try a rainbow project today, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hello friends, Theresa here with another fun travel layout using the December Rainbow kit! Back in 2015 we took a weekend trip to Savannah and St. Simons Island, so I was inspired to create a layout for my son Nick's album. Here is my layout.
I began my layout with the best part, the photos, which I printed at 3 inches square with white borders. In my head I was thinking two photos with paper strips behind it, so I pulled out what I had from the kit. Papers, ephemera, everything. I pulled two paints I had, Spun Sugar and Mowed Lawn from Tim Holtz, and splattered a bit of them onto the black and white patterned paper.
Once I had my background dried, I laid out my photos and gathered some of the ephemera pieces from the Fancy Pants pack. I chose favorites that expanded the color palette of the layout. The title word Adventure stood out to me, so I began to add to that for my entire title. It needed a home base to stand out against, so the patterned paper strips came in handy here. I've used the alphabet Thickers in the kit to finish out the title, and popped the word Adventure up using pop dots.
Once the title was down, everything else was just gravy on top! I adhered all the fun bits and pieces that I love and that were able to be tucked in behind photos, around the title, anywhere that needed a little pop of color. Each piece that I added tells a part of this story: it was a road trip that we took at the spur of the moment (hence the Just Wingin' It die cut), we drove down in the car (hence the car die cut!) and just did whatever we felt like doing, and we discovered some really awesome things along the way.
Besides the ephemera I also have journaling, both stamped and hand written. I used the labels in the kit from Pretty Little Studio to add my hand written words. This place on St. Simon's Island, GA is home to the famous Lighthouse that Eugenia Price has written about in her historical novels. If you're looking for interesting reads about the south, look her up. Our kids had so much fun touring the grounds and climbing to the top of the lighthouse. My stamped sentiment is from the One Canoe Two rotary stamp and my date stamp is an old one from Target I've had for a few years now. Here is one last look at my layout.
Thank you so much for following along with me today on this fun adventure on St. Simons Island! See you again soon!
Jodie here with you today with a classic black, white and gold card set.
One thing I love about a scrapbooking kit is the ability to pull different elements from it to create a totally different mood in your projects for the month. This card set is completely different to the bright and fun travellers notebook layout and the sweet mixed media style travellers notebook spread that I've created with the November Seneca Falls Main Kit already.
The main elements I've pulled from the kit for these cards are the Amy Tangerine Hustle & Heart gold foil die cut specialty paper, the black and white floral paper, and the die cut wreath ephemera piece.
I also pulled some essentials from my stash, some white cardstock, black cardstock and a couple of dies.
For both cards I used the leafy circle cut file that is the special edition free cut file from the Clique Kits collaboration with Spiegelmom Scraps this week as part of my background.
For this card I cut the file in white cardstock on my Silhouette, then trimmed it to the same size as my card. Then I backed each of the leaves with the specialty paper, and adhered it to my card.
The November Clique Kits Colour Kit includes the absolutely gorgeous 'Grateful' stamp set from Avery Elle. To create my sentiment I've stamped the Grateful stamp on white cardstock, curving it a little bit so that it fits into the space left by the wreath once it is layered over the top of it.
I've also created a shaker pocket with some foam tape and sequins from my stash and some packaging from the kit, and layered the wreath from the ephemera pack (which I've turned upside down so it matches my theme for this project) over the top of that. Then I die cut a bow from the specialty paper and adhered it to the top of the wreath with some gold thread, and called this card done!
My second card is really clean and simple, but I love the contrast to it.
This time I used the same leafy circle cut file cut from white cardstock, and trimmed it down to half the card size, on the diagonal. I trimmed the black and white paper to be the other half of that diagonal, and edged it with some scalloped black cardstock.
I stamped the Thankful sentiment from the Avery Elle stamps onto a die cut circle that I popped up on foam tape, and added a few black splatters. I adore these scripty font sentiment stamps from Avery Elle and I can see me using them a lot in my projects. I was really impressed with how crisply they stamp on the page.
I die cut another bow from the specialty gold foil paper, slipped a paper clip over the die cut circle and adhered the bow.
I love the contrast of the black and white with the texture of the cut file and pops of gold in these cards.
Even if you didn't get a chance to check out the collaboration with Clique Kits and Spiegelmom Scraps this week, you can still pop by the Clique Facebook Group and grab this gorgeous free leafy cut file.
Thanks so much for dropping by today!
Hello crafty friends! I'm Rita and today I get to share my very first layout for Clique Kits with you. I'm part of the new Cut File Design Team, so my focus lies on the Digitals. For this Traveler's Notebook layout I chose the „I'm Doing This For Me“ Cut File. When I saw this big, bold title, I instantly had an idea. It couldn't be more perfect for a „celebrating my hobby“-layout.
I used a light purple colored cardstock for the Cut File, because it perfectly suits the soft pastels of the „This Is Us“ Digital Collection from which I used the baby blue colored wreath and some cute ephemera pieces and labels.
I'm a huge fan of mixed media. In fact I hardly remember having a layout without some watercolors splashes or acrylic paint on it. So of course I had to make a little light blue background for my photo, which by the way shows some pictures from my Instagram feed where I document my papercrafting hobby. To create some dimension, I layered, in addition to the wreath and the „black hearts“ paper, some vellum and tissue paper. Some heart puffy stickers, theme-fitting stamps and a handwritten quote give my layout the final touch.
I hope this layout inspires you to make your own „celebrating my hobby“-layout.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hello Lovelies! Theresa here today to share with you a story based layout and this one comes from our Bermuda honeymoon album. My husband and I got married, each of us for the second time, in 2012 and traveled to Bermuda for our honeymoon. This layout starts with an amazing story that we laugh about so often and I am delighted to share it with you today!
Bermuda is an amazing place to visit if you love discovering new places and the sun! The island has an interesting rule, however, and that is no rental cars are allowed. So tourists are left to use public transportation or rental scooters. We rented a scooter and even though I had quite a bit of trepidation around being on it, we actually loved driving around and finding so many amazing places to visit.
One of the lovely places we found was the St. David's Lighthouse. It was quite a ways out from our hotel, and the road at one point leading up to the lighthouse became one way. When we left the lighthouse, we climbed onto the scooter and Alan drove like he was going to continue going down that one way road. However, the road ended and beyond the end of the road was a drop off, a cliff, and at the bottom was the ocean.
Well, I saw that the road was ending and I started yelling into Alan's ear, "You can't go that way! The road ends here!" He did end up stopping and going back down the one way road, and we laugh about this story so often. There were a couple of elements in the Regatta kit that reminded me of this story! I have used elements such as the Beach This Way cut apart as a sort of tongue in cheek statement, since the lighthouse was not really beach accessible! Ha!
I also used the Pool Rules cut apart element, even though this layout is not about a pool at all. And the "Come in the water's fine" word strip just totally cracks me up. All of these elements reinforce the humor of the situation!
This album is a 9x12 pocket page album and I am alternating full page layouts with pocket pages in this album. The right side of this layout includes supporting photos of us in and around the lighthouse. I have used some of the Clique Kits exclusive cut apart sheet to create 3x4 cards to continue telling the story of this visit.
The photo above is just a bit to the right of where we almost went off the cliff, and this is a perfect photo to include so we can remember where we were! I took some of the square elements from the cut apart sheet and layered them onto 3x4 plain white cardstock so they would fill my 3x4 pockets. This also brings in a bit more white space to the layout.
Here is one more look at this fun (and funny!) layout. Notice how I have pulled the reds and blues in this kit and repeated them across the layout, in the photos, the papers, and the embellishments, to tie this layout all together.
I have had so much fun sharing this layout with you today and telling you this fun story from our honeymoon! Thank you for joining me. Are you using your Regatta kit? Please share and tag us, we would love to see!
Hello Lovelies, Theresa here today to share a layout using mixed media! I love putting paint to paper, so today I grabbed my Gelatos, the Hello Sunshine Cut File, and my Regatta kit to have some fun!
My first steps, before I even really knew what I wanted my layout to look like, was to cut the Cut File and gather my supplies. For this layout I used Bazzill card stock called African Daisy, Faber Castell Gelatos in Tangerine, Mango, Butterscotch, and Lemon, my photo and all the goodies in the Regatta kit!
One of my favorite ways to use die cut files from the Silhouette is to trace them onto my background paper and use those as paint guides. This is the perfect cut file to paint a sunset by, so I lightly traced the lines I needed. I applied color using the Gelatos in an alternating pattern around the circle. There is enough color on the page that I only needed to color inside the lines from the cut file, and then I used water and a wide paint brush to bring the color out onto the rest of the page. You can always adjust how vibrant the colors are by adding more water, and then a little tip: use a paper towel roll to absorb the excess water from your page once you are done.
Once the colors were down and the paper was dry, then I could add the patterned paper below and layer all the fun embellishments onto the page. I layered several of the patterned papers behind the cut file, which set the tone for colors that would be repeated around the page. I am loving the reds, navy, and light blues in this kit!
My photo is one of our boys, Nick and Addison, from a trip we took to Savannah in 2013. It is so hard to believe this was already five years ago! I was completely inspired by the wood grain patterned paper as a sort of boardwalk on the page, so I layered the acrylic flip flops on top and then built an embellishment cluster from that.
I love using a variety of textures and materials in my embellishment clusters, and this kit has just the right mix of acrylic, cardstock, chipboard, rubber, and even the tiny felt bow. Oh yes, I put a red felt bow on a boy layout and it is adorable. Notice how I have used the flip flops as a directional element on the page: they lead your eye right up the page, and the splashes continue that direction up and around the sun.
For my journaling, I placed it directly underneath the photo and wrote it directly onto the woodgrain paper. Again, the flip flops create an easy place to put the words, and this page becomes asymetrical. Photo + words on one side lower, cut file + paint on the opposite side top. This is a page design that I repeat over and over again. I encourage you to try it!
To repeat these awesome colors on the page again, I layered the photo on top of a few of the patterned papers. The photo needed a little something to help it pop off the background, so I began with the type, and then a tiny bit of red polka dot. Whenever I layer papers like this I use my regular scissors and start with the photo, cut around it, and then add pieces underneath that. Also, the red again balances with the red I used behind the cut file.
What a fun kit to work with, and such a fun result. Thank you for joining me today! Are you using your Regatta kit too? Please be sure to share with us, we would love to see!
Hi friends, it's Theresa here! This week is Story Focus on the Clique Kits blog, and I wanted to share with you a layout that actually uses product to tell its story. This is the layout I am sharing today. I am using the April Winter Park kit and have chosen the die cut ephemera and printables sheet to help tell the story of this layout.
Let me tell you about how this layout evolved! Back in 2015 we took a Spring Break trip to Savannah, GA, and St. Simons Island GA, and I had these adorable photos of our girls at the beach that week. I wanted to create a layout that tells the story of that visit, and all the sights, sounds, and the beauty of the southern states we experienced. My photos are specifically from the beach, but the die cut house from the Winter Park kit reminds me of the Antebellum homes in Savannah.
The photos had been printed at a smaller size, 2x3, so I decided to pull all tags from the kit and any other die cuts that were close to that size to use on the layout. Sometimes the best way to display smaller embellishments is in a grid, and so that is what I did here. Even though there is lots to see on the page, the grid keeps everything orderly.
I fit each of the photos, die cuts, and tags almost like a puzzle into the design of the layout, and then each piece becomes like a home base for other little bits and bobs. I've layered stickers, alphabet, and flair onto each piece. Some of the embellishments I have sewn down using my machine, to add a bit of texture to the layout.
I love repeating elements in my layouts, and since I had sewn some of the tags, I also gave them bows using a really thick, rough twine I had on hand.
All of these layers and textures and colors remind me so much of Savannah and St. Simons Island. Notice how I've allowed several elements to "fall off" the page on the top, bottom, and right hand side. This is part of the visual flow of the page where the elements of the layout extend beyond the edges and become part of the background itself.
There is so much to see and experience on this layout, just like in Savannah. I love how product can carry the feelings from a place right onto the layout.
It was such fun sharing this layout with you! I hope you have been inspired to use products on your layout to tell your story as well!
Hello Clique fans! Here is Réka and today I am sharing my first card created with the beautiful December Main Kit.
This card is very simple and easy but also so cute too!
Let’s start to create it!
First step was to trim the Dear Lizzy: Stargazer - Sun Setting paper to measure 9” inch wide and 5 ¾” inch long and score and fold in half to create a card blank.
After cover the card front with a 4 1/8” x 5 ½” inch piece of white cardstock. I have embossed the white cardstock using the leaves embossing folder from my stash. I have also make some pink and green watercolor splash. You don’t forget to 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.
The next step was to sew around the card with my sewing machine.
Finally, I have added some die cut pieces from Dear Lizzy: Stargazer - Copper Foil Ephemera pack and fussy cut the tree and the flowers from Dear Lizzy: Stargazer - Woodland Wonder paper.
And done! I really like how it turned out.
I hope you liked my card. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful crafty day!
See you next month! Réka
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