Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! It is Ali here with you today sharing a pretty layout using the seasonal-kit-ginger-snap-junior-sampler from the shop.
My Husband and I were away on summer vacation and when we came home there were two baby fawns in our front yard. They just lost their mother, and they decided to stay with us for a couple weeks before moving on. I became so attached to them those weeks that I cried when they didn't return. This layout is documenting their stay in our yard that summer.
I fell in love with all the animals on this transparency that was included in the kit. Each and every animal is so adorable. I decided to cut the sheet apart and put half on the bottom and the other half near the top. I created my own doodle frames for the center of my page to highlight the pictures of the fawns that stayed with us.
I cut my photos down using a circle punch and just tracing the hexagon shape on the back of the photos. I wanted to have them fit into the shapes so they would flow nicely with the transparency that I was using for my layout. I used the 6 x 6 paper pad in the kit and cut four half inch strips of that pretty floral paper and pieced it together to make the side borders of my page.
I embellished the layout by pop dotting some of the die cuts and adding stickers to the framed pictures. This kit is so pretty, and I love the colors that Pretty Little Studio used for this collection.
Seasonal Kit | Ginger Snap Junior Sampler (cliquekits.com)
I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I did creating it.
Hi Crafty Friends!!! As today is the last day of the month of October; I decided to document the month on a scrapbook layout instead of using my Memory Planner. This layout was so fun to create! I pulled together pattern paper and ephemera from these 3 awesome kits in the Clique Store; Sampler Kit | Heidi Swapp's Sunchaser (cliquekits.com), Seasonal Kit | Cape May (cliquekits.com) and Add-on Kit | It's Easy being Green (cliquekits.com). I typically only use 1-2 photos per layout; but love capturing all that I did during the month of October in one layout.
I fussy cut each of the leaves for this layout to represent "Fall". I matted each photo alternating between white cardstock as well as pattern paper. American Craft "Thickers" are my go-to for titles.
This journalling prompt is from the Heidi Swapp "Sunchaser" Collection. I decided to distress the edges of the prompt & each pattern paper strip using the Heidi Swapp distresser tool from stash.
I used my HP sprocket to print out each 2x3 photo. Add ephemera from multiple brands.
Be sure to head over to Clique International (cliquekits.com). There are tons of new items available as well as the kits I used for this layout.
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a Fall mini album that I created by hand using the Hello Fall Digital Cut File, sheets of cardboard, and some of the fabulous Fall kits. I don't have an electronic cutting machine, but many of the cut files in the shop are designs that are easy to cut by hand by using the JPEG or PNG file as a guide. If you've never tried this technique before, read on to learn how to create an inexpensive album to document the season.
I used a word processing program to enlarge and print the letters F, A, L, and L from the cut file. The finished album dimensions are about 5 inches tall by 12 inches wide, so I used two 12x12 inch cardboard sheets to cut the four album pages. (I had raw cardboard sheets in my stash, so I used those, but a shipping box would also work well because the cardboard will be covered.) I used the paper letters as templates for each page, lining up the letters against the right side of the 12x12 sheets and tracing with a pencil. Then, I used scissors to cut away the right half of each letter, and then cut across the cardboard in a straight line to the left edge, creating 5 inch by 12 inch letter pages. I stacked the album pages together from the bottom to the top and arranged the pages until I could see each letter. Once I was happy with the overall look of the word FALL, I trimmed the left edge of the top three pages. My finished lengths are as follows; F (5.5 inches along the top edge), A (7. 75 inches along the bottom edge), L (10 inches along the bottom edge), and L (12 inches along the bottom edge). I punched two holes along the edge of each letter and used snap rings to hold the album together.
The color palette from the October Challenge Mood Board (Join the fun in The Clique Facebook Group!) is stunning and I used that as inspiration for the album pages. Inexpensive acrylic paint is a great medium to cover cardboard. After applying several layers of paint to each letter, I was ready to embellish.
I love to mix and match collections when I create. I used pieces from the Paper Inky Artefacto Sampler Kit,
the A Little Scary Fancy Pants Seasonal Kit, the Riconoscenza Altenew and Pretty Little Studio Base Kit, and the Mintopia Vellum and Acetate Pad. I kept my photos and embellishments on the left half of the inner pages so that the letters would be clearly visible when the album was closed.
I applied patterned paper and acetate to some pages and embellished others directly over the paint. I used this album to document my trip to the Jack Pine Glass Pumpkin Festival in Laurelville, Ohio. My photos do not do these gorgeous creations any justice. The way the sunlight hit the glass pumpkins is definitely best appreciated in person. This glass pumpkin patch is something straight out of a fairytale and I was expecting my fairy godmother to appear at any moment!
I used the Hello Fall Digital Cut File a second time to add the script Hello to the edge of an album page. Carbon paper is my secret weapon! I simply traced the letters onto the cardboard L and then filled in the outline with a white paint pen.
I picked these two gorgeous pumpkins from the patch. The white pumpkin is the 2021 Pumpkin of the Year. The theme is "Celebrate Life." "After such a dark year, Jack Pine thought it was time to focus on the good, one smile at a time. With the bright white and splash of color, Jack hopes this pumpkin will put a smile on your face. :)"
Clique International Supplies:
Hello Fall Digital Cut File
Paper Inky Artefacto Sampler Kit
A Little Scary Fancy Pants Seasonal Kit
Riconoscenza Altenew and Pretty Little Studio Base Kit
Mintopia Vellum and Acetate Pad
Other Supplies: Cardboard Sheets; Die-Cut Leaves: American Crafts; Flower: Prima Marketing; Lace: Webster's Pages; Acrylic Paint: DecoArt; White Paint Pen: Uni-Posca; Gold Paint Pen
Happy Fall Ya'll!
It's Alexandra here today with my first blog post for Clique International design team. I am excited to be here with everyone and wanted to let you know that my friends and family call me Ali. Feel free to follow me on Instagram at @funadventureswithali . I hope you enjoy this Fall layout I created of my husband and me apple picking.
I created this page using the Seasonal Series|Fall Stories|Simple Stories kit and had so much fun backing the leaves cut file from Cut To You with all the different papers from Simple Stories. I was dying to use those beautiful pink sequins that were included in this kit, since they matched the color of my shirt perfectly. I decided to make a few of the leaves shakers and took packaging from the sticker package and backed a couple of leaves with the cellophane and the pink polka dot paper, with the pink sequins inside. To add dimension to the layout I added foam tape behind the cut file.
I lightly painted the white cardstock using a pink ink pad and water on another cellophane sticker packaging sheet and kissed the cardstock lightly with the wrapper to add some color to the background. I added some stickers and brads, which are self adhesive now and so easy to use.
I was inspired by the Song Falling in Love because Fall is our favorite season and we do some of our favorite activities during this season, including apple picking.
I hope you fall in love with this layout as much as I have and
can't wait to share more projects with my new peeps!
Take Care, Ali