Hello Clique Kit crafty friends!!! I am super excited to be a part of the Clique International Team. I created a scrapbook layout using pattern papers from the awesome Seasonal Kit | Cape May (cliquekits.com) that is currently on sale in the shop.
I normally use white cardstock as my base page; but the flower paper "Summer Lovin'" from Simple Stories was too gorgeous not to use. I wanted to add some texture to my page; so I distressed the edges. I used the Heidi Swapp Distresser tool from my stash to achieve it. I love how it makes some of the paper curl and other tear slightly.
I wanted the vibrant yellow statements on the paper "Simply Summer" from Fancy Pants to be the focus. I tend to always add staples somewhere on my layouts too. I added American Craft Thickers for my title from Sampler Kit | Heidi Swapp's Sunchaser (cliquekits.com) and used a star over the "i".
Instead of just matting the photo, I made a pendant to place the photo of my husband and I. I distressed the edges as well. All of the ephemera used was given dimension by adding one or two foam dots to them. The flower ephemera is from Jen Hadfield "Grateful Heart". You can find the flowers in the Add-on Kit | It's Easy being Green (cliquekits.com).
I hope you enjoyed my scrapbook layout!! Head over to the Clique International (cliquekits.com) shop and check out all of the items there.
Hi CK friends! Jodie here with you today. Around this time of the year, especially in Australia, we have a chance for some holiday time to relax and just chill out. One of my favourite things to do on holidays is to grab a good novel and head to the beach or poolside and settle in. Today I have an idea for some 5 minute holiday bookmarks that will be the envy of your crafty friends while you're on holidays.
Using the Rainbow Traveler's Notebook kit and add on patterned paper kit, I've made two different styles of bookmarks and they both start with an origami base. The first style is called an 'origami bookmark corner'. I haven't included instructions on how to put the bases together, but a quick google will give you a bunch of links for instructions.
The 6x6 paper pad in the traveler's notebook kit is perfect for this style of base, because the paper is already cut to the exact right size, no trimming required!
Once your base is prepared, you just need a few simple elements to embellish your bookmark. For each of mine I've used a doily die cut from white cardstock, and in the first and second one, a flag and a sticker from the My Minds Eye sticker sheet from the kit.
My second two tags start with an 'origami heart' base. Again a quick Google will give you links on how to put this cute heart together. I started with a 5x5 piece of patterned paper for each of the heart bases.
The sentiment on this bookmark was trimmed from the Pinkfresh Studio paper in the patterned paper add on kit, and then layered with a few small ephemera pieces. I punched a hole with my Cropadile in the top corner and threaded bakers twine from the kit through it, and then punched a hole in the middle of one of the little ephemera stars. I threaded this on and tied a double knot at the end to hold the star in place.
Celebrate Simplicity is another awesome holiday sentiment and this tag was also trimmed from the Pinkfresh Studio paper.
I love how quickly these little bookmarks came together and how sweet they look. And we all need some five minute crafts this time of the year right!?
Thanks for stopping by today!