Hi friends and welcome to a brand new process video with Theresa. I am working on a scrapbook layout from the past and playing with all the gorgeous products included in the Sunchaser Sampler Kit! This kit is perfect for documenting those pages that manage to melt summer into fall. You can see my full video here.
Now that you've been inspired, time to go grab this kit and create! You can purchase the Sunchaser kit here:
Heidi Swapp Sunchaser Sampler
Thanks so much for joining me today, see you again soon!
Good morning friends! Nicole here with a cute mini album I created for my sister. Just recently, she had family pictures taken for my nephew, Henry's 2nd birthday celebration. As soon as she posted these photos, I snagged them and I knew immediately what papers I would use! I've been hoarding Heidi Swapp's patterned papers from the Carefree Collection for awhile now. We still have a few papers left in the shop!
To begin, I cut two pieces of Jen Hadfield's specialty paper (transparency) to measure 4x4 to use as the front and back of the album cover. Next, I cut several pieces of patterned paper to measure 4x4. I used metal border dies and tags to create borders and a tag from the scraps. I fussy cut the butterflies from Amy Tangerine's paper to use as embellishments.
Once I had all of my papers cut and my selection of embellishments, I started embellishing the pages. As you can see...you do not need a lot of embellishments to create a beautiful mini. Sometimes, all you need is pretty papers and some stickers!
I used a Cinch to bind the album together. It's easier if you bind the album first before embellishing. That is what I did. When binding, the important thing to remember is to add the back page to the front of all of your pages so that once the album is binded, it holds the wire in the back nicely when you flip the first page to the back.
Here are a few close-ups of the embellishments. Super simple, but beautiful! I used foam squares to add dimension. It makes such a big difference when layering embellishments.
Do you enjoy making mini albums? I must admit, I don't make them as much as I used to...but I am working on changing that! Thank you so much for visiting today.
Hello crafty friends! Rita here today with a new project using the Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters Planner which is available in the Clique International Shop. It's so much fun to work with and one of my current favorites for sure. The size is perfect - not too small and not too big. And the binders are so awesome and modern! For March I started a new notebook, the Planner! There are weekly spreads on each page, but I wanted to document a single day, because I made so many photos, so here's what I did:
You just need some patterned paper, some embellishment (not too thick!) or die cuts, some stamps, your photos of course and you're good to go! The paper I used is from the Paper Inky "Metropolis" Paper Pad. I cut the florals from the Altenew "Enjoy the Ride" Sampler Kit papers. I really love this Kit, because it's so unique and fun and so perfect for spring (and fussycutting! Yay!). If you follow me on Instagram or are a member of our FB group "The Clique", you've probably already seen this spread I made using this Kit:
But back to the current project. What I really love about the planner is that it's possible to switch it up and that's exactly what I'm going to do in the next couple of weeks: Weekly spreads, combined with "freestyle" spreads. Also I really like that the paper is perfect for stamping. I used stamps from my stash and added some journaling here and there. The photos were printed on a Canon Selphy (4 on one page!).
And here's the whole spread. You probably can't tell that it's a planner notebook at first sight.
If you are interested to try out this way of documenting, you definitely should check out the awesome album bundles available in the Clique International shop right now.
Storyline Chapters Planner Insert
New Storyline Chapters Carefree Album Bundle
New Storyline Chapters Carefree 6x8 Album Bundle
Storyline Chapters Album Bundle (GREY)
Storyline Chapters Album Bundle (BLUSH)
Storyline Chapters Album Bundle (BLACK)
I hope you feel inspired to get crafty. If you want to see more Storyline Chapters inspirations, make sure to follow me on Instagram or join our Facebook group "The Clique". If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hi crafty friends and happy Friday! Rita here today with a new project using the beautiful Sedona Kit which is available in the Clique International Shop right now. The Kit contains e.g. all 6 beautiful 12x12 double sided cardstocks from Prima Marketing's new Golden Desert collection- many with gorgeous copper foil accents. And of course both of the ephemera packs. You really have to check out this beautifully curated Kit! It's so pretty! - My project was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest. I not only fell in love with the colors but also with the overall look. I really love vision boards and the "My Peaceful Place" paper from the Golden Desert reminded me also of one, so I kind of went with this idea without overthinking it too much.
I especially love the Ephemera packs in the Sedona Kit and when I saw them I instantly wanted to use them together. I chose similar colored pieces and arranged them on my pages. I was surprised how quick and easy it all came together. I just went with the flow and made sure to like the end result. I also included a quote I found on Pinterest I liked and some stamping and journaling.
Here's the left page. I used the Storyline Chapters Notebook by Heidi Swapp which you can find in the Clique International Shop as well. This year I wanted to work mostly in this format and I really love it so far. It has enough space to include papers and embellishments (the size is 8x10" btw), and it's also handy and not too big for me. So I'm really happy with it! :-)
Aren't these ephemera pieces just gorgeous? I really love the Boho-vibes. So pretty! And perfect not only for layouts but journals and notebook spreads, as you can see.
Here's the right page. I included a piece of patterned paper from the same kit. The pattern reminds me of a morrocan berber rug - also very boho-like! I love it!
I'm really happy how this spread turned out. It's really one of my faves for sure. The colors and die cuts are totally my cup of tea. I hope you feel inspired to make a vision board of your own. It's so much fun and you can include everything you want, because it's always super personal, reflecting your taste and thoughts. You can never go wrong, so give it a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out the beautiful products I used before they are sold out. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave them in the comments below. We always love to see your work and get in touch with you in our FB group "The Clique", so join us if you haven't already! Happy weekend and happy crafting!
Hello my crafty friends!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing my latest entry in the new Storyline Chapters kit from Clique International and the new gorgeous Catherine Pooler inks!
I have dedicated 2021 as the year of "me" and prioritizing myself and today, I'm reflecting on my five best qualities in my latest spread! I'm also taking on the "on repeat" challenge, too! Here's a look at my completed layout:
When I started this page, like most projects, I typically start with my product and story first, then fill in the photos as I go. For my "On Repeat" topic today, I loved these beautiful tags and paper clips and I also loved the stamp set that comes in the Storyline kit. I used all of those elements together and repeated them to keep my spread cohesive. Changing up colors while keeping different elements the same adds variety to the simplicity of the layout. If I get in a creative block, I tend to use these tips to get myself back on track. It takes the guesswork out of it!
I love the variety that this Heidi Swapp stamp has to offer!
The lines on my tags were stamped using the lined stamp from the set, but if turned it upside down and double stamped! Don't be afraid to make your products work for you!
Lastly, to keep that cohesiveness, add these repeating elements to your opposite page to pull everything together! Here, I didn't use the rainbow anywhere else on my spread, but the colors and the heart stamps I did! This helps keep the eye moving around the pages.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've had fun and got inspired!
Be sure to join us in our Facebook group where we host monthly challenges and giveaways! New events coming soon and we hope you join in on the fun! See you there!
Hey crafty friends! Rita here today with a new project. I made a Art/Junk Journal using all my leftover papers and die cuts, some paint, alcohol ink and stamps. It's the perfect project to use your stash so you can make room for all the new collections coming to the Clique International shop hehe
Mostly I used the beautiful papers from the gorgeous „Freiburg“ Kit. You should really check it out. The papers are so unique, in very high quality and designed in Germany! I used the WRMK Book Binding Guide to bind the papers together to Travelers Notebook size (4,5 x 8,5''). I also tried out a new tool I recently purchased: the WRMK Foil Quill Freestyle Pen (normal size). I used it to add some quotes and scribbles. But let's take a look at some of the pages.
Here you can see how I added some acrylic paint and die cuts from various Clique International kits. I included smaller sized vellum paper which was left after I'd cut the whole sheet for the cover of my journal. I added a quote with the Foil Quill Freestyle pen and there's still place for more journaling or photos.
Here I used watercolors (also shimmering gold ones) to create a foundation page for more embellishments, words or photos.
For this page I punched circles out of a mixed media paper I created beforehand. I glued the circles together on the right page and there's a stripe of punched paper on the left. The birds are fussycut out from a Alexandra Renke Paper.
For this spread I glued in a paper on which I used Alcohol Ink. It was my first time and I experimented a little, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
On this page I used gold rub-ons which where included in the "Habitat" Kit and a lot of diecuts. On the right page I tried to use a similar greenish watercolor to match the left page. I made a flip through video so you can see all the pages.
I hope you feel inspired to use your stash, so you have room for new awesome goodies! :-) Hop over to the Clique Kits shop to check out all the new beautiful kits and products. Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Aloha, it's me Gia and I am excited to be kicking off a new series of posts on the Clique International blog this term all about recycling, repurposing, and reducing waste as we create. Ordering the products for your kits means I get deliveries of lots and lots of cardboard shipping boxes. It feels like I could start my own landfill, which is the opposite of the impact I want to have on the world. It is wonderful that many companies are reusing shipping materials and using more sustainable materials than they used to--but I still end up with a shit-ton of corrugated cardboard. Fortunately, I love to use corrugated cardboard in mixed media artwork. Some other items that I just can't bring myself to throw away are the little baggies that are used for packaging of small embellishments in the kits- whether they are little glassine or bags made of japanese rice paper like these pink ones that were used in packing the limited edition Easter kit. I never throw them away because I always find a way to work them into a layer here or there on a project.
Since we live in Hawaii we are lucky to have a climate where we almost never have to use the dryer because we can hang our clothes to dry on a clothesline. This saves on use of electric power from the grid which in turn uses fossil fuels. My fiance sometimes gets annoyed with me when he can't find any room on the line because the space is taken up by me hanging pieces of deli paper covered in smears of wet paint. Whenever I clean my gelli plate or have to wipe excess paint off a brush I use deli paper (like wax paper but thinner and less waxy) and when I clean up I hang them on the clothesline to dry for long term storage. Once they dry, I keep them in a drawer I can sift through later.
I wanted to do a layout that would capture the feeling and the memory of the idea, "Not stuck at home...safe at home" to document staying home during the Covid-19 pandemic and I pulled out a photo of my son looking angelic asleep in his bed at home. This photo was my starting place and for some reason I thought of using corrugated cardboard to make a grid of little houses on my layout. Are you thinking of the song, "Little Pink Houses" by John Mellencamp also? So am I, and it's stuck in my head and probably yours too now...you're welcome.
Here is a little list of the other materials I used in my project:
Last but not least, I used the Heartworthy epoxy flair badges from My Creative Corner shop on Etsy (the owner of which happens to be on this design team!) The colors matched so perfectly I decided to go ahead and use almost the whole pack!
To create each house I free-hand cut out the cardboard in house shapes of different heights and widths, then layered a piece of patterned cardstock on top using some iridescent gel medium. I next used the medium to adhere a square of paint smudged deli paper, and finally stitched a pink heart free-hand cut from the rice paper bag on the top layer. I left the natural texture look showing on the roof because I liked the way it looked striped. I love the way the layers look with some of the paper scraps semi-translucent. I used a good strong glue (3 in 1 by Beacon) to adhere my houses to my background cardstock.
After cutting the squares from the blue patterned paper I used more scraps to free-hand paper piece the letters in the word "Home." I used one of the epoxy flair badges as an "O" because I thought the design on the flair really popped and looked coordinated with the photo.
I hope you keep and re-purpose as much of your cardboard as possible because there is so much you can do with it and in reality when it goes to the recycling center not that much of it is ever really re-used- the most helpful thing to do is re-use boxes as much as possible before discarding them. Also, if you haven't started using solar energy (a.k.a. a clothesline) to dry your clothes I hope you will consider it. And leave some room for drying paint LOL.
Hello Clique friends!
Marcia here, I am so excited to be a passport guest designer for Clique Kits. Some of you might remember that I designed for Clique Kits for 2 years when they first started out. I loved the kits then and I have to say they are still just as awesome! I received the February Base kit called Wonderful World. It's full of Vicki Boutin Let's Wander, Heidi Swapp ArtWalk and Storyline, and gorgeous papers from a German artist Alexandra Renke. You can see a kit unboxing here...
I couldn't wait to dig in! I pulled out some vacation photos and decided on one of my daughter on a hiking trip to Zion National Park in Utah. The Clique store also has digital cut files you can download. This cut file was FREE and is perfect with this kit!
These wood veneer butterflies from the kit are so pretty! The background paper is one from Heidi Swapp ArtWalk.
I used the Pretty Little Studios alphas for my subtitle the Narrows placing it on top of a journal spot cut out from the Heidi Swapp Storyline collection. The Vicki Boutin Let's Wander ephemera die cuts are perfect for travel pages. I found an Explore sticker on the Heidi Swapp sticker sheet to layer here too.
Here is a closer look at my cut file title. I created a shadow effect by layering kraft cardstock on top of a darker green cardstock, offsetting it slightly. Some ink on the edges gives it more dimension as well. I layered more Vicki Boutin ephemera pieces here and another Heidi Swapp phrase sticker; Good For The Soul.
Want to see how this layout came together, check out my process video ...
Thanks so much for stopping by! This kit is available for purchase. Be sure to check out the Clique store for more finds. They also carry other fabulous scrapping supplies!
Hey Clique friends, Rachel here and I am thrilled to be back as a guest designer for January.
So let’s talk all things Memorydex! Initially I had little interest in creating memorydex cards, how could one ever create with such a small area to work with and what was the actual point of them?! In my pursuit of creating something everyday, which is my ‘must do’ to maintain my inner calm I started to play and from there my passion grew.
I love creating inspirational quote memorydex cards, which I sit in a tray on my desk, yes they look pretty but the quotes remind me of the things in life I am grateful for, a quote of encouragement when perhaps my day is not going so well.
Taking this a step further I always create a memorydex card celebrating our seasons, our holidays and traditions.
Themes are also another focus, such as travel highlights memorydex cards. You have the option of incorporating a photo to the front of your memorydex card or placing them on the back with a little journalling. I often cut a small envelope, attach to the back of my memorydex card and fill with photos and journalling. You will see this is a 3D bag that I then filled with beach themed elements. Memorydex cards don’t have to be flat.
You have either the choice of using a Memorydex Roller or a tray (or both!). These are super simple to create. As long as you have a box with a minimum width of of 5 inches you can personalise your own tray. Use a standard memorydex card to line up where you need to punch two holes, front and back of box, insert two straws (I have a collection of coloured ones), thread some strong string down the straw, through the punched hole, do this to both sides and tie a knot to secure. You then just have the fun part to do, decorate your box.
So here is the kit I received from Clique kits to do some Memorydex creating:
Here are links to products still available!
Serendipia Main Kit
Serendipia Junior Kit
Stamp Sets and Inks
Altenew String Art Dies
I have a Heidi Swapp Memorydex punch* and her metal dies (you get one in the Clique Kits Memory Dex starter kit!). There are also cut files available if you have a cutting machine. The good thing about owning the punch, you are not limited to certain shapes and sizes, with the punch you can create almost any shape and size memorydex card.
* These are expected to be in stock soon so be on the look-out!
I created a mid sized tray to put my memorydexcards in, keeping it simple but pretty, using the clear stickers in the kit and papers to cover outside only.
I headed over to the Clique Kits store and downloaded the flower and rainbow digital cut files. I ensured that I used a width size so they would fit in my tray. I paper pieced both cut files and on the flower cut file I added with foam tape some extra petals (release compound function of you have a Silhouette Cameo and drag out the specific pieces you want to cut) to add dimension.
I stamped both the beautiful girls and coloured to shades to coordinate with my papers. I added them with foam tape over the flower and rainbow shapes. I used the cut ephemera to embellish, tucking them under the girl stamp. I finished off with my inspirational quote/word. I cut 2 1/2 inches in width (with enough height to attach to the back of the shapes) white cardstock and punched, then gluing this piece behind the flower and rainbow cut files.
Clear memorydex cards are all the craze at the moment, and fun to fill with pretties such as sequins and decorate the outside. You can either Fuse it together if you have a fuse tool, or hand/machine stitch together. I added townie cut flowers to the inside along with white sequins and clear heart sequins. I then added the puffy bird sticker to the outside and the die cut phrase sentiment with small flower.
Another great idea for a memorydex card is cutting an envelope and filling it (this is where you can add photos, journalling) as I have done here, filling it with die cut ephemera flowers.
Here is an example of a tab metal die memorydex card, I kept this one simple but adding a strip of pom pom ribbon to add texture and using two different papers for the base.
As you can see from all of my memorydex cards created with my kit, you certainly can create a variety of shapes, sizes, materials and themes. I have used a few extras from previous Clique Kits, and yes they are amazing for using up your stash of embellishments and paper pieces (as you don’t need 12x12 papers).
You will be able to pre-order the Heidi Swapp black spinner and the Heidi Swapp Memory Dex punch in the Clique Kits shop very soon so stay tuned!
If you have any questions please leave it in the comments and I will get back to you! I hope I have inspired you to start your own memorydex collection.
I will also be posting some FB memorydex card challenges soon, so watch out for that. Join The Clique for this and other events and a chance to win great prizes!
Hi friends! Nicole here and today I have another layout to share with you using the April "Full Bloom" Main kit as well as a few of the April add ons. I'm also featuring some mixed media on my background using a few spray mists from my stash!
I love all of the bright colors in this months kit! For this project, I chose to use the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh paper and cut a large section of it out. I wanted the piece that had all of the color blocks so I can coordinate the colors with the flowers. The flowers that I used on today's layout are a part of this months cut file! I cut a few different sizes out. I backed only the larger flowers with matching Vicki Boutin papers and kept the smaller ones just the shape itself.
For my background, I layered yellow, pink and teal spray mists with water to create all the colorful splatters.
I added in my title with the white alpha stickers from the main kit and also Vicki Boutin's Thickers. I also used two Elle's Studio tags to the left of my photo to coordinate with the black and white stripes of the background.
Lastly, I added the branding strip from that same 12x12 paper, another Elle's Studio tag and a small flower to the bottom of my page as well as my journaling. And for a final pop of color, I used the green thread included in the main kit to do a bit of accent stitching at the top of my page.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful!