Hey crafty friends! Rita here today with a new project using the new Simple Stories Snap Flipbook and various goodies from the Clique International Shop. If you follow me on Instagram you may know that I'm currently working on a Travel Mini Album about a weekend trip to Prague some years ago. And when I saw the new Flipbooks online in the shop I knew I had to use one for documenting this trip. It has the perfect size and I love the sturdy quality of the pocket pages. Plus there are so many colors to choose from! All the heart eyes for sure!
As you can see, my album isn't finished yet, but nevertheless I wanted to share my progress with you and show you what I came up with so far. One of my favorite things of pocket page scrapbooking is that you don't need a lot of supplies, you can work with leftover scraps and stickers or stamps. I don't excessively use embellishments, just for some highlights. But enough said, let's take a closer look at the pages.
Here I have a photo of the Prague astronomical clock, it's the oldest clock still operating! I used some die cuts and leftover ephemera pieces from different kits to decorate the page. I really like that the Flipbooks comes with different sized pockets. You can make mini layouts or just use some journaling cards (like the ones from Studio Forty!)
Here you see how I used the Studio Forty 4x6" journaling cards. You can use the space for writing down your story, or you can just put your photo down and embellish the rest. Usually I also use stamps in these kind of projects, but I had so much fun with just the mini alpha stickers, the puffy stickers and die cuts, that I totally forgot about the rest. LOL
Here you can find the products I used (and that are still available!):
Studio Forty Story Documented Project Life Kit
Pinkfresh Studio "Let's Stay Home" Add-on Kit
Pebbles "Hey Hello!" Ephemera pack
I hope you feel inspired to try these awesome Flipbooks out and make an album about an event, weekend, trip etc. As always a big thank you for stopping by today and if you have any questions, leave them in the comments below! Have a nice day!
Hi Clique fam! Rita here with a new project, using the Story Documented Project Life Kit | Studio Forty, the Documented Stamp Set (also by Studio Forty) and some bits and pieces from other kits. If you follow me on Instagram, you maybe noticed my love for pocket pages. When Gia sent me the new Project Life Kit I was super happy and excited to use it right away. So here it is, my latest project! The cool thing about Pocket Pages is that you can't do anything wrong. You just need some photos, journaling cards, some (preferably) flat embellishments and stamps. Why stamps? Because they're perfect for making flat embellishments if you don't have any stickers handy.
As you can see, I took a lot of pictures of flowers. I was just so owerwhelmed by all the beauty during one of our walks and made sooo many photos with my phone. And of course I didn't want to leave them there, but print them out and put it in my album. They are too pretty not to. I used my Canon Selphy to print them out in different sizes, so it would make the spread a little more interesting and one of the cards I even cut out, so the focus would be on the flowers only. I stamped on white cardstock, cut them out and used them as embellishments. Also I still had some stickers from Paige Evans' "Bloom Street" collection left. They were perfect for my pictures.
I love how the colors and designs of the Studio Forty journaling cards compliment each other. It's so easy and fun to combine them. And again it's nice to see that you don't need a lot of supplies to create something beautiful. Let's take a look at the whole spread:
I hope you feel inspired to take a chance at pocket page documenting. There are some new and fun flipbooks by Simple Stories in the Clique Kits shop by the way. They are perfect to document fun adventures, events and weekend getaways. And they are the best way to start and for trying out this technique. You can find them in various colors here. I highly recommend them and will show you how I used one of them in September. So stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Hello scrappy peeps! Nicole here and today I'm super excited to share what I've been working on. If you follow me, you know that I mostly create mixed media and scrapbook layouts. Well, for today's project, I'm using the Let's Stay Home Sampler kit and creating not one, but two weekly layouts in my project life album!
This year, I've changed up my format to the 6x12 and I love it! For the amount of photos that I take, it's ideal...and for the weeks that I take more, I just do two!
I'm documenting weeks 21 and 22, witch is mostly the end of May and the start of June. My kids were very much into staying at my parents house while my husband and I worked and they were having a great time sleeping in every day with their dogs. My husband also go a flat to griddle (after setting his grill on fire the week before), so we spent a lot of time cooking with that.
Week 22 had a few more photos, so I created a flip photo. I don't put it in a sleeve, just attach them together and add a tab.
Also for week 22, I documented my week number and dates on the rainbow curve. This is another way to add interest and continuity to they spread.
Here are several more close ups of my final spread. I hope you've enjoyed and got inspired to look at your scrapbook kits a little differently and use them on all your crafty adventures, not just layouts!
Thanks so much for joining me today! Have a creative week!
Hi, Odessa here again with another pocket page layout. I’m using the Fika kit, but with a twist. I challenged myself to make a layout using just the beautiful cardstock from the kit. I added in a bit of plain cardstock and vellum, but otherwise stuck to the patterned cardstock. It was such a fun challenge! I had some sweet tiny square photos from a summery trip to the park with my boys that I wanted to use so I got busy figuring out how to incorporate them. It’s so cold and wintery here that its really nice to look back on warmer day
I used a couple of the photos as a photo strip and made a full 6x8 layout with them. I paired them with a painted style cardstock and a rich navy with daisies for a bit of light and dark contrast. I then took my photo and cut up multiple layers of different patterns of cardstock to go under my photo to make it pop. I then used the navy Daisy cardstock to hand cut a title to balance out the journalling on the other side. I love the whimsy of hand cut letters!
On the other side I started knowing I wanted to use the rainbow striped cardstock. I cut down a 3x4 card out of it and used a circle punch on it. I attached a square of plain cardstock behind the square to make a space for a simple title. It’s a really easy and elegant way to feature a paper and focus on a sentiment.
Next to it I found a cardstock with a great pink next to the brand strip which had the same rainbow. I incorporated the edge I’d normally cut off and made this card with the rainbow stripes to the right to add some playful balance to the page. I then took one of my square photos and added some white cardstock underneath to make it look like an instant photo.
I love shaker pockets so I knew I wanted to play with them. I cut out a strip of the bright animal print to be the main part of the pocket. I used a small strip of navy polka dot cardstock on the bottom to bring some of the navy in from the other page. I love balance. Then I used some vellum on top. I adhered it to the animal print cardstock and then filled it up with confetti that I punched out of the Fika cardstock and then sewed around the edges to close it up. I was going to just use a tape runner, but my sewing machine was already next to me and it really does look good.
I hope you liked this look at what I did with the Fika kit and it inspired you to try some cardstock only techniques!
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Hi! Odessa here from the middle of Canada. When I saw the Studio Forty Gaia kit I knew it would pair perfectly with some family adventures. Over the holidays we drove up to Riding Mountain National park here in Manitoba to spend the weekend in a wintery wonderland with wood stoves, snowy hikes in the woods, ice skating and cozy family time together. The nature-focused imagery in the kits was just perfect and a great way to show off my (currently very chilly) part of the world. Winter is so long here that it’s important to me to get out and enjoy it instead of hiding inside.
I’ve been documenting in a big family album this year with monthly layouts and separate sections for my favourite adventures, all in pocket pages. As usual, I started by laying out all the photos and then slowly adding more and more of the lovely embellishments until it was just perfect! The left side of the layout is full of all sorts of stickers, chipboard stickers, sparkle and more and the left side is a little more simple to let the large 6x6 photos shine.
The kit comes with some great extras I made sure to include; an adorably cozy stamp set, cute charms, some sequins that I had too much fun with, tags, tickets and more which were so easy to mix in with the kit. I filled up my pockets by stamping on the tags, adding clusters of charms, chipboards and sequins, and my favourite of all, a little chipboard sticker surrounded by sequins. It was the perfect thing to add to the sky in the photo!
Gaia came with a cut apart sheet full of 3x4 journal cards that I used on the page but made my own with embellishing - I added the tickets to the woodgrain one with some stamping, a cute floral card that I added word stickers and chipboard to and a leafy patterned one that I stuck one of the pretty envelope seals to.
On the other side I just cut down an adventure-y patterned cardstock to fit in the pockets. I used a different leafy pattern for one of them which I added one of the tags to. I then stamped a phrase from the stamp set on top to add a focal spot to the page.
I hope you liked this look into winter fun here in the middle of Canada!
Hello Lovelies and Happy New Year to you all! My favorite part of starting a new year is starting a brand new album for the new year. Today I thought I would share my Introduction layout for 2019 and also share some fun transparent elements I included in this layout using the January Heart Eyes kit!
I am sticking with the 12x12 pocket pages this year, and when I opened up the Heart Eyes kit I automatically loved the cut apart sheet that is part of the Paige Evans Whimsical collection, Paper 13. It had square frames that include adorable graphics from the collection and some inspiring quotes that I want to serve as a mantra for the New Year. Once I decided to use the square page protector, I printed a square photo to take up the middle four pockets in the layout. The photo is of my husband, me, and our dog simply taking a walk in our neighborhood on New Year's Day.
Those little squares are a bit smaller than the 3x3 pockets, so I decided to have them float in those pockets. This means the page has transparent elements, so this page became all about filling these pockets with fun, see-through embellishments. It can possibly be a bit scary to use transparent elements in our pockets, but I have worked with that in some really fun ways in this layout. I had a 12x12 transparency from American Crafts in my stash, so I cut it up into 3x3 squares to use as a base in the pockets I needed them. (Sometimes you can find those transparencies in AC Moore or Michaels, or order them online from Amazon.)
The challenge with using transparent elements is what to do with the back. My most important tip is to start with the front side and repeat what you did on the front, on the back. Allow each element to hide your adhesive. In the example above, I included the year, 2019, using some wood veneer numbers I had in my stash. I needed to adhere them to the transparency somehow, so I added some of the circle stickers from Fancy Pants that are included in the kit. Before adhering them down, I made sure I had a matching set for the back side of the pocket. Then I adhered the numbers using redline tape, making sure the tape doesn't show through the back! So fun!
Of course I want to channel lots of love into our lives this year, so I included a heart pocket. The ephemera pack had this really cute rainbow heart, so I matched it up with a smaller heart, and cut out two more to add to the back side. Notice how I used my Tiny Attacher to staple these elements to the transparency. Make the staples a part of the design of your card, since these might be a bit more challenging to conceal.
I also loved these clouds from the ephemera pack, so I designed a transparency card around them as well. The clouds to me represent a bit of rain to make love grow, but they are bright and colorful to also represent hope and a colorful life! Again, I cut around them using the patterned papers to make sure I had enough for front and back. I also attached these with staples, and I might possibly add a stamped sentiment to the yellow cloud on the back side later on. This is so much fun!
Of course no pocket page is complete without a fun sequin pocket, so I used my Fuse tool to seal in the sequins that were in the kit as well. This awesome mix from Spiegelmom Scraps pulls all the colors from the kit together so beautifully and makes it feel like a party in the pocket.
Here is a full look at the back side of the page, which is now set up for the first layout in January! For the back of the photo I simply added two squares of patterned paper and two squares for journaling. When I am ready to create this layout I can fill those in and it will already be half way completed! I hope this has been a fun tutorial on how to use transparent elements in your pocket pages. Have you had the chance to create with your Heart Eyes kit yet? Be sure to share with us, we would love to see!
It's Jodie here with you today and I'm super excited to be sharing my first spread for the month, with the gorgeous December 2018 Rainbow Travellers Notebook kit. This kit features the amazing Fancy Pants Designs On Our Way collection and I just love it! This month I bought a couple of add ons from the Clique Kits shop, including the December Paper Pack and the On Our Way ephemera.
I've created a spread in my 6x8 project life album of our week 47. I'm kind of all over the shop with weeks at the moment, and it kind of looks impressive to be up to week 47 right? In reality I have more than a few weeks missing for the year, but at the moment it feels good to be documenting recent memories, so I'm totally okay with doing that.
It took me a while to settle on a colour palette this week, and eventually I chose sunny yellow, turquoise, and grey, with a few pops of orange, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I used the family time tag as a jumping off point for my title card and printed the dates on my printer after typing them up in a Word document. The font on the alpha sticker sheet this month is super cute and I used it to spell out the week. When I adhered the tag to my 3x4 card I left it sit a little bit over the top, so that it sticks out in my album just a little bit. I love all those little bits that stick out of an album once it's finished!
This filler card came together really quickly with patterned paper trimmed to 3x4 and then cut in half on the diagonal. I adhered that to some white cardstock also trimmed to 3x4. I used a couple of my favourite doily, circle and star dies to create some shapes for layers, and topped them with an ephemera piece that I love.
A super easy way to create a custom journal card is to trim some white cardstock to about half an inch less than the width of the card you're using, and to whatever height you like. This can be a 3x4; a 6x4 or even a square pocket. Use a corner rounder punch to round the top two corners and adhere it to some patterned paper. I usually like to add a couple of small ephemera pieces to finish it off, like this phrase tag and die cut heart.
I created one more journalling card on the right of the spread. I printed my journalling so that it runs vertically, and believe it or not even this adds to my album being interactive, because it encourages the reader to turn the album to the side to read it! I added a strip of yellow paper over the side of the card to dress it up a little, stitched around the white cardstock, and added a trimmed label to finish it off.
I love the sunny happy vibe of this spread and how well the Rainbow kit suited my photos this week.
Be sure to drop by the Clique Kits shop to check out both the Main Kit and Traveller's Notebook Kit this month.
Thanks for stopping by today! xo
Hello Lovelies! It's Theresa here with a pocket page layout for you, using the November 2018 Seneca Falls kit! This kit was filled with Amy Tangerine goodies and her products always inspire me to use them in my pocket pages. Today I am working in my 2013 album and have created a layout for Week 15. Take a look!
Our stories for that week included the bombing at the Boston Marathon, my husband having to take a trip there for a client, and lots of t-ball with the kiddos.
I am loving the gold cut apart sheet, so I used that for my date card. The black alphabet set contrasts beautifully against the gold. There were also some fun icons in that alphabet, so I used some of the arrows to embellish a bit.
It seems hard to believe the Boston bombing was five years ago. At the time my husband had several clients and technicians who lived and worked there, and he was called up to travel there the day after the bombing. We live in NC, so fairly distant, but felt the impact of that tragedy even here, of course. We took the approach that he should go and support his clients and technicians in any way possible, without fear, and that is what he did. He took photos while he was there, which I am so thankful for.
I don't always add current events to my pocket page layouts, but this one impacted us in a way, and I am glad to include it. I took the Boston Strong logo from Google photos and included it as a tribute to what happened, and layered it very simply using some of the die cut ephemera pieces.
We were so happy to have him return home safely. I have also used some of the exclusive designs on my layout, including the 3x4 cards designed by Gia Lau! My second page is all about t-ball.
At the time both Nick and Natalie were taking t-ball at our local YMCA, and, well, Natalie has some stories to tell from her experiences. Because of my own schedule I wasn't able to attend all her games and practices, so I represented her time on the team here. I also told the story of how she showed herself quite the temperamental firecracker: she threw temper tantrums and during one of them she threw another kids' helmet! Ah, team sports are great learning experiences, aren't they?
I have used the gold cut apart sheet once again on this side, to tie that element in. I also used my circle and hexagon punches to add layering pieces. Notice how on the top photo I punched the hexagon and it cut a portion of the design off, so I added puffy hearts to cover that up.
I also repeated the black and white elements on this side by using a bit more of the days of the week strip and the All About It journaling spot. So many fun elements in this layout!
Thank you for joining me today! See you again soon!
Hi friends! I have a project life spread today in my 6x8 album, and I have a couple of things going on in this week's spread.
You might notice that the week I'm documenting is from earlier this year. It was a tough week for my family and I knew I wanted to document it, but the time hasn't been right until now to go ahead and do that.
The other thing is that I love adding inserts into my 6x8 album, I feel like they make an album more interactive if that makes sense? I used my favourite Clique Kits cut file as an insert this week, but I'll talk about that a bit later.
My supplies are from the May 2018 Riga Kit, with lots of beautiful pastels and that gorgeous specialty paper, the rose gold foil vellum.
I used one of the ephemera tags for my title card, and printed my week in one font and the dates in another.
Here's a bit of an insight into what happened that week. While our daughter and her partner were visiting us, their home which is about 800km away, caught fire. Thankfully no-one was hurt and the fire was put out, but I can't even imagine what a helpless feeling it would be to be so far away. The photo in the insert is a screenshot that one of our daughter's emergency services friends sent her. Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words, and I really feel like this one does, so I wanted to make sure it was included for the week.
I've actually used two inserts in this spread, the 3x8 page plus my cut file. You can just see the cut file peeking out further than the 3x8 and it's almost asking you to turn the page ha!
This is the centre of the spread once you turn the 3x8. This week was actually when I found that I had been accepted as an Ambassador for my first term with Clique Kits and OMGosh, I can't tell you how excited I was!! I used my sewing machine to stitch along some of the lines on the coffee cup in the insert for extra dimension, and let the threads hang loose.
The Lacy Mandala cut file that you can find here in the Clique shop, is my absolute favourite cut file! It's just stunning and reminds me of a crochet doily. Since this pattern is symmetrical you can easily fold it in half, matching the edges and patterns, to create a semi-circle as an album insert.
First up I checked my measurements to make sure it would fit vertically in my album. I needed to make it a little bit smaller, so I resized it in my Silhouette software before sending it to cut. I backed some sections with patterned paper and left some unbacked. I also sandwiched a semi circle of plain vellum as I was adhering the two halves together. Love the semi-transparent look!
To hold it in my album I've used some old (ancient!) Basic Grey tabs from my stash, but you could easily make your own tabs by cutting a strip of cardstock, adhering it to each side of the insert and then punching a hole to slip over the binder rings.
And that's my spread for the week! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I've inspired you to try out a cut file as an insert.
Hi everyone! Jodie here with you today with the September Farmhouse Travellers Notebook kit, with some tips on how to create layered embellishments in your projects. I've put together a project life spread, but you can use these same methods in layouts, cards and TNs as well.
Here's a look at the left side of my spread and insert for the week.
And here's a look at the right.
My best tip if you're trying to add some extra layers to your projects, is to remember that it's not just about putting paper on top of more paper. Try adding things like some stitching, twine, or even a reinforcing punched hole to a label. All of these things are extra layers and create visual interest. And I've used all of these ideas on this one pocket.
An easy way to create some layered embellishments is to combine a smaller ephemera piece over a larger ephemera piece like this flower over the photo frame.
I've used the same idea here but used a punched butterfly to add to another ephemera piece.
And finally my favourite layered embellishment for project life or card making is a shaker pocket with some extra layers. Some ideas I've included in this pocket are backing cardstock that's been embossed, glitter in some left-over packaging that I've stitched to size to sit behind a frame cut from spare cardstock, a couple of layers of labels, some tulle, an ephemera piece and some stitching with loose threads. All put together it looks fairly simple, but each layer adds a little something.
I hope I've inspired you to try some embellishment layering in your projects today, and be sure to check out the beautiful September Farmhouse kits in the Clique Kits shop.
Thanks for stopping by!