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!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here with a fun and easy 9x12'' layout today. For this project I used a kit which is unfortunately sold out already, but the main elements are still available. I will link them all. First I'd like to tell you a little bit about my layout and how it came together.
I love to include layouts in my 9x12'' in my Project Life album and mix it up with pocket page layouts. I had this black and white photo of my son and it was screaming for a full page layout and vibrant colors! Have you seen the "Happy Hello" paper by Pebbles? With the hedgehog paper it's included in the Pebbles "Hey Hello" Paper Pack Add-On Kit which you can find here. I loved seeing them combined together. Also the hedgehog paper is perfect for kids layouts, don't you think? I machine stitched around the border two times so the papers would stay together and love that it looked a little messy afterwards.
Then my favorite part started: fussy cutting. I love the "Dash of Daydream" paper by Jellybean Soup. And yay, it's still available! All the florals you see on the layout are cut out from this paper. I used yellow enamel dots and shapes by Altenew to embellish the blossoms. The yellow ones are sold out right now, but other colors are available here, here and here. The cool thing about the kits: they come with ink pads. And they are great quality! The bow I used is from the Maggie Holmes "Sunny Days" collection. I used a "Monday" circle from a die-cut pack by Pretty Little Studio which was included in the "Little Black Dress" Kit.
I put the title on a piece of vellum and stapled it to the page. The Alpha Thickers and the vellum are both from Crate Paper's "Magical Forest" collection.
I hope you feel a little inspired today to get crafty or even have a little look in the Clique Kits Shop. There are some real treasures waiting for you. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello crafty friends! Today I have a fun and easy layout to share with you. I used the "Once in A Lullaby" Kit to document a very special walk in the forest. Three weeks ago my family and I visited the "Grossvatertanne". Standing 45 m/150 ft tall and measuring 1.60 m/5 ft around the middle, the "Grandfather Fir" is the Black Forest’s mightiest tree. It's over 300 years old and strikingly bigger compared to the trees in the area. It is located on the "Schöllkopf", a little mountain where there is now forest throughout. Once the whole area was a meadow with a farm and the Grandfather Fir was formerly a single standing tree. Long after the farm was abandoned and destroyed by the French in 1693, other trees were planted and the meadow was turned into a forest. Being there, in this big forest, taking a walk and see all the vegetation, it's really hard to believe that this fir was standing alone once upon a time.
My son loved the tree right away and started to jump from its big roots and running around, hiding between them. Of course I made a bunch of photos like the ones you see on my layout. It was so nice observing him having so much fun. At home I chose the "Parfait" Paper from the Sweet Story collection by Crate Paper for my layout. I cut the rainbow apart, arranged the rays and glued them on a 9x12'' white cardstock paper. Then I handstitched along each one. I used the ephemera pack included in the Kit (from the "Hey Hello" collection by Pebbles") and the Alpha Thickers. The additional florals were cut out from the "Yellow Roses" paper (also from "Hey Hello").
From the B-side of the "Parfait" paper I cut out some stars and combined them with the star constellations die cuts from the "Color Me Happy" collection by Pretty Little Studio. You can find the collection here. For creating my title I used an Alpha Stamp Set by Studio Calico and wrote some journaling with a yellow pen on the yellow ray.
I hope you feel inspired to play with this beautiful kit and all its pretty little details. Please don't hesitate to share your work with us on Facebook or Instagram. We always love to see what you create. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello crafty friends! Today I have a new project to share with you. Maybe we're not able to travel right now, but I bet everyone has some travel photos lying around that need a new home in an album. It feels like I have tons of them. On my very long to-do list was making an album about my weekend trip to Rome in August 2014 with my hubby. Back then I wasn't the scrapbooker I am today. These days I never leave without at least a Travelers Notebook. On this trip I just had my camera, a guide and I collected some memorabilia. Fortunately I have some very cool products from Clique Kits which helped making this album come together. Let's start with the front pages.
Maybe you recognize the collection "Color me happy" by Pretty Little Studio. I love the bright and vibrant colors and the bold design. I combined the elements from this collection with the Little Black Dress Kit with it's black and white papers, stickers and ephemera. I love how the colors pop even more with some black and white in addition. Unfortunately the Add-on kit I used is already sold out, but the Sampler Kit is still available here. And it's just as fun!
First I included a 3x8'' pocket page to write some basic background information about this trip. I used the Documented Stamp Set by Studio Forty which is on sale in the shop right now. The quality of the stamp is awesome and it's perfect to create custom cards or journaling spots. I stamped the dates of our trip on the week days die-cuts from the Black Little Dress Kit (they are also by Pretty Little Studio) and wrote some more journaling on the back of the page.
Let's move further to the "main" front page. This is the first layout I made for this album and the one I'm most happy about. And the best thing: you can get the Cut File for free here. After cutting it I altered it a little bit, I cut out the inside of the globe and put my photo underneath. It's a photo I made while flying over Switzerland, can you spot the Alpes? The background paper and stickers are from the Little Black Dress Kit. I love the thickness of the paper. I could easily put some acrylic paint on it.
It was so much fun to create the first layout in this size, so I made another one. I combined two papers from the Little Black Dress Kit and mixed them with some leftover die cuts from the Paige Evans Bloom Street collection. Here I used the first photos I made on this trip, the first train station in the centre of Rome (after taking the train from the airport) and the graffiti on the Subway walls and trains.
Another fun thing I added: a little waterfall flip book insert. Again I used the papers and stickers from the Black Little Dress Kit and made some flips for all the photos from our visit to Villa Borghese. It was just one of the many stations on our trip and I like that it has it's own little mini album. The glassine bag on the right was just a little add-on to the album. Instead of throwing it away, I put a die cut on top (this one is also from the Black Little Dress Kit), a 4x6'' card from the Color Me Happy collection and used it for leftover photos and notes. I hope you are in the mood to create some fun travel albums yourself now. For more inspiration you can visit me on Instagram. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here! I'm so happy to share my first project as a 2020/21 Clique International Design Team member today with you. Wherever you are right now, I hope you're doing fine and try to stay positive and creative. I definitely got into a creative mood after receiving my Clique International Happy Mail and made a double layout in the size of 8,5x11''.
For this project I was inspired by a quote I stumbled upon on pinterest. It was perfect for my photos of a blooming tree right outside our house. It is actually the tree of our neighbor and I never really noticed how pretty it blooms, but this year I was really overwhelmed by its beauty. Of course it already lost all it's blossoms by now, so I'm super happy I made these photos to document this short and very special period.
I chose the current "Bloom Street" collection by Paige Evans, which is unfortunately already sold out in the Clique Shop. You can find similar ones here and here. The first step for making these layouts was to use a stencil (this one's by Tim Holtz) with some acrylic paint to create a mixed media background for the floral Alphabet thickers. While the paint was drying I chose the patterned papers to back up my photos. I enjoyed playing around with the Flower ephemera afterwards and arrange them on the paper. I loved the puffy frames stickers from Pinkfresh Studio's "Noteworthy“ collection. They match the vibe of "Bloom Street“ perfectly and the chosen frames added a nice final touch to the layout.
Last but not least, I used the alphabet thickers for my quote. What I love about this quote is not only that it inspired my spring themed layout, but also that this hopeful message is applicable for our current global situation. "No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow."
I hope you feel inspired to get crafty. Please don't hesitate to share your projects with us on Instagram or in the Facebook Group "The Clique." Thanks for stopping by!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here with my last official project for Clique Kits (and the Blog), using the beautiful June Kit "Sweet Tea". I wanted my last layout to be something special. The CK Design Team was my very first one, so this epic experience needed to be documented. A big thank you to Gia and all the wonderful CK girls for this amazing time and the opportunity to share my work and be part of this awesome community. I really enjoyed the last nine months. Because I had a manageable amount of projects I made for the CK Blog, I thought about printing them all out and put them on one layout to keep the memory of my time on this great Design Team alive.
After printing all the projects out I instantly found a perfect background for them: the Summer's Trails paper from the 1canoe2 "Goldenrod" collection. I cut it apart and placed my photos on them. With Heidi Swapp's Alphabet Stencils I formed the word "Clique". (You can find the set in the Color Kit!) On the right site I still had some space, so I fussycut the vellum flowers from the latest "Dear Lizzy" Collection and combined them with the Prima Flowers from the Kit and some fussycut peaches (from another "Dear Lizzy" paper).
For the final touch I used some stickers, washi tape and my roller date stamp.
I really love how this layout turned out and I hope you got inspired by it. Even if Clique Kits is closing it's doors, new things are waiting for all of us. Let's keep documenting our adventures and stay crafty! TFL!
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Hello crafty friends! Rita here again to share my second project using the June Kit. This time I made a 12x12'' layout, using the „Fun in the Sun“ Cut File from Clique Kits.
I cut it out on a white cardstock and backed it with one of Pinkfresh Studio's patterned paper (from the „Joyful Day“ collection) which was in the Kit. On the right side I used strips from the „Seek Magic“ paper from the latest „Dear Lizzy“ collection and fussycut some flowers (from another "Dear Lizzy" paper). I really love to combine all the different patterns, and in everyone of them there is a little pink.
For my photos I used the Instax photo frames. And yay, they are also pink!
For the final touch I used some stickers from the 1canoe2 "Goldenrod" collection and the Prima Marketing flowers. I hope you feel inspired by this layout to make your own, using this beautiful June Kit! Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here to share my first project using the June Kit „Sweet Tea“. I made a spread in my Traveler's Notebook about the first strawberries I ate this year. For this project I used the patterned paper „Seek Magic“ from the latest „Dear Lizzy“ collection, the alpha sticker sheet, the puffy stickers, the Instax sticker from Crate Paper's „All Heart“ collection, and the ephemera pack.
First I printed my photo out out and glued it on the right page. I framed a strawberry with the Instax frame sticker and put some bees (from the puffy sticker sheet and the ephemera pack) and hearts from 3 different sticker sheets on it.
On the left page I used a piece of the patterned paper with the strawberries and some ephemera pieces. The card has not only almost the same size and color as the Instax frame, but is also perfect for some journaling.
I hope you feel inspired to make a quick and summery TN spread with your June Kit.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here with my third layout, using the Clique Kits May Kit "Great Expectations". This time I wanted to make a 9x12'' layout for my Project Life Album, documenting my latest visit to the cinema. Because I watched the new "Aladdin", I wanted to include Genie's oil lamp to my layout. Spontaneously I thought why not make my own Cut File, so I did. I used my tablet and the Pen.up app. While drawing this Cut File I thought of the Cave of Wonders and the lamp which is positioned up high on the rock formation.
So after finishing and cutting it, I backed the lamp up with "All Heart" papers from the Kit. I used my leftover fussycut flowers from the "Wild" Paper and put them on the layout so it looks like the flowers are coming out of the lamp. In the middle I put a little photo of the movie poster which I made in the cinema. As ephemera I used my admission ticket and some stickers from the "All Heart" sticker sheets. I added some puffy stars and some fussycut pieces from the paper pad.
Down below I included the Silhouette file, so you can use this Cut File aswell. Please be fair and tag me if you share your projects on social media, so I can admire them. (IG: @riri.creates or use the hashtag #riricreates)
Please note that this Cut File is for personal use only! If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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I hope you feel inspired to make your own "Aladdin" inspired layout. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here to share a new layout (or rather a new „TN“ layout) with you, using the „Line Background“ Cut File and the Moonlight Sonata TN Kit. How excited are you about this gorgeous kit? Aren't the colors just fabulous?
As you can see, my layout is not a classical TN layout. The punched holes on the side have a reason. Last year, after trying out a lot of things, I noticed that the classical Traverler's Notebook didn't work for me. I only use it while traveling and not so much at home. Still I wanted to scrap in a smaller size from time to time. And I wanted a more versatile possibility to do so. Since forever I've loved spiral notebooks. So I gifted myself and bought the Heidi Swapp Cinch. And till now, it's still the best thing ever! I love it.
The size of each paper is 5,5 x 8''. And the layout was done in no time. And here is what you need:
I hope you feel inspired to use this Cut File for one of your projects! Although it's minimalistic, it's super versatile and gives each layout a little upgrade. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and productive week! And don't forget to share your projects with us on Instagram (#cliquekits) or in our Facebook Group THE CLIQUE! We love to see your work!