Hello friends, Emma here again sharing my passport designer layout 'Escape'.
I don't know about you but I always find large print patterned papers a bit tricky to use, so I was determined to find a way to make it work for my layout. I'm super pleased with the results & I hope you like it too.
I began my layout by adding hand-stitched details to the big blue floral patterned paper from the Cocoloko Souvenir collection in 3 strands of DMC pink thread. I then selected sections of the paper to cut out so that I could create shaker windows, backing them with clear acetate.
Next I used foam tape around the cut out sections to create the depth needed for the sequins to move around. Using a pink patterned paper from the same collection as my background I carefully position my sequins in place by peering through the windows before adhering the 2 pages together.
I then mounted my photo on many layers of patterned paper from the same collection & created a couple of tags to add to the layers. Using red-line tape I adhered my acrylic 'Escape' title to the bottom of my photo.
To finish I added lots of the cute sentiments from the Souvenir collection & Elle's Studio Tiny Everyday Label stickers, some enamel dots & a sprinkling of Nuvo Vintage Drops. Hope this layout inspires you to use those patterned papers you might find a bit tricky & don't forget to share it with us at Clique Kits.
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Hello friends! Nicole here and today I'm thrilled to be sharing my first post with Clique Kits and the beautiful April "Full Bloom" kit! Vicki Boutin's Color Kaleidoscope collection is one of my most favorite collections recently...I just love all of the rainbow colors! Today, I'm using two of my favorite papers in this collection, Chasing Rainbows and Paper Hearts. When I saw all of the hearts, I knew I had to fussy cut that paper!
Once I had all of my hearts cut out, I color blocked them on the vertical stripes of color and stitched them very carefully with my sewing machine. I did this so the hearts would be able to pop off my page and add dimension.
After I stitched the hearts into place, I added my photo, title and other embellishments. I just love the large butterflies this month, don't you?! And the cut apart banners from Pretty Little Studio were the perfect pops of complimenting colors and with the perfect phrases!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired! Be sure to tag me on social media so I can see what you've created!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here again to share a layout using the „Lovely Phrases“ Digital Cut File. If you follow Clique Kits on Instagram you probably saw my 12x12'' layout for which I've already used one of the „lovely phrases“: „beautiful day“. Since I had two more (and this is the great thing about this Cut File!), I made another layout. This time I chose „memories“ and a smaller size, 8,5x11''.
My photo shows probably the prettiest, but most definitely the most famous street of Salzburg in Austria, the Getreidegasse. I still haven't done a mini album for my Salzburg trip, so I thought I start with a layout for my Project Life Album.
The layout was done rather quickly. First I put the photo at the top of the paper, glued the Cut File on and handstitched (this of course took most of the time!) the outline of the word, which makes it really stand out. For the right side of the layout I fussycut some pretty flowers from one of the Pinkfresh Studio „Indigo Hills 2“ papers and combined it with die cutted butterflies and vellum. I really like the simplicity of the layout. I hope you do too and most of all, I hope that you feel inspired to use this beautiful and versatile Cut File.
We love to see what you create. Don't forget to share your work with us on Instagram or in our „The Clique“ Group on Facebook. And make sure to follow us on Pinterest for more inspiration!
Happy crafting and see you soon!
Hi CK friends!
It's Jodie here with you today! Working with the January 2019 Heart Eyes kits that feature Paige Evans' Whimsical collection has really inspired me to try some techniques that Paige is known to use. Today the technique I'm trying is a rainbow themed spread.
I'm loving stitching on my projects so much at the moment and that's how I started off my background. I marked a point where the centre of my circular photo would sit, and then marked around the edge of my spread at 1" intervals. I drew a really light pencil line from the centre point to each mark around the edge and then stitched holes along those lines with my sewing machine (with no thread in it). I used an eraser to remove the pencil lines, and backstitched each line in embroidery thread to make up a 360 degree rainbow.
So yes the stitching took a while, but I put together a little pencil case with my layout, all my chosen threads and a needle and scissors and carted it around with me over a few days, and every time I had a few spare moments, like in my lunch break at work, or while my hubby was driving the car and I was in the passenger seat, I pulled it out and did a little bit more, and do you know what? It was completely finished before I knew it!
The next step was to add a little mixed media to my background with some watercolour splatters to match each colour of the rainbow. Each colour overlaps just a little bit and I love how they blend into each other.
I die cut a scalloped circle in white cardstock and my photo in a smaller regular circle. For some texture I chain stitched around the photo in white embroidery thread. The cluster to frame my photo stays true to the rainbow colours in that section of the spread, with blues at the top and greens to the lower left.
To finish up my spread I pulled a bunch of small pieces from the sticker book and rub on sheets in the kit. The phrase and stitching rub ons were placed directly onto my spread, and the butterflies were placed on some scrap white cardstock and fussy cut. Then it was easy peasy to place each little ephemera piece in its colour section.
I also used the Thankful cut file from the Clique Kits store for my title, cut it in white cardstock and heat embossed it twice with gold embossing powder. You might notice that this piece is missing some squiggly bits on each end. I really love them but if I had left them on this piece would have been too big for my page. So I used the eraser tool in Silhouette Studio to erase those parts before I sent the file to cut.
I hope I've inspired you to try a rainbow project today, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hi friends, Jodie here today with a traveler's notebook spread using the gorgeous and vibrant December Rainbow traveler's notebook kit and the pattern paper add on.
For this spread I knew I wanted to have a large title as a feature filling the entire left page. The only two criteria for the main word in the title were that it should be an inspiring word since this layout is about my son graduating university, and it needed to have six letters to fill the page. I settled on the word 'Dreams', cut that out with my Silhouette, and then backstitched around each of the letters with white embroidery floss.
For the rest of my title elements I typed 'follow your' in Word on my computer, recoloured the background to a blue that compliments the colours in the spread, printed it out and cut it into a tag shape to tuck under the letter D. Then I pulled the 'on an adventure' tag from the ephemera, and added it over the letter A. To finish off this side I scattered a few ephemera pieces here and there.
Because the papers are fairly busy and bright in this spread I kept things clean and simple. I double matted my photo to help it pop off the diagonal striped pattern of the background. I love the strip of stars from the branding strip of one of the papers, and included it at the bottom of this page. I only needed to add a few ephemera pieces and my journalling to finish this one off!
I love how simple this spread is while still having so much colour. Thanks for stopping by today, and if you stop by the Clique Kits shop you can grab one of the last of these kits before they sell out!
Hi friends, it's Jodie here with you today and I have a sweet set of patchwork heart cards to share. I love stitching on paper projects, so creating paper quilted hearts is right up my alley, and it's really not hard to do.
I'm using the Clique Kits May 2018 Riga kit for these cards. It's definitely one of my favourites of 2018, but then I say that for each month's kits hehe.
To give you an idea of the dimensions, these cards are 5x5 inches square, and the hearts are 4x4inches in total.
To create a heart quilt block, you need a pattern, mixed patterned papers (I chose 3 papers and the beautiful specialty rose gold foil vellum from the Riga kit), and a piece of scrap cardstock to create your heart on.
There are so many patchwork patterns available online, and all I did to find this one was Google 'heart quilt block'.
To create a similar heart to mine, start by trimming a few 1x1 inch squares from each paper, then halve them on the diagonal (just once) to create triangles. You now have all the elements to your heart! Then it's just a matter of laying them all out in the shape of a heart, mixing the patterned papers as you go. When you're happy with the overall look, go ahead and adhere each triangle down. You only need a light adhesive at this point because you're going to stitch all of the joins with your sewing machine.
Now is a good time to trim away the excess backing cardstock from around the edges of the heart, and then you can go ahead and stitch each inner line and around the outside of the heart as well, in a small zig zag stitch. In no time at all you have an amazing stitched patchwork paper heart!
On the first card I made a cluster on one side, made up of some of the leaf ephemera pieces and a sentiment from the kit, and tucked in one of the bows underneath the cluster.
For the second card I used the same method to create the patchwork heart, but chose papers with a warmer colour palette from the kit. I also centred the embellishment cluster rather than having it on the side of the heart.
These patchwork hearts could be a fabulous background element to so many projects. I've included one in a 6x4 pocket page before, you could use them in a travellers notebook spread, and you could also resize the 1x1 inch squares to make them bigger, and have a patchwork heart as a background on a 12 x 12 layout. The possibilities are endless!
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you to pull your sewing machine and patterned papers out and create some beautiful paper patchwork hearts.
Hi Ladies! It' Réka here and I am so excited to share my very first layout created with the December Main kit.
I often use hand stitching on my projects. For this layout I stitched the big part of the background. This idea come from Paige Taylor Evans’ wonderful page.
I used the Ugly Sweater printable as the background and used cross hand stitching on it. After a lot of time it was done.
I also used the cut file for the Christmas title.
Over the photo I placed the Wood Veneers from the Paige Evans: Turn the Page collection. When it was ready I’ve also splattered some watercolour with my brush on the page.
And done! I really like how it turned out.
I hope you liked new Christmas layout. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful crafty day! Réka