Hi friends, Theresa here with a summer-beach layout for you! I was inspired by this gorgeous Vicki Boutin patterned paper included in the Cape May Kit along with these delicious enamel dots from Fancy Pants. My main idea was to create a sunburst using those colorful dots, and this is how the layout progressed from there. You can follow along with my process right here!
Products used in this layout include Patterned Papers, Enamel Dots, Chipboard Circle, and Puffy Stickers from the Cape May Kit:
Clique Kits Seasonal Cape May Kit
Products from my stash:
Elle's Studio Celebrate Summer stamp set (no longer available)
Bazzill Card Stock in Rain (also no longer available)
Hi sweet Clique friends!
So good to see you again! Today I would love to show this layout I made with the beautiful Fairytale kit. I tell you, that kit is so versatile and gives you so many projects! The kits itself is still available, but the pretty papers are also sold separately and the embellishments kit is also still in the shop!
I started off with an old stencil and some texture paste. I wanted to create a vertically oriented layout. After that I used my Distress oxides to make that water color look.
I fuzzy cut the butterflies from one sheet of paper, I love to fuzzy cut. It's a soothing job and you end up with beatiful embellishments!
The embellishments are so easy to use and perfect for clustering around your photo.
I hope you got a bit of inspiration! Go check out all the gorgeous Fairytale goodies in the shop!
See you next time friends!
Hi Clique friends!
Can you believe it’s almost March?? I get the feeling I’m just slow and time is fast. Which is also the explanation for my latest layout, Snapchat noob… some things just take some time for me to get into. Same with Snapchat hahaha. I used the amazing Fairytale kit and a stencil from the add on kit.
I started with a circle as a template for the stencil. Then fill that circle with distress oxide Mermaid Lagoon. Simply reposition the stencil to fill the entire circle, if you gently blend then it looks like one big stencil!
I love making my own embellishments to go along with the embellishments in the kit. So, this time I used some dies and created those little leaves and stems. I embossed them with matching glittery embossing powder. I love how it turned out!
To create some extra dimension, and to give all a bit of a distressed look, I always roughen up the edges of the embellishment, and here also of the flowers.
I finished it all off with tiny wax seals. Have you seen the gorgeous wax seal sets we have? I'm so in love with wax seals, they give this extra touch and they are original and unique!
I hope you got inspired, and hope to see you again soon!
Good morning friends! I just started creating Christmas projects and it's been a lot of fun...especially since I don't normally enjoy scrapbooking the holidays! I had the perfect photos to go with Vicki Boutin's Warm Wishes Christmas Collection and I couldn't wait to use them! I'm so excited to share it with you...
Before I started this layout, I had to really think about the design. All I knew is that I wanted it to feel like a Christmas layout... and really capture the holiday. And, I really wanted to use a variety of Christmas ornaments.
I cut some of the ornament die cuts in half so that I could spread them out and tuck them in, here and there... The smaller ornaments were cut from patterned paper.
Once I was satisfied with the top half of the layout, I started filling in the white space at the bottom. This took some time because I wanted it to look perfect.
I added the tag and some more die cuts along with a few ornaments I cut from patterned paper. Then, I added the ribbon and chipboard star. Can I just say, this layout makes me super excited for Christmas! My nephew is really going to enjoy Christmas this year!!
If you love this collection as much as I do, grab it today. Click here to see what is left of the Warm Wishes Kit. Thank you for visiting today!
Happy September! It is Ali here with you today being inspired by Vicki Boutin's new collection, Color Study. If you haven't purchased it yet, I advise you to rush to the shop and buy whatever is left. You will want two of everything if you are like me!
This picture was taken of me in Las Vegas at the Seven Magic Mountains. I went there with two friends to run the Rock and Roll Half Marathon. We made a little detour to check out these bright fun boulders and love how bright the colors are in this photo. You can also notice the shadows of the other people checking out the exhibit. I was holding on to this picture for the last couple years because I was waiting for the perfect paper and embellishments to match these boulders. Well it was worth the wait! I am in love and inspired with Vicki's new collection.
I used two of her packaging inserts to create that rainbow burst coming out of the photo. I glued one of them flat to the mixed media background and cut the other package insert apart. I used foam tape to pop some of the colors off the page. I also used white stitching rub ons to add a little more texture to the rainbow burst. I love how all that color is radiating right off this page.
I completed the layout with stickers and ephemera from this collection. I hope this inspires you to add some color to your layouts.
Dont forget to check out the Add-On Kit | Vicki Boutin Color Study Embellishment Kit | American Crafts (cliquekits.com) in the shop.
Love, Ali xoxo
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a fun summer layout that I embellished with colorful gilded hearts. I quickly fell in love with the 12x12 Mixed Media Paper Pad from the Color Study Collection designed by Vicki Boutin for American Crafts. This paper pad includes 36 sheets (3 each of 12 designs) of 170lb ready-to-use mixed media paper. I didn't have to struggle to create a beautiful mixed media background because that was done for me! Instead, I spent time creating gilded hearts to embellish the page.
I was inspired to add hearts to the background of this page because of the gold foil heart outlines that are printed on the mixed media patterned paper. I cut colored hearts from an older Vicki Boutin paper collection, applied gold pigment ink to the edges, and then a layer of clear embossing powder to seal the ink. I used patterned paper with printed hearts because I had it on hand. These gilded hearts could easily be cut free-hand or with a punch or die for the same effect.
I attached the gilded hearts to the page in rainbow order using thin 3D Foam Squares to add some dimension. I placed the paper hearts at various angles to allow some of the foil heart outlines on the base paper to be seen.
I applied stickers from the Vicki Boutin Color Study Embellishment Add-on Kit to several of the gilded hearts.
The Embellishment Add-on also features vellum and cardstock die-cuts that are great for layering.
I hope I have inspired you to create your own embellishments. It is a great way to stretch the life of a kit.
Clique International Supplies:
Vicki Boutin Color Study Sampler Kit
Vicki Boutin Color Study Patterned Paper Add-On
Vicki Boutin Color Study Embellishment Kit Add-On
Vicki Boutin Color Study Mixed Media Paper Pad
Vicki Boutin Color Wheel Metallic Pigment Ink
Happy National Scrapbooking Weekend all! Last night, I created this pretty layout during our Sip' n Scrap session on zoom. I'm so glad I joined. It was nice seeing some of your beautiful faces! We talked for awhile too, which I loved!
To begin, I cut the orange and white polka dot paper from the Color Study Paper Pack and the Sampler Kit to measure 8 1/2 x 11 and the floral print to measure 7 1/2 x 10. Then I matted them together with the smaller print in the center of the layout. I added several die cuts from the Add-on Embellishment Kit in the background across the middle of the page.
I matted the photo onto a die cut to frame the picture and then mounted it down in the middle of the layout. Once I was satisfied with the placement, I added the flowers from the add-on embellishment kit for dimension and the butterfly. Then, I added the gingham ribbon through the tag to add more dimension.
I used foam squares to mount the "right here" die cut across the top of the layout to fill in the white space and then added the "loving this day" sticker strip.
This beautiful collection is still available in the shop. I just love the beautiful patterns and prints in this collection. It is by far, my favorite collection from Vicki Boutin.
There's still time to participate in the crop this weekend. Come visit us in the Clique Group! Thanks so much for visiting today!
Hello my crafty peeps! It is Ali here with you today sharing a layout I created with the wonderful Sampler Kit | Vicki Boutin Color Study | American Crafts and the Add-on Kit | Vicki Boutin Color Study Paper Pack | American Crafts . Can we talk about the vibrant and bold colors in these kits! I am in love and I have to say this is my favorite Vicki Boutin line, hands down!
This fun picture was taken of Vicki and me at a Crop and Create event in Canada. We had so much fun with the photo props and this one just makes me smile every time I see this picture of us. I had a hard time choosing what paper to use for my layout, so I decided to use every paper in her collection and fill this fun flower cut file. I love how it displays all the papers in her collection.
I used her foam title stickers for the title of my layout and embellished with cute little foam dot and heart stickers to frame the flower. I always use foam tape to pop my cut files and give it more dimension. I also popped our picture, so it stood out on the bright and bold background.
If you have not already, go check out the Clique Shop for all these fun Spring kits! So many fun ones to create with!
I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I do. Cheers to another happy craft weekend!
Love, Ali xoxo
Hello my Crafty Friends! It is Ali here today to share a fun layout that I created with Vicki Boutin's Story Teller line. I was able to take a trip to Italy with Vicki in 2016 and we got to visit the Da Vinci Museum in Florence, Italy. Of Course, I had to use Vicki's collection to document our trip.
I started off with two sheets of the stripe paper and to save from using another sheet I cut out the middle of one of them. I used that middle section that I cut out to make a smaller square that I distressed and matted onto black cardstock. I then used my second stripe sheet to back my title cut file from Cut To You. I lined up the square to the bottom stripe sheet and then lined up my cut file so it looks like one piece of paper was used. To give it dimension I used foam tape to mat my square and my title.
To have some fun I added some embellishments to my layout using a few stickers and some ephemera from the Story Teller line.
I fell in love with that daisy paper and had to back up the bird using the pretty paper. You can find this paper in the Clique Chromatics/Pantone Kit. The papers in there are just gorgeous. And did you know that Gia will be carrying Vicki's new Color Study Line. Make sure you grab that one right away because I am positive that will sell out quickly. Thanks for joining me today and I can't wait to see what everyone is creating this month!
Hello scrappy friends! Nicole here and today I'm sharing two spreads in my art journal that feature the composition book and mist available in the Dina Wakley Explore & Learn Series Kit available in the shop! This kit includes one of Dina's composition books with prints of her artwork, a white Gloss Spray and her Scribble Sticks!
My first spread (left) uses a silhouette from the book along with scribble sticks and a few of the dylusions acrylic paints. I also used some markers from my stash to add highlights of purple, black and pink to the figure. Once dry, I added loose writings to the left of the page us phrases like "be happy," "be trustworthy," "be open," "be creative." etc. Just a few as a reminder of who I want to be as a person.
The second page (right) uses the heavier weight paper in the composition book and I used it to add in an insert to my journal. For this page, I used a stencil and Vicki Boutin Molding Paste that are available in the Explore & Learn Series: Basic Textures kit. The floral image was a cut out from a magazine that I have and I added highlights with markers after it was adhered to the page. This helps add more dimension and it takes away from the natural look, which is what I was going for. It helps the image feel more cohesive with Dina's art work.
Here are a few other close ups of my pages. You'll see that I ended up creating a pocket behind the left page (by gluing two pages together) and added one of Dina's tags from her composition book.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you've been inspired!