Today I would like to show you a layout in the size DIN A 4 (21 x 29 cm).
I've already tried 12 x 12 layouts, but I've never made friends with it. I used a lot of products from the cut-apart sheet included in the kit.
And then I cut 2 strips of this beautiful paper and glued it to the sides of my cardstock. I also cut these flowers out of the patterned paper and used some Stickers . For the butterflies I used a hand punch and the CRATE PAPER - MAGGIE HOLMES FLOURISH ACETATE 12 "X12" - FLORIBUNA sheet.
I added some pink sequins and yellow Nuvo Drops.
And voilà finished :-)
This layout came together so quickly and I'm very happy with the result.
I hope you enjoy it.
Hello everyone! TGIF am I right?!?! Today I'm kicking off the weekend sharing a layout using the April TN kit and an exclusive Clique Kits cut file! The cut file is from the April 2017 kits called Floral which can be accessed in the shop. The cut file actually has 3 flowers attached to each other but I only wanted one so I used the Cricut design software to erase two of them.
I wanted to mention right off the bat that this layout was made exclusively with the TN kit except for the black pattern paper I matted the layout with but this could easily be replaced with a black patterned paper from your stash. The TN kit is a lower price point than the main kit so I wanted to show that you can easily make 12x12 layouts using the TN kit so it is an excellent choice if your want a monthly subscription but are on a budget!
My inspiration for this layout came from an Inkie Quill art journal spread she did a few weeks ago where she tore pieces of tissue paper and applied them to her journal similar to how one would do paper mâché. I thought this would be a great way to utilize a cut file in a unique way as I tend to either back them with patterned paper or use as is on my layout. Of course both of those techniques are wonderful, but I was feeling adventurous this week!
I started by tracing the shape of each petal to a piece of smooth white card stock but only the shape of the main petal, not all of the individual lines. I then used the 6x6 papers from the TN kit as well as the music note paper and washi tapes to tear my pieces of paper. I utilized Ranger Multi Matte Medium and a paint brush to spread some of the medium on the page to act as a glue, stuck my torn papers down, and then used the medium on top to seal all of the pieces back together to create the look of it being one single sheet of paper.
Next, I cut each of the petals out and used the cut file to glue each petal back into the flower shape on another piece of card stock at which point I added one last coat of medium to seal everything in. To give each petal more definition, I used black thread to do a simple back stitch around each petal. I just couldn't do a layout without some hand stitching!
I then used some Cotton Candy mist from Shimmerz and some Distress Oxides to add some color to a piece of white card stock before trimming .5 inches off two sides of my paper and machine stitching around the page with some white thread. Between the thread and some distressing I did with my scissors, this created some nice texture. But I wasn't finished! I felt there needed to be a boarder around the card stock so I used one of the black patterned papers from the main kit to frame the layout.
The ephemera pack that came in the TN kit is full of beautiful floral pieces and I used all of the leaves to add to the base of my flower as well as some fussy cut black foliage from one of the 6x6 papers.
Next came time to add my pictures. The April kits are perfect for documenting all my pictures of florals so I printed out seven pictures, all 1.5"x1.5", and stacked them on the right side of my layout to balance out the layout from the large floral on the other side.
Lastly, I wanted to create a scene with the layout so I popped up a butterfly that came in the ephemera from the TN kit to mimic a butterfly flying in to land on the flower I created. And I think I managed to achieve that in the layout! Here is the finished product.
For even more details on how I created the flower using a cut file and completed my layout, check out my process video. In it I also show ideas on how to use a single cut file 5 different ways!
Be sure to check back on the blog daily for all sorts of great inspiration. I'll have another layout up next week using a sketch and the newly revealed May kits which I can't wait to share. See you next week!
Happy Thursday everyone!
Today it is all about the story using the wonderful April Winter Park Kit.
Recently my 19 year old daughter moved out of home, being my first born this was a 'big' moment and one I needed to document. I use my TN in a similar way as a diary and when I want to document something important or significant.
I love this photo of my daughter and I holding hands and thought it perfect to document what I wanted to say.
The Winter Park kit is so beautiful and classy!
I wanted the rose paper (Goldenrod) to be a feature in its self and hence why I kept this page of my TN simple and clean.
I cut it and then added machine sewing around the edges.
I added a strip of the reverse of the Goldenrod paper.
I foam taped the sticker golf foiled heart to the top go my page and added the 'LOVE' paper piece which I also added some machine stitching before attaching.
I added SHINE with the FOIL chipboard thickers which stand out beautifully!
I fussy cut a rose cluster from the remaining Goldenrod paper.
I then used word and typed my journalling. I put a strip of the Royal paper into my printer for my story which I cut into strips so I could add to my second TN spread in a visually interesting way. I used the Royal paper for my second page but only machine stitched the bottom of the page and at the edge of the rose. I added my beautiful photo and finished off with the butterfly sticker and 'remember this' which is cut from the Memorable paper (the camera journal).
To finish off I splattered lightly some black colour shine.
How beautiful are these colours and patterns together!
Here are some close up photos for you:
I do hope this has inspired you to tell your story using your Winter Park kit!
Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful week.
Join us today as we share the projects we have made with the April 2018 Winter Park Kits and celebrate the reveal of next month's kits...the gorgeous Riga kits ! Inspiration galore awaits on Instagram by searching these hashtags:
Here are some peeks at the Clique Kits design team projects using the April Winter Park kit.
And here are some pretty cards!
Thanks to all of the sharing in the Clique Kits community on Facebook and Instagram we promise you won't run out of inspiration to get the most of your kits!
Now a little about the upcoming kits...The May kits are named after the city of Riga, Latvia because our May designer in the spotlight, Inna Moreva, lives there! You may remember when Inna was designing many of the exclusive products for Clique Kits before she went on to design some beautiful products for our friends at Pinkfresh Studio. We decided to feature Inna's Be You collection this May, along with products from the Case of the Blahs and Let Your Heart Decide collections to round out the kits. We know you will love the soft, pretty color palette with coral, turquoise, and all of the beautiful rose gold!
You can find the full reveal of Clique Kits Riga Main and Traveler's Notebook kits on the kit pages. You will also want to stop by the Clique Kits shop and check the May release section for lots of products to add to your box that coordinate with Riga. Subscribers have until April 28th to make your add on purchases and have them ship with your May kit at no extra charge (weight totaling up to 2 pounds!)
Here are some of my favorites!
I know that you will love the May kits as much as we do! I will leave you with a few sneaks of some of my upcoming posts.
Hello lovelies, Theresa here today to share a layout featuring the April Butterfly Cut File! As soon as I saw this beautiful file I knew I had to use it! Take a peek at what I did with it.
I have a favorite project I like to create for, and it is called Things I Need to Hear. I started this project a few years ago as a way to create layouts about myself, using selfies, and to remind myself of the things my Mom might say to me, if she were still alive. I also hope one day our daughters will read these affirmations in *my voice* as reminders to them! So this layout is for that project, using a selfie I took in March of this year. I have titled it Embrace All That You Are and journaled about how people will try to tell you all kinds of not nice things, but don't believe them Embrace all that you are!
Cut files are full of possibilities, aren't they? My favorite thing to do with them is to paint them! And oh my word, the Clique Kits shop has a most beautiful paint you are going to want to grab right away. It's the DecoArt Metallic Paint in Rose Gold. Once I cut my butterflies out and layered them over my patterned paper, I arranged my embellishments and titles on the page, and then grabbed my paint brush. This is so easy to do, even if you don't feel very *painterly* because all I did was echo the lines of the cut file using simple brush strokes and dots! I used the very tiniest paint brush I had to create the dots, but you could also use the end of your brush as well.
Once I had painted my butterflies, I wanted to repeat the dots around the page as well. I have placed my title in a circle around the page, and so it seemed natural to echo the title and add a few more dotted lines that lead your eye directly to my photo. I also used the dots from the i's and j's in the Maggie Holmes alphabet pack to add a bit of dimension to the butterflies, just in their centers.
I added just a few embellishments, some are from the April Winter Park kit and some are from the Traveler's Notebook kit. I absolutely adore the deer, so she is layered on top of a rose, and the vellum bird directs your eye into the photo as well from the other side.
Notice how everything is placed so carefully to lead your eye right into the photo on this page, from the title, the bird, the pretty deer, and the painted dots.
This has been so much fun to create and share with you! Thanks for joining me! Have you ever painted your cut files before? I hope this will inspire you to use them in new ways!
Its me Nupur here with another memory to share.
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"Week of JOYFUL" it is
Find JOY in the ordinary they say!
Life simplest things gives us the most joy,
A Joyful heart knows no bounds,
Live Simply, Live Joyfully!
using the amazing Winterpark April Kit
featuring the uber gorgeous
Maggie Holmes "Flourishes Collection"
Covered in the lush green with a pop colour pallate
using the beautiful Flourishes collection
designed by Maggie Holmes
is indeed taking one on a ride
through the enchanted forest.
is my motto for scrapbooking.
This handmade Travel Journal, documents the beautiful week of
creating and commenting the priceless memories created.
It tell us the story of today, using the super awesome Emphera pack from the
Flourishes Collection in the amazing spring.
Lets Snap it!
Its time to be happy
to live it
to love it
and to make it a
oh the BUNNY!
lets not forget the laughter we have had.
me and laughter your companions.
The super cute bunny from the Flourishes Emphera pack
does evoke the childhood memories of easter and fun.
Let there be fun and laughter!
Always and Forever!
Keep documenting your stories,
Have an amazing week.
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Clique Kits - April "Winter Park" Kit
Maggie Holmes - 12 x 12 papers
Maggie Holmes: Flourish - Ephemera w/rose gold foil
Maggie Holmes: Flourish - 6x12 stickers
Clique Kits Flair Button
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It's Heather Doolittle back again with another fun project to share that I made using the April "Winter Park" kit. This kit has so many fun elements in it, one of them being the adorable exclusive flair designed by Maryam Perez! I love the texture that flair buttons give to my projects. It helps my pages to not be so flat!
For this layout, I decided to cut out some of the little blocks from the cut-apart sheet included in the kit and collage them together with some of the stickers and of course the flair. I kind of used a loose grid format for the design of my page. I like using lots of different shapes and embellishments, but I also like to keep some structure on my projects.
The flair button adds the perfect texture to the page. I had layered some stickers and papers, but there was no dimension other than those layers. So, adding the flair was the perfect embellishment to make my page stand out.
I felt like my loose grid collage was just floating on the page, so I grounded it by adding a couple of different patterned papers from the kit to the bottom of the layout. This ended up being the perfect way to add some more color to the page but without making it too crazy!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you're inspired to use those awesome exclusive flair designs from Clique Kits on your next project!
Hello, it´s Jasmin here with my first Project with the amazing Winter Park Kit. For the Story Focus, I made a mini album to document the growth of our new family members.
It was so much fun and so easy to do and certainly will not be my last.
Our bunnies are now 16 weeks old and it's as exciting as they changed their character. Our girl was scared of us for the first 2 weeks and now she is dearest. He was always curious and comfortable.
For the base, I folded Cardstock once in half and sewed my pages and Project Life Page Protectors or attached it with Washi Tape. Easy Peasy.
With the wrapping paper sent by the kit I made a bage for my Tag. And i am so in love with this bunny as made for my album.
I also used a Transparent Paper and embellished it with the stickers.
That's it. I hope I could inspire you to make your own.
Creative greetings :-)
Ksenia here with a first creation using the digital Collection This is Us by Gia Lau. I will share with you my project for story focus. I made 2 layouts in the project life album about the birthday of my eldest daughter.
In March 15th she turned 6 years old. On my first page, I talk about the birthday girl's morning with a delicious dessert.
On the second page, I captured the celebration with her friend and younger sister. After an hour of jumping on the trampoline, they lay down to rest. Lol
I used in my project digital Collection This is Us and CK_Jul17_StoreCuts-Happiness!
It was perfect for me to illustrate the story.
Hi friends, it's Theresa here! This week is Story Focus on the Clique Kits blog, and I wanted to share with you a layout that actually uses product to tell its story. This is the layout I am sharing today. I am using the April Winter Park kit and have chosen the die cut ephemera and printables sheet to help tell the story of this layout.
Let me tell you about how this layout evolved! Back in 2015 we took a Spring Break trip to Savannah, GA, and St. Simons Island GA, and I had these adorable photos of our girls at the beach that week. I wanted to create a layout that tells the story of that visit, and all the sights, sounds, and the beauty of the southern states we experienced. My photos are specifically from the beach, but the die cut house from the Winter Park kit reminds me of the Antebellum homes in Savannah.
The photos had been printed at a smaller size, 2x3, so I decided to pull all tags from the kit and any other die cuts that were close to that size to use on the layout. Sometimes the best way to display smaller embellishments is in a grid, and so that is what I did here. Even though there is lots to see on the page, the grid keeps everything orderly.
I fit each of the photos, die cuts, and tags almost like a puzzle into the design of the layout, and then each piece becomes like a home base for other little bits and bobs. I've layered stickers, alphabet, and flair onto each piece. Some of the embellishments I have sewn down using my machine, to add a bit of texture to the layout.
I love repeating elements in my layouts, and since I had sewn some of the tags, I also gave them bows using a really thick, rough twine I had on hand.
All of these layers and textures and colors remind me so much of Savannah and St. Simons Island. Notice how I've allowed several elements to "fall off" the page on the top, bottom, and right hand side. This is part of the visual flow of the page where the elements of the layout extend beyond the edges and become part of the background itself.
There is so much to see and experience on this layout, just like in Savannah. I love how product can carry the feelings from a place right onto the layout.
It was such fun sharing this layout with you! I hope you have been inspired to use products on your layout to tell your story as well!