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Cutting Up A Cut File!

Hey chaps, Laura here today.  I usually cut a few bits on my Silhouette Cameo when I have it out.  This means some cuts don’t get used right away, and sometimes the edges end up damaged.  Rather than through this large background piece away I decided to cut it apart, discard the damaged bits and keep the good bits!

I backed a few of the petal sections with the gorgeous blue roses paper from Maggie Holmes’ Chasing Dreams.  I adore this pattern and colour and I’m using it really sparingly!

Incidentally, it is a perfect match for Pandora’s Ombre sequin mix.

I filled a glassine bag with some Pandora’s Ombre and got a little sad that I had used nearly all of my supply.  I emptied about half out and threw in some tiny cheap white sequins that have been in my stash for nearly a decade!  I don’t use them as they are not perfect but behind glassine you can’t tell.

I then used the left over Pandora’s Ombre sequins to embellish the page.

Before adhering my cut file down I used watercolour and the packaging technique to add some blue to my background.  I also added foam adhesive to the back of the cut files for added dimension and cast shadows.

Thanks for looking!

Laura

 

June’s Special Guest is….

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…..SpiegelMom herself!!  Hey everyone, Jody here today and I’m your guest designer this lovely month of June!  I thought it would be fun in preparation for the SpiegelMom Scraps 6 year anniversary month in July to hang out on the blog more this month so you can get to know me better.

So, here’s a little about me!  I’m Jody!  I’m a full time workin’ Mama with a super busy family life and some crazy kiddos!  I’ve been a crafter since I was a little girl and but really dove into this hobby in about 2003.  I went to my first Stampin Up! workshop with my BFF Jenn and was hooked.  From there I quickly fell in love with scrapbooking and never looked back.  I was an independent consultant for Memory Works from 2006 until they closed their doors in 2013.  I was on their Design Team and loved so many things about that company!  

In 2010 I started SpiegelMom Scraps and ran my business on Etsy for several years, connecting with so many wonderful crafters all over the world!  From there, I was one of the founders of Clique Kits and fell even more in love with this hobby.  My time were was an amazing journey.  Last February I stepped down as I had to move forward with many things in my family life and SMS. Now, things are busy as ever and I’m looking forward to this summer! 

My family will be moving this summer and I’m very excited to get into our new home!  I can’t wait to set up my craft studio, video filming & photography area and the kids craft area!!  Besides my kitchen, that area will be my favorite place in our home!  I’ll give you a tour after it’s done!  

Ok my friends, enough about me for today and on with my layout!  Today I’m sharing one of a few layouts I created with the Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection.  I used the pretty ombre teal background as my base and cut a bunch of those beautiful butterflies from The Cut Shoppe!  I’ve really been trying to stretch my papers lately and cut files make it so easy!!  This awesome file is from the Love Everlasting cut file collection, which you can find here. I think my favorite thing about the butterflies is how the cut file compliments the stained glass in my photo. 

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I used this lovely cut file to compliment the entire feel of the photo & layout. Besides that, I wanted to emphasize the word ‘you’ so I painted on some Dazzlerz texture paste in Coral Me Crazy and love how it turned out! 

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Here’s a close up of the glassine bag sequin pocket I created as a photo matte. I love how the glassine bag softens the sequins just enough ❤️

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Here are some other fabulous places to find yourself some FREE cut files.  

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For those that don’t have a Silouette or other digital cutting machine, be sure to check out Crafty Jen Schow’s YouTube channel also!  She’s talks about using the files even without those machines. Here’s a link to a video that talks about print and cut files HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog tonight! I hope you’ll check out the other sites & products linked in this post.  

Do something creative tonight!

Jody 

Clique Kits & Cut Shoppe Team Up!!!

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Happy day, it’s here!!!  Our team up with The Cut Shoppe!  I can’t even begin to tell you how totally excited I am for this blog hop.  It’s us Clique Kits girls and the entire Cut Shoppe Design Team. Pretty awesome right?! In case you didn’t get here from the beginning, you can start on the Clique Kits blog HERE and if you’re following the blog hop order, you should have arrived here from Annelie Maddock’s fabulous blog.  Wasn’t her project rockin’!!  

Important ~ Be sure to leave a comment on each blog to be entered to WIN!! The Cut Shoppe is giving away a $15.00 prize to their shop AND us Clique Kits girls are giving away an awesome Study Abroad and Pink Fresh Studio prize pack!!  We’d also love it if you followed our blogs with BlogLovin’ or by email. You really don’t want to miss a thing from these ladies!  You can connect with Clique Kits on Facebook HERE, Instagram HERE and Twitter HERE!  Let’s get connected and hang out!

Onto my prep-work and layout for today!! (P.S. I’ll have another layout on the Clique Kits Blog this Friday with more The Cut Shoppe goodness!!)  I started with a few extra supplies, pictured below.  Then cut these fabulous cut files using my Neenah white card stock.  Next, I sprayed them with my Studio Calico Heirloom Blue Mr. Huey’s and let them air dry.  I just love this color!! While the die cuts were drying, I created a fun green watercolor by mixing the Heirloom Blue with Sunshine and about a teaspoon of water.  I played with the colors on my card stock base… just a little so the card stock didn’t get too wet.  I could have used a watercolor paper here, but just decided to use my Neenah.  I also splattered some ink right onto my background using the same colors.

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Next, I built my layout on top of my watercolor background.  I added some fun clouds by stamping right onto my background with the fabulous chalkboard paint included in the Clique Kits Study Abroad kit!!  I used an Amy Tangerine stamp and masked off the sun-part of the stamp for all but one of the paint-stamped images on my layout.  Then I used the the Heirloom Blue Mr. Huey’s mixed with a little bit of water and painted inside my clouds.  I love how they really pop off my page!

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And now for some more close-ups of the details. Sequins, die cuts and origami hearts… oh my!!

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Thank you for joining us today!!  Remember to leave a comment on each of our blogs to be entered to win those fabulous prize packs mentioned at the beginning of my post and on the Clique Kits blog!!

I’d love it if you connected with me using my social media buttons in my sidebar too!  I have an exclusive coupon code on my Facebook page today, SpiegelMom Scraps!

Now, you’re in for a real treat!  Your next stop is the talented Cari Orellana. This scrappy girl is going to knock your socks right off!!

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Scrappy Blog Tour

Hello my friends!  Have you heard of the Scrappy Blog Tours going on right now?  Well, I was lucky enough to be tagged by the ever-so-talented Erica Thompson of EricaRose Creates last Monday!   After Erica tagged me, it was my turn to join in and then tag 3 more scrappy bloggers!!  Fun right!??  So here we go, I’m tagging…..

Lynn Darda        Kat Benjamin       Caroli Schulz

Kat and Caroli are two of the very talented new Clique Kits Design Team members and Lynn is fabulously talented card maker from our Memory Works days :))  I’ve really missed blogging along with Lynn!!  I’m so happy all these ladies have accepted my challenge for posting next Monday!   So, let’s get on the scrappy tour questions!

1. What am I working on right now?

I’ve been working on linking up to some recent challenges out there, including Clique Kits first monthly challenge, Anything Goes!!  If you haven’t heard, go link up!!  I’m also linking up to the Creative Scrappers Sketch #277 challenge this month using my Study Abroad kit.  Check out this sketch and my Study Abroad layout.

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2. How long does it take me to create a project?

To create a layout, it takes me anywhere from 25 minutes to over an hour.  It really just depends on how quickly things come together and whether or not I’m feelin’ it.  You know what I mean 🙂  One of my favorite things to create is mini albums, but those take several hours. When I create a mini album, I’ll plan out what papers I’m using and basic embellishments.  I usually end up cutting a bunch of die cuts, not really knowing what I’m going to use!

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?

Hands down, my Clique Kit and all the goodies from the Clique Kits online shop!!  We have hand picked coordinating add-on items in our School Store, some even handmade and exclusive to CK!

4. How does my writing and creating process work?

It depends… big help right lol!  Seriously though, I go back and forth between starting with my photos and starting with my Clique Kit or other papers in my stash.  Lately, I’ve been starting with my monthly Clique Kit and pulling photos from there.  Sometimes, especially this month, I’ll even dress my girls to match the colors in my kit.  I can’t be the only one who does this either!! The thing is, my Clique Kit is so complete!!!  It’s full of fabulous papers and it’s not skimpy on embellishments at all!  Gotta love that scrappers!!

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
My girls always inspire me in many ways, especially to keep up with my photography.  They are always moving and on the go!  I take a lot, I mean a lot of photos of them.  Many of those photos do stay on the computer, organized by date, but I also print a lot as well.  209 yesterday!!

As far as creative inspiration, I check out the social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest, as well as the manufacturers sites to keep on the trends and new products. Many times though, I’ll Pin something and won’t go back to it for months.  As you can see, one of my inspirations is using sketches too!

6. What is my signature style?
Generally, I like to add lots of layers, texture and dimension.  I do this by adding my favorite May Arts Burlap String, paints, sequins, gesso, foam adhesive, wood veneers and other techniques.

Well, that the Scrappy Blog Tour in a nutshell!  I hope you enjoyed the your and interview.  Now, I’ll leave you with a few more of my recent projects!!

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Thank you so much for spending you time with me today!!  See you this Wednesday for the Clique Kits and The Cut Shoppe blog hop!!

~ Jody