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Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus Set

Hello, friends! I’m back today to share a new project for the new Altenew Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus stamp and die set release. I absolutely love all the different layers, which can be used together or separately depending on the look you want to achieve on your projects.

Here is a look at my Traveler’s Notebook spread.

I used patterned papers from the Reflection Scrapbook collection to cover the pages, in order to make them thicker and more durable. The colors of the Ranunculus flowers were chosen based on those papers. I wanted something that matched but also kept the softness of the spread. I love how the lavender/purple shades of the Altenew Crisp Inks helped me achieve just that. The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this post.

I have to admit, I’m not very good at layering stamps, but the We R Memory Keeper Precision Press works like magic. It is my favorite tool right now. I really recommend it if you, like me, want to try to get the perfect image πŸ˜‰

Once I stamped and fussy cut the ranunculus and leaves, I layered them in the bottom left corner of my spread. I used foam dots to adhere the yellow flower on top of the purple one for extra dimension.

Several patterned papers from the Reflection Scrapbook collection were used to back the picture. I decided to keep the whole spread pretty simple, as I wanted my story to be the focus. The sentiment underneath the photo comes in the same stamp set and totally inspired the journaling about my little one, how her happy and outgoing personality brings joy to our lives.

The new Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus stamp set is just gorgeous. Visit the Altenew blog for more inspiration and a GIVEAWAY.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Supplies:

Altenew Crisp Inks: Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris.

Altenew Reflection Scrapbook collection.

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Clique Kits – My TN – Colorful and Fun

Hello Clique friends. I’m back today to share a couple of spreads in my traveler’s notebook. The super fun March Play kit was perfect to give my pages lots of color and a happy vibe.

For my first spread, I decided to use a couple of pictures of my daughter playing in the snow.

I always start by covering the pages with cardstock, as it makes them thicker and more difficult to tear. I picked white for the left side and patterned paper from the Little by little collection for the right side. I then fussy cut two of the wreaths out of the Clever Little Fox paper to use them as a base for my photos.

For the opposite side, I went for a tone-on-tone look. Ephemera pieces and stickers match the colors in the background. To bring the spread together I used a branding strip across the bottom of both pages.

My second spread took a little bit more time as I decided to add some stitching to it.

One of the patterned papers in the kit has several words in different colors that I absolutely love. I picked the ‘heart’ one, as the color matched my daughter’s shirt in the picture. I glued the letters onto the polka dot patterned paper and stitched around them using the same color thread. The texture it adds is what I was going for. I completed the page with some ephemera pieces.

For the right side of the spread, I went for a simple look and only used a few embellishments that matched the colors on the opposite side.

I hope you felt inspired today to use the beautiful March Play kit in your traveler’s notebook. The Clique store has a lot of supplies to make your spreads come together quickly and beautifully. I can’t say enough how amazing the kits are each month. They are very versatile and can be used for a variety of projects.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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Clique Kits – My Traveler’s Notebook

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Hello everyone! Enza here with you today to share a spread in my traveler’s notebook using the gorgeous Hey, Sugar January kit.

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I love to be able to scrapbook on a smaller scale from time to time. It is easier and lot faster. When I first started using a traveler’s notebook, I was a little uncertain on what I wanted to focus on. I knew I didn’t want to use it as a journal or a diary. As I create full page layouts and Project Life spreads for our albums, I didn’t see the point in replicating the same idea in a smaller format. That said, I still wanted to tell our story in it. I decided to pick one picture (and only one) every month, and jot down some thoughts about it.

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This picture was taken back in November, when we spent a fun day downtown Seattle playing tourists. I love the expression on our daughter’s face. It tells so much about her personality. Sweet, smart, and a little mischievous πŸ˜‰

Since the pages in my traveler’s notebook are an off-white color, the first thing I did was cut out some white cardstock to cover them up with. I then fussy cut some flowers out of the Crate Paper Adore You 12×12 patterned paper and disposed them in a diagonal across the two pages.

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I love the bits and pieces that come with this collection. Tags, hearts, acetate pieces are perfect to embellish your pages. I also added some of the exclusive January printables available to subscribers.

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The little pocket was created by hand-stitching a card that came in the ephemera pack to a piece of patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad (add-on for this month), while for my journaling tag I used the fun Crate Paper Lovely 12×12 patterned paper.

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A few more embellishments completed the spread.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you are not a subscriber yet, give it a try. You’ll fall in love with these kits. The Clique Kits store also has a new Traveler’s Notebook Kit available for pre-order featuring the newest Crate Paper Oasis collection, as well as amazing exclusive products. It is beautiful!

Have a wonderful day!

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