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Clique Kits – Locker Room: Mini Album

Hello everyone! Enza here with a mini album to share with you today using the beautiful Clique Kits July Pool Party Travelers Notebook kit.

The idea for my mini was to have a 2017 album with only one picture per month. I do this a lot. I use the same concept for my TN. I think it’s fun to look at random pictures and get a feel of how our life is/was during that given year. You will also notice there is no journaling. The reason for it is that I usually include the full stories in our Project Life albums. Sometimes I just want to look at pictures and pretty papers πŸ™‚

The 4Γ—6 cards from the Ain’t Life Grand collection included in the kit are just the right size. I started by cutting a few tag shapes from different patterned papers and adhered them back to back. I love how thick the papers are. There is no need to add extra cardstock in between the layers to make your pages stronger, which saves time and money πŸ˜‰ Once all my pages were ready, I embellished them with a variety of elements. A mix of ephemera pieces, exclusive cut files and printables from the Clique store, and some stitching added that layered, unique look I love.

Here is the front:

Here is the back:
The alpha stickers I used were included in the June Aquarelle kit. The copper color coordinates perfectly with the Pool Party TN kit.

Some of the cut files were modified to fit the tag shape. Same idea was used for a couple of pictures, as well as the 3Γ—4 cards that come in the kit. I just adhered them back to back, cut the top corners, and punched a hole to fit the other tags.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will maybe use your Traveler’s Notebook kit to make a fun and colorful mini album.

Until next time. Have a lovely day!

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Altenew – Using Stamp Sets To Add Unique Details On A Monochromatic Layout

Hello everyone! I’m back today to show you a new layout created with the gorgeous Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection and some elements from two of their stamp sets: Freeform Greenery Stamp Set and 365 Stamp Set. The versatility of these sets makes them a must-have, as they can be used on any project in a variety of ways. For my layout today, I decided to incorporate them as accent pieces. It can be so fun using stamp sets to add unique details and I want to show you how.

The concept for this page was to highlight the colors in the picture by keeping a monochromatic look. The red in my daughter’s dress pops against the dark background, making it the focal point. To start, I backed a cut file with one of the papers in the Reflection Scrapbook Kit that had the same hues. It’s the best when patterned papers do all the work for you. I got a watercolor effect with no effort πŸ˜‰

Then after fussy cutting lots of roses to create clusters around the photo, I decided to use the Freeform Greenery stamp set to add more layers to them. I also heat-embossed some of the images using the Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder. Again, gold is one of the colors in the picture, so I thought it would compliment the other colors perfectly.

I also added some sentiments from the sticker and chipboard sheets included in the kit. Adhering elements with foam dots gives the layout extra dimension and a more realistic look. Layering is one of my favorite techniques!

At this point, I was just missing title and date. The 365 stamp set came in handy for that. The font is adorable and the sentiment I used was perfect as a finishing touch. The Crystal Clear Embossing Powder gave it more depth and shine.

I hope you felt inspired to use these stamp sets on your scrapbook pages and use them to add unique details. Also if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!
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Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the Altenew blog. I’ll attach the blog hop list below for your convenience:

Enza Gudor (You are here)

This is such a fun and exciting blog hop, with lots of inspiration from amazingly talented designers, promotions and prizes.

Here are the details.

There is more! Receive a FREE Scrapbook Class when you purchase the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. Send Altenew an email at support@altenew.com with your order number and Altenew will set you up with free access to the Timeless Floral Layouts Class.

Prizes:

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 22nd.

How awesome is that?! Now onto the layout I created for this Blog Hop:

I went for a color scheme that is unusual for me. I generally prefer lighter, more muted tones, but this time I wanted to match the bright, intense colors in my photos. The Reflection Scrapbook Collection features a gorgeous mix of patterned papers, making it easy to find the perfect options for your layouts. Here it is in all its beauty!

To achieve a bold, colorful look, I used the white and blue chevron paper to cover the whole left side of the page, while for the right side I just fussy cut the polka dots from a different patterned paper and scattered them around. They complement the colors in the pictures beautifully. I also incorporated yellow tones with embellishments and stickers included in the kit. This created enough contrast to make the main color really pop.

The fun wooden shapes and buttons, as well as the sentiments in the stamp set that comes with the collection, are the perfect finishing touches.

Have fun hopping along and don’t forget to leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the store.

Your next stop is the fabulous Paige Evans.

Have a lovely day!

Reflection Scrapbook Collection: