New brand! Studio Forty

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Clique Kits is probably the ONLY U.S. vendor at least that I know of carrying an amazing new brand from Poland called Studio Forty The first time I saw one of their posts on Instagram I thought to myself- I need all the things! Much of the first shipment to the Clique Kits shop has flown off the shelves, and I can’t wait for more stock to come in!

To create this layout I used one of the newest cut files in the shop August release designed by Cecily Moore called “Stained Glass.” This design was perfect for my layout of my two youngest boys sitting on the top of the peak of Haleakala volcano- which literally means House of the Sun, a very sacred place to native Hawaiians. Haleakala summit is deceiving in that it is rarely seen from the ground because it rises about the cloud layer! This means that from about 10,000 ft above sea level you are literally walking on ground above the sky- much like what you see from an airplane window in flight.

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If you do not have a die cutting machine, you are in luck because this file is available from the shop pre-cut!

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I also love the flair that says ” Nothin but blue skies” from the exclusive photoreal flair set. It is available in the shop here. This flair set is perfect for summer vibes whether you are taking vacations, weekend getaways or even staycations- you will use every one of these. Don’t forget to pick up one of the Studio Forty stamp sets which you will use on layouts and in your travelers notebook over and over!

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Thanks for visiting today and aloha from Maui!

-xGia

 

 

Sisters: Using Savannah Dreams!

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Pretty Little Studios is one of my favorite companies and the latest releases are just beautiful! Like the Savannah Dreams collection designed by Kim Watson! You have to see it in person to really appreciate how beautiful the papers are ! Luckily, the Clique Kits shop allowed me to pick up this paper pack and save on shipping adding it to my July kit box. Are you a subscriber yet?

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To get this look I first designed a repeating pineapple cut, then after backing the negative space with my patterned papers I added some of the positive “leaves” back in here and there for added texture and dimension. The result was something different I ended up liking very much! In addition to some pieces from my July Clique Kits I used some Cute Girl by Crate Paper from my stash- the bright colors worked well with the Savannah Dreams palette. Thanks for visiting!

-xGia

 

Sunny Memories Layout

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I am absolutely in love with the Sunny Memories collection by Zinia Amoiridou for Pretty Little Studio which I ordered to add to my kit box with my July Clique Kits. It pays to be a subscriber because there are always new products coming in to purchase at a discount and you also save on shipping when adding to your kit box.

To create this bright, cheerful layout I backed the negative of the dragonfly cut file I used in the layout posted here with 6×6 papers from the Sunny Memories 6×6 paper pack. Using both the positive and negative spaces from a cut is one way to stretch both the cut file design and your supplies.

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This layout is about my daughter having her first sleepover in her new room of her own. It is a really big deal to her that she no longer has to share a room as she has grown up sharing rooms with sisters all of her life until now!

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The rainbow die cut is from one of the Clique Kits digitals which you can find here to download and print at home- you get so many cute pieces in this set for only $1.50 and the colors work really well with so many other kits and popular paper collections.

 

You can download my dragonfly cut file here for your personal use! There is a png. and an svg. file available.

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Thanks for stopping by and please share your project with me if you decide to use this file! Enjoy!

-xGia

 

Simple Stories Happy Easter Simple Set

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I am a sucker for the way that Simple Stories company usually does a Spring line with a vintage farmhouse feel to it. I will never forget their first one- the Vintage Bliss line! It is still one of my favorite “greatest hits” by Simple Stories.

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But getting back to the latest “Happy Easter” Simple Set, it was love at first sight for me! Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 2.40.54 PM

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Make sure you visit the Clique Kits Spring and Easter shop!  You might also like to pick up some of this adorable rose trim from Kaisercraft used in my banner!. Use my code GIA10 to save 10% on your Clique Kits shop order!

-xGia