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Monday, July 27, 2015

August Card Kit Projects by Guest Designer Rhonda Van Ginkel

Greetings to you!  It's Rhonda Van Ginkel here with you today as a Guest Designer featuring some card and tag projects created with the C'est Magnifiique August 2015 Card Kit.

"Garden Trellis" (3"x 6")

I used a 6x6 piece of solid card stock from my stash, then folded in half for my base. It coordinated so nicely with the Bohemian papers by Dovecraft that are in the kit. I actually used the cover sheet of the paper pad and cut out a part of it for my first layer behind the trellis on the left.


Those shaped buttons coordinate perfectly and added so much character to the card! This card is made to fit into the smallest envelopes (6 1/8" x 3 1/2") included in the kit. The next several projects were made specifically for these envelopes.

"Lovebirds Tag" (3.5" x 6")

I started this by die cutting a tag from a cereal box, then cut the base paper and covered the printed side of the cereal box so that the back that shows is just plain kraft. The edges are inked, then using some stamps and items from my stash, I stamped designs in black and added a bit more texture using a stencil and glitter paste.


I spent some down time cutting out the birds and florals and had such a good time layering and collaging them into a lovebird design.  A little bit of vellum from my stash and the stripes and grid paper designs from the paper stack were a lovely contrast to the florals here.

"Thank You" (3" x 6")

For this card, I wanted to use the striped glitter paper for the background. I thought it would be interesting to contrast with softer elements like a doily, cheesecloth and decorative corners. The sweet Mini Satin Bows and the coordinating Adhesive Gems and Pearls included in the kit make it a breeze to find that perfect extra touch! 

"Lovebird Envelope" (3 1/2" x 6 1/8") 

I used the coordinating stamps in the kit to decorate one of the envelopes. I used watercolor pencils to color in the design, then water to blend it. Drops of Glimmer Spray were used as well. I added touches of Stickles to the flowers in the design.

"Enjoy" (A2 Card)

This card was created to coordinate with the cream A2 envelopes in the kit. I used some cream card stock for my base, inked the edges with Antique Linen ink, then added my layers. I used the sentiment stamp from the coordinating stamps for my banner tag.


Be sure to check out the C'est Magnifique Store to get your very own August 2015 Card Kit today! Thank you for having me back again as a Guest Designer.  I'll be back again soon with some more projects from this beautiful kit!

~ Rhonda

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Stina's August Kit Projects

Hi! Now it's finally time for me, Stina, to show you my projects made with the C'est Magnifique August kit - a really beautiful kit that brings lots of smiles and love!

   Personal Supplies: modeling paste, mists and striped pages

Here's my first project - a mixed media book. I have filled it with striped pages and several backsides from the emballishment packaging. For this project I used products from the Main Kit, the Embellishment Add-on, the Mixed Media Kit and the Flower Add-on.





   Personal Supplies: Mist

Here's my first layout, one of my niece. For this project I used products from the Main Kit, the Embellishment Add-on, the Mixed Media Kit and the Flower Add-on.



   Personal Supplies: background stamp

My second layout just screams summer, doesn't it? I love the bright colors. For this project I used products from the Main Kit, the Mixed Media Kit and the Flower Add-on.



   Personal Supplies: mist

Here's a little softer layout. For this project I used products from the Main Kit, the Embellishment Add-on, the Mixed Media Kit and the Flower Add-on.


   Personal Supplies: black mist

My last layout is a clean and simple one decorated only with a chipboard and some butterflies. For this project I used products from the Main Kit and the Mixed Media Kit.


Thanks for stopping by!
Stina

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Design Team Call!


C'est Magnifique Kit Club is looking for passionate, energetic, self-sufficient, friendly, and trust-worthy new designers! If you're a versatile artist that is interested in working with our monthly kits we want to hear from you! In addition to scrapbookers and card makers, we'd love to see applicants who specialize in mini albums, planners and project life type spreads.

As a C'est Magnifique design team member you will be required to create 5 layouts/projects each month. You will be assigned a date each month in which you will post your completed projects on our blog. You must have a personal blog and the ability to take high quality photographs of your work. Video tutorials are appreciated. Social media accounts and online galleries are a plus, as we like designers to help promote C'est Magnifique Kits on social media platforms and scrapbook galleries/forums where allowed.

As compensation, designers receive the Main Kit and Paper Add-On for free each month. Designers are not obligated to purchase any of the other Kits or Add-Ons, but may chose to do so at a 25% discount. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with amazing designers and will gain great exposure.

To be considered for this team send at least 4 of your best projects, design team commitments past and present, links to your personal blog and social media sites and tell us something about yourself and why you would like to be considered for our design team. This call is open to designers residing in the United States. International applicants are encouraged to apply for Guest Designer positions.

Email Deonna at cmdeonna@yahoo.com the information requested with the subject “C'est Magnifique Design Team Call" by 8/15/15. No late applications will be accepted. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the Design Team Coordinator Dana at serordan@hotmail.com 

This is a 6-month term that will start in September 2015 with the possibility to extend.
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dana's August Kit Projects

Hi! Dana here today sharing the projects I created with the C'est Magnfique August Kits. I had a blast working with the Dovecraft Bohemian collection and the unique embellishments found in the kits. I used items from the Main Kit, Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On, Mixed Media Kit and the NEW Card Kit for my projects this month.


Personal Supplies: Project Life Cards, Doily, Cardstock, Whipped Spackle, Stencils

This first layout features a photo of my daughter at her 7th birthday party. We had a face painter attend the party and my sweet girl chose a sparkly rainbow design for her face. I wanted the mood of my page to match her joyous expression so I used a lot of bright colors and the things she likes best--flowers, butterflies and lots of sparkle.


This colorful flower cluster contains a mix of blooms from the Main Kit and the Flower Add-On. I filled in the cluster with paper flowers and leaves I cut from the patterned papers in the kit and some white leaves I cut from the product packaging.


I used the mist, paint and embossing powders from the Mixed Media Kit with stencils to create a colorful textured background for this layout.


My second layout features a photo of my niece. She is fearless and I have several photos of her high in a tree. I used one of the Prima photo frames from the Main Kit to crop the photo. The frames have adhesive backs so they are super easy to use.


If you love to fussy cut patterned paper, this kit is a must-have! I filled in my flower cluster with blooms I cut from the paper and a piece of rose trim.


I mixed the yellow paint from the Mixed Media Kit with whipped spackle and spread the medium over the stencil from the Mixed Media Kit to add a bright pop of color to the background of this page.



I created a small envelope album with the new Card Kit. I taped the envelopes together with washi tape and then embellished the envelopes with patterned paper and flowers.


I'm planning to use this album to send a series of letters to someone special.


Lastly, I embellished the canvas book covers from the Mixed Media Kit. To color the canvas I first prepped it with water and then poured the pink mist directly from the bottle over the canvas and let it absorb on its own. I added some yellow highlights with mist from a past kit.


I topped the canvas with paper and fabric flowers, assorted embellishments from the kit and a stamped sentiment.

I hope I have inspired you today! This kit is one of my favorites! I have one more layout to share for the August Sketch Challenge, so please stop by again on the first of the month.

The August Add-Ons and the Mixed Media and Card Kits are available for purchase now from the C'est Magnifique Store. The August Main Kit will be available on July 31st.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Deonna's August Kit Projects

Hi! Deonna here today sharing the projects I created with the C'est Magnfique August Kits. I had a blast working with the Dovecraft Bohemian collection and the unique embellishments found in the kits. I used items from the Main Kit, Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On, Mixed Media Kit and the NEW Card Kit for my projects this month.

My first layout. I added a lot of shimmer to the background, chipboard and flowers on this page.





My second layout. There are so many beautiful birds and butterflies to cut out from these patterned papers!



My third layout. I kept this page simple so the photo would really shine.



Lastly, I created a card with the NEW Card Kit.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Second Chance Saturday with Djamila Khiter

Hi!

Djamila here to present you a layout made with beautiful  May  and July C'est Magnifique  kits:



Some close ups:






I used from July 2015 C'est Magnifique kits:

Tim Holtz :Idea-ology:Correspondence:12x12 Paper stash
Midwest Products:Mahogany Wood Pieces
Ranger:Liquid Pearls Dimensional Paint:Royal Blue
C'est Magnifique Denim Strips

from May 2015 C'est Magnifique Kits:

Prima :Waxed Cord:Blue Moon
Prima:Art Ingredients:Mica Powder:Gold
Kaisercraft:Mini Alpha Stickers:Black and white

Hope this layout inspire you!

Thanks for visiting,have a good day!

Djamila



Friday, July 17, 2015

August Kit Sneak Peek!

Here we are at the middle of the month again and that means we're excited to give you a look at the paper we will be using in our August Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, our NEW Card Kit, and our two add-ons.

The patterned paper for August is the Dovecraft Bohemian Collection.

Paper Add-On

12x12 Premium Paper Pad. 36 Patterned Papers: 3 Sheets of 12 Designs.

A collection of enchanting designs featuring illustrative wildlife elements, floral prints and a variety of coordinating repeat patterns.
Magnifique Mixed Media Kit 

The August Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is available now in our Store!   

Blue Fern Studios: Damask Motif Chipboard
C'est Magnifique: Acrylic Paint: Dandelion*
C'est Magnifique: Embossing Powder: Fairy Frost*
C'est Magnifique: Shimmer Mist: Amaranth
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Clear Stamp Set: Stag
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Lace Ribbon
Dovecraft: Bohemian: 6x6 Premium Paper Pad: 48 Sheets
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Red/White Hearts: 2m
Prima: Donna Downey: Screenprinted Canvas: Butterflies
Prima: Jamie Dougherty: 6x6 Bloom Stencil: Spark
Prima: Mixed Media Printed Canvas Book Covers: Tile (7.5"x9.75")
Prima: Relics & Artifacts: Archival Cast Embellishments: Medallions
Santoro: Mirabelle: Metal Keys

*Partial Package

Our Designer Djamila Khiter has created a preview video of the Mixed Media Kit!
 


Magnifique Card Kit


 The August Magnifique Card Kit is available now in our Store

(3) 4.375"x5.75" Cream Envelopes
(3) 5.75"x8.75" Off-White Envelopes
(5) 3.5"x6" White Envelopes
Dovecraft: Bohemian: 8x8 Premium Paper Pad: 36 Sheets
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Adhesive Gems & Pearls
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Clear Stamp Set: Bird
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Plastic Buttons
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Sent With Love: 2m
Helz Cuppleditch: Riverbank Revels: Mini Satin Bows

 Our Designer Djamila Khiter has created a preview video of the Card Kit!




Flower Add-On

We create a Flower Add-On each month for those of you who like extra flowers. We have selected flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on. 



Prima: Bedtime Story: Mulberry Paper Flowers: Dora
Prima: Donna Downey: Floral Embellishments: Elle: Sage Blue
Prima: Donna Downey: Poppies & Peonies: Purple
Prima: Fleur De Lys: Chorale
Prima: Garden Fable: Mulberry Paper Butterfly & Flower Mix
Prima: Rose Trim: Pink: 1 Yard

Embellishment Add-On

Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add-On so you can stretch your kit even further.


 Dovecraft: Bohemian: Card Tags
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Plastic Buttons*
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Printed Butterflies
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Wooden Shapes
Dovecraft: Cupcake Boutique: Paper Flowers
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Pink Hearts: 2m
Helz Cuppleditch: Riverbank Revels: Mini Satin Bows*
Prima: Garden Fable: Brads
Prima: Ribbon Lace: Teal
Purple Feather

*Partial Package

Doesn't the August Kit look gorgeous?

The Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, the Magnifique Card Kit, the Paper Add-On, the Flower Add-On and the Embellishment Add-On are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store!