Clique International Mission Statement

OUR MISSION is to inspire and nurture a passion for memory keeping, one layout, one kit, and one friendship at a time. We work every day to honor the accomplishments of those who design the products we love and to provide the human elements of belonging, connection, and acceptance to our peers. Here are the principles we strive to live every day!

OUR KITS We design our kits with the highest quality premium products.   Everything we do as a company stems from the desire that we have to meet our own expectations of excellence. The kits we sell to the Clique are the same kits we use for our own scrapbooking, papercrafting, and mixed media/art journaling projects  and we would not have it any other way.

OUR CLIQUE Clique International would not exist without the Clique. The Clique consists of our fans, and followers and is a dynamic online and live community. There is nothing phony here…we are a genuine circle of friends. We do not believe in obligating our members contractually, but in earning their loyalty each and every day!  At Clique International, paper crafters are the IN crowd and our customer service will reflect the golden rule of treating others as we would want to be treated.

CLIQUE International ONLINE Our website, blog, and social media accounts are our face to the world and we strive to maintain them in a manner that suits our aesthetic, brand, and company. Our website and its affiliated social media accounts are places to inspire and be inspired, to support and encourage each other, and where our friends freely choose to linger and leave feeling energized in their creative journey. We value diversity and tolerance. There are only three rules. The first rule is to be kind. The second rule is to be kind. The third rule is to be kind.

OUR VENDORS Designers, manufacturers, and distributors of paper crafting products rely on each other to maintain a vital economy where everyone prospers. In this regard, Clique International strives to be easy to work with and to have mutually rewarding win:win transactions with our vendors. We respect the intellectual property of others, and support small businesses, women entrepreneurs, artists, makers, and creatives everywhere in the world who practice eco-friendly and cruelty-free fair trade. We are selective in dealing preferentially with businesses that share and respect our values.


About Clique International

Clique Kits started as a scrapbooking kit club founded in April of 2014. Gia, Jody, Erica, and Lacey were a group of friends who were looking for a new outlet in the scrapbook industry after the MemoryWorks company closed their doors.  As consultants with MemoryWorks who served on the design team, they knew that they would miss the daily interactions they enjoyed with like minded paper crafters on the Memory Works forum.   Observing losses of numerous pillars of the scrapbooking world both online and in brick and mortar, led us to believe that other scrapbookers would welcome a chance to continue to acquire a variety of new, trendy products conveniently and economically!  As a result of much brainstorming (still ongoing) with a focus on sharing, supporting others in creative small businesses, and preserving our memories,  Clique Kits was born! 

Over the years to follow,  the original Clique Kits founders ultimately were inspired to pursue diverging paths while still active in the industry. Jody Spiegelhoff was the first to move on to pursue her own small business, Spiegelmom Scraps where she sells beautiful small embellishments such as sequin mixes for her company.  Erica Thompson was discovered to be an up and coming superstar designer of scrapbook layouts and also an educator for the now famous She Loves Color Event. You can find her designing for some of the biggest names in the industry! Lacey Gasper completed her degree in graphic design and is now a partner in the Dance Company owned by her husband and a first time new mommy and mommy blogger! Gia Lau, the last remaining founder, struggled with the decision to morph the company into something manageable and sustainable for her as a solo enterprise and hence Clique International, a creative collective of paper crafters from around the world was born.  Currently, Clique International spans from Europe to Australia and across the U.S.A. and is still expanding from its home base on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. 
 
Gia's vision for Clique International is to continue her love of curating kits and her knack for watching trends and discovering new artists. Kits are designed to fit into different categories for different goals. Base Kits include product selected to coordinate perfectly from varied new releases in the industry and continue the "all in one box" philosophy to deliver new supplies to your doorstep to inspire you to create with in any genre of memory keeping. Sampler Kits are based on a "spotlight" collection allowing you to sample a variety of products from the collection and include some shared items so that you can try them out without needing to purchase a complete package of everything yourself. This offers great value and convenience saving you time shopping for individual items. Add-on kits are intended to supplement and complement base kits as well as sampler kits, because of course sometimes more is better! If you know you love a certain kit or collection, the add on kits will stretch your ability to do even more! Explore & Learn Kits are usually designed around a learning objective such as a mixed media technique or a new genre in the papercrafting world you might not have tried yet and want to explore. They are meant to get you started, and you take it from there! Limited Edition Kits are often themed kits or kits based on a specific event such as International Scrapbooking Day or other event taking place in our online community. They are also sometimes focused on a theme that only some members may want such as baby theme or birthday theme. Similarly, seasonal kits offer products meant for certain holidays and times of year. Finally, clique chromatics kits are designed to offer products of a certain color or color palette for your projects. We design these kits selected from the rainbow as well as from a palette that coordinates with the rest of the kits released around the same time. I hope this gives you more information about the new Clique International shop offerings to enhance your user experience on our website. 
 
We welcome you to contact us with questions or feedback at any time!