Hello friends! Today, I’m sharing a layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club blog a couple of days ago. I created my layout using a HKC exclusive cutfile called My Shades. It will be available on the Hip Kit Club website soon, so keep an eye out! For my layout, I am using the June 2019 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Color Kit.
Using my silhouette machine, I enlarged the cutfile, then cut it from white cardstock. I backed the cardstock using various shades of blue and teal from the pattern papers in the Main Kit.
I decided to use my photo as the back of the O in “for.” I had this photo in my camera roll already, but wasn’t this photo made for this cutfile, and vice versa? My child was looking so serious in her carseat on the way home one day…when I asked her to smile, she wouldn’t, but when I asked her for a peace sign, she gave me one. LOL!
I decided I wanted to use white cardstock for my background. I wanted the cutfile to pop a little more, so I decided to kind of paint the letters in an ombre fade. I used the blue Magical powder from the Color Kit, watered it down, and painted my cut file. I really like the depth it gave. I mounted the cutfile onto my white cardstock with foam tape for some dimension.
Next, I used pieces from the kit to embellish my layout. I didn’t want to take away from the cutfile, so I kept my embellishments to a minimum. The “say cheese” speech bubble as well as the hearts are fussy cut from Vicki Boutin pattern papers.
I used the Heidi Swapp stamps to create a few more embellishments. I added a piece of pattern paper to the top, and a few banners that I fussy cut from VB pattern paper. I also added a few of the holographic star and circle foam stickers. To finish off my layout, I added a few splatters of the pink Magical powder watered down.
When I started out making this layout, I must admit that I didn’t love it. I was even wondering if I would keep this layout for her album. However, as everything was coming together, I really ended up loving how it turned out!
I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty. Don’t forget to head to the Hip Kit Club website to check out the June & July 2019 kits, as well as the free cutfiles.