Shine Bright, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I recently shared on the Hip Kit Club FB page.  I was challenged to use the mood board for inspiration.  This is my last layout using the fabulous March 2019 Hip Kits.  I used a little bit of all the kits, as they coordinated so well with my project!  My daughter had an Island-themed choir concert recently, and the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection was perfect for my layout!

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Here is the Mood Board:

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I was particularly drawn to the pink image with the florals lined up on the left side.

Here is my layout inspired by the mood board:

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I decided to fussy cut the florals in one of the Maggie H pattern papers.  I lined them up on the left side of pink cardstock, and adhered them with foam squares for dimension.

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I added 3 photos, and embellished them.  I added a few more fussy cut flowers, a butterfly (which was also on the mood board), and some typed journaling.  I also added the shells from the MH collection, and they were perfect; one of the songs the choir sang was “Pearly Shells.”

My title is a combination of the pink thickers, and the epoxy word stickers.  I really like the font on the epoxy stickers!

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I finished off my layout with a little cluster of Heidi Swapp labels in the bottom right.  I added the date and the occasion.

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I love love love how this turned out!  While it did take me some time to fussy cut the flowers, I love the impact they give!

I hope you are inspired by the mood board, and my layout.  Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website…the April 2019 kits are amazing!

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

Let’s go, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I created, inspired by the HKC sketch.  I encourage you to play along and add your layout to the sketch Friday post on the Hip Kit Club Group FB page for a chance to win a $10 GC.

I used the March 2019 Hip kits for this layout.  I’ve used bits and pieces from the Main kit, Pocket Life kit, Embellishment kit, and Color kit.

Here is the layout that I created, using the sketch for inspiration:

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Here is this week’s sketch:

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I was also challenged to add stitching to my project, which is one of my favorite ways to add texture to my layouts.  Since I was challenged to add stitching, I wanted to step it up a little bit.  I hand cut a tag from white cardstock, and I used the scalloped stitch on my sewing machine, along with the straight stitch, to add some fun texture and interest.  I also added a few hand stitched Xs.

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I decided to create a tag/flag banner like the sketch.  I cut out tags from a few of the pink pattern papers in the Main kit.  I also looked through the embellishments to find more items to turn into tags, like a couple of the Heidi Swapp ephemera, and I found a few tags as well.

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Since there was quite a few animals in these kits, I thought it would be perfect to make a Zoo layout.  I love the birds in the Maggie Holmes chipboard sticker sheet, as well as the butterfly pattern paper from Maggie Homes.  There were a few animals in the Heidi Swapp ephemera also, like the tiger and the Llama.

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Next, I tried to balance the layout, especially through color.  Once I put the blue butterfly on the bottom right, I added blue to the top of the banner on the left.  Since I had the bright colored striped tag on the right, I added embellishments in matching colors to the left.

For my title, I chose one of the Maggie Holmes epoxy phrase stickers.  It’s so easy to have a title ready to go, and I love the font!

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I really love how my layout turned out, and I’m so glad that I had the sketch for inspiration.  Don’t forget to check out these kits, as well as the April 2019 kits on the Hip Kit Club website.

Happy Sunday!

 

3 gift card holders, featuring Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the Month

Hi everyone!  Today I’m sharing 3 gift card holders that I created using the Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the Month kit.  This kit contains all the dies you need to create a gift back gift card holder…everything from the tassels and the tissue paper.  I plan on giving these as teacher gifts, but they would be great for any occasion!

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I also filmed a YouTube process video that might be helpful to see how everything is put together:

 

For the first gift card holder, I used all the dies (except the tag) to create the gift card holder.  I also added some white flowers and mint colored enamel dots.

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For the next gift card holder, I used ribbon instead of the die cut handles.  I used the tag for this one, and I used the Spellbinders Thanks a bunch stamp set to stamp the word “thanks.”  I also die cut a scalloped circle from printer paper to look like a doily.  The die was from the Many Thanks LDOTM kit.  I then added a vellum butterfly sticker.  For the sentiment strip, I used the Glimmer Foil machine, along with the Everyday Sentiments II and the Matte Silver Foil.  I added some pearls for extra interest.

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For my last gift card holder, I made 3 tassels with the colors inspired by an alcohol ink project.  The alcohol ink colors I used are Flamingo, Amethyst, and Patina, and I used white yupo paper.

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That’s it for me!  I hope you like my projects, and are inspired to create something with these amazing dies.

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders April 2019 Glimmer of the Month kit

Hey friends!  I recently received the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine, so today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using the machine, along with the April 2019 Glimmer of the Month kit.

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I created a quick process video on how to use the Glimmer Foil machine, and I show you what I created with the April GOTM kit.

 

Here is the plates that you will receive along with a roll of Matte Silver Foil:

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For my first card, I used all the plates (letters) to create a background image on pink cardstock, along with the rose gold foil.  Since I had so many plates on the platform at one time, the foiling didn’t come out perfectly, but I love how distressed it looks!

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I die cut the Flutter Wing Butterfly die out of pink cardstock. (I die cut the body 3 times and glued them on top of each other to create a dimensional look.)  I also heat foiled the “Hello Friend” from the Everyday Sentiments II with the rose gold foil and black cardstock.

I cut a piece of Heidi Swapp “Paint the Town” pattern paper, and adhered it onto a white card base.  Then I added the foiled background piece with foam tape.  I adhered the butterfly with a thin sliver of foam tape under the body, and then I added the sentiment with foam tape as well.

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For the second card, I decided to make a shaker element.

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First, on a piece of white cardstock, I ink blended 3 Distress Oxide inks together.  I used Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar.  I sprinkled the ink-blended background with water, and dabbed it up with a paper towel to create a bleached effect.  I spelled out the word “love,” but left out the space for the O, and used the Prism hot foil.  I then die cut a small heart where the O should be.  I created a shaker element using clear acetate, foam tape, and tiny heart sequins.  I adhered the entire panel only a white card base with foam tape.  I added the “It’s Your Day” sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments II, along with the Prism hot foil and black cardstock.

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I have to admit that I forgot to use the Matte Silver foil on my cards, as I was just too excited to play with the glimmer foil system.  However, I do use a piece of it in the video when I was demonstrating how to use the Glimmer machine.

I really hope you like my cards, and you found my video helpful.

Happy Sunday!

Mason jar mini album, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I was challenged to create an interactive project using the Hip Kit Club March 2019 Main kit.  When I think of interactive elements, I immediately think of pockets and sequin shaker elements.  I decided to make a mini album of our recent Spring Break vacation, and I used a HKC free subscriber cut file from February called Candy Hearts, which you can access from the Hip Kit Club website.  I love the mason jar, and it’s perfect for a shaker element!  The shape is also the perfect size for a shaped mini album.

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First, I cut the mason jars from white, pink, and blue cardstock (from the March Cardstock kit) using my Silhouette Cameo.

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I also cut just the outline of the jar on a scrap piece of cardstock, so I could use it as a template for pattern paper.  The shape of the jar is so simple, I was fine tracing and fussy cutting it from the paper, instead of sending each pattern paper through the silhouette machine.  Once I had everything cut, I figured out where I wanted each jar to go, and I adhered them back to back.  I added my photos, and then added a lot of embellishments. I absolutely love the Hip Kit Club Exclusive ephemera pack…it was perfect for my mini album!

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For the first interactive element, I created a pocket.  I just traced the lower half of a mason jar on a piece of pattern paper.  I cut the top off in a diagonal, and I adhered it to the back using my sewing machine.

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I love that Heidi Swapp watercolor pattern paper.  I have used it on all of my projects, and I only have tiny scraps left!  For the next interactive element, I created a shaker.  I used clear acetate (you could recycle clear plastic packaging), thins strips of foam tape, and sequins to create my shaker.  It’s such a fun element, and I know my girls will love flipping through this mini!

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I really like to fill up the pages in my minis with lots of photos and embellishments.  I also like to add interest with different textures and finishes.  The mini hearts and the epoxy thinkers add the perfect hint of shine.

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I added even more texture to the mini album by adding machine stitching, and distressing some of the edges on the jars and ephemera.

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To finish off my album. I punched a hole in the jars, added them onto a ring, and then added a shiny ribbon.

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It was so much fun creating this little mini album.  I hope you were inspired by my project.

Happy Saturday!

Pinkfresh Studio 5th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration

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Hello friends & Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio 5th birthday blog hop celebration.  (All giveaway info will be posted at the bottom of this post.)

You should have come from Heather Hoffman’s blog, and your next destination is Carly Tee Miner’s blog.  If you got lost along the way, just return to the Pinkfresh Studio blog post!  

Today, I’m sharing a TN spread that I created using the Joyful Day & Everyday Musings collections.  This is my husband and I celebrating 22 years together & 14 years of marriage.  (We are high school sweethearts!)

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On the left side, I cut down a sheet of the Perfect Moment pattern paper to fill up the entire TN page, and filled in all the labels with puffy stickers, enamel dots, and other embellishments.  I have been wanting to use this paper just in this way for a while now, and I’m so glad I did…I love the way it looks!

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On the right side, I embellished my photo with a journaling pocket, the back side of the Perfect Moment pattern paper, and other embellishments.  I added one of my signature layered/stitched hearts to the left of my photo.  For texture, I adhered some elements with foam adhesive, and added some stitching as well.

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I love that I documented something just for my hubbie & I!

 

Also, in honor of Pinkfresh’s 5th birthday celebration, I decided to include 5 of my most favorite projects that I created for Pinkfresh Studio:

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I just shared this layout on Monday using the Out & About collection, and it documents my baby girl’s first airplane ride.

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This layout was created using the Joyful Day collection, Circle Frame with Botanicals die, and the Fancy Floral 1 die, and documents my sister’s new corgi pup.

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This layout was made using the Holiday Vibes collection, and documents our 2017 trip to see Santa.

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These cards were made using the Home for the Holidays stamp set, as well as the Cityscape Die.

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This layout was made using the Indigo Hills 2 collection, and documents our rainbow baby.

I hope you enjoyed 5 of my more recent favorites.  I hope they inspire you to get crafty!

 

Now, on to the GIVEAWAY info:

On this blog, I will be giving away a $25 giftcard.  The winners will be picked from the comments, so be sure to leave me a comment below!

There will also be 3 Grand Prizes picked from the Pinkfresh blog: Liquid Watercolor full set, Set of our 3 current paper collections, and the entire April Essentials die release, which will release the Monday after the birthday blog hop.  

The winners for my blog & the Pinkfresh blog will be posted on Sunday, March 14th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

 

There are also two shopping promos during the celebration:

  1. free die (XO word) with purchase. There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into the cart while supplies last.Free XO die mock up
  2. free/discounted shipping from April 5-7th on orders $25+. You MUST use the code FREESHIP5THBDAY.  Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.

 

 

Reminder of where you came from and where you go next:

Pinkfresh Studio blog

Heather Hoffman

Jung AhSang  <—–you are here!

Carly Tee Minner  *NEXT!

 

Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget to leave me a comment to be entered in the giveaway!

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

2 Out & About layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  Today, I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog sharing 2 layouts that I created from the new Out and About collection.  Stop by the PfS blog for more photos and information!  One of my favorite pieces from the whole collection is the New Places pattern paper (the one with rainbow stripes).  I love it, and was so inspired by it!

For my first layout, I wanted to document baby girl’s first airplane ride (who is now 2 years old).  I used the New Places paper as inspiration, and I decided to add some machine stitching in stripes and in a rainbow pattern on some white cardstock.  Originally I had planned to cut off the tails of the thread, but then decided that I kid of like the fringed looks, so I just trimmed the pieces that were too long.

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For this layout, I was also inspired by all the circles on the Explore pattern paper.  So using some metal nesting dies, I die cut a few circles from the pattern papers in this collection, as well as my 2 photos.

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I arranged all the circles on my layout until I liked how things looked.  I adhered some of the circles with double sided tape, and others with foam squares to add a bit of interest and dimension.  To embellish my layout I pulled out some circle embellishments and airplane themed embellishments.  I also used some of the enamel dots from this collection, as well as some enamel dots from Pinkfresh Studio’s previous collections.

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For my title, I chose the “going places” banner sticker, and then I added “She’s” using the tiny puffy alpha stickers from the Everyday Musings collection.To finish off my layout, I added a strip of the rainbow striped paper to the bottom of my page.

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For my second layout, I documented a quick stop to Mt. Scott in OK.  I am using a Pinkfresh Studio cut file called travel tags, which will be available for free in the Pinkfresh Studio Fan group soon.  I used 2 of the cut file tags: one has a mountain scene, and the other says Wander.  I backed those tags with the rainbow striped New Places pattern paper.

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I decided that I wanted to create a background of tags, so I added the cut file tags, and a few tags from the Travel tags pack, as well as a pieces that I cut out from the Bucket List paper to look like tags.

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Next I added my 2 photos with foam squares to elevate them off the tags.  I framed one of the photos with one of the stitched frames.

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To finish off my layout, I embellished the tags and the frames with some of the same pieces from the collection that I used from the first layout.

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I love how my projects turned out, and I hope you do too.Don’t forget to check out the Out and About collection!

Happy Monday!