Beautiful Eight, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Who has tried fringe details on a layout?
This week, I was challenged to make a project with fringe. I’m working with the June 2018 Hip Kit Club Main kit, Project Live kit, Embellishment kit, and Color kit.

I made a layout about my middle girl turning 8.  I’ve always thought that this was the age when you started growing up.  My girl has done a lot of growing up, but I love that she still has a lot of “little” left in her.

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I made fringe by cutting 1.25 inch strips of the Bella Blvd floral paper and plain white copy paper. I hand cut slits in the paper, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top. I glued down the tops of the fringe paper onto scrap pieces of paper, starting from the bottom and layering each strip on top.

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Using my silhouette, I cut out a few circles in various sizes across the pink cardstock.  I added some Shimmerz paint splatter to the cardstock.  Once dry, I added the hand stitching around the 3 big circles.   Then I backed these circles with the fringe paper, and other scraps of pattern paper.  I added some more machine stitching and hand stitching around the rest of the circles.

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I added the photos, title, journaling.  Then I added all the fun embellishments to finish off my layout.

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I really love how this project turned out, and I hope you give handmade fringe a try!

If you’re interested, I used fringe on another layout, which you can read about in this post, and funnily enough, it was a layout about my girl turning seven.

Happy Wednesday friends!

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Eat yellow Sno, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout I created with the June 2018 kits.  I used the Main kit, Project Life kit, Cardstock kit, and Color kit.  For my project, I was challenged to use a cut file and ephemera.  For the cut file, I chose to use one of the free cut files for June created by fellow DT member Lisa.  Make sure you have an account on the Hip Kit Club website to access this free cut file.

Here is the layout I created:

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It’s a layout featuring our beloved Bahama Bucks, which has awesome shaved ice and the best strawberry lemonade ever (my fave)!  My husband and I discovered them in college, and we were thrilled when we got one locally!

I used 2 different pink cardstocks: a lighter pink for the cut file and a slightly darker one for the background.  Then I added some machine stitching with pink thread, which turned out a bit wonky, but lets just say I did that on purpose.  Haha!  I splashed some of the Shimmerz paints we got from this month’s color kit in a diagonal across the page.

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I backed my photos with some pattern paper and one Project Life card, then added them to the top right and bottom left of my layout.  I used some of the Pinkfresh Studio ephemera,puffy stickers, and enamel dots to embellish my layout.

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I finished off my layout with a simple “sweet” title from the Embellishment kit and a little bit of journaling.

I’m so happy with how my project came out.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Friday (the 13th)!

Learn new things everyday, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey guys!

Today, I’m sharing a layout I made for the Hip Kit Club Facebook page on Wednesday.  I used the June 2018 Hip kits.  This week we got to choose our own theme or product to focus on, and I chose the Pretty Little Studio journaling tags found in the Embellishment kit.  I thought they would be perfect to use on a school layout.

This is Ellie’s yearbook picture from the 1st grade.  (She will be going to 3rd grade, so I’m behind…ha!)

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I started out by splattering color across the page with a couple Shimmerz from the June Color kit and Vicki Boutin paints that we got in last month’s color kit.  Once dry, I arranged the tags on the cardstock.  I filled in the tag with handwritten journaling, some Pretty Little Studio phrase stickers, and some stamps that we got in previous kits.

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I added my title using the green Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers.  Then I machine stitched through the title and tags using colorful thread.  I added my photo, and some flowers around the photo.

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I added the Bella Blvd floral paper at the bottom, and I also fussy cut a few flowers and adhered it to the top right and bottom left of the layout.

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I am really happy with how my layout turned out!

I used the June 2018 Main kit, Project Life kit, Embellishment kit, Color kit, and the white cardstock from the Cardstock kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Friday!

You’re the best cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of cards I made using the June 2018 Hip Kit Club kits.  I was challenged to use the Vicki Boutin stamps and dies from this month’s Color kit, and I decided it was a perfect opportunity to make handmade cards.

Here are the cards I created:

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I used the Bazzill marshmallow white cardstock from this month’s Cardstock kit, which has a bit of weight to it, so it’s perfect for mixed media and coloring.  I used the HKC exclusive b&w plaid paper from this month’s Main kit, and the Pinkfresh Studio enamel dots from the Project Life kit.

I also used some past HKC color kits to make my cards.  I love getting the color kits, because you get so much use out of them!

Card 1:

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For this card, I stamped the images on the Bazzill cardstock with Memento tuxedo black ink, and colored them with Copic markers.  Then, I die cut the flowers using the included metal dies and fussy cut the leaves and butterflies.  On the background, I used a stencil that was included in the April Color kit, and white texture paste that I mixed with a little Distress Oxide ink in the color Cracked Pistachio, which was included in the February Color kit.  It’s hard to tell in the photos, but I created a bit of an ombre effect, more color on the bottom fading to almost white on top.  I love the way it came out!

Card 2:

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For this card, I stamped the images on the Bazzill cardstock with Versamark ink, and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder which was included in the November 2017 Color kit.  Then I colored in the images with Vicki Boutin watercolor paints, which were in the March Color kit.  I splashed some watered down white acrylic paint on the flowers.  Once dry, I die cut the flowers with the coordinating metal dies.  For the background, I chose the HKC exclusive b&w plaid paper.  I also added some pink and black enamel dots to finish off the card.

For both sentiments, I stamped the “you’re the best” sentiment from the Vicki Boutin stamp set, and heat embossed it with Versamark ink and white embossing powder on black cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out into a banner shape, and adhered it to my cards using foam squares.

That’s it for me today!  I hope I inspired you to get crafty!  Even though I used these stamped and colored images on handmade cards, they would totally work on scrapbook layouts too!

Happy Friday!

XOXO, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I created with my June 2018 Hip kits and inspiration from this month’s HKC mood board.

Here is the mood board:

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I was really inspired by the section with all the black & white pieces.  I knew I wanted to create something based on that.

Here is what I created:

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I knew I wanted to create a wall of b&w circles on the background, so I used the HKC exclusive b&w plaid paper, an exclusive PL card, and a little piece of Pinkfresh Studio paper.  Since I didn’t have too many b&w pattern paper options, I decided to make my own using white cardstock, black ink, and the Vicki Boutin stamps included in this month’s HKC color kit.

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I chose to use a photo from last year’s bluebonnet photo session, because the colors matched perfectly with the Pinkfresh Studio embellishments I wanted to use.

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I used bits and pieces from the Hip Kit Club June 2018 Main kit, Color kit, Project Life kit, and Embellishment kit.  I love how all the kits coordinate so well with each other!

That’s it for me…I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own pattern paper with stamps!

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

Hello Little Me, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!  I have a Hip Kit Club layout to share with you.  I was challenged to use the Pretty Little Studio acetate paper from the Paper Kit.  I used theJune 2018 Hip Kit Club  Cardstock KitColor KitProject Life Kit, the gold puffy hearts from the Embellishment Kit, and the papers found in the Main Kit or Paper Kit.

I was cleaning out my scrap room, and I came across these tiny little photos of me when I was in Elementary school.  I don’t think my daughters have seen these particular photos, so I decided to scrap them.  That way, they’ll be in our family album for them to enjoy, haha.  (Look at me and my fancy puffed sleeves!  Anne of GG would be so proud!)

Here’s what I came up with:

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I made tags with some of the papers in the kits, including the acetate paper.  (Tip: I added adhesive to the acetate only where I knew it would be hidden by the photo.)  I also used the papers to layer different sized circles that I die cut and machine stitched.

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I embellished with flowers, some are Pinkfresh Studio ephemera, and there are a couple that I stamped using the Vicki Boutin stamps included in the color kit.  Then I finished with a few Pinkfresh Studio enamel dots and puffy gold hearts.

Here’s a closer look at the story:

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That’s it for me today!  I hope you liked walking down memory lane with me, and I hope I inspired you to get crafty.

Happy Friday!

You are Beautiful to Me, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I have a layout to share with you using the May 2018 Hip Kits.  I am using the Main kit, Color kit, Project Life kit, Embellishment kit, and Cardstock kit.  I was challenged to use the HKC exclusive scalloped pattern paper & the Amy Tangerine sticker book.  However, I loved the HKC scalloped paper so much that I used most of it up, which you can see here & here, and only had a few scraps left… which led me to another challenge: using your scraps.

Here is what I came up with:

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The photo is my Mom, my 3 girls, and I on Mother’s day a couple weeks ago.  I love this picture so much.  My journaling says “My mother has 3 girls, & now I do too.  We are a family of girls, & I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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Using the 3 circle dies that were included with the Vicki Boutin stamp set (from this month’s color kit), I die cut circles from the HKC scalloped paper scraps, as well as a couple other pattern paper scraps.  I also used a little circle punch to get as much use as the scraps I could get.  I stamped some of the images from the VB set on some of this month’s cardstock colors with black ink, and die cut those with the dies as well.

I planned to layer the circles, overlapping some, and popping some up with foam squares.  I also knew I wanted to add machine stitching to some of the circles.  After laying everything out, I took it all off and started my background.  I added paint splatters and stamping to my background using the Vicki Boutin paints as well as some Distress Oxide inks we got in previous color kits.

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Once dry, I started putting my layout together.  To incorporate the Amy Tangerine stickers in a more dimensional way, I stuck the stickers to white cardstock, and fussy cut them out.  That way I could attach them with foam dots, and bend up the wings on the butterflies.

My title is a combination of an Amy Tangerine sticker and the Pink Paislee mini alpha thickers.

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I finished my layout by trimming and mounting it on a piece of black and white striped pattern paper by Heidi Swapp.

I also added tiny phrase stickers, yellow puffy heart stickers, and enamel dots.

I hope I’ve inspired you to use some of your paper scraps.  I love how this project turned out.

Happy Friday!