Father’s Love, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I have a layout to share with you featuring the Hip Kit Club May 2019 kits.  I made a Father’s Day themed layout, inspired by the Hip Kit Club June mood board.

Here is the mood board:

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I was inspired by the black and white sketchy images, as well as the quote on the top right.  I love the all uppercase font.

Here is my layout:

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I filmed a YT process video if you’re interested:

 

Since my girls are in the photo with my Dad and husband, I could cheat a little bit and have a pink and blue color theme.

I decided to have a lot of layers, and create a banner to highlight my photo.  I actually took this photo when my parents came to visit, specifically for this Hip Kit Club assignment, and I’m so glad I did.  I love the way it turned out!

I use several Crate Paper layers under my photo.  I used pattern papers, a frame that I cut in half, and the “count your lucky stars” polaroid embellishment that I cut out from a pattern paper.

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I embellished the banner with a few Hip Kit Club exclusives: the fabric bow, and the binder clip from the HKC ephemera pack.

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For my title, I used a mixture of the Hip Kit Club alphas, as well as the fun thickers from the kits.  I really love a mixed title, and I love the uppercase fonts!

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I used another die cut layered heart that I like to make with each kit to embellish the bottom of my layout.  I also used a lot of the Crate paper clear stickers to add interest.

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I love the way this layout turned out, and I love that I have this wonderful photo in my album.  I hope you were inspired by my layout!

Don’t forget to check out the HKC website as well as my process video!

Happy Tuesday!

 

3 more cards featuring the Hip Kit Club May 2019 kits

Hello crafty friends!  Today I have 3 more cards to share with you using the May 2019 Hip Kit Club kits.  I was challenged to use cut files, so I am using a cut file on each of my cards.  You can check out all the cut files on the Hip Kit Club website!

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For the first card, I made a 5×7 sized balloon shaker card.

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I used the Balloon subscriber cutfile for the shaker element.  I isolated one of the solid balloons, blew it up until the ballon was about 3 1/2 in wide, and created an internal offset so I would have a frame.  I cut it out of white cardstock.  I also cut out the solid balloon without the offset for the back of my shaker.  I did a little ink blending with Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry, which was from an older color kit, to create an ombre pink to white on the solid balloon.  I used a Crate Paper clear sticker for the sentiment on the inside of the shaker.  After adhering clear acetate to the balloon frame, and carefully adding foam tape to the balloon tape, I used the gorgeous sequins from the kits and attached it to the solid balloon.  I also used a CP tassel and the gold string that was on the packaging for the tassels on the balloon.  For the background, I used a Crate Paper pattern paper, some ink splatters using the Lindy’s Starburst Spray in TiffanyLou Blue and Cotton Candy Pink (from the March 2019 color kit), some hashtag words that I cut from the Dear Lizzy pattern paper, and some more sequins.  I made the card base from the yellow cardstock in the cardstock kit.
For my next card, I used the Balloon cutfile again, but I used the entire cluster this time.

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I cut each balloon from the Paige Evans Horizon pattern paper.  (Each balloon is about an inch or so wide.)  I used foam tape to pop up some of the balloons, and I used twine for the balloon strings.  Then to ground the balloons, I used one of the CP chipboard stickers…it’s the hand that supposed to be making the OK symbol, but I turned it on it’s side to make it look like it’s holding the strings.  I can’t decide yet if that was genius or if it just looks plain weird, lol!!!  I used the Crate Paper rainbow pattern paper for the background, some more of the Lindy’s sprays, and some more of the sequins.  The sentiment is from the HKC exclusive ephemera pack.  I also hand drew a couple of stars on the pattern paper.  I made the A2 sized card base from the blue paper from the cardstock kit.

 

For my 3rd card, I kept it pretty simple.

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I die cut the “You Rock” sentiment twice from the Freebie Titles cut file on white cardstock.  I sprayed one of the titles with the Lindy’s Cotton Candy Pink spray and with an older Shimmerz spray in Ruby to create a darker pink.  I glued them together a little off set to create a shadowed effect.  I also die cut a couple of big hearts, one is a Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper and the other is one that I made by using the same Lindy’s starburst sprays.  I attached it to the Dear Lizzy hashtag pattern paper, and glued the sentiment on top with thin slivers of foam tape.  I made the pink A2 sized cardbase from the pink cardstock in the cardstock kit.
I hope you like the way my cards turned out!

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Happy Thursday!

2 slider cards, featuring the Spellbinders June 2019 Large DOM kit

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of slider cards that I made using the Spellbinders June 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM).  This month the kit is called Festive Wreaths Slider, and it includes all the pieces to make a slider card, as well as lots of different themed elements to decorate the wreath, such as stars, hearts, flowers and leaves, and they even included seasonal items like snowflakes, bunnies and Easter eggs.

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I created a process video on my YT channel:

 

If you watch my video, you can see how I die cut all the elements, and attach them together to create these cute slider wreath cards.

The first card I created was the pink floral card.

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I was still trying to figure out how to use the dies, and my biggest tip would be for you to use heavy weight cardstock for the middle inside panel (the one that you pull).  If you use a light weight cardstock, the slider is flimsy and isn’t as smooth when you try to push it in.  My other tip for you would be to cut the half circle die 3 times instead of 2.  That way, the top of the wreath, the part that isn’t attached to the card, will be sturdier and have a clean look from the back.

For the sentiments for both of my cards, I used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, and my favorite Everyday Sentiments II hot plate set.

The second card that I created was a gender neutral birthday option, and I used the stars as my embellishments.

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You could totally go all the way around the circle with the embellishments, but I liked created just a couple of embellishments on both of my cards.

I just love interactive cards (hence my love of shaker cards), and these were so much fun to create!  I hope you check out my process video, as it is so much easier to show you how to assemble them rather than write out the steps.

Other supplies:

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

 

Shine, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I created for the Hip Kit Club blog for sketch Friday!  I am using the May 2019 kits.  I used the Main kit, Embellishment kit, and the cardstock kit.

Here is this week’s sketch:

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I love a good diagonal circle layout, which you can see some examples of here, here and here, so this sketch was right up my alley!  I was also challenged to create a project with a white background, and to use lots of layers and create texture.

Here is my take on the sketch:

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I created lots of layers with my circles.  There are lots of circles popped up with foam squares, there are some glued straight to the white yardstick, and there are 2 circles that I cut out of the white cardstock ahead of time (using my silhouette cameo), and I asked them with pattern paper and foam tape.

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I also created a frame for my photo with circle metal dies, and I added some texture with machine stitching, and depth by popping it up with foam tape.

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I created more texture by roughening up the edges of some of the circles.  I also stitched through a few of the circles with the + patterns as well.

On some of the elements, I add foam tape to just the top of the embellishment, and glue the bottom of the embellishment with liquid glue.  I did that with the hand sticker (which I backed with white cardstock, and fussy cut out).  It makes the embellishment look like it’s popping off the page in a little different way then had I added foam tape to the entire embellishment.  I hope that makes sense, lol!

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There were so many elements that were perfect for a school themed girl layout…the lightbulb and the kitty notebook from the HKC exclusive ephemera pack are so perfect to highlight my daughter’s Honor Roll awards!

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I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you do as well.  It turned out so girly, and fun, and I love the sketchy vibes of the Crate Paper collection!

Don’t forget to check out the May 2019 Hip Kits, and play along with the sketch as well.  You can find more info on the sketch Friday post on the Hip Kit Club Group FB page.  Check it out for a chance to win a $10 GC.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Sunday!

Foiled Flower card, featuring Spellbinders June 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  Today I’m sharing a foiled flower card, using the Spellbinders June 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM).  This month you get the Radiant Flower set, which includes six hot foil plates, as well as the coordinating metal dies.  The kit also includes the Pink foil.

I’m using the Everyday Sentiments II glimmer plate sentiment that says “Thanks a bunch,” and I’m also using the Fancy Edged Rectangles nesting die set.

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I filmed a YT process video as well:

 

On some various tones of maroon and pink cardstock, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system, the floral glimmer plates and the pink foil to get the floral images.  I used a few tones of green and teal cardstock, and the Blush foil to get the leaves images.  Then, I used the coordinating dies, to die cut all the images.

Next, I took a piece of white cardstock, and foiled the sentiment with the pink foil.  I die cut it with the largest of the Fancy Edged Rectangles dies.  I added just a little bit of ink blending, starting at the top of the panel to create a ombre look.  I used the Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick.

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I arranged and adhered the diecut flowers and leaves onto the panel.  I used liquid glue on some of the layers, and foam dots on others.  I tied a piece of twine right under the sentiment, then adhered the whole panel onto a white card base using fun foam.

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I love all the texture and layers that I created on this card.  It turned out so feminine and pretty.  I really hope you were inspired, and I hope you check out the fantastic products on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Friday!

 

 

3 cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing 3 cards that I made using the May 2019 Hip Kits.  I used the Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Cardstock Kit.  Whenever I make cards with scrapbooking supplies, I’m all about texture, layers, and dimension.  These cards would definitely not fit in an envelope, lol, but I usually pit them in a gift bag along with the gift.

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I also filmed a process video if you’re interested:

 

For my first card, I made 3 cute rosettes.  I was super inspired by the Dear Lizzy ones that we got in last month’s Hip Kits.  I trimmed patter paper down to 1 1/4 in (pink Pinkfresh Studio), 1 in (blue Paige Evans), and a little under 1 in (rainbow Paige Evans).  I added die cut hearts to the center, and some hashtag word strips that I fussy cut from a Dear Lizzy pattern paper.  I used 2 Paige Evans pattern paper for my background, adhered it to a white card base using fun foam, and added sequins to finish off my card.

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For my next card, I wanted to use the striped Crate Paper pattern paper.  I used the “Hey Girl” glitter chipboard sticker from Crate Paper, a Hip Kit Club exclusive fabric bow, a few sequins and stickers, and an orange card base.

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For my last card, I used a blue card base, and the Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper.  I wanted a cluster of all the pretty things, so I adhered them to a doily that we got from a few color kits back.  I used one of my layered die cut hearts, a chipboard sticker, a HKC exclusive ephemera flower and fabric bow, and a few Crate Paper stickers.  For my sentiment, I used a couple more hashtag strips, and a Crate Paper chipboard sticker.

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I am really pleased with how my cards turned out, especially the rosette one.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  Cards are a great way to use up leftover pieces from your kits…I encourage you to give it a try!

Happy Tuesday!

 

2 layouts, featuring the Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection

Hi friends!  Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog with 2 layouts I created using the Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection, along with the Pinkfresh watercolors.  I have been loving painted stripes lately, as you can tell if you’ve seen my previous projects, and I couldn’t help but add them to these layouts as well.  I mixed a few drops of the watercolors with a little bit of gesso to give the paints a bit of body and thickness.

For my first layout, I wanted to use this travel themed collection on a non-travel layout.  I had this picture of my daughter dressed up as one of her favorite book characters sitting on my desk, so I looked up book quotes on Pinterest, and found a quote that ties together reading and traveling…perfect!

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I used a few of the pattern papers in this collection, and die cut all the letters with the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha die set.  My favorite pattern paper in this collection is the one with rainbow stripes: New Places, so I was inspired to create a title in rainbow order.  I wanted the quote to jump off the page even more, so I outlined every letter with a black pen, and adhered them to the layout with tiny pieces of foam tape.

Since I want the quote to be the focus of the layout, I decided to add just a couple of embellishments.  I used the cardstock stickers, puffy stickers, and the ephemera pack.

I really love the way this layout turned out!  It’s so colorful and fun, and I especially like how my fussy cut photo gives it a storybook feel.

 

For my next layout, I used a photo of my hubbie and our 2 older girls on the lake when we went to a wedding in Wisconsin.  Because it’s a water photo, I painted blue stripes on my layout.  Look how vibrant these colors are!  As I mentioned before, I mixed a few drops of the Pinkfresh watercolor with a little bit of gesso.  I added just a tiny bit of water, and I loved the smooth texture!

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Since the rainbow striped paper is my favorite, I wanted to highlight it on my layout.  I purposely cut some strips for the specific colors.  It may not be obvious, but I created a sort of scene with the color strips: the yellow and reds for a sunset sky, the blue tones for the water, and the greens for the ground.  I also used a border punch for the blue strips of paper.  I attached the strips of paper between the painted stripes, and machine stitched through each.

I used a stitched frame around my photo, and I used one of the ephemera pieces for my title.  I love when I can use a pre-made title!

I embellished the layout with just a few pieces of puffy stickers and ephemera pieces.  I also added some enamel dots and one of the embellishments from the mixed embellishment pack.

I really love the way this layout turned out as well.  It’s amazing what a few embellishments can do to add to a layout.

I hope you were inspired by my layouts.  For more info and photos of my layout, be sure to check out my Pinkfresh Studio blog post here!

Happy Monday!