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!

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!

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!

Technique Tuesday June Release Blog Hop: 6 x 8 pocket spread

Hello friends, and welcome to the Technique Tuesday June Release Blog Hop.  You should have come from Norine Borys‘s blog, and your next stop is Emily Leiphart.

Today, I’m sharing a 6×8 pocket spread, along with a few 3×4 cards I made using the Laugh and Smile stamp set along with the Layered Laugh die set.

Here is what I created:

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I made the 3 x 4 cards using the outline version of the “SMILE” and “LAUGH” stamps.  I used my Misti stamping tool to help me line everything up, and to double stamp if needed.

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I used Distress oxide colors in Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Seedless Preserves.  On the 3 x 4 card that I put in my pocket page, I left room between the red and yellow color to glue on a laugh die cut.  I die cut the laugh out of glitter cardstock, and 2x from white cardstock.  I glued them one on top of each other to create depth and dimension.

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For the other card, I used the Remember When stamp set, along with the Oval and Rectangle Stitched Label dies.  I stamped the label with the DO Abandoned Coral ink for my journaling, then fussy cut it out.  I also stamped the sold label with DO Picked Raspberry.  Once dry, I stamped the “Good Times together” sentiment with Versafine ink, then die cut it using the rectangle stitched die.  I adhered the labels to an old Dear Lizzy pattern paper that I trimmed down to 3 x 4 inches.  I also added a glitter heart that I die cut from the square die with a heart inside.  Like the “laugh,” I die cut it once from glitter cardstock, and 2x from white cardstock and glued them together.

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I just added a couple small embellishments to the photo.  I stamped the “This Photo Makes Me” sentiment from the Laugh & Smile stamp set with the DO Picked Raspberry ink, fussy cut it out, and adhered it with foam squares.  I used the outer square of the heart that I die cut, and adhere it to the photo as well.  Ideally, I would have liked my 4×6 photo on top with the 2 3 x 4 cards on bottom so that the sentiment would read “This photo makes me SMILE,” but I don’t have a pocket page layout like that.  This works perfectly fine though.

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I really like how this pocket spread turned out, and I hope you do too.

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Here is the blog hop order:

Technique Tuesday

Seeka

Norine Borys

Jung AhSang  <— you are here

Emily Leiphart  ** your NEXT stop

Kymona Tracey

Dana Kirby

Nathalie DeSousa

Amy Kolling

Ana Anderson

Latisha Yoast

Allison Arbour

Sheree Forcier

Yasmin Diaz

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Saturday!

Beauty, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I made using the Hip Kit Club May 2019 kits.  I am using the Main Kit and the Embellishment kit.  I was challenged to be inspired by the Moodboard, and to use multiple photos on my layout.

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I decided to document my daughter’s purple hair.  I took her to the salon to get purple highlights for her 13th birthday present.  She has been wanting purple hair for so long, and I thought that 13 was the perfect age.  Here is what I came up with:

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I was inspired by the black and white images in the mood board, and of course the bright pastel colors caught my eye.

I love, love, love the HKC exclusive ephemera…it’s probably my favorite item in the kits this month.  The ephemera is so current, and was perfect for my layout feauring my TEEN!  I just layered up a bunch on the right side of my layout.  The b&w bow is another HKC exclusive that comes in the kits.  You just need to assemble them, and I love the cloth texture!

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I also used a few pieces from the Crate Paper All Heart collection.

For my title, I used a cut file.  The “Beauty” is a Hip Kit Club free cut file that will be available on the HKC website soon.  I cut it from a purple Paige Evans Horizon, and I also cut it out 2 more times from white cardstock.  I glued them together to create a thicker cutfile…my own chipboard title!

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I added some more of the Paige Evans purple paper to the left and right sides of the layout.  I added another little embellishment cluster to the bottom left to balance my layout.

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Using a new kit for the first time is always my favorite.  Who doesn’t love new products!  I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you were inspired by it as well.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!