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!

 

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders So Many Sentiments truck add-on Dies

Hello friends!  I am so excited to share 2 cards with you, featuring the Spellbinders So Many Sentiments add-on dies for the Truck dies from the October 2018 Large Die of the Month.  The Truckin Through the Seasons LDOM set has been restocked, so if you missed out last October, now’s your chance to get them!

I’ve got a YT process video, if you are interested:

 

When I made my cards last October, I made a fall and a winter themed card.  You can see the 2 cards that I made for that LDOM in my blog post here.  This time around, I wanted to make Spring/ Summer themed cards.  Here is what I came up with using the truck dies, and 2 of the new sentiments:

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I made a green CONGRATS truck, and I had my niece’s high school graduation in mind when I made this card.  (Her school’s colors are green and white.)  I decided to fill the truck with pretty florals.  All the dies came in the Truckin Through the Seasons set, including the florals, with the exception of the tailgate sentiment piece, which is from the So Many Sentiments Set.

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For the background, I ink blended a sky with clouds.  I added a few more florals, gold stars, and Liquid Pearls in white opal to finish my card.

 

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For the next card, I thought I might use it as a teacher appreciation card for the end of the school year.

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I made the truck classic red, and the sentiment I chose was UR GREAT.  I also filled this truck with pretty florals.

For the background, I used a pattern paper from my stash.  It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the left side has a rough ripped edge.  I also folded the top left corner, and attached it down with tiny staples.  For the sentiment, I used the Everyday Sentiments II and the rose gold foil.  I added some more of the Liquid Pearls in white opal to finish off my card.

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I love, love, love these truck dies and sentiments!  I think these cards turned out so cute, and I hope you do too!  If you didn’t grab the truck dies last October, don’t wait to get it this time!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy Tuesday!

Sweet, Hip Kit Club iNSD video Hop

Hello friends, and happy international Scrapbook Day!

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I am part of the Hip Kit Club YT video Hop, so here is my video:

 

Vicki is next on the hop, and her video is linked in the info bar of my video.

My challenge is for you to create a project in a different size or format than you are used to.  For example, I am creating a 6×12 layout, but you could make an 8×10, 6×8 layout, or even create a mini album or TN spread…just have fun and try something different.

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I am using the April 2019 Hip Kits for my layout.  There were so many cute strawberry images in the kits, that I had to document my cutie eating strawberries.

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I fussy cut strawberries from the Crate Paper La La Love collection pattern paper, and they are just perfect for my layout.  I used the Hip Kit Club exclusive acetate alphabet for my title, and I love the way they look when they overlap!

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I also used several pieces from the Dear Lizzy It’s All Good collection: stickers and layered stickers.  I love the dimension on the layered stickers!

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Isn’t that little piggy so cute?  My little one loves pigs, so it was perfect!

I absolutely loved making the 6×12 size, and I will definitely be trying this size again!

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For iNSD, lots of fun things are happening with Hip Kit Club.  They are having a big blowout sale, so check out the website for goodie bags, and discounted kits.

Also, lot of challenges and games are going on in the Hip Kit Club Group FB page.  (My game was yesterday, but you can still participate in my challenge by uploading your project to my challenge album in the HKC Group FB page photos.)

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Here is the HKC blog post with all the information about iNSD.

 

That’s it for me!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you are inspired to try something different!

Happy Saturday!

Recycling Project, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Tomorrow is {inter}National Scrapbook Day, and there are so many fun things planned!!!  Tonight (Friday May 3, 2019), I will be hosting a challenge and game on the Hip Kit Club GROUP FB page at 9:00 PM PST/ 8:00 PM central, so stay tuned!

Today I’m sharing a project that I created with the April 2019 Hip Kits.  I was challenged to use the B sides of the pattern paper in the kits.  I used the April Main kit, Embellishment kit, Pocket Life kit, Color kit, and Cardstock kit.

I also have a YT process video if you’re interested.

 

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I used the B sides of the pattern paper, along with a few Paige Evans 2×2 squares to create layered hearts.  I create these layered hearts often, but I love the way they look, and the colors of the papers worked perfectly with my photo.

In case anyone is wondering, I use the Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies, and the Die Cutting Machine I use is the Platinum 6 from Spellbinders.

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To create the background texture, I used the HKC exclusive Paige Evans stencil, and texture paste.  This background is one that I had made for my previous project, when I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use white cardstock or purple.  I ended up going with the purple, so I had this one left.  Since I have the stencil and the texture paste out already, I’ll often make a couple backgrounds in case I want to use it again; that way, I’ll only have to make a mess and then clean up once.

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For my title, I used the HKC exclusive puffy alpha.  I finished embellishing with more hearts, the glittery Shimelle hearts, and the puffy HKC exclusive hearts.

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I love the way my layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  Don’t forget to check out my YT process video, and the Hip Kit Club kits.

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Happy Saturday!

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!

Trio of cards, featuring Spellbinders Die D-Lites

Hello crafty friends! I am so excited to be sharing my first guest post on the Spellbinders blog.  There is more detail and instructions on how I made these cards over on their blog, so please stop by and leave me some love!  (Supplies are linked at the bottom of this post.)

Today, I’m working with some cute Die D-Lites.  The little animals are so cute, and I decided to make a few birthday cards.  I also love a good cheese burger and fries, so I made another card as well.

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

 

My favorite technique for the background has always been ink blending, so that is what I did for all three of my cards.

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Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

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I love the way my cards turned out…they are so cute!  I have loved working with Spellbinders metal dies, and I hope you are inspired to get crafty.

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

I made a new layout using the February 2019 Hip Kit Club kits.  I used one of the March free cut files, which you can access from the website if you have an account, and I was challenged to use this week’s sketch.

I filmed a process video if you’re interested:

 

I decided to scrapbook all the Hip Kit Club DT announcements that I have been a part of.  I love being on the HKC DT so much!

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I hope you love my project as much as I do!

Happy Sunday!