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:
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.”
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.
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.
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.