Mason jar mini album, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I was challenged to create an interactive project using the Hip Kit Club March 2019 Main kit.  When I think of interactive elements, I immediately think of pockets and sequin shaker elements.  I decided to make a mini album of our recent Spring Break vacation, and I used a HKC free subscriber cut file from February called Candy Hearts, which you can access from the Hip Kit Club website.  I love the mason jar, and it’s perfect for a shaker element!  The shape is also the perfect size for a shaped mini album.

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First, I cut the mason jars from white, pink, and blue cardstock (from the March Cardstock kit) using my Silhouette Cameo.

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I also cut just the outline of the jar on a scrap piece of cardstock, so I could use it as a template for pattern paper.  The shape of the jar is so simple, I was fine tracing and fussy cutting it from the paper, instead of sending each pattern paper through the silhouette machine.  Once I had everything cut, I figured out where I wanted each jar to go, and I adhered them back to back.  I added my photos, and then added a lot of embellishments. I absolutely love the Hip Kit Club Exclusive ephemera pack…it was perfect for my mini album!

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For the first interactive element, I created a pocket.  I just traced the lower half of a mason jar on a piece of pattern paper.  I cut the top off in a diagonal, and I adhered it to the back using my sewing machine.

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I love that Heidi Swapp watercolor pattern paper.  I have used it on all of my projects, and I only have tiny scraps left!  For the next interactive element, I created a shaker.  I used clear acetate (you could recycle clear plastic packaging), thins strips of foam tape, and sequins to create my shaker.  It’s such a fun element, and I know my girls will love flipping through this mini!

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I really like to fill up the pages in my minis with lots of photos and embellishments.  I also like to add interest with different textures and finishes.  The mini hearts and the epoxy thinkers add the perfect hint of shine.

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I added even more texture to the mini album by adding machine stitching, and distressing some of the edges on the jars and ephemera.

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To finish off my album. I punched a hole in the jars, added them onto a ring, and then added a shiny ribbon.

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It was so much fun creating this little mini album.  I hope you were inspired by my project.

Happy Saturday!

2 Out & About layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  Today, I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog sharing 2 layouts that I created from the new Out and About collection.  Stop by the PfS blog for more photos and information!  One of my favorite pieces from the whole collection is the New Places pattern paper (the one with rainbow stripes).  I love it, and was so inspired by it!

For my first layout, I wanted to document baby girl’s first airplane ride (who is now 2 years old).  I used the New Places paper as inspiration, and I decided to add some machine stitching in stripes and in a rainbow pattern on some white cardstock.  Originally I had planned to cut off the tails of the thread, but then decided that I kid of like the fringed looks, so I just trimmed the pieces that were too long.

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For this layout, I was also inspired by all the circles on the Explore pattern paper.  So using some metal nesting dies, I die cut a few circles from the pattern papers in this collection, as well as my 2 photos.

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I arranged all the circles on my layout until I liked how things looked.  I adhered some of the circles with double sided tape, and others with foam squares to add a bit of interest and dimension.  To embellish my layout I pulled out some circle embellishments and airplane themed embellishments.  I also used some of the enamel dots from this collection, as well as some enamel dots from Pinkfresh Studio’s previous collections.

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For my title, I chose the “going places” banner sticker, and then I added “She’s” using the tiny puffy alpha stickers from the Everyday Musings collection.To finish off my layout, I added a strip of the rainbow striped paper to the bottom of my page.

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For my second layout, I documented a quick stop to Mt. Scott in OK.  I am using a Pinkfresh Studio cut file called travel tags, which will be available for free in the Pinkfresh Studio Fan group soon.  I used 2 of the cut file tags: one has a mountain scene, and the other says Wander.  I backed those tags with the rainbow striped New Places pattern paper.

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I decided that I wanted to create a background of tags, so I added the cut file tags, and a few tags from the Travel tags pack, as well as a pieces that I cut out from the Bucket List paper to look like tags.

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Next I added my 2 photos with foam squares to elevate them off the tags.  I framed one of the photos with one of the stitched frames.

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To finish off my layout, I embellished the tags and the frames with some of the same pieces from the collection that I used from the first layout.

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I love how my projects turned out, and I hope you do too.Don’t forget to check out the Out and About collection!

Happy Monday!

Fun Never Stops, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout that I made using a little bit of all the March 2019 Hip Kits.  I was challenged to use the March HKC mood board.

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I was particularly drawn to the image on the right with the feathers arranged in an ombre pattern, so I decided to take that as my inspiration.

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I used a free March HKC subscriber cut file called books.  I cut the big title from white cardstock, and I backed it with a Heidi Swapp pattern paper in an ombre pattern.  I adhered the cut file to blue cardstock with foam squares.

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I embellished with flowers from the Crate Paper sticker sheet and a few of the HKC exclusive ephemera.  I also had the flowers left over from the cut file that I used recently on this layout, so I sprayed them with the Lindy’s cotton candy shimmer spray, and used them as embellishments on the layout.

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I really love all the colors in the March Hip kits, as well as all the pretty florals.  I hope you like how my project turned out, and it inspires you to get crafty!

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Happy Tuesday!

 

Magic, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout I made using the March 2019 Hip Kits.  I used the Main kit, Embellishment kit, Color kit, and a pink cardstock from the Cardstock kit.  I was challenged to use a cutfile, and incorporate a birthday theme.

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The cut file that I used is a free March 2019 Subscriber cut file from HKC called floral background.  I cut it from white cardstock, and backed it with 2 Heidi Swapp pattern papers.  The cut file makes such a big impact on the background, but since I used a tone on tone color scheme, I don’t think it looks too busy.  I added some ink splatters with Lindy’s Stamp Gang cotton candy shimmer spray from this month’s Color kit, and Heidi Swapp’s gold color shine.  Once dry, I adhered the cut file right on top, and I popped it up from the background using foam squares.

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I wanted my photos to have a photo booth/ film strip appearance, so I put them together in photoshop and printed them out.  I added them on top of the cut file to the left side.  Then, I embellished around the photos with Hip Kit Club exclusive ephemera.  I love the florals in the pack so much!!!

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My title is simply 39.  I used the Heidi Swapp thinkers from the Embellishment kit.  These thickers have a sort of color blocked pattern on them, and for these numbers it was pink with a little piece of yellow.  I didn’t want yellow, since I didn’t really have yellow anywhere else, so I just changed it with Versamark ink and gold embossing powder.

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To finish off my layout, I added another phrase ephemera from Hip Kit Club, and journaling strips to the bottom right corner of my layout.

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I really love how this layout turned out, and I hope you’re inspired as well.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Thursday!

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!

 

2 sweet layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio’s Joyful Day

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 layouts I made for the Pinkfresh Studio blog using the Joyful Day collection.  The colors and the florals in this collection are stunning, and I had so much fun creating with these products.

For my first project, I made a grid layout, which is a personal favorite of mine.  I am also scrapping photos of my sister’s new corgi puppy.  Her name is Eevee, and she is so cute and feisty!

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On a sheet of white cardstock, I added some pink ink blending, and paint splatters.  For the splatter, I used some Pinkfresh Studio watercolors.  I wanted the perfect shade of blue to match the blue color in the kits, so I mixed a little bit of sky blue, sapphire, lavender, and a lot of water.  I lightly sketched a grid, then added some hand stitching.

I die cut circles from some of the pattern papers in the collection: fresh startsmall beginnings, being us, and big ideas.  I also used the Fancy Floral 1 die to create a tone-on-tone look.

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For my photos, I knew I wanted to frame them with the botanicals circle frame die.  I ended up die cutting the frame from white cardstock 6 times; I wanted each frame to be a layer of 3 frames, so that it would give a dimensional, chipboard effect.  I glued the frames to the photos.

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I arranged my circles on the grid, and once I liked how everything was played out, I started adhering the circles to the layout.

I embellished the frames with puffy stickers, ephemera pieces, one of the chipboard frames, cardstock stickers, more puffy stickersmixed embellishments and enamel dots.

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I also used the Embroidered Blossoms stamps set and coordinating dies to create my own embellishments.  The beauty of stamp sets is that you’re able to create your own embellishments in the exact color scheme you want, not to mention you can use them over and over again.

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For my title, I used a mixture of fonts; I used the puffy alpha stickers, and the multicolor mini puffy alpha stickers.

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For my second layout, I used an exclusive Pinkfresh Studio cut file, called Folk Motif, which you can access in the Pinkfresh Studio Fan Group FB page.  I thought the cutfile, and the colors int the collection worked perfectly with the photos of my youngest daughter all dressed up.  Already, she loves to play dress up, and Belle seems to be her favorite princess…or maybe she just really likes the color yellow.  Either way, she is cute, cute, cute!

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I cut the Folk Motif on white cardstock, and I backed the cut file with the pattern papers in the collection: simple pleasures, being us, true story, and small beginnings.

I mounted the cut file on white cardstock.  I adhered it to the left side, and I couldn’t decide if I wanted it to hang off the edge or not.  In the end, I decided to add a bit of the pattern paper to the left side, because I didn’t want to trim any of the cut file off, and since it was hanging off the edge a tiny bit, I would’ve had to trim it.

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I backed the photos with pattern paper, then started to embellish.  Again, I stamped a few of the flowers and leaves from the Embroidered Blossoms stamps set, and used the coordinating dies to create my own floral embellishments.  I really love how this stamp set seem to coordinated really well with my backed cutfile!

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I also used puffy stickers, ephemera pieces, and enamel dots to embellish the layout.

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I added a simple little title using the mini puffy alpha stickers.

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I love how the cutfile turned out!  It makes such a big impact on my layout, and enhances the photos, rather than overpowers them.

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I really love how my layouts turned out, and I hope you got some inspiration as well.  Don’t forget to check out the Joyful Day collection!

Happy Monday!

2019, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I created with my Hip Kits.  I was challenged to use a cut file, and some Hip Kit Club exclusive printables available to subscribers.  I am also using the HKC 2018 December Main kit, Project Life kit, and Embellishment kit.  I chose colors and embellishments from the printables and the Dec kits to compliment my photo, and I love the way it turned out!

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I used the Scandi Numbers from the HKC 12 days of Giving (day 4) to create my 2019 title.  I cut it out of white cardstock, and backed it with a HKC exclusive Navy blue pattern paper from the Dec kit.

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I chose 2 pattern papers from the printables, and 2 pattern papers from the Dec Main kit, and cut them down to 3×4.  I also chose 2 3×4 cards from the PL kit, and I adhered all them onto white cardstock in a grid format.  [This is one of my go-to formats, because it fits in with my graphic style, and it helps spark creativity when I’m in a bit of a creative lull.]  I added some random machine stitching through the papers.

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Next, I backed my paper with a little bit of pattern paper, and attached it to the layout with foam adhesive.  I added the 2019 title, overlapping and layering to create interest.

I embellished the layout with a lot of pieces from the printables, and some tiny cute puffy stickers.

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I really like how my layout turned out.  I wanted to document my excitement for 2019, and the adventures with our girls that head our way.

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Happy Wednesday!