Too Cool for My Shades, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today, I’m sharing a layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club blog a couple of days ago.  I created my layout using a HKC exclusive cutfile called My Shades.  It will be available on the Hip Kit Club website soon, so keep an eye out!  For my layout, I am using the June 2019 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Color Kit.

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Using my silhouette machine, I enlarged the cutfile, then cut it from white cardstock.  I backed the cardstock using various shades of blue and teal from the pattern papers in the Main Kit.

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I decided to use my photo as the back of the O in “for.”  I had this photo in my camera roll already, but wasn’t this photo made for this cutfile, and vice versa?  My child was looking so serious in her carseat on the way home one day…when I asked her to smile, she wouldn’t, but when I asked her for a peace sign, she gave me one.  LOL!

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I decided I wanted to use white cardstock for my background.  I wanted the cutfile to pop a little more, so I decided to kind of paint the letters in an ombre fade.  I used the blue Magical powder from the Color Kit, watered it down, and painted my cut file.  I really like the depth it gave.  I mounted the cutfile onto my white cardstock with foam tape for some dimension.

Next, I used pieces from the kit to embellish my layout.  I didn’t want to take away from the cutfile, so I kept my embellishments to a minimum.  The “say cheese” speech bubble as well as the hearts are fussy cut from Vicki Boutin pattern papers.

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I used the Heidi Swapp stamps to create a few more embellishments.  I added a piece of pattern paper to the top, and a few banners that I fussy cut from VB pattern paper.  I also added a few of the holographic star and circle foam stickers.  To finish off my layout, I added a few splatters of the pink Magical powder watered down.

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When I started out making this layout, I must admit that I didn’t love it.  I was even wondering if I would keep this layout for her album.  However, as everything was coming together, I really ended up loving how it turned out!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  Don’t forget to head to the Hip Kit Club website to check out the June & July 2019 kits, as well as the free cutfiles.

Happy Thursday!

“Jess Peas,” featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club FB page a couple days ago, featuring stickers and numbers. I am using the HKC June 2019 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, Color Kit, and Cardstock Kit.
I wanted to document my toddler’s love of dresses, and I wanted to remember how she asked for a dress by saying “jess peas!”

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I used a HKC May 2019 subscriber cut file called clothesline, and cut it from yellow cardstock using my silhouette machine. I backed it with various pattern papers from the kit. For my background, I used a pink cardstock, and I added a little bit of white texture paste in the middle using the stencil from the color kit for a little extra texture and detail.

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I adhered my photos, then the backed cut file with some foam adhesive for a little dimension.  For my title, I used the glitter thickers, and it says “jess peas,” which is how my toddler says “dress please.”

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I added a subtitle of “24/7” and journaling strips, describing how see asks for dress all day everyday.  LOL

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To finish off my layout, I added just a few stickers and embellishment.  I tried to stick with the warm color palette of red, orange, pinks, and yellow.

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I wanted to keep the focus on the photos and the cutfile, so I kept my embellishments pretty minimal.  I love the way my sweet layout turned out, and I hope you do too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Friday!

Shine, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  It’s Jung here, and today I’m sharing a layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club blog, using the June 2019 Main Kit and Cardstock kit only.  I was also challenged to add machine or hand stitching to the background.  I was really inspired by the Heidi Swapp black and white pattern paper, so I created my layout around it.

My daughter played a trumpet solo for solo & ensemble recently, and she got a I!  I am documenting her achievement on this layout.

Here is what I created:

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I trimmed just a piece of the HS pattern paper, and placed it on white cardstock.  I used a ruler to draw lines, finishing off the pattern down my paper.  Next, I took the cardstock to my sewing machine and stitched a bunch of black lines filling in where the black stripes would be.  I attached the pattern paper to the top of the cardstock with foam squares, although you really can’t tell in the photos, and it’s pretty subtle in real life too.

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Next, I added my photo, title, and journaling.  I used one of the HS journaling stickers for my journaling…I love it when embellishments include journaling stickers/ephemera/tags, because it makes filling in the story so easy!

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To embellish my layout, I used a few hearts that I fussy cut from a Vicki Boutin pattern paper.  I also used the VB flowers from the embellishment pack, and the VB puffy stickers to embellish my layout.  To finish off my layout, I decided to add some stars.  I punched out tiny stars from the various cardstock colors we got in the CS kit, and I added some of the stars from the Thickers pack as well.

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I love the detailing that the stitching added, and I am thrilled with how my layout turned out!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

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Happy Sunday!

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!

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!

 

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!