Cute Little Pumpkin, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created with the September 2019 Hip Kits. I was challenged to use multiple cut files on my layout, so I used 2 Hip Kit Club exclusive cut files.

I’m using this cute little photo of my 3rd daughter on her first Halloween.  When I saw the Cute Little Pumpkin cut file, I knew I had to use it with this photo.  She was only about a week old in the photo, and she’s almost 3 now, so I’m glad to have this scrapped!

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I also filmed a YT process video

 

I cut the Cute Little Pumpkin cut file, as well as 2 more freestanding pumpkins, and I backed them with a Dear Lizzy pattern paper.

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On my background, I used some Vicki Boutin acrylic paint (which was in a color kit many many months ago), and I mixed it with a little bit of white gesso to tone it down, and I did some dry brushing on my cardstock.  I really like how it brings out the texture on the cardstock.  I also added some back and forth machine stitching.

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I used a couple of the HKC exclusive PL cards, one to back my photo and another for my journaling.  They were perfect for the warm color scheme I was going for.

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I also embellished my layout with a lot of flowers that I fussy cut from Dear Lizzy pattern papers.  I love the sketchy vibes of the florals!  To even further the sketchy details, I used one of the florals from the Dear Lizzy stamp set, and stamped a few flowers with black ink.

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I really love how my layout turned out.  Don’t forget to check out the process video for more details.  Make sure to stop by the Hip Kit Club website for the September & October kits!

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Happy Thursday!

Friday Nights, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today I’ve got a sketch Friday layout to share with you!  In addition to the sketch, I was challenged to add stamping and mixed media, and to share a fall favorite.  I am using the September 2019 Hip Kits for my layout.

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Here is the sketch:

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For my fall favorite: Friday nights, high school football games, and marching band.  My daughter’s middle school band got to perform in the stands with the High School marching band at a football game last week.  My husband and I met in marching band, so of course we can’t wait to see our daughter on the field in marching band next year!

For my background, I used white cardstock. I used the Heidi Swapp stencil that came in the color kit and white texture paste to add some textured stars on the background.  Once dry, I used the Lindy’s magical powders to add some ink splatters.  I also used the sketchy star stamps from the HKC exclusive stamp set to stamp some stars on the background.

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Inspired by the sketch, I used layers of Dear Lizzy pattern paper on the top and bottom of the layout.  Next, I added my photo and title.

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To embellish my layout, I stamped and fussy cut a few items, and I diecut some stars from another Dear Lizzy paper.  I wrote my journaling on a Paige Evans diecut card, and added a few stickers and fussy cut elements to finish off my layout.

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I really love how it turned out, and I hope you do too.  Don’t forget to stop by the Hip Kit Club GROUP FB page for all the details on the sketch challenge.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Sunday!

 

This is Halloween mini album, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!  Today I’m sharing a mini album that I shared on the Hip Kit Club blog the other day.  I made my mini with the September 2019 Hip Kits.  It’s the first week of October, and I’ve got Halloween costumes on my mind…I decided to make an envelope mini album filled with photos of my girls’ costumes through the years.

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To start my album, I started off by making envelopes with some of the pattern paper in the kits, as well as the blue cardstock from the Cardstock kit.  I wanted my envelopes big enough to use some of the exclusive PL cards as well as embellish, so I decided to make my envelopes 4 x 5 1/2 inches.  I used my We R MK punchboard to make the envelopes.  I didn’t realize it, but I chose a black & white and blue color scheme.  I wanted another paper to match that color scheme, so I made my own using the Dear Lizzy stamp set.  On a piece of white cardstock, I repeatedly stamped the outline floral image with black ink.  Once I filled the page, I randomly stamped the coordinating filler floral image on a few of the flowers with light blue ink.  After I made the envelopes, I put together my album by adhering the flap of one envelope into the inside of another envelope.  I will try to explain it: on your work surface, place one envelope open side up with the flap up, and the another envelope open side down, and then adhere the flap of the side down envelope to the inside of the side up envelope.  I hope that makes sense, LOL!

I loved the way my stamped paper turned out so much, I made it my cover envelope.  I fussy cut one of the journaling cards from a Dear Lizzy paper and used it as a layer on the cover.  I took a piece of vellum and adhered it to the wreath in the Pretty Little Studio ephemera pack.  I decided to add more detail by using the wreath from the Color kit and white texture paste.  I used a few more Pretty Little Studio pieces, like the cute little owl and the alpha stickers.  A few samped images using the HKC exclusive stamp set and some puffy stickers, and my cover is done!

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For the next pages, I used a lot of the exclusive PL cards to back my photos and write my journaling.

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I used the HKC exclusive stamp set, and embellished with the Pretty Little Studio die cut ephemera, phrase stickers from Dear Lizzy, and puffy stickers from Paige Evans.

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To add interest to my mini album, I added lots of textures: I added stitching, puffy stickers, and enamel shapes.  I also added layers and dimension with foam squares.

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I really love how the PL cards accentuate my photos.  They are a perfect layering piece!

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I had so much fun making this mini album.  I hope you were inspired by my project, and make your own mini album.  Don’t forget to check out the September kits!

Happy Monday!

 

Grade Four, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing another back-to-school layout with you.  This is my last project using the August 2019 Hip Kits, and I created this layout for Sketch Friday, which you can get the details about on the HKC Group FB page, and I was also challenged to include stitching and fussy cutting.

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

 

Here is the sketch:

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Because of the background squares on the sketch, I decided to use the 2×2 square pattern paper from Paige Evans.  I also decided to switch up the sketch a little by using circles on the background instead of squares.  I used a circle punch to punch out circles, then roughened up the edges.

I wanted to add a bit of subtle texture to my background, so I used one of the Vicki Boutin stencils from the Color kit and some texture paste to add interest to the top right and bottom left corners of the page.

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Once dry, I layed out the circles and adhered them to the layout with machine stitching.  Next, I added my photos.  I had to figure out a way to make my title pop, since I had such a colorful busy background, so I decided to make a banner from cardstock.  I used the Pinkfresh Studio mini puffy alpha for my title.  I also added a Pinkfresh Studio chipboard pencil, and I hand write the school year.

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I embellished around the photo with fussy cut flowers from the Paige Evans pattern paper No. 15.

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I also embellished the circles with a few fussy cut butterflies from another Paige Evans pattern paper.

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Traditionally, I like to make first week of school layouts, and this year, we started on a Thursday, so I only have 2 photos (which worked out perfectly for the sketch).  I also like to keep the clothing tags and put them on the layout, so I can remember what size they wore, and where we went shopping.  I punched a few of the tags with my heart punch, and adhered them to the layout.  I recently made my older daughter’s first week of school layout for HKC, and you can check it out here.

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That’s it for me!  I hope you enjoyed my YT process video, and are inspired by my layout.

Don’t forget to check out the HKC website for the September 2019 kits!

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Happy Sunday!

3 mixed media cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today I’ve got 3 cards featuring mixed media and stitching to share with you.  I used the August 2019 Hip Kits.

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For all 3 of my cards, I started with the mixed media backgrounds.  I used the August Color kit and white cardstock.  I used one of the Vicki Boutin stencils (the one with the hexagons), and texture paste to add a subtle pattern.  Once dry, I used some of the Lindy’s magical powders to add color to the background and to bring out the hexagon pattern.  I used the dry method; I sprinkled some dry powder to the cardstock, and sprayed water on the powder to activate the powder.  On 2 of the cards, I left the powder in a certain area, but on one of the cards, I added color to the whole background.  Once dry, I used a couple of stamps from the HKC exclusive stamp set for some subtle tone on tone stamping.

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For my first card, I added a bit of subtle machine stitching to add even more texture to the background.  I used a couple pieces from the Paige Evans Truly Grateful cardstock ephemera for the focal point and sentiment.  I also fussy cut some little flowers from one of Paige’s pattern papers.  I used some of the Pinkfresh Studio glitter enamel dots, and attached the entire thing to a purple card base.

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I love how this card turned out…it’s my favorite!

For my second card, I used more Paige Evans ephemera flowers and fussy cut flowers, and Pinkfresh Studio glitter enamel dots.  For my sentiment, I used a banner from the Paige Evans thickers sheet, and machine stitched it for added texture.  I also added a little Vicki Boutin butterfly.

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I love all the textures on this card…the stenciling details, the paper flowers, the stitching, the glitter on the enamel dots, and the shine from the thickers all add lots of interest.

For my third card, I machine stitched a big wonky circle on the background.  I knew I wanted to use one of the PLS frames, and I wanted the stitching to be a subtle addition to the background.  I placed the big Vicki B butterfly right in the middle.  For my sentiment, I made a Hello banner by heat embossing the Hello stamp from the HKC exclusive stamp set on black cardstock with white embossing powder.

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I love the marbled/ tie-dye look of this card!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  I had so much fun getting messy with mixed media.  I may keep my scrapbook layouts pretty simple and clean, but I do love getting messy every now and again.  LOL!

Happy Monday!

Make Your Own Magic, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I made with the August 2019 Hip Kit Club kits.  I was challenged to use a cut file, and to make a back-to-school project.  I used a August subscriber cutfile called globe for my layout.  You can access these free cut files on the Hip Kit Club website.

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The photos are from my daughter’s first week of school; It’s a tradition I started when she started kindergarten. I like to document my kids’ style, size, and where they liked to shop. I always include a few clothing tags, so you’ll see a few of them on the layout as well.  You can see a few examples here and here.  

Using my silhouette, I cut the cutfile from white cardstock.  I backed the cutfile from the various pattern papers in the kit.  I wanted to stick with blue/green tones for the globe, and pink for the flowers.  I decided to use blue cardstock for my background to make the white cutfile pop.  I added some white splatters and machine stitched a big wonky circle before I adhered the globe with thin foam squares.

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Since the cut file is pretty busy, I kept my embellishments minimal (as usual, lol). I added the pre-made title of “make your own magic.  I really like how subtle it seems because of the color, yet the texture and shine of the letters help it to stand out.  
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I also added a Vicki Boutin butterfly, a few more flowers that I fussy cut from a Paige Evans paper, and a few Pinkfresh Studio chipboard stickers.  The Pinkfresh Office Hours collection is perfect for school themed projects!
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I really love how this layout turned out. I am always suprised by how much I love dark backgrounds every time I use them. I hope you were inspired, and don’t forget to check out the free cut files and awesome kits.
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Happy Thursday!

 

Yes Dahling!, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the August 2019 Hip Kits.  I was challenged to do some tone on tone stamping with the HKC exclusive stamp set that is included in the Color Kit.

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I started out by picking the more background like stamps from the stamp set.  I used the Paige Evans pattern paper number 15, and I used coordinating inks in pinks and purples to stamp the images.  (I used a few Distress Oxide inks from previous color kits, as well as a couple inks from my stash.)  Once I stamped the images, I decided to use some metal dies to die cut stars.

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Once I die cut the stars, I wanted to die cut more from pattern paper, and the Paige Evans pattern paper number 14 was perfect; the 2×2 squares were meant to be die cut or punched!  I love all the Paige Evans paper from her new Truly Grateful collection in the Main kit!

I decided on the purple cardstock from the Cardstock kit for my background.  I used the tiny words stamp, and purple ink to add a bit of interest to the cardstock.  I also added a bit of ink splatters using the Magical Powders from the color kit.  Then, I adhered the die cut stars.  Some are machine stitched, and others I adhered with foam tape.

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Since the background is busy, I decided to adhere my photo, and add just a few embellishments.  I fussy cut some flowers from the PE paper number 15, and a couple butterflies from the PE paper number 5.  I also stamped the label stamp, keeping with the same tone on tone technique.

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To finish off my layout, I added my journaling, and the title “yes Dahling!”  The story behind the title: every time my daughter wears those toy glasses, I picture Edna Mode (from the movie “The Incredibles”) saying “yes dahling!”  Haha!  I also added 2 strips of pattern paper (PE paper number 6) to the top and bottom.

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I really love how this layout turned out.  Everything about it makes me smile.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kits…the September 2019 kits have already been revealed, and they look fab!

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Happy Friday!