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.
I filmed a YT process video if you’re interested:
Here is the sketch:
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.
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.
I embellished around the photo with fussy cut flowers from the Paige Evans pattern paper No. 15.
I also embellished the circles with a few fussy cut butterflies from another Paige Evans pattern paper.
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.
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!