Summer layout, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a summer themed layout that I created using the Hip Kit Club July 2019 kits.  I was challenged to create a project using a cutfile, so I decided to use the free HKC subscriber cutfile from July 2019 called Circle Background.

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I ended up copying the cutfile 4 times, resizing it, and molding it together to create a smaller circle background.  I backed some of the circles with pattern paper from the kits, keeping a pink yellow orange color palette.  I used foam tape behind the backed circle and adhered it to a sheet of white cardstock.

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Since the background is busy, I didn’t want to over embellish.  I added my 2 photos, and the I placed the title right on top of one of the photos.

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I added a few more embellishments around the photos…those summer themed HKC exclusive ephemera were perfect for this layout!

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I trimmed down the white cardstock, and mounted it on a sheet of pattern paper from Pinkfresh Studio.  I added just 2 tiny strips of journaling to finish my layout.

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I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you were inspired.  Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website, and take a look at the July and August 2019 Hip Kits!

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Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Thursday!

2 Back to School layouts, featuring PinkFresh Studio

Hello friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing 2 back to school layouts that I created using the new Office Hours collection.  You can now purchase this collection directly through the Pinkfresh Studio website.  The 12×12 paper pack is available here, and the embellishment bundle is available here.  Even though this collection is office themed, it is so versatile!  I’ve already used it on a layout featuring coffee and my scrap room, which you can see here, and today I’m using it for school layouts.

 

For my first layout, I wanted to document my oldest daughter’s first day of middle school.  It was the first time we didn’t walk her into the school on her first day, even though we did drop her off in the morning, and it was her first time riding the bus.

I’m happy to report that Pinkfresh Studio will soon have coordinating cut files for their paper collections available for purchase, so keep an eye out for that.  The cut file I used for this layout is called Stack of Books, and I used my Silhouette machine to cut it from white cardstock.  I used a couple pattern papers to back the cut file.

Next I worked on my background.  I used the Pinkfresh watercolors, and a couple of tiny ceramic bowls to create watercolor rings in rainbow order.  I also splattered my cardstock with the colors.

I mounted my photos on pattern paper.  The pattern paper that look like file tabs is cut from the Busy pattern paper.  I adhered my photos to the background, and embellished around them.  I used my backed cutfile, as well as Puffy stickers, Epoxy stickers, Fabric Ephemera, and Cardstock Ephemera.  I added one of the Wood Accent stickers that says “you got this” on top of the photo of my daughter walking.

I also fussy cut a section of books from the Organize pattern paper. and attached it to the bottom of my layout using foam tape.

I finished off my layout with punched stars and enamel dots.  I punched 2 different sized stars from the pattern papers, and glued on the coordinating watercolor ring colors.  (I did have to punch one pink and purple star from the Just a Little Lovely pattern papers to get a few pink and purple embellishments.)  I also added some enamel dots to the coordinating colors.  I used the yellow and blue from this collection, but I pulled a few enamel dots from previous Pinkfresh collections.

This layout turned out so fun and vibrant, and I absolutely love it!  I hope it inspired you as well.

 

For my second layout, I have photos of my middle daughter from her first week of school in Second grade.  Taking outfit photos all week is a tradition for us.  I also keep some of the clothing tags to remember where we shopped, and what sizes they wore, so you’ll see that on my layout among the embellishments.

I started with a white piece of cardstock.  I stitched lines with light blue thread to mimic the look of notebook paper.  I added my photos with foam tape, then added various embellishment clusters.  I used 2 pencils and a camera from the Chipboard stickers, I used an epoxy circle and enamel dots from the Mixed Embellishments, and aI sprinkled in a few stickers from the Phrase Sticker sheet and the Puffy Sticker sheet, as well as a few cardstock Ephemera.

I used Second Grade for my title.  I used the coral and blue Mini Puffy alphas to create my title on a journaling card from the Ephemera pack.  To finish off my layout, I added some sky blue watercolor splatters and hand drawn stars.

I absolutely love the way my traditional school themed layout turned out, and I hope you do too!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don’t forget to check out this fun collection on the Pinkfresh Studio website!

 

 

 

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!

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!

Love Love Love, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hi friends!  I made a layout for the Pinkfresh Studio May challenge, which is Anything Goes themed, and Rainbow colors.  You can find more information about it on the Pinkfresh Studio website today, and create your own project as well.

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I used bits and pieces from all 3 of the new collections from Pinkfresh Studio:  Joyful Day, Everyday Musings, and Out & About.  I painted little R’s nails pink for the first time, and she absolutely loved it!  Of course I had to take a ton of photos and document it, haha!1024jungahsang_05challenge_01

Like my recent project with Pinkfresh Studio, I started off using the Pinkfresh studio watercolors, and painted watercolor stripes in rainbow order on my background.  I also added machine stitched scallops in coordinating thread colors.

While that was drying, I created a LOVE cutfile using the Frontage font.  I cut it out 3 times on white cardstock.  I knew I wanted to fill the Os with my photos, and I wanted to back the other letters in kind of a rainbow.

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After adhering the cut files to my background using foam squares, I set about embellishing in a tone on tone color scheme.  I used ephemera, puffy stickers, labels and enamel dots to add interest to the layout.

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I LOVE how this layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out this challenge on the Pinkfresh blog.  I’d love to see what you create!

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Happy Sunday!

Lets go swimming, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing a summer layout that I created using the Joyful Day collection.  For more photos and info, head over to the Pinkfresh blog!

There is a lot of pretty blue tones in this collection, so I decided to make a pool layout.  The photo is of my littlest one at the pool last year, and I love how happy she looks!

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I started off by cutting some scallops on white cardstock using my silhouette machine.  The cut file is by Paige Evans, and is called scalloped border background.  The scallops reminded me of waves, so I backed a few of them with the blue pattern papers.  The papers I used are Perfect Moment, Big Ideas, and Fresh Start.

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I painted some watercolor stripes using the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors in Sky blue (my favorite) and Sapphire.  Then I added a few machine stitched scallops, and I love the texture it created.

I adhered my photo, which I backed with the Small Beginnings pattern paper, using foam squares.  I embellished the photo with a wreath that I cut out from the Big Ideas pattern paper, a few sticker labels, tabs from the ephemera pack, and some enamel dots.

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I added a title using the mini puffy alpha stickers.  There are so many letters included in this pack that I was able to spell out the hole title in the orange/red colors, which worked out perfectly since my daughter’s swimsuit is bright orange.

To balance off my layout, I added a few scallops to the bottom, and one to the top. I added a few more embellishments using the ephemera pack and the puffy stickers.

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I really love how this one turned out, and I’m so happy to have another layout for my baby’s album!

I hope you are inspired by my project!

Happy Wednesday!