2 cute cards, featuring Spellbinders August 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards to I created with the August 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called All Occasion Pennants.

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This month, you get 5 pennant hot plates that have a different sentiment on them, as well as a coordinating die and a die for the stick/string.  You also get a roll of prism hot foil.

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I also had some Spellbinders Die D-Lites in my stash from a previous project, which you can see here, and I wanted to use them again because they are so cute!  For my backgrounds, I created some alcohol inked panels that I trimmed down.

 

For my first card, I used the “Hooray” pennant.  I hot foiled it on yellow cardstock and I used the prism foil.  I die cut the pennant using the coordinating die, and I die cut the stick in brown cardstock.  I used the Lion, Oh My! dies to create this cute little lion using cardstock from my stash.  Doesn’t the little lion look so dapper and cute?!

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For my second card, I used the “Bday” pennant, and I used the polished brass foil.  Again, using the coordinating dies, I die cut the pennant.  I also die cut the stick in coral cardstock.  For this card, I used the Woliver dies to create this cute little walrus.  I added some Nuvo white blizzard to the walrus’ pom poms, and the ice pieces.

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To finish off my cards, I attached the background to white A2 sized card bases with fun foam.  I attached the pennants and cute little animals with foam squares.  Then, I added some of the FSJ Starry Night sequins for a little more interest.

If you’re interested, I did film a YT process video featuring a few of the Spellbinders Die D-Lites a while back.  The lion is on there, but the walrus is not.  Here is the link:

 

Also, if you’re new to the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system, here is my first YT video explaining how to use it:

 

I really hope you like my cards, and picked up some inspiration.  I had a blast making them!

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Don’t forget to check out all the goodies on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Thursday!

3 cards, featuring Hip Kit Club June 2019 Kits

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing 3 cards that I made using the June 2019 Hip Kit Club kits. I am using lots of Heidi Swapp and Vicki Boutin products.

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I was challenged to use the new sketch for my cards.  Since the sketch is relatively simple, I was able to be inspired by it for my cards.  I looked at the big photo as the focal point of the card, the journaling as the sentiment, and the stars as the embellishments.   Here is the sketch:

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I also filmed a process video for the Hip Kit Club YT channel.

 

For my first card, I used the Heidi Swapp black and white pattern paper.  I used the Amy Tangerine 3D suede flowers in a different way, by unraveling them, and using them as fringe.  I added 3 birds and the sentiment from the Vicki Boutin chipboard stickers.

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For my second card, I used the same Heidi Swapp b&w pattern paper.  The pink pattern paper is from the cut apart paper from Vicki Boutin, and the butterfly is a VB ephemera.  I made my own sentiment banner by stamping the “finding the beauty in every day” stamp from Heidi Swapp.  I finished the card with holographic chipboard stars from VB.

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For my last card, I believe I used all VB products.  I really wanted to incorporate the fussy cut rainbow hears, so I made this simple card.  What makes it pop is all the different layers that I created by using foam tape.

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I really hope you were inspired by my cards.  I have really enjoyed creating these cards using scrapbooking supplies.  Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website for the June and July 2019 kits.

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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 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!

 

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders So Many Sentiments truck add-on Dies

Hello friends!  I am so excited to share 2 cards with you, featuring the Spellbinders So Many Sentiments add-on dies for the Truck dies from the October 2018 Large Die of the Month.  The Truckin Through the Seasons LDOM set has been restocked, so if you missed out last October, now’s your chance to get them!

I’ve got a YT process video, if you are interested:

 

When I made my cards last October, I made a fall and a winter themed card.  You can see the 2 cards that I made for that LDOM in my blog post here.  This time around, I wanted to make Spring/ Summer themed cards.  Here is what I came up with using the truck dies, and 2 of the new sentiments:

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I made a green CONGRATS truck, and I had my niece’s high school graduation in mind when I made this card.  (Her school’s colors are green and white.)  I decided to fill the truck with pretty florals.  All the dies came in the Truckin Through the Seasons set, including the florals, with the exception of the tailgate sentiment piece, which is from the So Many Sentiments Set.

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For the background, I ink blended a sky with clouds.  I added a few more florals, gold stars, and Liquid Pearls in white opal to finish my card.

 

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For the next card, I thought I might use it as a teacher appreciation card for the end of the school year.

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I made the truck classic red, and the sentiment I chose was UR GREAT.  I also filled this truck with pretty florals.

For the background, I used a pattern paper from my stash.  It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the left side has a rough ripped edge.  I also folded the top left corner, and attached it down with tiny staples.  For the sentiment, I used the Everyday Sentiments II and the rose gold foil.  I added some more of the Liquid Pearls in white opal to finish off my card.

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I love, love, love these truck dies and sentiments!  I think these cards turned out so cute, and I hope you do too!  If you didn’t grab the truck dies last October, don’t wait to get it this time!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy Tuesday!

Sweet, Hip Kit Club iNSD video Hop

Hello friends, and happy international Scrapbook Day!

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I am part of the Hip Kit Club YT video Hop, so here is my video:

 

Vicki is next on the hop, and her video is linked in the info bar of my video.

My challenge is for you to create a project in a different size or format than you are used to.  For example, I am creating a 6×12 layout, but you could make an 8×10, 6×8 layout, or even create a mini album or TN spread…just have fun and try something different.

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I am using the April 2019 Hip Kits for my layout.  There were so many cute strawberry images in the kits, that I had to document my cutie eating strawberries.

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I fussy cut strawberries from the Crate Paper La La Love collection pattern paper, and they are just perfect for my layout.  I used the Hip Kit Club exclusive acetate alphabet for my title, and I love the way they look when they overlap!

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I also used several pieces from the Dear Lizzy It’s All Good collection: stickers and layered stickers.  I love the dimension on the layered stickers!

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Isn’t that little piggy so cute?  My little one loves pigs, so it was perfect!

I absolutely loved making the 6×12 size, and I will definitely be trying this size again!

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For iNSD, lots of fun things are happening with Hip Kit Club.  They are having a big blowout sale, so check out the website for goodie bags, and discounted kits.

Also, lot of challenges and games are going on in the Hip Kit Club Group FB page.  (My game was yesterday, but you can still participate in my challenge by uploading your project to my challenge album in the HKC Group FB page photos.)

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Here is the HKC blog post with all the information about iNSD.

 

That’s it for me!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you are inspired to try something different!

Happy Saturday!

Recycling Project, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Tomorrow is {inter}National Scrapbook Day, and there are so many fun things planned!!!  Tonight (Friday May 3, 2019), I will be hosting a challenge and game on the Hip Kit Club GROUP FB page at 9:00 PM PST/ 8:00 PM central, so stay tuned!

Today I’m sharing a project that I created with the April 2019 Hip Kits.  I was challenged to use the B sides of the pattern paper in the kits.  I used the April Main kit, Embellishment kit, Pocket Life kit, Color kit, and Cardstock kit.

I also have a YT process video if you’re interested.

 

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I used the B sides of the pattern paper, along with a few Paige Evans 2×2 squares to create layered hearts.  I create these layered hearts often, but I love the way they look, and the colors of the papers worked perfectly with my photo.

In case anyone is wondering, I use the Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies, and the Die Cutting Machine I use is the Platinum 6 from Spellbinders.

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To create the background texture, I used the HKC exclusive Paige Evans stencil, and texture paste.  This background is one that I had made for my previous project, when I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use white cardstock or purple.  I ended up going with the purple, so I had this one left.  Since I have the stencil and the texture paste out already, I’ll often make a couple backgrounds in case I want to use it again; that way, I’ll only have to make a mess and then clean up once.

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For my title, I used the HKC exclusive puffy alpha.  I finished embellishing with more hearts, the glittery Shimelle hearts, and the puffy HKC exclusive hearts.

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I love the way my layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  Don’t forget to check out my YT process video, and the Hip Kit Club kits.

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Happy Saturday!