Hey friends! I’m back today to share my final layout using the November 2016 Kits from Hip Kit Club. This layout is based off sketch #4 of the HKC sketch series that we have going on in the Hip Kit Club Facebook Forum.
I mounted my photo on vellum, a piece of American Crafts Fountain Cardstock from the Cardstock Kit and a piece of the packaging from one of the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa packages. Before I adhered the photo to my white cardstock base I added a little mixed media using the Well Blue Me Down Shimmerz Mist that is included in the Color Kit.
I added multiple ephemera pieces from the exclusive Tis The Season ephemera pack that is included in the Main Kit! I LOVE those trees and that adorable deer!!! I also tore a piece of the washi tape from the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Oh Joy’ Washi Sheet (which is included in the Documenting December Kit) and tucked a piece above and below the photo.
I used a couple of the exclusive HKC cut files and one of the exclusive pattern papers from the Main Kit to create a column on the left hand side of the layout. I embellished each square using different pieces from the kits. I started in the top square and added a couple ephemera pieces from the exclusive ephemera pack included in the Main Kit and a strip of exclusive washi that is included in the Embellishment Kit. In the next square I added a puffy snowflake from the Pinkfresh Studio Oh Joy Puffy Sticker sheet included in the Documenting December Kit. Next I added the ADORABLE snow globe acetate piece from the Snow and Cocoa ephemera pack that is included in the Documenting December Kit. I used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to add the jounaling in the final square.
Now when you head over to the HKC Facebook Forum to check out sketch #4 you’ll see that there were multiple stars in the design of the sketch. I cut my stars in white cardstock and then again in vellum. I wanted the stars to be subtle and not distract from the photo. This photo was taken this year of Aidan while we were decorating the Christmas tree. I love how the tree looks so bright and you see the silhouette of his face. Eyelashes and all! He has his Santa hat on which is something he wears each year while decorating the tree.
I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post that this tree is very sentimental. It was the tree that I decorated with my mom and siblings each year. My parents downsized their tree the first year I was married and they asked if I would like to have the tree. Given that I’m a very sentimental person I immediately said yes. Each year more and more bristles fall off the branches while we are unfolding them but I will continue to put this tree up until it is completely bald! It holds so many memories and each year we are creating new!
My title is Merry & Bright and I used the amazing silver glitter Thickers from the Embellishment Kit. For final touches I added metallic silver stitching and an assortment of sequins.
I’ve also put together a process video that shows how this layout came together. It also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial showing how I created the column using the exclusive HKC Cut Files. Remember you need to be logged into your account on the HKC website in order to view the cut files!
Thanks for joining me today!