Field Trip | Hip Kit Club

Hey friends! I’m back with a new layout for Hip Kit Club using the December 2016 Kits.

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Kits | Kelly Janes

I used a couple of the Pink Paislee-Paige Evans-Take Me Away pattern papers from the Main Kit for my background and the for the layers behind my photo. To help separate the layers of pattern papers behind my photo I used the American Crafts Concrete Cardstock from the Cardstock Kit.

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Kits | Kelly Janes

I also added multiple ephemera pieces from the Take Me Away Ephemera Pack that is also included in the Main Kit. I added my journaling to one of the ephemera pieces using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter.

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Kits | Kelly Janes

 I wanted to add more texture to the layout so I grabbed one of the Pink Paislee-Take Me Away-epoxy paper clips from the Project Life Kit and tucked it along the journing card under my photo. For added texture I also slid one of the Maggie Holmes tassels from the Main Kit onto the paper clip. It never ceases to amaze me how well the colors match within these kits! Kimberly truly has a great eye for mixing and matching different products from different manufacturers.

For my title I used the black Thickers from the Main Kit to spell out the words ‘Field Trip’. I snapped this photo while Aidan and I were on the bus during a field trip with his class. I am always so grateful for these moments. He is just growing so quickly and everything just seems to change so fast. I really want to remember these moments and everything about this age! He’s such a great kid!

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Kits | Kelly Janes

I still felt like the layout was missing something. For subtle detail I added tangled thread to the right and left of my photo. I just happened to have this yellow thread on my desk and it matched the yellow pattern paper perfectly! I also added machine stitching using white thread and multiple exclusive acrylic stars from the Project Life Kit to the layout! I love the size and color of these stars!

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Kits | Kelly Janes

The layout is based off of the Hip Kit Club Facebook Forum sketch #5. Head over to the Forum to check out the sketch and the other design team girls interpretations.

I’ve also put together a process video showing how this layout came together!

Thanks so much for joining me today!!

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Ho Ho Ho! | The Cut Shoppe

I’m absolutely loving this holiday season and all of the holiday themed layouts I’ve been seeing on social media! I have a festive layout to share with you today using the Ho Ho Ho Cut File from The Cut Shoppe.

The Cut Shoppe | Ho Ho Ho Cut File

The Cut Shoppe | Ho Ho Ho Cut File

I tend to use a lot of my stash when scrapbooking any holiday themed photos. Mainly because I purchase so much each year but only use it for a month or so before it gets tucked away waiting another year to be used. The pattern papers I use for this layout are from Festivus, a Recollections paper pad I picked up a few years ago.

The Cut Shoppe | Ho Ho Ho Cut File

I enlarged the Ho Ho Ho in Cricut Design Space and backed my photos behind two of the O’s. Before I adhered down the cut file I grabbed my No Yoking Coloringz from Shimmerz Paints and my brayer to apply a light coat of mixed media to the background. I really do struggle with traditional Christmas colors. Red and green isn’t an easy combo for me to use so I thought by bring in a little bit of yellow (which is a color I’m much more comfortable using) that it might help balance the color scheme and allow the design to come together a little easier.

The Cut Shoppe | Ho Ho Ho Cut File

The Cut Shoppe | Ho Ho Ho Cut File

I grabbed multiple Christmas themed embellishments from my stash, including chipboard pieces from the Simple Stories ‘December Documented’ Collection, yellow buttons from My Mind’s Eye ‘Winter Wonderland’ Collection, and a glittery snowflake from Michael’s.

The Cut Shoppe | Ho Ho Ho Cut File

I used a set of small black alpha stickers from my stash to add the “Merry Memories” subtitle. I also added my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter. This layout is all about documenting a fun Christmas themed day our town hosted last year. Santa was there with one of his reindeer and the kids could pick out a book from the library.

The Cut Shoppe | Ho Ho Ho Cut File

I also put together a process video including a Cricut Design Space tutorial.

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Thank you so much for joining me today and remember to head to The Cut Shoppe to check out all of the cut files and digital collections! You can save 31% now through December 31, 2016, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on the images you’ve been wanting all year long!

Kelly Janes