Crazy Smiles | Hip Kit Club

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

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Hip Kits

I started with a white cardstock background and added a splash of color using the packaging technique with the yellow No Yoking Coloringz that was included in the April 2016 Color Kit.

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Hip Kits

I then layered one of the Pink Paislee Take Me Away Collection pattern papers, included in the Main Kit, in the center of the white cardstock. I added my photos and created a journaling card using the Echo Park Silver Foiled Dot pattern paper and another of the Pink Paislee-Take Me Away pattern papers. I added my journaling using my WRMK Typecast Typewriter.

These photos were taken on Aidan’s 4th birthday and he was making all of these silly, crazy faces that just captured him perfectly at this age! I typically don’t scrapbook this many photos on a single layout, but I couldn’t choose just one or two to use. These are the faces that I would get each and every time I asked Aidan to smile for a picture. I love how these photos are just SO him! Melts my heart in a matter of just a few seconds!

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Hip Kits

I also die cut a few faux stitched circles from another of the Take Me Away pattern papers. I added hand stitching around each of the circles using white embroidery floss. I added my title, from the Amy Tan Thickers included in the Main Kit, to the largest circle.  I wanted the title to pop off the page so I used the yellow Prima Oil Pastel from the August 2016 Color Kit. I just colored directly onto the words and used my finger to smudge the color. For final touches I added a few Carta Bella black enamel dots from the Embellishment Kit and a few more of the asterisks from the Amy Tan Thicker pack that are colored with the same Prima Oil Pastel.

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Hip Kits

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

This layout is based off sketch #8 of the Hip Kit Club Facebook Forum sketch series. Be sure to head to the forum to check out the sketch and the other DT member’s interpretations!

Thanks for joining me today!

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Sweet | Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! I’m back with a new layout for Hip Kit Club using the December 2016 Hip Kits. This kit is full of so many wonderful paper and embellishments. The options really are limitless. You could create bold colorful layouts or soft subtle layouts, which is what I have done for my most recent layout using the December Kits.

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Kits | Pink Paislee-Take Me Away & HKC Exclusives

I started with a white cardstock base and then added an exclusive Hip Kit Club pattern paper from the Main Kit. I used one of the member exclusive cut files on white cardstock to create a frame or a border for my photos and embellishments. {Remember you need to be logged into your account to view the cut files on the HKC website} This cut file is just so intricate and gorgeous!! My photos were taken at a wedding a few years ago, and I LOVE how the papers, embellishments, and cut file just fit the theme of these photos!!

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Kits | Pink Paislee-Take Me Away & HKC Exclusives

After I placed the cut file image on the pattern paper I felt as if the pattern paper was a little too bold. By placing the vellum over the patter paper it helps mute the pattern without taking away any of the detail or design.

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Kits | Pink Paislee-Take Me Away & HKC Exclusives

I then placed my photos in the center of the cut file image. I grabbed multiple ephemera pieces from the Pink Paislee-Paige Evans-Take Me Away Collection, which is available in the Main Kit and tucked the die cuts next the photos. I wanted to keep balance to the design so I mirrored the ephemera pieces to be sure to maintain balance in the design.

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Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Kits | Pink Paislee-Take Me Away & HKC Exclusives

For my title I used one of the gold mirrored acrylic stickers from My Mind’s Eye- Yes Please Collection that is available in the Embellishment Kit. I also added clusters of the exclusive gold acrylic stars and one of the Pink Paislee Take Me Away epoxy paper clips, from the Project Life Kit, for added detail. This all came together rather quickly! I just love the feel and tone of this layout.

Hip Kit Club | December 2016 Kits | Pink Paislee-Take Me Away & HKC Exclusives

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

This layout is based off of sketch #7 from our HKC Facebook Forum sketch series. Head over to the Forum to check out the sketch and what the other Design Team members created!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

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