I was immediately drawn to the blue American Crafts Textured Peacock Cardstock from the Cardstock Kit and decided to use it as my background. I then arranged three tags designed by Claudia Van R from her new Pretty Little Studio collection, With All My Heart. I arranged multiple florals from this same collection around the tags. I needed to add just a few more layers so I grabbed a few butterflies and camera sticker from the Maggie Holmes-Chasing Dreams sticker sheet. All of these items, the tags, florals, and Maggie Holmes sticker sheet are included in the Embellishment Kit this month.
I moved onto my photo cluster once I had the basis of the tags arranged. My photo was taken last summer on our trip to Chicago so the map ephemera piece from the Maggie Holmes-Chasing Dreams ephemera pack was the perfect layering piece! I also used the word ‘Hello’ from this same Maggie Holmes ephemera pack, included in the Main Kit, for a portion of the title on the top tag. I like to mix fonts so I grabbed the beautiful glittery gold Thickers, included in the Main Kit, to spell out the word ‘Chicago’. Have you had a chance to really check out these alphas?! The glittery gold is gorgeous all on its own, but the base of these letters is a pink foam! AH! Love them!
I felt like the top and bottom of the layout was looking a little bare so I grabbed one of the beautiful Maggie Holmes-Chasing Dreams patterned papers from the Main Kit. I cut the paper into two small strips, added a layer of vellum and also a couple rows of machine stitching.
I added a few other odds and ends to the layout, including a few more die cuts from the Chasing Dreams ephemera pack and baker’s twine (from my stash) through the holes on the tags. I typed my journaling using my WRMK’s Typecast Typewriter, cut it into thin strips, and added the strips to the white space on the left tag.
If you are new to my blog, we have a free weekly sketch in the Hip Kit Club Facebook Forum. This layout is based off of sketch #13 in this series. You do not have to be a HKC subscriber to join us in the Forum so be sure to head over and check it out! Now you can check out my process video showing you how this layout came together!