This week we are doing something a little bit different in the Hip Kit Club Facebook Forum. Instead of a sketch we are scraplifting this layout from the talented Bea Valint. For my layout, I started by cutting one of the January 2017 cut files on a patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes-Chasing Dreams Collection, which is included in the Main Kit. I then placed the cut file onto a sheet of American Crafts Peacock textured cardstock from the Cardstock Kit. I am in LOVE with the color of this cardstock!! I also added machine stitching around the border of the heart cut file to secure it to the page and to add a little more texture.
I then moved to my photo. I debated on adding a white border around the photo with white cardstock, but I wasn’t planning on adding any other white elements to the page so I opted to add a couple layers of vellum instead. I then grabbed multiple florals from the Maggie Holmes-Chasing Dreams ephemera pack (from the Main Kit) and arranged them to the left of the photo. This Chasing Dreams Collection is gorgeous and I had to use one of the chipboard stickers (included in Main Kit) along the bottom of the photo. I love how the shape of the chipboard sticker frames the photo!
I then wanted to add a cluster to the top right to help balance the weight of the design. I used a bird ephemera piece from the Chasing Dreams ephemera pack and another one of the Chasing Dreams chipboard sentiment stickers. I then added my journaling to the bottom right. I am so happy with how this layout came together! It’s whimsical which is exactly what I was going for and it actually came together rather quickly! Using a large cut file image is a great trick to make a fast page!!
I’ve put together a YouTube process video that also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial. In this tutorial I show you how to upload the HKC cut files into DS. Make sure you head over to check out the cut files! New cut files are released each month! There are HKC subscriber exclusives but there are also beautiful freebies available! You have to have a HKC account to view the cut files, but it is free to create an account and no purchase is necessary! You have nothing to lose so head over to check out the beautiful designs!
This will be my last post as a HKC Design Team member for this term! I’ve so enjoyed my time with this team and am so thankful for the new friendships I’ve made! It was such an honor to work with such amazing designers! Big thank you to Kimberly, Kim, all of the DT gals, & all of the HKC fans that have shown me love and support during this term!! It has been such a pleasure to design with these amazing kits!