Hey crafty friends!! I’m back today with a new layout that was recently shared on The Cut Shoppe Blog using the Going Geo Cut File.
I started with a light kraft cardstock base and added a wash of white acrylic paint to the background. In Cricut Design Space I enlarged the “Go” Geotag, included in the Going Geo Cut File set, to 10.5″ and cut the image on a pattern paper from the Amy Tangerine-On A Whim Collection. The white acrylic paint helps the cut file image pop off the background and to add a little more definition to the cut file I added hand stitching using hot pink embroidery floss.
After the hand stitching was complete I moved on the photo. I added a couple layers of white tissue paper and fun foam to the photo to help elevate it from the background. I tucked multiple die cuts, clear stickers, and stickers from the On A Whim sticker book around the photo for extra pops of color. I love all of the bright colors in this collection!
The title of my page is #Hustle from the On A Whim chipboard sticker sheet. After I received this sticker sheet I wasn’t sure how I would use the word ‘Hustle’. When I think of this word I think of sports related activities but I don’t have those type of photos to scrapbook. Then I remembered that I had this photo of the airport from a recent trip we went on. We were going to Vegas and had a terrible experience with the airline! Our flight was cancelled as we were walking out the door to head to the airport and we couldn’t find another flight out from the original airport because, like us, everyone on the cancelled flight was looking for another flight out. We ended up finding seats at a different airport but had to HUSTLE to make it there on time. We arrived at the gate as the plane was boarding, but we made it! This photo was actually taken after we had returned home because I didn’t have one second to snap a photo as we were running into the airport to try to make our outgoing flight! This memory is actually one that stands out the most in my head from this vacation so it is fitting that it will be the opening page to our Vegas scrapbook.
I added the journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter, cut the journaling into strips, and added it directly under my photo. I finished the layout by adding splatters of Hot Pink Heidi Swapp Color Shine.
I’ve also put together a process video showing how this layout came together!
Thank you so much for joining me today and remember to head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files!
Hey friends! I’m back with a new layout for Hip Kit Club using the February 2017 Kits.
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!
Hey friends! I’m back with a new layout that was recently shared on The Cut Shoppe Blog using the Party On Cut File.
I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing out the “Make a Wish” sentiment from the Party On Cut File set. My idea for this layout was to have a large title placed diagonally across the center of a 12×12 sheet of cardstock so I resized the sentiment to 13.5″. Now if you are familiar with Cricut Design Space then you know that 11.5″ is the largest image that you can cut, but 11.5″ just wasn’t going to be large enough!! DS will automatically reset your mat size to 12×24″ if your image is larger then 11.5″ so I just continued onto the cut screen. Now I do not have a mat that size, but wanted to see if there was a way I could “trick” DS into cutting this 13.5″ image on a 12×12″ mat. Once I was on the cut screen I used the rotation arrow to rotate the sentiment at an angle. I was sure to keep the image within the 12″ grid lines. I sent the image to cut once I had it positioned the way I liked and it cut perfectly! I was able to cut a 13.5″ image on a 12×12″ mat!
I cut the ‘Make a Wish’ sentiment in both black and white cardstock because I wasn’t sure which I would like to use as the background. I ended up deciding on the black cardstock, but used the sentiment cut on the white cardstock behind the black cardstock to create a shadow effect. I love the extra depth, dimension and interest this adds to the layout. It is subtle but those subtle details sometimes make all the difference! I also backed the sentiment with a pattern paper from the Bella Blvd-Alex Collection. I added hand stitching using white embroidery floss around each of the letters to help give a border and to help them pop off the page a bit more. I added a photo above and below the sentiment along with embellishments from the Crate Paper-Cool Kid Collection and the Bella Blvd-Alex Collection.
I love these photos of Aidan! I also love that after 9 years I finally have a photo that is in focus as he is blowing out his birthday candles! HA!
I’ve put together a process video that includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial showing you exactly how I cut this cut file!
Thanks for joining me today and remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files and digital collections!
Hey there friends! I’m back with a new layout for Hip Kit Club! This is my first layout using the February 2017 Kits and they are GORGEOUS!
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!