This Boy Loves | Hip Kit Club

Hi crafty friends! I’m back to share a new layout for Hip Kit Club using the January 2017 Kits.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood, HKC Exclusives, & Pink Paislee Moonstruck

My layout today is based off sketch #12 in our Hip Kit Club Facebook Forum sketch series and this week’s sketch calls for a large photo. I don’t tend to scrapbook a lot of large photos and don’t have easy access to print large photos. I did scrapbook quite a few 5×7 photos when I first started scrapbooking and would have them printed on a fairly regular basis. So I headed to my stash and came across this photo from 2011. The sketch calls for a much larger photo but this 5×7 photo is much larger than what I typically scrapbook.

I started by layering multiple pattern papers from the Main Kit on a piece of American Crafts textured white cardstock from the Cardstock Kit. The Pink Paislee Moonstruck pattern paper and the two HKC exclusive pattern papers just compliment each other so well! I also added hand stitching using white embroidery floss onto each gray stripe to add extra texture.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood, HKC Exclusives, & Pink Paislee Moonstruck

I grabbed the the white canvas alphas from the Embellishment Kit and a few Prima Oil Pastels, from August 2016 Color Kit, to color the alphas a dark blue color. My title is also much longer than my typical titles and captures a majority of my journaling for this layout. Aidan was 3 years old when this photo was taken and he was obsessed with trains. My grandma lives near a set of tracks and we would take him there when we would visit her. He could sit there for HOURS just watching the trains go by.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood, HKC Exclusives, & Pink Paislee Moonstruck

To embellish the layout I grabbed a few of the cork shapes from the 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood Collection, that are included in the Project Life Kit, and a few of the HKC exclusive wood veneer pieces included in the Main Kit. I placed the two cork clouds at the top of the page along with two of the wood veneer pieces.

I then started to create a cluster around the photo. I added the third cork piece and the third wood veneer piece in this cluster to create a visual triangle. I also added a heart & feather ephemera piece from the Pink Paislee-Moonstruck Collection. That entire ephemera pack is included in the January 2017 Main Kit! I placed one of the gold paperclips from the 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood Collection, included in the Embellishment Kit, onto the heart ephemera. I also added a banner sticker from the Hazelwood Collection that is included in the Project Life Kit.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood, HKC Exclusives, & Pink Paislee Moonstruck

At this point I felt the layout looked a bit boring so I started to look for little odds and ends to add. I grabbed a scalloped border from the HKC exclusive die cut pack, that is included in the Embellishment Kit, and added it to the left side of the layout. I then added a couple of the HKC exclusive washi strips, also included in the Embellishment Kit, to the right side of the layout to help balance the navy color. I typed the remainder of my journaling, cut the paper into a thin strip, and added it along the right side of the layout. I then grabbed dark blue enamel dots from the Simple Stories-Posh Collection, that were included in the September 2016 Project Life Kit, and scattered them generously around the layout.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood, HKC Exclusives, & Pink Paislee Moonstruck

Now you can take a look at how this layout came together in my YouTube process video!

Thanks you so much for joining me today! Remember to stop by the Facebook Forum to see the weekly sketches!

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XO Valentine | The Cut Shoppe

Hi crafty friends! I’m back with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Cupid’s Arrows Cut File.

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows | Shimelle-Little by Little, Crate Paper-Hello Love & Heart Day

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows

I started by “slicing” the cut file image apart in Cricut Design Space. I enlarged the arrows and rotated them slightly on the design screen for this fun tilted design! Once I had the arrows positioned I used the “attach” feature to hold the placement before sending the cut file image to the cutting mat.

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows | Shimelle-Little by Little, Crate Paper-Hello Love & Heart Day

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows | Shimelle-Little by Little, Crate Paper-Hello Love & Heart Day

I backed the arrows with a pattern paper from the Shimelle-Little By Little Collection and added hand stitching using black embroidery floss to create a defined edge along each arrow to help them pop off the page. I positioned my photo at the same angle as the arrows and added a lot of Valentine themed embellishments, including products from the Crate Paper Hello Love & Heart Day Collections and clear American Crafts stickers.

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows | Shimelle-Little by Little, Crate Paper-Hello Love & Heart Day

This layout was so much fun to put together and I love how the back stitching adds so much emphasis to the arrows!

The Cut Shoppe | Cupid's Arrows | Shimelle-Little by Little, Crate Paper-Hello Love & Heart Day

I’ve put together a YouTube process video that also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial!

Thanks 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!

Kelly Janes

Date Night | Hip Kit Club

Hey crafty friends! I’m back with a new layout for Hip Kit Club using the January 2017 Hip Kits!

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2- Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

I started with an American Crafts white textured cardstock base from the Cardstock Kit. I then fussy cut and pieced together the large floral image from the 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood Collection pattern paper that is included in the Main Kit & the Paper Add On Kit. Once I had the floral image positioned on the white cardstock, I added hand stitching around the perimeter of the flower using white embroidery floss. I also added hand stitching and a small cluster from the same pattern paper to the bottom left hand corner, directly under the photo.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2- Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2- Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

My photo is from Instagram that I snapped of my husband and myself right before we left to go on a date, so I used the beautiful gold Thickers from the Main Kit to spell out the title, ‘Date Night’. Am I the only one that struggles with unique titles? HA! I added a strip of the HKC exclusive washi tape sticker sheet from the Embellishment Kit to ground the title. The designs on these washi strips are gorgeous, but they have a different feel than traditional washi. I tore the washi to give a distressed edge to help add a little extra texture.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2- Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

I then added the camera paperclip from the 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood Collection, included in the Embellishment Kit. I also added one of the HKC exclusive wood veneer hearts, from the Main Kit, next to the camera. I used my finger and Heidi Swapp Gold Texture Paste, from the January 2016 Color Kit, to add a gold shine to the wood veneer.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2- Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

Next I added the beautiful butterfly rub-ons, from the 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood Collection, that are included in the Main Kit. I placed the rub-ons on vellum and fussy cut each butterfly. This way I was able to move them around the page, similar to an ephemera piece, until I found the right placement. I then typed my journaling on white cardstock, cut it into strips, and added it directly under my title. I added gold splatters using Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and the layout is complete!

I put together a process video showing you how this layout came together!

This layout is based off sketch #12 in our Hip Kit Club Facebook Forum Sketch Series. Head over to the forum to check out the weekly sketches and the Design Team interpretations.

Thanks for joining me today!

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Happy Easter | Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! I’m back to share my second layout using the January 2017 Hip Kits!

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2 - Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

This layout is a little different than my typical style. I LOVE to use pattern papers as backgrounds, but I tend to stick with papers that have subtle patterns. I went outside my comfort zone (which is the best way to stretch your creativity) and grabbed a HKC exclusive pattern paper to use as my background. Using my Cricut Explore, I cut hexagons in multiple sizes using one of the American Crafts – 1 Canoe 2 – Hazelwood pattern papers from the Main Kit.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2 - Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

I added hand stitching using white embroidery floss to each of the hexagons and to add a little more pattern to the mix I grabbed a few hexagons from the HKC exclusive die cut pack that is included in the Embellishment Kit. I positioned all of the hexagons in clusters around the page and then started focusing on my layers for my photos.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2 - Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

I used multiple Project Life cards from the Project Life Kit for the layers behind my photos. As I was layering the cards I realized that a large portion of the floral image was hidden. So I grabbed my craft knife and cut around a portion of the edge of the flower. I then tucked slide the gray Project Life card behind the floral image. This was the perfect way to be sure that the entire floral image would be seen.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2 - Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

Next I moved onto my title. I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again, one of the great things about HKC is the amount of Thickers/alphabet sets that you receive in the kits. There is such a great selection of fonts and colors to choose from. I decided to use the word ‘Happy’ from the HKC exclusive die cut pack from the Embellishment Kit and paired it with the white puffy alpha stickers from Studio Calico that are included in the Project Life Kit. I wanted to add a little depth to the word ‘Happy’ so I used an eraser and just lightly went over each letter to create a bit of shading.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2 - Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

I wanted to embellish the layout a little more, but I wanted to be sure the added details were subtle because the layout already felt so busy. I grabbed a couple cork shapes from the 1 Canoe 2 – Hazelwood Collection from the Main Kit. I also added a couple stickers, from the Project Life Kit, to the layout from the same Hazelwood Collection. I wanted to add a third cork shape to the layout to help create a visual triangle, but I couldn’t find a cork shape that was the right size in the Hazelwood Collection pack. So, I went to the cork pieces from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck Collection that is included in the Embellishment Kit and found the perfect size piece to add.

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2 - Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

 I also used a few of the Hazelwood butterfly rub-ons, from the Main Kit, but I first applied the rub-ons to vellum. After the butterflies were on the vellum I fussy cut them and used them as ephemera pieces on the layout. This is a great way to use rub-ons especially if you are unsure of placement. Vellum can be tricky to adhere to layouts because the tape runner or liquid adhesive shows through the vellum. I have found that using a Xyron Sticker Maker fully covers the vellum with adhesive AND you can’t see the adhesive!!

Hip Kit Club | January 2017 Kits | 1 Canoe 2 - Hazelwood | HKC Exclusives

I love the photos of these kiddos in action right before their Easter Egg Hunt. Makes me ready for spring and warmer weather!

I’ve also put together a process video so you can see how all of this came together!

This layout is based off of sketch #11 in our Hip Kit Club Facebook Forum Sketch Series. Be sure to head over to the Forum to check out the new sketches that are released each week. You don’t have to be a Hip Kit Club subscriber to join us in the forum, so go there now and check it out!

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