Hello Chicago | Hip Kit Club

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!

Hip Kit Club | February 2017 Kits | Maggie Holmes-Chasing Dream | Pretty Little Studio-With All My Heart

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.

Hip Kit Club | February 2017 Kits | Maggie Holmes-Chasing Dream | Pretty Little Studio-With All My Heart

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!

Hip Kit Club | February 2017 Kits | Maggie Holmes-Chasing Dream | Pretty Little Studio-With All My Heart

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.

Hip Kit Club | February 2017 Kits | Maggie Holmes-Chasing Dream | Pretty Little Studio-With All My Heart

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.

Hip Kit Club | February 2017 Kits | Maggie Holmes-Chasing Dream | Pretty Little Studio-With All My Heart

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!

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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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