MAY GDT: THE TALENTED JEN SCHOW

Hey there! It’s Jen Schow with my final Guest Designer projects using the May Hip Kits. They are so gorgeous and I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to use all of those beautiful embellishments. 🙂
For this layout, I decided to do a little hand stitching. Well, a lot.
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I used the awesome subscriber cut file as a template, laid it down on the patterned paper, poked all of my holes, and then got to work. These kinds of projects are great for binge-watching stuff on Netflix. You all know what I mean!
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I know I said this with my first layout, but for some reason all of the bright colors in the May kits reminded me of Disney, so I had to scrap another Disney memory. I combined wood, chipboard, and the Jillibean Soup Beanboard Alphas with the stitched word Memories for my title.
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I placed my photos in the rectangle and square openings and embellished around them.
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My journaling ended up in one of the oval stitched frames.
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If you want to see how this layout came together, watch my process video!


I also created another birthday card using the Project life kit and it was SUPER simple.

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I simply laid one of the Jillibean Soup placemats over a floral 3×4 card, rounded the corners, and added it to a white card base.
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I embellished it simply with some alphabet stickers, staples, an enamel heart and a felt bow. I also outlined the placemat to help it stand out from the floral.
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Thanks so much for the opportunity to create with these wonderful kits! I’ve had a blast!

Mixing Jillibean Soup with Hip Kit Exclusives | Missy Whidden

Hey there, friends!  Missy back with you, and I have another layout to share today using the 2016 May Hip Kits.  I decided to start with this bold and colorful Jillibean Soup patterned paper from the Main Kit and Paper Kit.  I enlarged one of Kim Watson’s cut files and measured it so my photos would fit perfectly in between the word “laugh.”  I went over the surrounding title area with white gesso and then some pink Shimmerz from my stash.  I backed the open title area with one of Kim’s exclusive papers and then traced around the edges with a black pen.  I initially began this layout wanting to use that big Jillibean Soup camera die cut from the Project Life Kit, so I made sure it was a part of the design.
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I used some of the No Yoking Shimmerz from the April Color Kit as well as some Creameez from my stash to give this camera a bit of color.  I added a few of the exclusive feathers from the Main Kit to the side of it as well as a few of the Simple Stories wood veneer feathers.  I added pop dots behind it to give it some depth and added even more ephemera.  The She Blooms chipboard flower and exclusive leaves and flair button were the perfect touches here.
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At first I wasn’t too sure about all this pink here, but I like how it turned out.  I think adding all the fun ephemera made it look so much better!  I added some tangled thread, a She Blooms flower cluster and a fussy cut Project Life card piece here.
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I have been wanting to add those adorable tiny pink acrylic triangles to a layout, and this was the perfect spot.  I made them into arrows.
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Here is one more close-up of the camera.  I truly am loving all of these exclusive pieces this month.  Everything is so creative and beautiful, and the Kims did a fabulous job putting it all together!
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You guessed it….I have a process video for you!  I hope it inspires you in some way.  At first I had my doubts about this page, but I made it work in the end!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
Missy Whidden