Pure magic by Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It’s my turn to inspire you today ūüôā I got my March kits few days ago and I just couldn’t resist diving into them right away. They are so beautiful and fresh. This is exactly what I need on my desk after a long winter. And have you seen March cut files? They are gorgeous too. Rainbow with clouds designed by Kim Watson is fantastic. I love using many colors on one page and what would be more perfect to do that than a rainbow?

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I decided to use some soft background but not white because I used white cardstock from Cardstock kit to cut the rainbow. I chose light pink paper from “Chasing dreams” collection called “Royal”.You can find it both in Main kit and in Paper kit.

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I colored the rainbow with watercolors and backed the clouds using blue cardstock from Cardstock kit. I aslo added a layer of vellum to soften up the clouds. Parrot and cute hot air baloons are in the perfect spot. They are both from “Lovely day” ephemera by Dear Lizzy. You can find them in Project Life kit. This ephemera pack is filled with beautiful, whimsical designs.

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March kits are filled with rainbows. You can find them on every item from Pinkfresh Studio collection “Dream on”. I used this cute little rainbow from puffy stickers pack. I just couldn’t resist. I created a title by fussy cutting another beautiful paper from Main kit – “Encourage wonder” by Shimelle. This paper is a great source of titles and inspirations.

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Those shiny hearts are gold acrylic mirror stickers and I love them. This is a product manufactured by Pinkfresh Studio and it gives great texture to the page. You can find them in Embellishment kit along with rubber charms.

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I hope You like my page. I also have a process video for You ūüôā

Thank You for stopping by and see You soon on Facebook.

XO Anna

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APRIL 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!!!

HIP KIT CLUB¬†–¬†APRIL 2017 – MAIN KIT
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p Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription)
CLICK HERE to join!
Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – First Place Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – Garden Club Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Palm Springs Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Sunday Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Retreat Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 08
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 19
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Bunny Love Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine On a Whim – Let’s Dance Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Journey Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Embrace Paper
  • 1 pkg. – Hip Kit Club Exclusive – Gold Foiled Chipboard Alphabet
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Oasis – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Oasis – Gold Puffy Phrase Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Layered Chipboard Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – The Mix – Acetate Shapes



HIP KIT CLUB –¬†APRIL 2017 – PROJECT LIFE KIT
Project LifePrice: $34.95 *
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – My Mind’s Eye –¬†Palm Beach – Stickers (6 sheets)
  • 1 pkg. – My Mind’s Eye – Palm Beach – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Rotary Stamp
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Metallic Rub-Ons (2 sheets)
  • 24 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards – designed by Kim Watson
  • 3 HKC Exclusive Flair Badges – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 HKC Exclusive Word Cut Apart Sheet (not shown)
    10-12 Wood Veneer Hearts (not shown)
  • 1 pkg. HKC Exclusive Sequins (not shown)

HIP KIT CLUB –¬†APRIL 2017 – EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
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*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – The Mix – Leatherette Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Accent Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Oasis – Decorative Buttons
  • 1 pkg. – Bella Blvd. – White Acrylic Words (Happy & Smile)
  • 1 roll – Bella Blvd. – Make Your Mark – Black & White Striped Thin Washi Tape

HIP KIT CLUB –¬†APRIL 2017 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
ColorPrice: $19.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Watercolor Paper Sticker Book
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Water Soluble Art Crayons

HIP KIT CLUB –¬†APRIL¬†2017 – PAPER ADD-ON KIT
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ice:  $13.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – First Place Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – Garden Club Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Palm Springs Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Sunday Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – Gold Glitter Polka Dot Acetate Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 08
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 19
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Bunny Love Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine On a Whim – Let’s Dance Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Journey Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Embrace Paper

HIP KIT CLUB –¬†APRIL 2017 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
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*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Robin’s Egg Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts –¬†Flamingo Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Butter Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock
  • 2 sheet – American Crafts –¬†Begonia Cardstock

Cut Files & Mixed Media | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!¬† Missy here, and I’m just thrilled to be sharing my first layout using the new 2017 March Hip Kits!¬† Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to cover these goodies.¬† As soon as I saw this beautiful subscriber cut file designed by Kim Watson, I knew I had to use it on a layout.¬† I envisioned all those swirly clouds with some sun rays behind them.¬† I cut the clouds on white cardstock and then backed a lot of them with patterned papers from the Main Kit & Paper Kit and a few of the Project Life cards.¬† I also backed a few with vellum.¬† For my background, I drew some sun rays by tracing a sunburst stencil I have in my stash.¬† I used some of the new Shimmerz¬† Paste-eez from the Color Kit and mixed in some of the white AcriTonez from last month’s Color Kit and painted the rays in with a brush.¬† I embellished with die cuts and stickers.

I just love how this turned out!¬† I added fun foam adhesive under the cut file to raise it up and what a different it made!¬† Look at the shadowing and depth…I just love it.¬† I added that adorable die cut bird from the Dear Lizzy die cuts, and I fussy cut the word “LOVE” from one of the Shimelle patterned papers.

I machine stitched along the edges of all the rays using yellow thread.  This gives the rays a more crisp edge and adds some fun texture to the page.  I added a cute cloud sticker, which is from the Shimelle sticker sheet.

This beautiful floral sticker is also from the Shimelle sticker sheet, and I paired it with some of the Pinkfresh Studio bits…one of the Rubber Charms and one of the Leatherette Stickers.¬† I hand cut a tiny flower from the orange Project Life card to bring some of that color to this side of the layout.¬† I also used that beautiful Oh My Heart pink die cut frame as a layer behind the photo.

Here’s another shot of the cut file and the dimension.

I did add more watercolor behind my photo using more Shimmerz products from previous kits.  I used some blues, aquas and pinks to create some splotches and splatters peeking out from behind the photo.  I created my title using the fussy cut letters and that adorable die cut from Oh My Heart.  That little camera is from the Dear Lizzy die cuts pack.

Here’s my process video if you’d like to watch how I made this mixed media heavy layout.¬† It was surely a lot of fun to make!¬† I hope you get some ideas from it.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Enjoy your Monday!

Happy, so happy | Kim Watson

As a subscriber you get the privilege of enjoying some fantastic exclusive cut files. This is one of them…The Fringed Butterfly. All I can say is WOW! The February 2017 kits are so, so pretty…the butterflies & the amazing colors, are what make this craft so much fun!

Happy by Kim Watson

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Starting with the cut file, but keeping in mind it would dominate a big portion of the layout, I started arranging things around the page. Tilting the butterfly to the left, left space plenty of space in opposite corners, which was how I solved where to place my photograph. kimwatsonhappyhkc02

I took the piece of ‘Oasis’ paper from Crate Paper & fussy cut a selection of roses suitable to fill the corners. The clusters, decorated with chipboard stickers¬†& wood accents add to the bright, exotic feel of the page. I love how keeping them snug against the corners grounds the design without¬†it looking too busy.

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Fussy cut butterflies from Chasing Dreams were exactly what I needed to decorate the wings of big cut file butterfly. Using the x2 different sizes add dimension & balance. 

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I hope you have found this inspirational?  I had so fun creating it & I know you will too! Thank you so much for stopping by. Remember to grab our complimentary cut files to help you make the most of your kits.

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Mixed media Dream Catcher | Kim Watson

 

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Hi friends…Kim here, with a new page using the January 2017 kits & one of the amazing free subscriber cut files designed by Jessica Fabiano, to commemorate my brother’s exciting engagement on 3rd February 2017. We are so looking forward to their up and¬†coming wedding & I wanted to create a page that was super special. The mixture of cut files, and mixed media helped me achieve the perfect look.

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I had fun with the base page by creating a lovely collage of gesso, texture paste, Shimmerz, watercolor & gold mist. Then by cutting the dream catcher file in white cardstock, as well as patterned paper, I was able to create a 3D drop shadow effect. By attaching only the frame, I left the feathers loose further adding fantastic dimension.

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Taking x3 feather ephemera from the Pink Paislee pack in the main kit, I slipped them in between the x2 cut file layers adding some pops of color. The cool thick cork adds, interest & contrast scattered around the page, balancing out the soft colors.

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Layered frames & a notelet create an interesting cluster, decorated with puffy stickers & butterflies are the perfect detail for the bottom left side of the page.

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Wanting a bright title, I¬†got a little messy with the canvas alphas found in the January 2017 January kit. I covered my process in my technique video…but basically it is layers of gesso, x2 shades of pink paint & Heidi Swapp gold mist. The effect is fantastic!!

I really hope you liked my page & idea. I hope you are inspired to create a similar design with your January kits. Remember if you are looking for a great crafty community, be sure to join the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum.

Happy crafting friends¬†ūüôā

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MARCH 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!!!

HIP KIT CLUB¬†–¬†MARCH 2017 – MAIN KIT
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Hi
p Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription)
CLICK HERE to join!
Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Encourage Wonder Paper
  • 1 sheet –¬†Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 24
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 05
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Lovely Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Chirp Chirp Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – One Fine Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Dreamer Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Royale Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Destination Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Maggie Paper
  • 1 pkg – HKC Exclusive – Enamel Dots
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Accent Stickers
  • 1 pkg – Crate Paper – Oasis¬†– Charm Thickers
  • 1 pkg – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Leatherette Stickers



HIP KIT CLUB –¬†MARCH 2017 – PROJECT LIFE KIT
Project LifePrice: $34.95 *
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Sticker Roll Tags
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Delightful Black Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Studio Puff Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Fresh Studio – Live More – Phrase Stickers
  • 24 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards – designed by Kim Watson (not shown) –
    image including our card designs will be updated shortly.

HIP KIT CLUB –¬†MARCH 2017 – EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
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rice:  $27.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 3 HKC Exclusive Flair Buttons – Designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 pkg – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Gold Acrylic Mirrored Stickers
  • 1 pkg – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Rubber Chips
  • 1 roll – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Coloring Washi Tape (2″ wide)
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Layered Flags
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day Thickers

HIP KIT CLUB –¬†MARCH 2017 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
colorPrice: $22.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 Echo Park – Latice Stencil
  • 1 jar – Shimmerz – Hold the Mustard Paste-eez¬† (non-shimmering texture paste)
  • 1 jar – Shimmerz – Raspberry Sherbet Paste-eez (non-shimmering texture paste)

HIP KIT CLUB РMARCH 2017 РPAPER ADD-ON KIT
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rice:  $12.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Encourage Wonder Paper
  • 1 sheet –¬†Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 24
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 05
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Lovely Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Chirp Chirp Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – One Fine Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Dreamer Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Royale Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Destination Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Maggie Paper

HIP KIT CLUB –¬†MARCH 2017 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
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ice:  $11.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Lilac Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Blush Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Butter Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock
  • 2 sheet – American Crafts – Gumdrop Cardstock

Diagonal Design with Missy Whidden

Hey, friends!¬† Happy Monday ūüôā¬† Missy here with a new layout featuring the 2017 January Hip Kits.¬† Aren’t they so beautiful?¬† I wanted to create a fun and unique color scheme for my page, so I decided on the pink and coral watercolor paper from Pink Paislee Moonstruck and paired it with the two blue and white exclusive papers.¬† All of these papers are in the Main Kit & Paper Kit.¬† I created vertical strips to make a base for my photo and embellishments, and then I decided to go diagonal with the design.¬† I started with my photo in the upper right area and worked my way down to the lower left corner with the embellishments and title.¬† I used some white gesso on the background before coming in with some of the Heidi Swapp Teal Texture Paste from the Color Kit and some Shimmerz Jeni B Bleu Vibez.¬† I mixed and matched a lot of the embellishments, and I love how it all turned out.
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I loved adding some blue watercolor effects to this beautiful patterned paper.  I used the packaging technique first with the Texture Paste by watering it down.  It created a really soft blue look, and to darken it up a bit,  I added the Shimmerz.  I also added in some pink Shimmerz from my stash and added a little bit of a red gelato to get the right pink shade.  I used the HAPPY letters from the exclusive die cut pack and paired it with some of the One Canoe Two butterfly rub-ons and stickers as well as a few of the exclusive wood veneers from the Main Kit.
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I did use the stencil from the Color Kit with the Texture Paste.¬† I used a brush to apply it instead of a palette knife, and I like the subtle shapes I got.¬† I printed my journaling on my computer and glued it to this label sticker from One Canoe Two.¬† I added one of the cute metal clips and added foam under it for some dimension.¬† I fussy cut that cute flower from one of the 4×6 Project Life cards and added a bit of blue watercolor to it.¬† I finished off this area with one of the exclusive cut apart phrase pieces and a Moonstruck puffy sticker.
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I fussy cut these pretty flowers from one of the exclusive patterned papers and added some blue watercolor to them to jazz them up a bit.  I added some tangled thread under them as well as an exclusive flower die cut and wood veneer.
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I gave the butterfly rub-ons dimension by applying them to some scrap cardstock and cutting them out.  All I had to do was add a dot of glue to the centers so I could bend up the wings.  I also punched a few of the blue circles from the patterned paper I used on the left side to bring in more of that color on the right.
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Here’s a look at the title area.¬† I love how it turned out!¬† I combined some of the Moonstruck pieces here with the white puffy alpha stickers from Studio Calico.¬† I also stitched through HAPPY for some added interest and detail.¬† I just love those butterflies!
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Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out.¬† I hope you are inspired to try something fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous scrappy week!
missy-whidden

Hello Life | Kim Watson

Oh my crafty heart…don’t you just LOVE these colors?

The December Hip Kits are to-die-for! The wait was well worth it! Paige Evan’s collection, Take Me Away for Pink Paislee, is pretty, artsy & so easy to scrap with. Take a look at what I did.

Hello Life by Kim Watson

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Using an exclusive paper by Kimberly Hutchinson, I applied layers of misty fuschia inks from Shimmerz, building up intensity as I went along. Bold splatters finished off things nicely giving a super pop of color!

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Aren’t those exclusive resin stars¬†darlin’? They were calling to be scattered across the page somewhere…just like the dreams & possibilities that lie ahead for¬†the girls, as they¬†make big decisions about careers & what to study at uni.

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Pretty layers using ‘Take Me Away’ papers & ephemera. The Hip Kit exclusives add lovely texture & interest.

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I used the gorgeous MME mirrored acrylic die cut numbers to attach the cute tassel, allowing it to dangle free.

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I adore how the mix of MME mirrored acrylic die cut & charcoal glitter thickers, layered on top of a floral ephemera piece make the most gorgeous title. It is pretty & sophisticated with a touch of whimsy.

Process Video of Hello Life by Kim Watson

The December Hip Kits¬†are totally fabulous…if you haven’t grabbed one for yourself, I suggest you do. Treat yourself whilst there are a few left to buy.

You are going to LOVE them.

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Cut Files & Hand Stitching with Missy

It’s Monday again, friends!¬† Missy back today to share another layout using the beautiful 2016 December Hip Kits.¬† I began with one of the new January cut files designed by Jessica.¬† It’s a gorgeous cluster of butterflies, so be on the lookout for it on the Hip Kit website under the Downloads tab.¬† I cut it on the beautiful striped paper in the Main Kit and Paper Kit from the Take Me Away collection and adhered it to white cardstock from the Cardstock Kit.¬† I used some clear gesso on my cardstock first and then used a few Shimmerz Paints to add some watercolor splotches.¬† I didn’t do a lot of embellishing since the butterflies are the star of the page, but I did hand-stitch around the entire cut file using coordinating colors of embroidery thread, and I really love how it turned out.
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I love hand stitching, and this cut file just begged for it!  I love it finishes off the edges and really makes it stand out.  I added some aqua and pink shades of Shimmerz here and embellished with some of the exclusive Hip Kit die cuts designed by Kim Watson.  I also used a few of the white foam flowers from the Amy Tangerine sticker sheet.
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I combined some of the Amy Tan Thickers with the Take Me Away Thickers to create my title.  I love mixing and matching to get a fun look.  I also threw in some enamel dots here and there as well as some tangled thread from my stash.  You can also see the tissue paper and patterned papers I used to layer behind my photos.
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I love the light shades of purple in the kits this month.  I was so happy to see that I did indeed have purple embroidery thread in my stash!  It was a perfect match.  I did add some adhesive foam under my photos to make them a bit more dimensional.
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To add a bit more to these foam flowers, I fussy cut a few leaves from one of the exclusive patterned papers.  I love the pop of black from them.  I think it balances everything out with the darks in the photos and the scripty words.
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Here’s one more close-up of the top of the page. I really love how these colors look, and I’m so happy how this page turned out.
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Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out…I hope you enjoy and get some fun ideas to try!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week, friends!
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