Found Myself – Hip Kit Club

Hello!  I am sharing a layout today that was made by just playing with all the gorgeous products in the March 2018 Hip Kits!  I didn’t have any specific assignment which was super fun!  I picked out most of the goodies from the Embellishment Pak and used them for my color scheme.

I piled up loads of Crate Paper ephemera and Pinkfresh Studio frames around my photo.

I love how the mixed media shows through the Pinkfresh Studio Be You frames!

I added some white paint and Vicki Boutin Irridescent glaze to the Pebbles Thickers to change the color!

Wildheart – Crate Paper

Today I am sharing a layout made with the brand new Wild Heart Collection by Crate Paper! I love this collection! The tropical vibe is trendy and the patterned papers are so much fun! I was really pulled towards the pinks and started out with a bold background. To tone it down just a bit I added a piece of white card stock with simple circles cut out of it. I love how the patterns peek through! I added some lines of machine stitching and gold splatters to finish it off!

The stay sassy frame from the ephemera pack started this whole layout. I couldn’t ask for a better sentiment for a teen photo! I layered a pink wild at heart standout next to the title and added a much love sentiment from the sticker sheet to make a little title cluster! The love epoxy clip is so cute!! I tucked it onto the side of my photo near the title cluster.

The cut apart papers are always one of my favourite items. The cards and tags are great for layering or for using as a focal point. I chose to use the “hey” cards and tags tucked in and around my photo on this layout. I also cut the co-ordinating tags to tuck in as well. If the saying on the card doesn’t go with the theme of your page you still get the pop of pattern or colour!

I love it when there are stamps in a Crate Paper collection! The Wild Heart stamps make the collection go even further with the addition of the leaf stamps. I stamped the two larger leaves with black ink on white card stock and fussy cut them for this layout. If you look closely you can see that I layered the ephemera prize ribbon under the standout for a subtle detail!

Spring Nest – Crate Paper

Spring is fleeting here in Alberta and I try to make the most out of the few weeks between snow and hot sun! The birds singing and flitting around are my favourite sights and sounds. We captured this pretty Robin’s nest last spring, complete with tiny robin’s egg blue eggs!

I chose light and airy colours from the Flourish collection for my layout. I love the Aviary paper with the white painted brick and made that my jumping off point! I added sprinkles of paint and then decided to trim the aviary paper and add the pale coral stripe paper behind it, for added colour! Lately I have been loving having my background papers stacked on angles, for a “thrown together” look! Once I decided on where to place my photo I added paper from the card making pad, frames and tickets in behind it.

For a pretty title I used the gorgeous Fleur alpha and mixed it with the gold alpha from the sticker sheet I stitched them onto the painterly tag that reminds me of spring! After fiddling around with letter placement I decided to stack them and it seemed to fit the best that way on the tag!

In the bottom right corner I added another beautiful rose and trimmed it with the gold leaf trim and added a word strip on top. The little bird from the sticker sheet finished it off perfectly. The gold leaf trim is divine! I also tucked a piece up by the photo as a branch for the embroidered bird to perch on!

I couldn’t resist using the embroidered bird patch on this layout. I could have a hundred of these little birds and never get tired of them! The colours of thread in the bird are so rich and silky. She is perched happily guarding the nest!

Supplies: Flourish Aviary Paper (344365) Flourish Grandiflora Paper (344374 ) Flourish Ephemera (344387) Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386) Flourish Thickers Fleur Alpha (344389) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401) Flourish Card Making pad (344406) Flourish Decorative Trim, (344405) Flourish Embroidered Bird Patch (344392) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388)

Unique Titles for Cards – Crate Paper

The Flourish collection has so many possibilities to have a play on words for titles for your cards or layouts. I put the Flourish 6×8 card making pad to work with these cards, so simple to just select a paper and score down the middle and fold and you have an instant card base to decorate!

My first card features the lovely lemons in the Flourish collection, I just had to use the “When Life Gives You Lemons” sentiment! I started with the Lemon Paper for the card base and I fussy cut lemons from the Ponderosa paper and used the lemon branch from the Puffy Stickers. To make the title pop I used both the metallic alphas for loads of bling and stitched through the titles for added interest and texture!

I wanted to make sure I had plenty of dimension on this card. I popped the tag up with cardboard and added foam sticky dots to the fussy cut lemon branch and also the puffy sticker.

For my next card, I chose the pink with green roses paper as it perfectly co-ordinated with the square xo card. I wanted to do a play on the all the xo’s I found in the collection. The gold puffy stickers are gorgeous and I layered them on top of the little square card from the Memorable cut apart paper. I added yet another xoxo at the bottom of the tag from the card stock sticker sheet, the recipient will hopefully feel all the hugs and kisses!! I added a bit of typing to further support the title theme!

The pretty butterfly from the Standouts was the perfect final touch for the card!

It was fun to see what titles I could come up with, whether you use unique items or a unique phrase or words, it really does give your cards that extra special and custom-made touch!

Supplies: Flourish Card Making pad (344406) Flourish Ponderosa Paper (344363) Flourish Memorable Paper (344357) Flourish Embossed Puffy Stickers (344398) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401) Flourish Thickers Memo (344390) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388) Flourish Standouts (344396)

Beautiful Butterflies – Hip Kit Club

I certainly have been dreaming of spring lately and the February 2018 Hip Kits go right along with that dream!  The colors are fresh and delightul.  I used one of the exclusive cut files of the butterflies and bugs.  I cut out only the butterflys and then I fussy cut a load of butterflies from the Crate Paper buttefly paper.  I used 3 standout butterflys from Crate Paper Flourish Standouts found in the February 2018 Hip Kit Embellishment Pak.  I layered the fussy cut and die cut butterflies around a circle and tucked my photo in on the right side.  I added the love chipboard from Pick Me Up for the finishing touch!

 

 

Nurture – Hip Kit Club

Today I am sharing a layout I made featuring the February 2018 Hip Kit Embellishment Add On. I love the Crate Paper Flourish Standouts and used all but 2 of them on my banner! I added some pretty paint from the February 2018 Hip Kit Color Kit to blend the background in with the embellishments. I think adding pretty things to a string banner is one of my favorite ways to make a scrapbook page! I even tucked in one gold “L” from the Gold Thickers!

I love the purple color the distress oxide and dylusion spray from the february 2018 Hip Kit Color kit make!

Pretty bits strung on a string make me happy!

Blue China – Crate Paper

The moment I saw the pretty blue and white floral paper named Poetic in the Crate Paper Flourish collection I thought of my Aunt and her love of blue and white china.  I fussy cut every rose out of the Poetic paper, I knew I wanted them to be bountiful on the layout!  I also used a paper I had painted with Vicki Boutin’s Watercolors as inspiration and as a layer on the page.  I had to channel my inner Jill Sprott to include so many patterned papers and lengthy journaling!

At the last minute I added a small strip of paper with the row houses on it.  It tied in all the colors from the ephemera and went with the homey story!  I had started the layout with just blues and it all blended too much, the addition of a little bit of pink and yellow made it much more interesting!  It was so much fun to use so many papers.  I will definitely try it again!

I love how the roses play off of the watercolor behind them!  I kept my photos fairly simple since I knew I wanted a busy full background!

I cut so many tickets from the Always paper, Maggie Holmes usually includes lots of tickets and vintage feeling paper items in her collections.  They really fit well with the story on my page and tucked them in where all the papers overlapped.

Supplies: Flourish Poetic Paper (344366) Flourish Home Sweet Home Paper (344378) Flourish Nostalgic Paper (344370) Flourish Always Paper (344367) Flourish Emma Paper (344364) Flourish Provence Paper (344377) Flourish Ephemera (344387) Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386)

Easter Blessings

Easter is usually a snowy event at our house, hunting for eggs has been done in snowsuits! One year we did luck out and have beautiful weather and anytime that happens I am sure to be out with my camera getting lovely springtime and Easter dress photos! I had received some pretty pink carnations for that same Easter and I knew I had to use the gorgeous tag in the Flourish Ephemera Pak on my layout. The bouquet of carnations on the tag is so gorgeous and I used the tag to choose everything else for the layout!

I started out by adhering some white cardstock to the Perennial paper and then tearing the cardstock to show some of the darling posies beneath. I splattered a few colors of paint and then layered washi tape strips and papers to make a base for the photos. I stitched a few lines across the base for some added texture.

I really wanted to the bunny oval to stand out between the pictures so I layered a vellum oval frame with rose gold foil underneath the bunny then continued to add the layers of florals, fussy cut sprigs from the Anne paper and leaves. A puffy rose sticker on the corner of the bunny frame ties the pinks from my photo and the flowers on my daughters dress into the center cluster.

I tucked the carnation bouquet tag behind my second photo and layered a few word strips and my daughters initial on to the picture.

Fussy cutting the black leaf sprigs from the Anne paper took some time but it was well worth it for the pretty botanical feel they give to the page, I love the contrast they provide with the layers of florals! If you like fussy cutting I recommend cutting yourself a few sprigs for layers!

Supplies: Flourish Anne Paper (344361) Flourish Perennial Paper (344373) Flourish Ephemera Die-Cuts (344387) Flourish Washi Tape (344397) Flourish Embossed Puffy Stickers (344398) Flourish 6×12 Stickers (344385) Flourish Ephemera Cardstock Die-cuts (344394) Flourish Thickers Memo (344390)

Fussy Cut Cards

I love to fussy cut! I find it very relaxing and if I don’t keep track of time I can fussy cut for hours! The Good Vibes collection has so many great opportunities for fussy cutting! I cut almost all of the Flourish paper, the leaves and sprigs are so perfect for tucking here and there in clusters! The florals in the All Good paper are also fairly easy to fussy cut and you end up with a nice stockpile of florals to use.

For the High Five card I stamped the base of the card with the You Rock stamp in a messy pattern, I would stamp with full ink and then move the stamp around for a ghost effect. I layered the cork badge with the chipboard High Five badge and used the pretty pink fussy cut flowers and leaves as a layer in between the badge and the kraft tag.

I really love to have dimension between my layers and I use foam dots to both adhere the layers and lift them!

For my Love You Tons card I started out with a white card and added a rectangle of paper from the Serious Fun paper. I love that it has ink drops already on it for a mixed media feel without the mess! I used one of the cute cacti from the ephemera pak and the Love You Tons piece as the focal point of the card and added sprigs and leaves. The black leaves really make the teal and pink pop!

When I fussy cut items from papers I usually try to either have a small border (I left a white border on the black leaves) or I will fussy cut just inside the edge of an item to get a nice clean die cut look (the pink flower is a great example of this) It is always great to have a plan of how you will fussy cut before you start snipping!

Supplies: Good Vibes Flourish Paper (344306) Good Vibes All Good Paper (344303) Good Vibes Serious Fun Paper (344302) Good Vibes Ephemera Die-Cuts (344313) Good Vibes Clear Stamps (344323) Good Vibes Chipboard Stickers (344312)

Remember – Crate Paper Flourish

I am pretty sure I could cover half my house in the Flourish Always wood grain paper!  The tone of the wood color is so warm and perfect!  I decided to go for it and use the paper for my background.  I splattered a bit of colorshine onto the background to break the wood up a bit.  I backed a cut file with the watercolor striped paper from the 6×6 pad to add a bit of the green that shows in the butterflies.  The green is also on the paint by number strip tucked behind the photo!

To keep the page from looking too dark and heavy I thought that fussy cutting butterflies from the Charming paper would be the perfect idea.  I wanted them to float up the page so I cut out quite a few and stayed to the pinks and peachy butterflies.   I also decided to layer the pink and yellow butterflies with a hand cut white butterfly and the matching butterfly fussy cut from the 6×6 paper pad.

To balance the white die cut on the side of the photo I added one of the cut apart cards from the Memorable paper.  I had two of these cards so I fussy cut the camera and popped it up on foam for added dimension.  One of the sweet gold puffy stickers fit perfectly in the flashbulb spot!

I am very happy that I went out of my comfort zone and used the wood grain paper.  The contrast really makes the butterflies pop off the page and gives a crispness to the white while still remaining a very warm and pretty layout!  I encourage you to bust out a paper you’ve been “collecting” or use your favorite paper from a collection!

Supplies: Flourish Always Paper (344367) Flourish Charming Paper (344360 ) Flourish 6×6 Pad (344384) Flourish Memorable Paper (344357) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401)