Wednesday, August 15, 2012

July Hip 2B Square Layouts

Here are my layouts with the new FABULOUS July Hip Kit.  I don't know how she does it, but Kimberly has put together another great kit.  I just love how she mixes different manufacturers and the color combinations match perfectly.  This kit is full of wonderful embellishments and fun themes that are perfect for your summer layouts.

This kit is perfect for your 4th of July photos that you just took a couple of weeks ago.  The Simple Stories denim cardstock is so fun combined with Red, Whites and Yellows.  I knew as soon as I saw the paper, that this picture of my daughter from this 4th was perfect. 

I really love these little Flair buttons that Kimberly found on Etsy.  They are so cute.  I like the dimension they add to my layout.

I used one of the My Mind's Eye pins from last months kit.  It matched perfectly with my hearts and star theme.  Since the crown Sami is wearing has a star on it, I carried that theme on the rest of the page adding the little wood stars and then punched out some cardstock stars. I also used some of the twine from last months kit as I felt the red would work better with my layout as opposed to the blue twine in this months kit. 

I love how the Hip Kits blend so well from month to month too.

For the little wood stars, I used some Glossy Accents to adhere them to the page.  Glossy Accents makes a really good adhesive as well as adding gloss to your embellishments.


I loved the little silhouettes in the Studio Calico Ephemera pack.  They are perfect for those sibling pages.  I used the colors in my kiddos shirts and the silhouettes to pick the color palette for this page.


This was a really fun sketch.  All of the little circles were perfect for my pool pics.  I cut the circles out of all the different polka dot papers and the Studio Calico Fabrips to mimic splashes of water.  For three of the smaller polka dot circles, I used some Glossy Accents to make them shiny.  I also used some white on white circles with pop dots to create a embossed look without embossing.

I also kept the letters white, to give dimension without adding extra color. I really like the clean look of the page.

There are several stickers with the sunshine and happiness theme and two bingo cards from Simple Stories Summer Fresh cardstock and sticker sheet that worked perfectly with my cute summer pic of my daughter.  I also took the little sun sticker and added to a banner.  I love the little iridescent and cardstock butterflies in the Studio Calico Ephemera Pack.  They help add a little shimmer and depth.   


June Hip 2B Square Layouts and Cards


Once again Kimberly has put together another FABULOUS kit.  I love all the subtle colors in this one.  This kit has tons of boy stuff which I love. (even though I do have a girl too.!)  These papers were PERFECT for my son's last day of school pics.  He happened to be wearing a teal shirt which matches the papers and die cut stickers.  There were also some school themed die cut stickers and the Studio Calico Numerical Patterned paper was a perfect fit for this page.

This month's sketch is really cool.  It can be interpreted so many different ways.  I pretty much stayed to the sketch, just varying the embellishments a little. 

I added several layers of the light blue cardstock and the Jilli Bean Macho Nacho blue polka dot patterned paper behind the Echo Park Die Cut Stickers to make them stand out a little more. 

I also added some machine stitching and some splats of Mr. Huey mist from an earlier Hip Kit.

I hope I have inspired you to take this sketch and make a wonderful layout.  Happy Scrapping!


I love the reds, white and blues that are also in this kit along with the baseball themed die cut sticker and border strips from Echo Park.  They were perfect for my baseball pics of when we went to Little League Day with the Mariners.  These papers would also be great for a 4th of July layout. 

I love those little Echo Park film strip die cut stickers also.  Just print out some 1.5" square pics and they fit perfectly.

I really like the little envelopes Kimberly included this month.  They are awesome for sticking in memorabilia such as tickets. 

I am just now figuring out the Instagram craze and have started taking some instagram pics with my iPhone. It is fun and the kids like to take pics on my phone too.  This was a fun pic we took trying to get all of us in the pic.  I love that you can pick the Instagram pics to have that 70's Polaroid feel. 

The Echo Park die cut stickers have some really sweet sentiments that are perfect for family pages and the camera die cut was just right for this page.

I used lots of layers of different patterned papers and a couple of tags cut from the Crate Paper Story Teller paper.  I just played with all of the layers and tags and other embellishments until I got the look that I wanted.  I used some black ribbon that I had on hand in my stash.

I used some Mr. Huey mist from a previous Hip Kit to make my little Studio Calico camera red and then splatted the same red, some blue and white mists on the background paper.
Most of my layouts are of my kiddos.  The phrases in this kit fit with my photo since I think my kiddos are the bomb and are amazing.  I hand cut out the banners from the Echo Park border paper and then backed the title on white and then green to make it stand out a little more from the page.   

Here are my cards made with the sketches for the June Cards.  Since I'm not a huge card maker, I love using sketches, they help with the creative process.

It's really cool when you can take a kit that Kimberly has put together and make such a muted color card.  I took all of the brown based patterned papers and inked them with a brown ink.  I had some blank craft paper cards that I used for the base of my card and then added the embellishments that matched the papers.  I took a stamp from my stash to add the sentiment.  If you don't have a stamp, you can always hand write your sentiment.

 I started with the red, white and blue palette and then added the embellishments.  I stuck to the sketch design.  The tickets made me think of a trip, so I dug out a Bon Voyage stamp to finish off the card. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

May Hip 2B Square Layouts and Cards

I am so not a blogger.  I had this post done over a month ago and thought I had posted it,  yet today when I went in to update with the June layouts, I realized it was still in draft form. 

So, I hope you enjoy my May layouts.


As soon as I saw the banner from the Dear Lizzie stickers I knew it was perfect for my Mother's Day Tea pictures.  I backed most of the stickers with either white cardstock or the black paper from Crate Paper.  I added some machine stitching and hand cut some flowers from the Basic Grey PB&J patterned paper.  I also went into my stash and found some black pearls to put in the center of the flowers. 


The blues, red and golds of this months kit were perfect for my son's little league pictures.  The bracket paper in the middle was cut using a Lucky 8 punch.  If you don't have a punch or die cut machine that can do that, you can trace one out from another die cut paper you have on hand.


I am quite new to using masks and am finding them really fun.  It's taken me a few tries on practice paper to get it the way I wanted.

I love the chevron mask, so that was the inspiration for this page.  I used chevron's everywhere on this page.  I hand cut the My Minds Eye Chevron paper.  I hand cut the chevron out of the Echo Park Sweet Day plaid paper.  I used a paper punch that punches the triangle chevron edge and I used a punch that I have that punches out the rickrack. 


Using one sheet of 12X12 cardstock, you can make 8 mini 3x3 cards to give away as a give or to have on hand when you need a card.  I think I am giving these away to a friend as a gift.  I will make some little envelopes and then tie them all up in a bow.

Here is my mini collection.  I basically used up a lot of my scraps that I had left over from the kit after finishing my layouts.

Oh Snap! Card!

I really loved the little Dear Lizzie camera die cut sticker.  This was a very simple card to make.  I backed the camera and the title with the charcoal paper from Crate Paper.  I think the title is perfect for the birthday's that you are a little late on. 

Thinking of You Card

I was having a hard time deciding how to use the cute little moped die cut sticker.  I love the sweet color palette that the moped has so went off of that to determine the color of the background and banner.  I pulled a sentiment stamp out of my stash and wah lah,  a cute little card that anyone would love to receive.