Wednesday, September 19, 2012

August Hip 2B Square Hip Kit Cards


I was at Walmart last week and in their little scrap booking aisle, there were some dollar bins and they had these cute little tag cards.  I really like the little Polaroids in the Dear Lizzie paper and layered a couple of them, added two of the super cute Pebbles Masking Tape stickers and a couple of chipboard butterflies from the Woodland Park chipboard stickers.  I also inked the edges with some teal ink.


Here is another card with a Polaroid wrapped with the ribbon in the kit.  I also added some of the masking tape stickers.  The one that is in the middle of the card is cut in half to make it look like a much bigger sticker.  I also added a daisy flower.  I made this daisy flower on my Big and Little layout.  I really like the pastel colors in this card.


This card I used a 3" circle punch and then a Spellbinder die for the lacy circle behind it.  I used my border punch that has that same lacy pattern.  I added the chipboard flower over the flowers on the Woodland Park sticker to add some dimension.  


This card is very simple.  The two patterned papers and used the border sticker from the Echo Park sticker sheet.  I tied both butterflies with some twine that was in a previous Hip Kit.  


This card was an experiment.  I used a similar technique that Kimberly used to make butterfly embellishments a couple of months ago.  When I put my first strips together, I ran them through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder, and then sanded the embossed part to make them pop out.  Then I cut them apart again and pieced them back together in an opposite pattern.  I really like the quilted look.
Then I added one of the Pebbles Masking Tape sentiment stickers and used some twine from a previous Hip Kit.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Another August Hip 2B Square Hit Kit Layout

I've had my Disneyland and Lego Land pictures from July bouncing around in my head and my good friend Amy, who also went to Disney Land and Lego Land in July, has been begging me to use the kits to do these layouts so she could use her kits and copy my layouts.  So here you go Amy!

The last Disney layouts I did were your traditional Disney layouts using Mickey Black, Yellow and Red with all the traditional Disney embellishments.  This time around I'm going to try to use the kit club.  I am also not going to scrap every picture this time.  I will be incorporating some individual photo sleeves into my album. (ie: project life type photo sleeves)

I knew that I wanted to do a two page layout with LOTS and LOTS of pics.  I managed to get 15 pictures on this layout.  There is one 4x6, two 4x3's and 12 2x3's.  The aqua paper, ribbon and letters and the red embellishments went perfectly with my pictures.  Lightning McQueen is red and a lot of the signage and window trim at Cars Land were aqua. 

I printed out all of my pictures separately, however, in rethinking it, I would have probably had an easier time had I printed them in a collage.  You can't tell it from here, but I popped up one picture on each page.  You can see them better from the detail pictures below.  Instead of using pop dots to lift the pictures, I used some of the scraps from the Woodland Park chipboard.  Instead of throwing away the leftovers, I have been using them for popping things off of my pages.

This is one of the photos that is popped up.  It just adds a slight dimension to the cluster of photos.

The Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Delights (Accordion Flower) had a center that said Hello.  I took that off and added one of the Flair Buttons.  The washi tape is from an earlier kit and matches this kit perfectly.  Also if you look at the photo with the firetruck you will notice that it is the other photo that is popped up.

July Hip 2B Square Cards

I just love the denim backed floral patterend paper from Simple Stories.  The flowers just looked like they needed butterflies floating around them, thus the design for my card began.  I loved the the little 9 to 5 Doo-Dads from October Afternoon had two sides, so if you didn't want the type/sentiment on your card or layout, you could flip it over for the plain side to add your own sentiment.

When I saw the Queen and Co. Rhinestones the first time, I thought that they would be great to make a sun with.  Pairing that idea with clouds, butterflies and the flower buttons made such a cute little card. 

The balloons from the Studio Calico Ephemera Pack were just perfect for a simple Birthday card. 

This card kind of happened by accident.  I knew that I wanted Just a Note in the space under the typewriter but didn't know what to do with it on a card.  I had to clean off my workspace to work on another project and just put all of my July kit in a pile.  When I went back to this card several days later, these papers were stacked exactly like this and I thought it would make a cute card. 

(For the text "Just a Note", I typed the sentiment on my computer and then printed it out and then taped the typewriter embellishment over the top of my printer paper and then printed it again.) 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

August Hip 2B Square Kit Layouts


The August Hip Kit is full of fun patterns both bold and subtle that will work with your favorite summer photos.  I really like the Studio Calico Heyday Collection Crush patterned paper.  There are so many different patterns and colors to draw from.  I cut out a couple sections of that paper to build my color scheme from.  

I did use some of the Smash Washi tape from an earlier kit.  The pink strip is from the Pebbles Sunnyside Tickled Pink barcode strip.  I really like the blue ribbon with the stitching printed on it, it is super cute.


I'm not sure what it is when I see polka dots and several different colors of polka dots, I just want to combine them all.  There are also a couple of the October Afternoon Woodland Park butterflies that have polka dots to embellish with. 

I just love the American Crafts Neapolitan Dreamy Days patterned paper, the little Polaroids are so cute and make great little embellishments.  (It didn't hurt either, that there was a green polka dotted one!)

I hand cut out some of the flowers from the October Afternoon Gooseberry paper to use along with the chipboard.  I put the flowers in a triangle.  Triangles on a layout help take your eyes from element to element naturally.  If you are having trouble with placing your embellishments, putting them in a triangle is a great trick.

The white bracket paper was cut out with a Lucky 8 punch, but you can hand cut one out if you don't have a punch. 


My niece spent the summer with us and this pic was taken on the day before she left to go back to college.  It was so nice to have her with us this summer.  My kids love their cousin so much, even though she is quite a bit older than them. So that is how I got the title Big and Little. 

I stitched across the letters and the stitching covered up the top part of the "T's".  I used my white gel pen to make them into little t's. 

I really like the aqua Everyday Electric patterned paper from Echo Park.  It was a great subtle paper for the background.  The rest of the papers I used reflected the colors of the kids clothing.  For the October Afternoon Minnow Creek paper, I cut out the circle with my Cricut, however, if you don't have a Cricut, you can trace a plate and handcut it out.  

I made these cute little daisy flowers for accent pieces.  I found the instructions somewhere on Pinterest.  Pinterest is a great place to find out how to make embellishments for your layouts.  I just searched on Paper flowers and found these. 

I made a quick little tutorial on how to make them.  They are super easy, just a little time consuming and turn out so adorable. My punch for the biggest petals was a 1.5" punch and the other one is a 1" punch. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have seen something that inspires you to start scrapping today.

Another July Hip Kit Layout


This layout is a companion piece to my All American Princess layout.  I used the same colors and layering.  I really like how the yellow polka dot patterned paper from My Minds Eye really make the photo pop off of the page.