Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hey Sunshine / Hip Kit Club

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I wanted to share a layout I created last week for Hip Kit Club.  I used the 2017 April Hip Kits, and I love how it turned out.  I'm loving the awesome Vicki Boutin Art Crayons, so I decided to use them on my white cardstock background.  I started with the Vicki Boutin Rub-Ons and tried to create some fun shaped clusters with them, but you just can't see them.  They're clear, and I wanted to use them as a resist with the crayons, but they just blend in.  So I decided to just focus on smudging all that color around and then added in lots of fun embellishments.

You can sort of see the rub-on shapes back there.  I especially love how you can see the cardstock's texture here.  That's a perk of smudging the crayons dry with your fingers :)  I fussy cut some of those gorgeous flowers from the Crate Paper sheet and layered them in.  My title is a combo of the exclusive Hip Kit chipboard alphas and the Crate Paper shiny gold puffy word stickers.  I added in a few chipboard hearts from Paige Evans Oh My Heart, a few exclusive sequins, and some Vicki Boutin stickers.  I also punched the gold glitter dots from the Crate Paper specialty paper from the Paper Kit.

I also fussy cut that beautiful flower wreath from one of the Project Life cards.  I added in more Vicki Boutin circle stickers...I left these white and didn't add any color to them.  That fun circle on top of the photo is an acetate piece from Pinkfresh Studio, and I added some white paper behind it so it would show up better.  I glued down a few sequins on it, and I love how that looks.  That cute rainbow is a chipboard piece from Pinkfresh Studio.

For the top part of the design, I used more of the Vicki Boutin stickers.  I used the yellow crayon to color one and then added it to a piece from the exclusive cut apart sheet.  I stitched through it to add more detail and color.  I used a Project Life card behind my photo as well as some tissue paper from my stash.  I also used the colorfully patterned chipboard frame from the Oh My Heart Chipboard Sticker sheet and a label sticker above that from My Mind's Eye.  And of course, more sequins :)

I did add some adhesive foam under my photo to give it some lift and then layered another Crate Paper fussy cut flower under it.  I also tangled up some aqua thread here.  I added in a few My Mind's Eye Puffy Stickers and a Pinkfresh Studio Leatherette Sticker.  I also added a few splatters of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine....we received that in a Color Kit over a year ago!

I did leave some white space at the top and bottom of the page.  I tore a few strips of pink & white striped paper from Crate paper, sewed them down and rolled up the edges.  A few Vicki Boutin stickers finished those areas off.

Here's one more close-up of all those gorgeous colors!  I can never get sick of using them together....always so pretty!

I do have a process video if you'd like to see how I made this...I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by...see you again very soon!  Make sure you check out Hip Kit Club to see all the kits and gorgeous goodies!


  1. Wow, this is beautiful, rich, deep, so much to look at with beautiful colors.

  2. I can't leave comments on youtube but I thought to try it here. Today I placed my first Shimmerz order and can't wait to use the products. Thank you for all the inspiration and keep up the great work.

  3. Missy, I wasn't sure the easiest way to contact you. So I thought I would try thru here instead of YouTube. I have a question about a cut file. Thanks