Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Today Was Fun / Hip Kit Club + DT News

Hello again, friends!  I'm sharing my newest layout for Hip Kit Club.  I used the beautiful 2018 February Hip Kits, and I also used one of the new heart cut files.  I decided to try something different here and I cut it on black patterned paper instead of my usual white cardstock.  At first I wasn't sure I would like the end result, but I wound up loving it!

I sifted through all the patterned papers in the Main and Paper Kits and chose small sections of them to back the open hearts.  This color scheme turned out so pretty.  I used a sheet of the mint cardstock from the Cardstock Kit as my background.  I coated a lot of it with white gesso using a palette knife and then used the items from the Color Kit to create all that messy color.  I used the Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide with a blending tool as well as watering it down with plastic packaging.  I also used the Peony Blush Dylusions, and I mixed the Dina Wakely Lemon Acrylic Paint with some of the Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide.  (That one came in the November Color Kit).

To add even more detail, I machine stitched around each heart using a mint colored thread.  I also popped up the cut file with some adhesive foam.  I think adding dimension can make all the difference :)  I embellished here with some of the Pinkfresh Studio die cuts and a wood button.

I love these leave die cuts from Pinkfrehs...such a rich green.  I also used a few pieces of the Paige Evans Pick-Me-Up Chipboard Stickers.  That little white heart with black dots is one of the epoxy stickers from Pinkfresh Studio.

I used some of the Pick-Me-Up Rub Ons around the page as well.  They rub on so smoothly!  I also added in some various colored thread to add pops of color and texture.

I love this photo of Reese...she just looks so adorable :)  I used some of the Pinkfresh Studio smaller black alphas here at the bottom. That black and white striped scalloped sticker is from the Pinkfresh Leatherette Stickers, and the hearts on the right are from Amy Tangerine.

I finished my title with some of the Pick-Me-Up Mini Thickers.  They are my favorite because they're small, they're foam, and you can easily color them if you want.

Here are a few more close-ups because I just couldn't stop taking them...haha!

This was a lot of fun to put together...I hope you are inspired in some way!  Be sure to check out my process video if you'd like to see this page in action:

And before I sign off for today, the new Hip Kit Club Design Team has just been announced for the new term!  I'm thrilled to stay on again and work with these seriously talented ladies!  Thank you to Kimberly for continuing to put up with my messy shenanigans!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!


  1. fabulous!!! I loved it!
    I love that you continue in the design team ... I love your projects. Congratulations Missy

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