Friday, July 3, 2015

Hip Kit Club | Poncho Photos

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Happy 4th of July Eve everyone!  I hope you are all ready for a great weekend, filled with food, fun, family and fireworks (oh the joys of alliteration!).  I wanted to stop in today and share a new layout that went up on the Hip Kit Blog, earlier this week, using the June 2015 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits. 

We visited Niagara Falls in May, and we just had to go down to the people bridge at the bottom of the Falls.  Each of us received a very stylish poncho, and of course, I had to snap some photos.  I loved these two photos of our son, and knew I wanted to use them with the June 2015 Hip Kits!

I started out with the XO cut file, that is available for download in the Hip Kit Member Forum on Facebook.  I ungrouped the cut file, and traced one of the Xs and Os.  Then I just enlarged both letters, and copied and flipped them on the bottom, to create a grid look.  I cut the letters from the Elle’s Studio patterned paper included in the June 2015 Main Kit and the June 2015 Paper Add-On Kit.  Then I added some machine stitching around each letter, before adding my photos and embellishments.

After the letters were cut and stitched, I backed them with different patterned papers and added my photos to the center of the Os.  Then came the really fun part…picking out all of the Thickers and embellishments to complete my layout.  I used the Guilded Silver Thickers from the June 2015 Embellishment Kit, with the Kitten Thickers from the June 2015 Project Life Kit, for my title.

I wanted to embellish each letter, so I chose a mix of the Evalicious wood veneers, Crate Paper Bits, Chipboard Phrases and wood buttons, and Freckled Fawn star stickers.  I loved using the XO Die Cut on this layout, to create a fun design and the perfect area for adding all of the awesome embellishments that are included in each month’s Hip Kits!


And don’t forget about the New Subscriber Special Offer!  New Kit Club Subscribers, will receive a Free Paper Add-On Kit!  You can use the promo code ashley, when you place your subscription!

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