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I'm back on the Blog today with a new Christmas layout, using the November 2015 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits from Hip Kit Club! I love creating a diagonal design, and the diagonal striped paper from Pinkfresh Studio in the November Main Kit worked great for the idea I had for this layout. I used it to create a large diagonal title on my layout, using a mix of Thickers and letter stickers from the November Embellishment Kit and the Main Kit.
I started by placing my photo, to get a feel for where I wanted the title to go. Then I started at the top left hand corner and placed the Maggie Holmes Thickers, then added the October Afternoon letter stickers and Pinkfresh Studio puffy alphas. I also wanted the title to have a large element, so I cut the word Wonderful from one of the custom patterned papers in this month's Kit, designed by Kim Watson.
Once the letters were cut, I added them on the right hand side of the layout and finished the title with the coordinating alphas from the beginning of the title. Before adding embellishments, I decided to add machine stitching to the die cut letters, to add some texture to the layout. Then I started adding a mix of embellishments from the November Kits. I mixed in some of the Wood Veneers, Puffy Stickers, enamel dots, and Pinkfresh Studio Bits. I also wanted a little more sparkle on the layout, so I splattered some of the Gold Color Shine included in the November 2015 Color Kit.
I hope this layout brings a little Christmas cheer your way! And if you're looking to make the holidays even merrier, stop by the Hip Kit Club website and sign up for a new Subscription! A new Kit arriving on your doorstep each month, makes it feel like Christmas all year long!!