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I got to play with my April 2016 Hip Kit from Hip Kit Club, one more time before the May Kits arrived on my doorstep. I wanted to use up as many goodies as possible from the April Kit & Add-On Kits. I thought it would be fun to create a custom background look with patterned papers from the Main Kit and Paper Add-On Kit, and the March Smell the Roses cut file.
Here's a little run down of the papers I used: Elle's Studio, American Crafts, Pinkfresh Studio, and Hip Kit Club exclusive papers. I just love the way all of the papers coordinate each month! I wanted to add texture to the background, so I machine stitched along the edges of the flower die cut. Then I added my photo and clustered all of my embellishments and title around the photo. I used several pop dots to add dimension to the photo to help it stand out from the background. I had a good bit of the My Mind's Eye wood veneers left, so I used them to create a fun border down the left hand side of the photo.
To finish the layout, I embellished with several Shimelle stickers, Heidi Swapp paper clips, Simple Stories wood veneers, and Hip Kit Club exclusive cut aparts. This was a fun technique with the cut file, and a great challenge designing the rest of my layout around the background.
I loved working with the April Hip Kits and now I can't wait to dive into the May Kits! If you haven't had a chance to see what's available in the May Kits, make sure you head over to the Hip Kit Club website to check them out. They are amazing!!