May 2012 Hip Kit… Fabulous layouts and cards by Cindy Stevens…

Hi Everyone!

It’s Kimberly here with you tonight!  I got a little bit behind posting our May Hip Kit layouts this month.  I have been down with a nasty chest cold for the past week, and everything fell behind.  :)  I am on the mend now and things are getting back on schedule again.  🙂

Tonight, I want to share several projects created by our talented Cindy Stevens using our beautiful May 2012 Hip Kit.  I love that Cindy creates 8.5 x 11 layouts.  In seems that over the years that layout size went by the way side in favor of a 12×12 layout.  With all of the different sizes and styles of page protectors these days you can easily combine all different sized layouts into one album.  After seeing all of the wonderful things that Cindy & Bethany have created on a 8.5×11 layout – I am inspired to jump in with both feet and create an 8.5×11 page myself – and I challenge you to give it a try as well.  Post your layout on our Facebook page for a chance to win a wonderful package of scrapbooking goodies.  We will choose a random winner on July 10th!  So get creating for your chance to win.

On this 1st layout, I love how Cindy incorporated the Mister Huey’s Mists & Chevron Mask from our May Embellishment Add-On Kit on her layout.  She created a subtle chevron pattern on a plain white cardstock background.  She hand cut flowers from the Basic Grey Daisy Mae paper and combined them with the My Mind’s Eye buttons to create custom embellishments for her layout.  Cindy arranges her alphabet stickers for her titles on cardstock and then cuts around the entire word in order to make her title stand out.

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Cindy takes photos of her son’s cards and artwork.  It is so difficult to keep each drawing and note that our kids create.  Taking photos of them enables us to keep them forever in digital form and then you can keep the originals of the most cherished pieces.  On this layout used photos of the handmade gifts from her son along with other important details from her Mother’s Day celebration.  I love how this page really captures her day. 
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Here is a wonderful collection of cards that Cindy created using our May kit.  I love how she matted some of the Dear Lizzy stickers on cardstock and used pop dots to give dimension. 
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This darling tag would be the perfect decoration for any gift bag or package.  It has the perfect mix of patterned paper and the splash of yellow is a beautiful accent.

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The card says it all…  “sweet”…
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This card features the Smash Washi Tape from our main kit.  Cindy used the different swatches of washi tape to create the patterned background, flag banner and decorative circles for her card.  What a creative way to use this tape!IMG_6373

This card also features flag banners created with the washi tape.  Love this idea!
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I hope Cindy’s project have inspired you to pull out your May Hip Kit and create something wonderful…  Maybe even an 8.5×11 layout…

Happy scrapping! – xo Kimberly –

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