June 2012 Hip Kit… 3 Fun Cards by Melanie Jarocki…

Hi Everyone!

Melanie here today :)  I have a few projects to share with you today that I created with our June Hip Kit.  For the first one… all of the Hip 2b Square Design Team members  received three sketches by Simelle Laine to use as our inspiration for one of the cards that we create.

American Crafts Card Sketch Shimelle Laine

I chose to use the third sketch as my inspiration for this card…


I backed the newspaper print paper with the yellow grid paper. At the bottom of the newspaper print is a thin strip of blue crosshatch paper. I added the tag, cut from the Crate Paper sheet, for an extra pop on the card. To add a little more definition to the tag, I zigzag stitched along the edge. The Echo Park B is for Boy sticker inspired the theme of my card and the mini green letters added the corresponding sentiment. To finish off the card, I added the Echo Park label sticker at the top, the My Minds Eye twine, and the inside letter dots to the corners of the boy sticker.

I will tell you that I absolutely love all of the blue and red in this kit.  These colors along with the Echo Park sticker sentiment inspired my second card.


To add some interesting detail, I fussy cut five different flowers from the Basic Grey pattern paper. Then I layered them, along with the silver stick pins.


Kimberly puts together such great kits. The blue, red, yellow, and kraft blend together so well on this card. At first I hadn’t put the MME kraft border with the red diagonal stripes on the card. But I felt the card needed just a touch of more definition and by adding that border it finished it off nicely.

The stickers from the Echo Park This & That collection that are included in our June Hip Kit have made their way onto every project I’ve made with this kit. It is such a fun and versatile sheet of stickers.

I love the sticker of the boy with the animals and thought the "So Happy When We’re Together" sentiment matched it perfectly.


Layering it with some of the pattern papers and the red tickets that were included in our June Embellishment Add-On Kit – made this fun card come together.  I love banners–as you well know–so the banner stickers from the sheet were the first thing I reached for to finish off the card. I backed each pennant sticker with cardstock and "hung" it with the MME twine. When I finished this card, I loved how it seemed neutral with the white background and brown chevron print, yet the pops of color in the layers gives it a cheerful, happy feel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope I have inspired you to create a few cards of your own using your June Hip Kit.  Make sure to visit us again tomorrow to see the next great project we have to share with you.

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