August 2012 Hip Kit… 5 awesome cards by Kristin Kingrey…

Hi Everyone!

It is Kristin here with you today to share a few cards that I made with our August 2012 Hip Kit. Do you ever consider where you find your inspiration for your projects? Well, last week I was at Walmart in their little scrapbooking aisle, and they had some dollar bins with these cute little tag cards… and I thought… “I could could easily make something like this!”  So, I went home and got to work. The first thing I did was cut my tag out of blue ledger paper & inked the edges with teal ink. I really love the little polaroids on the Dear Lizzie Dreamy Days paper.  So, I cut a few of them out and layered them onto my tag.  Then I added some of the super cute Pebbles Masking Tape stickers and a couple of the Woodland Park chipboard butterflies. The baker’s twine and ribbon were perfect finishing touches for my cute little card.
hello friend

Here is another card using another one of the Dear Lizzy polaroids.  This card was super easy and all it took was a couple of scraps of patterned paper, a few Masking Tape stickers and some ribbon from our Embellishment Add-On Kit.  The text patterned masking tape sticker in the center wasn’t long enough to stretch it across my card, so I cut it in half to make it look like a much bigger sticker.   I made daisy flower using a couple of flower punches and the I added a gem to the center for a little sparkle. Below is a tutorial showing how to make these daisies.  I think my card turned our super cute!thanks

flower tutorial copy

This next card was kind of an experiment.  I used a similar technique from one of Kimberly’s video tutorials  showing how to create your own pattern paper using scraps.  (see below)  When I cut my strips of patterned paper, I ran them through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder – which gave them a “swiss polkadot” pattern.  I lightly sanded them to make the embossed pattern show up better.  Then I cut the strips apart and pieced them back together to create a “quilted look”.   To finish my card I added a masking tape sticker for the sentiment and tied some baker’s twine around it.thank you

This card was really simple. I started out with two patterned papers, a border sticker from the Echo Park sticker sheet, a masking tape sticker, and a Woodland Park chipboard flower sticker.  To finish things off, I added a wood veneer butterfly and tied it with a bit of baker’s twine from a previous Hip Kit.  Viola!!!  You have an awesome card!smile

For my last card,  I used the circle sticker from the October Afternoon Word Stickers.  To make it stand out a bit more I cut a 3 “ circle using a circle punch and a scalloped circle using a Spellbinder die.  Then I layered all the circles together.  I used a scalloped decorative border punch to make my border & added a little ribbon to it.  This punch gave a repetition of that scalloped edge from the circle die cut.  To give a bit of dimension I added the Woodland Park chipboard flowers and glittered foam Thickers from our Embellishment Add-On Kit.  The other portion of my sentiment was created using the Echo Park alphabet stickers from our main kit.  A lot of different layers – but still a super easy card.happy birthday

I hope you found some inspiration to do something crafty today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  We would love to see the cards that you create with your Hip Kits… so make sure to post your projects on our Facebook Page!  Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see another great project created with our September Hip Kit.  :D  -Kristin-

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