September 2012 Hip Kit… Three great projects by Melanie Jarocki…

Hi Everyone!  It is Melanie here with you tonight and I have a few projects to share with you that I made with our fun September 2012 Hip Kit.  I hope you like them.  😀

My oldest child became a teenager in September! She is such an amazing girl. It was fun to put together a feminine and funky layout to document this milestone in her life. Melanie-LO-Teenager2

I loved the wish list she wrote out for her birthday. The glassine bag that included the embellishments in our kit was the perfect place to house the list.  I added some Jillibean-Soup mini-alphas for a sub-title,  and I re-used the "Want It!" washi tape that was on the embellishment bag.  Be sure to look at the packaging in your kits before tossing it – you might just find something useful.  😀Melanie-LO-Teenager-pocketThe corrugated orange Thickers were a little too bright for my page, so I grabbed some Studio Calico Mister Huey Mists and a paintbrush to alter the color.  First, I sprayed them with Sunshine mist and then with Calico White.  I used the paintbrush to blend the colors on the letters. The result is a great match to the orange colors on the floral patterned paper and the cardstock.  And remember to pull out those mists (you know you have them!) to change things a bit if you want to.Melanie-LO-Teenager-detail

The orange and blue colors in our September Hip Kit are making their way onto all of my projects this month. I LOVE this combination 🙂 Melanie-Card-HelloFor this card I went with the Simple Stories Harvest Lane sticker sheet (in our Embellishment Add-On Kit) and decided to use the ”little bird and the hello speech bubble” stickers. I matted the speech bubble on orange paper…  this gave me a base to add a pop dot which gave some dimension to my card, and made the sentiment stand out from the background.  Rounding the corners and inking the edges gave a nice finishing touch to it’s overall design.

The Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Stamp Set in our September Embellishment Add-On is packed with a ton of great stamps! I love each of them and have several ideas to use them. Here is a card I made using the super cute "Hello" stamp:Melanie-Card-Hello-tree

My card is square, measuring 4-1/4". This way I can still use an A2 envelope (standard card size).  It was fun to make a patchwork-type background with several of the patterned papers from our September kit.  To make the center embellishment I matted two Jillibean Soup stickers on cardstock before layering them together.  The sticker with the tree on it has a pop dot behind it to give it some dimension.  The green striped square needed a little something extra – so I added in the plaid corner sticker from the Simple Stories Harvest Lane Stickers in our Embellishment Add-On Kit.  This little finishing touch pulled everything together.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are feeling inspired to create something wonderful with your September Hip Kit  Try mixing & matching the patterned papers in this kit and share your projects with us on our FACEBOOK page.  It is so much fun for us to see what you come up with.  We will have another collection of fabulous projects created with our September Hip Kit tomorrow – so make sure to check back.  Have a great evening.  xo – Melanie

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