October 2012 Hip Kit… 2 fabulous cards using the same sticker…

Hi Everyone!

It is Kimberly here with you today, and I have a couple of cute cards to share with you.  Both of these cards were created with our October Hip Kit, and both of them used the same “Fall Favorites” sticker from the Echo Park Fall Fever Accent sticker sheet.  Each of them used the same technique to cover the wording on the sticker that would have detracted from the sentiment of the card.  This is a great tip to keep in mind while working on your projects.  You might have something that will work perfectly on a card or layout after you alter it just a bit. 

This lovely card was created by Bethany Crowell.  The round sticker that she used for the base of her embellishment cluster on her page had “fall favorites” written across the top of it.  This caption wouldn’t work particularly well on a card, it would be a better fit to use on a layout with a few fall related photos…  as it was probably meant to be used for journaling.DSC_0600

Bethany took this sticker, turned it upside down and covered the wording with one of the Elle’s Studio Pennants with a “Thank You” sentiment on it.  This was a perfect way to customize this sticker for use on a card.  A few more sticker accents from that same sticker sheet, a little brad and some machine stitching detail on the leaves gave her card a nice finished look.DSC_0599

As I looked through the goodies in my October Kit – I had the same idea for that sticker.  I love the colors and detail on it, but I didn’t care for the wording.  So, I used a little piece of the Witch Hazel Washi Tape from our Embellishment Add-On Kit to cover it up.  Then I created my sentiment using alphabet stickers from our main kit.Happy Fall Card
Happy Fall Detail 1Sometimes stickers have a way of lifting on cards because they get handled so much.  I added a little machine stitching to give a nice detail to my card, and to hold the sentiment in place.

Happy Fall Detail 2 To balance out the sentiment – I used a few scraps of patterned paper and  created a little pennant banner along the top of my card.  I added a bit more machine stitching to the top of each flag.  To finish it off, I looped some baker’s twine around the top of my card and added a brad to the center of the knot.

I hope you are feeling crafty today after seeing our projects.  :D  I challenge you to look through your October Hip Kit, or any other products you have on hand and alter an embellishment so that it will fit your project.  We would love to see what you come up with…  so post a photo of your completed project on our Facebook page!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Make sure to come back again tomorrow to see another collection of projects created with our fabulous October Hip Kit.   xKimberly-

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