December 2012 Hip Kit… A wonderful card & layout by Bethany…

Hi Everyone!  Tonight, I  want to share a couple of great projects by Bethany Crowell that she created with the products included in our amazing December 2012 Hip Kit.  I love that she uses instagram photos on her layouts.  Camera phones today have pretty decent cameras on them, and this has made taking spontaneous photos of life’s little moments so simple, and I love seeing these moments featured on scrapbook pages.

How do you use a busy patterned paper on a layout?  I know that our December kit included several bold somewhat busy papers – but there are so many different ways to use them without having them overwhelm your project.  Bethany cut narrow strips of the “arrow polka dot” paper and combined it with other patterns on this page.  Using several different papers makes her layout interesting, and the layering give a lot of texture.Together is a Good Place LOThe Pebbles Seen & Noted Phrase Cards (from our Embellishment Add-On Kit) makes adding a title to your page quick and easy.Together is a Good Place LO DETAIL 1The October Mini Market Alphabet Stickers are perfect for adding captions to layouts and sentiments to cards. The repetition of another red element on her page is really pleasing to the eye.Together is a Good Place LO DETAIL 2

I think Bethany’s use of the October Afternoon Little Flyers is really clever.  Rather than use them as flags with the little toothpicks, she looped them around the baker’s twine to create a banner.  Also, the wood veneers are really quite soft – and they can be cut in half with your scissors or a craft knife.  I love how Bethany cut the “happy” veneer in half so that it would fit onto the orange banner flag. Happy Birday Card

Hope you are feeling inspired to get crafty!  Bethany’s projects always make me want to get busy.  :D  Thanks so much for visiting today.  Tomorrow I will have a few more projects created with our December Hip Kit to share with you – so make sure to stop by to check them out.  xo – Kimberly

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