Hi Y’all! It is Ashley Horton here with you today. When I heard that the Pantone color for 2014 was Orchid, I was a little worried, because I am not a Purple fan. But I was happily surprised to see how Studio Calico used the color in their Lemon Lush collection. The April 2014 Hip Kit – Main Kit, includes one of my favorite patterns from the collection, “In a Hurry”. I knew I had to use it for my background paper on my first layout with this kit. The paper gives you a great starting point for the design of your layout with the diagonal text. I placed my photo, embellishments and title on the diagonal to flow with the text. There are so many fun embellishments to choose from. I layered some items from the Jillibean Soup Mini Placements and Studio Calico Die Cuts Ephemera (included in our Main Kit) along with some Crate Paper Styleboard Vellum Shapes and Chipboard Frames (included in our Embellishment Add-On Kit). I definitely wanted to use the pack of American Crafts Mistable Thickers for part of my title. The Heidi Swapp Citron Color Shine in our Color Add-On Kit, gave the Thickers just the right color for my layout. I hope you like it!
After I finished working on my “Today & Always” layout, I thought it would be a good idea to use the same design concept on a card. I created a butterfly background Silhouette Cut File, which you can find and download on the Hip Kit Club Facebook page later on this evening. I used one of the Maggie Holmes frames and added the large butterfly from the Studio Calico ephemera pack to the center of the frame. And I wanted to add some sparkle, so I used one of the Studio Calico Word Banners and the Maggie Holmes phrase stickers, for my sentiment.