If you’re short on time, with all of the busy days of summer, but still want to squeeze in some crafting time, here are some tips for creating a layout in under an hour! I put my layout together in 45 minutes, using our July 2014 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits.

  • I started by choosing a large photo, 4×6. Typically my photos are no bigger than 3.5, which leaves a lot of space for embellishing, but when you use a larger photo, you don’t have to fill in as much of your page.
  • Then I chose the fun Snapshots patterned paper from the October Afternoon Daily Flash collection and cut out several of the squares. This provided me with a great grid design on my layout.
  • Instead of spending time, cutting a title on my Cameo, I used the American Crafts Thickers  along with the October Afternoon letter stickers to create my title.
  • The final step is choosing just the perfect embellishments for finishing your page which is so easy when working with our Hip Kits!

July 16 LO 1


July 16 LO 2 edited


July 16 LO 3 edited


As I was looking through the Teresa Collins products that are included in our July 2014 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits, I noticed that the phrase “Something Wonderful” was repeated several times. It gave me the idea to use it as the sentiment on my card and repeat the phrase. I added some of the Chipboard pieces along with the stickers, and used the fun Triangle patterned paper, as the base of my card. I tied on some twine from my stash, for extra texture and used a few of the Teresa Collins buttons for dimension.  I will see you all again next week with another collection of projects created with our July kits.  Have a great week!  xo – Ashley H –

July 16 Card 1 edited


July 16 Card 2 edited

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