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!
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 –