This is the Story + a Tutorial| Kim Watson

Morning friends!

I hope you have a super weekend planned & have put some time aside to get some crafting done, because I have a fun technique for you to try. Using the gorgeous February kit, I created this page with lots of white space & clusters of detail for interest.

This is The Story by Kim Watson

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@Hip Kit Club #February2015 by @KimWatson #hipkitclub #scrapbooking #12x12 #layoutEven thought the February kit was filled with really bright colors, by selecting a selection of green & black & white papers, I was able to keep my palette tonal, achieving a super Spring inspired layout.

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By cutting the pretty patterned circles out from the Webster’s Pages, Beautiful Chic, Swatches paper; I was left with a handful of pretty accents to play with. Arranging them in loose vertical rows, adding wood veneer & vellum circles & then stitching them, created this amazing background!

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I wanted more black & white accents to balance the page design, so grabbed a Sharpie & some white paper & doodled little flower & leaf clusters to compliment the chipboard accents from the Crate Paper 12×12 sticker sheet. The tiny gold hearts were cut from the Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes Flea Market, Gold Tile thickers.

@Hip Kit Club #February2015 by @KimWatson @Heidi Swapp @We R Memory Keepers @Crate Paper @American Crafts @My Mind's Eye inc #hipkitclub #scrapbooking #12x12 #layoutThis happy Spring cluster is a combination of chipboard Crate Paper 12×12 sticker sheet, die-cut flowers from My Mind’s Eye, Jubilee Wild Berry, Mix Bag Die Cuts, my own hand doodled flowers & stitched vellum leaves. If you are interested to know how I made the leaves, I have a full tutorial below.

Vellum Leaf Tutorial by Kim Watson

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  • Vellum Paper
  • Lime Green Chalk Ink or Spray ink and a sponge
  • Sharp scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Baby wipe


  1. Draw your leaf shapes onto a piece of vellum paper
  2. Cut them out
  3. Ink the edges of the leaves
  4. Gently blend the ink making sure to dampen the whole leaf
  5. Allow to dry into a great looking leaf shape (you will notice how beautifully vellum curls when made damp & allowed to dry)
  6. Stitch down the centre of the leaf for interest
  7. Mixed with other elements, creating a pretty cluster

Thanks for stopping by today!

If you haven’t had a chance to purchase your February or March Kits yet, then don’t miss out!  They are packed full of a wonderful, well co-ordinated selection of products!

Visit the Hip Kit Club website, to secure yours today! 

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1 thought on “This is the Story + a Tutorial| Kim Watson

  1. Love the leaves, thanks for the tutorial… May also may work with layered flowers, I think I’ll try it. TFS!!

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