One Cut File, Twice the Fun! | Ashley Horton

Hi Hip Kit Club fans!  It’s Wednesday and I’m back to share not one, but two layouts with you today!  Did you know that you can download FREE Cut Files from the Hip Kit Club Member Forum on Facebook?  Nicole Nowosad and I have created several Freebie Friday cut files, and you can come over and join the Member Forum for chatting, challenges, cut files and lots of fun!  Today on the layouts I’m sharing with you, I used the Freebie Friday cut file I designed, that was added to the Member Forum last week.  I wanted to use the same cut file on two layouts to create totally different designs.

X and O

Now, let’s get to the layouts!

Funny Face Fotos

Funny Face Fotos1

Funny Face Fotos2

I wanted to use the cut file on this layout, as a large circle element.  I used the Ellipse tool to add a circle around each of the rows of XOs, and then cut each one out on a different patterned paper included in the June 2015 Main Kit.  Once the circles were finished cutting, I just used my scissors to snip each one in half and then placed them on the White cardstock from the June 2015 Cardstock Add-On, according to their size.  I used the Kitten Thickers from the June 2015 Project Life Add-On, to create my title around the outer edge of the circles on the right hand side of the layout.  Then I placed my photo strip to the left side of the title.  I embellished with some of the fun Evalicious Wood Veneers included in the June 2015 Embellishment Kit and the Project Life Kit, and bits and pieces of the Crate Paper embellishments.

I also have a new Process Video to go along with this layout, and it shows a bit of both layouts at the beginning, and how I set up the cut file to create the two different pages.

These Are My Favorite

These Are My Favorite1

These Are My Favorite2

I used a fun and easy technique for this layout.  I cut the XO cut file from a piece of cardstock, and placed it over the Crate Paper patterned paper I wanted to use for my background.  Once it was in place, I used it as a template to add the Xs and Os back into the negative spaces.  I adhered each of the letters and then removed the cardstock piece.  Before I added my photo and embellishments, I stitched around the circles with my sewing machine.  I arranged the photo title and embellishments in a horizontal design on this layout, compared to the more vertical design on the first.  I placed my photo to the right of the layout, and then added in some of the cute die cut flowers from the CP Poolside Ephemera pack included in the June 2015 Main Kit.  I wanted to balance out the left side, so I used a large Fancy Pants tag from the Embellishment Kit, as a base for a few more embellishments.

I really love the variety that’s included in our Hip Kits every month!  It’s fun to create so many different looks on your layouts, with products that all coordinate in the same Kit!

And did you know, there’s a great deal going on right now for NEW Subscribers!  If you become a New Subscriber, you will receive a FREE Paper Add-On with your Subscription.  You can use the PROMO CODE ASHLEY, when you place your Subscription order!


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