Lunch @ Ralphie’s | Ashley Horton

I love the colors of the patterned papers in the July 2015 Hip Kits!  And the patterns are great too.  Perfect for adding color to your layout.  I decided to use a mix of papers from the Main Kit and the July Paper Add-On Kit, behind a cut file, to bring in some color, without overwhelming the page.

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I used the Backyard Lights patterned paper from October Afternoon, for the background paper.  I didn’t want a solid background, so this paper was great, because it still had a pattern, but wasn’t really busy.  Then I backed some of the open spaces of the cut file and left some spaces open, for the background paper to show through.  And I added one of the Simple Stories chipboard frames from the July 2015 Embellishment Kit, behind my photo, to help it stand out from the background.

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I used a few more of the Simple Stories frames around the page, and added a mix of embellishments to the center of each frame.  The Elle’s Studio wood veneers and Bits went perfectly with the theme of my layout.  I finished by adding a bit of Black Color Shine, for some contrast on my layout.

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This would also be a fun technique to try with the scraps from your Kits.  Those small pieces of patterned paper are great for filling open spaces in cut files!  I hope you’ve found some inspiration from today’s layout, and make sure you check back next Wednesday, for my next layout with the July 2015 Hip Kits!

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