Ashley here, sharing a super fun layout using the beautiful floral ampersand cut-file, designed by Kim Watson as well as some elements from most of the April 2016 Hip Kits—main kit, embellishment kit, PL kit, card stock kit, and paper kit.
I began by using my cameo to cut the ampersand. First I cut the original file, then I went back into my cameo and cut only the outline, so that I could have the shape of the ampersand, to fill in the open areas. I backed the ampersand with that beautiful wood-grain paper by Maggie Holmes (from the Bloom collection), and then I placed a vertical piece of the Elle’s Studio typography paper on my white card stock. Y’all, I love me some wood-grain paper and it was hard for me use that behind that ampersand, but I LOVED how it turned out.
I started to layer up behind my photo and then came the super super fun part. Well, all of it’s fun, but this is the BEST part for me—embellishing. I used some of the ephemera by Shimelle Laine as well as wood veneer by My Mind’s Eye, and some exclusive pieces designed by Kim Watson and Kimberly Hutchinson.
This was such a fun layout to create!
Don’t forget to check out the full process::
After creating this layout, I jumped right into my project life spreads for Week 17 and Week 18. I used a few of the cards from the PL Kit, along with elements from the main kit, embellishment kit, and color kit.
I had tons of fun creating this spread and I’m getting so close to completing my 2015 album!!!!!!!! YAHOOO!!!
Don’t forget to check out my process video for this one!! 🙂