So Much Fun with the November Hip Kits | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, Raquel here today with my newest layout. I was so very excited to receive my November kits on my doorstep this week. This month I opted for the Main kit, embellishment, paper add ons and also the December Documented kit. Now, I do not do a daily December type of album as such. I have learned that I can never to commit to projects such as those, however, I do scrapbook multiple events around Christmas time so I thought it would be a great way to have my layouts looking cohesive around this fun event.

I decided today to create a layout where I only used the Main Scrapbooking kit. I also used Irit’s cut files for November. I wanted to be able to demonstrate to you that there is more than enough product in the main kit alone to create layouts. Yes I admit it is lovely to receive all the kits, but for those of you who may only receive the Main kit as a treat to yourself each month for whatever reason, here is a sample using it.


I documented this pic of my little man from christmas 2015. We had just attended a fun playgroup concert and fun day. This was post event, face painted and looking a little weary. I cut the star design from Irit’s files into the background and backed it with one of the exclusive papers. I also then backed the trees with the same paper but because the paper is coloured in a gradient, the tree paper looks darker which is what I had wanted to achieve.

I made a big focus on embellishments; mainly the Hip Kit exclusive ephemera. These are so amazing and so easy to create with. somuchfub-desk2

The whole photo mat and the tree cut file itself was adhered to the page with foam to add that little bit of dimension. I also added a doily behind my photo (I really can’t help myself!).somuchfub-7

Because I had the tree cut files running horizontally, I decided to handcut some trees from the Crate Paper patterned paper and create a very loose ‘woodland’ scene. I couldn’t go past this deer. He has a pop of red in his ear so I made sure to repeat the red element two more times on the page to balance it out.somuchfub-3

I also loved the contrast that the black ephemera pieces brought to the page. The scalloped border was one of my fave pieces. somuchfub-2

The photo itself is printed at about 75% the size of a 4×6″ and black and white (of course). To mat the photo I used the plain vellum in the card stock kit. I then cut an ephemera frame in half and placed one half to the top left corner.

The title was also an ephemera piece which I added directly to the photo in the negative space with foam tape. I love the shadow around its edges that is created because of that dimensional adhesive. somuchfub-1

To create the star background I traced Irits design in my software, however I selected outline only so I only cut out the outlines of the stars. Meaning I could fill them in later with a patterned paper that I have done here. somuchfub-4

I also added the ephemera text ‘twinkle and shine’ – his eyes really pop and glisten in the photo so I thought that sentiment was perfect. somuchfub-5

The journaling was added to the page after I wrote it out on my typewriter, cut it up and adhered it to my page. somuchfub-6Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope this page has inspired you and shown you an example of what you can create with only the Main kit.


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