So much Fun with the November Hip Kits | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, its Raquel here today sharing my latest layout using the gorgeous November Christmas kits. For this layout I have documented a photo of my daughter after she had her face painted like Elsa at last years christmas concert for her playgroup. I stuck to a coral, mint, black and white colour palette and used mainly the Hip Kit exclusives with a mix of Snow and Cocoa in there by Crate Paper too. so-much-fun

I found some of the embellishments in the Snow and Cocoa ephemera pack or papers and fussy cut out any elements that would work with this colour palette – like the mittens. I think they look so adorable! I typed the journaling on my typewriter and cut it into strip form to add to the page. so-much-fun-1

The little house and bird from the Snow and Cocoa Paper was so adorable and was just calling to be fussy cut out and turned into embellishments. I layered and created this cluster using a variety of dimensional adhesives. I used normal double sided tape, some raised foam dots and also some foam tape. It brings a lot of depth and detail to that one small area. Even simply folding corners inwards can bring a dimension to your page that give it that something extra. so-much-fun-2

Behind the photo I added a doily from my stash and then a layer of the gorgeous mint coloured patterned paper by Crate Paper. To adhere the acetate title, I simply stapled it to the edge of the photo. This minimised any adhesive or liquid glue showing through and secured it well. I couldn’t resist adding that fussy cut penguin to the left of it too. so-much-fun-3

The quote below on one of the die cut cards was so cute and suited the theme and subject. It had a dark teal border so I removed that and matted it on woodgrain instead.

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A vertical design in the form of a loose grid is one of my ‘go to’ layout styles when I am feeling a little bit of a scrappy rut. I think the busyness of christmas and this time of the year never seems to help with my mojo!

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I hope you have found this post inspiring today. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas. I hope you have a beautiful day with you loved ones.

Raquel x

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