Sketch Friday – Jessica | Orange Gearle

Hello Hip Kit Club friends! Happy December Days! Are you already getting crafty with a project everday, or are you taking a bunch of photos and sit down after the holidays? Either way, we are going to share some inspiration for when you are ready! Today is Sketch Friday, which means that you’ll find our Design Team here on the blog and on the Facebook pages to share their interpretation of Tanya’s lovely sketch. Here’s the sketch:


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Hi friends! For the most part, I stuck to the sketch — however, I turned the one long photo into three smaller ones. That worked perfectly for these sledding photos from a few years ago.


The November kits are filled with snowflakes (also perfect for this story)! I grabbed this free cut file by Lorilei for just a few more.


The sketch has a bunch of layers behind the photos, so I added some patterned paper strips, including a branding strip and some of the stickers from the Pinkfresh Studio stickers included in the November Project Life kit.


I really enjoyed using these kits and this fabulous sketch to tell this story. I made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by — check out Jessica’s inspiration below!

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Hey guys! I decided to take the sketch very loosely and mirror the design in order to use it for my first december documented project using the lovely November kits. I didn’t get the DD kit, but I still wanted to start my first december documented pocket spread, and I can’t explain how MUCH I have enjoyed creating this:


The title on the sketch is supposed to be on the right side, the picture on the left. I flipped the sketch and used it this way. To incorporate the stars and spread tiny elements, I decided to use one of the pretty Pinkfresh Studio papers and mix it with the rest of the papers. I really like the overall color scheme! I used the pretty aqua album that you can still order over at!


Don’t you just love the exclusive die cuts that come in the main kit? I am so seriously in love with all the shapes and creative elements – the girls really have done such a great job, as always, with their exclusive products. You can just tell that they live to make us all happy and the designs really show their motivation and ambition to make this hobby as beautiful as it is. I stuffed some of the Crate Paper snowflakes behind the deer. Oh, and I (noobishly (is that even a word?) ) cut out a hand drawn number one  – I HAVE to invest in number die sets, despite feeling awful for not simply cutting some numbers out with my cameo.


I really like tassles, but I always find them a bit hard to use on my normal layout projects, so that’s why pocket pages seem like something that allows me to finally use elements that I would normally struggle with a little. Because the tassle still felt too simple for me, I added some enamel dots to make them a bit more interesting. By the way, I really like how it’s possible to pay attention to details – after all, a pocket page will live from straight forward designs, but details definitely make it something unique. And another by the way, did you recognize the picture on the right? It’s a little wish-advent calendar that I made for my mother. I included 24 little wishes for her, like having a great day and much more to make her smile. It’s very easy and it’ll definitely warm somebody’s heart, so why not? 🙂 maybe an idea for next year!

I hope you have enjoyed our inspiration today! Hop over to Facebook to check out what the other girls created!



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