I am super excited to be the guest designing with the June Hip Kits! As soon as I got my kits in the mail I got to play – I was so inspired by the contents!
I started by die cutting my Concentric Stars cut file from lots of different patterned papers in the kit. The cut file cuts the solid inner stars too, so I needed to decide which stars and which sides of the double-sided patterned papers to use. Ultimately, I chose the star outlines only and picked a light blue textured cardstock from the Cardstock Add-On Kit for my background.
I adhered all of the stars in place and then used my sewing machine and silver thread to stitch around each star. Don’t look too carefully, it’s definitely not perfect! But I love the texture and shine it adds. I used the largest solid star as a shield and splashed white acrylic paint and the blue Shimmerz in the kit (yay, my first Shimmerz!) around the background.
Once the background dried I added two photos and started embellishing with all of the things from the kits. There are so many options to choose from! A couple packages of ephemera die cuts, chipboard stickers, labels, puffy stickers, epoxy stickers, paper stickers, alphabet stickers, more and more and more! I could make like 20 layouts from these kits! It would be a super fun self imposed challenge to kill this kit.
I placed everything at an angle to match the angle of the stars and then wrote journaling on the top right side. A sprinkling of enamel dots here and there is the perfect finishing touch. Done and done!
I hope you are inspired to check out the Hip Kit Club as well as my cut files! Also, be sure to check out my process video to see more details about how my layout came together.
Thanks so much for dropping by today!