Hello Hip Kit Fans! Michelle her with you to share Day Five and Day Six in my December Documented Album. These particular days were the first time that I strayed from the comfort of the pocket pages and added a more homemade touch to my album.
For Day Five I went with a large tag that served as the foundation for a big photo and my journaling. The tag measured 4×8, so I printed my photo as a 5×7 and trimmed it down a bit at the bottom to include room for my typed journaling.
Since I wanted to include a stitched border around the photo tag, I actually made two tags. The top tag was made out of plain cardstock and this is what I adhered my photo and embellishments to. After running it through the sewing machine and stapling my number five, I glued it to the “real” tag. Doing this not only hid the backstitching, but gave me some wiggle room in case I made a mistake.
Day Six is a traditional style layout. I wanted to add in lots of layers behind this simple photo so I pulled out some papers and die cuts from the December Documented Kit and layered it in with one of the exclusive cut files that the Hip Kit Club has been giving away for free as part of their “12 Days of Giving” event. For my journaling, I typed my story on a sheet of vellum and layered it under the photo. When making my title I really wanted a smaller sized alpha to mix in with the bigger “snow,” so I grab the exclusive alphas that were featured in the November PL Kit. The star paperclip came from own stash.
To add something a little extra to the layout, I made a clear pocket from some packaging and filled it with gold star sequins. It was a small detail, but I thought it was a fun touch! I love how this project brings out the creativity. I appreciate the purpose of this project for sure, but the fun I am having putting it together really is the frosting on the cookie! Lol! Wishing you the best!