Shake It Up! Shakers & Punches | Ashley Horton

Hello friends!!  It’s Ashley, and I’m so excited to share my first Blog post with you, and be back on the HKC Design Team!  I had so much fun working with the February 2019 Main Kit, which includes some gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio, Carta Bella and Crate Paper products.  I combined some of the Pinkfresh Studio and Carta Bella products with Vellum and circle punches to create a fun, shaker element on my layout.


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I started my layout, by cutting an 8 inch circle from Vellum.  Then, I cut one of the large wreath images from the Pinkfresh Studio Joyful Day Big Ideas patterned paper.  I placed it in the center of my Vellum and then placed the two pieces on my background paper.   Next, I machine stitched around the outer edge of the circle cut from the patterned paper.


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Once the circles were in place, I pulled a few papers from the Kit, that I had already used on other layouts.  I used two of my punches, a one inch circle and a single hole punch, to create confetti to go inside the Vellum.  This is a great way to use up scraps of patterned paper, that might be left over from your kits!  I placed all of the punched confetti pieces inside the Vellum, and closed in the shaker, by stitching along the outside edge.


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Since I had a circle theme going on with the Vellum and punched confetti, I decided to continue that look on the rest of my layout.  I cropped my photo into a circle and used my Cameo to cut it out in the circle shape.  I also used my one inch and two inch punches, to get a few more circles from the Big Ideas patterned paper.  Because of the placement of my shaker circle, I thought it would look great to add the other punched circles and my photo in a diagonal, going across the layout.


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After getting all of my main elements in place, I chose a few embellishments from the kit, that were also in the shape of a circle.  The layered stickers, wood buttons and enamel dots from the Pinkfresh Studio Joyful Day Mixed Embellishment Pack worked perfectly with all of the other circles on my layout!


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You can find the February 2019 Main Kit HERE, as well as all of the other Kits and Add-On Kits.  And while you’re visiting the website, make sure you check out the March 2019 Kits.  They are amazing!!


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