Too Cool Cutfile Inspired Layout

Hello friends!  It’s Jung here, and today, I’m sharing a layout that I created using a HKC exclusive cutfile called My Shades.  It will be available on the Hip Kit Club website soon, so keep an eye out!  For my layout, I am using the June 2019 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Color Kit.

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Using my silhouette machine, I enlarged the cutfile, then cut it from white cardstock.  I backed the cutfile using various shades of blue and teal pattern papers in the Main Kit.

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I decided to use my photo as the back of the O in “for.”  I had this photo in my camera roll already, but wasn’t this photo made for this cutfile, and vice versa?  My toddler LOVES glasses and sunglasses!

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I decided I wanted to use white cardstock for my background.  I wanted the cutfile to pop a little more, so I decided to kind of paint the white outline of the letters in a blue ombre fade.  I used the blue Magical powder from the Color Kit, watered it down, and painted my cut file.  I really like the depth it gave.  I mounted the cutfile onto the white cardstock with foam tape for some dimension.

Next, I used pieces from the kit to embellish my layout.  I didn’t want to take away from the cutfile, so I kept my embellishments to a minimum.  The “say cheese” speech bubble, as well as the hearts are fussy cut from Vicki Boutin pattern papers.

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I used the Heidi Swapp stamps to create a few more embellishments.  I added a piece of pattern paper to the top, and a few banners that I fussy cut from VB pattern paper.  I also added a few of the holographic star and circle foam stickers.  To finish off my layout, I added a few splatters of the pink Magical powder watered down.

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When I started out making this layout, I must admit that I didn’t love it.  However, as everything was coming together, I really ended up loving how it turned out!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  Don’t forget to head to the Hip Kit Club website to check out the June & July 2019 kits, as well as the free cutfiles.

Thanks for joining me, and have a happy day!

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