Hi Hip Kit friends! It’s Jodie with you today and I’m pretty excited that part of my brief for this assignment is to document a vacation on a pocket page spread.
This week we had a super-fun mini vacay day cruising our local waterways for a work party. We had such a great time on a beautiful sun-filled winter day, so of course I used all the bright and happy colours from the June 2019 kits to document the week!
The colours from Heidi Swapp and Vicki Boutin that feature heavily in this month’s kits as well as the gorgeous 3×4 and 4×6 cards in the Pocket Life kit work so well together.
I wanted to use this fun 3×4 card to list out 3 different things, and since we have 3 favourite afternoon walks to take with our two Cavalier King Charles pups, I listed all 3 walks on this card, and ticked the option we took on this Saturday afternoon. I added the rest of my journalling, a sticker from the Heidi Swapp sticker book and a Vicki Boutin chipboard piece to the card and called this one done.
I used the Starburst Squares June 2019 exclusive cutfile, enlarged it to focus on just one of the starbursts, and cut it from white cardstock. Then I used the offset tool in my Silhouette software and cut that piece in a turquoise patterned paper. I layered those together over my base patterned paper and stitched all of the starburst ‘arms’ with silver metallic thread on my sewing machine.
To finish the title card I adhered a circle label sticker from the Heidi Swapp sticker book over some white cardstock (I seem to be doing that a lot this month ha!), spelled out the month with alphas from the same book, printed the dates out on my printer and then added a couple of layers with stitching, quotation mark stickers, and then I pulled a gold paperclip from my stash, adhered a cute chipboard button and tied some lime green embroidery thread in a bow to make it super-cute. The uneven backing to the label sticker is actually a Vicki Boutin flower ephemera piece that I turned upside down, and I love how the more freeform look to this shape turned out rather than using a regular circle.
My right page came together really quickly since most of the work was done for me with this gorgeous ‘relax’ 3×4 card, and a full 3×4 photo beside it.
This group photo wasn’t looking awesome in colour after me pulling it from someone else’s social media (also after their filters/edits), so I converted it to black and white and I think it worked really well.
Again I’ve layered the Heidi Swapp stickers on this 6×4 card over white cardstock to give them extra structure, and also to give the colours a little extra depth.
Thanks for stopping by today guys, I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to use your June Hip Kits in some pocket page spreads, or to use a cut file in a slightly different way than it may have been designed.