Cut File Tuesday | Kira Ness | February 2021 Hip Kits

Hey there!  It’s Kira and I am so excited to be here on the Hip Kit Club blog today, with my very first blog post as a new team member!  Here’s a look at my layout for today:

Since I didn’t have my physical kit yet, everything I made is using digital products…but that’s okay, because you’ll be able to create something even more amazing with the February Hip kits, I promise.  Most of what I used can be found in the Embellishment Kit and PL Kit.  I started by  printing a few of the papers and PL cards (some paper is printed on vellum, but understand that vellum isn’t in the kit, it is from my stash).

I used the Sentiments and Hearts cut file to cut out three sizes of hearts on plain pink cardstock.  Then I cut the patterned papers with a scallop border cut file.

I layered the scalloped borders on the hearts a couple different ways, to see what I preferred.  But ultimately, I loved how it looked both ways so all the hearts were used as is.  The first way I tried was gluing all the scallops on and then stitching over the top.  The second way I layered, stitched, layered, stitched, etc. all the way up the heart with each individual scalloped border.  The first way was faster, but the second way gave me a little more dimension…but both looked cute!

After the scallops were stitched, I built little embellishment clusters on each of the hearts.  Some foam adhesive helped give my die cuts an extra boost of dimension. Then the hearts were positioned over my journaling and adhered to the page with a strip of paper folded in half (half adhered to the background, half adhered to the heart, allowing the heart to flip up and reveal the journaling).

On the reverse page, I added a photo of my son making Valentine’s Day cupcakes.  I layered a tag and vellum scallop border behind the photo.  Then I built a floral cluster over the bottom right hand corner of the photo.

Thank you so much for stopping by and looking!  I can’t wait to share more projects with y’all in the future!

xo, Kira

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