Hey everyone! This is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) and here my first layout using the July 2021 Kits – these kits are BEAUTIFUL! I love the colour palette so much and the summer vibes. Today I have been inspired by the Moodboard designed by Melissa and I have used an exclusive cut file. I have also created a process video which you can see at the end of this post.

You can find the July kits on the Hip Kit Club website and the cut file will be up soon under the July Downloads tab.

I started off with white card and the beautiful pale pink zig zag patterned paper. I trimmed the paper down, distressed the edges and added it centrally to my cardstock. I added splatters of white paint to the background.

I cut the cut file three times from Marshmallow cardstock in three different sizes. I then painted the cut files with the Berry Hot and Sunkissed Shimmerz paints from the July Color Kit. I then covered the cut files with embossing ink and sprinkled them with clear sparkle embossing powder. I heat embossed these and the finish is spectacular! So pretty and sparkly. I can’t take credit for this idea…I was totally inspired by the amazing Jennifer Rambert, so thank you Jennifer for the inspiration!

I attached the three cut files to the middle of the layout and machine stitched then in place. I then added my photo together with a journaling card from the Pocket Life kit. I added lots of flowers from the Build a Bloom pack and a title from the puffy stickers.

The moodboard inspired me all the way through this layout: the mandala cut file is to represent the top left image, the hazy pink, yellow and orange colour scheme was inspired by the sun set photo. I painted the cut file with paint because there is paint on the moodboard.  I also added a butterfly which was inspired by the butterfly picture and I have used the word Summer for my title, inspired by the phrase on the moodboard.

I finished off with a few phrase stickers on the left side of the layout and a few puffy hearts.

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping. You can view the process video below, enjoy xx

Niki xx


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