Hello friends, Kelly here to share my newest layout.  I’ve used the August 2021 Main Kit, Pocket Life Kit, Embellishment Kit and Paper Kit along with a fabulous cut file by Kim Watson. It’s called Arrows and will be on our website for subscribers very soon in our August cut files!

After cutting it out of white cardstock, I taped it over Jenn Hadfield’s, Rainbow Skies paper from her Reaching Out collection. I love how the tiny floral pattern peeks through the cut file.  Using a straight pin, I pierced holes for stitching around each arrow.

Then I chain-stitched all the arrows using four colours plus white of DMC Embroidery Floss. It gives my layout all the texture I love.

Finally, I built up a vignette for my photos. Siding each photo with pretty mandalas I fussy cut from Paper #1, the Paige Evans Wonders collection.

I tucked in flowers from Vicki Boutin’s Floral Study paper from her Color Study collection and pretty metallic butterflies from her endless Cardstock Stickers sheet.

My title is just one of the super cute pieces you get in the HKC Exclusive, Collect Memories Die Cuts package. Did you notice the beads on the edge of my photos?  I added a strip of 1/8″ double sided tape and sprinkled on the HKC Collect Memories glass seed beads. Another Exclusive HKC product.

I finished it all off with a sprinkle of hearts, all from the Simple Stories Sunkissed collection and dabs of acrylic paint in black, gold, yellow and blue, added with the handle of a small paintbrush.

I hope you discovered a few fun ideas to use on your own pretty creations. See you again soon !

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