Hello Hip Kit friends !


It’s Sophie on the blog today for Cut File Tuesday, and I am so excited to share my first layout created with the October 2021 kits !



Here is my step-by-step process !


First of all, I really wanted to use this new Autumn Dreams cut file mixed with the Leaves and Acorns cut file, two subscriber cut files that will be released soon in the cut file section of the Hip Kit Club website. 



I cut them on white cardstock.


I used a thick white cardstock for my background and cut the beautiful HKC Exclusive Sweater Weather Gimme Some Pie Paper (October Paper kit) to 11 x 11 inches. I stitched around that paper with white thread and bent the edges a little bit. 



Here is what I had in mind in the first place. I ended up changing the position of the photo to the lower left quadrant of the page. 



I cut the inner pieces of the cut file letters on the Sweater Weather Fall Breeze Paper (this might be my very favorite paper of the kit !) and instead of backing the cut file with them, I mounted each letter on adhesive foam and placed them above the cut file. 




I backed a few leaves with some Pocket Life Cards and patterned papers, and left some empty. I also used the inner pieces of the leaves as embellishments too.



I added tissue paper and adhesive foam behind my photo and placed it on the left side of the page.


I created 2 big leafy clusters around my photo and one smaller above the title with the leaf cut files, some HKC Exclusive Sweater Weather Leaf & Floral Die Cuts (Embellishment kit) and exclusive Wood Veneer Leaves with Gold Foiling from the October Main kit. 



I backed the acorns with the Bazzill Beeswax Cardstock that I previously passed through an embossing folder from my stash. It’s a great way to jazz up plain cardstock !



I added a few flowers and just had to place that cute squirrel on my page. It couldn’t be more perfect for my photo !



Finally, I wrote down a little journaling on a beautiful tag from the HKC Exclusive Die Cut Tags (Pocket Life kit) and played with the gorgeous Nuvo Auburn Pearl Crystal Drops (October Color kit).


Here are more close-ups:











I hope this was inspiring for you. These exclusive October kits are certainly my new favorites !


Happy crafting !


Sophie xx



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