Friday, January 24, 2014

Photo Flashback & December 2013 Hip Kit

Hi friends!
Remember me?! Happy 2014. Hope the new year is off to a great start for you!
I'm excited for a new year, more creative fun and much more consistency on this blog.

Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the fun December 2013 Hip Kit.
The December kit if FULL of great patterns, colors and embellishments...

Even though the kit has a lot of bright and cheery colors in it, I was able to create a soft, neutral layout for this 'vintage' winter photo I found...

I love the soft grey, minty green and white color palette with just a pop of that pretty golden yellow.
I used lots of layers on this project, which is a good example of how well the papers in these Hip Kits always coordinate so great! Lots of layers, patterns & texture going on, without it distracting too much from the photo...and the vellum is an awesome addition to these layers.

I also added some vellum snowflake punched shapes to this project. These give it even more texture, again, without being a distraction on the layout. I tucked a few snowflakes here and there between the layers.

The scalloped circle is a piece of the naked chipboard shapes included in the December 2013 Embellishment Kit. These are really fun to alter in all sorts of ways to personalize them for your projects - you can ink or mist them to change the color, glitter them, apply Versamark ink and emboss them (this works great using the white or gold Zing Embossing Powders from the December 2013 Stamp Kit!) or cover them with patterned paper. I used some Impress Fresh Ink to color this one and layered one of the wood veneer pieces on top to make it stand out.

Be sure to visit the Hip Kit Club's new website ( to check out all the details on the December 2013 Hip Kit and Add-On Kits, as well as the current January 2014 Hip Kit and the soon-to-be released February 2014 Hip Kit! From there, go check out the Hip Kit Club blog for lots of project inspiration from the Design Team using all of these kits!

Happy scrapping!