Our little star - using the April Hip Kits

Hey everyone, 

I'm here again today with a new layout and card to share with you all using the April Hip Kits and April cut files.

I really wanted to document my little ones weekly visit to a literacy based playgroup and thought the exclusive April Star cut files would be perfect for this as she is of course a little star! ha. I had taken this picture at the lessons one day in the hope that I would document it, so I am pleased that I have that memory down now for her to reflect on when she is older.

I layered the Shimelle 'well done' Clear Sticker from the Starshine collection onto vellum and then onto white card stock to help it stand out. I also embellished with the sweet Amy Tangerine Better Together rub ons, the My Minds Eye On Trend enamel dots, the Simple Stories Life Documented veneer and the super teeny tiny exclusive acrylic stars. I added further detail to the top cluster by adding some white stitching in a messy way.
I had been waiting to find a perfect layout to use these Simple Stories Life Documented veneer paperclips. I was able to weave the exclusive cut apart pieces into it to give it further detail. I also added to the right of the photo a Pinkfresh Studio frame and rubber shapes from the Life Noted collection.
There was a small bit of negative space on the photo in the bottom left corner so I used a combination of the Elle's Studio black alphabet stickers and the bright and fun Pinkfresh Studio yellow alphas to create it.

I love to tell our stories through our pages so if you are new to Hip Kits you may not know that one of my favourite things to use is my typewriter. You can sometimes find them at local charity or antique stores, this one was picked up for me from an Antique store at a really good price. It is perfect for adding my story in a quick but effective way. I added a line of stitching through the center of the journaling strips to add detail and also to allow me to bend up the ends a little for a touch of dimension.


How beautiful and bright do those Amy Tangerine Better Together 'goodness' rub on look? I have nearly finished the pack which is a bit of a rarity with me and rub ons. The vertical strips to the left of the page are made up of the exclusive Kim Watson paper and a branding strip from one of the Elle's Studio Little Moments collection papers in the Main Kit.

The cut files themselves were super easy to back and less time consuming than some I do. This is because I backed the whole star in the one patterned paper or vellum. The largest star also has a layer of vellum from the card stock kit to soften the patterned paper underneath. All you need to do to back the files is glue them good sides facing up onto the pattern you desire and simply cut around them with a fine tip scissor. The photo layer is adhered with foam to the page and contains a couple of paper layers. I love the bright pops of colour mixed with the white card stock; so fresh and fun!

I also decided to create a 4x6" card from my scraps in the collection, an extra star cut file, and other contents from the Main, Embellishment and Project Life kits . For the base of the card I used a piece of the Fountain card stock from the extra card stock kit. Some of the stars are also fussy cut from the exclusive patterned paper by Kim Watson.

I hope you have enjoyed this post today. I absolutely cannot wait to get my May kit, it looks amazing!

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