Happily every After with Hip Kits

Hey everyone, I'm here today sharing a new layout using the July kits. My theme for this layout was ‘beautiful blooms’ so I decided to feature Ashley’s gorgeous cut files and fussy cut flowers from Kim’s exclusive papers.

Here is the layout I created: Happily ever After happilyeverafter-logo
And here is the process of how it all came together:
For this layout I documented another one of our wedding photos I knew I wanted to use a wedding photo as soon as I saw the phrase ‘happily ever after’. I chose a black and white photo as the paper I used for the cut file is so fun and bright that I may have found it difficult to find a photo to compliment it perfectly. More often than not, if I work with many colours on a page I will use a black and white photo. I just adore the look of a black and white photo if I am honest.
I wanted to add a flow of embellishments from the top left to the bottom right of the layout this incorporated a mixture of exclusive die cut ephemera, fussy cut blooms and Amy Tan rubber charms and enamel hearts . I added some of the pieces with foam adhesive and other pieces with regular adhesive.
I wanted to add some extra detail so I used the exclusive 6×6 stencil to the page with my favourite Faber Castell medium Whipped Spackle. To make sure I only applied one diamond at a time I used my washi tape to mask off just the one. Making it nice and easy. The rubber charms add a nice dimensional embellishment to the cluster at the bottom too. 
I just adore how this cut file turned out on this exclusive patterned paper. So bright and fun. I love how it pops off the page. I adhered it with a foam adhesive so it was the same level as the photo.
I framed the photo using the grey and white diagonal stripe chipboard frame by Heidi Swapp. I adhered this to the page using a foam sheet.

As a bonus project this month I created a couple of cute embellished paper clips. I recently purchased a 100 pack of 50mm paper clips so I could make my own embellishments. These can be used in planners, project life, cards and traditional scrapbook pages. plannerclips
To create clips like these all you need is a hot glue gun, paper clips and small embellishments like die cuts or flair. You just apply hot glue to the top of the clip and back of the embellishment to adhere them together. I then cut a small piece of felt and added it to the back with hot glue to cover up the hot glue and clip area. So much fun! plannerclip-2
I decided to create a little bonus video for you today on how I created these clips too!
Thanks for stopping by!

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