Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cards for Hip Kits - Using the Scraps

I'm finally posting my final two projects for Hip Kits with their July kits, and it'll be a short one today since it's a set of cards!

I had already finished the requested four layouts and two of the four cards Kimberly asked for before I made these, and I was pretty much down to scraps left from the kit at this point! I also had several sheets of colored cardstock left since I don't often use it for layout backgrounds, so I cut two card bases out and got to work.

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I made these cards in parallel, doing each step to each card in turn until both were finished. I started by drawing outlines around both in white pen to define the edges, then cut sentiments from paper scraps using Lain Lamb's Document It: Celebrate dies from My Favorite Things.

Things started to diverge when I began adding paper scraps to fill in the rest of the space. The "Celebrate" card got the circle punch treatment while I used strips, some cut with banner ends, on "Good Times." I chose different color schemes for each, too, going more girly on the first and a little more masculine on the second.

I rummaged through the few brads and buttons I had left over from the kit to finish everything off, and I love the results!

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Though both of these cards started out using the same process, they turned out to be completely different from each other. You definitely don't have to sacrifice creativity for efficiency!