Hip Kit Club: 'Tis the Season to Be Freezin'

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Morning, friends, and welcome to the weekend!  I trust you all have spectacular plans for a relaxing, fun-filled couple of days.  We're using our time off work and school to tackle another home-improvement project.  They're never-ending but rewarding.  So, I'm not going to complain.  Follow me on Instagram and at #uppervalleyupdates if you want to see what we're up to.

Anyhow, I have a new, Hip Kit Club page to share today.  One of my pet peeves for any and all kit club inspiration has always been that I never seem to have the same products the design team uses.  Previously, that has been due to the fact that, in general, main kits themselves usually house more than enough goodies to keep me creating for a month.  So, I never needed nor had the extra funds just lying around to purchase add-ons, no matter how desirable they may have been.  If you can relate, I've got a winter-themed treasure, utilizing the Exclusive Winter Wonderland cut file and December 2019 Main Kit only, just for you.  Check it out!
For the first time in a long time, I didn't touch this scrumptious, Frozen Sky 12" x 12", background paper with an ounce of mixed media.  It was just too perfect to mar like that ;).  So, I jumped right in to cutting all the tags and tickets, which I layered behind my matted, with white cardstock, photos, from the Marshmallow cut-apart sheet.  I used simple, office supply store, reinforcement labels to surround the punched holes and laced all the tags with white string lengths, a couple of which were tied in bows.
I then backed the right photo with a scrap of the Color Flow print, anchored with copper-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a couple of extra, hand-cut, from the Marshmallow cut-apart sheet, tags...
and the left photo with a scrap of the Winterscape print, anchored with copper-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  The latter was further topped with a sweet, little, So Frosty Die-Cut bird, popped up with foam tape.
The photos, as a unit, were then sandwiched between a So Frosty Die-Cut deer, penguin, and snowman...
as well as snowmen, hand-cut from the Frosted print, all popped up with foam tape...
and grounded with the So Frosty Die-Cut, "'Tis the season to be freezin'" title; "Brrrr" Chill Foil Phrase Thickers; and a stamped, in Jet Black ink, "FUN DAY DEC 29 2015" date.
I then tossed lots of snowflakes into the design, including Chill Foil Accent Thickers; So Frosty Die Cuts; and ones Cameo-cut, from Vellum, using the Winter Wonderland Exclusive Cut File.  A couple of So Frosty Die-Cut hearts and lots of pink Crystals complete the look.
Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: date (Heidi Swapp) Paper: white (Paper Studio); vellum (American Crafts - HKC); Glitter & Ice: Frozen Sky 12x12 (PLS - HKC); Snowflake: Marshmallow, Frosted, & Winterscape (Crate Paper - HKC); Honey & Spice: Color Flow (Heidi Swapp - HKC) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: copper thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); reinforcement labels (office supply store); white string (Hobby Lobby); cheesecloth (Dritz); Cameo (Silhouette); Winter Wonderland cut file & So Frosty Die Cuts (HKC); crystals (Prima - HKC); Chill Foil Accent & Phrase Thickers (American Crafts - HKC)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING those snowflakes and the snowmen!! And she looks ADORABLE in her jacket!!!

Lisa Elton said...

I know i must sound like a broken record, but I just love the way you layer and weave everything together in your designs. This is spectacular Jinny!