Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Gift Boxes and Cards | November 2016 Main and Add-On Kits | Hip Kit Club

Hi everyone!
Today I am very excited to share 2 projects with you using the gorgeous Hip Kit Club November 2016 Main and Add-On Kits as well as the amazing December Documented kit!. We are celebrating Gift Giving for the first 12 Days of December and us designers have created either a home decor piece, cards, ornaments or gift ideas for our projects this week! 
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For my first project I wanted to create some small gift boxes. I chose some of the gorgeous papers and cardstock included in the November 2016 Main and December Documented 2016 kit  and found some templates I liked on Google and set about getting my boxes made. My Silhouette Cameo did the cutting for me, all I needed to do was just score and fold on the folded parts. I cut one of the tags from our Day 1 freebie cut files from pink cardstock and added it to my taller bag and added a few small embellishments to jazz up the tree.hkc-gift-box-2
For my smaller box, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the box template and I was able to set my Cameo to the perforate function, so it wouldn't cut the lines that needed to be only folded....it saved me heaps of time! I added a few of the snowflake ephemera pieces to decorate my completed box and an exclusive phrase sticker and some bakers twine to finish it off!hkc-gift-box
I also created 2 Christmas cards that I will be giving to some special family members. I used the December 2016 Documented kit, the November 2016 Main and the November 2016 Embellishment kit for these cards as well as some of the freebie 3 x 4 cut files available on the Hip Kit Club website!hkc-christmas-cards
The 3 x 4 cut files make creating cards simple when you can use the gorgeous coloured cardstock included in the November 2016 Cardstock Add-On kit and some beautiful paper from the November 2016 Paper kit and embellish them using the Add-On kits! hkc-christmas-card-2
I used lots of the AMAZING Hip Kit Club exclusive papers, project life cards and embellishments designed by Kim Watson and Kimberly Hutchison on my cards.....the colours are just beautiful and fresh!  hkc-christmas-card
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you are inspired to create some gift giving projects with the Hip Kit Club November 2016 Hip Kits!!
Make sure to log on to the website at www.hipkitclub.net so you can download the free cut files each and every month to use on your projects!
Happy creating!
Tarrah x
tarrah-mclean

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

12 Days of Giveaways - Merry Christmas | Just Nick Studio

Hi everyone!
Today is the 5th day of the 12 days of Giveaway on the Just Nick blog - which is so exciting! Nicole has outdone herself with all the designs for this giveaway and you can keep your eyes on the lookout for some beautiful new and FREE cut files coming up in the next days! The design team have created wonderful projects to showcase each design and for inspiration. 
I am sharing the layout that I created using the free cut file for today - the Tree Trio 2 cut file
I kept my layout fairly simple for a change and I like how it turned out! I cut the three trees from 3 different patterned papers and placed them framing my photo slightly.
By adding some layering pieces like stickers and small embellishments I was able to add some extra interest to my page without completely covering up the tree cut files I created. A large chipboard title was begging to be used I I would have had it for like 8 years I think!!) so I finally got to use it! 
Today’s design – Tree Trio 2 - is yours for FREE today only over in the Just Nick store!
Just enter code: TRIO2FREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 5th, 2016.
No purchase necessary.

Design will be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Happy cutting and creating!

Tarrah x

Friday, December 2, 2016

Serious Santa | Tis The Season | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!

Happy December!! 
Today I am sharing a new design team layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio! I decided that the Tis the Season Christmas collection needed to make a come back for one of my December projects! Even though this collection is a year old, I still LOVE it and its perfect for layouts, gifts, cards...any type of festive project! The Tis the Season collection is on sale in the online store right now for 40% off if you want to get yourself some of this beautiful collection!
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I was going through lots of photos this week and came across some fun Christmas ones of my eldest son from a couple of years ago, I made him put the Santa hat on and of course he had to pull some strange faces while wearing it! Tis The Season is a very traditional Christmas collection, photos like these fun ones are still great to use with traditional colours and products! 
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I just adore those Poinsettia flowers and the berry stems found in the ephemera pack! I made a cluster to frame the bottom of my photo by popping them up with some foam tape. I embellished my layout further using the accessory stickerswood veneer, flair buttons, enamel dots, sequinslucky charms and enamel stars
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For my title, I used the alphabet stickers from the collection for the word 'Serious' and I cut the Santa word using my Silhouette Cameo! I finished the layout by adding some mist and machine stitching to the outside edges.
Thank so much for stopping by my blog today!
Happy creating!
Tarrah x 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Winter Love | October 2016 Main and Add-On Kits | Hip Kit Club

Hi there everyone!

Today I am back with you sharing another design team scrapbook layout for Hip Kit Club using the October 2016 Main and Add-On kits!

 Some of our new November cut files have been uploaded to the store and I couldn't resist using that cute 'Winter' word! I cut it out twice on my Cameo, I cut just the outline first with white cardstock and then took out the offset in Silhouette Studio and cut it from the patterned paper so that I could back it perfectly behind the white outline. 



I used some foam tape adhesive to pop it up off from the page. I kept the embellishing to a minimum this week, using only a few key pieces to help tell my story.


 As my title is quite big I wanted to make sure my layout still had balance so I used a few of the bigger embellishments like the We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home Wood Veneer and Ephemera. 

I am really pleased with how my layout turned out this week! I hope I have inspired you to create with your Hip Kits

Have a great week everyone! 

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Be Merry Be Bright | Mistletoe Kisses - Simple Stories | Sassy Scrappers

Hi everyone!

Today I am back with my last share as a guest designer at Sassy Scrappers as November has almost come to an end :(

I can however show you my newest layout that I created using the amazing Mistletoe Kisses collection from Simple Stories!!I created 4 layouts all together with this collection and still have heaps more left over too! 
I started out with a plain white cardstock background and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a large Christmas Tree cut file available now in The Cut Shoppe
I then backed the white tree cut out with the pretty stripe patterned paper from the Mistletoe Kisses collection. I love how the colours look behind the cut file! 
I used all the different embellishments from the collection to embellish my layout including the ephemera pack, the decorative clips and the stickers too. The wood veneer pieces are from a different collection! I also used one of The Cut Shoppe's cut files for my title, cutting it out, adhering it and then machine stitching through it for a little bit of texture!  

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Products used and found in the Sassy Scrappers store:
                     
                        
 Cut Files I used and found in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store:
            

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Adventure | Just Nick Studio

Hi everyone!
I am back with you today to share a new design team scrapbook layout for Just Nick Studio using one of the amazing new background cut files called Circle to Circle. This background is brand new and has just been released so make sure you jump on the Just Nick store and add it to your cut file collection!
I teamed the Circle to Circle background cut file with the super pretty Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. I adhered the cut file in place and then machine stitched the square edge for extra security and some texture.
I decided to cut the background with white cardstock so that I could overlap onto that pretty but busy patterned paper background!
I added lots of embellishments inside some of the holes of the cut file and also framed the photo with them as well. I tried to match the colors in the papers with the embellishments that I added to the hole. 
Thank you so much for stopping by the Just Nick blog today! 
Happy creating!
Tarrah x

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

We Are Better Together | October 2016 Hip Kits | Hip Kit Club

Hi everyone!
 Today I am sharing a new design team scrapbook layout I created for Hip Kit Club using the AMAZING October 2016 Main and Add-On Kits!
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I decided that because my photos were small and film strip like that I would create a sense of movement on this layout. I began by cutting a vertical strip from the Maggie Holmes Gather paper from the October 2016 Paper Add-On Kit with the coral colored chevrons on. I then cut some individual chevrons to act like arrows that would work to loosely frame my photos. I matted my photos in the dark blue paper to make them stand out on the spotted background paper I chose.     we-are-better-together-detail
The We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home 'We Are Better Together' wood veneer piece from the Main Kit acts as my title and I just had to add that super cute Simple Stories 'Posh' dog chipboard sticker from the October 2016 Embellishment Kit, he reminded me of the animals on my nephews outfits that they are wearing!
Watch how I create this layout in my process video below!

The Simple Stories Posh chipboard arrows layered over the paper chevrons, helps cement the sense of movement happening on my layout. I added a few other fun things like the balloons and some hearts to help balance my layout also.  we-are-better-together-detail-2
I hope I have inspired you to create with your October 2016 Hip Kits or any of our kits? Take an idea from my layout and try it on your next layout! I would love to see what you do! Tag me @tarrahm on Instagram so I won't miss it!
Happy creating!
tarrah-mclean
Tarrah x

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

3 x Christmas Cards | Cards Week | Just Nick Studio

Hi everyone!
Today I am back with you to share 3 Christmas cards I have created for Just Nick Studio. All this week, we have been showcasing cards on the Just Nick blog using some awesome Just Nick cut files.
I decided to create 3 Christmas cards for this week:
The first card I created, I used the Ho Ho Ho title from the Holiday Sentiments cut file set, cutting it from white cardstock and using foam tape to pop it up a little bit!
This cut file set is so versatile, as you get all of these cute titles for your holiday/Christmas projects in the one set!
The 2nd card I created, I used the 25 frame from Holiday Overlay 1 cut file set! I cut the 25 frame from white cardstock again and backed the frame with some red Christmas themed paper. I then used foam tape to raise the whole thing on top of the green Christmas themed paper. 
Frames with images or words are great to use on cards, you can cut them from paper or cardstock for a fun look.  
The 3rd card I created, I used the Holiday Tree Background. I cut this tree and the frame that its attached to with the green Christmas paper. I adhered it to a white cardstock background and added some Holiday themed embellishments to finish off my card.
The Holiday Tree background can be used for either a scrapbook layout or for cards too, you just need to resize the image accordingly!
Hope you enjoyed looking at my Christmas cards! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Happy creating!


Tarrah x

Monday, November 21, 2016

Snow Day | Simple Stories Mistletoe Kisses | Sassy Scrappers/The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone!
 I am currently guest designing for Sassy Scrappers and have used the gorgeous Simple Stories Mistletoe Kisses collection to create this fun scrapbook layout for our current team up with The Cut Shoppe!  

I used a white gel pen in my Silhouette Cameo to draw The Cut Shoppe Snow Day cut file design instead of cutting it out. I then coloured them all in by hand using the same white gel pen!  

The Mistletoe Kisses collection has lots of snow related items included! Even though we don't do snow at this time of year, I still wanted to make use of some of those cute items so I pulled out a photo of my eldest son from a snow visit 2 years.  

I cut the Snow Day title from one of the papers and then used foam tape to add dimension...this allowed me to be to tuck things underneath and also creates some shadow too.

There is still a little bit of time to save 25% off your entire order at The Cut Shoppe with the discount code below!

Thank you so much for joining me on my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to get creating?! Check out the Sassy Scrappers store to find everything you need to get crafty!

Tarrah x

Cut Files used from The Cut Shoppe:

 


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