Having the Best Time | Hip Kit Club | July 2021 Main Kit only

Saturday 28 August 2021


Hey everyone! Here is my latest layout for Hip Kit Club. I have used the July 2021 Kits but the Main Kit only. You can find the July kits on the Hip Kit Club website here: https://www.hipkitclub.net/july-2021.

Today I have used an enlargement photo. It is 8”x12” which is a size with which I don’t think I’ve ever scrapped before! I stuck it to a sheet of white cardstock anchored to the left side. This left me with a 4” wide white strip on the right side of the layout. I decided to use the border strips, which I have been saving specifically for this layout, to create a fun panel of pattern. I started at the bottom and layered them up, overlapping each other slightly. I carried on until I ran out of strips. I then cut off the excess and used those parts to complete the look all the way to the top.  I particularly wanted the finished and curved ends of the border strips to feature on my photo and I arranged them so they are all different lengths. To finish the top part I had to turn them upside down so I had enough finished ends. I love how it looks with the photo emerging from beneath them. Design Team member Vicki Parker also created a similar panel with these border strips on an earlier layout but she has cut hers so they are straight on each side and has used it as a decorative panel on a white background – check out her layout for more inspiration of how to use these wonderful border strips!

Once all the strips were in place I machine stitched through each one and then ran my finger under the edges to make them stand up slightly in order to add dimension.

I then added the remaining leftover border strip pieces to the top left of the page to cover up an area of the photo that had some fences in that didn’t look that nice. It is much prettier now that the border strips are in place! I added a few items of ephemera, as well as some of the beautiful acetate doilies.

I added puffy phrase stickers to the layout saying things like ‘having the best time’ ‘relax’ and ‘favorite place’. I also added a few more bits of ephemera.

To add my journaling, I cut some strips from one of the backing pieces of the packaging all the exclusive products were packaged in this month! I could have used white card but the packaging was a better colour match to the border strips and had cute pink lines on it! I handwrote my journaling on these strips and added them to the border strips.

Thank you so very much for joining me today and I have you have enjoyed seeing how I used the border strips today.

Happy scrapping

Niki xx



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