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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

When Scrap Challenges Push Creativity, Magic Happens!

This week's challenge at Hip Kit Club was a doozy... Create a layout with a white background, paint embellishments white, and then (the biggie) cut the layout to fit into divided page protectors. I only have 2 types of divided page protectors 6x6 and 4x6, so my options were a bit limited. The photos I selected were from the most beautiful snowfall we had last year. I thought they would pair well with the white aspect of the challenge. I laid out the die cut words on the page protectors to see which direction this layout would take.

To create interest and dimension, I grabbed my favorite snow stencil (Simon Says Stamps Falling Snow),Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle, and white cardstock. The wonderful thing about Whipped Spackle is that it dries so quickly.

For the painted elements, I chose wood veneer snowflakes, acrylic letters (I painted them on the backside, and added dots to the front with a white pen), and did a white-wash over the kraft die-cut frame and the cork piece. To play off of the gorgeous, golden sun streaming through on the photos, I decided to use a few gold elements. I was thrilled to find out that the Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder was a perfect match to the Amy Tangerine Love die-cut, so I embossed the heart on the frame.

In the end, I removed it from the divided page protector and converted back to 12x12. I truly LOVE this layout and it's all because of a fun challenge. Hip Kit Club offers weekly challenges (usually on Friday), be sure to stop by and check them out here. Not only are they a great way to get inspiration, you may even win a gift certificate for participating.


  1. So pretty! I love how you created the snow.I haven't tried Whipped Spackle before.

    1. Thank you, Emily! It's fun to use and looks good enough to eat. lol

  2. WOW - I love this layout also! The use of the stencil and the spackle is gorgeous!


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