Grateful – A Fall inspired Layout | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone – it’s Raquel here today sharing my first layout using the October kits. The first layout is always one that can be a little tricky for me to complete. I think it is because there is so much choice and so many products to choose from.

My theme for this week is a fall layout. So I was inspired to use the leaves cut files in the October exclusive downloads. I cut them from 4 different patterned papers giving me plenty of colours and patterns to choose from. grateful

The photo I am documenting is one of my kiddies playing in the park at the zoo. They had a ball playing hide and seek behind the big trees and running through the fallen leaves on the ground. I chose to work with a coral, mint, woodgrain with a pop of navy colour combination. There was so much to choose from with these kits!

The main colour block section of the page is actually cut from one of the patterned papers. I just had to include a touch of white, so I just cut out the area that I thought would compliment this page; the coral and mint. To help ground the patterned paper sections I added a vertical strip of the navy patterned paper. I added machine stitching for added detail. grateful-desk

I decided to create a wreath of the leaves. Wreaths seem to be a big trend in scrapbooking at the moment, I am not sure if it is the fall influence or if people are getting ready for christmas. I tried to scatter the colours of the leaves as well as the leave designs – I drew a circle with a maths compass to help guide me in the placement of them. I embellished the top right of the wreath with a chipboard flower and butterfly by Simple Stories and a few small hearts. grateful-1

I machine stitched over the leave wreath design, this helped secure them but also added a nice detail. This then enabled me to fold the ends inwards and give it a pop of dimension. grateful-2

I created a cluster to the left of the photo which contained a combination of We R Memory Keepers stickers, puffy stickers and the glitter enamel dots. grateful-3

The title was from Pebbles inc and although I have gold accents on this page, this rose gold/copper title still worked well. I spread it out amongst the bottom of the two wallet sized photos. I was happy that it fit perfectly in that space. The photos are just matted on that woodgrain paper. grateful-4

I wanted to add some journaling to reflect the title. To help balance the page I felt the only appropriate place to add it was the bottom right corner. Again, and as always this was typed and cut into strips. My absolute fave way to journal. grateful-5

I added a doily from my stash and a couple of the cute We R puffy stickers the peg and heart. I can’t believe how many of those ended up going onto this page, I don’t think that packet will last long. grateful-6

Thanks so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today, I hope this layout has inspired you. I will be sharing a process video for this layout over on my you tube channel really soon!

Raquel x



Recipe Minibook & Layout using Fall Colors | Zinia Amoiridou

Hello it’s Zinia again and today I have two fun projects to share with you, using the October 2016 hip kits.The first project is a recipe minibook that can make a perfect little gift for your culinary loving friends. Nothing feels more autumnal than warm homemade food and the whole family sitting around the table. For this minibook I used the October 2016 Main kit with some bits from the Embellishment kit and the Project Life kit.


I got the idea of making a circular mini so I instantly thought about the wreath cut file that Kim Watson designed this month. I mirrored the design in my silhouette studio and brought the two pieces together so they overlap a bit. Then I welded the design and cut it out.

I covered the empty circle at the front with a piece of vellum and the back with a piece of paper and then I just cut a bunch of extra circles to use as my pages. After everything was arranged and bound, I started playing around with the embellishments.



This little project is really perfect to use up all those kitchen and food related embellishments that are included in the kits this month.



The second project I want to share with you is a scrapbook layout using fall inspired colors. The “Details” paper from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection that came in the Main Kit was one of the most inspiring items of this month. I can’t get enough of it and the limitless ways it can be used.


My main idea was to create a line in the middle of the page with these little strips and create some color drips that look like they’re falling from them. I used my sewing machine to secure the strips on my cardstock to add some extra texture and dimension and then I started adding colors using gelatos from my stash.

To make the colors more intense, I went back with some dry brush strokes using watercolors.


Embellishing this page wasn’t hard because I wanted to keep things simple. I didn’t want to add too much and steal the spotlight from the background. I fussy cut some bits of the floral paper from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection and added a couple of pieces of ephemera.


To frame the design I cut two triangles and placed them on two opposite corners. Also added a small cluster on the top corner to keep things balanced and cohesive.


I really hope you enjoyed these projects and got inspired to create something fun with your October 2016 kits. Make sure to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrapping🙂



Fall layout with a BIG photo – Justyna Skowron

Hello all! It’s Justyna here today with another layout from October Hip Kit Club kits. I used the main kit and embellishment kit.  I had so much fun creating it! For the first time ever I have used a really big photo.  I had a tendency to use very small photos (5x5cm for example) but this week I visited my scrap friend who uses a4 photos in her layouts and I totally love that idea!!

For the last three years I have been travelling a lot. I took that picture last year. I love those colorful leaves all around! I also prepared a short video of how the layout came into life🙂 I really hope you’ll like it.



I love those gold puffy thickers so much that I didn’t want to use them haha.dsc_3098

I love arrows!!! I add them anytime I can. Do you have any particular shape or embellishment that you can’t do your work without?😉dsc_3100

I thought I will have troubles with those big die-cuts from Dear Lizzy. Especially with that cab! But it turned out to be perfect for that layout. And I’m totally in love with that puffy exclusive HKC alphabet – it really is wonderful and that soft color is perfect for autumn layouts and works🙂





I really encourage you to challenge yourself and make a layout with such a big photo!

Take care,




Customizing Die Cut Leaves with Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy back with you today, and I’m excited to share my newest layout using the 2016 October Hip Kits!  The theme for this week is Fall or Harvest, and I couldn’t wait to use some of the leaves from Kim Watson’s cut file.  I live in Florida, so we don’t really get a typical Fall season where the leaves change their beautiful colors.  Here, our leaves are either green or dead…haha!  This photo was taken on Thanksgiving Day a few years ago, so technically it IS Fall even though it looks like Summer.  So I decided to create my own leaves with lots of Shimmerz Paints and create a bright Fall page.  I cut most of the leaves from white cardstock from the Cardstock Kit, and I cut the rest from papers from the Main Kit & Paper Kit.  My very first piece of inspiration for this layout was the navy blue 4×6 Project Life card with the beautiful multi-colored feathers on it.
Before I removed the die cut leaves from my cutting mat, I used some of the Crushed Coral Texturez and Glorious Day Vibez from the Color Kit along with several other Shimmerz from past Color Kits to color them.  I used my finger to smudge, I used a brush, the packaging technique, the splatter technique…just anything to get messy & splotchy color down.  I used some blue & teal sprays on the patterned paper leaves to give them some shading as well.  Once they were dry, I peeled them off and stitched through a few of them with gold thread.
I added some foam behind my photo as well as some tissue paper and then went to work layering all those leaves behind it.  I added a few of the gold Rub-Ons from the Embellishment Kit as well to bring out more the gold pops.  I love how the leaves curled up from the mixed media work!  This wound up having fabulous dimension in the end.
I created another leave cluster down under the photo and added a few of the shiny gold Thicker leave stems from the Take Me Away collection (Main Kit).  I also added a few of the Simple Stories metallic gold clear stickers.  I really love the depth here.
Here’s another look at the dimension.  I used a piece of floral Maggie Holmes patterned paper as background layer although most of it was covered up in the end.
I decided to use one of the We R Memory Keepers wood veneer pieces under the photo.  I went simple with my title and combined some of the exclusive puffy alpha stickers with some small wood grain alphas from WRMK.
Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out.  I had a blast making this, and I hope you get some great ideas from it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a terrific week!



Fall Home Decor | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a little bit of a different project with you!


Instead of creating a layout this week, I created a Fall Home Decor Frame for my home using the September 2016 Main and Add-On Kits!happy-fall-frame

Here is my process video showing how I created the frame! I cut some of the gorgeous leaves that Kim Watson designed for using with the Silhouette Cameo, I cut them from a few different patterned papers for co-ordination!

The inspiration for this project, came from finding this shabby frame amongst some things at home…I knew straight away what I wanted to do with it! When you have a brilliant idea and it comes out just as you intended it to…….Love it when that happens!


I added some machine stitching in a circular pattern to all the paper leaves to help secure them and to add a little texture too!


Thank you so much for joining me on the Hip Kit Club blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x



Supersize It: Using a Large Picture | Jessica Fabiano

Hey everyone, it’s Jessica Fabiano with you again. My weekly “challenges” consisted of supersizing something and using family/gratitude as a second theme. So I decided to go ahead and supersize a picture of me and my niece – they’re my favorite pictures to scrap lately, I don’t even know why. I guess it’s a phase.


I’ve used the October Kits  for this layout. It’s so easy to pull out my favorite colors with those kits. My mixed media mission was completed by adding watercolor to the gorgeous Maggie Holmes “So Sweet” paper from the Gather collection. That paper just asked to get all painted on! This is what it looked like before I added the large photo. (Make sure to check the process video for…well, for the process :D)


I’m sure painting them all in would be awesome, but as I just needed the outer florals, I really didn’t bother. I could see it being quite meditative to just color those flowers and leafs in – and perhaps frame it?


I admit that I have never worked with a picture this large before. It was quite a challenge – but I loved it! I think we sometimes have to get pushed creatively in order to develop more techniques and skills for us to use for future projects. We can only benefit from challenges and I would like to encourage you to try out some things you haven’t tried out before.


Now here’s something else I wanted to share with you. Did you notice that my wood veneers look brighter and a bit different? The WRMK “Honey I’m home” comes with very cute Wood Elements, but the colors didn’t feel right for this particular layout – so I just used my alcohol based markers to paint smaller areas in – and change the way they look!


I just love the amazing lime green. The wood elements come with the Main Kit . I’ve used the gorgeous Jen Hadfield rose gold Thickers from the Embellishment Kit  as my main title.


The little embellishment cluster consists of an aqua colored wreath and a floral piece from the WRMK Honey I’m Home ephemera, which you can also find in the Embellishment Kit. The golden scalloped banner is from Dear Lizzy’s Saturday Ephemera, a part of the Main Kit. The Diamond heart is merely a die cut piece, using an older Maggie Holmes set.

I hope you’ve had some fun joining me today. Here’s my process video:

Have a lovely day!

XOXO, Jessy




Hi Girls! It’s Flóra here with a new 12×12 scrapbook layout made with the October 2016 Hip Kits.


Today’s theme was family and gratitude for me, therefore I chose a fresh family selfie to document. The base of my layout is the Simple Stories – Posh – Live Simply Paper from the October Main Kit. This inspired me to create an asymetrical page.


To seperate the parts of the paper I added zig-zag stitching. This gave a patchwork effect to my page. I used lots of WRMK – Honey I’m Home – Ephemera pieces. They coordinate perfectly with Simple Stories – Posh – Chipboard Accents from October 2016 Embellisment Kit.


On the upper side of the layout I placed fussy cut buildings. For this I used the  Dear Lizzy Saturday – 7th Avenue Paper. The title come from the October 2016 Project Life Kit. The Pebbles – Jen Hadfield Warm & Cozy – Gold Foil Word Sticker is beautiful. With Simple Stories – Posh – Alphabet Stickers I was able to add my Hungarian subtitle, family.


That was it for today. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend! Flóra



“Wild” With No White | Tiffany Medina


Hey everyone! Tiffany here with a my first layout for Hip Kit Club! Can I just start off by saying how much I love how this layout turned out? I am quite proud of it, actually. This layout was a bunch of firsts for me. For one, the challenge was to use “No White” as in the bright white cardstock that I love to use as a background. Two, it’s my first attempt at doing a 12×12 layout as I’ve only ever done 8×8 layouts before. And three, I had to use the theme of “Gratitude or Family” and well, I had this awesome selfie my brother took of he, my mother and I at Animal Kingdom in Disney World this past September, with the lovely Tree of Life in the blurry background behind us. My family and I try to make it to Disney at least twice a year, a tradition we began after my dad past away in 2012. It began as a way for us to get away and just enjoy ourselves and well, we enjoyed ourselves way too much cause we always go back. And with the tradition, we always take a family selfie at Disney. This year’s just happen to be at Animal Kingdom and it’s wonderful.

So naturally when I saw that woodgrain pattern paper, I knew it would pair perfectly with our selfie, and since I couldn’t use white, I decided to accept the challenge! Another challenge that I imposed upon myself was to use up as much of the embellishments from the Main kit and Embellishment kit as I could. I’ve been having a really hard time using up those pieces in my projects because they aren’t pieces that I’d normally gravitate towards, so adding that on top of the no white challenge really pushed me far outside my comfort zone, but I rather enjoyed it!

First thing I did was find a placement for the photo. I had already pulled out two frames from the WRMK Honey I’m Home ephemera pack along with these gold doilies I had in my stash that I knew I wanted to use, and just started layering them behind the photo. Since I placed the photo in the center, I knew I wanted to make a cluster of embellishments sprouting out from behind it. I played around with a few pieces I pulled from the ephemera packs and just layered. I knew for a fact that I wanted to use the “Family Fun” wood veneer from the WRMK Honey I’m Home wood veneer pack and the gold foiled “Wild” thicker from Pink Paislee’s Take Me Away on this layout, I just had to build up the background in order to make them work on the foreground.

The layout came together rather quickly. Once I adhered everything down, the next challenge was adding a bit of a diagonal flourish, so that everything wasn’t so centered. I started off on the bottom left by placing some of the Hone I’m Home button shaped puffy stickers, but then added a few little butterflies I punched out of the Take Me Away pattern paper. I decided to add those same butterflies to the top right, so that it created a bit of movement in the layout. I ended up typing out my journaling and after printing it on white paper, I cut the sentences up into strips, gave them all a quick wash with some beige-colored watercolors, and them adhered them down on the bottom right side of the layout. Overall, I’m so happy at how this turned out! Be sure to check out the process video below to get a better idea of how this layout came together!

Products used: Hip Kit Club October 2016 Main KitOctober 2016 Embellishment Kit Add-on + October 2016 Cardstock Kit Add-on



Clever with Color / Jana McCarthy

Hi everyone, Jana here with a new Layout!
This week is all about Colors… and my first thought was to use a monochromatic colorsheme.


I picked orange, yellow, gold and a touch of brown! The little one and i had some fun creating our own fall leaves with a lot of watercolors! He did a great job and they turned out awesome!


So, with this leaves and the awesome September Kits it was easy to get a page done!
I started with some Heidi Color Shine and a big leaf! I stamped the leaf on white cardstock and i really love how it turned out!




You can watch my process here! Enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by today





October 2016 Hip Kit Club | Kelly Janes

Simplicity in the Smile

Happy Tuesday! Kelly here today sharing my second layout using the 2016 October Hip Kits.

October 2016 Hip Kit Club | Kelly Janes

I started my layout with one of the Simple Stories Posh pattern papers that is available in the Main Kit. It is full of color but I needed a large solid place for my photo to land. My photo is sized at 4×6 and has a sepia tone so I wanted a bold background to add contrast between the papers and the photo. I cut apart the Posh pattern paper and pieced in the American Crafts Stargaze Cardstock that is included in the Cardstock Kit.

October 2016 Hip Kit Club | Kelly Janes

I created a photo mat using one of the Project Life cards in the Project Life Kit, a scrap of white cardstock, and a piece of vellum. I really wanted my photo to be the focus of the layout and to include a lot of white space. White space doesn’t necessarily have to be “white”, but rather empty space on the layout so your eyes are drawn to the photo.

October 2016 Hip Kit Club | Kelly Janes

After the photo mat was complete I started clustering my embellishments around the photo. I used multiple stickers from the We R Memory Keepers Honey I’m Home sticker sheet & enamel dots that are included in the Project Life Kit. I also added a chipboard feather from the Simple Stories Posh Collection & ephemera from the We R Memory Keepers ephemera pack included in the Embellishment Kit.  I added the title from the Pink Paislee-Take Me Away Phrase Sticker Sheet that is included in the Main Kit.

October 2016 Hip Kit Club | Kelly Janes

I wanted to add a few more touches of pink so I cut multiple leaves from the October Leaves HKC Exclusive Cut File and used the Crushed Coral Texturez that is included in the October 2016 Color Kit to add texture and color to the white cardstock. I wanted to add a little more visual interest to the leaves so I splattered the Great Fruit Creameez, that was included in the September 2016 Color Kit. I love how the color kits complement each other month after month!

I’ve put together a process video that also has a quick Cricut Design Space Tutorial.

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me!!