My Favorite Day in May and a Graduation

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today, May 31, is my favorite day of the year because it’s my birthday! YAY! I’ve got two new projects to share with you today using the May kits and the first one is my planner spread for May which highlights my special day. I used the cut-apart sheet and layered it with pieces of patterned paper, washi and puffy stickers to create a little cluster at the top left of my month. I also used lots of alpha stickers from the Project Life kit to highlight our travels and special events this month. I love using washi tape to block off dates so they stand out in my planner and I know not to plan anything else during that timeframe. I also added a few stamps from my stash to designate the year and other activities on my calendar.

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Here are a few close up shots so you can see the details. I love the sweet green bow from the Embellishment Kit and used it as a page marker for the month. And those puffy hearts from the Project Life Kit are such a fun embellishment to add to any project!

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I really love that this month’s Project Life kit came with multiple styles and colors of alphas that I could use to designate different activities throughout the month. The colors help make dates pop off the page and I love the color it adds to this spread.

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The second project I’m sharing is a Project Life spread using the May kits. My husband and I recently went to Philadelphia to attend our nephew’s college graduation. It was so nice to be able to celebrate this special occasion with our family and I took lots of photos to capture our weekend together.

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I used many of the exclusive Hip Kit Club Project Life cards and embellished them with alphas from Bella Boulevard, wood veneer from Jillibean Soup, and chipboard frames from Simple Stories. I added the “memories” chipboard word from Bella Boulevard and sequins from Jillibean Soup as final touches for my spread and added them on top of the page protectors. Here are a few detailed shots.

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It was so much fun to put these pages together and the May Hip Kits helped them all come together so easily! Thanks so much for stopping by and helping me celebrate these special occasions. Hope you have a great week and happy crafting!

Anita Patel

Trendy way to add 8 photos to your layout!

Today being “Focus on Photos”day was the perfect opportunity to scrap a selection of everyday photos. These eight, were captured from a typical store visit when the children were younger. Mundane was never an issue for us when when needing to buy groceries…these two were always up to some sort of mischief. I am so happy with my choice to freshen up this multi photo page by printing them in 2” square photo strips.

Extra Special . Happy . Family Time by Kim Watson

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Using the fun April kits, I selected orange, yellow & pink accents, that when placed on the Elle’s Studio patterned paper, created a soft ombre effect. Notice how I followed the vertical pattern on the paper when laying out the page elements? It gives the page a fabulous graphic feel. By laying vellum strips on the base page along the stripes & attaching them with zigzag stitching and placing embellishments in little clusters, I was able to soften things nicely.

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Looking for a great way to add visual interest? Try positioning rubber charms, sticker labels, wood veneer accents and resin badges in horizontal positions off the  photo strips, like little flags, breaking the obvious vertical lines.

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A mixture of hand written journaling, pre-printed text from the Pinkfresh Studios washi pack & typed text…really mixes things up for even more page interest. Everyday memory keeping doesn’t have to be ordinary. Try my idea of B&W photo strips for a fresh take on multi photo scrapbooking.

<<Be sure to check out the Hip Kit Club Instagram account for my process video>>

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Monday!

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Welcoming New DT Member – Cathy Martin!

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We are thrilled to welcome Cathy Martin to our HKC Creative Team!  Many of you may be familiar with her work from our HKC Member Forum.  Cathy is super talented and I am thrilled to have her join our HKC family.  She will be sharing her first project on our HKC Facebook Page tomorrow at 6pm EST.  She also has an awesome Process Video to go along with it.  Here is a little glimpse of what you will be seeing tomorrow, so be sure to stop by to check out her entire project and link to her video.

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Oh what fun | Christin Grønnslett

Hello everyone. Christin here today to share with you my first layout with the May 2016 kits.  Today was one of the days where I ended up covering up most of what I had done on this background and I ended up mostly lots of drops – which actually looks like small bubbles.  The top blue color is the  Shimmerz Vibez Jeni B Bleu color from the May 2016 Color Kit.

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This kit this months offers lots of color contrast which I love. I have mixed lots of different tones of aqua/turquoise against the dark blue/black and just added yellow and orange  I had already made most of the background before I got the kit and I had just nailed the color combo – the Shimmerz painted was the only color I added after I got the kit.

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There are lots of fun exclusives in this kit designed by Kimberly Hutchison or Kit Watson. Here you can see that I have used pieces from the ephemera pack – the title and a few other pieces.  (both in the main kit) Also in the May 2016 Embellishment kit you will find cool exclusives – some cool puffy stickers. You can see that I used a few of them around the picture and some blue skies.   All these exclusives go so well with the other papers from Jillibean and the frames from Simple Stories.

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I used one of the PL cards underneath one of the frames to add my journaling.  Here you also see some exclusive puffy stickers

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I have an old Silhouette – I think I got it in 2009 but I am still able to use it to cut the montly cut files, but never with big pieces. This time I used one of the frames designed by Kim Watson.  I love mixing different shapes so everything isn’t square. That is also why I cut the edges off the yellow exclusive paper. I always want to create layers to add dimension. I do that by mixing shapes, color and materials.

I can’t wait to see more of your May kit projects over on in the Hip Kit Club FB forum. Have a nice weekend.

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Friends Forever | Tarrah McLean

Hi there Hip Kit Club friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout with you using the May 2016 Hip Kits including the Main Kit, Project Life Kit and the Embellishment Add-On Kit.

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I really do not like cutting into any of those amazing exclusive papers that both Kim and Kimberly have designed for Hip Kit club. It takes all my strength to do it! I decided that I would separate the exclusive May cut file which has lots of small things joined together, I ungrouped all the parts of the cut file and put them all off to the side except for the circle doily looking one. I then enlarged it to fit most of the page and cut it out on one of the beautiful Meadowbrook exclusive papers with my Cameo. I then turned the centre over so you could see the text side and the dark blue is the outside scalloped edge. I machine stitched it to another of the exclusive patterned papers in the Meadowbrook range that I used for my background paper.  Friends Forever DetailI embellished using the Jillibean Soup Wood Veneer pieces, a Mini Placemat, Thin Alphas, the exclusive flair buttons, ephemera, alphabet and puffy stickers, some Echo Park enamel dots and some Bella Blvd Enamel Hearts and Illustrated Faith Felt Bow paper clip. Friends Forever Detail 2Thanks so much for stopping by the Hip Kit blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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Happy Memories | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, Raquel Bowman here with a new layout using the May kits which arrived on my door step earlier this week. I couldn’t wait to get stuck into these kits and begin creating. But before I started creating, I shared an unboxing video on YouTube which went through the contents of the kits in detail. You can see it here

I brought a new storage system for my kits last week after seeing many recommendations via various Facebook groups. I have found storing my kits a constantly changing system but I think I have finally found one that works for me. Similar to the iris cases easily available in the USA these Really Useful 7 litre boxes come with a tray and a big enough to fit all the papers, including the extra paper and card stock. They are available from Officeworks in Aus and Amazon for all those out of Australia. Its the little things in life that can make a girl happy, and boy this new scrapping storage system brought a smile to my face. On the below video I share with you how I ‘unpack’ my kit into the storage case in readiness for cropping and creating!

Once I was all organised I was ready to create! Today my layout features some photos I had taken of my kiddies when we went to the park recently and the May exclusive cut files designed by Kim Watson. Of course I chose to cut the frame on white card stock. I just adore that white on white look and find that if I add dimension to the cut file with some foam adhesive it creates a shadow and therefore helps to distinguish between the background and the cut file.


When embellishing the layout I used a lot of the May kit exclusives designed by Kim Watson. I didn’t do that consciously but I seriously just love every piece and want a few packs of each exclusive (including the papers)! The cluster below is made up of exclusive ephemera and puffy stickers, Jillibean Soup wood veneer and adhesive sequins and the Echo Park enamel dots. By adding some to the die cut with foam I was able to create even more dimension.


This cluster to the top left of the page was again made up of the same combination. I backed the two square frames with one of the exclusive blue patterned papers. I also added a small strip of the beautiful illustrated faith washi tape.


To print my photos to fit within the frame I simply measured the frame space and in the Photos app on my mac created custom size prints. For example the bottom rectangular frame I printed 3×3 and cut off any excess before adhering it to the back of the cut file. happymemories-3

The puffy stickers included in the kits are another exclusive which is designed by Kim Watson. I decided to build on the ‘memories’ title within the cut file and add ‘happy’ to it from the stickers. The balloon is meant to look like it is part of the title and signifies the beginning. I couldn’t resist adding one of those super cute mini bow clips to the top of the frame too. I need a gazillion of those!happymemories-4

I had the loveliest time playing with these kits. The contents of them each and every month makes it so easy to create layouts.


I decided to also share a card with you today that I created using the light kraft card stock from the card stock add on and the papers and embellishments within the kits. I wanted to keep the card simple and created it featuring lots of the Jillibean Soup papers and embellishments scattered throughout the kits.


Here I used the mini placemats as a main feature, and also cut out the’ just a little hello’ sentiment from one of the cut apart papers. I also embellished with the wood veneer from the veneer pack and some enamel dots. justtosayhellocard-1

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope by now your May kits have arrived and you are ready to get creating!

Raquel Bowman


Hi, it’s Jen Schow with a few more projects using the May kits. Holy cow the kits this month are amazing! I am still definitely inspired after creating several projects with them. The first one I want to share with you today is a layout celebrating me and my husband’s 13th wedding anniversary.
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The journaling talks about how my husband is like Peter Pan (usually in the best ways!) so I thought it would be fun to highlight the flying aspect of Peter Pan by using some of the feathers that came in the kits.
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I used a combination of exclusive die cuts and wood veneer pieces from Jillibean Soup that I re-colored with some Distress Crayons.
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I also added in some of the exclusive cut aparts from the Project Life kit that went along with the theme.
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I really wanted this layout to have a fun and whimsical look, so I used lots of bright colors and went with the “more is more” philosophy. 🙂
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As a finishing touch, I added a few strips of patterned paper along the side with some exclusive word/phrase strips from the ephemera pack. You can see how the whole layout came together in my process video.
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For my second project I created a fun little notebook that I can carry in my purse to write down the funny things my daughter says/does, or even the funny encounters I have with other people.
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It was SUPER simple to make and it’s the perfect size to tuck into any bag. I folded one of the 4×6 cards from the Project Life kit in half for my cover. They are very sturdy, so it works out great. I cut some computer paper down to 5.5″ x 3.75” and folded it in half as well for the inside pages.
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I stitched right down the middle, twice for stability, with my sewing machine and decorated the cover with a few bits and pieces. Easy peasy!

Jen Schow

The easiest way to make a mini – Bea Valint

Hello there, it’s BEA here today to share with you a mini flip-flap album that I created using the amazing April Kit.

When I was assigned to create a minialbum for this week, instantly I knew I had to scrap about our latest trip in April.  We had the opportunity to travel to Amsterdam to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful experience for us especially the beautiful tulip fields and the Van Gogh exhibition. And of course it is a great reason to scrap all about it.


I love the flip-flap albums, but to tell the truth I never enjoyed measuring with ruler, so I decided to create a Minialbum cutfile for my Silhouette. Yay, no ruler, no pencil, no scoring board, just embelishing and enjoying my album 🙂

You can check here how does it work:

So I cutted my album from a white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and filled the shaker box with the little acrilic stars and than I stitched the shaker box and the pockets.


For embellishing I can use only thin elements, the Amy Tangerine washi-tapes, rub-ons and Shimelle emphetera and Pinkfresh Studio epoxy stickers were just perfect for this projects. For adding my long title I played with the Pinkfresh Studio Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers from my main Kit.


You can download the cut file of this minialbum by clicking here.


Make sure to check out my process video for this minialbum:

Thanks for coming by the Hip Kit Club blog, have a look around — there is plenty of inspiration.

xo Bea

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Hi Ladies!

Do you know why is good to subscribe for the Hip Kit Club? Because every month you will recive a box of new, fresh goodies. This means that you don’t have to save the old stuffs and you can use all the embellishments and papers without compunction.

It’s safe to say that I am a saving type of scrapbooker but admit it makes no sense to hoard all the products. So look what I did now. I used almost a whole pack of Pinkfresh Studio – Life Noted – Acetate Words from the April Main Kit.

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First I placed them on a 8.5″x11″ white cardstock and then fix them with machine sewing. Then I filled up the empty place with Amy Tangerine – Better Together – Rub-Ons. I added two Pinkfresh Studio – Life Noted – Rubber Charm Stickers.

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Under my photo I used a piece of paper cut out from the Pinkfresh Studio – Life Noted – This Life Paper. As there was no place I decided to hide my journaling under the photo on a tag.


I love the result. What about you? I really encourage you to use up your recent kits, don’t save it for the future. It’s time to create with it now! 😉

If you curious how I put together this layout, check my process video.

Have a nice day! Flóra

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Turning Triangles Into Circles | Adrienne Alvis

Hi everyone! I’m here today sharing a bright and colorful layout that I created using the May 2016 Hip Kits! The fun triangle shapes on the Meadowbrook “Lucy In The Sky” HKC exclusive patterned paper was the main inspiration for my page design. I knew right away that I wanted to fussy cut the triangles and arrange them in a circular design on my layout.


For a bright color effect, I added some yellow spray ink on the background paper “Notes From Home” from the Meadowbrook collection (available in the May 2016 Paper Kit) and then arranged the fussy-cut triangles in large circles around my page leaving some room for my photos near the center of the paper.


I added the “today” phrase from the Meadowbrook Ephemera pack that’s available in the May 2016 Main Kit and layered it at the bottom of one of my photos of my daughter and I riding the train at the zoo. I placed several of the Meadowbrook Triangle Acrylic Shapes (available in the May 2016 Embellishment Kit) around my photos to draw the eye around my layout. I love how the acrylic shapes give my page an added dimension and a fun texture!


I used one of the HKC exclusive Project Life cards from the May 2016 Project Life Kit and cut it to fit in one of the Simple Stories “Life In Color” Chipboard Frames for my title. The colors of those chipboard frames coordinate so well with the HKC exclusives!


I hope I’ve inspired you to use the fun triangular patterned paper from the Meadowbrook Collection in a different way! Thanks so much for joining me today!

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