JULY 2016 HIP KIT REVEAL!

HIP KIT CLUB – JULY 2016- MAIN KIT
Main
Hip Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription)
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Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive Paper – Crazy Daisy – designed by Kim Watson
    1 sheet  – HKC Exclusive Paper – Stargazing – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive Paper – Color Me Happy- designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive Paper – Pink Polka – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive Paper – Aqua Ombre – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive Paper – Sunset – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Fancy Free – Paper 04
  • 1 sheet – Simple Stories – Sunshine & Happiness – Sunbright Paper
  • 1 sheet – Illustrated Faith – Whatever is Lovely – Admirable Paper
  • 1 pkg – HKC Exclusive Color Me Happy Ephemera – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 pkg – HKC Exclusive Lime Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 each – HKC Exclusive Acrylic Words (Friends & Noted)
  • 1 pkg – Freckled Fawn – Silver & Gold Hearts and Pluses
  • 1 pkg – Bella Blvd. – Adventure Chipboard Words
  • 1 pkg – Pink Paislee – Fancy Free – Glitter Accented Wood Veneer


HIP KIT CLUB – JULY 2016 – PROJECT LIFE ADD-ON KIT
Project LifeHip Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription)
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Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95
Hip Kit Club subscribers can purchase individual Project Life Kits for the member price. ($29.95)

Products Included:

  • 21 HKC – Exclusive Project Life Cards – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Enamel Hearts
  • 1 pkg – Crate Paper – Bloom – Happy – Gold Glitter Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Heidi Swapp – Chipboard Frames
  • 1 pkg – Project Life – High Five Chipboard Embellishments
  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive – Color Me Happy – Vellum Washi Stickers

HIP KIT CLUB – JULY  2016 EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
Embellishment
Price:  $28.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – HCK Exclusive – Color Me Happy – Puffy Stickers -designed by Kim Watson
  • 3 each – HKC Exclusive – Flair Badges – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive – Color Me Happy – Word Stickers – designed by Kimberly Hutchison (image coming soon)
  • 20 assorted – HKC Exclusive Acrylic Dots (orange, aqua, pink, lime green)
  • 1 pkg – Project Life – Gold Rub-On Phrases and Icons
  • 1 pkg – Amy Tangerine – Better Together – Rubber Charms
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Gold Bow Paper Clips
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Star Shine – Aqua Glitter Thickers

HIP KIT CLUB – JULY 2016 COLOR ADD-ON KIT
Color
Price:  $25.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 HKC Exclusive – Striped Argyle Stencil designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – Shimmering Paint -Sunny
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – Coloringz – Don’t Citron Me – non-shimmering mist
  • 1 tube – Ranger – Dylusions Turquoise Paint

*Due to a last minute manufacturer delay the Dina Wakely Heavy Body Acrylic Paint was substituted with Dylusions Turquoise Paint.


HIP KIT CLUB – JULY 2016 PAPER ADD-ON KIT
Paper
Price:  $13.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive Paper – Crazy Daisy – designed by Kim Watson
    1 sheet  – HKC Exclusive Paper – Stargazing – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive Paper – Color Me Happy- designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive Paper – Pink Polka – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive Paper – Aqua Ombre – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – HKC Exclusive Paper – Sunset – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Fancy Free – Paper 04
  • 1 sheet – Simple Stories – Sunshine & Happiness – Sunbright Paper
  • 1 sheet – Illustrated Faith – Whatever is Lovely – Admirable Paper

HIP KIT CLUB – JULY 2016 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
Cardstock
Price:  $11.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 8 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Lt. Kraft Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Vellum

Making Manly Plans

Most of us crafters are women and so generally we tend to lean towards the feminine side when it comes to our projects. That’s totally normal of course, but, we are all daughters and with Father’s day fast approaching, I decided to make this week’s projects a little more masculine to change things up. It’s fun, but definitely not easy! At least for me, I had to resist so hard not to add a doily or a bit of lace to these projects! Let’s dig into the May kits and make some manly plans!

manlyI have 5 sons, so I’m no stranger to scrapbooking boy pages, but even still, a touch of pink or a line of ribbon are no strangers in my projects about my boys. There is a knack however to keeping it masculine and manly, even if you add a bit of lace and frill. The first tip is to keep the lace and frill to a bare minimum 😉

To keep your projects manly and feminine-free try these tips:

  1. Use blacks or navys. 
    Any darker colour, will do, like hunter greens and burgandys. Lighter, brighter blues, greens and oranges can be masculine but they have a boyish feel, and the jewel tones always feel more manly.
  2. You can’t go wrong with stripes.
    To keep you on the straight and narrow don’t hold back on stripes. Men usually don’t like a lot of fuss and frill so stripes are perfect for men and boys.
  3. Keep the design linear.
    For the same reason as stripes, using lines (the straighter the better) keeps the feel of the project strong and masculin.
  4. Use dapper patterns.
    There’s nothing like a houndstooth, check or plaid to tell the world that this project is for a man!
  5. Keep embellishments to a minimum.
    The cleaner the designs the better when you want it to look masculine.

All this doesn’t mean that you can’t have a bit of playfulness on your projects. It’s quite welcome, actually, so the design doesn’t end up boring and dull and looking more like a funeral than Father’s day. Whatever whimsy you use, go light, and ground it all with the masculine touches mentioned above. My planner spread is covered in flowers but the black washi, stripes and minimal, linear design gives it the masculine feel fit for Father’s day week.

june-13-19The flowered paper is the She Blooms from Bella Blvd’s Illustrated Faith line, as is the floral washi, which I can NOT get enough of 😉 The spotty paper is a Hip Kit club exclusive, designed by the fabulous Kim Watson and it’s called Dance in the Blue from the Meadowbrook collection. The chipboard frame is from Simple Stories, Life in Colour collection and it’s decorated with pieces from the cut apart sheet exclusive to the May Hip Kit club plus a few enamel dots (Echo park’s Summer Party) and enamel hearts (She Blooms again in the Illustrated Faith line from Bella Blvd).
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This dashboard is another example of using the tips above. There is a little more embellishment, but I kept the colour palette simple, and used lots of black accent which balances out the whimsy of the polka dots.

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The frame is also from the Simple Stories pack and it’s backed on a striped PL card that I cut in half. It’s one of the exclusives from the Project Life kit. The puffy stickers and ‘today’ die cut are also all exclusive and the enamel dots (Echo Park) and hearts (Illustrated Faith) match perfectly.

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This last project is a little more feminine with its flower’s and pinks but the black and white stripes allows it to blend nicely into my masculine spread, making the whole thing feel a bit more like me, it is my planner after all 😉

layered-clip.jpgLast week, I posted a layered planner clip on the hip Kit Club facebook page and after questions on how to make it I gave a tutorial on periscope and here is the video:

I started with another frame from Simple Stories, backed it with another exclusive PL card. I trimmed some flowers from yet another card and layered them with a chipboard sticker from Bella Blvd’s Illustrated Faith, she Blooms line and an exclusive puffy sticker. And of course, I cannot resist adding a few enamel hearts and dots.

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Happy Planning!

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