September GDT: Jill Keller

Hello and I’m so happy to be back for another week on the Hip Kit Club Guest Design Team!

This week I am mixing up September kits with an August cut file.  One of my favorite things about HKC is the exclusive cut files–so useful and so AWESOME!  I chose the scallops by Ashley Horton.
Capture by Jill Keller
For my background I cut a strip of Gather paper and adhered it to the top of the lovely blue Bazzill cardstock.  To add detail I zigzag stitched with my sewing machine, also stitching the scallop cut file strips.
The photo is layered over tracing paper and a few torn pieces of papers from the kit.  I rarely use 4×6 photos on a page anymore, but this one, taken by my friend Rebekah, was too perfect to print smaller.  I embellished the photo area with Maggie Holmes and Simple Stories ephemera, and used the Blessed Thicker pack for my title.
At the top of the page I wanted to add something else and found the perfect item in the MH ephemera pack.  I layered this tag with a Simple Stories die cut and machine stitched it to the page.
My card project for today is super-duper simple!  I tied a Crate Paper tassel to some ribbon from my stash and tied it to a card base with one of the 4×6 project life cards as a background.  I added the Pinkfresh Studios  alphas and a die cut from Simple Stories.  Boom!  Simple card in minutes!
Hi card by Jill Keller
Thank you so much for checking out my blog post today!
– Jill

Focus on the Story by Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, Raquel here with you today on the blog sharing my first layout I have created using the September kits. For this layout today I focused on telling the story behind the photo, something which I do regularly on my layouts.  I also based this page ‘loosely’ on the September sketch which has a diagonal design and includes the title and photo in the same placement.

Here is the layout I created:


And here is the process video for this layout that can be seen on my YouTube channel.

These September kits are seriously gorgeous! I am absolutely loving the colour palette and had so much fun diving in to create this layout.

I shared an unboxing video over on YouTube, here it is here incase you missed it

The photo I am documenting really just speaks volumes. I just adore the look of happiness on my little girls face and this is the story I wanted to tell.


To tell my story today, and on most of my layouts, I used my typewriter. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I love how quick, easy and visually pleasing typewritten journaling looks on layouts. Typewriters are something that can be picked up at retro or vintage stores, charity shops and some of you may have even seen that We R Memory Keepers have released a 12″ compatible typewriter called the Typecast. That beauty is definitely on my wish list, but for now my Royal will do!


After I have typed my story on my typewriter, I always tend to cut it into strips. I really love the look of strip journaling and it also means that I can weave and adhere the story around the embellishments that are already placed on the page.


Here are some close ups of the layout:

I added a small cluster on the top left of the photo. This just helped to balance out the layout as it was quite ‘right side heavy’.


It was so fun layering and adding the cluster to the right of my photo. The Gather ephemera from the Main kit had a lot of ballerina related icons and cards which I was able to include here. Plus they suited the royal blue/coral/pink colour palette I had chosen.


The sketch image had a tab to the top right of the photo. This one I included on my page was from the Simple Stories ephemera pack that can be found in the Project Life kit. These are actually a double tab which you can fold over, so I cut it in half so I could use the other piece on a future layout. I also added a crochet thread bow to the top of the tag in the Gather ephemera pack.


How perfect was that little ballerina piece? I did a happy dance when I found that in the pack.


There was also the large acetate ballerina in the Gather ephemera pack. I love how this looks on the layout. Don’t forget to peel off the clear film on the acetate pieces in this pack. I teamed this with the ‘capture’ title from the Gather thickers in the Main kit and the amazing Cute Girl tassel from the Embellishment kit. To secure the tassel to the page I simply stapled it on. Super quick and easy!


The whole photo mat was adhered to the page with a foam sheet. This adds an even amount of dimension to the mat area. I love the subtle touch of dimension it brings to the layout.


Thanks for stopping by the Hip Kit blog today. I hope this post has inspired you to tell your story on your layouts and has shown you how quick and easy it can be.


Jeans Day / BEA Valint

Hello Everyone! I’m here today to share a layout I made featuring the beautiful Tags from the September Main Kit. I was so excited to play with the gorgeous September Kit, the colors are divine!


To start my layout I trimmed a Maggie Holmes Gather patterned paper into three parts and adhered two different sided stripes to the ‘Kate’ patterned paper. I placed my jeansy photo in the middle of my layout and added some Maggie Holmes Tags on both side. To spice up the tags I machine stitched around the tags and embellished them with Bits.


I also stitched some blue stripes to the underside of my page. To the end of the stripes I adhered the tiny Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the September Projectlife Kit. I added a cluster to the bottom of my layout used some Simple Stories Decorative Brads and Bits.


Don’t forget to check the process video! 🙂

I hope I could inspire you to use tags on your next layout! Have a nice Day! BEA



Hi there! It’s Flóra back. I hope you are having a lovely day. Today I am going to share with you two projects made with the gorgeous September 2016 Hip Kits. The first project is a 12″ scrapbook layout. I grabbed this pretty American Crafts – Flamingo Cardstock from the September Cardstock Kit and use it as my base. As the first step I created random sized gold circles with negligent machine stitching.


Then I placed my two photos. Just few words about the photos. I documented my Mom with her very first cocktail what we had on her birthday at seaside at the beautiful sunset. Such a sweet memory.

But back to the page. I used the XOXO Maggie Holmes Gather die cut, other chipboards and Pinkfresh Studio – Indigo Hills – Wood Veneer flower from the September 2016 Main Hip Kit.


I think the Crate Paper Cute Girl chipboard elements from the September 2016 Embellishment Kit perfectly fit to my theme. They give the sparkling party atmosphere to my layout.


I also added Crate Paper gold phrases, I love how they shine on my layout. In the end I complete my project with Simple Stories – Posh – Enamel Dots and Pinkfresh Studio – Indigo Hills – Hearts from September 2016 Project Life Kit.


My second project is a pretty card. I used few layers as a background. To soften the patternes I added a piece of vellum on the top of the layers and sew around with golden threads. My title is a cut file designed by Kim Watson and was cut out with Silhouette Cameo. If you are a suscriber you can download it from the Hip Kit Club site.


I just added to my card Simple Stories – Posh die cuts from September 2016 Project Life Kit. I adhered them with foam tape you they pop out. In the end I decided to add more romanticism, so I adhered a lace strip at the bottom of the card.


That was it for today. I hope you like my new projects. See you soon! Thanks for stopping by!



Using Large Photos and a Project Life Spread! | Adrienne Alvis

Hello Hip Kit Club fans! Grab a cup of coffee or some tea and get comfy because I’m here with not one, but TWO projects to share with you today that I created using the gorgeous September 2016 Hip Kits! First up, I have a layout that I created using a super-sized photo…


I rarely ever scrap a photo larger than 3×4, but since my challenge was to “supersize it”, I decided to go big or go home with a 5×7 photo of our campsite that I took this past summer. Since my photo was scenic, I decided to position it near the bottom of the layout and layer my title and lots of embellishments around it to help draw the eye down my page.


I used a combination of the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather collection Thickers (available in the September 2016 Embellishment Kit) with one of the chipboard stickers from the same collection that are available in the September 2016 Main Kit for my title. I placed part of it on and above my large photo so it would look more cohesive with all of the other layers on my page.


I added lots of dimension and texture to my page by layering many of the Gather ephemera pieces from Crate Paper, along with some of the Simple Stories Posh Bits & Pieces that are available in the September 2016 Project Life Kit, along the side edges of my photo and up towards the top of my layout. I also added various pieces of patterned paper from the September 2016 Paper Kit so I could add more color and patterns to my page. I also placed several of the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills Wood Veneer Paper Clips in the layers of ephemera as well for even more added texture and color.


I really love how this page turned out and how well the larger photo looks with the big title and pretty embellishments from the September Kits!


Next up, I have my Project Life spread for September 2016 to share with you…


I used many items from the September 2016 Project Life Kit to complete this month’s spread such as the HKC exclusive PL cards, the Dear Lizzy Saturday Wood Veneer Words, and the Simple Stories Posh Enamel Dots.


I also used some of the Simple Stories Posh Bits & Pieces from the PL Kit to accent several of the exclusive PL cards. I just love how well the colors from the PL cards coordinate with the other items and embellishments in the kit!



I now use a 9×12 album for my Project Life spreads and I document them by the month instead of weekly, so I like to keep everything as cohesive and flowing as possible. The Hip Kit Club PL kits are always so helpful in doing this because everything coordinates so well.


I added several of the Maggie Holmes Gather Gold Phrase Stickers (available in the September 2016 Embellishment Kit) on top of my photos to bring out the golden color in my color scheme and to accent my journaling which I typed directly onto my photos.


Well, I hope I’ve given you LOTS of inspiration on how to use your September 2016 Hip Kits today! Be sure and check out the HKC Facebook page and member forum for even more inspiration using the kits!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!


All about the title!

Hey y’all!

I’m back with two projects featuring the September 2016 Kits! I am so excited to share these super, yet fun projects with you all.

For my layout, I used a white background from our Cardstock Add-On Kit. I a piece of patterned paper with repeated frame shapes and simply cut them apart to add a fun little touch behind my photo. I stitched these down and began embellishing after the placement of my photo.

Most of my embellishments either came from the Main Kit and the Embellishment Kit and most are from the “Gather” collection by Maggie Holmes.

I wanted my title to be one of the main focuses of this layout. I used a few of the Maggie Holmes “Gather” chipboard stickers, as well as the Pinkfresh Studio “Indigo Hills” alphas for a little but of a mix-up. I just love the way this title turned out—one of my very favorite things is to use big words that are already created and add to them.

I sure hope you love this one! Check it out below.


For my second project, I went with a 9×12 Project Life spread. I used cards from the Project Life Kit and simply adhered my photos right one top. For my “title” card, I used the number “8” from the “Gather” chipboard sticker sheet as well as lots of pieces of Simple Stories ephemera pieces for smaller elements. I used two of the beautiful “Indigo Hills” Chipboard hearts (from the PL Kit) as well as some of the “Gather” ephemera pieces that came in our Main Kit.

I hope you all love this one too!


I hope y’all have a great week and don’t forget to check out my process video for these two projects!



Ashley Fowler

Gather in the Garden | Amy Challis

Hi everyone, Amy here! This week I’m sharing some pages I created using the gorgeous September kits. The papers this month really stole the show for me, with lots of soft floral and shabby patterns from Maggie Homes’ Gather collection. Honestly, these pages about  the work we’re doing in the garden simply fell together! Don’t you just love it when that happens?


I started, as per usual, by cutting the papers to 3×4 size and arranging them with the photos so that the pages were balanced. I chose papers with lots of orange, pink and gold as I’m really starting to feel those autumn vibes! I cut the Polaroid images out of the Gather ‘Moments’ paper and used them as embellishments on two of my cards. Next I selected some of the smaller pieces from the Simple Stories Posh Bits and Bobs to use – the camera die cut is my favourite!


Using phrases from the Simple Stories Posh Bits and Pieces, the Maggie Holmes Gather Mixed Embellishments and Gather Gold Phases stickers, I started to create small clusters of embellishments. I finished of the filler cards with Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills Chipboard Hearts and Simple Stories Posh Enamel Dots.


I used the Simple Stories Posh Totally Chic Washi Tape from the Embellishment kit on the top and bottom of a white card which I then typed my journalling onto. I usually choose to journal on white cards as I love the clean look this creates.


Can you believe this is my last blog post as a member of the Hip Kit Club Design Team? I’ve loved sharing with you guys every month, it’s been a pleasure. Happy scrapping everyone and i’ll see you around! 🙂


September GDT: Jill Keller.

Hello Everyone!  Jill Keller back with another layout featuring the September 2016 kits!

 This week I am focusing on the background cut file designed by Kim Watson.  I adore those birds on wires and I thought it would be a perfect background for a photo of my girly and her little school friend.
Learning to Fly by Jill Keller
I used two Maggie Holmes papers for the background, cutting the birds from the pink paper and then adhering it to the yellow.  To add detail and texture I stitched along the wires of the die cut with my sewing machine, and then around the entire perimeter of the background die cut.
The photo area consists of a few of the Polaroid frames from another Maggie Holmes paper; I cut the paper apart for my project last week and wanted to use up the rest of the frames.  I added Simple Stories tabs and stitched these pieces with my sewing machine as well.
More Simple Stories die cuts were used to embellish my page, including this little heart that I added between two birds to make them look like lovebirds.
I wanted to use the words, “learning to fly” somewhere on the page because this photo was taken at back to school night, and it just flows nicely with the bird theme.  I used Maggie Holmes gold alphas along another wire in the background to add the phrase, stitching through it with my machine.
I wanted to add more embellishment to the photo area so I choose the “shine” die cut and added a few more Simple Stories pieces to finish the layout.
My next project is a quick card I put together, basing it off the large cursive word from the Thickers Blessed pack.  I wanted something inspired by my layout, so I decided to use the cursive word similar to the “shine” die cut from my page.
I started by using Distress Inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw, along with the Echo Park stencil in the Color Kit.  This provided additional color and detail to the white card base.
I layered another Polaroid frame on top of a Maggie Holmes tag from the ephemera pack, adding one of the exclusive cut files and the words “you are” created with my label maker.  The card sentiment “you are loved” works great for close friends and family.
Thanks for reading my post this week!    Find Jill on Facebook here>>>

You are loved | Anna Komenda

Hello. It’s Anna here and it’s my turn again to inspire You with some fun projects created with September 2016 Hip Kits. I just got the parcel two days ago and… OMG!!! Everything is so beautiful. I think it’s my most favourite kit. I probably said that in August too… But “Gather” collection from Maggie Holmes is just so beautiful. I love combination of navy, mustard yellow and pink.


I decided to create my first project using mostly “Gather” collection. I wanted to use up as much ephemeras as possible. You can find them in Main Kit. I created a background using bits and pieces, that were quite colorful so I decided to use monochromatic background. I chose a pink cardstock from Cardstock Kit. This color is simply beautiful.


Ephemeras are flat so I needed to add some dimension to my page. I used few chipboard stickers from “Blessed” Thickers. Those were also included to the Main Kit.


I really love the “Gather” Embellishments from Embellishment Kit. I added few buttons and a paper bow.


This page looks quite busy but thanks to the ephemeras creating it was really easy. Adding some Gold Phrase Stickers was a final touch. I love how it turned out.

I have some leftovers so I made a tag shaped card too. It’s also made of “Gather” collecction.


I created a title using Pinkfresh Studio Alpha Stikers from the Main Kit, I also added few Pinkfresh Studio Chipboard Hearts from the Project Life Kit. This new “Indigo Hills” line from Pinkfresh Studio works perfectly with “Gather” collection.


That’s all for today. Thank You for stopping by and see You next week on Facebook in my final post for Hip Kit Club.

XO Ania


Fussy Cutting Patterned Paper

Hey friends!  It’s Missy, and I have a new layout to share using the 2016 September Hip Kits.  Don’t you think these kits just keep getting more and more beautiful each month?  These papers and embellishments are just stunning, and you all know how hard that makes it to choose what to start with!  I was drawn to the pretty royal blue color in a few of the Maggie Holmes Gather papers from the Main Kit & Paper Kit.  I would never have thought to mix peachy pink and mint with that darker blue, but this collection makes it work so well.  I was inspired by that gorgeous frame paper, so I fussy cut several of the frames out and created a background design with them.  I also used the Echo Park Stencil from the Color Kit along with the two Shimmerz Paints.  I scraped modeling paste over the stencil and then used the Anchors Away & Great Fruit Shimmerz on top of it.  I used the packaging technique and a brush.  I also used a few of the Prima Oil Pastels from the August Color Kit.
Here you can see the beautiful texture created from the stencil, paste and Shimmerz.  I have to say I really love these colors together.  I decided to use these photos because my daughter is wearing royal blue, so it brings everything together nicely.  I did use some white gesso before adding any of the other products to protect the cardstock from all the liquid.  Those gold script puffy alphas are also from the Maggie Holmes Gather line, and they are in the Project Life Kit.
I completed my title with the puffy alphas from Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills from the Main Kit.  I created a fun little layered cluster under that using chipboard, a Simple Stories die cut, and a Maggie Holmes sticky button.  I added some blue thread under it all for added color and texture.
I also did some machine stitching in mint, blue and shiny gold.  I just think it makes everything look finished.  It also adds color and texture, and I felt like I needed a little pop of gold over on that side.  I added some tissue paper under my photos as well as some gold Color Shine.
I just love this adorable camera die cut.  It’s in the Simple Stories Posh collection, and that die cut pack is in the Project Life Kit.  I added pop dots under it to give it even more dimension.
Here’s my process video for this page.  I hope you get some fun ideas!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great day!