Nobody Photobombs Me! | Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here with a new layout I created using the gorgeous February kits. I used lots of the goodies from Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.

Here’s my layout-


I have created a bunch of embellishment clusters before hand, so making this project took no time at all.

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Here’s the video tutorial showing how this came together-

Hop on over to the Hip Kit Club store for these kits and more, the March kits are soon shipping! Have a lovely day!


Floral Cut Files & Mixed Media | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here, and I’m sharing my newest layout using the 2017 February Hip Kits.  I decided to use one of Zinia’s flower cut files for this page, but I used it in a different way.  You can cut this out and then roll the flower around to make a nice dimensional flower.  I liked how it looked as is, so I duplicated a few of them, resized them and welded them together to make one big design.  I used a beautiful Maggie Holmes patterned paper from the Main Kit to cut it on and then placed it on some of the Butter cardstock from the Cardstock Kit.  I used a lot of white gesso on the background first and then used some of the new Shimmerz AcriTonez Paints from the Color Kit.  I used the pink and white together, added a little bit of water and then smushed it down using some plastic packaging.  I added in some more Shimmerz from previous Color Kits…blues, pinks and aquas.  I also used a few gelatos from my stash to add in a bit of orange tones.
I love how these beautiful alpha Thickers from the Paige Evans Oh My Heart collection match everything perfectly.  These are in the Project Life Kit.  I staggered my one-word title here and machine stitched through it.  I punched a few hearts from patterned paper to add as little embellishments.  I also used one of the Maggie Holmes phrase stickers here and then added my journaling.
I love how this cut file turned out!  That Maggie Holmes paper already looks like a mixed media piece…those fun messy brush strokes really are beautiful.  I machine stitched (very carefully & slowly!) around each of the spirals with yellow thread.  I just love the added detail stitching gives.  I added in a few of the small die cut flowers from Pretty Little Studio as well.  Those are in the Embellishment Kit.
Here’s another look at the cut file and background.  I love the contrast of these soft colors.  I’m so glad I went with the soft yellow background.  I tried a few different patterned papers first and didn’t like how they looked.  I also added in some Crate Paper chipboard hearts and more of the Maggie Holmes phrase stickers.
Here are more of the Pretty Little Studio flower die cuts that Claudia designed.  I layered in a Maggie Holmes flower as well.  I layered some of the Maggie Holmes ephemera pieces under my photo as well as some foam adhesive for dimension.  I’m so happy I chose this color photo to use.  I almost used a black & white one.  This one wound up matching the color scheme perfectly!
Here’s one more close-up of the die cut and background.  Those beautiful flowers were the perfect piece to add here…I love using them for little clusters.
I had a blast making this…it’s so much fun to experiment and get creative!  Sometimes your layout turns out very differently than you expected…and it’s even better!  Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful week!

Together | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am excited to share my first layout that I have created using the February 2017 Main and Add-On kits!together-1

As soon as I saw the fringe butterfly cut file designed by Kim Watson, I knew I wanted to use this as my main feature on this layout so I cut it out on one of the pretty Crate Paper Oasis papers!  You can get this cut file for free from the HKC website, all you have to do is create a login and away you go!


I added some machine stitching to the tops of the fringed parts and then placed foam dots underneath the main butterfly to help pop it off the page! I added lots of the different embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection including my title ‘Together’ from the chipboard sticker sheet.together-1-detail-2

I used one of the exclusive Project Life cards as a layering piece underneath my photo to help add colour and texture too! I couldn’t resist adding one of the mini fringed butterflies to the centre of the big one!together-1-detail-3

Those gold puffy hearts are to die for and had to make an appearance on this layout! Watch out for more projects from me with those babies added!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x


Let’s Get Painty: Layout Influenced by Art | Jessica Fabiano

Hello friends. Did you know that I love art? I am sure that some of you feel the same. During my studies at university I focused on abstract paintings and I sometimes let my love for art influence the way I scrap. Have you heard of informalism (Art Informel) or Abstract Expressionism? Perhaps you’d like artists like Bernhard Schulze, Michel Keck, or Britt Bass Turner to inspire you to pull out your paints and get started, too – because that’s what they do with me. Here’s the layout I created for today:



The February 2017 Hip Kits are stuffed with gorgeous colors, patterns and a BUNCH of embellishment. I love paper  – but embellishment is what makes me roll. As you can see, I started off creating a bold painty background. The color add on of this month comes with the Shimmerz Paints Acritonez acrylic colors (magenta, white, blue). I mixed the white and magenta to achieve the pale pink look on the left side but added some red color to the magenta for the darker shades on the right side. This creates depth and interest. I tried not to let the colors blend as they were still wet on my surface – this is just a preference; blending makes it softer and more natural, not blending makes it bolder. I also prefer boldness in abstract art. It looks very easy but it requires a lot of practicing – I find that I often blend the colors more than I want to. I still have lots of room for improvement after so many years!


Once my color was dry, I added white sandy texture paste using the gorgeous color add on stencil. Did you check the February downloads? Zinia’s gorgeous heart cut file was so much fun to use and matched the stencil perfectly. I cut it using a pale pink sheet of paper from the cardstock add on. I also added some pink mist on top of the heart to give it more depth. To make it a bit more interesting I backed random sections of the heart with Maggie Holmes’s Chasing Dreams paper. Then I added in the fun embellishments mainly from the Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers by Pink Paislee (Paige Evans) and also some of the Shimelle wood buttons. So so cute!




I love those dynamical cyrcles that we can often find in abstract paintings – I used several shades of pink for this section of the layout. I also added a golden puffy fabric heart and a little phrase sticker.



I love how the mint green pops on top of the pale pink. Those colors make me happy!


List of products I used for this layout:

  • Paper “Keepsake” – Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) (Main Kit).
  • Wood Buttons – Shimelle (Little by Little)  (Main Kit).
  • Chipboard Sticker – Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) (Main Kit).
  • Golden fabric puffy hearts – Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams)  (Main Kit).
  • Puffy Stickers – Pink Paislee/Paige Evans (Oh My Heart) (Project Life Kit).
  • Sticker Book Stickers – Pink Paislee/Paige Evans (Oh My Heart) (Project Life Kit).
  • Phrase Sticker – Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) (Project Life Kit).
  • Acrylic Paints “Pinkadelic” – Acritonzes (Shimmerz Paints) (Color Kit).
  • Acrylic Paints “3 Sheets To The Wind” – Acritonez (Shimmerz Paints) (Color Kit).
  • 6×6 Stencil “Geometric Heart” – Echo Park (Color Kit).
  • Cardstock “Blush” – American Crafts (Cardstock Kit).
  • Cut File “Geometric Heart” by Zinia Amoiridou.
  • Color Shine Mist “Sweet Mint” – Heidi Swapp (Color Kit December 2016).
  • Gelatos (Bubble Gum, Passionfruit, Limoncello).
  • White texture Paste


I hope you’ve had some fun joining me today,



A6 Traveler’s Notebook Junk Journals | Tiffany Medina


Hey friends! Tiffany here with another traveler’s notebook project using the February Hip Kits! For this one though, I decided to make these two “junk” journals for my A6 traveler’s notebook to use as personal journals and/or art journals. I just wanted a cute journal to document my everyday that wouldn’t involve too much work in order to document. I figure having a sound base already done would be great, so I went with this “junk” journal style. The term “junk” here is just indicative of the style I’m trying to convey. Usually junk journals are created from scraps–bits and pieces left over from other projects–all put together into a usable journal. But here, I used my kits, but tried to mimic that “junk” feel.

I used a mixture of the pattern papers from the Main kit, a few plain white copy paper and ruled paper that I tea dyed subtly to make them look vintage, and a sheet of vellum from one of the past Hip Kits. I limited myself to just a few pattern papers so that I don’t overload my journals with too much pattern and color. A few of the pattern papers I altered to suit my liking. I tea dyed a few of them and distressed another with gesso so that the navy color of the paper wasn’t too harsh. I added gold paint splatters to the vellum as well, just to give it a little sparkle. I tried to keep the color palette light and bright, with a touch of vintage. The Crate Paper and Maggie Holmes papers that I used already had a touch of vintage, which helped keep the color theme I wanted throughout.

After I prepped all of my papers and let them dry, I cut them down to size. A6 dimensions is about 4×6: 4 inchs in width and 6 inches in height. So I had to cut my 12×12 papers down to 8×12, then cut that in half to 8×6, so when folded the pages will be 4×6. So I ended up with two of each of my papers. For the copy and ruled paper, I simply cut them in half because even though they were a bit smaller than 8×6, they fit fine. I also like the different sized pages because they give the journals a bit more texture. Once everything was cut and folded, I assembled my journals. I was able to create two different journals with all of the papers I used, which was a very nice surprise. I did a simple stitch with waxed thread to bind my journals and once they were done, I began my embellishing.

I also limited myself to a few embellishments. I picked out my favorite pieces from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams ephemera pack that’s in the Main kit to use and put everything else away. I also used the Chasing Dreams phrase and label stickers from the Project Life kit and the Chasing Dreams 6×12 sticker sheet from the Embellishment kit. I used only one of the fringed butterflies from the Embellishment kit and a few of the washi tape strips from the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart sticker book in the Project Life kit. With the left over paper and branding strips, I made a bunch of pockets, tags and banners that I used to embellish my pages. I also used a few things from my stash, most notably, paper doilies and this beautiful lace trim I had.

I especially love the various tags I made from the leftover scrap pieces of pattern paper I had. Tags are just the perfect embellishment for these little journals. They’re cute decor pieces as well as great pieces to journal on and tuck into a pocket to make the journal a bit interactive. I was inspired by all the lovely already made tags included in the Maggie Holmes Ephemera pack and the Pretty Little Studio tags from the Embellishment kit. I matched the papers with the white doilies and lace trim to give them a soft delicate look. I also embellished them lightly with the Chasing Dreams stickers and smaller die cuts. I even made a little banner-tag from a piece of fabric trim and embellished it with a pink heart die cut. I tucked them into the pockets I made in my journals or paper clipped them to my pages. I just love how these turned out!


These journals are just so fun to make and use. You can use them to document your everyday or as travel journals. They make the cutest little gifts for someone as well. You can make them in any size you like, I just did A6 for myself to put into my traveler’s notebook. For a more in depth look into how I made these, check out the process video below.

And if you want a look into how these two journals turned out, check out the flip through video below!

Products used: Hip Kit Club February 2017 Main Kit, February 2017 Project Life Kit + February 2017 Embellishment Kit Add-on



Do what you Love | Jana McCarthy

Hi everyone, Jana here with a new Layout for you. I got my February Kits last week and i took a picture and i scrapped it with the January Kits… because, why not?!
I went a bit Element crazy here and i added so many things to my page…


I used a lot of the exclusive DieCuts and Printables here. Kim Watson made an awesome Job, again! Love how everything worked so well together. I colored the Heart from the WoodVeneer Piece with the Texture Paste from Heidi Swapp (included in the Color AddOn Kit)


I love the black Vellum Hearts. They gives a perfect little touch!


The Picture is a bit small in that massive Element Cluster, i know! But i totally love it!
Are your scrapping pictures from your HappyMail or your Kits?


I had so much fun creating this Layout and i can´t wait to get my first page with the new Kits done! Everything i waiting on my table… eeek!

Here is my process Video for you to watch!

Thanks for stopping by today

beautiful – clean&simple layout |Justyna Skowron

Hello everyone! I hope you have a good week 🙂 Spring is coming here in Poland! This is why I used an old photo with my favorite flowers – tulips and decided to make it very clean and very simple! I really can’t wait for the spring to come, it’s my favorite season 🙂


To make this layout I used wonderful January kits. The cut out shapes (flowers and hexagons are HKC exclusives which you can find in Embellishment Kit.


And that cute word die cut in January Main Kit 🙂 under the photo there is a gauze to make it more soft and light.


And my favourite ecolines 🙂 I mixed them with water to make them look more pastel.



I hope you like it! Hugs 🙂


Mixed media Dream Catcher | Kim Watson


Engaged by Kim Watson



Hi friends…Kim here, with a new page using the January 2017 kits & one of the amazing free subscriber cut files designed by Jessica Fabiano, to commemorate my brother’s exciting engagement on 3rd February 2017. We are so looking forward to their up and coming wedding & I wanted to create a page that was super special. The mixture of cut files, and mixed media helped me achieve the perfect look.


I had fun with the base page by creating a lovely collage of gesso, texture paste, Shimmerz, watercolor & gold mist. Then by cutting the dream catcher file in white cardstock, as well as patterned paper, I was able to create a 3D drop shadow effect. By attaching only the frame, I left the feathers loose further adding fantastic dimension.


Taking x3 feather ephemera from the Pink Paislee pack in the main kit, I slipped them in between the x2 cut file layers adding some pops of color. The cool thick cork adds, interest & contrast scattered around the page, balancing out the soft colors.



Layered frames & a notelet create an interesting cluster, decorated with puffy stickers & butterflies are the perfect detail for the bottom left side of the page.


Wanting a bright title, I got a little messy with the canvas alphas found in the January 2017 January kit. I covered my process in my technique video…but basically it is layers of gesso, x2 shades of pink paint & Heidi Swapp gold mist. The effect is fantastic!!

I really hope you liked my page & idea. I hope you are inspired to create a similar design with your January kits. Remember if you are looking for a great crafty community, be sure to join the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum.

Happy crafting friends 🙂



Hi there! It’s Jessica back today with a project life spread from my 2016 album. Today, I cracked open my February Project Life kit and fell in love with all the pinks, yellows, and oranges that were in my box. The colors go perfect for a Valentine’s day theme, but I decided to fill in some of my autumn gaps using these warm tones.


This week documents the week I went to Seattle. I do have a mini traveler’s notebook that I made that covers this trip in more detail (you can see that project on Facebook here), but I always like to have a highlight spread in my project life album.


I went back to my digital roots momentarily to print out my journaling on this card. I love that it has a little map in the background because it subtly speaks to the fact that I traveled this week. Or maybe that’s just a fun ink spot… I’m pretending it’s a map 🙂2017-02-19-hkc-jessicacole-03

I have a soft spot in my heart for anything brush stroke, so this ombre card was an immediate win. I wanted to add a bit of contrast to the spread, so I pulled out one of the BEAUTIFUL Maggie Holmes fringe butterflies from the Embellishment Kit and layered it on the card, along with a word strip from the same collection.


Is there anything more goreous than fresh flowers at the market? I can’t think of anything right now. I embellished a few stickers directly on the photo, then used some washi strips from the Oh My Heart sticker book to back more word strips. To top off, I used a few Pink Fresh foam gold hearts to round out the gold in my layout.


That’s it! Another week in the books! I loved that these warm tones will go perfect for February layouts, as well as any fall layouts you may be catching up on (like me!). I can’t wait to see how you use these colors in your spreads!