COLORFUL LAYOUT| FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hello there! It’s Flóra here. Today I am sharing a new colorful, happy layout what I created with March 2017 Hip Kit. This is an excellent mix of Pink Pailsee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart, Dear Lizzy Lovely Day and Pinkfresh Studio Dream On collection. I am still amazed by their compatibility. Kimberly made amazing job with mixing & matching these product.

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The starting point of my project was the rainbow Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Dreamer Paper. As this was too busy, I needed a neutral paper to against the other one. I picked the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 24 and trimmed diagonally. Then I placed my photo and started to embellish my layout.

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I used loooots of fun elements like die cuts from Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Ephemera pack and Shimelle – Little by Little – Accent Stickers. These came with the March 2017 Main Kit. This month Embellishment Kit is mind blowing. Believe me the Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day Thickers are the most beautiful alpha stickers in the earth! I also added couple of Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Rubber Chips because they are super cute.

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From the March 2017 Project Life Kit I used American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Ephemera, Sticker Roll Tags and Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Studio Puff Stickers, as well as Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Phrase Stickers.

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I really really love the happy and pretty result. I hope you also find it inspiring. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend! Flóra

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Thursday Inspiration with Cara Vincens, Nicole Nowosad and Jennie McGarvey

It’s Thursday once again and we are back with lots of inspiration for you! One product, 3 ways, the possibilities are endless 😀 This week, Cara, Nicole and Jennie are using stickers from Shimelle and Pink Fresh in their projects. Cara is in her planner, Nicole has a scrapbook page for you and Jennie’s Project Life project will finish us up.

First up is Cara:

Stickers are a planner girls’s best friends so this project was so much fun for me.

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I started with the big Shimelle feathers because they were my absolute favourite! So pretty

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I fussy cut some of those adorable houses from the fabulous Dear Lizzy and aded them to some of the boxes. I also added some matching Project Life cards.

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Here’s a video so that you can recreate this in your planner or simply get inspiration:

Happy Planning!

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Nicole is next with her scrapbook page:

I really used the stickers as the inspiration for the background design of my page. I started with the fun vinyl stickers from Pinkfresh Studio and it just went from there!

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I created a bit of a background using the Pinkfresh Studio stickers and some diamond shapes cut from patterned papers in the kit.  I added a floral backing behind my photo using the FREE cut file for March in the store!

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I added some  rows of stitching to make both items work cohesively together and then added more stickers from the kit to embellish around my photo. I like to use foam adhesive behind my stickers to make them have the feel of chipboard!

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Last but definitely not least, is Jennie’s fantastic Project Life spread:

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I was excited by the product feature this month because, heck, who doesn’t love a sticker?  Even better, these PinkFresh and Shimelle stickers are so easy to use it was tempting to maybe overdo it!  Now, now…we’ll keep it easy, putting some to work on a multi-photo two page layout.

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The pages share both types of stickers and also the overall theme, which was our Little League’s opening day!  I don’t think you would know this was a baseball themed layout at first glance.

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It was pretty fun to add the stickers to the photos and cards, as well!

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One of my favorite things to do with stickers is to layer!  Here I had one of the Pinkfresh Studio triangles peek out behind the flair badge.  Easy layering!

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And who could forget the little details?  Not me!

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Would you like to see how these pages came together?  I have a Process Video walking you through each step!

 

Thanks for joining all of us today! We hope you are inspired to use up all those stickers in the March kit!

 

Mixing it up – Title work | Laureen Wagener

Hi Hip Kit fans!

It’s Laureen Wagener with you and I am pumped to share a new post here. This officially marks the first layout made with the uberly gorgoeus March Kits and I am absolutely enjoying the crafty time with it – so many beautiful colors!

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Speaking of color – isn’t the Pink Paislee Oh my heart Paper 24 the prettiest thing ever?! I needed to use it and need more of it 😉
I actually didn’t start my page with a creative way to put my title, instead I started by cutting a ton of stars out of the paper.

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After I had that done I didn’t know what to do until it clicked and so I displayed everything in a rainbow order and loved the look of it! A black and white picture was a must for me, as the jacket I am wearing in the picture wouldn’t have matched with the entire design I had going on already.

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I started to layer a few bits behind my picture but didn’t like that as it was too distracting from the busy left side of my layout so I took it easy and only layered a few papers behind my photo.

All the other embellishing takes place within the star/ rainbow design. I love to cluster bits around my photo but when I have a heavy design going on this can be too distracting and it will end up looking way too busy. Whenever that’s the case I like to use the “color on color” technique and match the color of my embellishment with the color of my paper!

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Now the great thing about Hip Kit is that Kimberly includes the latest and greatest and coordinates it for you – so it all matches! The Pink Fresh Studio rubber shapes are a perfect color match with some patterns from the Pink Paislee paper – same as the Enamel Dots which are my fav!!

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After I had that layed out I started to work on the title. For a “creative title idea” I didn’t want to just use the two types of Thickers we got and so I looked through the papers. Turns out there are two papers absolutely perfect for fuzzy cutting words out of them to use for a title – the Dear Lizzy paper with the cursive font and the Shimelle paper with the bold words.
I simply fuzzy cut some words I thought I could use and layered them on top of my photo.
I loved the way that looked so I stuck them down lightly because I wanted to stich them down.

That’s it from me for today – I will share a new project in April 🙂
Happy crafting friends,

xx Laureen

Products used: March 2017 Main Kit | March 2017 Paper Add-On | March 2017 Cardstock Kit | March 2017 Embellishment Kit | March 2017 Project Life Kit

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28 March WEEKLY SKETCH INSPIRATION

Hey, hey it’s that time of the week again; where a few of our Design Team members get together and give their take on the weekly sketch 🙂 The sketch was designed by team member Anna Komenda and here’s what we all came up with. Remember to play along with us in the Facebook Forum; we love to see what you create!

Sketch 4 by Anna Komenda – 28 March 2017

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Wonder On by Missy Whidden

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Hello by Tanya Hubbard

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Love by Jana McCarthy

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Less work by Terhi Koskinen

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Keepin it Cool with Michelle Whorwood

Hi everyone,  I am totally Keepin’ it Cool whilst waiting for my March Kits to arrive (not really but I am totally trying to do so).  There has been lots of requests for creating boy pages with the kits, so today I am sharing a masculine layout of my almost 13 year old son and I am also stash busting with the October 2016 Hip Kits.  I have used a mix of both the Main Kit and the Embellishment Kits on my page.

 

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I am totally motivated with the graphic nature of scrapbooking with Black and White photos at the moment and lots of white space.  Scrapbooking with a black and white photos makes it easy to adapt the Hip Kits to work with just about any theme.  I also love how the patterned paper and embellishments pop on the page as well.  I definitely find it more of a challenge to scrap boy layouts especially when they are at the tween/teen age but I find keeping it quite hip and fun using lots of words, tags and a masculine colour palette is the way to go.

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I have used the Pink Paislee Take Me Away Thickers to create my title – originally it was a phrase called ‘Keepin it Real’ but I changed it to include cool instead as I felt it was a bit more appropriate for the photo of my son and one of my cousins’ kids.  And it adds more interest to my page.

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How cute is this camera!  Added a little heart to it for some interest too.

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The ‘leaves thickers’and the ‘hanging with my fam’ works perfectly for my photo  as it was a family reunion when the photo was taken.   The little glasses worked so well with the boys both wearing the glasses it was an easy choice to add them to my layout as well.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and I have inspired you to use your Hip Kits to create layouts about the boys and men in your lives.

Take care

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How to limit your color palette |Kim Watson

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are feeling like a little early week inspiration to get you in the crafty mood? Today I am going to show you how to limit your color palette with great results.

My page today used the ever versatile February 2017 kits…who would have known bits from this kit could be coordinated to create this gorgeous palette:

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Having pulled out a selection of ephemera by Crate Paper & Little Pink Studio and a vague idea of the type of page layout design I wanted to try, I added watercolor splatters in three areas around the page, creating the perfect canvas on which to layer the other elements. My color choices were inspired by Claudia’s tags & painted flower die cuts, pulling out the teal, lime & acid yellow.

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Initially I was worried that the pink on the tropical tag would mess with my palette, so covered a few of the pink flowers with blue die cuts. As I progressed with the page I realised a few hints of pink here & there actually added warmth & didn’t distract at all. Don’t you love how the scattered pops of gold & yellow give the page life?

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The photo, cut into a 2,5″ x3,5″ tag shape, really reinforces my grid design. The straight edges & tweaked width, helps with the overall symmetry and the twine bow adds subtle texture to the top of the page. Following the naturally forming lines, I built my grid design, filling extra spaces with smaller elements. It is a fun way to use up left over embellishments without cluttering the page.

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As you have probably noticed, I lost my second ‘E’, in the title: ‘Together’ haha! The funny thing is I only noticed it whilst editing my process video, which meant I had to go back & MacGyver an ‘E’ with the space there was AND do it in such a way so it doesn’t look like an obvious mistake. Every time I look at it I can’t help but laugh…it is really a case of not being able to ‘see the wood for the trees’ LOL!! 

Anyway..I also wanted to mention a fun way to jazz up your journaling. I bought the February 2017 PL kit, included was the cutest stamp & notelet set from Paige Evans Oh My Heart. I used some of those little stamp prompts within the body of my journaling. Fun idea hey? It not only adds color, but emphasis to important parts of the text too.

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Lastly, I added a gorgeous butterfly tag & embellished it with a fringed butterfly accent & ephemera from both Maggie Holmes & Paige Evans. The result is a sweet cluster of butterflies & hearts with an appropriate sentiment.

I really hope you have found this inspiring. Limiting your color palette can be a fun way to challenge your creative process. I look forward to seeing your pretty pages in our member gallery on FB. Be sure to let me know when you post them, so I can leave you some crafty love. Have an awesome Monday peeps ~ Kim X

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This Is Us | Irit Landgraf

Hey everyone! Irit here with a new project I created using the lovely March main kit only! Here’s the finished layout-

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The main kit is full of gorgeous papers and embellishments. I fussy cut flowers from one of the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection and used those as embellishments. I love using grid papers as background, because it is so easy to line up everything.

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As usual, I created a video tutorial so you can see exactly how this came together!

**Click here to see the video**

Thanks for stopping by! Have a scrappy Sunday!

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Pure magic by Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It’s my turn to inspire you today 🙂 I got my March kits few days ago and I just couldn’t resist diving into them right away. They are so beautiful and fresh. This is exactly what I need on my desk after a long winter. And have you seen March cut files? They are gorgeous too. Rainbow with clouds designed by Kim Watson is fantastic. I love using many colors on one page and what would be more perfect to do that than a rainbow?

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I decided to use some soft background but not white because I used white cardstock from Cardstock kit to cut the rainbow. I chose light pink paper from “Chasing dreams” collection called “Royal”.You can find it both in Main kit and in Paper kit.

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I colored the rainbow with watercolors and backed the clouds using blue cardstock from Cardstock kit. I aslo added a layer of vellum to soften up the clouds. Parrot and cute hot air baloons are in the perfect spot. They are both from “Lovely day” ephemera by Dear Lizzy. You can find them in Project Life kit. This ephemera pack is filled with beautiful, whimsical designs.

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March kits are filled with rainbows. You can find them on every item from Pinkfresh Studio collection “Dream on”. I used this cute little rainbow from puffy stickers pack. I just couldn’t resist. I created a title by fussy cutting another beautiful paper from Main kit – “Encourage wonder” by Shimelle. This paper is a great source of titles and inspirations.

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Those shiny hearts are gold acrylic mirror stickers and I love them. This is a product manufactured by Pinkfresh Studio and it gives great texture to the page. You can find them in Embellishment kit along with rubber charms.

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I hope You like my page. I also have a process video for You 🙂

Thank You for stopping by and see You soon on Facebook.

XO Anna

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SWEET HEART LOVE – CENTRAL DESIGN LAYOUT – RENAE BOWELL

Hey Lovelies, Nae here back with my very first layout and process video for you. I have been so patient waiting for my HKC box of goodness flying across the oceans to reach me here in Australia. When I opened that box, Oh My Goodness, inspiration over flow!! So many amazingly beautiful products, I had absolutely no idea where to start.

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So, to get started with my first design here on the team and my very first Hip Kit ever! I decided to stick to a layout format that I generally use. I love central designs with nice bold fonts. The gorgeous paper by Shimelle’s Little By Little collection was just screaming to be fussy cut and used as a focal point on a layout. All of those beautiful bold words, the typography lover within me was singing from the rooftops.

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I love to centre my layouts in the middle third. I am sure most of you have heard about the rule of thirds in some kind of design in your lives but if you haven’t, divide you layout into three equal rectangles, that middle rectangle is where I like to focus my designs. If you work in thirds on your layout, include embellishments in three clusters on your page, you will always be able to achieve a balanced design layout.

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Another feature of my layouts are soft layers like doilies and polka dot tulle but I also love adding in white die cuts to add a little bit of interest. I am a huge lover of white on white on white in my designs but today I decided to do something a little different and use the pretty pastels in the Cardstock Add On. The soft mint green is just so beautiful and still adds that pretty soft layer but in just a slightly different hue. The cut file I am using is one of the wonderful March cut files, designed by the beautiful Jana, You and Me. The vines and leaves in this cut file are just divine and are something I use a lot in my designs.

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When creating embellishment clusters between my layers behind my photo, I love mixing textures as well as colour. The beautiful gloss of the Shimelle sticker sheet, the dimension of the rubber charms, the softness of the Pinkfresh Studio Puffs and the leather like textures from the Pinkfresh Leatherette Stickers, all come together to create more interest and dimension without cluttering up my page with big bulky icons. I tend to stick to smaller embellishments, that tend to work with the colour scheme already decided in my designs.

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Finally, here is a little process video to share with you how the layout all came together. Like I said, working with the blues and greens was a completely different experience for me. As much as I loved creating this layout, Ill be back next week with a more pink layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my first ever Design Team Project. I would love to see your rule of thirds or centred layouts using these beautiful March Kits. Jump over to the Facebook group to share yours!! I can’t wait to see them all!

Love you guys,

Love always,

Nae xoxo

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Thursday Inspiration: Patterned paper – with or without?

Hey everybody!

Thursday is here again – this means that we will give you three different ideas on how to use a certain products. Today, Terhi, Ashley and Jessica are joining you with fun projects.  Ashley and Jessica are giving you ideas with the Oh My Heart paper 24 by Pink Paislee (included to March Main kit) and Terhi will lead to the world of paints on a scrapbook page – without patterned paper! Which one you prefer, have you ever tried scrapbooking without patterned paper?

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Hey! Even though my huge passion is to use patterned papers in any possible ways, sometimes it is really exciting to step out from the comfort zone and try something different. We have three amazing paints in February Color Kit and by using them in few different ways I received vibrant page without a piece of patterned paper.

As the Shimmerz Self Priming Paints don’t need any kind of gessoed surface to add on to, I took the lovely blue one and started to play with straight on the white cardstock. By using only my fingers I draw three oval(ish) shapes and let dry.

To add more interest, I took Heidi Swapp Metallic blue texture paste from January Color kit and used a stencil to add it on top of my paints. Then layered lovely Pretty Little Studios embellishments in three clusters.

To finish up to page, I mixed the same paints again with water and springled the liquid here and there. What a lovely effect! I really hope this inspired you, it was so much fun to work on this layout!

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Hey there! Don’t you think this patterned paper is so much fun? Now, I must admit that I don’t tend to use a whole sheet on a single layout, but can you imagine that I have almost nothing left of the paper once I was done creating this layout?

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First, I punched out a circle using two patterns facing each other. (Check picture for reference).Then I cut around the outer edges to have another circular element that I spread across the filled circles and all around the page. It was so much fun! I also punched out fun colors from the cardstock kit and placed them behind my picture. I embellished it with the awesome flower ephemera from Paige’s collection, then added some mixed media using the designer stencil and yummy shimmerz paste from the color kit.

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Here are some closeup pictures. As you can see, I added tiny enamel dots onto the Oh My Heart ephemera and I also colored in those gorgeous Thickers from the main kit using alcohol markers – I love doing that.

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I hope you’ve had some fun joining me today – check out what the other talented ladies created!

xox,

Jessica Fabiano Design Team Member

#3: Ashley

Hey y’all!

I absolutely LOVE the idea of focusing on patterned paper because not only does it challenge me, I feel like I have direction during my scrapbooking process! As Jessica mentioned, we are focusing on the “Oh My Heart” patterned paper.

So most of you know that I love to use my punches. There is SO much you can do with punches. I have a variety of tools in my stash, but I often love to grab punches or cut shapes from patterned paper just to add a little bit of something different.

This time, I used lots of the #24 paper by “Oh My heart” and decided to cut the squares into triangles. I added them vertically along my page and then simply stitched them down. In addition, I cute some cloud that complimented the triangles and I LOVED the contrast of the rounded cloud shape to the edgy angle shapes!

I also used my “notebook” punch to cut another piece of the “Oh My Heart” paper so that the page felt more cohesive. Lastly, I added some embellishments from the Dear Lizzy collection, Pinkfresh Studio (Live More) collection, and the Paige Evans (Oh My Heart) collection.

I love the way this page came out and I hope you do too!

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For my  PL Spread, I took on somewhat of the same approach as I did in my layout. I used some of the cloud punches as well as some of the leftover triangle pieces from my LO. I cut some of the “Oh My Heart” papers to 3×4 and 4×6 and simply used these as my cards. I also used a few pieces of the White Cardstock from the Cardstock Kit.

I used the black thickers from our PL Kit for the title card, and used lots of embellishments from the “Oh My Heart” Collection along with the Pinkfresh Studio Live More collection. Those Pinkfresh phrase/word stickers from our PL Kit HAVE to be my favorite embellishment pack in these kits!

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Don’t forget to check out my process video for my two projects!

XOXO

Ashley

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We hope you enjoyed this post, have a happy scrapping!