Thursday Inspiration: Oasis Die Cuts!

It’s Thursday once again and that means it’s triple the fun! Each Thursday 3 of our Design team members use the same product, whether they are on a scrapbook layout, a Project Life spread, off the page, in a planner or elsewhere. Plus, they all have their own unique style, which means lots of inspiration for you! This week, Jennie, Nicole and Cara have got some fantastic projects using the Oasis Die cuts from Crate Paper which are in the April Main kit. Let’s see what they’ve done!

Jennie

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These die cuts are just beautiful!  From the muted colors and gold foil, I couldn’t wait to get them on my pages.  I had a handful of photos from our recent spring break and I knew that the die cuts would go perfectly with the April Project Life kit and those photos!

First, I layered the die cuts with the exclusive Project Life Cards!

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Not only are they beautiful layered on cards, they are also gorgeous layered on photos!

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Aren’t the little details just great?  I love how they all work together throughout the whole page!

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Would you like to see how all of this came together?  Check out the process video I created for this layout!

Nicole

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I just love the idea of using die cuts for the majority of embellishing on a scrapbook layout. It really keeps your choices simple and makes you think outside the box a little too! I opened up my Oasis diecut pack and layered them across my page that I has painted with a little mint green paint ahead of time.

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The great thing about the Oasis die cuts is the sizing variety and shape – so many fun choices in one little bundle of happiness! Makes the layering type of scrapbooker super happy to add lots of little bits to your project.

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All that is left to do is add in a staple, enamel dot or even a puffy sticker from the kits to add a quick layer to the diecuts to add some fun dimenstion!

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I love it when a page comes together with the help of a simple idea and some product that inspires you!

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Cara

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Howdy planner girls! I’ve got a treat this week, I’m in my bullet journal! This is a book that is always tucked into the front elastic of my Traveller’s Notebook. I have pages for routines, dreams and goals, books I’ve read, checklists, monthly plans and others ideas that don’t really have a set deadline. I’m going to use this spread as a spot to put all the things that I would like to do this spring, a sort of Spring Bucket list.

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This past weekend I got to meet the amazing Terhi from our Design Team! It was so nice to meet her in person, and she is sweeter, prettier and even more talented in real life, if you can imagine that! I took one of her classes at a event in Paris and in this week’s project, I’ve taken the techniques she taught me and used them in my planner! Yes, you can put mixed media in your planner!

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I then took some of the Oasis die cuts with lots of space or lines for writing and arranged them on the pages along with a couple of the Hip Kit Project Life cards that had lines. These are where I will write my spring list so I added them first. Next, I decorated!! I added more die cutes (isn’t that camera the cutest!?!??!) along with washi, stickers from the same Oasis line, acetate shapes and leatherette stickers from Pink Fresh, chipboard from American Crafts and then I added some random bits of stamping with the roller stamp from Vicki Boutin.

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To finish off the spread, I took one of the exclusive flair badges, an Oasis button and hot-glued them together, sandwiching a paperclip in between. I took the foam off of the back of the button first to take away any extra bulk.

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Happy Planning!

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Thursday Inspiration: A Few of Our Favourite Things!

Hey everyone! We hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far! Today, we have 3 takes on the things we loved the most that came in our kits for March and April.

Cara: Patterned Papers

I’m a scrapbooker as well as a planner girl. Patterned paper is always my favourite when I scrapbook, there are so many possibilities! I thought that I would bring that over to my planner. I absolutely adore fussy cutting, give me a good movie and some sharp scissors and I’m a happy camper.

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I grabbed a couple of my favourite papers, (from Dear Lizzy for American Crafts), in my March main kit, and cut out words and flowers to make clusters in my spread for this week.

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I took a few more papers from Shimelle (American Crafts) and Paige Evans (Pink Paislee) and added squares and the word ‘PLAY’ about the pages. A few die cuts from Paige Evans (March Main Kit) and Dear Lizzy (March Project life kit) and some enamel dots (March Main Kit) were all I needed to finish off the spread.

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The planner clip was made from the same Dear Lizzy paper as ‘dreamer’ and ‘love’. I made it so that it can be moved along the page to mark the current day.

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When I made it, I realised that if I was fussy cutting, it would be smart to cut a second piece at the same time so that I would have a matching piece for the back to cover the paperclip. To keep them from moving around, I used a binder clip and moved it only at the end when the only side I had left to cut was the one under the clip.

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Happy Planning!

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Jessica: All The Florals!

Hey guys! I wondered what I go for most when I scrap and undoubtedly it’s pink as a color, mixed media for the technique, and flowers for the patterns/embellishment. The April kit really has some lovely chipboard flowers to scrap with. Little spoiler: I was assigned a no-flower task later, I know exactly why that happened (lol). Anyway, here’s the layout I’m going to share with you today:

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I used my floral lace cut file that you can find in the march downloads; I changed it up a little to how I liked it better and then cut it with my Silhouette Cameo.

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To color in the cut file I used my new Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor palette which I love! The colors are so vibrant and pretty. So yes, the good life for me definitely consists of pink, watercolors and flowers! What about you?

Thanks for joining me and check out what Ashley came up with!

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Ashley: Pink Fresh Acetate 

For my project, I’ve created a Project Life spread for you all with a focus on one of my favorite products from the kit (the Pinkfresh Acetate).

I started by cutting some of the patterned papers down to size to fit in my pockets. I also used one of the HKC Exclusive PL cards from our Project Life Kit.

I used some of the alphas from Pinkfresh Studio (Embellishment Kit) and the My Mind’s Eye “Palm Beach” Collection (PL kit).

I lightly embellished with pieces from the “Live More” collection, but also from the “Oh My Heart” collection.

One of my favorite things in this kit is the acetate pieces! I love the colors and the designs. I wanted to keep things simple, therefore, I chose approximately one piece per card, although there are photos without them (they just wouldn’t have shown up great on those particular photos).

On the title card, I sewed the acetate piece for more texture but I also love how subtle this yellow and pink tag is on the bright pink card.

I hope y’all enjoyed this process and gained some inspiration!! 🙂

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XOXO

Ashley

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Thursday Inspiration with Cara Vincens, Laureen Wagener and Zinia Amoiridou

Crafty friends – it’s Thursday once again which means we are back with lots of inspiration for you!
Today Cara, Laureen and Zinia are focusing on the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio products from the March kits in three different ways.

First up is Cara:

Hi Planner Girls! Pinkfresh has some fabulous goodies that will look fantastic in your planner. The little goodies that you can sprinkle on your spreads will make your pages look great as well as keep you organised.

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Creating clusters in the corners and around the edges of your pages, lets you add a lot of these embellishments but still leave room for lots of writing. Use blank day squares before the month starts as spots to decorate.

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The washi from the kit makes a great base to make your clusters. And it looks great lining the edges of your pages.

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Happy Planning!

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Next is Laureen:

Hi friends – I am sharing a new scrapbook layout focusing on the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio Dream On goodies – I got the leather stickers, mirror stickers and rubber charms to play with.

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To really keep the focus on these products I decided to limit my embellishments to just these and enamel dots from the Main Kit.

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I created a focal element in the middle of my page with my picture and all the embellishments. Banners are always great and especially when the embellishments are already in the perfect shape for creating banners like the leather stickers.

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After I layered the leather stickers I tucked rubber charms underneath or adhered them above my layers and used the mirror stickers for my title. The white space in my photo was absolutely perfect for adhering my title.

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To finish off my page I used the tiny enamel dots and sprinkled them all around my photo and embellishment cluster.

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Now Zinia is ready to share her beautiful project with you:

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you some gift tags I created featuring the lovely Pinkfresh Studio embellishments that were included in the March kits.

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I used some project life cards and papers from the kits as my base and chose some of my favorite Pinkfresh bits to embellish each tag.

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It’s a perfect little project to use up any leftovers you have from your kits or embellishments that you find harder to use on scrapbook layouts.

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I really loved all the different materials of embellishments we got in the March kits so I  used something different on every tag.

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Adorable gift tags using Pinkfresh Studio Embellishments @abstractinspiration #abstractinspiration #ziniaamoiridou #hipkitclub #pinkfreshstudio #gifttags

I really hope you will give this a go, it’s really easy to put together, takes only a short amount of time and you can have the cutest gift tags.

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!

 

Thursday Inspiration with Cara Vincens and Flora Monika Farkas

Hello Hip Kit fans! It’s another Thursday, and each week design team members will be given a product, kit or idea to create with. We’ll post them here to inspire you with different ways to use the same thing.

 This week Cara and Flóra are going to show you creative ways to use washi! Flóra is scrapbooking and Cara is in her Traveller’s Notebook.

Flóra is up first:

This time I was without any idea, so I decided just to jump into the project and start.

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First I choose the papers and the gathered all the coordinating elements such as pink, black&white, yellow embellishment. I really enjoy to create the huge cluster “column”. The February 2017 Hip Kit includes so many gorgeous stickers, die cuts and much more.

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When the cluster was ready I grabbed the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart stickers book from the February 2017 Project Life Kit. In this book you can find a sheet of fun washi stripes. I adhered them on a piece of baker’s twine to create a cute bunting.The bunting gave me the idea to place my title in this way.

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I really love the pretty and happy result! I suggest you sometimes go crazy with materials. You don’t need to save them because the next Hip Kit will come so soon! 😉

Thanks for stopping by today! Flóra

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Here are Cara’s ideas:

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I’m in my traveller’s notebook and I’ve got 3 different ways that I like to use washi to share with you. These washi strips are from the Paige Evans sticker book from Pink Paislee. They stick really well and are quite sturdy, so they can be really functional as well as pretty in your planner, which is great to know if your planner gets a lot of wear and tear from day to day. This functionality is what this first tip is all about:

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1. Use washi to adhere only on the back of your tip-ins to keep the design of the front whole. The tip-in will stay in place but you don’t have to cover up any pretty designs on the front of your card.

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2. Washi makes a great base for a cluster. It helps ground the other elements that you will layer on top. This orange strip becomes part of the whole of the cluster, but without it as a base, the other items would seem lost. It gives the other elements a nice place to sit.

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3. Washi makes great tabs, so that you can easily find a page in your planner. The wider the washi, the easier it is to use, but here I’ve used a rather thin washi and it works just fine, you can easily see that blue tab and find the page.

This video walks you through my process as I go through each step, so grab a cuppa something warm, it’s a long one!

Happy Planning!

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Let us know how you like to use washi in the comments!

Memory Planning With Hip Kit Club Kits | Jennie McGarvey

Hello, Hip Kit Club friends and fans!  I am so excited to share with you how I am using the March 2017 Hip Kit Club kits in my MEMORY PLANNER!  Yes, you read that right, my memory planner.

Now, you might not be familiar with memory planning.  That’s okay — because I’m here to share with you mine.  I take my BIG The Happy Planner® and add my activities, then photos, journaling and embellishments.  It’s very similar to Project Life, yet different, too.

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I started with simple stamps from stash to document the plans + activities.  I kept the stamping as plain as possible so that the focus could be on the photos and great embellishments from the kits. I am particularly excited how the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart die cuts from the scrapbooking kit pair with the Pinkfresh Studio Live More phrase stickers from the Project Life kit.

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Those die cuts were definitely a staple on my pages, though!  I also found that they were beautiful with the Pink Fresh Studio Dream On studio puff stickers, too!

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I also love different clusters of embellishments, they definitely add a lot of interest to my memory planner pages.

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Would you like to see how I put this all together?  Check out my Plan With Me video!

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Thursday Inspiration with Cara Vincens, Laureen Wagener and Zinia Amoiridou

Hi Hip Kit fans! It’s Thursday day again, so that means we’re back with another new 3-Way Challenge! If you missed last week, you can check it out HERE. Each Thursday, 3 design team members will be given a product, kit or idea to create with. We’ll post them here to inspire you with 3 different ways to use the same thing. Hopefully, you can come up with even more ideas.

This week, it’s Cara, Laureen and Zinia and we are using Thickers from the February kits!

Cara is up first:

I went with the aqua ombré letters… so so pretty! I love using fonts that are more or less symmetrical to make ‘TODAY’ bookmarks or dashboards in my planner. All 5 letters in the word ‘today’ are symmetrical so that means I can back them with a second letter sticker, which allows me to use Thickers on my transparent dashboards and have the backs looking almost as pretty as the fronts.

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YADOT? sure, why not 😉

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I’ve also added a to-do list to the dashboard. Since I used the transparency from the front of the sticker book by Paige Evans, it is fantastic for dry-erase markers! You can re-use this list every day!!

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Here’s a peek at this week in my planner as well.

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This video walks you through how I decorated this week in my planner and then the dashboard at the end.

Here is Laureen’s take on the challenge:

We are all loving the aqua ombré Thickers, right?! But they are just too beautiful to pass on them.
Now for my project I went with a classic layout – my favorite type of project to create! If you know my way of scrapbooking, you may have noticed that I am a huge fan of larger titles and I created many many layouts using a combination of different products to form my title. For this layout I decided to just use the one font to spread my title across the page.

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As you can see I created a cluster at the top and the bottom and spread my title.
The main part is arranged at the top in the shape of the circle – I chose the quote “You and I are more than friends” for the cluster at the top.

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To finish up the title I used the blue Thickers again to create a “complete” look. I didn’t have enough Thickers to spell out the entire title, so I just wrote a part in a black pen.

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Here you can see the curve in the title – this creates a dynamic look and movement in your design.

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And who doesn’t love a good close- up shot?! I just love the Fringe butterflies that come in the kits so much, I definetly had to use one in a small cluster around my photo.IMG_3190

Zinia is going to finish us up with her Thickers project:

To incorporate thickers in my project I decided to use them to write small messages on my gift boxes. I think thickers and letter stickers are mostly popular among scrapbookers but you can really use them in any form of paper crafts.

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I really love all the different fonts we got in the February kits so I used them all! I made my first box from a sheet of Fountain cardstock and decorated it with a doily and a couple butterflies. I used the Pink Paislee “Oh my Heart” thickers that came in the February Project Life kit to add a little message.

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For my second box I chose one of the Maggie Holmes “Chasing Dreams” pattern papers that were included in the main kit and after I added the same decorations, I used the gold glitter thickers (also from the main kit,) and the ombre teal thickers (from the Embellishment kit) to write my message.

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You can really use your thickers in any project you are working on. Just dive into your stash and find the colors and fonts that match and use up those gorgeous alpha stickers.

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If you want to learn how to create these cute envelope boxes, just check the video bellow 😉

Thursday inspiration with Cara Vincens, Anna Komenda and Terhi Koskinen

We’ve got a treat for you!

Starting with this new term, Thursdays are going to be a whole lot of fun! It’s Cara, Anna and Terhi here today and we are the first to tackle the new 3-way challenge! Each Thursday, 3 design team members will be given a product, kit or idea to create with. We’ll post them here to inspire you with 3 different ways to use the same thing. Hopefully, you can come up with even more ideas.

This first POST is to use only the Main February kit. Cara and Anna will show you two ways how to create with the main kit, and Terhi is showing her colorful technique with thickers!


Cara’s up first:

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I was soooo tempted by all the fantastic goodies in the other kits (especially those fringed butterflies) but there are so many gorgeous things to play with in the Main kit that it was easy to resist, besides I’ll get to play with those later 😉

I love a fresh start, a blank slate and there’s nothing like a new month to get me motivated. I’ve decorated my March monthly spread in my Commit30 planner using 3 Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams patterned papers (Delicate,Collected and Monarch), and The Crate Paper Oasis Getaway paper (Oh that floral!!).

I started with that beautiful Monarch paper and I chose 3 butterflies that would best match the Getaway floral paper and fussy cut them.

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I also fussy cut the ‘Dreams are for chasing’ sentiment from the Collected paper and cut strips from Delicate for my borders.

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Happy Planning!

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Anna is next with her take on the February Main kit: 

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Hello. First of all let me tell You how happy I am to be back to this fabulous team. It’s my first inspiration in this term and I hope You will like it. As Cara said before – we were creating with February Main Kit only. It was such an easy job, because this kit is filled with many fantastic products. I love all stuff Maggie Holmes and “Chasing dreams” collection is no exception. Ephemera pack is filled with yummy tags, beautiful flowers and other pieces. I decided to go in the “flower” direction.

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And what is a perfect match for the flowers? Butterflies!!! I fussy cut them from one of the papers and added them to my composition. Some chipboard stickers and wooden buttons from “Little by little” and my layout was finished.

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I also have a process video for You. I hope You will enjoy watching it. So sorry for my English on the video. I had some issues with English vocabulary. Blame my age. This brain isn’t working that well anymore 😉

XO Anna

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Terhi finishes it up with her fantastic project:

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Do you remember the DIY Mistable Thickers from January 2017 Embellishment Kit? I was highly inspired by the colors on my photograph and wanted to add same colorful feeling to the layout as well. By using only regular watercolor I created this beautiful rainbow effect to my scrapbook page, and the same idea can be used to any embellishments. Rest of the products used on this layout is from January Main Kit, please give special attention to the exclusive papers. I just can’t have enough of them!

Go ahead and grab your watercolors and start all the fun!

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WE hope you are loving our new Thursdays as much as we!