Hello Paris by Tarrah McLean

Happy Sunday Hip Kit fans!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a new layout to share using the amazing February 2017 Main and Add-On kits!

I have been blessed once with a trip to Paris a couple of years ago and I am super duper lucky to be going again in 7 weeks time! As soon as I saw that gorgeous Amour paper by Dear Lizzy I just knew that  I had to pull out a Paris photo!

I started out by cutting the geometric heart cut file from one of the pink patterned papers included in the February 2017 Main kit and backed it with that gorgeous Amour paper and then machine stitched around the outside. I used some foam tape to pop it up from the mint coloured background paper.

While creating this layout I was pulling out bits and pieces to embellish it with…I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the date on the globe sticker with the number 24 and then May and Wed really small…….THIS IS THE EXACT DAY WE ARE GOING TO PARIS!! We are getting the Eurostar across from England on this date! Can you believe that?! That sticker was made just for me and this layout!!

I love all the embellishments that refer to travel included in the February 2017 Hip Kits…they are just perfect for this layout! I also added one of those gorgeous fringed butterflies and a gold puffy heart by Maggie Holmes from the Chasing Dreams collection.

I absolutely love how this layout turned out and I hope I have inspired you to create some projects using some of your Hip Kits!?

Happy creating…see you next week!

Tarrah x

Inner animal by Anna Komenda

Hello Hip Kit fans. It’s Anna here with my second project with February kits. I am such a Maggie Holmes devotee. I love every single collection she designs and “Chasing dreams” is on the top of my “Fav list”.

Today I have a very pink page with my own pictures. I am an addict when it comes to those funny picture taking apps with filters, bunny ears and other fun stuff. I took so many of them that I decided it’s time to use some on the page. I chose “animal” session with several kind of ears 😀 Childish. I know 😀 Don’t judge 😀

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I love this bright pink paper with circles that came in February Main kit. It inspired me to use circle pictures as well. I used a puncher and it went really quickly.

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What I also did was punching out circles from several ephemeras from “Chasing dreams” ephemera pack. I barely use the bigger ones in my projects and it was a nice way to alter them into smaller pieces.

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Butterfly patterned paper is one my favourites. You can easily create Your own embellishments. Just fussy cut the butterflies. You can use only one or two or arrange them in wreath or other shape.

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I also love “Chasing dreams” golden hearts. They are just so pretty and they are a perfect match with every girly project.

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This page is so fun because of the pictures that it didn’t need much of embellishing. I used black elements to break the pink color. It also matches to my black and white pictures.

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My last step was to splash page with white and gold inks to highlight the crazy, messy feeling. It was such a fun to create this page and it came so easy. “Chasing dream” collection from February Man kit is so easy to work with. As You probably noticed – I used Main kit only. I know that many of You ask about pages created with main kit only so here You are 🙂 I hope You feel inspired and see You next ween on HKC Facebook page.

XO

Anna

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7th March Weekly Sketch inspiration.

We take great pleasure in announcing that the weekly sketch inspiration will continue with the new DT creative team and each week several of us will be sharing with you how we’ve interpreted the sketch – please play along in the Facebook Forum; we love seeing what you create!!   

Most of these are made with the gorgeous February kits 🙂

Sketch 1 by Nicole Nowosad – 7 March 2017

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Here’s what our creative team came up with 🙂

Lovely by Tanya Hubbard

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Bean Boozled Adventure by Jana Mccarthy

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Classe by Christin Gronslett

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Delight in Every Moment by Felicity Wilson

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy, so happy | Kim Watson

As a subscriber you get the privilege of enjoying some fantastic exclusive cut files. This is one of them…The Fringed Butterfly. All I can say is WOW! The February 2017 kits are so, so pretty…the butterflies & the amazing colors, are what make this craft so much fun!

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Starting with the cut file, but keeping in mind it would dominate a big portion of the layout, I started arranging things around the page. Tilting the butterfly to the left, left space plenty of space in opposite corners, which was how I solved where to place my photograph. kimwatsonhappyhkc02

I took the piece of ‘Oasis’ paper from Crate Paper & fussy cut a selection of roses suitable to fill the corners. The clusters, decorated with chipboard stickers & wood accents add to the bright, exotic feel of the page. I love how keeping them snug against the corners grounds the design without it looking too busy.

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Fussy cut butterflies from Chasing Dreams were exactly what I needed to decorate the wings of big cut file butterfly. Using the x2 different sizes add dimension & balance. 

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I hope you have found this inspirational?  I had so fun creating it & I know you will too! Thank you so much for stopping by. Remember to grab our complimentary cut files to help you make the most of your kits.

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Delight in Every Moment with Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing another new layout created using the February 2017 Main and Add-On kits!

This week I was very inspired by the circles on that gorgeous Oasis paper by Crate Paper. I punched out some of the circles and machine stitched through them to help attach them to the page as well as add texture to the layout too!

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I used some of the gorgeous ephemera pieces from the Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper ephemera pack, found in the February 2017 Main kit as layering pieces underneath my photo, I like how these give a touch of colour and dimension to my layout. My photo is of my two beautiful boys taken at a weekend getaway we had together last year…we just loved this particular beach and could have spent hours there!

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I decided that the ‘Delight in Every Moment’ was the perfect title for this layout as it sure was a delight all round! It was delightful to be with my boys, the beach was delightful, the weather was delightful…you get the idea!

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I just love that cute camera sticker from the Chasing Dreams sticker sheet, found in the February 2017 Embellishment kit! It added some balance to the colours a little bit. I also added some of the pretty chipboard stickers to finish my layout. The last thing I added was some gold Heidi Shine for a little shimmer..

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I hope you have found some inspiration from my layout today! I had fun creating it! Thank you so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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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.

dreams-igThe Maggie Holmes Ephemera pieces and her Collected Chipboard stickers were a ‘dream‘ (I love a good pun ;D) to work with. I topped the spread off with a cute gold puffy heart that I made into a planner clip. I hot glued a chipboard heart sticker to the back of it to hide the clip and adheasive.

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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!

Ripped Paper Layers | Zinia Amoiridou

Hello Hip Kits fans! It’s Zinia here to share with you my first projects using the February 2017 Hip Kits.

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For my first layout, I decided to go for a pastel color palette. I picked some of the pink and mint papers from the Main kit and ripped some rectangular pieces.

I wanted the ripped look to be only on the long side of each piece so I made sure to do clean cuts on the sides.

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I arranged the papers on my background vertically and I adhered them at the middle of the page. Then it we get to the fun part of embellishing!

I started with some ephemera and chipboard stickers from the Maggie Holmes “Chasing Dreams” collection. To compliment those pieces, I brought in some of the copper foiled clear stickers of the “Oh My Heart” collection that were included in the February Project Life kit.

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I also used some of the adorable “Chasing Dreams” phrase stickers.

For a finishing touch, I added some gold touches around the page. I used the Pinkfresh Studio gold stickers that came in the Embellishment kit and one of the Maggie Holmes puffy gold hearts.

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In addition to this layout, I’d like to share some pages from my February notebook. Starting in 2017 I decided to switch from pocket style page to the traveler’s notebook system for my day to day documenting. Sometimes it looks more like a minibook, sometimes it reminds a little bit of a planner but in the end of the day, it’s a lovely place to keep all the little memories that make each month special.

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I used one of my most favorite papers of the February Main kit as my cover along with the month and a couple of little embellishments.

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I try to keep things light a minimal cause I don’t want to add too much bulk in this notebook. The products from the Project Life kit come really handy cause they are not too dimensional.

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I print all my photos at 3×3″ to simplify the process. If I end up with extra photos after the notebook is finished, I’ll just use them in my 12×12 layouts.

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So these are my projects for today. I really hope you enjoyed them and you got inspired to create something with your February Hip Kits. Make sure to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrapping🙂

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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:

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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!

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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,

xox,

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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…

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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)

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

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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?

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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
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DIY Vellum Embellishments & Circles | Zinia Amoiridou

Hello Hip Kits fans! It’s Zinia here to share with you a really fun layout I create using the January 2017 Hip Kits.

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The general idea for this layout can be created using just the main kit. In my layout I cheated a bit and used some embellishments from the embellishment and the project life kit but if you are subscribed only to the main kit, you can definitely make it work and use some different embellishments.

To begin, grab your favorite pattern papers from the kits and punch 1″ circles. You can use different sizes of circles if you want and adjust the design accordingly but I really loved how the 1″ circles are not too big nor too small for this page. This is a really great design to make use of any little leftover scraps you had from previous layouts.

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Arrange the circles in three columns and stick them on a piece of white cardstock. That will guide our main design.

To start embellishing get a sheet of vellum from your Cardstock add-on kit and  transfer some of the butterfly rub-ons on it. Use your scissors to fussy but the butterflies and create some adorable DIY vellum embellishments.

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To stick the butterflies on the page, fold them and place a little bit of adhesive in the middle. This way they will add a really whimsical feel and some extra dimension to the page.

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I continued embellishing using some word strips from the Project Life kit and a few floral ephemera pieces from the Main Kit until I was happy with the result.

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For my title I used a mix of different stickers and alphas across the kits. To balance the gold thickers I used, I added some gold splatters using my Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray.

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I really hope you liked this page and you got inspired to create a similar design with your January kits. Make sure to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrapping🙂

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