YOLO | Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. I come to You with my fourth page created with March Hip Kits. My April kits are somewhere in the world on the way to my door step but I still have plenty of March goodies to play with. I created this page with dream catcher inspired by three feather stickers from “Little by little” sticker sheet. I wanted to use them in some project earlier but they just didn’t match my layouts because they are quite big. And now, as a feathers  attached to the dream catcher, they are just perfect. You can find Shimelle’s “Little by little” sticker sheet in March Main Kit.

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I used pink cardstock from Cardstock Kit for my background. I backed it with one of the “Chasing dreams” papers. I love the pink – yellow color combo. I also fussy cut the roses and other small flowers from Dear Lizzy paper. All the patterned papers are included in both Main Kit and Paper Kit.

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Roses with laves created beautiful layer under my picture. I chose the funny one taken with special app because it matches great with my YOLO title. And I wanted to use this golden YOLO from acrylic stickers by Pinkfresh Studio for a while. Those stickers and included in the Embellishment Kit.

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I repeated the golden accents in the corner using another acrylic sticker along with banners from “Little by little” stickers sheet. My beautiful feathers also have a gold foiling on them.

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My last steps was adding two cute cameras from “Lovely day” ephemera pack by Dear Lizzy. You can find them in Project Life Kit.

That’s all for today. I hope I inspired You to use a dream catcher theme on some of Your pages. Thank You for stopping by and see You in few days on Facebook.

XO Anna

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Celebrating Sienna | Renae Bowell

Hey Lovelies, Nae here again on this beautiful Friday to share with you my first layout using the BEAUTIFUL April kits!! Oh my gosh I love these kits and all the pinks and greens in it. Another piece of the kits I am also in love with is that beautiful specialty acetate with the gold dot polka dots? Yeah, I just had to use that as a whole sheet background for my layout.

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It may not look like much in photos, just a white background with polka dots.. But in real life, once I put this beauty in a 12×12 frame, that acetate is really going to pop! The layout itself also unintentionally turned into a love heart shape design. From the formation of the ferns and flowers, to the triangular effect of the title, it all works to create this visual illusion of a heart.

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You all know my love for typography. I was never a big title fan on my layouts, I preferred the embellishments and the photo tell the story, but now that I am lucky to get so many alphas and stickers in my kits, I love mixing font, and style to create a really interesting title. It is also important to structure your titles well. Try and get creative and don’t just stick everything in a straight line like you are reading a book. Make some visual shapes with your title to create extra interest.

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Not talking about these lovelies is almost a crime. Those palm frond ephemera from the Oasis collection… Oh Em Gee!! I absolutely love them. That and the adorable floral paper that I fussy cut and formed the starting point for this layout.. These two items alone really defined how this layout was going to turn out.

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I loved the leaves so much I had to grab that awesome cut file for April and cut out extras out of the amazing green palm patterned paper and of course vellum. That green palm paper.. Now I am no where a lover of green, or even green and pink together, but this collection of leaves and flowers just makes me swoon with happiness.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my layout girlies. Don’t forget to run and grab your cut files and have a play. They are so amazing and I can’t wait to see what you create with them.

Love you guys,

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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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Hello sunshine | Laureen Wagener

Hi Hip kit fans –

It’s Laureen with you today and I am sharing a new layout with the April kits !
First off, I have a confession to make . Now when the kits were released I liked the April kits but I didn’t think I would love them as much as I loved other kits – summery products and pineapples are just not my thing *I thought*.

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Then today the box full of yummy goodies arrived and it had me swooning and oh-ing and ah-ing because I am obsessed with everything included! Kim’s cut files for this month are extra beautiful so I had to use them on my page and I immediatly knew I would create a wreath of some sort out of the leaves.

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I chose the Pink Paislee Paper 08 and cut some of the leaves out of it and the rest out of one Crate Paper Oasis paper. I couldn’t pass on the florals, so I cut them out of white cardstock and colored them in with some watercolors.

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I like to arrange everything before I actually stick it down, that way I can fiddle around and move bits and bobs until I like their placement. For my leaves I attempted to do some mixed media and completely failed – it looked greated in my head but not so much on the paper. So I just grabbed some spray mists and sprinkled a circle onto my page.
I guess you can’t really see the circle too much, right? ;D

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After the mist was dry I placed the leaves and three florals in a circle and stuck them down with the tiniest amount of glue because I used my sewing machine to secure them.

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Embellishing with the Crate Paper Oasis ephemera and buttons was super easy, yet it looks amazing!

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Now let’s talk about the Alphas – the teal and gold is perfect and they are exclusive to the kit! Combined with the Crate Paper word stickers they are a match made in heaven and make the perfect title for a summery page!

I hope you enjoyed todays post!
Until next week,

xo Laureen
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Products used:
April Main kit | Paper Add-On | Embellishment Add-On | Cardstock Add-On

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18 April WEEKLY SKETCH INSPIRATION

Hello! it’s that time of week again where we take a sketch designed by one of our DT members and  use it as inspiration for our layouts. This week we’re using this fun sketch by Missy Whidden and our gorgeous March kits.

Please join us in our Facebook Forum and share with us what you create!

Sketch 7 by Missy Whidden

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Happy Life by Kim Watson

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Not just family by Tanya Hubbard

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Love U so much by Jana McCarthy

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be Happy by Christin Gronnslett

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Off the page | 3 cards | Nicole Nowosad

Hello everyone! I really like to make use of all the little leftover bits from my kits. Everything in the kits are so pretty, I just can’t help using every last piece. Why waste perfectly good paper right?

I decided to make a quick set of cards using some leftover bits of paper in the kits and love how quickly they came together and really stretched my supplies.

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I started out with some flat white cardstock from my scrap pile. I added a few quick swipes of mint colored paint and once dried, I went to work building my simple cards. It’s always good to have a few extra cards in my stash!

First I created this super simple card with some scraps of the No.24 Pink Paislee paper in the kit.

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I adhered various little strips of paper across the top portion of the card and adhered them down with a little machine stitching.  I also had some extra die cuts from the exclusive cut files for March and added some leaves behind the flowers from the Pink Paislee diecut/ephemera pack in the kit.

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I love how the enamel dots just fill in pops of color on the rest of the card! Next, I created this easy card onto another mint green painted cardstock piece.

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I had to use some of that pretty Dear Lizzy washi tape as patterned paper on the card front and it looks amazing on the painted background! Man, I love that stuff. Such a pretty washi tape and looks great on a lighter background. I simply added another die cut flower, a border punched scallop strip and a Shimelle pennant sticker from the kit.

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I created one last card using more of that lovely washi tape in the kit and more of the pretty diecut flowers from the diecut/ephemera pack.

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This time, I used some really small bits of paper and layered them in a stitched mess on the front of the card. The pretty rose gold flower (that looks black here.. boo) looks great mixed with the pretty pink floral background for the card.  I couldn’t resist adding more of those die cut stems from one of the March exclusive cut files again too.

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To see how these cards came together, check out my process video here:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to kill your kit and get ready for the April kit!

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May 2017 Hip Kit Reveal!!!

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2017 – MAIN KIT
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Here are a couple more detailed images of the HKC Exclusive Ephemera
included in our Main Kit
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p Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription)
CLICK HERE to join!
Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Shimelle Little by Little – Lil’ Bit Lovely Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Shimelle Little by Little – Cultivate Joy Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Cheerful Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – My Darling Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Moment Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – On a Whim – Think Pink Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Darling Daisy Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Up and Away Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Freedom Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream on – Aspire Paper
  • 1 pkg. – Hip Kit Club Exclusive Ephemera w/ Rose Gold Foil Accents – Designed by Kimberly Hutchison
  • 1 pkg. – Hip Kit Club Exclusive Aqua Puffy Alphabet Stickers – Designed by Kimberly Hutchison
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Hello Joey Phrase Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Echo Park – Summer Dreams – Enamel Dots



HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2017 – PROJECT LIFE KIT
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Price: $34.95 *
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
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Products Included:

  • 1 set – Crate Paper – Oasis Clear Mini Alphabet Stamps
  • 1 American Crafts – Shimelle Little by Little – Sticker Book (8 sheets)
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Shimelle – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Brads & Wood Buttons
  • 24 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards designed by Kimberly Hutchison  (NOT SHOWN)  – Image to be updated shortly
  • 1 pkg – HKC Exclusive Wood Veneer Tabs & Shapes designed by Kimberly Hutchison

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2017 – EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
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rice:  $26.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – HKC Exclusive Puffy Stickers designed by Kimberly Hutchison
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Cloud Puffy Alphabet Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Chipboard Accents
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Decorative Buttons
  • 1 pkg. – HKC Exclusive Thin Wood Veneer Phrases designed by Kimberly Hutchison

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2017 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
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Price: $26.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 set – Prima Tropical Watercolor Confections (10 highly pigmented colors plus that comes with a case as shown above.

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2017- PAPER ADD-ON KIT
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Pr
ice:  $13.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Shimelle Little by Little – Lil’ Bit Lovely Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Shimelle Little by Little – Cultivate Joy Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Cheerful Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – My Darling Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Moment Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – On a Whim – Think Pink Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Darling Daisy Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Up and Away Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Freedom Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream on – Aspire Paper

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2017 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
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Pr
ice:  $11.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Peach Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Flamingo Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Canary Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock
  • 2 sheet – American Crafts – Grapefruit Cardstock

Interactive layout and project life /Felicity Wilson

Hello. Felicity back here today with a fun interactive layout using the March 2017 kit. Tell me one thing you love about your layouts or other people layouts?

Is it creating texture on your pages?

Is it reaching out to the computer screen hoping you can just touch that layout?  Tell me we have all done that!! LOL 

Being able to tell a story with the papers that reflect your photo?

Is it that awesome feeling when you finish a page and think, WOW, I did that? I made that?

For me its a yes to all those questions. This page is no exception.

I wanted to create something interactive. I had the packaging laying on my table from the Dear Lizzy flags that come in the embellishment kit. It gave me the idea of creating a little flap over the photo to add a little interaction. I thought it would be fun, in the sense, when this page is in the 12 x 12 album that you come across this page and get to interact. Am I making sense?

So I started out with the Shimmerz Paste-eez and the stencil from the colour kit. I then started building up layers with my photo and lots of 3D foam dots to add dimension. I fussy cut more those adorable houses from Dear Lizzy paper add them in. I wanted this reflect the photo of being home and lazing about in bed.

Then I created my little flap. I kept the embellishments minimal because I wanted to see the photo peeking out. There are so many nice sentiments from Pink fresh in the project life kit, so I add those as part of my journalling on the page.

To adhere the flap I used 3D foam dot and an exclusive enamel dot to cover up the 3D foam dot.

Lastly I created small cluster at the bottom to make the layout flow and for balance.

Hope this inspires you to try something different with your layouts and your kit.

  Just wanting to share with you  a project life page using the March 2017 Project life kit from Hip kits.

When there is a lot of colour in your photos and you don’t want to change the photo to black and white, try and add some neutral colours to your page, like I have done with  the White Project Life card.

This just ‘tones’ the page a little and not be so overwhelming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How cute are the embellishments in the kit? Those Pink fresh puffy stickers and ephemera pack from Shimelle. They would suit any theme Project life themed page.

 

Let’s Stay Home Daddy with Tarrah McLean

Happy Easter Hip Kit friends!

It’s Tarrah McLean joining you this Easter Sunday….sadly I don’t have an Easter themed project to share today but I have a cute layout to share instead! I challenged myself to only use the March 2017 Main kit to create this layout!

So I began by choosing some of the pretty papers in the March 2017 main kit, the houses paper by Dear Lizzy is so hard to resist!  I cut a circle in the geometric paper using my Silhouette Cameo and then backed the house paper behind the circle.

 My title consists of the Charm Thickers by Crate Paper found in the March 2017 Main kit…I used lots of the Oh My Heart ephemera by Pink Paislee/Paige Evans to layer and embellish around my photo…the exclusive enamel dots enhance the flower ephemera beautifully!

My niece is soooo photogenic! I am so glad I have her cuteness to scrapbook now! This photo of her with her Dad was taken when she was visiting me…..I bought her this cute outfit she is wearing and I wanted to get some cute shots of her!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today! I hope I have inspired you to pull out your March 2017 Main kit and create something pretty!

I hope you and your family enjoy a safe and Happy Easter!

Tarrah x

May 2017 Hip Kit – Sneak Peek #2

I thought I would give you a little glimpse of some of the HKC Exclusive goodies that will be in our May Kits. These yummy bits & pieces have gorgeous rose gold foil accents and are beyond gorgeous! I am super excited to share our entire collection of May Hip Kits with you on Monday evening. I hope you love what you have seen so far.

Xo Kimberly
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