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
Sneak Peek #2

May 2017 Hip Kit – Sneak Peek #1

Happy Saturday!  I wanted to pop in and share a little sneak peek of what we have coming your way in our May 2017 Hip Kits.  We have an awesome color palette for you this month.  Lots of blues and aqua with a touch of yellow, pink and orange.  I will be back later on this evening with another sneak, so be sure to check back.
Xo Kimberly
Sneak Peek #1

Cut File Focus! + Week 1!

Hey y’all!

Ashley here, bringing you two super fun projects using the April 2017 Kits!

I am happy to say that I have now started my 2017 Project Life! Yay! So, with that being said, I am using the 12×12 system and I. Love. It!

I started with some of the cards from the project life kit and placed them where I thought they looked best. I used white card stock for some of the cards so that all of the color would be balanced!

For my title card, I used the super pretty Pinkfresh Studio alphas, along with a label sticker from our PL Kit (My Mind’s Eye- Palm Beach) and some of the black and white washi from our Embellishment Kit. I also cut apart lots of the phrases from the HKC Exclusive word/phrase sheet that came in our PL Kit.

I added some chipboard from the Pink Paislee (Paige Evans) “Oh My Heart” collection, along with some of the black and white stickers from our Color Kit.

I LOVE this spread so much and I hope you do too!

April 15 HKC PL


April 15 HKC PL 2


Now, for the scrapbook LO. I started with a white background and those beautiful cloud + sun cut-files designed by Jana McCarthy. I simply cut out shapes for the inside to mix-and-match patterns.

I used lots of ephemera from the “Oasis” collection, along with a few stickers from the My Mind’s Eye “Palm Beach” collection.

Lastly, I added shimmerz mist from an previous Color Kit in the color “Oh Say can you Sea.”

I hope y’all love this one too!! 🙂

April 15 LO


Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!



Ashley Fowler

Sweet Girls – Go green with Michelle

Have you thought about going green?  Today, I am here to show you just how easy it is to use green on your layouts!  The focus of my layout was to highlight a particular colour.  The March 2017 kits are so full of lots of different colours but one of my favourite colours to work with is ‘greens’.  From aquas, to mints to forest greens there are so many different options in the March 2017 kits that you can use.

Sweet Girls

When I am creating a layout with just one main colour focus, I start off by finding all the little bits and pieces that are in that colour theme.  So I started looking through the 2017 March kits and picking up all the green papers and embellishments that I thought would work on my layout.

First off, I was drawn to the the Paige Evans no 24 patterned paper as those little squares are just begging to be fussy cut out.  I loved all the different designs on each of the little squares but because they are all the same colour it doesn’t make my layout too busy or over the top.  The squares and my smaller photos really started me off on a grid style design which really allowed me to add lots of fun embellishing touches too.

Sweet Girls detail 1

Once I got my general design laid out on my cardstock it was really about embellishing those little squares and creating interest and dimension. I have used a couple of project life cards from the March 2017 Project Life Kit on my page, I have mat my photos of my girls on one of the mint ones, added the MARCH word to the side of it and also cut out the triangle that sits at the bottom right hand side of my page. The ‘Sweet’ word on the Shimelle Little By Little patterned paper just fit my title perfectly.

Sweet Girls detail 2

The squares on my grid design created their own little areas for me to add embellishments to and there was lots of opportunities to add detail with all the embellishments in the kits.   I finished off with some black elements which I felt helped tie in my black and white photos and some of the gorgeous HKC exclusive enamel dots.

Sweet Girls detail

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope I have inspired you to create a monotone layout with the Hip Kits and maybe give ‘green’ a go too.


Thursday Inspiration with Terhi Koskinen, Flora Farkas and Renae Bowell

Hey there Hip Kit fans! Thursday is here, which means we have tons of inspiration for you. Today Terhi Koskinen, Flora Farkas and Renae Bowell are here to show what they created with Pink Paislee ‘Oh My Heart’ die cuts included to Hip Kit Club March Main Kit.

First Terhi shows her layout.

Hi there all! In addition to Pink Paislee die cuts, I wanted to feature the most gorgeous Pink Paislee ‘Oh My Heart’ Paper 24. It inspired me to cut it to pieces and then use the pieces to create the background for the layout. And as usual, it wasn’t ready like that and felt like it needed something extra. So I used the stencil and both Pasteez from March Color Kit, and created some delicious textures paper pieces to give some dimension for the layout.

All this is recored to a process video, enjoy watching! And don’t forget to scholl down. More inspiration is about to come with Flora and Renae.

Hi Girls! It’s Flóra here with two pretty spring cards. I used the March 2017 Hip Kits to create them. I choose some patterned paper and one very pretty exclusive Project Life Cards – designed by Kim Watson from Project Life March 2017 Kit.

I decorated both with Pink Pailsee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart Ephemera from March 2017 Main Kit. I really love the one with book theme.  I will give that one to my nice, who always asks a new book for every occasions. It will be a nice “accessary” next to an exciting novel.

I hope you like my cards! You can even make some from the leftovers. I am pretty sure friends will be happy to receive gorgeous handmade cards. Flóra


Hey Lovelies, rounding off the three beautiful designs today, I am here to share with you another way to play with your beautiful Pink Paislee – Paige Evans ephemera. This ephemera pack has been my favourite for a long time now. The beautiful bright pinks, yellows and florals are just heart melting (totally in a good way lol).


I have used this ephemera pack on every single layout and when it came to todays layout, well, lets just say I didn’t have a lot of options.. So I must confess, I did have to go into my own stash to find my extra pieces of ephemera and would you believe, they were the exact same pieces!! So with that in mind, I decided to do a symmetrical layout. I was going to create a wreath layout, but as you will see in the process video, it turns into something a little different.


I absolutely adored that yellow floral and I was so excited to finally get to use it!! I love it as a background sheet, but its so bright, I wanted to tone it down a bit by creating a third cut and adding it to just the bottom of my layout. A simple vellum photo mat and some white cut files are the only white things I really used on this layout, so it was a little more challenging for me.



From there, I just layered all my pretty ephemera around the photo, making it super easy and really quick when creating a layout like this. The yellow enamel dots sprinkled between the layers just added the most perfect continuation of yellow up the page. I just love how it looks like little balls of pollen floating in the breeze.

Thanks so much for dropping by Lovelies, I hope you enjoyed all of the creations that we have been able to share with you today. We would love to see what you create with your Pink Paislee Ephemera over in the Members Forum.. Don’t forget to join that group and share your latest Hip Kit Layouts. We love seeing them.

Love you guys,


Patterned Paper Fun | Laureen Wagener

Hi Hip kit friends!

Today it’s Laureen with you and I am sharing a new project I made with the beautiful March kits.

Now let me talk to you about my task – I was asked to create a project using patterned papers only. When I saw that, I thought Kim was joking around – because Laureen without a white background is kind of impossible. But she really was serious and completely challenged me and absolutely made me jump – bungee jump out of my comfort zone.


But in the end I managed a layout – I kind of cheated because I used a huge photo and so I didn’t need a whole lot of patterned paper but it still looks so different to what I’m used to.


I began by layering two Dear Lizzy papers on top of each other and tear the edge for added texture and dimension and also fuzzy cut a lot of the florals from the Dear Lizzy floral paper.


I layered the florals in between the layers and especially to cover up the border between my photo and the first patterned paper.

Now my embellishing was difficult – my page already looked so super busy with all the patternes and colors going on, that I just added my title and sew it down onto my photo and used one of the flag/ sing/ banner things that are super pretty!


Let’s not forget about the beautiful exclsuive badges – LOVE THEM! Can we have more pretty please?!

That’s it for my layout – which is very different and a big challenge! But in the end I “survived” and created a layout. Why not try something totally out of your comfort zone for your crafting this week? 😉

Have a great week –


Products used:

March Main kit | March Embellishment kit | March Paper Add-On



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 Jana McCarthy and our gorgeous March kits. Please join us in our Facebook Forum and share with us what you create!

Sketch 6 by Jana McCarthy


Dreams by Nicole Nowasad


YOLO by Tanya Hubbard


Sweet Friends by Christin Gronnslett


37 by Jana McCarthy


Thanks for stopping by!

Tanya Hubbard

2 Page Layout | Jennie McGarvey


Hello, there! Jennie back with you another two page layout but this time using the April 2017 Project Life kit, Main kit + Embellishment kit.  The colors + icons included just say spring to me and you know what spring is for my family?  Baseball!

I had a series of photos of my son pitching and I thought it would be fun to do a step-by-step layout.  The best way for me to do this was use a divided page protector to be able to break the steps down.



Then, I could add the counterpart – in this case – a one page traditional scrapbook page.




The adding of details, such as layering papers + die cuts, only adds to the overall interest of the page.  I tried to choose elements that corresponded to the overall feeling – yet matched the spring color palette.

Would you like to see how this layout came together?  Check out my process video below.

Creative Titles | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, everyone!  Missy here again, and I’m sharing another layout using the 2017 March Hip Kits.  Today we’re focusing on Creative Titles.  I was immediately drawn to all those big and colorful words on the Shimelle patterned paper found in the Main Kit & Paper Kit.  I decided to fussy cut FRIENDS out and start there.  My photo is of me and my bestie, so “friends” was perfect.  I combined “life” from the Shimelle stickers and “long” from the gold dotted Thickers, which are also all in the Main Kit.  Mixing and matching colors, sizes and fonts is a great way to make your title stand out and become part of the design instead of just an after thought at the end of your creative process.  I actually started with the title, and that dictated the rest of the layout.

To make FRIENDS stand out even more, I lightly traced around the edges with a black pen.  I added in that cute shiny gold banner sticker from the Shimelle sticker sheet as well as that cute cloud.  I used some white gesso and Shimmerz sprays on my background.  I also used some of the Raspberry Sherbet Paste-eez from the Color Kit on the background as well.

For my embellishments around the photo, I combined a few die cut hearts from the Oh My Heart Ephemera pack with some Pinkfresh Studio items and a Shimelle sticker.  I used all three kinds of Pinkfresh stickers here…the cardstock sentiments, a few leatherette stickers and some puffy stickers.  I also used one of the rubber charms.  I added in some tangled thread for an extra pop of color and texture.  These are all found in either the Embellishment Kit, Main Kit and Project Life Kit.

Here’s another look at the title area.  You can see the machine stitching along the sides and through a few of the stickers.  I just love that banner sticker!  That subtle metallic gold is so pretty.

My base background is the adorable house paper from Dear Lizzy.  I added the white cardstock in the center to take away some of the busy-ness of all those houses.  I like the doodled houses, and the black and white are perfect for my photo.  I did add some fun foam behind my photo as well as some patterned paper and a Project Life card.  And that beautiful gold is some Heidi Swapp Color Shine!

I have one more close-up here of the left side of the photo.  I added in a few more cute flower stickers from Pinkfresh Studio.

I love how this turned out!  I hope you are inspired and maybe got an idea or two to try when you make your next layout.  Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific week!


Hi! Irit here with a brand new layout I created using only the March 2017 Main kit! The Charm Thickers are so beautiful, I used them as a main element in my design. Having a ledger paper as my background is perfect for long titles, as they can easily be lined up. Here’s my finished project-


I created my own letters from all the beautiful patterned papers in the kit, and added some stitching for detail and texture.


Embellishing was really easy, I cut one of the pretty floral pieces from the ephemera pack in the main kit in two and used it on both sides of my photo strip.

Here’s the video tutorial I created that shows exactly how all this came together-

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out the HKC website for these gorgeous kits and more!