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

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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-

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

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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!

 

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Quiet Day – Alone with You | Renae Bowell

Oh. My. Gosh. I dont know about you, but I L.O.V.E. those adorable Pink Paislee – Paige Evans ephemera pack. The florals are just divine and the entire colour scheme just screams girlish delight! Today’s layout is going to be working with these beautiful florals and using them as the central focus of our embellishment clusters.

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As you may have noticed on a few of my layouts, I am a sucker for cut files.. I absolutely love them as they add so much interest to those of us who are mixmediaophobic. This week I used the beautiful floral lace cut file for March, but to add something a little special, I cut it out of vellum. A little tip for using vellum in your Cameo, make sure your carrier sheet is less tacky. I find when I use a brand new sheet, my cut seems to rip and just tear when I try to get it off. Less tackiness = success!! I save one of my older carrier sheets just for vellum. Its amazing! You cant see it very well in the image, but I am sure you will be able to see it a little better in the video. If only you could see it in real life.

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I think I love this collection so much because it adds three of my most favourite colours together and off sets them with another of my faves. Pink, mint and periwinkle blue.. Oh my gosh those colours just sing to me.. Add in that beautiful chartreuse green/yellow and you have an absolute winner.

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I also added an extra cut file into the layers of this beautiful layout.. The leaves and ferns of the You and Me cut file are just delightful and absolutely gorgeous to add layers to you floral clusters. This file is going to be a staple in a lot of my designs.

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I created dreamy layers between the flowers and embellishments but adding in double doilies, thats right, you heard me, DOUBLE doilies, and of course a little bit of vellum. I love having really soft layers behind my photo and bringing the brightness forward with beautiful ephemera. It really allows your photo and the extra embellishments to shine.

Sprinkled with those beautiful enamel dots and some of my own Kaisercraft rhinestones and you have a completed layout. I also dabbed a few of those amazing rubber charms and puffy stickers just to add in some extra interest and dimension. Thank you so much for stopping by lovelies, I would love to see your flower cluster layouts! Please show me!

Love Always,

Nae xoxo

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Home Sweet Home | Tarrah McLean

Happy Sunday Hip Kit fans!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you again and today I am sharing a cute layout with you featuring the March 2017 Main and Add-On kits!

This week I was definitely inspired by all the cute elements from the Dream On collection by Pinkfresh Studio included in the March 2017 Hip Kits! I absolutely adore the rainbows and the houses! Theses elements teamed with the cute house paper from the Lovely Day collection by Dear Lizzy was a great choice for this layout about staying at home! I fussy cut some of those houses out and topped many of them with the triangle leatherette stickers from Pinkfresh Studio found in the March 2017 Main kit…they reminded me of cute roof tops!   

I used the amazing March cloud cut file designed by Kim Watson and backed the clouds with some of the dark blue paper for some extra pop of colour and to match the pants my nephew is wearing in the photo! I then layered them in and around the houses to create a fun home scene! The puffy stickers by Pinkfresh Studio in the March 2017 Project Life kit went perfectly 

My title this week is made up of the Charm Thickers found in the March 2017 Main kit and I fussy cut the ‘Sweet’ title from the Shimelle ‘Little by Little’ paper, also found in the March 2017 Main kit! I backed the whole layouts onto the pink/salmon cardstock and added some machine stitching for a little more interest as well!

I hope I have inspired you to give a layout like this a try using your March 2017 Hip kits?! Thanks for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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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Envelope Pockets & DIY Embellishments Using February 2017 Hip Kits @abstractinspiration #ziniaamoiridou #cratepaper #maggieholmes #wrmk #hipkitclub

Envelope Pockets & DIY Embellishments

Hello Hip Kits fans! It’s Zinia here to my last project using the February 2017 Hip Kits. I had so much fun using these kits and I created a bunch of different projects throughout the month but I’m really excited to start playing with the March kits as soon as possible.

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This layout was pretty hard for me. My first couple of ideas didn’t really work out so it took some time and experimentation to get here. If you are curious about the whole process, you can watch the process video bellow:

I really wanted to use my envelope punch board to create some pockets and fill them with the beautiful Oh my Heart cut apart specialty paper that came in the Paper Ad-on Kit. I measured the cut apart pieces I wanted to use and I created envelops in the closest size. Then I cut off the top flap and turned them into pockets.

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The embellishing part was much easier. I went for my go-to embellishment from this month’s kit, the butterflies. I also used a few florals from the Chasing Dreams sticker sheet that came in the Embellishment kit.

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I also used the Color Kit to create some DIY embellishments. I mixed the AcriTonez with some heavy gel, spread them through the stencil and fussy cut them to create some lovely geometric hearts.

(During the photoshoot, my little assistant did a thorough check to make sure everything was good)

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Before I go, I want to show you some more pages from my traveler’s notebook minibook for February.

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In some spreads I tried to keep things very minimalistic. When there was an item I really loved, I didn’t want to stuff it on a busy page. I preferred using it on a simple spread so that it’s on the spotlight.

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I really tried to implement as much stamping as possible. I really enjoy playing around with stamps in my traveler’s notebooks and this one is not exception. I absolutely adore the Oh my Heart stamp set that came in the Project Life kit.

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I also used some interactive elements like this file folder to “hide” a goofy photo of my boyfriend and his valentine’s date.

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When I’m working in my traveler’s notebook I always try to use the products that I wouldn’t normally use in my scrapbooking.  For example I don’t often use washi tape and tags on my 12×12 pages, so I made sure to include them in my TN and use them up in my lovely notebook spreads.

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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🙂

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

Spring Adventure | FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hi Girls! I hope you are having a great Friday! Let me make it even better with a February Hip Kit inspration. I started this layout choosing this photo because I love it so much. The colors of the coats fit perfectly the papers from the kit. I was working with the Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collected Paper, Crate Paper – Oasis – Spring Break Paper and Getaway Paper from February Paper Kit.

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I created a vertical layout because of the format of the photo. I fussy cut the gorgeous flowers and placed them under the blue stripped paper. For embellishing I used Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Sunshine Thickers and Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Phrase Sticker from February Project Life Kit. The pretty birds and gold textil heart are from the Main Kit. I also added cross stitching up and down. I think it makes the layout fun.

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I also have a process video! If you have free time, check it out!

This was my project for today! Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

Flóra

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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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Together | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am excited to share my first layout that I have created using the February 2017 Main and Add-On kits!together-1

As soon as I saw the fringe butterfly cut file designed by Kim Watson, I knew I wanted to use this as my main feature on this layout so I cut it out on one of the pretty Crate Paper Oasis papers!  You can get this cut file for free from the HKC website, all you have to do is create a login and away you go!

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I added some machine stitching to the tops of the fringed parts and then placed foam dots underneath the main butterfly to help pop it off the page! I added lots of the different embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection including my title ‘Together’ from the chipboard sticker sheet.together-1-detail-2

I used one of the exclusive Project Life cards as a layering piece underneath my photo to help add colour and texture too! I couldn’t resist adding one of the mini fringed butterflies to the centre of the big one!together-1-detail-3

Those gold puffy hearts are to die for and had to make an appearance on this layout! Watch out for more projects from me with those babies added!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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