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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A Masculine Layout Using the February Main Kit Only | Adrienne Alvis

Hello, crafty friends! I’m here today with a masculine layout that I created using the February 2017 Main Kit only…

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My youngest son turned 10 on February 10th, so I was really excited to document his special golden birthday! I had just received my February kits so I challenged myself to create a masculine layout using the Main Kit only and I must say I love how it turned out!

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I began by taking the Spring Break patterned paper from the Oasis Collection by Crate Paper and cutting it into thirds. I placed the middle strip down my page vertically and adhered it to a piece of white card stock, but you can’t tell that from my completed layout because I changed my design halfway through my process (and you can see how that happened in my process video at the end of this post). I layered different strips of patterned paper from the Oasis Collection by Crate Paper along the edges of the middle strip and used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges.

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It wasn’t until I was trying to figure out my title placement, which I created using the lovely gold glitter Thickers from the Main Kit, that I decided to turn my page 180 degrees and go about my design horizontally instead of vertically. I used some of the Shimelle wooden buttons and Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams gold foil Thickers to create small embellishment clusters around my page. I also added three of the puffy hearts from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection for even more texture and dimension. They were so fun to use and are some of the cutest embellies that I’ve seen in a long time!

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I journaled on one of the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection ephemera pieces and tucked it under one of the smaller strips of patterned paper at the bottom of my layout. Be sure and check out my process video below to see how my whole page came together and how I altered it halfway through.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

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HELLO KIMBERLY | FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hi Girls! It’s Flóra back. Today I am sharing my first scrapbook page made with January 2017 Hip Kits. I decided to document a Hip Kit Club related memory, namely I met with Kimberly (owner of HKC) on CHA. It was very very nice to get to know her in person, she is so friendly and lovely. I enjoyed our chit-chat! I wish you could all meet with her one day. But back to today’s project. For this page I mainly used the January 2017 Main Kit.

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So I printed our two instax size photos of us and frame them with the Heidi Swapp – Instax – Golden Chipboard Frames. Then I fussy cut the grandiose flowers from the American Crafts – 1 Canoe 2 – Hazelwood – Rosewater Paper and adhered on the Pink Paislee – Moonstruck – Paper #12.

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I created butterfly die cuts from the American Crafts – 1 Canoe 2 – Hazelwood – Butterfly Rub-Ons by rubbing them on white cardstock. A scattered them around the page taking care of the color balance of the layout. I only added few American Crafts – 1 Canoe 2 – Hazelwood – Stickers, HKC Exclusive Word & Phrase Cut Apart Sheet and Studio Calico – 7 Paper – Clara – White Puffy Alphabets from January 2017 Project Life Kit.

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I really hope you like my project and I could inspire you to use your pretty  January 2017 Main Kit. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend!

Flóra

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Using Rub-Ons and Documenting January 2017 | Adrienne Alvis

Hello, Hip Kit Club fans! It’s Friday and I have two projects to share with you as we head into the weekend!

First up, I have my Project Life spread for January 2017 that I created using items from the January 2017 Project Life Kit

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I’m going to continue to use a 9×12 album for my spreads this year and I’m also sticking to a monthly documenting schedule. I printed my photos off from my home computer and placed them in the various 3×4 slots to begin my process.

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I used several of the HKC exclusive Project Life cards from the January 2017 Project Life Kit and layered a few of the 1 Canoe 2 Hazelwood Gold Foiled Icon stickers on a few of my photos to add some dimension without adding a lot of bulk to the pockets.

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I also layered a few of the Pink Paislee Moonstruck ephemera pieces (available in the January 2017 Main Kit) on a couple of the journaling cards and layered some puffy stickers on top of them. I really love the colors of the journaling cards this month, don’t you?

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I kept the right side of my spread cohesive with the left by using the same color scheme and by placing my embellishments on the journaling cards in a visually balanced design.

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And here’s a look at my full spread for January 2017…

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Next up, I have a layout that I created using the January 2017 Hip Kits to share…

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I was really inspired by the lovely butterfly rub-ons from 1 Canoe 2, but I wanted them to look more dimensional on my layout so I placed them on a piece of vellum and fussy-cut them out. I also carefully bent their wings up a bit so they would look as if they were fluttering across my page.

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I also used the 6×6 stencil from Carta Bella and the Heidi Swapp Metallic Texture Paste in Teal from the January 2017 Color Kit to create the houndstooth design on the background patterned paper from 1 Canoe 2.

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I layered lots of the ephemera pieces from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection around my photo and placed several of the 1 Canoe 2 Hazelwood Printed Cork Shape pieces (available in the January 2017 Project Life Kit) on my page for a little color and texture contrast.

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Be sure and check out the process video for this layout below…


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend!

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Butterfly Dreamin’ | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, Raquel Bowman here today with a new layout using the beautiful January kits and exclusive cut files. This week my baby girl had her first day of Kinder. This is quite a milestone event here in Aus so I was itching to get this photo documented. I was planning on adding a lot of journaling to the layout documenting all the ‘mummy feels’ however, once I started playing with the products I sort of ran out of room! Luckily, being a Mummarazzi I took plenty of photos so I will create another layout to contain the thoughts and feelings behind this special day.

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To create this layout I made a feature of the gorgeous January exclusive butterfly cut file. I just loved this cut file as soon as I saw it and thought it was the perfect one for this story. I actually cut this file twice – once on vellum and once on white card stock from the card stock add on. I then traced the design onto the Pink Paislee patterned paper and hand cut around it. I could have cut the outline of the file on my silhouette but I added it as an afterthought.

To add a beautiful touch of dimension I stitched them together at the centre of the butterflies and folded the areas of the wings inwards. I love the softness this brings and the pops of pink and coral coming through the wings of the butterflies.

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For the title of this page I used the exclusive veneer piece from the Main Kit and backed the ‘dreams’ part of it with the same Pink Paislee Moonstruck paper that I used behind the butterfly cut file.

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To embellish the page I used a combination of products. I just love the Hazelwood collection by American Crafts that is featured in these kits. I included some of the stickers and also the butterfly rub ons. I placed the rub ons onto plain card stock and then fussy cut them out to turn them into die cuts.

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There was an exclusive paper that had the most beautiful florals. I fussy cut those out and placed them either side of the photo. Of course I had to add some more butterflies and hearts to the embellishment clusters too.

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I added two patterned papers behind the photo and a doily from my stash. The papers help tie in that blue and pink colour palette. I also added strips down the side of the whole layout, just to help balance the page a little. It is very busy compared to my usual style. followyourdreams-4

To finish the page I added a touch of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine. I hope this page has inspired you to get creating with your January kits and the cut files. followyourdreams-6

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

Raquel xxx

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