You are loved | Anna Komenda

Hello. It’s Anna here and it’s my turn again to inspire You with some fun projects created with September 2016 Hip Kits. I just got the parcel two days ago and… OMG!!! Everything is so beautiful. I think it’s my most favourite kit. I probably said that in August too… But “Gather” collection from Maggie Holmes is just so beautiful. I love combination of navy, mustard yellow and pink.

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I decided to create my first project using mostly “Gather” collection. I wanted to use up as much ephemeras as possible. You can find them in Main Kit. I created a background using bits and pieces, that were quite colorful so I decided to use monochromatic background. I chose a pink cardstock from Cardstock Kit. This color is simply beautiful.

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Ephemeras are flat so I needed to add some dimension to my page. I used few chipboard stickers from “Blessed” Thickers. Those were also included to the Main Kit.

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I really love the “Gather” Embellishments from Embellishment Kit. I added few buttons and a paper bow.

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This page looks quite busy but thanks to the ephemeras creating it was really easy. Adding some Gold Phrase Stickers was a final touch. I love how it turned out.

I have some leftovers so I made a tag shaped card too. It’s also made of “Gather” collecction.

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I created a title using Pinkfresh Studio Alpha Stikers from the Main Kit, I also added few Pinkfresh Studio Chipboard Hearts from the Project Life Kit. This new “Indigo Hills” line from Pinkfresh Studio works perfectly with “Gather” collection.

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That’s all for today. Thank You for stopping by and see You next week on Facebook in my final post for Hip Kit Club.

XO Ania

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Let’s Plan Your Day!

Hi, it’s Cara and I want to talk a bit about planning, but it may not be what you are expecting. 😉

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I think that a lot of people pride themselves in being busy. Being able to list off all the things we need to do, or a long list of things that we were able to cross off on any given day is like earning some kind of busy badge or medal of honour.

But, I want to you to think about adding some white space to your day, today. Not only in the design of your page, but actually in your schedule. If you are anything like me, you are forever trying to fit in just one more task or one more errand before an appointment or pick up time for your kids. I usually end up late, or stressed that I’m going to be late, and both of those make me cranky! What a way to greet my children right? 😛

When I take the time to add in white space, a mid morning cuppa, leaving the house with lots of time to walk to the bus, or get the errands done, I’m a much calmer person.

We tend to overestimate what we can get done in a day. So I am challenging to try and not jam pack your day with a million tasks and obligations. Give yourself some breathing room. Work it into your design. Leave literal white space on your planner page, which can, not only be white spots that are left blank, but also stickers or die cuts or anything else on your page that makes you smile.

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On my page for today, I not only left space around each of my plans, I also added lots of goodies from my HKC August kits. Especially die cuts (both the Exclusive Ephemera, designed by Claudia Van Rooijen from the embellishment kit and the Amy Tangerine die cuts from the main kit). It all started with that awesome, giraffe by the way! There is a bow clip from the Crate Paper small embellishment pack from the Main August Kit. I added the black foil stickers from Dear Lizzy from the embellishment kit.

I love the ‘a million tiny things’ sticker. This little guy packs a punch and has quite a few jobs on this page, and his friend ‘Life is now’ lends a helping hand. First, it’s pointing out all the small tasks that I need to get done today, my task list. But also, paired with the large giraffe, it’s a hint to me to look at those little everyday moments as more than just things to cross off of my list. Those little things are what make up life. For me, it’s not so much the birthdays and vacations, but being with my family and shaping my children and myself with this daily activities. I love my memories of the children stealing food as I cook it, and playfully batting away their hands with my spoon, or an older child explaining life to a younger one. Or even just being able to give my mind some white space as I do the dishes or the laundry, monotonous tasks that allow my mind to wander and dream.

This quote also reminds me to watch out for these tiny little things. Keep my eyes and ears open for those moments so that I can stash those away in my memories to pull out later when the children are fighting…again.

Next up is this funky exclamation point clip. It comes from the American Crafts Thickers by Dear Lizzy in the main kit. I just hot glued it to a paper clip, cutting out matching pieces for the backs. I was careful to only glue the dot bit to the inside part of the clip so that  the clip was still functional  in my planner.

This last project is a little out of my comfort zone, I’m not a big card maker, but I will make them when occasion calls.

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From the August paper kit, I used white cardstock for the base of the card and layered vellum, the Saturday ‘Metro’ paper from Dear Lizzy and the ‘Cheery’ paper from Crate pepr’s Cute Girl line. I fussy cut some flowers from the ‘Central Park’ paper (also from Dear Lizzy). I dug into my Project Life kit to finish off the cards and used my favourites products, the enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye, the wood shapers from Dear Lizzy and those adorable bird stickers from the Amy Tangerine sticker book.

I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with white space!

HAPPY PLANNING!

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Say yes | Anna Komenda

Hello. It’s Anna here. I want to show You today two projects created with June 2016 kits.

First project – layout – was inspired by one of the Irit pages. She used exclusive june cut files designed by Andrea Bethke. I also wanted to use those flowers in one of my pages.

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I used craft cardstock from Cardstock Kit as a base of my layout. I cut the flowers using Silhouette Cameo and glued them to my base. I covered it with a thin layer of gesso and painted with watercolors. It was really fun and easy process.

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I used gorgeus paper with grid patterns from Fance Free collection to create a composition around my flowers. You can find this paper in Main Kit.

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I used small square pictures because I didn’t want to cover my background (as I planned before I painted the flowers). I used few Fancy Free buttons  and rubber shapes from “Bloom” collection from Crate Paper. They both came with Embellishment Kit.

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I also picked few ellements from Project Life ephemera pack from Embellishment Kit. My title “Say yes” is from Dear Lizzy Watercolor Die Cut Phrases from Main Kit. I decided to leave it as it was, becasue I didn’t want it to compete with roses.

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Enamel dots from Project Life Kit and Gold Foil Stickers from Embellishment Kit were my final touch with this page.

You can watch whole process in the video 🙂

 

My second project for today are two cards. I created them with leftovers of Fance Free paper.  They are both similar, with the same type of composition. The pink one has a Polish inscription “Happy birthday” and the dotted one is also perfect for birthdays. I reached for some exclusive ephemeras from Main Kit designed by Kim Watson.

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That’s all for today. I hope I inspired You a little bit and see You next week on Facebook.

XO Anna

Anna Komenda

Cool Girls layout + Project Life| FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hello there! It’s Flóra back with many projects. First I would like to show you a 12″ layout created with the June Hip Kits. I documented a summer memory from 2015. I really like to take selfies with my family and friends with a piece of the place where we are.

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For this layout I used some paper stripes. For embellishing I used flowers from the HKC Exclusive Everyday Day Ephemera pack and Simple Stories – Sunshine & Happiness – Self Adhesive Brads and flowers  from the June Main Kit. The cute camera and the ‘around here
‘ die cuts are from American Crafts – Project Life – Currently Chipboard Ephemera. I completed my layout with silver bits and pieces like Heidi Swapp – Silver Glitter Puffy Shape Stickers from June Project Life Kit.

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My second project is a 12″ Project Life spread. I used lots of HKC – Exclusive Project Life Cards – designed by Kim Watson. This month the colors are just amazing, pink, orange,  yellow and blue. They make your page instantly happy. I added some HKC Exclusive – Everyday – Puffy Stickers and Heidi Swapp – Hello Chipboard Stickers from June Project Life Kit.

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And a bonus for today a card. My parents had their 41 years anniversary last week and I sent them this 6″ card. I used the happily ever after July free cut file designed by Ashley Horton. I added few HKC exclusive shapes and enamel dots for decoration. It was a big surprise for them.

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I hope you like my projects! Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day! See you next time with projects made with July Hip Kits.

Flóra

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Staying cool in the pool | Anna Komenda

Hello Hip Kit fans. It’s the reveal day in Hip Kit Club and I am super excited on what is coming in August. So many beautiful new stuff in the upcoming kits. Can’t wait to play with all of them. But June 2016 kits are great too. I still have so many goodies to work with.

Today I want to show You layout and a card. I love vibrant colors and graphic patterns and June kits are full of those two. Working with them is a real pleasure.

Summer is in the full swing here in Poland and I already have few pictures from the pool. My older daughter is a child that has some mermaid genes. She loves water and she can swim for hours even with her lips turning blue 🙂

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I was inspired by the July sketch with the circular composition and cute arrows. I decided to use up some of the alphas that are included into the kits. I used a navy Jillibean Soup alpha from Embellishment Kit, exclusive blue puffy alpha from Main Kit and some letters from Simple Stories Alpha Stickers Sheet from Project Life Kit.

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I also added some smaller bits and pieces from various kits around my circle. I love those black clear stickers from Simple Stories that were included in the Project Life kit.

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Exclusive puffy stickers designed by Kim Watson are just gorgeous. I loved the speech bubbles and I places them around my picture too. Watercolor Die Cut Phrases designed by Dear Lizzy inspired me to create a title “Staying cool in the pool”.

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That is not all for today as I also have a cute card for You. I created it using exclusive ephemera pack from Main Kit mostly.

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That is all for today and see You on FB page next week.

Anna Komenda

Cards | Nicole Nowosad

Good morning!! I am always happy to be on the blog bright and early on the weekend – this week I have a couple cards made with the September kits!

I really wanted to use some of the yellow Dylusions paint from the color add-on and decided I would try to add some splashes of color to some quick cards!

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I simply added some swipes of yellow paint to the cards where I wanted the sentiments to be placed. I ended up adding a little more around the edges to balance out the color a bit. On this first card, I added the paint over part of a messed up rub on and it helps hide my boo boo a bit 🙂

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This cards is all about color ! I wanted to use the balloons from the Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine Ephemera pack and layered it over some dry paint with a stamped sentiment from my stash.

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I fell in love withe the kraft and woodgrain papers in the kits this month and used them on all my cards too.

I diecut a pattern from my cut file store and added some papers to the back side with papers from the kits, adding the whole thing with foam adhesive to the kraft card base.

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On this last card, I used all my leftovers, adding in some torn washi tape from the booklet and a floral diecut that I cut in half tucked under a strip of woodgrain paper.

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Well, that’s it for me today! Thanks for stopping by the blog and see you next weekend!

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July meets August| Terhi Koskinen

Hello Hip Kit Club Fans! It’s Terhi here today with some July Kit cards and first layout made with gorgeous August Kits. I thought about simple ways to create cards – I’m more a memory keeper and scrapbooker than cardmaker, but as I love playing with papers and doing crafts, it’s obvious that I love to give handmade cards for friends birthdays and so.

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Heidi Swapp’s stamp and stencil set in July Color Kit was perfect for creating easy and fast cards. I made three cards, one with lime green Distress Ink, one with coral Dabber Paint and one with black ink. But techniques and layers are same in each one and that made the process really simple. Enjoy the video!

After playing with sunny July Kit colors, harmony feeling of August Kits felt really welcomed. For once, I took only August Main Kit to create my first August layout. Background is created with older stencil and PanPastels, flower stencil is from May Color Kit. I picked the colors from the photograph, grey and pink goes great together and tiny pop of teal green makes the layout calm.

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As said, I played with flower stencils on the background. I wanted to keep on the flower theme, and found my very first bunch I’ve ever bought. How fun what that! Cutting machines are very trendy at the moment, but as I don’t own one, old stash can be useful as well. We have some free cut files available for Hip Kit Club Members, join our Facebook Member Forum to learn more and load your files!

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Hope you liked my cards and layout, next week I’m back with another scrapbook layout tutorial. Thank you so much for popping in today.

Terhi xx

Terhi Koskinen

May Kit Cards | Alex

Hi there! Alex here bringing you a couple of cards made with gorgeous May kits.

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For both cards, I have used the Kraft cardstock from the cardstock kit as a base. The first card was inspired by the numbers on the vellum. I really wanted to use number one as in #1. I attached a piece of vellum to my cardstock with one of the Dear Lizzy washi strips from the embellishment kit.

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I have used different alphas included in the main kit to build up my sentence. I wanted it number 1 to stand out a little bit, so I used a black pen and a circle made out of one of the elements from the Citrus Bliss ephemera to frame it.

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My second card was inspired by the two tags from the Citrus Bliss ephemera included in the main kit. They were my starting point.

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I decorated them with a Dear Lizzy acrylic bow from the embellishment kit and a tiny little heart from the PP Citrus Bliss ephemera. I placed the “happy birthday” Evalicious wood veener between the two tags to make it just a little bit more interesting.

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That would be all for this time. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Aleksandra Gadji

April Kit Cards | Alex

Hi there! Alex here with three little cards made with the gorgeous April kits.

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I have used the main, the embellishment and the cardstock kit for all three cards. I really love to use a piece of vellum on my cards. It can make a simple design so much more interesting…

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These golden Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine phrase stickers are amazing and perfect for cards!

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Another product perfect for cards is the Webster’s Pages Dream in Color What a Day paper. The tiny squares with their mixed patterns, colors and lovely sentiments are beautiful just the way they are. There is no need to add much.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Aleksandra Gadji

March kit cards | Nicole Nowosad

Good morning Hip Kit fans! Just stopping in this morning to share some super quick cards I made with my March kits!

I usually have lots of little bits and pieces stashed in my kit bags and I really don’t like having them go to waste, so why not make a few quick cards right! Making cards is a really easy way to get the most of your kits – and something useable/giftable too!

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For this card, I used some simple strips of paper and the cloud rub ons from Pinkfresh Studios to create a bit of pattern on the PL card in the PL add on.

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Next, I created a simple banner using one of the Elle’s Studio wood veneers in the kit, along with a sticker from the My Mind’s Eye sticker pack in the PL add on.

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I love the Crate Paper puffy hearts and they are perfect to sprinkle throughout the banner on the card.

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Lastly, I created this card that would also work as a gift card holder ! I added a tag for m sentiment, but you could easily tuck a gift card in there too:

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I simply stitched three rows of patterned paper and left the right side of the kraft polka dot paper open, so a tag or gift card can slip in easily!

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That’s it for me today! Make sure to pop by later today for some inspiration from Kim Watson!

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