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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Let’s Get Painty: Layout Influenced by Art | Jessica Fabiano

Hello friends. Did you know that I love art? I am sure that some of you feel the same. During my studies at university I focused on abstract paintings and I sometimes let my love for art influence the way I scrap. Have you heard of informalism (Art Informel) or Abstract Expressionism? Perhaps you’d like artists like Bernhard Schulze, Michel Keck, or Britt Bass Turner to inspire you to pull out your paints and get started, too – because that’s what they do with me. Here’s the layout I created for today:

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The February 2017 Hip Kits are stuffed with gorgeous colors, patterns and a BUNCH of embellishment. I love paper  – but embellishment is what makes me roll. As you can see, I started off creating a bold painty background. The color add on of this month comes with the Shimmerz Paints Acritonez acrylic colors (magenta, white, blue). I mixed the white and magenta to achieve the pale pink look on the left side but added some red color to the magenta for the darker shades on the right side. This creates depth and interest. I tried not to let the colors blend as they were still wet on my surface – this is just a preference; blending makes it softer and more natural, not blending makes it bolder. I also prefer boldness in abstract art. It looks very easy but it requires a lot of practicing – I find that I often blend the colors more than I want to. I still have lots of room for improvement after so many years!

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Once my color was dry, I added white sandy texture paste using the gorgeous color add on stencil. Did you check the February downloads? Zinia’s gorgeous heart cut file was so much fun to use and matched the stencil perfectly. I cut it using a pale pink sheet of paper from the cardstock add on. I also added some pink mist on top of the heart to give it more depth. To make it a bit more interesting I backed random sections of the heart with Maggie Holmes’s Chasing Dreams paper. Then I added in the fun embellishments mainly from the Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers by Pink Paislee (Paige Evans) and also some of the Shimelle wood buttons. So so cute!

 

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I love those dynamical cyrcles that we can often find in abstract paintings – I used several shades of pink for this section of the layout. I also added a golden puffy fabric heart and a little phrase sticker.

 

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I love how the mint green pops on top of the pale pink. Those colors make me happy!

 

List of products I used for this layout:

  • Paper “Keepsake” – Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) (Main Kit).
  • Wood Buttons – Shimelle (Little by Little)  (Main Kit).
  • Chipboard Sticker – Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) (Main Kit).
  • Golden fabric puffy hearts – Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams)  (Main Kit).
  • Puffy Stickers – Pink Paislee/Paige Evans (Oh My Heart) (Project Life Kit).
  • Sticker Book Stickers – Pink Paislee/Paige Evans (Oh My Heart) (Project Life Kit).
  • Phrase Sticker – Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) (Project Life Kit).
  • Acrylic Paints “Pinkadelic” – Acritonzes (Shimmerz Paints) (Color Kit).
  • Acrylic Paints “3 Sheets To The Wind” – Acritonez (Shimmerz Paints) (Color Kit).
  • 6×6 Stencil “Geometric Heart” – Echo Park (Color Kit).
  • Cardstock “Blush” – American Crafts (Cardstock Kit).
  • Cut File “Geometric Heart” by Zinia Amoiridou.
  • Color Shine Mist “Sweet Mint” – Heidi Swapp (Color Kit December 2016).
  • Gelatos (Bubble Gum, Passionfruit, Limoncello).
  • White texture Paste

 

I hope you’ve had some fun joining me today,

xox,

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FEBRUARY 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!

HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 2017 – 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 – Crate Paper – Oasis – Coastal Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Spring Break Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Getaway Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Amour Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Memories Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Monarch Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Lovely Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collected Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Keepsake Paper
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Dreamer Thickers
  • 1 pkg.  – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collect Thickers
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Shimelle Little by Little – Wood Buttons
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Gold Puffy Hearts



HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 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

Products Included:

  • 24 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards (not shown – image to be updated soon.)
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Sunshine Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 each – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Stamp & Notebook Set
  • 1 each – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Sticker Book (includes 4 sheets)
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Phrase Sticker

HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 2017 – EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
embellishmentPrice:  $27.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Fringe Butterflies
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Accent Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – The Mix No. 1 – Gold Glitter Shape Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pebbles – Sunshiny Days – Letter Thickers
  • 1 pkg – Pretty Little Studios – With All My Heart – Floral Die Cuts
  • 1 pkg – Pretty Little Studios – WIth All My Heart – Tag Die Cuts

HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 2017 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
colorPrice: $23.95 *
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 each – Echo Park Paper – Geometric Heart 6×6 Stencil
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – Pink-a-delic Acritonez – Self Priming Paint
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – 3 Sheets 2 the Wind Acritonez – Self Priming Paint
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – Blue my Top Acritonez – Self Priming Paint

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

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Gold Foiled Specialty Cut Apart Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Coastal Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Spring Break Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Getaway Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Amour Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Memories Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Monarch Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Lovely Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collected Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Keepsake Paper

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

Products Included:

  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Blush Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Raspberry Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Peacock Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Butter Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock

Celebrate 2016 With Irit

Hi! Irit here with a new project using the lovely November Hip Kit Club kits! My theme for this week is clever with punches, and here’s my finished project-

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I started with creating my own stencil using a heart punch and a piece of cardstock from the cardstock kit. You can see exactly how in the video tutorial!

I also used punches to create dimensional embellishments. The gorgeous puffy stickers from both the DD kit, and the embellishment kit, as well as that adorable Crate Paper bear from the main kit, were the perfect addition to my custom embellishments.

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Thanks for visiting and make sure you check the Hip Kit Club website for all the information on these kits and more!

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Two Fall-Themed Projects Using the October 2016 Hip Kits | Adrienne Alvis

Happy Friday, crafty friends! Today I have two projects to share with you that I created using the October 2016 Hip Kits! First up, is my Project Life spread for the month of October…

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I used items from the October 2016 Project Life Kit to complete this month’s spread. The HKC exclusive Project Life cards are always the inspiration for my color schemes in my PL album and they always pair so well with my photos.

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Since I use a 9×12 sized album, I often have to cut down the 4×6 cards into 3×4, but I always love how they end up looking after I embellish them! I used the Simple Stories Posh Collection letter stickers to accent the “Hello Oct.” PL card that I sized down to 3×4 and added some stitching and gold glitter enamel dots to dress it up.

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Since I had a lot of fall-themed photos in this month’s spread, I made sure to accent my journaling cards so they coordinated with my overall color scheme. The coral and aqua-hued painted wood veneer embellishments from We R Memory Keepers (available in the October 2016 Main Kit) really added pops of color in just the right spots on my spread.

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Next up, I have a 12×12 layout that I created using one of the cut files from this month and items from Simple Stories and We R Memory Keepers that are available in the October 2016 Embellishment Kit.

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I had some really great photos of my daughter that I took after we bought pumpkins to decorate around our house for fall so I printed several of them off and layered them on top of the square style cut file available in the October 2016 downloads on the HKC website.

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The photos fit perfectly around the cut file so I created a loose grid design using smaller embellishments that I clustered around the photos to sort of connect them all together.

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I chose the navy blue patterned paper by Dear Lizzy from the October 2016 Paper Kit to use for my cut file because I love how it popped against the polka-dotted patterned paper from Simple Stories. It also coordinated wonderfully with my photos.

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I layered accent stickers, chipboard elements, and ephemera from We R Memory Keepers and Simple Stories around my page for embellishments.

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I really love how this page turned out and you can check out my process video below for more details about both projects.

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Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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COCKTAIL FUN + LAYERED CARD | FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hi there! It’s Flóra back. I hope you are having a lovely day. Today I am going to share with you two projects made with the gorgeous September 2016 Hip Kits. The first project is a 12″ scrapbook layout. I grabbed this pretty American Crafts – Flamingo Cardstock from the September Cardstock Kit and use it as my base. As the first step I created random sized gold circles with negligent machine stitching.

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Then I placed my two photos. Just few words about the photos. I documented my Mom with her very first cocktail what we had on her birthday at seaside at the beautiful sunset. Such a sweet memory.

But back to the page. I used the XOXO Maggie Holmes Gather die cut, other chipboards and Pinkfresh Studio – Indigo Hills – Wood Veneer flower from the September 2016 Main Hip Kit.

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I think the Crate Paper Cute Girl chipboard elements from the September 2016 Embellishment Kit perfectly fit to my theme. They give the sparkling party atmosphere to my layout.

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I also added Crate Paper gold phrases, I love how they shine on my layout. In the end I complete my project with Simple Stories – Posh – Enamel Dots and Pinkfresh Studio – Indigo Hills – Hearts from September 2016 Project Life Kit.

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My second project is a pretty card. I used few layers as a background. To soften the patternes I added a piece of vellum on the top of the layers and sew around with golden threads. My title is a cut file designed by Kim Watson and was cut out with Silhouette Cameo. If you are a suscriber you can download it from the Hip Kit Club site.

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I just added to my card Simple Stories – Posh die cuts from September 2016 Project Life Kit. I adhered them with foam tape you they pop out. In the end I decided to add more romanticism, so I adhered a lace strip at the bottom of the card.

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That was it for today. I hope you like my new projects. See you soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Flóra

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Using Large Photos and a Project Life Spread! | Adrienne Alvis

Hello Hip Kit Club fans! Grab a cup of coffee or some tea and get comfy because I’m here with not one, but TWO projects to share with you today that I created using the gorgeous September 2016 Hip Kits! First up, I have a layout that I created using a super-sized photo…

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I rarely ever scrap a photo larger than 3×4, but since my challenge was to “supersize it”, I decided to go big or go home with a 5×7 photo of our campsite that I took this past summer. Since my photo was scenic, I decided to position it near the bottom of the layout and layer my title and lots of embellishments around it to help draw the eye down my page.

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I used a combination of the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather collection Thickers (available in the September 2016 Embellishment Kit) with one of the chipboard stickers from the same collection that are available in the September 2016 Main Kit for my title. I placed part of it on and above my large photo so it would look more cohesive with all of the other layers on my page.

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I added lots of dimension and texture to my page by layering many of the Gather ephemera pieces from Crate Paper, along with some of the Simple Stories Posh Bits & Pieces that are available in the September 2016 Project Life Kit, along the side edges of my photo and up towards the top of my layout. I also added various pieces of patterned paper from the September 2016 Paper Kit so I could add more color and patterns to my page. I also placed several of the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills Wood Veneer Paper Clips in the layers of ephemera as well for even more added texture and color.

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I really love how this page turned out and how well the larger photo looks with the big title and pretty embellishments from the September Kits!

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Next up, I have my Project Life spread for September 2016 to share with you…

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I used many items from the September 2016 Project Life Kit to complete this month’s spread such as the HKC exclusive PL cards, the Dear Lizzy Saturday Wood Veneer Words, and the Simple Stories Posh Enamel Dots.

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I also used some of the Simple Stories Posh Bits & Pieces from the PL Kit to accent several of the exclusive PL cards. I just love how well the colors from the PL cards coordinate with the other items and embellishments in the kit!

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I now use a 9×12 album for my Project Life spreads and I document them by the month instead of weekly, so I like to keep everything as cohesive and flowing as possible. The Hip Kit Club PL kits are always so helpful in doing this because everything coordinates so well.

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I added several of the Maggie Holmes Gather Gold Phrase Stickers (available in the September 2016 Embellishment Kit) on top of my photos to bring out the golden color in my color scheme and to accent my journaling which I typed directly onto my photos.

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Well, I hope I’ve given you LOTS of inspiration on how to use your September 2016 Hip Kits today! Be sure and check out the HKC Facebook page and member forum for even more inspiration using the kits!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

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September GDT: Jill Keller.

Hello Everyone!  Jill Keller back with another layout featuring the September 2016 kits!

 This week I am focusing on the background cut file designed by Kim Watson.  I adore those birds on wires and I thought it would be a perfect background for a photo of my girly and her little school friend.
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I used two Maggie Holmes papers for the background, cutting the birds from the pink paper and then adhering it to the yellow.  To add detail and texture I stitched along the wires of the die cut with my sewing machine, and then around the entire perimeter of the background die cut.
The photo area consists of a few of the Polaroid frames from another Maggie Holmes paper; I cut the paper apart for my project last week and wanted to use up the rest of the frames.  I added Simple Stories tabs and stitched these pieces with my sewing machine as well.
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More Simple Stories die cuts were used to embellish my page, including this little heart that I added between two birds to make them look like lovebirds.
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I wanted to use the words, “learning to fly” somewhere on the page because this photo was taken at back to school night, and it just flows nicely with the bird theme.  I used Maggie Holmes gold alphas along another wire in the background to add the phrase, stitching through it with my machine.
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I wanted to add more embellishment to the photo area so I choose the “shine” die cut and added a few more Simple Stories pieces to finish the layout.
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My next project is a quick card I put together, basing it off the large cursive word from the Thickers Blessed pack.  I wanted something inspired by my layout, so I decided to use the cursive word similar to the “shine” die cut from my page.
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I started by using Distress Inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw, along with the Echo Park stencil in the Color Kit.  This provided additional color and detail to the white card base.
I layered another Polaroid frame on top of a Maggie Holmes tag from the ephemera pack, adding one of the exclusive cut files and the words “you are” created with my label maker.  The card sentiment “you are loved” works great for close friends and family.
Thanks for reading my post this week!    Find Jill on Facebook here>>>

Good Times | Christin Grønnslett

Hello everyone, Christin here today to share with you a layout with the August 2016 kits. Last week I went very dark and black with my layout on the Hip Kit Club with a mix of black and yellow with help of the Prima Marketing Oil Pastels from the August 2016 color kit. This week I am going for the opposite. This time I have again used the oil pastels and painted it in strips in Wilna Furstenberg style.

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To create a dark page it’s all about the contrast colors, but to create a bright page it’s all about avoiding hard contrast, but focus more on the subtle ones.  For instance one of the papers with yellow was not as soft as the others, so if you feel that some of the papers are stealing the focus you have a few options: You have them as far away from you focal point – your photo(s) as possible; you can just use little pieces; you can tone them down with vellum (not done here).

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The same principle goes for backgrounds. To soften up a background a great idea is to use stencils and heavy gesso. (Here I have used a stencil from an earlier kit)  I used quite a lot of water with my oil pastels, but I felt they could use some more softening.

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Another thing to think about when you want to make a layout with soft colors is to use a lot of white. I have a white background, I trimmed the edges of my photos wide and I added an Amy Tangerine heart  under the photo (from the color kit) so that the light colored photo could stand out even with these spft colors.  I feel that the layer just underneath the photo is the most important layer. If you use a dark color – its’ because you want the photo to stand out more against the other papers and the secondary focus is contrast. But when you work with lighter colors you still want to do a contrast color and white does the same trick, just more subtle and the wider the white edges around the photo – the more the photo will stand out – even with darker colored papers.

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Have a nice weekend /Christin

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Creating Lovely Layers Using Ephemera | Adrienne Alvis

Hello Hip Kit Club fans! I’m here today sharing my first layout that I created using the gorgeous September 2016 Hip Kits! I recently celebrated my 34th birthday so I decided to make a layout documenting the milestone.

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As soon as I opened my kits I was instantly drawn to the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes “Gather” ephemera pack that’s available in the September 2016 Main Kit. I love the colors and variety of the ephemera bits so I started laying out the pieces that I wanted to include on my page.

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After I used one of the free September 2016 cut files as part of my background, I placed my photos about one third of the way down my page and started layering ephemera bits around them. I also placed the number 34 from the Blessed Thickers (also available in the Main Kit) next to the “Hello” ephemera piece to create my title.

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I continued placing the Crate Paper ephemera pieces down my page and used several of the Simple Stories Posh Bits and Pieces from the September 2016 Project Life Kit because they coordinated so well with the Gather ephemera bits and my color scheme.

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And for even more added dimension and texture, I layered a few of the Simple Stories Posh decorative brads and some of the beautiful washi tape from the same collection that’s available in the September 2016 Embellishment Kit onto my page as well.

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Thanks so much for joining me today! The September 2016 Hip Kits are jam packed with so many lovely items that I know you’ll love. I hope I’ve inspired you to use all of that beautiful ephemera to create some amazing layered looks! Have a wonderful day.

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