YOLO | Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. I come to You with my fourth page created with March Hip Kits. My April kits are somewhere in the world on the way to my door step but I still have plenty of March goodies to play with. I created this page with dream catcher inspired by three feather stickers from “Little by little” sticker sheet. I wanted to use them in some project earlier but they just didn’t match my layouts because they are quite big. And now, as a feathers  attached to the dream catcher, they are just perfect. You can find Shimelle’s “Little by little” sticker sheet in March Main Kit.

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I used pink cardstock from Cardstock Kit for my background. I backed it with one of the “Chasing dreams” papers. I love the pink – yellow color combo. I also fussy cut the roses and other small flowers from Dear Lizzy paper. All the patterned papers are included in both Main Kit and Paper Kit.

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Roses with laves created beautiful layer under my picture. I chose the funny one taken with special app because it matches great with my YOLO title. And I wanted to use this golden YOLO from acrylic stickers by Pinkfresh Studio for a while. Those stickers and included in the Embellishment Kit.

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I repeated the golden accents in the corner using another acrylic sticker along with banners from “Little by little” stickers sheet. My beautiful feathers also have a gold foiling on them.

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My last steps was adding two cute cameras from “Lovely day” ephemera pack by Dear Lizzy. You can find them in Project Life Kit.

That’s all for today. I hope I inspired You to use a dream catcher theme on some of Your pages. Thank You for stopping by and see You in few days on Facebook.

XO Anna

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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

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
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2 Page Layout | Jennie McGarvey

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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.

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

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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.

Bouquet of Colors | Jessica Fabiano

Oh, how much I love spring and all the fresh flowers, I can’t even say! Today I’m sharing a spring inspired layout with you guys.

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I used a gorgeous free cut file from Bea Valint, click here to download it. I cut it out on the mint green fountain cardstock that we get from the cardstock kit; that way I can use up more of the yummy colors. I then colored in the florals using alcohol markers and cut them to how I considered it working best for my layout. I backed random sections with the beautiful papers we get in the March kits.

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I love how the colors are flowing down from the florals! I used my own DIY mists for this – nice way to see all the colors that I previously mixed.

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I used mint green and aqua colored paint behind my photo; not only does this complementary to orange make the rest of the colors pop, it also defines the overall fresh color range! Do you see that I don’t have a lot of dark blue there? The little bits I have are important to break the scheme a little and add interest. The dark blue is arranged in the visual triangle; now I must say that I prefer to work intuitively rather than really minding those concepts, but they do work and I think you should give them a try if you’re too insecure to let the mere process take lead of your choices, I know it can be overwhelming!

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Isn’t the Dear Lizzy bunny just so adorable? I really wanted to use it despite not having an actual bunny themed picture. But who cares! The Match kits are so whimsical! Give whimsical a try 🙂

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And heres a list of the products I used for this layout:

  • Cut File by Bea Valint (click here)
  • Paper “Maggie” – Crate Paper, Chasing Dreams (Maggie Holmes), Main Kit
  • Ephemera – Pink Paislee, Oh My Heart (Paige Evans), Main Kit
  • Enamel Dots – Hip Kit Club Exclusive, Main Kit
  • Accent Stickers – American Crafts, Little By Little (Shimelle), Main Kit
  • Mirrored Stickers – Pink Fresh Studio, Dream On, Embellishment Kit
  • Rubber Chips – Pink Fresh Studio, Dream On, Embellishment Kit
  • Thickers – American Crafts, Lovely Day (Dear Lizzy), Embellishment Kit
  • Layered Flag – American Crafts, Lovely Day (Dear Lizzy), Embellishment Kit
  • Coloring Washi Tape – American Crafts, Lovely Day (Dear Lizzy), Embellishment Kit
  • Flair Button – Hip Kit Club Exclusive (Kim Watson), Embellishment Kit
  • Ephemera – American Crafts, Lovely Day (Dear Lizzy), Project Life Kit

View all the kits at: www.hipkitclub.net/march-2017

 

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

xox

Jessica Fabiano Design Team Member

 

 

 

 

Happy Dog | Kim Watson

I cracked open the March 2017 kits today..woohoo! Happiness rules! I love the colorful, whimsical mixture of goodies..they made putting this page together so simple.

Happy Dog by Kim Watson

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Three clusters are the main feature of this page, placed on a color blocked background. I love the loose orange dot from Paige Evans teamed with the sketched houses from Dear Lizzy. Don’t you love how a little orange & fuschia watercolor ties them both together?

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Using one of the little sticker prompts from Pink Fresh, Currently Fascinated with….I created a secondary title ‘Currently Fascinated with Cats’, our dog’s new favorite pastime LOL, on a little tag with the cute fox ephemera (which looks real catlike). Adorable little rubber & puffy sticker charms add the cute whimsical vibe I was hoping to achieve.

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For the journaling, I used a ‘To-do’ list ephemera from Paige Evans to list the things Shadow loves to do. I love how this page turned out. I think one day when Max is all grown up, he will love to read what his fave fur friend liked to do with her days 😀

I hope you feel inspired to scrap your fur child like I did? Remember to post your projects to the FB member forum for us all to leave you some crafty love ❤

Have an awesome week friends!

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28 March WEEKLY SKETCH INSPIRATION

Hey, hey it’s that time of the week again; where a few of our Design Team members get together and give their take on the weekly sketch 🙂 The sketch was designed by team member Anna Komenda and here’s what we all came up with. Remember to play along with us in the Facebook Forum; we love to see what you create!

Sketch 4 by Anna Komenda – 28 March 2017

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Wonder On by Missy Whidden

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Hello by Tanya Hubbard

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Love by Jana McCarthy

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Less work by Terhi Koskinen

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Thanks for stopping by!

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How to limit your color palette |Kim Watson

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are feeling like a little early week inspiration to get you in the crafty mood? Today I am going to show you how to limit your color palette with great results.

My page today used the ever versatile February 2017 kits…who would have known bits from this kit could be coordinated to create this gorgeous palette:

Teal, Lime & Yellow

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Having pulled out a selection of ephemera by Crate Paper & Little Pink Studio and a vague idea of the type of page layout design I wanted to try, I added watercolor splatters in three areas around the page, creating the perfect canvas on which to layer the other elements. My color choices were inspired by Claudia’s tags & painted flower die cuts, pulling out the teal, lime & acid yellow.

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Initially I was worried that the pink on the tropical tag would mess with my palette, so covered a few of the pink flowers with blue die cuts. As I progressed with the page I realised a few hints of pink here & there actually added warmth & didn’t distract at all. Don’t you love how the scattered pops of gold & yellow give the page life?

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The photo, cut into a 2,5″ x3,5″ tag shape, really reinforces my grid design. The straight edges & tweaked width, helps with the overall symmetry and the twine bow adds subtle texture to the top of the page. Following the naturally forming lines, I built my grid design, filling extra spaces with smaller elements. It is a fun way to use up left over embellishments without cluttering the page.

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As you have probably noticed, I lost my second ‘E’, in the title: ‘Together’ haha! The funny thing is I only noticed it whilst editing my process video, which meant I had to go back & MacGyver an ‘E’ with the space there was AND do it in such a way so it doesn’t look like an obvious mistake. Every time I look at it I can’t help but laugh…it is really a case of not being able to ‘see the wood for the trees’ LOL!! 

Anyway..I also wanted to mention a fun way to jazz up your journaling. I bought the February 2017 PL kit, included was the cutest stamp & notelet set from Paige Evans Oh My Heart. I used some of those little stamp prompts within the body of my journaling. Fun idea hey? It not only adds color, but emphasis to important parts of the text too.

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Lastly, I added a gorgeous butterfly tag & embellished it with a fringed butterfly accent & ephemera from both Maggie Holmes & Paige Evans. The result is a sweet cluster of butterflies & hearts with an appropriate sentiment.

I really hope you have found this inspiring. Limiting your color palette can be a fun way to challenge your creative process. I look forward to seeing your pretty pages in our member gallery on FB. Be sure to let me know when you post them, so I can leave you some crafty love. Have an awesome Monday peeps ~ Kim X

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Pure magic by Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It’s my turn to inspire you today 🙂 I got my March kits few days ago and I just couldn’t resist diving into them right away. They are so beautiful and fresh. This is exactly what I need on my desk after a long winter. And have you seen March cut files? They are gorgeous too. Rainbow with clouds designed by Kim Watson is fantastic. I love using many colors on one page and what would be more perfect to do that than a rainbow?

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I decided to use some soft background but not white because I used white cardstock from Cardstock kit to cut the rainbow. I chose light pink paper from “Chasing dreams” collection called “Royal”.You can find it both in Main kit and in Paper kit.

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I colored the rainbow with watercolors and backed the clouds using blue cardstock from Cardstock kit. I aslo added a layer of vellum to soften up the clouds. Parrot and cute hot air baloons are in the perfect spot. They are both from “Lovely day” ephemera by Dear Lizzy. You can find them in Project Life kit. This ephemera pack is filled with beautiful, whimsical designs.

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March kits are filled with rainbows. You can find them on every item from Pinkfresh Studio collection “Dream on”. I used this cute little rainbow from puffy stickers pack. I just couldn’t resist. I created a title by fussy cutting another beautiful paper from Main kit – “Encourage wonder” by Shimelle. This paper is a great source of titles and inspirations.

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Those shiny hearts are gold acrylic mirror stickers and I love them. This is a product manufactured by Pinkfresh Studio and it gives great texture to the page. You can find them in Embellishment kit along with rubber charms.

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I hope You like my page. I also have a process video for You 🙂

Thank You for stopping by and see You soon on Facebook.

XO Anna

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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🙂