Pure magic by Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It’s my turn to inspire you today ūüôā 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 ūüôā

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

XO Anna

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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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Let’s Play Dress-Up

Hey everyone, Ashley here, bringing you another Project Life and Scrapbooking layout, using the March 2017 Kits!

This week, it’s all about dressing-up your Project Life Cards. I really try to do this during my normal processes but I totally stepped out of my comfort zone and used my own handwriting on some of the cards. This was a total scare for me!

I started by choosing my cards and adhering the photos down. I then began embellishing by adding a few stickers from the “Little by Little” collection, which came in our Main Kit, along with a few of the Pinkfresh Studio word and phrase stickers and the puffy stickers.

For my title card, I used those amazing Dear Lizzy thickers that came in our Embellishment Kit.

Even though I’m not too keen on my handwriting, I still love the way it turned out!

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For my scrapbooking page, I created a tone-on-tone look for the background by using a piece of pink cardstock with Shimmerz Pasteez (Raspberry Sherbet) from our color kit!

I began layering underneath my photo and used all of the Thickers that came in our March Kits to create a long title. Again, I used several of the Shimelle Laine “Little by Little” stickers, and finally, added a few of the “Oh my Heart” ephemera from our Main Kit.

I hope you love the way this one turned out!

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Don’t forget to check out my process video for these projects! ūüôā

XOXO

Ashley

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APRIL 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!!!

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  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – First Place Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – Garden Club Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Palm Springs Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Sunday Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Retreat Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 08
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 19
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Bunny Love Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine On a Whim – Let’s Dance Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Journey Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Embrace Paper
  • 1 pkg. – Hip Kit Club Exclusive – Gold Foiled Chipboard Alphabet
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Oasis – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Oasis – Gold Puffy Phrase Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Layered Chipboard Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – The Mix – Acetate Shapes



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Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – My Mind’s Eye –¬†Palm Beach – Stickers (6 sheets)
  • 1 pkg. – My Mind’s Eye – Palm Beach – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Rotary Stamp
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Metallic Rub-Ons (2 sheets)
  • 24 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards – designed by Kim Watson
  • 3 HKC Exclusive Flair Badges – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 HKC Exclusive Word Cut Apart Sheet (not shown)
    10-12 Wood Veneer Hearts (not shown)
  • 1 pkg. HKC Exclusive Sequins (not shown)

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  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – The Mix – Leatherette Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Accent Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Oasis – Decorative Buttons
  • 1 pkg. – Bella Blvd. – White Acrylic Words (Happy & Smile)
  • 1 roll – Bella Blvd. – Make Your Mark – Black & White Striped Thin Washi Tape

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  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Watercolor Paper Sticker Book
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Water Soluble Art Crayons

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Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – First Place Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – Garden Club Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Palm Springs Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Sunday Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – Gold Glitter Polka Dot Acetate Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 08
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 19
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Bunny Love Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine On a Whim – Let’s Dance Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Journey Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Embrace Paper

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  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Robin’s Egg Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts –¬†Flamingo Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Butter Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock
  • 2 sheet – American Crafts –¬†Begonia Cardstock

Cut Files & Mixed Media | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!¬† Missy here, and I’m just thrilled to be sharing my first layout using the new 2017 March Hip Kits!¬† Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to cover these goodies.¬† As soon as I saw this beautiful subscriber cut file designed by Kim Watson, I knew I had to use it on a layout.¬† I envisioned all those swirly clouds with some sun rays behind them.¬† I cut the clouds on white cardstock and then backed a lot of them with patterned papers from the Main Kit & Paper Kit and a few of the Project Life cards.¬† I also backed a few with vellum.¬† For my background, I drew some sun rays by tracing a sunburst stencil I have in my stash.¬† I used some of the new Shimmerz¬† Paste-eez from the Color Kit and mixed in some of the white AcriTonez from last month’s Color Kit and painted the rays in with a brush.¬† I embellished with die cuts and stickers.

I just love how this turned out!¬† I added fun foam adhesive under the cut file to raise it up and what a different it made!¬† Look at the shadowing and depth…I just love it.¬† I added that adorable die cut bird from the Dear Lizzy die cuts, and I fussy cut the word “LOVE” from one of the Shimelle patterned papers.

I machine stitched along the edges of all the rays using yellow thread.  This gives the rays a more crisp edge and adds some fun texture to the page.  I added a cute cloud sticker, which is from the Shimelle sticker sheet.

This beautiful floral sticker is also from the Shimelle sticker sheet, and I paired it with some of the Pinkfresh Studio bits…one of the Rubber Charms and one of the Leatherette Stickers.¬† I hand cut a tiny flower from the orange Project Life card to bring some of that color to this side of the layout.¬† I also used that beautiful Oh My Heart pink die cut frame as a layer behind the photo.

Here’s another shot of the cut file and the dimension.

I did add more watercolor behind my photo using more Shimmerz products from previous kits.  I used some blues, aquas and pinks to create some splotches and splatters peeking out from behind the photo.  I created my title using the fussy cut letters and that adorable die cut from Oh My Heart.  That little camera is from the Dear Lizzy die cuts pack.

Here’s my process video if you’d like to watch how I made this mixed media heavy layout.¬† It was surely a lot of fun to make!¬† I hope you get some ideas from it.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Enjoy your Monday!

Happy, so happy | Kim Watson

As a subscriber you get the privilege of enjoying some fantastic exclusive cut files. This is one of them…The Fringed Butterfly. All I can say is WOW! The February 2017 kits are so, so pretty…the butterflies & the amazing colors, are what make this craft so much fun!

Happy by Kim Watson

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Starting with the cut file, but keeping in mind it would dominate a big portion of the layout, I started arranging things around the page. Tilting the butterfly to the left, left space plenty of space in opposite corners, which was how I solved where to place my photograph. kimwatsonhappyhkc02

I took the piece of ‘Oasis’ paper from Crate Paper & fussy cut a selection of roses suitable to fill the corners. The clusters, decorated with chipboard stickers¬†& wood accents add to the bright, exotic feel of the page. I love how keeping them snug against the corners grounds the design without¬†it looking too busy.

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Fussy cut butterflies from Chasing Dreams were exactly what I needed to decorate the wings of big cut file butterfly. Using the x2 different sizes add dimension & balance. 

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I hope you have found this inspirational?  I had so fun creating it & I know you will too! Thank you so much for stopping by. Remember to grab our complimentary cut files to help you make the most of your kits.

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MARCH 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!!!

HIP KIT CLUB¬†–¬†MARCH 2017 – MAIN KIT
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Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Encourage Wonder Paper
  • 1 sheet –¬†Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 24
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 05
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Lovely Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Chirp Chirp Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – One Fine Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Dreamer Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Royale Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Destination Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Maggie Paper
  • 1 pkg – HKC Exclusive – Enamel Dots
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Accent Stickers
  • 1 pkg – Crate Paper – Oasis¬†– Charm Thickers
  • 1 pkg – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Leatherette Stickers



HIP KIT CLUB –¬†MARCH 2017 – PROJECT LIFE KIT
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*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Sticker Roll Tags
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Delightful Black Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Studio Puff Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Fresh Studio – Live More – Phrase Stickers
  • 24 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards – designed by Kim Watson (not shown) –
    image including our card designs will be updated shortly.

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  • 3 HKC Exclusive Flair Buttons – Designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 pkg – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Gold Acrylic Mirrored Stickers
  • 1 pkg – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Rubber Chips
  • 1 roll – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Coloring Washi Tape (2″ wide)
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Layered Flags
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day Thickers

HIP KIT CLUB –¬†MARCH 2017 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
colorPrice: $22.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 Echo Park – Latice Stencil
  • 1 jar – Shimmerz – Hold the Mustard Paste-eez¬† (non-shimmering texture paste)
  • 1 jar – Shimmerz – Raspberry Sherbet Paste-eez (non-shimmering texture paste)

HIP KIT CLUB РMARCH 2017 РPAPER ADD-ON KIT
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rice:  $12.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Encourage Wonder Paper
  • 1 sheet –¬†Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 24
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 05
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Lovely Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Chirp Chirp Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – One Fine Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Dreamer Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Royale Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Destination Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Maggie Paper

HIP KIT CLUB –¬†MARCH 2017 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
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Products Included:

  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Lilac Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Blush Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Butter Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock
  • 2 sheet – American Crafts – Gumdrop Cardstock

FEBRUARY 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!

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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
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*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
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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

Creative Title | Jana McCarthy

Hello everyone, Jana here with a new Layout! My Theme for this week “creative title” … well, i had to think about it for a while. There is the word “dream” in the the Chipboard Sticker pack from Simple Stories and my first Idea was to use that as a part from my Title!
I searched for a matching Quote but i wanted to kept in simple and so i went with “dream BIG little you”

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I used only a few colors here, a lot of white and light colors. This Layout is my last one with the October 2016 Kits and i am so ready for some Christmas feelings and the November Kits!

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here is my process Video for you to watch!

Thanks for stopping by
i wish you a great day!

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Subtle Mixed Media Details for Project Life & Scrapbooking | Zinia Amoiridou

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and today I have some lovely projects to share with you using the October 2016 Hip Kits.So let’s begin with a project life spread. As I continued in my album I had to deal with the back side of a 2×2 page protector I created earlier this month. The thing is I created a few shaker pockets with some ephemera so they are one-sided and I didn’t want to cover their backs with paper and lose that transparency effect.

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To go around that problem I decided to put a vellum insert and cover it’s back side. This way when I look at the previous spread, the pockets look beautiful and see-through and when I look at the other side, my eyes are focusing on the vellum and I don’t notice the mess that’s going on behind it.

For this spread, I wanted to use a few subtle mixed media details and create a magical look. So on top of my vellum, I used one of the September 2016 cut files designed by Kim Watson. I cut it out of watercolor paper and brushed some of the gorgeous “Crushed Coral” Texturez, that came in the October 2016 Color Kit, over it. Once the paste was dry, I used some watercolors to create a rainbow gradient. If you look at it up close, you can see all the glory of the¬†granules from the paste.

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I also used some of the Jen Hadfield rub-ons from the October 2016 Embellishment kit around the cut file and sprinkled a few paint splatters with the Shimmerz spray that also came in the  October 2016 Color Kit.

On the right side of my spread, I kept my color palette fresh and light. I used some of the papers that came in the Main Kit¬†and cut my own 3×4 cards. I didn’t go too crazy with the embellishments, just layered a few pieces together and used my dies to cut out some shapes from my paper scraps.

I decided to add some more mixed media on the bottom left card to bring everything together and help both sides look cohesive. I followed the same “pattern” of cut files, rub-ons and splatters but in a smaller scale.

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Moving on to another project, I also created a scrapbook layout that is similar in a way to this project life spread. In both cases I used a few subtle mixed media details to make my projects look magical and interesting and then I decorated them with layers of gorgeous ephemera.

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For this layout, I experimented again with the Texturez we got in the¬†October 2016 Color Kit. I really love it’s color and texture but for this specific page I really wanted to dull it’s shimmer a bit. To do that, I mixed it with some heavy gel medium with matte finish (approximately 1:1 ration).

Now let me tell you something. It’s not that I don’t love the shimmery finish of these products, but this gel mixture looks absolutely fantastic! It has a very subtle silky finish and I have a feeling this is going to be my new favorite technique.

I went with a pretty simply design because I was a bit worried on how this page will turn out. I’m almost at the end of my October kits so I decided to chose my favorite embellishments from what I had leftover and layer them to create some fun dimensional clusters.

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I tried to pull all the different materials that came in the kits including the ephemera, chipboard, wood veneer, washi tape and rubber shapes. I also used a piece of the glassine bag that was holding the pins in the embellishment kit. I always find it fun to include bits of unconventional materials and packaging is a great source for that.

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I really hope you enjoyed these projects and got inspired to create something fun with your October 2016 kits. Make sure to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrappingūüôā

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