Ombré Foam Words | Zinia Amoiridou

Hello Hip Kits fans! It’s Zinia to with another layout I created using the gorgeous December 2016 hip kits.

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One of my most favorite products that were included in the December kits is the Amy Tangerine Thicker Phrases pack. I really love the font and the size and all the cute words that are included. So I decided to play around with it and have some fun.

I placed a few of the words on a piece of plastic and I used my watercolors to paint a gradient from pink to purple to blue to mint. I wasn’t really precise with it, I just kept adding color and brushing it on till it blends nicely. In the end I had to dab off a few areas that had some excess color to help the drying process.

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Once the thickers were relatively dry, I moved them on my page. I decided to work on white cardstock and create a light and fresh page. The ombre thickers are going to cover the left side of my page and then on the right I created a fun cluster of embellishments.

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I tried to use a bunch of my favorite embellishments from the December kits. I cut a piece of the glitter ribbon that came in the Embellishment kit and I created a wavy banner. I also added one of the exclusive flair buttons and some of the adorable mini tassels to add extra dimension.

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Above that I placed my photo and I layered a few piece of paper behind it. I also added some tabs and tags to peek from the side.

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I really enjoyed creating a lighter page than usual. It really helps the thickers pop and makes the whole design look beautiful.

I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I did. Make sure to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrapping🙂

zinia

PARTY ON THE SOFA | FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hi Girls! It’s Flóra back with the last layout made with the colorful December 2016 Hip Kits.  I am still documenting our New Year’s Eve memories, probably this will be the last one. I wanted to create a festive spirit around my photo even if the title tells everything about  our “party”. 😀 😀

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I was saving all the Heidi Swapp – Gold Puffy or Black Number Stickers from the Project Life Kit for this page. I had an idea the place the numbers like they would fall down, kind of countdown.

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I also created a shaker pocket with Fuse Tool. I filled up the transparent foil with the pretty Pink Paislee – Birthday Bash – Sequins. I am very happy I managed to use up the sofa die cut from Pink Paislee – Take Me Away – Ephemera pack. It’s so cute, but I believe it’s hard to find the right place for it.

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I added many alpha stickers to my page like Crate Paper – Heart Day – Charming Thickers and Pink Paislee – Take Me Away – Carefree Thickers. December 2016 Embellishment Kit contains amazing products this month. I love to use the My Minds Eye – Yes Please – Gold Mirrored Acrylic Stickers many time.

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That was it for today! I hope you like my fun page! Thanks for stopping by!

Flóra

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All Smiles | Tiffany Medina

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Hey everyone! Tiffany here with a project using my December Hip Kits. This is another one of those Project Life spreads in my 12×12 spiral scrapbook. I’ve taken a liking to doing my PL spreads this way and honestly don’t miss the pocket pages at all. I don’t know what it is, but I have a seriously aversion to the pocket pages when it comes to a PL style album. I guess it’s cause I feel a bit restricted when making my layout. I like the effect of things overlapping each other.

Anyway, I worked in my 12×12 scrapbook. Now, I’m using this scrapbook to house all of my favorite things–I’m calling it “My Favorite Things” album–and am using some of my favorite photos that I’ve taken over the years. My aim is for this album to be light and fun, and not something that I need to constantly update but instead work in whenever I want.

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So I used up the remaining PL cards I had from the December Kit, along with cards I made from the papers in the Main kit. I used two papers from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection: the grid side from paper #22 and both sides from paper #4. I played around with the position of the cards until I found a really nice balance in color before I began laying out my photos.

For the photos, I stuck with the ones that had a lilac purple hue to them because I felt they matched the colors of this kit better. All of my cards are roughly 2×2 in size, which is a perfect fit to place them on the cards and layer them over paper. All of the photos are matted with either the lilac cardstock from American Crafts that came in the Cardstock add-on or that Take Me Away #4 paper.

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In the top row, I use two 3×4 cards and a 4×6 card. The first is the Hello card from the PL kit. The next is one of the Take Me Away #4 paper cards I made. I put one of my favorite feet photos on this card and embellished it with one of the phrases from the cut apart sheet included in the PL kit, layered on top of a strip of the aqua glitter tape from the Embellishment kit that I cut into a banner. I then place one of the Heidi Swapp Gold Puffy hexagon stickers from the PL kit and a pink Carta Bella enamel dot from the Embellishment kit to accent the banner off.

For the next card, I used the backside of the Take Me Away #4 as my base. I then took the Maggie Holmes Blossom paper from the Bloom collection, and cut out a few of the plus signs. I used them as X’s down the left side of the card. They sort of resemble colorful bandages. I then took the “Hello You” tag from the Take Me Away ephemera pack from the Main kit and placed it crookedly on the card. I layered my favorite photo of my dad at an angle on top, then embellished the whole thing with butterflies I punched out of the #4 paper and a few of the Carta Bella enamel dots. I love the ombre-ish effect the butterflies give to this card!

For the second row, I use four 3×4 cards. The first card is the grid side of the Take Me Away #22 paper. I simply place my photo matted on the lilac cardstock in the center and used one of the HKC exclusive arrow wood veneers along with one of the My Mind’s Eye gold acrylic bows to frame it. I did the exact same thing for the forth card in this row, in order to keep the balance.

The second and third card act as my journaling and title cards. I used that list card from the PL kit to list what each photo I used on this spread represents. I just covered the “Moments I don’t Want to Forget” title with one of the phrases from the cut apart sheet that reads “Just Because…” I also tucked the Details tab from the HKC exclusive die cut ephemera pack behind the car at the top. For my title card, I used the Amy Tangerine white foam phrase thickers to read “All Smiles” on top of a card I made from the #4 Take Me Away paper. I embellished this card with a few more of those butterflies I punched out of the same paper.

In the last row, I have one 4×6 card and two 3×4 cards. For the 4×6 card, I used the backside of the #4 Take Me Away paper to mirror the 4×6 card in the top row. I took the “#LoveYa” tag from the Take Me Away ephemera pack and cut it in half to use the top part tucked behind my photo. I placed it down on an angle on the left. I then took the craft jar ephemera piece from the same pack and placed it on the right. Again, I embellished the card with those pretty ombre butterflies I punched out, with a few of the Carta Bella enamel dots.

The 3×4 card next to it was from the PL kit and it reads “Just Keepin’ It Real.” And the final 3×4 card is the grid side of the #22 paper. I used the “#LoveYa” part of the tag as a tab coming from behind the photo I placed in the center of the card. I repeated the aqua glitter tape banner underneath the photo with a phrase cut apart piece layered on top that reads “Made Me Smile.” I accented it with a gold camera puffy sticker from Heidi Swapp. Repeating little accents like this really help to balance out a spread and I love how this one came out!

Products used: Hip Kit Club December 2016 Main KitDecember 2016 Embellishment Kit Add-on + December 2016 Project Life KitDecember 2016 Cardstock Add-on

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using 6 stripes of paper.. Justyna Skowron

Hi! It’s Justyna here. I hope you’re all having a good day.

I’m rather a clean&simple type of a scrapper, so it is no surprise that today’s layout is very simple. I used only… 6 stripes of paper 😀 I wanted to focus merely on the photo. I really love it in its simplicity. Apart from the two papers from the kits, I used some sandwich wrapper as well 😀

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And this time I didn’t use any pink! December Kits are very pink so I wanted to change the subject for a little bit 🙂

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And those tassels from the main kit..! At first I had no idea how to use them, but on our Facebook HKC Member Forum group the girls gave soo many wonderful ideas on how to use them that it was super easy!

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Then, some wood veneers and arrows from the PL kit and Embellishment Kit.

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I was a bit terrified when I finished with splashing the yellow ink and my favorite blue ecoline (no. 580). It didn’t turn out the way I wanted, but I added some enamel dots and acrylic stars. At first, I wanted to cover the splashes with the embellishments, but then I realised it’s not that bad.

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What do you think? I would really appreciate your feedback! And maybe some ideas on how to cover the unwanted splashes? 😉

Hugs!

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Hello Life | Kim Watson

Oh my crafty heart…don’t you just LOVE these colors?

The December Hip Kits are to-die-for! The wait was well worth it! Paige Evan’s collection, Take Me Away for Pink Paislee, is pretty, artsy & so easy to scrap with. Take a look at what I did.

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Using an exclusive paper by Kimberly Hutchinson, I applied layers of misty fuschia inks from Shimmerz, building up intensity as I went along. Bold splatters finished off things nicely giving a super pop of color!

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Aren’t those exclusive resin stars darlin’? They were calling to be scattered across the page somewhere…just like the dreams & possibilities that lie ahead for the girls, as they make big decisions about careers & what to study at uni.

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Pretty layers using ‘Take Me Away’ papers & ephemera. The Hip Kit exclusives add lovely texture & interest.

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I used the gorgeous MME mirrored acrylic die cut numbers to attach the cute tassel, allowing it to dangle free.

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I adore how the mix of MME mirrored acrylic die cut & charcoal glitter thickers, layered on top of a floral ephemera piece make the most gorgeous title. It is pretty & sophisticated with a touch of whimsy.

Process Video of Hello Life by Kim Watson

The December Hip Kits are totally fabulous…if you haven’t grabbed one for yourself, I suggest you do. Treat yourself whilst there are a few left to buy.

You are going to LOVE them.

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Sweet Little 6 – BEA Valint

Hey Hip Kit Club fans! It’s so awesome to be here to share with you a layout that I have created with the lovely and colorful December Kits.

I wanted to document this cute photo of my little daughter taken at a dance class. I planed to create this layout so colorful and happy as her beautiful smile in the picture.

 

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I used white cardstock as my base and added some colored texture paste behind my photo. To do this I mixed mint Heidi Swapp mist  with white structure paste, I grabbed my stencil from the December Color Kit and placed it on my layout. Then I grabbed my palette knife loaded with the colored structure paste and spread it across the top of my stencil. Once done I pulled up my stencil and allowed the cardstock to dry.

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On the right side of my page I decided to layer some colorful pieces of patterned paper. To do this I trimmed some Take Me Away papers and Echo Paper, then layered them with some pieces of ephemera using foam dots.

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I created my title with mixing and matching the letter stickers from the Kits, and arranged them vertical on my layout.

 

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Can’t resist to add the cute Maggie Holmes tassels and acrylic shapes to my page, I mixed them with the Pink Paislee sequins and bow them to a tag. Although it looks like a lot of work, I promise you that taking the photos of the finished pages and writing up this post took me longer! 🙂

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I hope I’ve given you some inspiration on how to use the lovely items and papers from the December Kits.

Happy crafting! BEA

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All Smiles | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, its Raquel here today sharing my latest layout with you using my December kits. For this layout today I decided to create a page for my Son documenting a special little everyday moment that I wanted to record.

My son is two and it was becoming a struggle to get him to brush his teeth daily. He simply didn’t like doing it, whether I did it or encouraged him to brush, it wasn’t an easy task. The moment I am documenting is photos taken on the day that I had a bit of a ‘lightbulb’ moment and decided to make brushing fun by buying him a battery operated Spiderman toothbrush. As you can see from the photo – we didn’t have any trouble getting him to brush his teeth again. If the truth be told, I have had to tell him to stop brushing them a few times as her wanted to brush them multiple times in a day, ha. Winning!

Here is the layout I created: All Smiles

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I thought the title of ‘all smiles’ from the Amy Tan Thickers pack was perfect for this page. It is clear in his cheeky grin that it is a smiley page, but also because the documenting is all about his pearly whites. To help the white foam pop off the page, I backed it on one of the Take Me Away Pink Paislee patterned papers. I also adhered it to the page with a foam tape. I love the shadow the title provides. I knew I wanted to add a fair bit of journaling and tell my story, so I thought the mirrored swirl would act as a nice transition into the journaling.

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Because the page was documenting multiple photos I added small clusters to either side of that group of photos. In this grouping I added one of the November cut files by Irit, cut from one of the kits exclusive papers. And also I added an asterix thicker, exclusive ephemera, a Pink Paislee clip and small embellishments that provide that finishing touch, like the mirrored circles and Heidi puffy stickers.

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Here you can see the cluster to the left of the photo. The details tab is just there for an added embellishment, but yep, all the details are in the journaling.

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I am a little addicted to adding these gorgeous Crate Paper tassels to every page I create. This one coordinated with my colour palette nicely and I was able to wrap and tie it to the star cut file.

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I used my typewriter for my journaling and cut it out in strip form. I wrote in third person -a bit like a story for something different. To finish the journaling and help balance the page and reinforce the design idea of visual triangles, I added smaller embellishments to the bottom right of the journaling. all-smiles-45

I wanted the photo of my son and his big cheesy grin to stand out more than the other two photos so I matted it onto the yellow from one of the Pink Paislee papers and adhered it with foam tape to the page. The whole mat of photos on the woodgrain paper is also adhered with foam adhesive. it really helps those photos pop. all-smiles-7

I hope you have enjoyed this layout today and found it inspiring. It was fun to challenge myself to create a multi photo layout about my son from what predominately could be said to be a more girly themed kit.

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Thanks for stopping by

Raquel xx

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Heart your Scraps | Zinia Amoiridou

Hello scrappy friends! It’s Zinia to share with you another layout I created using the December 2016 hip kits.

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I was really inspired by the beautiful paper from Paige Evan’s “Take me Away” collection that has a ton of little squares with different colors and patterns. It kinda reminded me all the little paper scraps I end up with at the end of each kit. So I really wanted to do something with that.

I decided to die-cut hearts in different sizes out of them. You can either use your punches, your Silhouette or a manual die-cutting machine, whatever you have in your crafty arsenal. You can even fussy cut them on your own.

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To make my design more interesting I also cut some hearts out of glassine bags that are used to pack the little bits of the kits. To extend my color palette I decided to cut out a few hears out of some exclusive cards from the December Project Life kit as well as the glitter tape that came in the Embellishment kit.

For my base I decided to use another beautiful paper from the “Take me Away” collection that was included in the December Main Kit.

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I used a few ephemera pieces and project life cards to layer behind my photo and then I started clustering the hearts around it. I spread them out randomly trying to avoid having hearts of the same color close together.

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To fill the gaps I used some of the cut apart words that came in the December Project Life kit and a few bits of the gorgeous sequin mix that was included in the Main Kit.

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I absolutely love how this page came together. It’s a design that you can easily recreate with any leftover scraps and little pieces from older kits or just make use of this beautiful multi-patterned paper.

I really hope you enjoyed this. Make sure to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrapping🙂

zinia

 

All Smiles | Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here sharing a new project using the beautiful December kits. I have been really happy using patterned paper for my backgrounds this month, trying to break that white cardstock pattern (see what I did there? lol)… Here’s my layout for this week-

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I love all the goodies from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection in the kits, and that patterned paper is just perfection.

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My favorite pieces in pretty much any ephemera pack are the floral ones, so I cut one into two pieces so I could use it above and bellow my photo.

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Those white foam Thickers from the main kit. Sigh.

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I used lots of die cuts from the ephemera pack in the main kit, and added some enamel dots for my final touches. Watch the video tutorial I created and see exactly how this came together!

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day!

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Cut Files & Hand Stitching with Missy

It’s Monday again, friends!  Missy back today to share another layout using the beautiful 2016 December Hip Kits.  I began with one of the new January cut files designed by Jessica.  It’s a gorgeous cluster of butterflies, so be on the lookout for it on the Hip Kit website under the Downloads tab.  I cut it on the beautiful striped paper in the Main Kit and Paper Kit from the Take Me Away collection and adhered it to white cardstock from the Cardstock Kit.  I used some clear gesso on my cardstock first and then used a few Shimmerz Paints to add some watercolor splotches.  I didn’t do a lot of embellishing since the butterflies are the star of the page, but I did hand-stitch around the entire cut file using coordinating colors of embroidery thread, and I really love how it turned out.
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I love hand stitching, and this cut file just begged for it!  I love it finishes off the edges and really makes it stand out.  I added some aqua and pink shades of Shimmerz here and embellished with some of the exclusive Hip Kit die cuts designed by Kim Watson.  I also used a few of the white foam flowers from the Amy Tangerine sticker sheet.
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I combined some of the Amy Tan Thickers with the Take Me Away Thickers to create my title.  I love mixing and matching to get a fun look.  I also threw in some enamel dots here and there as well as some tangled thread from my stash.  You can also see the tissue paper and patterned papers I used to layer behind my photos.
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I love the light shades of purple in the kits this month.  I was so happy to see that I did indeed have purple embroidery thread in my stash!  It was a perfect match.  I did add some adhesive foam under my photos to make them a bit more dimensional.
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To add a bit more to these foam flowers, I fussy cut a few leaves from one of the exclusive patterned papers.  I love the pop of black from them.  I think it balances everything out with the darks in the photos and the scripty words.
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Here’s one more close-up of the top of the page. I really love how these colors look, and I’m so happy how this page turned out.
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Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out…I hope you enjoy and get some fun ideas to try!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week, friends!
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