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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You are my favorite person | Anna Komenda

Hello. It’s Anna here, or I should rather say – a poor copy of Missy Whidden ūüôā My project for this week was inspired by Missy’s style and her favourite techniques. I wanted to try her messy style with gesso and adding mists with plastic foil. Not that I have never done this before but my “mess” usually looks different.

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This is what I ended up with. I chose this contrasting paper from Dear Lizzy “Lovely day” collection. You can find in both in March Main Kit and March Paper Kit.

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I used cut files designed by Jana to cut the wreath and flowers using different patterned papers. I also cut polaroid frames and “favorite” inscription. Before I started gluing them, I first cover the inside of the wreath with gesso and dry brush. Then I added a blue mist using a plastic foil.

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Next, I added my leaves and flowers and sew them around with back thread. It was an experiment – I didn’t know where I was going with that. After adding a pictures and “favorite” inscription I started embellishing my page using Pinkfresh Studio puffy stickers from Project Life Kit and leatherette stickers from Main Kit.

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I went crazy adding more flowers from “Oh my heart” ephemera pack and two flags from Dear Lizzy “Lovely day” collection. You can find them in Embellishment Kit.

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I finished my tittle by adding YOU ARE MY PERSON letters from black foam Thickers from Project Life Kit.

To be honest, I must say that this is not my most favorite page. I like it, but I still prefer more pink mess ūüėÄ But I am happy that I tried something new. Maybe someday I will create some Anna – Missy hybrid ūüėÄ

Thank You for stopping by and see You next week on Facebook.

Anna

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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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Hello by Nicole Nowosad

Hey everyone! Nicole back on the blog today sharing one last page with the February Hip Kits! I used mainly the Main Kit on this page and challenged myself a little bit with this one.

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Truth is, I am a patterned paper person. I can’t even imagine a page without some patterned paper on it. Well, except now, I can. ¬†I only used one piece of patterned paper on this page and that was just for the base of the layout. For me – that is unusual as I am not a mixed media person with the ability to jazz up a simple sheet of paper into an artistic creation!

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Instead, I used ephemera as my jumping point. Sometimes you just need to let the kit do the work for you – in this case, it was the Crate Paper Chasing Dreams Ephemera Pack that did the work for me.

The great thing about using an ephemera pack like this – it all just goes. The guess work is totally removed from the whole layout planning process and you can just play!

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To see how my page came together, I created this process video for you! Sit back and enjoy!

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Mix it up with Ephemera | Michelle Whorwood

Do you ever get overwhelmed by all those die cut Ephemera that come in your kits? ¬†I assure you,¬†you aren’t alone in this!! ¬†When I first receive my Hip Kit, I am full of excitement, I get it all out, I drool over it for a bit and then reality sets in, how am I going to organise all this and use it all up? For me as I am a visual person, I grab a divided serving dish (purposely bought for die cut storage whilst I am creating with a kit of course!) and dump it all out in there so I can ‘see’ it all with the aim of using it all up. ¬†Because as we all know there will be more gorgeous die cuts arriving in the next kit.

Today, I have a layout to share using the January 2017 Hip Kits:

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Okay now, we need to figure out how to use all the die cuts on your layout without overwhelming your page. ¬†For me this means I am going to layer those suckers up! ¬† Don’t get stressed about ‘seeing’ the whole die cut¬†on your page. ¬†As you can see below, I have added the gold butterfly under the corner of the patterned paper and my photo and then I have added some word stickers on top of that.

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Now let’s think outside the box, don’t forget that you can negative space from a¬†die cut for something a little different –¬†I have used the negative space of the ‘ampersand’ on this layout tucked in behind the bottom right of my photo.

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Lastly, I really liked the word ‘dreamy’ die cut but it was a bit large and overwhelming on my page so I tucked it under my layered photo so you can still read what it says but overall it was less dominating.

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I finished off my layout by adding a title using the Studio Calico Thickers from the Embellishment Kit and created a border around the page. ¬† Because I like hoarding Thickers (a whole new blog post could be dedicated to this!), it is a mission of mine to get more of them on my page. ¬†In this instance, I found the¬†Thickers work a bit like journaling on my page as well as a design element and because I have left them in a natural white state they blend and don’t take over the page.

I hope that I have inspired you to empty out those packets of Ephemera and start layering  up those die cuts on your layouts. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Michelle xx

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Inner animal by Anna Komenda

Hello Hip Kit fans. It’s Anna here with my second project with February kits. I am such a Maggie Holmes¬†devotee. I love every single collection she designs and “Chasing dreams” is on the top of my “Fav list”.

Today I have a very pink page with my own pictures. I am an addict when it comes to those funny picture taking apps with filters, bunny ears and other fun stuff. I took so many of them that I decided it’s time to use some on the page. I chose “animal” session with several kind of ears ūüėÄ Childish. I know ūüėÄ Don’t judge ūüėÄ

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I love this bright pink paper with circles that came in February Main kit. It inspired me to use circle pictures as well. I used a puncher and it went really quickly.

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What I also did was punching out circles from several ephemeras from “Chasing dreams” ephemera pack. I barely use the bigger ones in my projects and it was a nice way to alter them into smaller pieces.

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Butterfly patterned paper is one my favourites. You can easily create Your own embellishments. Just fussy cut the butterflies. You can use only one or two or arrange them in wreath or other shape.

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I also love “Chasing dreams” golden hearts. They are just so pretty and they are a perfect match with every girly project.

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This page is so fun because of the pictures that it didn’t need much of embellishing. I used black elements to break the pink color. It also matches to my black and white pictures.

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My last step was to splash page with white and gold inks to highlight the crazy, messy feeling. It was such a fun to create this page and it came so easy. “Chasing dream” collection from February Man kit is so easy to work with. As You probably noticed – I used Main kit only. I know that many of You ask about pages created with main kit only so here You are ūüôā I hope You feel inspired and see You next ween on HKC Facebook page.

XO

Anna

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A Masculine Layout Using the February Main Kit Only | Adrienne Alvis

Hello, crafty friends! I’m here today with a masculine layout that I created using the February 2017 Main Kit only…

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My youngest son turned 10 on February 10th, so I was really excited to document his special golden birthday! I had just received my February kits so I challenged myself to create a masculine layout using the Main Kit only and I must say I love how it turned out!

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I began by taking the Spring Break patterned paper from the Oasis Collection by Crate Paper and cutting it into thirds. I placed the middle strip down my page vertically and adhered it to a piece of white card stock, but you can’t tell that from my completed layout because I changed my design halfway through my process (and you can see how that happened in my process video at the end of this post). I layered different strips of patterned paper from the Oasis Collection by Crate Paper along the edges of the middle strip and used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges.

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It wasn’t until I was trying to figure out my title placement, which I created using the lovely gold glitter Thickers from the Main Kit, that I decided to turn my page 180 degrees and go about my design horizontally instead of vertically. I used some of the Shimelle wooden buttons and Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams gold foil Thickers to create small embellishment clusters around my page. I also added three of the puffy hearts from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection for even more texture and dimension. They were so fun to use and are some of the cutest embellies that I’ve seen in a long time!

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I journaled on one of the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection ephemera pieces and tucked it under one of the smaller strips of patterned paper at the bottom of my layout. Be sure and check out my process video below to see how my whole page came together and how I altered it halfway through.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

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MARCH 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!!!

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Using Rub-Ons and Documenting January 2017 | Adrienne Alvis

Hello, Hip Kit Club fans! It’s Friday and I have two projects to share with you as we head into the weekend!

First up, I have my Project Life spread for January 2017 that I created using items from the January 2017 Project Life Kit

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I’m going to continue to use a 9×12 album for my spreads this year and I’m also sticking to a monthly documenting schedule. I printed my photos off from my home computer and placed them in the various 3×4 slots to begin my process.

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I used several of the HKC exclusive Project Life cards from the January 2017 Project Life Kit and layered a few of the 1 Canoe 2 Hazelwood Gold Foiled Icon stickers on a few of my photos to add some dimension without adding a lot of bulk to the pockets.

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I also layered a few of the Pink Paislee Moonstruck ephemera pieces (available in the January 2017 Main Kit) on a couple of the journaling cards and layered some puffy stickers on top of them. I really love the colors of the journaling cards this month, don’t you?

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I kept the right side of my spread cohesive with the left by using the same color scheme and by placing my embellishments on the journaling cards in a visually balanced design.

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And here’s a look at my full spread for January 2017…

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Next up, I have a layout that I created using the January 2017 Hip Kits to share…

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I was really inspired by the lovely butterfly rub-ons from 1 Canoe 2, but I wanted them to look more dimensional on my layout so I placed them on a piece of vellum and fussy-cut them out. I also carefully bent their wings up a bit so they would look as if they were fluttering across my page.

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I also used the 6×6 stencil from Carta Bella and the Heidi Swapp Metallic Texture Paste in Teal from the¬†January 2017 Color Kit¬†to create the houndstooth design on the background patterned paper from 1 Canoe 2.

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I layered lots of the ephemera pieces from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection around my photo and placed several of the 1 Canoe 2 Hazelwood Printed Cork Shape pieces (available in the January 2017 Project Life Kit) on my page for a little color and texture contrast.

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Be sure and check out the process video for this layout below…


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend!

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