Good life | Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It’s Anna here with my last inspiration created with July 2016 Hip Kits. I have a layout and a card for You. They are both filled with exclusive items designed by Kim Watson.

I created my layout using a lot of fussy cutted flowers. I acually cut whole paper to get all the flowers I could. I chose one of the papers from the Main Kit called “Crazy daisy”. The flowers have this artsy touch. I used them to create a frame around my picture.

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Frame created with flowers is quite busy so I needed come calm patterns for my background. I combined Illustrated Faith paper with another exclusive one designed by Kim. I used a lot of 3D foam squares to layer the flowers and other elements.

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My title is created with words from exclusive ephemera pack designed by Kim Watson. You can find one in Main Kit and one with the words in Embellishment Kit.

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I finished my composition with wood veneers form Fancy Free collection, some exclusive flair button and few little chipboard stickers from Becky Higgins. You can find them in Project Life Kit.

My second project for today is a card. I thought that it would be fun to create one using exclusive washi tape sheet from Project Life Kit to add a colors and patterns.

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I also had few flowers left after I made my layout. I added them in three spots along with an exclusive puffy sticker from Embellishment Kit. And the bonus is that I used the rest of washi so no waste of precious embellies 😀

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That’s all for today. I will be back to You next friday on Facebook.

Thank You for stopping by.

XO Anna

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Shake it Off!

Cara here, planner girl extraordinaire!

Shaker dashboards really scream planner girl, don’t they!! This one is a mini shaker that I made with two of the Heidi Swapp chipboard frames from the Project Life kit.

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I made a plastic pocket with some leftover page protectors and my fuse tool, added the HKC Exclusive Acrylic Dots from the Embellishment kit. At first I thought they might be too thick, but they worked out perfectly.

For extra pizzazz, I stuck in two PL cards trimmed down and glued back to back. These were in the Project Life kit. Then, I sealed the top with my fuse.

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The frames were also stuck back to back, sandwiching the shaker pocket in with hot glue, but first to get the dashboard to fit in my happy planner I used a piece of plastic backing from last month’s enamel dots, those things never last long in my studio so I have lots of empty sheets! 😉

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I trimmed it to size and it was also sandwiched between the frames along with the shaker pocket when gluing. Then I punched some disk holes. You can use regular hole punches if you have a ring planner.

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It can lay inside the planner anywhere, including peeking out the top for a bookmark.

For the planner spread, I punched little boxes from the fabulous papers from the Main Kit.

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That floral one from Simple Stories may be my favourite thing from all of the July kits 😉 The others are divine as well, I used 2 of the exclusive papers from Kim Watson and the Paige Evans 04 from Pink Paislee. I layered some of the exclusive die cuts also from the Main kit and indulged in something lumpy along the side… a chipboard sticker from Project Life that is fittingly found in the Project Life kit  😉

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The clip below is that darling camera flair from the Embellishment kit!! LOVE it! Flair clips are so fun, I hot glued a paper clip to the back and covered it with a circle punched from one of the patterned papers.

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Embrace your inner artist!

I have a question…”Do you feel like getting messy?”. Today my answer was….yes! And this page was the result! Yeah!

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Inspired by one of the July 2016 PL kit journal cards, I decided to tap into my inner artist! The mist & paints from the July 2016 Color kit  & triangle stencil from the June 2016 Color kit were perfect to achieve the look I saw in my head.

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Using an old credit card, I first gessoed the background. Once dry I used the same credit card & applied teal paint. After that I added lime Shimmerz mist & yellow paint, creating an artsy, blended & layered look. Orange ink, applied with a sponge through the June stencil left a scattering of triangles around the page…just GORGEOUS!!

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Layers really help this page look amazing. I used paper pieces & journal cards to do this. Ephemera die cuts & puffy stickers make the cutest photo corner & little Lawn Fawn silver plusses added understanded twinkle.

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The Bella Boulevarde die-cut chipboard title looked too white on the page, so I painted it too. A little Shimmerz yellow with water was a simple way to ombre the title with fabulous results!

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When adding my photo, I tried a double exposure effect by printing x2 of the same image & offsetting it slightly. It really works with the trendy vibe of the page.

I sure hope you like this layout as much as I do…I urge you to crack open your color kit & get messy, you might be pleasantly surprised with the results, just like I was .

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Explore | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share my last layout using the July 2016 Main and Add-On Hip Kit Club kits! My August kits finally arrived this morning just in time for the weekend!

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I love a good sunburst design so I pulled out the Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness paper and used it for the top half of my layout. I added some of the blue from the blue ombre paper designed by Kim Watson to the middle part and then used the light Kraft from the July 2016 cardstock add-on kit….this way it replicated the sun, water and sand…just like at the beach!  and so I decided to draw the eye in by adding some of the exclusive word and phrase stickers to some of the rays of the sun paper.

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My theme for this week is to focus on stickers, I decided to draw the eye in by adding some of the exclusive word and phrase stickers to some of the rays of the sun paper. I thought this was a cool way to use up some of those small little bits and pieces we have laying around in our kits!

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This photo was the perfect colours to document using these products as the clothes my son is wearing, match the colours in the kit perfectly! I backed the photo with one of the exclusive project life cards from the July 2016 Project Life kit and layered some other pieces of exclusive ephemera also.

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Adding the large embellishments like the Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Fancy Free wood pieces tied everything together across my layout. I am super happy with how this turned out…why not give your next layout a try using the sunburst paper up the top?!

Thanks so much for joining me on the Hip Kit Club blog today!

See you next week! Happy creating!

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Love You | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, Raquel here today with a new layout featuring the July kits. My post for today has a focus on ephemera. So today I am going to share a little tip with you on how I  create my own ephemera using the Project Life kits.

But first, to create this layout I have used the August sketch and August cut files.

Here is the sketch:

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I just loved the design of the  sketch this month. The diagonal, the banners and central positioning of everything is just such a nice design that I was itching to create a layout using it. The photo I am documenting is one of my little man who has a recent obsession with my iPad. It has become a daily struggle with my son and daughter who gets to play the iPad. We have a rule that my daughter gets to play it when my son has his afternoon nap and my son gets to play it in the evening after his nap. I wanted to document how he enjoys playing it and the battles we have on this layout. loveyou-jack-logo

As I mentioned earlier my theme for today is all about ephemera. I get the Project Life kit each month and because I don’t project life as such I challenge myself to use the cards in some way. On this layout I decided to cut out and make my own ephemera from the 3×4″ cards which I will explain in more detail below. loveyou-jack-desk

In the cluster to the left of the photo is a globe. The globe was cut from one of the cards and adhered to the page with a foam adhesive. I finished the globe with the captured tag from the ephemera pack. I also cut a heart from one of the August cut files and one of the exclusive papers to use as a layer in the cluster.

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The love you was cut from some black card stock in my stash and an August cut file too. I love the contrast of black on this page with the soft blue and pops of yellow. loveyou-jack-2

The Becky Higgins chipboard coordinated well with the colours in this layout too. I added a puffy arrow to direct your attention to the typed strip journalling. loveyou-jack-3

The floral die cut was also cut from one of the exclusive papers. I am not afraid to add florals to a boy page. I think this cut file still compliments the page well and I love how it looks. I added a touch of texture to the page using the Color kit stencil and some Faber Castell whipped spackle. The yellow heart is also a cut file which I have added some stitching through the middle. loveyou-jack-4

The hello good times tab was actually on one of the 3×4 cards too.  I used my We R Memory Keepers tab punch to punch it out. I must remember to keep that punch out on my desk as it was a quick and easy way to customise an embellishment for my layout. loveyou-jack-5The photo was added to the page with a foam sheet to add dimension also. loveyou-jack-6

Using a similar design to the sketch I also created a card using my scraps from the layout. I used a die cut heart and a couple of the exclusive puffy stickers too. So fun and a nice eye catching design. hellocard

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Did you see the release of the September kits? I think they have to be my favourite kits ever! Cannot wait to play with them. Be sure to check them out in the store if you haven’t seen them yet. Raquel Bowman

OH what FUN – BEA Valint

 

Hey, friends! BEA back with you today, and I have a new layout featuring the 2016 July Hip Kits! The moment I opened my July kit, I knew one of my layout I wanted to make would be on this gorgeous Sunset Blush paper! I just adore that gradient so much, it gets me a sweet summet feeling!

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For this week my brief was ‘Supersize it’, so I started my layout with stitching a big boat in the middle of the page. My sons love sailing and every sea sports. They spended all our summer vacation on the board! I filled the stitching with the dotted Fancy Free patterned paper. I could use differents sizes of the paper for the sails and for the boat.

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I created a cluster to the left of the page. To do this I combined a HKC exclusive ephemeras with puffy stickers and Bella Blv. Chipboards. Just perfect!

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My second project is a card I created from the beautiful ‘Painted Dreams’ exclusive patterned paper.  I decided to cut some hearts out of the paper randomly, and look, how beautiful are they!!! Once I cut them out, I arranged them in the middle of my card and sew on a piece of wellum. I add my title by using the shiny AC glitter stickers. I just love how it turned out!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today!

BEA

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Title love | FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hi Girls! It’s Flóra here with a new layout. Today I focus on titles. I used almost all the Bella Blvd. – Chipboard Words from July Main Kit on the left side of my layout. On the right side of the page I used the Pink Paislee – Fancy Free – Paper 04 and lots of embellishments.

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I really love the HCK Exclusive – Color Me Happy – Puffy Stickers -designed by Kim Watson, specially the black words. These come from the July Embellishment Kit.

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I adhered also few of the Project Life – High Five Chipboard Embellishments from July Project Life Kit. They have such a fun design.

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I placed some puffy polka dots between the white titles to connect the two pattern papers.

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I hope you like my page. Thanks for stopping by! Have fun!

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END OF KIT MINI BOOK | AMY CHALLIS

Hi everyone, Amy here today sharing with you a quick and easy mini book. I’m at the end of my July Hipkits now, you know the moment right? You’ve used up most of your favourite papers and your go-to embellishments. You start sorting your leftovers into piles: things to go into your stash, things to give away, and so on. Well, I decided this week (as I waited patiently-ish for my August Hipkits to arrive) that I’d see what I could make with what I had left from July. A mini book seemed like the perfect idea!

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Because I’m a pocket scrapper, I usually find that I have quite a few papers left over at the end of my kits (some whole, others half-used). I usually use them to make planner inserts and dividers, but this week I cut them down into 4×6 inch pieces and punched each piece at the top using a normal two whole punch. I then used a ring to hold the pages together, but a piece of string or ribbon would work just as well – whatever you have in your stash.

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My theme for this mini was motivational Pinterest quotes. I thought this would be a great book to flick through on days when I needed a little push, or cheering up. Some of the quotes I hand wrote and others I stamped; I decided to not use photographs, too. I wanted this to be a ‘tech-free’ project, and as I didn’t have any photographs already prepared I made do without. Sometimes it’s great to just work on something using whats in front of you, without having to upload and plan and edit and print.

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I kept all of the pages really simple, using the last embellishments I had from July. I created a little pocket for my Starbucks card using vellum from the Cardstock kit, and made a tassel from a little piece of wool – but nothing fussy!

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Thanks for stopping by and good luck on all of your mini book adventures!

Amy Challis

So happy together | Anna Komenda

Hello Hip Kit fans. It’s Anna here with some new layout created with July 2016 Hip Kits.

First I want to tell You a little about what I do when my mojo is low. It’s one of my few methods and it can be used with kits or paper collections. I just pick one or two colors that are present in the kit / collection and I choose every single element that fits my color scheme. I run through papers, ephemera packs, stickers and I group everything in one place.

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This is what I did with July kits. First – I chose this gorgeous ombre blue exclusive paper designed by Kim Watson. I really liked it and wanted to use but I didn’t have any particular plan. I checked exclusive ephemeras pack from Main Kit and Embellishment Kit looking for some blue / white elements. I put them in one place. Later I decided that I will add a little bit of silver by using Freckled Fawn puffy metallic stickers.

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When I decided of a color palette I walked through my printed photos (I always print more pictures to use in future projects) I chose two that matched my paper. White Bella Blvd. chipboard stickers were also a perfect match with my photos and other stuff.

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I wanted to add some subtile detail to the background so I took a vellum sheet from Cardstock Kit and cut heart background using  July “I heart this” cut file designed by Ashley Horton. Teal glitter was some stronger, eye catching accent that I decided to add too. “Fancy free” wooden elements were covered with teal glitter so I used them in my composition.

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Project Life “High five” little chipboards were like cherry on the top for my layout. You can find them in Project Life Kit.

And that’s all. Really fast and simple, even when Your mojo is low. I encourage You to try this “go monochromatic” method to high up You mojo and strech Your kits.

Anna

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On Traveller’s Notebooks, Dreams and Goals

Hi, it’s Cara, your trusty planner girl! Today I want to take you beyond scheduling soccer practice, and what’s for dinner. What about you? Are you scheduling in time for you? A bubble bath, a massage? Those are fantastic, but don’t forget about your goals and dreams.

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If you are new to goal setting, you may be interested in how I achieve my goals. And as a busy mom of 6 you may think that I don’t have time for myself, but I make sure that I do, even if it’s only a 15 mins task one day or while the water boils another, making progress every day gets me that much closer. If you never start, you’ll never get there!

So where do I actually begin?

With a dream!

A flitty, happy thing covered in fairy dust!

Then I write that down. Here, I’ve used my long term goal book from Planner Perfect. I’m usually not quite ready to being working towards this dream at the time when I first write it down, so I’ll let it simmer. As the ideas of how I want to achieve this dream come to me, I’ll write those down too. Soon enough, I’m feeling ready and I’ll attach a goal to this and then decide on the steps I need to take to achieve this goal and I’ll schedule those into my days. Then I decorate it 😀

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I’ve used fussy cut flowers and hearts from the exclusive papers from the main July kit, exclusive puffy stickers and Amy Tangerine’s rubber goodies from the embellishment kit and chipboard stickers from Becky Higgins and an exclusive PL card, from the Project Life kit.

This planner page is my dream and intention for the month of August, of course it won’t be complete by the end of the month, but by chugging away at it everyday, I’ll get closer and closer to my goal and create a habit going into September.

I like to set my intentions for the day here, in these blank pages and use my squared off planners for tracking things like projects and tasks.

I’m a lefty so I’ve always been drawn to traveler’s notebook, if you are right handed you probably won’t know that rings or coils are a nuisance to us lefties, we just can’t get our hand in close enough! You lefties feel my pain!

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One of the downfalls of TN’s is that you can’t easily pop pages in and out and move them around. Tip-ins are a great way to overcome this and PL cards make fantastic tip-ins. It’s easy to tape them in with a little washi, but what I LOVE to do is to add the little glassine baggies that exclusive acrylic embellishments usually come in. Like the ‘friends’ and ‘noted’ acrylic words from the July main kit.

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See that little clip? More on that in a sec 😉

The baggie tapes in just like a PL card and here I’ve added one of the PL cards tucked inside for an extra spot for writing. I love to decorate the baggies on both sides as well. I’ve used these pockets to hold ticket stubs or sweet notes or drawings from my geeklings.

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Here’s a scope that I did with a little tutorial and some tips for tip-ins 😀

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The clip proved to be a bit of a challenge, but I ended up backing the acrylic word with one of the exclusive papers both from the main kit. I traced the acrylic shape onto the paper and fussy cut it out twice and then, using hot glue, I sandwiched a paperclip between the two pieces, so you cant see the paperclip from the back. Then I carefully hot glued the ‘noted’ arrow piece to the front.

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Have fun setting your goals and happy planning!

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