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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Hello Paris by Tarrah McLean

Happy Sunday Hip Kit fans!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a new layout to share using the amazing February 2017 Main and Add-On kits!

I have been blessed once with a trip to Paris a couple of years ago and I am super duper lucky to be going again in 7 weeks time! As soon as I saw that gorgeous Amour paper by Dear Lizzy I just knew that  I had to pull out a Paris photo!

I started out by cutting the geometric heart cut file from one of the pink patterned papers included in the February 2017 Main kit and backed it with that gorgeous Amour paper and then machine stitched around the outside. I used some foam tape to pop it up from the mint coloured background paper.

While creating this layout I was pulling out bits and pieces to embellish it with…I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the date on the globe sticker with the number 24 and then May and Wed really small…….THIS IS THE EXACT DAY WE ARE GOING TO PARIS!! We are getting the Eurostar across from England on this date! Can you believe that?! That sticker was made just for me and this layout!!

I love all the embellishments that refer to travel included in the February 2017 Hip Kits…they are just perfect for this layout! I also added one of those gorgeous fringed butterflies and a gold puffy heart by Maggie Holmes from the Chasing Dreams collection.

I absolutely love how this layout turned out and I hope I have inspired you to create some projects using some of your Hip Kits!?

Happy creating…see you next week!

Tarrah x

Spring Adventure | FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hi Girls! I hope you are having a great Friday! Let me make it even better with a February Hip Kit inspration. I started this layout choosing this photo because I love it so much. The colors of the coats fit perfectly the papers from the kit. I was working with the Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collected Paper, Crate Paper – Oasis – Spring Break Paper and Getaway Paper from February Paper Kit.

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I created a vertical layout because of the format of the photo. I fussy cut the gorgeous flowers and placed them under the blue stripped paper. For embellishing I used Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Sunshine Thickers and Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Phrase Sticker from February Project Life Kit. The pretty birds and gold textil heart are from the Main Kit. I also added cross stitching up and down. I think it makes the layout fun.

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I also have a process video! If you have free time, check it out!

This was my project for today! Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

Flóra

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Delight in Every Moment with Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing another new layout created using the February 2017 Main and Add-On kits!

This week I was very inspired by the circles on that gorgeous Oasis paper by Crate Paper. I punched out some of the circles and machine stitched through them to help attach them to the page as well as add texture to the layout too!

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I used some of the gorgeous ephemera pieces from the Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper ephemera pack, found in the February 2017 Main kit as layering pieces underneath my photo, I like how these give a touch of colour and dimension to my layout. My photo is of my two beautiful boys taken at a weekend getaway we had together last year…we just loved this particular beach and could have spent hours there!

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I decided that the ‘Delight in Every Moment’ was the perfect title for this layout as it sure was a delight all round! It was delightful to be with my boys, the beach was delightful, the weather was delightful…you get the idea!

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I just love that cute camera sticker from the Chasing Dreams sticker sheet, found in the February 2017 Embellishment kit! It added some balance to the colours a little bit. I also added some of the pretty chipboard stickers to finish my layout. The last thing I added was some gold Heidi Shine for a little shimmer..

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I hope you have found some inspiration from my layout today! I had fun creating it! Thank you so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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Together | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am excited to share my first layout that I have created using the February 2017 Main and Add-On kits!together-1

As soon as I saw the fringe butterfly cut file designed by Kim Watson, I knew I wanted to use this as my main feature on this layout so I cut it out on one of the pretty Crate Paper Oasis papers!  You can get this cut file for free from the HKC website, all you have to do is create a login and away you go!

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I added some machine stitching to the tops of the fringed parts and then placed foam dots underneath the main butterfly to help pop it off the page! I added lots of the different embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection including my title ‘Together’ from the chipboard sticker sheet.together-1-detail-2

I used one of the exclusive Project Life cards as a layering piece underneath my photo to help add colour and texture too! I couldn’t resist adding one of the mini fringed butterflies to the centre of the big one!together-1-detail-3

Those gold puffy hearts are to die for and had to make an appearance on this layout! Watch out for more projects from me with those babies added!

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

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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beautiful – clean&simple layout |Justyna Skowron

Hello everyone! I hope you have a good week 🙂 Spring is coming here in Poland! This is why I used an old photo with my favorite flowers – tulips and decided to make it very clean and very simple! I really can’t wait for the spring to come, it’s my favorite season 🙂

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To make this layout I used wonderful January kits. The cut out shapes (flowers and hexagons are HKC exclusives which you can find in Embellishment Kit.

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And that cute word die cut in January Main Kit 🙂 under the photo there is a gauze to make it more soft and light.

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And my favourite ecolines 🙂 I mixed them with water to make them look more pastel.

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I hope you like it! Hugs 🙂

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The Beach with Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah back with you today and I am excited to be sharing another layout that I have created using the January 2017 Main and Add-On kits!the-beachMy Mum knows me so well, she knows how much I love these beach huts, so when she was travelling in Wales, UK last year, she was at the beach and there were loads of them! Of course she took a photo for me to scrapbook!the-beach-detailTo go with the theme of my photo, I decided to cut a large triangle from the exclusive triangle paper to replicate the triangle in the roofs of the beach houses. I cut it out by hand and then machine stitched around the edge to add some texture. I also added a thin strip of the coral cardstock down the left side to bring that coral colour out a little more.  the-beach-detail-2I added lots of the cork embellishments from the American Crafts ‘One Canoe Two’ brand plus lots of the ephemera from the Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee. The enamel triangle shapes also from the One Canoe Two brand were perfect to use with this paper and went with my theme perfectly too!the-beach-detail-3Thank you so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today! I hope you will pull out your January 2017 Hip Kits and create something pretty?! Why not give a design like my layout a try?

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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HELLO KIMBERLY | FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hi Girls! It’s Flóra back. Today I am sharing my first scrapbook page made with January 2017 Hip Kits. I decided to document a Hip Kit Club related memory, namely I met with Kimberly (owner of HKC) on CHA. It was very very nice to get to know her in person, she is so friendly and lovely. I enjoyed our chit-chat! I wish you could all meet with her one day. But back to today’s project. For this page I mainly used the January 2017 Main Kit.

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So I printed our two instax size photos of us and frame them with the Heidi Swapp – Instax – Golden Chipboard Frames. Then I fussy cut the grandiose flowers from the American Crafts – 1 Canoe 2 – Hazelwood – Rosewater Paper and adhered on the Pink Paislee – Moonstruck – Paper #12.

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I created butterfly die cuts from the American Crafts – 1 Canoe 2 – Hazelwood – Butterfly Rub-Ons by rubbing them on white cardstock. A scattered them around the page taking care of the color balance of the layout. I only added few American Crafts – 1 Canoe 2 – Hazelwood – Stickers, HKC Exclusive Word & Phrase Cut Apart Sheet and Studio Calico – 7 Paper – Clara – White Puffy Alphabets from January 2017 Project Life Kit.

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I really hope you like my project and I could inspire you to use your pretty  January 2017 Main Kit. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend!

Flóra

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Butterfly Dreamin’ | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, Raquel Bowman here today with a new layout using the beautiful January kits and exclusive cut files. This week my baby girl had her first day of Kinder. This is quite a milestone event here in Aus so I was itching to get this photo documented. I was planning on adding a lot of journaling to the layout documenting all the ‘mummy feels’ however, once I started playing with the products I sort of ran out of room! Luckily, being a Mummarazzi I took plenty of photos so I will create another layout to contain the thoughts and feelings behind this special day.

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To create this layout I made a feature of the gorgeous January exclusive butterfly cut file. I just loved this cut file as soon as I saw it and thought it was the perfect one for this story. I actually cut this file twice – once on vellum and once on white card stock from the card stock add on. I then traced the design onto the Pink Paislee patterned paper and hand cut around it. I could have cut the outline of the file on my silhouette but I added it as an afterthought.

To add a beautiful touch of dimension I stitched them together at the centre of the butterflies and folded the areas of the wings inwards. I love the softness this brings and the pops of pink and coral coming through the wings of the butterflies.

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For the title of this page I used the exclusive veneer piece from the Main Kit and backed the ‘dreams’ part of it with the same Pink Paislee Moonstruck paper that I used behind the butterfly cut file.

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To embellish the page I used a combination of products. I just love the Hazelwood collection by American Crafts that is featured in these kits. I included some of the stickers and also the butterfly rub ons. I placed the rub ons onto plain card stock and then fussy cut them out to turn them into die cuts.

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There was an exclusive paper that had the most beautiful florals. I fussy cut those out and placed them either side of the photo. Of course I had to add some more butterflies and hearts to the embellishment clusters too.

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I added two patterned papers behind the photo and a doily from my stash. The papers help tie in that blue and pink colour palette. I also added strips down the side of the whole layout, just to help balance the page a little. It is very busy compared to my usual style. followyourdreams-4

To finish the page I added a touch of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine. I hope this page has inspired you to get creating with your January kits and the cut files. followyourdreams-6

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

Raquel xxx

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Follow Your Dreams | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone, happy weekend!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and this week I am sharing a new scrapbook layout I created using the stunning January 2017 Main and Add-On kits!

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As soon as I saw those amazing One Canoe Two rub-on butterflies from the Hazelwood collection…I knew exactly what design I wanted to go with this week! I used up a whole sheet of the butterfly rub-ons, rubbing them all onto white cardstock first and then individually fussy cutting them all out! I started placing them inside my heart at first but then I quickly decided I liked it better with the butterflies following the heart shape instead. I added a couple of the feathers from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck ephemera pack also.

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Watch my process video below to see how my layout came together….

I machine stitched around the heart shape, making sure to go through the butterflies at the same time. I then curled up the wings of the butterflies for dimension.

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The Hip Kit Club exclusive wood veneer title ‘Follow Your Dreams’ was perfect for this layout of my niece out in the garden just wandering around and exploring. I also added the little ‘Wander More’ puffy sticker from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection as it was so fitting to this layout! A few extra small embellishments finished off my layout…I wanted to keep most of the focus on the photo and the pretty butterfly heart!

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I hope you have had a chance to create with your January 2017 kits? If you haven’t yet, why not give this idea a try? I would love to see what you create! Tag me @tarrahm on Instagram when you share your creations and I will be sure to leave you some love!

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

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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