APRIL 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!!!

HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – MAIN KIT
Main
Hi
p Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription)
CLICK HERE to join!
Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95

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 – 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



HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – PROJECT LIFE KIT
Project LifePrice: $34.95 *
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

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)

HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
EmbellishmentP
rice:  $29.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 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

HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
ColorPrice: $19.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

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

HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – PAPER ADD-ON KIT
PaperPr
ice:  $13.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

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

HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
Cardstock
Pr
ice:  $11.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 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

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”. 😀 😀

hip_kit_club_december_2016_pink_paislee_take_me_away

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.

heidi_swapp_gold_puffy_numbers-2

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.

hip_kit_club_december_2016_kit.JPG

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.

pink_paislee_take_me_away

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

Flóra

flora-monika-farkas

 

All Smiles | Tiffany Medina

img_4470dt

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.

img_4534

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.

img_4468-copy

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

tiffany-medina-1

HELLO 2017 | FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hi Girls! It’s Flóra here. I am sharing a fun purple page today. I don’t know what happened with me, but it looks like purple is the new pink. 🙂 I used American Crafts – Lilac Cardstock from the December 2016 Cardstock Kit.

december_2016_hip_kit_club

December Kits contain so many different word and alpha thickers, it was fun to mix them. I specially like the My Minds Eye – Yes Please – Gold Mirrored Acrylic Stickers from the Embellishment Kit.

phrase_thickers_stickers

On my page I used lots of Pink Paislee – Take Me Away – Ephemera. It contains many purple elements and other shapes what fit my theme. I also love the combination of purple and gold. What about you?

pink_paislee_paige_evans_take_me_away

You can find lots of pretty exclusive embellishment on my project as well. The black flowers were fussy cut from the floral HKC Exclusive Papers. Check out the amazing HKC Exclusive Acrylic Stars, Wood Veneer Arrows and Phrases are from the Project Life Kit.

pink_paislee_take_me_away_ephemera

Thanks for stopping! I hope I could inspire you to use more purple on your future projects!

Flóra

flora-monika-farkas

Best Moments | Jana McCarthy

Hi and Hello everyone, Jana here with a new Layout for you. I worked with the awesome December 2016 Kits and i let me tell you, these Kits are so full of great Products! I am having so much fun working with them!
But, let´s talk about my Project… it´s about my Hubby and my youngest Son, having a blast being silly! I´ve made a lot of Photos, but most of them are totally blurry.

This Layout is about having the best moments together! Life is not the easiest and so we should all enjoy the little things when ever it´s possible. If that makes sense to you 😉

bestmoments1

I added a lot of layers behind my Photos and ruffled up the edges to get more dimension and texture. The Background is a mix of white acrylic paint and the colors from Color Kit.

bestmoments2

The golden Acrylic Sticker, the Enamel Dots and the Glitter Tape is from the Embellishment Kit.
I loved to mix all the things together!

bestmoments3

The little wooden Arrow att. to my little Journaling Tag is included in the Project Life Kit and gives a cute little Detail, right?!

bestmoments4

Here is my process Video for you to watch!

Thanks for stopping by today!
jana-mccarthy

Merken

CHRISTMAS WEEK IN PROJECT LIFE | JESSICA COLE

Happy 2017! It’s such a great feeling to start a new year, but I’m determined to finish my 2016 project life album. Today, I’m going to walk you through  week 51 that covers the week of Christmas.

 

20170104-hkc-00

Purple and blue aren’t traditional Christmas colors, but I’m so over red and green so I welcomed the change.

20170104-hkc-02

Since it was a holiday week, I busted out my sewing machine with some gold thread to accent many of the cards you’ll see in the layout. For my title card, I went with the calendar card from the kit and highlighted the days of the week in a pastel purple highlighter. I wanted to add a bit more to it, so I used a stripped banner embellishment, cut it in half and covered the bottom of the card. I ran this through my sewing machine and called it done.

20170104-hkc-03

Does anyone else love the tabs from the kit? I used a square photo matted against the chevron card, and sewed one of those tabs on the top, along with a gold acrylic sticker from the Main Kit.

20170104-hkc-04

This is probably one of my favorite cards in the spread. I cut down the “a few of my favorite things” card a bit smaller than 3×4, then matted it against a purple stripped card to add some interest. I sewed around the edge in zig zag pattern and love the result.

20170104-hkc-06

I was so excited to get acrylic shapes in this month’s kit, that I knew I had to go big. This family photo of us had a lot of white space, so I pulled the blue and purple colors from the kit into it by using those stars. Since you could barely see the star on our tree, I used a gold acrylic sticker from the main kit as a substitute tree topper.

Finally, I adhered a badge along with of the exclusive word embellishments  to the quote card and thought it made for a nice conclusion.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my spread this week! Do you stick to traditional christmas colors around this time of year or are you venturing out into the pastel world?

jessica-cole

Family adventure – Bea Valint

Hi there Hip Kit Club fans!  I’m here today to share a layout with you, using the colorful and fun December Kits. The first thing that caught my eye in this kit, was the fun Take Me Away patterned paper with the colorful windows.  I just had to use it!

untitled-3284

 

I thought about the best way to use it for my layout, and I decided to fussy cutting the windows and layer them around my photo. I chose a cute photo that was taken on a family trip. Last year we visited a lovey little town with my family, we just walked on the pretty streets and visited an amusement park. It was a long-long day we got home in the late night with so many marvelous feelings.

untitled-3288

I chose a teal cardstock as my background and adhered a trimmed patterned paper into the middle. I mostly embellished with Take Me Away ephemera and some fussy cutting flowers. I adhered some acrylic stars to the background, love how they remind me that we arrived home so late.

untitled-3276

The best way to make your layout unique is to create your own embellishments. I love attending to tiny details and give a personal touch for my layout. I created the title with matching chipboard letters and Amy Tangerine sticker and wrote my story on a Take Me Away tag.

untitled-3296

I hope this post today has given an insight into my favorite technique, making unique embellishments. Thanks for stopping by! BEA

bea-valint

New Year, New Projects! | Adrienne Alvis

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope the beginning of 2017 is treating you well and that you had a wonderful holiday! I’m here with two projects that I created using the December 2016 Hip Kits beginning with a fun layout documenting the ringing in of the New Year…

newyear1

I used some of the lovely HKC Exclusive patterned paper from the December 2016 Paper Kit for my background and then layered several long, narrower strips of paper from the Amber Star collection vertically down the left side of my page. I also used a few of the lovely December Cut Files that are available for free for HKC subscribers and placed them around the photo of my family on New Year’s Eve.

newyear4

I re-sized the cut files so I could layer a few of them together and I added one of the HKC Exclusive flair buttons from the December 2016 Embellishment Kit in the middle. I also adhered a few of the Pink Paislee Birthday Bash sequins around it for some color pop.

newyear3

My favorite part about this layout is the sequin filled “2017” embellishment! To create this, I simply took a small piece of vellum that fit underneath of the “2017” cut file and used my tape gun to cover it in adhesive. Then I scattered some of the confetti sequins from Pink Paislee on my craft table and flipped the adhesive covered piece of vellum over and smashed it on top of the sequin pile. I lifted it up and a ton of sequins covered the adhesive so I could layer the “2017” cut file on top of it using some foam adhesive to give it some dimension.

newyear2

To complete my page, I placed some of the Crate Paper Heart Day Thickers on top of the sequin embellishment to create my title. I used a little bit of the Shimmerz Paints Shimmeringz spray ink, available in the December 2016 Color Kit, in Concrete for my ink splatters and placed a few more of the confetti sequins around my layout.

newyear5

The next project that I have to share with you today is my Project Life spread for December 2016…

1decpl

Even though I do a December Documented album each year, I still like to include a spread in my Project Life album for December. I try to focus on the “everyday” photos that I didn’t use for my DD and I always end up with more than enough to document.

2decpl

4decpl

For this PL spread I used items and the HKC Exclusive journaling cards from the December 2016 Project Life Kit. I love the soft colors in this month’s PL kit and the purple and aqua are so lovely paired with the gold and yellow accents!

5decpl

I cut apart the 5×7 Phrase Cut-Apart sheet from the kit and layered some of the sentiments directly on top of my photos. I also used several of the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection ephemera pieces to embellish the journaling cards. I also added several pops of gold using the My Mind’s Eye Gold Mirrored Acrylic stickers from the embellishment kit to complete my design.

8decpl

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope I’ve given you some inspiration on how to use your December 2016 Hip Kits! Have a wonderful weekend!

adrienne-alvis-graphic

Mixed Media & Cut Files with Missy

Happy Monday once again!  It’s Missy, and I’m so excited to share my first layout using the 2016 December Hip Kits!  As always, they are super pretty, and I couldn’t wait to get to creating with them.  I decided to start with a bright and bold background, so I went with this beautiful coral patterned paper from the Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans.  I used this beautiful flower cluster wreath cut file designed by Kim Watson as my main design element, and I used papers from the Main Kit & Paper Kit to back some of the flowers.  I used white gesso on my background and then came in with some pink and light purple Shimmerz spray from my stash as well as the Heidi Swapp Sweet Mint Color Shine from the Color Kit.  I also used the Echo Park Stencil from the Color Kit with some of the Shimmerz Coral Me Crazy Dazzlerz from the October Color Kit to create some beautiful texture.
hello-you
I love how the cut file turned out.  I used some green Shimmerz from my stash to paint the leaves a pretty Spring green color.  Here you can see how beautiful the texture is.  I was so excited to see some purple in the kits this month!  I added this exclusive purple label die cut here and then came in with some of the Take Me Away sequins in yellow and purple from the Main Kit.
hello-you1
Here’s a closer look at the cut file again.  It does have a lot of small pieces, so I wouldn’t cut it super small.  This size worked out okay.  I added some tissue paper and Take Me Away die cuts under my photo strip and then layered a fun ampersand and tangled thread right on top of it.  I also added a few pieces of the pretty glittery turquoise American Crafts tape from the Embellishment Kit.
hello-you2
Lots of layering going on here…this cute tag is another Take Me Away piece.  The exclusive die cuts are so cute and versatile…like this “Details” tab.  They’re in the Project Life Kit.  The gorgeous gold acrylic pieces are from My Mind’s Eye, and they’re in the Embellishment Kit.
hello-you3
I think this ampersand brought a little bit of color & interest to my photos without covering up anything important.  That’s the fun part about having extra space or white space in your photos.  You can use embellishments over them sometimes!
hello-you4
I love how the cut file curled up here.  It gives it a lot of dimension.  I also added some foam under my photos, so that helped raise up the edge of the cut file.  I added in some bright pink tangled thread for an extra pop of color.  You can also see some of the sequins peeking out.
hello-you5
I really like how my title turned out.  This is an Amy Tangerine Thicker that I colored with some pink Shimmerz and Sweet Mint Color Shine.  I also brought in some of the gold Color Shine from my stash. I layered one of the MME acrylic shapes on top of it.  I love the mix of the fonts!  My journaling fit perfectly underneath it all.
hello-you6
Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out.  I hope you are inspired in some way!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful week!
missy-whidden

Let’s Plan Your Day!

Hi, it’s Cara and I want to talk a bit about planning, but it may not be what you are expecting. 😉

!-pkanner.jpg

I think that a lot of people pride themselves in being busy. Being able to list off all the things we need to do, or a long list of things that we were able to cross off on any given day is like earning some kind of busy badge or medal of honour.

But, I want to you to think about adding some white space to your day, today. Not only in the design of your page, but actually in your schedule. If you are anything like me, you are forever trying to fit in just one more task or one more errand before an appointment or pick up time for your kids. I usually end up late, or stressed that I’m going to be late, and both of those make me cranky! What a way to greet my children right? 😛

When I take the time to add in white space, a mid morning cuppa, leaving the house with lots of time to walk to the bus, or get the errands done, I’m a much calmer person.

We tend to overestimate what we can get done in a day. So I am challenging to try and not jam pack your day with a million tasks and obligations. Give yourself some breathing room. Work it into your design. Leave literal white space on your planner page, which can, not only be white spots that are left blank, but also stickers or die cuts or anything else on your page that makes you smile.

spread

On my page for today, I not only left space around each of my plans, I also added lots of goodies from my HKC August kits. Especially die cuts (both the Exclusive Ephemera, designed by Claudia Van Rooijen from the embellishment kit and the Amy Tangerine die cuts from the main kit). It all started with that awesome, giraffe by the way! There is a bow clip from the Crate Paper small embellishment pack from the Main August Kit. I added the black foil stickers from Dear Lizzy from the embellishment kit.

I love the ‘a million tiny things’ sticker. This little guy packs a punch and has quite a few jobs on this page, and his friend ‘Life is now’ lends a helping hand. First, it’s pointing out all the small tasks that I need to get done today, my task list. But also, paired with the large giraffe, it’s a hint to me to look at those little everyday moments as more than just things to cross off of my list. Those little things are what make up life. For me, it’s not so much the birthdays and vacations, but being with my family and shaping my children and myself with this daily activities. I love my memories of the children stealing food as I cook it, and playfully batting away their hands with my spoon, or an older child explaining life to a younger one. Or even just being able to give my mind some white space as I do the dishes or the laundry, monotonous tasks that allow my mind to wander and dream.

This quote also reminds me to watch out for these tiny little things. Keep my eyes and ears open for those moments so that I can stash those away in my memories to pull out later when the children are fighting…again.

Next up is this funky exclamation point clip. It comes from the American Crafts Thickers by Dear Lizzy in the main kit. I just hot glued it to a paper clip, cutting out matching pieces for the backs. I was careful to only glue the dot bit to the inside part of the clip so that  the clip was still functional  in my planner.

This last project is a little out of my comfort zone, I’m not a big card maker, but I will make them when occasion calls.

cards.jpg

From the August paper kit, I used white cardstock for the base of the card and layered vellum, the Saturday ‘Metro’ paper from Dear Lizzy and the ‘Cheery’ paper from Crate pepr’s Cute Girl line. I fussy cut some flowers from the ‘Central Park’ paper (also from Dear Lizzy). I dug into my Project Life kit to finish off the cards and used my favourites products, the enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye, the wood shapers from Dear Lizzy and those adorable bird stickers from the Amy Tangerine sticker book.

I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with white space!

HAPPY PLANNING!

Cara Vincens-2