He Questions Everything by Kim Watson

Don’t you love that every month the Hip Kit Club scrapbooking kits are perfectly balanced for either BOY or GIRL themed projects? My starting point for this page was firstly the FEBRUARY mood board, as well as Ashley’s FREE cut files. I chose a narrow color palette of cobalt, yellow, teal & aqua for a trendy feel; the results are fabulous….& obviously very BOY!!

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My son Max is smart, sassy & always question life & the universe! He never takes things at face value & always analyses everything he is faced with. Sometimes it really drives me crazy, but I do know that God gave him his super charged brain for a unique purpose, so we strive to help him embrace being different, & be OK with who he is. This memory was worth scrapping & I wanted the page to make a STATEMENT in his album.

What better way to make a statement, than with the super, fun, bold, stripe from Amy Tan as seen in the February kits? It made the best base for my page! Don’t you just love the watercolor vibe she has going on in this collection??

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Next came my title, I wanted it to be a funky mixture of the cool fonts & die cuts included in the  February kits. When working with Ashley’s FREE cut files, I decided to try something different. I opened the background cut file & isolated one of the talk bubbles, then super sized it. It became an intricate part of the page design by conjuring up thoughts of BIG CONVERSATION, as well as making up part of the title, together with the Amy Tan chipboard alphas, & glittery foam alphas from American Crafts, in such a fun way!

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Next I worked on the photograph. HA! this shot really embraces his sassy attitude towards life. I love it!! Underneath you’ll notice I layered journal cards, paper pieces & tags…it not only makes for an eye catching cluster but gives the photo extra height too. For the secondary title on the right of the photo, I used a few of the cute printed chipboard bits from the Shimelle pack found in the Embellishment kit, & stickers from Amy Tan as found in the Project Life kit. Little wood alphas (from last month’s kit), enamel dots, grey alpha stickers & staples finish off things nicely here.

For more details & shots of my creative process, check out the slideshow below!

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Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope this project has inspired you in some way! Remember to join the happy gang on our FB members forum, where we all hang out, chat & share our creativity!

Have a great week further!

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Just 4 Us | Adrienne Alvis

Good morning crafty friends! I’m here today to share a layout that I created using the lovely February 2016 Hip Kits and one of the February 2016 cut files designed by our very own Kim Watson!just4us1

I started creating this page by cutting out this cut file using one of the Better Together Amy Tangerine patterned papers available in the February 2016 Main Kit and layering it on top of a piece of the Pink Paislee Ce’La Vie – Paper 12 patterned paper.

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I layered bold yellow pieces of patterned paper from Paper 10 of the same Pink Paislee collection under the words “Life”, “Fun”, and “Us” to make the words stand out on my page. I also added a few pieces of the aqua striped patterned paper for added color contrast and to soften all of the pops of yellow.

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I used a yellow sunburst photo frame from the Shimelle Chipboard Sticker pack that’s available in the February 2016 Embellishment Kit to frame the 3×3 photo of me and my husband waiting at the airport to leave for our anniversary trip together. I also painted several of the wood veneer hearts and a couple arrows from Studio Calico (available in the February 2016 Project Life Kit) using some of the pink Shimmerz texture paint from the January 2016 Color Kit to add another bright color to my page.

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I journaled in one of the open spots of the cut file and added the “noted” sticker from the Amy Tangerine Sticker Book to draw the eye toward my journaling and to coordinate with the pops of yellow on my layout.

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I just adore the color combination possibilities in the February 2016 Hip Kits! If you’re a fan of bold and bright or soft and muted, these kits have a little bit of both to accommodate your projects and your tastes! Thanks so much for stopping by this morning…I hope you have a wonderful day!

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December Documented by Kim Watson

Happy holidays friends, I hope you are having a fabulous time celebrating this special time of year with family & friends? I know I am and have been taking tons of photos which I have added to my December Documented album! I realise many of you might have completed your albums already but I am hoping mine might still inspire those of you from the Southern Hemisphere who received their kits a little later than our Northern Hemisphere friends & those of you still looking for a few ideas to complete yours.

With things quietening down a little today I am finally be able to share some of my D.D spreads with you. Living in South Africa means we have Christmas in Summer which can be tricky to scrap when using gorgeous, winter inspired  products. I found by working with the kit palettes closely & making the photos black & white, I was able to successfully combine our beach & summer Christmas photos  with products from the December Documented kit & November 2015 kits.

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Kim Watson+Dec Documented+HKC01I began the first page with the story of Christmas. A deep meaningful explanation of why we believe what we believe. To fit more text into the space allowed without compromising the legibility, I set it up like a magazine article.Kim Watson+Dec Documented+HKC02

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Kim Watson+Dec Documented+HKC11For more spreads please stop by my blog or the Hip Kit Club Instagram account, I hope my pages have inspired you to work on your D.D. If you are still looking for a D.D with or without album, stop by our online store & grab yourself one whilst you still can. Thanks for stopping by…have a super Monday!

Bye for now…:D

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December Documented Day 18 to 22 |Marie-Pierre Capistran

Hello Hip Kit Club fans! Marie here today to share Days 18 to 22 of my 2009 December Daily alum entirely made with the December Documented 2015 kit.

You can read the story of why I decided to re-do my December 2009 album here. And just to give you a brief context for these upcoming pages, in 2009 I was living in Switzerland (I’m from Canada) and on the 17th of December 2009 I flew back “home” to my parent’s house in Canada. Only, my parents had just moved so this house was not really my home… Day 18 was my first day in Canada. I went outside in the snow to take pictures of the new house. It was such a strange feeling…

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I used 4×6 photos for both day 18 and 19. I mounted them onto patterned paper and added my journaling as well as some embellishments from the kit.

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I placed the 18 transparency square inside the frame and added a glitter heart and dear mounted on foam squares.

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On day 19 I cut out a part of the balloon and placed my part of my picture under it. I made the 19th transparency square smaller by simply cutting it with scissors and I added a couple of labels/words.

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Day 20 is all about us getting acquainted with our new environment. The cats, the surroundings. It’s our first time in my parent’s new house. It’s strange to be back home and to not feel at home.

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I printed a 6×8 photo and added some elements on top of it.

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I love using diagonal lines in patterned papers to write my journaling.

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I added some colorful sequins, acrylic and rubber embellishments.

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I used little bits of words, patterned paper and acrylic shapes to build a Christmas tree.

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And I added gold stitching, something I love to do!!

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And on day 22 I pull out the big guns with this fantastic photo of a winter wonderland known as my parents’ driveway. 🙂 I printed a 6×8 photo and I added some 4×6 shots on the right page. No need to add too many embellishments when the pictures are gorgeous. Flair and acrylic snowflakes are just the perfect touch. A tag between the 2 pages is just right to add some journaling.

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That’s all for me for today. 🙂 I hope your December Daily album is coming along nicely!!

Have a wonderful day!

Marie 🙂

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Share the Joy | Kim Watson

With the Christmas spirit heavy in the air & jingle bells playing in just about every store you walk into…I am excited to share with you, my 1st Christmas layout using the fabulous November kits. For me, This page is a celebration of Christmas, & why this time of year is so special to me & my family!

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To start, I splattered some gorgeous metalic gold mist from Heidi Swapp, onto the white background mimicking falling snow. You can find it in the November color kit. Then using some of the Hip Kit Club free November cut files, designed by Ashley Horton, I cut out x4 large patterned paper trees. Pop dots in places, makes them nice & 3D.

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Layering mini trees, both from the Pink Fresh ephemera pack & die-cut vellum, adds super interest & creates extra dimension to the page.

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Sweet gift piles, lifted with foam squares, really gives one the feeling of gifts under the tree.

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Dress your Christmas trees with enamel dots, wood veneer accents, die cuts foam sentiments, acrylic die cuts & flair for a super festive vibe!

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Lastly, add a journal block. I typed my journaling onto a strip of vellum, adhering it with a gold glitter star.

I hope this layout today has inspired you to crack out your November kit & get some holiday scrapping done! So glad you stopped by the blog!

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Crazy Kids | November 2015 | Michelle Whorwood

Hi everyone,

Michelle here with a layout to share using the gorgeous November Kits!  I am in total love with colours in this kit.  How amazing do they all look together too.  For my first layout I chose to do a non-christmas themed one to show everyone the versatility of the November Kit.  I tend to do a lot of grid style layouts when I want to have more than one photo on the page as it gives the layout a balanced cohesive look without being too busy and it allows me to still embellish and layer a lot under around my photos.

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Firstly, I started with a piece of white cardstock from the Cardstock Add On Kit to keep the background nice and crisp but to add a little detail I added a small border of patterned paper (Juniper Berry by Basic Grey) to frame my page.  Then I had lots of fun adding in lots of layers, embellishments and frames to my photos – I wanted to keep the page quite fun and a bit crazy as my kids were doing crazy slides with their friends I felt it fit the theme really nicely.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today – I hope I have inspired you to try and scrap some non-christmas photos with the November Kit.

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My Heart Is So Full Of Joy | Adrienne Alvis

Good morning everyone! I have my first layout that I created with the November 2015 Hip Kits to share with you today…

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I used the beautiful patterned paper from Pink Fresh Studio that’s available in the December Documented 2015 Kit as my background and layered a few cut file trees (available here), glitter snowflake foam stickers, and sequins down the length of the image in the right side of the paper.

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The photo on this page is one of my favorites! It’s the photo I used on our Christmas cards last year and I just adore my children’s expressions and the fact that it was actually snowing when I told them to bundle up and smile for the camera. I stuck another cut file on the right side of the photo (it’s also part of my page title) and placed another tree cut file on top of the “o” and added a few sequins to finish it off.

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I also added a few punched snowflakes around my page and layered gold enamel dots in the center of each one for extra dimension.

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This page came together fairly quickly due to the fabulous patterned paper design and the coordinating embellishments that are available in the November 2015 kits!

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a great day!

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December Documented|Marie-Pierre Capistran

Hey everyone, Marie here today to give you a peek inside my 2009 December Documented. I used a mix of the November 2015 December Documented kit, Main kitEmbellishment kit and Cardstock kit.

If you missed the Prologue and first days of sharing my album, you can catch up here (the page will open in a new window).

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I created a small pocket from a full page protector with my Fuse tool from We are Memory Keepers. It works like a charm and it’s perfect when, like me, you have a vertical picture that you don’t know where to put.

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On the top of the picture I have the number three in acetate from Pinkfresh Studio that I punched out and folded in half. I added two little stars.

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On the other side, another vertical picture and some more embellishments.

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I love to play with layers of embellishments through the pages. If you have a smaller page, try to coordinate the embellishment of both pages, the small one and the bigger one showing under it. Treat them as a cluster.

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My right page contains lots of text. My first sentence was written with a brush tip pen so that it stands out and act as a title. I added the date with a roller stamp.

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I place the little die cut house on foam dots and made sure that the wood veneer and the label would be a little bit behind the house.

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Day 4

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This ruled page is one that came with the Simple Story album. It’s a very sturdy cardstock and the lines are perfect to write or you could add pictures to it. It’s fun to have pages in page protectors and outside of page protectors.

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I paired that page with lot of text with a page protector with 4 pockets. I added one journaling card to one of them.

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I love that by adding a star at the top of a triangle we get an instant Christmas tree. And with the number of stars that come in the kit, there are many possibilities.

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Day 5

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On day 5 too, I included a smaller page. I simply cut down one of the pages with the 4 3×4 pockets.

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A small tag over a journaling card is a perfect way to add layers and journaling at the same time.

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I added two circle labels back to back to create a small tab. I embossed half of the labels with gold embossing powder.

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That page is special since I decided to use a picture from 2007 and not 2009. I use it to illustrate one of the Christmas tradition in Switzerland, the one with Santa Claus coming to town with his associate and his donkey. 🙂 In 2007, my husband was playing Santa Claus for his work.

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I wrote m journaling on a tag. I trimmed the bottom so that it would fit in the pocket.

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The background of this page is a picture of a Swiss song book. Now I have swiss german in my album. 🙂

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And if you notice, I mix French, German and English for my journaling too. I just write as it comes out. Exactly how we talk in our family.

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Lots of stitching. And lots of small details added here and there.

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I found a card that I received from a friend in 2009. It makes for fun filling pages and more stories. And I also like that we see our address. We moved 4 times since 2009. So it’s a nice addition. I added the die cut to the page protector, not to the envelope.

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And I took the card out of the envelope and put it on the back in the pocket so that we see it when we turn the page.

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Washi tape, wood veneer and glitter stickers. The kit is full of cute little goodies. Don’t be afraid to use them all!

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So that’s where I’ll stop for now. I’ll show you more next Thursday. Stay tuned!!

Marie

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Merry Chrithmuth | Missy Whidden

Hey, friends!  Missy here.  I’m SO excited to share my first layout using the 2015 November Hip Kits!  They truly are one-of-a-kind and so gorgeous!  There are so many exclusive pieces this month that you can only get in these kits.  I decided to scrap this cute picture of my daughter from a few years ago at Christmas time.  She was missing her two front teeth, and so my title reflects that…haha!  I started with a sheet of white cardstock from the Cardstock Kit and the striped Pinkfresh Studio paper from the Main Kit.  I added some white gesso first and then used the exclusive stencil and Silver Metallic Paint Dabber from the Color Kit to create those little silver circles.  Then I used a few gelatos from my stash to give a little bit of teal watercolor to the background.  I used a few of the 3×4 cards from the Embellishment Kit as layers and several of the Pinkfresh die cuts.
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I absolutely love the mix of alphas this month!  These awesome red October Afternoon letters look awesome mixed with the Pinkfresh Studio puffy alphas.  Aren’t the reds and teals so pretty together?
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Here are some of the exclusive pieces from the kits.  These silver glitter puffy stickers are just perfect for a Christmas layout.  These acrylic die cut stars also add the perfect touch.
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I just had to use this cute little squirrel…something about him reminded me of teeth…haha!   I thought of him using his teeth to eat an acorn, and it reminded me of Reese not having any teeth at the moment.  Does that even make sense?  😀  I also loved the color of the squirrel.  Here you can also see those pretty silver circles from the stencil.  I also used some of the My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots.
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Finally, here’s a look at the bottom cluster.  I brought in each of the colors used in the top portion of the layout here.  I just love these acrylic die cut pieces…they’re so different than any other embellishment we’ve ever had!  So unique and pretty.
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Here’s my process video if you’d like to see how I put this layout together from start to finish.  I hope it inspires you in some way!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
Missy Whidden

A Layout with Kay

Hi all! Kay here with another layout using the September Kits. I just love the floral paper from Amy Tan, and thought it worked perfectly with this picture of my daughter and her friend.

HKSeptCuteI kept the layout linear (no surprise, right?) and I split the journaling card above and below the photo to add a space to journal that wasn’t too big.

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Have a great week, and I’ll see you next Sunday with more from the September Kits.

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