Creative journaling idea | Kim Watson

Hello there, Kim here with a cool journaling idea that I am sure you will love!

Love Life by Kim Watson

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Inspired by the flower ephemera from Paige Evans found in the March 2017 kits, I chose paint colors that blended well together. Using gel medium first, then bright paints, I created this fun, artsy circle for the center of the design. I made sure the colors dried intense, to make sure the white text was legible.

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The layers of flowers were raised with different heights of foam adhesive to create dimension. I love how the bronze foil ties bother floral clusters together so well.

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Enamel dots positioned at three corners of the page add lovely twinkle & add interest to the paint splatter.

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If you were wondering how I managed to write so fluidly around the circle?

This is how I did it:

  1. Cut a circle from vellum to fit within the paint circle.
  2. Decorative scissors make a nice fancy edge.
  3. Place the vellum on a piece of card for stability onto a potters wheel.
  4. Using a good quality white gel pen, write your journaling whilst turning the wheel.
  5. Be careful to allow the rows of writing to dry before writing the next to avoid smudging.

I am so glad you stopped by the Hip Kit Club blog today! I hope you have been inspired to try this cool idea too.

See you again soon.

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Thursday Inspiration: A Few of Our Favourite Things!

Hey everyone! We hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far! Today, we have 3 takes on the things we loved the most that came in our kits for March and April.

Cara: Patterned Papers

I’m a scrapbooker as well as a planner girl. Patterned paper is always my favourite when I scrapbook, there are so many possibilities! I thought that I would bring that over to my planner. I absolutely adore fussy cutting, give me a good movie and some sharp scissors and I’m a happy camper.

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I grabbed a couple of my favourite papers, (from Dear Lizzy for American Crafts), in my March main kit, and cut out words and flowers to make clusters in my spread for this week.

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I took a few more papers from Shimelle (American Crafts) and Paige Evans (Pink Paislee) and added squares and the word ‘PLAY’ about the pages. A few die cuts from Paige Evans (March Main Kit) and Dear Lizzy (March Project life kit) and some enamel dots (March Main Kit) were all I needed to finish off the spread.

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The planner clip was made from the same Dear Lizzy paper as ‘dreamer’ and ‘love’. I made it so that it can be moved along the page to mark the current day.

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When I made it, I realised that if I was fussy cutting, it would be smart to cut a second piece at the same time so that I would have a matching piece for the back to cover the paperclip. To keep them from moving around, I used a binder clip and moved it only at the end when the only side I had left to cut was the one under the clip.

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Happy Planning!

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Jessica: All The Florals!

Hey guys! I wondered what I go for most when I scrap and undoubtedly it’s pink as a color, mixed media for the technique, and flowers for the patterns/embellishment. The April kit really has some lovely chipboard flowers to scrap with. Little spoiler: I was assigned a no-flower task later, I know exactly why that happened (lol). Anyway, here’s the layout I’m going to share with you today:

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I used my floral lace cut file that you can find in the march downloads; I changed it up a little to how I liked it better and then cut it with my Silhouette Cameo.

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To color in the cut file I used my new Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor palette which I love! The colors are so vibrant and pretty. So yes, the good life for me definitely consists of pink, watercolors and flowers! What about you?

Thanks for joining me and check out what Ashley came up with!

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Ashley: Pink Fresh Acetate 

For my project, I’ve created a Project Life spread for you all with a focus on one of my favorite products from the kit (the Pinkfresh Acetate).

I started by cutting some of the patterned papers down to size to fit in my pockets. I also used one of the HKC Exclusive PL cards from our Project Life Kit.

I used some of the alphas from Pinkfresh Studio (Embellishment Kit) and the My Mind’s Eye “Palm Beach” Collection (PL kit).

I lightly embellished with pieces from the “Live More” collection, but also from the “Oh My Heart” collection.

One of my favorite things in this kit is the acetate pieces! I love the colors and the designs. I wanted to keep things simple, therefore, I chose approximately one piece per card, although there are photos without them (they just wouldn’t have shown up great on those particular photos).

On the title card, I sewed the acetate piece for more texture but I also love how subtle this yellow and pink tag is on the bright pink card.

I hope y’all enjoyed this process and gained some inspiration!! 🙂

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XOXO

Ashley

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Sweet Girls – Go green with Michelle

Have you thought about going green?  Today, I am here to show you just how easy it is to use green on your layouts!  The focus of my layout was to highlight a particular colour.  The March 2017 kits are so full of lots of different colours but one of my favourite colours to work with is ‘greens’.  From aquas, to mints to forest greens there are so many different options in the March 2017 kits that you can use.

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When I am creating a layout with just one main colour focus, I start off by finding all the little bits and pieces that are in that colour theme.  So I started looking through the 2017 March kits and picking up all the green papers and embellishments that I thought would work on my layout.

First off, I was drawn to the the Paige Evans no 24 patterned paper as those little squares are just begging to be fussy cut out.  I loved all the different designs on each of the little squares but because they are all the same colour it doesn’t make my layout too busy or over the top.  The squares and my smaller photos really started me off on a grid style design which really allowed me to add lots of fun embellishing touches too.

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Once I got my general design laid out on my cardstock it was really about embellishing those little squares and creating interest and dimension. I have used a couple of project life cards from the March 2017 Project Life Kit on my page, I have mat my photos of my girls on one of the mint ones, added the MARCH word to the side of it and also cut out the triangle that sits at the bottom right hand side of my page. The ‘Sweet’ word on the Shimelle Little By Little patterned paper just fit my title perfectly.

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The squares on my grid design created their own little areas for me to add embellishments to and there was lots of opportunities to add detail with all the embellishments in the kits.   I finished off with some black elements which I felt helped tie in my black and white photos and some of the gorgeous HKC exclusive enamel dots.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope I have inspired you to create a monotone layout with the Hip Kits and maybe give ‘green’ a go too.

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Creative Titles | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, everyone!  Missy here again, and I’m sharing another layout using the 2017 March Hip Kits.  Today we’re focusing on Creative Titles.  I was immediately drawn to all those big and colorful words on the Shimelle patterned paper found in the Main Kit & Paper Kit.  I decided to fussy cut FRIENDS out and start there.  My photo is of me and my bestie, so “friends” was perfect.  I combined “life” from the Shimelle stickers and “long” from the gold dotted Thickers, which are also all in the Main Kit.  Mixing and matching colors, sizes and fonts is a great way to make your title stand out and become part of the design instead of just an after thought at the end of your creative process.  I actually started with the title, and that dictated the rest of the layout.

To make FRIENDS stand out even more, I lightly traced around the edges with a black pen.  I added in that cute shiny gold banner sticker from the Shimelle sticker sheet as well as that cute cloud.  I used some white gesso and Shimmerz sprays on my background.  I also used some of the Raspberry Sherbet Paste-eez from the Color Kit on the background as well.

For my embellishments around the photo, I combined a few die cut hearts from the Oh My Heart Ephemera pack with some Pinkfresh Studio items and a Shimelle sticker.  I used all three kinds of Pinkfresh stickers here…the cardstock sentiments, a few leatherette stickers and some puffy stickers.  I also used one of the rubber charms.  I added in some tangled thread for an extra pop of color and texture.  These are all found in either the Embellishment Kit, Main Kit and Project Life Kit.

Here’s another look at the title area.  You can see the machine stitching along the sides and through a few of the stickers.  I just love that banner sticker!  That subtle metallic gold is so pretty.

My base background is the adorable house paper from Dear Lizzy.  I added the white cardstock in the center to take away some of the busy-ness of all those houses.  I like the doodled houses, and the black and white are perfect for my photo.  I did add some fun foam behind my photo as well as some patterned paper and a Project Life card.  And that beautiful gold is some Heidi Swapp Color Shine!

I have one more close-up here of the left side of the photo.  I added in a few more cute flower stickers from Pinkfresh Studio.

I love how this turned out!  I hope you are inspired and maybe got an idea or two to try when you make your next layout.  Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific week!

You are my favorite person | Anna Komenda

Hello. It’s Anna here, or I should rather say – a poor copy of Missy Whidden 🙂 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 😀 But I am happy that I tried something new. Maybe someday I will create some Anna – Missy hybrid 😀

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

Anna

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Happy Dog | Kim Watson

I cracked open the March 2017 kits today..woohoo! Happiness rules! I love the colorful, whimsical mixture of goodies..they made putting this page together so simple.

Happy Dog by Kim Watson

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Three clusters are the main feature of this page, placed on a color blocked background. I love the loose orange dot from Paige Evans teamed with the sketched houses from Dear Lizzy. Don’t you love how a little orange & fuschia watercolor ties them both together?

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Using one of the little sticker prompts from Pink Fresh, Currently Fascinated with….I created a secondary title ‘Currently Fascinated with Cats’, our dog’s new favorite pastime LOL, on a little tag with the cute fox ephemera (which looks real catlike). Adorable little rubber & puffy sticker charms add the cute whimsical vibe I was hoping to achieve.

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For the journaling, I used a ‘To-do’ list ephemera from Paige Evans to list the things Shadow loves to do. I love how this page turned out. I think one day when Max is all grown up, he will love to read what his fave fur friend liked to do with her days 😀

I hope you feel inspired to scrap your fur child like I did? Remember to post your projects to the FB member forum for us all to leave you some crafty love ❤

Have an awesome week friends!

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Keepin it Cool with Michelle Whorwood

Hi everyone,  I am totally Keepin’ it Cool whilst waiting for my March Kits to arrive (not really but I am totally trying to do so).  There has been lots of requests for creating boy pages with the kits, so today I am sharing a masculine layout of my almost 13 year old son and I am also stash busting with the October 2016 Hip Kits.  I have used a mix of both the Main Kit and the Embellishment Kits on my page.

 

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I am totally motivated with the graphic nature of scrapbooking with Black and White photos at the moment and lots of white space.  Scrapbooking with a black and white photos makes it easy to adapt the Hip Kits to work with just about any theme.  I also love how the patterned paper and embellishments pop on the page as well.  I definitely find it more of a challenge to scrap boy layouts especially when they are at the tween/teen age but I find keeping it quite hip and fun using lots of words, tags and a masculine colour palette is the way to go.

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I have used the Pink Paislee Take Me Away Thickers to create my title – originally it was a phrase called ‘Keepin it Real’ but I changed it to include cool instead as I felt it was a bit more appropriate for the photo of my son and one of my cousins’ kids.  And it adds more interest to my page.

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How cute is this camera!  Added a little heart to it for some interest too.

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The ‘leaves thickers’and the ‘hanging with my fam’ works perfectly for my photo  as it was a family reunion when the photo was taken.   The little glasses worked so well with the boys both wearing the glasses it was an easy choice to add them to my layout as well.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and I have inspired you to use your Hip Kits to create layouts about the boys and men in your lives.

Take care

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How to limit your color palette |Kim Watson

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are feeling like a little early week inspiration to get you in the crafty mood? Today I am going to show you how to limit your color palette with great results.

My page today used the ever versatile February 2017 kits…who would have known bits from this kit could be coordinated to create this gorgeous palette:

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Having pulled out a selection of ephemera by Crate Paper & Little Pink Studio and a vague idea of the type of page layout design I wanted to try, I added watercolor splatters in three areas around the page, creating the perfect canvas on which to layer the other elements. My color choices were inspired by Claudia’s tags & painted flower die cuts, pulling out the teal, lime & acid yellow.

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Initially I was worried that the pink on the tropical tag would mess with my palette, so covered a few of the pink flowers with blue die cuts. As I progressed with the page I realised a few hints of pink here & there actually added warmth & didn’t distract at all. Don’t you love how the scattered pops of gold & yellow give the page life?

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The photo, cut into a 2,5″ x3,5″ tag shape, really reinforces my grid design. The straight edges & tweaked width, helps with the overall symmetry and the twine bow adds subtle texture to the top of the page. Following the naturally forming lines, I built my grid design, filling extra spaces with smaller elements. It is a fun way to use up left over embellishments without cluttering the page.

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As you have probably noticed, I lost my second ‘E’, in the title: ‘Together’ haha! The funny thing is I only noticed it whilst editing my process video, which meant I had to go back & MacGyver an ‘E’ with the space there was AND do it in such a way so it doesn’t look like an obvious mistake. Every time I look at it I can’t help but laugh…it is really a case of not being able to ‘see the wood for the trees’ LOL!! 

Anyway..I also wanted to mention a fun way to jazz up your journaling. I bought the February 2017 PL kit, included was the cutest stamp & notelet set from Paige Evans Oh My Heart. I used some of those little stamp prompts within the body of my journaling. Fun idea hey? It not only adds color, but emphasis to important parts of the text too.

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Lastly, I added a gorgeous butterfly tag & embellished it with a fringed butterfly accent & ephemera from both Maggie Holmes & Paige Evans. The result is a sweet cluster of butterflies & hearts with an appropriate sentiment.

I really hope you have found this inspiring. Limiting your color palette can be a fun way to challenge your creative process. I look forward to seeing your pretty pages in our member gallery on FB. Be sure to let me know when you post them, so I can leave you some crafty love. Have an awesome Monday peeps ~ Kim X

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Cut Files & Mixed Media | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here, and I’m just thrilled to be sharing my first layout using the new 2017 March Hip Kits!  Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to cover these goodies.  As soon as I saw this beautiful subscriber cut file designed by Kim Watson, I knew I had to use it on a layout.  I envisioned all those swirly clouds with some sun rays behind them.  I cut the clouds on white cardstock and then backed a lot of them with patterned papers from the Main Kit & Paper Kit and a few of the Project Life cards.  I also backed a few with vellum.  For my background, I drew some sun rays by tracing a sunburst stencil I have in my stash.  I used some of the new Shimmerz  Paste-eez from the Color Kit and mixed in some of the white AcriTonez from last month’s Color Kit and painted the rays in with a brush.  I embellished with die cuts and stickers.

I just love how this turned out!  I added fun foam adhesive under the cut file to raise it up and what a different it made!  Look at the shadowing and depth…I just love it.  I added that adorable die cut bird from the Dear Lizzy die cuts, and I fussy cut the word “LOVE” from one of the Shimelle patterned papers.

I machine stitched along the edges of all the rays using yellow thread.  This gives the rays a more crisp edge and adds some fun texture to the page.  I added a cute cloud sticker, which is from the Shimelle sticker sheet.

This beautiful floral sticker is also from the Shimelle sticker sheet, and I paired it with some of the Pinkfresh Studio bits…one of the Rubber Charms and one of the Leatherette Stickers.  I hand cut a tiny flower from the orange Project Life card to bring some of that color to this side of the layout.  I also used that beautiful Oh My Heart pink die cut frame as a layer behind the photo.

Here’s another shot of the cut file and the dimension.

I did add more watercolor behind my photo using more Shimmerz products from previous kits.  I used some blues, aquas and pinks to create some splotches and splatters peeking out from behind the photo.  I created my title using the fussy cut letters and that adorable die cut from Oh My Heart.  That little camera is from the Dear Lizzy die cuts pack.

Here’s my process video if you’d like to watch how I made this mixed media heavy layout.  It was surely a lot of fun to make!  I hope you get some ideas from it.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Enjoy your Monday!

Fasching 2017| Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here with a new project I created using the gorgeous February 2017 kits. I used some mixed media to create a little sky scene on my layout. Here’s the finished page-

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 I used some of the patterned papers in the main kit to create my clouds, and added some texture with paint and sewing. The Shimmerz paint that comes in the color kit is perfect for scrapbook layouts, as it has a matte finish. Other media like oil pastels, paint, pen or pencil, can easily be layered on top. My finishing touches were puffy stickers from the Paige Evans Oh My Heart collection and some gold accents by PinkFresh Studio.

Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial and see how this came together-

Thanks for visiting and have a great Sunday!

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