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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Hi! Irit here with a brand new layout I created using only the March 2017 Main kit! The Charm Thickers are so beautiful, I used them as a main element in my design. Having a ledger paper as my background is perfect for long titles, as they can easily be lined up. Here’s my finished project-

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I created my own letters from all the beautiful patterned papers in the kit, and added some stitching for detail and texture.

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Embellishing was really easy, I cut one of the pretty floral pieces from the ephemera pack in the main kit in two and used it on both sides of my photo strip.

Here’s the video tutorial I created that shows exactly how all this came together-

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out the HKC website for these gorgeous kits and more!

 

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This Is Us | Irit Landgraf

Hey everyone! Irit here with a new project I created using the lovely March main kit only! Here’s the finished layout-

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The main kit is full of gorgeous papers and embellishments. I fussy cut flowers from one of the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection and used those as embellishments. I love using grid papers as background, because it is so easy to line up everything.

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As usual, I created a video tutorial so you can see exactly how this came together!

**Click here to see the video**

Thanks for stopping by! Have a scrappy Sunday!

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A Masculine Layout Using the February Main Kit Only | Adrienne Alvis

Hello, crafty friends! I’m here today with a masculine layout that I created using the February 2017 Main Kit only…

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My youngest son turned 10 on February 10th, so I was really excited to document his special golden birthday! I had just received my February kits so I challenged myself to create a masculine layout using the Main Kit only and I must say I love how it turned out!

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I began by taking the Spring Break patterned paper from the Oasis Collection by Crate Paper and cutting it into thirds. I placed the middle strip down my page vertically and adhered it to a piece of white card stock, but you can’t tell that from my completed layout because I changed my design halfway through my process (and you can see how that happened in my process video at the end of this post). I layered different strips of patterned paper from the Oasis Collection by Crate Paper along the edges of the middle strip and used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges.

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It wasn’t until I was trying to figure out my title placement, which I created using the lovely gold glitter Thickers from the Main Kit, that I decided to turn my page 180 degrees and go about my design horizontally instead of vertically. I used some of the Shimelle wooden buttons and Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams gold foil Thickers to create small embellishment clusters around my page. I also added three of the puffy hearts from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection for even more texture and dimension. They were so fun to use and are some of the cutest embellies that I’ve seen in a long time!

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I journaled on one of the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection ephemera pieces and tucked it under one of the smaller strips of patterned paper at the bottom of my layout. Be sure and check out my process video below to see how my whole page came together and how I altered it halfway through.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

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Heart your Scraps | Zinia Amoiridou

Hello scrappy friends! It’s Zinia to share with you another layout I created using the December 2016 hip kits.

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I was really inspired by the beautiful paper from Paige Evan’s “Take me Away” collection that has a ton of little squares with different colors and patterns. It kinda reminded me all the little paper scraps I end up with at the end of each kit. So I really wanted to do something with that.

I decided to die-cut hearts in different sizes out of them. You can either use your punches, your Silhouette or a manual die-cutting machine, whatever you have in your crafty arsenal. You can even fussy cut them on your own.

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To make my design more interesting I also cut some hearts out of glassine bags that are used to pack the little bits of the kits. To extend my color palette I decided to cut out a few hears out of some exclusive cards from the December Project Life kit as well as the glitter tape that came in the Embellishment kit.

For my base I decided to use another beautiful paper from the “Take me Away” collection that was included in the December Main Kit.

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I used a few ephemera pieces and project life cards to layer behind my photo and then I started clustering the hearts around it. I spread them out randomly trying to avoid having hearts of the same color close together.

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To fill the gaps I used some of the cut apart words that came in the December Project Life kit and a few bits of the gorgeous sequin mix that was included in the Main Kit.

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I absolutely love how this page came together. It’s a design that you can easily recreate with any leftover scraps and little pieces from older kits or just make use of this beautiful multi-patterned paper.

I really hope you enjoyed this. Make sure to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrapping🙂

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All Smiles | Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here sharing a new project using the beautiful December kits. I have been really happy using patterned paper for my backgrounds this month, trying to break that white cardstock pattern (see what I did there? lol)… Here’s my layout for this week-

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I love all the goodies from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection in the kits, and that patterned paper is just perfection.

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My favorite pieces in pretty much any ephemera pack are the floral ones, so I cut one into two pieces so I could use it above and bellow my photo.

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Those white foam Thickers from the main kit. Sigh.

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I used lots of die cuts from the ephemera pack in the main kit, and added some enamel dots for my final touches. Watch the video tutorial I created and see exactly how this came together!

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day!

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Beautiful | Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here with a new layout I created using the gorgeous December 2016 kits! Here’s the finished page-

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The design was inspired by a fellow scrapbooker’s style, Susie Fishburne. I used lots of layers and little details, and it was so fun to make!

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I started this layour with a little bit of mixed media, using some white paint and some of the goodies in the December color kit. The dot stencil is my favorite! I also used Shimmerz Dazzlers paste we got in the November color kit, it’s a shimmery modeling paste in silver. So pretty!

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I created my own little layered embellishments by hand cutting and punching various shapes from the main kit‘s beautiful patterned papers. I added some stitching for even more texture.

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Final touches were some punched butterflies, splatters and some doodles in white ink. Check out the video tutorial I made and see exactly how to create this!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I wish you a wonderful new year!

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Celebrate 2016 With Irit

Hi! Irit here with a new project using the lovely November Hip Kit Club kits! My theme for this week is clever with punches, and here’s my finished project-

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I started with creating my own stencil using a heart punch and a piece of cardstock from the cardstock kit. You can see exactly how in the video tutorial!

I also used punches to create dimensional embellishments. The gorgeous puffy stickers from both the DD kit, and the embellishment kit, as well as that adorable Crate Paper bear from the main kit, were the perfect addition to my custom embellishments.

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Thanks for visiting and make sure you check the Hip Kit Club website for all the information on these kits and more!

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Maximising Patterns by Kim Watson

 Happy Monday, friends! Kim here to share a layout using the wonderful September 2016 main kit. Today my design challenge is maximising patterned papers. To do that I started by only using patterned paper on this page.

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I cut apart the journal cards from the beautiful Maggie Holmes Design patterned paper, Moments, and created a grid design. I used the Kate paper as my background. Isn’t this collection beautiful?

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I layered several layers of different patterns behind each journal card. Each card cluster was decorated with ephemera, chipboard elements from the Gather collection, Simple Stories adhesive brads & Pink Fresh wood clips. By selecting simple patterns I made sure none overpowered the other. The soft shades compliment each other, adding texture not busy-ness. 

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I used the journal cards to help tell my story. Each card includes a typed thought I want to share with my children, something I have personally experienced that I know will give them direction in their lives.

When working with the main kit alone, one can really stretch the kit by using dies like I did. I cut leaves, titles & shapes that really helped make my page fuller & more interesting with great success.

Thanks for joining me today!

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Beautiful Blooms! | Adrienne Alvis

Hello, Hip Kit Club fans! Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the July 2016 Hip Kits. I was really inspired by the gorgeous HKC exclusive patterned papers designed by Kim Watson and by today’s “beautiful bloom” theme for my page.

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I split the difference between the two beautiful exclusive patterned papers by cutting them in half and layering the floral piece over the yellow piece. I placed the photo of my daughter in one of the photo frames from the HKC exclusive Color Me Happy Word Stickers (available in the July 2016 Embellishment Kit) and placed it toward the bottom of my page. To continue with the “beautiful bloom” theme, I added lots of lovely floral puffy stickers and die cuts from the Color Me Happy ephemera pack that is included in the July 2016 Main Kit.

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I also added several of the Amy Tangerine Happy Together rubber charms around my photo for added dimension and color pop. I filled the middle of some of the flowers on the patterned paper with puffy stickers and one of the exclusive flair badges, also available in the July 2016 Embellishment Kit.

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I completed my page by sprinkling a few different colors of spray ink around the yellow patterned paper side, including the Shimmerz Coloringz “Don’t Citron Me” non-shimmering mist available in the July 2016 Color Kit, along with several of the HKC exclusive acrylic dots for a fun and textured finishing touch.

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There are so many beautiful bloom inspired papers and embellishments in this month’s kit! I hope I’ve given you some inspiration on how to use some of them today!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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