YOLO | Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. I come to You with my fourth page created with March Hip Kits. My April kits are somewhere in the world on the way to my door step but I still have plenty of March goodies to play with. I created this page with dream catcher inspired by three feather stickers from “Little by little” sticker sheet. I wanted to use them in some project earlier but they just didn’t match my layouts because they are quite big. And now, as a feathers  attached to the dream catcher, they are just perfect. You can find Shimelle’s “Little by little” sticker sheet in March Main Kit.

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I used pink cardstock from Cardstock Kit for my background. I backed it with one of the “Chasing dreams” papers. I love the pink – yellow color combo. I also fussy cut the roses and other small flowers from Dear Lizzy paper. All the patterned papers are included in both Main Kit and Paper Kit.

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Roses with laves created beautiful layer under my picture. I chose the funny one taken with special app because it matches great with my YOLO title. And I wanted to use this golden YOLO from acrylic stickers by Pinkfresh Studio for a while. Those stickers and included in the Embellishment Kit.

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I repeated the golden accents in the corner using another acrylic sticker along with banners from “Little by little” stickers sheet. My beautiful feathers also have a gold foiling on them.

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My last steps was adding two cute cameras from “Lovely day” ephemera pack by Dear Lizzy. You can find them in Project Life Kit.

That’s all for today. I hope I inspired You to use a dream catcher theme on some of Your pages. Thank You for stopping by and see You in few days on Facebook.

XO Anna

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May 2017 Hip Kit – Sneak Peek #1

Happy Saturday!  I wanted to pop in and share a little sneak peek of what we have coming your way in our May 2017 Hip Kits.  We have an awesome color palette for you this month.  Lots of blues and aqua with a touch of yellow, pink and orange.  I will be back later on this evening with another sneak, so be sure to check back.
Xo Kimberly
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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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2 Page Layout | Jennie McGarvey

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Hello, there! Jennie back with you another two page layout but this time using the April 2017 Project Life kit, Main kit + Embellishment kit.  The colors + icons included just say spring to me and you know what spring is for my family?  Baseball!

I had a series of photos of my son pitching and I thought it would be fun to do a step-by-step layout.  The best way for me to do this was use a divided page protector to be able to break the steps down.

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Then, I could add the counterpart – in this case – a one page traditional scrapbook page.

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The adding of details, such as layering papers + die cuts, only adds to the overall interest of the page.  I tried to choose elements that corresponded to the overall feeling – yet matched the spring color palette.

Would you like to see how this layout came together?  Check out my process video below.

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!

Bouquet of Colors | Jessica Fabiano

Oh, how much I love spring and all the fresh flowers, I can’t even say! Today I’m sharing a spring inspired layout with you guys.

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I used a gorgeous free cut file from Bea Valint, click here to download it. I cut it out on the mint green fountain cardstock that we get from the cardstock kit; that way I can use up more of the yummy colors. I then colored in the florals using alcohol markers and cut them to how I considered it working best for my layout. I backed random sections with the beautiful papers we get in the March kits.

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I love how the colors are flowing down from the florals! I used my own DIY mists for this – nice way to see all the colors that I previously mixed.

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I used mint green and aqua colored paint behind my photo; not only does this complementary to orange make the rest of the colors pop, it also defines the overall fresh color range! Do you see that I don’t have a lot of dark blue there? The little bits I have are important to break the scheme a little and add interest. The dark blue is arranged in the visual triangle; now I must say that I prefer to work intuitively rather than really minding those concepts, but they do work and I think you should give them a try if you’re too insecure to let the mere process take lead of your choices, I know it can be overwhelming!

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Isn’t the Dear Lizzy bunny just so adorable? I really wanted to use it despite not having an actual bunny themed picture. But who cares! The Match kits are so whimsical! Give whimsical a try 🙂

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And heres a list of the products I used for this layout:

  • Cut File by Bea Valint (click here)
  • Paper “Maggie” – Crate Paper, Chasing Dreams (Maggie Holmes), Main Kit
  • Ephemera – Pink Paislee, Oh My Heart (Paige Evans), Main Kit
  • Enamel Dots – Hip Kit Club Exclusive, Main Kit
  • Accent Stickers – American Crafts, Little By Little (Shimelle), Main Kit
  • Mirrored Stickers – Pink Fresh Studio, Dream On, Embellishment Kit
  • Rubber Chips – Pink Fresh Studio, Dream On, Embellishment Kit
  • Thickers – American Crafts, Lovely Day (Dear Lizzy), Embellishment Kit
  • Layered Flag – American Crafts, Lovely Day (Dear Lizzy), Embellishment Kit
  • Coloring Washi Tape – American Crafts, Lovely Day (Dear Lizzy), Embellishment Kit
  • Flair Button – Hip Kit Club Exclusive (Kim Watson), Embellishment Kit
  • Ephemera – American Crafts, Lovely Day (Dear Lizzy), Project Life Kit

View all the kits at: www.hipkitclub.net/march-2017

 

I hope you’ve had some fun joining me today,

xox

Jessica Fabiano Design Team Member

 

 

 

 

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Thursday Inspiration with Cara Vincens, Laureen Wagener and Zinia Amoiridou

Crafty friends – it’s Thursday once again which means we are back with lots of inspiration for you!
Today Cara, Laureen and Zinia are focusing on the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio products from the March kits in three different ways.

First up is Cara:

Hi Planner Girls! Pinkfresh has some fabulous goodies that will look fantastic in your planner. The little goodies that you can sprinkle on your spreads will make your pages look great as well as keep you organised.

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Creating clusters in the corners and around the edges of your pages, lets you add a lot of these embellishments but still leave room for lots of writing. Use blank day squares before the month starts as spots to decorate.

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The washi from the kit makes a great base to make your clusters. And it looks great lining the edges of your pages.

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Happy Planning!

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Next is Laureen:

Hi friends – I am sharing a new scrapbook layout focusing on the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio Dream On goodies – I got the leather stickers, mirror stickers and rubber charms to play with.

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To really keep the focus on these products I decided to limit my embellishments to just these and enamel dots from the Main Kit.

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I created a focal element in the middle of my page with my picture and all the embellishments. Banners are always great and especially when the embellishments are already in the perfect shape for creating banners like the leather stickers.

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After I layered the leather stickers I tucked rubber charms underneath or adhered them above my layers and used the mirror stickers for my title. The white space in my photo was absolutely perfect for adhering my title.

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To finish off my page I used the tiny enamel dots and sprinkled them all around my photo and embellishment cluster.

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Now Zinia is ready to share her beautiful project with you:

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you some gift tags I created featuring the lovely Pinkfresh Studio embellishments that were included in the March kits.

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I used some project life cards and papers from the kits as my base and chose some of my favorite Pinkfresh bits to embellish each tag.

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Adorable gift tags using Pinkfresh Studio Embellishments @abstractinspiration #abstractinspiration #ziniaamoiridou #hipkitclub #pinkfreshstudio #gifttags

It’s a perfect little project to use up any leftovers you have from your kits or embellishments that you find harder to use on scrapbook layouts.

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I really loved all the different materials of embellishments we got in the March kits so I  used something different on every tag.

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I really hope you will give this a go, it’s really easy to put together, takes only a short amount of time and you can have the cutest gift tags.

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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Home Sweet Home | Tarrah McLean

Happy Sunday Hip Kit fans!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you again and today I am sharing a cute layout with you featuring the March 2017 Main and Add-On kits!

This week I was definitely inspired by all the cute elements from the Dream On collection by Pinkfresh Studio included in the March 2017 Hip Kits! I absolutely adore the rainbows and the houses! Theses elements teamed with the cute house paper from the Lovely Day collection by Dear Lizzy was a great choice for this layout about staying at home! I fussy cut some of those houses out and topped many of them with the triangle leatherette stickers from Pinkfresh Studio found in the March 2017 Main kit…they reminded me of cute roof tops!   

I used the amazing March cloud cut file designed by Kim Watson and backed the clouds with some of the dark blue paper for some extra pop of colour and to match the pants my nephew is wearing in the photo! I then layered them in and around the houses to create a fun home scene! The puffy stickers by Pinkfresh Studio in the March 2017 Project Life kit went perfectly 

My title this week is made up of the Charm Thickers found in the March 2017 Main kit and I fussy cut the ‘Sweet’ title from the Shimelle ‘Little by Little’ paper, also found in the March 2017 Main kit! I backed the whole layouts onto the pink/salmon cardstock and added some machine stitching for a little more interest as well!

I hope I have inspired you to give a layout like this a try using your March 2017 Hip kits?! Thanks for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

COLORFUL LAYOUT| FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hello there! It’s Flóra here. Today I am sharing a new colorful, happy layout what I created with March 2017 Hip Kit. This is an excellent mix of Pink Pailsee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart, Dear Lizzy Lovely Day and Pinkfresh Studio Dream On collection. I am still amazed by their compatibility. Kimberly made amazing job with mixing & matching these product.

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The starting point of my project was the rainbow Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Dreamer Paper. As this was too busy, I needed a neutral paper to against the other one. I picked the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 24 and trimmed diagonally. Then I placed my photo and started to embellish my layout.

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I used loooots of fun elements like die cuts from Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Ephemera pack and Shimelle – Little by Little – Accent Stickers. These came with the March 2017 Main Kit. This month Embellishment Kit is mind blowing. Believe me the Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day Thickers are the most beautiful alpha stickers in the earth! I also added couple of Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Rubber Chips because they are super cute.

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From the March 2017 Project Life Kit I used American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Ephemera, Sticker Roll Tags and Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Studio Puff Stickers, as well as Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Phrase Stickers.

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I really really love the happy and pretty result. I hope you also find it inspiring. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend! Flóra

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