Pure magic by Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It’s my turn to inspire you today 🙂 I got my March kits few days ago and I just couldn’t resist diving into them right away. They are so beautiful and fresh. This is exactly what I need on my desk after a long winter. And have you seen March cut files? They are gorgeous too. Rainbow with clouds designed by Kim Watson is fantastic. I love using many colors on one page and what would be more perfect to do that than a rainbow?

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I decided to use some soft background but not white because I used white cardstock from Cardstock kit to cut the rainbow. I chose light pink paper from “Chasing dreams” collection called “Royal”.You can find it both in Main kit and in Paper kit.

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I colored the rainbow with watercolors and backed the clouds using blue cardstock from Cardstock kit. I aslo added a layer of vellum to soften up the clouds. Parrot and cute hot air baloons are in the perfect spot. They are both from “Lovely day” ephemera by Dear Lizzy. You can find them in Project Life kit. This ephemera pack is filled with beautiful, whimsical designs.

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March kits are filled with rainbows. You can find them on every item from Pinkfresh Studio collection “Dream on”. I used this cute little rainbow from puffy stickers pack. I just couldn’t resist. I created a title by fussy cutting another beautiful paper from Main kit – “Encourage wonder” by Shimelle. This paper is a great source of titles and inspirations.

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Those shiny hearts are gold acrylic mirror stickers and I love them. This is a product manufactured by Pinkfresh Studio and it gives great texture to the page. You can find them in Embellishment kit along with rubber charms.

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I hope You like my page. I also have a process video for You 🙂

Thank You for stopping by and see You soon on Facebook.

XO Anna

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Envelope Pockets & DIY Embellishments Using February 2017 Hip Kits @abstractinspiration #ziniaamoiridou #cratepaper #maggieholmes #wrmk #hipkitclub

Envelope Pockets & DIY Embellishments

Hello Hip Kits fans! It’s Zinia here to my last project using the February 2017 Hip Kits. I had so much fun using these kits and I created a bunch of different projects throughout the month but I’m really excited to start playing with the March kits as soon as possible.

Envelope Pockets & DIY Embellishments Using February 2017 Hip Kits @abstractinspiration #ziniaamoiridou #cratepaper #maggieholmes #wrmk #hipkitclub

This layout was pretty hard for me. My first couple of ideas didn’t really work out so it took some time and experimentation to get here. If you are curious about the whole process, you can watch the process video bellow:

I really wanted to use my envelope punch board to create some pockets and fill them with the beautiful Oh my Heart cut apart specialty paper that came in the Paper Ad-on Kit. I measured the cut apart pieces I wanted to use and I created envelops in the closest size. Then I cut off the top flap and turned them into pockets.

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The embellishing part was much easier. I went for my go-to embellishment from this month’s kit, the butterflies. I also used a few florals from the Chasing Dreams sticker sheet that came in the Embellishment kit.

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I also used the Color Kit to create some DIY embellishments. I mixed the AcriTonez with some heavy gel, spread them through the stencil and fussy cut them to create some lovely geometric hearts.

(During the photoshoot, my little assistant did a thorough check to make sure everything was good)

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Before I go, I want to show you some more pages from my traveler’s notebook minibook for February.

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In some spreads I tried to keep things very minimalistic. When there was an item I really loved, I didn’t want to stuff it on a busy page. I preferred using it on a simple spread so that it’s on the spotlight.

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I really tried to implement as much stamping as possible. I really enjoy playing around with stamps in my traveler’s notebooks and this one is not exception. I absolutely adore the Oh my Heart stamp set that came in the Project Life kit.

February 2017 Traveler's Notebook by Zinia Amoiridou @abstractinspiration

February 2017 Traveler's Notebook by Zinia Amoiridou @abstractinspiration

I also used some interactive elements like this file folder to “hide” a goofy photo of my boyfriend and his valentine’s date.

February 2017 Traveler's Notebook by Zinia Amoiridou @abstractinspiration

When I’m working in my traveler’s notebook I always try to use the products that I wouldn’t normally use in my scrapbooking.  For example I don’t often use washi tape and tags on my 12×12 pages, so I made sure to include them in my TN and use them up in my lovely notebook spreads.

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So these are my projects for today. I really hope you enjoyed them and you got inspired to create something with your February Hip Kits. Make sure to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrapping🙂

Memory Planning With Hip Kit Club Kits | Jennie McGarvey

Hello, Hip Kit Club friends and fans!  I am so excited to share with you how I am using the March 2017 Hip Kit Club kits in my MEMORY PLANNER!  Yes, you read that right, my memory planner.

Now, you might not be familiar with memory planning.  That’s okay — because I’m here to share with you mine.  I take my BIG The Happy Planner® and add my activities, then photos, journaling and embellishments.  It’s very similar to Project Life, yet different, too.

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I started with simple stamps from stash to document the plans + activities.  I kept the stamping as plain as possible so that the focus could be on the photos and great embellishments from the kits. I am particularly excited how the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart die cuts from the scrapbooking kit pair with the Pinkfresh Studio Live More phrase stickers from the Project Life kit.

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Those die cuts were definitely a staple on my pages, though!  I also found that they were beautiful with the Pink Fresh Studio Dream On studio puff stickers, too!

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I also love different clusters of embellishments, they definitely add a lot of interest to my memory planner pages.

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Would you like to see how I put this all together?  Check out my Plan With Me video!

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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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Sunshine by Nicole Nowosad

Hey everyone! Nicole here on the blog and happy to be back with Hip Kits! I am happy to share my first layout using the February kits.

I was inspired by the woodgrain background in the kit and wanted to add a subtle quilted look to my page using different patterned paper in the kits.

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It is a pretty simple layout, just some paper cut triangles added to the woodgrain Crate Paper background and stitched in place.

I couldn’t resist fussy cutting out lots of butterflies from the pretty Crate Paper in the kit and added some stitching to the centers to hold in place.

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You can see how the entire project came together here, in this process video I created using the February kits.

I hope you are inspired to do a little fussy cutting, stitching and patch work on your layouts! See you again really soon!

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Thursday inspiration with Cara Vincens, Anna Komenda and Terhi Koskinen

We’ve got a treat for you!

Starting with this new term, Thursdays are going to be a whole lot of fun! It’s Cara, Anna and Terhi here today and we are the first to tackle the new 3-way challenge! Each Thursday, 3 design team members will be given a product, kit or idea to create with. We’ll post them here to inspire you with 3 different ways to use the same thing. Hopefully, you can come up with even more ideas.

This first POST is to use only the Main February kit. Cara and Anna will show you two ways how to create with the main kit, and Terhi is showing her colorful technique with thickers!


Cara’s up first:

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I was soooo tempted by all the fantastic goodies in the other kits (especially those fringed butterflies) but there are so many gorgeous things to play with in the Main kit that it was easy to resist, besides I’ll get to play with those later 😉

I love a fresh start, a blank slate and there’s nothing like a new month to get me motivated. I’ve decorated my March monthly spread in my Commit30 planner using 3 Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams patterned papers (Delicate,Collected and Monarch), and The Crate Paper Oasis Getaway paper (Oh that floral!!).

I started with that beautiful Monarch paper and I chose 3 butterflies that would best match the Getaway floral paper and fussy cut them.

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I also fussy cut the ‘Dreams are for chasing’ sentiment from the Collected paper and cut strips from Delicate for my borders.

dreams-igThe Maggie Holmes Ephemera pieces and her Collected Chipboard stickers were a ‘dream‘ (I love a good pun ;D) to work with. I topped the spread off with a cute gold puffy heart that I made into a planner clip. I hot glued a chipboard heart sticker to the back of it to hide the clip and adheasive.

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Happy Planning!

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Anna is next with her take on the February Main kit: 

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Hello. First of all let me tell You how happy I am to be back to this fabulous team. It’s my first inspiration in this term and I hope You will like it. As Cara said before – we were creating with February Main Kit only. It was such an easy job, because this kit is filled with many fantastic products. I love all stuff Maggie Holmes and “Chasing dreams” collection is no exception. Ephemera pack is filled with yummy tags, beautiful flowers and other pieces. I decided to go in the “flower” direction.

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And what is a perfect match for the flowers? Butterflies!!! I fussy cut them from one of the papers and added them to my composition. Some chipboard stickers and wooden buttons from “Little by little” and my layout was finished.

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I also have a process video for You. I hope You will enjoy watching it. So sorry for my English on the video. I had some issues with English vocabulary. Blame my age. This brain isn’t working that well anymore 😉

XO Anna

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Terhi finishes it up with her fantastic project:

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Do you remember the DIY Mistable Thickers from January 2017 Embellishment Kit? I was highly inspired by the colors on my photograph and wanted to add same colorful feeling to the layout as well. By using only regular watercolor I created this beautiful rainbow effect to my scrapbook page, and the same idea can be used to any embellishments. Rest of the products used on this layout is from January Main Kit, please give special attention to the exclusive papers. I just can’t have enough of them!

Go ahead and grab your watercolors and start all the fun!

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WE hope you are loving our new Thursdays as much as we!

Nobody Photobombs Me! | Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here with a new layout I created using the gorgeous February kits. I used lots of the goodies from Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.

Here’s my layout-

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I have created a bunch of embellishment clusters before hand, so making this project took no time at all.

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Here’s the video tutorial showing how this came together-

Hop on over to the Hip Kit Club store for these kits and more, the March kits are soon shipping! Have a lovely day!

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Do what you Love | Jana McCarthy

Hi everyone, Jana here with a new Layout for you. I got my February Kits last week and i took a picture and i scrapped it with the January Kits… because, why not?!
I went a bit Element crazy here and i added so many things to my page…

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I used a lot of the exclusive DieCuts and Printables here. Kim Watson made an awesome Job, again! Love how everything worked so well together. I colored the Heart from the WoodVeneer Piece with the Texture Paste from Heidi Swapp (included in the Color AddOn Kit)

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I love the black Vellum Hearts. They gives a perfect little touch!

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The Picture is a bit small in that massive Element Cluster, i know! But i totally love it!
Are your scrapping pictures from your HappyMail or your Kits?

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I had so much fun creating this Layout and i can´t wait to get my first page with the new Kits done! Everything i waiting on my table… eeek!

Here is my process Video for you to watch!

Thanks for stopping by today
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DIY Traveler’s Notebook Insert | Irit Landgraf

Hi and happy valentine’s day! Irit here and today I have something fun and different to share with you! I used my beautiful January 2017 kits to create my own Traveler’s Notebook insert. Here’s my finished project-

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I used my favorite paper from the main kit as my cover, and added a layer of vellum from the cardstock kit for a softer look.

For the pages in my insert I used different patterned paper. Some the full size of my notebook and some cut down. I like the variety of different sizes.

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For my embellishments I used the pretty goodies from the January kits. This is such a great way of using those bits and pieces! Since there are so many die cuts and stickers in the kits, I find it easier to keep my color schemes simple, with one or two main colors per spread. This way my choices are narrowed down and my process is faster. Here’s a spread with a blue and green colors scheme.

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Here’s a slideshow with some more images of my insert. And of course, as always, I created a video tutorial showing how this came together, just scroll down to see it.

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And the video-

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you feel inspired to create something beautiful for someone you love!

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Butterfly Dreamin’ | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, Raquel Bowman here today with a new layout using the beautiful January kits and exclusive cut files. This week my baby girl had her first day of Kinder. This is quite a milestone event here in Aus so I was itching to get this photo documented. I was planning on adding a lot of journaling to the layout documenting all the ‘mummy feels’ however, once I started playing with the products I sort of ran out of room! Luckily, being a Mummarazzi I took plenty of photos so I will create another layout to contain the thoughts and feelings behind this special day.

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To create this layout I made a feature of the gorgeous January exclusive butterfly cut file. I just loved this cut file as soon as I saw it and thought it was the perfect one for this story. I actually cut this file twice – once on vellum and once on white card stock from the card stock add on. I then traced the design onto the Pink Paislee patterned paper and hand cut around it. I could have cut the outline of the file on my silhouette but I added it as an afterthought.

To add a beautiful touch of dimension I stitched them together at the centre of the butterflies and folded the areas of the wings inwards. I love the softness this brings and the pops of pink and coral coming through the wings of the butterflies.

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For the title of this page I used the exclusive veneer piece from the Main Kit and backed the ‘dreams’ part of it with the same Pink Paislee Moonstruck paper that I used behind the butterfly cut file.

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To embellish the page I used a combination of products. I just love the Hazelwood collection by American Crafts that is featured in these kits. I included some of the stickers and also the butterfly rub ons. I placed the rub ons onto plain card stock and then fussy cut them out to turn them into die cuts.

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There was an exclusive paper that had the most beautiful florals. I fussy cut those out and placed them either side of the photo. Of course I had to add some more butterflies and hearts to the embellishment clusters too.

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I added two patterned papers behind the photo and a doily from my stash. The papers help tie in that blue and pink colour palette. I also added strips down the side of the whole layout, just to help balance the page a little. It is very busy compared to my usual style. followyourdreams-4

To finish the page I added a touch of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine. I hope this page has inspired you to get creating with your January kits and the cut files. followyourdreams-6

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

Raquel xxx

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