Butterfly dreams and Project Life/ Felicity Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello! Felicity here today with a project using the February 2017 kit. Now, if you have a phobia of butterflies, look away! Tee hee.. no, seriously, these butterflies are  so pretty. Tell me one person, who saw this sheet paper in the kit, from Crate Paper chasing dreams collection, who didn’t cut them out? Its hard not to right? So, I spent a l o t of time fussy cutting. My feet thanked me though, because I sat in the couch, all snug with my feet for a good few hours!

This layout turned out better than I expected. Its so pretty.

I didn’t do a lot of embellishments because it would conflict with the butterflies. Doesn’t mean I was tempted though. Of course layers under the photo don’t count! tee hee

I did add a few circle elements to carry that through from the photo of my daughter. That photo couldn’t be more perfect uh? My daughter had her first hair trim, shes nearly 2 and I was so worried she’d loose her curls, like most Mummy’s with a daughter with curly hair. But, guess what, it made it curlier.  The hair dresser giggled because as her hair was drying, it just sprang up so quickly. Curls are staying girl!

Anyways… side tracked… I wanted a photo of the back of her hair, so in order to get her to ‘stand still’ for just 5 seconds, I told her to look at the wall with the magnifier glass… it worked I got my photo and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So when I was looking for photos to go with my butterflies, i could not go past this one. Couldn’t be more perfect!
I wasn’t real sure where to add my journaling, so I decided to tuck it in the top as a layer.


Before you go here’s a Project life spread using the February 2017 Project life kit.

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Happy dreaming butterflies folks!

 

Let’s Play Dress-Up

Hey everyone, Ashley here, bringing you another Project Life and Scrapbooking layout, using the March 2017 Kits!

This week, it’s all about dressing-up your Project Life Cards. I really try to do this during my normal processes but I totally stepped out of my comfort zone and used my own handwriting on some of the cards. This was a total scare for me!

I started by choosing my cards and adhering the photos down. I then began embellishing by adding a few stickers from the “Little by Little” collection, which came in our Main Kit, along with a few of the Pinkfresh Studio word and phrase stickers and the puffy stickers.

For my title card, I used those amazing Dear Lizzy thickers that came in our Embellishment Kit.

Even though I’m not too keen on my handwriting, I still love the way it turned out!

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For my scrapbooking page, I created a tone-on-tone look for the background by using a piece of pink cardstock with Shimmerz Pasteez (Raspberry Sherbet) from our color kit!

I began layering underneath my photo and used all of the Thickers that came in our March Kits to create a long title. Again, I used several of the Shimelle Laine “Little by Little” stickers, and finally, added a few of the “Oh my Heart” ephemera from our Main Kit.

I hope you love the way this one turned out!

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Don’t forget to check out my process video for these projects! 🙂

XOXO

Ashley

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Thursday Inspiration with Cara Vincens and Flora Monika Farkas

Hello Hip Kit fans! It’s another Thursday, and each week design team members will be given a product, kit or idea to create with. We’ll post them here to inspire you with different ways to use the same thing.

 This week Cara and Flóra are going to show you creative ways to use washi! Flóra is scrapbooking and Cara is in her Traveller’s Notebook.

Flóra is up first:

This time I was without any idea, so I decided just to jump into the project and start.

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First I choose the papers and the gathered all the coordinating elements such as pink, black&white, yellow embellishment. I really enjoy to create the huge cluster “column”. The February 2017 Hip Kit includes so many gorgeous stickers, die cuts and much more.

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When the cluster was ready I grabbed the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart stickers book from the February 2017 Project Life Kit. In this book you can find a sheet of fun washi stripes. I adhered them on a piece of baker’s twine to create a cute bunting.The bunting gave me the idea to place my title in this way.

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I really love the pretty and happy result! I suggest you sometimes go crazy with materials. You don’t need to save them because the next Hip Kit will come so soon! 😉

Thanks for stopping by today! Flóra

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Here are Cara’s ideas:

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I’m in my traveller’s notebook and I’ve got 3 different ways that I like to use washi to share with you. These washi strips are from the Paige Evans sticker book from Pink Paislee. They stick really well and are quite sturdy, so they can be really functional as well as pretty in your planner, which is great to know if your planner gets a lot of wear and tear from day to day. This functionality is what this first tip is all about:

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1. Use washi to adhere only on the back of your tip-ins to keep the design of the front whole. The tip-in will stay in place but you don’t have to cover up any pretty designs on the front of your card.

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2. Washi makes a great base for a cluster. It helps ground the other elements that you will layer on top. This orange strip becomes part of the whole of the cluster, but without it as a base, the other items would seem lost. It gives the other elements a nice place to sit.

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3. Washi makes great tabs, so that you can easily find a page in your planner. The wider the washi, the easier it is to use, but here I’ve used a rather thin washi and it works just fine, you can easily see that blue tab and find the page.

This video walks you through my process as I go through each step, so grab a cuppa something warm, it’s a long one!

Happy Planning!

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Let us know how you like to use washi in the comments!

APRIL 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!!!

HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – MAIN KIT
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p Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription)
CLICK HERE to join!
Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – First Place Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – Garden Club Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Palm Springs Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Sunday Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Retreat Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 08
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 19
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Bunny Love Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine On a Whim – Let’s Dance Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Journey Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Embrace Paper
  • 1 pkg. – Hip Kit Club Exclusive – Gold Foiled Chipboard Alphabet
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Oasis – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Oasis – Gold Puffy Phrase Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Layered Chipboard Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – The Mix – Acetate Shapes



HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – PROJECT LIFE KIT
Project LifePrice: $34.95 *
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – My Mind’s Eye – Palm Beach – Stickers (6 sheets)
  • 1 pkg. – My Mind’s Eye – Palm Beach – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Rotary Stamp
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Metallic Rub-Ons (2 sheets)
  • 24 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards – designed by Kim Watson
  • 3 HKC Exclusive Flair Badges – designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 HKC Exclusive Word Cut Apart Sheet (not shown)
    10-12 Wood Veneer Hearts (not shown)
  • 1 pkg. HKC Exclusive Sequins (not shown)

HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
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rice:  $29.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – The Mix – Leatherette Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Accent Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Oasis – Decorative Buttons
  • 1 pkg. – Bella Blvd. – White Acrylic Words (Happy & Smile)
  • 1 roll – Bella Blvd. – Make Your Mark – Black & White Striped Thin Washi Tape

HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
ColorPrice: $19.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Watercolor Paper Sticker Book
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Water Soluble Art Crayons

HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – PAPER ADD-ON KIT
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ice:  $13.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – First Place Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – Garden Club Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Palm Springs Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Sunday Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams – Gold Glitter Polka Dot Acetate Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 08
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Oh My Heart – Paper 19
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Bunny Love Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine On a Whim – Let’s Dance Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Journey Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Embrace Paper

HIP KIT CLUB – APRIL 2017 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
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ice:  $11.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Robin’s Egg Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Flamingo Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Butter Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock
  • 2 sheet – American Crafts – Begonia Cardstock

Week 27 and “Those Pigtails.”

Hey y’all! Ashley here, back with a PL spread using the Hip Kit Club February 2017 Kits.

I started with several of the cards from the Project Life Kit along with a few cut-to-size patterned papers from the Paper Kit. For my title card, I wanted to use the Crate Paper “weekend” pattern and highlight the word “week” using the “Oh Say Can You Sea” mist from a previous Color Kit.

I used the beautiful “Oh My Heart” for my title and then began my embellishing. I used lots of elements from the “Chasing Dreams” collection, along with puffy and card stock stickers from the “Oh My Heart” collection.

I hope y’all love this spread! I have to be honest…I love the back side better than the front.

Check out the pics below!

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For my scrapbook LO, I used yellow background from our cardstock kit and began to layer underneath my photos, using a few of the Crate Paper patterned papers. I added more “peeking” layers in between the papers by using some of the Crate Paper “Chasing Dreams”ephemera that came in our Main Kit. Because that wasn’t enough Crate Paper, I added some of the stickers from our kit along with the those beautiful gold Thickers from the Main Kit.

I love the way this layout turned out! I hardly ever use a colored background and I’ve gained a little more confidence after using the yellow card stock! 🙂

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Don’t forget to check out my process video for these projects!

XOXO

Ashley

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MARCH 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!!!

HIP KIT CLUB – MARCH 2017 – MAIN KIT
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Hi
p Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription)
CLICK HERE to join!
Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Encourage Wonder Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 24
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 05
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Lovely Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Chirp Chirp Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – One Fine Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Dreamer Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Royale Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Destination Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Maggie Paper
  • 1 pkg – HKC Exclusive – Enamel Dots
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Accent Stickers
  • 1 pkg – Crate Paper – Oasis – Charm Thickers
  • 1 pkg – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Leatherette Stickers



HIP KIT CLUB – MARCH 2017 – PROJECT LIFE KIT
Project LifePrice: $34.95 *
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Sticker Roll Tags
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Delightful Black Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Studio Puff Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Fresh Studio – Live More – Phrase Stickers
  • 24 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards – designed by Kim Watson (not shown) –
    image including our card designs will be updated shortly.

HIP KIT CLUB – MARCH 2017 – EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
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rice:  $27.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 3 HKC Exclusive Flair Buttons – Designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 pkg – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Gold Acrylic Mirrored Stickers
  • 1 pkg – Pink Fresh Studio – Dream On – Rubber Chips
  • 1 roll – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Coloring Washi Tape (2″ wide)
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Layered Flags
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day Thickers

HIP KIT CLUB – MARCH 2017 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
colorPrice: $22.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 Echo Park – Latice Stencil
  • 1 jar – Shimmerz – Hold the Mustard Paste-eez  (non-shimmering texture paste)
  • 1 jar – Shimmerz – Raspberry Sherbet Paste-eez (non-shimmering texture paste)

HIP KIT CLUB – MARCH 2017 – PAPER ADD-ON KIT
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rice:  $12.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Shimelle – Little by Little – Encourage Wonder Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 24
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 05
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Lovely Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Chirp Chirp Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – One Fine Day Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Dreamer Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Royale Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Destination Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams – Maggie Paper

HIP KIT CLUB – MARCH 2017 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
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ice:  $11.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Lilac Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Blush Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Butter Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock
  • 2 sheet – American Crafts – Gumdrop Cardstock

Like What?! Colorful Layout | Jessica Fabiano

Yeeeah so you know how it is, sometimes there’s something you experience or realize – or hear, or do, or say, or…and all you have left to say is: Like what?! Geez! Too long a story, anyway, let’s get back to the layout. (There’s also a process video below).

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I am sure some of you know how I work by now. I need colors. Colors make me smile- there’s barely a pastel layout that I made that I truly truly love, colors just speak to my heart. But I don’t want to neglect the pretty papers that we got, so I decided to use a lot more patterned paper than I usually do, that’s why I punched out some patterns with a circle-punch and glued them down randomly. Did you see the turquoise roses? I made them using the Heidi Swapp teal metallic paste that’s included in the color kit. I mixed the paste with turquoise acrylics and went over a rose-stencil using a palette knife – then I cut it out and yay! My own rose-ephemera!

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I also scribbled in some gelato circles – really messily and not really caring about the look; I find that that’s the kind of look I want. Did you see? I colored in the fabric thickers from the embellishment kit! Careful, random owl-eyes in the next picture. (O_O).

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We know details have a lot of power! I used the tiny washi strips almost on top of each other or next to each other to enhance their effect! Love those, they were a lot of fun to use. I also used some lime and bubble gum pink colored homemade mists – my newest passion: DIY mists

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Have a look at my process video to watch how I created this layout:

And here’s a list of the products I used:

  • “Frolic” paper strip, exclusively designed by Kimberly (main kit)
  • Project Life foiled frames (main kit)
  • Vellum heart stickers exclusively designed by Kim (embellishment kit)
  • DIY Fabric Thickers (Embellishment kit)
  • Heidi Swapp Structure Paste (Color Kit)
  • Colored Cardstock (Cardstock Kit)

Thanks for joining me today,

xoxo

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Announcing our 2017 Design Team Call…

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SCRAPBOOK DESIGN TEAM CALL…
Do you love scrapbooking and creating projects with an eclectic mix of amazing products from various manufacturers?   Are you a team player that enjoys working alongside other creative individuals?  Do you actively communicate via various forms of social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube & a personal blog?  Are you willing to share your work and promote our Hip Kit Club via social media?  Do you have a specific style that would be a good fit for our Hip Kit Club? Then we want to hear from you!

HOW TO APPLY…
Project Submissions:
Please share a collection of your best work that represents your specific style. Include photos of 3 recent layouts that you have created.  1 of the layouts must be created specifically for this DT call.

PROJECT LIFE DESIGN TEAM CALL…
Are you an avid Project Life scrapbooker?   Do you enjoy creating pocket style scrapbook layouts using a mix of amazing products from various manufacturers?   Are you a team player that enjoys working alongside other creative individuals?  Do you actively communicate via various forms of social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube & a personal blog?  Are you willing to share your work and promote our Hip Kit Club via social media?  Do you have a specific style that would be a good fit for our Hip Kit Club? Then we want to hear from you!

HOW TO APPLY…
Project Submissions:
Please share a collection of your best work that represents your specific style. Include photos of 3 recent pocket style layouts that you have created.  1 of the layouts must be created specifically for this DT call.

All application must include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Blog URL
  • Facebook Name/Page URL
  • Instagram URL
  • Twitter URL
  • Pinterest URL
  • YouTube Channel URL
  • Links to galleries where you post your projects:

 Please answer the following questions (2- 3 sentences each):

  1. Why would you be a good fit for the Hip Kit Club Design Team?
  2. When and why did you start scrapbooking?
  3. How would you best describe your style?
  4. Are you currently on any other design teams? If so, please list the teams as well as their monthly commitments.
  5. List any previous design teams as well.
  6. What do you enjoy most about communicating and sharing your projects via all forms of social media?  (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and other social media communities).
  7. Have you and/or are you comfortable with creating step by step pictorial tutorials and/or project process videos?  If you have a YouTube channel, please be sure to provide the link to your channel above.

Design Team Requirements:

  • 6 month term (March 1st 2017 – August 31st 2017)
  • Each member must create 4 Scrapbook or Project Life layouts with the products included in each month’s Hip Kit Club DT package. Create blog posts for each project that include product information, tips and techniques.  Projects must be submitted by scheduled due dates.
  • Design team members must be willing to join in occasional blog hops and/or blog challenges.
  • Promote the Hip Kit Club regularly via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, message boards, etc…)
  • Participate and interact with our Hip Kit Club members on our Facebook Member Forum
  • Willing to create occasional pictorial tutorials and/or project process videos

Monthly Compensation… ($90.00+ retail value/mo.)

  • 1 Hip Kit Club Project Life Kit (Project Life DT)
  • 1 Hip Kit – Main Kit (Scrapbook DT)
  • 1 Embellishment Add-On Kit
  • 1 Paper Add-On Kit
  • 1 Cardstock Add-On Kit (40% off) – optional purchase
  • 1 Color Add-On Kit (40% off) – optional purchase
  • 1 Main Kit (40% off) – optional purchase for Project Life DT members
  • 1 Project Life Kit (40% off) – optional purchase for Scrapbook DT members

The deadline for applications is February 18th, 2017 at midnight PST.   International applications are welcome to apply.  However, international applicants must be willing to share in international shipping costs.  All submissions must be emailed to kimberly@hipkitclub.com

New design team member invitations will be sent via email and our New Hip Kit Club Design Team will be announced on our blog on March 1st, 2017 at noon PST.

We can’t wait to see your applications!  Happy scrapping!

 

 

WEEK 45, BLUES AND PINKS | JESSICA COLE

Hi everyone! Jessica here today with another layout from my 2016 album. This week has some fun outdoor/beachy photos that add a nice blue, but if you know me, I personally think every layout looks better with some pink in it.

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I liked the offset of gray since I felt like black would be too harsh, but couldn’t find an alpha that I liked to go over this pretty Pink Paislee paper from the January Paper Kit. I decided to break out my silhouette and cut out my title, then use a dark cardstock as the background color.

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To add an extra embellishment to the card from the January Project Life kit, I used a heart washi strip and a Pink Paislee puffy sticker from the Embellishment Kit to add some extra pink to the blue card.

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Since there is zero pink in any of my photos, I feel like I need to overcompensate by adding pink in every filler card. I used a gray woodgrain card and added the letters “HAPPY” from the ephemera pack. To add a bit of darkness (to match the card on the far right), I added another puffy sticker in the middle.

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Finally, I used this gorgeous flower card that I’d be hoarding a bit and added another puffy sticker (I like to add things in three’s) and called it done.

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I love the finished result! Do you ever add colors to your layouts when they aren’t anywhere to be found in photos?

See you next time!

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