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!

28 March WEEKLY SKETCH INSPIRATION

Hey, hey it’s that time of the week again; where a few of our Design Team members get together and give their take on the weekly sketch 🙂 The sketch was designed by team member Anna Komenda and here’s what we all came up with. Remember to play along with us in the Facebook Forum; we love to see what you create!

Sketch 4 by Anna Komenda – 28 March 2017

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Wonder On by Missy Whidden

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Hello by Tanya Hubbard

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Love by Jana McCarthy

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Less work by Terhi Koskinen

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Thanks for stopping by!

Tanya Hubbard

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!

Floral Cut Files & Mixed Media | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here, and I’m sharing my newest layout using the 2017 February Hip Kits.  I decided to use one of Zinia’s flower cut files for this page, but I used it in a different way.  You can cut this out and then roll the flower around to make a nice dimensional flower.  I liked how it looked as is, so I duplicated a few of them, resized them and welded them together to make one big design.  I used a beautiful Maggie Holmes patterned paper from the Main Kit to cut it on and then placed it on some of the Butter cardstock from the Cardstock Kit.  I used a lot of white gesso on the background first and then used some of the new Shimmerz AcriTonez Paints from the Color Kit.  I used the pink and white together, added a little bit of water and then smushed it down using some plastic packaging.  I added in some more Shimmerz from previous Color Kits…blues, pinks and aquas.  I also used a few gelatos from my stash to add in a bit of orange tones.
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I love how these beautiful alpha Thickers from the Paige Evans Oh My Heart collection match everything perfectly.  These are in the Project Life Kit.  I staggered my one-word title here and machine stitched through it.  I punched a few hearts from patterned paper to add as little embellishments.  I also used one of the Maggie Holmes phrase stickers here and then added my journaling.
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I love how this cut file turned out!  That Maggie Holmes paper already looks like a mixed media piece…those fun messy brush strokes really are beautiful.  I machine stitched (very carefully & slowly!) around each of the spirals with yellow thread.  I just love the added detail stitching gives.  I added in a few of the small die cut flowers from Pretty Little Studio as well.  Those are in the Embellishment Kit.
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Here’s another look at the cut file and background.  I love the contrast of these soft colors.  I’m so glad I went with the soft yellow background.  I tried a few different patterned papers first and didn’t like how they looked.  I also added in some Crate Paper chipboard hearts and more of the Maggie Holmes phrase stickers.
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Here are more of the Pretty Little Studio flower die cuts that Claudia designed.  I layered in a Maggie Holmes flower as well.  I layered some of the Maggie Holmes ephemera pieces under my photo as well as some foam adhesive for dimension.  I’m so happy I chose this color photo to use.  I almost used a black & white one.  This one wound up matching the color scheme perfectly!
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Here’s one more close-up of the die cut and background.  Those beautiful flowers were the perfect piece to add here…I love using them for little clusters.
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I had a blast making this…it’s so much fun to experiment and get creative!  Sometimes your layout turns out very differently than you expected…and it’s even better!  Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful week!
missy-whidden

Let’s Get Painty: Layout Influenced by Art | Jessica Fabiano

Hello friends. Did you know that I love art? I am sure that some of you feel the same. During my studies at university I focused on abstract paintings and I sometimes let my love for art influence the way I scrap. Have you heard of informalism (Art Informel) or Abstract Expressionism? Perhaps you’d like artists like Bernhard Schulze, Michel Keck, or Britt Bass Turner to inspire you to pull out your paints and get started, too – because that’s what they do with me. Here’s the layout I created for today:

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The February 2017 Hip Kits are stuffed with gorgeous colors, patterns and a BUNCH of embellishment. I love paper  – but embellishment is what makes me roll. As you can see, I started off creating a bold painty background. The color add on of this month comes with the Shimmerz Paints Acritonez acrylic colors (magenta, white, blue). I mixed the white and magenta to achieve the pale pink look on the left side but added some red color to the magenta for the darker shades on the right side. This creates depth and interest. I tried not to let the colors blend as they were still wet on my surface – this is just a preference; blending makes it softer and more natural, not blending makes it bolder. I also prefer boldness in abstract art. It looks very easy but it requires a lot of practicing – I find that I often blend the colors more than I want to. I still have lots of room for improvement after so many years!

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Once my color was dry, I added white sandy texture paste using the gorgeous color add on stencil. Did you check the February downloads? Zinia’s gorgeous heart cut file was so much fun to use and matched the stencil perfectly. I cut it using a pale pink sheet of paper from the cardstock add on. I also added some pink mist on top of the heart to give it more depth. To make it a bit more interesting I backed random sections of the heart with Maggie Holmes’s Chasing Dreams paper. Then I added in the fun embellishments mainly from the Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers by Pink Paislee (Paige Evans) and also some of the Shimelle wood buttons. So so cute!

 

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I love those dynamical cyrcles that we can often find in abstract paintings – I used several shades of pink for this section of the layout. I also added a golden puffy fabric heart and a little phrase sticker.

 

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I love how the mint green pops on top of the pale pink. Those colors make me happy!

 

List of products I used for this layout:

  • Paper “Keepsake” – Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) (Main Kit).
  • Wood Buttons – Shimelle (Little by Little)  (Main Kit).
  • Chipboard Sticker – Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) (Main Kit).
  • Golden fabric puffy hearts – Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams)  (Main Kit).
  • Puffy Stickers – Pink Paislee/Paige Evans (Oh My Heart) (Project Life Kit).
  • Sticker Book Stickers – Pink Paislee/Paige Evans (Oh My Heart) (Project Life Kit).
  • Phrase Sticker – Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) (Project Life Kit).
  • Acrylic Paints “Pinkadelic” – Acritonzes (Shimmerz Paints) (Color Kit).
  • Acrylic Paints “3 Sheets To The Wind” – Acritonez (Shimmerz Paints) (Color Kit).
  • 6×6 Stencil “Geometric Heart” – Echo Park (Color Kit).
  • Cardstock “Blush” – American Crafts (Cardstock Kit).
  • Cut File “Geometric Heart” by Zinia Amoiridou.
  • Color Shine Mist “Sweet Mint” – Heidi Swapp (Color Kit December 2016).
  • Gelatos (Bubble Gum, Passionfruit, Limoncello).
  • White texture Paste

 

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

xox,

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MARCH 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!!!

HIP KIT CLUB – MARCH 2017 – MAIN KIT
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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

Diagonal Design with Missy Whidden

Hey, friends!  Happy Monday 🙂  Missy here with a new layout featuring the 2017 January Hip Kits.  Aren’t they so beautiful?  I wanted to create a fun and unique color scheme for my page, so I decided on the pink and coral watercolor paper from Pink Paislee Moonstruck and paired it with the two blue and white exclusive papers.  All of these papers are in the Main Kit & Paper Kit.  I created vertical strips to make a base for my photo and embellishments, and then I decided to go diagonal with the design.  I started with my photo in the upper right area and worked my way down to the lower left corner with the embellishments and title.  I used some white gesso on the background before coming in with some of the Heidi Swapp Teal Texture Paste from the Color Kit and some Shimmerz Jeni B Bleu Vibez.  I mixed and matched a lot of the embellishments, and I love how it all turned out.
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I loved adding some blue watercolor effects to this beautiful patterned paper.  I used the packaging technique first with the Texture Paste by watering it down.  It created a really soft blue look, and to darken it up a bit,  I added the Shimmerz.  I also added in some pink Shimmerz from my stash and added a little bit of a red gelato to get the right pink shade.  I used the HAPPY letters from the exclusive die cut pack and paired it with some of the One Canoe Two butterfly rub-ons and stickers as well as a few of the exclusive wood veneers from the Main Kit.
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I did use the stencil from the Color Kit with the Texture Paste.  I used a brush to apply it instead of a palette knife, and I like the subtle shapes I got.  I printed my journaling on my computer and glued it to this label sticker from One Canoe Two.  I added one of the cute metal clips and added foam under it for some dimension.  I fussy cut that cute flower from one of the 4×6 Project Life cards and added a bit of blue watercolor to it.  I finished off this area with one of the exclusive cut apart phrase pieces and a Moonstruck puffy sticker.
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I fussy cut these pretty flowers from one of the exclusive patterned papers and added some blue watercolor to them to jazz them up a bit.  I added some tangled thread under them as well as an exclusive flower die cut and wood veneer.
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I gave the butterfly rub-ons dimension by applying them to some scrap cardstock and cutting them out.  All I had to do was add a dot of glue to the centers so I could bend up the wings.  I also punched a few of the blue circles from the patterned paper I used on the left side to bring in more of that color on the right.
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Here’s a look at the title area.  I love how it turned out!  I combined some of the Moonstruck pieces here with the white puffy alpha stickers from Studio Calico.  I also stitched through HAPPY for some added interest and detail.  I just love those butterflies!
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Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out.  I hope you are inspired to try something fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous scrappy week!
missy-whidden

FEBRUARY 2017 HIP KIT REVEAL!

HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 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 – Oasis – Coastal Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Spring Break Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Getaway Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Amour Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Memories Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Monarch Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Lovely Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collected Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Keepsake Paper
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Dreamer Thickers
  • 1 pkg.  – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collect Thickers
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Shimelle Little by Little – Wood Buttons
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Gold Puffy Hearts



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

Products Included:

  • 24 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards (not shown – image to be updated soon.)
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Sunshine Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 each – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Stamp & Notebook Set
  • 1 each – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Sticker Book (includes 4 sheets)
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Phrase Sticker

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

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Fringe Butterflies
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Accent Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – The Mix No. 1 – Gold Glitter Shape Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pebbles – Sunshiny Days – Letter Thickers
  • 1 pkg – Pretty Little Studios – With All My Heart – Floral Die Cuts
  • 1 pkg – Pretty Little Studios – WIth All My Heart – Tag Die Cuts

HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 2017 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
colorPrice: $23.95 *
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:

  • 1 each – Echo Park Paper – Geometric Heart 6×6 Stencil
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – Pink-a-delic Acritonez – Self Priming Paint
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – 3 Sheets 2 the Wind Acritonez – Self Priming Paint
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – Blue my Top Acritonez – Self Priming Paint

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

Products Included:

  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Gold Foiled Specialty Cut Apart Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Coastal Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Spring Break Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Getaway Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Amour Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Memories Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Monarch Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Lovely Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collected Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Keepsake Paper

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

Products Included:

  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Blush Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Raspberry Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Peacock Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Butter Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock

A Touch of Mixed Media with some layers | Tarrah McLean

Hi there Hip Kit Club friends!

It’s Tarrah McLean joining you today with a new layout using the December 2016 Main and Add-On kitslove-you-1

I tried something a little different from my usual clean style this week by adding some soft touches of mixed media using the Echo Park circle stencil from the December 2016 Color Add-On kit and the Crushed Coral Shimmerz from the October 2016 Color Add-On kit.love-you-1-detail

After the Shimmerz paste was dry, I added a few splats of the Heidi Swapp Sweet Mint mist and also let that dry. I then cut up some of the squares from the Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Take Me Away paper and began to layer them all over my page.love-you-1-detail-2I also added lots of the Take Me Away ephemera as layering pieces behind my photo. My title was created using the white foam thicker words.

My process video is below if you would like to watch how this layout came together!

I chose to scrapbook a photo from my wedding day 13 years..the black and white photo goes so nicely with all the pretty soft colours from the products included in the December 2016 Main and Add-On kitslove-you-1-detail-3

Thank you so much for joining me on the Hip Kit Club blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create with your December 2016 Hip kits!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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Fussy Cutting Patterned Paper with Missy

Happy Monday, friends, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share using the 2016 December Hip Kits.  I decided to do some fussy cutting for this page.  I’ve learned to always take a close look at my patterned papers to see if you can cut out any of the designs.  This beautiful paper by Maggie Holmes jumped out at me, and so I took some time and cut out all the plus signs.  They look like they’re all made from washi tape.  I arranged them in the shape of a heart on my background paper, which is one of the exclusive Amber Star papers designed by Kim Watson.  I love the gorgeous blue color!  I jazzed up the area behind the plus signs with white gesso, Shimmerz and some gelatos.  Both of the papers I used are found in the Main Kit and Paper Kit.  One of my favorite parts about this page is the fun little tassel banner I created at the bottom.  Those pieces are from Crate Paper and are in the Main Kit.
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Here you can see the background color.  I used some of the Shimmerz Well Blue Me Down Coloringz from last month’s Color Kit and mixed it with the Heidi Swapp Sweet Mint Color Shine from this month’s Color Kit.  I also used colors from my stash.  I wanted to make those plus signs pop, so I made the background colors really bold by using the packaging technique, my brush and my fingers.  I did some machine stitching around the heart and on some of the plus signs with silver metallic thread.  I mixed and matched my title using the Thickers from the Main Kit and Project Life Kit.  I also added in the cute die cut banner from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection.  That cute “remember this” die cut is an exclusive this month.
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I love all of these beautiful colors!  I used a few more patterned papers to layer behind my photo as well as a bit of the Lilac cardstock from the Cardstock Kit.  I also added a few bits of tangled thread.
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To jazz up this white Thicker, I used a silver metallic pen to create a bit of shading on the edges of the letters and then smudged with with my finger.
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I added one of the cute decorate clips from Pink Paislee right onto my photo and added some purple tangled thread.  I punched a large yellow circle from one of the Pink Paislee papers to use as a layer, and that pink “love ya” tag is also Pink Paislee.
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I love how this tassel banner turned out!  I used some pink thread and hung them all on it and then arranged it under the photo.  I added some glue under each one so they would stay put.  My journaling fit nicely under it.
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I had a great time putting this together!  I hope it inspires you and gives you some fun ideas to try with your patterned papers.  Don’t be afraid to cut them up!  Here’s my process video if you’d like to see how I created this.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week, and Happy 2017!
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