You & Me Traveler’s Notebook Mini | Tiffany Medina


Hello everyone! Tiffany here with a project using the January Hip Kits! I decided to make a little traveler’s notebook minibook about my best friend and I, and use it to document all of our travels that have happened and our travels that will happen. I only documented on the first four pages. There were a few other photos I wanted to add as well, but I also wanted to leave room for future travels. I was also debating whether or not I wanted to give this book to my friend to add his own experiences to the pages, so I decided to only document a little.

I took a empty Webster’s Pages inserts and took it apart. I didn’t want all of the pages as I was going to add dimensional pieces to the book and that causes a bit of bulk. I also wanted to put my own cover on it. So I just took a few of the black pages and made my own little book with it, using one of the papers from the kit to create my cover. Once I stitched my book up, I decorated the cover with white fabric alphas from the Embellishment kit to spell out “You & Me.” I used the ampersand from the 1Canoe2 6×12 sticker sheet from the Project Life kit, as well as the floral and gold foil heart sticker to accent the title. I also added one of those gold glitter cork butterflies from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck sticker pack from the Embellishment kit.

For my first page I left the back of the cover bare because I love that floral pattern so much. So I did a little intro page on the right. I used the Studio Calico puffy alpha stickers from the Project Life Kit to to write out “And So It Begins.” At the bottom I created my little photo cluster, as I like to call them. I backed the 2×2 photo with some paper then layered the florals from the exclusive HKC die cuts from the Embellishment kit in the corner. Then I used a white cork floral from 1Canoe2 layered over them. I added some washi strips from the exclusive HKC washi strip pack on the bottom edge of the page and tucked two HKC phrase cut apart behind the florals that read “Best Friends” and “Adventure.” I finished off the page with one of the Pink Paislee cork stickers.

For my second spread I used the honeycomb bee paper from 1Canoe2. I fussy cut a corner of the paper out to put it on the left page corner of my book. I made sure to include a hexagon with one of the black bees printed on it. I then simply layered the HKC die cut letters that spell out “HAPPY” over the honeycomb and one of the 1Canoe2 stickers that say “Hello.” on the other side, I placed my photo on the top right. I backed my photo with the honeycomb PL card so a bit of that patter shows through. So I decided to repeat the hexagons in that corner and layered the photo over it alone with a bee sticker from the same 1Canoe2 sticker sheet. I used one of the HKC cut apart that says “Be Brave” and accented it with a puffy sticker from Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck line from the Embellishment kit.

I journaled below my photo cluster. I decided to draw a bunch of lines in black ink then write out my journaling. I normally don’t ever do this, but I really liked the way Ali Edwards does it, so I decided to try it out because my pages were so minimal. I actually really like how it looks too!

For the third spread, I decided to cover the entire left page with pattern paper. I used the same paper I made the cover out of and included the pink branding strip from that same paper. I used two photos on this spread. I like taking feet photos, especially when I travel, and my friend and I took a bunch of them while on our trips. I used two of my favorites that we took in Southeast Asia, backed them with the pink script paper from Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck, and placed them on the page. I just love that little pop of pink. I then used a 1Canoe2 sticker that reads “Adventure Awaits,” which I thought was super perfect for this book.

I left the right page blank for the most part. I just used leftover bits from the paper and branding strip to make a few banners that I placed at the top right corner. I layered an arrow sticker from 1Canoe2 and a puffy sticker from Pink Paislee that reads “Beautiful Life” over the banners. And again, I drew some lines and did my journaling in the center of that page.

For the last spread, I used that greenish woodgrain paper to cover up the bottom corner on the right side page. I then used the Studio Calico white puffy alpha stickers to spell out “Monkey Around,” since the photo I used was a selfie my friend and I took at the Monkey Forest in Bali. I added a green painted cork arrow from 1Canoe2 and some of the triangle enamels in that navy blue, just to accent that corner a bit and balance out colors.

On the left page, I simply have my photo and a green painted cork butterfly. I backed my photo with some of that green woodgrain paper and accented it with the butterfly. I then drew some flight dashes to give that butterfly a little something. Again, I drew my lines and did some journaling.

I kept my pages super simple and I’m loving how this little book is turning out so far! Be sure to check out my process video below!

Products used: Hip Kit Club January 2017 Project Life Kit, January 2017 Embellishment Kit Add-on +  January 2017 Paper  Add-on


Remember This | Jana McCarthy

Hi and Hello, Jana here with a new post and Layout for you, created with the January 2017 Kits.
A very short one, because i have 2 of my 3 Boys at home, very sick, fighting some colds and bad ear infections. My days & nights are not the best, but… better times are coming, right?!
So, this Layout is about our little One in the age of four or five months! He was such a cutie…


I know, you´ve already seen a few pages with that big flower, but i couldn´t help myself, this paper was for fussy cutting… I used colored Cardstock – a little challenge for myself – from the Cardstock Kit and i really like how that turned out! The Texture Paste (Color Kit) is also great for the packaging technique, just add some water to the Paste and mix it. It gives a nice effect on the Papers.


The Cork Words are from 1Canoe2 and American Crafts, Hazelwood Collection, it gives some great texture and i love the white dots on it. The Butterflies are also from the Hazelwood Collection and one of my favorite pieces from the Kits! *sigh


The DieCut Pieces from the Moonstruck Collection are also great for Layering – some WoodVeneer Hearts and i call that page DONE! Totally happy about it!

Here is my ProcessVideo for you to watch.

thanks for stopping by today!


He Questions Everything by Kim Watson

Don’t you love that every month the Hip Kit Club scrapbooking kits are perfectly balanced for either BOY or GIRL themed projects? My starting point for this page was firstly the FEBRUARY mood board, as well as Ashley’s FREE cut files. I chose a narrow color palette of cobalt, yellow, teal & aqua for a trendy feel; the results are fabulous….& obviously very BOY!!

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My son Max is smart, sassy & always question life & the universe! He never takes things at face value & always analyses everything he is faced with. Sometimes it really drives me crazy, but I do know that God gave him his super charged brain for a unique purpose, so we strive to help him embrace being different, & be OK with who he is. This memory was worth scrapping & I wanted the page to make a STATEMENT in his album.

What better way to make a statement, than with the super, fun, bold, stripe from Amy Tan as seen in the February kits? It made the best base for my page! Don’t you just love the watercolor vibe she has going on in this collection??

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Next came my title, I wanted it to be a funky mixture of the cool fonts & die cuts included in the  February kits. When working with Ashley’s FREE cut files, I decided to try something different. I opened the background cut file & isolated one of the talk bubbles, then super sized it. It became an intricate part of the page design by conjuring up thoughts of BIG CONVERSATION, as well as making up part of the title, together with the Amy Tan chipboard alphas, & glittery foam alphas from American Crafts, in such a fun way!

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Next I worked on the photograph. HA! this shot really embraces his sassy attitude towards life. I love it!! Underneath you’ll notice I layered journal cards, paper pieces & tags…it not only makes for an eye catching cluster but gives the photo extra height too. For the secondary title on the right of the photo, I used a few of the cute printed chipboard bits from the Shimelle pack found in the Embellishment kit, & stickers from Amy Tan as found in the Project Life kit. Little wood alphas (from last month’s kit), enamel dots, grey alpha stickers & staples finish off things nicely here.

For more details & shots of my creative process, check out the slideshow below!

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Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope this project has inspired you in some way! Remember to join the happy gang on our FB members forum, where we all hang out, chat & share our creativity!

Have a great week further!

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Happy Today | Ashley Horton

Hi guys!  It’s Ashley, and I’m here today to share one more layout with you, using the February 2016 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits.  Even though I’m not a Project Lifer, I still love a good grid design.  And PL cards are perfect for creating a grid design on your layouts.  That’s what I love about Project Life cards…they can be used in so many different ways!

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I used White cardstock from the February 2016 Cardstock Add-On, as the base of my layout.  Then I arranged several Project Life cards from the February 2016 Project Life Kit with one of the cut files from Nicole Nowosad to create the grid look for the background.  I love that this arrangement makes my layout look like a Project Life spread, even though it’s a layout.

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I used each of the Project Life cards, as a spot for my embellishments from the February 2016 Main Kit and the February 2016 Embellishment Kit.  I love the contrast of the Amy Tangerine Foam Thickers, with the bright colors of the PL cards.  And I just had to take inspiration from fellow Team member, Nancy Damiano, and use the Simple Stories enamel dots to fill in on of the open spots of Nicole’s cut file.

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If you’ve been eyeing the Project Life Kits each month, but don’t do Project Life, I hope I have inspired you to look for other ways you can use the Project Life cards.  And the PL Kits are always filled with lots of other amazing goodies each month!  Head over to the Hip Kit Club website and take a peek at what’s available in the March 2016 Project Life Kit…as well as all of the other March Kits!

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An Ode to Mums Everywhere | Aimee Dow

Today I just want to share some love – Love for all the Mums (Moms) out there who take the time to document their families history despite the fact their life is already jam packed. Until Eva was born I had no idea what a huge challenge this was. Seriously, this post alone was totally dependant on someone taking a nap and sadly that wasn’t me.


I love creating my Project Life spreads, but sometimes I really lament the fact that it takes me a million nap times to finish one. Sometimes I crave the ability to create something from start to finish in just one sitting. So when I broke out my Hip Kits this week, I thought I’d just play for those peaceful, sweet, 45 minutes and this is what I got.


I printed a quick instax from my phone. It’s not the greatest photo, but at the time I was so proud of my tiny little baby bump and while I was waiting for it to develop, I glitter embossed a few of the wood veneer hearts from the PL kit. At the time I had no idea how or where I would use them. I just like the smell. Just Kidding.


I struggle with titles, so if I can get my hands on pre-made ones all the better. This one comes from the Cest La Vie Cut Apart sheet in the main kit. Clearly you can see by this photo the paint splatters where an after thought.

Finally, I journaled on one of the brilliant Heidi Swapp tags and mounted it on one of Maggie Holmes hearts from the Embellishment kit. *Drops the Mic* And I’m done with enough time to enjoy a hot cup of tea and a sandwich. Seriously though, hats off to all you Mum’s out there who do this all the time. It takes a real commitment and love for your hobby to devote what precious little time you have for yourself to this craft. I know Kimberly and Kim really appreciate that you have so much faith in them to pick and create your beautiful kits each and every month, but personally –  you all inspire me and I really hope to pick up more of your ‘express’ scrapbooking tips along the way.

Aimee Xx

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Better Together | Ashley Horton

Hey Hip Kit fans!  It’s Ashley, and I’m on the Blog today with a new layout, using the February 2016 Hip Kit with one of the February cut files!  I used the cut file that I designed for this month, to create a tone on tone look, with pops of color from the patterned papers included in the February 2016 Main Kit and the February 2016 Paper Add-On.

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I cut the Yakety Yak cut file from White cardstock, included in the February 2016 Cardstock Add-On.  Then I backed each of the talk bubbles with different patterned papers from the kit.  When I placed the cut file on the White cardstock background, I titled it, instead of adhering it straight.  I like the effect the tilt adds to the layout design.  I also added my photo and title on a tilt to follow the line of the cut file.

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I used a mix of embellishments from the February 2016 Embellishment Kit and the February 2016 Project Life Kit.  I didn’t want to cover a lot of the die cut background, so I clustered embellishments around the photo and title.  Then I added the fun phrase stickers from Dear Lizzy, included in the Embellishment Kit, to the spaces in between the cut file.  I brought in more color, with the Simple Stories enamel dots, and placed them at the beginning at each of the sticker phrases.

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You can pick up the February cut files, by visiting the Hip Kit Club website.  If you are not a Kit Subscriber, you can download the free cut files by signing up for a FREE account on the Hip Kit website.  We do have exclusive files also, that are only available to Kit Subscribers.  So make sure you head over and check it out, whether you are a monthly Subscriber or just a Hip Kit Club fan!

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Just 4 Us | Adrienne Alvis

Good morning crafty friends! I’m here today to share a layout that I created using the lovely February 2016 Hip Kits and one of the February 2016 cut files designed by our very own Kim Watson!just4us1

I started creating this page by cutting out this cut file using one of the Better Together Amy Tangerine patterned papers available in the February 2016 Main Kit and layering it on top of a piece of the Pink Paislee Ce’La Vie – Paper 12 patterned paper.


I layered bold yellow pieces of patterned paper from Paper 10 of the same Pink Paislee collection under the words “Life”, “Fun”, and “Us” to make the words stand out on my page. I also added a few pieces of the aqua striped patterned paper for added color contrast and to soften all of the pops of yellow.


I used a yellow sunburst photo frame from the Shimelle Chipboard Sticker pack that’s available in the February 2016 Embellishment Kit to frame the 3×3 photo of me and my husband waiting at the airport to leave for our anniversary trip together. I also painted several of the wood veneer hearts and a couple arrows from Studio Calico (available in the February 2016 Project Life Kit) using some of the pink Shimmerz texture paint from the January 2016 Color Kit to add another bright color to my page.


I journaled in one of the open spots of the cut file and added the “noted” sticker from the Amy Tangerine Sticker Book to draw the eye toward my journaling and to coordinate with the pops of yellow on my layout.


I just adore the color combination possibilities in the February 2016 Hip Kits! If you’re a fan of bold and bright or soft and muted, these kits have a little bit of both to accommodate your projects and your tastes! Thanks so much for stopping by this morning…I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Project Life 2016 | Marie-Pierre Capistran

Hey everyone!

Marie here today to share some a Project life project with you. I used the January 2016 Project Life kit, the embellishment kit and the Main scrapbooking kit.


I absolutely adored my kits this month! The pinks and blues with a pop of yellow are awesome colors to work with for me. I find that they dont only work for girly pictures but they also tone down the dark colors of my pictures.

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I really love to mix different size pictures. I arrange and print them as I go and I add lots of small embellishments to them as well as labels to add some pieces of journaling. Some times, when I have more to say, I will take a whole 4×6 card to write a lot more. (Sorry I can’t show you all of my journaling this month.)

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That cute sticker of a feather in an ink bottle is perfect for that card where I only wrote stuff.

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I love to mix chipboard and stickers/paper embellishment. And I absolutely love to add stitching.

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Now, before I start talking about this, I know that there’s a spelling mistake here. I tried to unglue the Y without breaking everything but it didn’t seem to be working much so Instead of wreaking everything I decided to let some traces of my mistakes related to my French mother tongue. It’s all part of day to day life for me. 🙂

The pocket next to it is a shaker pocket that I closed up with my fuse tool. I just LOVED these cute acrylic circles and when I was glue them to a paper I was loosing the nice transparency and color so I figure that this way I could enjoy my little goodies. I added a wood veneer heart and some golden thread that i had at home. When I do a shaker pocket I try to use pieces that look the same on both side. Wood veneer are perfect for that.

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The gold paired with the pink in this kind is just so elegant and gorgeous. I LOVED the washi tape!! It was to wide for me so I tore it in two and used both pieces over another.

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Here I typed my journaling on a sticker label. In order to do so I kept the label on the sticker sheet. I really love the look of typed letters. If you don’t have a typewriter, you could achieve the same look by printing with your computer.

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Bits and pieces directly added to a 4×6 photo here.

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Here again I typed on my stickers sheet and adhered the sticker to a paper that I had cut out to 3×4. It makes for a cute 3×4 card. 🙂

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Here again, mixing chipboard and stickers. Love the dimension.

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And finally I used one of the very lovely vellum word.

Voilà, you know everything. 😉

Have a great day and I hope you can get some crafting time.


Marie Pierre Capistran

Darling Valentine | Missy Whidden

Happy Thursday, friends!  Missy here with you, and I have another layout to share today using the 2016 January Hip Kits!  The Crate Paper black and white striped paper was perfect for these photos…they match my daughter’s shirt perfectly.  I used a big piece of the CP dotted paper behind that, and I did mixed media work on top of it.  I started with some white gesso and then added some teal spray ink using the packaging technique.  I used a ton of Crate Paper embellishments on this.  I used one of the fun layered tags, a wood veneer, stickers, chipboard, and I fussy cut those cute X & Os at the top.  That vellum “hello” die cut is just one of a few words you can get in the Embellishment Kit.
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The Heidi Swapp Gold Texture Paste in the Color Kit worked perfectly on this wood veneer.  I just used my finger to smudge it on, and it gave some great texture and sparkle.  I used my teal spray ink and a gelato to color the bigger heart.  I added a few Crate Paper arrows and that cute gold glitter heart sticker.  Those cute acrylic teal confetti circles are exclusive this month in the Embellishment Kit.  They’re gorgeous!
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Are these the cutest alpha puffy stickers or what?  They’re Heidi Swapp, and they are fabulous.  I love how the letters look like they are connected.  Those little Studio Calico alphas are so fun, and there are a ton of them in the pack.  I used black thread and my sewing machine to stitch that big heart around my photos.
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I fussy cut these letters from one of the Crate Paper papers, and I layered a few stickers on top.  I also added some tiny heart stickers all around the layout.
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I added a cute My Mind’s Eye brad to that heart die cut and added a pop dot to raise it up.  I also added some black tangled thread under the corners of my photos.
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Here’s a look at my process if you’d like to see how this layout came together.  I hope you enjoy!

Thank you so much for watching and stopping by today!
Missy Whidden

Made With Love | Adrienne Alvis

Hello crafty friends! I’m here today sharing a layout that I created using the January 2016 Hip Kits


I used the January sketch for my page design inspiration and stuck pretty close to it’s design.

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What I liked most about the sketch was that it had multiple photo spots and was a great loose grid design which is always a favorite for me! I mixed up alphas from the January 2016 Hip Kits for my title and altered the color of the wood veneer letters using a black marker.


I used several chipboard stickers from the Crate Paper Hello Love Collection and layered lots of rub-ons from My Mind’s Eye (available in the January 2016 Main Kit) around my page. The rub-ons went on easily and I love how they add an extra layer of dimension to my page.


I printed my photos off at 2.25 x 2.25 and then backed them with a piece of gray patterned paper from BasicGrey to add a little contrast and to coordinate with the colors in my photos.


I just love how easily my page came together because of the great sketch. I haven’t used a sketch in a long time so it was fun to switch up my design process a bit! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fabulous week!

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