Off the page | 3 cards | Nicole Nowosad

Hello everyone! I really like to make use of all the little leftover bits from my kits. Everything in the kits are so pretty, I just can’t help using every last piece. Why waste perfectly good paper right?

I decided to make a quick set of cards using some leftover bits of paper in the kits and love how quickly they came together and really stretched my supplies.

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I started out with some flat white cardstock from my scrap pile. I added a few quick swipes of mint colored paint and once dried, I went to work building my simple cards. It’s always good to have a few extra cards in my stash!

First I created this super simple card with some scraps of the No.24 Pink Paislee paper in the kit.

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I adhered various little strips of paper across the top portion of the card and adhered them down with a little machine stitching.  I also had some extra die cuts from the exclusive cut files for March and added some leaves behind the flowers from the Pink Paislee diecut/ephemera pack in the kit.

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I love how the enamel dots just fill in pops of color on the rest of the card! Next, I created this easy card onto another mint green painted cardstock piece.

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I had to use some of that pretty Dear Lizzy washi tape as patterned paper on the card front and it looks amazing on the painted background! Man, I love that stuff. Such a pretty washi tape and looks great on a lighter background. I simply added another die cut flower, a border punched scallop strip and a Shimelle pennant sticker from the kit.

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I created one last card using more of that lovely washi tape in the kit and more of the pretty diecut flowers from the diecut/ephemera pack.

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This time, I used some really small bits of paper and layered them in a stitched mess on the front of the card. The pretty rose gold flower (that looks black here.. boo) looks great mixed with the pretty pink floral background for the card.  I couldn’t resist adding more of those die cut stems from one of the March exclusive cut files again too.

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To see how these cards came together, check out my process video here:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to kill your kit and get ready for the April kit!

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Quiet Day – Alone with You | Renae Bowell

Oh. My. Gosh. I dont know about you, but I L.O.V.E. those adorable Pink Paislee – Paige Evans ephemera pack. The florals are just divine and the entire colour scheme just screams girlish delight! Today’s layout is going to be working with these beautiful florals and using them as the central focus of our embellishment clusters.

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As you may have noticed on a few of my layouts, I am a sucker for cut files.. I absolutely love them as they add so much interest to those of us who are mixmediaophobic. This week I used the beautiful floral lace cut file for March, but to add something a little special, I cut it out of vellum. A little tip for using vellum in your Cameo, make sure your carrier sheet is less tacky. I find when I use a brand new sheet, my cut seems to rip and just tear when I try to get it off. Less tackiness = success!! I save one of my older carrier sheets just for vellum. Its amazing! You cant see it very well in the image, but I am sure you will be able to see it a little better in the video. If only you could see it in real life.

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I think I love this collection so much because it adds three of my most favourite colours together and off sets them with another of my faves. Pink, mint and periwinkle blue.. Oh my gosh those colours just sing to me.. Add in that beautiful chartreuse green/yellow and you have an absolute winner.

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I also added an extra cut file into the layers of this beautiful layout.. The leaves and ferns of the You and Me cut file are just delightful and absolutely gorgeous to add layers to you floral clusters. This file is going to be a staple in a lot of my designs.

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I created dreamy layers between the flowers and embellishments but adding in double doilies, thats right, you heard me, DOUBLE doilies, and of course a little bit of vellum. I love having really soft layers behind my photo and bringing the brightness forward with beautiful ephemera. It really allows your photo and the extra embellishments to shine.

Sprinkled with those beautiful enamel dots and some of my own Kaisercraft rhinestones and you have a completed layout. I also dabbed a few of those amazing rubber charms and puffy stickers just to add in some extra interest and dimension. Thank you so much for stopping by lovelies, I would love to see your flower cluster layouts! Please show me!

Love Always,

Nae xoxo

renae-bowell

Sweet Friends | Nicole Nowosad

 

Good morning everyone! Nicole here again today to share a quick page using the March Hip Kits!

I really wanted to cut apart a title from the fun Dear Lizzy paper in this month’s kit and the rest went from there.

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I decided to use one of the exclusive cut files available for March to go with this project and cut it from some plain white cardstock from the cardstock add on. I used the No. 24 paper by Pink Paislee in the kit to back some of the open flowers on the cut file.

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This allowed me to add a few pops of color to the sides of the page, while still keeping it quite simple. I added some of the exclusive enamel dots to the centers of some of the diecut flowers and then finished my page with some great embellishments from the embellishment add on and main kit.

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It’s pretty simple, but came together nice and easy with all the hard work done before hand in prepping the kits!

You can check out my process in this video here:

Thanks so much for popping by the blog this morning! Make sure to stop by later for more inspiration from the rest of the team!

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SWEET HEART LOVE – CENTRAL DESIGN LAYOUT – RENAE BOWELL

Hey Lovelies, Nae here back with my very first layout and process video for you. I have been so patient waiting for my HKC box of goodness flying across the oceans to reach me here in Australia. When I opened that box, Oh My Goodness, inspiration over flow!! So many amazingly beautiful products, I had absolutely no idea where to start.

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So, to get started with my first design here on the team and my very first Hip Kit ever! I decided to stick to a layout format that I generally use. I love central designs with nice bold fonts. The gorgeous paper by Shimelle’s Little By Little collection was just screaming to be fussy cut and used as a focal point on a layout. All of those beautiful bold words, the typography lover within me was singing from the rooftops.

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I love to centre my layouts in the middle third. I am sure most of you have heard about the rule of thirds in some kind of design in your lives but if you haven’t, divide you layout into three equal rectangles, that middle rectangle is where I like to focus my designs. If you work in thirds on your layout, include embellishments in three clusters on your page, you will always be able to achieve a balanced design layout.

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Another feature of my layouts are soft layers like doilies and polka dot tulle but I also love adding in white die cuts to add a little bit of interest. I am a huge lover of white on white on white in my designs but today I decided to do something a little different and use the pretty pastels in the Cardstock Add On. The soft mint green is just so beautiful and still adds that pretty soft layer but in just a slightly different hue. The cut file I am using is one of the wonderful March cut files, designed by the beautiful Jana, You and Me. The vines and leaves in this cut file are just divine and are something I use a lot in my designs.

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When creating embellishment clusters between my layers behind my photo, I love mixing textures as well as colour. The beautiful gloss of the Shimelle sticker sheet, the dimension of the rubber charms, the softness of the Pinkfresh Studio Puffs and the leather like textures from the Pinkfresh Leatherette Stickers, all come together to create more interest and dimension without cluttering up my page with big bulky icons. I tend to stick to smaller embellishments, that tend to work with the colour scheme already decided in my designs.

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Finally, here is a little process video to share with you how the layout all came together. Like I said, working with the blues and greens was a completely different experience for me. As much as I loved creating this layout, Ill be back next week with a more pink layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my first ever Design Team Project. I would love to see your rule of thirds or centred layouts using these beautiful March Kits. Jump over to the Facebook group to share yours!! I can’t wait to see them all!

Love you guys,

Love always,

Nae xoxo

renae-bowell

 

 

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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7th March Weekly Sketch inspiration.

We take great pleasure in announcing that the weekly sketch inspiration will continue with the new DT creative team and each week several of us will be sharing with you how we’ve interpreted the sketch – please play along in the Facebook Forum; we love seeing what you create!!   

Most of these are made with the gorgeous February kits 🙂

Sketch 1 by Nicole Nowosad – 7 March 2017

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Here’s what our creative team came up with 🙂

Lovely by Tanya Hubbard

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Bean Boozled Adventure by Jana Mccarthy

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Classe by Christin Gronslett

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Delight in Every Moment by Felicity Wilson

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Thanks for stopping by!

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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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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
jana-mccarthy

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

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Sweet Vienna | Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here with a new project using the lovely Hip Kit Club January 2017 kits. Today I’m using a large photo on my layout. This is a great way to showcase a special photo, and make your albums more varied and interesting. Here’s my layout-

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I took this lovely photo on a recent trip to Vienna. The colors worked so well with the items in the kits, especially the color scheme of Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck collection.

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I created my custom title using a die cut word, cork and puffy stickers right on my photo.

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The cards in the PL style kit are perfect for adding journaling also on 12×12 layouts.

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Watch the video tutorial I created to see how this layout came together!

Thanks for visiting and I wish you a lovely day!

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