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

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Fasching 2017| Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here with a new project I created using the gorgeous February 2017 kits. I used some mixed media to create a little sky scene on my layout. Here’s the finished page-

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 I used some of the patterned papers in the main kit to create my clouds, and added some texture with paint and sewing. The Shimmerz paint that comes in the color kit is perfect for scrapbook layouts, as it has a matte finish. Other media like oil pastels, paint, pen or pencil, can easily be layered on top. My finishing touches were puffy stickers from the Paige Evans Oh My Heart collection and some gold accents by PinkFresh Studio.

Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial and see how this came together-

Thanks for visiting and have a great Sunday!

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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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Follow Your Dreams | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone, happy weekend!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and this week I am sharing a new scrapbook layout I created using the stunning January 2017 Main and Add-On kits!

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As soon as I saw those amazing One Canoe Two rub-on butterflies from the Hazelwood collection…I knew exactly what design I wanted to go with this week! I used up a whole sheet of the butterfly rub-ons, rubbing them all onto white cardstock first and then individually fussy cutting them all out! I started placing them inside my heart at first but then I quickly decided I liked it better with the butterflies following the heart shape instead. I added a couple of the feathers from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck ephemera pack also.

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Watch my process video below to see how my layout came together….

I machine stitched around the heart shape, making sure to go through the butterflies at the same time. I then curled up the wings of the butterflies for dimension.

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The Hip Kit Club exclusive wood veneer title ‘Follow Your Dreams’ was perfect for this layout of my niece out in the garden just wandering around and exploring. I also added the little ‘Wander More’ puffy sticker from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection as it was so fitting to this layout! A few extra small embellishments finished off my layout…I wanted to keep most of the focus on the photo and the pretty butterfly heart!

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I hope you have had a chance to create with your January 2017 kits? If you haven’t yet, why not give this idea a try? I would love to see what you create! Tag me @tarrahm on Instagram when you share your creations and I will be sure to leave you some love!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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Selfie No.35 | Jana McCarthy

Hi and Hello, Jana here with a new Layout for you! This is my last one with the December Kits and i can´t wait to start with the new ones! yay!
This Layout is about my son, 15 yrs old, with a big passion for Selfies! oh my! Early in the morning after he styled his hair, during breakfast, after…. kwim?!
We needed to see a doctor at the beginning of the new year, he had a bad ear infection and was fighting a bad cold, but guess what?! It´s always time for selfie….

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I used the design from the pattern paper to create a dimensional pattern for my background here. I added some Texturepaste and a Echo Park Paper Stencil, some Shimmerzpaint and i totally love how it turned out.

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I tried to add the same colored Elements to the Papers and i found a few that matches perfectly! Can you see the little Acrylic Stars?! These are the perfect final touch! They are included in the Project Life Kit – like the Silver Alpha and the cute Paperclips!

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I love the wonky stitches in the triangles it gives a nice texture! Those cute Enamel Dots are one of my favorite things to add, sometimes it´s  just a dot that complete a Project! Right?!

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I really had fun creating this Layout and i am so ready to start working with the January Kits!!

Here is my Process Video for you to watch

Thanks for stopping by today, i wish you all a great Day!

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Beautiful | Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here with a new layout I created using the gorgeous December 2016 kits! Here’s the finished page-

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The design was inspired by a fellow scrapbooker’s style, Susie Fishburne. I used lots of layers and little details, and it was so fun to make!

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I started this layour with a little bit of mixed media, using some white paint and some of the goodies in the December color kit. The dot stencil is my favorite! I also used Shimmerz Dazzlers paste we got in the November color kit, it’s a shimmery modeling paste in silver. So pretty!

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I created my own little layered embellishments by hand cutting and punching various shapes from the main kit‘s beautiful patterned papers. I added some stitching for even more texture.

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Final touches were some punched butterflies, splatters and some doodles in white ink. Check out the video tutorial I made and see exactly how to create this!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I wish you a wonderful new year!

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