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

Follow your DREAMS – BEA Valint

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Hello everyone! BEA back today sharing another layout using the beutiful 2017 January Hip Kits. I just LOVE the exclusive wood veneer phrases in this Kit, and can’t resist to place one of them in focus on my layout. I wrapped thread around the letters and picked up some pretty Pink Paislee ephemera feathers and tied to the wood veneer.

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I started my background with cutting out some heart shapes from Fountain card stock. After this I hand stitched around the hearts with thread in many colors. I trimmed stripes out of some patterned papers from the Kits, and backed the shapes with them. Have you seen the lovely tearaway stripes on the exclusive patterned papers? I also used them on my layout  they are perfect for this technique! I just love the colorful and fun result!

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Finally I layered some pieces of ephemera behind my photo, trimmed the card stock and place my layout on a Take Me Away patterned paper from the December Kit.

This was a lot of fun to create! I hope it gives you some fun ideas to try with your Kits! Happy Weekend! BEA

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The Beach with Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah back with you today and I am excited to be sharing another layout that I have created using the January 2017 Main and Add-On kits!the-beachMy Mum knows me so well, she knows how much I love these beach huts, so when she was travelling in Wales, UK last year, she was at the beach and there were loads of them! Of course she took a photo for me to scrapbook!the-beach-detailTo go with the theme of my photo, I decided to cut a large triangle from the exclusive triangle paper to replicate the triangle in the roofs of the beach houses. I cut it out by hand and then machine stitched around the edge to add some texture. I also added a thin strip of the coral cardstock down the left side to bring that coral colour out a little more.  the-beach-detail-2I added lots of the cork embellishments from the American Crafts ‘One Canoe Two’ brand plus lots of the ephemera from the Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee. The enamel triangle shapes also from the One Canoe Two brand were perfect to use with this paper and went with my theme perfectly too!the-beach-detail-3Thank you so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today! I hope you will pull out your January 2017 Hip Kits and create something pretty?! Why not give a design like my layout a try?

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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Butterfly Dreamin’ | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, Raquel Bowman here today with a new layout using the beautiful January kits and exclusive cut files. This week my baby girl had her first day of Kinder. This is quite a milestone event here in Aus so I was itching to get this photo documented. I was planning on adding a lot of journaling to the layout documenting all the ‘mummy feels’ however, once I started playing with the products I sort of ran out of room! Luckily, being a Mummarazzi I took plenty of photos so I will create another layout to contain the thoughts and feelings behind this special day.

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To create this layout I made a feature of the gorgeous January exclusive butterfly cut file. I just loved this cut file as soon as I saw it and thought it was the perfect one for this story. I actually cut this file twice – once on vellum and once on white card stock from the card stock add on. I then traced the design onto the Pink Paislee patterned paper and hand cut around it. I could have cut the outline of the file on my silhouette but I added it as an afterthought.

To add a beautiful touch of dimension I stitched them together at the centre of the butterflies and folded the areas of the wings inwards. I love the softness this brings and the pops of pink and coral coming through the wings of the butterflies.

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For the title of this page I used the exclusive veneer piece from the Main Kit and backed the ‘dreams’ part of it with the same Pink Paislee Moonstruck paper that I used behind the butterfly cut file.

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To embellish the page I used a combination of products. I just love the Hazelwood collection by American Crafts that is featured in these kits. I included some of the stickers and also the butterfly rub ons. I placed the rub ons onto plain card stock and then fussy cut them out to turn them into die cuts.

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There was an exclusive paper that had the most beautiful florals. I fussy cut those out and placed them either side of the photo. Of course I had to add some more butterflies and hearts to the embellishment clusters too.

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I added two patterned papers behind the photo and a doily from my stash. The papers help tie in that blue and pink colour palette. I also added strips down the side of the whole layout, just to help balance the page a little. It is very busy compared to my usual style. followyourdreams-4

To finish the page I added a touch of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine. I hope this page has inspired you to get creating with your January kits and the cut files. followyourdreams-6

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

Raquel xxx

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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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Get Creative with your Title by Kim Watson

Do you like long titles? I tried this idea with the page I am sharing today, using the fabulous wood veneer words included in the November kits from Crate Paper. Given the entire pack was snow themed, I was able to use x3 of the words in a long, conversational title.

Snowflakes are cold…Brrrr! by Kim Watson

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I love how the mixture of wood veneer & glittered chipboard creates an obvious focal area around the photo!

Inspired by the title, I used snowflakes found in the exclusive Hip Kit ephemera pack, as well as from the Crate Paper ephemera pack & created a snowstorm! Layering each flake onto a vellum circle, gives the impression of a snowball, further supporting the feeling of a chill in the air and a swirling flurry!

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The mixture of printed, punched, die-cut & 3D glittered flakes, really help add dimension, and machine stitching helps each flake stand away from the page with an interesting effect.

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Collage a few ephemera pieces for the cutest snowglobe accent. Die-cuts slipped under the deer are almost invisible but add to the subtle texture.

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Double matting & foam adhesive lift the photo off the page.

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Using a bow cut-file from Zinia (found under downloads on our website), I cut a bow from cardstock & glittered the edges for a little sparkle.

I hope you like this page, as much as I do. It was such fun to put together!

Have a super day!

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Happy BRO | Jana McCarthy

Hi everyone, Jana here with a new Layout for you! This week theme is “use cutfiles” and we had a lot of awesome cutfiles in the 12 Days of giving, right?! I picked Day 11 for my project! Totally in LOVE with that file! i resized it to something like 7,5″ x 10,5″ …

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The photo shows my older boys and that picture made my heart cry, just a little bit… tears of happiness! We´re having a lot of troubles, fights and really bad times with them but on the day i made that photo, everything was fine ( or nearly) and they love each other! they would never say it, of course not… but we all can see it, right?!

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The exclusive stickers in the kits are so great to use, not even for Christmas projects! So many sayings for all kind of situations! I mixed them with the exclusive DieCuts Pack to create some tiny Cluster. Everything is from the November 2016 Kits

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….and the puffy stickers! Oh my, i love them SO much!
The Title is a mix from the WoodVeener Pieces (Crate Paper) and the DieCuts…

Here is my process Video for you to watch!

thanks for stopping by today
jana-mccarthy

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Using the October 2016 Main Kit Only | Adrienne Alvis

Hello Hip Kit Club fans! I’m here today sharing my first layout using the gorgeous October 2016 Hip Kits. I know some of you have been requesting projects using the main kit only, so that’s what I used to create my layout for today.

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My son and his girlfriend attended their first homecoming dance a couple of weeks ago, so I was really excited to scrap some of the photos that I took of them before the dance. I started by layering a couple of large triangles that I cut out of the Pink Paislee patterned paper onto a piece of the Maggie Holmes Gather collection “My Story” patterned paper that I used for my background.

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I placed my photos down my page vertically and layered several ephemera pieces from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection around them. I created an embellishment cluster (below) with some of the ephemera pieces and used some dimensional foam adhesive to secure it to my page.

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I used some of the HKC exclusive Coral Puffy Alphabet stickers that are available in the October 2016 Main Kit for my title and then placed some wood veneer embellishments from the We R Memory Keepers Honey, I’m Home collection around my page to accent the pink alphas.

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The October 2016 Main Kit is packed full of so many lovely items that you can use for your next layout or project. I really love how my page turned out and how well the colors from the kit coordinate with my photos!

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Here’s the link for my first ever process video…ever…ha,ha! I’m not super thrilled with the results, but it’s a new challenge and realm for me and I will try to make my next one better. I hope you at least enjoy my attempt at this, lol!

I hope I’ve given you some inspiration on how to work with the Main Kit only and I hope you have a great day!

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COCKTAIL FUN + LAYERED CARD | FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hi there! It’s Flóra back. I hope you are having a lovely day. Today I am going to share with you two projects made with the gorgeous September 2016 Hip Kits. The first project is a 12″ scrapbook layout. I grabbed this pretty American Crafts – Flamingo Cardstock from the September Cardstock Kit and use it as my base. As the first step I created random sized gold circles with negligent machine stitching.

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Then I placed my two photos. Just few words about the photos. I documented my Mom with her very first cocktail what we had on her birthday at seaside at the beautiful sunset. Such a sweet memory.

But back to the page. I used the XOXO Maggie Holmes Gather die cut, other chipboards and Pinkfresh Studio – Indigo Hills – Wood Veneer flower from the September 2016 Main Hip Kit.

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I think the Crate Paper Cute Girl chipboard elements from the September 2016 Embellishment Kit perfectly fit to my theme. They give the sparkling party atmosphere to my layout.

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I also added Crate Paper gold phrases, I love how they shine on my layout. In the end I complete my project with Simple Stories – Posh – Enamel Dots and Pinkfresh Studio – Indigo Hills – Hearts from September 2016 Project Life Kit.

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My second project is a pretty card. I used few layers as a background. To soften the patternes I added a piece of vellum on the top of the layers and sew around with golden threads. My title is a cut file designed by Kim Watson and was cut out with Silhouette Cameo. If you are a suscriber you can download it from the Hip Kit Club site.

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I just added to my card Simple Stories – Posh die cuts from September 2016 Project Life Kit. I adhered them with foam tape you they pop out. In the end I decided to add more romanticism, so I adhered a lace strip at the bottom of the card.

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That was it for today. I hope you like my new projects. See you soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Flóra

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Using Large Photos and a Project Life Spread! | Adrienne Alvis

Hello Hip Kit Club fans! Grab a cup of coffee or some tea and get comfy because I’m here with not one, but TWO projects to share with you today that I created using the gorgeous September 2016 Hip Kits! First up, I have a layout that I created using a super-sized photo…

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I rarely ever scrap a photo larger than 3×4, but since my challenge was to “supersize it”, I decided to go big or go home with a 5×7 photo of our campsite that I took this past summer. Since my photo was scenic, I decided to position it near the bottom of the layout and layer my title and lots of embellishments around it to help draw the eye down my page.

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I used a combination of the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather collection Thickers (available in the September 2016 Embellishment Kit) with one of the chipboard stickers from the same collection that are available in the September 2016 Main Kit for my title. I placed part of it on and above my large photo so it would look more cohesive with all of the other layers on my page.

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I added lots of dimension and texture to my page by layering many of the Gather ephemera pieces from Crate Paper, along with some of the Simple Stories Posh Bits & Pieces that are available in the September 2016 Project Life Kit, along the side edges of my photo and up towards the top of my layout. I also added various pieces of patterned paper from the September 2016 Paper Kit so I could add more color and patterns to my page. I also placed several of the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills Wood Veneer Paper Clips in the layers of ephemera as well for even more added texture and color.

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I really love how this page turned out and how well the larger photo looks with the big title and pretty embellishments from the September Kits!

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Next up, I have my Project Life spread for September 2016 to share with you…

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I used many items from the September 2016 Project Life Kit to complete this month’s spread such as the HKC exclusive PL cards, the Dear Lizzy Saturday Wood Veneer Words, and the Simple Stories Posh Enamel Dots.

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I also used some of the Simple Stories Posh Bits & Pieces from the PL Kit to accent several of the exclusive PL cards. I just love how well the colors from the PL cards coordinate with the other items and embellishments in the kit!

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I now use a 9×12 album for my Project Life spreads and I document them by the month instead of weekly, so I like to keep everything as cohesive and flowing as possible. The Hip Kit Club PL kits are always so helpful in doing this because everything coordinates so well.

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I added several of the Maggie Holmes Gather Gold Phrase Stickers (available in the September 2016 Embellishment Kit) on top of my photos to bring out the golden color in my color scheme and to accent my journaling which I typed directly onto my photos.

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Well, I hope I’ve given you LOTS of inspiration on how to use your September 2016 Hip Kits today! Be sure and check out the HKC Facebook page and member forum for even more inspiration using the kits!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

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