iNSD | Hip Kit Club

Hiya,

Over the weekend the Hip Kit Club held lots of challenges for (inter)national Scrapbooking Day over on our Hip Kit Club Member Forum on Facebook and as Hip Kit Designers we each held a challenge of our own.

My challenge was to create a layout using a design principle (such as rule of thirds, visual triangle etc) and repeating elements.  I have created my layout using the April 2017 Hip Kits and it was so fun to put together!!!

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Some Close ups:

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If you are interested in how I created this layout, check out my You Tube process video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRSmfVzldB4

I have just started doing process of videos of some of my layouts to highlight my creative process so I would love it if you could check it out.

M xx

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Mix it up with Ephemera | Hip Kit Club

Yesterday, I shared this post over at the Hip Kit Club all about Ephemera.

Do you ever get overwhelmed by all those die cut Ephemera that come in your kits?  I assure you, you aren’t alone in this!!  When I first receive my Hip Kit, I am full of excitement, I get it all out, I drool over it for a bit and then reality sets in, how am I going to organise all this and use it all up? For me as I am a visual person, I grab a divided serving dish (purposely bought for die cut storage whilst I am creating with a kit of course!) and dump it all out in there so I can ‘see’ it all with the aim of using it all up.  Because as we all know there will be more gorgeous die cuts arriving in the next kit.

Today, I have a layout to share using the January 2017 Hip Kits:

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Okay now, we need to figure out how to use all the die cuts on your layout without overwhelming your page.  For me this means I am going to layer those suckers up!   Don’t get stressed about ‘seeing’ the whole die cut on your page.  As you can see below, I have added the gold butterfly under the corner of the patterned paper and my photo and then I have added some word stickers on top of that.

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Now let’s think outside the box, don’t forget that you can negative space from a die cut for something a little different – I have used the negative space of the ‘ampersand’ on this layout tucked in behind the bottom right of my photo.

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Lastly, I really liked the word ‘dreamy’ die cut but it was a bit large and overwhelming on my page so I tucked it under my layered photo so you can still read what it says but overall it was less dominating.

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I finished off my layout by adding a title using the Studio Calico Thickers from the Embellishment Kit and created a border around the page.   Because I like hoarding Thickers (a whole new blog post could be dedicated to this!), it is a mission of mine to get more of them on my page.  In this instance, I found the Thickers work a bit like journaling on my page as well as a design element and because I have left them in a natural white state they blend and don’t take over the page.

I hope that I have inspired you to empty out those packets of Ephemera and start layering  up those die cuts on your layouts. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Michelle xx

Gr8 Mates | Hip Kit Club | March 2016

Hi everyone!

Today I have my first layout to share with you featuring the March 2016 Hip Kits.  We are so lucky to have lots of Hip Kit Exclusive Papers designed by the talented Kim Watson – including this wood grain I have used as my background.   I have used a sketch designed by Ashley Horton which is one of the challenges set each week in our online Facebook forum (Hip Kit Club Member Forum on Facebook).  If you haven’t checked out this lovely community you need to come along and join in the fun.  This is the sketch:12052656_10154105426192566_2475801020682751282_oI totally love the embellishments in the March Kits, Ephemera from Basic Grey (Saturday Morning), Elles Studio (Little Moments) and Pinkfresh Studio (Felicity collection) – they are perfect little treasures to layer on your layouts. Best Friends

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest layout for Hip Kit Club xx

Hip Kit Club|February 2016 Kit layout | April 2016 Kit Reveal

Hi everyone,

I have one last layout to share with the February 2016 kits and I would like to introduce you to the April 2016 Kits by Hip Kit Club.

Firstly, here is my layout :

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April 2016 Hip Kits

Hip Kits April Kits showcase brand new CHA products from Amy TangerineShimellePink Fresh StudioElle’s StudioSimple Stories & My Mind’s Eye.  We have also included two HKC Exclusive Papers that were designed specifically for this kit by Kim Watson.

0000777_april-2016-main-kit_510You definitely won’t want to miss out on the April Embellishment Add-On Kit.  It is jam packed with scrappy goodness!  Be sure to check out HKC Exlusives included in this kit…  tiny Acrylic StarsFlair Badges & a gorgeous Cut Apart Sheet designed by Kim Watson.  We have paired our exclusive products with the Little You Thickers,  Life Noted Washi Tape StickersStar Shine Stickers & more!  Having these goodies at your fingertips will make embellishing your projects a breeze.0000793_april-2016-embellishment-kit

The Hip Kit April Color Kit includes an HKC Exclusive Butterfly Stencil along with 2 of the brand new Shimmerz Coloringz Mists which will give vibrant color to your projects without  the shimmer.  The bright yellow & aqua mists and whimsical butterflies are the perfect combination to celebrate spring.  HKC DT members, Missy WhiddenTerhi KoskinenChristin Gronnslett Irit Landgraf are masters when it comes to creating mixed media layouts. You will find new projects showcasing these products on our blog & Facebook page starting the first week of April. MissyIrit Terhi share process videos throughout each month that highlight different ways to incorporate our Color Add-On Kits into your projects, so make sure to check those out and order your Color Kit so that you can follow along!0000782_april-2016-color-kit_510HKC April Project Life Kit is gorgeous!  You will find a collection of 25 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards designed by Kim Watson Kimberly Hutchison.  In addition to our amazing PL Cards, you will find a set Life Noted Epoxy Stickers, On Trend 2 Enamel DotsStar Shine Mini Phrase Stickers My Story Wood Veneer Shapes.  We have also include two sets of alphabet that are the perfect size for adding titles and captions to your PL Cards.  You will have absolutely everything you need in this one kit to create amazing PL pages in no time at all!0000790_april-2016-project-life-kit_510

Did you know that we share a new set of HKC Exclusive FREEBIE Silhouette Cut Files each month? Just REGISTER on the HKC website to get access to the downloadable files. We also, have additional FREE Silhouette Cut Files & Printable Cut Apart Sheets that are available only to our HKC Subscribers. This is just another little benefit of being a HKC Subscriber. When you login to your account you will see the download tab with all of your available download files. All of the HKC March Cut Files are available on our website now, and the HKC April Cut Files will be revealed on April 1st. So, be sure to get set up so you can download and get creating with these amazing designs!

If you aren’t already a member of the HKC Facebook Forum you should definitely join the fun! Just CLICK HERE for access to our group. It’s a great place to share your Hip Kit projects. Come right in and introduce yourself, and get to know other Hip Kit Club members. Our DT members visit frequently, so you can chat with them as well. It is a super friendly welcoming group! Jump in and join our Weekend Challenges!  Just create a layout for each week’s challenge for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Hip Kit Club online store. Who can say no to free goodies? I sure can’t!

The Hip Kits are truly amazing for both value and style!  You don’t want to miss these.

First Tooth | Hip Kit Club |Feb 2016

Hi, today I am sharing a layout for Hip Kit Club using the February 2016 Kits.  I have used one of my favourite patterned papers in the kit for my background and I love how the black and white photo and the other papers/project life cards ‘pop’ on the navy spots!  I have also used some of the project life cards and Amy Tangerine stickers and frame as embellishments on my page!  Taylor loosing her first tooth was a momentous occasion in our house  and I couldn’t wait to record this special event in her life.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you have enjoyed my layouts with the February Hip Kits. I have one more for next week before my March kit arrives hopefully in the next day or so.  Til next time Mxx

 

Hip Kit |December Kit

Hi everyone, hope 2016 has been amazing so far!  For some reason, my WordPress has been a pain and not wanting to add any photos to my blog post so I haven’t been able to post any layout pictures in the last couple of weeks. But it seems to be back on track so fingers crossed.

Here are two layouts I have done with the Hip Kit Club – December Kits. The first one is of Taylor and I on New Years Eve.  I used the cut file designed by Nicole Nowosad for the December Kits to create my background by using the ‘stars’ as a mask with texture paste.  I then added a piece of the vellum from the Cardstock Add On Kit to soften the pale green cardstock that  I have used on my background.

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My second  layout with the December Kit is a cute one of Aimee and  one of the birds that  is at Sandspit Holiday Park.  For this layout, I used a few pages from the Maggie Holmes Shine Collection 6″ paper pack from the December Embellishment Kit.  I also loved the wood veneer ‘dream today’ which I altered and coloured in a cute mint colour.  The birds from the Maggie Holmes Shine Collection Chipboard pieces were perfect embellishments for my photo too.

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IMG_8718IMG_8719IMG_8720Hope you have enjoyed my two layouts with the December Kits.  I have one more to come this week so will share when I can.

Take care xx

Remember | Hip Kit Club | October 2015

Hi

Today I have a layout to share for Hip Kit Club. This one is inspired by the October Mood board below:

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I just love all the black and gold accents in this kit!  They work perfectly with the browns, teals and corals.  This photo is Taylor when she was doing an activity book which she received from her Grandad for her birthday.  Some close ups: Remember detail 1 Remember detailThanks so much for visiting my blog today!  Hope you are enjoying all the October Hip Kit layouts the design team has been sharing over the last few weeks.

Til next time

Michelle

Thankful | Hip Kit Club | October 2015

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to my blog!  I am sharing my second layout using the October Kits from Hip Kit Club which I shared over on the Hip Kit Club Facebook page yesterday.  This time I have done a grid style layout project life style of some progress shots of our house build.  The project life cards in the Project Life Kit are perfect for a grid layout design.  I’ve also added some frames and embellishments from the Cedar Lane Ephemera Pack and the cute little wood veneer from Simple Stories with the little house and the little people were perfect finishing touches.  I cut out the ‘thankful’ from the exclusive subscriber cut file and then coloured it in with the Prima water coloured pencils and stitched it to my layout.Thankful

Close ups:
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I’ve hope I’ve inspired you all to get out your October Kits and get crafting!

Til next time

Michelle xx

Love You | Hip Kit Club | October Kits

Hi everyone,

It is my first layout share for Hip Kit Club using their October kits today.  The colours in this kit are to die for… and so versatile.  I have used the coral, blacks and teals on my layout of Aimee.  This photo is a recent one from our zoo trip after a chocolate ice-cream experience!

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I just adore striped patterned paper and my eye was immediately drawn to the  two papers  “Brush Strokes” and “Ribbon Stripe” which I added to the length of my page.  I then added the ‘hello’ washi from Jen Hadfield washi strip papers and then added the feather card from the Project Life kit.  On my layout I have used the exclusive subscriber October cut files designed by Nicole Nowosad – the leaf branch which I cut out on my Cameo Silhouette and then added a pen outline.  I finished my layout with lots of Ephemera and Stickers in lots of layers to create a fun and balanced page.

Some close ups:

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Michelle xx