Cheese!, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the December 2019 Hip kits.  I am documenting my toddler’s love of selfies, haha! I have tons of these on my phone, and I love them. She is so cute!

I was also challenged to get some inspiration from this month’s Hip Kit Club mood board:

I was inspired by this mood board because it’s monochromatic with a hint of metallic.  I decided to use the soft pink colors in the December kits, along with the rose gold metallic in the Crate Paper line.

I started off by working on my background.  I used a sheet of pink cardstock, and decided to add a bit of texture with a stencil and some texture paste.  I used a HKC exclusive star stencil that was included in the December Documented kit, but the star stencil in the December color kit would work too.  I also added a bit of splatter, and I created a rose gold to match the Crate Paper metallic color by mixing Jen Hadfield gold mist that was in the DD festive color kit, and the Lindy’s magical powder in Oom Pah Pah Pink from the November color kit.  Once dry, I trimmed a little from each side of the cardstock, and backed it with the pink and white plaid pattern paper.  I added some machine stitching for even more texture.

I  backed my photos with pink pattern paper, and adhered them to the layout with foam squares.  Next, I added a lot of stars.  Most of the stars are fussy cut from the foiled Crate Paper pattern paper that was included in the December Paper Kit.  I also used stars from the HKC exclusive vellum diets, the Crate Paper copper foil thickers, and I pulled just a few stars from the HKC exclusive watercolor diecuts (from the Nov color kit).  To create dimension and interest, I adhered some straight to the cardstock, I adhered others with foam tape, some other by machine stitching, and even a few with staples.

I made sure to leave some space for my title and journaling strips.  I absolutely love the soft pink color in the Crate Paper line!  

I really love how my layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  I love that foiled Crate Paper pattern paper, and I wish I had at least 2 more sheets, haha.  Don’t forget to check out these awesome kits, as well as check out the new January 2020 kits on the Hip Kit Club website.  

Happy Tuesday, and Happy birthday to my sister Jin!

December Daily 2019, days 21 & 22, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Happy 2020!

Today I’m sharing days 21 & 22 of my December Daily 2019 album. I am slowly, but surely making some progress! I used the HKC December Documented 2019 kit, as well as the November & December 2019 Hip Kits.

I filmed a process video on my YT channel (junglebarrya):

For day 21, the girls decorated gingerbread houses. I chose the 4 3×4 pocket page for the left, and the 2 4×6 pocket page on the right. I am definitely a photo heavy scrapbooker, so there are tons of photos. I didn’t leave myself enough room to journal, so I ended up handwriting my journaling in the white space of one of my photos.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE HACK: If you buy a gingerbread house kit where the house is NOT preassembled, use a hot glue gun to assemble your houses for a faster and stronger hold, then cover the seams with frosting!

I stamped my number using the HKC exclusive stamp set (from the DD kit) and die cut it with a metal tag die, then added a date stamp just as I’ve been doing on previous pages. I love the continuity of the dates. I used a house snowglobe because I thought it was fit a page about gingerbread houses.

For my day 22, I made a spread about wrapping gifts:

On the right, I have a large 6×8 photo of some of the wrapped presents. On the left side, I had the back side of day 21, with the 2 4×6, to fill. I used the beautiful Crate Paper foiled pattern paper from the HKC December paper kit. I typed my journaling on my typewriter, and adhered it to the pattern paper.

For the bottom 4×6 slot, I used a journaling card from the DD kit that says “santa’s coming.” I decided to stamp and gold heat emboss my number on one of the tags that I used for wrapping presents. (The gift tags are from Target a few years ago.) Like my other tags, I also added the date stamp. I decided to use ribbon that I had left over from gift wrapping as well.

For the large photo, I wanted it to stay out of the page protector, so I made little hole punched ring tabs by trimming down a HKC journaling card, and hole punching.

I really am loving everything in my DD album so far. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your pages!

Happy Friday!

December Daily, days 19 & 20, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple more pages in my 2019 December Documented album.  I’m still using my Hip Kit Club December Documented kit, and this is my first time using the new December 2019 kits.  I will most likely keep using some pieces of my November 2019 kits, because I want to keep my album cohesive, but I’m loving how all these kits go together so well!  

In my previous assignments, I had mentioned that I am behind, and working out of order, but I am so pleased that I’m making some progress on my DD album!  I am sharing days 19 & 20 today.

I was challenged to use some of my favorite products, and I have to say that I have been loving the number stamp set in the DD kit, the journaling cards, and the build a scene bits ephemera pack (white diecuts).  

For day 19, I am documenting some very special happy mail that I got all the way from Denmark.  (Thank you again Hanne!)

On the left side, I have a full size photo that I cut into a tag.  I made a 19 date tag with the number stamp set, and put a gold ribbon through the tags.

On the left side, I made a double pocket page using a Crate Paper pattern paper from the December Main kit, and some velum.  I filled my pockets with some of the packaging from the chocolate boxes that my friend sent me, as well as a photo strip, and my journaling.  I used a 4×6 journaling card from the December PL kit.  I carefully peeled off the stamps from the package, and adhered it to my journaling card, so it looks like a postcard!

For Day 20, I documented my middle daughter’s holiday party at school.

On the left side, I used the pretty pink plaid pattern paper from Pretty Little Studio (from the Dec 2019 Main kit).  I made a little embellishment banner using some really cute items.  I mad a number date tag, I used one of the snowflakes from the build a scene ephemera pack, I used a few Pinkfresh Studio stickers (from the DD kit), and I fussy cut some pieces from the Crate Paper cut apart pattern paper (from the Dec Main kit).  I really love how this one turned out!  The little gingerbread man is a HKC exclusive from the ephemera pack (Nov kit).

On the other side, I did a 4 3×4 pocket page spread.  I have a 2 photos, and 2 journaling cards. 

I really love how my DD spreads turned out, and I hope you do too.  I hope I’ve inspired you to keep working on, finish, or even start your December Documented albums. 

Happy Saturday!

December Daily 2019, day 12, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends! I’m back with another December Daily 2019 post. I am using a combination of the Hip Kit Club 2019 December Documented kit and the November kits.  

As I mentioned in my last DD blog post, I am a bit behind on my DD album this year, and I’m working out of order. Today, I’m sharing my day 12.

I filmed a process video on my YT channel if you’re interested:

On the 12th, I was feeling pretty strongly with Mom Guilt. I had been looking through previous DD albums, and I commented on my daughters’ cute crafty projects. I also noted that I hadn’t really done anything like that with my youngest daughter yet, so I decided to give her some one-on-one time. I already had a holiday necklace kit that I bought a couple weeks ago, so she got to make the necklace, with minor help from me, and we made a paper pieced Christmas tree. It was her first time using scissors, so she was extra excited! Not only was she excited to cut and glue, but I got to keep the end result for my album, lol!

I wanted to stick her craft project right into my album, so you can feel the texture. I needed something to back the project with, and at first, I was considering a pattern paper, but I decided to make my own by stamping with the HKC exclusive stamp set from the November 2019 PL kit.

I also needed a place for my number, so I stamped 12 with the number stamp set from the HKC DD kit on a HKC exclusive journaling card, and heat embossed it with the gold embossing powder that came in the DD festive color kit. I added a HKC exclusive puffy sticker sentiment, and then I diecut it with a tag die.

The ink I used is AE Rose Garden, and the tag I used is the Pinkfresh Studio Fillable tag with pocket die set.

On the left side, I have a full page photo of my daughter proudly sporting her new necklace. I wanted to add just a little something, so I used the HKC exclusive puffy stickers, and put the word MERRY at the top.

Once you flip the number insert, you’ll see my daughter’s tree craft on the left, and more photos and my journaling on the right.

I just love how clean and simple it looks…just my style! I used a HKC exclusive journaling card to write my journaling. I also added a chipboard banner sticker to the 4×6 photo.

I love how my day 12 spread turned out! I also love that I was able to incorporate my love for stamping into my DD album.

I hope I’ve inspired you to work on your DD album as well. If you’re right on track, that’s awesome, but don’t worry if you’re behind…I’m right there with you, ha!

I can’t believe Christmas is in just 5 days! I’m not ready, haha!

Have an awesome Friday!

December Daily 2019, days 1 & 7

Hi friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple spreads from my December Daily album.  I am using a combination of the Hip Kit Club 2019 December Documented kit and the November kits.  

I have to admit that it’s been slow going with my DD album so far this year.  I have been incredibly indecisive, and have been making rookie mistakes (like punching holes on the wrong side of the paper), BUT I have my Day 1 and Day 7 to share with you today, and I have to say that I love the way they turned out!

I was challenged to use vellum or acetate on my layout.  When I saw the snowflake acetate in the DD kit, I knew it was perfect for my Day 1 spread.  We went to go see Frozen II on December 1st.  I used the HKC exclusive pink pattern paper (from the November Main kit), and trimmed it down to about 4 1/2 x 8 in as a base for my pocket page.  I trimmed down the snowflake acetate to about 5 x 4 1/2 in, scored 1/4 in from each side and the bottom, then folded and adhered them behind the pink pattern paper.  

This is actually the 2nd pocket page that I made.  The first one had most of the pretty snowflakes, but I punched the holes on the left side out of habit, instead of the right side.  I still had enough acetate to make it again though, with one sparkly snowflake.  

Since it’s clear acetate, it’s hard to tell that there’s a pocket in the photographs, but if you look closely, the acetate makes the pink pattern paper look darker.  (My acetate goes up to right under the first set of holes.)  I filled it with photos from a photobooth they had at the theatre, a copy of our digital tickets, a photo of the movie poster, and a journaling card.  I typed up my journaling on a 4 x 6 card from the November Pocket Life kit, trimmed it down a little, then added a ribbon tab.  (The ribbon is included in the DD kit.)

For the other side of my Day 1 spread, I documented my husband and girls putting up the Christmas lights on the house.

If you watched my previous video on my YT channel, I had made a different spread for day 1, but I mentioned that it would probably change since I pre-filmed.  I made the number 1 tag on that video, so I’m reusing it on this page.  I used the HKC exclusive stamp set from the DD kit, and gold embossing powder from the DD Festive Color kit to make my tag.  I put the tag on a different PL card.  This snowflake card was a 3 x 8 card that I cut it half.  I thought it tied in both sides of the spread perfectly with the snowflakes and colors.

For my Day 7, I documented a crafty movie night with my 2 younger girls:

On the left side, I hand wrote my journaling on a PL card.  I love the cards with lines on them… I can never keep my handwriting straight, haha!  I added the sticker from Pinkfresh Studio, and added a little machine stitching.  I also printed out another movie poster from the movie we watched: Abominable.  It was really cute!

On the right side, I kept it pretty simple with two 4 x 6 photos.  I put the 3 photos together in photoshop for the top image, but you could just trim your photos and glue them to a piece of cardstock or 4 x 6 card.  To the top of this photo, I added a little bit of washi tape, with a gold scalloped pattern on it (it was from a Hip Kit earlier this year), and a Pinkfresh Studio sticker.

I created another number tag, just like I made for day 1, for day 7.

I hope you like the way my DD spreads turned out.  I love how clean and graphic my pages turned out.  I mentioned at the beginning of my post that I was having a hard time starting my DD album.  I think I was trying to push myself to use all.the.things.  I’ve seen lots of beautiful spreads with lots of product on them, but it’s just not my style.  Once I let myself be minimalistic with embellishments, I loved the end result.  I know it’s so easy to get caught up in the comparison game, but you have to stay true to your own style.

Don’t forget to check out all these amazing kits on the Hip Kit Club website!  I’ll be back soon with more of my DD album.

Happy Saturday!

December Daily 2019 cover page & Day 1, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends! I’m so excited to be sharing a December Daily post! I am using the Hip Kit Club December Documented kits, as well as the November 2019 kits. I am sharing my Cover page, and my Day 1.

I filmed a process video on my YT channel (junglebarrya) if you’re interested:

For my cover page, I started with the cutfile. I used my silhouette machine to cut Merry Christmas 3 times from black cardstock. The cut file is a Hip Kit Club exclusive, and can be found on their website. I glued the 3 right on top of each other, creating my own chipboard piece.

I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to 6×8, then added wonky circles with my sewing machine. Next, I stamped the 2019, using the HKC exclusive stamp set included in the DD kit. I glued on the Merry Christmas cutfile, then added a few stars.

For my Day 1, I decided to write the story about how I was so excited to shop for and decorate our new hutch. I love collecting these tiny houses, and I love the little scene that I created.

Since I had to pre-film my video before December started, I chose this as my Day 1, but this story might get moved to Day 2. We took the girls to watch Frozen II on Sunday Dec 1, so that will be the story of Day 1.

So I chose the page protector with one 4×6 spots and 2 3×4 spots since I already had the 4×6 photo printed. I chose the “shine bright” journaling card from the DD kit, and printed my journaling on it. For the other journaling card, I chose the periwinkle card with tiny white stars. I made the little 1 ta, by heat embossing with gold embossing powder, and using the 1 stamp from the HKC exclusive stamp set. I also used the red Lindy’s powder to make that floral star red.

For the other side, I trimmed down the light blue cardstock from the CS kit to 6×8, and then used on of the HKC exclusive stencils from the DD kit and texture paste, leaving me with textured white stars. I really loved the houses in the ephemera pack. You can leave them white as is, or you can add mixed media to them (like I did to the floral star). I machine stitched through the big house, and popped the other 2 up with foam squares.

I am so excited with how my pages turned out! This is my 10th album, and I am still loving this project. I hope you like my pages as well. If you’re interested in my other DD pages, just click on the December Daily category or tag, or search it on my blog.

Happy Friday!

Hey Santa, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created with the November 2019 Hip Kits, and a cutfile.

We saw Santa twice in 2015.  My daughter get her new glasses the day after we visited Santa.  She asked if we could go see Santa again and take a picture with her glasses, so we saw him twice.  I am just documenting that story.  

I decided to use the star wreath cutfile, which will be available on the website soon.  I backed it with various pink and red HKC exclusive pattern paper from the Main Kit.  I machine stitched around 3 of the stars to add some more texture to the cutfile.

On another piece of pattern paper, I stitched around and around in a wonky circle with my sewing machine.  Then I added some splatters; I used the pink Lindy’s magical powder from the Color kit, as well as the Jen Hadfield gold mist (which is pretty much the same thing as Heidi’s gold color shine, yay!) from the DD Festive Color kit.  

I adhered the cutfile to the background with foam squares once the splatters were dry, and then adhered my photos, which I backed with cardstock from the Cardstock kit.  

Next, I added my title using the HKC exclusive alpha that was included in the Main Kit.  I love the color and font of this alpha…so festive!  I adhered my journaling strips before embellishing to make sure I had enough room.

To embellish the layout, I added a few more stars.  I stamped some stars on the background using the HKC exclusive stamp set from the Pocket Life kit.  I also added a couple white star stickers, and a red puffy heart stickers. 

I decided to add the cute little Santa ephemera piece (from the Main Kit) to the bottom left of my layout, since it was a layout about Santa, and a few presents to the top right.

True to my style, I decided to keep my embellishments to a minimum, and my layout is complete!  I love the way this one turned out, and I really hope you do too.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out all these gorgeous kits on the Kip Kit Club website.  

Happy Friday!