Adore, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my last project for Hip Kit Club (for now at least). I have just been feeling overwhelmed with my schedule, especially with 3 girls, so I needed a little break. Hopefully, Kimberly will have me back on the team when I am ready.

For my layout, I was challenged to use a cutfile. I used the HKC February 2020 subscriber cutfile called Floral Heart. You can find it on the HKC website. I used my January 2020 Hip Kits for this layout.

I cut the cutfile with white cardstock. I really loved the variety of flowers on the cutfile, so I wanted to highlight that. I left some of the flowers white and open, I painted some of the flowers with light pink, and I backed a few of the flowers with pattern paper.

I chose the shimmery blue cardstock for the background, because it matched my 2nd daughters dress. In fact, my entire layout seems to match her dress, LOL!

The photo is from a wedding that we recently went to. The wedding was beautiful, and my girlies looked so cute!

Since the cutfile is big and pretty busy, I didn’t want to overwhelm the layout with too many embellishments. I backed my photo with a couple pattern paper layers, then adhered it to the layout with foam tape. I embellished with just a few Pinkfresh Studio floral ephemera, and a small “adore” puffy title.

I really love how this layout turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you to use a cutfile on your next layout.

Happy Thursday!

3 spring cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing 3 cards that I made using the January 2020 Hip Kit Club kits.

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

I thought it would be fun to show how I used pieces that I had left over from other projects to make these cards.

For the first card, I used the left over rainbow from the Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper to create a St. Patrick’s Day card.

I added lots of texture with machine stitching, rough edges, and dimension.

Here is the layout that I had the leftover rainbow pieces from:

For my next card, I actually made a mistake by not cutting off the branding strip on the cardstock before trimming my cardbase. I ended up trimming off the card base to one side so that the inside of the card shows a little bit. I filled the inside with the blue constellation pattern paper.

I had leftover layered stitched hearts, so I used those on this card. The sentiments are from the Pinkfresh Studio ephemera pack.

Here is the layout I had the leftover layered hearts from:

For the final card, I decided to make a bow from Pinkfresh Studio. I demonstrate how to make a bow in the video, if you’re unsure.

I decided to keep this one clean and simple. I used a Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper for my background, and since it’s pretty busy, I added a sentiment, a bow, and a few glittered enamel dots.

I’m so thrilled with how my cards turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you to use some of your scrappy leftovers to make some cute cards!

Happy Sunday!

Love, recipe challenge layout featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

I created a layout using the awesome January 2020 Hip Kits for the Hip Kit Club weekly challenge. This week’s challenge is a recipe challenge. The recipe includes: layered hearts, stitching, frame, black & white accent, sparkle, and fussy cutting. I managed to include all of the recipe “ingredients,” as well as a HKC exclusive cut file.

I started out by cutting the heart background HKC subscriber cut file out of white cardstock. I just wanted a little bit of texture on my layout, so I kept it tone on tone, and I glued the center portions straight to the cardstock. I also ripped one side of the cardstock, and added a black & white striped pattern paper border to the right. Next, I worked on the recipe items.

I had some layered hearts left over from one of my previous layouts, but I did make one more. I also fussy cut some of the speech bubbles from a Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper.

I added my photo, backed by some PFS pattern paper and a HKC exclusive 4×6 card. I also tucked in 2 PFS chipboard frames.

For the sparkle, I chose a glittery title from the Pink Paislee thickers sheet. I also added a few glitter enamel hearts.

I love how this layout turned out, and I hope you’ll play along with our recipe challenge! 

Happy Sunday!

Wild Child, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the fabulous January 2020 Hip Kit Club kits. I was challenged to make a moodboard inspired layout, and I loved the rainbow image in the February moodboard… Also, all the hearts!

Here is what I created:

I started by fussy cutting the rainbow from a Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper, and I added lots of machine stitching in coordinating colors to add interest and texture. I chose the shimmery aqua colored cardstock for my background, and I added some white splatters. I adhered the rainbow with foam squares.

Then, I added my photo and title using the white puffy alpha stickers from Pinkfresh Studio. I hand wrote my journaling directly onto the rainbow.

I embellished with the heart lollipop sticker and glitter enamel hearts. I also fussy cut speech bubbles from another Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper, and adhered them to the layout.

I really love how my layout turned out…the photo of my daughter is one of my favorites! Haha! I hope I inspired you to get crafty, and don’t forget to check out the kits on the Hip Kit Club website!

Happy Tuesday!

It’s 2020, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a layout that I created for Hip Kit Club. I was challenged to create a monochromatic layout with a pop of color using the January 2020 Hip Kit Club Main kit only.

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

I used a Hip Kit Club exclusive cutfile that you can find on the Hip Kit Club website. I backed the cutfile with a few blue pattern papers from Pinkfresh Studio. I also used yellow as my pop of color because I wanted the 2020 to pop against the layout.

I used blue cardstock for my background, and this cardstock has a shimmery quality to it that is really cool. I added some white ink splatters before adhering the cutfile with foam squares.

I adhered my photos: one to the upper right, and 2 towards the bottom left. I also fussy cut some speech bubbles from a Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper for my journaling.

Since the cutfile is so big, I didn’t want to add too many embellishments. I’m usually a minimal scrapbooker anyway, and I like a clean graphic look. I added some Pinkfresh Studio embellishments, Pink Paisley glitter enamel dot and heart, and some stars that I punched from pattern paper.

This monochromatic theme was challenging, but I love the end result! You should give it a try! I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafting!

Happy Saturday!

Smile, scrapbook layout featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my first layout using the January 2020 Hip Kit Club kits. I made this layout for sketch Friday on the Hip Kit Club Group FB page.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

Along with inspiration from the sketch, I was challenged to use hearts on my layout, and boy did I deliver the hearts. Haha! I made some layered hearts, which is a favorite embellishment of mine. You can see some examples of them here and here.

I started with the paint in the background. I tried to match the colors in the rainbow stripe pattern paper from Pinkfresh Studio. Since the paint warped my paper a little, I added some machine stitching in coordinating colors.

Next, I added my photos with thin foam squares, and then added my layered hearts. I also added some hearts from the kit. The squishy hearts and glitter enamel hearts are from Pink Paisley, and the puffy hearts are from Pinkfresh Studio.

Next, I added the “smile” title, which is a Pinkfresh Studio puffy word sticker, and my short and sweet journaling.

I’m so glad I scrapped these photos of my youngest when she was 6 months old (She is 3 now, laugh out loud). Just look at her gummy smile!

I really love how my layout turned out, and I hope I’ve given you some inspiration! Don’t forget to stop by the Hip Kit Club Group FB page (linked above) to participate in the sketch challenge. You could win a $10 gift card!

Happy Sunday!

3 winter cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing 3 cards that I made using the December 2019 Hip Kit Club kits.

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

I was challenged to create cards with interactive elements, and when I think of interactive cards, I immediately think of shaker cards. They are my favorite to make!

For my wintery background, I ink blended Distress Oxide inks. I also white heat embossed white snowflakes using the Crate Paper stamp set. To fill my shaker, I used sequins and fake snow that I got from the craft store. The sentiment bubble, snowman, and penguin are Hip Kit Club exclusive ephermera.

For my next card, I made a vellum envelope using my WeRMK 123 punchboard.

I used a Hip Kit Club exclusive tag, and the stickers on the tag are HKC exclusives as well. The background paper and the foiled stars are from Crate Paper.

For my last card, I decided to make a winter Valentine card. I made a heart shaped card.

The background paper is from Heidi Swapp, and I stamped some more of the same Crate Paper snowflakes using Distress Oxide ink. The snowpeople are fussy cut from Crate Paper paper. The “warm hearts” sentiment and red heart are from the HKC exclusive ephemera pack.

I hope you like how my cards turned out. For a more in-depth process explanation, I encourage you to check out my video. Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website for all these kit goodies!

Happy Wednesday!

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!