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 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!

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!

3 Holiday cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m sharing 3 holiday cards that I made with the November 2019 kits from Hip Kit Club.

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

I started by playing around with the mixed media. I didn’t really have a plan in mind, but I thought I would use the stencil and the Lindy’s powders from the color kit first, so everything would be dry by the time I had some ideas. All my cardbases are made from cardstock from the Cardstock kit. Also, all the sentiments for my card are on the HKC exclusive stamp set, which is included in the Pocket Life kit.

For my first card, I made a Joy ornament card.

I used patten paper strips that I cut from HKC exclusive pattern paper. Next, I die cut 3 circles from a trimmed down piece of white cardstock. I stamped Joy on the white cardstock with Versafine ink, and heat set it with white embossing powder for that shine texture. I adhered the white cardstock to the pattern paper strip background with foam tape, and then the entire panel to a card base. To finish off my card, I made 3 of the fabric bows that come in the Main kit, and glued them on above the circles.

For my next card, I used a couple of cute cardstock ephemera pieces from the HKC exclusive ephemera pack (also from the Main kit).

I trimmed down the mixed media piece that I made with the Lindy’s magical powders and the stencil and texture paste, and adhered it to the right side of my card. I also added a strip of pattern paper. I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark ink, and heat set it with white embossing powder.

For my last card, I used a cute deer from the same ephemera pack.

I used a piece of pattern paper, as well as one of the mixed media pieces that I made using the stencil and white texture paste. I decided to use gold embossing powder for the sentiment this time, and I love how it turned out!

I hope you like my cards just as much as I do. For a more detailed look at my cardmaking process, I hope you will check out my video. Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website for these gorgeous kits. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

Thankful, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends! Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the Hip Kit Club November 2019 moodboard. I am using my October 2019 Hip Kits, and I am still loving all the exclusive products!!!

Here is the moodboard:

I was inspired most by the image on the top right, with the paint brushes and the ombre pink paint. I decided to apply that to my layout. I used 2 pink paint colors from Vicki Boutin, which we recieved in a previous color kit, white gesso, and a slightly damp paint brush. To try to minimize warping, I used some thicker Bazzil white cardstock.

Once the paint was dry, I added the photo, which I backed with an Amy Tangerine pattern paper, and my title.

True to my style, I used a minimal amount of embellishments. I adhered the pumpkin ephemera piece and a cut little fox, both of which are HKC exclusives.

I also added a few of the trees that are in this kit…a few are fussy cut from a Paige Evans pattern paper, and a few are from the HKC exclusive chipboard sticker sheet. I absolutely love the look of these trees! I have been itching to get them on a layout, and I’m glad I finally did!

I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out these Hip Kits!

Happy Tuesday!

Create, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the October 2019 Hip Kits. I was challenged to use the main kit along with the cardstock kit only (although I did forget about this while creating my layout), to use punches, and to include stitching.

I scrapped photos of my daughter on picture day, and her monochromatic self portrait that she made at school. I love her cute little drawing, and I love that their assignment was to keep it monochromatic!

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

I started out by cutting the different colored strips from an Amy Tangerine pattern paper. Then I used some old punches from my stash to add a decorative border to each color strip.

On a piece of white cardstock, I used some Shimmerz sprays, which are all from previous Hip Kit Club color kits, to add splatters in a rainbow pattern to coordinate with the pattern papers. Once dry, I adhered the pattern paper strips, and added some machine stitching with coordinating thread colors.

I backed my photos with journaling cards from the Pocket Life kit (here’s where I forgot about the Main Kit only part), and adhered them to the layout with foam squares.

I used some of the HKC exclusive black puffy alpha for my title. I like the bold block style letters.

Next, I decided to add my journaling strips, just to be sure to leave myself room for them. I then embellished with flowers and hearts from the HKC exclusive chipboard sticker sheet. I love all the cute little images! I also embellished with a few puffy stickers (again, which are not part of the main kit).

I really love how my layout turned out. I think the fun colorful strips are fitting for my art photos. Don’t forget to stop by the Hip Kit Club website for all the kit goodies, and I hope you’ll check out my process video.

Happy Saturday!