Hello friends! I was challenged to create an interactive project using the Hip Kit Club March 2019 Main kit. When I think of interactive elements, I immediately think of pockets and sequin shaker elements. I decided to make a mini album of our recent Spring Break vacation, and I used a HKC free subscriber cut file from February called Candy Hearts, which you can access from the Hip Kit Club website. I love the mason jar, and it’s perfect for a shaker element! The shape is also the perfect size for a shaped mini album.
First, I cut the mason jars from white, pink, and blue cardstock (from the March Cardstock kit) using my Silhouette Cameo.
I also cut just the outline of the jar on a scrap piece of cardstock, so I could use it as a template for pattern paper. The shape of the jar is so simple, I was fine tracing and fussy cutting it from the paper, instead of sending each pattern paper through the silhouette machine. Once I had everything cut, I figured out where I wanted each jar to go, and I adhered them back to back. I added my photos, and then added a lot of embellishments. I absolutely love the Hip Kit Club Exclusive ephemera pack…it was perfect for my mini album!
For the first interactive element, I created a pocket. I just traced the lower half of a mason jar on a piece of pattern paper. I cut the top off in a diagonal, and I adhered it to the back using my sewing machine.
I love that Heidi Swapp watercolor pattern paper. I have used it on all of my projects, and I only have tiny scraps left! For the next interactive element, I created a shaker. I used clear acetate (you could recycle clear plastic packaging), thins strips of foam tape, and sequins to create my shaker. It’s such a fun element, and I know my girls will love flipping through this mini!
I really like to fill up the pages in my minis with lots of photos and embellishments. I also like to add interest with different textures and finishes. The mini hearts and the epoxy thinkers add the perfect hint of shine.
I added even more texture to the mini album by adding machine stitching, and distressing some of the edges on the jars and ephemera.
To finish off my album. I punched a hole in the jars, added them onto a ring, and then added a shiny ribbon.
It was so much fun creating this little mini album. I hope you were inspired by my project.