One More Chapter Mini Album, featuring Hip Kit Club, and a YT flip through video

Hello crafty friends!  How are you?

I was challenged to make a mini album for my Hip Kit Club project this week.  Today, I’m sharing an envelope mini album that I made using the October 2018 Hip Kits.  I used the Main kit, Project Life kit, and the Embellishment kit.

I created a mini album for my 8 year old girl; I wanted to make something special for her to get excited about reading.  She is an excellent, accelerated reader, but she doesn’t really enjoy reading [YET].  My older daughter and I love to read, and I wanted her to get excited about reading too.

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I have a YouTube video, where I flip through the album, and I also include a little tutorial on how to use the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to make your own envelopes.  I have close up photos at the end of the video as well.

 

I knew I wanted to use some of the HKC exclusive project life cards in this mini album.  I also wanted to include different sized pieces, and interactive pieces that my daughter could add to herself.  I remembered that I had the We R MK 1-2-3 Punchboard, and I wanted to use that to make custom envelopes to include in my mini album.

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I chose some cute papers from the kit to make my envelopes.  I also chose a few Project Life cards, and along with the envelopes, they became the foundation pages of my mini album.

I embellished the pages with stickers, die cuts, tags that I fussy cut from a Paige Evans paper, and I loved using the Heidi Swapp stamp set that was included in the Project Life kit.

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I included a few reading quotes that I found on Pinterest, and a few photos of my daughter.  I made sure to leave some of the pages blank, so that she could fill them in herself.

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In one of the envelopes, I wrote a letter to my daughter, telling her how wonderful she is, and that I encourage her to read.  In the other envelopes, I left some blank cardstock pieces, and a few journaling tags for her to fill out or draw pictures about her favorite books.

I really love how this project turned out, and I can’t wait to see what my daughter does with it!  I hope you like my project, and I hope you are inspired to get crafty!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Sunday!

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You’re the best cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of cards I made using the June 2018 Hip Kit Club kits.  I was challenged to use the Vicki Boutin stamps and dies from this month’s Color kit, and I decided it was a perfect opportunity to make handmade cards.

Here are the cards I created:

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I used the Bazzill marshmallow white cardstock from this month’s Cardstock kit, which has a bit of weight to it, so it’s perfect for mixed media and coloring.  I used the HKC exclusive b&w plaid paper from this month’s Main kit, and the Pinkfresh Studio enamel dots from the Project Life kit.

I also used some past HKC color kits to make my cards.  I love getting the color kits, because you get so much use out of them!

Card 1:

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For this card, I stamped the images on the Bazzill cardstock with Memento tuxedo black ink, and colored them with Copic markers.  Then, I die cut the flowers using the included metal dies and fussy cut the leaves and butterflies.  On the background, I used a stencil that was included in the April Color kit, and white texture paste that I mixed with a little Distress Oxide ink in the color Cracked Pistachio, which was included in the February Color kit.  It’s hard to tell in the photos, but I created a bit of an ombre effect, more color on the bottom fading to almost white on top.  I love the way it came out!

Card 2:

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For this card, I stamped the images on the Bazzill cardstock with Versamark ink, and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder which was included in the November 2017 Color kit.  Then I colored in the images with Vicki Boutin watercolor paints, which were in the March Color kit.  I splashed some watered down white acrylic paint on the flowers.  Once dry, I die cut the flowers with the coordinating metal dies.  For the background, I chose the HKC exclusive b&w plaid paper.  I also added some pink and black enamel dots to finish off the card.

For both sentiments, I stamped the “you’re the best” sentiment from the Vicki Boutin stamp set, and heat embossed it with Versamark ink and white embossing powder on black cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out into a banner shape, and adhered it to my cards using foam squares.

That’s it for me today!  I hope I inspired you to get crafty!  Even though I used these stamped and colored images on handmade cards, they would totally work on scrapbook layouts too!

Happy Friday!

XOXO, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I created with my June 2018 Hip kits and inspiration from this month’s HKC mood board.

Here is the mood board:

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I was really inspired by the section with all the black & white pieces.  I knew I wanted to create something based on that.

Here is what I created:

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I knew I wanted to create a wall of b&w circles on the background, so I used the HKC exclusive b&w plaid paper, an exclusive PL card, and a little piece of Pinkfresh Studio paper.  Since I didn’t have too many b&w pattern paper options, I decided to make my own using white cardstock, black ink, and the Vicki Boutin stamps included in this month’s HKC color kit.

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I chose to use a photo from last year’s bluebonnet photo session, because the colors matched perfectly with the Pinkfresh Studio embellishments I wanted to use.

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I used bits and pieces from the Hip Kit Club June 2018 Main kit, Color kit, Project Life kit, and Embellishment kit.  I love how all the kits coordinate so well with each other!

That’s it for me…I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own pattern paper with stamps!

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

Hello Little Me, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!  I have a Hip Kit Club layout to share with you.  I was challenged to use the Pretty Little Studio acetate paper from the Paper Kit.  I used theJune 2018 Hip Kit Club  Cardstock KitColor KitProject Life Kit, the gold puffy hearts from the Embellishment Kit, and the papers found in the Main Kit or Paper Kit.

I was cleaning out my scrap room, and I came across these tiny little photos of me when I was in Elementary school.  I don’t think my daughters have seen these particular photos, so I decided to scrap them.  That way, they’ll be in our family album for them to enjoy, haha.  (Look at me and my fancy puffed sleeves!  Anne of GG would be so proud!)

Here’s what I came up with:

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I made tags with some of the papers in the kits, including the acetate paper.  (Tip: I added adhesive to the acetate only where I knew it would be hidden by the photo.)  I also used the papers to layer different sized circles that I die cut and machine stitched.

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I embellished with flowers, some are Pinkfresh Studio ephemera, and there are a couple that I stamped using the Vicki Boutin stamps included in the color kit.  Then I finished with a few Pinkfresh Studio enamel dots and puffy gold hearts.

Here’s a closer look at the story:

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That’s it for me today!  I hope you liked walking down memory lane with me, and I hope I inspired you to get crafty.

Happy Friday!

You are Beautiful to Me, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I have a layout to share with you using the May 2018 Hip Kits.  I am using the Main kit, Color kit, Project Life kit, Embellishment kit, and Cardstock kit.  I was challenged to use the HKC exclusive scalloped pattern paper & the Amy Tangerine sticker book.  However, I loved the HKC scalloped paper so much that I used most of it up, which you can see here & here, and only had a few scraps left… which led me to another challenge: using your scraps.

Here is what I came up with:

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The photo is my Mom, my 3 girls, and I on Mother’s day a couple weeks ago.  I love this picture so much.  My journaling says “My mother has 3 girls, & now I do too.  We are a family of girls, & I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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Using the 3 circle dies that were included with the Vicki Boutin stamp set (from this month’s color kit), I die cut circles from the HKC scalloped paper scraps, as well as a couple other pattern paper scraps.  I also used a little circle punch to get as much use as the scraps I could get.  I stamped some of the images from the VB set on some of this month’s cardstock colors with black ink, and die cut those with the dies as well.

I planned to layer the circles, overlapping some, and popping some up with foam squares.  I also knew I wanted to add machine stitching to some of the circles.  After laying everything out, I took it all off and started my background.  I added paint splatters and stamping to my background using the Vicki Boutin paints as well as some Distress Oxide inks we got in previous color kits.

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Once dry, I started putting my layout together.  To incorporate the Amy Tangerine stickers in a more dimensional way, I stuck the stickers to white cardstock, and fussy cut them out.  That way I could attach them with foam dots, and bend up the wings on the butterflies.

My title is a combination of an Amy Tangerine sticker and the Pink Paislee mini alpha thickers.

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I finished my layout by trimming and mounting it on a piece of black and white striped pattern paper by Heidi Swapp.

I also added tiny phrase stickers, yellow puffy heart stickers, and enamel dots.

I hope I’ve inspired you to use some of your paper scraps.  I love how this project turned out.

Happy Friday!

Seaworld Getaway, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I have a layout to share with you that I created for sketch Friday on the Hip Kit Club blog.  I was also challenged to use a multi font title.  I am using the May 2018 Main Kit, Color Kit, Project Life Kit, and Embellishment kit,

Here is the sketch by fellow DT member Tanya:

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I have had these Seaworld photos on my desk since 2015…yes 2015!  Ha!  That’s the last time we went to Seaworld…we may have to go again when little Ruby gets a bit older.  When I saw the photo strips on this week’s sketch, I knew it would be perfect for my layout since I had so many photos.  (I had even more photos, but I weeded some out, lol!)

Here is my take on the sketch:

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I stayed pretty true to the design.  I used 3 photos instead of 4, and moved the title.

I did a little bit of mixed media work on the background.  I used the dotted Heidi Swapp lace paper as a stencil with the Vicki Boutin paints.  The colors are perfect for that Hip Kit Club exclusive pattern paper.  I love that paper!  You better believe I gutted that baby!

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I love the look of mixed font titles!  I’m pretty picky about what fonts go together, but I think these look great together!  I used the Crate Paper glitter word thickers and the Pink Paislee mini alpha thickers to create my title.  I love that the PP mini thickers come with both a gold and rose gold side!  I also love that the foam on the rose gold letters is a deep blue!

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I kept the embellishments really simple since the photos take up most of the page.  I added just a few embellishments: the Pretty Little Studio mini word stickers, enamel dots, Simple Stories chipboard hearts, and Amy Tangerine clear butterfly stickers.

That’s it for me!  I hope I inspired you to play along in our sketch challenge…you still have plenty of time to join in!  Make sure you head over to the Hip Kit Club Group page on Facebook for details on how you participate in the challenge, get inspiration, and win a gift certificate to the Hip Kit Club store!

Happy Monday!

 

 

Jump baby Jump, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a layout inspired by the Hip Kit Club May 2018 mood board, and I am also incorporating colored cardstock.

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I was inspired by the Mood Board in several ways. The first thing that jumped out at me was the wreath- the circle, the flowers, and the natural elements of the wreath. I was also inspired by all the florals and colors of the mood board.

I am using some of my favorite photos of Ruby when she was a super chunky 4 month old in her jumper.  These photos are already more than a year old.  Where does the time go?!

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I started out by machine stitching a big circle over and over on my cardstock to echo the wreath. Then I added some stamping using the Vicki Boutin stamps from this month’s color kit and Distress Oxide ink.  I watered down some of the VB paint from the color kit and splattered it across the cardstock.

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Next, I backed my photos with some pattern paper and adhered them to the layout with foam tape for a little dimension.  I embellished the photos with the floral Simple Stories chipboard stickers, Amy tangerine clear butterfly stickers, and Bella Blvd puffy hearts. Since most of the elements were on the top right portion of my page, I wanted to bring something to the lower left side.  I added a small embellishment cluster, and I backed my cardstock with pattern paper, but only on the left and bottom sides.  To add a bit of the natural element of the wreath, I tied some natural twine on the Amy Tangerine tag.

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I chose to use the Bazzill blossom cardstock from the May 2018 cardstock kit. I also used the May 2018 Main kit, Project Life kit, Embellishment kit, and Color kit.

I love how my layout turned out. I hope you do too!

Happy Friday!