I am proud to announce the latest Hip Kit Club creative team!!
What an amazingly talented group! They should be receiving their October Hip Kits shortly and will begin sharing their first projects within the next couple of weeks. I can’t wait! Please join me in welcoming both our new & returning design team members. I am so thrilled to be returning with new responsibilities as the DT co-ordinator. I am so looking forward to working with the amazing group of crafty ladies!
I love where we live! I love our old house & I love our beautiful wild lane on the mountain but most of all I love our neighbours! Over the last 3 years they have become more than neighbours to us, they are as close as family. So when I saw the adorable Crate paper houses patterned paper…I knew exactly what I wanted to capture on this layout. Admittedly it was a difficult page design to pull off, & I ended up fiddling & pushing things around a lot more than I usual do. Having so many specific things I wanted to add to it, made finding perfect tension between those elements challenging.
Grabbing supplies from the Main August kit, the Project Life kit, the Paper add-on kit, theEmbellishment kit, & the Color Kit…I started by fussy cutting some rows of houses from the Crate Paper: Cheerful paper. The left over piece of paper, I flipped over, cleaned up the cut edge into loose scallops & used the woodgrain as the next layer. Next came a strip of Botanical Sparkle from Pink Fresh Studio, I finished off with an aqua sparkly sky from Pink Fresh.
The gold dot vellum from Studio Calico, made the most perfect clouds, which I attached with staples & lifted with pop dots. Chipboard sentiments, die-cut stars & stickers took them to the next level! Together with the starry paper, they made the cutest sky-scape. Next came the layered title…a combination of foam alpha stickers , die-cuts from Craft Paper & puffy stickers. The mixture of elements is interesting and creates a great cluster left of my photo strips. The photo strip has loads of dimension. I doubled the strip & layered with die-cuts, a journal card, chipboard elements & patterned paper creating a cluster that holds loads of visual appeal. Next I positioned the fussy cut houses, attaching only the bottom edges of the strips, curling the roofs up a little to create height. Lastly I added a little cluster on the bottom right hand side of the page. The red heart & black paper strip adding the last of my color pops, balancing out the visual triangles within the design. I am thrilled with this page. Not only does it hold a ton of sentiment for me but I am so happy with the final design. I hope you have found this page inspiring? Remember we have a social forum if you would like to share your Hip Kits work. They are a wonderful supportive & chatty FB group of crafters…come & join us: HERE>>
Celebrating birthdays is an important thing in our home. It doesn’t necessarily means large expense…but definitely means big effort is put into making everyone feel hugely special. I decided to use that principle when creating this page about our daughters 11th birthday.
Using plain colored paper as the background gave my page a strong grounding, especially with the variety of different patterns used to make my birthday-themed, hand-made page accents.
Let’s start with the balloons:
Select x4 different papers.
Hand cut them into balloon shapes, they don’t have to be works of art Anything similar will work just fine, as they are layered into a grouping.
Cut a little white crescent shape for the hi-lights.
Tie a length of twine onto the bottom of each balloon.
Layer into a group using pop dots & tie the strings together at the bottom.
Add a little paper bow to cover the know & hide the adhesive.
Now the little party hats:
Cut x2 striped triangle shapes.
Using a scalloped edge punch, make some little decorative strips as trim for the bottom of the hats.
Use a few shapes from the ephemera pack to decorate.
Adhere to the page using pop dots for dimension.
And lastly the little birthday cake:
Taking a few patterned paper scraps, cut x3 layers for the cake.
Add some white scallops to emulate frosting.
Attach to the tag & add stickers numerals.
Using pop dots, adhere to the page, push dressmaking pins into the foam dots underneath, acting as candles.
Now that your accents are all made, assemble your page. A few scattered sequins add festive sparkle…and don’t forget some journaling & stitching to finish. I am so pleased with the result & even more pleased that even when creating a page on a budget, it doesn’t have to end up looking plain. I hope you have found this post inspiring!
Wanting to emphasise the feeling of joy on my layout, as I mentioned in my journaling…I settled on the words “Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!”, using them in a few ways.
Die-cut them out of vellum paper & then used the negative space paper as a mat under the photo.
The die-cut “Ha-ha’s” were also used as part of secondary titles, scattered around the page.
Using the uber cute striped alphas as seen in the May project life kit, I added more “Ha-ha’s” to the vellum title clusters.
I hand-cut the title ‘Laugh’ in black cardstock, creating a fabulous focal point!
This page has so much ‘Happy’ going on LOL!
For the main title, I hand-cut the letters as neatly as I could in black cardstock. Ironically, it is the imperfections in the wobbly letters that make them so cool. So if you are going to try this…relax…sketch them out loosely on the reverse side of the cardstock before-hand & let the scissors do all the work. It is so much fun!! After looking at the page again, I am convinced my inked wood veneer sentiment from Evalicious is the best part of the page. The x2 tone colors…make me seriously happy, & placed on top of the black title…what’s not to
I appreciate you stopping by the blog to take a look at my page. I hope you have found it inspirational. Remember to stop by the Hip Kit Club Member Forum to grab our monthly FREE cut-files, as well as hang out with some great crafty gals.
Who doesn’t have great photos & memories of happy times with friends…? Today I am sharing a page about just that…colorful memories that mean a lot to me & what better way to do that than with the gorgeous May Hip kit & add-ons!
The packs of loose embellishments included in theMay Embellishment kit from Pink Paislee & Evalicious were fabulous for creating little embellishment clusters. I used three clusters when designing my page layout, creating wonderful balance within my visual triangle.
Inspired by the gorgeous American Craft’s washi tape booklet included in the May Embellishment kit, I decided to make a handmade flower.
How I did it:
Cut a variety of washi tape strips from the booklet.
Cut the strips into x12 shortened pieces to make the petals.
Cut x3 patterned paper circles, the biggest at the bottom. Allowing a little of each pattern to peek out created a lovely layering, interesting centre for your flower.
Attach the petals on the back of the layered centre…and you are all done.
Using the stencils & paint from the May Color KitI added subtle texture & color interest around the page. Red splatters are a wonderful way to add bright areas of color. Next add journaling to one of Evalicious’s journal cards. I always buy the Project Life kit, even thought I don’t actually do any project life. The journal cards are so fabulous as well as the smaller packs of embellishments. They really add something a little special to my projects.
Once again I have enjoyed sharing my project with you. I hope it has inspired you in some way to try something new. If you are interested in securing a July kit & add-ons…make sure you have your order in so not to be disappointed. You are going to LOVE everything about it.
Today I are proud to reveal my newest two collections designed & created for Fancy Pants Designs!!
It is a dream come true for me!!
The first one: HAPPY PLACE is just as its name suggests, a happy, fun & eclectic mix of trendy motifs & patterns. You will find origami birds, graphic flowers, bold strips & hand drawn elements, teamed with fresh sentiments. Also you will notice I have introduced some BRAND NEW product lines to co-ordinate with Fancy Pants Designs product favorites that you know & love. They are fun & versatile, perfect for any crafting project!
I created this page using the NEW Happy Place products. Don’t you just love the BRAND NEW Puffy stickers & Shaped Label packs? Did you notice our NEW smaller sized Flair buttons?
Do you like pocket scrapbooking & brag cards? Take a look at these trendy cards, perfect for jotting down a memory or decorating your next craft project!
NEW RELEASE: WISH SEASON
The second one: WISH SEASON is a whimsical mixture of holiday & winter motifs and patterns. You will find wonderful, traditional holiday items with a modern twist, as well as unique, doodled characters, hand painted patterns & hand drawn elements. Also you will notice I have introduced some BRAND NEW product lines to co-ordinate with Fancy Pants Designs product favorites. I know you are going to love adding these items to your holiday, December daily & winter crafting projects.
I created another page using the NEW Wish Season products. Notice the super Countdown Label pack? Perfect for your December daily or paper craft projects; or the Faux Wood Chipboard elements & holiday themed Puffy Sticker items…they are a great way to add understated dimension & charm to your festive crafting.
Next, our adorable holiday charms; sweet little Deer Charm & Snow Dusted Trees. A great way to add that special 3 dimensional touch to everything from cards, to scrapbooking to home decor~ think mason jars, snow globes, ornaments and more!!
And last but not least, the latest Journal designs, in the NEW 8×8″& 4×4″sizes. These can’t-do-without Journals are perfect for all kinds of memory keeping, from notes to ideas, quotes to lists, as a gift or capturing holiday memories. These versatile Journals are co-ordinated with our WISH SEASON collection but not theme specific, so can be used for any occasion. AND, guess what is PERFECT for these fab journals?…DECEMBER DAILY ALBUMS! Add the Countdown Label Pack and other embellies to a journal…WOW…amazing new style and way to create your December Daily!
We know you are going to love our new collections as much as we do, so get ready & watch the press for details. Expect to see these lovely products hit stores in October-November! If you want them, please let your LSS store know so that they are on Fancy Pants Designs list…there are super limited quantities on these seasonal collections this year!
STORES: Please note that these products will be added to our online shoppe this week. We will be shipping based on order placement and will have LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE FOR THIS RELEASE! If you would like an order form prior to the shoppe update, please contact us and we will be happy to help you! We chose to ship these lines at a later date due to the limited quantity we will have available for the season… don’t miss out!
The good news is there is some of this product up for grabs...all you have to do is Let Fancy Pants Designs know what you think of these fab releases, and help them spread the word through Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter & Instagram and they’ll be picking TWO lucky winners to walk away with some of these goodies in the coming weeks!!! FOLLOW THIS LINK TO LEAVE A COMMENT! >>>