Hip Kit Club: Tags & Flowers

I’m sharing one more scrapbook page with the April 2023 Hip Kits before moving on to the beautiful May Kits. (Have I told you lately how FUN it is to open my Hip Kit Club box each month? If you don’t subscribe yet, give them a try!)

This past week we have been scraplifting our fellow design team members. I chose to scraplift a concept, rather than an entire layout. Sophie Delorme recently layered up the cut-apart tags from the April 2023 kits like roof shingles and I couldn’t wait to give it a try! Watch the video below to see the scrapbook process, or feel free to scroll down for the still shots.


I’m not sure if it’s just me, but the colors of the April 2023 Hip Kits felt like summertime to me, so that is what I have been scrapbooking. Today is another water-themed layout featuring my daughter at Girls Camp six years ago.

I placed my photos side-by-side layering several papers behind them for one large photo mat. I then used several fabric flower die-cuts from the Main Kit to create two floral clusters on the page; one in the top-left corner and the other in the bottom-right corner of the first photo.

Following Sophie Delorme’s lead on THIS PAGE, I cut apart the tags and layered them together like shingles across the top of my photos. I used white twine in a variety of thicknesses to tie bows, loops, and knots at the top of each tag. I LOVE all of the texture this created on the page!

I used the leaf die from the February Hoop + Floral die set to cut additional leaves for my floral clusters using the Cornflower cardstock (Cardstock Kit). Remember, leaves don’t always have to be green!

I love the boldness of the Navy Chipboard Letters from the Main Kit. They make the perfect titles!

Water activities are something my kids always look forward to in the summertime. What are you looking forward to this summer?



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May SCT Sampler: Sunny Saint Kitts

Hello, friends! Today I’m up on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog sharing my latest layout using the May SCT Sampler. With summer making its appearance, I couldn’t resist the sunny vibe of the Vicki Boutin ‘Where to Next?’ collection featured in the kit. The minute I saw the paper with the monstera leaves, I knew I would be fussy-cutting them out to use with this photo of me standing next to these enormous tropical leaves on an anniversary trip I took with my husband last year.

With two vertical photos and one horizontal photo to scrapbook, I opted to place the majority of my elements in the shape of the letter ‘L’. I used two of the 6×6 papers in opposing corners of the layout, then filled in the empty spot with a smaller vertical photo and the fussy-cut monstera leaves.

Next, I placed my title and journaling in the open, top-right corner. I used orange and yellow cardstock scraps from my stash to die-cut the title using alphabet dies by Scrapbook.com (Modern and Bold Basics). I fussy-cut a few hearts from another 6×6 paper to accent the title, popping them up with foam tape for a hint of dimension.

I used the orange and yellow cardstock scraps again along with the ‘So Wonderful’ die from the SCT Sampler kit to create the phrase for the photo. The vellum shadow layer helps the phrase to stand out against the landscape snapshot.

Strips of striped paper at both the top and bottom of the page adds a splash of tropical color, as well as helping to draw the viewer’s eye through the layout design.

I used the die-cuts, stickers, and small, fussy-cut flowers to finish off the page. I love making layouts about vacations, reliving the memories as I create! What have you been creating with your SCT Sampler this month?



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Hip Kit Club: Mood Board Challenge

There you are, staring at your supplies. They’re beautiful, but you’re unsure about how to get going on your next scrapbook page. Give a mood board challenge a try! Today, I’m sharing my latest layout using the May Mood Board Challenge by Hip Kit Club.

How do you use a mood board? Well, that is up to you! Look at the photos on the mood board and use the colors, shapes, and textures to guide your design decisions. In my video below, I will explain how I used the April 2023 Hip Kits and this mood board to create the ‘Mermaid Tale’ layout shown below.


I began this page with the top three mood board photos as inspiration. I loved the purple and blue colors mixed with many florals spilling out of the baskets and buckets around the bicycle. I decided to create a column of photos surrounded by lots of soft, pretty flowers.

Before assembling my layout, I used the bottom two photos on the right as inspiration to add tonal stamping to the background paper. Here you can see where I used the Coffee Stain stamp and the Mini Postage Stamp Texture stamp (April Embellishment Kit) on the purple patterned paper.

I stacked my photos and then used florals created with the October 2022 Color Kit along with black and white floral die-cuts (April Main Kit) and clear stickers (April Embellishment Kit) to spill out from behind. (NOTE: The stamped florals were left over from my last Hip Kit Club layout – watch the video HERE if you’d like to see how I made these flowers using inks, embossing ink, and drips of water & paint.)

I also added pieces of flowers along the top-right edge of the page. The flower centers are dotted with the Lemon Twist Nuvo Drops from the April 2023 Color Kit.

To the right of my photos column, I used a 6×4 Journal Card from the April Pocket Life Kit to house my title and journaling. I was inspired by fellow design team member, Sophie Delorme, to add the Pixie Wings Nuvo Glacier Paste (April Color Kit) to the navy chipboard letters (April Main Kit) for a shimmery, mermaid feel. I also dabbed the Glacier Paste onto several of the flowers.

Below the journaling I added a section of scalloped patterned paper because it reminded me of fish scales, tying into the theme of my page.

All the elements together create a layout that makes you feel like you’re swimming through an underwater seascape. I love it!

If you haven’t picked up the April Hip Kits yet, you can find them HERE. Enjoy!



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Hip Kit Club: Stamp, Stencils, & Dies … Oh, My!

Hello, my scrappy friends out in the webiverse! I’m sorry that my posting has been sporadic the past several weeks. April and May have been BUSY! I’m looking forward to the slower days of summer and days spent inside an air-conditioned home scrapbooking. Ha!

Today I am sharing my latest layout using the Hip Kit Club April Kit. Well, actually, I used a piece of patterned paper from the April Kit combined with lots of stamps, stencils, and dies. I guess I was in a technique sort of mood for this page and I had so much fun creating it! You can watch the process video by clicking on the image below, or scroll down to pin/view the still shots.


I began the layout by creating floral accents to use on my layout using the October 2022 Color Kit by Hip Kit Club. This flower kit coordinates with one of the patterned papers in the April Kit, where you can use the die to cut out the florals. The Color Kit also comes with layering stencils and an outline stamp.

I used the Catherine Pooler Inks we’ve been getting in the kits during February and March to color the flowers using the October 2022 Color Kit stencils. Next, I stamped the outline image over the top, embossing it with white embossing powder. Then, because the inks are water-reactive, I added large droplets of water over the floral images along with white paint splatters. The results are GORGEOUS!

Before adding my florals and photos to the page I used the ‘Pixie Wings’ Nuvo Glacier Paste from the April Color Kit to create three ‘shelves’ to anchor each row of photos. This is the first time I have used Glacier Paste and it is so much FUN! I felt like I was adding swipes of sparkly purple eyeshadow to my layout!

I then used more white embossing powder to stamp the background with the April Newsprint Texture Stamp and Coffee Stain Stamp. It turned out AWESOME!

I used the February Nested Hearts Dies to create a base for my title. I die-cut the large heart from the Thistle Cardstock (April Cardstock Kit). The smaller heart is die-cut from white cardstock. I used the April Floral Vine stencil (April Color Kit) and the ‘Sixteen Candles’ Catherine Pooler ink to add a subtle pattern to the white heart before adding the title. The title was created using puffy letter stickers from the February and March Main Kits. I LOVE how all of the Hip Kits work so well together!

I wanted to add a bit more variety to the rows of photos, so I die-cut a white layer of cardstock using the February 2023 Background Lattice Die. I then created journaling strips on my computer using a typewriter-style font.

I used a few of the die-cut shapes from the April Pocket Life Kit to accent the photos, then sprinkled lime green puffy dots (January Embellishment Kit) and ‘Lemon Twist’ Nuvo Dream Drops (April Color Kit) around the floral pieces.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout today and that it inspired you to pull out your October 2022 Color Kit, stamps, stencils, and dies.


Thanks for coming by!


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