Also...I have two pages to share with you today, using my Hip Kit Club March 2015 kit. Yippee!!!Is it just me or are these kits just gorgeous?! I am totally crushing on the colors & wonderful mixture of accents & papers…sigh! Ok…ok I’ll stop gushing now & get to my projects.
When planning this page I started with the photographs. They are from our Easter day photoshoot that went a little off topic rather quickly. The kids were so charged on sugar that sitting still just wasn’t on the cards, so I went with it & the results are epic. We all had a blast…and the results are seriously scrap-worthy. I love each & every blurry photobomb & insane pic; they are real… real life. LOL!
I know many of you have used up your March kits & are working with your April kits & Add-on’s. Do not fear…I created this page so it could be lifted easily using any of the beautiful Hip kits. Cardstock as a base is so versatile.
I have a mini book to share, as seen on the Hip Kit Club blog a few weeks ago!
My Mom loves to brag about her kids & grandkids. Visitors pop around for tea & out come the albums & mini books. Knowing this gives me a legit excuse to make mini brag books regularly, particularly because they are quick & so rewarding to make. I make sure, when I design them I don’t add too much journaling, knowing how much my Mom & her sweet friends love to chat, it leaves conversation space for my Mom to fill in the details.
Once you have the desired amount of pages, attach x2 white cardstock covers to the outer pages for strength.
Bind the whole book together with a couple of layers of washi tape. The beauty of Heidi Swapp washi tape, is that it has a variety of patterns in one roll which makes for super interesting detail on the book spine.
Finally bind bakers twine around the middle pages of the book, tying on the outside.
Let’s fill those pages!!
Pages 1 & 2:
Pages 3 & 4:
Pages 5 & 6:
Pages 7 & 8:
Pages 9 & 10:
Pages 11 & 12:
Pages 13 & 14:
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found this mini book inspiring!!
If you haven’t had a chance to purchase your February,March, & April kits yet, then don’t miss out! They are packed full of a beautiful, well co-ordinated selection of products, you will LOVE!
Happy Spring to all my crafty friends living in the Northern Hemisphere. We are enjoying Fall weather here in Cape Town, which is bitter sweet for us all. It means shorter days & chilly nights with the bonus of less wind...so I suppose there is an upside to having summer hijacked :D
In honor of Spring, I have a page of our DD to share using a few handmade flower techniques you might find inspiring. This happy color palette, teamed with fresh, candid photos of Cassidy, make for a lovely addition to her teen scrapbook album.
I am so thrilled to be a part of the 2015 spring issue which goes live today in stores, with subscribers around the world and on the SCT website for free download or subscription! I wanted to share in the excitement by sharing the links to this issue with you...because it is one not to be missed!
Here are some sneaks of my page included in the magazine:
Let's get started. You will need the following... Fancy Pants Designs Supplies:
x3 colored rubber bands
Regular scrapping tools
Mini Book Tutorial with Rubber Band Binding Techniqueby Kim Watson
1.) Take a variety of the patterned & plain letter sized paper & fold them in half. 2.) Stick the long open sides together of each page as close to the edge as possible. 3.) Once completed, clamp all pages tightly together in a pile. 4.) Mark off a little notch 3/8" from the 'spine'. The notch can be approx. 1/4" wide & 3/16" high. Cut out with sharp craft knife, making sure to cut through all pages, on the top of spine as well as the bottom. The little recess for the rubber bands to hook on to. 5.) Score every page at 11/16" (which should be at the inner most side of the notch). This will allow the pages to fold back easier. 6.) Stretch your rubber bands around the width of the mini book & place in notches. The pages will be completely secure now.
7.) Prepare your 3x4"cover 'card'. I stitched it, matted it onto white cardstock & added stickers for a great front cover. Your mini album is ready for filling.
For extra 'space' for journaling & photographs, I filled each page pocket with the extra brag cards Stapling little sticker tabs to the edges of the cards makes it easier to slide the cards in & out of the pockets.
I hope you have found this inspiring! Let me know if you use the technique...I'd LOVE to see your version.
It was my lovely Mum's birthday this weekend. She is generous, kind hearted & we appreciate her so much.
It sparked a simple scrapbook page, where I mentioned all of her qualities in a creative way. One centrally placed photograph, lots of white space, some hand doodled flowers & understated texture. I love how this page turned out.
It is filled with gold foil, wood veneer, die-cut accents, x2 kinds of alpha stickers, gorgeous trim, and BEAUTIFUL color....I hope you have yours booked, because they are going to fly out of the store :D
Hip Kit Club have a membership forum on Facebook, where everyone chats, shares their latest projects using their Hip Kits & just hang out! And the Hip Kit Club blog is where all the DT members post a project every day throughout the whole month, making sure you have a ton of inspiration to draw upon.
So if you haven't heard of them, or had a chance to check out the April 2015 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits, I suggest you do. They are super value for money, their customer service is outstanding & they SHIP INTERNATIONALLY...(yes South Africa too :D )
PLEASE NOTE: To all my non-American friends who want to order these gorgeous kits. You won't be able to place your order on the website, rather email Kimberly directly - firstname.lastname@example.org with your order & she will send you a shipping quote before proceeding. As a member you receive fantastic discounts which helps defray some of the international shipping costs & you can get 2 kits mailed together, or team up with a friend. It ends up being well worth it!
So make sure to visit their website to get yours, before they are all sold out!