Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Four ways to add laughter to a project!

Happy Wednesday friends!! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!
Today I am sharing my last May Hip Kits club project with you. I wanted to make sure I have posted all my May projects so I can start posting my projects from the gorgeous June kits & add-ons.
Laugh Everyday by Kim Watson
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @shop.evalicious @pinkpaislee @americancrafts #hipkitclub #scrapbooking #layout 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.
  1. Die-cut them out of vellum paper & then used the negative space paper as a mat under the photo.
  2. The die-cut “Ha-ha’s” were also used as part of secondary titles, scattered around the page.
  3. 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.
  4. I hand-cut the title ‘Laugh’ in black cardstock, creating a fabulous focal point!
This page has so much ‘Happy’ going on LOL!
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @shop.evalicious @pinkpaislee @americancrafts #hipkitclub #scrapbooking #layout @HipKitClub @KimWatson @shop.evalicious @pinkpaislee @americancrafts #hipkitclub #scrapbooking #layout @HipKitClub @KimWatson @shop.evalicious @pinkpaislee @americancrafts #hipkitclub #scrapbooking #layout 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!!
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @shop.evalicious @pinkpaislee @americancrafts #hipkitclub #scrapbooking #layout 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.

Monday, August 31, 2015

How to create a washi tape flower!

Hello friends,Kim here!
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!
Awesome, Happy Day by Kim Watson
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @chickaniddy @americancrafts @rangerink @pinkpaislee @xyroninc  #scrapbooking #layout #12x12
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.
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @chickaniddy @americancrafts @rangerink @pinkpaislee @xyroninc  #scrapbooking #layout 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:
  1. Cut a variety of washi tape strips from the booklet.
  2. Cut the strips into x12 shortened pieces to make the petals.
  3. 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.
  4. Attach the petals on the back of the layered centre…and you are all done.
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @chickaniddy @americancrafts @rangerink @pinkpaislee @xyroninc  #scrapbooking #layout Using the stencils & paint from the May Color Kit I added subtle texture & color interest around the page. Red splatters are a wonderful way to add bright areas of color.
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @chickaniddy @americancrafts @rangerink @pinkpaislee @xyroninc  #scrapbooking #layout 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.
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @chickaniddy @americancrafts @rangerink @pinkpaislee @xyroninc  #scrapbooking #layout
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.
Have a wonderful week!!

Friday, August 28, 2015

BIG news!!!

NEW RELEASE: HAPPY PLACE

Today I are proud to reveal my newest two collections designed & created for Fancy Pants Designs!!
It is a dream come true for me!!

HP logo
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!
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #happyplace #scrapbooking #craftcollection
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #happyplace #scrapbooking #craftcollection

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?@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #happyplace #scrapbooking #craftcollection

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!
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #happyplace #scrapbooking #craftcollection

NEW RELEASE: WISH SEASON
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection
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.
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection

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.
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection

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!!
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #wishseason #scrapbooking #craftcollection

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!!!  

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Scrapping with layers + yellow alert!

I hope where ever you find yourself, that you are having the BEST time?! Here are some of my projects using the May Hip kit & add-ons. I am really enjoying the vibrant patterned papers & embellishment combinations!!
This week I thought I’d focus on the gorgeous Pink Paislee goodies from the #citrusbliss collection included in the kits.
Life is Sweet by Kim Watson 
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #12x12 #layout  @shopEvalicious
These photos are from a few years back, I find scrapbooking older photos as well as current ones, refreshing & keeps my albums fresh & interesting.
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #12x12 #layout  @shopEvaliciousIt was the citrus slices paper that sparked the idea of using circles in this design, which in turn sparked the idea of using some of the citrus cut-outs to make flowers. They add great 3D interest to my circle clusters.
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #12x12 #layout  @shopEvaliciousThe cute stamp set from the May Color Kit & stencil…were a fantastic way to add subtle texture to my page. I layered the stamped images in soft colors around the page making sure to keep them understated, not to distract attention away from the focal areas.
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @pinkpaislee #ppcitrusbliss #scrapbooking #12x12 #layout  @shopEvalicious
As usual Evalicious’s wood veneer sentiments are adorable & fabulous on any page. For added color accent, I painted ‘Life is Sweet’ with lime green & magenta with stunning results. It really draws attention of the page. 
For this page, wanted a more graphic feel page with pops of bright colors on a neutral black & white spotted background!
Sweet & Sassy by Kim Watson
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @americancrafts @shopEvalicious @chickaniddy #scrapbookingkit #summercraft #layout #papercraft
I am so thrilled with how this page turned out. I am generally nervous about mixed media, not wanting to mess my page up with my clumsy attempts at adding paint & ink but this time it actually worked. I think the smaller stencils in the Color Kit teamed with daubers is what did the trick & I love how the mixed media looked under the vellum layer.
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @americancrafts @shopEvalicious @chickaniddy #scrapbookingkit #summercraft #layout #papercraft Making the most of the May Color Kit & stencils…I started by adding painted texture to my page, layering the stencils using the yellow & green paint daubers, I added both solid colors & doodled outlines.
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @americancrafts @shopEvalicious @chickaniddy #scrapbookingkit #summercraft #layout #papercraft
I then created interesting, layered clusters around the page. Trimming down the red Evalicious journal card made a fabulous sentiment tag. As did her cute puffy stickers layered onto a circle label with a tiny stamped sentiment. The stamp set which has loads of very small sentiments & accents words comes in the May Color Kit too. I am finding them perfect for a reluctant stamper like myself. They add super texture & interest to the page
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @americancrafts @shopEvalicious @chickaniddy #scrapbookingkit #summercraft #layout #papercraft The rest of the journal card became a label, layered with green one, a wood veneer accent & stamped images,  I created a pretty cluster in the bottom right corner too.
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @americancrafts @shopEvalicious @chickaniddy #scrapbookingkit #summercraft #layout #papercraft Using my trusty typewriter, I journaled onto a piece of  trimmed Chickaniddy paper, stamped with a few images to make it more interesting.
Yet more evidence of an amazingly well planned & thought out kit from Hip Kits. The perfect mixture of patterned papers, accents & embellishments, make designing scrapbook pages a breeze. Make sure to secure your June kits, & July kits. they are almost sold out.
Glad you stopped by!!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Big September Reveal!!

Yep...friends, it is that time again!

The big HIP KIT CLUB reveal!!

SEPTEMBER 2015 HIP KIT (MAIN KIT)
Main
Hip Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription) CLICK HERE to join! Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95
Products Included:
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Bright Eyes Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Expedition Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Seeker Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Documentary – Bear Hug Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Documentary – Hello Love Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Documentary – Me & You Paper
  • 1 sheet – Elle’s Studio – Thankful – Fun Times Paper
  • 1 sheet – Elle’s Studio – Thankful – Sweater Paper
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Enamel Hearts
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Rub-Ons
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers –  Ephemera Die Cut Shapes
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Wood Slices
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Documentary – Noted Cork Thickers
  • 1 package – October Afternoon – Daily Flash – Deep Sea Alphabet Stickers
  • 1 package – Crate Paper – Wonder – Die Cut Words

HIP KIT CLUB – SEPTEMBER 2015 EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
Embellishment
Price:  $26.95* *Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 booklet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Washi Tape
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Follow Chipboard Thickers
  • 4 assorted pieces – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Embroidered Tags
  • 4 – American Crafts – Gold Arrow Paper Clips
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Rubber Shapes & Words
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Documentary – Painted Wood Buttons
  • 1 sheet – Elle’s Studio – Grey Mini Alphabet Stickers

HIP KIT CLUB – SEPTEMBER 2015 PROJECT LIFE ADD-ON KIT
Project Life
Price:  $29.95* *Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Momento Thickers
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Sparkling Gold Heart Thickers
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Documentary – Rub-Ons
  • 1 package – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 package – Freckled Fawn – Wood Veneer Words
  • 24 Hip Kit Club Exclusive Project Life Cards designed by Kim Watson (NOT SHOWN)  Image to be updated to include the collection of Project Life Cards within the next few days!  Will definitely be worth the wait!

HIP KIT CLUB – SEPTEMBER 2015 COLOR ADD-ON KIT
Color
Price:  $28.95* *Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Distress Markers are great for creating an awesome water color effect.
Just wait to see what our DT members do with them!!!
Products Included:
  • 1 Elle’s Studio – Jordan Clear Alphabet Stamp Set
  • 1 Ranger – Tim Holtz – Cracked Pistachio Distress Marker
  • 1 Ranger – Tim Holtz – Abandoned Coral Distress Marker
  • 1 Ranger – Tim Holtz – Blueprint Sketch Distress Marker
  • 1 Ranger – Time Holtz – Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

HIP KIT CLUB – SEPTEMBER 2015 PAPER ADD-ON KIT
Paper
Price:  $11.95* *Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Scout Die Cut Paper (not included in main kit)
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Bright Eyes Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Expedition Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers – Seeker Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Documentary – Bear Hug Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Documentary – Hello Love Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Documentary – Me & You Paper
  • 1 sheet – Elle’s Studio – Thankful – Fun Times Paper
  • 1 sheet – Elle’s Studio – Thankful – Sweater Paper

HIP KIT CLUB – SEPTEMBER 2015 CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
Cardstock
Price:  $10.95* *Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Grapefruit Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Light Kraft Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Slate Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Geranium Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Banana Cardstock

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Subscriber Exclusive Silhouette Cut Files!!!

Kimberly is full surprises. Hip Kit Club has a brand new collection of FREEBIE HKC SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE CUT FILES designed by Kim Watson, available on their website ONLY to our HKC Subscribers. This is just another little perk of being a HKC member.
To download these Cut Files, go to their website, login to your account and the download tab will appear on the menu bar. Click on the download tab and you will have access to ALL of the HKC Exclusive Cut Files (both public & subscriber files). If you are a Hip Kit Club member and don’t see our Subscriber Cut Files, email  Kimberly at kimberly@hipkitclub.com and she will make sure your account is set up properly. 
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Look who's featured!

Ha! I am proud to say I am featured twice in the Scrapbook.com newsletter today. First time ever & they are both Fancy Pants Designs hahaha!

For more featured projects & 1000's of other inspiration...check out this link>>


Monday, August 10, 2015

Pineapple mini book + FREE cut file.

With summer in the air & this weeks focus being on ‘Fancy Cuts’, I thought you, as loyal FP fans, might enjoy a FREE cut file & mini book idea.
Using the gorgeous Summer Sun collection, I created this Pineapple shaped mini book, I know you will love!
Pineapple Mini Book by Kim Watson 
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #SVG #cutfile #summercrafting #scrapbooking #minibook
To create the cute pineapple shaped covers, I layered yellow & orange plain papers which can be found on the reverse sides of the Summer Sun patterned papers. I used the aqua papers for the leaves & cut pineapple slices in x2 sizes, layering them together with buttons for the decorative flower. Twine & a fewephemera complete the arrangement, with a title cut from another brag card.


@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #SVG #cutfile #summercrafting #scrapbooking #minibook

@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #SVG #cutfile #summercrafting #scrapbooking #minibook


KimWatson+Pineapple mini+FPD04

The inside pages are brag cards inserted into a folded paper strip, concertina style. SEE my post here for a FULL TUTORIAL. Just add photos, simple embellishments & journaling.
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #SVG #cutfile #summercrafting #scrapbooking #minibook
KimWatson+Pineapple mini+FPD07
Here are a few of the inside pages, to give you an idea of how less is more when designing these decorative kinds of mini albums. I still want to add a few journaling strips, but the simple embellishments, definitely keep the focus on the photographs.


@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #SVG #cutfile #summercrafting #scrapbooking #minibook

Here is another close up of the cover…and you are all done! This pineapple is sure to be a showstopper on your summer mantel!
As promised, here is the FREE Pineapple Mini Book cut file.
NB: it is for personal use only! Download HERE>>
@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #SVG #cutfile #summercrafting #scrapbooking #minibook

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Summer Sun