DIY Embellishments!

Hey Everyone! I am back with 3 SUPER FUN projects using the August 2016 Hip Kits!

I began with the task of creating DIY Embellishments, which I ended up using on my PL spread this week. I used my big shot to die cut a few pieces using the Paper Kit, and simply used stickers, ephemera, and a bow clip to layer on top of pre-cut tags or a PL cards. This is a great way to use leftover product or perfect for creating a filler card for your PL Spread!

I used ephemera from the Main Kit as well as the Embellishment Kit, and stickers from the PL Kit for this project!

I hope y’all gain some inspiration from this one.

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For my second project, I created a simple layout using that beautiful woodgrain paper from the Crate Paper “Cute Girl” collection. I love this paper so much, so it was quite hard to use the entire sheet up—but y’all know woodgrain is my fave!

I simple placed my photo down on the page, next to the 3×4 card from the “Oh Happy Life” collection and then began to embellish. I had no plan for this other than the fact that I wanted it to be heavy on embellishments!

I used a floral cute file created by Ashley Horton, along with several pieces from Amy Tangerine’s “Oh Happy Life” ephemera pack that came in our Main Kit.

Lastly, I used puffy stickers from Crate Paper’s “Cute Girl” collection and both sets of Thickers are from our Main Kit.


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For my 3rd and final project, I created a PL spread for week 6.

I used several of the PL cards from this month’s PL kit and went to town on embellishing. My favorite part has to be the few DIY embellishments that were created for my first project! It was super easy just to add that quick filler card, as well as a few clustered embellishments all around my spread.

I hope y’all love these projects as much as I loved creating them!

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Have a wonderful week!!



Ashley Fowler


Bath Time!

Hey Everyone! I’m back, bringing you a super fun layout and process using the August 2016 Hip Kits!

This one was a little out of my comfort zone and I still don’t know how I feel about the outcome, but I do know that I had tons of fun creating it!!

I started with a white background and the Paper Kit. I used several of the patterned papers to layer up across the top of the page. I roughly (I mean, very roughly) sewed my papers down. I then layered up behind my photo. I used one of the HKC Exclusive cut files designed by Ashley Horton to layer behind my photo, as well as several scraps from the Crate Paper “Cute Girl” collection.

I also used puffy stickers from “Cute Girl” collection, along with the wooden Thickers that came in our Embellishment Kit. In addition, I used a few of the HKC Exclusive ephemera pieces  to tuck around those sewn layers!

Lastly, I sprinkled some drops of the Pink Stillettos Shimmerz Paints spray from the June 2016 Color Kit.

I hope y’all love this one!

oh, and make sure you register to be a member on so that you can download these awesome cut files!!!! You won’t regret it.

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Have a wonderful week!!!




Ashley Fowler

I love right now…

Loving life, loving these kits, loving to document! I love right now….

I’m back with two new projects using the August 2016 Hip Kits! Yay!!! I. Seriously. Love. These. Kits!

I started with a white background and focused on the sketch designed by Ashley Horton—it’s brilliant!

I started trimmed my papers and then cut a fishtail banner at the end of each one. I then placed my papers going diagonally across the page. The papers I used were Amy Tangerine “Oh Happy Life” and Dear Lizzy “Saturday.” I (very roughly) sewed the top of these banners and then placed my photo (with lots of layers) right on tip.

I used the Amy Tangerine Thickers from the Main Kit for my title and then began to layer ephemera (from the Main Kit) right around my layers. I added a few butterflies from the “Cute Girl” collection that came in our Embellishment Kit. In addition, I used a recent learned technique of placing clear stickers onto white cardstock so that they instantly become ephemera–The clear stickers I used were from the Project Life Kit and they are designed by Amy Tangerine.

Lastly, I added some india ink because why not?

I hope y’all love this one!

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For my second project, I created a PL spread documenting Week 5 of 2016. Ok, I’m a little behind but at least I’m trying, right? I used PL cards from our PL Kit and I have to admit, I went a little crazy with those Black Clear Stickers by Dear Lizzy (Saturday)–those came in our Embellishment Kit.

I then added a few ephemera pieces, as well as Cute Girl puffy stickers, and a sweet little bow clip.

This one was a blast to create!!!

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Ashley Fowler

The Good Life & Project Life Week 4

Hey y’all! Ashley here, sharing a super fun and colorful project life layout for you all, using the July 2016 Hip Kit Main Kit and Add-Ons.

I started by laying out my cards, some were from the ‪Project Life Kit and some were cards that I cut using the ‪Paper Kit for this month!

I didn’t need a title card, as this was the continuation of week 4! I used a couple of my homemade embellishments using this month’s kits, along with a few puffy stickers from our ‪Embellishment Kit. I also used some of the ‪HKC Exclusive ephemera pieces from our ‎main‬ kit and completed the page with some of my very favorite finishing touches…‪enamel dots!

This spread was so much fun to create!

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For my second project, I created a fun layout again, using the ‪July 2016 Kits.

I started with the Color Kit‬ by simply using the ‪HKC exclusive‬ stencil along with the ‪Dylusions‬ turquoise paint. My white background came from the ‪Cardstock Add-on for July!

I layered underneath my photo with several different patterned papers, and then began my embellishing. I used lots of ‪‎HKC exclusive‬ ephemera along with those beautiful glitter ‪Thickers‬ from our ‪‎Embellishment Kit‬.

I just loooove the ‪Project Life‬ cards that were included in the Project Life Kit so I wanted that as a main focal point on this page. Lastly, I added some of my ‪DIY Embellishments that were created a few weeks ago using this month’s kits. I hope y’all love this one!

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Don’t forget to check out my process videos for these two projects!




Ashley Fowler

Supersize your title!

Hey Everyone!

I’m back, sharing a layout and a project life spread using the fabulous July 2016 Kits!

I started with a white piece of cardstock from our Cardstock Kit for July. I immediately knew that I wanted to use a large title for this week, so I cut Ashley Horton’s Exclusive Cut File from my cameo. I just love how a large titled can make a large statement on a 12×12 layout. Using a large title can also help with placement of your photo—if you look closely, I tucked my photo underneath the title as it provided the perfect nook!

I didn’t add much patterned paper, but because I used the HKC Exclusive black and white patterned paper, I knew that I needed to back it up with a color so that the title could be shown.

I embellished using HKC exclusive ephemera, Freckled Fawn puffy stickers, and acetate words from the Main Kit as well as HKC puffy stickers from the Embellishment Kit.

I love this way this layout turned out! It’s simple, fresh, and the title is perfect for the photo!

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For my second project, I created a 9×12 Project Life spread. I used a few 3×4 cards from our Project Life kit and cut up a few of the HKC exclusive patterned papers for my 4×6 cards.

For my titled, I used the American Crafts glitter Thickers from our Embellishment Kit and then I embellished with some of the chipboard from the Project Life Kit, as well as the ephemera from the Main Kit.

Hope y’all love this one too!

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Ashley Fowler