B’s 1 to 3 Challenge with Hip Kit Club

The 1 to 3 Challenge is a scrapbook kit review. A member of the Scrapstorian design team trials one scrapbook kit by applying it to three different sketch challenges in a month. We then document our experience for you – providing our thoughts on the kit company, the kit contents and how versatile it was for different sketch challenges.

For this 1 to 3 Challenge, I had the total pleasure of working with the Hip Kit Club kit for April 2016. This kit was really fun, and how could it not be with papers and embellies from Pink Fresh Studio, Shimelle, American Crafts – Amy Tangerine, Elle’s Studio and more. I was particularly keen to work with the Hip Kit Club (HKC) Exclusive Papers the kit included. I really enjoyed that this kit gave me some feminine options and some masculine options, and I would have the chance to play with acetate embellishments.

My experience with Hip Kit Club was great. The website is easy to use, they offer all kinds up optional sets or items to go kick up each month’s main kit (which already has so much great stuff), and the shipping was reasonable and quick. Everything came in a 12×12 box with the kit in a plastic ziplock, wrapped in tissue and a cute little thank you card. I love the pretty, personal touch – so fun!

Here is a pic of the Hip Kit Club kit for April 2016:
B1to3HipKitClubApril2016
For the first challenge sketch, I used the awesome May 6 2016 sketch challenge from ScrapMuch? I had only two pictures to work with for this three photo sketch but I think it still totally worked. Here is a look at the sketch:
ScrapMuch - May 2016
I love this sketch – it encourages layers and I am all about layers, especially with this kit that featured papers from different companies that complimented each other so well. Here is how I used the Hip Kit Club to create my take on this sketch:
B1to3HipKitClubApril2016
For the second challenge sketch, I tried my hand at the Creative Scrappers May 15-2016 Sketch Challenge. Circles and more circles – I love it! Here is the sketch:
Creative Scrappers - Clique Kits May 2016
While the sketch suggests using smaller photos, I used a 4×6 and a 4×4 and I think it really worked. I was working with kit papers that are not in my usual wheelhouse – the various circles in the layout allowed me to use the papers that intimidated me a little without overwhelming me. Here is my layout:
B1to3HipKitClubApril2016
For the third challenge sketch, I used the May 1 2016 Stuck?! Sketches Challenge:
StuckSketches
I really liked how this one splits the page on an angle giving me a chance to showcase a number of papers from the kit. Here is my take on the sketch:
B1to3HipKitClubApril2016
Fun right? So many different styles, all from the same great kit. I am generally more drawn to neutrals and nature colours when scrapbooking. Using this kit was a great way to expand my scrapbooks to include more fun, bright colours. Thanks Hip Kit Club!
~ Brande

Supplies used: from the Hip Kit Club April 2016 (HKC Exclusive – Just Dream, Horizon Paper; HKC Exclusive – Just Dream, Star Struck Paper; American Crafts – Amy Tangerine, Better Together, Milk & Honey Paper; American Crafts – Amy Tangerine, Better Together, Peanut Butter & Jelly Paper; Elle’s Studio – Little Moments, My Favorite Paper; Elle’s Studio – Little Moments, All My Heart Paper; Elle’s Studio – Details Paper; Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes, Bloom, Flutter Paper; Pinkfresh Studio – Life Noted, Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers; Pinkfresh Studio – Life Noted, Rubber Charm Stickers; American Crafts – Shimelle, Star Shine, Ephemera; American Crafts – Amy Tangerine, Better Together, Rub-Ons; Pinkfresh Studio – Life Noted, Acetate Words), and from my own stash (Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher Stapler; Stampin’ Up! Regal Candy Dots (link not available, I think Stampin’ Up discontinued these); We R Memory Keepers Enamel Shapes Cool; and Ayeeda Paint from 13Arts Matte White)

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