Thursday Inspiration: Main Kit Focus!

Hey Everyone! We hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!

For Thursday’s inspiration, we are focusing on the Main Kit! We have three different takes on using the Main Kit!

Grab your kits and lets get started!!


All these fabulous goodies in the May Main kit just screamed to me to be layered into clusters, and I obliged, because there’s nothing more I’d love in my planner than pretty, colourful clusters!!

I repeated the same basic recipe with a label from the Hip Kit die cut pack as a base, a feather, some flower die cuts and phrases from the same pack along with some of the Echo Park enamel dots and Dear Lizzy puffy stickers for the finishing touches.


This first cluster is my favourite and includes a white foam Thicker ‘life’ that I layered in. I trimmed down the ‘the simple things’ phrase to fit and layered that on top.


Next, I turned things on its head and put ‘weekend’ at the bottom of my Saturday and Sunday columns with the exclusive alphas. Another phrase layered on top and those cutie pie houses and this cluster is complete!


The last cluster has one more feather and lots of flower die cuts layered together.


Pop the kettle on, grab your May Main kit and watch this video to make your own clusters :

Happy Planning!!



The May april kits come with a variety of colors; most of which I usually don’t use. That’s because I never had products that “forced” me to stick to greens, blues, and any sort of dark color. But Shimelle’s collection is just so cute, I had to try. So here’s what I created:


The chevron pattern is gorgeous – and it just screams to be cut like this. Deciding which colors and how many was probably more challenging than I expected it to be – I kept wanting to use all parts! There’s one thing that I need to say. I believe I have a favorite all-time thicker set – and you can guess which one, right? The exclusive thickers designed by Kimberly just stole my heart. I need at least 83872 more packages of these. The font! The color! The texture! The hearts! In love! Look at my collage to see some more details about my project.

Seriously, aren’t the exclusive ephemera flowers the most gorgeous flowers ever? I tried paying attention to detail a lot more and make use of every product that comes in the main kit – so I added the enamel dots onto my flowers! Just to bring in the same color range in an interesting way.


My happy bunny (from the Dear Lizzy Puffy sticker sheet) is jumping from the clouds (no idea why, but I wanted to be random). Speaking about details; did you see the tiny heart that’s cut out in the cloud? Kimberly paid so much attention to little details like this! I backed the cloud with a dark paper to make it pop – I really like the effect. And ah, that butterfly…

I hope you’re inspired to use your main kits! You can get a lot out of them!

xox, Jessy

Jessica Fabiano Design Team Member


I just love challenging myself to stay within a certain range of products. The funny thing is, my Little by Little ephemera got mixed up with the HKC Exclusive ephemera and I couldn’t tell them apart. That’s how great the products go together! I love it.

For my project, I focused on PL 2017. I am using the 12×12 system and I love it so much more than the 9×12 system I was using before.

I started by cutting some of the main kit papers down to the 3×4 and 4×6 sizes. I added photos into the gaps and on top of the cards, and then simply started embellishing. For my title card, I used the HKC Exclusive alphas that came in our Main Kit. In addition, I used some of the exclusive ephemera to add a little somethin’ extra.

I used some of the wood veneer that came in our Embellishment Kit, along with the puffy stickers by Dear Lizzy (Main Kit also). Lastly, I added some foam Thickers by Shimelle Lain “Little by Little.

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I love the way this spread turned out and I hope you do too!

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week! See you next time!

Oh, and don’t forget to check out my process video!!



Ashley Fowler

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