Thursday Inspiration – HKC Exclusive Diecuts

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

For today’s Thursday’s inspiration, we are focusing on the Hip Kit exclusive diecuts in the May kit! We have three different takes on using them, so grab your kits and lets get started!!


I loved all the florals in the exclusive die cuts and couldn’t resist using a whole bunch of them on this page with the May kits.


I just love how the florals co-ordinate so well with the cardstock in the Cardstock Add-on, so I tried to use a bit of that on my page too!

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I added some foam adhesive behind the diecuts for a little dimension and scattered them across the top third of my page to balance out the central design. I just love the soft colors mixed with the bold black from the Shimelle thickers in the kit also! What a great combo!

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Check out my process for this page:



I, like Nicole, was really excited about the die cuts!  They are so versatile and easy to use — why not load up on them?  I decided to create an insert for my pocket size travelers notebook.  I had recently taken a girls weekend trip and we had some super fun photos with Snapchat filters and I knew it would be fun to document those memories with the kit and especially these die cuts!


How can you resist all the versatility in this pile of die cuts?!


Here’s the cover.  I decided to keep it straightforward, but I used the diecuts for layering and decorating!


This is one of my favorite details of the entire insert.  And do you SEE all of the layers?! Speaking of details, let’s see a couple more!



Now, those details are part of full pages!  Those full pages are photos combined with Project Life cards and embellishments.


Don’t you just love the variety in the base of the Travelers Notebook?  It’s fun to combine different colors of cardstock + patterned paper!


It’s also so fun to see how you can use the Project Life cards as a base to build upon.  Why not journal and embellish the card, they are great for other uses than just divided page protectors!


Adding accents using die cuts is easy, and it’s even better when you use foam squares as adhesive!


One of my favorite accents is for sure the die cuts with chipboard!  To me they are the perfect pair.

My favorite medium to work with lately is for sure vellum and I had to incorporate it here.  I created a plain vellum dashboard for this insert that coordinates perfectly!


I love how you can see the cover details behind the vellum — muted but still there!

Thanks for checking out how I used the die cuts, hopefully it’s inspired you, too!

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The exclusive die cuts are so pretty! And so versatile, there’s such a nice variety in this pack! The cutesy clouds jumped right out at me as my immediate favourites, so I used them as inspiration for this dusk themed, dreamy, early summer’s eve spread in my bullet journal.


I started off with the Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Up and Away patterned paper, that along with the cloud die cuts and foam stars from the Thickers Phrase sheet defined the dusk, nightfall-feel to the page.


More die cuts, layered in with more foam elements and puffy stickers from the exclusive alpha’s in the Main kit and the exclusive puffy stickers in the Embellishment kit, finished up the decorating. And the ‘good little planner girl’ who lives inside me couldn’t resist adding the date with the exclusive alpha’s.


Here’s a run-through at how I put this spread together. Grab a cool summer drink and hit play:

I feel like this page looks like the night sky out my bedroom as night starts to settle in. It stays light really late here in the summer, and it’s the time of day when things have settled down after the children have gone to bed and I can dream and plan away to my heart’s content. What time of day you like to plan?


Happy Planning!


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