Hello, Hip Kit Club friends! We are here today to share with you the ways we are using the Pinkfresh Studio Reverie paper that was included in the June 2017 kit! It’s such a fun paper with great patterns and colors — let’s see how Jennie, Nicole and Cara make this paper shine!
I (Jennie) knew that this was going to be a FUN paper to work with. I first considered cutting up the paper and using it like die cuts, then I decided to keep it whole and use it as a page in my travelers notebook insert. This insert is acting like a mini album that I can carry with me in my travelers notebook. I love that I can refer to it and relive a fun, recent weekend trip.
I really wanted the cover to be playful and tactile, so keeping it whimsical was definitely the way to go. It really set the tone for the overall insert.
The blue side of the Reverie paper is just beautiful. Isn’t that blue so deep and refreshing?
The other side isn’t bad either! 😉 I love having it as the background for my fun photos! I also included one of the 4×6 cards from the Project Life kit. I simply folded it and sewed it in with the other pages. I love the different size it brings – and the whimsical feel.
I did a bit of journaling throughout and drew my own journaling lines free hand. I knew that this would add a more casual and playful look and the effect is exactly what I hoped for.
I don’t know what it is – maybe it’s the repeating squares – but this layout is easily my favorite!
We’re nearing the end of the insert so we have come upon the other side of the 4×6 Project Life card and the Reverie paper. Loving the pop of fun that both bring.
What paper could be more perfect with a photo of the Space Needle? I think these two things were made for each other!
I couldn’t help but cut apart the Reverie paper from Pink Fresh Studio and use it to layer on the background of my page. I love the great mix of pattern and color on the paper – and those cut apart blocks were meant to chop apart!
I used the Vicki Boutin paint in the color-add on for the base of my background and once dried, I added in the cut apart pieces and layered them together on my page. The pieces go so well with the stickers and die cuts in the rest of the kits too!
You can watch my process for this page here:
Setting up the pockets of a planner is usually the first thing I do when I get a new planner. And that’s exactly what I did with my brand new Filofax Malden 😀 The cut-a-part side of the Reverie paper from Pink Fresh Studio is perfect for styling planner pockets. There is a nice variety of size and colour to make the pockets look fab.
I really love the ‘i am a daydreamer and a night thinker‘ quote card, because it’s so ‘me’! Luckily it is the exact width of the pockets! I added some of the Paige Evans papers from Pink Paislee, a strip of 04 and a scallop from 17. A doily and and a couple of Vicki Boutin die cuts from American Crafts finish up the bottom pocket.
The next layer of pockets has 2, so I dolled up 2 of the cards that I cut from the Reverie paper with other bits of that paper, a couple of Vicki Boutin die cuts and one of her Decorative Paper clips also from American Crafts.
In the 3rd layer, I added more cards cut from the Reverie paper in one pocket and in the other, I added a collage of all the &’s from the Pink Fresh Reverie sheet, die cuts and decorative paperclip from Vicki Boutin and topped it off with a clip I made from sandwiching a paper clip between 2 of the Exclusive Hip Kit club buttons with a little hot glue.
The last row has a bunch of die cuts gathered together. A quick tip to get a fun look is to mix up your sizes, shapes and colours of die cuts. This adds variety and interest so that your pockets don’t end up looking the same as if you added credit cards or loyalty cards.
Using washi tape to hold them together not only keeps them from falling down inside the pockets and getting lost but then you can also reuse the die cuts later. Watch the video below to get more tips on how I’ve done this.
Here’s how they look all together! Stay tunes for next week, I’ll be decorating that fabulous polka dot dashboard. Isn’t it the prettiest paper? It’s Paige Evans for Pink Paislee!
I also made this cute little clip with one of the June cutfiles by Jessica. It’s free for subbies! I decorated it with a chipboard heart from the Amy Tangerine Phrase Thickers pack from American Crafts, a few enamel bits from Shimelle (also from American Crafts), an exclusive HKC button and a flag I cut from the branding strip of the Reverie paper. I hot glued a paper clip under another chipboard heart on the back.
I walk you through my process of setting up my pockets in the video here, so grab that Reverie paper, your scissors and your June kits before you hit play.