Hi there friends. I have been playing with the gorgeous May Hip Kits – I love the mix of rainbow colours and patterns in the kit.  I was drawn to the Let’s Wander die cut (Vicki Boutin) with the eclectic mix of designs to make a small travel album. Read on to see how I created this cute suitcase shaped album…

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The beautiful rainbow colours in the Vicki Boutin Let’s Wander paper inspired me to make a bright rainbow coloured album. To make the most of the colours, I shaped the album as a suitcase and made the elements and spine from black cardstock to make the colours pop.

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I stitched across the cover on the front and back to create a faux  lid for the suitcase.  Adding stamped travel images adds great detail. I stamped onto the co-ordinating cardstock to make small travel labels.

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The spine is  concertinaed black card and I attached coloured card as a pocket for each page.  There is a different coloured pocket page for each day of our trip.

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The awesome Stamp Market die-cut tag is a great way to start the album.  I layered up sitckers for more detail.

Each page is a different colour and decorated individually. On the back is a brief description of what we did each day and a selection of photos are inside the pockets. The itinerary for Saturday is documented in the Stamp Market cut apart sheet. We went to the Museum of Natural History and Central park on this day so those die-cuts are just the perfect accent!


Each pocket is simply folded cardstock which is adhered to the concertina spine.  I created a notch in the top using a circle punch before sealing the edges with red tape. Simple accents using the embellishment kit stickers add a bit of fun without being too busy.

The cardstock from the May kit is perfectly matched to the kit so it is easy to co-ordinate everything. It’s perfect for stamping and die-cutting.  I’ve really loved being able to use my tools to bring the project together.

This is my favourite page – I love the colour combo.  The die-cut cityscape really pops in these colours.  Little accents from the cardstock sticker pack in the main kit plus die-cut pack.  There is always so much to choose from in the kits!

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Finally the back page was a bit more journaling. I’ve used one of the large journal cards from the Project Life kit for this one.  I stored my photos in the pockets by mounting them onto journal cards, patterned papers and glassine envelopes.   It is going to make a perfect Father’s day gift for my hubby.

I hope I have inspired you to try something different with your kit.  You can mix and match elements from previous kits – they always seem to work together for projects like this.  I would love to see what you create.  You can share your projects with us on the Hip Kit Group – a great place for wonderful inspiration from the team and fans alike.

Thanks for stopping by.


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