Although the beauty of pocket scrapbooking is that you can complete pages quickly and easily, sometimes it’s fun to be creative and make your own cards. One way I like to do that is by using a card making kit. The nice thing about using a kit is that you typically get a wide variety of embellishments. In addition, all the supplies are already in coordinating colors so you don’t have to worry about everything matching up.
One great card kit to use for pocket scrapbooking is the super cute Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit. I love the spring colors combined with the kraft paper in this kit. It comes with a ton of paper and supplies that are fun to use for pocket scrapbooking.
I had a lot of fun using the Hip Hip Hooray Kit to make some cute handmade Project Life cards so I thought I would share those with you today.
I used my Project Life Card Die Set to cut the kraft card bases from the kit to make my Project Life Cards. If you don’t have a die cut machine, you can also use a paper trimmer and cut them by hand to 3″ x 4″.
The “Hip Hip Hooray- It’s Your Day” stamp that is included in the kit is just perfect for any pages that are documenting celebrations, birthdays, or achievements. I used it for 2 of the pages below and I just know it is going to get a lot of use on scrapbook pages in the future.
Since I am caught up with Project Life for the year, I am going back and working on 2013, as well as the kids’ school albums. My first page is from my 20th wedding anniversary last summer. Since we had just gotten back from an anniversary trip, we celebrated the actual day by taking the kids out to lunch and then to see a movie.
For the 3×4 cards, I just cut down the card bases that were included in the Hip Hip Hooray Kit. Then I layered 2 or 3 of the die cut stickers to finish off the card. Quick and easy! On one of the cards, I included the stub from our movie ticket. For the 4×6 cards on this layout, I just used coordinating colors of cardstock that matched the colors in the kit.
The next page I have to share with you is from when my middle daughter earned her Bronze Award for Girl Scouts last year. The stickers and stamps from the Hip Hip Hooray Kit were perfect to use for this layout as I wanted to celebrate her achievement.
Since I didn’t want to cut my stamp apart, I used cheap Dollar Store washi tape to mask off certain parts of the stamp when I was inking it. That way I could stamp each section of the stamp separately. I stamped “Hip Hip” and “Hooray” separately for the star cut out sticker. Then for the journal card, I only used the “It’s your day” section of the stamp.
The next page I did was just a compilation of a random bunch of pictures from the fall that I wanted to include in my youngest daughter’s school album.
The lined paper stickers were a great way to include a lot of journaling on the page. I really love the die cut stickers included in the kit – especially the notebook paper stickers. They are just perfect to use to make journaling cards.
The last page I made with the Hip Hip Hooray Kit was from our trip up to Columbus to take the girls to the new American Girl store that opened last summer.
The page is mostly pictures, but I did use the torn notebook paper sticker to make a journal card to write about our day.
Since I had the kit out anyway, I went ahead and made a bunch more pocket scrapbooking cards for future layouts. I ended up making 20 more cards before I ran out of stickers. I just love how they turned out! So fun!
Since the Hip Hip Hooray Kit is a card making kit, it also included envelopes. I put them to good use by making some memorabilia pockets. The envelopes fit nicely on a 4×6 card. You could also use the envelopes included in the kit for hidden journaling.
I know the Hip Hip Hooray Kit is intended for cardmaking, but after playing around with it, I have to say it works really well for pocket scrapbooking too. Even after everything I made, I still have a good bit of supplies left over that can be used on other projects. I am definitely going to be keeping a watch for other card kits that can be used to make handmade Project Life cards.
Included in the Hip Hip Hooray Kit:
- 20 kraft card bases (10 each of polka dot and grid patterns)
- 20 envelopes
- 5 sheets of die cut stickers (these are thicker than regular stickers)
- 3 clear mount stamps (Hip Hip Hooray, Thanks, It’s Your Day)
- clear block
- mini ink pad in grey
- 1 sheet of Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots designed to give embellishments some dimension on the page)
- 10 mini paper clips
- white twine
So tell me…Have you ever used a card kit before for pocket scrapbooking? Be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know how it turned out.