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Scrapbook starter kits: Your gateway to creative memory keeping

Are you ready to dive into the wonderful world of scrapbooking? Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refresh your supplies, scrapbook starter kits are the perfect way to kickstart your creative journey. At Hip Kit Club, we offer a variety of monthly kits that cater to different styles and preferences. Each of these kits serves as an excellent starter kit, providing you with all the essentials you need to begin your scrapbooking adventure.

What's more, we understand that getting started can sometimes feel overwhelming. That's why we offer a wealth of process videos and tutorials from our experienced design team. These resources are designed to guide you through various techniques and inspire your creativity. You can find more about our talented design team on our Hip Kits Designer Showcase page.


What's in a scrapbook starter kit?

Before we delve into specific kits, let's talk about what you can expect to find in a typical scrapbook starter kit. Most kits include a selection of patterned papers, cardstock, embellishments, stickers, and sometimes even stamps or ink pads. These carefully curated collections are designed to coordinate perfectly, taking the guesswork out of matching colors and patterns.


The beauty of monthly kits

One of the best things about Hip Kit Club's offerings is our monthly kit system. Each month, we release a new main kit filled with fresh, on-trend supplies. This approach keeps your creativity flowing and ensures you always have new materials to work with. Let's take a closer look at some of our recent monthly kits, each of which makes for an excellent starter kit.


June 2024 main kit: Summer vibes and bold colors

June 2024 Main Kit

As we step into summer, our June 2024 main kit brings the heat with vibrant colors and playful patterns. This kit is perfect for documenting your summer adventures, from beach trips to backyard barbecues. The bold color palette includes sunny yellows, ocean blues, and tropical greens that will make your layouts pop.

Included in this kit are double-sided patterned papers featuring summery motifs like sunflowers, pineapples, and beach umbrellas. You'll also find a selection of cardstock in coordinating solid colors, perfect for matting photos or creating eye-catching titles. The embellishment selection is equally impressive, with die-cut shapes, puffy stickers, and even some glittery accents to add dimension to your pages.


May 2024 main kit: Spring blooms and pastel dreams

May 2024 Main Kit

As spring reaches its peak, our May 2024 main kit celebrates the season with a soft, romantic color palette and floral-inspired designs. This kit is ideal for capturing the essence of spring, from blooming gardens to outdoor picnics and nature walks.

The patterned papers in this kit feature delicate floral prints, watercolor washes, and subtle geometric designs in shades of blush pink, mint green, and lavender. Complementing these papers are solid cardstock sheets in matching pastel hues, perfect for creating a cohesive look across your layouts.

Embellishments in the May kit include fabric flowers, enamel dots, and a set of alphabet stickers in a script font. These elements add texture and depth to your pages, helping you create truly dimensional and eye-catching designs.


April 2024 main kit: Fresh starts and new beginnings

April 2024 Main Kit

April is a month of renewal and fresh starts, and our April 2024 main kit reflects this theme beautifully. With a color palette inspired by spring rain and budding leaves, this kit is perfect for documenting new beginnings, from spring cleaning to starting new hobbies.

The patterned papers in this kit feature a mix of botanical prints, abstract designs, and subtle textures in shades of sage green, sky blue, and soft yellow. The coordinating cardstock provides a neutral base for your layouts, allowing the patterned elements to shine.

Embellishments in the April kit include wooden buttons, translucent leaves, and a set of phrase stickers with motivational quotes. These elements work together to create layouts that feel fresh and inspiring, perfect for capturing the spirit of spring.


March 2024 main kit: Transitional elegance

March 2024 Main Kit

As we transition from winter to spring, our March 2024 main kit offers a sophisticated blend of cozy and fresh elements. This kit is perfect for documenting the changing seasons, from the last snowy days to the first signs of spring.

The color palette of the March kit includes rich jewel tones like emerald green and sapphire blue, balanced with softer shades of blush and cream. Patterned papers feature a mix of floral designs, geometric patterns, and subtle textures that add depth to your layouts.

Embellishments in this kit include velvet bows, metallic thread, and a set of chipboard frames. These luxurious elements add a touch of elegance to your pages, making them perfect for special occasions or everyday moments that deserve a little extra sparkle.


February 2024 main kit: Love is in the air

February 2024 Main Kit

February is the month of love, and our February 2024 main kit celebrates all forms of affection. Whether you're documenting romantic moments, family bonds, or self-love, this kit has everything you need to create heartfelt layouts.

The color palette of the February kit revolves around shades of red, pink, and white, with touches of gold for added warmth. Patterned papers feature love-themed designs like hearts, arrows, and romantic quotes, as well as more subtle patterns that work for a variety of themes.

Embellishments in this kit include heart-shaped sequins, foil stickers, and a set of die-cut frames. These elements allow you to add a touch of romance to your pages without overwhelming your photos or journaling.


January 2024 main kit: New year, new you

January 2024 Main Kit

Start the year off right with our January 2024 main kit. Designed to inspire and motivate, this kit is perfect for documenting your new year's resolutions, winter adventures, and fresh starts.

The color palette of the January kit includes crisp whites, cool blues, and silvery grays, reminiscent of a winter wonderland. Patterned papers feature a mix of snowflake designs, abstract patterns, and motivational phrases to help you kick off the year with positivity.

Embellishments in this kit include glitter snowflakes, acrylic word pieces, and a set of number stickers perfect for dating your layouts. These elements work together to create pages that feel fresh and invigorating, setting the tone for a great year ahead.


December 2023 main kit: Holiday magic and cozy memories

December 2023 Main Kit

As we wrap up our tour of Hip Kit Club's monthly offerings, let's take a look back at our December 2023 main kit. Filled with festive cheer and cozy elements, this kit is perfect for documenting all your holiday memories.

The color palette of the December kit includes traditional holiday colors like red and green, balanced with softer shades of cream and gold. Patterned papers feature a mix of Christmas-themed designs, winter motifs, and elegant patterns that work well beyond the holiday season.

Embellishments in this kit include glitter snowflakes, felt holly leaves, and a set of wood veneer words. These elements add warmth and texture to your pages, helping you create layouts that capture the magic of the holiday season.


Choosing the right kit for you

With so many fantastic options to choose from, how do you decide which scrapbook starter kit is right for you? Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Theme: Think about the types of events or moments you'll be documenting. Are you looking for a kit that's season-specific, or do you prefer something more versatile?
  2. Color palette: Consider the colors that dominate your photos. Look for a kit with a complementary color scheme to make your images pop.
  3. Embellishments: Do you prefer lots of dimensional elements, or are you more of a minimalist scrapbooker? Choose a kit that matches your personal style.
  4. Skill level: If you're a complete beginner, you might want to start with a kit that includes some basic tools and instructions. More experienced scrapbookers might prefer kits with more specialized embellishments.

Remember, there's no wrong choice when it comes to selecting a scrapbook starter kit. Each kit offers a unique creative experience, and you can always mix and match elements from different kits as you build your collection.


Getting started with your kit

Once you've chosen your perfect scrapbook starter kit, it's time to dive in and start creating! Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your new supplies:

  1. Unpack and organize: Start by unpacking your kit and organizing the supplies. This will help you see everything you have to work with and spark ideas for layouts.
  2. Look for inspiration: Browse through scrapbooking magazines or online galleries to find layout ideas that inspire you. Don't be afraid to put your own spin on them!
  3. Start with a focal point: Choose a photo or a story you want to tell, and build your layout around that central element.
  4. Experiment with different techniques: Try layering papers, distressing edges, or creating your own embellishments using the supplies in your kit.
  5. Don't be afraid to make mistakes: Remember, scrapbooking is about preserving memories and having fun. There are no hard and fast rules, so feel free to experiment and find your own style.

Conclusion: Your creative journey begins here

Scrapbook starter kits are an excellent way to begin your memory-keeping journey or refresh your existing supplies. With Hip Kit Club's monthly offerings, you'll always have fresh, on-trend materials to work with, ensuring your creativity never runs dry.

Whether you're drawn to the summer vibes of our June 2024 kit, the romantic florals of May, or the cozy holiday feels of December, there's a kit that's perfect for your style and needs. Remember, each of these kits is designed to be an excellent starter kit, providing you with everything you need to create beautiful layouts.

Don't forget to check out our process videos and tutorials from our experienced design team. These resources are invaluable for both beginners and experienced scrapbookers alike. You can find more information about our talented designers on our Hip Kits Designer Showcase page.

Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and let your creativity flow. Happy scrapbooking!