Friday, January 20, 2012

Collection Kit Versatility (Scrapping on a Budget)

Hey everyone, it's Pam again posting another topic about saving money or scrapping on a budget.  As I might have mentioned before I am on a scrap budget. It is a pretty tight one and I sometimes go to my local Hobby Lobby to find some great deals. I purchased For the Record collection kit by Echo Park while I was there with an idea to make my money stretch! Here is an image of what I purchased. You don't need to purchase this kit to play along, just purchase one based on something you think you can use for a variety of pages.

Echo Park - For The Record Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Kit
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I am going to share with you four layouts with different styles and different themes so you can see how I made my supplies stretch and I still have leftovers!!
I used the papers for a Renaissance Festival, my son, my dog, and a family photo. How cool is that?

1. My first page called Nine Years is about my son. This collection works well for boyish pages.  When picking out a kit or paper pack that you want to make last, chose something with some neutral papers like I used here. For instance, I have not used anything floral on this page which is fitting for this theme.  I used letters I cut out to make this even more boyish, plus the number paper strip works great for the age theme. (extras on page: Bazzill Kraft cardstock and My Minds Eye die cut)

 

2.  On my second page, I went with a different style and a different theme. This paper works really great for vintage or renaissance photos, which is what I did here.  Just creating this leaf theme enhances the whole feel earthy to the page. I used the same collection as above but this has a completely different look! The swirlie and flower elements really go great with my page style. (extras on page: Bazzill cardstock)


3. For my third page, I changed up the style again completely! I went with a more free flowing page but I used the same exact paper line. Adding rounded corners and swirles really changes up the mood of this page. I knew that I wanted a less graphic page and a more lovey dovey page. The floral tag really dressed up my page! (extras on page: Jenni Bowlin butterfly, American Crafts letter stickers and flower)


4.  My last page is of my new puppy, Ollie. Again, I used a completely different look and theme.  Adding the large flower gives this a slightly more soft look for my "new puppy" theme. I used three main colors from the kit that would make my photos pop even more.  The banner gives my page that playful look which also goes along with a puppy theme.  (extras on page: Bazzill Kraft cardstock, Epiphany Crafts buttons, American Crafts letters, and Jenni Bowlin butterfly)


So, now it's your turn.. next time you are shopping, consider buying a collection kit and creating lots of different looks and themes with your kit. You will save money and have fun in the process!

7 comments:

  1. You did a great job with those, Pam. And at Hobby Lobby we can just about always use a coupon to save even more.

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  2. Love your layouts! What fun to try to use one collection for four totally different topics.

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  3. Great lo's Pam! I LOVE those papers! I have also started buying collections packs. It seems more practical for my purposes & I LOVE papers!!! I always enjoy looking at your work & thank you & all your contributors to this site! Have a great week :)

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  4. Just found your blog and I am a new follower. Thanks for all the great tips and ideas and inspiration!

    Susan
    www.expressionavenue.blogspot.com

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  5. Love your layout ideas! Just curious how you made the jumbo flower petals evenly? Can you email me? that would be great!! snow.white85@hotmail.com thank you sooo much!

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