Sunday, January 8, 2012

Create You OWN Kit!!

Happy Monday, it's Pam here. Ok, I am posting this a bit early.. but I thought I would just post it now!
I adore KITS!! I honestly would love to join a kit club, but lately haven't had the money to commit to one. I love the way they put kits together at places like Studio Calico, Scraptastic Club, and My Scrapbook Nook.  I so want to buy at least one kit this year from a kit club :).

I thought it would be fun to create my very own kit while shopping at A Cherry On Top, a scrapbook store which I love.  I wanted to scrap those fall photos that I love and I thought it would be fun to coordinate my own kit to see how I would do. I picked out the following:

Three sheets of Kraft paper, three sheets of white Bazzill cardstock, three sheets of Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Fall papers, a few sheets of Crate Paper Farmhouse papers, two sheets of Bella Boulevard Finally Fall papers, two other sheets of patterned paper, Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Fall die cuts, Studio Calico Autumn Press Chipboard Butterflies, and We R Memories Keepers Autumn Splendor Chipboard Accents.
I also used a few other items from my stash such as scraps or minor embellishments.

I made my items go a long way on these three new pages. Note: I have also used stuff from my kit on other pages as well.  I have been so inspired by Pinterest lately and I KNOW you will see this in my designs.  Here are tips to each page I completed.

1. My latest page is titled Ann Arbor. I think you will see that I really took advantage of repetition and circles. I almost thought this was too busy, but it has grown on me. I cut the circle design using my Coluzzle. I cut a ton of circles of the patterned paper and accented my page with journaling strips and chipboard butterflies!

2. In my next page I was inspired once again by Pinterest. This was inspired by a pin I saw in passing, and I forgot to pin it! Bummer. Anyways, I created the template for this in PSE 5.0, printed it and traced it over kraft paper, patterned papers and photos. It was actually easy and fun to do. I might share the template in the upcoming weeks!

3. My third is page all about circles.. yes again, lol. I have always been into circles but lately, I have been going a little circle crazy :).  This is another page where I used my coluzzle to create the design. Unlike page number 1, I put photos in the circles which made it quite different.

I hope to create one or two more pages using the extra scraps b/c I really LOVE how well all of these papers coordinated!!
So have you ever created your own kit? If so tell me about it in the comment section. Have a great day!


  1. Pam, all 3 layouts are awesome! espcially I loved the 2nd one. the design is superb.
    I'd like to share with you a challenge blog I found, which is based on the idea of making your own kits from your own stash (not buying new...), and the idea is to counterfiet an exsisting kit:
    I participated a couple on weeks ago, and I just might do it again this month.
    I think it's a cool idea :).
    Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  2. love all three projects, and the idea of creating your own kit.

  3. Great LOs! I've never bought a kit, but I've won a few. They're a lot of fun to work with.

  4. I love it! I was also going to suggest you check us out at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, it's so much fun making our own kits!!