Cards, Scrapbooking

Made My Own Kit

kit thumbnailIf you’re like me, you’ve seen (and drooled over) those expensive, yummy-looking kits offered on so many scrapbooking websites, each one full of well-selected paper, embellishments, stickers and stamps. Usually, to get one, you have to sign up for a period of time, joining the Kit Club. Several months of $37.50 (or higher!) fees isn’t that easy to manage for many of us.

Don’t despair! A few days ago, I discovered this website, with a subtitle that reads: “Providing inspiration for creating scrapbook kits from your own supplies…” — Awesome!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

and then this article at Get It Scrapped (scroll down) which has some good tips for choosing paper:

Make Your Own Scrapbook Kits

This morning I had some time, and rummaged around and put together My First Kit! It was actually a very useful effort, as I gathered the supplies that went with each other rather than trying to find something to match a design idea in my head or coordinate with photos I wanted to put in a layout, and doing this helped me to think of new possibilities for some materials I’ve had around since forever. Besides, it was fun!

Here’s a big photo of my kit contents (click to see it enlarged), followed by the list of individual items. Some of them are so old I can’t even remember when/where I bought them.

I may not take the CKC site’s challenge, I will just be happy making a layout or two and some cards using my kit (and hope to post a photo or two in the near future). Let me know if you try this! I’d love to see a photo of your kit, too!

first scrapbooking kit










Studio Calico:  Take Note – Cubicle

Indie Chic/My Mind’s eye: Citron “Time” and “Measure”

Becky Higgins “Clementine” 12×12 paper: Buff Ledger/Black & Gray check, Orange/white big dots/black and white text

Recollections: Cork Paper/ Adhesive Back – dark brown, Woodgrain and Number Grid from Mosaic Memories Pad

Canvas Corp: Corrugated Cardboard

Cardstock: Tomato red, textured dark aqua

Embossed Paper: Gold and Forest Green

DCWV Textured Adhesive Cardstock: White and Grass Green

heidi grace: Tan with cream leaf print: Daydream Paper pad

Unknown: Green stripe


Studio Calico: Punctuation Wood Veneer, Huey’s Masks – circles
Studio112:  Clear Mini-stamps
The Paper Company: Buff tags
Making Memories: Metallic color staples
Amy Tangerine: “Hello” alphabet stickers
Basic Grey: “fact and fiction” die cuts and transparencies
Basic Grey: “Hey Boy!” mixed brads

Unknown: Denim blue alpha squares

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