Taking A Kit in New Directions

SUPPLIES: Make It Count by Bella Gypsy, Great Things Ahead by Created by Jill, Game Night by Etc. by Danyale, Be Cozy by Libby Pritchett, Holiday Cookies by mleCard; Font: WZ You Are Endearing.

A single kit or template can inspire a wealth of different stories! Sometimes simply isolating colors or sub-dividing elements or papers into themes, you can go beyond the obvious and get more out of your products.

I sat down with this month’s kits and brainstormed some additional ways to use them.

mleCard’s Holiday Cookies

So the obvious match here is a layout about our favorite holiday treats! But, this kit is so much more. Emily included a set of adorable paper dolls for printing and playing with. Or, dress up your doll digitally for a layout about fashion. There’s even a sweater for scrapping about the ugly sweater craze. The bright colorful papers would work great for party invitations or carnival pages too. Any story related to a sweet, darling kiddo would fit perfectly with this sweet, darling kit!

Libby Pritchett’s Be Cozy
This kit may have been designed as a winter kit, but it screamed beach to me! The sandy browns and seafoam greens along with wood accents would be perfect for a holiday beach page. Remove the snow elements and you’re left with a very versatile color palette that would be great for boy layouts too. And, the alphas in this kit are gorgeous! They could go on any page.

etc by Danyale’s Game Night
This kit is so fun, that scrapping your family game nights would be as much of a blast as the game night itself! But, you can take those game elements even further. Use the vintage puzzle pieces for pages about family secrets. Or, whip up a great boy page using the arrow, buttons, frames and snakes.

Created By Jill’s Great Things Ahead
This is a kit about looking forward. But the fabulous blue and purple color scheme, with paint and grungy accents mean it will work for so many other things. I could see a fantastic heritage page coming out of this kit, as well as a sweet girl page. Or, perhaps an art journaling “all about me” kind of page because I do love purple!

Bella Gypsy’s Make It Count
This kit has some great word art to use as a starting point. But, you can also sort out these elements by colors to get a great boy page, a great girl page or a really fun clustered page with all the colors. The patterns and elements are classic in this kit, so it can be used with almost any story you want to tell! And, the neutral grey alpha can be used over and over along side other kits.

Scrapping With Liz’s Paper Cut Out Templates
For some reason, when I look at these templates I think construction zone, school art projects, travel, new year’s and beyond! With spots for so many paper strips on these, they can be taken in so many directions depending on the kit you use. The confetti adds some whimsy, though, so it makes me think of fun and lighthearted stories. And, the arrows and angles lend itself to both boy and girl pages.

Janet’s Christmas Album
Janet intended this album for a documenting-December-type project. But
this template set is so perfect in it’s simplicity that it can be used
for so much more! Use it to make a monthly summary of 2015. Slip each
summary in front of your chronological pages in an album, or have it
printed up in a photobook for family and friends. This album would also
work great for a baby book! Just plop in those beautiful squishy baby
pictures and dress it up with little boy or little girl kit. These
simple grids work great for weekly layouts too. Not into pocket pages,
but want to document some everyday photos or moments. You can do that
with these too!

What do you see when you look at these products? Do you use themed kits for totally different pages?

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