I am a huge fan of stretching digi supplies by taking a themed kit and using it for a non-themed purpose. The Daily Digi has quite a few articles in the archives about working with themed kits on more than one page. Check these out:
- Using a themed kit for a non-theme layout by Katie
- Digi Scrap with ANY kit at ANY time by Katie
- Getting the Most From Your Kits by Janet
- Using One Kit on Several Pages by Heddy
Usually, when I buy I themed kit, it’s because I really like the theme and because I think I can stretch the kit to make it work on a few different pages.
I wanted to challenge myself to take a themed kit that didn’t really apply to my life and see if I could make it work for a page. Here’s a pretty obvious theme that isn’t really aimed at me – Independence Day. Since I’m Canadian, I don’t generally need Independence Day kits. BUT, I liked the papers and elements in this one so I picked it up to use.
Fortunately, Canada’s flag is red and white so I just needed to have enough non-blue and non-star and non-flag themed elements to make this kit work for a Canada Day page.
And that’s the thing about kits these days – most kits are pretty big and you’ll find plenty of non-themed elements and papers to work with. (And, it’s worth noting, you’ll often find a lot of neutral elements that you can use on any page.)
Here’s my Canada Day page. You’d never know it was made with an Independence Day kit!
Supplies: Celebrate Independence Day by Amanda Yi and Libby Pritchett, Remember Those Days 7 by Two Tiny Turtles