A to Z Challenge – 2019 – K is for Kits

I have to be absolutely honest.  I am a crafty person but sometimes I need a little kick start to get the creative juices flowing.  Occasionally I use kits to fuel the spark, like these from Paper Wishes.  The kits include the blank cards and the extra pieces to decorate it with.  Sometimes I follow the directions and then add or take off things to suit me.  This kit came with the metal stencil of the baby hands and feet that I can use over and over again.   

In the kit below there is a “jar” card to make for Christmas.  I found it as I was looking for jar examples for yesterday.  

I absolutely loved the colors in this tropical kit from Pinecone Press.  While there are directions to make cards on this one as well, they are not as detailed as the ones in the Paper Wishes kit and there are fewer embellishments.  

This gives the diagrams of how you can cut the papers to make the cards, but some of those papers are so pretty I’d like to use them for something else!  They also don’t have any sentiments on them so I am able to make them into any kind of card I want, birthday, anniversary, friendship, etc. 

Same with these ones from Photoplay.  The basic card examples are there but there is a lot of room for interpretation.  

This is a kit for a wedding mini-album.  The form is there and there are some stickers and things to decorate it with but it is pretty easily adaptable to whatever I choose to make with it.  

I do have to say that with every card or album I make, I always add something or change the design a little so that I feel comfortable selling them as one of my creations.  I give credit to the company that I got the kit from as well.  I mean, anyone can get a kit and make the cards so I have to make them my own in some way.   

Now you know my secret.  Hope it hasn’t tarnished my image as a creator but I have to be truthful in my business.  I wouldn’t feel right if I wasn’t.   

We are rapidly moving through the alphabet!  Hope you are enjoying this year’s series.  Please go visit some of the other participants in the 10th Anniversary A to Z Challenge.  

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19 Responses to A to Z Challenge – 2019 – K is for Kits

  1. I love how you use these to jump start your creative juices. i love how you make them your own.

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  2. John Holton says:

    Is Photoplay any relation to the magazine?

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  3. joey says:

    I like the kits, too. Or, I did when I scrapbooked. Sometimes it’s nice to see how they put things together and that’s good inspiration. I was particularly fond of the ‘travel’ themes and still have enough of those for future books ๐Ÿ˜‰ I did mix and match quite a bit and pieces I didn’t like/use, friends did or they sold at garage sales.

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  4. XmasDolly says:

    I don’t get it. Why would you need a scrapbook kit? I would think you buy a book and have at it! You put stuff in it you want to save… that’s what I did with my kids and I drew their name on the front and taped little things from them in it. Hmmmm DON’T TELL ME i HAVE BEEN WRONG ALL THESE YEARS??? ~snicker-snicker~ Have a nice weekend my friend!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      LOL not wrong of course. The kits are more for making cards and things like that although they do have scrapbooking kits too, if you have a theme for example…baseball, dancing…you get it. You have a good weekend too!

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  5. I didn’t know there were kits for card making. I might have to check that out!

    DB McNicol, author
    Microfiction: Kimono

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  6. You a kickstart? I donโ€™t believe it! Your secret is safe with me!

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  7. slfinnell says:

    I wouldn’t have known there is so much to choose from. Maybe I need to stroll down the scrapbooking isles. lol
    Stephanie Finnell
    @randallbychance from
    Katy Trail Creations

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  8. Shelley says:

    I would think it is fair to say that we all feed off each other for ideas. Nice post explaining how you find creativity through kits!

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  9. Lisa says:

    Scrapbook kits have so many things in them. I’ve bought them before. It makes things easier if you’re just making one specific scrapbook, like a beach vacation or a graduation.
    You are still creative with what you do with the parts!
    I loved your Jar.

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