Hi everyone, Diane here to welcome to another week of kits and mini albums. We decided to shake things up a bit this week and show you mini albums we made using a kit we put together with supplies from our stash. Sound like fun?! Let's get started.
Generally, each kit club will include 6-8 sheets of patterned paper with a mix of large, medium and small designs, cardstock, one or two alphabets and an assortment of embellishments in a kit. There are no rules of what can or can't be put in a kit but I used that as my guide when pulling my kit together. Feel free to customize your kit to fit your project.
I wanted to make a mini album about a visit to Lincoln County, New Mexico where the story of Billy the Kid unfolds so I pulled an assortment of masculine, western style products.
My selection included 7 sheets of patterned paper from American Crafts, October Afternoon, and Pebbles with a large wood grain print, medium chevron and map print, and a variety of smaller designs including grids and dot patterns. I also added in two sheets of cardstock, two pieces of vintage ledger paper, a sticker sheet with two alphabets, an assortment of labels, western cards, flags, a sticker book, buttons, brads, tin pins, washi tape, ribbon and twine.
These are basic things that I use on most of my layouts. Feel free to add in chipboard, stamps, paint, or any other products that you love.
Here is a look at what I made.
- I didn't use the cardstock or the ledger paper. I really wanted to use the ledger paper and even cut it for layering on one of the pages but I liked some patterned paper more so I went that route.
- I ended up pulling another small yellow October Afternoon alphabet from my stash to supplement my original alphabet selection. It worked out perfectly for the captions on the inside pages.
- Journaling is not included on every page. I added a few notes for photos with interesting bits of the story of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County war.
I hope you will consider making a kit from your stash for a future project or layouts. A kit can be really handy if you like to scrap away from home and don't want to pack your entire scrap room and they speed up the process of assembling your project since the selection process is complete.