Saturday, July 2, 2016

Just the Gist of the Kit - July 2016

Hello - Susan here with this month's Just the Gist of the Kit post.

Yesterday we revealed that our July inspiration is the Heat Wave Kit from Scrapbook and Cards Today from Summer 2015. It's a perfect kit for the summer season - filled with bright colors, bold patterns and classic summer icons.

Perhaps July is an especially busy month for you though and you'd like to make a smaller kit this time around. I've pared down the inspiration to just ten pieces for a petite kit to create a layout or two, a pocket page spread or several cards.

I selected six of the papers in the original kit. The two text papers can be used for layering or the words and phrases can be cut to use as titles. There are two mid-size prints - I've found that black & white patterns are always a versatile addition to a kit and the yellow tone-on-tone paper has a very subtle pattern that could be used in place of a cardstock background. The tiny confetti print and the bold floral provide options at opposite ends of the size spectrum and they both feature all the colors in the kit as well.

I also included the die-cut packet, which in addition to embellishments, also provides pieces that could be used for titles and layering.

The alphabet is a fabric Thickers set and could be used as is or colored with markers, mists or ink to coordinate with a particular paper. The stamp set provides both text and icon options and again is something that could be customized with color to match a particular project.

My final choice is the set of yellow enamel dots which can add just that little "finishing touch" to a pocket, card or page.

That's my take on putting together a mini-kit this month and I hope I've given you some ideas for making one of your own. Whether your kit is large or small, please add it to our links here so we can see how you interpreted the inspiration. Thanks for participating with us!

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