Friday, October 6, 2017

October Mini Kit reveal

Love this months inspiration kit but not entirely sure if you can play along?
  • Maybe you're not sure if you have the time and energy to play along? 
  • Maybe you feel like you haven't got quite enough stash to make a full kit? 
  • Or maybe you're still working with the remnants of last month's inspiration kit and only need a small selection to work with? 

Whatever the reasons, we've been busy working on a new feature which we hope will help out when time, energy or stash are a little bit lacking! In addition to the main kit reveal on the 1st of the month, we'll also be creating our own smaller 'Mini Kit' versions of the inspiration kit, along with some ideas for using them up quickly!

Using our St Tropez kit this month our team have some wonderful ideas to share with you.

Master Forger Susanne was full of admiration for this month’s kit, but short on time and limited in access to her studio.  To shortcut her search for supplies, she started in her box of 12 x 12 paper odds and ends where she spotted 2 sheets of Crate Paper’s Oasis line that shared crucial similarities to the St. Tropez line – seaside motif with a muted color palette and a pretty floral companion page. She added a b-side of Amy Tan’s Oh Happy Life in washed out pink.  Then she quickly gathered what was close by – neutral cardstock and alphabet, metallic border strips, a page of printable labels, leftover planner stickers, buttons, stamped card from a wedding project and small sheets from a recent warehouse sale box.  To finish her kit, she chose a few Prima flowers leftover from an old kit.  See . . . pretty results can be pulled together quickly. 

She whipped out a quick two page travel layout for her Bermuda trip album, adding in another alphabet and some chipboard too.

Susan made a truly "mini" kit with just two papers and a handful of embellishments:

 She then made this page:

And, inspired by the leftovers, she made a bonus page:

You can get all the details on her blog post here.

Julene went out and bought the original kit , but added some extras in the pale green sea foam colour. This is almost a BIG mini kit :)

She used St Tropez to create this layout

and also made these tags

Leslie gathered what at first glance does not appear to be a  mini-kit, but actually only includes a Glitz Girls small paper pad, an assortment of Prima flowers, twine, metal charms with paint & metallic paste to age them, word stickers & stamps, a few October Afternoon embellishment sheets, and some gems. The leftovers will be used in a travelers notebook for this trip.


  1. awesome! Love the layouts and the tags!

  2. Fantastic mini kits and such a variety!

  3. Oh my! I love these layouts and the kits make it all look so easy to pull together! Thanks for the inspiration ladies. You rock!


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