Monday, March 6, 2017

March 2017 Mini Kit Reveal

Love this month's inspiration kit, but not entirely sure if you can play along this month? 

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!

Kits can either be simply smaller versions of the main kit, or they can be specifically aimed at use as card kits, mini album kits, pocket style albums or planners. It's entirely up to you. And you can use the mini-kit option whenever you like -
  • You're still loving (and creating with) an older kit, but want to play along each month.
  • You don't have enough stash that suits the new inspiration kit. 
  • You're busy, but still want to feel creative. 
  • You love the 'Main Kit' but could have taken it in a different direction. Use the mini-kit as way to explore those other options. 
  • You need *more* kit. Use the mini-kit as an 'add on'. 
  • In fact, use the mini-kit inspiration in any way that you want! 

Here's a look at our mini kits and how we've been using them.

Margie chose to make add-on kits, since she made a main kit already:

She made a layout with supplies from all of these kits:

Head over to her blog for more detail shots and video of her mini kits!

Kelly used this mini-kit with just two patterned papers and a handful of embellishments . . .

. . . to make a layout + pocket page spread. See her blog for more details!

Clair's kit, using one sheet of Journalling Cards as the inspiration, is cute and colourful.

She's used it to start a mini-album full of fun summer memories. You can read more about (and see extra pages) on her blog, Obstinate Pursuit.

Susanne curated a quick mini kit with the thought of making cards.  She created this 12 x 12 layout and four cards, the two thank you cards shown here and two she popped into the mail without taking photos.  She cut four 4 x 6 rectangles from the leftover scraps, and set them aside to use on the companion pocket page to this layout and in her weekly project life album. There was little left to return to stock. Yay for the mini kit.


Lisa was excited to make her first mini-kit for Project Life pages and then made up her very first Project Life spread.

You can find the post about how she put her kit together and find more details about the pocket page spreads she made up as well as what did and didn't work for her over on her blog here.

Don't forget that there's more ways than ever to join in the fun:


  1. These are beautiful - wonderful selections and projects!

  2. Fabulous! Can't wait to settle in tonite & get a closer look.

  3. All look great. Will have a more thorough look at these later...just got home from my getaway.

  4. I think that the new mini-kit feature will end up being my favourite!


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