Wednesday, November 30, 2022

November 2022 - Kill That Kit!

Oh wow! It's the end of a fabulous month and how can it be that we are heading into the home strait of 2022! Christmas is just around the corner - more of that soon - and before we get there, we need a Kill That Kit! post to finish off the month.

As you might have guessed from previous end of month posts, it almost NEVER happens that I'm at the end of a kit at the end of the month and again, I have a relatively full box of goodies from my November "Falling" kit (where DID I get that name from I wonder?!?!). So what to do? 

Last month I gave you a round up of some of the main ways I kill my own kit when the time is right and today, I'm going to give you a round up of the ideas we've presented for you in 2022 in case you missed any of them at the time.

So let's go!

In January, MF Cindy told us how she die-cuts her scraps into useful shapes and baggies them up for later use as well as sharing some of the cards she had made with scraps and some of those die-cut shapes.

So, if you've got some basic shaped dies, why not have a die-cutting session and see what cards you can pull together with them? 

In February MF Misty also got happy die-cutting shapes and using up the scraps - specifically circles, of which she's a huge fan! She finished off her post with a cute layout using up a bunch of this much loved circles!

Love layers? Got a thing for stars or hearts or circles? Why not follow Misty's lead and put them together onto one last page!

In March, MF Tara gave us some tips about using a sketch and setting up binders to store leftover bits and pieces such as stickers or embellishments as well as putting things to one side from one kit to add into your next. 

She also shared another "one last layout" she had made with the leftovers in her kit box

Take a look into your kit and see what pieces work together and then challenge yourself to pull a page together and see what you think!

In April, I decided to just use up as much paper as possible and make up some basic page bases on which to add photos later. I kept the design simple and one that I use often. There was only a small pile of scraps left at the end of this process - for me the sign of a killed kit!

In May, MF Kate delighted us with a couple of ideas such as these cute tags as well as the funkiest background made up of scrap papers and ephemera which can then be cut up as card or tag bases! 

And then in June, MF Kate was back again with a post full of wonderful layouts and one using scraps which she cut into banners and flags. 

What a great way to use up papers and add some texture and dimension to your layouts. I love those butterflies too!

In August, MF Tina (like me!) had not come close to finishing her kit but shared her super idea of making up small embellishment clusters to use on upcoming layouts. 

I did this a lot in the past and need to get back to things like this - something that can be done in very little time and so therapeutic to just make sweet little clusters to use sometime in the future!

In September, MF Julene shared some ideas for cards which can be the ideal way to finish off the papers and small embellishments left in the kit box such as this lovely card. She suggests using sketches and offers an idea for a challenge card site.

You can never have too many cards on hand to write a quick note in or dash off for a last minute occasion. Why not try making a set of cards with the leftovers?

In September, I gave you my go-to list for your kits at the end of the month - break them up, make cards, make layout bases or pick out journalling and a sketch first, then pick some photos and THEN go to your kits and use up those last bits and pieces in whichever of the kit boxes. Getting the basics of your layout picked out before the supplies really speeds things up. I followed this process with this layout.

And last but by no means least, in October MF Leslie delighted us with this tiny teeny mini book idea to use up the smallest of scraps and bits at the bottom of your kit box.

I think we can all think of a subject just calling out for a tiny handbag keepsake like this one! Why not give it a go?

So, there you have it - lots of inspiration and ideas for you to use up kit items - whether you just want to get more out of your kit or you really want to kill it off!

I hope that you are inspired to make something and share with us. You can post them in our Facebook Communityor share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcnovember2022). 

 Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month.


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