Today for kits week, we are talking about monthly kit clubs. And there are tons of fabulous ones out there to choose from! Check out our kit club directory and you’ll see!
When selecting a kit club to join, be sure to check out the previous kits of the companies you are considering. Each kit club has its own style, flair and personality. While the kits will certain vary each month, over time, you’ll see certain trends arise. So be on the lookout for those trends before you subscribe.
Factors to Consider:
- What colors do their kits usually feature? Brights? Neutrals? Washed out tones? Subtle neutrals? What colors families do you tend to enjoy working with most? Pick a kit club that skews toward your favorite colors.
- Are you a scrapbooker, a card maker, an altered arts fan, or all of the above? Check out the contents of previous kits to see HOW you think you’d actually use them.
- Value – Have previous kits seemed to be ‘worth’ the investment?
- Price – What can your monthly budget support?
- Would you rather get less 12 x 12 paper and more 6×6? Or are you only about the 12 x 12?
- Do you like having coordinating colors of solid cardstock provided? Or would you prefer to pick your own?
- What styles do you generally find most pleasing? Are you a checks & chevron girl or a floral and big graphics girl?
- Are ‘add-ons’ available? And if so, is that a good thing or just too much temptation?
- What else? Share your consideration factors in the comments!
Remember – Just because your bestie loves Kit Club A doesn’t mean that will be the best one for you! Just because a certain club is considered ‘cool’ doesn’t mean YOU will love it.
Here’s what Angie’s box of happiness included this month …
and the embellishment kit …
Angie’s kit-attack approach …
How I tackle a kit is I layout out all my papers on one side of my workspace with my favorite side face-up. Then I spread out my embellishments on the other side of my workspace.
I pick a cardstock and start matching papers to my pictures. I don’t pack all my favorites on just the first layout I use little here and there and then once I feel it’s done I set it aside and start on another. Once I have most of my kit gone I grab all my layouts and take a second look at the layout and what I have left from the kit and add a little here and there to give it”more.” I find when I do this I like the layouts much better and I really get the most out of kit!!
I can get anywhere from 5-7 layouts in kit depending on how much I use the embellishments on each kit. The extra scraps I have from a kit I put in a drawer with all my other “bits & pieces” and I use those for cards or punches.
Check out these fabulous projects she made with her September kit and add-on from Citrus Twist …
I’m impressed that Angie was able to sit down & make such varied looking projects using the items from the kits. I know it’s due to Angie’s paper crafting talent …. but it’s also due to Citrus Twist’s kit designer’s eye for mixing and matching, don’t ya think?
Citrus Twist is so excited to have a chance to meet all of our fabulous PaperCrafter’s Corner readers that they are offering their sold-out June 2012 kit as a giveaway! Check it out ….
Psst! I can hear your ‘oohs and aahs’ from here!
Enter to Win
To enter to win their SOLD OUT June kit, Summer Boardwalk, leave a comment on this post answering this question:
What factors do you / would you consider when choosing a kit club? I’m going to build a master list of factors based upon your suggestions and add it to our Kit Club Directory as a reference! This giveaway is open now through Monday, September 17th at midnight eastern.
Citrus Twist would like to offer a special discount to PCC readers: 30% off past kits and 25% off any add-on with a 3 or 6 month sub! Offer is good now through September 30. To claim the discount, email Citrus Twist and mention the PCC discount with your initial subscription.