Monday, March 4, 2013


Hey everyone! Welcome to my brand new weekly Monday feature, "Kit It Together". I'm sure most of us are plagued by growing stashes of scrapbooking goodies which can sometimes cause us to feel overwhelmed and leave us unsure where to start. Or maybe that's just me, so forgive me for speaking for all of us! ;) So, to that end, I'm going to start kitting up my supplies to create my very own "free" kit.

On the first Monday of the month, I'll be showing you a kit I put together with supplies from my own stash. I thought long and hard about what *I* would want in a kit I were to purchase. Here's what I came up with:
*8 sheets of patterned paper
*4 sheets of cardstock
*at least 5 different types of embellishments
*washi tape
*ribbon or twine
*a stamp
*large letter stickers
*small letter stickers
*some sort of sticker embellishment sheet
*3 - 5 die cuts

I've owned a Cricut for over a year and have not used it nearly as often as I would like. Because of that, it will be a long time before I can justify owning a Cameo. So, as part of my kitting project, I thought I would include some precut die cuts that I could incorporate into my projects.

Now that I've got that covered, what exactly do I hope to do with my own personal monthly kits? I intend to use it to create at least 4 layouts and 1 card. Anything more than that would be awesome. In addition to the kit, I may use additional white cardstock to mat photos, adhesive, and other tools (such as a Tiny Attacher) I'll share these projects with you each Monday for the entirety of the month.

Without further ado, here's my kit for March:

Patterned Paper (1 of each)-
Echo Park (Vintage Fans - This & That)
Echo Park (Instamatic - This & That)
Jillibean (Red Salt - Soup Staples II)
Lily Bee Designs (Uppity - Persnickety)
October Afternoon (Wooden Crate - Farm Girl)
Pebbles (Nellie - Walnut Grove)
Pink Paislee (Clam Chowder - Nantucket)
Studio Calico (Garbo - Darling Dear)

Cardstock (forgive me, as I have no idea as to the specifics of the company or exact color name of each piece, so I'm going to assume they are either American Crafts - most likely or Bazzill and I'm going to make up my own names for them for now, anway.) -
1 white
1 kraft
1 dark olive green
1 sea blue

Embellishments -
Buttons (October Afternoon - Farm Girl Collection)
wood veneer (unknown)
Do-Dads (October Afternoon - 9 to 5 Collection)
2 flair buttons (A Flair For Buttons, Studio Calico)
circle garland (My Mind's Eye - Kraft Funday Collection)
washi tape (7 Gypsies)
ribbon (The Girls Paperie)

Stickers -
Chipboard letters (Basic Grey)
Small alphas (Studio Calico-Abroad Collection)
Accent stickers (October Afternoon-Schoolhouse Collection)

Stamp - Jenni Bowlin

Drop by next Monday for my first completed project. And please let me know if you are playing along by creating your own kit!

As always, thanks for reading (and sorry for the giant post)!


  1. Such a great idea, Deedee! Looking forward to seeing your creations. :)

  2. love doing this and seeing what I can create out of the supplies!!! can't wait to see what you do.

  3. What an awesome idea! Looking forward to seeing your creations! :)

  4. Great idea, can't wait to see your finished projects :)

  5. Looks great! I love that dotty ribbon. I do this already as I'm on the Counterfeit Kit Club DT, but I like how you are going to post each Monday with the projects! x