Kits & Pieces Design Team Work for December

11.29.2007

So excited that I got to work with the Magical kit from Kits & Pieces this month. The kit contains patterned papers from Creative Imaginations' Adolph Winter Garden line which provided loads of inspiration for me (I love the dimensional feel of this line so much and you cannot go wrong with Creative Imaginations anything if you ask me!), patterned papers from the Gigi line of Paper Trunk papers (a new found love!), some Bazzill cardstock in coordinating colors, letter stickers from Doodlebug Designs, Inc., Hambly Holiday rub-ons (these I had a blast playing with!), Prima lace in black and some rub-on stitches by Daisy D's. What you see here is just from using the basic kit which is only $18 and I still have scraps left over that could be used for a layout and at least a couple more cards. Really a bargain and the kit is just beautiful! You could easily get away with not using these papers for traditional holiday themed layouts/projects, but for what I wanted, they worked out perfectly.



Holiday Greetings, supplies included in the kit: Creative Imaginations pp, Doodlebug Design Inc. letter stickers, Prima lace, Hambly rub-ons, Bazzill cardstock/other: glitter glue

Idea to try: for the red ornaments on the trees I simply used my standard circle punch on some of my scraps of the red pp paper by CI (in the kit) and added a bit of glitter glue, also to add a bit of dimension behind my trees and ornament I used some 3/dimensional adhesive.



You Bring Much Joy, supplies included in the kit: Creative Imaginations pp, Hambly rub-ons, Bazzill cardstock/other: button, brads

Idea to try: All the swirls on the patterned paper inspired me to do a bit of paper cutting and piecing. For this layout I cut out additional swirls from another sheet of pp and adhered them to create a frame surrounding the picture, adding a bit more interest and really drawing interest to what was important to me...the picture. I also did a little free-hand cutting for the butterfly behind the button and the green foilage type cuts behind the strip of Hamby rubs. For this layout I also used some 3-dimensional adhesive.



{i love you}, Supplies included in the kit: Creative Imaginations pp, Bazzill cardstock, Doodlebug Designs, Inc. letter stickers, Hambly rub-ons and Prima lace.

Idea to try: For this layout I dug out my old Fiskars decorative scissors and made some paper edging to frame the top and bottom of my layout to add a bit of interest, I also roughed up the other two sides a bit to give the layout a more worn feel. I only had a bit of lace left from the kit and I didn't want it to go to waste so I used it as a tab of sorts on the picture.



Merry Christmas, Supplies included in the kit: Paper Trunk pp, Hambly rub-ons, Bazzill cardstock

Idea to try: Have lots of embellishments that are to be used for gift tags? Here instead of creating tags, I used them on a layout and created a "gift" for Grandma Sue of pictures featuring her and Zoey last Christmas.



To Wish You a Merry Christmas card, Supplies included in kit: Creative Imaginations pp, Hambly rub-ons, Bazzill cardstock



Snowlflake Card, Supplies included in the kit: Paper Trunk pp (used reversed side), Hambly rub-on, Bazzill cardstock/other: brad



Holiday Card, Supplies included in kit: Paper Trunk pp, Hambly rub-ons, Bazzill cardstock/other: brads

I loved working with this kit. Another benefit of the patterned papers included in this kit is that they are all double sided, thus giving you even more options for stretching your creative wings!

Another thing that is unique to Kits & Pieces is that they offer kit add-ons at an affordable price. This month I chose the 6 x 6 album embossed album by Prima to play with and will share soon what I came up with for that (having so much fun altering this!), but to check out the add-ons right now for yourself click here.

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Nat said...

wow- love your layouts and cards! Gorgoeus!

Leslie said...

Your layouts are really beautiful! You know, I read on pubcalls that Paper Trunk is looking for a design team. You should go for it!

Melanie Harris said...

Your creations are stunning, I love the Creative Imaginations papers. They are always very inspiring.

Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Michelle said...

Your layouts are Amazing, such beautiful work!

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog!

Milk Can Momma said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Just amazing stuff! Truly stunning! I am in awe!

Rachael said...

You do such beautiful work!! Love it all!

Rosy said...

Jen, all of your projects are absolutely amazing!! So many great ideas, and I love how you gave some "ideas to try" with each layout. :)

Anne Thompson said...

Oh Jen, these are sooo amazing! You are so creative :) That looks like such a fun kit.

cheryl mezzetti said...

Beautiful work - i love what you designed with Christine Adolphs papers!