It’s all too tempting to look at a mini kit from a narrow perspective, thinking you could likely only make one good layout from it. In this post, I want to challenge you to broaden your perspective as well as offer a beautiful mini kit freebie. Mini kits force you to be creative and can offer amazing versatility if you’re ready to jump in.
Let’s start with a few essential principles for maximizing a mini kit:
1. Work those papers – Experiment with layering and using different papers as borders and backgrounds. If you always go for a solid, try a pattern.
2. Go minimal – To avoid your layouts looking redundant, use embellishments sparingly. Try a super-simple, elegant look.
3. Emphasize type – Use an alpha and one or more great fonts to set the tone of your page with a great title and some thoughtful journaling.Â Make your words the center of your pages.
4. Coordinate – Look for pieces from the same designer that coordinate. You might be surprised and the combos you can create!
Check out these layouts! They are a true testament to how flexible mini kits can be. You are only limited by your own imagination.
From Val Barbieri
Today, Julie Marie Designs is sharing a beautiful mini kit freebie with Simple Scrapper readers to help you practice your mini-maximizing skills.Â Earth Wings #2 perfectly coordinates with Julie’s previous kit, Earth Wings #1. As a bonus, there is an amazing coupon for Julie’s brand new store (and it’s a fab one) within the download!
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Here are three great layouts using Earth Wings #2, straight from Julie’s creative team: