Months before I launched Simple Scrapper in the fall of 2008, I was an early adopter of Twitter. While Instagram has since stolen the top spot on my social media faves list, Twitter was where things were happening in 2008-2010 for the scrapbook community.
It was there where I met Sudie Alexander, a scrapbooker who ran a website called unKit and hosted a weekly live video stream.
The premise behind unKit was simple. On a regular basis Sudie would curate (except this was before we used the word “curate”) a selection of supplies from an online store and then show you what she made. She used affiliate links as way to compensate herself for the time invested.
The main benefit of an unKit is that you can swap out items to better meet your needs and preferences. You can even change the color scheme entirely, but you’ll have a kit blueprint to aid product selection.
The unKit Club | Today I’m excited to announce the return of unKit. While Sudie no longer works in the industry, she offered her blessing for me to continue the series here on the Simple Scrapper blog. Here’s how it will work:
1. In August, November, February, and May I will make my selections and immediately share them with you. Stock turns over so quickly these days that it doesn’t make sense for me to wait until my order arrives.
2. In September, December, March, and June I will share a video tour of the supplies along with my micro kits, which are smaller subsets of the products paired with card stock and photos.
3. In October, January, April, and July I will share my completed layouts. Simple Scrapper members will also receive coordinating sketches, layered templates, and storytelling prompts for my pages.
Talk about unKit Club | To share and discuss the unKit club on Instagram or Facebook please use the #unkitclub hashtag. If you blog about the club, please feel free to steal this image and link back here.
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This kit was inspired by the Poolside paper pad. I loved how it combined summer-themed papers along with more timeless patterns. I saw this as a great opportunity to create a kit that could document both summer and fall memories. I choose one summer-themed sticker pack and then fleshed out the kit with more versatile options.
Below each item you’ll see a general description of each item that can be used as a blueprint for swapping out other products. For each unKit I’ll choose products that are more coordinated and more versatile in colors and themes. The price point will generally fall in the $25-$30 range.
Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss Collection – Puffy Stickers
small stickers – coordinated colors, coordinated themes
American Crafts – Amy Tangerine Collection – Stitched – Ephemera
die cut pieces – coordinated colors, versatile themes
American Crafts – Shimelle Collection – True Stories – Enamel Dots
tiny embellishments – coordinated colors, versatile themes
Heidi Swapp – Vintage Chic Collection – Cardstock Stickers – Word Jumbles
word embellishments – versatile colors, versatile themes
Crate Paper – Journey Collection – Thickers – Chipboard – Wood Grain
alphabet stickers – versatile colors, versatile themes
Doodlebug Design – Washi Tape – Lily White Swiss Dot
washi tape – versatile colors, versatile themes