Last month I announced the unKit Club, a new community project and blog series focused on simplifying the scrapbooking process. Thank you for the enthusiasm I’ve received on social media!

We’re exploring each unKit over a period of three months, with posts on kit curation, layout planning, and finally, the scrapbooking process. This post is the second in the series for unKit #1.


unKit #1 Layout Plan

I’ve recorded a video that walks you through the kit selections as well as my decision-making process for each micro kit.

Micro kits are page kits that include a foundation, photos, and selected items to provide a launching point for the layout. Whereas a kit (or in this case, an unKit) includes supplies for multiple layouts, a micro kit is intended to be a collection of items for a single page.

Some of the takeaway messages from the video include:

  • When curating kits, I select both color-coordinated and neutral/classic scrapbook supplies.
  • I will often pair a single embellishment with my photos to provide creative direction for my layout.
  • Then, I’ll audition papers from a collection or kit based on the mood I want to achieve with the layout.
  • Using a kit is not exclusionary; it is a starting point for using tools, stamps, etc. from your stash.
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unKit #1 for the unKit Club at Simple Scrapper

The unKit Club at Simple Scrapper