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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