Sunday, July 2, 2017

Just The Gist of the Kit–July 2017

Walden-Pond

Cocoa Daisy’s Walden Pond kit from June 2016 is our inspiration this month.  There are a variety of papers from different lines included here, something one doesn’t see these days as often as in the past.  But what if we didn’t look so much at the papers and instead focused in on the embellishments this month.

Walden-Pondembellies

I know, I know, pretties before paper, what craziness!  A recent discussion in the Facebook Community revealed that most of us think of paper first when looking at kits.  But I think this month’s inspiration kit has such varied patterns that maybe we could look at the colors and types of embellishments that are included and let that steer us in pulling together a kit.

For example, that block style alphabet, in 3 colors, no less.  And bold transparency words as well!  Round journal spots and small tags are a staple in everyone’s stash, you surely have those on hand.  A package of die cuts could certainly be the starting point of your kit.  Then sprinkling in a handful of colorful buttons and some baker's twine too.

Personally, I think a peek at their coordinating Day In The Life kit cards can help inspire you to layer by using transparencies, stamps and even letter stickers in creative ways this month.  What do you think?

2016-DITL-cards-for-store

Does that give you Just The Gist of it?

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous way to see the kit and be inspired! Great job - pretties before paper works here for sure! I stand corrected ;-)

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