I have to confess, the inspiration kit from Studio Calico didn't really do anything for me . . .
Undeterred, I wrote myself a list of some elements which appeared in the kit:
- grey and white
- yellow floral
- pink with dots
- text paper
- orange watercolour
- vellum shapes
- pops of gold
Which gave me a rather large and not-particularly related pile of papers. So next I went looking for a multi-coloured paper or two that would tie some paper together into a collection. I came up with 5 candidates . . .
At this point it became obvious to me that some of my papers had a bright, white base, while others had a distinctly off-white base. Which led me to separating the papers out into two piles . . .
. . . and after some shuffling papers in and out, and adding in a few embellishments (largely from a couple of recent purchases that I had not yet put away, and some bulkier items from my "flat embellishment" folder) and before I knew it, I had not one, but two kits, looking almost exactly unrelated to the original inspiration!
Introducing my first kit, September showers
I recently bought a Crate Paper "best of" pack online and special. Have you seen one of those thing? I didn't grasp until it came in the mail just how much paper 180 sheets of paper actually is!! So I was pretty keen to include a lot of those papers and cut-aparts in this kit. Of course, being in a bargain pad means they are also very thin, so I made sure to include some other papers and vanilla cardstock as well.
I've called my second kit "Spring Flowers", and here it is:
This second kit has a much fresher, more whimsical feel, giving me no excuse to not have something to play with (I hope!)
So what do you think? Which kit would you rather play with? Or more importantly, what items from your own stash are you pulling out to play with this month? Have fun!