inspired by

September23

Using a Kit in an Unexpected Way

I love the ease of using a kit to create. All the work has been done for you and all you have to do is follow the instructions . . . most of the time. Occasionally you might want to take a kit and rethink how you might use it, especially if you are an experienced crafter. That’s exactly what I decided to do with the All Boxed Up Kit (item # 138376).

1

I love this box kit! It’s such a wonderful way to create beautiful boxes for a little treat. However, I wanted to create a scrap page using the contents of the kit. I love the patterns and colours on the banners in this kit. I knew that they would make a sweet banner on a scrap page.

2

I chose the woodgrain pattern paper from the Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper (item # 138448). It was the perfect backdrop I was looking for. I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (item # 130517) to add some black splatter to my page. I absolutely love the Basic Black Archival Ink Pad (item # 140931)! It stamps in such a true, crisp black. Next, I got out the coordinating stamp set to the kit—All Boxed Up. I used this stamp set to stamp a greeting on one of the tags in the kit; I used it as part of my banner.

3

Next, I realized that the adorable clothespins were going to be too bulky on my scrap page, so I decided to pull them apart and just attach one side of the clothespin to my banner pieces using a Glue Dot (item # 103683). After I had split the clothespins apart, I look at the painted springs leftover on my desk and immediately realized how rustic and adorable they were. I knew I had to add them to my page as embellishments! So fun and unexpected! I adhered the springs with Multipurpose Glue (item # 110755) and stapled them using the Handheld Stapler (item # 139083) for extra staying power (plus the staples looked super-cute) 

I used all of the contents of the kit, except the box. That adorable Pool Party Pom Pom Trim is from the kit! I added flowers by using the Flower Patch Stamp Set (item # 134207) and the coordinating Flower Fair Framelits Dies (item # 133731). Every scrap page needs some accessories, so the Classy Designer Buttons (item # 138393) were a perfect addition to my page.

4

I love traditional scrapbooking. There is something so beautiful about detailed pages that capture moments in time.

Color Combo: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Watermelon Wonder

Sarah Sagert

Artisan Design Team 2014–2015

comment

  • Lynda James

    Oct 19

    I too still love traditional scrapbooking. Love how you used the clothes pins and dressed up the farmer's market DSP background with the gorgeous grunge stamp set. TFS

  • Trudy Benke

    Oct 19

    I don't know if this is the place to talk about this but when I submitted my $1200.00 order on the seventh of Oct I asked the person who answered the phone if there were any specials or any special offers I needed to know about and she said no there wasn't. I called before I placed my order because I wanted to check. If I would have known about the extra rewards points I would have waited to place my order. Could you please phone me at 780 281 0319 and we can talk about this

  • Cheryl Yates

    Oct 19

    This page is absolutely adorable. I want to start focusing more on creating scrapbook pages with our SU Products and I love this page! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Jean Martin

    Oct 19

    The kit is $14. A little spendy for one page. A little spendy for the 10 2" boxes, too. And you need the $13 stamp set with 6 small stamps to get the same look.

  • Charlene Becker

    Oct 19

    Wow! Way cute. Love this kit and the colors!

  • Eveline van Heijst

    Oct 19

    WOW what a lovely layout. What a great idea to use the all boxes

  • Eveline van Heijst

    Oct 19

    Sorry, wasn't done yet but clicked on enter. What a great idea to use the All Boxed Up kit for this.

  • Jacky Denning

    Oct 19

    this looks like a great way to Scrapbook

  • Jacky Denning

    Oct 19

    how much does this cost?

  • Cindy Schuster

    Oct 19

    What a beautiful page! It is a work of art!