January 28, 2013

When is a Valentine's inspired kit NOT a Valentine's kit?

As you know, here in the Workshop, we like to make kits for you that are versatile, non-themed, and gender-neutral most of the time. In general, some Spring kits are more spring-y and some winter kits are winter-y...you get the picture.  But as a general rule a monthly kit can be used for countless layout ideas, and personalizing a kit project is as simple as changing the title.  And if the Main Kit for a particular month leans toward a specific gender, or references a certain season or holiday, the Bonus Kit will be of a different theme or gender. 

A little industry tidbit that you may or may not know...most of the manufacturers release seasonal themes at the same time.  July is heavy on Halloween and Christmas. January is very summery. And last fall we were inundated with Valentine's, Spring, and Easter inspired collections. And not much else.  It makes it challenging to plan monthly kits with wide appeal (several months in advance), when the choices are so specific!

Which brings us to February 2013. At first glance, the Main Kit paper colour scheme makes you think "Valentine's!!!!" But on closer inspection, you'll see there's barely a heart or cupid in sight. 

Club Members should have received their Sneak Peek emails last night, with a full reveal of the kit and all the stunning addons available.

And in January, we took a kit with a 'snowy' theme and gave you project ideas using spring and summer photos:

We challenge you to "scrap outside the box" and use your kits in ways that aren't obvious! We want you to see the possibilities in paper, not the limitations.

Send us photos of your layouts using kits in a non-traditional way.

Happy Scrapping!

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