(Thinking outside of the box)
How often do we see a Page kit in the store and
think, gee, this kit has the perfect colors for certain photos you
would like to scrap yet those particular photos don't really go
with the kit's theme?
You would be so surprised at the many different
ways a page kit can be used just by thinking a little bit outside
of the box.
A lot of the time a kit has many elements and back
grounds that can be used in a variety of ways. Take, for example,
a Wedding themed kit. Usually when we see this type of kit the
colors are shades of white, maybe some red, and also some black.
There may be elements such as rings, vellum and lace etc. Now lets
step back and think about the kit we just described. Themed...yes,
but so very usable for so many different photos.
Sometimes we see kits themed only for boys or
girls, yet, just LOVE the kit and want to use it. However, once
again, depending on how you use the elements and back grounds of
the kit – you can make it work to your advantage.
Here is an example of a layout used with a kit
that seemed to be meant for layouts with Teens. It has the
following items included:
frayed denim, denim waistband, frayed denim strip,
dirty buttonhole, dirty twill tape, rusty staple, old brass
button, brass tag, old brass dog clip and an old brass chain.
Now, in the example, look at how the colors from
the photos go so well with the above items, yet they are clearly
not teen photos. The elements of the kit work so well with the
So just remember, when you see a Page kit don't
let yourself be tied down by its name or theme. If you like it,
look at that kit in ways that you can be challenged to let your
creativity flow and you will only add to your albums for future
generations to see!
credits: Hardout Page kit by Lauren Bavin
Font used in layout was Felix Titling