I was sure that I had plenty of kraft papers in my supplies but was very surprised to discover that the opposite was true. I didn't have all that many and the ones I did have varied so much in color that I didn't want to use them together. This was going to be more difficult than I thought. I managed to find a few neutral pieces and then somehow, the color just crept into my kit. I was definitely influenced by this embellishment pack included in the inspiration kit:
|Pebbles Spring Fling Ephemera Die-cuts|
Let's take a closer look at the papers first.
I began my kit with an embossed polka dot paper (Pebbles/New Arrival/Perfect) that I thought would make a nice background for a page. Continuing from left to right, I included a woodgrain chevron (Crate Paper/Hello Love/Sweetly), the floral that was in the inspiration kit (Maggie Holmes/Bloom/Lizzy), a black & white watercolor stripe (Webster's Pages/Adrienne Looman/Beautiful Chic/Aged to Perfection), a sketched doors print (We R Memory Keepers/Love Notes/French Doors), an ombre pink polka dot (We R Memory Keepers/Love Notes/Dear Diary), a solid mint (We R Memory Keepers/Love Notes/Secret Crush), a black & white tiny polka dot (Crate Paper/Hello Love/True Love), a kraft with dotted white stripes (Crate Paper/Confetti/Lovely), and a house print (Crate Paper/Wonder/Cheerful). And I will confess at this point that I really have no idea what I'll do with the door or house prints but I like how they look with the other papers so I'll try and figure out a use for them.
I decided to supplement the kit with a few pieces of cardstock and some specialty papers:
I chose cardstock in some of the more neutral colors from the patterned papers, along with a vellum paper with gold foil hearts (Crate Paper/Hello Love) and a cut-apart sheet (Crate Paper/Wonder/Brave).
Now, on to the embellishments:
I've got a few sticker sheets, a set of puffy stickers (my favorite type of embellishment lately) and a sheet of black text rub-ons.
I then selected some stamps and a die-cut ephemera pack:
I rounded out my kit with two chipboard sheets:
So although my kit doesn't bear a great resemblance to the inspiration, I think it's definitely reflective of my style. It has many of my favorite colors and patterns and I'm excited about digging right in.
Now it's time for the next stop on the blog hop. Please meander over to Susanne's blog and see what she has put together for the month. Here is the complete list of all the stops in case you lost your place along the way:
DT Karen: https://pinkycrafter.wordpress.com
Susan: http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.com (you're here!)
I hope you'll put a kit together and join us this month. Please post a link to your kit and your projects on the CKC blog here - we'd love to see it!