Developing a Game Plan for My October Kit


Greetings Fellow Papercrafters!

I am currently enjoying everything about fall break, and as I’m writing this blog post I’m wondering if you ever develop a “game plan” for working with your kit goodies each month.  Personally, I begin to feel slightly guilty if I don’t make a sizable dent in my kit in the first couple months that it resides with me.  To make that happen, I have a little routine that I generally follow when I get a new kit that helps me really make the most of it.

Obviously, I first must open the box and “oooh and aaah” over every beautiful piece inside.  Two thumbs way up to this month’s product packaging.  Polka dots?  Yes, please!


Once I have introduced myself to all my pretty new bits, I will house them neatly in one of my Target trays.  These are generally available in the housewares section of Target.  They hold 12×12 papers nicely with room on the side for a pair bowls for the embellishments.  I am always careful to organize all my kits so that I can remember which bits go with which kits.  This way I can focus on each one in a separate project.


Now generally I try to make my first project with the Main Kit only.  This month I just couldn’t do that.  There were so many cute whimsical elements scattered throughout the kits that I just had to have all out fun on my first layout.  I was delighted with the results.  Once I got that out of my system, I was able to have a slightly more disciplined approach.  With my October kits, I had decided that I wanted to finally finish all the project life pages from January and February of this year.  I am proud to say that I accomplished that goal.  You might be wondering how I scrapbooked January and February with an October kit.  The answer is that it was quite easy.  I find that the kits each month are really quite versatile.  I love that about them.


Now since my first flurry of creating with my kit for reveal night, I have been slowly adding pretties to my planner.


With mid-month fast approaching, I suddenly realize that it is time to kick it back in high gear.  My November Kit will be here before I know it and I still have tons of gorgeous paper to work with from October!  Ack!  I have made myself a list of projects that I need to do and want to do and am ready to get started.  I hope to be back soon with more inspiration to share.  How about you?  Do you have a plan for your current kit?  We’d love to see what you create with it!  You can share a link here or in our gallery!  🙂


1 Comment

  1. sarah

    Love this post so much Doris! Great tips! There is always a ton of gorgeousness left over eek!


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