Hello everyone! Today I want to share my November homemade scrapbooking kit. It’s been a while since I build my own stash kit because I had been traveling. So it’s really nice to be able to dig into my stash again. This month I am inspired by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog – they chose to counterfeit the beautiful Cedar Lane Collection.
What caught my eye were the floral papers. I just love florals – and it so happens I had two in my stash.
from Crate Paper – Portrait Collection
from Shimelle – True Stories Collection
I couldn’t decide which to include so I build two separate sets using these two papers as a starting point. From those floral papers, I pick patterned papers that will go well with the colors/tones or the colors in the floral paper itself. Then I look for similar style but different blends of motifs/geometrical shapes such as circles or flourishes or triangles to complement each other. I also try to include neutrals so that it will be a good balance of busy and non-busy papers.
Set #1 of papers – Patterned papers from Crate Paper Flea Market Collection, My Mind”s Eye Bohemian Collection, My Mind’s Eye Street Market Collection, My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Christmas Collection, Pressed Petals Collection, Neutral Cardstock from Craft Smith
Set #2 Papers from Shimelle’s True Stories Collection, Crate Paper Flea Market Collection, Craft Smith
This is what they all looked like when put together. They sort of blend together – florals, motifs, geometric shapes but I do prefer them in their individual set that I put together.
For my embellishments, I tried looking for things that are of similar colors, ie teal, blues, yellows, reds, corals. I put together some 4×6 and 3×4 pocket cards (from We r Memory Keepers Tangerine collection and Shimelle’s True Stories). I added also some stamps, dies and ink. I also included some twine, wood venrers, brads and random diecuts from Crate Paper. I wanted to use the leftover stickers from Heidi Swapp and also try out the Becky Higgins Project Life Photo Overlays.
DIY November Scrapbooking Kit
I will post my layouts/cards as I use this kit throughout November. Definitely there will be lots of fun and trying out different challenges from different blogs. Maybe you would like to give kit making from your stash a try! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!