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Scrapbook kits are a fantastic tool to help you turn your precious photos into beautiful layouts.
They’re convenient because they are delivered to your door, and are a wonderful surprise to get in the post each month.
But not all scrapbook kits are created equal.
In this handy guide we’ll show you the 5 things every kit must have in order for it to be worth your money and time!
Full disclosure - during this guide we’ll be sharing a bit about our own ‘At Home’ kits and why we think they’re the best kits available.
For a kit to be truly useful, it has to have a range of supplies. Not just a few sheets of paper and some stickers.
Buying ‘cheaper’ kits that only have a couple of supplies in them could mean you’ll have to make additional trips to the store to ‘top up’. And that’s when it gets expensive!
A good kit will give you a nice range of paper, inks, alphabet stickers and embellishments. In other words, all the things you need to create layouts.
Beware: of kit programs that include the bare basics, then encourage you to ‘upgrade’ your kit for an additional fee. This can seem appealing at first, but it all adds up in the long run!
Some kit clubs send out themed kits. So month 1 it might be an under the sea theme, the next month might be a ‘sports theme’ then a camping theme.
The only problem with themes is that each month, you are locked down to creating one particular type of layout. I don’t know about you but we’ve been camping a few times, but not enough times to be able to create 12 layouts. This is why we prefer ‘styled’ kits.
This is where the materials of the kits are hand picked to work together. Everything from the papers to the ink all coordinates perfectly to make things easier for you.
In our ‘At Home’ kits for example, our CEO Anna Lyons search and hand picks all the supplies for each kit. She carefully makes sure absolutely everything in the kit matches and coordinates perfectly.
This way the kits are styled to leave lots of room for your creativity and not locked down to any particular theme.