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Unique Ways to Use a Kit for Vacation Photos

In a few weeks, we are headed back to the Magic Kingdom, so I am trying to finish up my Disney album before we go. I am also attempting to use up some of the kits I have stashed away, so I’ve had to get a bit creative with my designs. Each time I open a kit, I focus on the individual elements I want to use for my page. Today, I am going to share how I select components to match the theme of my layout.

magic adventure Disney scrapbook page using Pinkfresh Simply the Best, Echo Park Call of the Wild, Fancy Pants Memory Lane, Echo Park Dots & Stripes, Uniquely Creative Teen Spirit, Uniquely Creative Seize the Day, elle's studio
SUPPLIES | Extraordinary Limitless Kit, Mickey’s Castle Cardstock Cut, Magical Memories Stickers, Tab Die, Pocket Die, Magical Title Die, Grid Stencil, Shimmerz Paint, Clear Gesso, Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink, Blending Brush, T-Ruler, Die Lifter Tool, Foam Dots, Bearly Art Glue, Tape Runner, Glassboard (Save 20% with Carrie20), Photo Printer, Sewing Machine

The Extraordinary Kit from {Not} Just for Boys kit club is great for those who have gamers, sports fans, and comic book fans. The colors are a bit masculine with denim, dark red, orange, and green, but I discovered a few patterns that fit the theme of this layout.

magic adventure title on a castle cardstock cut - magic adventure Disney scrapbook page using Pinkfresh Simply the Best, Echo Park Call of the Wild, Fancy Pants Memory Lane, Echo Park Dots & Stripes, Uniquely Creative Teen Spirit, Uniquely Creative Seize the Day, elle's studio

I typically start by choosing paper patterns that will make my photo the focus of the page. In this kit, there is a red polka-dot pattern that matched my shirt, and two blue patterns that matched the castle in the background. In addition to the kit, I selected a mickey castle cardstock to add to my layout.

Combining these pattern papers with a theme park image immediately gave this page a theme park feel. The next step was to find elements in the kit to highlight the photos.

Magic moment sticker from elles studio - magic adventure Disney scrapbook page using Pinkfresh Simply the Best, Echo Park Call of the Wild, Fancy Pants Memory Lane, Echo Park Dots & Stripes, Uniquely Creative Teen Spirit, Uniquely Creative Seize the Day, elle's studio

To frame the photo, I added a cardstock circle sticker similar to the paper I chose to frame the layout which immediately draws your eye to the photo. I layered a few items from my theme park stash and tucked a journalling card behind the photo with a tab. On that tab, I added a label sticker from the Extraordinary kit.

The tab brought in some of the pale blue that I added to the background with ink, paint, and pattern paper. I was purposeful in using that blue hue because I wanted to bring out the color of the castle in the photo.

magic adventure title - magic adventure Disney scrapbook page using Pinkfresh Simply the Best, Echo Park Call of the Wild, Fancy Pants Memory Lane, Echo Park Dots & Stripes, Uniquely Creative Teen Spirit, Uniquely Creative Seize the Day, elle's studio

The colors on the page are repeated in the title with a red banner and adventure die cuts, a magic title, a vellum star, and some light blue elements. Selecting embellishments of like color and shape makes the sorting process go much faster.

To create a visual triangle, I added a few more items in the upper left corner of the page. Again, these are all similar to the other elements I selected but on a smaller scale.

mouse head says magic found - magic adventure Disney scrapbook page using Pinkfresh Simply the Best, Echo Park Call of the Wild, Fancy Pants Memory Lane, Echo Park Dots & Stripes, Uniquely Creative Teen Spirit, Uniquely Creative Seize the Day, elle's studio

The addition of theme park icons like stars, mouse heads, and a castle help to set the theme of the layout. Even without the journalling present, this page still tells a story.

If you would like to see how this page came together and learn a few techniques along the way, I have a short process video for you.

This layout was a fun one to put together using the Extraordinary kit from {Not} Just for Boys Kit Club.  Even though it is not designed for theme park photos, I was able to use components from the kit along with a cardstock cut and a few elements in my collection to put together an awesome page for our album. 

I hope today’s project inspired you to look at your kits in a whole new way. If you have any questions about this project or the supplies listed above, feel free to leave me a comment.

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