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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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