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Get Creative with Scrapbook Kits

Themed scrapbook kits are an excellent addition to any collection, particularly when you have a bunch of photos that fit the theme. But what should you do if you stumble upon a kit that you don’t think you can use? I recommend taking a second look at it and discovering innovative ways to use the items.

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This layout was created for the {Not} Just for Boys July Rainbow challenge using the Journey limitless kit. This new kit is a versatile collection that seamlessly blends outdoor rustic elements with a masculine touch. However, it’s not just for outdoor boy pages. As you can see, I was able to create a bright and playful page by using several items from the kit.

Starting a scrapbook project invariably begins with a photo, and for this particular page, I knew that incorporating the color red was vital. However, the real challenge was to create a design that followed a rainbow theme.

Luckily, I found some cute rainbow acrylics in red, white, and blue in the NJFB shop, and decided to use that color palette for my project. By combining these pieces with some leftover items from multiple kits I was able to create a unique mix of elements on my page.

The clouds and hearts are from the NJFB Travelogue collection. If you missed out on that kit, you could easily replicate the shapes with felt, foam, or paper.

As I began to thumb through the Journey kit, I discovered that it has an amazing collection of green, blue, and tan elements. I was able to select quite a few pieces that would work with my page.

The softer blue dot pattern paper, blue stickers, die cuts, and cut-apart pieces fit the feel of my page. Once all the pieces were chosen, I had a direction to go and started creating that large rainbow in the background.

If a themed scrapbook kit doesn’t fit your initial plans, you can always repurpose the materials. In this kit, I discovered a print with multiple phrase elements that could be used as the sign pieces for my page.

I also repurposed the packaging material. All of the NJFB embellishments come with package pieces that are meant to be reused. The blue woodgrain tag and white grid design were a perfect addition to this title.

If would like to learn more about the embroidered rainbow in the background and how I was able to repurpose parts of this kit, I have a simple video for you to view.

Remember, even if a themed kit doesn’t match your initial intentions, the materials can still be valuable and versatile additions to your crafting supplies. I hope that this project inspires you to try something new and join this month’s challenge.

If you have any questions about this project or the supplies listed above, feel free to leave me a comment.

I hope this inspired you to try something new. If you have any questions about this project or the supplies listed above, feel free to leave me a comment.

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