Do you end up with kit and collection leftovers?
Either those leftovers don’t work well together, or they’re just not inspiring you any longer — especially when there are new collections hitting stores, like many have been just recently.
With two new collections making an entrance in my scraproom this week, it occurred to me that I need space for them, as I still have plenty of leftovers from the collections I purchased a year ago.
What do you do when when have lots of older stuff, but you’re ready for something new?
Personally, I like to shake them up. I like to do some things that make them feel fresh and new again.
Here are a few ideas…
- Make your own new coordinated kits with your leftovers.
- Alter them with color mediums.
- Crop them to emphasize something different in the pattern.
- Fussy-cut an icon or image from the pattern.
- Die-cut them.
I chose leftovers from six different collections that I wanted to tackle this week. My goal is to knock four collections out of their spots in my scraproom, and to make a dent in two of the others. I’m using the methods I listed above and making two different videos to show you how I’m doing it.
The first video focuses on the first option in the list: Make your own new coordinated kits. Not only do I show how I’m doing that in this episode, but I also scrapbook two pages from my new homemade kits. I’ve already released this video to the Paperclipping Members. Members can find it on iTunes or in the Membership Area.
The next video will be up by Friday and will probably share ideas for all of the strategies above.
Are you ready to start your membership?
So tell me…
What leftovers do you have that need new spice? Are they from collections or kits? Or just random pieces you purchased that you haven’t felt inspired to use? If you were to use them all over the next couple of weeks, what would you put in their place?
Hopefully the ideas I share in this week’s two videos will inspire you to do just that!
P.S.> Get your membership here to watch the videos! If you do anything with your own leftovers after watching, please shoot some photos, post them with an explanation online somewhere, and then share a link here in the comments!