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Username Post: kits/collections or....?        (Topic#1591325)
bonprof
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In the last year, I've been using a lot of kits and "collections". It seems to work better for me rather than using separate products for my layouts. What do you do?


 
aquabunny
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In response to bonprof

They talked about this on the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast just this week - I'm not a kit-user but it was an interesting discussion, you might want to look it up.


 
andrea m
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andrea m
In response to bonprof

I mainly buy paper by the collection kit now. If I feel like mixing and matching with other kits I can. If not I know it all goes together. I keep them in 2 gallon zip locks. As I use the pps I put the scraps right back in the zip lock. This way I always have it all together.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to andrea m

I like to buy my stuff separately and go from there. I've bought a few kits but I've never opened one of them - love putting them together myself.


 
GwynnAsbury
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In response to Henri Jean

I have been using a lot of collections lately. However, I will make my own kits mixing and matching from different collections as well.


 
AmyWho
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In response to GwynnAsbury

I've never used a kit. My 6x6 paper pads is a close as I get. Other than that, I get everything separate.


 
Luvmyfam
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In response to andrea m

  • andrea m Said:
I mainly buy paper by the collection kit now. If I feel like mixing and matching with other kits I can. If not I know it all goes together. I keep them in 2 gallon zip locks. As I use the pps I put the scraps right back in the zip lock. This way I always have it all together.



THIS THIS THIS! Of all my stash items, it's the collections that I keep together (and I do mix and match when I want) that get used up the fastest. Of course, I love to collect things separately, too, but collections are my favorite way to go.


 
merreena
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In response to Luvmyfam

I've never bought any kits but I've always wanted to try one. Anyways, for me, it is easier when I know what type of layout I want to do and usually use the papers from the same collection.


Edited by merreena on 10-03-13 07:41 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
CrimsonMama
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In response to bonprof

I have kits but I tend to hoard them for something special. LOL like I don't think every LO is special.

I love to do my own thing.


 
RedSquirrel
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In response to Luvmyfam

  • Luvmyfam Said:
  • andrea m Said:
I mainly buy paper by the collection kit now. If I feel like mixing and matching with other kits I can. If not I know it all goes together. I keep them in 2 gallon zip locks. As I use the pps I put the scraps right back in the zip lock. This way I always have it all together.



THIS THIS THIS! Of all my stash items, it's the collections that I keep together (and I do mix and match when I want) that get used up the fastest. Of course, I love to collect things separately, too, but collections are my favorite way to go.


I'm the same. I do have single papers, but that's the bag I go to the least. I really ought to have a clear out of it. I love my collection packs and pads.


 
crichards1
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In response to RedSquirrel

I've never bought a kit. I do buy 6x6 paper packs though.


Edited by crichards1 on 10-04-13 02:19 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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In response to crichards1

The vast majority of my paper purchases are in collections--so easy to coordinate! I tried a kit club a few years ago and didn't like it. About the only time I buy open stock paper (other than adding some pieces to a collection I have...) is when I need something very specific, but not a lot of it--especially with Halloween or Easter papers because I never like an entire collection enough to buy it (don't do gory/creepy for Halloween or cutesy/pastels for Easter.)


 
flwrgrl
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In response to HuskerMom98

I have done both: bought ALOT of kits & everything separate. You can get some great deals on the kits with sales & on clearance. For newbies, I think they're awesome because it's all there for you. I've gotten pretty choosy though & am now mostly trying to use up what I have, which is ALOT! My tastes have changed & I'm not drawn to the 'busy' paper patterns that tend to be in the kits like I once was.


 
Doreena
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In response to flwrgrl

I love kits!!! Especially the SB.com kits (no they aren't paying me to say this, LOL) because they include things like stamps, or inkers, or other items I wouldn't think to buy but would love to try. Sometimes I wind up loving that new product so much I start buying and using more of it! I think it's a good way to use something new that you were afraid of! (Hello washi!)

I also have subscribed to other kit clubs and have never been disappointed. I used to get one on a monthly basis but it got expensive so now I just buy a kit here and there throughout the year.

That being said, I have to SB.com kits in my cart as we speak! LOL!


Edited by Doreena on 10-04-13 06:57 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
fishdc
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In response to Doreena

I have lots of supplies so sometimes I mix and match and make up my own. However, I have found over the last few years, I can put pages together so much faster if I use a kit or matching products. So, going forward I only buy kits or product that is by the same company and matches. I am so behind with my pages/scrapbooks and work full time now, used to work only 3 days a week and got a lot more scrappin' done! The kits really help me pull it together in a quick way.


 
bonprof
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bonprof
In response to Doreena

I noticed that the sb.com kits have so many differnet types of products. Very cool.



 
dsouza
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In response to bonprof

I have only recently started buying kits. Seems like you can get a lot for your money with a kit. I've found some great prices on kits at Scrapbook Steals and Peachy Cheap. It's like an addiction for me now - I just can't seem to say no to kits! I don't feel obligated to use the materials that come in a kit strictly with each other. I'll mix and match.


 
Frau_Cooney
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In response to bonprof

Going to check out SB.com kits now. Thanks, enablers! :-)


 
Doreena
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  • Frau_Cooney Said:
Going to check out SB.com kits now. Thanks, enablers! :-)



You're welcome!


 
Crafting Marfa
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In response to Doreena

I like to buy kits because a lot of times they're a better deal. But I do still have my good, old favorites that I get by themselves. I also prefer to buy paper by the stacks, but once in a blue moon I buy separate sheets if they are truly unique and gorgeous.


 
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