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Old 01-04-2018, 01:36 PM   #25
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Thanks for the mention, Sue! I just added a part 2 to the original post - going over some other possible kit ideas.

My kits have evolved over time. I started out with a structured kit that had everything I needed in it. I could just take the kit and some coloring supplies and I was set to make a while bundle of cards. It was very interesting, but not something I could sustain over time because it didn't mesh with my go-with-the-flow creative process.

Now, I just make mini inspiration kits instead. Each Sunday, I grab some embellishments, stamps or dies that spark creativity and put them on my desk. Then, when I get a free moment throughout the week, I grab them and play around. Sometimes they're enough, other times they're just a starting point and I pull out more supplies to make a card. At the end of the week, I start over and pull a new set of supplies.

The important part for me is that the kits make the creative process easier or faster. I want to sit down to create right away, and not have to drum my fingers and think about what I want to do or, worse yet, go to Pinterest/social media in search of inspiration. Both of those are things that make me feel overwhelmed or that end up in a shopping spree that I'm trying to avoid. Having a starting point - no matter how small - gets me going and makes it easier to keep creating. It's a little like a snowball effect.

Of course, what works for me doesn't necessarily work for everyone. But I do think everyone should try putting a few kits together - if nothing else, then just to see what kind of lovely inspiring things you've already got in your stash.
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