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Old 04-04-2018, 01:18 PM
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What are your 3 top must-have items in a kit that you can't live (or scrap) without?
For me, those must be: flowers, themed elements and proper word arts/word bits.
Seriously, I can add more but trying to limit them to three that would allow me to make a complete, creative and expressive layout with minimal means
I can scrap without frames, bows/ribbons (though I LOVE them), buttons, cards, even without foliage and paper but I don't know what to do if there are no flowers
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:42 PM
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Yes flowers!
And I just found a kit that doesn't have any solids and I'm finding myself bothered. I know I can easily turn a white paper into any color from the kit but I feel like I'm cheating! lol So I will say a good mix of pattern and solid papers.
For the third one I would have to say leaves or foliage.

Close behind is titles. It's always hard for me to come up with catching titles and I love the ones created by the designers.
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Solid papers (especially a white one)

Straight ribbons

Multiple repeating elements for layering (flowers, stars, etc)
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A good mix of paper patterns that work well together. I really hate when I have a gorgeous kit but I can't get the patterns to mix well. I like having super patterned, lightly patterned, and then solid. If I have that in a kit, I'm happy!

I also need a variety of flowers and colors. I don't like when the same flower is recolored 3 or 4 times. I'd rather have 3 or 4 different flowers in different colors!

I also need an alpha that matches the kit but is contrasting enough that it will show up against the papers. It frustrates me when there's a great alpha but it becomes almost invisible when you put it on your layout!
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A good mix of paper patterns that work well together. I really hate when I have a gorgeous kit but I can't get the patterns to mix well. I like having super patterned, lightly patterned, and then solid. If I have that in a kit, I'm happy!

I also need a variety of flowers and colors. I don't like when the same flower is recolored 3 or 4 times. I'd rather have 3 or 4 different flowers in different colors!

I also need an alpha that matches the kit but is contrasting enough that it will show up against the papers. It frustrates me when there's a great alpha but it becomes almost invisible when you put it on your layout!
ooh good points!
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Yes flowers!
I know I can easily turn a white paper into any color from the kit but I feel like I'm cheating!
oh geeze don't feel that way! I recolor stuff to fit my page needs all the time! if I like the look of a flower but it's the wrong color, I change it. The only time I don't do this is when I"m doing a page for a CT that I know will be used for advertising purposes
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Flowers, solid papers and foliage... yes I’m a leaves, branch, twigs & berries kind of gal... love me some clustering,it feels more organic with the real looking leaves.
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:30 PM
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wordart
splatters/scatters/painty bits
a lightly patterned paper
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It's hard to pick only 3 when I agree with what everyone has said!

So, I will narrow it down to my top 3:
flowers and foliage (I need both)
word art or word tabs (I hate doing titles, so this helps me so much!)
a mix of pattern and solid papers
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:14 PM
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My main 3
“Realistic” Greenery /Flowers abundant flowers
Pocket cards and
patterned papers
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:22 PM
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I'm in the flowers, foliage & solid papers club.

But I don't buy a kit if it doesn't have a color scheme I like and at least one pp that makes me happy (usually big flowers, plaid or dots).
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Flowers/foliage that are realistic - I prefer that over sticker flowers, etc.
Good assortment of papers

Really that is all I absolutely need...now if I were to get picky I'd say ribbons or string as well. LOL
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Fasteners! I have to have stitches, staples, buttons. Makes me feel good when it looks like I have actually attached elements to my page.

Kraft textured paper is my fav, with folds/creases.

lables/journal paper
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Flowers, papers and preferably pocket cards. If not pocket cards, then Id want ribbons or titles.


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Flowers
Greenery
Paint/Scatters

I mean I could do without the last two, but I NEED my flowers! I feel like my pages are flat if I don't have some depth on it from a flower!
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Flowers/foliage that are realistic - I prefer that over sticker flowers, etc.
Good assortment of papers

Really that is all I absolutely need...now if I were to get picky I'd say ribbons or string as well. LOL


but, but, but.....I love the sticker flowers from Flergs, KCB and others. . . .
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At first I would have said templates but I’m getting better at using other methods to get the creative juices going so my top three ish would be

good mix of patterns and solids
paint/stitching/washi (can’t decide between them)
Word Art

Sneaky last one....Photoshop Styles
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Just 3?! I'll try...

Natural elements (ha-covered flowers and foliage in one!)

Non-floral elements-if I had to choose one I'd go with paint. Stars would be my runner up.

A good mix of solid papers and smaller scale patterned papers. A few of the patterns need to have all the colors to help tie everything together.

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ACDsee, I don't think I'd be able to survive it I had to actually sort through all of my stash again.

Flowers and a good mix of papers.
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This is so difficult to think of just 3 things.... I guess the 3 things I use the most are: Solid Black and or White paper, paint (just a little something to add interest to any solid paper used) and lastly..... word strips.

There are so many more things I 'need' every time I scrap, however I have a hard time with journaling, and get lazy when it comes to using Alphas so word strips (or even cards with simple sayings / quotes) are definitely a top priority for me.
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A good assortment of flowers/foliage & great paper selections are musts. An added bonus are theme/unique elements.
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Flowers
Word art/titles
Wood grain paper - or solids but I'm a sucker for a wood grain
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Painty bits and/or splatters, ribbons and flowers.

I love some good solid (or textured) papers too.
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Paper assortment - my preference is at least 1 multicolored paper that includes every color in the scheme, a variety of lightly patterned papers (tone on tone) one in each color of the scheme, and solids (PLEASE white or kraft or some neutral)
Flowers/foliage - I'm cheating and including both. I am okay with any variety of this, including stickers.
Wordy bits - not in card form, but small strips with words or sayings on them, I could scrap without them but I looooove using them.
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Oh, I thought you meant like, (1) the kids asleep, (2) a glass of wine, (3) the T.V. on in the background. LOL
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Here's the thing, it's not just 3 things for me ... if kits are missing integral components, they are much harder to scrap with. IMO there is a standard list things every kit must have.

Solid papers
Patterned papers
Flowers
Foliage
Frames
Paint/brushes
Stitches
Staples
Buttons
Cards
Word art / word strips
Ribbons
Bows
Alphas
Confetti, paint or scatters
Tags
Banners
Doilies
Tape
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Oh, I thought you meant like, (1) the kids asleep, (2) a glass of wine, (3) the T.V. on in the background. LOL
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staples!! I wish more kits had staples. I love stapling stuff on!
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