So, a little off the topic of how to choose a kit club, but important anyway. Let's say you've chosen a kit club and you can't afford to buy the add-ons each month, AND you get a kit that although you love the papers, they are just not playing nice with each other!
You can always use little pieces as I did on the "About You" page, but this time the papers all "individually" went with my photo; it just too much of same size prints, too much of just one color...
I chose to cut the papers into two inch squares and quilt them together.
My original intent was to actually sew the squares down. But my little sewing machine threw a hissy fit; and I need to wind a new bobbin and change the (now bent) needle. Just do not have the patience right now to do that, so I moved on and decided to outline each square.
See I loved these papers and they do well together, so now I am thinking forward on more ways to put them together. It's funny how things work out, huh?!
I crumpled some plain white cardstock and used some flat white cardstock, as well as a piece of the corrugated red that came in the kit; tucked in part of a doily, a couple of the tabs (also included) and a few silvery die cut pine srigs (I cut those).
The Joy title was cut from the papers, and just to make the squares a little more interesting, I used several more of the included tabs and pretty much called it done.
This has been a fun page to make, but now I have to go wrangle up a new needle, and fight with a little pink sewing machine (LOL)!