Enjoy this free, basic, recipe for putting together a scrap stash kit. You can add a lot of items for a monthly kit, or just a few for a page kit. It is also a rough guide for how to put together a page/project, building from the base to the finishing accents. Naturally, this kit can be used for any kind of projects, such as cards, mini books, pocket page scrapbooking etc.

1. Build the foundation

Begin with the patterned papers. Pick papers in the monthly scrap stash kit color combination. You can stick with one single brand/collection if you want, or you could mix and match as you please. 12x12, 6x6, PL cards, old scraps, any sized papers...

Next, pull some cardstock to match the patterned papers.

You may also want to add some specialty papers, such as vellum, transparencies, glitter paper...

Optional: Spray mists, paints, water colors, dabbers, gesso... if you would like to add some mixed media to your background. Maybe you would like to add some stencils/templates to this, as well?

2. What's the story?

Remember to include the photos you'd like to scrap. Especially if you're making page kits.

Titles! Pick letter stickers to go with the kit colors. Include different sizes for titles and sub titles and card sentiments.

Word stickers, if you want to add a word or phrase on the project.

Journaling tags/stickers/cards for telling the story. Optional addition for journaling: colored markers in the kit colors.

3. First layer

Flat embellishments as a base for layering. Stickers. Chipboard stickers and shapes, rub-ons, acetate shapes, washi tapes...

Border material, if you would like some kind of borders or dividers on your page. Washi tape, glitter tape, ribbon, rub-ons, rhinestone borders...

Optional: Stamps and inks, if you would like to use them as flat accents on your projects.

Optional: Punches and dies if you'd like to make your own flat embellishments.

4. Build dimension

Dimensional embellishments of your choice. It could be flowers, wood veneer shapes, flair, acrylic pieces, stickles/glitter, twine...

Optional: Tools and thread for hand stitching and/or machine sewing.

5. Finish in style

Tiny accents to give that last finish to your LO. Enamel dots, sequins, brads, paperclips, rub-ons, rhinestone dots...

Now, you're good to go! Happy scrapping! :)

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