Adhesives

July 31st, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Mini-Book Kits, Scrapbook Project Kits, Scrapbook Store Announcements

I’ve gotten several questions about adhesives, and what I use when I’m making the albums… Well, the short answer is, it depends!  I have several different adhesives that I use, depending on what I’m trying to glue down, and what I’m gluing to…

My main-go-to adhesive is my ATG gun, it’s large, and seems awkward when you look at it, but it’s wonderful when you want to stick paper to paper. It’s fast and SERIOUSLY sticky.  It is essentially 2-sided framing tape, and once it’s down it’s not going anywhere! I have the yellow which uses 1/2 inch tape, and it looks like this:

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When I’m using small letters, or when I have small embellishments that will go through, I still go to to my Xyron 150 (AKA the “X”), but I only use the refill part… I don’t use the actual X anymore, it’s not necessary and I save adhesive when you don’t lose as much on the front and back edges when you use the refill alone.

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My newest favorite adhesive is Zip-Dry… I avoided it for a long time because I couldn’t imagine using a wet-glue on paper projects (I actually use Mod-Podge on lots of projects, but it’s a totally different medium). I thought that it would buckle and do odd things to the paper… But I was at CKC Manchester, and ran into a few friends from the LSS in one of the vendor’s booths, and they had it for a great price… My friends told me that I “had” to try it, so I bought 2 bottles… Now I use it all the time!! It’s become my go-to whenever the ATG is too big (and sometimes when it’s not!).

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So, when you’re looking at the various projects and wondering what adhesive I’ve used, 99.9% of the time, it’s one of these three!

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Happy Day Mini-Album Kit

July 26th, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Mini-Book Kits, Scrapbook Store Announcements

Now available in the store… The Happy Day Mini-Album Kit. This fabulous little album is so bright and cheery you will want to document more than one day with it!  From My Mind’s Eye papers, to the little acrylic pocket pages and pretty die cut shapes, this mini-album is sure to work with most occasions!

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Inside each of the acrylic pocket pages is a file folder which includes a place for journaling and a place for a photo, as well as a die cut embellishment! Take a peek at one of the inside pages (taken out of the pocket and opened up)

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The 4 folders come pre-scored, and everything you need to create this project is included!! Just use your favorite adhesives and your own photos and journaling, and you have a project all finished in about an hour! Remember, if you don’t have time to finish it yourself, we can Make it for You! Just remember to add that along with the album in your shopping cart before you check out!

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Another Sneak Peek!

July 22nd, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Mini-Book Kits, Scrapbook Store Announcements, Uncategorized

Here’s a little bit of a peek for the newest kit to hit Kit Creations!! This pretty little mini-scrapbook has acrylic pockets and pull-out file folders with plenty of space for journaling and photos inside! Here it is… Available in the store on Friday… Happy Day

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Come visit us in Newburyport!

July 20th, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Store Announcements, Uncategorized

We are very excited to announce that Kit Creations will be at the Newburyport (MA) Yankee Homecoming Market Day Craft Fair on Tuesday, July 28!! If you are in the area, we’d love to see you!! Stop by the booth and see the samples in person!  There’s also a new kit almost ready for the store… I’ll post the previews after Zutter Club on Tuesday… I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise for all the wonderful ladies taking the class tomorrow night!

If you registered for the store, and didn’t receive the “welcome” email that included the 10% off coupon, please let me know and I’ll send one right out to you!

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Coupon just for Registering!

July 16th, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Uncategorized

Thank you so much for checking out our new scrapbook kit website!! Here’s an added bonus for anyone who registers for the site and enters their email address to receive our newsletter (no spam, just our newsletter once or twice a month). Everyone who registers for the site will receive a 10% off coupon to use in the store! Please be sure to add your email address, as that’s how you’ll receive the coupon… You can register for the store HERE… Remember, your personal information is important, we will never share your information with anyone! The newsletter will come once or twice a month and will include upcoming new kits, speak peeks, technique discussions, upcoming local events, and of course there will be some kind of surprise included!! Come on over to the store and join us!

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Sneak Peek!!

July 13th, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Mini-Book Kits, Scrapbook Project Kits, Scrapbook Store Announcements

Here’s a little sneak peek of the newest kit to be available in the store this week!! This adorable Exploding Box Mini-Album is a fun project to make, and a great conversation piece!! When you take the cover off, the album “explodes” out and lies flat with 3 inside layers for photos and or journaling… The fabulous My Mind’s Eye papers are so pretty, you can use it for almost any occasion.  The scrapbook mini-album kit comes with everything you need to create the beautiful box!  All the base papers come pre-scored, so all you need to do is assemble and add photos! 

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Summer Sweetness Details

July 11th, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Layout Kits, Scrapbook Store Announcements

I plan to use this section of the blog to show you detailed photos of the projects that are available in the store, and also to show you some of the inside photos of the mini-albums… Summer Sweetness is a beautiful 2-page layout kit available now in the store… Here’s a more deatiled view of each page… Remember, when you purchase the layout kit, you get everything that you need to complete the 2-page scrapbook layout, and everything is already pre-cut for you!! All you have to do is add photos and journaling!!  Here’s what each page looks like, and HERE is the link to purchase the layout kit in the store.

This layout features wonderful Cosmo Cricket patterned papers, Bazzill and American Crafts Cardstock, and fabulous ribbons.  It’s so versatile, you could use it with almost any summertime photos that you have!! Check it out in the store!!

 

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Happy 4th of July!!

July 3rd, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Uncategorized

I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend (for all the US customers)!!  Because of the long weekend, any orders placed this week will be shipped on July 11th.  Enjoy the holiday!

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What Are We?

July 1st, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Store Announcements, Uncategorized

You may be wondering… What is “Kit Creations?”  Well, it’s an online store where you can purchase kits for beautiful paper craft creations! You will see the images of the finished project, and create that project at home with just your basic paper crafting tools (adhesive, scissors, ink).  The kit you receive has full color photos and instructions, and everything in the kit is pre cut and ready for you to assemble!! It’s so easy to create beautiful paper crafts for yourself, or for easy gift giving… Who wouldn’t love a handmade thoughtful gift?? We are also offering a “make it for me” option (in the store later today) where for a little bit extra, we’ll assemble the kits for you, and they’ll arrive at your door complete and ready for photos!!!  Check out the store and Happy Crafting!!

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Spread the Word!!

June 29th, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Store Announcements, Uncategorized

If you like what you see in the store, please spread the word!!  We will be updating and adding new kits to the store often… There will be some contests coming up, and other fun activities through the summer!!  Here’s a blinkie that you can add to your message board signatures (where allowed), and when you can add a link to the store as well… We’d love to see the blinkies around, and who knows, you may even get a little gift just for sporting our blinkie!!!  Let us know what message boards you frequent, and we’ll come looking!!

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