July already?! How did that happen? So we're halfway to Christmas? (Sorry for mentioning.)
Ok: JULY! Vacation Memories is the name of this kit. Beside some nice, cool colors to help with the heat (and it is hot here today!) the papers and trims in this kit should be versatile for creating a gift or memento box with a theme from nostalgic to personal photos/memories.
Box? Yes! There's a new Double Explosion Box that's part of this kit: a set of laser-cut pieces (complete with score marks) for putting together a 3" x 3" gift box... with a surprise! The lid holds the pieces in place. When you remove the lid the box "explodes." Maybe it's a box to hold a gift inside? Maybe you'll build a little scene in the center spot inside? (And check out Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas' artwork below for a pretty sample using a mix of real seashells, shell charms, and illustrations of shells.)
Next up in this kit: 3 lovely new 12" x 12" scrapbook papers, each with some subtle prints (vintage, distressed) for background paper on your box (or other project): and 1 with images that could be the focal point of a project.
And there are 3 shell charms, each with a blue/green patina.
Plus, a copy of the Seaside Victorian Children Collage Sheet: sweet vintage images of children happily playing at the beach (and perfectly matches the imagery and colors in the scrapbook papers).
BONUS: there's also a special mini collage sheet of antique seashell illustrations, available only in this kit! So useful for add a bit of color and layering.
See the "We Also Recommend" section below for photos/links to most of the items in the kit — the ones that are available to purchase separately.
AND: all the items in the kit are On Sale, too!
Kits are announced the first weekend of each month. However, if you sign up for a subscription, your kit will probably have already been mailed to you.
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If you buy a subscription after the 15th of the month, your first kit will be for the following month (so if you subscribe on October 16th, the November kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
And remember, here's a link to everything in this month's kit that is also available to buy separately. More coordinating goodies (and more info about the artwork) are in the blog post announcing this kit.180722LC 180719SC 180715NB 180701RT SOkitdiv