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Friday, June 29, 2007

Please help: Answer a Question or Two?

I am pondering some design plans and questions come to mind. For example, most of my designs fall into the category of a mini-kit in my mind. They are not very large, have a few papers or elements, and so on. There are a few that I think would be full-blown kits if I didn't split them up. For example, the Spring Colors stuff I did a couple onths ago had all sorts of elements and papers and could make several different pages without any additional stuff.

  • What should be included to make a kit a full blown kit?
  • How many papers?
  • What kinds of elements?
I will tell you my opinion after you tell me yours, so I don't sway your thoughts on the subject :)

Please please please help me by answering those questions in your comments.

6 comments:

Erin-Joi said...

I guess the first question is would this be a full kit for sale or for free. I know there are kits for sale that do not seem worth the same as some other kits. For instance are the elements hand drawn or all made with someone else's actions. I think your Black and white kit would qualify as a full kit. Two to three papers and five elements or less would feel like a mini kit. I'm an element junky so if a kit has just a few elements, I probably won't buy it. On the other hand, I might pick it up as a freebie.

LVMommy22 said...

i think a kit needs a minimum of six papers and a variety of types of elements. i like to see at least one type of fastener, like a staple, or clip - just something to "hold" pieces on the LO. i also like at least one ribbon with a separate bow or tie or slide. and then some pretties like brads, flowers, stickers, swirls, corners, etc.. a journaling spot of some sort is nice. not every kit has to include all the same types of ellies, but if one kit has a staple and another has a binder clip and a third has a paper clip, then eventually i can collect all the necessaries from a favorite designer. it also helps your CT use only your stuff, lol! hope this helps!
:) M

Crabcakes said...

Hi Pillowgirl, Personally, I don't like to always get arrows, the same old flower shapes, same old buttons, and the same 'ole stuff in my kits. I have a gazillion brads, arrows, brackets, floral shapes and the like. I like to get unique "stuff" like stickers, or bunnies, etc. But maybe I am too demanding! LOL For a full blown kit, I would think 6 papers would be enough, maybe 8. I like kits that are heavy on unique elements! A frame or two is nice. Elements that pertain to a happening or event are wonderful to me. For example, a summer kit that has a swingset, a picnic table, a pair of shorts, a hose, sprinkler, ice cream cone, etc. These are unique elements to me. Anyhoo, since I can't make any of these myself, I depend on folks like you! Those are my thoughts!Thanks for asking! My 2 cents worth-Crabcakes

wvsandy said...

I like to get at least 6 papers with a kit, 10 is better. The elements should be unique and varied in style and color. Brushes and overlays are always nice to include especially because they let you change the papers, etc. and expand the kit. I like to use elements to inspire my creativity so I look for unique items that might point me in a new direction. I don't care for items that are easy to create yourself. Ribbons can be cut from the papers so it's better if they have something to make them special. Papers shouldn't have excessive overlay/edge work unless it is really unique since it really limits your usage. Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

I recently talked to a designer and she advised me:

8-12 papers & upto 25 elements make up a kit. In that case the elements would count each photo corner, etc. as 1.

Anonymous said...

I think the most important thing is variety. 20 papers will be useless if it's just plain papers. Personnaly, I need patterns: small, big, lines, flowers, sun, stars, anything. I love to have them in all colors, same for the elements. For elements, crabcakes think the same way than me. What may be very useful if I want to complete the kit for my personnal use is a color chart.

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