At this point, you have probably created and collected quite a few papers and elements for your kit. You probably have even more than you intended in the beginning. That is not a problem. You can now pick and choose what will go in your kit, and what will be “on hold” for the next one.
Occasionally, some kit designers will consider adding other content in their kits. Those are not mandatory, but they could be interesting. If you feel like they would add to the theme of your kit, go ahead. If you find that your kit currently has enough, that is fine too, but let’s just have a look at some possible options, if you feel inclined to add some.
If you are familiar with using masks, you know that some fancy shapes that will match your theme could be an interesting add-on. For example, if your theme is “A day at the beach”, you can have a mask with visible seashell outlines on the edges, or waves, or water splashes.
If you can create something unique and specific to your theme, it could be a nice extra.
Yu already have a lot of elements that can be grouped together to create a cluster. Many users love to use clusters but can’t do them from scratch so they are thankful for the designers who might add one or two in the kit. Since you would be using the elements you already created, it is just a matter of arranging them. Be careful with the shadows. You need to add “inside shadows” since the users won’t be able to add any.
You can review the “old” Master class on Realistic Shadows in Scrapbooking with PaintShop Pro.
If you struggle to arrange clusters yourself, you can use one of the cluster template making scripts that will give you some starting point. Remember that the script won’t choose the elements or the color combination so that will be your task with your own elements.
Cluster Template Maker 2
Cluster Template Maker 3
These elements can be varied in their colors or content, but will typically have some “standard” dimensions of 3×4, 4×4, and 6×4. Those dimensions would fit pockets used for Project Life (pocket scrapbooking) if the user was to print them. Of course, someone using them digitally can resize them as needed.
Journaling cards can be colorful fillers. They can have wordarts or simple quotes. They can have space to add notes. They can have borders or not. The possibilities are endless, again!
You know how it can be intimidating to start a project from scratch. Some scrapbookers are still shy and would love to use something already made for them to use quickly. Or sometimes, they are just in a rush. Creating a quick-page is going to be simple for you as long as you have made the page in the first place!
Creating a page with your kit will also be a great way for you to see your supplies “in action” and determine if you need something more. Once you have your page done, simply follow the steps on this article to turn it into a quick-page.