Sunday, August 7, 2011

~ Crafty Kits ~ handmade bundles and Want2Scrap card

I've been having fun this week helping my brother and his wife paint their new apartment and prepare it for them to move in next week. Everyday was spent hanging out with my siblings and our in-laws (who are also some of our best friends)....... painting the walls and cleaning. My older sisters took leave from work to sew curtains. I guess my brother and his wife now know that it's a good thing to have many siblings when you need that much help ;)

Anyway, yesterday I took a break from the cleaning stuff and stayed home for the day, and while trying to find my only pair of scissors on my uber-messy-cluttered-untidy table....... I finally caved in and decided to spring-clean (that's a rare moment of brilliance on my part). I dug EVERYTHING out of my craft cupboard and packed my whole table and sorted every piece of paper I have ever seen in my life. It left me with an enormous pile of scraps that were so cute, but would definitely last me for three or more lifetimes.

What does a girl do then?

1. Make cute crafty kits.



2. Share... (I threw in some vintage trims, posies, a couple of stamp sets, tags, and cute embellishments) ... cause I really need to declutter, and I hope some of you can give these kits a happy new home.


(If you don't have an etsy acc, but still want to have one of the kits for yourself, don't hesitate to email and let me know your pick ... will be glad to save whatever is available for you)


Wanted to show you what I did with some of the scraps that you might find in one of these kits...



Just pieced some springy-colored scraps together for a cute card.


Used some delish Want2Scrap goodies here (blingy butterfly and chipboard swirl)


Back to the painting I go...

Thanks for visiting!


  1. What an awesome idea!!! You clean your work area and get a clean room and some pin money and I get a package of inspiration!!!
    I just placed my order! Thanks!

  2. Cute card!
    I'm trying to have a purge right now too, to clear some space for new Chirstmas goodies come the next couple of months ;)
    Great minds think alike!!
    Have a lovely rest-of-weekend - sounds like you're busy with the apartment decorating ;) Rx

  3. Gorgeous card!!! Love it! Understand the declutter need but as one of my friends at a card class described herself as a Paper Hoarder this pretty much sums it up for me too!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

  4. Beautiful card!! Boy, I need to declutter and not just my studio, the whole house!!

  5. Patty O'MalleyAugust 7, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    The kits are beautiful, Vio! That's a great idea to put the scraps to use. I can imagine all the beautiful items that can be made with each kit. Your card is gorgeous, as always! How wonderful that your family pitches in to help each other! And also making handmade curtains, too!

  6. Fabulous kit ideas, Vio! And your card is gorgeous. I must admit - I just love the shabby goodness of burlap leaves.

  7. Adorable card Miss Vio! Your scrappy kits are so cute, what a great idea for decluttering! I have way too much stuff for my own good and have been giving it away here and there, out with the old and in with the new I say!

  8. Gorgeous card from all the leftover scrap pieces. Good idea to clean out things from time to time too. Look at what you discovered to build the card with!


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