03 February 2014

Kit Central!

I've been busy lately making kits for my February Graphic 45 card classes. This is my 12th and final class using the Graphic 45 Place in Time series. We've been using this paper line for a year now, making a new card set each month!
Circumstances led me to make the kits at home this time, something I normally don't attempt due to two four-legged helpers who seem to take an active interest  -- especially in TWINE. Fortunately the cold weather led my little helpers to take longer naps than usual, so I could finish my kits without having to wrangle the twine out of their little paws! LOL

 We have a heavy duty paper cutter at Memory Bound, so I cut almost all the pieces for my kits and brought them home to assemble. With the big cutter, I can cut through 20+ sheets at the same time! It's a great tool -- but you definitely need to adhere to that old adage: Measure TWICE, cut ONCE! One mistake instantly multiples to 25! LOL Fortunately I made it through all the cutting without mistakes this time. WHEW!

Okay, for some goofy reason, I just love seeing all the components assembled like this! :)

With all the cutting done, I sorted the components for each card:

Then I placed them in piles and tucked each pile of pieces into an envelope:

 I did this for each of the six cards, multiplied by the number of kits I needed to prepare. You'd be surprised at the number of pieces for a class with six cards! Although it takes time to prepare, I've found that it makes everything so much easier if the majority of pieces are cut ahead of time. 

Once all six cards were done, I stacked them into a pile in the correct order and tucked them into a large bag with the rest of the supplies, twine/ribbon bag, instructions, and photos. I always LOVE seeing a kit come together!

Here are just a few of the kits I made for this particular class. This one is going to be fun!

Once these classes are done, it's on to a new and completely different set of classes for the next calendar. I'm going to be very busy creating for the next few weeks, and I'm looking forward to the challenge!


Kimberly Marie said...

Really cute kits! Love your organization. :) I know the feeling you described at seeing everything sorted and grouped together neatly..... I'm much the same way about things like that around the house!

Maureen said...

I just LOVE the G45 paper... so addicted to it. What great kits you prepare - you are so organized. Wish I could attend one of your classes!

Janet said...

Thank you, Kimberly and Maureen! This was a fun set to put together. Now on to the next one!

Kristina said...

Cute card set!