Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dixie Pieces Kit Club Feature

Dixie Pieces offers monthly scrapbooking kits that include a collection of fine papers, cardstocks, and striking embellishments.  They can be purchased in a monthly subscription or ordered each month online.  They also offer digital kits.  Their kit came with a color print out with several ideas on it of ways to use your kit for both layouts and cards.

I recently worked with their September kit: Krafty Lime.  My favorite thing about this kit was the wide variety of textures and dimension that was offered thru the embellishments.  I had never used fabric on a layout before this and enjoyed working with that to create flowers and ruffles.  I also enjoyed working with the Alexx Kesh mesh natural...which basically was like a 12 X 12 twine grid.  I used it in it's grid form but also took it apart and used it as twine.  I had never seen anything like this before, but enjoyed both the challenge and fun of using it!  Of course the minute I opened it and found the Jillibean corrugated letters you know I was excited (:  I also liked having both big and small letters to use on my layouts.

Another fun feature of Dixie Pieces is their huge online gallery full of great ideas!  It can be broken down into the most popular layouts, new layouts, or random layouts from their 92 pages of ideas.  They also have a forum that several of our readers are active on!

Here's what I was able to create using the Krafty Lime kit:

 I used my Martha Stewart fringe scissors on the fabric...made for a really fun look!

 These flowers were also created using my Martha Stewart fringe scissors and that fabric!

 This layout includes the twine mesh.


Debbie said...

Wonderful layouts! Love the brown against the lime greens! I've never heard of Dixie Pieces before, will have to check them out!

Holly* said...

love the corrugated alphas! they really pull the whole layout together! (never mind the adorable photos.... ;))

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great write up! And what a great job you did showcasing our kit -- my particular fave is "10 great years". Thanks, too, for the tip on the flowers -- I have those same scissors and of course I have some of that fabric. :)