Quick Tip | Packing Kits

I am making progress on packing up the house. Per my countdown, I only have 24 days to go! So much to do, so little time…

A few months ago, I shared some packing tips for packing paper and embellishments. Except for the essentials and new supplies, most of my craft room is now packed. I still have a pretty big stack of items in the “must have” pile, so now I am thinking about what to take with me. I’ll be staying with my parents temporarily and their house does not come with a craft room for me to create in. I need to arrive prepared to work on a small table.

My solution? I am making kits. I am planning a combination of individual page kits for layouts I know I’ll be creating and putting together a few larger Counterfeit style kits with products I’m loving right now.

Here’s what I have so far:

I am loving the blues + yellow + grey. I may be digging into this kit first!

I suppose this is a lot of trouble to go to, but the alternative is to do doing nothing while I am there.  That is just not an option. I already know I will have plenty of free time on my hands in between interviews and showings. Crafting keeps me busy and more importantly, helps me preserve my sanity.

I love that in creating these kits I can mix new products with old products. A great way to use up your stash! I actually like working with kits. It doesn’t work all the time, but when you want to be productive, limiting supplies by using a kit can help you scrapbook faster.

Do you like creating from kits?

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. i totally understand the concept of making kits. That’s what i did when we moved and it totally worked for me. good luck!

  2. This reminds me I need to get back into making my kits up. I always had kits with the pictures in and ready to go. After my last retreat I haven’t had any made up. This is what I needed to get going on them again.

  3. very smart to make kits – I should do that more 🙂

  4. Moving is the hardest thing when you’re a crafter. You have to put it away so early and then its usually the last thing to get unpacked. You have some great hints though. I moved mine in the Iris boxes too. I also had two of the Cropper Hoppers that held most of my paper and I wrapped those in a big plastic trash bag.

  5. Well, you know that I love kits, am counterfeiting them all the time. But for the LayOut A Day challenge in February, I also went back into my stash and did a few page kits, just pulling paper in one line with matching embellishments and then an alphabet. I’ve decided I like both types of kit; each has their own use. But most of all I wanted to say that I am impressed with your planning ahead – go you organized scrapper, go!

  6. I love this idea, especially for when you are moving. When we moved to Chicago, I had to have my scrap room packed and ready to go a few weeks before I’d get the Chicago. I hated not being able to craft for such a long time! Since we move often (every 18 months until 2016!), I will definitely be coming back to reference your packing tips!

  7. Great, great idea!
    I have to say when I was receiving kits for a while, it actually did make the process a little easier when I limited myself to pretty much just the kit!

    I am loving the blue, gray and yellow combos lately, too!!

  8. This is such a great idea for “transit scrapping” 🙂 Love it! When I use to go to a yearly crop, I always worked from kits. It’s the only way to go!

  9. Those are great kits and a great idea. Wish I’d done that when I was redoing my scraproom and everything was turned inside out. I should have you make some kits for me. 🙂

  10. This is a wonderful idea even if you are not packing up!


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