NSD Crop Challenge | Get Creative with Kit Items with Mandie Pierce

I wasn't sure how I was going to use those speech bubbles. I always think they are cute, but just don't know how to use them. I thought they would be fun on a layout with all of the random Snapchat photos that I send to Troy. It has kind of become a joke between us. :) 

I wound up using all of the speech bubbles from both the Scrapbook and Documenter Kits! And, I thought they would just wind up sitting in my stash. I confess, this layout even sat on my desk for over a week after I had glued the speech bubbles down because I still just wasn't sure about it. It turned out to be one I really like! 

My challenge for you for National Scrapbooking Day is to use that kit item or item in your stash that you just aren't sure how to use! Put it to use! It very well may become one of your new favorite layouts!

When you complete this challenge, upload it to the member gallery and leave a link to your project in the comments below. See ALL of the crop challenges here.

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39 comments

  1. juliee says…
    05/06/2017

    I loved the stars in the April kits but just couldn't get them to work.

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202575-heading-home

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  2. eaybar09 says…
    05/06/2017

    I had a hard time deciding what to use the lenticular card and have had it for a while. I decided to use it to make a handmade card.

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202588-truly-i-love-you

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    1. MandieLou says…
      05/06/2017

      i was never able to use that card either! I love your card!

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    2. mandy1632 says…
      05/07/2017

      I still have it, too!

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  3. TerryB says…
    05/06/2017

    Chipboard frames. I love them but have a hard time using them. They always end up in my give away pile.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202599-cherish

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    1. MandieLou says…
      05/11/2017

      I love your layout, Terry! I always have a hard time with those too.

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  4. penny says…
    05/06/2017

    I never planned to use the wood veneer butterflies from the Bird and the Bees kit. Until I went to EPCOT and got a photo of a butterfly on my hand! I just copied what Nancy Damiano did with painting the veneer. Not very original, but it's hard to improve on her idea.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202616-i-must-be-sweet

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    1. MandieLou says…
      05/11/2017

      It is totally perfect for your layout. I still haven't used those butterflies.

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  5. Piia says…
    05/07/2017

    I made layout using Young at heart scrapbook kit.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202631-harmi-the-cat

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  6. tpgirl says…
    05/07/2017

    I made a birtday layout with a pack of Studio Calcio numbers (cannot remember which kit they were from.....they were loose in a box of embellies)
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202634-nsd-2017-get-creative-with-a-kit

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  7. jenjeb says…
    05/07/2017

    I didn't know how to use these die cuts so I just lined them up on the bottom of my picture:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202647-happy

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  8. CeliseMcL says…
    05/07/2017

    I had an entire box of frames that I had been collecting because they never seemed to fit anywhere. I also had some photos that I had printed from my cross country trip in 2015 that I ever used in my mega album,
    I cut them up and made a collage. Great stash buster!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202651-a-wild-adventure

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  9. CristinaC says…
    05/07/2017

    I used the numbers from Film Club and lined them up on this page:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202653-easter-2017

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  10. Characterfan says…
    05/07/2017

    I wasn't sure how I would use those circles in the Lens kit this month. I tried it with a photo I had and turned it into my title. https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202674-my-view

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  11. sortedscrapper says…
    05/08/2017

    A great way to dig into the stash and use pieces that I haven't
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202699-star-performer

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  12. Brinkleyboy says…
    05/08/2017

    I got real creative with die cuts from the Starry Night kit, Domestic Bliss, by using them in my travel journal! I normally have a hard enough time using die cuts in my layouts, but I thought they worked perfectly for my travel journal. I used the speech bubble " um, I don't think so" to convey how I think I am going to feel about skipping sleep while traveling overseas and right into sightseeing, and the house as my hotel. The other sentiments I used worked as well. It feels good to finally start using some of the items I don't ever use.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202707-day-2-hustle

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  13. photochic17 says…
    05/08/2017

    I have kept that wood veneer grid piece from the Cirque kits for forever, so I thought it was time I put it to use! And I like what I did with it! https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202732-love-you

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  14. penny says…
    05/08/2017

    Remember those odd-shaped enamel things from Camelot? Sort of a flower, sort of a crown? I used 5 of them. Only a couple left.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202737-epcot-flower-garden-p-3

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  15. pinksoup says…
    05/10/2017

    I used the frosty / clear enamel dots from the Underground Card kit. I love those dots but rarely use them. I find them hard to incorporate into a project.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202816-that-girl

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  16. CristinaC says…
    05/11/2017

    I wasn't sure how to use the heart stickers from Film Club - I used them with foam dots here:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202865-aloha

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  17. CristinaC says…
    05/11/2017

    The label paper was my favorite paper from Film Club, but I didn't know how to use it at first. I ended up cutting it up and I love the result!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202866-ko-olina

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  18. sblondin says…
    05/12/2017

    I LOVE what you've done w both types of conversation bubbles; thanx for the inspiration!

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  19. CristinaC says…
    05/12/2017

    I used up the 6 leftover number tickets from Film Club to mat my photo:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202896-brisbane

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  20. WhamBamPam says…
    05/12/2017

    I used many SC kit items, I just don't know/remember which kit they are from (oops!)
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202908-sam-lydia-prom

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  21. LifeInMotion says…
    05/13/2017

    Having life get so hectic, scrapping took a back seat for several years. Now I'm back in the swing of things and as I wait for Alfresco to reach me, I'm pulling out all my old kits that were stuffed away in storage. This page uses supplies from Metropolitan, Candy Shoppe, Napa Valley and Market Place. https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202909-half-a-world-away

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  22. Inalein says…
    05/13/2017

    Cool! this helped so much to be brave on some of those items I never really new how to use! Here are my bold speech bubbles!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202934-hike

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  23. JaneD says…
    05/13/2017

    Gone through my stash and found several items from various kits I've never used.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202939-meny

    Thank you for the challenge!

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  24. kristinkristin says…
    05/13/2017

    The kit items I use the least (even though I want to use it more) are the stamps! So I took all the stamps that I've never used from several different kits and stamped a background with them.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202952-date-night

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  25. celerysticks says…
    05/13/2017

    I've been wondering what to do with these transparency squares from the Story Board kit for awhile. This challenge inspired me to include them in a fun planner dashboard:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202962-may-planner-dashboard

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