The theme for January's kit is Amour (Valentine Paper Theatres). Although the scrapbook papers in this kit were made for Valentine's Day, with their bold graphics (and French themed icons), I think they'll be useful far beyond February 14th.
Note: I'm trying something new this month and have made FOUR smaller kits (this main kit plus THREE add-on kits):
- Amour Add-On Kit
- Cirque Facade Theatre Add-On Kit
- Theatre Francais Facade Add-On Kit
Back to what is in this kit, let's start with an item that's back in stock after a long while: Square Shrine - Gatefold. It's made of 3 pieces of sturdy chipboard, made to be "hinged" together (just with paper tape... or metal hinges if you're ambitious) to make a simple shrine. There are many collage sheets with images sized to fit this little shrine, and THREE new ones are in this kit:
- Square Shadowbox Curtains - Red Collage Sheet
- Gatefold Square Shrine Curtains Collage Sheet
- Gatefold Shrine B&W Elements Collage Sheet
This kit also includes 12 double-sided sheets of 6" x 6" scrapbook paper (1 sheet each of all the designs in the Amour 6x6 Paper Pad. A nice contrast of romantic imagery with bright, bold colors.
And finally, a yard of a zippy new, bright red trim with loops that can easily be made bunting for a theatre.
Also see the "We Also Recommend" section below for photos/links to all of the items in the kit.
AND: all the items in the kit are On Sale, too!
Beside the artwork below by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper (and yours truly), there are paper theatres by Design Team Members Kristin Batsel
and Tristan Robin Blakeman in the newsletter announcing this kit. See more photos from this month's theme in the Gallery (and more will be added during January).
Kits are announced the first weekend of each month. However, if you sign up for a subscription, your kit will probably have already been mailed to you.
A note on timing for subscribers: the kits don't ship till your automatic payment is made; the recurring payment date is based on the date you signed up for the subscription. If you'd like to make a 1-time "catch up" payment so that you'll be first in line to receive all future kits, contact Customer Service.
If you buy a subscription after the 15th of the month, your first kit will be for the following month (so if you subscribe on October 16th, the November kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
Here's a link to everything in this month's kit that is also available to buy separately. More coordinating goodies are listed on the blog post announcing this kit.
Toby (and some elephant musicians) are over there in the box seats in a Punch Theatre Triptych by the evil queen. Click on the thumbnail photo for a larger pic in the gallery; here's a photo of the closed triptych.