First a little about scrapbooking kit clubs and why they are so great! You get the best of everything when joining a kit club – a wonderful selection of scrapbooking materials from various manufacturers that are pre-selected to coordinate together. If you buy a membership, you will get the kit shipped to your door on a monthly basis. Purchasing a membership not only enables the kit club to know how many kits to order supplies for and make up, but also ensures that you as the buyer will get a kit. There are only a certain number of kits made available each month.
Scrapbooking kits contain the latest and greatest in scrapbooking supplies. Among the products you will find are such things as scrapbook paper and embellishments. You will often find a little something special in a kit – like a treat or a one-of-a-kind vintage embellishment, or a stamp. Sometimes project ideas, sketches and instructions are also available for a scrapbooking kit.
Kits take the guess work out of shopping for scrapping materials. So, there is no need to be overwhelmed by the wealth of supplies available when shopping at a scrapbook store. The work is done for you. Another benefit is to those who may live in locales where there are no scrapbook supply stores nearby. Again, the products are shipped to your door.
In this article, we will try and simplify the search process for you. Let’s break it down into what you might like to look for. You may be interested in some or all of the points listed below:
Reputation – The best way to learn of a kit company’s reputation is to do a search on them. Also read the forums and comments on the blog of the kit club; are people generally happy with this kit club? Do they provide reliable and trustworthy service? Good customer service? Ask around. Perhaps you know someone who can recommend a kit club to you.
Products – Take a look at the prior kits that this kit club has provided. Do they suit your taste? Does the selection of products coordinate well together in your opinion? Are you happy with the paper to embellishment ratio?
Price – Is the cost of the kit reasonable in your estimation? Could you purchase each of the items separately on your own? Take a look at the shipping charges. This could be added to your kit price. Overall is there good value for the price?
Presentation – Go to the kit club’s website. Is there a clear photo shown of the kit? Is there a detailed list of what is included in the kit?
Project Ideas – Project ideas using the kit are an added benefit when joining a kit club. Take a look at the design team gallery or blog. Are there ideas and samples available that you would be enticed to make using the kit? Are there instructions, sketches and/or photos available?
Community – Another added benefit is if the kit club has a blog or forum. This is helpful for an exchange of scrappy ideas and to make new friends!