Does anyone use Kiwi Lane templates?

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Posted 10/13/2013 by gavinsmom in General Scrappin'
 

gavinsmom
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Posted: 10/13/2013 10:12:29 PM
My girlfriend bought some at an expo and I played with them a little bit. Fun but it seems a little repetitive. Any thoughts?

I figured what attracted her was the edge inking that gives the page depth but I know she won't do it. I'm guessing she spent a lot of money on something she won't use. I've looked but can't justify the $$. Thoughts?


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Posted: 10/13/2013 10:17:18 PM
They are so expensive that I have passed on them, too.


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Posted: 10/13/2013 10:57:28 PM
No, I don't see the need. It's just kind of Gr-Animals for scrapbooking, just blocks of shapes basically, you can do that with your paper and move them around until you like them, you don't need the templates.

I agree that they are repetitive - kind of makes all teh pages look the same. Sketches are basically the same thing in my opinion, more variety, and are free


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Posted: 10/14/2013 5:03:37 AM
There was a thread on these a while back... I have some, and bought their idea book which has a lot of done layouts. Truthfully I don't use them very often, just use sketches and/or page kits.


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Posted: 10/14/2013 5:52:37 AM
I like the layering concept, but I use what I have to create similar designs.

gavinsmom
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Posted: 10/14/2013 7:33:28 AM
Their idea book is fantastic IMO and I like that they use current paper lines but I don't know...just a lot of gobbly gook to me.

I made a single page LO with her templates and I LOVED that I used several patterns on a single page because I WAY over-bought for a camping page, but I only used 2 pics! I know I have to do some hidden journaling because all of the patterned floof takes so much room! I honestly can't see spending .02 on a 1' strip of plastic when I can cut a 1' strip of paper without a guide to tell me to do so!


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Posted: 10/14/2013 8:27:13 AM
I liked the way they do layering with various shapes, but figured that I can do something similar with my Cricut and the cartridges I have. With the Kiwi Lane, you trace and hand cut. I'm good with scissors, really good, but even the best hand cut isn't going to be as precise as an electronic cutter can cut.

If you like their curvy shapes, all you need to do is go to an office supply store and buy a flexible curved ruler. You determine the way it curves. Trace and cut. Anything else in the Kiwi template line can be done with die cutters, manual or electronic. I can cut brackets, borders, and other similar things with my electronic cutter. I can even cut a lot of things with my Big kick and dies.

I like their concept, but having to cut stuff by hand just wouldn't happen for me, at least not very often. I looked into them because someone I knew got them, and she loved the results. I don't know if she kept using them, though. I don't think she did.


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