I am drawn to the design and colors of several of the PL core kits. I do not do PL in its intended state. I use a few of the pocket page protectors mixed in with my regular LOs. I want to purchase a few of the core kits to use as a part of my stash. I'm worried I would be purchasing too much to use. I would use the cards on nearly every LO and on cards, but is PL designed for a single core kit to last an entire year (or maybe more)? I would love to find some of my nearby scrappy friends to share the core kits, but haven't had much luck yet. Do the core kits have repeating cards and designs or are they all unique. If they are repeating, how many times do they repeat? Would I need like 5 friends to share or just one other? I hope this makes sense! Any input would be fantastic!
I think the best bet would be to find several scrappy friends to split the packs. I believe there are 20 of each design on the cards. At least that is the case in the core kit I purchased last year. I'm pretty sure they are the same. You could totally use them on regular layouts, etc., but as you said, it may be too much repeating.