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do you feel your getting your money's worth with sub page kits?
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 2/2/2013 by comfy in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 2/2/2013 2:27:09 PM
Another one of my questions..

If you receive monthly page kits, do you feel they have been cost effective?

Best described please..(ie, products,time savers, most creative, or just cost).



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Posted: 2/2/2013 2:52:23 PM
I recently sub to sc main kits and PL kits (last month) I have only got 3 main kits so far & well I do like what I get & the stamps always seen to be awesome, I do sometimes feel like the kits are "light" I mean I have gotten whole rolls of washi, complete stamp set, wood veneers or chipboard stickers! But then if you were to try & add $35 worth of items in your cart it feels like you get even less! So I dk I was very happy with the PL kit last month and can't wait to recieve this months! I try to scrap some layouts and PL pages just using the kits but its hard for me because I always feel like I need something more! I think for ALOT of people they get the kits for the exclusives like the stamps & papers or embellishments!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 5:20:35 PM
I subbed to SC for seven months and didn't feel I was getting the value for the money. Don't get me wrong, I loved the kits but was always a little disappointed in the quantity. I now subscribe to Citrus Twist Kits and was very happy with my first one.
I'm also buying Shimelle's version of a kit and since you buy the products individually you KNOW you are getting your money's worth!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 6:12:10 PM
I'm subscribing to Noel Mignon. I don't feel I need anything more. I am very happy! The SC Project Life kit is perfect for me--right now because it's my first year.

When I subscribed to SC--for about 9 months--I kept buying because it exposed me to more things I wouldn't have thought of purchasing. Also SC seems to go for the minimalist in their projects. Maybe that's why the main kit should be enough. But for me--there was too much temptation and I had little self-control. IMO, eerything they offer is great.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 6:49:46 PM
A Noel Mignon kit is definitely worth the money. You won't need to buy anything else. Those kits last a long time.

I currently get Gossamer Blue and I feel it is good value. I can get 6 layouts completed, you get whole packs of things and the kits provide different products I may not normally buy.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 6:53:08 PM
I sub to Scrapbook Generation's Super Sketch Club. I think it is a tremendous value. For $20 plus shipping, you get now 7 sketches you can reuse, background solid card stock and patterned paper to make 5 double layouts. The sketches come with full instructions. Plus, It is always the latest and greatest papers that are included in the kit.

I get the double up now which means I get the papers to make the two extra sketches also.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:21:44 PM
I really like the SC kits and use every bit of it.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:25:55 PM
I just cancelled my subscription with Studio Calico. I feel like their kits are much too expensive for what you actually get. I also realized I just kept getting some of the add-ons for just one or two things in the kit when I could just purchase those things separately from Two Peas.

I have subscribed to Scrapbook Circle for three years now and their kits (and the one add-on they have per month) are completely worth the money!

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Posted: 2/3/2013 3:01:01 PM
I belong to a few kit clubs. One thing I do not like is all of the solid card stock you get in the kits. I personally have way too much card stock and would like the option to substitute for more patterned paper.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 3:56:26 PM
I sub to Scraptastic Club and Citrus Twist. They both cost about the same, but I feel I get more bang for my buck with the CT kit.

With that said, both are a great value. I love that every month I get two packages full of scrapping goodies that are already perfectly coordinated, which takes the guess work out for me - this is my main reason for doing kits, so I'm happy with my subs.




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Posted: 2/4/2013 12:41:55 AM
I'm a Citrus Twist subscriber. It's *great* bang for my buck, not just in terms of the amount and quality of product, but in terms of exposing me to things I wouldn't normally try.

I'm a simple lazy scrapper, and CT's kits often include beautiful papers and embellishments that are just a little bit outside my comfort zone. They're also a great way to collect alpha stickers without having to go out and choose them myself.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 6:35:09 AM
I was shocked at the Noel mignon kit price. You must get a ton of stuff for that kind of money. At least I hope so!



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Posted: 2/4/2013 6:41:41 AM
I sub to SC and I think I get my moneys worth. I don't buy add-ons every month. I have been able to use up the entire kit before the next one arrives - which is really important because I don't want to add to my pattern paper collection. I think it saves time for me because everything in the kit goes together and it's not themed each month. The kits also usually have the newer products - last month had the BG paper that hasn't been released in stores (j's?) yet. HTH!

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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:57:07 AM
@mommyladybug you most certainly do get a lot in Noel's kits. You get 20 sheets of pp, 2-3 alphas, ink/paint/mist, and a ton of embellies. If you priced it out, you actually get more than what you pay for. Seriously, you won't need to purchase anything else that month and she always includes the latest and greatest. She has been around for more than 5 years and has the best CS.



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Posted: 2/4/2013 9:25:58 AM
The NM. Kit is my dream kit. I am doing CT right now but as I save up, I plan to try hers



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Posted: 2/4/2013 9:38:31 AM
I have been a SC subber for over 2 years. I feel that recently their kits are stretching thin. But being international it is still a good value if you count the free shipping.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:41:48 AM
I have had several different subscription kits over the years. I think you get your money's worth as long as you use the items. If you don't use the tiems, then you are not. I subscribed because I thought it would challenge me to use new things.....but I found that I never used most of the embellies so that was a waste of money. The only kit I get now is Scrapbook Generations Super Saver...it's just paper and maybe a few embellies....suits my style....I can always add embellies to it. So my advice, is to find the kit that has your style so that you make sure you use what you get.

Someone posted at one time that they didn't get any kits because they miss the shopping for individual papers, etc. I can agree with that. Even though kits take the guess work out...I really missed the shopping. So now that I only get one small kit, I can afford to continue to shop for some individual items too.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:46:59 AM
I have gotten Noel's kits for 2 months now and I definitely get my money's worth as far as I am concerned. Yes the price is high but so worth it. I also just subbed to Citrus Twist and Studio Calico and I am awaiting my 1st kit from both.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:00:38 AM
For me, I get the SC kits for the stamps - and I have a large collection right now that makes me very happy.



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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:03:34 AM
I signed up this morning for Cocoa Daisy. $29.95 plus shipping each month seems very reasonable, I love the past kits, it seems to suit my style, and I think I will use it in combination with a sketch book or two I just ordered. I am hoping to get re-inspired and back into my scrapping groove. That said, it will be my ONLY scrappy spending for the next six months, other than adhesive and photo developing. Lately I have found myself spending more than the kit amount lately on stuff that isn't my first choice, just because the only place local to shop is M's and HL. In the past, when I subbed to a kit club, I wasn't even really tempted so much to stop in those stores, so getting a kit every month actually saved me money and helped me stick to a real budget.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:07:07 AM
I sub to SC main, card and PL kits. Some kits I don't care for based on personal preference, and one or two have seemed to be a bit on the thin side. Other than that, I wish I had known about them sooner because now I have all of this stuff in my stash that is sitting and will likely never be used because the kits are what I need every month!

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Posted: 2/10/2013 3:09:03 PM
Great question, I was wondering the same thing, I am new to the whole page kit thing and was thinking about subscribing to Scrap Jammies, they seem to be the only page kit club I have found that has actual page kits, everything is pre planned and pre cut. Does anyone out there subscribe to them or have any opinions??

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Posted: 2/10/2013 3:23:17 PM
I just subscribed to Cocoa Daisy and bought Shimelle's Best of Both Worlds kit. Yes, I think they save me both time and money. I try to use every bit and I don't add on extras unless I know that it is something that I will absolutely use, which more often than not, it isn't.

I was one who bought only collections and almost every piece of one. By the time that I got to the end, I was so tired of using the same products over and over that things started to go to waste. This way, I get a bit of everything and thanks to Shimelle, I have learned to just make it work.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 3:48:37 PM
@ Jonniebrooker I am a member of ScrapJammies, and I love it. I take my kits to any crop I am going to, and I have such a small load to carry because I only need my pictures and adhesive. I sometimes bring cats eye ink for distressing too, but that is about it. I also like not having any extras when I am finished with a page. I hate storing the extra paper and stickers, and usually end up tossing them or giving them away, now I don't!

I looked at a few other companies to buy from but found SJ on here from a group of ladies and went to their site and fell in love with her kits.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 3:58:08 PM
Yea, I feel I do get my money's worth. Not that I have ever actually priced out what it would cost to buy a kit piecemeal, Scrapbook Circle (the kit club I subscribe to) always seems to come up with supplies that I wouldn't have bought on my own, but I end up loving using on my LOs.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 4:42:08 PM
I belonged to Scrapjammies before it stopped production and was disappointed when they "closed the doors". I was happy when I learned that the company had been bought and was once again producing double Page 12X12 LO's . The kits are not only pre-designed but also pre-cut. These type of kits are the best when I am low on my own mojo. I find that doing one of their kits often springs me to my own creativity. I love the trendy paperlines that Scrapjammies is using




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Posted: 2/10/2013 5:06:50 PM
I used to sub to SG's Super Sketch Club -- probably for 2+ years. You get enough paper to complete 5 double-page layouts. Since they don't have a ton of embellishments, the price point was just right at the time for me. But I quit because 1) I still had kits that I hadn't touched, and 2) my layouts were starting to look the same.

ETA: Just wanted to add - I liked the value of the kit so I may reconsider subbing again in the future.
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Posted: 2/10/2013 5:14:52 PM

Great question, I was wondering the same thing, I am new to the whole page kit thing and was thinking about subscribing to Scrap Jammies, they seem to be the only page kit club I have found that has actual page kits, everything is pre planned and pre cut. Does anyone out there subscribe to them or have any opinions??


I was a subscriber of ScrapJammies going back to 2006. When they closed, I was so disappointed. Besides behing a great club, the message board gals were fantastic people. We became a very close knit group and to this day see each other. JanTgrits who posted is a friend of mine too! **waves, hey Jan!**

The new owner of ScrapJammies was a long time subscriber to the club and knows the product very well. She has really worked hard to find new product and provide a great variety in the kits. I know they were at both CHA's in the past year.

The difference with this club, compared to others, is that the kit is pre-designed and contains a picture of the layout and gives detailed directions - much like Scrapbook Generations kits. They are very similar.


ETA: I think the key to a good experience/value perception with a kit club is knowing what you are looking for. For me, having it pre-designed fits the bill perfectly. That eliminates most kit clubs for me. For you, it might be tons of product and the ability to just let the paper fly with whatever design idea you have.



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Posted: 2/10/2013 5:30:47 PM
I used to subscribe to SC but I let that go because I felt like I was getting very little for all of that money. Especially since I subscribed to other kit clubs at the same time and I got about double the amount of product (Little Red Scrapbook and Urban Anthology before they went out of business).

OTOH, I subscribe to Gossamer Blue now and the amount of product is insane. I really feel like I'm getting a whole lot of bang for my buck. I subscribed to the Simon Says Stamp card club and I had to stop because they sent TOO MUCH stuff and I couldn't keep up.

My point is that there are tons of kit clubs out there that send you lots of product that make the subscription cost worth it.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 5:58:53 PM
I think in addition to the amount of product received making it worth your money, do be sure the style of the kits are your style. If there's a lot of product, but not stuff you'd like or use, it's really a waste.

I'm in the process of organizing and purging, and I hate to say it, I have an absolute insane amount of product I received in my SC kits that I just don't like, will never use, and look at it as a real waste of money. I thought the kits starting getting similar, and less product, and then add to that I just don't like the majority of it.

I know "never say never," but I swear I'll never join another kit club.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 11:26:23 PM
With the price of everything in NZ being expensive ($1.80+ for a sheet of paper), I feel I get my moneys worth (I sub to all 3 SC kits). I would love to sub to NM one day, their kits look awesome. The reason I chose SC is the free shipping - I couldnt find any other places who offered that.
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