ScrapaGoGo pride themselves in delivering the best kits that money can buy with newly sourced and unique products for the kits each month. Does it do what it says on the box? Well, the September kit, Fresh New Fall, certainly does. ScrapaGoGo offer a variety of kit options with add ons to the main kit itself. In the Main Monthly Kit there are four pieces of Bazill cardstock, ten pieces of patterned paper (nine of which are double sided), a 12x12 piece of hessian, two lengths of ribbon, two sets of alphabets, fabric flowers, Maya road pins, chipboard trees, wooden buttons and embroidery thread. I can well believe that all this individually has a retail price of £33.99 and for just £24.99 it’s money well spent.
Opening the box was a delight as I removed yummy item after yummy item. They all coordinate really well and there is a lot of scope of creativity both in scrapbooking and cardmaking. Lorraine and Janice clearly care about giving their customers value for money and have the scrapbooking eye to enable them to do so in a well coordinated and interesting way. Add to that the ‘GoGo Clear Stamps’ (an extra £4.50) (beautiful bespoke butterflies, birds, leaves and a tree), ‘Go~2~pieces’ (an extra £4.50) (burlap pieces, Prima pearls and jewelled leaves, ribbons) or both for a combined price of £33.99 and you really have a got a kit that will keep your creative juices flowing all month!
I should perhaps say that this is the first kit that I’ve had the pleasure of creating with but having scrapped for a number of years I can see that the September kit from ScrapaGoGo is great value for money, contains well chosen patterned paper and embellishments from a variety of well known manufacturers and up to date papers that, in my opinion, anyone would be happy to use. The only negative for me is the hybrid set which I found fiddly to cut out. Not so much so that I didn’t do it and use them though ☺ The bespoke stamp and hybrid pieces make the kit unique and the circles of burlap combined with the canvas flowers (Jillibean Soup) provide ‘interesting, I’ve not used those before’ alongside the gorgeous papers.
Primarily a monthly subscription, you do have the option of buying the kit on an individual basis, assuming that there are any left at the end of the month of course. The product is available worldwide. Postage is included in the price for postage in the United Kingdom (for monthly subscribers) and overseas customers are charged exactly the price of postage once it’s known.
Having the kit delivered could be the end of it, but not at ScrapaGoGo. So committed to crafting are the ladies at ScrapaGoGo that not only do they have a fantastic design team offering inspiration each month, but they offer a 'Go to Press' magazine online or printed AND the Clubhouse (forum and gallery) where members can chat to each other and share the projects they've created with their kit each month as well as discuss all things scrappy.
Would I recommend this kit? The price might seem high at first glance but in the kit there is enough stash to keep you happy for a month I would say. One of my crafty friends told me that it’s what keeps her creativity on the level each month. Even if the kit contains something that she wouldn’t have chosen herself it challenges her and she’s always pleased with the end result. I can see what she means. So far I’ve created four layouts from the ScrapaGoGo September kit (yes, I only received it today!) and I still have masses and masses of stash left for more. I’m heading right over to ScrapaGoGo to subscribe and the next few month’s kits look as wonderful as September. So that’s a ‘yes’ then ☺
5 scissors – Perfect. Couldn’t ask for more. Great item, fair price. Everyone should have one! You’d have no problem selling this to your grandmother.
And here are just three of the layouts that Rebekah made: