Finally, after spending most of the afternoon blogging, and sorting out photos, etc for previews and so on. I can get the last lot posted!  I still reckon it takes longer to post details of the things I make with digital kits than it actually does to make them!

This is a collaboration kit from Aimee Harrison Design Studios, Digilicious Desgins and Snips and Snails Designs:

It has some absolutely gorgeous papers in it and can be used for all sorts of things, not just camping.  Plus it is on sale at The Studio at the moment (I've linked the preview to the shop), which makes it even more attractive ;).

Anyhow, since this is a kit is all about spending time in the great outdoors, the one thing you do need in the outdoors is a backpack.  So here is my take on this absolutely essential item:

Pretty cool huh?!!!

The backpack is actually a mini album.  the small front pocket at the front holds two envelope type pockets for tags, notes, etc, and the album pages are inside the backpack:

 I used the journal notes from the kit to make the pages.

It looks really lovely in real life, not that I am being totally immodest or anything (!!!) but don't you just love it when something works out to be much better than you thought it would?

It only took a couple of hours this morning to make this as it was so quick and simple.  I have Deena Perreault to thank for this too, as the template and tutorial for this can be found here.   

Anyway, boosted by the speed of completion of this album, I decided to tackle a birdhouse, because obviously, if you are outdoors, that is something else you are going to want to have to hand!

You will have to excuse the gaping hole at the top of the roof.  I didn't notice the gap until I had completed all the photographs and previews and to be honest, it took so long to do all of those I just couldn't face the thought of starting this one over again.  I know, shockingly lazy of me but well, it is a bank holiday after all and I am in holiday mode;).

The roof was made from a striped paper in the kit. I cut two pieces to fit (one slightly shorter than the other) and used a Fiskars scalloped edge punch on the edges.   The flowers were made using Woodware punches and I added the gems.  The feathers are from my stash (I would have had to be some kind of cutting out superstar if they were printed out from the kit!!!).

Anyhow, it does give you an idea of what you can make with this kit.  How completely different items from the same kit - how economical is that?!!!!

Why not give it a go yourself?  If you do make anything hybrid from this kit (or any other for that matter), I would love to see what you come up with.

Happy scrapping!