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Vendor Spotlight: Kitschy Digitals

Reported by Sarah Moore

Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!

I am so NOT a digital person. It takes me ages to figure out how to resize stuff and print it. It just isn’t my thing. So I knew digital scrapbooking wasn’t going to be the first thing I would tackle with these kits. But that is what’s so neat-o about Kitschy Digitals. They aren’t just digi-scrap kits… you can use the kits to create totes, iron ons, softies, cupcake toppers, tags, cards, paper dolls… the list is endless!

Danielle Thompson’s Kitschy Digital designs are so EASY to work with! I actually created all of these projects in one day. First on my list was to play with the Woodland Book-Lover’s Printable Kit. Perfect for gift giving. In fact, if you are among my family/friends you should probably stop reading because you might be looking at your Christmas gifts.


I made myself some quick bookplates. I personalized them in Photoshop Elements. Danielle has all sorts of great tutorials to help you with this kind of stuff on her blog.

I didn’t have full sheets of adhesive paper, but look… these Avery labels worked even better! All I had to do was crop the edges, 4 cuts instead of six!


As you can see Danielle has put all the crop marks in for you… just cut on the lines. I didn’t have to resize these .jpgs. I just printed them as-is.


How’s this for an adorable gift… 4 bookmarks in a cello bag with a little topper! These would be terrific for teachers. Matching bag toppers are also included in this kit for the reading logs and bookplates.

Having a bake-sale? the DigiKit – Kawaii Cute Fruits Mini Kit is all you need to tag and display your items in the most adorable way possible.


I especially love the sheets of tags included in this kit, perfect for cards, fortune cookies or cupcake toppers!

Look… the cake is actually ASKING me to eat it! Tee-hee!

The DigiKit – Woodland Book-Lover’s *Add-On* Printable *Stuffie* Kit is a must have. In about 2 hours I was able to make a deer “stuffie”, a baby onesie for a new little friend, and….


… matching book-loving tote bags for my son and I!

Working with iron ons is a whole new world of craft to me… and probably a topic for a whole other review series. As you can see the iron on images are not super crisp, but that was no fault of the images themselves. They printed out wonderfully, and I was really happy with how they turned out on the cotton knit onesie. The canvas bags don’t look bad, just rustic! 🙂 Plus I was able to add my own sayings into the designs.

What’s not to love? As you can see these kits are not just for digital braniacs. Even if you are a tech-moron you can print the images onto nice cardstock and use them immediately. I am so in love with all her images. She really has such a unique style… totally my thing.

Pros:

  • Adorable and unique images that you can manipulate
  • Designed with non digi-types in mind
  • Versatile for multiple genre of crafting

Cons:

  • You will need a printer… a decent one too, or your images just won’t look great (I used an Epson Artisan 800, and it worked beautifully).
  • Printing great-looking images means printing on high quality paper with full ink.
  • Designs are for personal use only. You can not sell items you make with these kits.

Giveaway Time!!! Danielle has generously donated prizes for 2 winners. One winner will get digital kits and one will win print kits/embroidery patterns. All you have to do is leave your comments letting us know what you love about Kitschy Digitals on any of the Kitschy Digitals posts. You have until Friday at Midnight to enter and the winners will be announced on Saturday!

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25 Responses to Vendor Spotlight: Kitschy Digitals

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    rush8888 June 11, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    i appreciate the information you provide through this blog; however, this is about the 10th post about “kitschy” stuff. maybe we can move on?

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    *reyanna klein* June 11, 2009 at 12:17 pm #

    These look fantastic! 🙂 Just adorable!

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    Francie Horton June 11, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    Super excellent article. I especially love the gift ideas and the cupcake toppers. I was intimidated by the digital stuff so I chose the embroidery kits. This makes me wish I had chosen the woodland and kawaii fruits mini. You made it look so easy. 😀

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    Regan June 11, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    oooooo, they are all so whimsical, I love it ALL!

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    StampinCathy June 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    Lovin all these kits and tips.

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    Erin-Joi June 11, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    Ooooh I love the Gnomes!I might need to think about buying that kit.

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    Margie June 11, 2009 at 2:52 pm #

    It’s all so adorable! The gnomes are so cute! Great kits! I especially love how much you can create with them! Perfect for all kinds of gifts and decoratins!
    Great review! TFS :*)

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    Nancy ~ Inkcicles June 11, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    What I love is that you can take their products and do them yourself to make the cutest projects.

    🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~Nancy

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    Julie Campbell June 11, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    Ooh! I LOVE all of your ideas! FUN stuff!

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    gssfam June 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm #

    I LOVE the fruit digikits….I’m not a big digikit person but this post makes me want to try it!

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    Michelle Adams June 11, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    These are all so cute, and that is why I like them! I especially love the gnomes!!!
    Michelle

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    Cris Marsh June 11, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

    WOW! I love these! Love the gnomes, love the shrooms. What fun! The woodland stuff is just my style.

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    Maureen June 11, 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    I so LOVE those woodland creatures. This looks like so much fun to play with !!!!

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    KanataNewf June 11, 2009 at 7:25 pm #

    Love the bookplates….so clever to use the Avery labels.

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    dina_cpa June 11, 2009 at 7:41 pm #

    Wow, so many great reviews and layout examples from all the reviewers!! I LOVE Kitschy Digitals, I love going to Danielle’s blog and checking out all the great work people do with her kits! I have not purchased one yet – I have never done any digi scrapping – but I am definitely inspired by all the great layouts here and on the KD website, I think I may have to try some. I think it would be fun to try some of the hybrid stuff and gift items!!

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    Donna June 11, 2009 at 9:54 pm #

    Awww, cute and awesome! I love digital stuff but I love doing old-fashioned handwork, too. It’s nice when you can combine them.

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    Sharon in NE June 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    I love these designs and can’t get enough of the “kitschy” stuff.

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    MamaSheg June 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm #

    These Kitschy designs are so fun…love em! xoxo

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    April Hall June 12, 2009 at 12:44 am #

    This is great!!! I really like the whimsical style…the mushrooms and gnomes are just the cutest!!!!!!!

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    Karen June 12, 2009 at 12:45 am #

    I love the uber cute designs! I also love that they can be used so easily for really great gifts!! :>

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    SusieScrapper June 12, 2009 at 11:14 am #

    I love all the whimsical stuff and I haven’t done embroidery in years, but should get back into it (it’s not like I have tons of other hobbies these days!!).

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    Donna June 12, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    These kits look like such fun. I’ve always wished that I knew more about creating things on the computer. Maybe this is my chance. Looks like fun!

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    Gilda June 12, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    These are the first digital products that have inspired me to try it out. I always feel so intimidated. But I love these designs! Thanks.

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    Jen June 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    Love your bake sale idea, it really is so cute! And I was interested to hear about the iron on aspect, I think future reviews exploring that would be great.

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    Linda June 13, 2009 at 12:08 am #

    I love the clean lines of the graphics and the whimsical designs. Can’t wait to try these!