I bought the kit and one add-on, so my goal was twelve pages. I made 10 layouts, 2 two-pagers. Here they are:
The last one I had to stretch a bit. I used different papers on each side, and I had only a partial piece of paper on the right, so I added some strips to the right edge to make it 12x12. I LOVE this page, though. And how happy was I to use both squirrel paper clips on this page about my squirrely boys?
Here's what I had left over:
Only partial pieces of 12x12 paper. I only keep the pieces that are 12 inches long. If I don't like the paper, I'll recycle it, even if it's 12 inches.
I should mention that I do dip into my stash. If I think the page needs a little somethin' somethin', and my embellishments are low in the kit, I add some from my stash. That is what stash is for. I also dip into cardstock if I need a neutral background for a page.
So that's how I make my kits stretch for me. Do you subscribe to kits? If so, how do you get the most out of them?