Sunday, July 15, 2018

Tackling Branding Strips {Killing Kits Series}

Hello Counterfeiters! It's time to share the latest of our videos in the Killing Kits Series, and, today, I'm using a little bit more of the leftovers from my 'Planning For Perfection' Counterfeit Kit January 2016. (I made a start on them in the last video and made some Handmade Embellishments & A Quick Card. Be sure to check it out, if you haven't already seen it!)


This time around, I'm tackling a little stack of branding strips (because who doesn't have lots of those leftover?) to make some cute tags that could be added to a layout; used as a bookmark; or added to a gift!


Please feel free to leave comments here, on YouTube, or find me over in the Counterfeit Kit Facebook Community. I would love to hear from you! 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

July 2018 - Challenge #1 - Forget Me Not

Hello, everyone!

We all have them - those tools and embellishments that get pushed to the side and are collecting dust. Pull out those forgotten tools and embellishments and put them to use - punches, brads, buttons, ribbon, rub-ons, dies or die cutting machines, etc. Show those forgotten items some love again!

Here's a look at some of the forgotten items that our Guest Designer and Master Forgers put to use:

Guest Designer Sandy used several tools on her layout - a border punch that she layered up in three different patterned papers, an Ampersand punch and she got out her Cuddlebug and created her title. She added lots of different embellishments and twine (which she doesn't use often enough) as well. She created this with her Summer Fun kit. You can read more about it on her blog - It's A Family Affair.




Julene has used her distressing tool and pinecone ink on a vintage layout.
Here's her layout
Full details are on her blog.


Lori pulled out her old paper crimper, red gems, and a label punch for her Fourth of July layout. You can read more about it on her blog here.


Tina - Pulled out some brads to add to the embellishing that she used from her Travel Notes inspired layout you can see more detail photos of the layout on her blog:


Leslie rediscovered some long-forgotten punches. Can you find them on her page?

Read more about it HERE

We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using the Link Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group, or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with #counterfeitkitchallenge).

Friday, July 6, 2018

July 2018 - Mini Kit Reveal

This month's inspiration kit can be a little overwhelming with all of the choices in it, and maybe you are looking for something a bit smaller. A mini kit could just be what you are looking for.

Mini kits can be smaller versions of the main kits, or specifically aimed for use as card kits, mini album kits, pocket style layouts, or planners. The choice is yours.

Check out the mini kits that Master Forgers Susan and Lisa have created.

Susan loved the inspiration kits so much this month that she made three mini kits! She was inspired by two of the papers in the ScrapRoom's June Doubleshot Club Kit when she made her first mini kit:


And here is the page she made with her kit:


You can read more about it on her blog here.

Lisa was interested by the The Scrap Room Bo Bunny, summer coloured card kit and followed the same principles for her mini kit for a set of cards of her own. Cardstock, 6x6 papers, stickers, stamps and enamel dots. She added in some twine, a few end-of-pack die cuts and some doilies to round off her set of products.


Then she ran off a handful of cards to restock her supplies! Always great to have a card to send out as and when needed. You can see that she did have to add in a word of mini alphas just to round things off. She's got enough products in the kit left over to make another 6 cards if she uses card blanks but for now, these original 6 are making her happy!


You can find more detail shots over on her blog here.

We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using the Link Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group, or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with #counterfeitkitchallenge).

 Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July 2018 - Forgery on the Fourth



Lori chose our July mega-inspiration from The Scraproom:
June 2018 Cafe Club Flavors of the Month
June 2018 Doubleshot Club
June 2018 Embellishment Club
June 2018 Shots of Life Pocket Page Kit
June 2018 Patterned Paper Club
Where to begin?!? 
I see Dad/boy, summer/tropical, party & travel.
Have a look at your forgotten stamps & make a custom paper or embellishment.
Project Life cards are always an easy counterfeit.
Mostly paper elements, just pick a mood & go for it!

What will our DT find or forge to help you?


Leslie: Although I haven't had a chance to try it, this DIY foiling tutorial looks so easy!

The patterns are a free download: https://colormadehappy.com/diy-foil-art-prints/
Check out Pinterest for Project Life-style card ideas HERE.

I loved the tropical banner (paper) so gave it a try, plus some PL cards: 

Blogpost HERE
Lori: Since I didn't have a lot of embellishments for my "guy" kit that I put together, I forged some embellishments that I can add to my layouts. You can find out how I made them on my blog here.




Don't forget to come back again on 6th for some mini-kit inspiration as well as the challenges on 12th and 18th. 
If you create any of your own forgeries, make sure you share with us! We love to see your creations and projects.  You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge ) 
Thanks for joining us this month and I can't wait to see what you make,

Monday, July 2, 2018

July 2018 - Just the Gist of It

Hello, everyone! For July's kit, I wanted to pick to something that is full of summer fun. The June 2018 kits from The ScrapRoom were just perfect for this.

June 2018 Flavors of the Month Kit

June 2018 Doubleshot Kit

When you see all of the choices in these kits, it might be a little overwhelming, so let's break it down a bit.

Maybe you have some "guy" photos that you need to scrap. The Bella Blvd Dad Style in the Flavors of the Month kit would be perfect to base your kit off of. 

Maybe you are like me and are looking to get those summertime/vacation photos scrapped. The Fancy Pants Poolside, Simple Stories Travel Notes, and Echo Park Good Day Sunshine are perfect for this and they work so well together. Pull out those papers that are blue, red, yellow, and green and make yourself a fun summer kit. Even the Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes is full of tropical patterns and colors.

If you want something a little more girly - take inspiration from The BoBunny Early Bird collection and fill your kit with pinks, yellows, blues, and florals.

Figure out what mood and feel you want to embrace this month and have fun with it. With all of these choices, you can't go wrong!

Be sure to share your kits and projects with us here on the blog, in our Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group, or on Instagram (you can find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with #counterfeitkitchallenge).

Come back Wednesday for our Forgeries on the Fourth!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 1, 2018

July 2018 - Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit Reveal

Hello and Happy July 1st! I can't believe that we are already halfway through 2018! It's Lori here and I am super excited to be your host for July. I hope that the kit that I have chosen will inspire you to gather up your own supplies and make a fun kit for you to use!

First, let me introduce July's guest designer, the talented Sandy Ross. Sandy has been sharing her kits with us for the last couple of months and they are amazing! Welcome, Sandy, and thank you for joining us in July!



My name is Sandy Ross and I live in Southern Ontario and I am married to a wonderful man who supports my scrapbooking hobby. We have three amazing grown children and two adorable grandsons. They are my inspiration for scrapbooking – to capture and cherish memories forever. I’ve been crafty as long as I can remember, but seriously addicted to scrapbooking for the last nine years. I also love to sew and quilting is my passion. I can’t say I have a distinct style because I really like experimenting and trying new techniques. I love to follow sketches and I am presently on one design team- Lasting Memories Layout Challenges. Thank you, Lori, for inviting me to be a guest designer. I love this challenge to create a kit from your own stash and use it up!!!

You can see more of Sandy's beautiful work on her blog - It's A Family Affair.

This month's inspiration kit comes from The ScrapRoom's June kits which you can find here. I just love the variety you get in these kits!

June 2018 Cafe Club Flavors of the Month

June 2018 Doubleshot Kit

June 2018 Embellishment Kit

May/June 2018 Shots Of Life Kit

June 2018 Patterned Paper Kit
For a closer look at each of the kits, you can see videos showing each of them individually on The ScrapRoom's YouTube channel here.

Here is the blog hop list for this month's reveal:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
Guest Designer - Sandy - https://itsafamilyaffairwithscrappynana.blogspot.com/
Cindy - https://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com
Julene - https://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/
Leslie - https://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/
Lori - https://loriannie670.blogspot.com/
Tina - https://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Laura - https://www.instagram.com/

We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using the Link Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group, or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with #counterfeitkitchallenge).

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Handmade Embellishments & Quick Card Process Video {Killing Kits Series}

It's time for me to share the latest of the videos in our Killing Kits Series and, today, I'm delving back into the leftovers of my 'Planning For Perfection' Counterfeit Kit from January 2016.


This was such a massive kit that I had to store the leftovers in two files (!) but I've nearly finished the first file - and I've loved making new, with old! I often find it easier to work in batches, so today's video includes a set of handmade embellishments *and* a little card. Who doesn't love a two for one, eh?


Whether you are struggling to finish a current kit, or need to revisit some older stash, I hope that the Killing Kits Series inspires you to love - and use - what you have!

As always, feel free to leave comments here or over in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community. I'd love to hear from you!