Welcome to "Hey...I can make THAT!" A monthly post to help you truly counterfeit many of the components of the current month's kit. No need to go out and purchase...just use the supplies you already have to create some of the freshest and trendiest products out there. Here you will find links to our amazing design team members' blogs and/or links to other craft sites on the web showing how to make these amazing products.
This month's inspiration kits and add-ons from Scraptastic Club offer a ton of opportunities to counterfeit. Here's a refresher on our inspiration:
DIY Enamel Dots
First up, we have those very popular (and a bit pricey) Basic Grey enamel dots as shown in the "After the Storm" Add-on kit. I recently purchased that exact pack and paid $4.00. What was I thinking? The following link is a great resource for making your own using nail polish and floral lustre gems. I tried this one out for myself and it worked beautifully (as shown above). I couldn't find the clear gems at Michael's, but did find them in the floral department of AC Moore. The 16 oz. package (which seems to contain hundreds, if not a thousand gems) cost $9.99 and I used a 40% off coupon. I had plenty of nail polish on hand and wouldn't mind purchasing a few new colors for my gems AND my toes! Only downside is that they are all the same size, but with this kind of cost savings, I think I can live with that. Be sure to check it out here: DIY Enamel Dots
Digital Word Stickers
Angela, our Digi Master Forger extraordinaire, has a fabulous tutorial for making word stickers with digital stamps and address labels from the stationers. You certainly could use these to mimic those Echo Park tags in the Destination main kit. Check out Angela's blog for all the details.
(pronounced like the word bouquet...learn something new everyday!)
Sherri, our featured guest designer this month, counterfeited the bokeh-style papers from Lily Bee that you see in the "After the Storm" kit. She achieved these awesome results by following this bokeh tutorial from Lawn Fawn.
Here's what Sherri had to say about her process: I tried just circles the first time, like the Kite Strings paper, and it came out great. I wanted to try the Gumball, too. When I looked for a heart stamp in my stash, however, I found that my hearts, when flipped over, really didn't look like hearts anymore. So, I punched a tiny heart from cardstock, then used the negative as a mask. I just stamped over the heart with the circle stamp that I had been using. It worked great!
Shapes, Die Cuts and Clusters...Oh My!
Milissa, one of our Master Forgers, has a smorgasbord of mini-tutorials posted.
So, these projects should keep you busy for a while! Hope they help you complete your kit for the month. Leave us a comment and post over to June Mr. Linky so we can applaud all of your creations!
See...you certainly CAN make THAT!