Monday, January 4, 2016

Forgeries on the Fourth - January Tutorials

  1. the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.

Welcome to "Forgeries on the Fourth" where it is no crime to create your own version of the trendy, hip products from the inspiration kit using your own stash and ingenuity.  Each month on the fourth, check out tutorials from your Master Forgers or links to resources they have found for you on the internet. 

Our January inspiration comes from Scarlet Lime's Planner Society kits. Offered by Christy Tomlinson since April 2015 the kits are on a smaller scale than most scrapbook kits & include all of the goodies associated with the planner craze. You may choose any Planner Society kit to inspire you, but that does complicate this forgery post a bit! From Christy herself:

DIY Planner Paper Clips VIDEO

DIY Washi Tape Planner Cards VIDEO 

Here are a few more things to take a peek at:


She also has a YouTube channel with 26 planner videos HERE. 



Make stickers with ModPodge!


And don't forget to check back on prior month CKC tutorials!  In November we had a number of Master Forgers who did tutorials easily referencing common planner items! 

This month Leslie has some Project Life cards & a few other goodies up her sleeve.


Clair included a beautiful calendar from Blooming Homestead in her kit this month and, even if you aren't intending to make a 'Planner Style' kit, it's a lovely, free download that could brighten up even the dullest of craft rooms!

She also hunted down some amazing, free Personal Size Planner Inserts from PenGems, for anyone who might like to try them.

2016 PenGems Personal Planner Inserts

Kelly found a video on how to make your own cute page flags using scrapbook paper.

How about this tutorial on the Silhouette blog for printing your own new year planner stickers and cutting them out with your Silhouette - check it out here - the free stickers are available this week at the Silhouette store!

Searching on Pinterest for Planner items for my Silhouette came up with this selection here

And another search on Pinterest for free printable stickers came up with this selection here - there are some really gorgeous designs to chose from!

Paper and ribbon bows are to be found in several of the planner kits offered for inspiration. This free template from is available in both plain and patterned.

What could be simpler than these adorable washi decorated paperclips? Find them over at

Source here

Mrs Brimbles offers a super easy video tutorial to make these ribbon paperclips

Find the tutorial here

So? What do you have "planned" to forge this month? Be sure to link up so we can add a few more goodies to our kits!

Don't forget that we LOVE it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th! Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to!

Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month, or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun!

TTo be a part of our blog hop:
  1. E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at BY THE 18th 
  2. You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.
  3. You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.
  4. All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!


  1. Ooh, there's some amazing tutorials in this selection - and some I didn't find by myself. Off to check them out and, maybe, add a few things to my kit!

  2. Wow - lots of fun items! Thanks for sharing them and giving me some new reading material!

  3. These are all great ideas.Thank you for the inspiration.


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