Thursday, July 6, 2017

July 2017 Mini Kit Reveal

Love this month's inspiration kit, but not entirely sure if you can play along this month? 

Maybe you're not sure if you have the time and energy to play along? 

Maybe you feel like you haven't got quite enough stash to make a full kit? 

Or maybe you're still working with the remnants of last month's inspiration kit and only need a small selection to work with? 

Whatever the reasons, our new mini-kit feature will hopefully help out when time, energy or stash are a little bit lacking! In addition to the main kit reveal on the 1st of the month, we are also creating our own smaller "Mini Kit" versions of the inspiration kit, along with some ideas for using them up quickly!

Here's this month’s inspiration kit, Walden Pond from Cocoa Daisy—a sunny, bright, and fun collection.

Kits can either be simply smaller versions of the main kit, or they can be specifically aimed to use as card kits, mini album kits, pocket style albums or planners. 

It's entirely up to you. 

And you can use the mini-kit option whenever you like, such as when--
You're still loving (and creating with) an older kit, but want to play along each month.
You don't have enough stash that suits the new inspiration kit. 
You're busy, but still want to feel creative. 
You love the 'Main Kit' but could have taken it in a different direction. Use the mini-kit as way to explore those other options. 
You need *more* kit. Use the mini-kit as an 'add on'. 
In fact, use the mini-kit inspiration in any way that you want! 

Shall we show you what we've been using it for?

Master Forger, Clair, based her mini kit on the colours found in the inspiration kit and chose to work with a stack of 3x4 Pocket Life Cards left over from her Elle's Studio Kits. She added some embellishments, alphas and stamps - and, of course, a fun selection of washi. 

And what did she make? Well, in a break from Pocket Pages, she used the 3x4 Pocket Life Cards to make a cute, little. mini-album full of fun labels, embellishments and a stack of summer memories! 

After Lisa mistakenly created a full kit (!), she then headed to her scraps box and decided to create a mini kit full of leftovers so that she could replenish her card supplies. In the process, she sorted out a whole lot of scraps for her niece, threw a lot away and saw the bottom of her scrap box again! You can get all the details over on her blog.

Here's her mini kit which was based mostly on the colours of the papers and roughly around the patterns featured. A mix of mini elements were added in from her die cut bowls and the letters from the original kit were thrown in for good measure.

These supplies were used then to make a dozen quick and easy cards. The card bases from the Forgery on the Fourth feature were also added into the mix. Lots of those die cuts, the counterfeited paper, and plenty of the cut apart Crate Paper items were used up for these all occasion cards. There's still a lot left in the kit, more cards might be in the making...

Kelly made a mini kit with just few select papers and embellishments pulled from her main kit.

One of her favorite projects to make with her mini kit is a spread for her Project Life album. She used this kit to create this layout for her 2017 album.

Master Forger Margie made up a bright and summery mini kit-mostly from scraps and partially used packages...she hasn't made a project with it just yet, but you can visit her blog for more details and a little bit about her plans for this fun mini kit:

Don't forget that there's more ways than ever to join in the fun:
post on your blog or our Flickr group
link up on the Monthly Link Up page 
link up and join in the chat on the Facebook Counterfeit Kit Challenge Community
don't forget to like our Facebook Counterfeit Kit Challenge page too!


  1. Such colorful and pretty mini-kits, and great projects too!

  2. Cute kit - colors perfect for summer.

  3. Very inspiring, Master Forgers! Clair, you definitely have a gift with those tiny albums! Lisa's cards were brilliant & very doable, Kelly's PL spread was perfect for her products, and Margie I know is going to have a play with her goodies! #embracingthemini


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