Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September 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, we've been busy working on a new feature which we hope will 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'll also be creating our own smaller 'Mini Kit' versions of the inspiration kit, along with some ideas for using them up quickly!

Mini Counterfeit Kits can either be simply smaller versions of the main kit, or they can be specifically aimed at use as card kits, mini album kits, pocket style albums or planners. It's entirely up to you and, of course, you can use the mini-kit option whenever you like!

Shall we see some examples from the Master Forgers?


Kelly noticed the circles in this month's inspiration kit and fashioned her mini-kit with a circle motif. Globes, polka dots, flair, and brads all play a starring role in her collection.

With this kit, she created this layout for her Project Life album. With the circles, Kelly included straight lines in the banners, striped card, and phrase sticker to give the layout interest and balance.


Clair's Mini Kit was made almost entirely of little, leftovers from other scrapping sessions - all of which echo the colours and textures of the Main Kit. There was lots of Black & White, Aqua, Turquoise and Gold. Clair also added in some Simple Stories sticker sheets and small sentiments, for a little variety, as she intended to use the Mini Kit to make some Project Life Cards. However, in the end, she ended up making a Pocket Letter that looks so different to the kit that it's difficult to believe it started out as the leftovers below!

You can see that Clair has used a lot of the Grey, Aqua and Turquoise from her Mini Kit, but there's a lot of colour that's come simply from using the 'B Sides'. She's also made a lot of her own embellishments with her dies, but has also added a lot of embellishments from the rest of her stash, including some amazing vellum circles (that echo the Inspiration Kit) found by accident when looking for something else! Never feel that you can't add to your kit once it's made - it's always okay to use that stash! Head to Clair's blog, Obstinate Pursuit, for more details!

Lisa here! I took inspiration from the colours and feel of the original inspiration kit and then followed MF Susanne's "directions" in Just The Gist of It to pull together a Project Life kit for my August pages.  I know this looks like more than a mini-kit but all the sheets are 6x6 and the cards are all pocket page cards. At the moment, I'm still finding my way through the Project Life system and it's taking me some time to work out how to make things fit my own style and how much project should be in a mini-kit for one month's spreads.

I've limited the embellies to some veneers, some gold and white confetti - reminiscent of the vellum circles - and some washi tape. I included lots of alphas which didn't end up getting used and some labels which also didn't make the cut in the end. But I wanted to make sure I had at least a few options. I added in some loopy thread as well on several of the cards.

I knew there would be lots left over after making my pages, and also noted that I'm definitely missing some pocket page cards for journalling and of different orientations. And indeed, there really was a lot of the kit left over but I'm happy overall with how it came together.

And here are the spreads I completed - I try to follow the same format each month so that I get a chance to include portrait as well as landscape photos. I think this one is a bit photo heavy so I might work on trying to use fewer. Hints and tips always welcome for how to simplify and improve my PL process - this is all new for me!

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

Margie made up a digital for her mini kit this month:

She started with a card kit from the Project Life app, Celebrate Everyday, and added a few digital embellishments. And she made another page for her 2016 Disney travel album:

As always, if you're inspired to create a kit, make sure to include them in our Monthly Link Up. We want to see it! Or share on Instagram using @counterfeitkitchallenge or #counterfeitkitchallenge


  1. Love that all our kits look totally different from each other! Great kits and great projects today! Lots and lots of pocket inspiration!

  2. Well done ladies. It seems pocket pages are fashionable for you all.


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