Sunday, October 6, 2019

October 2019 - Mini Kit Reveal and Projects

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the idea of a big kit this month?

 Perhaps you just want to pull together a few products to get those creative juices flowing again.

Maybe a mini kit is the answer!

Today we'll be sharing a couple of mini kits and projects to give you a little inspiration.

First, let's remind ourselves of this month's inspiration kit, the beautiful 'Summer of '69' kit from Studio Calico back in august 2012

MF Susan found herself struck by the pink/red mix of the inspiration kit and she began pulling 6x6 papers in those shades. Once she realized that she had a little stack, she decided that instead of narrowing down those options and adding in the rest of the colors from the inspiration kit, she'd embrace the pink/red vibe and use just those colors for her mini kit!  Here's what she chose:

She included a hexagon punch to mirror the hexagon die-cuts from the Studio Calico kit.  And then she put that punch to work and made this page:

MF Lisa decided to make her mini kit from her scrap box. When she spotted the Studio Calico Banner (you can just spy it there next to the glass container) she knew that this would be the perfect item to form the base to her kit. It was very reminiscent of the original inspiration and colours, and that drove her to pick out all older papers and products - Dear Lizzy, October Afternoon, Authentique, BasicGrey, Cosmo Cricket - in patterns and shades that went with that paper and seemed to match the mood of the original kit. As always, it looks bigger than it really is and there are no full sized sheets in there.

She then used those products to make this page that definitely has a "throwback" feel in colours and style. She's used a lot of items that she often added to her layouts in the past such as flowers, buttons tied up with string or ribbon, and banners to give this layout a feeling of being created in 2012! She intends on using the rest of the supplies to make up a bunch of greetings cards for her stock. Those banner flags and miscellaneous embellishments seem perfect as decoration for simple cards that will use up all those leftovers. Win-win!

You can find more detail shots over on her blog here

  • October 12th & 18th:  We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made.
  • October 24th:  I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month
  • October 30th: We'll be offering another installment in our {Killing Kits} series to help you find ways to use up all of your kit.

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us.
You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcoctober2019).

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month! 


  1. These are both cute mini kits and I like what you've done with them.

  2. I like your mini kits. I especially like the idea of making one out of scraps!

    1. I have so many scraps I could just create out of that box for the next year!

  3. MF Susan and MF Leslie: you both have created marvelous mini kits and show the vastness and diversity of this month's inspiration kit!!! Great layouts!!!

    1. Thanks! It's always so interesting to see the different directions we take!


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