Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 2020 - Forgery on the Fourth

Our January inspiration kit:

Citrus Twist Kits - Christmas Stories 2019 Kit

Seasonal themes and lots of bits & bobs to enjoy!

Let's take a look at the master forgeries on hand:

Julene had no reindeers (or any other forest animals) so decided to make her own.
She found this picture on Pinterest

She sketched out the pieces needed at the size she wanted and cut them out. These become templates which can be used again in the future.

Using scraps of brown toned papers she traced and cut out 5 reindeers then assembled them.
Red brads come in handy!

Tara was very inspired by the original kit and it's contents that she went crazy with her Silhouette and forged some of the Thickers phrases and Christmas themed bits.  

She also wanted to create some of the vintage Christmas book pages from the original kit to add to her kit.  Check out her blog to see how she forged those.

And last, she fell in love with the gold snowflake vellum in the original kit and forged her own version.

Leslie found these cute free printable tags, a Noel banner:

Gift tags LINK, Noel banner LINK, Christmas Gift Tags LINK

& some really cute images that can be sized for project life cards.

Merry Little Christmas LINK, Christmas Cookies LINK, Christmas Trees LINK

For Tracey's first forgery she was inspired by the woodland animals and fussy cut a few deers from some older patterned paper and created this medallion to use as an embellishment.

Easy step by steps can be found here; LINK

Lisa found some useful items on Pinterest!

Printable deer tags at Redo It Yourself Inspirations which could be printed as is or the deer itself could be fussy cut out:

Happiness is Homemade has a set of buffalo plaid printable tags which match both that awesome black and white buffalo plaid paper in the inspiration kit and the deer motif:

The Happy Housie blog has beautiful buffalo plaid leaping deer printables:

Lolly Jane has a gorgeous autumnal antler print for you:

There's buffalo plaid printable paper at Scrapcraftastic:

The Hungry jpeg has a great set of free digital plaid papers:

Pinterest had a link to these word confetti sheets in four different colours:
and this sheet in gold:

Natali Designs has this set of gorgeous Christmas pocket page cards:

There's more to come this month as we aim to give you some tips, ideas and challenges as you put together and use your kit. 

Here's what we have coming up:
  • January 6th:  We'll reveal a couple of mini-kits and projects, in case you're a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit.
  • January 12th & 18th:  We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made.
  • January 24th:  I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month
  • January 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 #ckcjanuary2020).

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


  1. Oh my! I think Julene wins the day with those super cute reindeer!

  2. Thank you for the link to the word confetti, and for the tutorial for the beautiful medallion! The snowflake vellum is exactly what I was planning to do, great to know it looks so pretty when finished.


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