Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 2011 Counterfeit Inspiration Kit

This month we are using a "previous" kit (from December 2010) rather than a "current" kit (from January 2011). Since this is our first try at organizing the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, we decided to use a "previous" kit to make sure we had enough time to plan things out, work out any kinks, and be confident in our postings. Next month we will use a "current" kit (from February 2011), we PROMISE!

 … So, without further ado… the January 2011 Club Kit for this month's inspiration is put together by Jenni Bowlin Studios at

The link to the picture and list of contents of the Main Kit is...

The link to the picture and list of contents of the Add-On Kit is...

ETA - May 2011 Photos of the Main and Add on Kits

Main Kit
Add-On Kit

OK .. now what???

The CHALLENGE is to use this kit for inspiration. How, you ask? Well, there are many ways to go about this. Here are a few ideas...
  • Try and match every piece in this kit as close as possible to something from your supply stash.
  • Use the list of "kit contents" as inspiration, and recreate your own kit with the same types of supplies, but in a different color or style that corresponds better with your preferences/photographs/scrapbook style/tastes.
  • Make a "page kit" rather than a large kit..."counterfeiting" just a few items from this kit as inspiration.
  • Using the color scheme from this kit as inspiration, try to re-create a kit of your own using whatever supplies you have available.

One possible color scheme inspired by this kit.

What's the next step?...Tomorrow we will post pictures of the inspired Counterfeit Kits we put together from our stash of supplies.  We will also provide a link so you can share pictures of your Counterfeit Kits with each other. 

Over the next few days, we will add links to tutorials for counterfeiting many of the embellishments in this kit.

Over the next month, we will post mini challenges to USE your new kit, as well as organize a blog hop to share your creations! 

We hope you all find some inspiration in the kit we choose this month!!!  If you aren't sure where to begin, check out the "Hints and Tips" page of our blog for some help.  Feel free to leave a comment, questions, or any suggestions!!!  We look forward to hearing from you.


  1. What a fantastic challenge. I already made my kit :) :)

  2. This will be a great way to organize my stash for weekend retreats!

  3. My first kit I'm using my Christmas stash and putting together a kit so it will be ready next year. Great way to store them. I'm very excited about this.

  4. From Marilyn-
    Too bad I have to work during the day! I can't wait until later to go re-acquaint myself with my stash by looking for stuff to duplicate the kit.

  5. I am looking forward to make my kit...but dont have time until we reach weekend....

  6. Just made my kit and am looking forward to creating with it!

  7. I'm finished with mine! I changed the color scheme slightly to fit my tastes. I also created my own bingo cards using word, and I loved how they turned out!
    Here is a link to my kit:
    If anyone would like the Word doc with the bingo templates let me know (

  8. Oh, I wish I didn't have to go back to work tomorrow so I could have more time to rummage through my stash! At least I'll have something fun to think about during hours of inservice training tomorrow!

  9. I am nervous but I think this will be fun!!

  10. It was so fun putting together my kit today. I will post a link to my blog and how I "repurposed" some items to fit into the scheme. Thanks ladies for the inspiration !

  11. This is an awesome idea! I can't wait to put my kit together - and then create something with it!

  12. Loving this idea! I have so much stash & stuff I've hoarded, admired, hung on to. Count me in!

  13. This looks an interesting idea! Very original ...

  14. What a good idea. I always envy people using kits but a) I can't afford them and b) one of my favourite stages of scrapbooking is choosing my supplies.
    This challenge will give me the best of both worlds. I'm off to have a go

  15. What a fun concept for a challenge! I will be following this one!

  16. This is creative beyond belief! Just became a follower!

  17. We are glad everyone is having fun!!! Thank you for joining us. We are having fun putting it together and sharing! *meridy*

  18. Such a fantastic idea for a challenge blog. I bookmarked the other day and came back for a look around everyone's counterfeits this evening. Now, after much drooling, I'm itching to create my own kit. Thanks so much for the inspiration ladies :)

  19. Such a brilliant idea! I LOVE kits ... now you've inspired me to create my own. Thanks heaps for the inspiration. Off to get started :)

  20. LOVE this idea!!!! Just whet I need to start working through my stash!

  21. Looks like a fun kit. Can't wait to start pulling from my stash.


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