Friday, March 11, 2011

"Sunny Clearing" Tutorials

Here's a link to the original "Sunny Clearing" Kit.  Here are our Counterfeit Kits...

Sherri's "Sunny Clearing" Counterfeit Kit:

"This is my favorite add-on!  I used similar coordinating papers, plus some Cosmo Cricket Elements from another line.  Instead of the calendar paper in the inspiration kit, I stamped a doily on yellow cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I also added some colorful chipboard accents, ribbons, and a little set of number and alpha stamps.  I will be adding some crocheted flowers and button clips, too, like the ones from the inspiration kit."  For more information on Sherri's Kit visit her blog at

Meridy's "Sunny Clearing" Counterfeit Kit:
My favorite part of this kit might just be...all of it!  I LOVE this old line of Cosmo Cricket, I think croched flowers are so cute, I was waiting for the perfect papers to match to the vintage notecards I found a a thrift store a while back (the little boy and little girl ones), I'm excited about every piece in here. I can't wait to start using this kit!!!

Bethany's "Sunny Clearing" Counterfeit Kit:
I love the bright colors in this kit!  It reminded me of some BG sets that I have, so I used those.  By this kit, I felt pretty free to skip stuff I knew I wouldn't use without feeling guilty.  LOL  Check out my Blog for a complet list of my kit contents and more pictures.

Mini Doily Tutorials:
There are multiple was to go about re-creating the mini doilies.  I grabbed some stamps, a scalloped punch, and various colors of ink and went to work stamping images in different colors and punching them out. 

Create your own mini paper doilies
Printable mini doily designs
More printable mini doily designs

Another variation:
Do a Google "Images" search for  Spirograph Images or Spirograph Designs...100s of images in lots of colors will be available.

Printable Labels:

This piece of paper might be the one thing I "have to buy" from this month's kits...I ablsolutely LOVE them!

Inspiration Cosmo Cricket "Salt Air" Elements Paper
Cute "counterfeit" labels to download are found here...

I was inspired by the "beach theme" in the Cosmo Cricket Paper and found the following images.  I found all of them on multiple web sites, so I decided to include the images, rather than the links...

Crochet Flower Patterns:

I think mini croched flowers look so cute on a scrapbook page, or layout...I just wish I knew how to crochet!  Here is a link to insturctions for making 100 different croched flowers!
100 Croched Flowers

"Number" Stamp:

"Lickcurl" Font
Here's the link to download the free font (above) which looks similar to the number font in the original kit...
Lickcurl Petite Font Download

Altered Paperclips Tutorial:

Clips from the original kit

Making your own altered paper clips is as easy as adhering qnything you want to some office paper clips.  You can add silk flowers, felt designs, buttons, bling...any tiny embellishment will look great adhered to the end of a paper clip!  Here are a few cute examples...

Meridy's altered paper clips
I hope you have as much fun with this kit as I did!


  1. Beautiful kits ladies! I remember that Coppertone ad (blush). Thanks for the tips and tutorials - very helpful.

  2. I did not forge this one but great job ladies. Thanks for the doily links since I dont own any!

  3. Maybe I should do a mini sunny clearing counterfeit kit to add to mine~~~ these kits are adorable!! All the links are great!

  4. Loving those doily links and the beach images. I might have to add a few of those to my kit! Great kits too!

  5. Ladies, Your kits are absolutely adorable!! I love the vintage beach printables and will put those to use! I was thinking of going a different direction with this one, but may do the beach theme!

  6. That label link is great! you can change the colors to match whatever project! thanks for searching that one out!

  7. I have my kids old spirograph, so I can may mine own, even embossed ones. Another great idea! Thanks!


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