Thursday, October 6, 2011

Master Forger Counterfeit Kits

Our Guest Designer, Keri, created these beautiful Counterfeit Kits.

Keri's Main Kit
 Main Kit:  Papillon

"The first thing that caught my eye when I looked at Little Red Scrapbook's September 2010 kit was the unique botanical-print butterfly tags, so I decided to name my kit Papillon!  In the original kit, the featured paper line is Dear Lizzy Enchanted.  I loved the palette & pattern types, and went right to work finding alternatives in my stash. 

For the large & medium floral prints, I chose 2 more-muted floral prints from alternate American Crafts collections.

Rather than the green houndstooth, I chose a brown MME houndstooth print.  For the blue polka-dot, I chose an Onirie paper in a similar pattern.  For my stripes, I went with a Sassafras diagonal stripe.  Instead of a pink/white pattern for the final patterned paper, I chose a shimmery SEI butterfly print to complement my butterfly theme.

The diecut paper from Making Memories was an easy switch, with a favorite scalloped paper from Karen Russell's Narratives line.
In the original, the journaling cards paper is Echo Park Life Is Good...I went with Crate Emma's Shoppe journaling card paper.
Embellishments are up next!  I added botanical rub-ons from the Basic Grey Porcelain collection instead of stickers, as well as a package of rhinestones in blues & greens.
I'm a trim hoarder, so for the trims I chose a both a butterfly & floral lace.
Here's where I began making my own embellishments!  I had a couple smaller yo-yo flowers in my stash, and made a couple larger ones using vintage fabric & clear easy & fun to make!
To match the Prima medallion flowers, I achieved a similar look using folded tape & a decorative brad…a tutorial for this inexpensive alternative will be on my blog shortly.
Last up, the botanical butterfly tags.  After a quick search for a free botanical/butterfly download, I printed out a copy onto a piece of 8.5x11" cardstock. I quickly made them into custom tags with a few punches, some inexpensive reinforcers from my office supplies, & some twine."

Keri's Add-On Kit

Mini Kit:  Chrysalis

"I loved how the kit turned out, but definitely needed an add-on to satiate my hunger for lots of accents, so I also forged a small kit using the September 2010 Embellishment add-on as inspiration.

Original kit:  Echo Park stickers, October Afternoon alpha in green, Maya Road chipboard houses, Prima mini flowers, Jenni Bowlin buttons, and glimmer mist in Creme de Rouge.

My kit:  Crate Paper stickers; 2 October Afternoon alphas, both half-used; Maya Road chipboard butterflies & mini posies; American Crafts buttons, plus a few AC mini-tags & the only product I had from the American Crafts Enchanted collection:  some mementos accents.  Finally, I made my own spray ink to match the Creme De Rouge...a salmon-pink with lots of gold shimmer.

This creating-my-own-kit thing is REALLY cool!  I'm so excited to get to work using my kit, and am so pleased seeing all these stash items put together in such a coordinated way.  Thanks so much, Counterfeit Kit team, for allowing me to join in on all the fun."

Master Forger's Kits:  For More Information on the kits, click the Designer's name to visit her blog.

Meridy's Halloween Kit


  1. All these kits look fabulous! Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations this month

  2. oh my! looks like we were all super inspired this month! we have a lot of scrapping to do and I, for one, can't wait!

  3. I love all the different styles of kits this month!

  4. lots of lovely looking kits ladies.
    I won't be able to leave comments on any of the "h" stuff on religious grounds, but I'll visit and leave comments on the other kits etc very soon.
    Blessings to you all


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