Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 2012 Kit Reveal

We have missed counterfeiting so much this past month, but the break was much needed with all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays...and now...back to scrapping!!!

This Month's Inspiration Kit... 
The January 2012 Inspiration Kit was SUPPOSED to be your choice of FIVE kits released in December by Cocoa Daisy.  But I see that one of the kits has been recently removed from the we are down to these 4*.  

Amber Snowflake
Sunshine and Snowflakes
Frosty Windowpane
Cocoa and Marshmellows

*The fifth kit was a red/white/green "Christmas" kit.  Some of our Design Team probably Counterfeited this kit, so if you would like a "traditional Christmas" kit, please use their counterfeit kits as your inspiration. 

Like we said, technically there are/will be 5 kits to choose from, feel free to counterfeit any or all of the beautiful kits!!!

What's the next step???

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 the kit as close as possible to something from your supply stash.
  • Use the "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 an even smaller "page kit" or "card kit"..."counterfeiting" just a few items from this month's kit as inspiration. 
  • Using the color scheme from the kits as inspiration, try to re-create a kit of your own using whatever supplies you have available.
What's to come?...
  • Tomorrow we will post pictures of the inspired Counterfeit Kits we put together from our stash of supplies.  The link for you to share pictures of your Counterfeit Kits with each other is here
  • Over the next week, we will add links to tutorials for counterfeiting many of the embellishments in this month's inspiration Kit's.
  • 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 club 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.

Mister Linky For November 2011
To find the Mister Linky Post quickly, there is a link on the top right sidebar of our blog called "Mister Linky Post".  Every time you would like to link a picture of your counterfeit kit, or a layout you made with your kit, please link it to that Mister Linky, also found here

You do not need to have a blog or on-line gallery to link your pictures.  You can upload the picture to your Facebook (don't forget to share it as "public") and link that web address to Mister Linky!  Or, if you need help figuring out how to link your work, please e-mail us, attach your picture, and we'll help you out.  Our e-mail is


  1. Here's a link to an image of the Merry & Bright Kit that sold out so quickly!

    It contained: an exclusive Christmas Countdown Stamp, 12x12 chipboard, jump rings, Jillibean Christmas Soup labels, Basic Grey Nordic Holiday felt stickers, shipping tags, Authentiques Petite Type alpha stickers, American Crafts Reindeer Red Thickers, Hollyday tags & vellum envelopes, Pebbles Inc. red Candy Dot buttons, phrase stickers & toothpick flags, red & white bakers twine, Studio Calico white spray mist, Maya Road kraft envelopes, Crafters Workshop Jasmine mask, My Mind's Eye layered stickers, Echo Park Element stickers, LilyBee Jingle alphas, 7 gypsies Christmas Wrap paper tape

    and the following papers: Jillibean Frozen Lobster Tail, Boiling Water, Basic Gray Halfpipe, Lift Ticket, Alpine Yule, Authentique Surprise 12 Days, Curiosity Mixed Collage, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas Merry, Christmas Trees, Fancy Pants Naughty Or Nice, Stockings, Flocked Transparency Snowflake, American Crafts Hollyday Cherry Nose, Hollyday Man With All The Toys, Pebbles Inc. Sleigh Ride, Trim the Tree, Echo Park Tree Skirt, Borders, Crate Paper Snow Globe, Present, St. Nick

    and American Crafts cardstock in Crimson & Evergreen.

    Phew!!! An enormous value-for-money kit!!!

  2. I was pointed in this direction by a post on another blog - so glad I was as this is a fantastic idea! I have TONS of stash as I once ran an online shop, but most of mine is at least 4 years old .... some even older. It'll be nice to actually USE some of it.

    Great kits - I just need to fight my way into the shed now and have a rummage through what I have ;-)

  3. Oh - that Jemma is good! Loved the kits this month and can't wait to see what everyone has put together!

  4. These kits have some beautiful colors!!! I might have to trade out the snowflakes with doilies. GReat mind is thinking!

  5. I always love the Cocoa Daisy kits. So beautiful.

  6. One of my New Years resolutions is to get back to making Counterfeit kits. I love to shop my stash to duplicate the kits as closely as possible. I love the two "snowflake" kits, so I will get going on those first.

  7. Really had fun putting together a little kit this month. All those choices are great! Can't wait to see what everyone puts together.

  8. These kits were gorgeous and I had so much fun putting my kits together too. I seriously <3 the CKC!

  9. will be working on getting my kits together tomorrow! thanks for the inspo and lots of choices this month!