Monday, May 4, 2020

May 2020 - Forgery on the Fourth

 "Our Oh Happy Day collection is filled with flowers, sunshine, and happiness. This collection is guaranteed to make you smile no matter what you’re celebrating! With a wide variety of colors, and designs, you’re sure to find something beautiful and befitting!"

I wonder what creations were crafted by our counterfeiters?

Master Forger Julene has found some stamps to play with.

Here's a close up of the Mason Jar, see the tiny strawberry?

She used the strawberry stamp with some pink ink and made a journal card , then used a green gel pen for the stalks.

She used the other stamps and here's what she made

Master Forger Tara attempted to recreate this patterned paper from her stash with stamps, ink and watercolors:

She also created a couple of the cute labels with her Cameo, stamps, and a chipboard phrase from her kit.  Here's a close-up of those.

Master Forger Lisa got her Cameo working for her. She was inspired by the cut-apart patterned paper with the large monogram letters and thought how pretty they would be translated into monogram die-cuts. She found a gorgeous set of floral entwined letters in the Silhouette store and cut them out of white cardstock. They're approx. 3" high. Can't you just imagine using something like this on a layout as the first letter of a title or even better, on a personalised card? 

She also found these beautiful free printable floral monograms at The Yellow Birdhouse here!

As always, she's always on the look out for easy, quick solutions and decided to fussy-cut a whole sheet by Paige Evans to make a whole bunch of pretty word-filled frames which reminded her of the embellishments in the original kit. Those with words and phrases she won't use (such as US spelling!)  can be used with the b-side showing - a pretty, little shape of patterned paper.

Master Forger Leslie grabbed a Maggie Holmes collection small paper pad and crafted an ephemera collection by adding stamped sentiments & punched shapes.

You can find free printable borders and frames at Pure Sweet Joy here. A Vegas Girl At Heart has a sheet of print and cut (for hand cutting or SVG suitable for an electronic die-cutter) here and RebeccaB Designs has some funky printable words here.

Here's what else we have coming up this month: 
  • May 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. 
  • May 12th & 18th: We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made. 
  • May 24th: I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month 
  • May 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 #ckcmay2020).
Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!

Master Forger Leslie


  1. Master Forgers Julene, Leslie, Lisa, and Tara= You ladies have crafted some marvelous copy-cats!!! Wow! Amazing re-creations and clever repurposing!!! Spectacular!

  2. Love all these forgeries. Im tickled by the tiny strawberry in the stamp set!

  3. So beautiful, thank you all. Amazing creations!
    A day without a scrapbooking is a lost day. - Author Vabilo za Krst


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