Saturday, September 5, 2020

September 2020 - Mini Kit Reveal & Projects

Maybe you don't have time to do a full kit, or maybe you just like certain aspects of the kit? Then a mini kit maybe the answer for you. We'll be sharing a couple of mini kits, created by our Master Forgers Clair and Lisa, with some projects to give you a little inspiration!  

Our Inspiration Kit:

Let's see their kits and creations, shall we?

Master Forger Clair

Hello lovelies! I could have taken this month's kit in several different directions, but in the end I decided to focus on the Simple Stories 'Vintage Great Escape' selection included (and went a little further to check out the rest of the collection.) I found that I loved all of the nature based elements of the collection and that it reminded me of the Carta Bella 'Spring Market' collection. 

So, my kit started with a small selection of 12 x 12 sheets, the sticker sheet and the die cuts from that collection. I then added a small set of embellishments from Jen Hadfield's 'Homemade' collection - which included the same colours and nature based elements. I didn't include an alpha, as I don't use them all of the time. If I need one, I'll choose one that works with whatever I've made once it's done!

Master Forger Clair will be back with her completed project later as she is under the weather.

Master Forger Lisa decided to get inspired by the wonderful sneak peek mood board which is always showcased over on the CKC Instagram feed and the FB community. She needed some cards for specific occasions and to stock up. So with this in mind, she found herself picking a few Simple Stories papers as a start - a plaid, some stars, a scrap of banners - and then picked out other Simple Stories papers, embellishments and alphabets to go along with that. A handful of scraps, some leftover vellum word die-cuts from a previous kit, a couple of doilies and the "mini" kit was complete. Yes, her mini-kits are always a little bigger than most but several of these papers were scraps and the two cut-apart sheets were added for card topper variety!

She also added in some cardstock bases.

Then she came up with two really simple basic designs and repeated each of them four times to add 8 new cards to her stock. As always, there was nothing complicated here: a few layers, some stitching, a little fussy cutting and making full use of the elements in the kit including the super cute little 2x2" cut apart sheet which still has plenty left to make up another handful of cards. 

(Bad photos because of the light! Last Minute Lisa strikes again!) 

Master Forger Cindy pulled inspiration from the strip paper in the kits , Echo Parks School Rules Collection  - School theme and Simple Stories "Simple Vintage Great Escape" the Time for Adventure paper to put her mini kit together.

With these mini kits she made three separate mini projects.

You can check out the details on her blog here.

Here's what else we have coming up this month:

  • September 12th and 18th: We’ll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you’ve made.
  • September 24th: I’ll be showcasing one of the CKC Community who’s caught my eye they month.
  • September 30th: Another Killing Kit Installment to help us finish off our kits!
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 #ckcseptember2020).
Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!

1 comment:

  1. This month's inspiration kit is diverse so the possibilities are endless! It's great to see how Clair, Lisa, and Cindy have pulled out pieces from their assembled larger kits to focus on elements for their projects.


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