Thursday, November 12, 2020

November 2020 - Challenge #1 - Getting Fussy!

 Welcome to our 1st Challenge of the month. 

A reminder that our inspiration is from the Hip Kit Club (October main kit)

There are several papers in the inspiration kit which just scream out to me for some fussy cutting and it's one of my favourite things to do! It's therapeutic and never takes as long as you think and the results are always pretty! It can be a perfect way to use brighter or bolder designs or add some individual embellishments to your kit. It really is one of my top five techniques. 

So I'm challenging you to fussy cut something from your kit and use it on a project! 

Let's see what our super talented Guest Designer and Master Forgers have created.

Guest Designer Sarah created this gorgeous page and check out all those super cute fussy cut flowers and other cute elements! I love it :-) 

She gave us a tip "to use layer sequin waste to add funky texture to layouts without the mess." I think this is a great idea, although those of you who know me know that I do love a messy sequin or 10!  

If you give this a go, we hope you will let us know and share your page ;-)


Master Forger Tara created a page of her youngest daughter on her birthday.  She fussy cut flowers from one of her patterned papers in her kit. She layered them around her photos.

Master Forger Cindy fussy cut the flower paper from Jen Hadfield - Simple Life paper pad with all the pink flowers on it.  

Click here for more on her blog. 

Master Forger Tina chose 2 papers from her kit to do some fussy cutting, cutting the flowers and the butterflies on her layout

For more about the layout you can see it here at her blog

Master Forger Leslie says her favorite technique is fussy-cutting! The paper leaves & apples on the left side are cut from an exclusive subscriber download from The Scrap Gals. Also the orange doily patterned paper yielded that beautiful pumpkin color accent piece. The right side is specialty fussy-cut to allow the blue stripe to slide underneath some of the icons on the background paper, creating the illusion of a die cut. Hand stitched baker's twine provides texture & a swirly wind for the burlap die cut leaves. Machine stitching frames the photo & anchors the title made from alpha stickers. An assortment of buttons plus copper colored sequins complete this ode to autumn!

Blog post for some close ups
Blogpost for some close ups

Don't forget that there's plenty to keep you inspired this month so don't forget to come back here regularly for ideas and challenges. The month is going to look like this:

  • 18th November: Challenge #2 - to inspire you to get creating from you own kit
  • 24th November: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 30th November: Killing Kits - I'll share an idea or two for using up the bits and pieces that might be left in your kit box at the end of the month.

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in out Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcnovember2020).

Thanks and happy cutting!


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