Friday, November 4, 2022

November 2022 - Forgery on the Fourth

We're back today to give you an idea or two of how to make your own embellishments or elements for your own November Counterfeit kit!

Let's just have a quick look again at our inspiration kit this month: Scrapbook Werkstatt October 2022 kit “Herbstzauber” (the kit is no longer available on the site but we have linked to the Scrapbook Werkstatt main page!) 

This feature is all about the fun of having a go at making up your own embellishments or re-creating the papers as a way of getting the same look as the inspiration kit even if you don't have any of the original items. 

These tutorials are often so simple and easy that it really is a perfect chance to try out an idea or two. Make sure you share if you do, we love it when are motivated to give it a go!

Now it's time to see what our talented team have come up with - this is always such an inspiration for me. The Master Forgers often create things that would just not have crossed my mind.

 So talented, so resourceful, so inspirational!


Master Forger Misty took the decorative buttons as her inspiration as is common for her. She just loves wood buttons! Starting with blank wood buttons bought from Amazon, she punched circles of pattern papers that match her kit, glued them to the buttons and topped it all off with some clear Nuvo drops. Well, topped some of them with Nuvo. She liked the look of them left as it too! The top left picture is a comparison of home-made vs pre-made. Can you tell which is which?

Master Forger Tara also created a forgery of the Cocoa vanilla wooden buttons in the inspiration kit! She has a video up on her YouTube Channel showing you how to create them!!

Lisa here with my round up of easy links and ideas!

Here is a link to free, downloadable vintage maps from Pillar Box Blue which could be a good alternative to the map paper in the original kit: here

I think if I had that ticket paper then I would fussy cut each of them out to use individually, so I looked around for some printables instead. Sweetly Scrapped's Freebies here has a great selection of FREE printable tickets in all shapes, sizes and designs - perfect for using as embellishments. Find them here

I found some cute cut files in the Silhouette Store to make your own sequin pack too.

Sequins by Sarah Hurley - ID 42718 

and Felicity Jane - ID 94265

Or how about these Silhoutte Store print and cut tickets by Lori Whitlock - ID 10500? They are adorable!

Or blast from the past Basic Grey - ID 59573.

I found this YouTube tutorial by Claire Daly featuring a way to make your own coordinating scrapbook alphabet letters รก la Thickers. The products are all Stampin' Up but you could apply the principles to any die cut alpha and stash to produce exactly what you need. 

And here is another video by StylHarmony to make your own sequins using such a simple technique!

And of course, as always, we have a full month of inspiration to keep you inspired!

November is going to look something like this: 

  • 6th November: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th November: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 22nd NovemberAn extra challenge to add a little extra inspiration this month!
  • 24th November: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 30th November: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

You KNOW that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Communityor share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcnovember2022). 

 Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month.


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