Saturday, August 6, 2022

August 2022 - Mini-kit and project reveal

 Mini kits are a great idea if you don't have time for big projects. A spark may come from part of our kit which you can use to create a page or two or perhaps some other kind of project.

Citrus Twist TRAVELOGUE Life-Crafted Kit - April 2022 – Citrus Twist Kits

Master Forgers Kate, Lisa and Laura are showing you 3 ways to create a mini kit and use it.

MF Laura created a digital mini kit using mostly Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper digital supplies. She went more towards a beach vibe than a travel vibe like the original inspiration kit. She decided to put together a travellers notebook title page that she can print off and stick. She loves playing with digital paint effects...fun with no mess!

MF Lisa picked out the paper with the citrus orange design as her jumping off point for the mini-kit and picked out a fruity print from Carta Bella Summer Market collection. She added in a few more sheets from the same collection (strawberries decking and a bright green dot/lemons) which took the kit away from travel and into the summer season. She then added in some stickers, enamel dots, tags, chipboard and a sheet of puffy stickers with the intention of making a handful of summer cards.

Four cards were very quickly pulled together using mix and match bits and pieces making super simple but fun cards for sunny greetings!





Hopefully, more cards will follow in the next days which she hopes to share! 

Again, super easy as well as quick and simple saves the day. 

MF Kate used all the green and gold papers as her primary inspiration, then added in some fruit papers along with a mix of light florals and fun polka dots.

For her embellishments, she dug deep in her vintage stash and chose a mix of summer pool and beach along with some travel ephemera.

 

The rest of August will look like this.

  • 12th & 18th August: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th August: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st August: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box
 
We love seeing what you have done  so post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcaugust2022).

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

JULENE

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

August 2022 - Forgery on the Fourth

 

Just a reminder of our kit

Let's see what our team of Master Forgers has come up with!


Master Forger Leslie has done a take on one of the Citrus Twist exclusive papers:

Blog post HERE for details

MF Lisa has raided Pinterest for ideas and has come up with some fabulous links:

Geetha has a set of 8 gorgeous tropical leaf papers for free on her blog here

And Freepik has this set of free vector leaf images which could be printed and fussy cut on their site here 

as well as these super cute travel stickers here. I think if you look around, there's a whole bunch of goodies over there for our travel themed kit!

Rebecca B Designs has these flamingos that are free and printable on her site here

She found these cute banner and tag elements at this creative blog here. It's in French but I think it's pretty easy to make sense and aren't they cute?!?

DIY Mom has these adorable luggage cards to print here

And last but not least, Mandy Fisher at her Dainty Dream blog has these journalling travel cards and elements for free!

Master Forger Cindy used her pennant dies triangle dies and the silhouette to make a few banners, view finders and leaves. I also pulled out couple of the stamps that were included in my kit. 


Blog post here.

Master Forger Misty was inspired by the puffy stickers and chipboard stickers in the original kit. She recreated some of the ideas from those pieces using stamps, punches and heat embossing.


Misty also designs FREE svg cutfiles that work on the Silhouette and Cricut machines. One of her designs includes a view finder reel and other camera inspired icons. You can download the set from her blog.


Don't miss anything this month - coming attractions for the rest of August:

  • 6th August: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th August: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th August: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st August: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box


 We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. Post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcaugust2022).

Thanks so much for stopping by. 



Julene

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

August 2022- Just The Gist Of it

 Today we help you make a start on your kit choices. Sometimes you just can't work out where or how to start. Let's look at the kit again.

Citrus Twist TRAVELOGUE Life-Crafted Kit - April 2022 – Citrus Twist Kits

The papers are usually a good place to begin.

You can go with colours, or patterns or the overall theme of the kit. (In this case it is travelling). 

Do you have a map paper? Or one with streets? Do you have a woodgrain? Do you have a small floral? A fruit based paper? Leaves paper? The word paper bottom right could be a cut apart with journal cards or simply a collection of words or phrases around the theme. Don't forget you can counterfeit papers such as the green leaf one next to the words which could be made by stamping branches on plain green, the white on pink spots could be painted using a mask etc.

Once you've gathered your papers now add matching embellishments and alphas. They don't have to be identical, use what works for you!


Here's what we have coming up this month: 

  • 4th August: Forgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements 
  • 6th August: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th August: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th August: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st August: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box

 We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. Post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcaugust2022).

Thanks for looking a this post. The main thing is to enjoy your kit.


                                                                        Julene

Monday, August 1, 2022

August 2022 - Counterfeit Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

Hello it's Julene here, and August is my birthday month, so I get to choose. (LOL)

Only kidding, I volunteered to do this month.

The kit we are counterfeiting for August is another Citrus Twist Kit.

Citrus Twist TRAVELOGUE Life-Crafted Kit - April 2022 – Citrus Twist Kits

I chose this kit because of the green colour mainly, but there's also lots of mustard yellows.

These papers make a statement! (Nobody puts these babies in the corner!)

The embellishments provide for a variety of holiday/car trip/beach/walking experiences/outdoors. 

The whole kit has a bright, fresh feel.

Here's some more pictures.

That's pretty comprehensive I think.

We are delighted to have Caryn Adams Kidwell as our guest designer this month.

Hello all!!! I am super excited to be the August Guest Designer for Counterfeit Kit Challenge Group. My name is Caryn pronounced (Care-ren); but no one says or spells it correctly LOL. I was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland (United States). Grew up on the water near the U.S. Naval Academy. I have been married to my best friend and love of my life for 23 years and we got married on my Birthday; November 20th (this way my husband only has to remember 1 date LOL). I am “Madukes” to KK boy & KK girl. I am an outgoing introvert. 

I just LOVE Crafting!!! Whether I am altering an item, creating a layout, journaling in my planner, or making an mini album or participating in Snail Mail Swaps. I have been dabbling in crafting since I was a kid. I was always excited to be in the Yearbook Club, Photography Club & Art Clubs. I primarily do 12x12 layouts. I'm that girl who does not  Scrapbook chronologically AND I never measure. My Craft Studio is my own personal crafty space; I must see everything I have & mess it up constantly creating. As they say, a cluttered desk is a sign of a "craft genius" :)

Caryn is on Clique Kits international design team as well as Theresa Collins Lifestyle Studio design team.

Her work can be seen on Instagram @thecraftyCaryn 


Join us for our kit reveals this month by doing our blog hop.

We all think differently and they might spur you in one direction or another or inspire you (gasp!). 

Here's the order of the blog hop:

And we've got another full month of inspiration for you!

  • 2nd August: Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way into creating your kit 
  • 4th August: Forgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements 
  • 6th August: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th August: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th August: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st August: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box

Have a happy month gathering up then scrapping with your kit!

 We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. Post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcaugust2022).

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

Julene


Sunday, July 31, 2022

July 2022- Kill that Kit!

  Wow wow wow where did July go! Oh my the month seem to just fly by. Today is our Kill that Kit post and did not even get close to using up my entire kit, I do have a tip for some scraps.

Some months I just may have just this left from a kit, so what to do with all these things??? The strips of paper I cut into 2x2 squares, took a 6x6 paper and used my favorite border punch and punches some strips, cut the doilies into fourths and divvy up the die cuts with each pile of 2-2x2 squares, a border piece and a doily piece and made embellishments for future projects.

A HUGE THANK YOU to our wonderful Guest Designer Clem who is just amazing.

Thanks for playing along with us in July and don't forget that we're back bright and early tomorrow with a new kit to play with!

 We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. Post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjuly2022).

 Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sunday, July 24, 2022

July 2022 - Follower Showcase

As it's almost the end of the month, I love this post, as now we get to showcase one of our followers. It's great to see throughout the month what our followers has put together and created. Checking out our Counterfeit Kit Challenge FB community here is so inspiring and it was hard to pick out one! 

But one I have to pick and one caught my eye with her creations, Sylvia Cresp, she's been with us just a year this month, she says: wanted to join in all year but haven't had the chance so I decided I might try and put a mini kit together and try to get a few pages done.. Here's her kit :) I can relate to the large mini kit :)

She says: My mini kit just got bigger and bigger as I sorted through my stash 🤷‍♀️. I was very tempted to use Maggie Holmes Garden party collection or Simple Stories Let's go collection for this month's kit, but I decided to challenge my self and actually use all my random stuff that belong to lots of different collections. If I can get 5 pages done this month I'll be very happy 😊 I'm so glad she went with random stuff as I love to see the randomness in kits. Here's the rest of her kit and had me on swoon when I seen the mixed media she brought in.




 

 Here is a few creations she made from the kit and love love love the 1st layout she created:

For challenge #1:

and this one:


Lovely to see the softness of the 1st layout created from the kit and then the 2 travels ones after that. It was a joy to see all her creations this month.

July is coming to a close, got one more thing left for the month.

  • 31st July: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box

 We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. Post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjuly2022).

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