Have you heard of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge?
I was so excited because my friend Lisa asked me to play along with the Counterfeit Kit crew as a guest designer for the month of June.
I’d be delighted! 🙂
Use an inspiration kit to recreate the feel/vibe of the kit using your own supplies! Create a ‘counterfeit kit’ to use when creating layouts during the month of June.
For inspiration we’ll be using the May 2018 Hip Kit Club scrapbooking kit.
One look at this kit and I was in love! I could happily create beautiful layouts with those supplies, but my challenge was to recreate this kit using supplies in my stash.
Considering the size of my stash… that shouldn’t be a problem.
Okay… FINDING things might be the problem… but I knew I’d HAVE some great things!
MY COUNTERFEIT KIT
Here’s my interpretation of the kit, after raiding my stash.
COOL TIP>>> I actually pulled apart (raided!) several old kits. This was perfect because I wasn’t inspired by the older kits as they were, but combining the papers in this new way made me realize what treasures I had just lying there!
I used these categories as inspired by the Hip Kit.
- Fun prints (as inspired by the glasses paper and the bird paper) I found clouds, colourful dots, banners and a fun paper that I had inked.
- Peach and soft pinks. These will be great as a a neutral for layering.
- Teal patterns. The sample kit had both soft teals, and some that were a bit bolder, so I found both.
- Black and white. Although the inspiration kit only had one sheet of black and white I’m pretty sure I’ll need a bit more!
- Yellows. I love combining yellow, teal and pink and can’t wait to play with this!
- Bright pinks. These will add a great pop of colour!
- White/lined patterns great for journaling. I’ll probably add as much cardstock as needed without counting it as part of my kit. 😉
Here are the embellishments and alphas I chose.
I started with a fun and funky alpha (in the small packaging) that I’ve had in my stash for ages and never used.
I knew I’d need more than one alpha so I pulled out a few, a yellow, a teal, a pink and a gold glitter.
For embellishments I found several packs of stickers that fit the colours and had a lot of life in them. You’ll see on the sheets that I’ve used some of the stickers, but overall there’s still a lot to choose from. I also found a couple packs of die cuts that are lovely and should be good for embellishment clusters!
To my kit I added enamel dots, stars, hearts and arrows, and a sheet of puffy stickers. (The basics!)
I also found some wood grain words and some wood veneer words for a touch of natural.
Finally, I added the 2×2 squares from Paige Evan’s Pick Me Up collection, as they are new and I’m itching to see what I can do with them!
I can’t wait to get scrapping with this kit! You can play along too. Pop over to Counterfeit Kit Challenge for more details, or hop along to Cindy’s blog for her kit reveal!
Hop along the entire list to see how each person put their counterfeit kit together!
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Your kit looks spot on and I’m sure will be fun to use this month. Isn’t it great when you rediscover old stuff you can use ina new way?
Thanks Julene! I was surprised at how many treasures I had in my partially used kits, what a delight!
So happy to have you joining us for the month, Alice! You put together a fun kit with great colors and patterns (I really like that cloud paper). And I can definitely relate to the problem of “finding things” – but isn’t it nice to search through supplies and get re-inspired by what you have?
Thanks Susan! I love shopping for new supplies so much that I forget about the wonderful supplies I’ve already purchased. This will be so fun!
Thank you for joining us this month Alice what an awesome kit you pulled together to play with 🙂 I could totally see me playing with that kit too 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you create with all those goodies
Thanks Tina! I’ve already dug in… and no surprise… the cloud paper was the first to be added for a layout! I’ll get a post up ASAP to share!
I could have a lot of fun playing with the fun kit that you created – it is just my style with the more subtle prints. I am so happy that you are joining this month!
Lol! I love bold prints, but I think I’m pretty good at using up the bold stuff, so now I’m having a good look at the more subtle prints. Thank for the warm welcome Lori!
Great looking kit. The quilt looking paper in the background is awesome. Looking for to your projects.
Lol! Thanks Cindy! I think I added that one because it scares me a bit. It’s pretty wild, but I think I’ll find somewhere it will be the perfect touch!
Oh nice! Really lovely mix of gorgeous colours and fun patterns. I love how you have the softer tones as well as the bolder, brighter shades of all the main colours too. Raiding old kits is a good idea, especially because you’Ve often forgotten what’s in there. Making up my kits each month just makes me happy so I’m glad you enjoyed the process too. Thrilled to have you GD this month, Alice!
Thanks Lisa! I’m so glad you asked me. This is a fun way to look at my supplies in a new light.
So happy you are with us this month, and what a great advertisement for CKC with all that stash-busting going on! Not sure if you’ve ever played along but I warn you – it will change your scrapping for-e-ver…
I’m looking forward to it Leslie!