Sunday, February 5, 2012

Febuary Counterfeit Kit

If your participating in CFK challenge leave me a comment please so I can get over to your blog and check out your creations.

This is the month of Brittany and all month long I plan to celebrate her 16th birthday. I knew I was on a deadline to complete a mini album so I decided to join the always inspirational Counterfeit Kit Challenge. This month we're "stealing" from ... wait ...... scratch that... counterfeiters steal from their own stashes to imitate scrapbook kits clubs.... Anyhoo, this month counterfeiters are "borrowing" ideas from Scrapbook Circle. I'm using the "You + Me" with a twist. While I like the cute Valentine holiday stuff, I needed to make it special for Brit Brit; after all, it is her month. Her favorite color WAS purple, but I guess after kids grow up, we adults forget to ask those simple questions. Interestingly her school colors are scarlet and white, so I can I could use the "You + Me" as a general guide. I drew from the red, black, white, and kraft paper brown. I used old dictionary, grocery bags, cardstock, We R Memory Keepers "Old Glory" and the pink papers are from Me and My Big Book of Ideas.

Now her album is meant to be a modified gate-folded mini using Laura Denison's stack the deck and telescoping techniques. As an added challenge I wanted the pull tabs to spell her name. I did the chipboard and cut the envelopes Saturday night anticipating the announcement of which kit we would counterfeit.

Some parts that caught my eyes was the cheveron paper. What a popular idea these are.
Lucky for me I read close to 100 blogs a day and I store away many ideas I want to try at the progressive challenge I host at One of these blogs gave tips for a DIY chevron page.

Another part of the kits that stood out was the prevalence of ever popular kraft paper which I have none and as a counterfeiter I did not let that stop me. I have a small stash of brown grocery bags so I pulled out two... one to use in the kit (It'll look amazing as my BINDIND!!!) and one to help with the storage problem I would otherwise have. My standby storage sleeves are all filled with projects I've put on hold for Brit's month or the storage containers hold projects I have in line to start.
Here's my trim stash. I threw paw prints into the mix since she just got a puppy.

This is my take on some of the embellishments. I included the banner page from the "Old Glory" collection. Obviously, I won't be using most of the goodies on this page. I included a heart doily that I think fits original kit while the square doily may be used on the back page. Also I included print out from past counterfeit kits.

Here's a pile of die cuts fresh off my Silhouette. Unfortunately, I had to replace the blade AGAIN and I only cut things six times. Apparently the 110 card stock kills blades each time! Bummer!!! The pile includes lots of flowers and butterflies. There is a dress form somewhere in there, some paw print borders, a heart locket (made to hold extra pics) and an antique light. This week's FREE cut the love tickets are also in this mess.

This final pile of goodies is most of my store bought stuff. There is a few hand-made item my incomplete pocket watch. I also included a tiny handful of clay embellies. This stash includes Dusty Attic chippie corners and crowns. I have Jollee keys and locks and small glass medicine bottles. Instead of the tiny alpha stickers I threw in a few of my tiny alpha stamps.

Check out these other great counterfeiter's kits:


Brenda Smith

Tara O







Nancy Y



  1. I love that you snagged the paper bags! Those really have the best kraft!! and love the keys and locks, cannot wait to see what you do with them!!

  2. Ooo, love the DIY chevron. So cool! Looking forward to seeing your projects this month.

  3. Lovely kit!!! Enjoy counterfeiting this month! Hope your baby has a great birthday month! (reminds me that my oldest dd turns 16 at the end of this year...ack)

  4. Wonderful counterfeiting - you've got yourself really well organised - thanks for the links too - will be checking them out. Happy Birthday to Brittany too!

  5. I love your kit-and the handmade parts are awesome!!

  6. Pretty kit! I like that you've made it your own with your handmade bits - looking forward to seeing the album :)

  7. This is a great kit. Your album will be gorgeous!

  8. Awesome kit. I like how you have so many of you own handmade stuff. Can't wait to see the finished projects.

  9. You've put together a beautiful kit.I can't wait to see the album your making.

  10. how lovely to spend the whole month celebrating your daughter's birthday and what a gorgeous kit you've made up too to help with that! Look forward to seeing what you create!

  11. OHHHH very pretty!!! Love it!!

  12. pretty, and clever idea with the grocery bags!

  13. Oh that stack of die-cuts looks luscious. Great stuff you've pulled together.

  14. Wow! This sounds like such a cool challenge! Gorgeous kit...can't wait to see it all put together!