Monday, 20 August 2012

Mini Lovin', Card Makin' {August's Counterfeit Kit}

It might seem a little late, but my Counterfeit Kit is finally ready for it's reveal. I've had hugely hectic month - and my little craft room looks like the four riders of the apocalypse stopped by for a spot of fun - so trying to find the time (and, um, find the supplies under all the mess) has made putting my kit together a little more difficult this month.

As Stitching On Paper (my very first paper-crafting class!) will wind down next weekend, I'm looking forward to starting Shimelle's annual class - Learn Something New Everyday - at the beginning of September. Having taken the class for the past two or three years now, I know that the best way for my to finish the class - with a complete album - is to prepare everything in advance. So, I've designed this month's Counterfeit Kit with that in mind.

I've once again pulled out my (now dwindling) box of scraps and have chosen papers from American Crafts, Echo Park, We Are Memory Keepers, Crate Paper and Bazill which echoed the colours and patterns from the inspiration kit - Summer Lovin'. I've then cut these papers down to 3x5 inches, chomped the corners and punched a hole in the end - creating the base for a mini album.

I've saved all of the scraps from cutting the pages for my mini-album and, as I'm hoping to have a card making session with a good friend very soon, I've added in some extra cardstock and that beautiful, chevron fabric paper from American Crafts. *swoon*

Counterfeit Kit August 2012

In order to choose my extras I made a small list of the embellishments in the inspiration kit and then set to with my stamp sets from Make The Day Special. I've used stamps from Say Cheese Too, Admit One,  Learning Year By Year and Blossom Stackers to create stars, circles, cameras and tickets. Then added a healthy dose of alphas, sequins, ric rac, sentiments, ribbon and twine. 

All based on the inspiration kit, but with my own little twists! You know how it is, right?


  1. What a fab kit - those rounded corners make it all look ultra professional too. Have fun!!

  2. Good for you for getting your kit together. Never too late! Beautiful collection of supplies.

  3. Looks great! See you in class.

  4. I've been debating whether or no to join in with LSNED, having failed miserably for the past two years! Your mini book pages have inspired me and I may just see what I can put together now :o)
    Fiona x

  5. Love how you laid this all out for us! Looking forward to what you will produce with these goodies :~) And great that you did your own.

  6. Oh this looks like a fun mix! I'm happy to see you are at least using your AC chevron fabric paper I keep saving mine not sure why ;)

  7. I'm so late this month with my comments :-(

    And I know I say this every month... but can I buy this? I swear you make the BEST kits!

    I don't think I'll be able to join in this year (again) with LSNED - I did it back in 2006 and loved it. But I'm snowed under... ;-(

  8. Oh girl, that kit looks good. I'm really late in getting around this month, but I still intend to finish up the stitching stuff as well. It's always good to come see what you are up to.


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