Sunday, February 5, 2012

Counterfeit Kit Challenge: February 2012 Kit

I'm going to do the Counterfeit Kit Challenge again. Last time, I made my kit SOOOO big, that I didn't use hardly any of it. Or at least, that's how it felt. This time, I tried to scale down the paper selection so that it was a little more manageable. I used the Valentine's themed Kit "You+Me" as the basis of my inspiration. Anyway, here are the elements!!
Teresa Collins: Travel Ledger-Travel Words
Echo Park: Little Boy-Borders
Sassafras Lass: Sweetly Smitten-Heartfelt
Crate Paper: Portrait Collection-Accent Cuts
Basic Grey: Curio-Cotton (B)
American Crafts: The Classics-Canterbury Tales & kraft
My Little Shoebox-Farmer's Market-Cherries Jubilee (B)
Sassafras Lass: Paper Crush-Pitter Patter
Sassafras Lass: Paper Crush-Sweet Smooches (B)
My Minds Eye: Be-Loved-Lovely Loops
My Minds Eye: Be-Loved-Affectionate Flowers
My Minds Eye: Alphabet Soup-Sunny Stripes
My Minds Eye: Be-Loved-Passionate Paisley
My Minds Eye: Be-Loved-Dearest Dots
My Minds Eye: Lush-Pink Large Polka Dots
My Minds Eye: Alphabet Soup-Little Princess (B)
My Minds Eye: Be-Loved-Sweet Hearts (cut piece)
Sassafras Lass Foldies
Cosmo Cricket Ready-Set-Chip: Togetherness
Sassafras Lass stickers, Paper Whimsies, In-a-Stitch Blooms, Vintage Brooch
MME Lush Rhinestones, Buttons, Bohemia Ribbon
American Crafts Mementos, Bits, Buttons
Teresa Collins Bling
Fancy Pants Chipboard Shapes
Wilton doilies
Prima mini flowers
Twinery twine
AMuse wooden circle
AC Thickers: Hardcover (teal, kraft) & Sweet (red)
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type (clear red & red)
Scenic Route kraft

Here are some details of the kit. I really wanted to include some various kraft elements, both in paper and in the embellishments in order to really follow the kraft in the original kit. I did want to add a few more colors and embellishments than the original kit had however. It seemed light on those elements. 
I also included a lot of teals and red. My kit has more teals than the original one, but I own a TON of those colors. I also wanted this to not look only like a Valentine's kit, so wanted the brights to be a part of the kit.
Every kit needs the perfect embellishments. I included some that could be Valentine's (Bits), and a lot that could just be great additions to any scrapbook kit.
Some of these embellishments have been sitting around my craft area for quite awhile. I may as well use them, and not just save them for later. And those doilies are just too fun. Bling too!
And because I know that this is a holiday month, I am planning on making a couple of small gifts.
Cosmo Cricket Blackboard mini book
Moleskine ruled notebooks
Kraft bags
I really like the multipurpose nature of this kit. I know that I will be making some Valentine's and birthday cards with this, as well as a few gifts for people. Super excited to get started!!

If you want to get started on your Counterfeit Kit Challenge go to this link and check out the kits for this month!! Pin It


  1. Love all of the bright fresh colors of this!

  2. WOW you were quick off the mark - I know what you mean about kits that are too big - I find it off-putting if I have toooo much choice. Have fun with yours :o)

  3. I got my eyes on you and I'm especially looking forward to what you come up with for gifts.

  4. There's SO much yumminess in your kit!! I see things that I recognize from my own stash as well. Not sure that's a GOOD thing. ;) Great kit. Have fun creating this month!

  5. Cute cute cute. Love all your embellishments. I especially like the things you included to make the gifts. I can already tell you are going to make some fabulous things this month.

  6. Really lovely kit! I had to smile at the heart album from Cosmo as I've used the same one to make a gift with this kit that I can't blog about 'til later. Can't wait to see what you do with your cool kit :)

  7. This is so fun! I love the fresh orange and teal color scheme!!! I am excited to see what gifts you make. xoxo

  8. I love the colors you choose. I can't wait to see what you make!

  9. Eek!!! So glad you're playing with CKC again since you and Brenda were the ones that inspired me to play in the first place. LOVE your kit! I might just counterfeit yours!! <3

  10. wow, what a great assortment! Can't wait to see what you make. I find smaller is better for me, otherwise I get overwhelmed.

  11. What lovely colorful fun you will have! Love your stuff.