Olivia | June at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

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Welcome to the June Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit reveal blog hop! You should have arrived from Clair’s blog. (If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, just click back to the CKC blog.)

This month our inspiration kit is this gorgeous collection by Felicity Jane—Willow. The lovely pinks and blues and florals in this kit immediately drew my eye.

I began assembling my kit by choosing patterned papers with colors similar to the ones found in the kit—pink and blue with a touch of yellow and two florals. I added a few chipboard and cardstock die cuts, similar to those found in the die cut package in the kit. I was inspired by the puffy sticker bow so I included some ribbon in my kit. I also added two packages of puffy stickers, both with a floral theme seen in the paper and stickers in the inspiration kit. My final additions were pink-and-gold Thickers, pink and blue word stickers, and pink-and-blue floral washi tape.

I love the soft, organic feel of my June kit, which I am calling Olivia in honor of my daughter’s new horse who joined our family today!

Please check back later on this month to see the projects I create with this kit. I am so excited to work with this collection!

Your next stop on today’s hop is Lisa’s blog. Click on over to see her take on this month’s inspiration kit!

Now go create!


Joy in 3×4 | Forgeries on the Fourth

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One of my favorite products in any collection is a sheet of cut-apart 3×4 cards. I love these cards because they are so versatile–I can journal on them, use them as a background, or turn them into an embellishment. This month’s inspiration kit at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is this lovely collection from Felicity Jane. Note the seriously cute page of cards!

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While putting together my kit, Sweet Smile, I did not have a page of 3×4 cards similar to this one, so I decided to forge my own.

First I cut several 3×4 cards out of smooth white cardstock.

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Then, after studying the designs of the original cards, I gathered some supplies that I thought might help me create my forgeries.

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The first card I made copied the grid pattern. I simply used a Tim Holtz Distress Pen and a ruler.

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The next card copied was the card with a sentiment down at the bottom.

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To forge the card with the floral ampersand, I used my Big Shot to cut an ampersand and then covered it with washi tape.

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One card has stripes on it with a journaling spot towards the bottom. I used blue washi tape to simulate the stripes and added a clear word strip.

Another card has an outlined floral pattern on it. I used a heart stamp to create this look.

The final card I copied has a pattern down at the bottom of the card with a journaling spot on the side. I used washi tape again as the pattern and added an acetate word strip on the side.

Here is my entire set of 3×4 cards ready to be used with my kit!

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Now go create!


Sweet Smile | September Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

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Welcome to the September Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Jemma’s blog. (If not, find the entire blog hop participants on the CKC blog.) The inspiration kit this month is the August kit from the popular and beautiful Felicity Jane kit club. This collection is full of soft colors and a mix floral patterns with a few geometric designs–a great kit with which to head into fall!

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I began choosing items for my kit by looking for papers that had similar colors to the inspiration kit–muted pinks, reds, greens, and greys. I also looked for patterns in the papers that would echo the ones in the kit–such as the circles and woodgrain prints.

The first additions to my kit were four patterned papers from Pink Paislee’s Cedar Lane collection–a circle-patterned paper, a woodgrain, and two geometric prints in soft pink and grey. Next I added three papers from October Afternoon. One print has cute smiling faces on it which reminded me of the “smile” sticker in the Felicity Jane kit. Finally I added a blue patterned paper from Bella Boulevard which coordinates with the whole kit.

I kept this kit fairly small–I only added a few choice embellishments. I began with a pack of die cuts and arrows from the Cedar Lane collection. I added letter stickers from October Afternoon, and then flair, clips, and washi from The Planner Society. The feathers on the arrows and floral washi mimic the birds and flowers in the patterned papers and embellishments in the inspiration kit.

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When I first saw this month’s inspiration kit, I fell in love with its soft colors and designs. I am happy to say that I am equally in love with my kit, which I am calling Sweet Smile. I cannot wait to use this collection!

Head on over to Julene’s blog to continue on this month’s hop. (If you missed any stops along the way, just go back to the CKC blog to find the entire list.)

Now go create!