Fancy Flowers | CKC Forgeries on the Fourth

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Many years ago in the world of scrapbooking, small paper flowers in glass bottles from Prima were all the rage. I must admit that I succumbed to the loveliness of these flowers and purchased several bottles. Today I have three remaining bottles of flowers, and I must say that I do not use them very often. I tend to reach for newer products and leave these cute flowers on my shelf.

However, this month our inspiration kit comes from Prima and includes a whole slew of gorgeous paper flowers. The ones in the collection are much fancier than mine–so I decided to forge my own!

I simply layered the unadorned flowers and added enamel dots and crystals from my stash. Such an easy way to re-create the flowers in the kit! I know these forged flowers will somehow make it onto a page or two this month.

Now go create!




Tags, Tags, and More Tags | Forgeries on the Fourth at CKC

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This month our inspiration kit is the July 2017 collection from Gossamer Blue. When I saw this kit, I immediately fell in love with the cute printed tags. I was sure I could forge my own.

As I looked through my kit, I spied the library pocket cards that I had chosen this month.

At the time, I wasn’t sure what I would do with them. Then an idea hit me! I could take them apart and make tags with them! I took two smaller ones and cut them apart. I punched holes in the tops, added reinforcements, and embellished them with the stickers in my kit.


Now go create!

CKC Forgery on the Fourth | DIY Frames

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This month’s inspiration kit at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog is from Kaisercraft’s new UBUD collection. This collection contains blues and mint green, but also has many touches of natural elements like burlap and woodgrain.

I just love the woodgrain frames that are included in the kit. So I decided to make my own for my kit, Coming Home.

I began by downloading a set of woodgrain printables. (I purchased mine here.)

Then I cut out two rectangles in different sizes. I used my small Cutter Bee scissors to cut out the inside of the frame, but you could also use a craft knife as well. Finally, I inked the edges, including the corners, to give the frames some depth.

I cannot wait to use these frames on a layout!

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!


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.


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


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


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


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


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!


Now go create!

Pocket Page Card Crafting

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Welcome to Forgeries in the Fourth at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog! This month’s inspiration kits from Hip Kit Club have so many cool products that it was difficult for me to choose just one kit and one thing from which to create a forgery!


Finally, I decided that I loved the kraft cardstock pocket page cards (see above) so much that I would like to make a few for myself. Here are the steps:

  1. Select a piece of kraft cardstock.
  2. Cut kraft cardstock into 3×4 cards.card-2
  3. Select a piece of white cardstock and cut it into rectangles slightly smaller than 3×4.card-3
  4. Gather some of your favorite punches.card-4
  5. Punch shapes out of white cards.card-5
  6. Adhere white cards to kraft cards.card-7
  7. Embellish if desired!card-8

These cards were so easy to make and I look forward to using them soon in my pocket page scrapbooking.

Make sure to check the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for the rest of this month’s forgeries.

Now go create!