Summer Sizzle | July at CKC

Welcome to the July Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! You should have arrived here from Gretchen’s blog, our wonderful guest designer this month.

It is July and it is HOT here in North Carolina where I live. Our inspiration kit this month is the Summer 2015 Crop & Create: Delivered kit. The products are perfect for documenting all those sizzling summer photographs. So when I began putting together my July kit, I started with summer in mind.



The color scheme of the inspiration kit definitely evokes summer–navy blue, yellow, aqua, and red. I immediately thought of an old Photo Freedom kit (by Stacy Julian) with similar colors that has been in my stash for years–and it was still in the package!


I added a few more summery papers–one specific yellow paper with clouds on it, like the aqua cloud paper in the inspiration kit.

Then I moved on to embellishments. I found in my stash navy blue and aqua arrows, yellow tags, die cut flowers, and even a label with a bee on it! (I just loved the puffy bee stickers in the original kit.)

Finally I gathered a few more products that I thought would coordinate well with the summer theme or the colors in the patterned papers.


One interesting fact about this kit–if you look up in the top right corner of the picture, you will see colored corrugated papers peeking out, which are actually photo mats. I have had this pack of mats for about as long as I have had the Photo Freedom kit. I still am not quite sure how I am going to use them in my projects this month! But I included this product any way–despite my trepidation–because the summery colors of the cardboard went so well with the rest of my kit.

That is it for my July kit, which I am calling Summer Sizzle. Check back later this month to see my creations!

Hop on over to Lesley’s blog to continue on your July journey.

Now go create!

12 thoughts on “Summer Sizzle | July at CKC

  1. Perfect way to use up the old Stacy Julian kit…merge it with other supplies and there you have a counterfeit kit! Stay cool, my friend!

  2. Yay, you! What a great easy-peasy forgery with that intact kit as the base. I imagine those corrugated card pieces as the base for some layered embellishments, perhaps?

  3. So smart to make the connection between the inspiration and a collection you already have – it gave you a great base to make your own kit. I like the wood veneer pieces and that pretty alpha ribbon. I’m intrigued by the photo mats and am looking forward to seeing you use them along with this fun summery kit!

  4. How clever! Counterfeit the kit with another kit! Did it feel great to dive into that old stash? Or maybe, the thought of using such an old friend gives you angst? My idea for the corrugated mats is to cut them into strips. Use as accents. Line them up for boarders. Space them out and journal between them. (Maybe journal first, then adhere them to the layout.)

  5. Now your my kind of Master Forger! I love to bring in a whole kit to work from and so glad to see a forger do it too 🙂 That kit is definitely sizzlin’ and I look forward to seeing what you create with it 🙂

  6. an awesome kit that screams summer to me 🙂

    I love that you started with the Photo Freedom pack and worked from there – such a great way to get the foundation done right away and then add in other items to match. It looks like a big kit and I’m curious to know how many pages you expect to make with it!

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