Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Counterfeit Kit Challenge

I am so excited to share this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge with all of you! This month's inspiration kit is from a brand new kit company, Front Porch Kits. We are counterfeiting their March kit (since their kits come out on the 18th of the month)-and their first month's kit sold out in just one day! Yup-it's just that cute! Here is what the inspiration kit looks like:

I told you it was cute. :)I went through the list of kit contents and tried to copy each item as closely as I could using only items from my stash. The only thing that I bought was a roll of aida material (used for cross-stitch.) I substituted this in my kit for the burlap. I even used a 50% off coupon, so I only paid $2.49 for the whole roll. :) Here is my kit. The first photo is just my papers-a mix of Cosmo Cricket, Stampin' Up!, Momenta, Colorbok, Echo Park, Sassafras Lass, My Mind's Eye, SEI, Imaginisce, American Crafts, and Jillibean Soup! The second photo is my embellies and extras.


I had a lot of fun this month trying to replicate the Fancy Pants cards and journaling spots. The two blue, two yellow, two kraft and coral journaling spots in the photo are all handmade-and I think they look pretty close to the originals! (I will have tutorials later in the month for these.) For my heart transparency, I used a stamp that has been in my stash for years, and I stamped it using black StazOn ink onto a piece of product packaging. I included two scraps of fabric, a recycled zipper, some fun yarn and other trims, silk flowers and leaves, a white feather and googly eyes, and a bird template. I also substituted some fun new metal flair stickers from Momenta in place of the bottle caps. In place of "Hank the Plank" from the inspiration kit, I included a wooden frame from Michael's dollar bin that has been in my scraproom for years. Time to use it up! I hope that you will play along with us this month. You can find the Counterfeit Kit Challenge HERE. Don't forget to link up photos of your kit and projects! We have some fun mini challenges in store for you this month!

14 comments:

Dawn said...

what a wonderful stash. can't wait to see what you come up with Sherri

S said...

I spy a couple of papers I used too. And the bunny in the birdcage stamp is to die for! Fun kit.

Margie said...

Lovely kit, Sherri!I love the Wooden frame and the Remarks stickers!

Jimjams said...

You've been super-creative this month - looking forward to the results!

Clair said...

Even a zipper? Can't wait to see how you end up using all your little extras!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Ooooooh my!!!! I LOVEEEEEE YOUR papers!!!!! So super fun. I want YOUR kit. :) :) :) xoxo

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love your hand made journaling cards!! Your kit looks wonderful!

Lesa said...

Your kit is so NICE!!! Still have to "shop" around for mine~~~ some good inspiration!!!

redmom said...

What a great mix of papers & embellies you pulled together for your kit!

ms.schwiet said...

looks great I can't wait to see what you do with that zipper

Lisa said...

so great! and I love the idea of the wooden frame - can't wait to see what you do with that

Laura said...

Is that stamp a rabbit in a bird cage? Surreal, but I love it! :)

Sian said...

I really love the idea of replacing the plank with a wooden frame - what a creative way to go! I'm going to enjoy seeing what you come up with from this lovely kit.

airing cupboard crafts said...

I love your kit thanks for sharing x