Friday, July 6, 2012

July Counterfeit Kit

I am so excited to share that I am the Guest Designer for this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge!  This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite challenge blogs-filled with such creative ideas and projects.  And they are totally DO-ABLE ideas because they are from real scrappers just like me.  I also love that there is never a "wrong" way to make a kit or an embellishment-you just do what you like, using what you have!

So for our blog hop today, you should have arrived here directly from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.  Our inspiration kit this month is the Summer Boardwalk kit from Citrus Twist Kits.  Beautiful colors and patterns, plus some really fun embellishments!  I didn't have any of the actual papers and embellishments from the kit, but I did have some similar papers in my Lost and Found II paper pad from My Mind's Eye.  Here are my patterned papers:

The inspiration kit also included some vintage book paper, tiny alphas and some really fun decorative tape.  I included the vintage book page and some tiny alphas from a Momenta Super Paper Pad.  although I have several rolls of washi tape, none of them really went with my kit papers.  However, I did have a few sheets of patterned paper that were very similar to the tapes in the inspiration kit.  Plus, they coordinated with the papers in my own kit!  Bonus! :)  So, I simply included some borders cut from those patterned papers. 

I included some super fun Amy Tangerine alphas that I recently found on clearance at AC Moore.  I bought them because they were such a fun grey/black grid pattern-and because I love anything Amy Tangerine. :)  I also had the MME stamps that coordinated with my papers, so I definitely included those.  I loved the speech bubbles from the inspiration kit, but I'm not sure yet if I want to use them on a card or on a layout yet.  I included my Create a Critter Cricut cartridge to cut those cute bubbles when I need them for my project.

Finally, my fun embellies: handmade buttons that I made by stamping various patterns on chipboard circles from Technique Tuesday (trying to bust my chipboard stash!), a tiny stamped doily like the one from Amy Tangerine, a banner die cut from Basic Grey, and goldenrod seam binding.  I substituted the linen thread for the teal floss in the inspiration kit because it is my favorite and I just can't get enough of it lately!  I love, love, LOVE the veneer embellies in the inspiration kit, so I included 2 different woodgrain papers from my DCWV Green Stack.  The teal woodgrain is perfect because I will be able to counterfeit the look of "misted veneer" without any of the mess!  I also included some plain canvas to counterfeit some of the Amy Tangerine fabric stickers.  They are too cute!

So there you have it-my fun July Counterfeit Kit that I am anxious to break into!  I hope you enjoyed seeing what I added-I can't wait to see your kits, too!  There are lots of great ideas to be found in today's blog hop!  Your next stop is:

Here is the full hop list in case you get lost along the way:

Guest Designer: Sherri   <--- YOU ARE HERE
Julie Ann


Jimjams said...

Hi Sherri - welcome back to the CKCB - I love the papers you have chosen - great kit!

li-bee-ti said...

Beautifuk kit, Sherri! love your dp (MME... I just love it). Way to go for making your own 'buttons'.
And I agree with you about the fun in CKC - do what you like with what you have.
I'm looking forward seeing your beautiful creations with July's kit.

S said...

Oh you can't go wrong with MME and a little Amy Tangerine thrown in. It's good to have you back at CKCC!

Julia said...

Love your kit Sherri!!!! I can't wait to see what you create with it!

Margie said...

Oooh, so many fun goodies you have included! I love the stamps and handmade embellies, and those alphas are awesome!

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

So good to have you back again, Sherri! And what a way to come back with a bang! A beautiful kit indeed - love all those rich colors!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Yay!!! Go Sherri! So excited to have you back this month. We MISS you. I know you are going to ROCK this amazing kit, love love love all your selections. xoxo

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Welcome back! I think I used a bit of the same MME paper :). Love the buttons!

Roxy said...

Yep, love it, looks great, should be fun!!!

Lisa said...

Great to see you back! and what a lovely kit. love the handmade embellies you've included. I need to get better at being creative like that.

Blaze1208 said...

Greeat blog. Loved all the ideas.

Angela Coles said...

nice kit. the create a critter looks fun, looking forward to seeing the one(s) you make

LCSmithSAVED said...

I thought the strip substitution for the tape was so elegantly simple! Fun to see your true counterfeits - I am inspired to challenge myself further next kit :~)