I love kit building and I am on the design team for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge project. We take an inspiration kit each month and proceed to replicate it, or as we say, counterfeit it. This is a free, friendly group that helps inspire you to use up supplies you already own. We are not about needing to buy the latest and greatest thing (though we won’t stop you if you enjoy new crafty goodies😉 ).
This month’s inspiration was chosen by team member Kate and the kit comes from Scrapbook Doodle from back in 2015. The kit focuses on Bo Bunny’s Sweet Life collection. Along with our host Kate, we have guest designer Dawn playing along with this kit. So be sure to give them big thanks for taking care of us with their inspiration.
Since this kit was really the Bo Bunny Collection I did have a peek at their full line to see what other ideas I could come up with. Particularly I wanted to look at the B sides of the pattern papers and closer looks at some embellishments.
I knew from all this I wanted to incorporate striped pattern papers, buttons, and film strips. So lets look at the papers first. I was excited to incorporate old Basic Grey and Scenic Route papers along side brand new Simple Stories and Heidi Swapp. That is the joy of building your own kit!
For embellishing I pulled plenty of things straight from the inspiration: butterlies (or at least a way to create them!), enamel dots, flowers, tags and ribbons. Then I added in doilies, film strips and buttons (oops, the photo doesn’t include the buttons; trust me, I have them.)
There is a tradition over at CKC of titling our kits just like companies do. So I’m calling mine Life Past and Present for the mix of supplies I have incorporated. And hey, maybe I can even do some then & now layouts!
You can hear the thoughts that went into each choice in my video.
I hope you can follow along with the other designers and see how they interpreted their kits.
Here’s the full hop link list
- Counterfeit Kit Challenge – https://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
- Guest Designer – Dawn https://www.instagram.com/dawn.cervo/
- Tina – http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
- Tracey – http://3obsessions.blogspot.com/?m=1
- Kate – https://kateblue.blogspot.com/
- Julene – http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/
- Misty- YOU ARE HERE
Have fun kit building and don’t forget to show off your stuff over on the CKC Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram @counterfeitkitchallenge or use #counterfeitkitchallenge.