CKC Kit Build, April ’23

I love kit building and that is why 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😉 ).

Our Guest Designer

Let’s welcome our guest designer before we dive in…. Kathy Leicht-Gregg! Kathy is a friend of several of us team members over at CKC and she has been lurking in our group for a long time. I finally encouraged her to join in and be our guest designer. Her layouts are lovely but she often works choosing very specific colors for each project, so she wasn’t sure she could work from a kit this way. I thank her for taking a step outside her comfort zone!

The Kit

Now we can get to the pretty stuff. To start, I am the kit inspiration hostess this month around. I wanted to pick something a bit different than a typical kit so I chose the SCT Sampler Kit from April 2022. These kits from the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, are pint sized collections that pack in a nice sampling of products. And if you’ve spent time here or on my YouTube channel you know I love my SCT Sampler Kits.

The fun thing is you still get a wide variety of ideas, with two different themes to choose from! You can pick and choose one idea or the other, or combine them for one bigger kit. Don’t let the small paper sizes fool you—you can always take your kit to the paper size you need! This kit also has a few fun goodies for forgeries as well. I hope you enjoy this twist on our typical monthly kit idea.

Kit Reveal over on the SCT site is really just a blog post with some project ideas. You’ll need to scroll to the bottom of this SCT blog post to see the actual kit. But that photo is above, so this link is really just for your reference!

Kit Contents

  1. Floral stamp from LDRS Creative (exclusive)
  2. “Celebrate” word & shadow die from SCT Magazine (exclusive)
  3. Birthday Girl Collection by Echo Park
    • papers
    • ephemera
  1. Violet Studio Florals Collection by Crafters Companion
    • papers
    • mini tag sentiments
    • mini bows

More Product Views

I was inspired by the florals in the kit, which is unusual for me! Plus, the little bows and the small sentiment tags were elements I knew I wanted to use. I recently purchased a floral collection from LDRS Creative called Lovely Watercolor. You can find it at^^ if you are interested in this collection pack. I knew that would be the foundation of my kit right away. I added in just a quick couple of extra papers that caught my eye. And then I grabbed my spring theme file and pulled embellishments from that—some print& cut pieces from Traci Reed (though I don’t see them on her sight anymore) and some puffy stickers. With the addition of a floral die set (instead of the floral stamp in the inspiration), some fibers and a way to DIY my own little tags, my kit was complete.

There is a tradition over at CKC of titling our kits just like companies do. So I’m calling mine
Spring in My Step.

If you want more details on my kit building thought process, check out my kit build video.

I hope you can follow along with the other designers and see how they interpreted their own kits.

Here’s the full hop link list

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.

Until next time, have an artful day.


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