Sunday, June 5, 2011

"Forging" into June...

It' s time again!! Time to Counterfeit a current kit club, with supplies entirely from our own stash! The kit club that Meridy and Bethany (from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog) chose for us to "counterfeit" this month is the June kit from Burlap and Buttercups:

The Burlaps and Buttercups kit:

My Counterfeit Kit:
 The Burlap and Buttercups kit mostly focused on Basic Grey's new line, Hello Luscious, which I love, but I don't have any of it yet, so I improvised, and still dug into a good bit of my Basic Grey stash. I also love those Jenni Bowlin Embellished vellum butterflies, and the Basic Grey Bloomers, and didn't have them, so I made my own of both. I cut the butterflies out by hand using a template *hint: watch the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog this month,we will be sharing the link for the butterfly template.

My Homemade "Embellished Butterflies":

I cut them out of random scraps of yellow vellum that I had, mostly from an ancient book of 8 1/2 x 11 Colored Vellum from Hot Off The Press, and added stick on pearls from the Paper Studio.

My Homemade "Bloomers":

I made these by layering felt and paper flowers from my stash, mainly from American Crafts and Making Memories, and sewing buttons in the centers, trying to keep similar colors as the ones in the kit.

Complete Listing of my Counterfeit Kit:

Patterned Papers:

  • Basic Grey Lemonade: "Flower Garden"," Saltwater Taffy"
  • Basic Grey Romani: "Dali"
  • Basic Grey Two Scoops: "Watermelon Ice"
  • Basic Grey Porcelain: "Bellamy"
  • Colorbok: "Bella Pink Flowers"
  • Cosmo Cricket Early Bird: "Brunch"
  • Making Memories: Love Notes Artisan Die Cut, Boho Chic Box Flowers, and Noteworthy Hillary


  • Sugar Cookie Bazzill
  • Spring Green by DCWV
  • Aqua Bazzill Bling
  • Hot Pink textured cardstock, Wal Mart brand


  • Painted brads-Basic Grey and Making Memories
  • Denim Brads-Making Memories and Target $1.00 Spot
  • 1 package homemade "Bloomers"
  • 3 vintage trinket pins, 2 flower pins
  • green and blue baker's twine
  • teal green American Crafts Thickers Rainboots Glitter Foam Letter Stickers
  • Making Memories Animal Crackers Emma Border and tag stickers (partial sheet)
  • K&Co Brenda Walton Dollhouse Playtime stickers (partial sheet)
  • Basic Grey Periphery Chipboard stickers (2 partial sheets)
  • yellow ric rac trim
  • 2 chipboard embellished butterflies from a swap on 2Peas


  1. Good job. A very pretty kit, very close to the original

  2. Oh, that's just lovely! Your counterfeited butterflies are a triumph.

  3. Uhooi,,
    Waw,, It's interesting work, good and creative,,

  4. Your beautiful kit feels very much like the original. I love how you made your own embellies - you inspire me!

  5. Love your homemade additions!

  6. Pretty kit and I'll have to use that idea of punching butterflies from vellum.

  7. So awesome!!! I love your bloomers! They turned out fabulous! Your kit is the prettiest!!!!! Drooling over here seriously!!!! xoxo

  8. Awesome kit! I love your forged emebellishments. Have fun creating this month. :)

  9. those butterflies are awesome and I love how your flowers came out.

  10. This is fabulous! I love your choice of papers and your homemade butterflies & bloomers!

  11. your kits looks practically identical to the original and that original kit was amazing

  12. that is an awesome kit! so inspirational. I was struggling to think how to improvise with what I have and now you have filled my brain with some great ideas - lifting some of those for sure!


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