Friday, January 7, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Club

Are you like me?? Do surf the web and see the beautiful projects that other scrapbookers make, using products from various kit clubs, and think, " Wow! I wish I had the room/money to join that club!" ? Well, here's the answer to that: Shop from your own stash!!
When I was surfing 2 Peas In a Bucket a few days ago, I ran across a new challenge that was being set up, geared towards saving money and using our stash. The idea is to "copycat" or "lift" a current kit, "shopping" through your own stash and handmaking embellishments, being creative to use what you have. Well, it sounded perfect to me, 'cause my husband is always joking about my scrapbook stuff "creeping out"and taking over the living room. So, maybe this will help me pare my stash down a little bit! This month, the inspiration was the JBS monthly kit for December and Add-On. I loved them, so I used the color inspiration, and tried to match the kit piece-for-piece. I think I succeeded pretty well!!Here's my kit:
1 Partial Sheet Battenburg Making Memories Love Notes paper
1 Sheet Webster's Pages "...little nibbles" Sweet As Cherry Pie paper
1 Sheet Dark Green Wasau Shimmer cardstock that has been cut into a paper lace with my Cricut
1 Sheet Basic Grey Chatsworth Porcelain collection
1 Sheet Webster's Pages " a kite" Sweet As Cherry Pie Collection
1 Sheet Pink Paislee "Parachute Pants" Pop Fashion Collection
1 Sheet Sassafrass Lass Bungle Jungle lined paper
1 Sheet scalloped cream lined Creative Imaginations paper
1 Sheet each yellow and green glitter cardstock (from a stack from Wal Mart)
1 Sheet each red and black glazed Bazzill cardstock
2 Cardstock sticker sheets from Creative Imaginations
1 Tim Holtz grungeboard hinge (instead of the large photo turn)
3 large chipboard snowflakes from Autumn Leaves
American Crafts Thickers foil Tinsel Accents (from Big Lots)
Making Memories red Puffy Alpha stickers
Martha Stewart red label stickers (another Big Lots find)
K&Co. embossed label stickers
2 small and 1 large black doilies (they were gold, and white-but I SPRAY PAINTED them!!) How awesome an idea is that?!! Thank you to the pea who suggested it!!
Lollipop flowers that I recieved from a 2 Peas Swap
red and green baker's twine
calendar bingo card free printables from , I just printed them and rounded the edges!!
1 red crepe paper Poppy flower handmade by me
random tickets I recieved in an RAK
rosettes-handmade by me with free digital paper downloaded from Mel Stampz blog
layered yellow flowers (one premade from Wal Mart, the other I created from a bunch of individual flowers and a pearl brad)
vintage embellished doily that I recieved from Meridy (one of the challenge hostesses) in a swap
hand-dyed yellow shabby seam binding
Close-ups of my kit:

And I even made a Counterfeit Add-on Kit to Go with It!
Add-on Kit:

included are:
KI Memories Good Tidings border stickers
K&Co. rub-on stitch strips
Nostalgiques Stickers by Sticko
Daisy D's cardstock die-cuts
Jenni Bowlin partial sheet red apothecary stickers
Zva Creative green flourish
vintage ephemera downloads from The Graphics Fairy, printed on cream Watercolor paper
7 Gypsies Journaling Cards
Jenni Bowlin Milk Cap Chipboard Buttons
Jenni Bowlin The Farmers Wife journaling cards
several black and cream flowers from various 2 Peas Swaps
1 Christmas Mini Banner from a swap
Queen and Co. Grass Green pearls
red and white embellished poinsettia doily handmade by me
cream ric rac trim from my stash
2 red and one black ribbon flowers handmade by me
Vintage green bingo card and valentine's bingo card I found doing a search on Flickr (Free downloads)
Close up of Add-On kit:
Close Up of Handmade Ribbon Flowers:

The coolest part of this whole kit? It was made up ENTIRELY of my stash!! The only thing I bought was some cream colored watercolor paper (3 packs for 3.77!) to print on. Now, I gotta get to work using this awesome kit!!


  1. FABULOUS IDEA!!! LOL You did an a wonderful job of kitting!

  2. Your kit is AWESOME!!! You are going to be able to make lots of great lyaouts with this :) I really like that you listed everything you used! Thanks for playing! *meridy*

  3. Your kit is gorgeous! I've got to try cutting a doily with my Cricut!

  4. That's a beautiful selection of supplies. Love it.

  5. Your kit looks great and your ribbon flowers turned out terrific! Can't wait to see what you create with all this goodness!!

  6. Fantastic! I love all of the pop of red! Beautiful job!

    Counterfeit Kit Challenge

  7. Hi Margie, just visiting from Counterfeit Kits and wanted to say i love your kit. I see you have some Webster's in there. I love Webster's papers.

    Can't wait to see what you create with your kit.

  8. That kit looks like it has the potential for lots of drama. Can't wait to see your results.

  9. You put some great stuff in your kit. Can't wait to see what all you can do with it.

  10. You had all that in your stash? Amazing! And what a result this is for you - all of the beauties out of the boxes and ready to use. Can't wait to see your layouts :)

  11. Thanks for the link back. Enjoyed the post. Actually, about a year ago, I went to the beginning of CKC blog and started reading. Had the idea that I would like to go back and "do" the old kits, and now here we are. I am so delighted with this months kit.


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