Thursday, March 17, 2011

Legal Counterfeiting


You know, I've never really used kits very much.  The closest I've come are Stampin Up!'s Simply Scrappin' and Basic Grey's Collection packs which are just designer papers and coordinating stickers.  Even then, I almost always pulled other things from my stash.

Yet I was intrigued by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge at Counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com.  They have some great tutorials.  This month I decided to play along with their challenge.  They provide a link to a current kit - this month it is Studio Calico - and you try to replicate the kit from your stash.  You can also use the kit for color inspiration or make things similar to items in the kit you don't have.  I know I'll be dong the little button paperclips since I've got gobs of both, just not together.

It was fun going through my drawers looking for items to match what was in the kit.  The woodgrain and text stamps above are not in the on-line kit.  I included them as a reminder that there were papers with these patterns and I might try to make something similar.  It was also funny that some of the papers in the kit are already on my wish list at Two Peas!

I've already lifted a couple of these supplies for a page I did last weekend and I've got a page started using these supplies predominately.  Hopefully, I can share it in a day or two.  Right now I'm having some maintenance work done on my house that affects my scraproom so I'll have to save my creative energy for something else today.

Do you like kits?  Which companies are you fond of?  Thanks for visiting!

4 comments:

  1. I jumped over to the counterfeit kit challenge blog-it's a good idea to use up your own stash-hope your repairs goes well

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  2. Great looking kit, should be fun to play with! Right now I'm getting the Little Red Scrapbook monthly kits, but mostly I like to use manufacturers lines, like Basic Grey. I like the Counterfeit Kit because it does challenge me to use my stash and mix manufacturers.

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  3. I love what counterfeit kit is doing too. I subscribed to a kit a long time ago but sometimes it wasn't always my taste. You don't know that until you get it. So I stopped subscribing. The idea of shopping your own stash works so much better for me! :)

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  4. Nice kit you've put together. I found you through BFS, but I'm a big fan of the counterfeit kits too. Also a big fan of SU. I'll be visiting again.

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