Saturday, May 7, 2011

Counterfeit Kit and A Plan

There's a very cool challenge blog called "Counterfeit Kit" that took me a while to figure out, but I really wanted to after seeing it on some very cool blogs, like this one and this one.  Essentially, the challenge blog selects a paper crafting kit each month and then invites participants to create their own kit based on their selection.  The kit selected this month is the  Work in Progress May Kit.  This is what it looks like:
And here's its description:  "Contents of this kit include: 10 Patterned Papers (4 Basic Grey Life of the Party and 6 Pink Paislee Hometown), Pink Paislee Hometown layered chipboard stickers, Pink Paislee Hometown Alphas, Pink Paislee Hometown Die Cut Pack, Basic Grey fabric covered brads, 8 shipping tags, and 1 yard yellow polka dot ribbon. "
It's already sold out, but maybe you can make your own or make a variation like I did.  I substituted patterned papers from Old Towne Tavern, Mustard Moon, Melissa Frances, Little Yellow Bicycle, The Paper Loft, Graphic 45, Jenni Bowlin, and Basic Grey. For the shipping tags, I'm using some from Seven Gypsies and Basic Grey.  Chipboard letters from Cosmo Cricket replace their pink paislee ones. I'm using Club Scrap corduroy covered brads and an assortment of chipboard embellishments to sub for their chipboard stickers and brads. I replaced the die cut pack with a couple of sheets of Tim Holtz "Games" patterned paper and put in teal rubbon and ruler ribbon for the yellow polka-dot.  It was tons of fun to create.  It has a bit more of a vintage feel and is not as bright, but I think it's true to the original inspiration.
And the plan? I'm going to use it to make a series of "small memory cards", a la Sian's idea, to capture memories I have of childhood trips to Houston, Texas.  And, each time I make a card, I'm going to try to make a layout for my heritage/genealogy album!  We'll see how I do.
Are you intrigued by the counterfeit kit challenge?  Have you done it before?

21 comments:

Sian said...

Oh, cool! You took the challenge. And made a very nice job of it too. I found this month's kit so bright, I'm not sure if I have the bits to replicate it. I'm still trying to think my way round it.

I can't wait to see you make a start on those cards now

Denise said...

That looks really cool Rinda,I'm really loving Sian's idea of memory cards too- I haven't done any countereit challenges but I love seeing what everyone comes up with.

Irene said...

I do this quite often Maria, to avoid tax on items from the US and because the kit might have sold out. I choose UK suppliers instead or I 'shop around' for the best deal. Thank you for the comment on my blog.

scrappyjacky said...

I've never had a go at this one....though I always enjoy looking at Sian's....looks like you've done a great job on it.

debs14 said...

Great job! Love the papers you have put together.
I'm liking the memory card idea too!

Julie said...

This is a really cool Challenge! I like the idea of creating my own kit with all the stuff I have in my stash! Thanks for sharing.

A Creative Operation said...

I really like your kit, I can't wait to see what you make with it!

Terry said...

Looks like a very fun kit! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jimjams said...

Oh glad you're joining in this month - can't wait to see what you come up with!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Glad to have you this month! I can't wait to see what you make!

Alison said...

Looking forward to seeing your memory cards

Ginger said...

I have yet to take up this challenge, I sure enjoy seeing what others make of it! Your kit looks great and I look forward to the cards you make with it:)

laurie said...

i would love to get my hands on your kit! so much fun stuff.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

AWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.....you think I'm "cool"!!!!! That makes me so happy especially since I'm childless and it's you-know-what day today so you have made me smile today!!!! I'm so excited you have joined in. I can't wait to see what you make. I love the cool tags you've put in your kit. The memory cards idea is a great idea. Thanks for pointing it out!!!! xoxo

Cheri said...

I have been toying with taking up this challenge, although I'm not sure my paper "stash" is up to the challenge. But I may give it a go anyway! Love your change-up of it.

S said...

You'll love counterfeiting! Great kit to start - your memory cards sound like fun. Can't wait to see some.

Tricia said...

I have been loving this challenge, so glad you joined in! Your kit is pretty - can't wait to see your cards.

Margie said...

What a fun kit!! I can't wait to see what you make with it, thanks for joining us!

Jenny said...

Nice job! Glad you took the challenge. You will be hooked!

scrappymo! said...

The memory cards are such a great idea...welcome to the club!

Tara O said...

Great kit! Now go PLAY!!!