Saturday, September 12, 2020

Play Hard

 If you are looking for Challenge #1 for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge please scroll down to the next post or click here.. The Challenge for September  at What's in the Bickie Tin?  is to use

  • Colours: Green and White
  • Add Splatter
  • Add a die-cut
I'm again using my Counterfeit Kit paper set #3 from my CKC September 2020 -Summertime Cheers for my layouts. 

I'm using the Star die cut paper from K and  I Memories for my layout.

I trimmed down the start die cut to 4" (that way I have enough for the other layouts, added a bit of ribbon on the right side. The Play Hard is cut from Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge at 2 3/4" and backed with a piece of vellum. I used Stampin' Up Old Olive ink for the splatters.

For my eldest son I used ribbon on both sides of the star paper and a used the speckled paper from my kit.

On the 8 1/2 x 11 layout the Play Hard is cut at 2 1/2" and I trimmed down the star paper to 1 3/4".

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Helping Grandpa

 For Challenge #1 on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog is all about using a grid on your layout. Here is the Pinterest link for grid ideas.   I'm using my CKC September 2020 - Summertime Cheers kit paper set #3 for my layout. 

I pulled the Kraft Cardstock, Carta Bella - The Great Outdoors "3x4 Journaling cards" (back side which is the stripe paper 2016) and DCWV - Timeless Texture Stack (2008?) along with white cardstock.

My grid is a smaller grid on the 12x12 paper and its toward the bottom of the paper. I trimmed down the Kraft cardstock and used a light green paper for the mat. The photo determined the size of my grid - The height of the photo is the height of the grid and the width is double the width of the photo. I made a vellum banner behind the title as it was just blending into the back ground paper.  

I pulled in my bird border punch and the gear punch for some embellishments on this page. 

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020


 I have a few cards I made from the images I stamped from my Counterfeit Kit Summertime Cheers. In with my forgeries I included these images.

Card #1: Hello Sweet friend -I used the image from the June 2017 Kit of the Month {time to enjoy life} and stamped the ice cream sundae’s and colored them in with markers. I just used some scrap paper for the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card. There are stickles on the white parts of the ice cream to add a little bling.

Card #2: Sending a BIG Hug – I stamped the larges fern leaf I had three times onto a piece of 5 ½ “x 4 ¼ “piece of cardstock.  Matted it onto green cardstock and added a sentiment. I used one the small fern leaf for the inside of the card.

Card #3: Heart Banner- This was stamped onto whitecardstock and die cut using a stitched rectangle die. The image is colored with markers to match the background paper.  I layered this onto black cardstock and pattern paper from Crate paper – good vibes and Pink fresh Everyday Musings 6x6 paper pads.

Card #4: This is a total copy of a card that Heather Hoffman made. Hers is a shaker card, click her to see it, mine is just a regular card. I just love the way it turned out and it’s my favorite so far. I used a scrap piece of cardstock behind the bird and a piece of vellum. I used distress ink for the splatters

Card #5: Miss You – I’m using the  mushroom stamp that I colored in with color pencils. I added a simple sentiment to the front of the card and the twine I included in my kit.

Card #6 I stamped the mushroom in a cup and colored in it in with colored pencils. I used a nesting oval die to cut the image and brown cardstock out. 

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Black, Brown and White cardstock, Scrap paper; 6x6 paper pads – Amy Tangerine – Rise and Shine and On a Whim, Pink Fresh – Everyday Musings, Pink Paislee -Pick Me Up and Crate Paper – Good Vibes; The Paper House – Into the Wild
Stickles – Crystal Ice
Ink: Gina K – Amalgam; Stampin’ Up – Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi, Distress Ink: milled Lavender and Crushed Pistachio
Stamps; Unity Stamp Company Kit of the Month: June 2017 {time to enjoy life}, May 207 {free your dreams), August 2016 {open your soul}, April 2020 {hope in uncertainty}, June 2020 {change the world} - Heather’s card link

Forgeries on the Fourth

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Mini Kit Reveal

 Today is reveal day of putting a mini kit together and showing your project. This month we are using the August 2020 Flavors of the Month kit from The Scraproom

Here is just a reminder of what that kit looks like. 

Our inspiration kit has four different parts to it and I am pulling inspiration from the stripe paper, the school theme and the Simple Stories Vintage Great Escape collections. 

First up is my Stripe paper inspiration.
I have a few scraps from the Bo Bunny "Take a Hike" (2016) collections. I made a quick 12x12 page using these scraps. 

I added some twine for the pictures and the trimmed the 3x3 bear journal card down s to fit on my layout. I added a sticker that say "fresh air" I have the cutest little photo's of my grandson that I'm going to add to this layout. 

Secondly I have inspiration from the Echo Park School Rules Collection with some school paper, the embossing folder and a circle punch. 

I included the Tim Holtz ruler embossing folder, white and red cardstock and a piece of  6x6 ruler paper.

I made two sets of bottle tags for a teacher friend. School is getting ready to start here in Minnesota, depending on what county you are in depends on the way you go back to school. 

The last set of paper I pulled inspiration from the Simple Stores "Simple Vintage Great Escape" collection by pulling some scrap paper to represent the "Time for Adventure" paper. 

I have a few scraps from from the Paper House "Into the Wild" (2016) paper pad. My DH needed a couple of guy cards so I made a couple of oversize cards for him. 

I just added some cardstock and cut the images down to the oversize card front. 
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Friday, September 4, 2020

Forgeries on the Fourth

 Today on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog we display our forgeries. Just a reminder that our kit is from The Scraproom's Flavors of the Month August 2020 Kit.

I included in my kit this  month a ton of stamp sets and very little ephemera packs. I have plenty of stamps that I can make a few of the elements that were included in the Inspiration kit. 

Kit #1 I stamped the Grill, Oven Mittens, Ice cubes and such. I have not colored in the drinks, ice cream cone or bottles yet. I have layouts planned for all three of them.

 The grill was stamped twice with the Misty and colored in using markers then re stamped after coloring in. I have foam tape between the two pieces of the grill for dimension.  For the ice cubes I used gelatos to color. 
The oven mittens were colored with colored pencils and I will be fussy cutting then out for my layout. I used markers for the Ice Cream sundae's  and a bit of Crystal Ice Stickles on the white parts of the ice cream and will be using that on a card.

My kit #4 is inspired by Simple Stories  - Simple Vintage Great Escape. With that kit I included these forgeries - ferns butterflies, a bird and mushrooms. 

I stamped the fern leaves with three different colors of Stampin' Up Ink - Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive, then cut them out The butterflies were stamped and colored with markers then re stamped with black ink.  The mushrooms in a cup, bird on a branch and single mushroom  were colored with colored pencils. and now look like this 

All three of these images are going to be used on cards. 

I also stamped the largest fern for a card front. 

These were stamped and included in my Embellishment kit. I an using the Heart Banner on a card front and the owl tag is going on a layout.
This journaling tag wit the owl was colored in with markers I'm not sure if I will be coloring the owl, but the sunglasses are the the color of my grandson's outfit that I am scrapping. The Heart Banner is going on a card front.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't for get to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for more inspiration. 

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptembert2020).