Sunday, June 8, 2014

0608140 CKC June Tutorials

If you've been following along for any length of time, 
you will know that I am a sucker for a great patterned paper. 
I find the forging of these especially fun, although I sometimes 
make much more work for myself than is really practical :~)
but that's what we're here for at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog

These were the papers I was counterfeiting this month 
I fell in love with the chevron - Heidi Swapp Favorite 
Things "Wordy" paper. Every time I looked at it & thought 
I had it figured out I couldn't get it right, lol!
I made a 12x12 sheet but didn't fill it all the way, 
and I really like the graphic edges.
Since I had a 6x6 Basic Grey paper pad of
grunged-up solids, I cut those into 2" strips.

Drew a center line & marked off 1/2" increments.

 I used a 1" punched square as a guide,
lining up top & bottom with the center line.

Eyeballed the corners & cut them off. Some of
these had to be trimmed when I fit the pieces together.

Putting the pieces together! Random isn't so easy...
I think this would be fun with patterned papers, too.

Next paper is the Bella Blvd Peep Starz.
I just LOVE how this looks! Like the Milky Way....

Easy peasy with Echo Park Getaway "Adventure" paper,
 a tiny heart punch & some scraps from the last counterfeit!

I'm not a fan of puffy accents (I've had them stick on my 
page protectors, or separate from the backing) but I do 
like the glossy look. A little trip to the dollar store for 
some nail polish added to wood veneers - voila!

 The second inspiration kit from Clique Kits had a
paint chip rainbow strip paper so I tossed these in.

Punched vellum butterflies - sweet - Martha 
Stewart can take Heidi Swapp with these, hehe!

I still may attempt to forge that rainbow circle paper.
I have an idea for using an empty toilet paper roll...

Be bold - be brave - jump in and give it a try!
The easiest way to start is by a simple one-for-one substitution 
of the kit elements. And there's nothing like searching your 
stash and finding those gems you fell in love with long ago 
& getting them on the page.


  1. Fabulous forgeries - thanks for sharing your inventions :)

  2. Wow the forgeries are so cool! Good tip on the nail polish will have to pick a few colors this week

  3. Brilliant inspiration - I'm off to have a play. thank you

  4. I can't imagine how much fun it must have been to figure out that chevron. How do you feel about chevrons now? I keep looking for a punch to make that v. The only one I have found is Stampin Up and it is too small.

  5. I bow to your counterfeiting skills! The chevron paper is beyond awesome and the others are so creative. Another wonderful selection of ideas!

  6. What a great selection of counterfeits! I love the one with the tiny punched hearts on it... Ingenious!

  7. I crown you Queen of Counterfeiting!! The chevron paper is fabulous, but my fave is the simple addition of the rainbow colored hearts. So effective. Thanks for covering me on the tuts. xo

  8. Wonderful counterfeiting. I know what you mean about the effort involved - but you're paid back in terms of satisfaction.


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