Wednesday, March 4, 2015

030415 CKC March Tutorial

Well, this month I only had a few simple forgeries.

It's always worth sharing, though, as counterfeiting is not a mystical magical skill!
It's usually just seeing an element of the kit & thinking - 
Hey! I have those (such-and-such) that I could (do such-and-such to) and it would look just like that.

Like this sheet of kraft frames from Jillibean Soup...

I want them to look like these in the kit, also from Jillibean Soup.
(hmm... hadn't realized that until this post...)

Voila! a simple woodgrain stamp transforms those plain-Jane frames.

Now I have squirreled away this little roll of cork for many years.
(I think the only time I have used it is for forgeries, lol!)

I simply cut a strip the same width as the ruler to make it easy.
Cut two pieces, cut the corners & punched the hole.

These cork tags from the custom items in the kit are what I'm trying for.

But I'm wanting something a little more interesting.

A little stitching makes them MINE!
Fair warning, though. Cork IS tough, but be careful close to the edge.

Now take a look at this month's inspiration kit shown here:

and choose a favorite element to forge!

And don't forget to post your creations to the Monthly Link-Up tab on the CKC blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Genius! Love the orange Xs on the cork! Thanks, GF!

  2. Fantastic forgeries!! Love the frames especially!

  3. the stamped frames are awesome! I had a go with a sheet of cork myself today, spurred on by you. It was very fragile but the Big Shot worked nicely. Love how you personalised yours!

  4. Love those stamped frames...I think I need to get a woodgrain stamp. And some cork sheets too!

  5. How did I miss this on the 4th? Anyhow, glad I was passing through. These are fantastic! Especially, love those frames. Your woodgrain stamp is really nice!

  6. gorgeous frames, and sweet tags - well done on the sewing.


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