March 6, 2011

March Counterfeit Kit

The March kit is up at Counterfeit Kit Challenge and they are putting together kits from Studio Calico. I actually was given a subscription as a Christmas/birthday gift (thanks mom!!) but there was one add-on, Sunny Clearing, and a few embellishments I would have really loved to get too from add-on 4 but did not.

So here is my add-on kit, matched as closely as possible:

The papers are yellow Jenni Bowlin, multi-stripe BG and blue BG from Urban Prairie collection, red Studio Calico, which doesn't really match but turns out I don't have many red papers at all, Cosmo Cricket journaling cards and Crate die-cut paper. I may even stitch around the edge to look more like the KI paper.
The ribbon is a really close match only the plaid is blue rather than red and the ric rac is red instead of blue.


I DIYed the alpha, which was originally pink to look like the thickers in the kit. They are painted yellow with a JBS paint dabber in Lemon Drops and then stamped with a graph stamp covered in red ink. The flower button was also paint dabbed.


To recreate the Cosmo Cricket doilies from the kit, I stamped some doily stamps onto yellow paper (and blue and pink) and cut them out. The butterflies and medallion are both Martha Stewart punches.


From the Wildflower add-on, I included the pink buttons, pink alpha and made some tulle flowers. These cost $5 for a package but I purchased the tulle ribbon from our Ben Franklin store for 16 cents per yard and had enough to make 3 sets.

For the blue, cut 10 3" circles, layer on top of one another, fold in half then snip with a scissors close to the middle but not all the way through. Sew to secure and fluff.

To make the pink and yellow flowers, cut a 12" strip of tulle ribbon, twist loosely and fold in the middle to make the first flower petal. Sew down and make 4 more petals. Put a brad in the center and voila.

Can't wait to get started creating with this counterkit! I am so glad I break down and buy it because almost everything was already in my stash!

24 comments:

Jenny said...

What great colors!!!

Mad for Paper said...

Love your modified alphabet and your tulle flowers are super cute. might have to give them a try.
TFS
Ang

~Mar said...

Your alphas look great! I often change the color but I haven't stamped on them. I'll have to remember that trick and try it!

KathyJo said...

Great add on kit. You really rocked it with matching it up and making embellishments. Nicely done!

ms.schwiet said...

love how u manipulated the letters ... very creative

Kim Strother said...

I want to make some of these flowers too! Please give more details on how you did it! Thank you!

Pam from Maine said...

Really love your add on kit. It should give you a lot of wonderful ideas for layouts. Can't wait to see them.

S said...

That's a wonderfully happy collection of goodies in your add-on kit. Enjoy!

Clair said...

I am loving the way that you've altered the alphas - they look amazing! Definitely something I'm going to have to try.

Margie said...

Thanks for telling us how you altered the letters and made the flowers!! I love your kit, and I will have to try these tricks!

Laurie! said...

Looks great!!

scrappymo! said...

Love your creative adaptaions.
Can't wait to dee your layouts!

jamie long said...

what a great job Sabrina! especially with those doilies and flowers.

Judy said...

Wow...you did a fantastic job. And I so love how you changed the color and stamped the alpha! Super cool ideas you have.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

You did an amazing job altering your stash! It looks fantastic!

Bethany

Lesa said...

Sweet kit!! I like the tulle flowers, guess I'll have to give it a try!!

ms.schwiet said...

thanks 4 the tip about using the wildflower kit to scrap about myself

A Creative Operation said...

Those flowers are awesome. Your projects are going to be wonderful!

Sian said...

So you made an add-on to go with the main which you'll be getting? Clever! I love what you have done with the stamping (aren't those Jenni Bowlin paint dabbers gorgeous?) and those flowers too

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

I love the do it yourself add ons to your kit!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Great job on the DYIS!

Kylie said...

Good job complementing the Studio Calico kit you're already getting!

Jimjams said...

WOW - that's a lovely add-on - simply adore what you've done with the alphas - very clever!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Can I order this kit PLEASE??? I was just about to stalk you on Fb to ask WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE AWESOME ALPHAS?????? HELLO you MADE THEM- when I grow up I want to design pages like Sabrina!