I'm so honored to be a guest designer for Counterfeit kit Club for the month of October. This month we're counterfeiting the September kits from Cocoa Daisy kit club. There are several kits to choose from and it was hard to narrow down a choice, but I decided to counterfeit the "5th & Main" Kit.
The first thing I do when assembling my counterfeit kits is check to see if I have any specific kit contents in my stash that are included in the kit and add those first. If I don't have any, I begin with the patterned paper choices and build around them. I'll usually choose patterned papers that are in the same color family first, and then select papers that also have a similar pattern.
Then I choose cardstock that coordinates with the patterned papers. I try to choose embellishments that are similar to those in the kit, and if I don't have anything similar I'll choose embellishments that coordinate well with the patterned papers. For this particular kit I knew that I would want more embellishments so I added some extras.
So here's my kit. I don't normally use stickers other than alphabet stickers so I didn't have anything that would work to replace the sticker sheet. I may create additional DIY labels with text and/or images instead of stickers. I was really surprised that I did not have any dark blue alphabet stickers in my stash. I use blue a lot so maybe that's why. I pulled out my Quickutz Chicago dies & some extra cardstock to create some alphabet die cuts to use instead of the stickers. I have several types of label stickers in my stash but none that coordinate well with the patterned papers I choose so I used some label stamps & ink to create some.
I may add some additional ink, color mediums, stamps, stencils, and/or dies to create die cuts using the cardstock & patterned paper already included in my kit if I need it. This is what I'll be working with this month. Please check out the kits the kits the design team has assembled...
Will you be joining us? We'd love to see what you create with your Counterfeit Kit.