Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November Counterfeit Kit

I recently had a bit of a splurge on discount papers at one of my favourite online stores. Before I'd even opened the box or seen the inspiration kit for this month, I decided I wanted to make a Counterfeit Kit using these new papers.  Want to see how I did it?

Here's this month's inspiration kit, "City Park" by Cocoa Daisy:

The very top paper in my parcel was a cute dinosaur print from Echo Park "Little Man" and it struck me as being a similar style of whimsical print to the trees and acorns in the Cocoa Daisy kit.  Unsurprisingly, it became the starting point of my November kit . . .

Dinosaur Tales

As you can see, I've taken the kit from an autumn theme to more of a boy/summer theme.  There's plenty of Echo Park here,  as well as "Little Man" there's "Anything Goes", "We are Family", "I Love Sunshine" and "Sweet Summertime".  Then there's  a sprinkling of "Shine" from Maggie Holmes, and some token October Afternoon "Travel Girl", Simple Stories "I Am", and "Memorandum" and "Cedar Lane" both from Pink Paislee.

When it came to alphabets, I had the sticker sheet from "Little Man", so that was an obvious choice, and I've added a set of black Thickers.  The box of wooden icons (from Kmart of all places!) has a similarly whimsical feel, and using some of them might help me work out how to store the rest!

Wanting to keep the embellishments simple, I've added some washi and bakers twine . . . 

and I plan to leave my boxes of buttons, brads and eyelets out on the desk, in the hope that I use some of those too!


  1. Super cute kit :) Very bright and good idea to let the buttons and such on the desk :) I've done the same in hopes to use mine more often too

  2. I like your vibrant take on the inspiration kit. Enjoy!!

  3. I can see touches of the inspiration kit in the clouds, colours and patterns, but you made it your own. Great job x

  4. It's great! I'm late commenting but happy to have make the point to come back and see your kit! I love that I can see the inspiration kit in your choices but you've made it all your own. It's perfect!