Thursday, 1 August 2013

Small Is Beautiful

Aug 2013 Kit-to-copy photo ScrapbookingFromTheInsideOutConfidenceAugustKitToCopy.jpg
Welcome to another month of kit counterfeiting with the Counterfeit kit Challenge Blog.  This month we are welcoming Heidi as our guest designer to start off the counterfeiting and if you hopped here via Dawn you will already know that the funky kit-to-copy this month is Scrapbooking From The Inside Out's Confidence kit. 

As ever, I didn't have any of those supplies (partly because I have yet to buy ANY scrapbooking stash at all this year, despite having a store gift card to use - counterfeiting really does save the pennies!) ... and so I needed to get creative.

What I did have was a half-sheet of typewriter keys (letters rather than numbers as in the original kit) ... and decided to challenge myself  by restricting my kit to a selection of 6x6 papers (and matching diminutive scraps).

Jimjams - August Counterfeit Kit

2 6" squares of Just My Type EP For The Record 2
Various scraps including:
   K& Co's Folded Wood Tape Measure
   MME Ooh La La collection Happy Days (green floral reverse)
   Basic Grey Archaic Fosssil
   MME Branches (teal and white dots reverse) from On The Bright Side
   MME Happy Days Super Star (red stars reverse)
2 sheets each of seven designs from Pink Paislee's Prairie Hill 6x6 pad
Elle's Studio Layered Numbers
Pink Paislee Prairie Hill Element Stickers
Crate Paper Storyteller Typewriter alphas
For The Record 2 Alpha & Element Stickers
Basic Grey Archaic decorative brads
Crochet Flower
Tapemeasure decorative tape (manufacturer unknown)
Cardstock in Brown, Cream, Blue, light Kraft and Terracotta

Jimjams - Counterfeit Polaroids

I made my own faux Polaroids by layering 2" squares of patterned paper onto 2½"x2¾" rectangles of light kraft cardstock. I'll add some more stickers, punched shapes, stamped words or whatever when I use them- another joy of counterfeiting is that I get to choose exactly what I want!

This month I wanted to create some chevron paper from my diagonally striped sheets.  One of the two (identical) 6x6 sheets was rotated 90° so that the stripes formed a V when placed side by side.  I trimmed three ½" strips from the adjoining edges and then stuck them alternately onto a scrap of paper.  I may also use this technique with variable width strips because it creates a funky chevron pattern that I've had fun with before.

Jimjams - Counterfeit Chevrons

Well, that's your lot from me today, so please hop over to Julene to see what she's put together from the inside out!


Lesley G said...

Love your small and beautiful kit - great polaroids too :)

Missus Wookie said...

I like your faux polaroids! Such fun colours too :)

Isbaha said...

Love your polaroid and chevron tips ! Have to counterfeit them ! Thanks for inspiring me.

Maggie said...

The faux polaroids are wonderful, will have to steal that from you! Ditto the chevrons.
Thanks for the inspiration, as always.

Chipper Newman said...

I like all your counterfeiting! I can't believe today is August ... where did last month go???? I might have a try at making a small kit this month but I am not sure if I will have the time.

Heidi said...

love the chevons what a good idea

Angela Coles said...

lovely little cards, and your chevron paper looks gorgeous, thank you for sharing how you made it.

blessings to you from Angela

sassyscrapper said...

Hey this baby up for the tutorial post! You've got some great counterfeits here. I have some similar typewriter key letters that I totally forgot to add to my kit...thanks for the reminder.

alexa said...

Your ingenuity is amazing! I love your litte Polaroids ...

LCSmithSAVED said...

Simply adore your counterfeits this month! The polaroids turned out so well, and I love homemade chevron :~) Last month I used 6x6 & really enjoyed it - can't wait to see what you do with this kit!

Julene Matthews said...

I love your little polaroids idea.
6x6 is a challenge but fun!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love the faux polaroids!

S said...

What a great take on this month's kit - and kudos for your shopping willpower. I pinned that polaroid idea - I can't wait to try that.

joyce rodli said...

good for you

Chidkid said...

Love, love, love, those chevron tips!

Ali Parris said...

Brilliant forges :) A whole year and nothing bought and you have a gift card????? I need some serous coaching!!! How much do you charge for therapy???? So brilliantly inventive ...good for you :) x

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

I am amazed! Good for you with your scrapping thriftiness. Your kit is fabulous. I am intrigued to see how you use up the 6 x 6 papers.

Tricia said...

Love your faux Polaroids and the wonderful chevron tutorial must try that!