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Counterfeit Kit 2 May Pages and JUNE Kit!

I wasn’t going to make a June counterfeit kit. I really wasn’t. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about see the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog). I still had lots left in my May kit. But then I saw Clair’s kit, and spotted the cloud paper she’d added, and I remembered a piece of cloud paper I had that I could add to the kit. So I thought, oh, I’ll just make a smaller kit this month. But of course, once I started pulling bits together I just couldn’t stop! So it’s at least as big as last month. And even though my kit looks nothing like Clair’s, I’m still going to blame it on her that I caved in and made one!

I will show you my June kit. But before I do, to make me feel better about it, I made two last pages with my May Counterfeit Kit to use up some more bits before I integrated the rest back into my stash. So here’s those two layouts:

Layout 1:

Background Paper = Reminisce ‘Princess Stripe’, Alphas = Doodlebug Design ‘Alphablocks’,
foam white ‘fun’ from Sifcon Int, Card behind title = DCWV ‘Glitter Cardstock Matstack,
Frame Unknown, Card behind photo = Papermania Scalloped Cardstock,
‘Baby it’s hot’ = Bella Blvd SHS ‘Borders n Blocks’, ‘Happiness’ sticker = Papermania,
Tag = homemade, Assorted brads and a button.

This was quite a basic layout for me – hardly any layering – but that background paper was so bright I couldn’t add too much to the page. Plus I didn’t want to detract too much from that gorgeous smile:

Layout 2:

Background Paper = Papermania Yellow Cardstock, Green Card behind title & Blue Card behind houses also Papermania, Patterned Paper = Junkitz ‘Salsa Hoops’, Houses strip = Bella Blvd SHS ‘Borders n Blocks’,
Brown Luggage Tag = WHSmith, Train stamp = Royal & Langnickel ‘journey’,
Journal Pen = Sakura Gelly Roll ‘moonlight – blue’,
Alphas = Papermania ‘Felt Alphabet’, Royal & Langnickel ‘Baby Blocks Alphabet’,
Papermania ‘Dome Stickers Alphabet’, Assorted Embellishments.

 I wrote ‘chugga-chugga’ all around the yellow cardstock border because that’s what my daughter says for ‘train noises’!

So those pages used up a lot of my May kit. I’ve put the leftovers back in with my stash, except for a couple of bits which I was able to add to this month’s kit. (This month we’re counterfeiting ‘Burlap & Buttercups’ current kit.) Here’s my take on it:

The Papers:

I’ll list the paper manufacturers etc. when I use them like I have done on the layouts above, if you’re desperate to know what any of them are then just ask and I’ll let you know!

I home-made these embellisments (except for the birdies, which are cut from a patterned paper scrap):

I followed this tutorial for the bakers twine, I used an off-white colour yarn, with green thread on the reel and blue thread in the bobbin. I was quite pleased with how easy it was, I’ll be making more of this I think!

So there we go, I’m all ready to join in for another month. I just have to find time to scrapbook now! x

29 thoughts on “Counterfeit Kit 2 May Pages and JUNE Kit!”

  1. So glad you decided to make a June kit – you did an awesome job! I love your hand made embellies. Those last two May layouts are beautiful – cute subject matter.


  2. Lovely and vibrant LO’s done with your May kit! Loving your June kit! It is hard to stop pulling from the stash once you start. Your homemade embellishments are terrific and your twine is amazing!! Have fun creating with this one!! 🙂


  3. Now, I wasn’t going to do a kit this month, but I know I have a piece of cloud paper too. Mmm..Your kit is bright and happy and lovely – and I hope you find some time to get stuck into it before the new arrival arrives!


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