(This post is part of my Onwards and Upwards Blog Event)
This post is a relatively quick one, so if you are still hopping along the blog hop, then there’s not too much to distract you!
As I’m part of the current Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Design Team, I thought it would be quite appropriate to create an Onwards and Upwards Counterfeit kit! Hopefully it will give you ideas for how you can dig through you stash and get crafting right now, along with me!
I based my kit on the Grand Giveaway Prize, can you see and similarities even though this is all older stash/handmade embellies?:
The white sheet on the right with the stamped images on is an index of the stamps I have, that I thought went well with the kit.
I’m not going to list everything in this kit, instead I’m going to suggest things which you could grab from your stash to create a similar kit. You don’t have to make a big kit – it could just be a page kit or a kit for a couple of cards. Here’s some ideas:
– clouds – hot air balloons – stars – aeroplanes – birds – uplifting words/phrases – paper that makes you feel happy – travel themed papers/embellishments – sparkles – feathers – sequins – butterflies – blue – pink – beige/cream –
Here’s how to make a journaling card like the one I created, which reads ‘a thousand places in any direction’:
1. Cut a piece of Simple Stories Sn@p paper or lined paper down to 3×4″. 2. Stamp swirls, birds, and a hot air balloon, and colour the hot air balloon with promarkers. 3. Glue on words cut from an old book. 4. Paint the edges of the journaling card with black watercolour paint. Done!
The glitter tape is also handmade – the one with pink glitter on is some normal double-sided tape, and the one with blue glitter on is foam double-sided tape. The glitter stuck better on the foam tape, but I’m not sure whether that was because the foam was stickier, or whether the pink glitter was too tinsel-like to stick well!
If you create an Onwards and Upwards Counterfeit Kit remember you can link it in the ‘Challenge to be Inspired’!
Create a counterfeit kit along an Onwards and Upwards theme
Layer some stamped images and cut-out-words on a project
Make your own glitter tape
You’ll be seeing my counterfeit kit items on some projects this weekend!
Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!
I hope you’re enjoying everything so far… see you again in an hour! x