If you didn’t start at the beginning at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, you can go back there or find the list at the bottom of this post.
|Peek:||This month’s inspiration kit is the inaugural Messy Box kit from A Beautiful Mess. It is beautifully colorful, graphic and focuses on love and life.|
My plan was to make sure that I captured the few iconic items in this kit as closely as possible. For example:
the piece of paper divided into orange, yellow, and hot pink
a small multi-color print,
multiple black and white graphic patterns, especially the X’s & O’s
the gold alphabet,
numbers, polka dots and hearts,
some see-through items,
and some quote cards.
Obviously this kit is tailor made for pocket scrapbooking, but I included some black and white cardstock for full-size pages.
|Presenting:||Box of Just the Best Bits|
|Papers:||As I blogged about here, I had just organized my Project Life cards received in various kits. That was very serendipitous; I was very familiar with what I had. I first found the black and white cards I wanted to use, making sure I had a mix of fonts. Then I discovered the iconic card split into triangles that you see there and used that to limit my color choices. There are cards from Studio Calico kits, Scraptastic kits (blog prize), an Elle’s Studio grab bag and a few free online printables. I stamped my own X’s and O’s using Stampin Up’s Big Deal Alphabet and numbers. I had one gold alphabet which was a reasonable size, but I also included a small off-white chipboard alphabet and gold ink to change its color.|
|Pretties:||Did you notice the messy box had very few embellishments, just hearts and circles? I limited mine to hearts and stars/asterisks, plus some circular elements in various forms, flair, journal dots, chipboard, epoxy dots and brads. I included something in every color represented on the cards, plus rub-on borders and old Making Memories epoxy tags to ramp up the black/white factor. I’m looking forward to working with this kit – and its very graphic look.|
|Parade:||Speaking of looks – go take a peek at all these kits, why don’t you?|
Sharon - aka Scrapping Granny
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