Let’s remember when: The year was 2011, the month was January, and back then the perfect partnership, Bethany and Meridy, created the Counterfeit Kit Challenge and the blog that we all have grown to love.
|Step 1:||Jenni Bowlin’s 2010 December club kit is the one they chose as the first inspiration kit.|
I remember having most of those patterned papers at one time or another. Here is what I was able to find still in my stash.
|Step 2:||Thinking back and looking back through my blog posts, I discovered I had joined in on the fun that very first month. Here was my first counterfeit kit.|
All these still look very familiar to me; do I have any left? Oh my, it looks like I did not kill that first kit.
|Step 3:||Now it is time to see what other papers I have from those same makers – Jenni Bowlin, Graphic 45, Pink Paislee, Basic Grey, Studio Calico and Sassafras.|
|Step 4:||Peeking back into the present, the Counterfeit gals added the April 2015 Magpie Kit from Jenni Bowlin to give us some additional options, albeit with a nostalgic feel.|
So thinking about the littler items, let me add some bingo cards, milk caps, doilies, red/black circular die-cuts, and apothecary labels. I snuck a few more sheets of paper in there too. Oh yes, and tags, lots of tags (insider CKC info tells me to include tags, lots of tags!)
Do I need bank type documents, buttons, ribbon, doilies, and a silver label frame, perhaps?
|Step 5:||Is there anything in the inspiration kit that is iconic enough that I need to counterfeit it – maybe that set of white numbers on black circle tags?|
And while there was nothing to say I couldn’t add a few new and trendy doo-dads, I opted to pull out other old standbys that tend to be forgotten these days – chipboard, flowers, buttons and journal cards/spots in sizes less than 3 x 4 all from my bits box.
|Step 8:||Here is my complete kit – Stepping Back in Time.|
I may actually have every alphabet I could want in this kit with 7 options.
|Stash:||Cardstock - red, green, yellow, kraft and natural|
Basic Grey – June Bug Tea Party, Basics Table, laser-cut doily sheet
Graphic 45 – Domestic Goddess, Lady of the House and Quilting Bee papers
Studio Calico – Elementary Penmanship paper, white doilies, notion pinwheels
Jenni Bowlin – Red Circle Damask die-cut, Family Tree Die-cut, Bank Statement, Green crosshatch, Schoolhouse, Yellow text, Fancy Checks, alterable chipboard numbers, assorted journal cards
Sassafras Lass – Mix and Mend Free Composition and mixed flag banners, Life is Beautiful Piccadilly, Glitter alphabets in apple, chartreuse and nerdy
Pink Paislee – Sweetness Picture Perfect and Pretty Lace papers, matching canvas border, Bayberry Cottage Front Porch paper and ribbon pleats
Stampin Up – green cord buttons/brads, silver label frame, natural fabric rosettes, crochet doily, antique design ivory buttons
Maya Road – ornate tags chipboard, burlap ribbon, stickpins
7 Gypsies – Gem brads, Lille tags, apothecary labels
Prima – gem flower centers, stickpin, red layered flowers
Jillibean Soup – newsprint chipboard alphabeans
Chic tags – red scallop journal spots
Making Memories – yellow metal flowers
Colorbok – small transparency
And a sprinkling of unidentified bits and bobs.
|Strolling with friends:|
Have you enjoyed seeing these old and new kits as much as I have?
Did you know that I applied for the very first design team as soon as it was announced, and joined the team in March 2011. The rest, as they say, is history. What fun it has been fun stepping back in time!
Now let’s see if I can kill this kit better than that very first one. Surely I’ve learned a scrappy thing or two since then and can make everything old look new again.