DIY KIT- Counterfeit Kit Challenge: Great Master Forger Search

Hello everyone! Today in my blog post I thought I share something a little bit different. One of my favourite challenge blog – Counterfeit Kit Challenge (CKC) is in search of a Master Forger. I decided to try it out. They had the fun-nest ( uh don’t think that’s a real word), a really fun way to challenge you to create a kit based on your answer to some multiple choice travel questions. Click here to check out.

Here are the questions and my answers were in bold:

1.  If you could pick any vacation, what would it be?
     a.  exploring a foreign country
     b.  time spent relaxing on the beach
     c.  camping trip
     d.  shopping spree
2.  If you could travel however you wish, what would you use?
     a.  car
     b.  plane
     c.  boat
     d.  horse
3.  If you could travel with anyone, who would you pick?
     a.  would rather travel alone
     b.  family member
     c.  one close friend
     d.  a group of friends
4.  When packing for a trip, you believe:
     a.  more is better…my luggage will be overweight
     b.  I try to be careful and make sure my luggage fits the guidelines
     c.  I like to just take a carry on
     d.  Shopping when I get there is WAY more fun!
5.  How would you plan for your trip?
     a.  Let things happen as they happen.  As long as I know where I am ending up…
     b.  I need every second planned for the best trip ever.
     c.  I don’t even like to pick my destination.  Road trip anyone?
     d.  I plan some things, but like to be flexible.
6.  If you could pick any type of food to eat, you would pick:
     a.  Mexican food
     b.  Chinese food
     c.  Thai food
     d.  Italian food
7.  What is the perfect length of time for your perfect get away?
     a.  An overnight trip is best…I like to be home.
     b.  A weekend away would be refreshing.
     c.  There is no point in taking less than a week for my trip.
     d.  A month would be an idea time for me to get my vacation on.

So based on my answers to the questions, they sent me an email about what to include in the kit.

1.  Paper Choice

Image result for basic grey second city
2.  Tools
d. stencils
3.  Embellishments
c. ribbon
4.  Materials
d. wood
5.  Tiny bits
d. brads
6.  More Embellishments
c. stamped embellishments
7.  fun extras
c. sewing element
This is what my kit looks like.
master forger kit
When I see a kit/collection the CKC chose to counterfeit, I choose my papers based on the color scheme or the patterns. The Basic Grey Second City collection had polka dots, striped, lines, grid patterns. First, I saw the multi-colored polka dot from Basic Grey and I chose one multicolored polka dot paper from my stash and build my kit from there. Here are my paper choices:- lots of striped, polka dot and grid patterns. Most of the papers are from Heidi Swapp No Limits, My Mind’s Eye Lost&Found, My Mind’s Eye Bohemian, Christmas collection
paper choices for counterfeit kit challengeThen I added the items for embellishments  – word/alphabet stencil template, ribbons, washi tape, stamps, wood veneers. brads, paper clips and felt flowers that would coordinate with the papers.
stencils, ribbons accessories to homemade kit
There were pretty metal flair embellishments in the Basic City Second City collection.
I wanted to forge my own so I created faux metal flairs from epoxy stickers. I have been making my own DIY flairs. There are a lot of youtube tutorials as well if you are interested. It is so easy and fun. You can customize to whatever you like and use up all the scraps. The epoxy stickers are inexpensive and can be purchased from ebay. You will need a 1″ circle punch or die because the epoxy circles are 1″. To show an example of how I made mine, I took some stamps, punches and scraps of paper.
DIY flair
DIY flair
You can use any stamps, or tiny word stickers, any stickers other tiny punched-outs or diecuts to customize your own flair. Because you can customize your own flair, you can make it to match your layouts as embellishments.
Here is a layout I made with this kit. I wanted to include a challenge for myself – Using stamps on layouts. That’s why I included lots of stamps in my kit. Stamps can be used directly onto the layout or stamped and cut out and use it as embellishments.
#luvnature scrapbook layout
I also added some machine stitching and a black glitter ribbon for a fun texture element. I stitched the words title using We r memory keepers script stencil template. I colored my wood veneer with Distress inks and added a pop of red diecuts embellishments.
I will continue to use this kit and might use alongside with my two August kits. It was a fun kit to put together. I hope you will try making your own scrapbooking kit  as well as making your own embellishments from your stash! Try to include stamps in your layouts as well. Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

12 thoughts on “DIY KIT- Counterfeit Kit Challenge: Great Master Forger Search

  1. Great take on the kit – you really picked out the colours and patterns well and gave yours a really similar feel. The flairs are a lot of fun and proof that “forgeries” don’t need to be complicated!
    I really like the stiching on the layout 🙂 Good Luck!


  2. What a fabulous kit! I love how different it is from mine (we had the same one!) but how easy it is to see the connections between your kit and the original. The flairs are inspired – I must have a hunt for some epoxy stickers!

    Good luck! x


  3. Lovely kit 🙂 I guess there are quite a few of us that want to explore a foreign country. So fun to see your take on the basicgrey kit. I’ll have to check out the youtube tutorials on the homemade flairs looks like lots of fun 🙂 The layout turned out really cool 🙂 Good luck with the DT Call


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