Monday, October 8, 2012

September Counterfeit Kit wrap-up.

The story so far . . . 

Way back in August, I put together a Counterfeit Kit which included LOTS of  off-cuts.  When September rocked around, I knew I had a pretty busy month ahead, and also that I didn't feel like my August kit was "finished".  I therefore decided to do a smaller "add-on" kit, and see how I went.  I actually had ridiculously high hopes of that stack of off-cuts whittling away to nothing, but life kind of got in the road of that particular plan, as it has a habit of doing . . .

Here's one page I did finish but hadn't posted yet:
 

 Here's what I guess you would call a "page kit" I've kept out for a skateboard-themed page for Rohan.  I'm still undecided about that misted shape - whether to keep it, ditch it, or alter it somehow (ahh, the randomness of home-made mists, especially if you forget to test it first!)


Finally, Maddy and I had a bit of fun making some mini-notebooks.  I'd first gotten the idea from Elsie at A Beautiful Mess, here, although there are plenty of other versions out there. 

For the pages, I used some old half-used exercise books that came home from school last year.  I like to keep a few around for notes to school etc, but thought this would be a fun way to re-purpose them. All the larger pieces of cardstock and thicker papers were fair game to be used as covers.  All the die-cuts I used were either left-overs from previous projects, or cut from the scraps in my kit.


  Like Elsie, I used embroidery cotton to hold my books together.  I added washi tape as seam binding to some books and left the others plain.


I loved both sides of this paper, so I used both positive and negative of this shape!



Yes, a few butterflies did flutter on down!




Maddy took the "mini" in the mini-notebook idea very seriously.  I couldn't find hers to take a photo, so check back in a couple of days and I'll hopefully have updated with a picture of her gorgeously tiny creations.

6 comments:

  1. What a great group of projects! Part of the fun of doing counterfeit kits is having leftovers to use and combine later. I actually just de-kitted all my prior months, just to get cleaned up, but I'll end up with a stash of kits again in no time. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  2. Those are great! Love the mini notebooks! What a great way to use those scraps!

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  3. For both August and September kits, I used up the last bits making 3x4, Project Life style, journal cards. I will most defiantly do it again.

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  4. Oh I love all the minis!! Awesome job using up kits!

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  5. Love your page, all those papers tucked around the photo really add to it. And the notebooks looks like such fun. You are crafty busy at your house these days!

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