Hello everyone! I finally got my July Counterfeit Kit put together and ready to share! This month's inspiration is this Summer Fun kit from Scrapbook & Cards Today.
Now, I've found it a lot easier to get my inspiration by looking at each piece of the kit individually. So I made a pinterest board with all the pieces I could find here. The first thing that jumped out at me was the yellow heart paper by Dear Lizzy, and I knew I had a similar one from Echo Park that I have been trying to put into my kits... it would have made it into last month's kit, except that kit took on a definite cream undertone, and the stark white of the hearts in this paper just wouldn't have looked quite right. So I started with that paper, and then looked through the rest of my Echo Park paper to see what would fit the theme/colors of the kit. I got a grid paper from the Happy Days line inspired by the B side of the Pebbles Love You More paper. A couple papers from A Walk In The Park to pull in the green and orange. Then I found papers from A Perfect Summer that pulled in the mix of colors I wanted, plus that multi-colored chevron type stripe similar to the one in the kit! I pulled in a couple more papers from Happy Days and Scoot, then a few more summery papers from Pebbles and Bo Bunny. And here is my paper I'm starting out with. I didn't include cardstock, because I usually use patterned paper for my background, but I may use some white or kraft cardstock when I get down to scraps.
Then I found some embellishments... chipboard stickers from Bo Bunny, label stickers from Jillibean Soup, stickers and cut apart cards from Echo Park.
Then I pulled my stamps with cameras and tickets that I'll use on kraft cardstock to make my own embellishments like in the kit. I also pulled a few label stamps, and stamps with hearts and stars like in the kit.
Then I went through and added a few letter stickers, some Elle summer-themed tags, some Jillibean Soup circle tags, raw chipboard shapes, buttons, word stickers by LYB, word rub-ons, and I even found a chevron and stripe stamp that I can use to continue that pattern on my layouts.
So there's all my kit, which I have decided to name "Boys of Summer". I can't wait to start using this kit for summery layouts!