Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Forgeries on the Fourth With Counterfeit Kit Challenges

Hello, everyone! Today is the 4th day of the month and that means it is "Forgeries on the Fourth" at Counterfeit Kit Challenges.

Here's a reminder of the inspiration kit that I chose for March:

Citrus Twist February 2020 Scrapbook Add-On Kit

Citrus Twist February 2020 Life Crafted Kit - Possibilities
Both of these kits are full of items that are pretty easy to counterfeit - tabs, circle chipboard and flair, bows, arrows, word phrases, etc. I pulled out some stamps, punches, metal dies, and my trusty old computer and came up with these in no time at all:

I tried to pick ink colors that matched the colors I had in my kit. I then went to work stamping out labels, hearts, hearts in circles,  hexagons, arrows, and word phrases:

I had these guys stamped and mostly punched/fussy cut out in no time at all. In fact, I had them all done before the end of the movie we were watching. 

I always love to have some word phrases - like the ones that can be found on the stamp set in the Life Crafted kit. These are so easy to recreate on your computer - and you don't have to worry about messing up your project because your stamping didn't come out right!

I used the stamp sets that were released by Citrus Twist in February as my jumping-off point. There were several that I really liked and that would be easy to use. From there I thought up a few of my own - enough to fill an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. I typed them all up on my computer using a typewriter font and printed them out. Easy peasy and it took no time at all. 

After I printed out my phrases, I drew a box around a few of them to look like some of those on the stamp sets. I used a ruler on a few and even freehanded a couple for a...wonky, not-so-perfect look.

I love to add tabs to my projects - like the stamped ones above - but if you don't have a stamp, you can always use a hexagon die or punch to make your own version of them. 

I pulled out a few scraps that coordinate with my kit and a couple of hexagon metal dies.

Once they were cut out, I took them to my trimmer and cut the tips off to make the tab:

You get two tabs for each hexagon that you have - and a super-easy way to make a tab embellishment for your projects.

I've added all of these little goodies to my kit and they are all ready to be put to use. Whatever I have leftover at the end of the month can always be put in with the rest of my embellishments. 

I hope this gives you some ideas on making your own embellishments. I love that I can customize these any way I need for my projects. 

Head on over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see the forgeries from the rest of the design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!


  1. Fantastic, love those tabs, so very clever using a hexagon die.

  2. What great ideas! LOVE those tabs from the hex punch! I use my computer a lot too for needed words and phrases. Glad someone else makes things a little 'wonky' sometimes, LOL. I "HAVE TO" like the imperfect look as some of my roller stamps are *actually* that way. It drove me nuts til I just decided to embrace it, LOL! I have a few CTMH stamp sets that have the sweet little words that fit inside a 1" circle and can be punched. SO fun! Have had a great time using them on LOs. Great way to get me finally doing some stamping on the pages! Awesome job, Lori! I view your blog faithfully and always enjoy it so much, glad to have been able to comment this week. :)

    1. Thank you so much for your kind word, Ali! I hope that you are doing well.

  3. Those tabs are a cool idea. Great set of forgeries.