Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for the new week. Hubby's been on vacation for the last two weeks and now it is time to get back into the old routine.
It's time for the mini-kit reveal at Counterfeit Kit Challenge today. Master Forger Clair has picked the Garden Party kit from Sahin Designs as our inspiration kit.
How fun to have a kit that is full of black and white goodies! I could have easily made a huge kit with all of the black and white papers and grey papers that I have in my stash. I tried to keep my kit to a minimum and compared to most of mine, it is! Here's a look at my mini kit:
I pulled 6 patterned papers, 3 cut apart sheets, black and white die cuts, grey die cuts, a black alpha, a white alpha, some black and white Project Life cards, and some washi tape for a bit of color. Here's a closer look at my papers:
I have a solid black paper from Fancy Pants' Office Suite, two papers from Jen Hadfield's Along the Way collection, a super old (2002) black with white triangles from Cock-A-Doodle Designs, a grey paper from Echo Park, and a white and black paper from Felicity Jane.
Here are the cut apart sheets from Jen Hadfield's Along the Way collection. I thought they would be perfect to use to make some quick cards this month:
I know I will need a little bit of color, so I pulled a blue, red, and pink paper from the same Jen Hadfield collection. I also had 3 more black and white papers and a grey paper that didn't make the first cut, so I added them to my add-on! And I just realized that the black and white diagonal striped paper that I used on my cards below is actually from this add-on kit!
Here is a closer look at my Project Life cards, die cuts, and washi tape:
I am really limited on my time this month but I do hope that I can get a few of the Project Life cards used.
Here are the alphas, a grey scrap that I have a plan for, a set of metal alphabet dies, and a few stamp sets that I pulled in case I need a few extra embellishments:
Here are the first two cards that I have made using my mini kit:
Using those cut apart sheets really made these cards come together quickly.
Here's a better look at each card:
I based this card on this sketch Sketch N Scrap (June 5th sketch):
I wanted to add something other than a plain white string to my tag but I couldn't find my black and white twine so I grabbed some black embroidery floss to use.
I added a few black gems that I hadn't included in my kit to both of my cards. These gems are on my desk all the time and were perfect to add a finishing touch to my cards.
I have big plans for my mini kit - a few more cards, a traveler's notebook spread, a traditional 12x12 layout, and a Project Life spread - I just need to find the time to put my kit to use. The great thing is that my mini kit is all ready to go when I do find the time to work on my projects!
Head on over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see Clair's fun mini and what she did with it. If you're like me and don't have a lot of time this month why don't you put a mini kit together so it is all ready to go when you are!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I will be back a little later to share another project with you.