Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Answer to the Tootsie Pop Question

So today the Counterfeit Kit Club's post was about your final tally using the self-generated kit for January. The whole process this month contained an eye-opening revelation for me which was, " I love creating within perimeters".
I think it challenged me in a way to be more creative & to use product I have in a fresh way. Brilliant I say!!!! So when I got down to just having a few things left in my kit, I got creative and thought what can I do with just a few scraps. I took all the patterned paper and randomly cut them into strips and adhered them down to a piece of card stock. I cut off the sides and this is what I was left with:

Now onto what to do with this. I first thought of a card front, so I cut that out and adhered it to a card. The flower I made out of dictionary paper (using the tutorial) and sprayed it with some Studio Calico mist. Loved it much better than leaving it the original dictionary paper color. Used more of my alpha stickers and voila!

I still had more of the paper left, so I used some chipboard birds as a template and cut out two of those. I decided to leave this for some future project maybe using the ric-rac too. We'll see.

I also punched a bunch of circles and used them in this layout. I still have journaling to put on it, but it's layout No. 5 using my kit.

So there it is....success using my stash and spending no money for the month of January!! I'm so excited for February to come to see what is in store to lift! Thanks to the gals at Counterfeit Kit Club for really doing a BEYOND AWESOME job of
creating this concept and teaching us how to use our own supplies in a great way.


Steve Finnell said...
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Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

You ROCKED this kit! I also found that I liked creating within perimeters, it was challenging to use the few supplies in the kit, to be more creative. I am seriously going to copy your "paper strip" idea...I am in love with the cute birds you made. You rock!!!

PS-the red dictionary page is a great idea!

S said...

Love all those circles on your layout. Nicely done.

Kirsty.a said...

Clever - I love the strips of paper idea

Jimjams said...

I am SO impressed - you have made loads with January's kit and I love the way you've used up the scraps too.

Sherri Thompson said...

Great ideas-I can't believe I missed them the first time around! So glad to get the chance to visit again!