Learning to Counterfeit

Learning to Counterfeit

Have any of you ever bought a kit from a kit club? There are hundreds of different kit clubs out there. (At least!) They all have different themes, and different ways of finding and assembling scrapbooking supplies, so there’s usually a kit club out there to suit everyone’s tastes and desires. (My personal favorite is Gossamer Blue. I love their style!)

(If you don’t know what a kit is, it’s a preselected group of scrapbooking supplies that you use to create pages. A kit club is a monthly subscription where someone selects the supplies for you.)

But what’s a girl to do when she’s trying to stick to a scrappy budget of almost zero dollars? How about making your own kit?

Does that sound intimidating? It doesn’t have to be. Choosing products from your stash to create your own kit can be fun and easy, especially if you use a kit from a kit club as inspiration. That’s the big idea behind the Counterfeit Kit Club.


Each month the wonderful ladies at Counterfeit Kit Club choose a kit club kit to use as inspiration and create their own kits based on the kit club samples.

There’s no purchasing of supplies or kits. They build personal kits out of their own stash.

This month, they chose a kit from A Beautiful Mess.

It’s an interesting assortment of papers in different sizes, with a decidedly graphic designer bent. Lots of handwritten fonts and black and white patterns, with a few dashes of color and gold foil thrown in.

The folks over at Counterfeit Kit Club have a blog hop each month where they share their kit and talk about how the inspiration kit led to their kit. It’s a great way to start thinking about how to create a kit of your own.

You should check them out.

Me, I’ll be over here, pawing through my stash, pulling together a kit or two. I need to use up my stuff, and this will be a great way to do that!



What do you think?