Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Krafty Travel Kit and Mini Album − Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

Welcome to my part of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Members' Blog Hop!

If you're already following the Blog Hop, you have probably come here from Tina's blog. If you want to start from the beginning or got lost along the way, head back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to find the full hop order!

A couple of months ago in June, I had the honour to be a Guest Designer at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. It was so much fun to put together my own kit, and even more fun was to have my kit then handy to create projects for the whole month. The inspiration kit was the May 2016 Kit from Hip Kit Club, bright and cheerful, and I called my kit Hip State of Mind.

Here you can see all the projects I made with the June kit, and here is the direct link to the one time I had joined their challenge with my own kit before that.

This time, the monthly inspiration kit was chosen by Lisa Hausmann, who as a European member of the CKC Design Team wanted to pick a kit from a European club. Lisa's choice was the March 2016 kit from Papierwerkstatt. You can also take a look on the kit on Lisa's Pinterest board here!

Let's take a look at the Papierwerkstatt kit first!

I was particularly inspired by the kraft and neutral tones of the kit, and also the mini book idea, which you'll see in my project further down! For contrast, there is also one black paper with a flower pattern.

And here's my Counterfeit... named the Krafty Travel Kit!

With a close-up...

Here are the papers and cardstock I chose!

I was not completely happy at first to replace the black paper with these two Basic Grey flower ones with brown and purple backgrounds, but they had to do, since I simply didn't have any with black backgrounds and wanted to have some dark ones with flowers anyway. We'll see if they work for this kit or not.

From left to right: Glitz − Sunshine in my Soul 6x6 pad
Pre-gessoed and stenciled kraft cardstock
Textured light yellow paper
Prima − Just Us/Long Embrace
Basic Grey − Jovial/Nordic
4 heures 37 − 1658 Eiffel Avenue
Bazzill Basics − straw cardstock
Non-scrapbook item: a piece of wallpaper from our Red Cross thrift store
Almond and kraft cardstock also probably from Bazzill Basics
4 heures 37 − Chemin des 3 flocons
Bazzill Basics − kraft with gold foiled stars
Basic Grey − Mellow/Cultured
Basic Grey − Eva/Noble

And then the embellishments, Project Life supplies and alphabet:

Tiger aka Flying Tiger Copenhagen − cork and gold/white striped paper straws
Kaiser Scrapbook − Golden Rhinestones
8x8 Papers on top left and chipboard are of unknown brand.
PL journaling cards are from 4 heures 37, Sodalicious, and... can't remember the third one.
Chipboard alpha, unknown, cork alpha from American Crafts/Dear Lizzy, and the travel themed alpha from Papermania/All Aborad.

Some more close-ups:

I knew I wanted to join the Challenge 2 of the month in particular, where the theme is Outside the Stash: Incorporate some non-scrapbook stash into your project. I had so many possible items that they deserved to be an add-on kit of their own!

And then to my challenge project!

A Mini Album from Outside the Stash − made from toilet paper rolls!

This was a quick and simple project with memories and ideas from a craftivism workshop that I participated in last weekend. The good thing with a paper roll album is that the rolls automatically form pockets where it's easy to add hidden journaling, so I can do that later!

Thank you so much for browsing through this super long post! To continue the blog hop, you should hop over to Jemma, the last person in the hop today! For the full hop list, check the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog here.

Thanks for looking! I'd love to see you comment to let me know you were here and happy hopping!


  1. What a brilliant memory album - you've done a great job with your last minute travel kit!

  2. Wow! I love the kit and your mini is adorable. I always tell people that I don't "do" minis but then I see cuties like this one and I'm tempted all over again. It's a super idea to use toilet rolls too - the automatic pocket for journalling is such a great result. I would buy your soft toned kit if I could - especially with the travel theme! Thanks for joining in this month Salla, I was thrilled to see you again :-)

  3. Love your kit! So pretty and true to the inspiration kit.

  4. Beautiful kit--very neutral but so many interesting textures. I love your mini-album!

  5. Yay!!! You've come back to play :D
    You absolutely nailed the kit inspiration. I am coveting those round chipboard/wood veneer? embellishments. I agree that you needed the dark papers for contrast in your kit, & you can never go wrong with BG.
    The mini is genius! Brilliant upcycle - I always hate throwing them away. Makes it nice & sturdy for all the handling a mini can get. Loved the peek into your world in the pics.

  6. oh beautiful kit and love love love the mini album! that's just amazing!

  7. Beautiful kit and I especially like that "outside the stash" collection of items - lots to love there! Your mini-album is so creative - it makes me want to reach right out and turn the pages. It's perfectly embellished too. Thanks for joining in with us this month; hope you're back again in September.

  8. Love that wonderful kit. IT would have been fun to use on your clever mini album.

  9. Gorgeous kit of stuff and your mini album is wonderful - each page a treasure.

  10. Loving every bit of your add-on kit. And paper rolls? Who woulda thunk it? While they are not archival friendly, they sure are fun.

  11. A fabulous kit and that mini album is so clever - fabulous all round