September Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Hello Scrappy Friends!

I am super excited to finally be able to announce that I have partnered up with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for the month of September! I have the honor of being a guest designer but I also got to design a Secret Not Secret Kit Club exclusively curated kit just for their challenge this month! To find out more about that kit, the challenges, and all of the information, click here.

Let me start off by sharing the kit that I designed for their challenge this month. This is the kit that everyone will use as inspiration to create their own kits to work from throughout the month. They asked for a kit that wasn’t too bright in colors and would work for both masculine and feminine layouts. I wanted to give it a little bit of a travel vibe since we are moving out of the summer months and into fall as well as choosing a bit more masculine color palette.

In this kit, I decided to include lots of elements from Vicki Boutin as well as from Cocoa Vanilla’s Boys Rule.

In this kit, I decided to include lots of elements from Vicki Boutin as well as from Cocoa Vanilla’s Boys Rule.

The next task was to design a kit of my own to use throughout the month that was inspired by this one. I loved the more masculine color palette as well as the use of kraft and elements of black and white. I kept to basically the same formula of patterned paper, stickers, and die cut ephemera when I designed by own stash kit.


I decided in my own kit to go with a slightly more camping related theme and included several elements from Simple Stories Happy Trails collection. I happened to have the same kraft and white tags as well as the same stencil in my personal stash so I included those in this kit as well. The one major difference was that I included more stamp sets as well as less embellishments. I wanted to try my hand at creating some of my own embellishments to coordinate with this kit so instead of including lots of embellishments, I decided to include things like blank tags, cork speciality paper, and lots of fun stamp sets. I can’t wait to share more about what i have in store for this kit throughout the month1 I even threw in a 6x8 Vicki Boutin paper pad that was partially used in case I wanted to add some extra pops of color like in the original kit. I also made sure to keep some ledger and text papers in both kits as these are two of my favorite types of patterned paper to create with and I find them super versatile.

I hope that you enjoyed seeing the original Secret Not Secret Kit Club hand-curated kit that I designed as well as my own personal stash kit that i will be creating with throughout the month. i would love if you would play along too! Make sure to join us over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge all month long as we play with these fun kits!