Thursday, June 7, 2012

Counterfeiting Add-On Kits - NEWPORT from Studio Calico

I fell in love with Studio Calico kits.   This month's main kit is So Cal.  I have no worries on the main kit selling out because I subscribe.  HOWEVER, for any of the four monthly add-on kits...that's another story.  (sigh)  Well...I did get the add-on kit I wanted last month...and when it arrived...I...ahem...thought it was too expensive for what I got.  Then I wasn't fast enough to get the add-on kit I wanted for June.  Now, it all sounds like I have bad vibes....NO NO!  I decided from this point forward, I will counterfeit the add-on kits I liked...using stuff from my stash!

Here's my counterfeit NEWPORT add-on kit.

My Counterfeit Newport Add-On Kit.

Here's my inspiration, Newport Add-On Kit for June 2012 from Studio Calico.

Inspiration Kit from Studio Calico Newport Add-On


Chevron paper - created using SU! DSP, PTI Chevron Die and Xyron.

Yellow scallop paper - created using SU! DSP and SU! Tasteful Trims die.

Butterflies are embossed and die cut from an older SU! canvas die cut set using Beautiful Wings embosslit.  Some of the canvas die cuts I had already applied Fashion District rub ons.  This created some really interesting butterflies. 

Journaling card - created from a 3 x 5 index card, scrap cardstock and a banner from another kit + SU! heart punch.

I was really stumped on those green jewel things.  They are "crystal candy dots".  I had to google that.  They are like dew drops, only they look like many dew drops glued on a dome.  They are faceted.  The pink jewels in my kit will provide that sort of sparkle the "crystal candy dots" provided in the inspiration kit. 
My Big Shot got lots of use!  I love creating my own thing...I have just added the add-on to my main So Cal kit!  And I'm soooo pleased to see how it all coordinates.  WOW!   This was sooooo much fun. 

So...whatcha think?  Did I do good? 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a moo'valous day!


  1. Wonderfully creative idea!!!! You get what you need without spending more money and you use from your stash!!!! Very clever!

  2. I love what you created. This is my kind of thing, to make something great out of what i have on hand. You did fabulous and gave me some ideas for some of the pre-cuts i have from Creative Memories that i don't use b/c i only do digi scrapping now. Also gave me some ideas for digi scrapping. :) THANK YOU!!! BIG SMILE!

  3. You did awesome! I mean, knocked it out of the park awesome!