My April Counterfeit Kit – Blog Hop Reveal!

Hello! Welcome to the April Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Design Team Hop Reveal!  You should have arrived here via Jemma at Just Jimjams, and I shall send you onwards to see more lovely kits at the end of this post!

Before we get to the kit – did you notice that this blog, Jennifer Grace Creates, is a new blog for me? I used to blog at Jennifer’s Jumbles, but I will be blogging here from now on. I post a Giveaway yesterday to celebrate the new blog, so go check that out HERE, and don’t forget to sign up and follow me!

This month we are counterfeiting the Gossamer Blue March Kit. I loved the bold reds and yellows in their kit, and I already had some of the Color Me Happy collection to start my kit from. Here’s my bright kit – I know this one will make me want to scrapbook some summer photos.

My April Kit:

April Main Kit

Here are my papers and alphas:

April Papers

12×12″ Papers: Paper Pizazz ‘Black Destinations’, Echo Park Hello Summer ‘Red/Yellow’, Teresa Collins ‘Journal Notes’, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 ‘Borders’, Glitz Design Color Me Happy ‘Bits & Pieces’, Crate Paper Paper Heart ‘Delivery’, Rusty Pickle ‘Pashmina’, Die Cuts With a View ‘Taj Mahal’, a striped piece from Papermania (I can’t remember the collection), and a piece of white transclucent paper. There’s also a a 12″ tall piece of Echo Park Eveyday Ecclectic Paper (red chevrons) which is a few inches wide.

6×6″ Papers: From Glitz Design Color Me Happy, Papermania Happy Days, Bazzill Basics Papers Avalon, and Crate Paper Portrait.

Alphas: Papermania Capsule ‘Cranberry and Apple’ Alphas, American Crafts ‘Cupboard’ Thickers, Simple Stories Sn@p Mini Alphas, Glitz Design White Tenny Alphas.

My tags and stickers:

Tags and Stickers

Including Crate Paper Storyteller Tag Cuts and Border Stickers, Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Element Stickers and Alpha Stickers, American Crafts Remarks Adhesive Chalk Labels, a lot of Elle’s Studio Tags from various collections including Day to Day and The Sweet Life, Jenni Bowlin Memo Quilted Stickers, a Pink Paislee Portfolio Ephemera Tag, A Glitz Design Uncharted Waters Title Sticker and ‘Bits & Pieces’ Journal Card, plus a couple of strips of heart paper from the Color Me Happy 6×6 pad.

Other Embellishments and Stamps:


Including American Crafts ‘Thanks’ stamps, Elle’s Studio ‘Exclusive Christmas’ ‘Right Here’ and Note Tab’ Stamps, a couple of branding strips from Elle’s Studio Day to Day Papers, a piece of white cardstock cut with a Tim Holtz ‘Filmstrip’ Die (which I think may have been Jemma’s – borrowed at the Crafty Blogger’s Retreat!), some My Mind’s Eye Kraft Funday Twine, Papermania ‘Shimmer Heart Dome’ Stickers, Glitz Color Me Happy Giant Rhinestones, My Mind’s Eye My Girl Enamel Dots, a few black gems, a couple of Freckled Fawn ‘Speech Bubble’ Wood Chips, some Studio Calico ‘Tiny Stars’ Wood Veneers, some Scrap & Create ‘Woodgrain Pattern’ Flair, a Glitz Uncharted Waters ‘Bits & Pieces’ Journal Card, a Glitz ‘Chevron’ Roller Doodle Stamp, an alphabet wood stamp (unknown brand), some yellow-striped ribbon, My Mind’s Eye All is Bright red Washi Tape, Freckled Fawn ‘Yellow Airmail’ Washi Tape, some black word beads, some watch parts, a length of red ribbon and a length of black measuring tape ribbon, and some homemade tidbits.

Also, for the first time this month, I’ve made myself an Add-On Kit. I was inspired by the Gossamer Blue Color Kit, which I think is an amazing idea! But I already had enough black in my kit, so I chose a different current colour obsession instead (probably partly fuelled by Ashley Calder’s current Trending Series) – Gold!

My Gold Colour Add-On Kit:


I can’t wait to add some shine and shimmer to my projects this month with all this gold!

My gold kit features: some handmade ruffle trim, Paper Cellar glitter Alphas, a sheet of gold translucent paper, a gold cake base from a store-bought cake, a piece of cream paper with gold glittery dots, gold sequins, a gold pen, some loose glitter, acrylic paint, liquid pearls, and glitter glue, American Crafts Gold Glitter Zing Embossing Powder, Freckled Fawn Wide Gold Airmail Washi Tape, Anchor Artiste Metallic Gold Crochet Thread, American Crafts Gold Glitter Tape, Some irridescent ribbon with gold edging, some cream ribbon with gold stars (thanks Sarah!), 5 gold skeleton leaves, 2 puffy gold stars and a handful of small gold chipboard stars, some brass metal hearts (I found two more in a different heart shape after I took this photo), Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine Spritz and some pre-misted doilies and cardstock circles, a gold VersaColour ink pad, some gold coloured wire, and a crocheted flower.

There will be more details on these Handmade Embellishments posted tomorrow (2nd April):


So check back then to learn more about them!

What do you think of my kits? What colour would you choose to make an add-on kit with?

Now you need to hop along to Julie at His Glory Girl. Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost:

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Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to go and check out my giveaway! See you soon, x
  • Gorgeous kit you’ve assembled – lots of bright summery colours to counteract the grey days outside. Fun idea to add on a colour themed addition. Looking forward to seeing what you create.

    April 1, 2013 at 9:17 am
  • Your kits are perfect Jennifer. I’m not sure what colour i would have chosen for the add-on kit……but i am liking the gold, very much and will be checking out your link. have fun xx

    April 1, 2013 at 9:45 am
  • Wow, great job on the kit. Looks so, so yummy!

    April 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm
  • Wow what a bright kit.I love your gold add on kit.I don’t think I have much gold at all!

    April 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm
  • WOW another humungous kit – hope you have plenty of photos (and time) to scrap with!!!

    April 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm
  • WOW!!! such a huge kit! I love the colors and the patterns. and so many tags and embellishments! really lovely.
    Enjoy using it.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm
  • Lisa Swift

    I love the look of your new blog home. 🙂 Lots of great scrappy goodness in the kits too.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm
  • Your kit is amazing, I especially love all of the gold you’ve put together! (love your new blog!!)

    April 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm
  • I found you!! That’s a huge kit look forward to seeing your creations… 🙂

    April 1, 2013 at 2:15 pm
  • Lynnette

    What a great gold add-on. Love that frilly fringe. So regal! Your kit is chock full of goodies…can’t wait to see your creations.

    April 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm
  • Gorgeous kit!! I can’t wait to see what you make with it-and I LOVE the gold add on!!

    April 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm
  • Sherrie Breese

    Such a lovely kit. You must have had a lot of fun, putting it together. The gold will make your layouts so elegant.

    April 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm
  • Love the gold kit add-on! You have some amazing gold stuff in there! I am looking forward to seeing what you make 🙂

    April 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm
  • Wow those kits look amazing!!

    April 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm
  • Awesine kits 🙂

    April 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm
  • Dawn Cheshire

    Can’t wait to see what projects you make using this fabulous kit!

    April 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm
  • Sarah

    I’m so lovin’ your new home for your blog!! Gorgeous kit!! Have fun with it! x

    April 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm
  • That’s a big kit!!! LOL! I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    April 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm
  • Your kits look aMAZing and I’m looking forward to seeing how you make your embellishments again – last month’s were FAB! :o)

    April 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm
  • Hisglorygirl

    WOWZA! What a mega kit! Love soooo much about this. And the gold add-on? Fabulous!

    April 2, 2013 at 12:26 am
  • I always love to see what hand-made embellishments you come up with. And although I don’t tend to use metallic colours often, your gold add-on is to die for! Geat work!

    April 2, 2013 at 1:11 am
  • Ali Parris

    OMG ther are so many amazing things to play with here! I adore all the embellishments and your gold add on kit is sublime :0) Have lots of fun!!

    April 2, 2013 at 8:30 am
  • My that kit is impressive! loving the gold add on of course 😉

    April 2, 2013 at 10:12 am
  • Holy smokes! What I would give to be in your scrapbook room! Fantastic kit and so love the gold add on…something I would’ve added if I would’ve had time!

    April 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm
  • Love your kit…especially the gold add on kit!!!

    April 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm
  • wow, what great kids you’ve made! I especially love the gold add-on kit. I’d buy that kit in a heartbeat. Can’t wait to see what you create with that!

    April 3, 2013 at 1:25 am
  • Milissa

    I love the gold add-on kit! Of course your main kit is gorgeous too, but to make an add-on all gold – WOW! Such impact!

    April 3, 2013 at 3:33 am
  • I am liking gold as well, which is strange since I have been a diehard fan of silver. But I’m bringing gold into my layouts more.

    April 3, 2013 at 4:19 am
  • Wow, that is one huge kit – and who wouldn’t love all that glitzy gold. I look forward to your glamorous work this month.

    April 3, 2013 at 10:35 am
  • Wow what an incredible mega kit, and you’ve even got the marching elephants paper – nice.
    I’ve totally loving your gold addon, can’t wait to see your layouts

    April 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm
  • Lisa H

    I adore what you’ve done this month. I swear I could buy your kits every month. The gold add on is beyond fab. How creative and an idea I wish I’d come up with 🙂

    April 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm
  • Jennifer. You’ve done it again – that is one amazing kit x

    April 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm
  • Frances

    I’m so impressed at your take on the kit. Thank you too for the tutorial on your embellishments.

    April 8, 2013 at 4:48 am
  • Sorry I’m just getting around to visit this month, but holy smokes what a great kit! Hope you’re enjoying it!

    April 11, 2013 at 1:13 am

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