Monday, July 8, 2013

Time for The Tutorials

I promised tutorials on the 8th and here they are. I cant wait to show you what I am working on for the rest of the month!! But for now the Tutorials. Both of these are relatively simple and can easily be done while you are making your pages but if your like me and prefer to have pre-made embellishments on hand than by all means jump right in.

The first thing that I decided to counterfeit was Elle's Studio Serendipity Lil' Snippet Labels. I love these labels but they didn't fit my colors. I had a few of these left over from some earlier projects but when I put them up against Summer Sky (My July Kit) they looked oddly out of place.

Now I could have thrown them in there and and been one step closer to having my kit look that much closer to the inspiration but the whole point of making these kits is to help us make the pages and be productive. I am known to be a waffler....Every decision takes two or three hours so if they were in my kit I would have tried to make myself use them and I would have not liked the results so instead I made some that matched perfectly and I am so happy I did. 

These are super easy and all you need is scraps and bits and bobs. 

That's it. Really quite simple. I cut the strips to be about two inches by 1/2-1 inch and I think they came out pretty well.  

The second thing I counterfeited was the Pebbles Basics Mini Clothspins.

All you need for this is mini cloths pins ($1.29 for 50 @ Wal-mart) and fingernail polish....And what girl doesn't have at least one bottle around! 

Then paint...That's it. I am very happy with both. Stay tuned because on the 12th we have some inspiration and a challenge to use your kit going up over on the CKC Blog. I hope you stop by and join us!!

Until Next Time "Stay Crafty, My Friends"

Ashley Crafty  


  1. OMG. Love how you created your own Elle's labels. I am totally going to try this. Thanks!!

  2. Thanks MMJ. Come back and send me a picture or a link when you do. I would love to see them!

  3. These are great Ashley! Love getting double duty out of my nail polishes. Adore the labels too. You are smart to make ones that you know you will use. Thanks so much for your contribution to the tutorials.

    1. If you want triple duty try using them as mists. For splatters of course. I may have to add some to water and see if the color will come out for an actual mist though!

  4. I love your labels! they are super cute and look perfect for your kit.

  5. Love the idea of using stamps and strips of paper for the label stickers. And fingernail polish for the clothes pins - who would've thought!. Great tips.

  6. Cool! those labels were really a creative counterfeit :~D


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