Friday, February 27, 2015

Feature Me Friday Top Three Winners!

Hurray! it's Friday and today we announce the Winners from last weeks
Challenge # 211 - Anything Goes!
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The Kraft Outlet team of Designers personally select the Top Three Awards for each week's challenge. Their selections are based on style and technique(s) used on the project, as well as compliance with the challenge rules.

Thanks to all who joined in and congratulations to the Top Three Winners!


Design by Shilpi

Kbrandy4

Kathy Jo Wood

The top three from each week's challenge receive this Top Three button for their blogs.
Remember come back on Monday for another Kraft Journal Challenge! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Come On Play Along!


There's still time to join this weeks Challenge at The Kraft Journal.
Our challenge closes at 6pm CST on Sunday,
so grab some inspiration and play along!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Make It Monday - CAS One Layer Cards

Hi Kraft Journal friends and welcome to our CAS - One Layer Card Challenge #212. 


Sometimes the simplest things can be the most challenging and this week we will see that each person has their own take on CAS.  So put your thinking cap on and lets see what you can come up with!


Tammy Hobbs
Tammy began her one layer card with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  She then stamped and paper-pieced her car in the center of the card front. She added the birthday greeting just below in black ink. Lastly, she took a length of Sunny Yellow Hemp Cord from the Pastel Hemp Cord collection and wrapped it around the top of the card and tied it in a double bow.  For additional pictures and details, please visit Tammy's blog at: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun

Marsha Drain 
Marsha likes CAS cards but a singe layer card is a real challenge for her.  She decided to do something she has never done before - stamp, emboss, and color onto Kraft.  After stamping and embossing with white onto the Light Kraft Cardstock, she used a few Copic colors to fill it some of the image.  Then because it still looked too plain, she used some of the beautiful Vintage White Hand Stained Bias Ribbon for a bow.  More details can be found on her blog Grammas Room.

Design Team Member, Karen Letchworth will be the first to admit that she struggles with CAS cards; and trying to keep it one layer was a real challenge for her.  She used a Small Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card for her base.  To that, she added just one layer of patterned paper.  She ran several lengths and a bow of Pink Vintage Baker's Twine around her card, and then a couple of coordinating colored paper straws for a "festive" Birthday look.  Karen added a rub-on sentiment, using her Bone Folder to apply it, onto a small scrap of Lunch Bag Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock which she inked.  The finishing touch was adding a few coordinating sequins to her card.  For Karen, this is VERY CAS...... and it technically has only one layer.
For further pictures of Karen's project, and to read the complete supply list; please feel free to stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over to say hello and take a peek.  Karen really hopes that you will play along in this week's CAS/One Layer Challenge.  Have fun creating!


Use this week's theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom 
of this post before 6:00pm (Central Time) on Sunday.
Please limit your entries two per challenge, others will be deleted.
EACH WEEK THERE'S A WINNER
Participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as a Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Also, all who participate in our challenges this month have a randomly selected chance to win a $15.00 Store Voucher from Kraft Outlet!

***Remember to follow the Challenge rules or you will not be eligible to win! ***


Friday, February 20, 2015

Winners from Challenge #210 - Take Your Pick


It's Friday and at the Kraft Journal that means winners!
Let's see who was picked as the Top Three Winners from our Challenge #210 - Take Your Pick. 

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The Kraft Outlet team of Designers personally select the Top Three Awards for each week's challenge. Their selections are based on style and technique(s) used on the project, as well as compliance with the challenge rules.

Thanks to all who joined in and congratulations to the Top Three Winners!
Jessi Fogan

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Flower Patch Birthday for Mary Stampin Up
LeAnne

The top three from each week's challenge receive this Top Three button for their blogs.
Remember come back on Monday for another Kraft Journal Challenge!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

You Could Be A Winner!



There's still time to join this weeks Challenge at The Kraft Journal.
Our challenge closes at 6pm CST on Sunday,
so grab some inspiration and play along!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Make It Monday - Celebrations!


Welcome to The Kraft Journal's Make It Monday Challenge #211 - Celebrations!


Did you know that the month of February is full of reasons to celebrate? That's right there is Ground Hog Day, Lincoln's Birthday, St. Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Chinese New Year, Washington's Birthday and your own family birthdays and anniversaries.  We want to see your celebration cards and to get you started take a look at the wonderful designs from our team. 


Marsha Drain 
Presidents' Day , historically honoring George Washington and Abe Lincoln since their birthdays are in February.  Marsha used that as her inspiration and from there went broader to depict patriotism.  From her stash, she use a torn piece of ephemera paper giving the red, white, blue postal border.  The letters, "USA" are Tim Holz idea-ology stickers.  Similar collections can be found in the Sticker section at the Kraft Outlet.  The letters were put on small Scalloped Grungy Prim Tags.  She replace the strings with Red Baker's Twine and attached them to a line of blue Dark Jewel Hemp Cord.  The strip of washi tape is Air Mail tape, one of many fun decorative tapes in the store.   The card base is Light Kraft Cardstock.  You can read about a few more details on Marsha's blog, Grammas Room.


Tammy Hobbs
Mardi Gras is the theme Tammy chose to create around using this week's Anything Goes - Celebrations Challenge. She started by creating a card from Blackboard Stock Paper. She topped it with a postage stamp die-cut to frame the mask she cut using her electronic cutting machine. She added a Let's Celebrate sentiment below in black ink. At the top of the card, she wrapped beautiful lavender Pastel Hemp Cord and tied in a bow.  Sequins were randomly placed to finish her card. She wanted a complimenting treat bag, and she used the Small Kraft Coffee Bag with window which she filled with lots of Mardi Gras goodies. Please be sure to stop by Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun for additional pictures and details about her Mardi Gras project.

DT Member, Karen Letchworth was thrilled to hear of an Anything Goes/Celebration Challenge because she knew it was a great opportunity to make a couple much-needed Birthday cards for her many nieces and nephews.  Karen made two projects for this challenge.  The first is a Birthday Card/Envelope Pocket for her nephew.  It's made using a Lunch Bag Kraft #10 Open End Policy Envelope that she decorated with patterned papers, embellishments, Tape Measure Washi Tape, some Pink Baker's Twine, and a rub-on sentiment applied using her Bone Folder Tool.
Karen's second project is a Birthday card for her niece, and was made using a Small Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card that she covered with patterned paper, machine stitched, and ran several lengths of Pink Baker's Twine around it.  Karen used a piece of Lunch Bag Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock to die-cut a doily that peeks out from a ticket and some Tape Measure Washi Tape.   An ink-stained Tiny Wooden Clothespin holds a tiny tag with a rub-on sentiment that she applied with her favorite tool, the Bone Folder Tool.
There are MANY more pictures and a brief tutorial on Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over, showing how to make the Lunch Bag Kraft #10 Open End Policy Envelope into a pocket for holding gift cards, notes, etc.  Karen also hopes you will be sure to play along in this week's Anything Goes/Celebrations Challenge to let us know what YOU are celebrating!
Use this week's theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom of this post before 6:00pm (Central Time) on Sunday.
Please limit your entries two per challenge, others will be deleted.

EACH WEEK THERE'S A WINNER
Participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as a Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Also, all who participate in our challenges this month have a randomly selected chance to win a $15.00 Store Voucher from Kraft Outlet!


***Remember to follow the Challenge rules or you will not be eligible to win! ***    
 


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