Friday, October 24, 2014

Feature Me Friday

Hi all, sorry this post is late but we were having internet issues, but we are so happy you joined us.
Without further delay here are this weeks winners for the Challenge # 193- All That Glitters!

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.


#15 Lai-Yoke

Top Three winners feel free to right click on the image and save it to post on your blogs if you wish.



And a special bonus for you, a great card by Featured Design Team Member Debbie!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Happy Fall Ya'll!  Today, Debbie is sharing a sweet little something created to celebrate autumn using lots of little bits and bobs from the Kraft Outlet shop!

Deb started with a base of Buff Ivory Cardstock onto which she layered a die cut scalloped pattern paper layer and then a die cut blue cardstock layer.  Debbie stamped the scarecrow and hay bale images onto Buff Ivory Cardstock using the Stand Add-on: Scarecrow stamp set.  The additional images and clothes were stamped onto pattern papers and everything was die cut using the Stand Add-on: Scarecrow Sweet Cuts die.  The hat, shirt, face and shoes were colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol and then everything was paper pieced together.  Debbie adhered the adorable little scarecrow fella onto a Tiny Wooden Clothespin and then adhered all the little pieces onto the base of the card to create a cute scene.  



Some Bright Hemp Cording was wrapped around the base of the card several times and then two Rusty Bells were tied onto the cording.  A sentiment was stamped using the Sweeties Wagon stamp set and then to finish things off, several Creamsicle Sequins were added for a little sparkle and shine!  Please visit Debbie's blog for more inspiration!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's Hot Wednesday

Marsha here and so excited to be here for my first Watch Us Wednesday.  The Kraft Outlet has some wonderful Grungy Tags. For this card I used a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag. Love the staining on these tags.

The Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock is light weight so it makes a great layer and I used it behind the image panel.  "Adore" is stamped onto the tag and "you" is cut out with a die from the Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock.    Each of the tags comes with a string so I looped it around the back of the flower, letting it hang down in front.  You will find these products at the Kraft Outlet.  For a few more details about this card, come visit my blog, Gramma's Room.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Make It Monday Challenge #194 - Color!

Hi again and thanks for stopping by The Kraft Journal.  Today is a new Challenge - Color! and our Design Team Reveal.  Take a look at our color inspiration!



Remember, you don't have to use all the colors.
Anitra Tovar
Anitra has created a fun vintage style card for this week's challenge.  Using the colors of this week's challenge Anitra was inspired to create a Halloween card!  She started with a Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock as her base.  Next she matted some fun pattern paper on to her card front.  To give it a more vintage look she added a small scalloped Vintage Dictionary page which she distressed using some black ink.  Anitra then used a piece of Blackboard Stock Paper and matted another fun patterned paper to it.  She then tied some Earthy Hemp Cord around her striped piece and tied a simple bow.  For her image Anitra used a digital image she had on hand and distressed it using more of the black ink.  For more information on how Anitra created this card please stop by her blog:  Stamping While They Sleep.



Tammy Hobbs
Tammy loves to be challenged, and that she was this week with our color challenge. She used lots of fine products from The Kraft Outlet to get her started.  For her card, she decided to start with Blackboard Stock Paper for her base which she followed by adding her patterned paper to the base. She then die-cut a star and placed it at an angle peeking out from beneath the stamped Kraft Shipping Tag.    The Boo sentiment as well as the vintage image are both from the Tim Holtz Salvage Sticker - Seasonal Book.  She embellished with Prima flowers from her stash, a glittered button, and a bow made from the Pastel Hemp Cord collection.   For additional pictures and a complete supply list, please visit Tammy's blog at Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.

Karen Letchworth
Karen isn't a big fan of "all things spooky", but she really enjoys being inspired by inspiration photos.  So, for this week's Color Challenge, she took inspiration from the warm Autumn color palette in the inspiration photo.  She created her card using a Small Lunch Bag Kraft Notecard.  To that, she attached some patterned papers, a journaling card, some vintage rick rack, stickers, a few lengths and bows of Natural Hemp Cord.
Karen Letchworth
Karen held her bow together with a sweet Tiny Wooden Clothespin that she covered with a bit of Black With White Polka Dot Washi Tape.  She also stuck in a rusty Tim Holtz Memo Pin.  Some machine stitching and inking finish off Karen's card.  You're welcome to stop by Karen's blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to see a complete supply list.  Have fun with this great color palette and inspiration photo!


EACH WEEK THERE'S A WINNER!
As always, participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as our Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Each month Kraft Outlet will randomly give away a $15.00 Store Voucher at www.KraftOutlet.com!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Feature Me Friday

Hi all, so glad you could join us for Feature Me Friday at the Kraft Journal!
Another Friday and another group of weekly Winners. The Top Three cards from  Challenge #191 - Buttons and Bows! are  below. Congratulations to all the winners!

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.
Rachelle G
Jengd
Karen Ladd


Top Three winners feel free to right click on the image and save it to post on your blogs if you wish.


One more thing! 
As everyone knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and you would have to be living under a rock not to know about it, but I found this infograph very inspiring! 

To my sister and all the others with this disease, KEEP UP THE BRAVE FIGHT!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What's Hot Wednesday

Hello Kraft Journal Friends,

Tammy here sharing a project I made with some fine products from The Kraft Outlet and paying special focus on Buff Ivory Cardstock.  It's a very durable 80lb cover weight linen weave stationary grade texture that stamps beautifully as well as a great base for many crafting projects.

I created a Halloween Banner to hang from a mirror in my family room.


I started by stamping 6 pennant pieces onto Buff Ivory Cardstock and die-cutting them using a coordinated die.  Next I created 6 paper rosettes using Buff Ivory Cardstocto add to the center of each of the pennant pieces. The next layer is 6 die-cut stars from Blackboard Stock Paper.
I took some foam letters and ran them through my Xyron Machine and added orange glitter to spell out the word BEWARE. 

I used Butter Bias Tape and dyed it with an orange spray mist and hung to dry. Once dry, I punched holes in each corner of the pennant to lace my custom dyed Bias Tape through tying each end in a fluffy bow.
I decorated with buttons laced with Black Baker's Twine in each of the corners. 


I hope you have enjoyed this project. Please stop by The Kraft Outlet to pick up some Buff Ivory Cardstock as well as any of the other products mentioned today.

Have a GREAT Wednesday!
~Tammy~

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Make It Monday Challenge #193 - All That Glitters

Good Morning and welcome to The Kraft Journal.  This weeks Challenge is All that Glitters.  Let's reveal what the Design Team has for us today. 


Karen Letchworth
"All That Glitters" perfectly describes this sweet little White Library Card and Library Pocket that Karen decorated using some of her Kraft Outlet goodies.  She placed a strip of Pink and White Stripe Washi Tape on the White Library Card and tucked it in the Library Card Pocket.  Next, Karen cut three small circles from Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock, then die-cut a heart into the center of each, and placed a glittered heart peeking through the heart hole in each.  She covered three Tiny Wooden Clothespins with the coordinating glitter colors, and then using her Bone Folder Tool she added a rub-on sentiment.

Karen Letchworth
Karen plans to tuck a gift card inside, and use this as a gift holder for a friend.  Get out your glitter, and come play along!  You're warmly invited to stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to say hello and see the complete supply list.  Happy crafting!
 Marsha Drain 

Glitter is one product Marsha does not use but that doesn't mean her card doesn't sparkle or have the glittered look.  The main panel is Buff Ivory Cardstock on which the digital sentiment and the digital  pumpkins were printed.  The beautiful copper glitter embossed ribbon is a piece of wire ribbon from her recycle stash.  On that she tied a bow of Butter Hand Stained Bias Tape and green cord from the Dark Jewel Hemp collection and brown twine from the Earthy Hemp Cord (her absolute favorite twine!)  Just a few touches of Stickles on the leaves and centers of the blossoms gave a little more glitter. The final touch was piercing the scrolls in the corners to match the scrolls in the copper ribbon.
For more details visit her blog, Gramma's Room.


Anitra has created a card using Lunch Bag Cover Weight Cardstock.  She started with the Lunch Bag cardstock as her base and matted some shabby patterned paper.  Anitra just loves using Shabby patterned papers with the Kraft cardstock.  They work so perfectly together.  Next she tied some seam binding ribbon around the card and paired a multi-looped Pink Baker's Twine bow.  She then added a piece of a Small Kraft Shipping Tag that she matted in a coordinating pink cardstock.  To add the glitter part of this card Anitra used a glittered tag from her stash.  For her sentiment she cut a piece of a Buff/Ivory note card and matted it onto more of the Lunch Bag Cover Weight Cardstock, to create a little banner.  To see more of Anitra's project please stop by her blog Stamping While They Sleep.







EACH WEEK THERE'S A WINNER!
As always, participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as our Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Each month Kraft Outlet will randomly give away a $15.00 Store Voucher at www.KraftOutlet.com!

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Feature Me Friday

Hello again and welcome to Feature Me Friday at the Kraft Journal!
Another Friday and another group of weekly Winners. The Top Three cards from  Challenge #191 - Buttons and Bows! are  below. Congratulations to all the winners!

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.

Top Three winners feel free to right click on the image and save it to post on your blogs if you wish.



Every other Friday we share the work of Featured Artist, Debbie.  Take a look!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Hello Kraft Outlet friends!  For today's Designer's Feature, Debbie is showcasing a couple projects she created using some yummy Kraft cardstock, fun embellishments and an emboss & ink technique.

The card is a remake of a card first shared here at the Kraft Journal Challenge Blog for challenge #73 - Emboss It - back in May 2012!  Debbie created this gift set for a co-worker that is moving out of state and included a gift card inside the pillow box!

For the card, Debbie began with a base of Buff Ivory Card Stock onto which she adhered a piece of embossed and inked Brown Kraft Card Stock.  Next, Debbie created a sweet nosegay consisting of two Antique Stick Pins, a bow made out of Rose Beige Hand-Stained Bias Tape and some Natural Hemp Cording.  Debbie adhered a satin bloom to the top of the bow.  The frame was backed with a piece of Vintage Dictionary Pages and then the letter 'B' was adhered.  Lastly, Debbie stamped the sentiment onto a label die cut from another piece of  Buff Ivory Card Stock and then adhered two Bubblegum Sequins.


For the gift card box, Debbie embossed and inked a Small Kraft Pillow Box.  She then added a bow using more  Rose Beige Hand-Stained Bias Tape and two Antique Stick Pins.  Debbie adhered a paper bloom and a couple of glittered chipboard leaves.  To finish off the sweet box, Debbie stamped a sentiment from the Life is a Special Occasion stamp set onto a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag and then tied it around the nosegay on the box.  Please visit Debbie's blog to view additional close up photos of today's pretty little project!


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