Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Come 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, March 23, 2015

Make It Monday Challenge #216 - CAS Faith

Hi there and welcome  to The Kraft Journal Challenge #216 -CAS - Faith

Faith, an easy word to say and sometimes a hard word to practice.  With Good Friday, Passover and Easter just around the corner we wanted to show you some wonderful examples for these holidays.


Design Team Member, Karen Letchworth has admitted that she struggles with CAS cards; but she gave it her best effort, nonetheless.  For this week's CAS/Easter Challenge, Karen used a Small Buff Ivory Note Card as her base.  To that, she adhered a piece of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock; and then attached a couple of patterned papers.  She ran several lengths of Pink Baker's Twine around the patterned papers.  Next, she attached a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag, and covered that with a bunny card and a piece of sweet Pink & White Striped Washi Tape.  She made a bow using Butter Hand-Stained Bias Tape and Vintage Winter White Hand-Stained Bias Tape, and then added an "Easter Joy" sentiment by using her Bone Folder Tool to place rub-on letters on a tiny tag cut from a scrap of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock that is secured with an ink-stained Tiny Wooden Clothespin.  For additional photos of her card and a complete supply list, please stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over.

Marsha Drain 
Marsha likes Clean and Simple especially when an elegance can be achieved.  She started with a Brown Kraft card base.  The designer paper has shades of Kraft and black so she kept that color scheme throughout the card.  The image and sentiment are digital.  She cut those out with a Spellbinder die cut then sponged the edge with a distress ink before adding a black layer.  The Black and White Script Washi Tape was perfect for the script in the designer paper and also for bringing attention to the cross. For more details, visit her blog, Gramma's Room.

Tammy Hobbs
Tammy created a CAS Easter Tag to go on some treats she created to go in a care package. For the tag, she started with a base of Brown Kraft cardstock onto which she added some pretty spring patterned paper. She stamped a Happy Easter sentiment on a banner and added it just below the cute little rabbit.  Butter Hand Stained Bias Tape was used to tie the tags to the treats.  For the treats, Tammy created the treat holder from Brown Kraft cardstock. Next she wrapped Hershey Nuggets with patterned paper and placed them in the tray that was created. Using a pretzel holder treat bag, she added the prepared tray and tied off with the Butter Hand Stained Bias Tape.  She added a double bow and button laced with Light Blue Pastel Hemp Cord
Tammy Hobbs
For additional product information, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.

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, March 20, 2015

Winners At The Kraft Journal

It's Friday and we love to celebrate winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 214 - 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!


D

Nina Marie


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, March 18, 2015

Don't Forget To 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, March 16, 2015

Anything Goes Spring - Challenge #215

Hi there and welcome  to The Kraft Journal Challenge #215 -
Anything Goes - Spring.

Did you know that Spring officially starts this week?  I think we all could use some Spring weather after a long cold Winter.  I'm ready for the trees to burst into action and for the azaleas to bloom.  So this week we want you to show us your Spring projects. Here are three wonderful examples of the beauty of Spring!


Marsha Drain 
Marsha is impatient for Spring.  So here is a card to brighten someone's day even if it is dreary or rainy outside.  After coloring the digital image, she added buttons to all the flowers, using a piece of Baker's Twine in the center of each button.  The lovely Aqua seam binding is Hand Stained Bias Tape from the Kraft Outlet.  Are you ready for Spring.  Marsha and the other team members would love to see your card depicting Spring.  For more details about her card, visit her blog, Gramma's Room.

For this week's Spring Challenge, Karen decided to do something fun with a Lunch Bag Kraft No. 10 Open End Policy Envelope.  She used some cardstock and patterned papers to make a large flag, and to add a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag #2 (the smaller of the two sizes carried at the Kraft Outlet).  This can be used for journaling, or just for decoration.  Next, Karen added some fun flowers, sequins, wide lace, and a bow made from Rose Beige Hand-Stained Bias Tape and Winter White Bias Tape.  She also tucked a small scrap of Vintage Sheet Music under the Small Grungy Prim Shipping Tag. 
These Lunch Bag Kraft No. 10 Open End Policy Envelopes are AWESOME for implementing into a scrapbook page because you can tuck A LOT inside of them.  They can also be used to create a mini album.  They're an item that may get overlooked, but they're really a lot of fun.  Oh, and don't forget that they cost ONLY $0.35 each!!!  For additional photos of this project, as well as a complete supply list, please stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over.


Tammy Hobbs
For the challenge this week - Anything Goes Spring, Tammy built her card around an image she found in the Tim Holtz Seasonal Salvage Stickers found at The Kraft Outlet. She added the image to a pastel blue die-cut she had in her stash onto which she layered on a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag.  She stamped two sweet little easter eggs onto the tag, adding a length of crochet trim at the bottom. She then created a bow from Blush Hand Stained Bias Tape adding a bow and button laced with Pastel Blue Hemp Cord.  Next she took the prepped tag and placed it on the card front that consisted of pieced patterned papers and a card base of Brown Kraft Cardstock. All that was left was for Tammy to stamp her Easter Greeting in black ink onto the card face. For additional pictures and product details, please visit Tammy's Blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun


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, March 13, 2015

We Have A Winner, Really Three Of Them!

It's Friday and that means winners, and we love winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 213 - St. Patrick's Day
winners-at-the-kraft-journal

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!


Something Crafty By Dottie
Jessi Fogan
Dorothy S

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! 
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