Friday, November 28, 2014

Feature Me Friday sponsored by Kraft Outlet

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and has a start on their shopping.  One of the best things about Friday is showing off some of the talented work from you, our readers.  Let's see the top three winners from last weeks Challenge #198 Sketch Inspiration

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.
Something Crafty by Dottie
Jessi Fogan
Barbara Washington

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


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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What's Hot Wednesday

Hello, all our crafty and creative friends of The Kraft Journal!  I hope you're having a great week, and that you've had time to be creative.  It's Design Team Member, Karen Letchworth here with this week's "What Hot Wednesday" segment, and what's really hot are The Kraft Outlet's AWESOME Scratch-Off Stickers!  These fun stickers come in a package of 24 stickers for just $2.75, and they are perfect for raffles, fund-raisers and parties, as well as this great idea I'm sharing with you all today.
BABY GENDER REVEAL!  This is SUCH a big trend right now.  Everyone is coming up with the most creative ways to reveal the gender of their babies, or for ways to reveal any other big news!  With these beautiful Gold Scratch-Off Stickers, you can be super creative with your reveals!  I used a Small Buff/Ivory Notecard and covered it with pink and blue cardstock.  I used letter stickers to add the words "It's A" and then came the fun part.
 I took a sheet of Buff/Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock and ran it through my printer.  I printed the word "Nope" and the word "Girl".  Then, I cut the Buff/Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock into circles.  Next, I peeled off the Gold Scratch-Off Stickers and placed one over each of the words to cover them.  Then, I placed them at the bottom of the card.
It's easy to reveal the word, or words, under the stickers.  You can use a coin or a Bone Folder Tool to scratch off the gold, and you will reveal the printed words underneath.  It's such a fun way to reveal this exciting news.
You can really be creative with all the fun ways to use these wonderful stickers, but this is just one way to showcase them.  As I said, gender reveals are BIG right now; and the Kraft Outlet is the perfect place to get all the supplies you need to create something fun like this.  Wouldn't your friends and family enjoy getting the BIG NEWS about a new baby in this fun manner?  Try some Gold Scratch-Off Stickers for yourself!
 
I hope you have a great week, and I warmly welcome you all to stop by and play along in our challenge this week as well.  We would LOVE to see your creativity at work.  Thanks for stopping by!
 
Blessings to you,
Karen

Happy Thanksgiving
from everyone here at the Kraft Journal and Kraft Outlet.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Make It Monday Challenge # 199 - Leftovers

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching we all start thinking about the huge meal we will consume and all the wonderful leftovers!  I know as a crafter you never throw anything useful out, so you must have a wonderful stash of left over paper and embellishments.  The Kraft Journal Challenge # 199 - Leftovers  is the time to pull those hidden treasures out and put them to good use!


Tammy Hobbs
For this week's "leftovers" challenge, Tammy looked around at the die-cuts and scraps laying on her desk. She found a few to get her started.  Tammy started with a Brown Kraft Cover Weight card base onto which she added a panel of patterned paper from her scrap pile to the top of her card. She had a die-cut border left over from a previous make that she attached to the red-floral patterned paper. Next she wrapped a remnant of Black Twill Tape tying in a bow which she embellished further with Red Baker's Twine and a cream button. Lastly she took scraps of Blackboard Stock Paper and Buff Ivory Cardstock to die-cut a paw to add to the center. On her desk just waiting to be used was a banner cut from Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock that she added to the upper right corner of the card. All that was left was to stamp her sentiment on the front.  For additional pictures and a complete supply list, please visit Tammy at Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.


Marsha Drain 
Marsha admits she is a little excessive when it comes to leftovers.  She saves tiny pieces of cardstock, designer paper, twine, ribbon, you name it.  This card is full of leftovers from previous projects.
The dinosaur was made months ago and sitting in the "pieces to be used" box. (Seriously, she has one.)  He is made from various Kraft papers.  The grass was cut out awhile ago too but not used until now.  The evergreen tree is made with a scrap of forest green cardstock and a piece of Lunch Bag Cover Weight Cardstock.  The footprint is Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock and Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock.  (Yes, made with little leftover pieces!)
Her card has a Brown Kraft Cover Weight base and the twine is her favorite Natural Hemp Cord.
For more details, visit her blog: Grammasroom

Anitra Tovar
Anitra has created a bit of a patchwork card using her "Leftovers".  For her card she started off using a Buff/Ivory cardstock as her base.  Next she matted a piece of Brown Kraft cardstock she had left in her scraps.  To create the patchwork look, Anitra took pieces of patterned paper and distressed the edges before adhering them onto the Kraft mat.  Next Anitra tied a hand stained seam binding bow in Aqua.   For her sentiment Anitra stamped onto more of the Buff/Ivory cardstock using a black ink.  To finish her card Anitra added some ephemera from the Thrift Shop Ephemera pack.  The Ephemera pack comes loaded with great pieces that can be used in many projects and give the perfect vintage look to all your creations.  For more information on Anitra's card please visit 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, November 21, 2014

Feature Me Friday by KraftOutlet.com

You know what today is? it's Feature Me Friday!  Today we have the pleasure of announcing the Top Three Challenge Winners from last weeks Tall and Skinny Challenge #197.


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.


Melissa Bove

Christian Chick Crafts

Kathy Jo


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


And as a little bonus this week we have another great card from Debbie, take a look.
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Today, Debbie is spotlighting a FUN way to use Kraft Cardstock to whip up some delicious holiday projects!  Showcased above, Debbie created a bright and cheery holiday card using Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and some Dark Green Baker's Twine from the Kraft Outlet shop!  The images are stamped and die cut using the Homemade With Love and Homemade With Love Sweet Cuts sets, and the 'holly berries' are Strawberry Sequins!  Please visit Debbie's blog for additional photos, inspiration and ideas!

Be sure to check back on Monday for another fun challenge at the Kraft Journal.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What's Hot Wednesday

Hi it's Marsha here with What's Hot Wednesday and we are featuring Twill Ribbon.  I had a hard time deciding which of the cute twill ribbons to work with so I made two projects.

For this first card I started with Buff Ivory Cardstock.  A piece of  Vintage Dictionary Page was backed with black and then a Library Card and Pocket  were attached with some double sided tape.
The words on the top of the card are stickers from my stash but I wanted a message too so I printed out a digital sentiment.
 The alarm clock is embossed with gold.  Don't you love the clock faces on the Clock Face Twill Ribbon?

Card #2
 For this card I used another piece of a Vintage Dictionary Page, distressing the edges and adding a little copper embossing.  The heart is also embossed.  The main panel is backed with Brown Kraft Cardstock.  The key, which is cut out with a die, is tied on with some of my favorite Natural Hemp Cord. The Twill Ribbon at the bottom of the card is Vintage Key Twill Ribbon.  So pretty.

I hope you like these ideas for using Twill Ribbon.  More details for these cards can be found on my blog: Grammasroom

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Challenge #198 - Sketch Inspiration

Good Monday Morning to you and so happy you came by to share your day. 


Today we have the Designer Reveal for the Kraft Journal Challenge #198 - Sketch Inspiration.

Feel free to join the challenge and use this layout as your guide and now for the Eye Candy!


Karen Letchworth
For this week's Sketch Challenge, DT Member Karen Letchworth chose to create a Christmas card.  She started with a fabulous Large Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card and added some October Afternoon embellishments as well as some of her favorite Kraft Outlet favorites.  She used a Large Grungy Prim Shipping Tag which she tied with a length of Vintage Style Red Baker's Twine.  She cut a large circle from Lunch Bag Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock and embellished that as well.  Next she added some Red With White Polka Dot Washi Tape that she ran across the bottom portion of her card.  She also added some green buttons strung with bits of Vintage Style Black Baker's Twine as well as a few other little embellishment touches.  You're very welome to stop by and visit Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to see additional photos and read more about her project for this week's fun Sketch Challenge.

Tammy Hobbs
For this week's sketch challenge, Tammy followed the sketch closely and kept it pretty simple.  She started with a base made from Blackboard Stock Paper.  She layered her card with patterned paper and bright yellow cardstock to coordinate with the focal image. Following the sketch, she added a blue banner down the center.  She then wrapped the card with Orange Baker's Twine several times and finishing it in a bow. Lastly she added her oval focal image to the center to complete the card. If you are curious about the card she created today and would like further details and pictures, please visit Tammy's blog at Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.

For this week's sketch challenge Anitra created a bright card using some Buff/Ivory cardstock as her base.  She then adhered a floral patterned paper along with a coordinating yellow print.  To break up the busy patterns she added a piece of Brown Kraft cardstock between the two.  Next following the sketch, she added a banner cut from more patterned paper and matted with a navy cardstock.  For fun Anitra added some Tape Measure Washi Tape to the top of the banner.  For her sentiment she stamped onto more of the Buff/Ivory cardstock in coordinating ink.  Lastly Anitra tied some Hand Stained seam binding in Butter, to which she tied a simple bow.  For more information on Anitra's project please visit 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, November 14, 2014

Feature Me Friday

Hi again, so glad you stopped by.  Today is the reveal of the Top Three Winners from last weeks Challenge #196 - Critters.

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.

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