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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Watch Us Wednesday - Re-Run Easter Basket Tutorial!

With Easter just around the corner we thought this great tutorial was well worth the re-run!
Below is a fun Easter Basket tutorial from a past Kraft Outlet Designer Aphra Boyler. 


Step One: Cut a sheet of Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock into a 9" square. Then, score the sheet every three inches, so you end up with a grid of nine 3" squares.


Step Two: Cut 3" slits on two opposing sides of the square.


Step Three: Cut a 2" x 11" strip of Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and punch the edges with your favorite border punch.


Step Four: Attach the handle as shown below.





Step Five: At this point, I added a strip of Robin's Egg Blue 7 Gypsies Decorative Tape to my handle. Fold the basket sides upward and attach to the handle as shown below.




Step Six: Embellish the basket and fill with treats.




I used my Cricut and the Create A Critter cartridge to cut this cute little hatching chick from Echo Park's Life Is Good papers. Then, I added buttons tied with Brown Baker's Twine.




And for the top of the handle, I added a couple of flowers (cut with the Cricut Create A Critter cartridge also), a seam binding bow, some more Baker's Twine, a button, and an X-small Grungy Prim Tag.

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to everyone!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Challenge 167 - Bunnies or Lambs

Good Monday morning and welcome to Make It Monday.
We are so glad you have joined us again for another paper challenge.




This weeks challenge is
Bunnies or Lambs


Karen Letchworth

For this week's Easter-themed "Bunnies and/or Lambs" Challenge, Karen chose to make a cute little tag with an Easter Bunny that was cut from wool felt.  Karen started her project with a Blackboard Tag.  These lovely tags are perfect for projects using the chalkboard technique, and they're a great value at just $4 for a package of 25 tags.  Karen placed her wool felt bunny onto the Blackboard Tag, and secured the top with a big fluffy bow made of Vintage Winter White and  Rose Petal Cupcake Hand-Stained Bias Tape.  She also made the bunny's whiskers by cutting a few short lengths of Natural Hemp Cord.  The "Eggs 4 Sale and matching eggs" are white rub-ons that were placed onto the Blackboard stock.


Tammy Hobbs


For this week's Bunnies and Lamb's Challenge, Tammy started with a Kraft Chevron Merchandise Bag to make a cute gift bag for an Easter treat. She used both electric and hand crank cutting devices for her images today. Looks like she had fun creating this adorable Easter scene. The bag topper was created using a paper doily, flower, button laced with Pastel Hemp Cord and die-cut leaves from Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock covered in Blue and White Polka Dot Washi Tape.  Please head over to Tammy's blog, Creating Somewhere Under The Sun for additional pictures and supplies used on her gift bag today. 


Kristi Schurr

Kristi's bunny themed card was made with a base of Light Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock cut in half at 4.25 by 5.5 inches. She layered a blue patterned paper piece on the front,then continued layering with a bunny printed paper,scalloped border and doily. She trimmed a preprinted label from the paper pad, rounded the corners and adhered it to the center of the doily with foam tape. She created the sentiment using the Seasonal Chit Chat Word Stickers. She then embellished the label with pink and blue glittered jewels. After wrapping a piece of Hand Stained Bias Tape in Vintage Winter White around the front of the card,she tied it into a bow and added a pink paper flower to the middle. For a complete supply list, please visit Kristi's blog, Kristi's Paper Creations.


Anitra Tovar


Anitra has created a card for this week's Bunny and Lamb challenge.  She started with a Brown Kraft Note Card, and matted with some Vintage Dictionary Pages, and patterned paper. She then used a digital image she printed and off set it with some Blackboard Stock Paper.  Next she added some Hand Stained Tape in Strawberry Shortcake, which she spritz with some rose color mist for added color, and added a vintage button.  Next she tucked a file tab from the Hodge Podge Magpie sticker sheet.  Last she added a rosette with a rabbit which she punched from some patterned paper.  For more information on her 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!


Now it's your turn to grab some inspiration and Happy Krafting!

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Changes are Coming to The Kraft Journal!


The Kraft Journal is changing with the times!
We are all busy and a girl can spend only so much time on the web, so we decided to streamline our blog.  We will be keeping all the wonderful things you love about The Kraft Journal and making it easier to keep up with all that is going on.

We will now post Three Days A Week.

Monday will be Make It Monday with a new creative Challenge released each Monday!
New Color Boards, Sketches and Creative Challenge Themes.

Wednesday will be Watch Us Wednesday with new projects to spark your Creativity!
Here you will see new projects, hear about new products or find tips and trends.

Friday will be Feature Me Friday with Challenge Winners Revealed & Featured Artists!
We are starting something new - each week the Top Three Challenge Winners will be announced. From all the Top Three Winners our Design Team will select one winner and they will be The Kraft Journal Featured Artist for the next month. 

To top it all off, all participants in the monthly challenges will be entered to win a
$15 Gift Card from Kraft Outlet.  This winner will be selected at random.
But you have to play to win, so come on and grab some inspiration!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Feature Me Friday!


Each Friday we will be spotlighting one of our favorite designers.

This week we have Debbie from Paper Craft Sweeties.  Debbie has been a design team member for several years and she has come up with another wonderful project just in time for Easter!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Debbie is spotlighting some of the awesome packaging options carried at The Kraft Outlet Shop this week!  There are so many wonderful goodies to choose from ... today we're sharing a project using one of the pretty Kraft Boxes we have available!  Debbie began by wrapping a piece of Blue with White Polka Dot Washi Tape around the bottom of a 3x3x2 Kraft Box.  Next Debbie added a piece of paper doilie and onto that she layered a pretty paper bloom and leaves that she hand cut from a Library Card.


Next, Debbie stamped a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag #2 with a sentiment from the Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow stamp set and then added a couple of Grape Sequins.  Deb tied the tag onto her box using a snipett of Pastel Hemp Cording.  To finish off the top of this Easter gift box, Debbie added a sweet, fluffy pink 'peep'!


Inside the box, Debbie slipped some goodies inside a Mini Graph Paper Merchandise Bag and then punched a scalloped circle topper using more Library Card paper.  Debbie secured the bag closed with some more Pastel Hemp Cording and then added a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tag onto which she stamped another sentiment from the Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow set and finished this sweet Easter gift off with a couple more Grape Sequins and a pretty Tiny Colored Wooden Clothespin.  Please visit Debbie's blog for complete details on this fun Easter project!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tell Me Thursday

Take a look at what is new at Kraft Outlet, real Vintage sheet music!
These wonderful old pages(1920's, 30's & 40's) would add that touch of nostalgia to any project.


They were just added to our site and quantities are limited.
You get 3 sheets of music for $3.00.  Sorry no selection.

And for more French inspiration Kraft Outlet has Tim Holtz French Industial Stickers.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Watch Us Wednesdays

Paris!
A place full of art and architecture, fashion and food.

Thought you might enjoy a few shots of the "City of Lights" for inspiration!

Paris Franswazz
Photo courtesy of Franswazz
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville - Paris
Photo courtesy of Flickr

Institut de France - 6ème arrondissement de Paris
photo courtesy of Flickr

Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole by Yann Le Biannic,Paris, Ile-de-France via Flickr
Photo courtesy of Flickr
Montmartre, Paris my favorvite part of Paris it is so electic ..
Photo courtesy of Flickr


Ontdek meer vakanties, reizen, citytrips en vluchten naar Parijs en Frankrijk hier: http://www.travelcompare.be/products/autovakanties/frankrijk/
Photo courtesy of Flickr
Au revoir!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top Three Winners for Challenge 165

A big Thank You to all who participated in last weeks Kraft Journal Challenge, Inside and Out.


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

With that said here are the winners! {make sure you follow the links to see the inside of the cards}






#11 - Shelly




#20 - Kathy Jo




#19 - Scrappymo!


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

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