Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's Hot Wednesday

In keeping with our Holiday inspiration let's take a look at what Tammy has for us!


Hello There to all our Kraft Journal Friends!
It's Tammy, and I wanted to share a decorative idea that looks great in a basket or at your table place setting. Today, I am featuring a Halloween theme, but this could easily be changed out for any holiday or occasion. Since these will be used for a treat party, I have just included a fork, napkin, tucking in a sweet treat!
I started with the Small Glassine Bags, and I added a strip of Black Twill Tape down the center.  Next I created a double bow for each bag using Black Baker's Twine.  All that was left was to die-cut a green star for each adding my stamped focal image to the center.
Sure is a cute and an inexpensive way to add a special touch to your party. Please be sure to head over to my blog, Creating Somewhere Under The Sun for additional product information.

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Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
~Tammy~

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Make It Monday Challenge #189 - Tag You're It!

Good Monday Morning and Hi to all our faithful followers!
This week we have a fun Challenge - Tag You're It!  This is a wonderful chance to really stretch your creativity.  With the holidays coming I know we could all use some inspiration!


Karen Letchworth
This week we have a really fun challenge for you all called "TAG, YOU'RE IT"!   Design Team Member Karen grabbed a piece of Lunch Bag Cover Weight Card Stock, and used her Bone Folder Tool to adhere rub-ons (the Santa image and the Merry Christmas sentiment) to create her tag.  She inked the edges of the Lunch Bag Cover Weight Card Stock, and added a big bow made from deep red and Vintage Winter White Hand-Stained Bias Tape.  She added some rusty bells tied with a length of Natural Hemp Cord.  The sentiment was attached using a Tim Holtz Memo Pin.  To read a complete supply list and see more of this project, please stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over.

Kristi Schurr
Kristi made a shabby chic card for this week's Tag You're It challenge. She began her card with a base made from Buff Ivory Cover Weight Card Stock. She layered a rose patterned paper panel cut slightly smaller than the base onto the center of the card. Kristi stamped the sentiment on a Grungy Stained Shipping Tag and adhered it to the front. She then tied a pink silk ribbon around the front of the card and tied it into a bow on the left side. Kristi used 2 butterflies from the French Industrial Salvage Sticker pack and placed them as shown in the picture. To finish, she threaded the tag with a button using some twine from the Pastel Hemp Cord Pack. For more information and a complete supply list, visit Kristi at Kristi's Paper Creations.

Anitra has created a tag along with a pocket for this week's challenge.  Using a White Library Card Anitra printed a pattern directly onto the card.  Next she matted the library card onto some Brown Kraft Cardstock.  Using a tag corner punch she punched the corners creating a library card tag.  She then punched a 1/4" circle punch to thread the Rose Beige seam binding.  Next Anitra created a pocket using a Library Card Pocket.  She covered it in her favorite patterned papers and added some Ruler Washi Tape.  She then tied some Bright Hemp Cord around the pocket and added her stamped image.  This would make a great way to give a gift card or small gift!  For more information on Anitra's project please visit her blog Stamping While They Sleep.



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Friday, September 12, 2014

Feature Me Friday

Good Morning and welcome to Feature Me Friday at the Kraft Journal!
Friday is always fun because we announce our weekly Winners. The Top Three cards from  Challenge #187 - Ruffles are seen 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.


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


Now on to more eye candy and inspiration!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Today, Debbie is here to feature some of the wonderful packaging available at the Kraft Outlet shop!  Who doesn't love a pretty package full of yummy goodness??


Debbie began today's project by inserting a packet of Vanilla Bean Chiller mix into a White Kraft Coffee Bag and then folding a white paper doilie over the top.  Debbie created a tag by adhering a die cut tea pot to a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag using the Tea For Two Sweet Cuts die and then added a couple of microfine glittered stickers - a tea cup and a creamer.  Debbie stamped the sentiment using the Tea For Two stamp set and then added a couple of Black Cherry Sequins.  A length of Bright Hemp Cording - blue was tied around the top of the tag and then it was attached to the top of the paper doilie using a Vintage Memories Wooden Clothespin.



Deb adhered a length of Black & White Damask Washi Tape along the bottom of the White Kraft Coffee Bag and then created a pretty paper bloom using Vintage Dictionary Pages, an Office Chipboard Button, a piece of Bright Hemp Cording - natural and a couple of white satin leaves!  Please visit Debbie's blog for more ideas and inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by the Kraft Journal and we hope to see you next week for another challenge.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What's Hot Wednesday at the Kraft Journal

Anitra here and today I am featuring Lunch Bag Kraft No. 10 policy envelopes!  These envelopes are so much fun to work with.  Of course you can use them for mailing fun cards and letters, but I chose to use them to create a fun Travel mini album.  


Using an accordion fold hinge system for the binding of the envelopes, I simply cut 2 inches off the envelope and slipped the envelope onto the hinge.  To make to cover of the the book I used some Precut Chipboard Full Sheets available at the Kraft Outlet.  I cut the chipboard a bit larger than the envelopes and wrapped the chipboard with some Lunch bag cardstock.  


In this photo I used some black cardstock to better show how the cardstock is wrapped over the chipboard.  Leaving a 1" border around the chipboard cover gives enough to fold over and adhere.  You will want to miter the corners to avoid bulk.  



Once you have created the accordion fold hinge system.  You can just slip the envelopes onto the hinge.  The fun part is decorating the envelopes!



Because these are opened from the side of the envelope you can add a photo mat on the inside, giving loads of room for photos and journaling.



With the ends of the envelopes I cut off I was able to use them as pockets, which would be great for holding Library cards for journaling!  For more information on how I created this mini using great products from the Kraft Outlet please stop by my blog, Stamping While They Sleep.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Make It Monday Challenge #188 - Anything Goes!

Hi everyone and welcome to this Monday's Challenge #188 - Anything Goes

Karen Letchworth
DT Member Karen always enjoys a good Anything Goes Challenge, and really hopes that you will play along with us this week.  For this card, Karen grabbed a Small Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card and attached a piece of inked and machine stitched patterned paper.  Next, she added half a doily and a sweet Mini Polka Dot Kraft Merchandise Bag.  She tucked a journaling card from the Jenni Bowlin Vintage Mini Deck Basics into the Mini Polka Dot Kraft Merchandise Bag and placed a Tim Holtz miniature rusty paper clip on it.  You can find lots of great Tim Holtz products at the Kraft Outlet.  She added a sweet little bow made from blue and Vintage Winter White Hand-Stained Bias Tape, and on her bow she placed a button with Natural Hemp Cord in its center.  Her sentiment is a rub-on that she adhered to a sticker taken from the Jenni Bowlin Memo Book.  You're welcome to stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to see additional photos and read the complete supply list.  Happy crafting!

Tammy Hobbs

For this week's "Anything Goes" challenge, Tammy decided to go with a very Clean and Simple Sympathy card. She started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock. She embossed a panel of Buff Ivory and added a decorative strip of patterned paper in the center. She took Dark Green Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the center several times before adhering the panel to the base. She die-cut a stitched circle from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and stamped the sentiment at the bottom next adding a die-cut flower to the center. She used Buff Ivory for the petals.   For additional pictures and a complete supply list, please visit Tammy at Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.   
Kristi Schurr

For this week's anything goes challenge, Kristi made a fall themed card with a cute fox. Her card started with a Light Brown Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock base cut at 4.25 by 5.5 inches. She layered a gold patterned paper cut slightly smaller on top of the base. She cut the fox image from another piece of patterned paper and adhered it at a slight angle on the center of the card. She then embellished her card as shown with various leaf and pine cone stickers, a word bubble sticker, and various colors and sizes of enamel dots.She finished her card with a small bow made from a piece of Kraft Raffia Ribbon. For more information including a complete list of supplies, please visit Kristi's Paper Creations.


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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, September 5, 2014

Feature Me Friday Sponsered by Kraft Outlet

Good Morning and welcome to Feature Me Friday at the Kraft Journal!
Friday is always fun because we announce our Top Three Winners from last weeks challenge #186 - Punches and we get to announce our August Winner.  This lucky person gets a $15 gift certificate at Kraft Outlet!





Congratulations Bonnie McLain - from Love, Light and Peace for being selected as the August Winner of a $15 Gift Card to Kraft Outlet.  Please contact us here to claim your prize.









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.
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Bonnie McLain

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

Thanks for stopping by the Kraft Journal and we hope to see you next week for another challenge.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What's Hot Wednesday!

Hello crafty friends of The Kraft Journal! 
It's Karen today with our What's Hot Wednesday segment, and I'm going to share some really fun ideas for using the Kraft Outlet's sweet and versatile Small Glassine Bags.  These adorable little bags have always been one of my favorite items to use on cards, in mini albums, and just about anywhere!  Here are a couple of great ideas for using them on YOUR projects.
This first card was created using a Small Buff Ivory Notecard and adding some patterned papers, stickers, machine stitching and coordinating embellishments.  The word "Be" was die-cut from a scrap of Buff/Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock.  I used the Small Glassine Bag on this card as a gift card holder.  This is an idea I use a lot because it allows you to give someone a nice hand-made card and you can tuck a gift card (or cash) inside the Small Glassine Bag.  There are so many ways to use these adorable little bags; and the best news of all is that they are only $2 for a package of 25 envelopes.  That comes out to only EIGHT CENTS EACH!!
My second card again starts with a Small Buff/Ivory Note Card that I covered with patterned papers and embellishments.  On this card, I used the Small Glassine Bag to create a little "shaker envelope" and I tucked some color coordinated sequins inside.  My sentiment "be happy" is secured with a Tiny Wooden Clothes Pin.
 
There's really no limit to all the creative ways you can use these sweet little Glassine Bags; and as I mentioned, at only EIGHT CENTS EACH they are an incredible bargain.  I encourage you to stop by the Kraft Outlet to check out these, and all the great crafting supplies we offer.  There's something for everyone!  You're welcome to visit my blog, My Cup Runneth Over, for additional photos and a complete supply list.
 
Happy Crafting,
Karen

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