Monday, September 1, 2014

Make It Monday Challenge #187 - Ruffles


Happy Labor Day and thanks for spending a little time with us today.


This weeks Challenge is Ruffles and they come in all shapes and sizes!

Tammy Hobbs
For this week's "ruffle"challenge, Tammy decided to create a Back to School card since school is starting tomorrow in her neck of the woods. What is more appropriate for this theme then to ruffle some Vintage Dictionary Pages?  Tammy started her card with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock onto which she added her patterned paper. Next she took a piece of red cardstock and cut down to a square and embossed with an ABC embossing folder. Using her electronic cutting machine she cut out a yellow school bus and placed inside a white die-cut circle and stamped the Back to School sentiment just below.  Taking a piece of Vintage Dictionary Page, she ruffled it along the bottom.  Then Tammy wrapped Red Baker's Twine around the card front several times finishing off with a length of Black Twill Tape tied off in a bow embellished with a red button laced with Red Baker's Twine.  For additional pictures and a complete supply list, please visit Tammy at Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.   

Antira Tovar


Anitra has a love for ruffles and used some Kraft Recycled Tissue Paper to create her ruffles!  This tissue is a steal over at the Kraft Outlet!  Great for gift giving, and mixed media projects too!  Anitra created her ruffle using a double sided adhesive and pinch pleated the tissue while adhering it to the sticky strip.  For her card base she used a Brown Kraft Cardstock as her base and to it adhered a floral and script patterned paper.  Next she used a sticker from the Lost and Found sticker pack.  Next using a White Pearlized Decorative Label she distressed it using various inks and matted onto some brown cardstock, to which she stamped her sentiment.  Using a matching stamp she stamped her image and matted using the same brown cardstock.  To add further detail to her card Anitra adhered lace and some Rose Beige hand stained bias tape.  For more information on Anitra's project please visit her blog Stamping While They Sleep.
Kristi Schurr
Kristi went big with her ruffle this week! She made a charming homespun fall card for the challenge.
Her card started with a Brown Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock base cut at 5.5 by 4.25 inches. She layered a slightly smaller polka dot patterned paper over the base. Kristi adhered the eyelet ruffle to the middle of the card using super sticky red line tape and gathered it as she went. She then wrapped a piece of black seam binding around the front of the card and tied it into a bow on the right side. To create her sentiment tag, she die cut a bird from a Vintage Sheet Music Page and stamped an "I Love Fall" sentiment on it. She adhered the bird die cut to a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag and used the tag string to tie it on the seam binding bow. She finished embellishing her card by adhering some small iridescent yellow pearls as shown. For more information and a complete supply list, please visit Kristi's Paper Creations.

Join the fun and take the Challenge!
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, August 29, 2014

Feature Me Friday sponsored by Kraft Outlet

Hi!
Here we are at the beginning of a long weekend and the last days of Summer.  So glad you had a minute to spend with us and the Winners of the Kraft Journal Challenge # 185 - Color!

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.
#3 Bonnie McLain
#4 Sierra's Gift
#5 Coby

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

Now for something exciting!



Come on and play, you know you want to!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Watch Us Wednesday

Hi! Kristi here this week to show you a neat project with a spotlight item from The Kraft Outlet!


Today's featured item are the Mini Graph Paper Merchandise Bags.The minute I saw these cute little bags, I thought of math class. Boo! I realized how cute they would be for little back to school favors!



  I decorated them with little school buses and a back to school sentiment I cut out with my electronic die cutting machine. There are many cutting files available on the internet for you to use. After I assembled each bus, I backed the window portion with some vellum to give it an opaque effect and look more like a window. I used red tags (also cut on my electronic cutter) as the background for the buses. I added some Red and Black Baker's Twine to each tag and tied it into a multi looped bow at the top. I cut out the sentiments and glued them to the tag right above the bus. All that was left to do was fill them with some goodies! I filled them with my favorite candy(Smarties!).  You could add one of these  to your child's lunch box as a special treat to ease them back into school or make a bunch to give out to the whole class! They are so quick and easy to make.
I hope you liked today's project! I hope I've inspired you on how to use these cute Graph Paper Bags!
Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Show Me Monday Challenge #186 - Punches

Welcome to this weeks Challenge - Punches.  We have some wonderful cards for inspiration, so let's get to it!



Karen Letchworth
Karen was excited to use her punches for this week's challenge.  She started with a Small Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card and attached a piece of floral patterned paper which she machine stitched.  She used a scrap of coordinating Lunch Bag Brown Coverweight Card Stock for her sentiment journaling area onto which she stamped a scripture sentiment.  Next, she took a small hole punch and punched holes to thread through some Natural Hemp Cord and created a bow.  She again used her small hole punch to do the same thing to create and X at the top.  Karen used another scrap of Lunch Bag Brown Coverweight Card Stock as well as a piece of Canvas to punch out hearts which she layered.  She added a wooden button to the heart layers, and again tied a bow using the Natural Hemp Cord.  Karen would love to see what you create using your punches, and she invites you to visit her blog, My Cup Runneth Over for more inspiration.


Tammy Hobbs

Tammy loved breaking out her neglected punches for this challenges. She started with a card base made from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock which she stamped a medallion image using kraft ink directly to the cardstock base. She then used Kraft Text Weight paper and a few punches to create the flower. Tammy spritzed them with Mister Huey's Pinstripe Mist and scrunched and rumbled them to give them a distressed look.  Next she punched a hole in the center adding a brad to the middle.  Before adding the flower embellishment to the card front, she punched a border from patterned paper and added it to the center of the card. Tammy then wrapped a length of Vintage Winter White Bias Tape around the card front and tied in a bow adding a flower and Memo pin for further embellishing. Lastly, she punched a bird from colored cardstock and the wing from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and mounted with foam adhesive to give it some dimension.  For additional pictures and a complete supply list, please visit Tammy at Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.   
Anitra Tovar

Anitra used different corner punches for this week's challenge.  Starting out with one of her favorite products from the Kraft Outlet, Anitra used a Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock for her base.  She lightly distressed it using some black ink to create a more vintage look.  Next she created her own patterned paper using some Buff Ivory cardstock, to which she stamped music notes on.  Using some patterned paper she added a bold patterned piece matted with some rust colored cardstock that was punched with a rounded corner punch.  To her focal image she used a ticket punch for the corners and matted using some Blackboard stock paper.  Next she used some black bakers twine to tie a multi looped bow and added a vintage button to the center.  For her sentiment she stamped onto a Vintage Black Journaling card that she punched with a fancy window punch, which was matted onto some more of the Blackboard speciality paper.  A tiny Black Wooden Clothespin holds the sentiment to the card.  With a scrap piece of Blackboard Stock paper she had left over on she used an edge punched to create a small embellishment to tuck behind the bold patterned paper piece.  For more information on Anitra's project please visit her blog Stamping While they Sleep.


Ok now we want to see what you've working on, join the challenge!
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, August 22, 2014

Feature Me Friday

Hi all and welcome to the Friday post here at the Kraft Journal!

 You know what today is, Winners and a new design by Team Member Debbie!  Here are the winners from the  Challenge #184 - What's On Your Work Table! I just love this theme.


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.


Bonnie McLain

LeAnne

Ingenious Inkling

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


Debbie Marcinkiewicz

This week, Debbie is featuring some of the amazing packaging options available at the Kraft Outlet shop!  These pretty packing options in combination with the wide variety of embellishments you can find at the Kraft Outlet will help you to create handmade treasures from the heart!

Debbie began with a Small Kraft Pillow Box onto which she adhered strips of Blue and White Polka Dot Washi Tape.   Debbie hand cut two leaves using some Burlap and glued them to the box.  Next Debbie added an Office Chipboard Button and a pretty muslin flower.  Debbie stamped a sentiment onto a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tag using the Banner Wishes stamp set and then tied a snipett of Dove Grey Hand-Stained Bias Tape onto the tag.  Last, Debbie attached the tag to the box using a Vintage Memories Wooden Clothespin.  Please visit Debbie's blog to view additional photos of today's project!

Thanks for stopping by and see you Monday for another great Challenge here at the Kraft Journal!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Watch Us Wednesday

Hey there Kraft Journal Friends!

It's Tammy, and it's my turn to share a product spotlight with you. Today I am featuring Post Card Tags.   They are vintage style that are blank and can be used for any project. Today, I created a gift box and decorated one to go on top as you see below.

I started out using Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock to create my box.  After I assembled the box by using a file cut by my electronic cutting machine, I added some patterned paper to the front and sides.
I added some stamped images, a die-cut tree, sequins, and then created a triple ribbon from Natural Burlap Ribbon which I embellished further with a Red Baker's Twine bow and a button. They are perfect to dress up any packaging and would look great at weddings, in home decor projects, the possibilities are endless. Please visit The Kraft Outlet to see the two Post Card Tag varieties they sell.

We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and visit today!
Tammy

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Challenge #185 - Color

Hi everyone and welcome to the Kraft Journal!


Today we have a wonderful challenge - COLOR! 

I think kraft paper is the perfect background for all kinds of color! So lets see what the design team has for us this week.
Kristi Schurr
Kristi made a bright and cheerful butterfly card using Blackboard Tags and some green cord from the Dark Jewel Hemp Cord pack. She began her card with a white 4.25x5.5 inch card base. She then layered a purple card stock panel and a butterfly patterned paper panel on the front.She used a border punch to cut a pink paper rectangle and then layered it below a yellow polka dot patterned paper rectangle.Kristi embossed the sentiment in white onto the Blackboard Tag. She adhered it with foam tape at a slight angle onto the front of the card. She then embellished it as shown with a butterfly,paper roses and enamel dots. For more information and a complete supply list, please visit Kristi's Paper Creations.

Karen Letchworth
This week, we have a GORGEOUS color inspiration challenge for you.  Design Team Member, Karen Letchworth was excited to work with these deep, rich colors.  She started with a Small Buff/Ivory Note Card and covered it with patterned papers that had the same colors found in the inspiration photo.  She added a Jenni Bowlin Vintage Mini Deck Journaling Card and Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket as a focal point, and embellished them with die-cut wool felt flowers cut from the same bright colors.  A small "Many Thanks" sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Buff/Ivory Coverweight Card Stock that's held by a Tim Holtz Memo Pin.  There's a small snippet of Tape Measure Washi Tape and a lovely bow made from "Butter Yellow" Hand-Stained Bias Tape. There are so many great products found at the Kraft Outlet that will help you to create something wonderful.  Karen invites you to visit her blog, My Cup Runneth Over, and she hopes that you will play along in this week's Color Challenge.


This week's color combination had Anitra really challenged.  Using the photo as inspiration she created a mixed media card.  Using different mediums and textures she started with a Buff Ivory cardstock as her base.  Next she adhered a patterned paper to which she painted using an acrylic paint and a chevron stencil.  Anitra then added some tea stained gauze to the patterned paper.  Using elements from the Ephemera Pack- Thrift Shop she adhered a number card heavily distressed with a purple ink.  Then she tucked a piece of Vintage Dictionary sheet behind the card.  Another great element Anitra used was a ticket from the Salvage Stickers pack Lost and Found.  She stamped her sentiment and die cut and distressed using one of the colors from the challenge.  To finish her card she added an edge punched boarder and tied a piece of Bright Hemp Cord.  For more information on Anitra's project please visit her blog Stamping While They Sleep.

We would love to see your take on the color challenge, so join the fun! (remember you don't have to use all the colors in the inspiration photo to join.)
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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