Monday, April 25, 2011

Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet: May Day Challenge

Welcome to Make It Monday with the Kraft Outlet. Before we get started today... we just gotta know... did you notice our new blog look and our new blog button too?  Babette, owner/operator of Kraft Outlet felt we needed a change...and as she put it, wanted to "put some lipstick on this pig". We're loving the "lipstick" too and hope you are as well!

In fact, to help us celebrate our new blog look, why don't you consider running right over there to our sidebar and grab yourself our new button and pop it on your blog back home.  Then come back here and leave a comment letting us know that you've got our new button on your blog and we'll enter you to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Kraft Outlet! We'll make this announcement during the month of May too and randomly select a winner from everyone who posted our new button on their blog!  (We'll announce the winner along with our May $15.00 gift certificate winner).

We've also got a new Top Three Award button and a new Featured Artist button too! Hoo-Ray! You'll see the new Top Three button be sure to stop by and check out our winners from last week's challenge too. on to more good stuff...Challenge #16 theme for this week is "May DayUse this week's theme to inspire you to create a project and then link it up at the bottom of this post before 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday May 1, 2011.  All participants in our challenges for the month of April (including this challenge that ends on May 1) have a chance to be featured on our "Feature Me Fridays" posts as well as be entered to win a $15.00 Kraft Outlet Store Voucher!  The more challenges you enter this month, the more chances you have to win!

Design Team Reveal 

Tracy MacDonald
Tracy's card was created using Brown Kraft  and Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstocks and some pretty blue Bazzill..  The flowers were made from Translucent Vellum that was stamped and then embossed in white.  Embellishments of 7 Gypsies Venice Gaffer Tape, Victoria Seam Binding, and  green Baker's Twine finish the look of the card.

Aphra Boyler
For Aphra's May Day challenge, she decided to create a Thank You card for her son's teacher. The 4" x 6" base of her card was cut from Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock. She chose some Jillibean Soup patterned papers with traditional school colors--red, yellow, and green. To fit with theme of her card, she added a White Library Card and Manila Library Pocket. She decorated the front of her pocket with a ripe red apple cut from her Cricut Create A Critter cartridge and adorned it with Red Baker's Twine, corrugated cardboard shapes, and a button. Then, she used a Thank You Stamp and a 2" x 6" Clear Mounting Block to add her sentiment. Finally, she packaged it up in a Small Cello Bag, just perfect for keeping the card nice and clean during delivery. You know how dirty back packs can be! For close ups and more details, you can visit Aphra's blog My Scrappy Life.

Kristina Harmon
Kristina made this adorable miniature May Day basket out of a toilet paper roll cut in half and Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock. The Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock was cut into strips, inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then weaved onto the toilet paper roll to make the basket. A handle was attached using some matching brads. She layered paper flowers and felt leaves to fill the basket and toped it off with a "For You" sentiment stamped on a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tag. 

We're looking forward to seeing what you will create for our May Day Challenge and in the meantime, don't forget that we have a full week of blog posts that you don't want to miss, so visit us every day for more inspiration from our Design Team including a special May Day inspired project tutorial by Audrey on Watch Us Wednesday right here at The Kraft Journal, Kraft Outlet's official blog.


  1. Wow the design team did a fabulous job with this challenge. I love the new blog look. It is a bright fresh look. I already picked up the new badge and placed it on my sidebar. Have a wonderful week and thank you for the great inspiration.

  2. love the 'lipstick on the pig" and managed to get straight back to my blog and change the badge!!! cardology,etc at blogspot dot com

    Love the new look. hugs, joanne

  3. Just stopping in to check the blog out and saw the design team's creation. They all did an awesome job but that card is to die for!
    Hats off to you all...

  4. I'm back...just got a card made...the photo that I have posted here doesn't show the kraft paper, but believe me it's on there!!!!! thank you for the it!

  5. awesome dt samples for us! i love the new look too :) thanks for another fun challenge this week :)

  6. I grabbed your cute new button before reading about the contest!
    Am looking forward to this fun May challenge. Thank you!

  7. So sorry! Tracy told me that I have only linked to my picture instead of my blog, but I cant remove my previous entry.. I put my name twice on the list I dont know if you can remove number 6 cause I dont want to cheat LOL.. thanks for this great challenge! hugs Marley


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