Monday, May 16, 2011

Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Stand and Salute Challenge

Welcome to Make It Monday with the Kraft Outlet. In case you didn't know, we're celebrating our new blog look all month long. In fact, to help us celebrate our new 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 every Monday during May 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).

You might remember that we also have a Guest Designer in the house, Pinky joins us again this for our Stand and Salute Challenge 19 in honor of Armed Forces Day. You can read more about Pinky at this post right here, or visit her at her blog.

Use this week's Stand and Salute theme (in honor of Armed Force Day on May 21, 2011) 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 22, 2011.  All participants in our challenges for the month of May 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: Stand and Salute Challenge

Our military deserve accolades every single day and Armed Forces Day (on May 21, 2011) is a special day to remember and thank our troops. Pinky has created this card for the troops overseas to thank them for their amazing service. First she used the #202 Lunch Bag Kraft Card Stock for the shaped front of the card, then she used the #1024 Vintage Dictionary Pages  to create the flower by tearing them into 2" strips and twisting them into a circle, adhering with a hot glue gun a she twisted. Then applying a denim brad for the center. For the base of the card she used #81 Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock folding it down to size and trimming to fit shape of cover. It was a sturdy base. Thank you to our military-past and present!

Frances Sylvia
For this week's challenge, Frances created a layout that explains what freedom means to her...for her children to live a full, happy life! This would not at all be possible without our branches of servicemen. Frances used the Jenni Bowlin Be Our Guest Collection, which worked perfectly with TONS of goodies from the store. For the sweet banner, Frances used the Jenni Bowlin Flag Pieces, Jenni Bowlin Flag Banner Stickers, and Blue Baker's Twine to pull it all together. She also used a bit of the Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock to make her title. And to add a bit of interest to her embellishment cluster on the right side of her layout, she used 2 Small Kraft Shipping Tags to add a bit of interest! For close-ups, visit Frances' blog, Forever and a Year.

Kristina Harmon
Kristina made this adorable Thank You gift bag for this challenge. Non-traditional stars and stripes papers give this Kraft Coffee Bag a fun whimsical feel. She tied off the top of the bag with a bow out of Natural Twill Tying Tape. You can get more details about this project on Krisitina's Blog.

Tracy MacDonald
Tracy has created a patriotic card using a Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock base.  She's also used some of that same paper for some of her matting.  The center panel stars were created using three layers of die cut chipboard stars which were adhered together and then painted with Crackle paint.  These faux buttons are tied with Red Baker's Twine.  As a last little extra, Tracy added a Natural Twill Tape tab and metal brad.

Don't forget, we've got more inspiration for this challenge scheduled this week as well. On Wednesday, for our Watch Us Wednesday tutorial, Audrey Pettit will show you how to create a fun and patriotic hybrid card using cardstock and trims from The Kraft Outlet and on Thursday, Beth will provide another "trigger" to get you started crafting on this challenge!  We look forward to seeing you then!


  1. Awesome challenge and all the DT samples are gorgeous!

    I have your new button on my blog!


  2. wonderful samples by the DT and a fun challenge thanks!

  3. Added the fun new button on my sidebar. Will be a fun challenge too. Great inspiration by your DT.

  4. I'm from England but this one just reached out and grabbed me - just had to join in. I have given it a bit of an international feel to salute them all.

  5. Thanks for he great challenge. I had tons of fun playing along. :)


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