Monday, July 4, 2011

Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Patriotic or Americana

Welcome to Make It Monday with the Kraft Outlet. Use this week's "Patriotic or Americana" 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 July 10, 2011.  All participants in our challenges for the month of July 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!

Special Notice: For Challenge 28 that Opens July 18, 2011 our theme will be "My Favorite Things" and the entire Design Team will be highlighting Kraft Outlet's Lunch Bag Kraft CD Sleeves. If you use the CD Sleeve in ANY of your projects submitted in July and/or August, you'll receive an extra entry into our random $15.00 Kraft Outlet Store Voucher drawing for those months, so buy some Lunch Bag Kraft CD Sleeves today and enter your projects in July and August for extra chances to win... we can't wait to see what you create using this fantastic product!

Kraft Outlet Guest Designer

This week we're excited to have Penny Smith, a talented designer for both Imaginisce and Epiphany Crafts as our Guest Designer here at Kraft Outlet and The Kraft Journal. Here's a bit about Penny...

Penny Smith

Hi, I'm Penny Smith... I have been scrapbooking since Mrs, Grossman stickers where the BOMB! :) Before working part time at a scrapbooking store where I also teach, I was a Registered Veterinary Technician specializing in Emergency and Critical Care, and a Marine Mammal Trainer (yes, I trained dolphins! :) ) I gave up my career with animals for a career in mothering 10 years ago. It's the hardest job I ever loved! In addition to the scrapbooking store, I have been blessed to be a Ranger Certified Educator, been published several times in Scrapbook Trends and other projects, and I am VERY fortunate to be on the design team for Imaginisce, and Epiphany Crafts, who I also work as a demonstrator. Scrapbooking has allowed me to meet SO many great people!!

Please, come by my blog, Artfully Embellished and add yourself as a follower! Any giveaway I have, all followers are always included!

Penny Smith: Patriotic Layout
Penny Smith: Patriotic Layout Close-Up
We would like to thank Penny for designing with our team this week for the Patriotic or Americana Challenge. Please stop her blog, Artfully Embellished to learn more about Penny and to see all of her amazing work.

Design Team Reveal: Patriotic or Americana

Tracy MacDonald
For her card, Tracy used a Brown Kraft Coverweight cardstock base and added some patriotic designer papers layered on top of some 7 Gypsies Venice Gaffer Tape.  Next she added a 7 Gypsies Mini Gypsy Ephemera Label, a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag with a 7 Gypsies Steampunk Time Rubbing, and an accordion rosette made of the Brown Kraft cardstock.  On top of the rosette she added a button with some Dark Jewel Hemp Cord.  The sentiment was stamped with  a stamp from the Sentiment Cling Rubber Stamp set onto Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock.  Lastly she added some 7 Gypsies Victoria Seam Binding scrunched up on the bottom of the card.

Frances Sylvia
For this week's Americana Challenge, Frances used a mix of Jenni Bowlin's paper and embellishments. The red, navy, and white colors really POP against the Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock. To add to the homespun look of her layout, she, of course, added Blue Baker's Twine around her cardstock, in her button, and around the body of the corrugated butterfly. And to the beautiful gold Jenni Bowlin butterfly, she added a couple of Jenni Bowlin Garnet Stick Pins. To see close-ups of Frances' layout, visit her blog Forever and a Year.


  1. Thanks for the fun challenge! :D

  2. Thanks for the challenge and the opportunity to get my red, white and blue on! Fabulously inspiring DT samples :)


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