Monday, November 21, 2011

Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Christmas Gifts Challenge

Welcome to Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet.  Use this week's "Christmas Gifts", theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom of this post before 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday November 27, 2011.  All of our followers who participant in our challenges for the month of November 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!

This month we are also featuring work from our...

Kraft Outlet Guest Designer for November

My name is Debbie Marcinkiewicz and I am a wife and mother of two, wonderful sons!  I am lucky enough to ‘work full time’ designing paper crafted treasures for several on-line boutiques and blogs currently!  I have been a crafter all my life and have dabbled in just about everything.  I owned my own sewing business for approximately three years in which I handmade American Girl doll clothes and quilts.  It was a very natural progression to travel from quilting to paper crafting … the same basic techniques can be applied transitioning fabric to paper!  I have been paper crafting seriously for approximately six years and have been professionally designing for almost two years!!  I love anything vintage and shabby and adore to work with fabric, glitter, vintage images, textural embellishments … and enjoy using my sewing machine on my paper crafted designs!!  I really find so much joy in inspiring others through my tiny, made from the heart treasures!  I find much of my vintage inspiration around my pink Victorian home, antiques I’ve collected for the past 25 years and in nature!  I am tickled to have the opportunity to design with the fabulous items carried through the Kraft Outlet!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Debbie Marcinkiewicz from Simple Treasures, our November Guest Designer, simply adores designing paper crafted 3-D gift items!  Giving that someone special a handmade from the heart treasure will certainly show how much you care this season!  For her Christmas Gift project, Debbie used the Medium Kraft Pillow Box to create a sweet treat filled with Holiday Peppermint Tea Bags!  The festive nosegay was created with some aqua twill tape, a handmade chenille candy cane and some sweet jingle bells tied on with Brown Kraft Baker's Twine.  For the matching little card, Debbie used more of the Brown Kraft Baker's Twine to tie the jingle bell around the stocking.  Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock was used for the card base - inked with cream paint to create a time-worn look, and Buff Ivory cardstock was used to stamp the sweet little stocking!!

Kraft Outlet DT Reveal for "Christmas Gifts" Challenge

Kim Duran
Kim transformed a simple kraft box into a festive holiday gift. Kim decoupaged Vintage Dictionary Pages adding a crinkled effect, then lightly coating the paper with white paint and Old Paper Distress Ink to make the box look vintage. She created a large bow using Buff Ivory Cardstock and pinking shears, then embellished with red lace, holly leaves, and pretty Garnet Stick Pins.

To complete her box, Kim used a White Round Metal Edge Tag and replaced the white string with Red Baker's Twine. The inside of the box is filled with chocolate truffle pieces. Perfect for those quick gifts with a homespun feeling. 

Tracy MacDonald
Tracy created the box that forms the base of the bag with Brown Kraft cardstock and used another piece for the bag body.  She wrapped the base of the bag with a punched strip of Buff Ivory and two different Merry Christmas paper tapes.  The bag is held closed with a piece of White Twill Tape.  The Scalloped Grungy Prim tag has a strip of the Christmas paper tape adhered to it as well as a Jenni Bowlin Christmas ticket and Vintage Christmas chipboard button, which is tied with Hang Tag string.

Audrey Pettit
Audrey created a sweet tag set for her Christmas Gifts project. She stamped holiday images and sentiments onto Small Kraft Shipping Tags and embellished the tags with a touch of colored pencil, white inked edges, glitter glue, and Red Baker's Twine ties. The tags are tucked into a Small Glassine Bag holder, and secured in a wrapper sleeve made from a folded Large Kraft Shipping Tag. The sleeve is tied in place with more baker's twine and dressed up with holly, bells, and a White Round Metal Edged Tag stamped with a Christmas greeting.

Audrey Pettit
*Tip: the glassine bag was wider than the tag sleeve, but don't let that stop you from modifying one to fit. Simply pull apart the bag along the seams, re-fold to a smaller size, and adhere with your regular scrapbook adhesive. Nobody will ever know the difference.


  1. Beautiful projects ladies! I want one of each, LOL!

  2. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

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