Monday, November 28, 2011

Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet: Christmas Cards Challenge

Welcome to Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet.  Use this week's "Christmas Cards", 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 December 4, 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, from Simple Treasures, is here today to share her 4th and final Guest Designer Project for the month of November!  We want to sincerely thank Debbie for inspiring us and our readers with her awesome creations this past four weeks! For this week's challenge Debbie told us that she loves to make cards with an unexpected surprise for the recipient!  This Christmas card has a Ghirardelli Peppermint Chocolate slipped into the pocket - yum!

Debbie used a Mini Kraft Merchandise Bag to hold the candy.  She clipped off the top with pinking shears so that the striped candy wrapper would peek out of the top of the envie!  She decorated the front of the envie and wrapped it up pretty with some Red Baker's Twine!  The sentiment is stamped on a x-small Grungy Prim Tag.  Strips of scrapping stickers were adhered to a piece of Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock to create the base of the card ... and viola!  A sweet treat ... yummy to give and receive!!

Debbie shares that she has loved joining the kraft-y teamies this month as their Guest Designer and she looks forward to joining the team permanently in January 2012!  

Kraft Outlet DT Reveal for "Christmas Gifts" Challenge

Jennifer Cuthbertson
 Jennifer created this Christmas card using a panel of light craft cardstock that was embossed and brushed with white craft ink, a vintage-inspired sticker, and a seam binding bow with some lovely jingle bells attached with baker's twine. Head over to her blog for more details and to see another version of this card!

Tracy MacDonald
Tracy's card was created with a Brown Kraft cardstock base, matted with Buff Ivory.  For embellishments she used some Jenni Bowlin banner chipboard pieces, Red Baker's Twine, a White Round Metal Edge tag for the sentiment and a Christmas Epoxy brad.

Kim Duran

For our challenge this week, Kim used Light Kraft Cardstock for the base of her Christmas card. And because kraft goes so well with the color red, Kim used red patterned papers and embellishments. She used Green Baker's Twine to decorate the button on her card and added Garnet Stick Pins to add sparkle. 


  1. Wonderful Christmas Card creations. Entered my Bible Verse Christmas Card using Kraft for the base of my card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Your Christmas creations are looking fantastic but i think you can change the back ground of your card against the red ribbon!!!!
    clear cards
    print loyalty card


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