Monday, January 9, 2012

Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet: Favorite Colors Challenge

Welcome to Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet.  Use this week's "Favorite Colors", 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 January 15, 2012.  All of our followers who participant in our challenges for the month of January 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 Dorcas of Dorcas Designs

My name is Dorcas and I am a married SAHM who homeschools our 13 year old daughter. We live in the countyside of North Carolina with two cats and 22 ducks. I love to craft whenever I get the chance and coloring on Kraft cardstock is just about my favorite thing to do when card making. I feel that my skill has improved so much in the last year or two simply due to all the tips and inspiration of fellow crafters in Blogland! To everyone, thank you!

Created by Guest Designer Dorcas
Dorcas  chose to make a recipe book using a 7 Gypsy's 3 ring binder. She matted each page with Brown kraft coverweight cardstock and decorated both pages using pretty papers in some of her favorite colors in keeping with this week's Favorite Colors challenge.  Lunch Bag Kraft  was used as a base for coloring the image with pencils and red BakersTwine finished it all off. You can see more angles and close ups on her blog.

Kraft Outlet DT Reveal for "Favorite Colors" Challenge

Jennifer Cuthbertson
Two of Jennifer's favorite colors lately are deep aqua and gray. This card features a lunch bag kraft card base, hang tag, hemp cord, seam binding, and she even found a coordinating ticket in an ephemera pack! Head over to her blog for more details.

Debbie Carriere
One of Debbie Carriere's go-to color combinations is shades of pink paired with shades of blue.  This combo coupled with some Kraft cardstock makes a lovely color palette.  For her card base, Debbie started with a base of Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock layered with Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock and patterned paper.  She layered a few additional panels including Vintage Dictionary Pages, more patterned paper, and a die cut border.  For her focal point, Debbie stamped a cameo image on Vintage Dictionary page and framed it with a die cut frame of Buff Ivory stamped with a layered frame image.  Her embellishments include black Twill Tape, satin rosettes, felt accents, ribbon slides, and Jenni Bowlin Stick Pins in pewter.  For a complete recipe and more photos, be sure to visit her blog.

{pink & green}

Debbie used Buff Ivory Cardstock for the base of her card and to stamp the pink tea cup and green tag onto.  A bit of glitter was added to the stamped flowers to make them pop!  Debbie added some pink and green patterned papers to a piece of Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and adhered to the base of her card.  A pretty, lacey border was die cut from more Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and adhered to the card front.  The tea tag was attached to the tea cup using some Brown Baker's Twine.  To finish off the design, Deb added a pretty scrunched bow made from Victoria Seam Binding and topped it off with a couple of Antique Stick Pins.

The pull-out tag was made by adhering a a Small Kraft Shipping Tag onto a larger manila tag and then Debbie stapled a tea bag to the tag set.  A snipett of pink Victoria Seam Binding was added for the pull.  The sentiment was stamped onto a x-small Grungy Prim Tag and then tied onto the tea bag tag with some Brown Baker's Twine.  Deb created a thank you card and gift all in one {sweet} package!


  1. Another great challenge, Beth! The DT samples are exquisite, as usual. Always lots of eye candy here!

    I hope to get to play favorite color is red, so I am sure you will see Kraft/red combo from me :)

  2. Such a fun challenge, and great projects from the DT. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Thanks for a GREAT challenge!:)

  4. Hello!
    Awesome Creations by DT, very inspirational as always.
    Best Wishes for 2012

  5. What a great challenge! I love pink... and white... and a bit of red ;)

    Here's my card:

    Thanks :)


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