Monday, April 9, 2012

Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge

Welcome to Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet.  Use this week's "April Showers Bring May Flowers", 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 April 15, 2012.  All of our followers who participant in our challenges this month 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 Lynn Darda

My name is Lynn Darda and during the day I teach elementary art. At night, I can usually be found in my basement studio creating with stamps and paper. I started scrapbooking about 20 years ago. About a year ago I started a blog, From My Bungalow, and I have had so much fun participating in challenges and submitting some projects for publications. I even won the PaperCrafts Magazine "Stamping Royalty" Contest this year. When I was participating in a blog hop for "Stamping Royalty" I randomly visited commenters blogs and that's how I found The Kraft Journal. I am usually drawn to vintage-inspired papers and accents that go so well with The Kraft Outlet products, from Kraft cardstock to tags and twine, I love it all!
Lynn Darda
Lynn made this spring-inspired banner for the "April Showers Bring May Flowers" Challenge.  It is filled with lots of goodies from The Kraft Outlet mixed with some new My Mind's Eye.  For the base of the banner Lynn started with one Buff French Floral Postcard Shipping Tag, two Large Kraft tags, and two pieces of patterned paper cut into  banner shapes.  Then Lynn stamped the Kraft tags using Glitz Designs "Dance in the Sunshine" stamps.  The raindrops are covered with Ranger Glossy Accents.  Next, Lynn started layering the pieces with all sorts of  elements from The Kraft Outlet, including Jenni Bowlin "Quilted Stickers", Tim Holtz Reinforcers, 7 Gypsies "Receipts"  mini-ephemera, and 7 Gypsies "Vintage Naked Chemistry Labels".  Lynn also added some MME layered stickers and buttons and Garden Wooden Shapes from Close To My Heart.  Lynn adhered each piece to basic household twine using the following Kraft Outlet fibers: Kraft Baker's Twine, Natural Twill and 7 Gypsies "Nottinghill  Seam Binding" along with some mini-clothespins.  The flowers were made with authentic "Vintage Dictionary Pages" layered with  Recollections yellow roses. For a closer look at details you can check out Lynn's blog From My Bungalow.
Kraft Outlet DT Reveal for "April Showers Bring May Flowers" Challenge

Tracy MacDonald

Tracy started with a base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and matted it with some Bazzill and Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock.  The DP panels, decorative punched edge, sentiments and flower were all made from Brown Kraft also.  The horizontal panel is edged with Earthy Hemp Cord and wrapped in Natural Twill Tape.  The flower, image mat and banner sentiment were inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  Tracy's flower center is a button tied with Hang Tag String.

Tracy tucked a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag in behind her image.  She added a sentiment, cut the string off, threaded some more twill tape through the hole and then used the string to tie it off.

Dorcas created her "Better Weather Ahead" card starting with a base of Brown Kraft Coverweight Cardstock which she then layered with decorative papers and sewed together. The stamped image was colored with pencils on Lunch Bag Kraft and some finishing touches of homemade flowers tied with Pink Bakers Twine finished it all off.
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
To begin the design of Debbie's 'April showers bring May Flowers' card, she layered two different patterned papers and a strip of Venice Gaffner Tape - sewing around all edges with a machine zig-zag stitch.  Next Deb tied a length of White Twill Tape around the card base and tied a bow.  To finish this pretty little card, Debbie added a paper doilie, a soft yellow paper bloom, some pink and yellow berries, aqua tulle, Yellow Baker's Twine and a flag pennant made with a Memo Pin,  a Chipboard Banner Piece and Bottle Cap Alphabet 'S' for Spring!  Please visit Simple Treasures for more pictures of this card! 

Dawn Burnworth
Dawn Burnworth created this flower pot holder and tag for a teacher's gift.  She used Brown Kraft  Cover Weight cardstock.  The little pot holder was created by cutting 2  strips of paper and then scoring it.  She punched holes in the corners and added pink ribbon to hold it together.  Then she created a tag for the flower pot using the Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and a die to cut it out.  


  1. Lovely challenge and beautiful creations by the DT!

  2. If you are a crafter, you're extremely innovative, so use your creativeness to generate something unique.

    scrapbook supplies

  3. Thanks for the fun challenge. Nice dt work.

    DIANA L.

  4. Great DT! Thanks for the fun challenge!

  5. Beautiful inspiration from the DT: Lynn's banner rocks too! Thanks for the fun!

  6. Oooooh, I love seeing all of the DT's projects...and seeing just how pretty Kraft can be!

    Lynn's project is ban-tastic!


  7. I've followed you via my RSS feed for quite some time, but this is my first time entering in a bit...LOVE kraft & all the inspiration on this blog! Thanks!


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