Monday, August 26, 2013

Challenge 135 - Copy Your Favorite Designer !

Welcome to Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet.  Use this week's "Copy your favorite designer" theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom of this post before 6:00 p.m. (Central Time) on Sunday September 1 , 2013.  Remember your projects MUST include the use of Kraft cardstock and/or items that can be purchased at Kraft Outlet!  Also, 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!  Please limit your weekly challenge entries to your TWO best creations and thank you for your participation!

Kraft Outlet DT Reveal for "Favorite Designer" Challenge

Kristi Schurr

For Kristi's card this week, she is CASEing the sometimes whimsical, sometimes vintage, but always shabby chic style of one of her favorite designers, Cherry Nelson. Kristi admires Cherry's way of using color and just the right embellishments to convey her unique style.

Kristi started her card with a base made from Buff Ivory Cover Weight card stock and layered her vintage inspired papers on top. She die cut a piece of Vintage Dictionary Paper into a label shape and adhered it to the middle. After adding a die cut doily, she then added a stamped label featuring a vintage image of two little girls. She used a white resin frame to frame out one of the girls. After wrapping pink seam binding around the card, Kristi used blue and pink Pastel Hemp Cording to thread the blue button and accent the middle of the bow.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

For today's 'CASE Your Favorite Designer' challenge, Debbie was inspired by her muse, Melissa Phillips!  Debbie began with a base of Brown Kraft Cardstock onto which she layered a couple of pieces of different patterned papers.  Debbie wrapped a length of Natural Fringe around the base of the card, tied a bow with a piece of Green Hemp Cording and then added a stamped X-Small Grungy Prim Tag and Tiny Colored Wooden Clothespin.
Debbie was inspired by the mixy-matchy stamped sentiments and sweet pumpkin on Melissa's card, so she stamped several sentiments and accessory images on her card ... and then added tiny punched hearts that she punched from a snipett of X-Small Grungy Prim Tag.  Please visit Debbie's blog to view additional pictures of today's card!

Lynn Darda
For the "Copy Your Fave Designer" challenge, Lynn created a card inspired by one of her favorite designers, Melissa Phillips.  You can check out her sweet blog HERE.  Lynn has been following Melissa's blog for years and always enjoys the sweet details in Melissa's work.  Lynn created this card using a Buff Ivory Coverweight Cardstock base.  Lynn stamped a few sentiments and a background stamp and then added a die cut patterned paper envelope.  Inside the envelope is a Blackboard Tag tied off with some Ticket Stub Twill Ribbon.  If you scroll through Melissa's blog posts you will be sure to see the card that inspired this one. For another designer inspired card using Kraft Outlet products you can visit Lynn's blog From My Bunalgow.  Hope you create a project inspired by your favorite designer and share it with us here at The Kraft Journal.

Karen Letchworth
For this week's challenge...."Copy Your Favorite Designer", our DT Member, Karen Letchworth, knew right away that she wanted to recreate a card from a crafter she's been watching ever since she entered the card-making and scrapbooking world; and this is the lovely and talented Melissa Phillips of Lily Bean Paperie.  More specifically, Karen was inspired by this card Melissa created... "A Latte Love".
Karen's card all started with a Lunchbag Kraft Note Card that she covered with some patterned paper and then added a strip of Pink & White Stripe Washi Tape.  Next, she took a Small Glassine Bag and filled it with colorful sequins to match her patterned papers.  She ran another length of the Pink & White Stripe Washi Tape up the side of the Glassine Bag that was covered with a little hand-cut index card made from a scrap piece of Lunchbag Kraft Cardstock.  Lots of other goodies here from The Kraft Outlet including a Grungy Prim Tag and some Pastel Hemp Cord.  You can read a complete supply list and say a quick hello over at Karen's Blog - "My Cup Runneth Over".

Jessica Esch
For this week's Copy Your Favorite Designer challenge, Jessica was inspired by one of her favorite designers~ Lesley Croghan from Always Playing with Paper. She used this card HERE as her inspiration when making her Back to School card, following Lesley's card LO as the basis to her project. Jessica started her card by using a piece of Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock as her card base and then adding a mat of Flute Corrugated Kraft PaperNext she layered some Blackboard Stock Paper and an image that she colored  in the Silhouette Studio. Before adding her image to the card, she used her punch to add a notebook border, her Ink Blending Tool to add some white ink as well as her sewing machine to add the stitch marks (without the thread as you can see).
Then to finish her card off, Jessica die cut an oval piece of Blackboard Stock Paper as well as a smaller white piece of cardstock so she could stamp her sentiment from Jaded Blossom's~ School Rules stamp set. Again she added more white inking around the image using my Ink Blending Tool
For more details on her inspiration card, you can visit Jessica's blog~ Chick-n-Scrap.


  1. More wonderful cards by the DT! The designers used as inpiration must be very happy!

  2. Great projects to the rest of the DT! How interesting that 3 of us picked Melissa Phillips!

  3. Thank you for another challenge - Kudos to the DT too!

  4. A fun challenge - but how hard - difficult to choose. The explanation is on my blog.


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