BUT - before we continue, we would like to introduce you to our newest Design Team Member, Kristi Schurr !
I live in Georgia with my husband of 19 years and two children, ages 15 and 26. A retired military spouse, I now spend my days as a stay at home mom. When I'm not in my craft room, I can usually be found enjoying reading, music, movies, cooking and decorating. I began paper crafting as a scrap booker, but turned to card making after my first rubber stamp purchase and have been hooked ever since. I like to create cards in varying styles, from clean and simple to shabby chic and everything in between. I am honored to be a part of The Kraft Journal design team and hope that my projects will inspire you to create something beautiful every day!
My blog is located at KristisPaperCreations.blogspot.com. I hope you will stop by and visit me. I love making new friends and sharing this awesome craft with you!
Welcome Kristi - we are so thrilled to have you with us !!
Our Color Challenge
Kraft Outlet DT Reveal for "Color" Challenge
For this week's Color Challenge, Jessica found this beautiful designer paper from American Crafts that had all the colors in the inspiration photo. Since the pattern paper had so much going on, Jessica kept her card pretty simple, by making the die cut flower the focal point of her card. She started her card by using a piece of Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock and layering it with some white card stock and the designer paper. Next she made another mat using a smaller piece of Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock and matching yellow designer paper from the same paper pack. After stamping her sentiment, she put the mat aside to die cut her flower and leaves. Once all the pieces of her die cut flower had been cut, layered and assembled on her mat, Jessica added it to her card using some pop dots for added dimension. Then to finish her card up, she added a decorative stitch to the side of her card and tied a big bow using some White Twill Tape.
For more details on her inspiration card, you can visit Jessica's blog~ Chick-n-Scrap.
Well, Design Team Member, Karen Letchworth immediately fell IN LOVE with the gorgeous colors in this week's Color Challenge. She grabbed a darling little Glassine Bag and covered it with an adorable Small Canvas Tag (which, by the way, is just the right size to fit on the front of the Glassine Bag). These are the perfect size for giving a gift card or small treat. Next, Karen took wool felt in each of the colors represented in this week's challenge, and cut flowers and leaves to adorn the front of her project. She secured a button in the center of each flower with some Natural Hemp in the center of one. She stamped a sentiment on a tag, added some pom pom trim, and she was ready to use her gift card holder. The Kraft Outlet is just filled with awesome products to make crafting a breeze! To read more about Karen's project, see additional photos and a complete supply list, please stop by her blog, My Cup Runneth Over, and say hello.