Monday, October 26, 2015

Challenge #247 - CAS Thanksgiving

Welcome to The Kraft Journal and this weeks Challenge #247 - CAS Thanksgiving!

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the only American made holiday?  I found that out recently and it started me thinking.  I used to love Thanksgiving when I was a kid, full of good food, family and the start of Christmas lights and the Sear's Christmas Wish Book Catalog.

Now my kids, who are grown young men, think that Thanksgiving is just a big meal and people rushing out to buy stuff.  They have no real attachment to this holiday.  I miss that.  So at the Kraft Journal we are bringing back the importance of Thanksgiving, so let's see what the Design Team has for inspiration this week.

Tammy Hobbs
Tammy began her card using Buff Ivory Cardstock onto which she layered a stamped woodgrain panel from Brown Kraft Cardstock. She added a panel of patterned paper to center adding a scallop border to the top and bottom of that decorative paper. She die-cut a circle tag from Brown Kraft Cardstock and stamped her image and greeting to the center coloring in with copic markers. A button laced with Earthy Hemp Cord anchored a brown grosgrain ribbon to the top of the tag. Lastly, she added a sunflower and fall leaves to the bottom part of the tag to complete her Thanksgiving Greeting. For additional pictures and product information, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.

Karen Letchworth
For this week's "Thanksgiving" Challenge, Karen Letchworth created a festive card using lots of Kraft Outlet favorites including a Small Buff/Ivory Note Card as her base, a Jenni Bowlin Journalling Card (Faith), a Large Manila Shipping Tag with rub-on sentiment (give thanks), a Bottle Cap with piece of Jenni Bowlin Flair Icon Flatback Pin (15 cents), several lengths of Natural Hemp Cord and Black Baker's Twine; and also a snippet of both Black Twill Tape & Ivory Twill Tape that she attached to the top of her card using a Tim Holtz mini stapler.  For information about Karen's pumpkins, as well as additional photos, you're welcome to visit her blog, My Cup Runneth Over.  And don't forget to link up YOUR Thanksgiving cards with us this week!

Marsha Drain
Marsha used the Ivory Buff Cardstock as the card base for her simple and meaningful card.  This cardstock has a linen texture, so sponging the edges brings attention to that and makes for a beautiful single layer card.  The sentiment is printed onto the cardstock before you start.  The picture of the cornucopia is a sticker from the Tim Holz Salvage Seasonal Stickers and is applied to a Small Kraft Shipping Tag  and then Marsha finished it off by tying on a few strands of  Orange and Brown Baker's Twine. For more details, please visit her blog, Gramma's Room.

Use this week's theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom 
of this post before 6:00pm (Central Time) on Sunday.
Please limit your entries two per challenge, others will be deleted.
Participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as a Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Also, all who participate in our challenges this month have a randomly selected chance to win a $15.00 Store Voucher from Kraft Outlet!

***Remember to follow the Challenge rules or you will not be eligible to win! ***


  1. Thank you for the challenge and both DT members did a wonderful job on their creations - TFS

  2. Thankful for wonderful DT Thanksgiving creations. Especially like the felt pumpkins with stitching.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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