Monday, May 9, 2011

Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet: Buttons and Bows Challenge

Welcome to Make It Monday with the Kraft Outlet. In case you didn't know, we're celebrating our new blog look all month long. In fact, to help us celebrate our new blog look, why don't you consider running right over there to our sidebar and grab yourself our new button and pop it on your blog back home.  Then come back here and leave a comment letting us know that you've got our new button on your blog and we'll enter you to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Kraft Outlet! We'll make this announcement every Monday during May and randomly select a winner from everyone who posted our new button on their blog!  (We'll announce the winner along with our May $15.00 gift certificate winner).

You might remember from last week that we also have a Guest Designer in the house, Pinky joins us again this today for our Buttons and Bows Challenge 17. You can read more about Pinky at this post right here, or visit her at her blog.

Use this week's Buttons and Bows theme to inspire you to create a project and then link it up at the bottom of this post before 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday May 15, 2011.  All participants in our challenges for the month of May 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!

Buttons and Bows Design Team Reveal
Guest Designer: Pinky
You might not think of "art" when you think of Buttons and Bows but that's the first thing Pinky thought of. Pinky created this artistic wall hanging for her craft room using our Vintage Dictionary Pages (also the bow was made from the same dictionary pages).  Pinky carefully mod podged them all over the simple flea market frame, then brushed the pages with Plaid extreme glitter paint, then brushed green paint all over. After that she took vintage buttons of all shapes and sizes, gluing them on the very sturdy #81  Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock and painted the entire piece with the same green paint.  And just to finish it off she tied some of our #1006  Brights Hemp Cord around the bottom for that last rustic style touch.

Tracy MacDonald
Tracy has created a fun country style card using a base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  A second mat of the same paper was stitched and stamped to resenble a chicken egg.  The center band is punched from Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock and the handmade chipboard buttons are covered with the same paper.  Bows of Red Baker's Twine tied through the buttons make cute little flowers centers.  Tracy stamped her sentiment onto a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim tag.

Audrey Pettit
Audrey was really excited to see this week's challenge theme of buttons and bows, two of her favorite scrappy embellishments, which she used here to create a fun, all-occasion greeting card. Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and an embossed panel of Buff Ivory Coverweight Cardstock form the base of her card, along with a bit of patterned paper and matching scalloped trim. Three butterflies die cut and embossed from Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock, and dressed up with buttons, punched leaves, and a spiral-cut rose, adorn her card. The bottom butterfly rests on a pretty bow made from Adelaide Seam Binding. And Audrey's favorite part? The butterfly antennae made from Hang Tag String. For more details and photos, please visit Audrey's blog.

Frances Sylvia
Buttons and bows may seem like a girlie challenge, but Frances took the challenge a step further and created a project that screams BOY! She used a Large Kraft Shipping Tag to ground her sun and journaling strips. She topped the tag off with a piece of masculine ribbon that coordinates with her patterned paper. She also used Baker's Twine and wrapped it around her layout, and topped it off with BUTTONS AND A BOW! For close-ups visit Frances' blog, Forever and a Year.


  1. lovin the DT samples for us . thanks for the great challenge again this week :)

  2. well, the post was lost and I just worked at it again, let's hope Blogger doesn't lose them again! happy Friday!

  3. well, the post was lost and I just worked at it again, let's hope Blogger doesn't lose them again! happy Friday!

  4. Just love the projects everyone!!!!!!
    Glad I was able to play along...thanks for having me!!!!



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