Monday, April 2, 2012

Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Celebrate Spring or Easter Challenge

Welcome to Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet.  Use this week's "Celebrate Spring or Easter", 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 8, 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!
Created by Guest Designer Lynn Darda
For this week's Celebrate Easter Challenge Lynn designed a little treat bag using the small Kraft coffee bag with window from The Kraft Outlet.  After adding some decorative tape, Lynn stamped and colored Easter images, cut them out and adhered them, slightly overlapping the bottom of the window.  To make the tag, Lynn layered some tape, a vintage style ticket, a white, round metal edge tag to a #972 white scalloped tag.
She added a little color with a flower, brad, and bow made with Nottinghill seam binding.
The tag is attached with a purple tiny clothespin.  These little coffee bags are so fun to dress up for the holidays.  For a closer look at details you can check out Lynn's blog From My Bungalow.

Kraft Outlet DT Reveal for "Celebrate Spring or Easter" Challenge

Tracy MacDonald
Tracy's card starts with a base of Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  She also used the same paper for the punched decorative edge, the image matting and the corner embellishment.  The corner embellishment was first die cut from Chipboard and then covered in cardstock.  Her card was embellished with some decorative trim combined with Natural Twill Tape and buttons tied with Pink Bakers Twine and Yellow Bakers Twine.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz
For today's Easter or Spring challenge, Debbie chose to create a pretty little vintage pocket filled with lots of bits and bobs of treasures from The Kraft Outlet Shop!  First Debbie started with a Lunch Bag Kraft CD Sleeve which she covered with several different patterned papers.  Next Debbie created a sweet paper ruffle out of some Vintage Dictionary Pages and then wrapped a length of Adelaide Seam Binding around the middle of the CD Sleeve.  Deb made a pretty seam binding bow using some Victoria Seam Binding and then adhered it to the top of the CD Sleeve along with a fabric flower.  She tied a letter 'E' with some Natural Hemp Cord and adhered it to the CD Sleeve.  Debbie created a sweet little 'flag' using a Memo Pin and Chipboard Office Button onto which she adhered a sentiment, button and satin flower. 

For the sweet treats slipped inside the CD sleeve, Debbie filled a Small Glassine Bag with Hershey Easter Egg Chocolates.   Deb die cut a doilie shape from Vintage Dictionary Pages and Lunch Bag Kraft Card stock, glued them together to add stability, folded the doilie in half and adhered it to the top of the Glassine Bag.  To finish off this sweet little design, Debbie wrapped a length of Natural Hemp Cord around the Glassine Bag and tied it into a bow at the top.  She stamped a sentiment onto some Buff Ivory Card stock and cut it into a tag shape -- this was backed with some Brown Kraft Card stock and adhered to the top of the treat bag with a Tiny Wooden Clothespin.  Please visit Simple Treasures for more pictures of this fun project!

Dorcas  created this friendly card using Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock as a base and then matted and sewn together with various designer papers. The image was colored with pencils on Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock  and accented with a small brown kraft tag wrapped with brown and red bakers twine and a button.

Dawn Burnworth
Dawn Burnworth created this little basket just in time for Easter.  She used Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  She cut it into a 6 X 6 square and folded it into a basket.  Before folding she sponged all the edges with ink for more dimension.  The Easter tag was created with a Small Kraft Shipping Tag and attached with Pink Baker's Twine.  For the inside filling she crimped and then thinly cut strips of Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock for some Easter "grass".  


  1. Thank you for another fun challenge! Love all the samples from the DT. :)

  2. Thank you girls, lovely dt work. Debbiexx


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