Monday, December 16, 2013

Challenge 151 - Something New

Welcome to Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet.  Use this week's "Something New" 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 December 22, 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 "Something New" Challenge

Jessica Esch
For this week's "Something New" Challenge, Jessica made these adorable Christmas Pillow Boxes. She started out her project with the plain Small Kraft Pillow Boxesand decorated them with snowflakes from PKS using white ink. That was her "something new"~ adding stamping to an otherwise plain box. You can really dress up these packages to fit any holiday or theme, with the possibilities unless! You could also emboss these boxes which would give them another totally different look. But we will save that idea for another time :)
Once her boxes were dry, she filled them with some chocolate and finished embellishing them.
Using some White Twill Tapeshe wrapped them around the boxes and tied them in a bow. Before doing that  though, Jessica made the tags that are attached to each of the packages. Starting out with the White X~Small Tags , she stamped her sentiment from MCT~ Tiny Tag Holidays stamp set. She also added a cute stitched die cut Christmas Tree, also from MCT but the All Around Holidays Stamp setSince these would be handled by her kiddo's, she added an eyelet on each of the tags, just for some extra strength.
For more details on her inspiration card, you can visit Jessica's blog~ Chick-n-Scrap.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

For this week's 'Something New' challenge, Debbie tried her hand at making a little goodie treat bag to give to visitor's during the holiday season ... the 'new' twist was a chocolate covered spoon she included in her {sweet treat}!  Debbie began with a Medium Cello Bag into which she added a packet of Peppermint Hot Chocolate, a candy cane and a chocolate covered spoon which Debbie wrapped in cellophane and secured with Red Baker's Twine.  Next, Debbie added a row of Red & White Polka Dot Washi Tape onto the bottom of a Small Glassine Bag.   Deb die cut a snowflake shape from a piece of Brown Kraft Cardstock and then folded it over the top of the Glassine Bag and wrapped some Red Baker's Twine around the treat bag a couple of times, securing it with a bow and a tag which she stamped "Sweet Treats" on using the Little Wishes and Ho Ho Ho sets from Paper Sweeties.

Debbie secured the top of her {sweet treat} gift bag with a length of Natural Hemp Cording and tied on a tag made using a Blackboard Tag and added a die cut snowflake stamped with a sentiment from the Have a Holly Jolly Holiday set from Paper Sweeties, a Red & White Chenille Candy Cane and a couple of fun silver jingle bells!  Please visit Debbie's blog to view additional pictures of today's {sweet treat}!

Kristi Schurr
Kristi's approach to the 'something new' challenge this week is to use a new supply. Some brand new Christmas paper fit the bill! She started her card with a base made from a Brown Kraft Note Card.She layered on a green patterned paper and then machine stitched around the edge. Another patterned layer and small file tab die cut was then layered on with foam tape. Kristi wrapped that layer with Red Baker's Twine and green hemp cording from the Dark Jewel Hemp Cord pack. She embellished the front with a deer silhouette die cut, some sequins,and a wood snowflake. Easy peasy! For more info and a complete supply list, visit Kristi at Kristi's Paper Creations.

Tammy Hobbs
For today's Something New challenge, Tammy started thinking about the New Year and wanted to create treats using the Kraft Truffle Boxes from The Kraft Outlet for Valentine's Day. This is a product new to her that she hasn't worked with before. The Kraft Truffle Boxes come flat which makes it easy to use a background stamp before assembling as Tammy has done here.  She placed a Lindt Lindor treat inside each one, added a seam binding bow, heart buttons which she laced with Red Baker's Twine. She used a Memo Pin in each to hold her sentiment banner she created from Buff Ivory Cardstock.  Please stop by Tammy's blog Creating Somewhere Under The Sun to view additional pictures and information regarding today's Something New Challenge.
Karen Letchworth

For this week's "Something New" Challenge, Karen Letchworth decided to try "something new" and make a few treats that can be used as gifts for Christmas giving.  For this first project, Karen took Co-Designer, Debbie Marcinkiewicz idea and made a treat bag for a friend.  She used a Small Kraft Coffee Bag with Window and filled it candies.  Next, she added some Decorative Tape to the bottom of the bag, and embellished the top with a doily, a tag, some poinsettias, and rusty jingle bells and berries tied on with Red Baker's Twine and Natural Hemp Cord.  At the very top, there's a Tiny Wooden Clothespin - these little embellishments are a cute finishing touch on just about everything!
Karen Letchworth
For this second little project, Karen used a piece of folded Kraft Chipboard to create a little tray for her candies.  The candies are Hershey's Treasures, and each little piece is wrapped with a piece of Decorative Washi Tape (you can use any style of this tape). She laid the candies in the tray, and placed them into a Cello Bag.  The little tag was very simple.  Karen simply ran a sheet of Lightweight Kraft Cardstock through her printer to create the little "chocolate" sentiment.  The sentiment was cut out into a circle, and backed with another piece of paper cut with a large punch.  To finish it off, Karen tied the sentiment tag to her treat bag using decorative ribbon and Light Green Baker's Twine.
For more pictures of Karen's project, and to read a complete supply list, please stop by her blog, My Cup Runneth Over.  It's time to treat yourself to "Something New" at The Kraft Outlet, and we also hope you will play along in our challenge this week to show us "Something New" that you have made.


  1. Entry #1 is GORGEOUS! I stopped by to look at it. I know that she shared it here because it actually IS made of something "kraft" paper - it's a toilet paper roll! How pretty! I love seeing new participants!

  2. Wonderful inspiration this week! Beautiful ladies!
    Have a fabulous week!

  3. Thanks for the fun challenges and inspiration.
    Have a blessed Christmas.


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