Monday, April 7, 2014

Challenge 166 - Paris or France

Bonjour all you Krafty crafters and welcome to Kraft Outlet's Make It Monday.
Thank you for stopping by and we hope you join our challenge.

This weeks challenge is
Paris or France

Karen Letchworth

While dreaming of actually going to Paris, Karen made this little wall hanging for a friend who recently did have the experience of visiting this beautiful city.  She wanted to create a little keepsake for her friend to remember this trip of a lifetime, and the Kraft Outlet made it easy to come up with something lovely.  The project base is a Canvas Rectangle, and the string for hanging this little wall decoration was made from several lengths of Natural Hemp Cord.  The project is backed with a piece of Small Pre-Cut Chipboard so that a photo can be attached to this keepsake.  Next, Karen took the lid/rim of a basic canning jar and wrapped Kraft Raffia Ribbon around it several times to create a frame for the Eiffel Tower image that she found on-line and printed onto patterned paper to create the focal point of her project.

Karen Letchworth

To the bottom right, you will see a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket to which she added a rub-on (Memories) using her handy Bone Folder Tool.  On the left side of the image, Karen created a lovely bow using Winter White Hand-Stained Bias Tape and Rose Beige Hand-Stained Bias Tape.  These gorgeous trims come in several colors, and give such a soft, romantic feel to your projects.  On top of the gorgeous bow, she added a sprig of flowers, and then tucked in a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket that's held with a Tim Holtz Memo Pin.  As you can see, by using some of the Kraft Outlet's AMAZING products, it's easy to create all kinds of great projects.  Why not treat yourself today?  Stop by the Kraft Outlet to pick up some new goodies, and then be sure to join in our Paris/France Challenge this week.  Karen also welcomes you to visit her blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to read more about her project.

Tammy Hobbs

For this week's Paris or France challenge, Tammy started with a Buff Ivory cardstock base which she matted with some cream and black patterned paper. Tammy then cut a frame from Buff Ivory cardstock using an elegant die followed by stamping various Paris related images in gray ink. Using a leftover piece of Blackboard Stock Paper, Tammy used her electronic die-cutting machine to cut an Eiffel Tower image to add to the center of her focal point. Lastly, she used Oatmeal Cream Hand Stained Bias Tape to create a romantic bow adding a flower to the center for a nice finishing touch. For additional pictures and a complete supply list, please visit Tammy at Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.

Kristi Schurr
Kristi loves anything French or Paris themed and her collaged card reflects that! She began by making a card base from Brown Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock, distressing the edges. She layered a brown and cream patterned paper and a blue patterned paper ,covering the front.After wrapping a length of Winter White Hand Stained Bias Tape around the bottom of the card, Kristi adhered a large Eiffel Tower sticker from the French Industrial Salvage Sticker pack down the left side of the card, trimming it slightly.She then die cut a large swirl from blue paper,inked it, then adhered it to the right front of the card. Kristi stamped a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag with a Paris themed stamped and colored it with water color pencils. She wrapped a length of gold lace around the bottom of the tag and adhered it to the card front with foam tape. She then stamped a Paris postmark onto a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tag and tied it to the lace on the bottom of the larger tag. Kristi then added an extra length of Rose Beige Hand Stained Bias Tape and added it to the existing bow and finished it off with a paper flower. She completed her card by adding another flower to the top of the shipping tag and adhering a flag embellishment. For a complete supply list, please visit Kristi at her blog, Kristi's Paper Creations.

Anitra Tovar

For this challenge Anitra has use some "Cotton Drawstring Bags" and iron on transfers to create these romantic little sachets.  Following the instructions on the transfer sheets she selected a Paris themed image and ironed it onto the "Cotton Drawsting Bags".  Because these little bags are a natural fiber there was no problem ironing on the image.  She then strung some of the "Hand stained Bias Tape", in coordinating colors, "Vintage Winter White", "Rose Beige", and "Rose Petal Cupcake".  Anitra further embellished the little bags with lace trims and paper flowers.  For an added little embellishment she created her own charm using "Bottle Caps".  She first customized the bottle caps by painting them in an heirloom white.  Then she, stamped a crown image onto some patterned paper and punched it out using a 1" circle punch.  Anitra then adhered the stamped image into the bottle cap.  Next using a 1/8" hole punch she punched a hole and added a jump ring, which she tied onto the seam binding.  What a perfect little gift!  For more photos and information please stop by her blog Stamping While They Sleep.

As always participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as our Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Each month Kraft Outlet will randomly give away a $15.00 Store Voucher at!

Now it's your turn to grab some inspiration and Happy Krafting!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous artworks ladies. Nicola x

  2. Ps will update your challenge link to my post when back to pc tomorrow. My fone won't co-operate at the moment to add link. Nicola x

  3. thank you for letting me know about this blog Karen... I will bookmark it. x

  4. Thank you for letting me know about the blog Karen, I will be visiting you again.

  5. Hi, Thank you for letting me know about the blog Karen, hugs

    Peggy xxxx

  6. Hi Karen
    thank you for your lovely comment and invite to play along.
    gorgeous makes by the DT a and a lovely blog. crafty hugs Annie x

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  8. Such a fun challenge and beautiful projects from the DT! Thank you, Karen, for the wonderful visit to my blog and an invite to join in! Enjoy the weekend!

  9. Hi Karen, thank you for visiting my blog, your lovely comment, and the invite to join in the challenge. I was away at the time, but have just
    managed to get in on the last day.

  10. What wonderful inspiration! I hope I can fix my poor photo.


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