Friday, November 21, 2014

Feature Me Friday by KraftOutlet.com

You know what today is? it's Feature Me Friday!  Today we have the pleasure of announcing the Top Three Challenge Winners from last weeks Tall and Skinny Challenge #197.


The Kraft Outlet team of Designers personally select the Top Three Awards for each week's challenge. Their selections are based on style and technique(s) used on the project, as well as compliance with the challenge rules.


Melissa Bove

Christian Chick Crafts

Kathy Jo


Top Three winners feel free to right click on the image and save it to post on your blogs if you wish.


And as a little bonus this week we have another great card from Debbie, take a look.
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Today, Debbie is spotlighting a FUN way to use Kraft Cardstock to whip up some delicious holiday projects!  Showcased above, Debbie created a bright and cheery holiday card using Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and some Dark Green Baker's Twine from the Kraft Outlet shop!  The images are stamped and die cut using the Homemade With Love and Homemade With Love Sweet Cuts sets, and the 'holly berries' are Strawberry Sequins!  Please visit Debbie's blog for additional photos, inspiration and ideas!

Be sure to check back on Monday for another fun challenge at the Kraft Journal.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What's Hot Wednesday

Hi it's Marsha here with What's Hot Wednesday and we are featuring Twill Ribbon.  I had a hard time deciding which of the cute twill ribbons to work with so I made two projects.

For this first card I started with Buff Ivory Cardstock.  A piece of  Vintage Dictionary Page was backed with black and then a Library Card and Pocket  were attached with some double sided tape.
The words on the top of the card are stickers from my stash but I wanted a message too so I printed out a digital sentiment.
 The alarm clock is embossed with gold.  Don't you love the clock faces on the Clock Face Twill Ribbon?

Card #2
 For this card I used another piece of a Vintage Dictionary Page, distressing the edges and adding a little copper embossing.  The heart is also embossed.  The main panel is backed with Brown Kraft Cardstock.  The key, which is cut out with a die, is tied on with some of my favorite Natural Hemp Cord. The Twill Ribbon at the bottom of the card is Vintage Key Twill Ribbon.  So pretty.

I hope you like these ideas for using Twill Ribbon.  More details for these cards can be found on my blog: Grammasroom

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Challenge #198 - Sketch Inspiration

Good Monday Morning to you and so happy you came by to share your day. 


Today we have the Designer Reveal for the Kraft Journal Challenge #198 - Sketch Inspiration.

Feel free to join the challenge and use this layout as your guide and now for the Eye Candy!


Karen Letchworth
For this week's Sketch Challenge, DT Member Karen Letchworth chose to create a Christmas card.  She started with a fabulous Large Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card and added some October Afternoon embellishments as well as some of her favorite Kraft Outlet favorites.  She used a Large Grungy Prim Shipping Tag which she tied with a length of Vintage Style Red Baker's Twine.  She cut a large circle from Lunch Bag Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock and embellished that as well.  Next she added some Red With White Polka Dot Washi Tape that she ran across the bottom portion of her card.  She also added some green buttons strung with bits of Vintage Style Black Baker's Twine as well as a few other little embellishment touches.  You're very welome to stop by and visit Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to see additional photos and read more about her project for this week's fun Sketch Challenge.

Tammy Hobbs
For this week's sketch challenge, Tammy followed the sketch closely and kept it pretty simple.  She started with a base made from Blackboard Stock Paper.  She layered her card with patterned paper and bright yellow cardstock to coordinate with the focal image. Following the sketch, she added a blue banner down the center.  She then wrapped the card with Orange Baker's Twine several times and finishing it in a bow. Lastly she added her oval focal image to the center to complete the card. If you are curious about the card she created today and would like further details and pictures, please visit Tammy's blog at Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.

For this week's sketch challenge Anitra created a bright card using some Buff/Ivory cardstock as her base.  She then adhered a floral patterned paper along with a coordinating yellow print.  To break up the busy patterns she added a piece of Brown Kraft cardstock between the two.  Next following the sketch, she added a banner cut from more patterned paper and matted with a navy cardstock.  For fun Anitra added some Tape Measure Washi Tape to the top of the banner.  For her sentiment she stamped onto more of the Buff/Ivory cardstock in coordinating ink.  Lastly Anitra tied some Hand Stained seam binding in Butter, to which she tied a simple bow.  For more information on Anitra's project please visit her blog, Stamping While They Sleep.

EACH WEEK THERE'S A WINNER!
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 www.KraftOutlet.com!



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Friday, November 14, 2014

Feature Me Friday

Hi again, so glad you stopped by.  Today is the reveal of the Top Three Winners from last weeks Challenge #196 - Critters.

The Kraft Outlet team of Designers personally select the Top Three Awards for each week's challenge. Their selections are based on style and technique(s) used on the project, as well as compliance with the challenge rules.










Top Three winners feel free to right click on the image and save it to post on your blogs if you wish.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's Hot Wednesday

Hello Kraft Journal Friends,

It's Tammy, and I am here to do a Product Spotlight feature for The Kraft Outlet on chipboard.   I made two different cards for you showing two different uses, but the possibilities are endless. These are just two examples.

Here is a Christmas card I made where I used the chipboard to die-cut the tree, and then I cut the tree again from patterned paper.
I started by using a piece of the Small Precut Chipboard The Kraft Outlet sells and running it through my die-cutting machine using a Sizzix Tree die.


 Next I printed some green gingham checked paper using the Buff Ivory cardstock. I waited a few minutes to make sure it was dry and I cut a piece to run through my die-cutting machine using the same die once more.  Next I adhered the patterned paper to the top of the chipboard piece.  This is a great way to create your own chipboard images. To give a vintage look, I inked the edges of the tree using Vintage Photo distress ink.
I repeated the same process for the snowflakes, and I layered them on top of the other adding a brown button laced with Natural Hemp Cord.  I then stamped a greeting onto a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag.  I added patterned paper to the Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock base adding some vintage crochet lace trim to the top. Lastly, all I had to do was add the Chipboard tree image to the center adding the snowflakes and Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag to the middle of the card.
For my next card, I took another piece of the Small Precut Chipboard and placed it inside an embossing folder to create a sturdy background. I took the embossed piece and ran it through a stitched rectangle die to give it a nice finishing touch.
All that was left was to layer and assemble the card. I just used pieces from my scrap pile to complete this Baseball birthday card. 

I hope I have given you a few ideas for using chipboard in your projects.  It's also a good base to create good and sturdy tags which is perfect with the upcoming holidays. Remember you have until Sunday to create a project in our current challenge. I always enjoy seeing what you create. 
If you would like more details about products used in this card, please visit me at my blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun

Have a GREAT Wednesday!
~Tammy~

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Challenge #197 - Tall & Skinny

Hey there, and thanks for stopping by the Kraft Journal challenge #197 - Tall and Skinny


 Take a look at the great designs we have this week.


Marsha Drain 

Most of the cards Marsha makes are A-2 size but she had fun designing this tall, skinny card.  The dimensions are 4 1/4 x 8 1/2".  She started with a piece of Light Kraft Cardstock, folding it lengthwise, cutting off just a few inches.  The Grungy Prim Tag seems a perfect tag to use considering the sentiment.  Marsha loves these tags - they are already stained!  The tag is tied onto three strands of blue cord from the Dark Jewel Hemp Cord collection, using the original string that comes with the tag.  For more detail of her card, visit her blog: Gramma's Room.

Karen Letchworth
For this week's Tall & Skinny Challenge, DT Member Karen Letchworth did something a little bit different.  She used a Lunch Bag Kraft Number 10 Open-End Policy Envelope which really is tall and skinny.  In fact, it measures 4 1/8" x 9 1/2" and Karen thought it would be perfect to use as a gift for someone who is an avid reader.  She filled it with hand-made bookmarks, and will use that (along with a book) as a gift.  What a great gift-giving idea, and at only $0.35 each, they're a great Kraft Outlet bargain.  Karen decorated the Lunch Bag Kraft Number 10 Open-End Policy Envelope with a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket, some flowers and a brad, a length of Black & White Polka Dot Washi Tape, a Jenni Bowlin Hodge Podge Magpie Sticker (collect), and then she tied several lengths of Black Baker's Twine around it.  You're invited to stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to see more of her art.  She really hopes you'll play along in this week's fun Tall & Skinny Challenge.


Anitra Tovar
Anitra really enjoyed this "Tall and Skinny" challenge.  For her project she created a card using the Large Buff/Ivory Note Cards.  She cut the card down using a decorative punch to give it a "skinny" look.  Next she matted some polka dot patterned paper onto the card.  She then added some Vintage Music Sheet paper onto her card.  For Anitra's image she stamped onto some Buff/Ivory Cardsotck and used alcohol markers to color her image.  Using more patterned paper she added a small banner and a tag, which she tucked behind the Vintage Music Sheet.  To finish her card Anitra added some Hemp cording.  For more information on Anitra's project please visit her blog Stamping While They Sleep.

EACH WEEK THERE'S A WINNER!
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 www.KraftOutlet.com!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Feature Me Friday

Welcome to Feature Me Friday at the Kraft Journal.


Today we are announcing the Top Three Winners in the Ugly Paper Challenge #195



The Kraft Outlet team of Designers personally select the Top Three Awards for each week's challenge. Their selections are based on style and technique(s) used on the project, as well as compliance with the challenge rules.



 
 


Top Three winners feel free to right click on the image and save it to post on your blogs if you wish.




And for more inspiration take a look at what Debbie has for us this week.
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
For today's product spotlight, Debbie created a set of shabby tags using lots of goodies from the Kraft Outlet shop!



Kraft Outlet supply list:
Grungy Prim Shipping Tag
Hand Stained Bias Tape - Oatmeal Cream
Decorative Tape
Ruler Twill Ribbon
Black Polka Dot Twill Ribbon
Black Burlap Ribbon
Black Chevron Twill Ribbon
Specialty Patterned Paper
Mini Polka Dot Kraft Merchandise Bags


Other supplies:
White paper doilies, Hand Stamped by stamp set


For more ideas and inspiration, visit Debbie's blog!


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