Friday, January 23, 2015

Feature Me Friday Top Three Winners!

It's Friday and you know what that means, we announce our Top Three Picks from last weeks
Challenge #206 - Take Your Pick
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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, and here they are in no particular order.

Thanks to all who joined in and congratulations to the Top Three Winners!


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Nina Marie

Pat K


Sierra Winters


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

Thanks to all who played along we truly appreciate your creativity. 
Come back on Monday for another new Challenge at the Kraft Journal.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What's Hot Wednesday - Small Kraft Tags

Hi, it's Marsha here with What's Hot Wednesday featuring Small Kraft Tags.  I plan on using lots of these tags on my Valentine cards this year.

It is only recently that I started using tags on cards but with all the wonderful kinds of tags at the Kraft Outlet, my love of them is growing.  Besides the Grunge Stained Tags which I have used recently, I took a try with the Small Kraft Tags.  What fun.
Keeping it simple, I edged this first one with a border punch.  I also cut a heart out of the middle of the tag with a die.  By removing one of the pieces of the heart, I was able to let the red cardstock show through.
For this tag, I went with a musical theme, putting a piece of Music Washi Tape on the edge of the tag and then adding a die cut note.
The top of both tags are tied with Natural Hemp Cord and Baker's Twine.


The third tag made it onto a card.  The lips are a fussy cut digital image.  A piece of red cardstock on the back of the tag enhances the bottom edge which was cut with decorative scissors.   See the heart in the top right corner of the card?  It is the left over piece from the first tag.
Are you ready to play with Kraft tags?  You can find these and many more fun tags at the Kraft Outlet.
For a few more details about this card, you can visit my blog Gramma's Room.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Make It Monday Challenge 207 - Anything Goes Winter

Hi all, and welcome to Make It Monday at the Kraft Journal.
Every Monday we have a new Design Challenge and we hope you grab some inspiration and join in!


This weeks challenge is : Anything Goes Winter


Brrr. . . It's cold outside! We want to see what Winter means to you. 

Tammy Hobbs
Tammy thought of ice skates for this week's winter challenge. It certainly is a fun activity to participate in during the winter months.  She started her card with a base of Brown Kraft Cardstock which she added her patterned papers that she joined with ric-rac made of felt. Tammy decided to add a little embellishing touch to the felt with buttons laced with Natural Hemp Cord. She stamped, die-cut, and put together her focal image and adding it to the center of the card face. Lastly, she took a length of White Twill Tape and wrapped it around the top of the card and tied off in a simple knot. For additional photos and product details, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.


It's no secret to any of us that it's WINTER!  So, here at The Kraft Journal, we decided to CELEBRATE it, and have a challenge centered around the very theme of WINTER!  When DT Member, Karen Letchworth thinks about winter, she recalls great memories from her childhood.  One of those sweet memories are the MITTENS her Grandmother would knit.
Karen used a mitten die-cut to create her shape, and then covered the mitten with rows of Red & White Polka Dot Washi Tape and Blue & White Polka Dot Washi Tape.  Then, she added a couple rows of white lace, and wrapped a few lengths of sweet Red Baker's Twine around her mitten.
In this photo, you can see the top portion of Karen's mitten that has some red glittered jingle bells tied with Natural Hemp Cord  and more bows of Red Baker's Twine.  She also placed a silver snowman charm on the bow as an accent.
The next photo shows the bottom portion of Karen's mitten.  She added a sweet mini tag with a stamped sentiment that is attached with a Tiny Wooden Clothespin.  You're welcome to visit Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over, for a complete supply list.  We look forward to seeing what each of you think about when you consider WINTER.  Come, and play along this week!


Use this week's theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom of this post before 6:00pm (Central Time) on Sunday. Please limit your entries two per challenge.
EACH WEEK THERE'S A WINNER!

Participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as a Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Also, all who participate in our challenges this month have a randomly selected chance to win a $15.00 Store Voucher from Kraft Outlet!

Remember to follow the Challenge Rules or you will not be eligible to win!



Friday, January 16, 2015

Feature Me Friday - Top Three Winners!

It's Friday and you know what that means, we announce our Top Three Picks from last weeks
Challenge #205 - Thank You
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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.

Thanks to all who joined in and congratulations to the Top Three Winners!

AJ

Gail Scott

Sandie's Card Garden

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

Thanks to all who played along we truly appreciate your creativity. 
Come back on Monday for another new Challenge at the Kraft Journal.



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What's Hot Wednesday - Medium Kraft Bags


Hello There!

It's Tammy, and it's my turn to share a product spotlight with you today. I couldn't resist making some Valentine treat packaging using The Kraft Outlet's Medium Kraft Bags. 
I cut some hearts from various Valentine patterned papers and layered them on a heart doily die-cut from white and Buff Ivory Cardstock placing them to the center of the bag. 
Next, I die-cut a heart and xoxo border placing just below the heart by using a clear liquid adhesive.
Lastly, I created a bow from Blush Hand Stained Bias Tape topping it with another bow made from Natural Hemp Cord embellished with a button. 
There are many things you can do with the Medium Kraft Bags, but with Valentine's Day coming up why don't you head over to The Kraft Outlet and add some to your shopping cart today. You can create some treats of your own for friends, neighbors, teachers, grandchildren....the possibilities are endless. 
Thanks so much for your visit!
~Tammy~

Monday, January 12, 2015

Make It Monday - Challenge #206 - Take Your Pick

Hi again and thanks for sharing your day with the Kraft Journal.

I think the new year is about changing things up and today we have something new, Challenge #206 - Take Your Pick!  All you have to do is pick three things from the list below and use them in your card design .

Take a look at what the Design Team came up with!
Karen Letchworth
Karen was excited when she saw this week's "Take Your Pick" Challenge.  She chose White, Glitter and Snowman as her Three Picks.  Karen decided to make a gift card holder so that she could send a gift card to her niece and nephews in Minnesota to buy a new sled.  She started her project with a sweet Mini Kraft Polka Dot Merchandise Bag which is the PERFECT size for tucking in a gift card.  She attached a few chipboard pieces including a snowman on his sled, a snowflake, and a sentiment.  Each of the chipboard pieces was dusted with glitter.
She also tucked in a card for journaling a little note to the kids which was cut from a piece of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock.  She inked the edges of that, and added a bow made from Red Baker's Twine and Natural Hemp Cord.  The Kraft Journal has LOTS of great bags for creating gift card holders.  For a complete supply list for Karen's project, you're welcome to stop by Karen's blog, My Cup Runneth Over.

Marsha Drain 
For our "Take Your Pick" challenge, Marsha chose (1)patterned paper, (2) die cut, and (3) glitter.  She never uses loose glitter but does love Stickles so she used that on the flame, the die cut snowflakes, and if you look really closely you can see little dots of it on most of the snowflakes on the patterned paper.  She started her card with Light Kraft Cardstock.  The sentiment is printed on Light Kraft Text weight paper. This is such pretty patterned paper with the Kraft colored (IRL) snowflakes as well as the blue flakes - a perfect paper for the Kraft base.  For a few more details about this card, please visit her blog, Gramma's Room. 

Use this week's theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom of this post before 6:00pm (Central Time) on Sunday. Please limit your entries two per challenge.
EACH WEEK THERE'S A WINNER!

Participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as a Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Also, all who participate in our challenges this month have a randomly selected chance to win a $15.00 Store Voucher from Kraft Outlet!

Remember to follow the Challenge rules or you will not be eligible to win!


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