Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Come On Join The Fun!

There's still time to join this weeks Challenge at The Kraft Journal.
Our challenge closes at 6pm CST on Sunday,
so grab some inspiration and play along!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Challenge # 225 CAS Embossed

Good Monday Morning and welcome to this weeks Challenge #225 at the Kraft Journal.
For this weeks theme we have selected CAS Embossed.  That can be the use of embossing powders or embossing the paper itself. Take a look at what the design team has for us and then show us your take on this theme.

Tammy Hobbs



For this week's "CAS - Embossed" challenge, Tammy started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock. Using a rose embossing folder, she embossed a piece of pink cardstock and layered it to the bottom quarter of the card front.  She took a length of Pink Baker's Twine and wrapped it above the embossed layer and tied in a double bow. She stamped a rose in the middle of a die-cut circle and layered in a white doily adding to center of the card.  Lastly she stamped her sentiment in Vintage Sepia Ink just below her focal image. For additional pictures, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.

Marsha
Marsha doesn't use embossing powders very often, but she pulled them out for this Thank You Card for one of our military heroes and used an embossing folder too.  Starting with Light Kraft Cardstock, she embossed the sentiment and the backing for the die cut with copper.  The white star embossed piece is backed with Brown Kraft then wrapped with  Baker's Twine and Natural Hemp Cord.
For more details, visit Marsha's blog Gramma's Room.

Karen Letchworth
For this week's "Emboss It" Challenge, Karen Letchworth used her favorite embossing folder.  It's called Swiss Dots, and she inked it a bit to make the embossed dots a bit more visible.  Karen's card started with a Small Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card to which she added a piece of floral patterned paper and her embossed paper (in pink).  Next, she added a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket, and on top of that is her sentiment which was also applied to a scrap of her embossed paper, and is wrapped with a length of Light Green Baker's Twine.  The sentiment is a rub-on that she attached using her Bone Folder Tool which really helps apply rub-ons with ease.  Karen also made a sweet flower using a die-cut and some inked Vintage Dictionary Pages.  In the center of her flower, she attached a button that's tied with Oatmeal Cream Seam Binding.  For a complete supply list and additional photos, you're welcome to visit Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over.

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, others will be deleted.
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, May 22, 2015

We Have A Winner!

It's Friday and The Kraft Journal is proud to reveal our winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 223 - Take Your Pick
winners-at-the-kraft-journal

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!
Tanja
Lai-Yoke
Donna K



The top three from each week's challenge receive this Top Three button for their blogs.


Remember come back on Monday for another Kraft Journal Challenge! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hey You, Yes You!

There's still time to join this weeks Challenge at The Kraft Journal.
Our challenge closes at 6pm CST on Sunday,
so grab some inspiration and play along!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Challenge #224 Any Thing Goes Vintage

Vintage, that is a term thrown around a lot these days, but to me it is remembering a simpler time, one you recollect fondly.  I hate to say it buy on Etsy they classify my children's toys as vintage, over 25 years old.  Now they just make the cut off, but boy is that a reality check, your kids are vintage! What does that make me?

For this weeks Any Thing Goes Challenge #224 we have the theme Vintage. Show us what you remember fondly and let's see what the design team has for us.

Karen Letchworth
Karen Letchworth LOVES The Kraft Journal, and was excited about this week's Anything Goes/Vintage Challenge because she knows the Kraft Outlet carries EVERYTHING she needs to make a quick and easy card for any challenge, and any occasion.  She started this card with a Small Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card, and attached some inked patterned papers which she machine stitched together to create her base.  Next, she added a sweet Mini Kraft Merchandise Bag and wrapped several lengths of Baby Blue Baker's Twine around it, as well as some little accents including a piece of Black With White Polka Dot Washi Tape.  She tucked a gift card inside the Mini Kraft Merchandise Bag and also added an ink-stained Tiny Wooden Clothespin to it for an extra touch.  The sentiment was made using a rub-on that she applied  to a small scrap of Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock using her Bone Folder Tool.  Karen hopes you'll stop by the Kraft Outlet to do some shopping, and then come play along with us in this week's challenge.  You're also invited to stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to say hello and take a closer look.

Tammy Hobbs
For the "Anything Goes - Vintage" challenge, Tammy decided to pull out one of her favorite wooden stamps that has not received some love in a long time. She started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cardstock. She embossed the card base with a vintage embossing folder for texture and visual interest.  She stamped the cameo image onto Buff Ivory Cardstock in Kraft Ink. Tammy then trimmed the image down adding a row of cream lace to the bottom. She took a length of Vintage Winter White Seam Binding and wrapped it around the focal image at the bottom and tied off in a fussy bow adding a kraft brown rose bud to the center. She used foam adhesive to pop it up in the center of the card base finishing off with a few pearls. To find out how Tammy was inspired and view additional pictures, please visit her blog at: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.


Marsha Drain

It is easy to create a "Vintage" card with products from the Kraft Outlet.  Marsha started with Brown Kraft cardstock and then layered it with a true Vintage Dictionary Page. The antique image and sentiment are printed on Buff Ivory cardstock and die cut in this great shape.   With or without distress ink, this paper lends itself to the vintage look.  The Label Holder was a new product for Marsha  - and just right for the look she was trying to achieve.  An embossed fishtail out of Brown Kraft cardstock  a piece of Black Twill Tape next to it and some Earthy Hemp Cord - all finishing touches for a vintage look.  For more details, Marsha invites you to check out her blog Grammas 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, others will be deleted.
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, May 15, 2015

Top Three #222 Challenge Winners Reveal

It's Friday and The Kraft Journal is proud to reveal our winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 222 - Mother's Day
winners-at-the-kraft-journal

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!

Lai-Yoke


  Jessi Fogan


Tammy A


The top three from each week's challenge receive this Top Three button for their blogs.


Remember come back on Monday for another Kraft Journal Challenge! 
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