Monday, October 27, 2014

What! Ugly Paper!

It's that time again!  Over at the Kraft Journal this week's challenge is to use "Ugly Paper" in your project.  Now I try my best not to purchase ugly paper however, every now and then there is a difficult sheet in a paper pack that makes it hard for me to use.  For my project this week I used an orange and brown print paper.

The base is made from a Large Buff/Ivory note card which I cut the sides down to make a tall and skinny card.  Pairing some of the great products from the Kraft Outlet with this patterned paper I was happy with the way this turned out.  The Vintage Music Sheet was a must for me.  I just love the way that print broke up the orange and brown paper.  I then embossed a piece of Close to Cocoa cardstock  and added it to the music sheet piece.  Later I went back and added some Rose Beige Seam binding and a Memo Pin.  I added my sentiment to the memo pin that is perfect for an Anniversary!  The image is a sticker adhered to a wooden doily.  I can't wait to see what you all create for this challenge.  Thank you for stopping by and as always be sure to see what the other fabulous design team members have created to further inspire you!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Kraft Journal Color Challenge

Good Monday morning!  I have a card to share with you this week from the Kraft Journal's Color Challenge.

This is a great inspiration photo, so of course I was inspired to create a Halloween card.

Using some Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock as my base I distressed using some black soot.  I then matted some orange polka dot patterned paper.  I added a simple striped border piece matted onto some Backboard Stock paper.  I tucked a scalloped border using Vintage Dictionary pages.  I then tied some Natural Hemp Cording around the border piece.  For my image I used a digital image from an Etsy shop and matted onto a pinked circle which was also distressed with black soot.  This color challenge is so fun I hope you get a chance to play along.  I think I'll be challenging myself to create more cards using this color story.  For more gorgeous inspiration please stop by the Kraft Journal blog to see what the design team has created!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Kraft Journal Glitter!

Good Monday morning!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.  I spent the weekend back in my hometown and met up with many old friends!  It's good to be back home playing along in this week's challenge over at the Kraft Journal.  This week's challenge is "All That Glitters".  For my card I used a Lunch Bag cardstock as my base.  I can't say how much I love pairing Kraft with Shabby papers.  I matted some First Edition Bella Rose paper onto the Kraft base.  Next I added some seam binding with a multi looped Pink Baker's Twine.  I then added a piece of a small Kraft Shipping tag that I matted with a pink cardstock.  I then added a glittered tag to the front from my stash and added a small Kraft matted banner.

This card came together so quickly, I hope you get a chance to play along this week.  For more inspiration please visit the Kraft Journal blog to see what the amazing designers have created!


Monday, October 6, 2014

No Patterned Paper!

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  This week over at the Kraft Journal the challenge is to create a project with NO patterned paper!  What a challenge indeed!  I love patterned paper so this was truly a challenge for me.  

To create this card I used a notecard from the Kraft Journal.  Love having these notecards on hand for to create quick cards.  I added some music washi tape and adhered a scalloped boarder along the bottom.  Next I added some Hand Stained seam binding.  I created a multi looped bow using Baker's Twine in black.  I used a stamp from Stampendous which I stamped in Black.  I then matted it on to some Chalkboard stock paper.  I small die cut accents the stamped image that I tucked behind the image.  This card came together quickly and I love the way it turned out.  I hope you have a chance to try this one out this week.