Monday, November 24, 2014


Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Monday is here again and we have another fun challenge for you over at the Kraft Journal.  This week's challenge theme is "Leftovers".  For my project I started with a Buff/Ivory cardstock as my base and began to layer on scraps of patterned paper from one of my Prima paper pads.

For this card I used Prima's Romance Novel paper pad.  I had three scrap pieces that I used to create the background.  Then using my scraps of cardstock I stamped out a sentiment from TPC, and fussy cut around the sentiment.  A scrap of seam binding is tied onto my card, and some ephemera from Tim Holtz Thrift Shop Ephemera pack is tucked behind the sentiment.  I hope you get a chance to play along with this week's challenge, I'd love to see what you create!


Monday, November 17, 2014

The Kraft Journal Sketch Challenge

Monday, Monday once again.  Never fear thought there is a fun Sketch Challenge over a the Kraft Journal to get us through it!

For this week's challenge I  created a bright card using some Buff/Ivory cardstock as my base.  I then adhered a floral patterned paper from Pebbles, Family Ties paper pack along with a coordinating yellow print.  To break up the busy patterns I  added a piece of Brown Kraft cardstock between the two.  Next following the sketch, I added a banner cut from more of the patterned paper from the Family Ties collection and matted it with a navy cardstock.  For fun I added some Tape Measure Washi Tape to the top of the banner.

 For the sentiment I stamped onto more of the Buff/Ivory cardstock in Not Quite Nave ink.  Lastly I tied some Hand Stained seam binding in Butter and tied a simple bow.  I hope you give this challenge a try.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Tall and Skinny Challenge

For this week's challenge over at the Kraft Journal we're creating projects with at Tall and Skinny theme.  For my project I created a Christmas card using a Gorjuss Girl stamp.  I started out with a Buff/Ivory notecard from the Kraft Outlet.  I cut it to create a "skinny" card, and used my scalloped edge punch.  The patterned paper is from Echo Park, along with some Vintage Sheet Music .  The sentiment and ephemera tucked behind the music paper is from Graphic 45.  To create a more Christmas look to the Gorjuss Girl image, I added a Santa hat image from a Taylored Expressons stamp set.  I just love combining stamps together to create a unique look.  This card came together so easily.  I hope you have a chance to play along in this week's challenge.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kraft Labels.

Hello Everyone!  Anitra here with this week's "What's Hot Wednesday" over at the Kraft Journal.  Today I will be featuring Kraft Labels.  When I saw these labels I thought, my packaging is going to look stellar!  I just loved pairing the Rectangular Brown Kraft Labels with the Between Prim Friends Vol. 1digital images both available at the Kraft Outlet.  Since I love to give handmade gifts I decided to alter a brown bag and use the label on the altered bag.  

I covered the bag with a tissue first.  Then I choose an adorable little ginger bread image from the Between Prim Friends Vol. 1 download, and pasted it onto my label template.  Once I had all the images I wanted on my label sheet I printed the labels out.  I think this label makes the perfect embellishment to this little altered bag!  Of course you could also use this technique for addressing your holiday packages that are sent through the mail.  

For my next project I used a Round Label for packaging some popcorn.  Again I used an image from the Between Prim Friends Vol. 1, and printed it directly onto the Kraft label.  I then adhered the label onto the jar and added some simple embellishments onto the lid.  For further embellishment I  tied some Natural Hemp Cord onto the jar.  I love the way this turned out.  This would also be perfect using cookie mix in the jar!  These labels can really add the extra touch to all your handmade gifts!

Let's not forget those Holiday cards we all love to send out each year.  Using the 1" Kraft Labels I added a monogrammed closure to a card that is ready to be sent out in the mail!  Adding a monogrammed label to all your holiday cards gives your cards a personal detail that anyone can appreciate.  I hope you give these beautiful labels a try.  At the Kraft Outlet they are really affordable way dress up your packaging and cards.  The Kraft Outletoffers a wide variety of labels in kraft as well as ivory.  Be sure to stop by and order yours today!

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Kraft Journal Challenge "Critters"

Yes I'm afraid so, it's Monday once again.  Those of us in the U.S are probably still adjusting to the time change that happened over the weekend.  I know I am!  One thing for sure is you can always count on there being a great challenge over at the Kraft Journal.  This week's challenge is to use a critter in your projects.

For my card I used an adorable little duckling from Clear Art Stamps.  I started with a Lunch Bag cardstock from the Kraft Outlet as my base and matted some patterned paper from Aunthique"s  Renew collection.  I then stamped my image onto some Buff Ivory Cardstock with Memento ink in black and colored with Prisma colored pencils.  The image is matted onto some Blackboard Stock paper scraps I had.  Next I matted some Gingham patterned paper from the same paper line and again matted with the Blackboard stock paper.  I used some Script Washi tape from the Kraft Outlet along with some Black Baker's Twine.  For my sentiment I used a small label die from Spellbinders Label's Four, and attached using a mini clothes pin.  I just love how this little card turned out.  To see more creations using "critters" be sure to stop by the Kraft Journal blog to see what the other fabulous design team has created to further inspire you.  I hope you have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing what you create.


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!