Monday, May 25, 2015

The Heart Blooms with Love

~Hello

This week at The Kraft Journal, we have a CAS - Embossed Challenge, and I hope you will join along. You can dry emboss as I have done here or wet emboss. We just want to see embossing some how on your projects as long as you use Kraft cardstock or products sold at The Kraft Outlet. 
I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock. Using a rose embossing folder, I embossed a piece of pink cardstock and layered it to the bottom quarter of the card front.  I took a length of Pink Baker's Twine and wrapped it above the embossed layer and tied in a double bow. I stamped a rose in the middle of a die-cut circle and layered in a white doily adding to center of the card.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Vintage Sepia Ink just below the focal image.

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your CAS - Embossing creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

 
Have a great week!
~Tammy~

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

With Sympathy

Hi!

I've been MIA due to scheduling conflicts. It makes it hard to find time to get in my crafty space and get creative these days. It's all good, but I need to clone me on most days.

I have a sympathy card to share today using Cardabilites as my starting point. 
 
 I started up with Buff Ivory Cardstock as the base of the card onto which I added my pieced patterned paper from a K & Company paper stack I've had for quite sometime. I added a length of crochet trim where the papers meet for added texture and visual interest.  I used a sentiment from My Pink Stamper. I think the script is so pretty.  I added lots of pretty flowers to include crochet flowers that I layered on top of the other.
I am going to keep this short and sweet this morning! 

As mentioned, I found inspiration from Cardabilites Sketch Challenge.

I hope you have a great day!
~Tammy~


Monday, May 18, 2015

Vintage Cameo with The Kraft Journal.

Hey there and Happy Monday!

At The Kraft Journal this week, we have an "Anything Goes - Vintage" challenge for you! I hope you will come and join us! I have a card that was inspired by an ad I saw several years ago for one of the paper crafting magazine. It was just a snippet of a picture of card that was in their magazine...since it was an ad to get subscribers there was no info. I am not sure who the cardmaker was since I didn't actually see it in the magazine, but I was inspired none the less since I had that same stamp.  I am always looking for inspiration on some of my bigger image stamps. Different ways to use them since they are such a focal point. The original card was a beauty.
I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cardstock. I embossed the card base with a vintage embossing folder for texture and visual interest.  I stamped the cameo image onto Buff Ivory Cardstock in Kraft Ink. I trimmed the image down adding a row of cream lace to the bottom. Next I 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. I used foam dimensionals to pop it up in the center of the card base finishing off with a few kraft color pearls.
Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your Anything Goes - Vintage creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
~Tammy~

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dad Rock On

Hello Friends,

I am over on the Trendy Twine blog today and I have a treat box to share with you using one of the 3 x 3 Kraft Boxes which are on sale this month.

I started by stamping my images directly on the 3 x 3 Kraft Box to decorate it.  Next I added patterned paper to the top and a die-cut shape for visual interest. Using some fun masculine images in my stash, I stamped the faceplate, sentiment and hand in black ink on ivory textured cardstock and fussy cut it out to place on the front. Using some leftover scraps from decorating the top, I added a few banner tabs to stick behind the plate.
Using a die-cut made to lace ribbon through, I added Dad to the middle and wrapped a length of brown felt stitched ribbon around the box securing through the label bringing it up on both sides adding it to an aqua button designed as well to lace ribbon through. Now you have a secure way to open and close the box. I then took Krazy for Kraft Baker's Twine to tie the tab closed. The recipient just has to undo the twine, pull the ribbon out of the button to get in the box. A cute and functional way to dress up your gift.
Be sure to stop by Annie's Paper Boutique to pick up these items today especially since they are on sale.
Krazy for Kraft Trendy Twine - Kraft & White Bakers Twine 
10 3x3x3 Kraft Boxes
 Other Products Used:
Wilson Designs: Let's Rock
Wilson Designs: Baby Rock
Practicing Creativity: You're The Man

If you are new to Trendy Twine, you will want to check out these fun places:
Shop for Trendy Twine HERE
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Thank you for stopping by and have a good day!

~Tammy~

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pick Three with The Kraft Journal

Hi!

We have one of my favorite challenges this week for you at The Kraft Journal - Pick Three.
I started with a base of Brown Kraft Coverweight cardstock. (My favorite) onto which I added two pieces of patterned paper. A doily was added to the center adding some vintage ticket embellishments from my stash. A fussy Butter Seam Binding Bow was created and further embellished with a button laced with Natural Hemp Cord.
Lastly a row of buttons laced with Natural Hemp Twine was added at the bottom adding a mint crochet flower to the middle.

Here is the Take Your Pick chart for this week. Choose any of the three items below using Kraft cardstock or items sold at The Kraft Outlet.
We hope to see your Pick Three creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be showcased in the "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher to The Kraft Outlet store.

Have a wonderful day!
~Tammy~

Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy Mother's Day {TKJ #222}

Good Monday to you!

This week at The Kraft Journal, we have a Mother's Day challenge...it's a great opportunity to make a special card or project for someone special to you.

I started with a Brown Kraft Cardstock for the base. I then layered a piece of patterned paper on top. Next I added part of a doily in the center adding a length of Natural Burlap Ribbon on top. Using Buff Ivory Cardstock, I created a pennant for the center next layering on top with another pennant from patterned paper. I then created a fussy bow from Aqua Mist Seam Binding which I embellished with a gold button and Natural Hemp Cord to complete the card.
Other Products Used
 Papertrey Ink - Happy Day stamp set and coordinated die

We hope to see your Mother's Day creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be showcased in the "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher to The Kraft Outlet store.

Have a fabulous day!
~Tammy~

Friday, May 1, 2015

Thankful for...{PSIC#30}

Hello There!

It's the first of the month, so that means I am kicking off a new project for Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge.  The inspiration is "Celebrate Mom" you can find the inspiration photo at the bottom of this post and on the Paper Sweeties Blog


I began this card with a card base of Brown Kraft cardstock. I added some beautiful floral patterned paper to the base.  I die-cut an oval from Buff Ivory cardstock which I distressed the edges with ink.  I tucked a small doily under the oval die-cut before it was adhered down. I then wrapped a length of Raspberry Seam Binding around the card and tied in a bow which I embellished with a cream resin flower.  

For the focal image, I used the Tea For Two Sweet Cuts which I built my own sentiment from You Are The Most Wonderful and Season of Love. Below the sentiment, I used a snippet of a velvet floral trim adding some Spring Peeps Sequins to the center of the flowers. 
Paper Sweeties Products
Here is the inspiration photo to get you started!

Make sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge!! :) 

Monday, April 27, 2015

CAS Ribbon or Twine {The Kraft Journal}

Hey there! 

We have a fresh new challenge at The Kraft Journal this week and that is to use Ribbon or Twine on a CAS project.  

I started with a card base of Brown Kraft cardstock. I then found a piece of plain blue scrapbook paper from my stash and placed it over the card front leaving a strip of kraft peeking below. I stamped a sentiment from Paper Smooches in the lower right corner in black ink. 

I took a length of Red Baker's Twine and wrapped it around and tied in a bow! Three baseballs were cut and stamped placed at an angle. Lastly, a few sequins were added to give an extra bit of sparkle. 

Please be sure to head over to The Kraft Journal blog to see the projects created by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your CAS - Ribbon or Twine creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be showcased in the "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher to The Kraft Outlet store.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a GREAT start to your week! 
~Tammy~

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Clear Take Out Box Packaging with Trendy Twine

At Annie's Paper Boutique, there is a new packaging product that I get the opportunity to share with you here today. Look how cute these Clear Take Out Boxes are...You get 5 in a package. They are on sale too this month. 
 After I assembled the box. (They come flat and are easily to assemble). I wrapped some Tickled Pink Trendy Twine around the center of the box several times adding a aqua daisy to the center embellished with a pink button laced with more Tickled Pink Twine.
At the top, I tied a bow using more fabulous Tickled Pink Trendy Twine adding a tag stamped Mom from My Creative Time. 

I hope you take advantage of this new product and pick some up as they are on sale as well as Tickled Pink Trendy Twine.
5 Small Take Out Boxes - Clear
Tickled Pink Trendy Twine - Pink & White Bakers Twine
Check out the Take Out Bundle also on sale.
Tickled Pink Take Out Bundle
I hope you have a fabulous day! 
~Tammy~

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

City Crafter Guest Designer

I am happy to be guesting at the City Crafter Challenge Blog where this week we are casing a card from one of the City Crafter Design Team. This week it's the talented Ros. You can find the card we are casing at the bottom of this post. I think it will be easy to see how this card was inspired by Ros' card. 

I created a shaker card as inspired by Ros. I used Hero Arts Row of Houses to create the scene inside. I die-cut some flat bottom clouds and placed them on the front face of the card. 
I wrapped some aqua baker's twine around several times finishing off in a bow. A sentiment was added from Paper Smooches with a finishing touch of some enamel dots. 

Here is Ros' darling card. 

I hope you can join me this week. Please stop by the City Crafter Blog to see the other talented ladies and their take on Ros' card. 

Thank you for coming by to visit  and I would like to say a special thank you if you leave a comment.
Have a WONDERFUL Tuesday!
~Tammy~

Monday, April 20, 2015

If Friends Were Flowers....

Hi Friends,

At The Kraft Journal this week we have an "Anything Goes - Girlfriends" challenge, 

I created a card for a friend of mine. I started by creating an A2 card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock onto which I layered a Vintage Dictionary Page to Blackboard Stock Paper.  Next I die-cut a tag from the remaining scraps of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and Blackboard Stock Paper and layered that to the left side of the card front after I added the sentiment and die-cut daisy. I took a snippet of White Twill Tape to the top of the tag adding a silver flower button from my stash over a bow made from Natural Hemp Cord. Lastly, I added three enamel dots to the upper right corner. 

Other Products Used
My Creative Time
Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your Anything Goes - Girlfriend creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
~Tammy~

Sunday, April 19, 2015

It's Your Day Mom {Trendy Twine}

Hey there!

I am sharing a Mother's Day card today over on the Trendy Twine blog today. I created a simple card using Tickled Pink Trendy Twine.
I first stamped my wreath from My Creative Time on a Whisper White panel choosing to hang it with  Tickled Pink Trendy Twine. I added my sentiment just below in black ink.
There you have it...hope you will stop by Annie's Paper Boutique and pick up some Tickled Pink as it's on sale this month!!! 
Tickled Pink Trendy Twine - Pink & White Bakers Twine
I hope you have a wonderful day! Keep checking the Trendy Twine Blog this month for more inspiration using Tickled Pink Trendy Twine.

Crafty love,
~Tammy~

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hope you have a ball...

Good Monday Morning!

It's Take Your Pick week at The Kraft Journal! Yay! I always enjoy these! They are so fun! Basically, you can go with any theme or occasion as long as you pick THREE things from the list below and use Kraft cardstock or items that can be purchased from The Kraft Outlet

I have a Basketball themed birthday card to share this week! 

I started by creating a 5 x 5 card base of Brown Kraft Cardstock.  I then adhered patterned paper to the base which incorporated the color coral. Another of the pick three this round is to use Blue, so I incorporated it as the liner to my patterned paper strip as well as the star. The star base is created from Chipboard.  I stamped my sentiment inside my star and added a cute "funny" face at the top from Peachy Keen Stamps.
View of Chipboard base
I cut the basketball and hoop from the Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge.  I took a length of Orange Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the card front and tied in a Bow. A final embellishing touch was adding a few enamel dots.

Please join us with your creations this week. Here is what you have to choose from for the Take your Pick!
Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your Take Your Pick creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
~Tammy~

Monday, April 6, 2015

Gift Card Holder from toilet paper roll. :-)

Hey there!

Did everyone have a Happy Easter?

How about that post title?  I love to recycle and nothing is ever safe in my house. I have been known to rescue cereal boxes from trash for chipboard! Today, I have another toilet paper roll project inspired by the current challenge at The Kraft Journal "Nature and Recycle". 
I flattened it and sealed one end to create a pocket. I wrapped it in apple patterned paper that brings the "nature" to this project. Using Blackboard Stock Paper for the die-cut from My Creative Time to use for the sentiment which was stamped using the chalkboard technique to tie the theme of the project together. Keeping with the recycle of the challenge, I added a strip of bus patterned paper down the center recycling some left over scraps from a previous make.
A Grungy Prim Shipping tag was used to hold the gift card. It was cut to size to fit the pocket and dressed up with some Decorative Washi Tape.  A pull tab was created using Black Twill Tape
Other Products used
Stamps: My Creative Time  - Write On Stamp Set
Dies: My Creative Time - Love To Learn
I hope you have enjoyed my recycle project.  We hope to see your Nature - Recycle creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be showcased in the "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher to The Kraft Outlet store.

Have a fabulous day!
~Tammy~

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter From Trendy Twine

Happy Easter Everyone!

The Trendy Twine Design Team is sharing some Easter Joy today that you will want to check out! For my project I used Watermelon Taffy on this cute little Easter Card!
Isn't that bunny cute with the twine peeking through?!?!? I added some enamel dots for added visual interest.
So, be sure to head over to the Trendy Twine Blog to see all the other Easter projects created for your today!
I hope you have a wonderful Easter! 
~Tammy~

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #30

Hey Friends!

Well, here we are the 1st of a new month! There is a cute new challenge at Paper Sweeties, and we are hoping you will join in the fun using the inspiration challenge photo at the bottom of this post for inspiration.

Here is the card I created using the fun inspiration!

 Paper Sweeties Products Used

Here is the Inspiration for this month!
Please be sure to stop by the other Sweeties' blog to leave them some love and find further inspiration.

Thanks for popping by!
~Tammy~

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Kraft Journal Color Challenge

Hi there!

How was your weekend?  

We have a new color challenge at The Kraft Journal this week. It's three colors and the colors inspired me to create an Easter Card. 

I started with a base of Brown Kraft Cardstock onto which I added patterned paper inspired by the spring color board you will find below. I then wrapped a length of Hand Stained Bias Tape around the card front and tied off in a fluffy bow adding a lavender button laced with Lavender Pastel Hemp Cord.  

A row of pastel buttons were added to the bottom which I also laced with Lavender Pastel Hemp Cord before adhering them.   Using some Easter die-cuts and a stamp set from My Creative Time Hello Chickie I created a little scene for the focal image. Lastly, I added some sequins for a little further embellishing.
Other Products Used
My Creative Time: Hello Chickie
My Creative Time: Stitched Grass Border
My Creative Time: 4x4 Journal Die & More Set
Buttons: Hobby Lobby
Patterned Paper: Scrap box
Here is the Color Story for this week's challenge! 
Please be sure to head over to The Kraft Journal blog to see the projects created by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your Color Inspiration creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be showcased in the "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher to The Kraft Outlet store.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a GREAT start to your week! 
~Tammy~

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Easter Marshmallow Bark {Trendy Twine}

Hello Friends!

I hope you are enjoying yourselves this last Saturday in March. I have a full day schedule. I feel like I live in my car more than I live in my house. 

I have a project today I am sharing on the Trendy Twine Blog using some fabulous Watermelon Taffy Twine and Small Candy Treat Sacks! I love these treat sacks because they have flat bottoms. Click here to see a project I made with them for Christmas gifts. They are perfect for a small candle. 

I made some Easter Marshmallow Bark and packaged it inside the Small Candy Treat Sacks. I used my cameo to cut a 3D Treat Bag Holder to attach the packaged Easter Marshmallow Bark to. Since I had the cutting machine going, I cut an Eater Egg with the same coordinating paper as the liner. I topped off with a few sequins and of course Watermelon Taffy Twine .

Sorry for the glare from my craft room lights. I promise you this bark is delish! So fun to make too!
Trendy Twine Products
Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine - Lime, White, & Pink Bakers Twine

Only a few days left to snag this awesome Watermelon Taffy Twine at a reduced price. Think how darling it will be used on your summer projects.

Thank you for stopping by! 
~Tammy~