Monday, August 3, 2015

Welcome Back To School - {The Kraft Journal}

Good Monday to you!

Hard to believe we have hit the first Monday in August. The summer is flying right on by and the kiddos will be heading back to school soon.

To help you get ready, we have a "Back to School" challenge at The Kraft Journal this week.
I started with a card base of Blackboard Stock Paper onto which I layered the pieced school themed papers. I tied a length of Red Baker's Twine around where the pieces meet and tied in a bow. I then took one of The Kraft Outlet's Yellow Library Card and stamped some number and the date (My Creative Time) before adding it at an angle to the card front. Next I die-cut a stitched rectangle (My Creative Time) from Blackboard Stock Paper to which I stamped a Welcome Back to school sentiment and apple (My Creative Time) using the chalkboard technique. I then placed it at an angle on the Yellow Library Card.  Lastly I cut a pencil (My Creative Time) from Brown Kraft Cardstock and decorated it with other papers from my stash of scraps and added it to the card.

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 Back to School 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~

Monday, July 27, 2015

Create:Follow Your Heart {TKJ}

Hello~

This week at The Kraft Journal it's CAS-Inspiration.  I think I found the perfect Inspirational sentiment in my collection of stamps, but might not have done the best job at keeping my card CAS.
I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock onto which I layered a piece of red cardstock to frame the two pieced pattern papers. In the center I took a length of crochet trim from my stash and placed where the two papers meet. Next I took a length of Black Twill Tape and wrapped it around the card front just above the lace trim.  To the right, and above the trim, I added an inspirational sentiment (Hero Arts CL156) in black ink.  I stamped a flower (Hero Arts CL374) onto blue paper and fussy cut it out followed by doing the same for the leaves only using green paper and then popped it up on the left side of the card using foam adhesive. I added a die-cut border to the bottom of the card. Lastly for a decorative touch, a few sequins were added to the upper left corner. 
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 - Inspiration 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~


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Trendy Twine - Sweet of You

Good Day to you!

I am so glad you stopped by to visit with me today. I have a card to share with you that I am also sharing on the Trendy Twine Blog as well using some fabulous Nautical Trendy Twine...a few more days to still get this awesome twine on sale.

I started this card by using a Kraft Brown card base onto which I layered designer paper. To soften things, I added a paper doily. I took a length of seam binding ribbon and wrapped it around the center of the card face and tied in a bow. I embellished further with a button and a double bow of Nautical Trendy Twine.

I then took a length of Nautical Trendy Twine and wrapped it around the card front several times for added visual interest. Lastly, I stamped a mason jar which I shaded with copic markers. I stamped and added a label for the greeting adding a set of cute blueberries which I added a touch of glitter to.
Nautical Trendy Twine - Navy Blue, White, & Yellow Bakers Twine
This sums it up for me today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend.
~Tammy~

Monday, July 20, 2015

Celebrate - anything but a card {TKJ}

Hello~

The Kraft Journal's new challenge this week is Anything Goes - No Cards. I decorated a Kraft Outlet White Coffee Bag .  I started by taking a piece of Lunch Bag Kraft Text Paper and cutting out a banner which I embossed with a decorative folder followed by inking up the edges with distressed ink.

I then took a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag and stamped a Celebrate sentiment (Paper Smooches) down the side in black ink. Next I anchored it with a piece of Decorative Washi Tape.  I added a circle border across the top. Lastly, I wrapped a length of  Brown Baker's Twine around the topped and tied in a bow.

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 - No Card 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~




Monday, July 13, 2015

Surfing by to say hi!

How are you on this summer day?

We have one of my favorite challenges at The Kraft Journal this week. Take Your Pick!  I love all things summer, so this was such a fun card to put together. I do miss the beach and living near it. I love nothing more than having my toes in the sand.
I used, Orange, Aqua, shell, sentiment, and Beach (vibe) from the list below. I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cardstock onto which I layered a beachy nautical patterned paper. (K & Company) At the bottom of the paper, I added a scallop border made from Only Orange cardstock. A length of Vintage Winter White Bias Tape was wrapped around the card front and tied off in a fussy bow embellishing with an orange button laced with Orange Baker's Twine.  A shell stick pin was added for a further embellishing touch. I cut a stitched journaling card from Brown Kraft Cardstock to serve as mat for her die-cut images and sentiment. The stamp and die-set used here are from My Creative Time Surf's Up.
 Here is the Take Your Pick for this week's challenge.
 
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.

 
Have a great week!
~Tammy~

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Trendy Twine - Nauti-Cool

Hi!!

I've got a card to share with you here and on the Trendy Twine Blog featuring the spotlighted twine for July - Nautical Trendy Twine.
I started by making back and forth rows behind an anchor die-cut (My Creative Time) to fill in the negative space with Nautical Trendy Twine.


I then started by stamping a stripe background (My Creative Time) onto a piece of Kraft cardstock. I then took a scrap of Royal Blue cardstock and stamped some nautical images using Versa-Mark Ink from the Nauti-Cool stamp set by Wilson Designs I pieced together the two layers and added to the white mat layer. Next I took a length of Nautical Trendy Twine and wrapped it around the card front where the pieces met and tied in a double bow.

Lastly, I added a few sequins randomly for a touch of glam.

Nautical Trendy Twine - Navy Blue, White, & Yellow Bakers Twine
Head on over to Annie's Paper Boutique to pick up this gorgeous Nautical twine, for your summer fun projects.  It's on sale too!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!
~Tammy~

Monday, July 6, 2015

Have a flippin' amazing summer!

Happy Summer! Did everyone have a nice 4th of July?


I have a card for you today that is perfect for the current "Summer" challenge at The Kraft Journal. I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cardstock onto which I layered patterned papers light and airy perfect for a summer card. At the bottom of the patterned papers I added a scallop border from green cardstock.

I then took a length of White Twill Tape which I embellished with a pink button and tied off using Pink Baker's Twine.  Next I added a vintage card from the Ephemera Thrift Shop Pack which I followed by adding a die-cut stitched circle cut from patterned paper (My Creative Time) and placed just off the side of the vintage card.  I added a pair of die-cut flip flops (My Creative Time) next adding a small rhinestone to the straps. Lastly, I added my sentiment from My Creative Time Sit Back & Relax in the lower right corner. I followed by placing a few sequins for an extra embellishing touch.

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 Summer 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~


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy Summer Candy Treats {Trendy Twine}

Hello friends!

I hope you had a wonderful and safe 4th of July.

All month long the Trendy Twine Design Team is sharing projects using Nautical Trendy Twine as well as Medium Clear Candy Bags.
For my project, I made some fun summer treats to celebrate summer. I don't know who doesn't love Hershey Chocolate Nuggets, but these Medium Clear Candy Bags are perfect to fit 6 down inside.
I stamped and created my own candy wraps using some cute summery stamps from DeNami Design and My Creative Time. I created a treat topper adding my sentiment (My Creative Time) and a double bow made from Nautical Trendy Twine.

Be sure to keep checking back at The Trendy Twine blog for more inspiration from the design team sharing a month long of beach inspired projects spotlighting these two products that can be found at Annie's Paper Boutique
Nautical Trendy Twine - Navy Blue, White, & Yellow Bakers Twine25 Medium Candy Bags - 1-7/8 x 7 Clear Bags
Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Tammy~

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy 4th of July {The Kraft Journal}

Howdy,

Here we are at the end of June...can you believe it? I have another Patriotic Creation for you to go along with our color challenge this week at The Kraft Journal.
I started with a Brown Kraft Cardstock base onto which I added a piece of patterned paper where the edges were distressed.  I added an Event Record from the Ephemera Pack followed by taking a length of Earthy Hemp Cord and twisted it randomly on the card front.  Die-cut stars from Brown Kraft Cardstock as well as other papers were added sneaking in Red and Blue Baker's twine bow adding a tag created from My Creative Time Teeny Tag Holiday greetings. Lastly, sequins were scattered to the front for a touch of glam.

Here is the color challenge for this week:
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 Color Inspiration 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, June 28, 2015

Celebrate the 4th Patriotic Popcorn

Good Sunday Morning!

I hope you are enjoying this last weekend in June. Well, if you are headed to a friend's for the 4th and looking for a little hostess gift to take...how about some Patriotic Popcorn in a cute jar with some fabulous Stars and Stripes Trendy Twine.
I think any hostess would appreciate this don't you?
For my card, I started with a Real Red card base onto which I added a layer of blue and kraft patterned paper. To top that I added a star embossed layer of kraft cardstock to carry out the patriotic theme we are celebrating this month. 
I added lots of the fabulous Stars and Stripes Trendy Twine behind a die-cut star to serve as my main focal image. I have always been a fan of Baker's Twine used this way! Just above my sentiment (Paper Smooches), I wrapped the twine around several times and tied in a bow to complete the card. 
I just added a little bit of the twine at the top of the lid to tie it all in and decorate the jar. The label was found on line. The popcorn is easy to make. Just melt white chocolate, add sprinkles and M & M's and toss. 
Head on over to Annie's Paper Boutique to pick up this Stars & Stripes twine for those patriotic projects. Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day! 
~Tammy~

Monday, June 22, 2015

Let's Celebrate - Patriotic

Hello friends!

With the 4th coming up soon, The Kraft Journal has the perfect challenge to help you get those 4th greetings made in a jiff. Our challenge this week is "CAS Patriotic".

I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Coverweight cardstock which I added a layer of red cardstock to border the white card stock panel to capture the focal image of the United States flag embellishment. I then stamped the Let's Celebrate sentiment from My Creative Time just below in Navy ink.

I took a length of Red and Dark Blue Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the focal panel and tied in a bow. Lastly, I added a couple of sequins to the upper right corner of the panel to finish this CAS Patriotic card.

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 - Patriotic 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~

Thursday, June 18, 2015

College Bound - Congrats

Happy Thursday Friends!

I have a masculine graduation card to share with you today using some fabulous Stars and Stripes Trendy Twine. This awesome Twine is still on sale at Annie's Paper Boutique!!!!

I started with a red card base onto which I added a layer of white cardstock. Using some patterned paper from my stash, I die-cut a banner adding to the middle left side of the card front. I added a strip of red polka-dot washi tape across the middle. I then took a long length of the fabulous Stars and Stripes Trendy Twine and wrapped it around the card front several times for visual interest and texture.
I used a scallop and square die (PTI) to serve as a mat for my focal image (Enjoy the ride PTI) and added it to the upper right portion of the card. Lastly, I added a few sequins and the Congrats (DeNami Design) sentiment in the lower right corner to complete my card.

I am going to join along the Retro Sketches Challenge this Week.  I took a little creative liberty...(:

Thank you for stopping by!
~Tammy~

Monday, June 15, 2015

Grand Slam Birthday - TKJ

Hi!

For this week's Boys will be Boys challenge, I decided to create a Baseball Birthday Card. I am in need of these quite often, so it's never in my stash for long. I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cardstock next layering a navy blue layer of cardstock followed by Buff Ivory Cardstock which was decorated with various die-cuts, a stamped sentiment and sequins. The baseball bats were die-cut from Brown Kraft Cardstock and stamped with kraft ink. A baseball was created using Buff Ivory Cardstock and added to the center of the crossed bats.  


It's perfect for mailing and fitting for a big guy or a little guy...

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 Boys will be Boys 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~

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Happy 4th of July Pillow Box {Trendy Twine}

Hello everyone!  I'm over on the Trendy Twine blog today.  I am featuring the Medium Kraft Pillow Box and Stars and Stripes Trendy Twine. If you have not checked it out, head over to see  the awesome projects this month using the featured twine. The twine is a fabulous mix, of red, white, and blue. For my project, I started by stamping a cute border in Navy Blue ink along the top and bottom curves of the pillow box.
I added a die-cut border of stars to the center.  At the top and bottom of the border, I wrapped the box several times with the Stars and Stripes Trendy Twine. I added a label I created using spellbinders and stamps to the center. I added sequins throughout the project adding a Stars and Stripes Trendy Twine bow to the center of the label.
Lastly, I added a red seam binding bow to the top which was further embellished with a navy button tied off with Stars and Stripes Trendy Twine bow.

Kraft Pillow Boxes - Medium

10 Kraft Pillow Boxes - Large
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~Tammy~

Monday, June 8, 2015

Fishing You a Happy Birthday {The Kraft Journal}

Hi and Good Monday to you!

This week at The Kraft Journal, we have a Pick Three for you to choose and create from. I went with a cute little birthday card, and didn't make an "obvious" choice from the Pick Three choosing this week, but the choices are perfect to create those masculine or Father's Day Cards.
I chose to use Red, White, and a fish. I created a cute card with a punny sentiment from My Creative Time Lost at Sea. I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight.  I layered solid card stock onto the base. Next I die-cut a few circles and bunted them flush with the left side white panel trimming the excess. I used my cameo to cut a cute little fish and adhered him to the center popping him up with foam adhesive. I then took a length of Red Baker's Twine and wrapped around the card front tying in a double bow. Lastly, I added the cute sentiment in the lower right corner with red ink to complete the card.

Here is this week's Pick Three Choices! I hope you will play along with us! 

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 Pick three 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, June 1, 2015

Thinking of You on Father's Day

Hi Friends!

Our new challenge this week at The Kraft Journal is Father's Day.  I hope you will join in and share some of your Father's Day projects with us. Just remember to use either kraft cardstock or products that are sold at The Kraft Outlet.

I started with a base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock adding a Vintage Dictionary Page to the top portion of the card.  I punched a border from the Old World Stack patterned paper to add to the top of the card. Using Buff Ivory Cardstock I die-cut a scalloped rectangle to frame the focal image (an older set from Stampin' UP!) that was stamped on Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock that I colored in with pastels. 

Before adding the focal image to the card front, I added a length of Natural Burlap Ribbon where the Vintage Dictionary Page ended.  Lastly a Father's Day sentiment was added to the lower right corner and a few pearls to the left. 

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 Father's Day 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~

Friday, May 29, 2015

Happy Father's Day {Trendy Twine}

Good Day!

I am over on the Trendy Twine Blog today sharing a Father's Day card featuring Krazy for Kraft Trendy Twine.
 I started this card with a base of Medium Kraft Cardstock.  I then adhered a piece of white cardstock to the base with foam adhesive. Next I took a strip of Medium Kraft Cardstock and punched a decorative border on one side.  Over that I layed a piece of black cardstock which was the backdrop for the length of Krazy for Kraft Trendy Twine that I wrapped around the card face several times adhering with a Kraft Button and tied in a bow. 
Using my scrap white cardstock, I die-cut some clouds and randomly placed them on the card. I stamped a hot air balloon on Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock with black ink and fussy cut adding to the white side of the card front. Lastly, I stamped Happy Father's Day on a white stitched banner and placed at the lower left side of the card front to complete the project.

Be sure to stop by Annie's Paper Boutique to pick up Krazy for Kraft Trendy Twine today especially since it's on sale.
Krazy for Kraft Trendy Twine - Kraft & White Bakers Twine
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Thank you for stopping by and have a Fabulous Friday!

~Tammy~

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~