Monday, January 21, 2013

The Kraft Journal 105 - Punch It Out!

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It's Monday and we have a new challenge at The Kraft Journal "Punch It Out".  I  used 6 punches on my card.  It's so easy to get lost in the design process or at least it is for me. I have so many ideas sometimes when presented with a new theme or challenge that I finally have to have a starting point to build from.  In this case, my inspiration started when I had the idea to create a  medallion rosette out of a pretty blue patterned paper leftover from a previous make. I used a scallop border punch to get the scallop edges.  Using Lunch Bag Kraft, I punched a scallop circle and added some white paint to the edges. A snowflake was stamped using Paper Sweeties, Snow Friends, and punched with a 1" circle punch to add to the center of the medallion rosette. An aqua rhinestone was added to the center of the precious snowflake. 

A card base of Pacific Blue was then used to layer Lunch Bag Kraft and patterned paper adding more white paint to the edges.  Using the same patterned paper the medallion rosette was created from, I then used a border punch to create a beautiful trim to add to the bottom of her patterned paper.  A length of Natural Twill Tape was added to the lower portion of my card. Using Lunch Bag Kraft, my favorite to use, I used a large snowflake border punch (by Martha Stewart) to create a border and tucked it above the Natural Twill Tape  


After building the card base, I stamped and paper pieced the adorable winter snowman from Paper Sweeties Snow Friends and added ultra fine white glitter. I die-cut a butterfly from coordinating patterned paper that I used on the snowman's scarf and hat and also sugar coated it with ultra fine white glitter next adding to the center of the card. A sentiment was stamped from Paper Sweeties Friendship Warms The Heart and punched it out using a label punch. I added snowflakes to the punched out sentiment using VersaMark Ink and of course more white paint was added for a shabby look.  The final finishing touches were to add another paper border to the top, place the medallion rosette which has been coated with snowflake glitter and the placement of two pewter stick pins.  

Stop by The Kraft Journal to see what the other designers did this week with their scraps.  All of our followers who participate in our challenges for the month of January have a chance to be featured in the "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a voucher for The Kraft Outlet.

I am also joining in at Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Cold and Frosty
City Crafter's Chaellenge -  Winter Blues
Papertake Weekly - Baby It's Cold Outside
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Sunday Funday - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fantastic week!
~Tammy~

28 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

just adorable!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! LOVING the colors, the wings and that sentiment is PERFECT!!! LOVE IT!!!

Arlene said...

Simply adorable! :)

Debbie said...

Super cute! Love the rosette!

Emily Keaton said...

Awwwwwww! This is sweet!

Ros Crawford said...

What a cute card this is ... love the colours ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Tammy!! I love the beautiful colors and the layers!! Wings on a snowman - fabulous!! What an awesome card!! Happy Monday my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card! Lovin the blue-so fabulous and darling snowman. I love your pretty rosette!
Have a great day Tammy!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Simply adorable! The Sweeties Snowman is precious here all dressed up in his snugglies -- love the sentiment stamped on the kraft paper! Just perfect :)

Kristi S said...

This little guy is adorable!I'm loving the rosette!

Hugs,
Kristi

Audrey Pettit said...

You totally rocked the punches here, Tammy! This is sooooo adorable! Love that snowman!

Sue Lelli said...

6 punches! WOW! Adorable snowman and I LOVE how you put it all together! FAB card!

Charlene said...

Great job on the Paper Sweeties !!! I just love the snowman and love the kraft Tammy! Happy Monday!

Pauline said...

So cute Tammy, I love the fab layers, that lovely snowman, and the sweet rosette!

Annette said...

awwww how cute..love that snowman and how you paper pieced him..so cute...

Karen Letchworth said...

Tammy: What a darling card! I feel so weird on the weeks I don't have a card for TKJ (it's my tutorial week).
Thanks for linking up with us in this week's challenge. What a blessing to me to have you link up with us - I REALLY appreciate it, Tammy, and hope you will come back soon.
Have a blessed week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Lisa said...

Well how SWEET is this little fella and I love the polka dot heart! Super layers and colors Tammy, really marvelous little project girl! But hmm....two cards with no heart border...just sayin LOL ;)

Wedgie said...

Soooo cute Tammy! Love your paper piecing!

Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

Jennifer said...

Super cute...wow can't believe there's 6 punches on this card! Adorable =)

Karen B. said...

A cutie pie snowman that you've brought to life on your amazing card.

Linda R said...

What a cute card. That snowman has me smiling. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

sandi said...

Oh this is just too cute! So sweet.....love it!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Tammy,
the blues are outstanding. Kraft paper is so much fun. I love to see happy snowmen, and the border is a lovely accent.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Maria said...

Awww...what a darling snowman,Tammy! Beautiful colors and sweet rosette!

Tracey Sabella said...

What a darling card!! Love the sweet angel snowman and gorgeous rosette!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love love love the snowman, fabulous, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Precious little snowman! Love the frosty cool colors you paired with him.

Dawn said...

Adorable cold and frosty card. I love how your snowman is wearing butterfly wings; so clever. Thanks for joining in at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.

Hugs, Dawn