Monday, September 2, 2013

The Kraft Journal 136 CAS Back To School!


Happy Monday Morning to you!

{I am tickled that this card was featured at Link Up Tuesday on 9/3/13, Winner at The Pink Elephant 9/11/13}

{The blog went from not being busy the last week to extremely busy the last few days. For my Paper Sweeties Back to School card click here and for The Ribbon Reel White on White click here}

I am so happy to be back designing with The Kraft Journal again!  I have brushed off the dust and  I am back at it with a new challenge for you which in some ways might be considered a "fail". I was just so excited to be back designing using all the goodies from The Kraft Outlet that it's not as "simple" as one considers for CAS! But, It really was a simple card and took me less than 20 minutes to complete which is huge! 

So let's get started! :-))))

For today's Clean and Simple Challenge,  I started with a Brown Kraft Cover Weight Base which I added some patterned paper from my scrap box. Next I added a Library Pocket to the front dressing up a bit with a piece of coordinating patterned paper.  I wrapped a length of Black and White Baker's Twine which I tied a Round Metal Tag stamped with a delicate apple in the center from DeNami Design Stamps. A sentiment from Unity's Smarty Pants on the outside of the pocket completes the finishing touches for the Library Pocket.  
All that is left to complete the card is to add a Library Card to the pocket and dress it up with some punched apples and stamps which are a combination from Unity Smarty Pants, My Craft Lounge Bookworm, and an apple from DeNami Design Stamps!
I hope you will play along with our Clean and Simple challenge this week at The Kraft Journal.  All those that participate in our challenges for the month will have a chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate from The Kraft Outlet....and you also get a chance to be considered for The Feature Me Friday artist post on The Kraft Journal blog! How Cool is that?

I am alson linking up at: Just Because Linky Party - Anything Goes, Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes,  Link Up Tuesday - Linky Party, The Pink Elephant - Numbers, Word Art Wednesday -Curtain Call: Back to school.

Again, thanks for stopping by! It's a pleasure to be back designing again for The Kraft Journal!
~Tammy~


28 comments:

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Hi Tammy!

I am happy you are back, too!

No, your card is not a fail because it is simply awesome. :)

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty!You did a great job,Have a Good Day!!!

jessica said...

So super excited you are back with us at The Kraft Journal!!!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE your back to school card! Awesome job as always my friend!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Monday!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors and that library card!!!

Linda R said...

This is so cute! I love it. What a perfect theme for back to school.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally LOVE this pocket and pull out!!! rockin'

Kristi Schurr said...

So cute, Tammy!!

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Tammy!! I love the design and all of the elements you used!! What a fabulous card!! Happy Monday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jessi Fogan said...

YAY! Welcome back :) This is too fun.

Audrey Pettit said...

Yay, I'm so glad you are back designing for the Kraft Outlet, Tammy! I am such a HUGE fan of all their amazing products and use them all the time! Your back to school card is absolutely adorable. The library pocket and card are just so perfect for your theme. Love the little apple tag and the stamping. This is just gorgeous!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Tammy!
You are absolutely RIGHT ON about our DT struggling with CAS. I look at your card, and it's absolutely darling! But, simple....for me, yeah, but when I compare it to what some people consider CAS, that's why I feel like I failed. I know I added WAY too many elements to my card, and that it's not really CAS, but....hey - we tried, right? LOL Although, I know I'm not as bad as some people. I've seen cards that literally have like $20 worth of Prima flowers on them. I don't know how people can afford to design like that. Anyway, I'm rambling!
Thanks for sharing this at WAW - I always LOVE having you share. Have an awesome week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Maria said...

Another back to school creation...so CUTE, Tammy! Love the dp, library card and tag with tiny apple on it! How fun for you to be back with The Kraft Jounral DT, congrats!

Marisa said...

Fabulous Back to School card!! Love the ruler paper, the apple on the tag and the pocket for the library card :) Great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call!

Benzi said...

What a great card..love the pocket and that cool retro paper in the background.

Stella said...

I love all the card based upon the "Back to school theme".It's something typical American to create a card for this occasion. Such a sweet idea! And your card is beautiful!

Lisa said...

20 minutes!!??!! girl you are amazing, this is so CUTE! Love the polka dot 2!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Super sweet, Tammy! LOVE that little, library pocket and your stamped tag! I can't resist a school-themed ANYTHING ;).

Marybeth said...

Tammy this back to school card is adorable! The pocket is a nice extra!

Stephanie said...

What a cute & cheerful card. It would make even the most reluctant student happier about "Back to School." I look forward to working with you at Word Art Wednesday this month. Welcome!

Stephanie W
Word Art Wednesday DT

Sherrie K. said...

FUN card Tammy! The burst of red background paper is perfect! I love the pocket and library card:) So clever and such a fun look! GREAT job!
Sherrie K

Lynn said...

Cute card! welcome back, looking forward to seeing your Kraft-y goodness.

Charlene said...

Great work TammY!!!!

Joyce said...

What a fun and fabulous card. I love how you created that pocket on the front. Tomorrow is our first day back to school. Yay for me!

Martha Herrera said...

Welcome back, Tammy! Your Back to School cards ROCKS this week!

Sandy said...

Wonderful back to school card! I should have made some for my grandkids. I am such a bad Nanny!
sandy

Lisa Carroll said...

This is fab! Perfect 'back to school' elements and colors! Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

Sue Lelli said...

CUTE! LOVE the way teacher is spelled! Good to see you back there, Tammy!

Stacey Schafer said...

another fabulous Back to School creation! can't believe it only took you 20 minutes...amazing!