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~


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

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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~