Monday, March 11, 2013

Going Green at The Kraft Journal

It's Monday again, and time for another great challenge at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog where this week, the theme is "Lucky Green".  So, what I did was "Google" the words vintage St. Patrick's Day images, and I was delighted with all the darling images that were available out there FOR FREE!  I bought a package of printer-ready canvas and printed the image onto canvas, and then cut it using pinking shears.  To make my card, I started with a Lunch Bag Kraft Notecard and adhered a piece of Kelly Green cardstock to that.  Let me just say that these Lunch Bag Kraft Notecards are WONDERFUL!  They come in various sizes, and are a great value for the money (cheaper than at Michael's and better quality, too!).  Next, I attached the canvas image to the green cardstock. You can also get plenty of cute Canvas Pieces at The Kraft Outlet to embellish your projects.  Next, I added several vintage buttons that I tied with brown and green Baker's Twine.  The bow on my card was made using more of the Baker's Twine, some jute, and Natural Twill Tape.  I also accented my bow with a Tim Holtz Memo Pin that I dolled up using Jan DelBone's super cute Glitter Stick Pin Tutorial.  Here is my "Lucky Green" card:
You know me.....I can't resist entering some challenges.  So, these are the challenges I found where my "Lucky Green" card would fit:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - A Bit 'O Green

Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog - Chic to Be Shabby - My favorite style!
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - March Challenge - Add Ribbon or Twine (I just LOVE using Baker's Twine)

Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge #52 - Mother's Day/For a Woman - This card is for my precious Mother-in-Law because she is Irish and I always like to honor her heritage by helping my children/family celebrate her heritage for St. Patricks's Day

The Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog - Challenge #78 - Spring Is In The Air
That's it for today.  I am really excited about this package of canvas I bought, and plan to use it for the March 20 challenge at Word Art Wednesday which will be sponsored by the adorable Crafty Secrets, and I just know their sweet vintage images will look great printed on this canvas.  You are welcome to join us for both challenges this week - Word Art Wednesday and The Kraft Journal.
Blessings to you all,


  1. This card is so pretty! I love the vintage girl image and all those gorgeous buttons!!

  2. Oh Karen, your card is just beautiful! I love the vintage image and the different buttons! Lovely!

  3. Stunning. I love the theme and the interesting way you did the buttons.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. oh woow love the Image...that is really vintage and those yummy buttons too...adorable green card...good luck with the challenge

    I see your card on Simon Say Stamp challenge...I also join the challenge there, my card is number 454, would you mind to see it on my blog...I would be glad if you could leave me some love too..many thanks before. Hugs, Monika

  5. How fun that you and Tammy both chose the same darling image, but your cards are completely different ! How fun you included the glitter pin - that made my day. Love those kraft cards - they are the best ! I don't even think about using something else !!

  6. Love this card and those beautiful buttons!

  7. Awww, so sweet. Have you noticed that I have the same image on my blog. It is so funny how we like so many of the same things. I just thought she was so cute. Hugs

  8. Wow, this is getting creative. I can't believe that is canvas that the image is on. Great print quality of your printer. I just love all the buttons and twine. Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us and playing along at Great Impression Stamps March Challenge "Going Green".

  9. What a sweet card - love those vintage images, and there are plenty of sites that share them at no cost.

  10. How cute!! Sweet image and I love the row of buttons!!

  11. Gorgeous vintage card Karen, the image is adorable and I love your button border.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  12. So sweet and pretty, Karen! I love the image and all your beautiful embellishments! Blessings! Kathy

  13. What a beautiful, beautiful card. Love how you did the buttons, and your adorable design.


  14. I love the way you trimmed your image with those beautiful buttons and the sweet little bow. Blessings!

  15. Karen...your little St. Patrick's Day card is so cute! I love the little vintage girl and how you've placed her on the front of your card. The green and white buttons are an amazing embellishment! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  16. I found her! This is so pretty! All those buttons!
    The Leaf Studio