Monday, August 12, 2013

The Kraft Journal - "Sew-So Special"

This week, the challenge at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog, our theme is "Sew-So Special", so I decided to create a sweet little sewing related card.  I started my project with a Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card.
Karen Letchworth for The Kraft Journal
Next, I layered a piece of Black Board Paper to the card base, and then hand-stamped various vintage sewing images onto Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock as well as on a Grungy Prim Tag (I stamped the thread spool onto a Grungy Prim Tag - great for that vintage look).   Once I had stamped all my images onto the Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock, I decorated the pieces of cut Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock with various items from The Kraft Outlet including the following:   A scrap of burlap from a Mini Burlap Tag, a Tim Holtz Memo Pin, two stickers with clear plastic tops from the Custom Fasteners set, a few lengths of Black Twill Tape that I used to go around the bottom of my card and to create a bow.  I also used some Pebbles in My Pocket black gingham ribbon in this bow and placed a wooden button in the center.  I added a few lengths of Black Baker's Twine here and there.  The stamps sets I used are from Mark's Finest Papers (sewing machine) and Papertrey Ink (thread spool and vintage sewing accents).  I hope you have lots of fun with this week's "Sew-So Special" Challenge
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!  It's so nice to have you visit, and if you leave me a comment, I will be sure to stop by your blog and say hello to you as well.  You're most welcome to join the challenges this week at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog - "Sew-So Special, and Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog - Anything Goes.  It's always "SEW" nice to have you all play along.

I'm sharing my card here in a "Krafty" challenge:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Going Krafty

Mark's Finest Papers - "Plaid" Challenge - I used a plaid ribbon on my card, and the sewing machine stamped image is a Mark's Finest Papers Stamp!

Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog - Challenge #175 - Don't Get Your Twine in a Tangle

We're also have a "Name The Owl Contest" at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog where you can make name suggestions for our owl mascot.  If the name you suggest is chosen, you will win this fabulous prize package from The Kraft Outlet:
Have a blessed week!


  1. Another beautiful creation Karen. Love the sewing theme and how you did the ribbon bow.
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  2. Oh how cute is this! Love the colors together and how you used the items on the card. The black/white just makes it pop. Sew cute!

  3. Beautiful card Karen! I love the sewing theme. Where did you find a thread spool end stamp?
    Have a great day!

  4. Wonderful card, love the sewing theme and images.

  5. What a gorgeous card, Karen!! Love the vintage/sewing images and the b/w twine and ribbon are perfect accents! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  6. Yes! Fabulous card, Karen! Love the vintage feel to it. The sewing machine stamp is just great...I will need to hop over to the link!

    Have a wonderful week. :)

  7. Oh what a beauty Karen - love the colour combination - it is quite dramatic, and you have illustrated the theme perfectly.

  8. Karen, I am loving everything about your card. Lots of wonderful details. Thanks, for joining us in The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

  9. superbe inventif et si joliment vintage, biz

  10. Karen, this is a beautiful Card! Your detailing and design are magnificent as always!



  11. Oh, this card is just adorable! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  12. Greta job. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.