Monday, October 7, 2013

Something New at The Kraft Journal

Hello, friends!  I hope you all had an amazing and relaxing weekend.  I know that I sure enjoyed mine.  The weekends just seem to pass far too quickly.  But nonetheless, I always make the most of them, and hope you all enjoyed yours as well.
Karen Letchworth for the Kraft Journal
For this week's Buttons, Bows or Bangles Challenge at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog, I really wanted to do something creative with buttons and bows.  I started this week's project with a fun burlap bag to which I added several die-cut flowers made from Prairie Point Junction wool felt.  The centers of the flowers are accented with some of my vintage "Buttons" tied with lots of Natural Hemp Cord and Red Baker's Twine and jute to make the "Bows".  I cut my leaves from green wool felt as well as a few burlap leaves cut from a Burlap Tag (on sale - 20% off this week) to give my project a vintage rustic look.  Since I wasn't quite sure what a "Bangle" is, I added a Tim Holtz Memo Pin which holds a tiny heart-shaped PTI tiny tag die-cut that was cut from a Grungy Prim Tag, and the sentiment on the heart was stamped using Papertrey Ink's tiny tags matching sentiments stamp set.  The bag can be used as a decoration, and/or as a gift bag.

I'm entering this in the following challenge:
Dream Valley Challenges - #67 - Buttons - I used several of my vintage buttons in the center of my felt flowers.

Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #40 - Primary Color/Main Focus Is Your Favorite Color - My favorite color is PINK!  I love to accent PINK on many of my creations, and accent it with blue, red, and cream.
As many of you know, I was blessed to be a part of the October Afternoon Warehouse Sale this year.  I have a few extras that I'm willing to sell at super low prices.  If you're interested in any of these, please leave me a message or email me.  They're ALL October Afternoon and come packaged just as you would find them in stores.
Sasparilla Ribbons (1) - $2.50 shipped
Farmhouse Ribbons (2) - $2.50 shipped (each)

Woodland Park Tin Pins (1) - $3 shipped
Farmhouse Rub-Ons (1) - $3 shipped

Woodland Park - (1) Here & Now Chapter Book - $5 shipped
Farm Girl - (1) Here & Now Chapter Book - $5 shipped
(These are 4x6" packages that include 4 divider tabs, 2 die-cut pages, and 9 double-sided patterned papers/pages. They're hole-punched for creating mini albums) SUPER CUTE!
I also have October Afternoon Holiday Style Ribbons/Trims, Flower Sack, Flag Banners and Journaling Cards, and I will sell all of this, including shipping, for $10.50


  1. this is awesome Karen!! LOVE all the great texture!!!
    Another FAB project!

  2. Karen, this is just gorgeous! I love the beautiful flowers and I'm with you....I've no idea what a bangle is? LOL
    Have a beautiful day!

  3. What a beautiful project ! Those flowers are stunning ! Thank you for joining us at pile it on challenges !

    Mayra DTM

  4. So good!! I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

  5. Gorgeous project. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

  6. Love the textures and those vintage buttons! Great colors, too!!!!