Monday, October 6, 2014

No Patterned Paper at TKJ

This week at The Kraft Journal, we have a really fun challenge called "No Patterned Paper".  There are a lot a great options to patterned paper.  So, I decided to decorate a fabulous Mini Kraft Gable Box.  Since I couldn't use any patterned papers, I got creative with other choices from the Kraft Outlet.  I covered the four sides of the box with ink stained Vintage Sheet Music, and then painted the flaps with cream acrylic paint and again, inked stained them.  I created a decorative little flower by cutting Vintage Sheet Music, Kraft Recycled Tissue Paper and Light Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock with a PTI die-cut.  I also ink stained the edges of my flower, tied several bows made from lengths of Natural Hemp Cord, and placed them under my flower.  On top of the flower, I placed a Jenni Bowlin Icon Flatback and a rusty Tim Holtz Memo Pin.  These sweet Gable Boxes are quite inexpensive ($0.70), and are perfect for tucking in a small gift (lotions, personal items or a gift card) or a small food item (cupcakes, cookies, etc.).  They're easy to decorate, very useful, and the price is right!  Today is a great day to treat yourself to some fabulous new goodies from The Kraft Outlet.  I sure hope you will play along in this week's No Patterned Paper Challenge.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  I apologize for being a bit "MIA", but I'm currently travelling to visit my dear Sister-in-Law, Audra.  She's sure having a rough time, and I'm BLESSED to be able to spend some time with her.  She is a gift from God, and I praise Him for allowing me to have her in my life all these years.  Her days are now numbered, and I can't imagine life without her.  Thanks for your prayers; they mean so much.
My Cup Runneth Over,


  1. What a pretty box Karen - love it!
    Prayers and blessings

  2. Lovely Box, you always come up with something special like you! !
    Sending Prayers and lots of Hugs
    Blessings My Dear Friend

  3. That's certainly a clever little box, and you decorated it beautifully. I love the rosette you made for it. Blessings!