Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Watch Us Wednesday at TKJ

Welcome to my blog, everyone!  Today I'm sharing the Watch Us Wednesday segment at The Kraft Journal to share a great gift-giving idea.  The Kraft Outlet is chock-full of AMAZING products to make crafting, gift-giving, and preparing for weddings, showers, and memory-making a breeze!  One of my many favorites from the Kraft Outlet are their wonderful JOURNALS.
They come in various sizes, and are very reasonably priced.  I recently saw one in a fancy boutique that sold for $45, and I was able to make this lovely gift for well under $5.  I used the Natural Soft Smooth Kraft Journal, which sells for just $1.99.  To that, I added some strips of Decorative Washi Tapes including the sweet Tape Measure Washi Tape and Pink & White Stripe Washi Tape that I adhered to strips of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Card Stock (these packages of card stock are another great buy and they contain WONDERFUL quality paper).  I cut a piece of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock into a circle and stamped on it.  This element, along with the flags/strips were placed on a doily that wraps around the sweet Kraft Journal, and is tied with lengths of Natural Hemp Cord.  I placed a vintage looking Jenni Bowlin Flatback Icon Pin (10 cents) on top.
I haven't even told you yet the very best thing about these amazing JOURNALS.  The thing that I absolutely LOVE about them is that they are lined!!!  This means that every page in the journal is lined, which makes writing in them super easy.  They make excellent schedules/appointment books,  prayer journals, travel journals, or even a diary, etc.  What a great cost-effective way to hand-craft a gift for someone.  I know that I love journals, and I think they make a great gift for friends, sisters, mothers, aunts and name it!  Check out these wonderful journals, and ALL the great products at The Kraft Outlet.
I'm sharing my kraft journal in the following:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes"
Have a blessed week,


  1. this is just soo very pretty! love all the fun little banners and that sweet little wooden element!

  2. Hi Karen. THank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog - your sweet words made me smile. I love this card - doilies and banners - both awesome in my book! Have a great week. xLinda

  3. Love this card and your mix of papers gorgeous your flags. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I appreciate everyone who takes the time.

  4. This is just beautiful - love how you decorated this journal! And thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

  5. Oh my goodness--this is beautiful! I almost never use my Washi tape & love what you did here! The doily is the perfect touch! So glad to meet another Schnauzer mom--thanks for visiting my blog, Karen!

  6. Love this! Thanks, too, for stopping by my blog. Happy crafting!

  7. Gorgeous journal Karen, I love how you've used the washi tape.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx