Monday, October 12, 2015

Pick Any Three at The Kraft Journal

Well, now that it's officially Autumn (as of September 23 in the United States), I have a much more festive outlook.  I am currently adapting to wrap my head around the whole.... pumpkins, gourds, hay stacks and scarecrow decor so that I don't shock myself as we slowly transition into Christmas.  Now, that might sound a bit crazy to some; but please bear in mind that Christmas is approximately ten weeks away.  Yikes!  That's approaching much quicker than we all realize.  Well for now, let's enjoy some pumpkins and Autumn sentiments as we celebrate Autumn/Halloween and Harvest Time at The Kraft Journal.
The Pick 3 Challenges are always some of my favorites, and this week there were lots of great choices found in our Pick 3 Challenge at The Kraft Journal.  I actually incorporated seven of the items on the list into my card; including a some die-cut, pumpkins, buttons, a stamped sentiment, the use of black (in my base and tag).  But here's the good news -  you're only required to include three, which isn't difficult to do.  I started my card with a piece of Half-Size Blackboard Stock Paper which is perfect when folded in half, and makes a perfect card.  To that I added a journalling card from the Jenni Bowlin Vintage Mini Deck Basics Set as my backdrop.  Then, I added a Blackboard Tag and painted on its edges and decorated it with two stamped pumpkins, a burlap square, and a stamped sentiment on a die-cut banner.  I tied some sweet Green Baker's Twine into my tag, and added some coordinating buttons for the finishing touch.

 I really look forward to seeing YOUR creations linked to our challenge this week.  You will be entered into the drawing for the monthly $15 Gift Certificate.  Just come by and link up your art with us.  Our only real "rule" is that you need to use either kraft paper of any kind, or any product that can be purchased at the Kraft Outlet.  We always enjoy having you join us.  The more, the merrier.

Classy Cards 'N Such - Challenge #106 - The Colors of Fall

Sketch Saturday - Sketch Challenge #382

Happy crafting,


  1. Super sympa Karen, les couleurs sont si vibrantes sur ce fond sombre, biz

  2. Gorgeous Karen - love the way the pumpkings 'pop' against the darl back ground. The hessian/burlap , twine and buttons are awesome accents.

  3. I love this Karen! Fall is one of my favorite seasons. You have captured it well with your beautiful pumpkins and embellishments.

  4. Geez Karen... did ya have to tell me Christmas is 10 weeks away! UGH!! Now I'm in Panic mode!!!! LOL :) Your card is beautiful.... I love those pretty pumpkins and that lovely sentiment! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  5. Your pumpkins are lovely. The buttons really look good on tag and I like the burlap for added texture. Thank you for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge.

  6. I love your card Karen! All the rich autumn colors are lovely. Fantastic desing and I love the use of buttons on your card!

  7. Gorgeous card, I love the black and orange colour scheme and the pumpkins are lovely. Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

  8. Such a pretty creation and a lovely sentiment too. Please don't remind me that Christmas is only 10 weeks away though!!! Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Lesley