Monday, January 28, 2013

Nothing But Kraft

This week at The Kraft Journal, the challenge theme is "Nothing But Kraft".  By using the sweet products found at The Kraft Outlet, it's always easy to come up with something to fit the challenge theme.  For this card, I started with a Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card and then took two pieces of Lunch Bag Kraft Card Stock; one that I cut as a mat, and one that I wrapped up in several of the beautiful colors of Baker's Twine available at The Kraft Outlet including red, yellow, dark blue, light green, hot pink, light blue, orange, dark green and brown/kraft.  I touched the edges of each layer of this card with cream acrylic paint just to make the edges stand out better, and then I added a Grungy Prim Tag that I tied on with even more Baker's Twine.  I added a Tiny Wooden Clothespin to hold the tag.   Pretty simple really!  You will find SO many darling, and super affordable I might add, products at The Kraft Outlet.  Check it out!
Now, I can't forget to mention the sentiment stamp I used on this card.  This "Thank You" stamp is from the You're My Hero Stamp Set at Paper Sweeties.  For those of you who are not familiar with Paper Sweeties, it is a DARLING little shoppe filled with sweet paper doll stamp sets, coordinating themed "outfits" for the paper sweetie dolls, heart-felt sentiments, sweet seam binding, and LOTS of great inspiration.  Paper Sweeties is offering the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to their store for anyone who wants to stop by and "Like" their page on Facebook.  Just stop by Facebook, "Like" their page, and let them know how you will show your support.  It's a great little company, and they would greatly appreciate having you say hello, check out their goodies, and help spread the word.  And......winning a $50 gift certificate is also quite WONERFUL!!!  Wouldn't you say?

I'm entering this colorful little card in the following challenges this week:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says "Let's Get Paper Piecing".  I used two separate pieces of Kraft paper that I layered to get the look I was trying to achieve for this card.
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog - Challenge:  Rainbow Bright - I just love the bright colors that all this Baker's Twine creates.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed week!



  1. Hi there, beloved sister in Christ. Just want to say thank you for the wonderful comment you left in my blog. You never fail to encourage and bless others. What can I say? You are a child of God and I am bless to have known you as a friend in the craft blogging world. I know that the Lord Jesus has a lot of things in store for us as we use every means the Lord makes available for us to bring people to the saving knowledge of Christ. Sending hugs your way!

    JO ANN

  2. So excited to see you on another site. You are always so uplifting when you comment on my work at Word Art Wednesday and now I get to see some of yours. What an awesome card! Geat idea to use the twine. I have all different colors of twine and hardly ever use it as I can't come up with ideas for it. You rocked this challenge!

  3. What a sweet little creation, Karen. Using baker's twine that way ... how brilliant is that! Thanks for sharing your talent. Have a blessed week!
    hugs, Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  4. Beautiful creation Karen - I need to get busy with my Kraft Creations! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Karen this is so creative just using craft and your use of the twine is very original.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  6. Such a sweet thank you card. Thank you so much for your always kind and encouraging comments. Your friendship and encouragement is such a blessing in my life!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  7. Fabulous card Karen, great use of Bakers Twine, this seems to be such a popular way of using it now and I love it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  8. Oh how creative and beautiful Karen!! I just love your use of twine and kraft as well as the added clothespin!!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words!! You are so sweet!! Your love for the Lord and your ministry is such a blessing to so many. Thanks for all your efforts!!
    hugs and blessings,

  9. quelle originalité!!! superbe, biz

  10. This is really cool!! I obviously "need" more colors of baker's twine!! ;)

  11. WOW! That is amazing. Thanks for joining in with the fun at The Quirky Crafts Challenge blog.

  12. Clever take on the challenge! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Rainbow Bright Challenge new one starts tomorrow evening!!


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