Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Kraft Journal

For this week's fun challenge at The Kraft Journal, the theme is White on Kraft.  You can pick up some of the best quality, and wonderfully-priced I might add, kraft paper for your projects at The Kraft Outlet along with all sorts of embellishments and supplies.  We hope that you will check out the challenge, the rest of the Design Team's projects, and the awesome products in The Kraft Outlet's shop.  We enjoy having you share with us in the challenges.
This week, I was asked to do the tutorial on the Kraft Journal Blog so I shared a quick and easy recipe for making flower fluff.  This is similar to another name-brand product that I can't mention by name, but if you click here and go to the Kraft Journal Blog, you will see my full tutorial on how to make this alternate and similar product for use on your cards and projects.  You basically just rub styrofoam balls together to make your powder.
Then, add a little color by adding a few drops of food coloring:
And this is the card I made to showcase the use of the Flower Fluff Stuff I made:
There are many amazing and helpful tutorials shared on The Kraft Journal's Blog and I encourage you to take advantage of the helpful hints shared there. I know that the tutorial showing us how to make a light box for photographing your cards was VERY helpful to me. Today is a great day to check out the wonderful challenges, Design Team inspiration, tutorials, and even the amazing shopping experience you can find at The Kraft Journal Blog and The Kraft Outlet Store.
This is a little tag I made to enter in some challenges.  My tag is from Freckled Fawn, the chipboard arrow is by Basic Grey, and the bow is made from some hand-dyed scrunched seam binding.
I'm entering the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesdsay Challenge Blog - Challenge:  "Tag, You're It!" - My tag is from Freckled Fawn and my Top Tip is the tutorial above.  I used the Flower Fluff from my tutorial on my tag as well.  Mixing colors is so pretty!  Hope you will try this super inexpensive alternative.
Simon Says Stamp Challenges - Simon Says... "Use An Arrow"

My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #87 - Add a Flower.  Since I was making my own "Flower Fuff", and I added it to the basket to create "flowers", I thought I would share it in this super fun challenge.  I just LOVE My Craft Spot!!

Have a blessed day!


  1. This is gorgeous Karen!! Another awesome idea and stunning creation!
    Thanks so much for sharing and have a GREAT Wednesday!

  2. Thanks for sharing!! Could I use a re-inker in place of food coloring? Or what about alcohol inks? Spray inks? It's just what I happen to have on hand. Just wonderin'.... Thanks!

  3. Oops I just saw on the tutorial about the re-inkers....

  4. what an awesome creation... new follower of your blog and an subscriber...

  5. Hi Karen :) This is my FAVE technique - faux flower soft. LOVELY on your pretty card too!! Have a blessed day

  6. Both your card and tag are so sweet Karen.

  7. Wow! Karen - amazing! Thanks for sharing how you did this! Enjoy your day - your work is always so lovely you know - just lovely!

  8. Awesome card and tag! I love flower's been a while since I have used it. Time to dig it out again! Love this!
    Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  9. Wow, Karen!! What a fabulous tutorial!! It looks just like the real stuff!!

    Fabulous card and tag!! Love both of them!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  10. super ton tuto, très chouette idée, biz

  11. This is wonderful Karen! I am cheep and never wanted to buy any flower soft! I am going to have to remember to pick up a couple of these balls the next time I go to the Dollar Store!
    But most of all, I do love the card and tag you've created! Beautiful and carefree!

  12. A great idea ! And a beautiful card!

  13. What a fantastic idea!! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions. I love the look you've created - especially with the flower basket on the bicycle. It's gorgeous!
    Wonderful card and tag!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  14. What a great Tip, and tag. I love how the green ribbon and arrow pop. Thanks for joining the Tag, You're It Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  15. Hi ya, Wow lovely tag and what a fun and genus tutorial too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday, hugs me x


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