Monday, May 27, 2013

Follow A Sketch at The Kraft Journal

Hello, my crafty friends!  I'm back again today with my Design Team project for this week's new challenge at The Kraft Journal.  Our theme for this week is to "Follow Any Sketch".  You can use any of the sketches that our Design Team Members have used, or find one of your own that catches your eye and inspires you.  As long as you use a sketch to inspire you and use some Kraft (or items purchased at The Kraft Outlet) and you can play along with us!
Karen Letchworth for The Kraft Outlet
I found this sketch on-line by doing a Google search for "card sketches with pocket".  I knew that I wanted to make a pocket, and so this is what I came up with for my sketch:
I started my project by using a Large Canvas Tag to create a pocket that holds a gift card. Next, I folded the bottom half of the Large Canvas Tag up to the top, and machine stitched it in place it to create a permanent pocket.  This is a great use of the Canvas Tag because it's always nice to have a pocket that holds a gift card, notes, photos, etc.  I created a tag for the pocket out of Lunch Bag Kraft Card Stock and decorated that with some Black & White Polka Dot Washi Tape snippets, and also tucked in a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag for journaling.  The sentiment that I used is stamped on another piece of the Lunch Bag Kraft Card Stock, and the little flower has a Custom Fastener in its center.
Hobby Cutz Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 - Flowers/Roses - I love adding flowers or paper roses to my projects.  For this project, I added a Heidi Swapp black flower with a brad in the center.
Crafts and Me Challenge Blog - Challenge #134 - Lots of Layers - My sewing machine can attest to the fact that there are LOTS of layers here!  Since I doubled over the canvas tag AND added paper, washi tape and embellishments, there really are LOTS of lovely layers!
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #81 - Friends - This is a little project that I made for a friend!
Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations - Challenge #46 - Kraft It - I just LOVE using kraft paper, so it was fun to use it on this [project, and of course - my Simple Salutation as well.
Craftin' Desert Divas Challenge Blog - Linky Party Challenge #7 - Anything Goes With Ribbon or Twine - You can see my twine on the journaling tag inside the pocket.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at this little project.  I hope that you will grab a brown paper lunch bag, some kraft paper, or some items from The Kraft Outlet and come play along in this week's Follow Any Sketch Challenge at The Kraft Journal.  We really would LOVE to have you play along with us for the chance to win a gift certificate to the store!
Have a wonderful day,


  1. Very cute. Fun addition with the fabric and I really like that sketch.

  2. This is so CUTE! I love it and now you have made me want to make one! I really really like this!

  3. What a lovely pocket...and lovely flower too...Thank You for entering our challenge this time...Hope to see you again soon...

    Kobie - Hobbycutz Challenge

  4. A nice project. Love the flower. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz Challenges and good luck.

  5. This is a fabulous project Karen - love the way you have used the large canvas tag.

  6. fantastic pocket style project. thanks for joining in at simple salutations. good luck in drawing.
    stamping sue

  7. What a neat card!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's. We hope that you will join us again for future linky parties!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  8. What a lovely take on the sketch! Very talented! Thank you for sharing with us at Hobbycutz. Good Luck...
    Crafty Hugs

  9. Very clever , I really like your "purse" card ..Lis

  10. Hi Karen - I live in Maryland and yes we are getting very warm this week - 93 by Friday. I like it hot. I love this canvas pocket card - what a cool idea to use the canvas -- I'll have to put that on my "must try" list

  11. What a clever use of the canvas tag! I can't wait to start playing with my Kraft Outlet goodies that arrived today!

  12. This is really clever! I am hoping to play along at The Kraft Journal and Word Art Wednesday this week. I also plan to play along at Twist of Faith and a couple of others challenges I've found. The people at your Word Art Wednesday blog have been SO nice to me. Thanks for all your encouragement.
    Your cards and projects are always SO cool.
    Have a nice week.

  13. What an adorable little pocket -- would be a fun gift container for sure!

  14. trop bien, sympa et si original! biz

  15. What a lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    julie t

  16. Karen, you have been so busy creating so many wonderful things! I love how you use fabric and this pouch of goodies is just wonderful! God Bless!

  17. Simply beautiful. Thank you for joining in the Hobbycutz challenge this time.
    Cathy xx


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