Monday, April 28, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Challenge at TKJ

I am, admittedly, still learning how to use Pinterest correctly to make the most of it with all the different Design Teams I'm on, and yet having "boards" where I can also "pin" all the things I love.  It's a work in progress.  But I WILL say that there is always LOTS of great inspiration to be found on Pinterest no matter what you're looking for.
So....for this week's "Pinterest Inspired" Challenge at The Kraft Journal, I was driven by this Pinterest image (below) combining several layers of papers including some vintage dictionary pages.
Karen's Pinterest Inspired Photo
It really inspired me to get creative with layering several of my most favorite Kraft Outlet products in the same manner.  My project started with a Medium Kraft Paper Sack that I plan to use as a gift bag for some hot spiced cider mix.
To the Kraft Paper Sack, I began layering my papers/products.  I also implemented a Vintage Dictionary Page, a White Library Card, half a doily, a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket, and a couple small strips of patterned paper.
I added a die-cut word (you) and a sentiment sticker (one of a kind) to a Small Grungy Prim Shipping Tag, which also has a Round Metal-Edged Grungy Prim Tag hanging from it with some string and lovely Yellow Baker's Twine.
At the right top, you can see a Tiny Wooden Clothespin and a touches of machine straight-stitching here and there.  I absolutely LOVE all the amazing kraft bags available at the Kraft Outlet.  You can use them for all sorts of gift-giving projects.  Prices range from $0.20 - $0.40 for the various kraft bags we offer, and you will LOVE them all.
I hope that you will stop by to share a Pinterest Inspired project with us this week.  You could be our next weekly Featured Artist, or the winner of our monthly $15 gift certificate.  We would enjoy having you join us.

I'm sharing my project in the following challenges:
Just B Creative Crazy- April's Just Because Linky Party

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Simon Says Keep It Clean and Simple

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Not So Mellow Yellow - I don't use yellow a whole lot, but it was fun here!

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party

Have a blessed week, and thanks for stopping by to take a peek and say hello.


  1. Karen this is fabulous - love all your layers and the pretty colours you have used.

  2. I still remember the first time I had to make a card using the ripping procedure. For me it was nasty business. Your gift bag is very appropriate for apple cider spice as they )(bag and gift) are both old fashioned in way. The way you layer things is brilliant ( even the ripped dictionary page.) It is a wonderful project with your signature sweetness. Blessings Carole

  3. très joli, très stylé, j'aime beaucoup, biz

  4. You and your artwork are just amazing. Karen, this is gorgeous!!! You are the queen of detail and embellishment for sure. You always stage everything so beautifully. I love this creation.

  5. Awesome sack, Karen! I love the many layers. Your yellow looks fabulous with that kraft background. Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  6. wow, fun, fun design...I luv the free style collage look....AWESOME! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  7. Karen, your work is always such an inspiration. Just beautiful.

  8. Fun and delightful! Lots of layers, texture and movement. Great card!


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