Monday, May 5, 2014

The Kraft Journal "Just For Her"

It's Monday again, and time for another wonderful and fun challenge at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog.  This week, we're celebrating Moms with a "Just For Her" challenge.  Most of you will be making a card for a Mother or other special woman in your life, and we'd love to have you share your creations with us.  It can also be a baby girl card, etc.  We look forward to seeing what you will create!  If you need any supplies, be sure to stop by The Kraft Outlet to pick up some of the supplies seen here, or many of the other wonderful crafting products you'll find there.
For this week's "Just For Her" Challenge, I chose to make a Mother's Day for my dear Mom.  I started my project with a favorite Kraft Outlet product - a fifty cent Kraft Open End Catalog Envelope.  I made this Open End Catalog Envelope into a Mother's Day card by simply folding it in half and covering it with patterned papers and embellishments.
The reason that I LOVE using these amazing envelopes as cards is because you can open the flap and tuck photos or hand-written notes and keepsakes inside; yet it's a perfect card that fits into our Kraft Lunch Bag Envelopes for mailing.  I used both Carta Bella and Crate Paper patterned papers and stickers, added some machine stitching, stickers and several darling Kraft Outlet goodies to decorate the card to make it super special for my Mom.  Some special touches include the big bow I put on the front of the card made with Oatmeal Cream Stained Seam BindingRose Petal Cupcake Seam BindingAqua Mist Seam BindingStrawberry Shortcake Seam Binding, and placing a button in the center with Pink Pastel Hemp Cord in the center.  I also used a tiny Tim Holtz paper clip.
The inside is all decorated as well, I used a sweet little twenty cent Mini Kraft Polka Dot Merchandise Bag where I tucked in a couple of gift cards for my Mom.  The Kraft Outlet sells LOTS of great little bags for tucking in gift cards - which makes gift-giving so easy to implement into your crafting.  The Happy Mother's Day sentiment on the inside is from Eureka Stamps.
I absolutely LOVE my Mom - she has been one of the greatest blessings in my life, and I just PRAISE GOD for giving me a wise and loving mother, a true Proverbs 31 woman, to guide me in my walk with Him, and to encourage me throughout my life to be a good person, daughter, sister, wife, mother, and servant of God.   I will cherish her and thank God for her every day of my life.

I'm sharing my Mother's Day in the following challenges:

Just B Creative Crazy - May's Just Because Linky Party

Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #81 - Mother's Day - My Happy Mother's Day sentiment on the inside of my card is from Eureka Stamps.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says Anything Goes (w/Sequins)

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party

Classy Cards 'N Such - Challenge #31 - Mother's Day - You can find the Hug Snug Seam Binding I used on this card at Classy Cards 'N Such, along with MANY other lovely products!  Come, play along!

Have a happy Mother's Day, and a blessed week.


  1. Gorgeous project Karen, such pretty details!! Your Mom is going to love it!!!!
    Thanks for joinong us this week at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "Mother's Day challenge!!!
    Diane CCNS DT

  2. Gorgeous journal Karen! I love all the fab patterns and colors. Thanks so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

  3. Karen, this is just splendid! I love your sweet stitching details and pockets that add such charm! You're such a blessing to me! May God bless your day!

  4. What a great idea for your mom. She will love it.

  5. super joli, printanier et vraiment charmant, biz

  6. This project is so full of perfect love and bliss! Your Mom will cherish this Karen! What a treasure.

  7. This is gorgeous! Your mom is going to love this! I adore that multicolored ribbon embellishment, and your idea to have the little kraft bag on the inside of the card to hold a gift card is wonderful! I'm going to have to steal that idea from you! :-) Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog this week, Karen!

  8. This is so gorgeous, Karen! I love how you use envelopes and other things to create. It always inspires me so much, and I hope you don't mind that I enter a lot of the same challenges, but I'm trying to find more. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

  9. Gorgeous card and so creative. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Mother's Day Flowers Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal Eureka DT

  10. This is awesome, Karen! Lovin' the kraft! Thanks for joining us for this week's Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge!

  11. Love, love, love craft journals and your's is so pretty! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous Karen!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week!


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