Monday, February 16, 2015

Celebrate at The Kraft Journal

I was thrilled to hear of an Anything Goes/Celebration Challenge because I knew it was another great opportunity to make a couple much-needed Birthday cards for my many nieces and nephews.  I made two projects for this challenge.  The first is a Birthday Card/Envelope Pocket for my nephew, Andres.  It's made using a Lunch Bag Kraft #10 Open End Policy Envelope that I decorated with patterned papers, embellishments, Tape Measure Washi Tape, some Pink Baker's Twine, and a rub-on sentiment applied using my Bone Folder Tool.
Below is a picture of the back-side of this envelope/card for Andres' Birthday.  I plan to tuck all kinds of photos, treats and a gift card inside for him.  I know Audra always did so much for her kids' birthdays to make them feel special and loved, and I want to do the same.  They miss their Mama SO much!
And finally, another view showing how I added some Tape Measure Washi Tape to secure the lengths of Pink Baker's Twine that I wrapped around it.  As I said, there's A LOT going on here.  LOL  But this photo, below, really helps you to see the Lunch Bag Kraft No. 10 Open End Policy Envelope that I used to create the project. The Kraft Outlet carries a lot of really different and unique kraft envelopes for crafting.
My second project is a Birthday card for my sweet little niece, and was made using a Small Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card that I covered with patterned paper, machine stitched, and ran several lengths of Pink Baker's Twine around it.  I used a piece of Lunch Bag Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock to die-cut a doily that peeks out from a ticket and some Tape Measure Washi Tape.   An ink-stained Tiny Wooden Clothespin holds a tiny tag with a rub-on sentiment (FUN!) that I applied with my favorite tool, the Bone Folder Tool.
Making the Lunch Bag Kraft #10 Open End Policy Envelope into a pocket for holding gift cards, notes, etc. isn't difficult.  Simply place the envelope on the table flap side up.  Take the bottom of the envelope, and fold it 3/4 of the way up and machine stitch it down (except for the top - you want the top open so that you can tuck thins inside without sealing it off completely).  This will automatically create a pocket/pouch.

I also hope you will be sure to play along in this week's Anything Goes/Celebrations Challenge at The Kraft Journal to let us know what YOU are celebrating this week.  It's always more fun when EVERYONE can play along!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Wauuuu
    gorgeous presentation Karen
    hugs and blessings

  2. So pretty and cute as well your amazing ! may God always bless you , you are a very special lady

  3. They are both fabulous Karen ! Love the colourful balloons on the first one and the stitching and party hat on the second ! They will both love them !

  4. super jolie fun et coloré!! biz

  5. What fun cards for your family - you are a wonderful Aunt to Audra's children.

  6. Karen Thank You so much for the sweet comment! Loved hearing from you.
    What a fabulous creation! Gorgeous papers and design!
    Hugs, Dangina

  7. Beautiful card, Karen! You are the queen of embellishing! :)

  8. I LOVE all the layering of fun colorful prints in both of these projects. They are sure to be treasured by your nephew and niece for the rest of their lives. Blessings, my friend!

  9. another wonderful card, I'm inspired to get my sewing machine into my craft room!!
    Giny xo


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