Monday, July 21, 2014

Make It Monday At The Kraft Journal-A Sketch Challenge!

Good morning everyone!It's time for a new challenge at The Kraft Journal. This week, we're having a sketch challenge! I adore working with sketches,they seem to spark my creativity in an  unusual way. You can either follow one exactly, or mix it up and reinterpret them in your own way.

I took the elements here and really changed them to fit the supplies I wanted to use. If I can't fit the sketch, I make it fit me! I've rotated some of the elements and separated others,but they are all there. This one really forced me to think out of the box.

Kraft Outlet items used here:
   I hope you'll join us this week and link up your projects using the inspiration theme,  use something kraft or any item that can be purchased at The Kraft Outlet store.Remember, all followers of The Kraft Journal blog who link up their projects are entered into a monthly drawing for a $15 voucher from The Kraft Outlet. You also have the chance to have your work featured on Feature Me Friday. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paper Sweeties July Release Rewind!

Good morning and welcome to the July edition of the Paper Sweeties Release Rewind. This is the day we use a new release item paired with one or more previously released items. Home Tweet Home was originally released in July of last year. Now, Sweet Cuts dies for this set are available! I love the idea of having dies for my stamp images. I'm a terrible fussy cutter and this saves me so much frustration!
 Now you can use your die cut shapes to created scenes or clusters without having to mask or cut them out. I was able to give my scene dimension  by using foam tape on some of the pieces. How sweet is my little bird and ladybug?

Catch some more inspiration from the Paper Sweeties design team by using the links below.




New Products & Links:

 
 
Did you know that Paper Sweeties has a monthly challenge? Play along with the July inspiration challenge for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!
 
Thank you for joining us for the July release! I hope you've found some new goodies to add to your collection and that we've given you plenty of ideas for your creations! Now get out there and create something! Have a great day!♥

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties July Release Party!

Happy Tuesday! It's the official Paper Sweeties release day! All of the new stamps and dies are available right now in the Paper Sweeties shop! In honor of the release, I've made a cute puppy card with the new release, Sweeties Pets.
 Oh, how cute he is! I had a blast creating this! I've fussy cut both the puppy and his house and popped them up with foam tape.  I've also used some Creamsicle and Blueberry baker's twine from the Paper Sweeties shop on my card. The patterned papers are from the Here And There 6x6 paper pad by Studio Calico.What a great card for a new puppy or anyone who adores dogs! (I know I do!)

Here's the blog hop list for today, the incredibly talented Paper Sweeties designers have some wonderful inspiration for you!




New Products & Links:

I hope you'll retunr tomorrow for the Release Rewind party. This is the day we combine a new release with previously released products to show you how to get more value from your Paper Sweeties collection! See you then!♥

Monday, July 14, 2014

Make It Monday At The Kraft Journal-Sunshine

Happy Monday morning to you! It's time for a new Make It Monday challenge at The Kraft Journal blog. In keeping with summer, the theme this week is 'Sunshine'. You can interpret the theme any way you wish, just make use you use a kraft item or anything purchased or available at the Kraft Outlet shop. I made a sunburst card this week.
It sort of has a quilted look with the different patterned papers I used. I started my card with a Blank Brown Kraft Note Card. I die cut several pieces of patterned paper into triangles and adhered them in a sunburst pattern, trimming the edges of the paper along the top and sides of the card base as needed. I die cut two circles for the sun center and attached a sun shaped sequin to the middle with a brad. I then adhered a scalloped trim to the middle of the card and wrapped a piece of Mint Green Tea Seam Binding around it, tying it in a bow on the left side. I added another bow made from some yellow twine from the Pastel Hemp Cording Pack . I then added a tiny clothespin to the bows. The sentiment was stamped on the bottom right corner in brown ink.  Patterned papers are from the Mint Julep 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey. The sentiment and sunbusrt die is from Papertrey Ink. Sunburst sequin by Jenni Bowlin. Trim from Webster's Pages.
   I hope you'll join us this week and link up your projects using the inspiration theme,  use something kraft or any item that can be purchased at The Kraft Outlet store.Remember, all followers of The Kraft Journal blog who link up their projects are entered into a monthly drawing for a $15 voucher from The Kraft Outlet. You also have the chance to have your work featured on Feature Me Friday. Hope to see you there!

Paper Sweeties July Release Countdown!

Monday already? Where did the weekend go? We're back today to brighten your Monday with some sneak peeks from the July release of Paper Sweeties. Today's card is from the new release stamp set, Firefighters. As the name implies, it's a set with a firefighter theme. I've made cute little Abigail my firefighter today.
I just love the sentiment and knew I wanted to use the houses from the Home Sweet Home set that was released a few months ago. I've created a neighborhood street scene with some cloud patterned paper and the street is simply a strip of black card stock. I drew the lines using a ruler and a white gel pen. I've also wrapped the card with Creamsicle and Green Apple Baker's Twine. What a great set for the firefighter in your life! It would also be so cute for a firefighter themed birthday.

Use the blog hop list below and see what the Paper Sweeties designers have for you today.
Remember, all of the new stamps will be available tonight at midnight in the Paper Sweeties store!
Come back tomorrow for the July Release Party, we have plenty more inspiration for you! Have a great day!♥