Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! Eat, Drink And Be Scary

Just a quick post this morning to wish you a very Happy Halloween! Have fun and don't eat too much candy! I probably will! *LOL* Here's one last Halloween card for you this year:
All pattterned papers here are from Webster's Pages as well as the tulle trims and sentiment sticker. I used a cute owl sticker by K&Company layered with a round Spellbinders die cut as the focal point.
The green chevron ribbon is by May Arts. Black pom pom trim is from Offray.The green glitter dot is from Micheal's.

Thanks for stopping over to visit and have a great Halloween!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Queen Of Halloween- Make It Monday 144 The Kraft Journal

Happy Monday and welcome to a new challenge at The Kraft Journal! Halloween is here and we are celebrating with a witches and goblins theme this week. Make sure your creation also has kraft card stock or an item that can be purchased at The Kraft Outlet. I decided to go with a witch theme, I dubbed her the Queen Of Halloween!

I began my card with a folded card base made with Brown Kraft Cover Weight card stock.I then layered on several Halloween themed patterned papers, including a kraft and black harlequin paper from the Kraft And Black Card Stock Pad. I used a pre-made witch silhouette sticker and layered it on an orange card stock die cut doily before attaching it to the center of the right side as shown.I used some chipboard banners and black twine to create a garland across the top of the card. I printed the sentiment from my computer onto a piece of Buff Ivory Cover Weight card stock, trimmed it into a flag,and attached it to the center of the card. I used a combination of enamel dots and sequins to add the finishing touches to the card.

I hope you'll make your own creation with a witch or goblin theme and link up with us this week at The Kraft Journal. 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.

Thanks for stopping by and have a scary Halloween!
supplies used not listed above~
patterned papers,enamel dots,chipboard pennants-My Mind's Eye
witch sticker-K&Company
dies-Spellbbinders (Picot Circles)
sequins-Hobby Lobby
punch-Drippy Goo edger Martha Stewart Crafts

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rustic Fall Damask Thank You Card

Good morning, my crafty readers! My card today was commissioned by my father in law. He had a recent stay in the hospital and wanted a thank you card to send the nurses that took such good care of him. I went a little masculine and since it's fall, I used browns,tans and creams to match the season.

I hand stamped the brown damask on kraft card stock using the damask stamp from JustRite Papercraft's set, Elegant Corners. This set was released this month and has many decorative elements you can use to build a wonderful background pattern for your projects.After trimming my damask background to size, I matted in in chocolate brown and adhered it to a 5x7 rustic cream card base.
My sentiment comes from  the Grand Sentiments clear stamps set. I stamped it on rustic cream card stock and cut it with a die from  Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio.I layered the tag over a damask element cut from Spellbinder's Damask Motifs set.I then added a little burlap ribbon through the ends of the tag and secured it with a little hot glue. My finishing touch is a metal embellishment layered with a chocolate pearl brad.
This card was quick and easy to make, with the gorgeous damask stamp you get a lot of drama in one layer. This could easily be mass produced in any color combination and for most occasions simply by switching out the sentiment!

I thank you for stopping by today! Please remember, if you would like to be notified of future updates here or would like to add Kristi's Paper Creations to your blog reader,see the options on the right sidebar. I would love to have you as a regular reader and friend. Have a great day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Greetings-The Kraft Journal Make It Monday Challenge

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was great! We are finally getting some cooler weather here in Georgia! Fall is finally here, thank goodness! We're kicking of a new Make It Monday challenge at The Kraft Journal. This week is a color challenge and yes, it's fall colors! Make a project using the colors included in the graphic below. It doesn't necessarily have to be a fall or Halloween themed project, but if you need an excuse to,go right ahead!
 My  Halloween card is chock full of items from The Kraft Outlet! I was able to literally interpret the picture part of the challenge by using a sticker from Tim Holtz's Seasonal Salvage Stickers. The first step in building my card is to start with a base made from Brown Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock. After layering on the patterned papers as shown, I built my focal point by layering a Burlap Rectangle under a label die cut from Chalkboard Stock and then the cute pumpkin sticker mentioned above. After adhering it to the right top of the card, I added a black and orange seam binding bow to the left side.I accented the bigger bow with a smaller one made from Black Chevron Twill Tape and some button strung with orange hemp cord from the Brights Hemp Cord pack and black from the Earthy Hemp Cord Pack. The Halloween sentiment sticker was placed along the bottom and is also from The Seasonal Salvage Stickers collection.

I hope you'll join us this week at The Kraft Journal and show us what you make! 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.

Thanks for coming by today, Have a great week!
Supplies used not listed above-
Patterned papers,Halloween 6x6 pad by American Crafts
Dies-Label-Spellbinders/ Scallop-Taylored Expressions
buttons-Making Memories, Papertrey Ink

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Guess What?

Just a quick post today to share the awesome news: I'm a newly minted member of The Paper Sweeties design team! In case you've not heard of this wonderful stamp company, it is owned and all the stamps are illustrated by Debbie Marcinkiewicz. Here's some info in Debbie's words from the shop website:

" The Paper Sweeties LLC stamp line was created based on my passion for everything paper, glue, ink, glitter … and whimsical girlie charm! The original design concept for the line of dolls with outfits and accessories was created in June, 2010, and follow up sets with beautiful frames, labels, banners, sentiments and lovely images followed!  I officially launched the business in August, 2012 — what a proud day — a dream come true for me!"

Please visit the Paper Sweeties website by clicking here. The shop and blog are integrated so you can shop for wonderful stamps,dies,wonderfully shabby chic crinkled seam binding, and get inspiration from the design team at the same time!
There is also a monthly challenge to enter where you could win stamps and Debbie usually has all sorts of fun events planned as well as a monthly release of new designs.
 Here are a cuople of cards I've made using Paper Sweeties stamps.
I have a new card posted today on the Paper Sweeties blog, I hope you'll hop over to see it!

I would like to thank Debbie and all the design team members at Paper Sweeties for their warm welcome! I am very happy to be a part of this talented team!
Thanks for stopping by today,have a great Sunday!

Monday, October 14, 2013

BooTreat Box-Try Something New At The Kraft Journal

Happy Monday morning! It's also Columbus Day here in the United States so I hope you're enjoying a Monday holiday! It's a new challenge at The Kraft Journal and the theme is to try something new.
 My something new would be to break out of making cards, and think inside the box, a treat pillow box! I really don't make too much packaging, although this project was a blast to make and I can definitely see making these for Christmas too.
This project was a real challenge to photograph, the tag does say "Boo", of course the majority of the "B" is not showing. :(

I started by cutting out a pillow box from a cut file I found at the Silhouette store using Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock. this card stock is flexible, yet sturdy and makes great boxes. I made a sleeve for the box with patterned papers and burlap paper cut with a scalloped edge die. I stamped the 'Boo' sentiment onto a Blackboard Tag and embossed  it in green. I used a bit of cord from Dark Jewel Hemp Cord and some from Pastel Hemp Cord and tied it through the hole in the tag and attached it to the box.I made a pleated paper rosette and  added a glittered bat die cut to the center as the finishing focal point.Once you get all your pieces cut,it goes together very quickly.

I hope you'll step outside your comfort zone and try something new and share it with us this week at The Kraft Journal. Don't forget, 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.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope your week is wonderful!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fall Leaf Happy Birthday....

Good Saturday morning to all my crafty friends! I have a card to share with you today that I made for my sweet hubby. His birthday is next week. He is a huge fisherman,but I've made him so many fish cards, I thought I would try something different.
  I've been seeing a cool technique lately where you die cut a space in your card stock and then take the actual shape or one cut from a contrasting color and place it back in the cut space. I'm not sure if this technique has a name, but I think I'll refer to it as an 'engaged' die cut. This term is used in architecture meaning something that is partially attached,such as a column that sticks out,but is attached to a wall.

See the neat effect you get? This technique would be awesome for backgrounds and wouldn't some beautiful patterned papers be stunning set into a plain card stock? The dies I've used here are from Spellbinders Autumn Leaves set,the orange oak leaf is from the Assorted Leaves set.
I simply aligned the dies to the card front and taped them in place to be run through my Grand Calibur machine. I skipped the embossing step because I wanted the card front to be smooth. After die cutting and embossing the leaves, I turned the card over backside up and placed them back in the corresponding spaces and used tape to hold them in place. I cut an extra piece of kraft card stock slightly smaller than the card and adhered it to the back part of the front,just to hide all the tape and give it a finished look. I die cut a banner and stamped a birthday sentiment from JustRite Papercraft's set, Premium Labels Clear stamps. After adhering it with foam tape, I added a twine bow and button to finish it.
I really like this look and will be experimenting with it to see the different looks I can get. I hope you will too!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend! I'll be back on Monday with a new challenge from The Kraft Journal. See you then!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October 31St

Good evening my friends! How was your day? We had a beautiful fall day here, the light is crisp and clean and I saw the very first hint of gold on our old oak tree today! Yippee, fall is on it's way! With that in mind, I have a Halloween card to share with you today.
All of the patterned papers you see here are from the Thirty One 6x6 paper pad by Pebbles. I know this is a new release,but I found this paper at my local Marshall's store for $2.99. Sometimes I find the best deals there! The chipboard piece with the witch is from the Wicked line by My Mind's Eye. I think this is a line they created for Michael's stores,I bought it at my local store. I also found this awesome Martha Stewart black lace trim on clearance for $4.99. It has about 4-5 yards of the yummiest black lace trims I've ever seen! Of course the seam binding is a rusty orange color and from Hug Snug. I added a little Maya Road clear star stickpin as a finishing touch. It reminds me of a magic wand! The layout of my card is based on the current sketch at Cardabilities.
I hope you liked my card today! Thanks for stopping over, I appreciate you spending some time with me today! Until next time, stay crafty!

Monday, October 7, 2013

You're Old School And Cool-Make It Monday 141 The Kraft Journal

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was nice. We've been having some beautiful,but warm days here in Georgia. Summer seems to want to linger for a while longer,but the crisp blue sky gives the days an Autumn feel. I'm hoping for some cooler temperatures very soon.
It's a new week and a new challenge at The Kraft Journal. This week's theme is to use bows,buttons,or bangles on your creation.Also remember to use either kraft or any item that you purchased at The Kraft Outlet store.
 For this week's challenge, I made a vintage style card. I started with a card base made from Brown Kraft Cover Weight Stock. I added a layer of black card stock and layered on some vintage inspired papers,rounding all  corners. After wrapping a black and white gingham ribbon bow around the card, I stamped and embossed the sentiment in white on a Black Board Tag. After adding a bit of ribbon through the top hole of the tag,I rounded the corners of the tag and adhered it to the card with foam tape.I then embellished the top of the tag with an assortment of flowers,buttons threaded with Pastel Hemp Cord,and sequins.

Don't forget to link up your creation this week, 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. I can't wait to see what you make!
Thanks for coming by, have a great week!

Supplies used not listed above:
black card stock-Papertrey Ink
patterned papers,pink button-Jenni Bowlin Studio
red button,butterfly brad-Crate Paper
white flowers-Recollections
pink flowers-floral supply
sequins-Hobby Lobby

Saturday, October 5, 2013

JustRite Papercraft October Release- Bundle Of Joy Vintage Labels Five

Happy Saturday and welcome to the final day of the October release from JustRite Papercraft! It's been an exciting week with all of the beautiful stamps and wonderful new dies JustRite has designed for you. Today's  featured set is another baby set, Bundle Of Joy Vintage Labels Five. It makes a great companion to Special Delivery, the set that was featured yesterday.The 'girl' banner at the top actually comes from that set.

This set is chock full of wonderful images and sentiments so that your baby cards and projects will be beautiful! It also coordinates with the new JustRite Custom Spellbinder die set, Vintage Labels Five.
I also used the background stamp that was introduced earlier this week, Moroccan Lattice.

 Go see what the talented JustRite designers have made for you today,use the link list below:

I hope you've enjoyed this month's release from JustRite Papercraft,don't forget they have a new web site! Click the graphic below to check it out:

Thank you for visiting today! have a great weekend!
card stock-Papertrey Ink
patterned paper-Crate Paper
stamps-JustRite Papercraft
dies-Spellbinders (Grand Labels One, Labels One,Scalloped Labels One, JustRite Custom Vintage Labels Five,Standard Circles Small)
green pearls,heart shaped button-Recollections

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

JustRite Papercraft October Release- Elegant Corners Labels Four Cling Background Stamp

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the third day of the October release from JustRite Papercraft! We've showcased some pretty incredible stamp and die sets so far this week! Today, we're changing gears a bit and introducing two new background stamps, Lavish Corners and Elegant Corners Labels Four. My card today is made with Elegant Corners Labels Four.

This background stamp coordinates with Spellbinders Dies Labels Four. Many of you probably already have that set, so this is a great stamp to use to get more out of your die investment! My card has an Art Nouveau style to it with the teal, gold and black color scheme. I added some beautiful brass flourishes to my sentiment some gorgeous wide black lace trim and a peacock feather! The sentiment is from the Birthday Wishes For You set released last month. I wish I could have gotten a better photo of it,the gold embossing is just stunning in person!

Here's a look at the stamps we're featuring today:

 Members of the JustRite Design team are showcasing these stamps in some wonderful projects for you today. Use the links below and pay them a visit, you won't be dissappointed!

Have you seen the new JustRite Papercraft web site yet?  Click here to visit, it's really snazzy and user friendly! Also another reminder that JustRite has a sale going on through October 6th, Christmas stamps and dies are 20% off!Click on the graphic below to go shopping!
JustRite will be continuing on with their release through Saturday. I'll be back on Saturday with a new project to share. In the meantime, visit the JustRite PaperCraft blog to see all the goings on! Thanks for stopping over today!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

JustRite Papercraft October Release- Black Eyed Susan Clear Stamps

Happy October 1st and welcome to day two of JustRite Papercraft's October release! We're continuing the floral theme with a lovely set called Black Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five.There are so many ways to use this set, it's just so incredibly versatile! I actually made two very different cards using this set,so you can get an idea of the many different looks you can achieve.

The first is a CAS style card, very simple to do. I just masked the image to create the effect of many flowers.

The second is my usual layered and embellished style, using the new JustRite Custom dies, Vintage Labels Five:

Here is a look at the set:

What a great bunch of images and sentiments! I think I may be  little obsessed ! Don't forget that it coordinates with the brand new dies released this month, Vintage Labels Five:
The rest of the JustRite design team has prepared some more gorgeous projects to show you. Use the list below to hop over and visit them:

I really hope you enjoyed your visit here today! Thank you so much for stopping by,have an awesome day!

Card One-
 card stock-Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream)
stamps-JustRite Papercraft
black silk ribbon-May Arts
bee charm-my stash

Card Two-
card stock-Papertrey Ink
patterned papers-My Mind's Eye (Sunshine Pad)
Stamps-JustRite Papercraft
dies-Spellbinders,JustRite Custom Vintage Labels Five,Curved Borders Two,A2 Scalloped Borders One
Ribbon-seam binding-Hug Snug, burlap-May Arts
butterfly-Jenni Bowlin Studio
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