17 February 2011

CRAFT and Kraft and more Kraft

I love Kraft, and this week I loved doing something different at CRAFT Challenge. The challenge is "not a card". Usually I would take the opportunity to create a layout (hehe, I am SO far behind on my layouts this year already...) but instead, I had fun playing with a giftbox template from our sponsor, Angela at Toucan Scraps:

I'm submitting my little giftbox at:
# Our Creative Corner ~ Cut it out

What I did: I printed the template and hand cut it (including those scallops!), then assembled.  I added a sticker (from SRM) and rosettes (Prima and Green Tara), a piece of organza ribbon, and that's it! Easy.

Another Kraft creation, a layout this time, for Kraft it Up! February colour challenge:

And last, another card:

I'm submitting my card at:
# The Kraft Journal ~ Challenge 6 ~ Hip to be square
# Challenge up your Life ~ Challenge #37 ~ Monochrome
# Fab'n'Funky ~ Challenge #6 ~ Make your own embellishment
# Top Tip Tuesday ~ Challenge #22 ~ All stitched up

What I did: I cut paper scraps (Crate Paper 'Crush') into 1"x1" squares and sewed around the edges using blanket stitch (DMC embroidery thread) to make my own 'inchies' embellishments. My tip:  When handstitching paper edges, pre-pierce with a needle, piercing tool, or if you want even stiches, use the unthreaded sewing machine.  I also used: Cuttlebug 'Textile Texture' EF, Scenic Route paper (leaf motif), Pink Paislee alpha stickers.


  1. Great projects - they are all wonderful! Your star gift box is too cute - wonderful job on the cutting. Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

  2. love how you decorated my box, and your layout is great too.

    thank you.

  3. I LOVE kraft and everything is amazing!!!! love all the fun stitching on your projects too!!!! super impressive work:)

  4. What very cute projects! I just love your Kraft Journal card. Awesome job with our hip to be square challenge this week. All that hand-stitching looks amazing. I love the pops of orange and the sentiment on the side. Thanks so much for playing along with us.

  5. Super cute box!! love the stars and pretty embellishments! Thank you for joining us this week on the OCC cut it out challenge!

  6. Three super projects - all beautifully designed and made. Love the box with all the hand cutting, but I think I like your inchies even better. Love that hand sewn blanket stitch! It really adds to the overall beauty of the card. Terrific job on the Cut it Out challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  7. Gorgeous work!! You do amazing things with Kraft!! Thanks so much for playing along at KIU this month :)

  8. WOW! The stitching on your card was the absolute perfect touch for your little squares. Great texture and color. :-) Thanks so much for joining us for this week's challenge at The Kraft Journal!

  9. These are cool, love them all,

    Liz x

  10. Stunning projects! I like your giftbag :) The card is also awesome :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!


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