Wednesday, September 11, 2013


You don't generally see a lot of kraft cardstock used here in my little corner of the card-making blog world... partly because the joint card-giver in the house doesn't really like it. (And here everyone says kraft is PERFECT for masculine cards...) But this week Crafty Creations Challenges is asking to see everyone's creations using KRAFT. So out came my sheets and scraps of kraft. 
First up, I wanted a housewarming tag for friends:

Kraft base, and some kraft-toned patterned paper, too! Plus, papers from three different paper pads! That's unusual for me. I'm linking this up to CAS on Sunday's current "Welcome Home" challenge. 
Then, while I had my kraft scraps out, I made a few quick and simple tags with an old Stampin' Up set and a bit of watercolouring:

Each had to be shaped and designed just a little differently, of course. Finally, I decided to get the *busy* season started with a couple of Christmas cards:

I was pleased enough with the design of the first card that I used it again for a second one! The second time, I decided to try the negative die cut of the tag. Looking at them now, I think I like the overlay of the tag just a bit better.
Our sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe's Crafts, with a £10 gift certificate to our winner -- and there is a great selection of products and companies to choose from! So share your kraft craft with us! 

Supplies: (housewarming tag) white, blue & Stampin' Up kraft cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Rosy & Miss Caroline Dilly Dally & Studio Calico Memoir patterned papers, Hero Arts Wish You Were Here &Waltzing Mouse Stamps Cottage Home stamps, Stampin' Up crumb cake, Versafine onyx black & Memento Paris dusk inks, Zing! clear embossing powder, white & natural raffia, pop-dot tape; (small tags) white, Stampin' Up kraft & assorted scraps of cardstock & patterned paper, Stampin' Up Little Hellos stamps, Memories black ink, watercolour pencils, Paper Trey Ink tag sale die, Stampin' Up ticket-corner punch, hole punch, Twinery maraschino, lemon drop and mandarin twine, May Arts hemp & scrap red cotton string; (cardinal) white & Stampin' Up kraft cardstock, Rubber Stampede cardinal, Unity Christmas Eve chowder & Hero Arts collage music background stamps, Versafine onyx black & Stampin' Up real red inks, Zing! clear embossing powder, watercolour pencils, Stampin' Up garden green stampin' pastel, Spellbinders circle & Lil' Inkers stitched sentiment flag dies, dimensionals; (reindeer card) white & Stampin' Up kraft cardstock, Stampin' Up Dasher, Unity Christmas Eve chowder & Hero Arts collage music background stamps, Versamark & stampin' Up real red inks, Ranger rich red embossing powder, spellbinders circle & Lil' Inkers stitched sentiment flag dies, dimensionals

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Jessi Fogan said...

Holy moly didn't you get busy! Good thing I don't have to pick a favourite :) Although I *am* loving that cardinal (love the card layouts too - awesome!)

Anna-Karin said...

Hi Lindsey,
Lovely tags. Christmas is just around the can never start to early...can you?
Take care

Anneke said...

Great cards! Thanks for taking part in the CAS on Sunday Challenge!

Amanda G said...

Christmas?! Gah! Now I feel like I am behind in my card making. I love the simplicity of the ones you did.
Have you seen these real postage ones?
I also picked up some Superman ones today...because cool stamps are just cool!
I may have to get more Stella ones. :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the home tag so much, it is so great!!

scrapadinne said...

Hi Lindsey!
Yes, it sure looks like that! :D But it's always good to have a few Christmas greetings as well as birthday cards finished.

I love all your cool projects this week! I expecially like the deer stamp :)


Heather G said...

Hmm, I do agree that I like the first card a bit better...but I think it's more because of the image than the sentiment. I also found it a bit crazy that our cards use a very similar sketch this week (only flipped). We really have to stop doing that LOL.
I really like the tags too. I have to make some (I always forget about them for some reason).

Mariken said...

Beautiful tags!
Thank you for joining the challenge at CAS on Sunday!
Gr. Mariken.

Janneke de Jong said...

What a lovely cards and tags have you made ;o)
Thank you so much for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

Anja (scrappie) said...

I love kraft especially in combination with white. Great cards and tags. Thank you for joining us at CAS on sunday.

Anonymous said...

I rarely reach for kraft here but I am inspired by your creations today, especially that sweet armchair.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH Lindsey!!! You should TOTALLY use more kraft! LOVE LOVE LOVE the tags (that Home Sweet Home is FABBBBBY! LOVE the fussy cutting and details with that raffia)!!!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards! Kraft is perfect with just about any color story and any stamp! You've knocked my socks off! YOU ROCK <3

Barb said...

Fabulous!!! Awesomesauce!

Emily Leiphart said...

Really gorgeous tags, Linds! I love the layout on those cards, too.