Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Joys of Kraft

Get it? Look closer....

Ok, ok, enough goofing around! Kraft paper is one of those things that just makes me happy. I used may last sheet (GASP! How did that happen?!), so I had to contact my SU rep and place an order for more! Whew! Crises adverted! I decided to use Kraft paper for my two cards today.

The first card is for 365 Cards - Day 278 - You Can't Miss It. We were supposed to use a stamped image that was all one color, then make a part of it pop with glitter. I also used the sketch from Practical Scrappers for this card.

I made a 5x5 card from Kraft paper, then added Cosmo Cricket paper and Creative Imaginations paper. I love the vintage feel of these papers. And the CI (the newspaper looking one) paper has been in my stash for AGES! The image is a digi stamp from KLM Digital Designs. I printed it out, then added red Stickles. I think the color is fired brick distress Stickles. I "aged" the image with old paper distress ink. It is so hard for me to NOT color the image...I may have to color it later...after the challenge is over. (I have to cheat once this week! Come on!)

Check out these buttons! I love buttons. You simply cannot have too many of them! I tied on some ecru DMC floss and attached them with Glue Dots - another thing you cannot have too much of!

The next card is for CropStop for their December sketch challenge. The CT is to try to do one sketch a month. They give a layout sketch and a card sketch. I normally manage to do the card, but the layout...once in a while. The sketches are all by PageMaps.

Again, I used the Kraft paper. This is so not my normal style. The only printed paper is that scrap on the right edge! I used glitter rub-ons from Little Yellow Bicycle. I've had them a while, so some of the glitter has...rubbed off.

I have to go eat lunch now. Gotta keep my strength up!


  1. Gloria...both of your cards are absolutely know that I'm a huge kraft fan...I'd say about 85% of my cards are with a kraft base...gotta love the stuff...

  2. The cards are great!! I really love the design on both. Super cute! I just used kraft paper on my last two cards!! And you are cracking me up!! Hope your lunch was a good one, one must definitely maintain their strength for papercrafting!

  3. Such festive cards, Gloria!
    I love the way kraft paper looks on cards. I ran out a while back, and keep forgetting to order more!

  4. Gloria, your cards are fab! I just love the color combo of both of them. and I'm sitting here and LOL....
    no fun cheating after the challenge is over...ok, ok, keep your halo...

  5. your on a roll girlfriend :0) your first card is fantastic! (i agree...color that baby up!) ;0)
    still looking for the "right" stamp to use today. I have some DT items to make so they come first, work then play right? lol
    i LUV the second card :0)
    ok back to my craft table i go :0)~

  6. Love, love, love your second card--everything about it!!

  7. Wow Gloria these are both stunning! I used Kraft for my wedding invitations and was a bit 'over it' after that but you inspire me to pull it out again! I am a button lover too, can never have enough, my favourites are vintage buttons from the op-shops hehe
    take care xx

  8. This is outstanding Gloria!

  9. Both cards are beautiful! Love the mix of papers on the first one and the simplicity of the second! Great job!

  10. Both of these are simply fabulous!! I really love the second one with the yummy flourish. 8)

  11. Great christmas cards. Love all the details. I'm happy you would use my sketch to a card. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I am so glad you have found PS and are entering stuff regularly! You bring a really unique and classy approach to cards! Enjoyed your translation of the sketch!