Tuesday, January 22, 2013

belated B-day & Kraft!

Just discovered this new challenge this week. It's called 613 Avenue Create! and their challenge this week (#3) was to use Kraft Paper.

 Now, it just so happened that in that pile of 'scraps' that I've been working on there was this card base of Kraft cardstock that was embossed with the Sizzix 'Diamonds' embossing folder. Also in that pile was this K&Co. Hydrangea image.......... They went together so well, just meant to be. So, then I used Spellbinders Decorative Labels One to cut out a backer for the flower panel-but of course label one is square and the image is just slightly NOT square. So I cut the die-cut in half and spread it apart to accomadet the image panel and then covered the gap with a bit of blue.. Also in this pile of scraps was this little bit of a piece of blue with a border already punched out, so I used that, too. The challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers was a belated Birthday card, so I stamped the Belated Birthday sentiment from Verve's "Big Wish' set with Memento Grape Jelly ink onto the little bit of blue. Added a few rain dots from Cloud 9 to finish it off. Enjoy


  1. This is lovely Jackie - a beautiful example of using Kraft - thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and Good Luck!

  2. Pretty card...the colors work well together. Really like the diamond embossing background. Thanks for playing along at 613 Avenue Create!

  3. Isn't it great when scraps come together to make fabulous cards.
    Thank you for joining my Belated Birthday challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    hugs Kimx

  4. These are gorgeous hydrangeas. You did such a beautiful job with them. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

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    1. Hi Patti, thanks for the kind words-but I didn't color the hydrangeas! I wish! That is a K&Co die cut image. It just kept floating around in my scraps, and kept ending up with this kraft cardstock card base-so it just had to be paired up as a card! Just how it happens sometimes. Going to check out your blog now. Hugs & blessings Jackie

  5. What a great card made out of a pile of scraps! It turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 avenue create.

  6. The embossing is great and love the flower image. I am glad you joined the Challenge in our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create. God bless!

    JO ANN

  7. Hi Jackie! You are right it was meant to be...beautiful! Love how you problem solved and cut the die and used the ribbon. Nice! It's great you used all scraps too...I have sooo many! Thank you so much for playing in our neighborhood this week at 613 Avenue Create!


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  8. The brown of the Kraft paper and the blue of the image go together beautifully...
    thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Cardmakers.