Sunday, September 8, 2013

Are you crazy for kraft??

Well hello everyone and welcome to another fun and inspiration filled DeNami Design blog hop!! Today as my post title suggests, we are playing with kraft...
You should have arrived here from Lisa P's blog. How am I supposed to follow that...Jeeze!!! Well, if not, no worries, you can see the full list of participants on the DeNami blog :)

Here are the deets:
When: The blog hop starts on September 8th at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until September 9th, 2013, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).
  
Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!
 
Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!


 
 I LOVE using kraft! Why you ask...well, that's an easy question to answer! I love using kraft because it literally matches well with ALL color palettes. Weather you're using reds, pinks, blues, oranges, greens, purples...you can never go wrong throwing a little (or a lot) kraft in there somewhere. I actually have "use kraft with all colors" written in the Tips & Tricks note section of my little binder I use to keep track of things here on the Addict blog. It's definitely a topic I want to discuss with y'all :)
 
I have a lot to show you so let's get started...

For this card I inked the edges of a kraft card base then set about making a panel from more  kraft cardstock. I stamped a little pattern then distressed it with 2 different colors of ink. After letting it dry I added a distressed doily and my focal point then popped it up on the kraft panel with foam tape.
 
Stamps Used:
  • Single Tweety
  • Birdcage
  • Thank You Circle
  • polka Dot background
  • Classic Leaf stamp set
  • Garden Accents stamp set


 
This little card was SUPER easy!! I made a tall folded kraft base and using a white gel pen added faux stitch lines. I stamped out the single petal from the solid petals set in 2 colors and fussy cut them. I stamped the little polka dot circle and punched it out to use as the center of my flower. When I put my little flowers together I only placed glue at the bottom of the petals and let the tops curl up a bit. To finish it all off I simply added some twine and yummy DeNami Strawberry Freeze glitter.
 
Stamps Used:
  • Solid Petals stamp set
  • Polka Dot Circle
  • Thinking Of You cling


For this card I started off with a kraft base then layered on lots of goodness, lol! I had some thin cream colored paper (like what they wrap fragile stuff  in you buy at stores) and ran it through a sewing themed dry embossing folder. I highlighted the raised portions with a little tan ink and stamped the little DeNami button randomly in the same tan and some blue ink. I made a kraft die cut and stamped it with a sewing themed stamp before popping it up on the card with foam tape. I added the dress and a handful of little buttons and the little flower/bow treatment. I really debated on adding a sentiment, but in the end just left it off.
 
Stamps Used:
  • glamour dress
  • small solid button 
Well that's it for me today, hope you liked my take on using kraft cardstock!! Ohh, and I have a HUGE [huge for me anyway] announcement tomorrow right here on the blog!! Now off you go to visit with Deb Fischer. Another amazing talent...Can't wait to see what she has for us :)

33 comments:

  1. WOW girl you have outdone yourself!! These cards are all absolutely gorgeous!!! I love kraft too, definitely tones down the card some and brings out all those beautiful fun colors out more. This is definitely some of your sweetest work yet! Love it!

    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  2. Tina, I couldn't wait to see what you would create. All three cards are gorgeous! The first one has such a soft and rustic feel to it. Your second one bright and sparkly. And on your last card, you combined so many elements just perfectly!!! Just lovely!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Tina!!! I LOVE your layouts...the birdcage card is my fave...just perfect!

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  4. Again with Kraft and blue... Loving that combo now that I see it again. And the first one is so lovely and feminine! Perfect!

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  5. Awesome cards, dearie!! Just LURVE these projects!! :)

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  6. I can't pick a favorite!! I like them all!! Okay, maybe I really love your fussy cut flowers - they are gorgeous!!

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  7. I love all of your kraft cards! I especially love the thinking of you card with the fussy cut flowers. Wonderful job!

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  8. I like them all, but #2 is my favorite (the pink one) all very cute!

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  9. You never fail at knocking my socks off during a Denami hop Tina! I love the subtle pattern stamped on the first one and now I think I'm in love with that birdcage. The faux stitching and white on kraft of the second is perfect...always a winning combo, but with the added glitter outlining the petals it rocks. And the great combination of things on the last is amazing. I love the soft inked spots on the embossed paper and the stamped buttons too. The best part is the pearl necklace and the way it is swinging though! Brilliant!

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  10. Very pretty cards!! Love all the little details!

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  11. Lovely cards Tina! So many details! Love the doily and bird one!

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  12. Excellent hop! Thanks for the inspiration. I enjoyed all of your kraft projects - especially the pink one. I've created a project for this hop as well, hope you stop by and leave a comment as well. Take care.

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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  13. These are totally FAB Tina! You share a fantastic variety of cards for the hop! AWESOME job! Have a great week!

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  14. These are all lovely! That first one is sooooooo sweet!

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  15. Kraft is so versatile. These cards are great and I love the simple elegance the doily added to the first one. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. Your cards are all
    wonderful looking!
    Love the last one
    with the blues on
    it.
    Carla from Utah

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  17. Great cards! How do you find the time to make three cards for the blog hop?

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  18. Wonderful kraft cards. My fave is the first with the doily.

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  19. Wowzers Tina you went Krazy with the Kraft!! These are all awesome. But you know I think the first one is my fave. A girl can never go wrong with a paper doily!! Throw in a sweet little bow and I'm a happy girl!

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  20. Beautiful cards! Busy bee making 3 cards.. They are just to elegant! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. You really ARE krazy for kraft, aren't you?!?! Fantastic creations, Tina! I especially LOVE that first one---the colors, the layering, the distressing---just so sweet!!!

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  22. Amazing creations! Such beautiful cards using kraft! Not sure which one is my fav...LOVE them all!

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  23. Oh my goodness, you've been busy! All 3 are awesome, but that second one with the bright pink just POPS in my opinion. You're so talented, girl! *hugs*

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  24. WOW! You are super-talented. These cards are all beautiful. :)

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  25. They are all so gorgeous! Your color choices are awesome!

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  26. Your cards are all beautiful! I love the look of the kraft against the pretty colours and dainty designs.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  27. all cards are stunning. but i am going to be a little bias towards the doily card. As I love doilies and can never have enough of it. thank you for shariing.
    syeda
    syeda_lubabah@hotmail.com

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  28. You have been oh so busy! I love each and every one of these fantastic kraft creations. :-)

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  29. Wonderful variety of kraft creations!

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