Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Krafting an Easel Card

The Kraft Journal is a new hanging out hip hop place for me!
I entered a challenge and they really liked my card, so I am going to frequent their
challenges for the time being.
This weeks "Make it Monday" challenge #12 theme is 'flowers'.
the Kraft Journal asks that you use kraft paper or Kraft Outlet products.
I chose kraft paper....lots of kraft paper.
My first go was the card on the left....missing something after I took the photo and headed right back to the work table. The pearls on black make a world of difference. I hemmed and hawed about white or Very Vanilla ribbon...can you see which one won? I punched out several Kraft flowers and glued them down then tied my bow. It seems that lately every card has to be sewn and this one was no exception. Even Lily had me sewing on her card. She makes cards with me every day that she is here.
Sharing a few more pics with you.
Kraft punched flower with a prima, a sun punch, and a brad that got stuck with a pearl.
I wanted something different so made the easel card stand up on it's side...and I like it!
Card opened 'funny' so you can see the inside and view the outside at the same time.
I entered this card into the Verve Color Me Spring Contest.
Thanks for coming by!

Leaving DH home for a few days while I bond with my Aunt in Melbourne.
See you back here on Monday or Tuesday...next week.
Oh, by the way, just got another award from The Kraft Journal
Thank you, Kraft Journal!!!!!!!
RX: Besides Kraft paper, I used a sheet of dp that I have had for about 12 years from Paper Pizzazz, a MS border punch, my sewing machine... obviously, white paper, Barely Banana from SU, black paper, pearls that are from the BOTD, three flower punches, and one brad.


Laura Evangeline said...

Very cool folding!

Audrey Pettit said...

How VERY cool, Joanne! I love your fun easel design and love all the stitching and punched edges. You have totally rocked the flower challenge this week.
SO glad you've joined us again this week at The Kraft Journal.

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! What a cool fold! I love that flower!

Congrats on your top pick at the Kraft Journal! Awesome!

Have a safe trip. Enjoy yourself!


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Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh how cool! Love the sidestanding easel and soft color palette!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great fold- Beautiful- love the flower too.
Congrats on your top 3 pick!!!

Ravengirl said...

This is gorgeous!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a cool easel style! Love all the neutrals and all the details!

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply gorgeous, Joanne...love those earthy neutral tones and those fabulous paper flowers! Super card!

Maureen said...

I love easel cards, Joanne and this twist on it is fabulous!! I also love kraft too :) Thanks for taking the DARE!! :)

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