Sunday, August 21, 2011

A couple of Kraft Cards

 I wanted to show you a couple of cards I made today.  I'll have a number of things to show you in the next couple of weeks because I'm finally feeling like I have a minute or two to myself.  The Wonderkid starts school this week (all of the other kids in the area have been back in school for 2 or 3 weeks) and that means I have a couple of minutes to breathe.  I thought we were going to have a summer with tons of extra time.  Well, we had plenty of time for Wonderkid things but NONE for me.

It was wonderful to get a little crafty today.  I think this is the start of something wonderful.

The first card was made for the Kraft Journal challenge.  The challenge was Anything Goes.  I happened to be at my LSS and found a few neat stamps.  These were some of the Penny Black stamps I picked up.  I always think of Penny Black stamps being cute and cuddly - kittens and hedgehogs and such.  This is certainly not in that line.

The button, bakers twine and beaded pin come from Jilliebean Soup. I think the colors match very nicely.  You can see many other submissions for this challenge here.

On a side note, did you know Jillibean Soup recently opened their own online store?  I'm loving this.  They don't sell the latest items but it is a fantastic place to get a few more sheets of some of the older items.

Now for my Tiddly Inks card.

The challenge was to use an inchie (a one inch square with any type design you like).  I colored the schoolhouse from Tiddly Inks on kraft cardstock.  I then cut it into 4 equal sections to make 4 inchies.  The bottom is the cream cardstock I used above with a sentiment rubber stamp.  I used some twine from Jilliebean Soup.   I'm thinking about using this card for the Wonderkid's new teachers.  He'll meet them tomorrow and I thought it would be nice to start the year off with a card.

Here is a close-up of the school house.

What do you think about my new cards?


S said...

Those cards are great. I especially like the schoolhouse one.

Loopylou. said...

i think they are both absolutely gorgeous hun, thank you for including a tiddly inks one for our challenge, its lovely to have you playing along with us this week hugs Lou xxx

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Just fabulous!! I love how clean and simple your creations are!

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

Crafty Hugs!

DonnaMundinger said...

I just love kraft and both of your cards! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week. xxD

Larissa said...

Both these cards are gorgeous! Love the colourcombination. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week.