Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #21

     At first glance this weeks photo inspiration doesn't seen very Christmasy but the colors actually make for some beautiful Christmas projects as you'll see in our Papercraft Star DT projects for this week.
Our sponsor for this month is the Kraft Outlet

For this project I've used several of Babette's awesome products.  The tag base is made with some of her Kraft chipboard.  I cut the tag shape out with my Cricut and then painted the edges with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint.  I inked over that after it dried with some Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I cut another of the tag shape out using a piece of the Kraft cardstock and glued the two together for an extra sturdy tag.  I inked the back edges and stamped the label.
     That takes care of the construction part of the tag, now on to the front.  I cut a third tag shape out of regular white cardstock.  I stamped some Tunbled Glass Distress ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water.  Then I laid the shape down in the  ink/water.  Most of the tag was covered but I repeated the process one more time to get all the edges covered well.  I trimmed an 1/8" or so all around the shape and used my distresser to rough it up.
     Next I stamped some snowflakes on the colored paper with Versamark and then embossed them.  The snowman was stamped onto some glittered paper and then cut out.
     To finish off the tag I cut out a smaller tag from some of the Kraft cardstock, stamped the Christmas sentiment and added some faux stitiching.  My Crop-a-dile was used to add an eyelet through which I threaded some of Babette's Twill tape ribbon.

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Butterfly Fly.

     This company specializes in personalized stamps, but they also sell papers and inks.
     Remember, noon EST on Saturday is the deadline to get your projects linked up for this weeks challenge.  After that its time to vote!  Show us what you've got!


Paper:  Kraft Outlet chipboard, Kraft Outlet Kraft cardstock, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Colorbok Glitter paper
Stamps:  Inkadinkado Ornate Christmas, Inkadinkado Christmas Tag Wishes, Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages
Inks+:  Picket Fence Crackle Paint, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Versamark, Ranger Embossing Tinsel Bridal, Stazon Jet Black, Signo White Gel pen
Tools:  Cricut, Storybook cartridge, Heidi Swapp edge distressor, Marvy Uchida heat gun, Crop-a-dile
Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Twill Tape


  1. super adorable, tracy! i looove it! thanks for sharing and hope you're having a great week so far! *hugs* steph :)

  2. It is indeed the sweetest of tags Tracy! Totally COOL!! Hugs, Ira

  3. I love the shape of this one Tracy! Your glittery snowman is so cute! Could have made lots of them in my yard yesterday! We had quite the snowfall! It's a wonderful card!...Nancy :o)

  4. I just love your distressing on this one!! It is so rough and sweet at the same time! Love it!

  5. Beautiful tag Tracy! I love the vintage feel of it. I am loving that twill tape, I may have to get some! :) I love the ink/water technique you used! Great project!


  6. That is a cute little tag Tracy, the glittered snowman is so yummy!

  7. I love the snowman - he is so cute. It's warming up at home here and you're going into the Brr's but I still associate snowmen with Christmas. Guess it's residual memory from my convict antecedents!

  8. I think this is one of the most special tags I have seen in a long long time ! Are you ever tempted to put something like this on a Christmas tree ? I can just imagine a whole tree like this, maybe I should think about that as a theme for a new tree next year ...

  9. This is such an adorable tag! I agree with Jan, this would look great on the tree...hhmmm my tree even..LOL

    You did an amazing job on this challenge Tracy, love it!

  10. Fabulous shape for your tag and love the frosty snowman!

  11. Beautiful tag! I love the snowman and love howyou have used this week's inspiration. Great job!

  12. Tracy, this is yet another gorgeous project from you and I love how you used Kraft Outlet products here too! Thanks for providing so much beautiful inspiration with your work... you are the BOMB! :-)


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