Monday, February 14, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #6

     It's "Hip to be Square" week at The Kraft Journal challenge.  Bet that got you all singing that old Huey Lewis and the News song.  LOL
     For my project this week I've created a card with lots of squares, faux quilting squares that is.  There was a great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers this past week on how to make this card.  I have to admit I didn't vary much from the sample card, but I didn't want to cover up all the "quilting" so I kept the embellishments to a minimum.

     The card base is the wonderful linen textured Buff Ivory coverweight cardstock from Kraft Outlet and mixed amid all the layering I also used Brown Kraft coverweight cardstock, and Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock.  I used some of the new Twill tape Babette is carrying in the store as well as one of the Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tags and a tiny bit of the 7 Gypsies Victoria Seam Binding for the bow embellishment.  I even used some of the extra string that came on the grungy tag to tie the little knots on my button trio.  Waste not want not.  LOL  I dug through my button stash and actually found a square one to add to the bow.  I ran the top of the base card and the "quilt" through the Cuttlebug in the Textile embossing folder to add the "quilting" to my quilt blocks.
     It was an easy project to make although I did it twice.  I found that starting with laying down the middle square and working outwards with my quilt squares made for a much better fit.  maybe I'm just a crooked cutter though. :-)
     So let us see how "square" you can be this week.  Remember you MUST use kraft cardstock on your project (not necessarily from Kraft Outlet) OR Kraft Outlet products to be eligible to win.  Maybe this week you'll be one of our Top Three and just maybe you'll be the lucky winner of the monthly $15.00 voucher prize!  Get your projects linked up by Sunday at 6:00 p.m. EST.
     Thanks for stopping by!


Papers:  Kraft Outlet Ivory Buff cardstock, Brown coverweight Kraft cardstock, and Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock, Basic Grey Capella collection, Bazzill
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"
Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia
Tools:  Making Memories paper piercer, Cuttle bug, Textile Embossing Folder
Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Round Metal grunge tag, Kraft Outlet Twill Tape, 7 Gypsies Victoria Seam Binding, buttons from my stash


  1. Your card is fabulous, Tracy! Totally love that patchwork quilt you created! The detailing is just amazing, and what a creative way to use squares. LOVE this!

  2. I love this Tracy! Running it through an embossing folder after is just like quilting it! The extra texture is perfect! I'll have to try this one! Thank you! :o)

  3. Tracy, this card is so pretty. Love all your color combinations and the quilt design itself is so beautiful!

  4. I really adore this card Tracy...all those embossed squares are gorgeous! Fantastic job with this challenge!

  5. Saw this tutorial on line and have wanted to try it, you did a great job, nice colors together and the bow is darling.

  6. Yes, I saw that tutorial, too! I thought it looked really neat and I like your version, you did a fantastic job with the colours and the faux stitching!

  7. Great card Tracy!! I saw that tutorial too, I'm so glad you tried it!! It turned out fabulous :)

  8. Wow!! I love this card - all of the etails are soooo amazing!!

  9. Fabulous creation Tracy, those quilt squares are so adorable! Thanks for the award, thanks for thinking of me my friend! : )

  10. I also had to sing that song prior to doing ANYTHING on my submission, and I put that on my blog without seeing your blog. LOL ! No wonder we are friends... Heavens, I even used inchies on mine - now that COULD have been subconscious since I saw this incredible card at Kraft Journal before I finished my card ....

  11. Tracey this is fabulous! I love what you created it looks like a real quilt. Beautiful!

  12. Tracy this card is absolutely stunning I luv it!!!


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