Monday, June 20, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #24

     June 21st is the first official day of summer. It's also my dad's birthday.
     I've had this image in my files for a long time, but when I saw this week's challenge at The Kraft Journal I knew I had to print it out for my DT card. Summer and barbecue--oh yeah! My daughter would definitely want to kiss this cook with that juicy steak on his fork.
     He's actually my second go at this image. The first one was done in more red, white, and blue colors, but when I saw this We R Memory Keepers paper in my stash I just had to use it. So . . . cook got recolored. {grin}  I also ran the top piece of red through an embossing folder and sanded it a little.
     The little star banner was created using stars I cut out of chipboard and covered in some of the paper. They're strung on some Red Baker's Twine.

     For the inside of the card I covered a Card Sleeve Envelope with some of the paper and wrapped some the the Bakers Twine around it.  Before I covered the sleeve I used my sewing machine to sew across the sleeve since it's deeper that the tag.  The tag is a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag.  I used a little mini stamp set to stamp the cook out details and stapled a piece of Natural Twill Tape to the tag.
     So what reminds you of summer?  Get your entries linked up by 6:00 p.m. EST Sunday for your chance at this months $15.00 store voucher to the Kraft Outlet.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations paint--bright colors
Sentimental Sundays--summery or sparkly
Crazy 4 Challenges--add twine, floss or string
Just Some Lines--spotty/dotty
Aud Sentiments--summertime
Do You Stack Up--use a star
Alota Rubber Stamps--summertime
Always Something Creative--summertime
Crafters Companion--here comes summer
Crafting for All Seasons--summer
Little Darlings--summer theme

     Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Precut Chipboard Full Sheet
Red Baker's Twine
 Card Sleeve Envelope
Scalloped Grungy prim Tag
Natural Twill Tape


Papers:  We R Memory Keepers, Georgia Pacific, Copic Express-it Blending Card
Stamp:  Just Inklined "Kiss the Cook", We R Memory Keepers "Time"
Ink:  Shabby Shutters Distress ink, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Sakura Sepia Micron Pigment pen
            skin E000, E00, E13
            hair E31, E35, YR20
            hat and apron W1, W3
            clothing B91, B93, B95, B97, YG11, YG17, E53, E57
            tongs N1, N3, N5, N7
            meats E07, E08, E97, R24, R27, R29, E41
            grill YR65, YR68, N1, N3, N5, N7
Tools:  Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles (S4-202), Sizzix Stars #2 die, Cuttlebug Embossing folder Spots and Dots
Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, Yellow Stickles


Nelly said...

Oh so fresh card - love everythink!!!

Nancy said...

That is such a fun one Tracy! It sounds like I feel the same way as your daughter about a good grilled steak! I'll be right over to share this one! But I think I'll skip out on kissing that particular cook! lol :o)

Unknown said...

I love this colorful and fun card inside and out! It makes the perfect statement to welcoming summer!

hennie said...

Hi Tracy, my congratulations on the anniversary of your father and great fun card!
Greetings Hennie.

WencheP said...

Very cool. Fabulous image. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Unknown said...

Congratulations on your dad's birthday Tracy! Hope he will have a wonderful day today (and you and your family, too, of course!). Love the card you made for him, it's such a cute one! And please tell your daughter that I will try to beat her to that steak, LOL! Hugs, Ira x

Audrey Pettit said...

This is adorable, Tracy! Love that fun image and love the bright and happy papers. The star banner is adorable, and I so love what you did with the tag and the coin sleeve envelope on the inside. Brilliant!

Audrey said...

Too funny! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Sarah said...

Tracy, this is just too fun! Love the adorable image and the wonderful, cheery colors. Thanks for playing with us at CI Paint. Hugs, Sarah

Unknown said...

Hey girly.. Your card is too cute for words.. that image is wonderful.. Your Dad is going to love it..

Hugs ,Linda

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Nice card, love it!
Thanks for playing along with Just Some Lines "Spotty Dotty" Challenge.
Looking forward to seeing more of your cards & projects!


Marie said...

So COOL...Love it!!!

Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Kianel said...

Great card! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paints this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Unknown said...

Fab card Tracey! I love the colours you've used and the inside of the card is great too!
Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting for All Seasons :)
Lizy DT x

Angie said...

I think this is the cutest invitation I've seen! Thanks so much for joining in on the Little Darlings Challenge!


~ Kendra ~ said...

What a cute invite!! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!!



This project is so well finished off, inside and out! Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays and good luck!
Tammy Louise

Janna Werner said...

Hi Tracy! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely "add a star" project with us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week! Have a great day, Janna

Miranda said...

lovely card Tracey and such a funny image too
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

SAMARA said...

Hey now how brilliant is that! I don't blame your daughter one bit colored those meat tantalizers to be yummy delicious...I can hardly believe how real they look! Does your dad REALLY have cheeks like that or has he already been snacking at the barbee! I love the signage at the top. Can totally imagine JUST that being said. The twine and chipboard is brilliant and how cool is it putting the tag etc. on the inside. So much creativity here, and diligence. Twice you say? Great goings woman!!! Now that is a card artist. And thank you hunny bunny for your comments. And happy birthday to your dad and a good weekend too! Samara xox

Maria Matter said...

too fun! love this Tracy!
Thanks for joining us @ Aud Sentiments!

Marlene said...

What a LOVELY summer invite! Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

DT Member

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

Oh this is a great card. I am rather fascinated by your background. It is fantastic!
Thanks for joining us in the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge :)

Biggan said...

This card make me happy! Lovely colors and a real SUMMER card! Thank you so much for joining us at Alota Rubberstamps Challenges!


Anonymous said...

LOL, the card is funny, smiling still.
Thanks for joining us at ASC.
* Karla **

Tameko said...

Too cute. Fabulous design. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Unknown said...

That is very cool!! thanks for playing along at Sentimental Sunday's this week:-)

Iulia said...

This is so brilliant and funny Tracy! Wow! You know I love bright colors and this is exactly my type:) The embossed background looks awesome and the image is so adorable. Perfect invitation! Love it!
Hugs, Iulia

Amy* said...

What a fun invitation! The cook kind of looks like my Dad...only we don't let him near the grill or we'll be eating hockey pucks for dinner :) Love all the details in your design...the prim tag is adorable as well as the star banner.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Stunning!!! great summer colors and super fun image!

Tina said...

such a cute card..i love the bright colors and details...thanks for playing along at jsl spotty dotty challenge