Monday, August 29, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #34

     For this week's Celebration challenge at The Kraft Journal I decided to try making one of the cute little pizza box gift boxes I saw at Splitcoast Stampers.  I used a sheet of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock to create the box.  It was then stamped with that pretty doily stamp and embossed in white.  I used some My Mind's Eye designer paper and threaded some white ribbon around the box to dress it up.

     For the inside of the box I lined the lid with some more of the My Mind's Eye paper and did the bottom in Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock.  Perfect size for a couple of yummy cookies!
     The matching card is just a simple little card made with more of the Brown Kraft and My Mind's Eye.  For the image I decided to try out the new coloring technique everybodys trying where you print or stamp your image out in a light color instead of the regular black.  I love the vintage look of this, but I definitely would have made her hair lighter.  I couldn't get it to look right so added more ink and then Prismacolor pencil and it just came out too dark for my liking.  I probably could have printed the image out a tad lighter too to actually be doing the technique correctly, but other that her hair I liked the look of it.  I wrapped the image and mat with some Green Baker's Twine and added a button.
     This would make a cute little quick gift for a co-worker or to pop in that special someones lunch box.  :-)
     We'd love to have you join us for this weeks challenge at The Kraft Journal.  Just get those projects linked up by 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday.  Make sure you have kraft or a Kraft Outlet product on your creation and you just might be one of our Top Three Picks, Feature Me Friday artist or the lucky winner of out monthly drawing for a $15.00 voucher to the Kraft Outlet store!
     Happy Wednesday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
Green Baker's Twine

Other Supplies
Papers:  My Mind's Eye, Copic X-Press It Blending card
Stamp:  Phindy's Place "Celebrate with Cake",  My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Gertie "Girly" stamps
           skin E000, E00,, E01, E11
           hair E27, E29, E31
           clothing BG10, BG11, BG13, C0, E31, E33, E35, E51, E53, E55, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14
           cake E51, R43, R46, R59
Tools:  Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace edge punch, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Ribbon Thread punch
Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, Stampendous Opaque White embossing powder, Versamark, Diamond Stickles, Basic Grey button. Prismacolor pencils


  1. Wow, is your pizza box ever fabulous, Tracy! I hadn't seen one like that before, and I'm just in love. So perfect for a couple of cookies, is right! Love the doily stamp you used and love the threaded ribbon. And your card turned out gorgeous. I love that stamping technique, and I so wish I could color like you. Awesome job!

  2. Wow Tracy,your Pizzabox is gorgeous and that card goes so well eith it!
    Hugs Heidy

  3. This is the cutesy idea!! Love it!!

  4. Oops!! As I pressed the publish button I saw my "cutesy" boo boo. I meant cutEST!!! LOL!!!

  5. Ooh...fabulous project, Tracy! Absolutely FABULOUS!! But now I have to go find me some cookies! lol Thanks a bunch! :o)

  6. Scrumptious Tracy!! That box looks gorgeous! (even without the cookie ;-) Wonderful card, perfect match! Great and superbly coloured image!! Hugs, Ira

  7. Cookies! Yes, please! lol

    Well, you've done it again! You always have the most adorable little boxes, including this pizza box. And I love the way the coloring turned out on this one. The lighter color really makes is something special!

  8. Darling! Love the pizza box & love the light ink stamping technique. I need to try that myself.
    Thanks for more inspiration!
    Huggies ~

  9. I love this idea! I just got some yummy cookies for my co-workers as a little pick me up. I'll have to try this pizza box idea. Yours turned out so cute.

  10. What a cute pizza box. I have to say I like the hair on this little cutie! This is the first I've heard of the stamping in a lighter color technique, I'll have to give it a try!

  11. This is absolutely fabulous Tracy and just perfect for cookies...such a fun gift clever and pretty!

  12. THis is such a gorgeous project, Tracey!

  13. This is such a great idea, Tracy, and brilliantly executed! I love the ribbon threaded through the papers and that card is perfect!

  14. Oh, Tracy-this is too wonderful for words! Love it so!


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