Monday, September 5, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #35

     This weeks challenge at The Kraft Journal is to create a "Something Grand" project in honor of Grandparents Day.  Both sets of my grandparents have passed on, but we still have my husband's grandmother who will celebrate her 104th birthday in January.  When I thought about making a card for her I knew it had to be something stylish.  She is the quintessential southern belle!
     The card base is Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock with a base mat of Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock.  The brown striped mat and fancy lady are both digital images from The House Across the Bay.  She's also matted on both the cardstock papers.  I printed out my sentiment on some Buff Ivory and cut it apart.  Around the center of the card there is some punchwork done with the Buff Ivory and a ribbon and bow created with 7 Gypsies Savannah seam binding.  To the bow I added two Jenni Bowlin Antique Stick pins.
     Get those "grand" projects linked up by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday for your chance to win.  Don't forget to use kraft paper or a Kraft Outlet product on your project AND don't forget our Guest Designer Call that's going on through September 9th.
     Have a blessed Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff ivory Cover Weight cardstock
7 Gypsies Savannah seam binding
Jenni Bowlin Antique Stick Pins

Other Supplies

Digital Images:  The House Across the Bay "Brown Sugar (057)" and "Fine Art Bookmarks (158)"
Tools:  Martha Stewart Vintage Floral edge punch, Bow Easy


  1. How utterly wonderful that your husband´s grandmother is still part of your lives. She must be able to tell the most wonderful stories! Your card is so very appropriate, it just has that elegant feel to it that a Grand Lady would certainly appreciate! Hugs, Ira

  2. 104!!! Wow! Many blessings to your husbands grandma for living a wonderful and amazing life! I am sure she has so many stories to share. Your card is definitely grand! Classic and just gorgeous! Well done!

  3. Tracy, your card is stunning! I love the rich color and elegant design. Your husband's grandmother will certainly appreciate it. Hugs, Sarah

  4. Wow Tracy ,so gorgeous and 104 wow!!
    Hugs Heidy

  5. Love this vintage card!! Beautiful work! And 104 - wow! Happy birthday to you grandmother in law!!! Happy to be joining you this month :)

  6. Wow, almost 104???? How amazing! And what a gorgeous card, Tracy! Love, love those graphic images you used, and love the seam binding and antique pins. :)

  7. This is a gorgeous card to, no doubt, a gorgeous lady! 104!! Wow!! I love the elegant design and am sure she will love it too!

  8. 104!! So wonderful and amazing...and this card is so appropriate and beautiful! Wonderful work Tracy!!

  9. What a card is wonderful. I just know your grandmother is going to love it..

    Hope you have a happy day!!

    Hugs, Linda

  10. A special card for a special woman! What a treasured gift! :o)


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