Monday, April 16, 2012

A beary happy birthday

     Our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal is to "Use Your Stash".  My stash is ridiculous if truth be told.  I don't even know half of what I have and the sad thing is I keep buying more.  LOL  Mostly paper and dies but they still add to the pile.  :-)
     So for this card I dug into my stash of Kraft Outlet supplies and came up with this tag pocket card.  This may look like a simple card, but I'm telling you it was a major ordeal.  Not because its hard, but because it took me forever to decide what I was going to make!  :-)  It's a simple criss cross card fold with a tag insert and I've used some cute birthday bears from Sassy Cheryl's.
  Here are the card deets.  I started with a base of Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and matted it with Bazzill and My Mind's Eye DP.  I did some machine stitching and added a couple of punched borders from Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock and that's pretty much the main part of the card.  The balloons are three White Round Metal Edge tags that I colored with Copics.  I added some little punched and Stickled stars and a wee bit of white gel pen and then I tied all the tag strings together with some Red Baker's Twine.  The sentiment was printed on the Light Kraft and I added some buttons tied with Hang Tag String to the ends.
     You can see the insert in the following picture.  It's really plain and simple, just layers papers and the top edge is punched.
     Hope you'll join us for this week's challenge.  Each time you play you get a chance at winning this months $15.00 voucher from Kraft Outlet and a shot at Top Three or Feature Me Friday.  So grab that kraft paper or Kraft Outlet supplies and come play along.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Digi Makeover--pocket card
Incy Wincy--digis only
Ooh La La--bold and bright
Pollycraft Monday--cute critters
One Stop Craft--three circles
Crafty Catz--animals
Stampin' for the Weekend--ready TEDDY go
Paper Crafting Journey--three or more patterned papers
The Play Date Cafe--color palette

My Mum's Craft Shop--celebration
Digital Tuesdays--birthdays

     Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
White Round Metal Edge Tags
Red Baker's Twine
Hang Tag String

Other Supplies

Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary--Jack and Jill", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's "Birthday Bears"
Ink:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals, and Labels Eighteen, EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch, Martha Stewart star hole punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Diamond Stickles, buttons from my stash


  1. Oh my adorableness!!! Those balloons are genius and your coloring is out of this world!!!

  2. Oh I love your pocket card!!! It´s sooo beautiful =)love the papers and the cute image!
    Have a great day =)

  3. Such a gorgeous card,wonderful image and fabulous

  4. Hi Tracy,
    Great card,love the image,fab papers and the little stars on the balloons :) x

  5. Wow! This is gorgeous, Tracy! I so love that pocket fold design! And the balloons you created from the metal rimmed tags are brilliant! SO brilliant!

  6. What a Fab bright happy card Tracy, I so love the colours and the image is super.
    I really must make another cross over card, I love them and haven't made one since I started my blog :(
    Hugs Mau xx

  7. Tracy this is adoreable - love the mix of DP's you chose and the tag insert looks great too x
    I am just the same with my stash - although I have vowed to use more of my scraps drawer this year and I have made many cards just out of scraps.
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  8. Oh this is so funny,love it!
    Hugs Heidy

  9. Oh this is so funny,love it!
    Hugs Heidy

  10. Fantastic card, Tracy! I love the colors and fun papers and the cute image! Fantastic coloring and design! Those balloons are terrific!

  11. Very creative using the metal ring tags. Mine have'nt been touched for years! Beautiful card!

  12. Such a cute image and those backing papers are gorgeous. The stitching looks very neat. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  13. One word .... beautiful!!!

  14. Love your coloring and the details on your balloons are fabulous!

  15. SO cute! Love those bears and the balloons look great! The pocket card looks so fun!!!


  16. You couldn't have made a finer birthday card out of your stash Tracy! Lovely colours, marvellously done!! Hugs, Ira

  17. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cute card, Tracy! Those balloons are fab, and especially the little stickle stars! I love the punched edges on the buff card too. Perfect! I'm like you - I keep telling my husband (and myself) that I've bought enough and that I'll have to use up what I have before I buy more and then they go and bring out something else irresistible! Kx

  18. Hello...wonderful creation,so pretty, glad you could play along with our challenge this week at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

  19. Wow! Love this pocket card, Tracy! Nicely done! Love those balloons too. I'm glad you explained how you did it cuz I would have never figured it out. LOL Love those cute bears too.
    Hope you're feeling better now.
    Huggies ~

  20. Loving those sweet bears and fun balloons (time to dig out those old metal rim tags). Fun cross cut card design too. Glad you're feeling better just in time for a new week. :) Hugs, Kathy

  21. My word this is just lovely and love the design and your colouring is fabulous as always!

    My stash sounds the same I was really good at the beginning of the year using it up but 'm back to my bad ways buying new!! lol

    Love Chanelle xxx

  22. Fabulous! Gorgeous design and stunning colouring! Hugs,Juliexx

  23. Tracy
    I just love this card, design - very different and the image is great! The balloons - just love them! Hugs

  24. Tracy, this card design is just wonderful! The bears are adorable and I love the frame around them and the balloons too. Cute all around!

  25. Very cute card and love all the details and design - so glad I'm not alone in having a butt load of "stash"!!

  26. You always get me smiling when I am here. This is so darn cute you can't help but smile!! What a great design..

    Hugs, Linda

  27. What a fun design, Tracy! And I'm lovin' those lacy edges and your bundle of balloons! What a great take on the color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  28. Hello!

    This is perfection! I love everything about it - so great! Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  29. Tracy this is gorgeous! Love the style of card...I have never made one of these before. Super cute image and fun bright papers too :)

  30. Totally gorgeous! Love those bright colors and what a cute image. So glad you joined us for the pocket challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge this week.

  31. What a stunning and brilliant card, I just love it...Thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  32. Such a cheerful birthday card! I just love the details of how you made those balloons!

  33. gorgeous creation, thanks for joining in at My Mum Craft shop this week! Gemma :)

  34. Good for you, digging into that stash and coming up with such a cute birthday card! Love those embossed balloons.

    Thanks for playing with us this week at The Play Date CAfe. :-)

  35. Tracy this is adorable. You picked the perfect image for that paper. Great job. I love the pocket card style. Such a fun way to create.

  36. Amazing card! I love those bright colors and fabulous design. It's so cheerful card. Love it! I'm glad you could play along with our pocket card challenge this week at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge

  37. Beautiful colours
    TFS with us at OCSS
    Kym Desin Team

  38. Gorgeous pocket card and a lovely image, Thanks for sharing with us at OLLCB, Wendy x

  39. Such a delightful card! Love the criss-cross pocket with those bright papers. Great for a birthday image and what a clever way to make balloons too! :) So glad you joined the Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps this week! :)

  40. Wow what a fabulous card it's certainly bright and colourful, love those balloons and papers
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  41. Its amazing b day card with a pocket card inside and stunning coloring,best for b day.

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  42. A lovely card
    Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week
    Love Jan

  43. this is so adorable! Your coloring is off-the-charts amazing!


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