Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Kraft Journal Tutorial

    ( I thought I would be able to work in the time to visit and comment on the posts of my bloggie friends and visitors but it's just not working out that way.  I am visiting everyone, but I just can't comment this week.  VBS has me hoppin' and TIRED!  LOL  I promise things will get back to normal next week when I can breathe again.  Don't give up on me!    I'll need all the friendly ADULT contact I can get after Friday.  LOL)

 It's time for me to share another tutorial with you for The Kraft Journal.  This time I'm going to show you a use for some of your scraps and a couple of tips.
     For my project I'm using a strip of 3" x 11" Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  The majority of my cards are 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" so after trimming an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper I have lots of these little skinny leftovers.  Besides the Brown Kraft, I'm also going to use a scrap of chipboard, Baker's Twine, some dies, and a few standard card making supplies.
     Using the larger of the circle dies I cut out a circle of chipboard and covered it with Copic double sided tape.
     After peeling off the tape covering I carefully covered a little over 3/4 of the circle with the Baker's Twine in a wrapped circle.
     I didn't cover the entire circle because of the particular flower die I used.  I trimmed mine down to fit but you may not need to do that if you have a larger flower or if you choose to place you circle on top of the flower dies.  I cut two flowers from Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die and then used the smallest circle Nestie to cut out the centers.  If you place your circle on top you won't need to do this.  I also used an embossing tool to shape the petals.
      I folded the skinny strip of Brown Kraft in half and used a white gel pen to do some faux stitching.  I also glued the Baker's Twin circle down to the card and then layered the two flower dies on top.
     Take notice of the small notches I cut out on both sides of the card.  These notches will help your Baker's Twine stay where you want it when wrapping around your cards.
      I finished the simple little card with a hand drawn stem, some Memory Box leaves, and a stamped sentiment.
     Don't let those scrappies go to waste!  :-)
     Be blessed!


  1. This is really lovely! Like how you used the twine to make the inside of your flowers. Thank you for the tutorial!
    Pearl x

  2. Wow! What a fab idea ... brilliant tutorial Tracy ... many thanks for sharing ... love the flower

  3. I don't know weather my comment published so here I go again!!! What a fabulous way to use up all your cut offs Tracy and such a beautiful design just love it! Hope you are well and not too stressed love Chanelle xxx

  4. Wow, this is a fabulous idea. The end result is really lovely. Thanks so much for the tutorial. hugs Pat K.x

  5. Absolutely adorable, Tracy! Gotta love that twine ;)!

  6. Thanks for the great tutorial, Tracy! Very creative idea - love the flower! You need to relax at the end of the day and not worry about comments! Take care!

  7. This fabulous, thanks for such clear instructions

    take care
    Hugs Sue

  8. fantastic idea, love that twine in the flower centre!
    Kim x

  9. What a great idea =) It looks awesome! Thanks for this tuto!!!

  10. Thanks Tracy, this is awesome! Love those flowers! Hope you aren't too tired from all those little people! I had my granddaughter here for a week & I fell into bed everynight...wish I had half of her energy!!!!
    Hugs, Renee

  11. Oh Tracey I love this idea! What a brilliant way to use some leftovers! :)
    The flower is amazing! The twine-center looks like so much fun to make and it's absolutely adorable!

    Your tutorial is great, very easy to follow, thank you so much for taking the time to make it and sharing it with us!
    The tip about how to get the twine stay in place helped me a lot too! I'm always struggling with that. I will definitely give this a go :)

    have a nice day

  12. Oh Tracy this gorgeous ,love it!
    XXX Heidy

  13. Cute card and thanks so much for saving me sooo much time without even knowing it! I have been planning to cut a ton of tags on my Cricut to organize my twine. Then I saw your post and realized I have a huge box of tags just like yours stored away! I will just put some labels on those and be good to go!

  14. Superb tutorial Tracy, such a pretty bloom this is!! Thanks for sharing my friend and do try to squeeze in a little bit of "you time" every now and then will you ;-) Hugs, Ira

  15. Oh this is amazing Tracy!! Just love the tutorial...thanks so much :) That twine is the perfect touch to that flower! :D

  16. Hey Scrappie Girl! LOL Don't worry about visiting little ol' me anytime soon. I know you're a busy little bee bee. Just drop by when you can. :)

    Your tut is great! Love the twine circle. I have all of the tools that you used so maybe I'll be able to do it some day. I know......I'll add it to that list that keeps growing & growing. LOL

    Take care & good luck with the kiddies this week.
    Huggies ~

  17. Thanks for a great tutorial! Love the flower center! Enjoy your time with the little ones! Hugs

  18. What a great Tutorial Tracy, I love the flower with its twine centre. Thanks xxxxx
    Hugs Mau xx

  19. That is so cute, What a great idea.. So creative my friend...


  20. Uhhhhh, AWESOME!!! Love this idea. :)

  21. So, so stinkin' cute! LOVE that flower!


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