Monday, February 28, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #8

     "Cute as a button" is the theme this week at The Kraft Journal.  I've had these images for a while now.  I had won them in a challenge and this is the first time I've used them.  Aren't they cute! 
     I've used some Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock for the card base. All the designer paper pieces and image are matted with the same cardstock. The DP is from Cosmo Cricket's Wanted collection.
     The buttons are handmade using three layers of punched Pre-cut Full Sheet Chipboard glued together and topped with another punch of the Brown Kraft Cover Weight paper. Their bows are Green Baker's Twine. I inked up a Small Kraft Shipping Tag to insert behind the image. I wanted the tag to match the DP so I just punched a small circle punch of the DP and glued it over the reinforcement to match the rest of the DP pieces and then a added a little Twill Tape into the hole in the tag.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Stampin' Sisters in Christ--at least three buttons
Curtain Call #71--color palette
Some Odd Girl--handmade element

Happy Monday!


Paper:  Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and Precut Full Sheet Chipboard, Cosmo Cricket Wanted Mini Deck, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury
Stamp:  Stamping Boutique "AJ the farmer" and Audrey the farmer"
Ink:  Walnut Stain and Tea Dye Distress inks
           skin E000, E00, E11, R20
           hair E71, E74, E79
           clothing BG10, BG11, BG13, E07, E08, E71, E74, E79, N7, E31, E51, E53
           basket E43, E47, E50
           chick Y00, YR21, YR31
          shading E43, E000
Tools:  EK Success 3/4" circle punch, Crop-a-dile, regular hole punch, sewing machine, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Green Baker's Twine and Twill Tape, Kraft Outlet Small Kraft Shipping Tag, Recollections brads


Dana said...

Oh wow Tracy! This is fantastic!! Your stitching, the dp, buttons, bakers twine, tag... all perfect accents for your adorable image! Love it!!

Unknown said...

Tracy, I am really loving on this card... the tag, the buttons, the stitching...the EVERYTHING! beautiful!!!

Unknown said...

My oh my, another amazing card by you Tracy! Love the distressed kraft paper and the colours just match more than PERFECTLY! Great eye for detail, as usual! Hugs, Ira

CraftySil said...

Adorable card Tracy!! I envy your straight stitching...LOL! Those buttons add the perfect touch!

Becky said...

Tracy, this is just adorable! Love those buttons. Thank you for sharing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Kristina said...

Great handmade buttons Tracy!!! The images are just adorable, fabulous card!!

Unknown said...

Oh WOW! I just looooove this.. It is so cute. The colors are wondeful and that image is adorable. What a great card..

Hugs, Linda

Regan said...

Tracy the moment I saw this card I fell in love with it! It is so darn adorable! The patterned paper is gorgeous! Those kraft buttons and that image... just wonderful work!! Hugs, Regan

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card Tracy, I love how you colored that cute image, love all the layering and the buttons too, thanks for sharing! : )

Nancy said...

I love this card Tracy! The image and your coloring are both wonderful! I really like how you created the buttons! I've always loved the colors of this collection! Thanks for this makes me smile! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous card, Tracy! You are totally rocking the button challenge this week! I just love that you created your own from chipboard and cardstock. They look awesome, and so does your tag. I like how you personalized it and I like the jaunty angle you used on it and the paper panel. Totally adorable image and a fantastic coloring job. This is just beyond precious!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a fun and beautifully made card. Your layout, colors and coloring are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card! Love the cute images, the lay-out... great stitching job... great use of the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call. :o)

~* steph :) *~ said...

super adorable, tracy! love the colors and the cute image and those buttons!!! thanks for sharing! *hugs* steph :)

Christina said...

Your card is most definitely "cute as a button"! The black stitching and inked edges add so much depth to the design, and your handmade buttons are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week!

Unknown said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us this week on Some Odd Girl.

Sarah Rice said...

Awesome layers and stitches!

Thanks for playing with us at some odd girl

Sarah Mullanix said...

amazing card and design, thanks for playing along with us at SOG!!

Åsa aká Scraphorse said...

Wonderful! Love it all! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl.