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Kraft Week Day 5: Making Kraft Bold & Bright

(I miss you already, little numbers, you were so numerical)

For our final kraft week challenge, Susan and I made kraft bold and bright. I love bold color combinations, so this one was especially fun. I might make the main image panel white if I did this card again, though. What do you guys think? Susan's final card is typical Simplicity and sheer perfection, you won't be disappointed in the slightest.

This week has been so much fun! There is nothing I love more than COMMENTS...and boy, you're a talkative bunch! Don't forget about the giveaway, we'll leave comments open until midnight eastern time on Saturday. Check back on Monday, for our winner to be announced.



stamps: hero arts cling dots & wonderful birthday poly clear
card stock PTI pure poppy, hawaiian shores, kraft
ink: PTI dark chocolate, Pallette new canvas
accessories: ecru crochet cotton, red pom pom from offray fringe
tools: scor-pal, corner chomper

84 comments:

Karen said...

very cute....it has been a fun week...thanks...

Sue said...

I really love this card! The tiny splashes of color on the craft CS really make it. And this is funny, because I don't think I'd ever have said this before your week with Simplicity.......but I think the card looks better with the center panel in craft than it would in white! And that's saying something for someone who's never worked with craft before. I am now! And I thank you and Susan for that.

Hannah Aitken said...

Cute :) I think you're right about the white for next time. That will really make it pop! x

Leslie Hanna said...

LOVE IT! *stealing*

Becky Yo said...

Love that pompom! This week of challenges has been great - inspiration for getting out of a stamping rut!

jaki said...

love this fun card!
I think the middle panel would look great white, it would lift the whole card.
Thanks for a great week of inspiration...and for double daring Susan to use Kraft :)

LeAnne said...

Cute & fun--that pompom makes me smile!

ruth said...

I agree, I think the image panel would look nice in white. Like the string!

Heather said...

Thank you for a great week, you've really given me lots of kraft inspiration. I agree I think white would really make your owl jump out. Hev:)

nancyd said...

I like the polka dot kraft cs in this one - and the string on the balloon too. Thank for a fun week.

Samantha said...

I kind of like the panel in kraft - I guess I would have to see it both ways to decide.

I love the little dimensional accents - the string and the pompom. Just adorable!!

Karen B. said...

He's so cute! You've made it one fun week!

Summer Braxton said...

I love how the craft is popping off the page.

Sue D said...

I like your card as is but since it is supposed to be bold and bright maybe white would make it pop. Cute pom pom!

Deborah said...

This is sooo cute! My grand-daughters would love to receive a card like this. Thanks for the fun week! :)

Barbara B. said...

Cute as can be!!!! Love the red pom pom...really stands out.

Donelda said...

I love the white polka dots on the kraft and the pom pom is a perfect touch for this birdie's hat!! It has been so much fun visiting you and Susan during the week! I was always so excited to see what the 2 of you had come up for the day!! I'll miss it come Monday morning ... maybe another challenge??????? :-)

Bev E said...

What a happy little card. Love it!

scgustaf said...

Creative colors and details ~ TFS!

"The unfailing love of the Lord never ceases, by His mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each day." Lamentations 3:22, 23

Anonymous said...

wow! this card is great. i think i am off to the store for that stamp and some more kraft paper. i just love it. thanks for a really fun week. nice to have found you, and i will visit often!
marty ferraro

Suzanne said...

Oy My Cuteness -- I love the way the balloon goes off the edge of it's panel.

Stacy said...

Adorable. I will be CASEing for sure!!!!!

Tracy.H said...

Very cute! :0)

Francie said...

Ooh, boy! I'm CASEing that this weekend!!! I've really enjoyed Kraft week.

Michelle LL said...

Adorable! I've really enjoyed your kraft week -lots of inspirational ideas. Thanks!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great card, and adorable stamp set! I have to agree...I might like the image panel in white too. Have a wonderful day!

Natacha said...

Another great card. I think the white panel would look really good on this card. It would make it pop just like the other ladies said. Thank you so much for doing this, it makes me want to step outside of my "box" and strech myself as well. Great job this week

Brenda R said...

I have a lot of work to do. Thanks to your week of cards and the challenge with Susan, I will be adding Kraft to my supplies. This has been fun getting to know you!

winjes said...

I love it! Just the perfect amount of brightness and the little poof is adorable. Thanks for a fantabulous week of inspiration!

lmad said...

Too cute! that stamp is adorable!

Cassie_lu said...

love the little punches of bold color and the use of the little pom-pom is so fun.

Patti J said...

I love it just the way it is! Not sure I'd like the white... Great card! I am so glad that I found your blogs when I did - this week has been a blast! Happy Friday!

Betty said...

i think the card is fine the way it is and the colors are good. i don't do "cute" stamping but the basic idea is great. thanks for a wonderful week.

Juanita said...

I never use bright colors with craft, I tend toward more masculine or subtle colors. I love how the bold colors look. I will try this in the future,

Harriet Skelly said...

I love that middle panel - that owl is so cute and I love that pom pom! Thanks for a fun week with Susan! You both rock!

nanalady said...

I love this Hero Arts set and you worked wonders with it. Thanks so much for this amazing and inspirational week. You gals are the best! Happy Spring!

Lindsey said...

Love this card! The pompom and the balloon string take it to the nth level. You're right; the top panel would also work in white, but looks just fine in kraft too. Thanks for such an inspiring week! Now I can't wait for my first-ever kraft order to come in! :P

Carolyn Sharkas said...

That is such a cute little card. I do love kraft paper , but don't use it near as much as I need to, evidently. You make it look easy.

thanks for sharing.

Kay said...

What a fun week! Thank you! Personally, I like this card with kraft instead of white. It makes it more kid-friendly. The "real" balloon string is a perfect touch.

Moi said...

I love the pops of color from the mats...and the pom-pom on the owl - I die from the cuteness!!! What a fun week this was =0)

Pam said...

You certainly saved the best for last. SO CUTE! *clap*clap*clap*clap*clap*clap*clap*clap*clap*

Metelko Family said...

Great week! Thanks for all of the ideas!

Anonymous said...

Give me kraft paper any time! Thanks for the show and tell.
Lauralee
talascam@rogers.com

Natalie Winterstein said...

Cute! I love the littel bird, he's adorbale! :) This has been such a fun challenge to follow along with. Thank you!

Heather said...

Love the sweetness of this card! I also love the red and aqua - a wonderful colour combo. To me, adding red makes the aqua rich and elegant.

Emily Leiphart said...

So cute! Love the little pom-pom on the party hat.

Dana said...

LOVE the pom pom!

Carolyn Herbert said...

Very fun! It's been a great week!

www.noteworthydesigns.ca said...

Super cute! Love the pom pom and I like how you just layered on the sides with the color. I get stuck in a rut and always layer an entire square. Nice visual interest!

Chris Simon said...

Sweet card. I love his little pom pom hat! And the red and blue strips on either side make it look like he's standing outside the door, having just arrived for the party. Great job!

Marg said...

Love this card. The pom pom is a perfect touch.

Karin said...

Crazy fab. Love the way the image is off the panel. Genius. When you get tired of it, can I be you next?

Sarah said...

So very cute.

Diane M said...

What a great week of cards. This one is really cute - I love the colors.

Diane M
aka detour3

Anonymous said...

This is whimsical sweetness! Love the color pop, string and red pom pom! Thank you for the inspiring week of kraft kreations!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

DeniseB said...

Love the dots on the kraft paper, and the punch of color from the red and turquoise layers. Sweet!
DeniseB

linda patti tpatti@winddstream.net said...

i really need to get out some Kraft paper, love your card!

Jenine Isawa said...

So cute! So Simple!

Doris said...

Love the way the balloon goes off the edge and the birdie is holding the string--too cute! Thanks for a kraft-y week with some new ideas!

Mariana said...

Love it, polka dots and a pompom, it's just happy!! Thanks, I enjoyed your kraftivity!!

Sherry said...

So very cute! Thanks for a fun week!

Mim said...

Love this one too, I like panels on cards. Either white or kraft works for me - both give a different feel to the card and both perfect!

Sheina said...

This is a fun card. Not too sure I would use a white panel on it as I like how this one flows. Enjoyed the week of Kraft.

Sue said...

I've enjoyed kraft week. I love the cute birdy!

Alice Wertz said...

such a happy and fun card! love the red hat top!

Serena said...

I think it would look great either way, just don't forget the pompom! Love it!

Jennifer Carter said...

Such a FUN card!! Love that pom pom on top!

Pam S said...

This is so cute! I love how the little splash of colour 'pops' off the kraft!

s said...

Love how you off-centered the balloon. Thanks for a great week of eye candy!

theresa said...

I just love stamped images that are not completely on the card. I never can think to do this. This is a very nice card.

Sandra said...

Super duper, a really fun card. Thank you to both of you for all your inspiration. It definitely has put kraft in another light.

Diane (fionna51) said...

This is SO cute! I love white ink on Kraft and the pop of color is great!

Linda Callahan said...

This is adoable!

Terri Garrett said...

The pom pom on the owl's hat is positively precious! And LOVE the polka dot background and rounded corners!

Michelle said...

my first trip to your blog and it won't be my last! :) Unbelievably cute card! :)

misstwinkletoe said...

Very nice card. I must pull out my kraft later today.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed this Kraft challenge. I enjoy using kraft cs; never quite sure what to "do with it"! However, your ideas have given me the "oompf" to dig out my "kraft" and get "crafting"! thanks! cindysheaffer@aol.com

rooney said...

love it!
jackie

NancyJ said...

Love the pom pom and the splash of color. Thanks for the inspiration all week.

Christine M said...

Such a cute card, love the polka dots and that pom-pom is just the best. Great idea off-setting the balloon of words :)
An amazing 5 days of kraft ... you and Susan have certainly given us all food for thought regarding this sometimes unloved colour.
Thank you so much for all the inspiration and the blog candy :)

Jan said...

The kraft cards are genius. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie said...

What a great card! I love that stamp set

Marie B. said...

Very cute! Love the pom-pom! :)

Sweetpz said...

cute card! thanks for sharing!
hugs
juli