Thursday, April 28, 2016

Throw Back Thursday - Anniversary

Hi and thanks for stopping in at the Kraft Outlet Blog.

Today we have Throw Back Thursday - Anniversary.  This past week I just celebrated my 32nd Wedding anniversary and this beautiful card is a perfect example of what you can make with a few items from Kraft Outlet.

Karen Letchworth
Design Team Member, Karen Letchworth LOVED this week's Twine/Ribbon Challenge, and created the easiest card ever.  This is such a great idea for gift-giving because it's easy, it's cost-effective, it's hand-made (with love), and the recipient will LOVE it!  Karen started her card with a Small Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card, and to that she simply attached a small white doily, and a Mini Chevron Kraft Merchandise Bag with several lengths of Black Baker's Twine wrapped around it.  The sentiment is a rub-on that she applied to a piece of scrap paper using her Bone Folder Tool.  Small bags from the Kraft Outlet, such as the Mini Chevron Kraft Merchandise Bag cost just $0.25 each, and are so perfect for this type of project because they all hold a gift card just perfectly, and they adhere to the front (or inside) of your note cards so nicely.  The Kraft Outlet has so many great products that make card-making and gift-giving a breeze.  Karen hopes that you will do some shopping today at the Kraft Outlet, and then come play along in our Twine/Ribbon Challenge this week.  She also welcomes you to visit her blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to say hello!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Make It Monday - Dictionary Pages

I know that everyone is familiar with Pinterest so I thought we would showcase some of the neat projects you can make with products from Kraft Outlet.  These projects are fun, fast and fabulous!

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This great project features our true Vintage Dictionary pages and card stock along with other scrapbooking and card making supplies.

Have you done something fabulous with Dictionary pages? Well show us your stuff!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Make Your Own A-2 Envelopes

Today is Throw Back Thursday and I wanted to share a fun and useful tutorial.  Tammy Hobbs, one of our past design team members, shared how to make an A-2 Envelope with liner. 

First let's gather some suppliesLunch Bag Kraft CardstockVintage Dictionary PagesStylus
Paper Trimmer
Corner Rounder
Scissors (Not pictured)AdhesiveA Scoring Board


Cut your Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock to 7 3/4" by 10 ".
Take the long ends and Score at 1" on both sides.
Now turn it so the long side is at the top and Score at 2 1/2" and 7".
Fold all your score lines.
Cut out the rectangles at all 4 corners. 
For the liner, cut your Vintage Dictionary Pages at 5 1/2" x 5 ".

Use adhesive to put your liner inside the envelope. 

The part not pictured and is optional is rounding the corners of your flaps. This is the time to do this before you add adhesive to the lower portion only of the side flaps. (About where the liner stopped and where you see the adhesive sitting. 
Bring your bottom flap up and you are finished! :-)

Thanks Tammy for a great tutorial!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Wedding Season is Here!


Are you a DIYer? 
Want to save money? 
Just want to soak up all the wedding creativity for your special day?
 All of the above?

Kraft Outlet has the answer!  
We carry a full line of Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock, text weight paper and
matching envelopes in assorted sizes just perfect for making your own
Save the Dates, Wedding Invitations and all other 
crazy wedding things.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Throw Back Thursday - Primitive Graphics



Hello everyone!  Bet you didn't know that Kraft Outlet offers Primitive Clipart! Here are some wonderful examples of great ways to use these cute graphics by Anitra Tovar.  Anitra was a design team member several years ago so let's take a look at one of her great Watch Us Wednesday posts.

Today I will show you several uses for these great graphics, on one of my past projects featured these great images and they are an instant download.  
Anitra Tovar

Once I found the image I wanted from the vast variety of prim clip art, I simply ran them threw my printer and the image was printed directly onto to the tag.  Printing on tags is just one way to use these fun Prim images.  Another way I have used these is printing on to paper bags.


How adorable are these bags!  The images dress up any little bag and would be great for gift giving.  For these bags I opened a blank page from my office Word document and dragged the prim image onto the opened document file.  Once on my document page I simply changed the size according to how I wanted it to be seen on my bag.  I then loaded the bag into my printer tray and selected the print option.  Easy as can be!  



This prim card is sweet and simple!  Not a lot of layers going on in keeping with the prim style.  A simple rusty snowflake and some Hemp Cord is all this primitive card needs.   It is so much fun creating these primitive projects!  All you need to create your own heart warming primitive projects like these are a printer and Between Prim Friends Vol. 1or, Between Prim Friends Vol. 2!  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Throw Back Thursday to 2013

Winter is almost over, at least in South Texas and this wonderful card really reminds me of Spring. This wonderful card was posted 3 years ago today and it still looks fresh and fun!




To be perfectly honest, Design Team Member Karen Letchworth was a little thrown off at the first thought of picking a sketch to follow.  She had no idea which sketch to choose, or even where to begin.  So, she literally "googled" the words card sketches, saw oodles of sketches, closed her eyes, pointed to one on the screen, and WENT WITH IT!   This is the sketch she found in her google search:
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Karen used a card base made from Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock which is just so super vesatile.  She used several patterned papers, felt flowers, and machine stitching.  Some of the little details of her card include Baker's Twine (The Kraft Outlet has a wide variety of baker's twine in a rainbow of colors), the sweet little Tim Holtz Memo Pins and a bow made of Natural Hemp.  Karen is hoping that you'll pop on over to The Kraft Outlet, pick up some great bargains on your products.  You can read more details about Karen's card on her blog, My Cup Runneth Over. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

It's All In The Details

Do you know the old saying "the devil is in the details" ?  That is so true, they can sometimes be the most time consuming and tedious but they are what pushes a project over the top.  I love details, I like people to make a fuss over invitations, tablescapes and party favors.  All these things are what make you feel super special.


I found these sweet party favors on line and just had to share.  Take a look at her blog here and see all the beautiful details she put into a first communion.  she takes such care with these glassine bags. The kraft paper accents, bakers twine detail and the delicately punched edges, really make this favor special.  I would love to go to this party!  These little beauties would make a great Easter party favor.
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