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.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Throw Back Thursday 2013

At Kraft Outlet we love all things kraft!  But some people may think that kraft brown cardstock can only be used on rustic, country items.  We wanted to show you just how frou frou you could get with just Kraft! Let's go back to 2013 and see what Design Team member Debbie Marcinkiewicz did with kraft paper and other things from Kraft Outlet.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

For today's 'Nothing but Kraft' challenge, Debbie began with a base of Brown Kraft Card Stock onto which she layered a piece of Lunch Bag Kraft Card Stock that was embossed, inked and a machine zig-zag stitch was used to adhere the embossed piece to the base.  Next, Deb covered a Card Sleeve Envelope with some Music Note Washi Tape and adhered it to the base.  A pretty bloom was made using dies with a couple of scrap pieces of Lunch Bag Kraft Card Stock -- the layers were adhered together and a resin floral piece was added to the center of the bloom.  A heart shape was die cut from Cork and Debbie did some additional machine sewing around the edges before adhering the heart to the card.  A bit of Kraft tulle, a couple of Antique Stick Pins and a pretty Kraft ticket were added to complete the pretty Kraft nosegay.


Debbie created a sweet little tag that pulls out of the Washi Tape covered Card Sleeve Envelope by inking the edges and stamping a sentiment using the So Sweet of You stamp set.  A snippet of Burlap was added for additional texture and then Debbie glued a Chipboard Button on top of the Burlap.  Last, Deb stamped a heart shape using the Snow Friends stamp set directly onto a scrap piece of Cork, cut it out and adhered it on top of the Chipboard Button.  A length of Natural Twill Tape was added to the top of the tag to complete Deb's design.  Please visit Debbie's blog, Simple Treasures, to view additional pictures of today's project!



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Packaging and Branding for Small Businesses


The other day I was on Pinterest and found a wonderful article by CharmingTreeDesigns.com about the importance of packaging for small businesses.  You should really read the article here.

Charming Tree Designs

In the article it gives you so many great ideas on how to make your products stand out.  It explains how branding makes takes the ordinary and turns it in to the extraordinary!  The best part is she loves Kraft paper!

At Kraft Outlet we have all the tools you will need to take your brand to the next level.  We strive to carry quality products at an affordable price.  Come by and see all the things we carry that is enhance your business style.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Almost Valentine's Day!

For Throw Back Thursday we are looking back at February 2013 and this wonderful card by our Design Team member Debbie Carriere.  The perfect card for your Valentine then and now.

Debbie Carriere
Debbie Carriere used a large red felt heart as her focal image for this week's Color Me Red challenge.  The red felt heart is layered on a larger heart cut from Brown Kraft cover weight cardstock.  She wrapped the heart with Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon and Red Baker's Twine.  The sentiment was stamped on Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock.  She die cut the flower from Vintage Dictionary Pages and added a center of Brown Kraft cardstock.  Underneath the layers, she tucked a die cut border cut from Light Kraft cover weight cardstock.  For a finishing touch, Debbie clipped three flags to the top of her card - one cut from Black Twill Tape, another from Natural Twill Tape, and a third in red felt.  For a detailed recipe be sure to visit Debbie's blog.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Let's Celebrate!

Yesterday was National Send A Friend A Card Day!

Here are a few examples of wonderful cards created using our Kraft Paper Supplies from www.KraftOutlet.com.




You might have missed this years Send A Friend A Card Day but it is never too early to start for next year!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Throw Back to 2011

Over the years we have had many talented designers and one was Audrey Pettit!  She does beautiful work and I just wanted to share her great project using our Kraft Pillow Boxes. So take a look!

Hi everyone! Audrey here with my first Watch Us Wednesday tutorial. Today I'm going to share a few tips and tricks for making custom embellishments using stamps and some of my favorite crafty supplies from the Kraft Outlet.



I love rubber stamps. They are great for card-making and scrapbooking, and are super easy to use for making printed stickers when paired with our fun Brown Kraft 2x4 Shipping Label Sheets . Simply stamp, peel, and stick. It's as easy as that!

The possibilities for creating custom stickers are limitless with all the great stamp choices out there. I chose this simple floral image for mine. I stamped the flowers in black ink, repeated 3 times across each label, filling up about half a sheet. These would be cute as-is, or you can add detailing, like I did in the center of each flower and around the label edges with a glittered gel pen.


Your finished stickers are now ready for so many scrappy projects. Use them as a background on scrapbook pages, or as custom patterned paper for cards or gift wrap. I used mine to dress up a Kraft Pillow Box, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. I then added a hand stamped Small Kraft Shipping Tag and Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag using my adorable hedgehog stamp and our new Sentiment Cling Stamps. Wrapped my package with Black Twill Tying Tape and Black Baker's Twine, a chipboard star, fabric flower, and a couple of buttons to finish things off.


For more details and photos, please visit my blog.

Now it's your turn! Break out those stamps and get crafty with us at Kraft Outlet. Can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Sweet Customers

Once in a while you get something in the mail or in an email that just makes your day!
A while back I received a heartwarming letter from a customer that did just that.


The hand written note explained how she had seen my vintage style library cards and pockets in the Country Living magazine article and knew straight away that she needed them to make her daughters wedding programs.  She went on to explain how she and her daughter had spent many memorable hours at the library together and she wanted something special for the wedding.

She had a small army for volunteers helping her hand write, embellish and fold these one of a kind wedding programs.  She even sent samples of their work and I just had to share them with you.


Thank you Tracy for your lovely story and for taking the time to share it with me.  You never really know how you touch other peoples lives do you?
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