Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kraft Week Day 3: Christmas Kraft

One-Layer Wednesday will return next week!

I enjoyed using kraft cardstock so much on Christmas cards for today's challenge that I actually made three cards. One of them used patterened paper (I KNOW!!!!), and one was a one-layer card (no surprise there). You'll see both next week. But my favorite by just a smidge was the one inspired by the awesome Kelley (AKA keuby at SCS) and her fabulous one-layer krafty holly card (third down on this post of her blog).

Because my kraft cardstock allowed the Bic Mark-Its to bleed through, I ended up doing layers and OH.MY.GOSH. Can you believe how that ticket punch totally makes this card special? I simply could NOT resist.


And why, yes! That IS red Stickles for the berries. Thank you for noticing! That's two days in a row of bling-on-kraft, which makes my heart go pitter-patter.

I think it's pretty funny that Mary Dawn's Christmas Kraft card is, indeed, one layer, while mine has three. I'm going to CASE hers because I have that set and it's an awesomely clean-and-simple card. So click on over to My Pink Mexico to check it out.

And remember...leave a comment here and on My Pink Mexico each day this week to maximize your chances to win the FAB give-away we're doing: a Big Bite and $25 gift certificate to PTI!

On a different note, this week's CAS63 Challenge is WONDERFUL! If you haven't seen it yet, please go check it out. It was too fun for just one card, so my cards are here, here, and here.

Supplies
stamps: Penny Black (holly); Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink: Palette dark chocolate
paper: PTI Kraft, SU real red
accessories: SU ticket punch, red Stickles, dimensionals, Bic Mark-Its
Size: 4.25" square



92 comments:

  1. oh Susan that red layer just lifts this kraft card up and makes it something special!!

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  2. Another lovely....the corner punch worked great.

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  3. Very pretty. Keep the Christmas cards coming!!!

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  4. The whole card is so CAS. I love it! Now if only I could have such creative CAS inspirations. :)

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  5. your card is lovely and the stickles are just the right amount of bling!

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  6. I love how the simple coloring makes this extra-special. And now I have to dig up my ticket corner punch!

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  7. Simply beautiful! Love the stickles!

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  8. Gorgeous (again)!!! Love the way the colors pop on kraft.

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  9. The ticket punch is the key on this card, and you and Kelley are my most favorite-ess designers ever! I admire what you can do with just stamps and paper.

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  10. You are making me want to use more kraft...Love it!

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  11. This card is wonderful! I love the Stickles. And that corner punch is the ticket! (lol)

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  12. Terri (blindstamper)April 21, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    The red layer and the corners look fabulous! Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a fum week!

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  13. Beautiful! I love the ticket corner punch -- it adds just the right something-something.

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  14. Ticket punch AND stickles on one card? Amazing! I love it!!! What a beauty, and how funny that you ended up with layers and she ended up with one layer! You girls are so much fun!

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  15. Susan, I can't believe how prolific you are! I struggle to make one good card every now and then, and you come up with 4 beauties in one day! I love the Christmas card, and you're so right about the ticket punch making it special. And I love, love, love the challenge cards, especially the starfish/bling one! All 4 of your cards today are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing your creative abilities with us!

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  16. wow Susan, I think you might have found your new "look" - you are knocking these kraft cards out of the park!! And you are so prolific these days!! I'm loving this week's challenges and hope to try some of them out myself ... maybe tonight??!!

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  17. A fabulous Kraft card base. I knew you could do it. The layer of red sure makes this card special. I checked out your cards for the challenge at SCS and I am totally in love with those owls. Can't wait to see what you do tomorrow.

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  18. The marker bleed through was a happy mistake because the red matting, ticket corners, and layering make this simple design really pop. Fantastic!

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  19. I love the beautiful simplicity of this card!
    Jackie
    Platte City, MO

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  20. Great card, Susan! Love the red with kraft and the sparkle. tfs

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  21. I don't have the ticket punch. I just stick a corner of my paper to the center of my one inch circle punch. I guess I'm cheap! Love the popped up layer and the red stickles.

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  22. Beautiful, I love the framing, it just makes it pop!!

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  23. The layering is just fantastic....how often a blooper results in a winner! Keep up the good work!

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  24. I agree with NancyJ-I use a circle punch to get the same look as the ticket punch. Awesome design on this card.

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  25. You're right. Again. The corner punch completes the card!

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  26. The punched corners are fantastic. Love how small details can make such a difference!

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  27. Great card! I just love how you make your cards so "simple" but beautiful. Can't wait to see what you have for tomorrow

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  28. Wowie, Zowie. You are right, that corner punch mimics the feel of the holly. Great work!

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  29. Oh I love the red mat under the image - it makes the image pop!

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  30. love the pop of red cardstock. great card.

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  31. Beautiful card - love the red on kraft, really works! You keep surprising me this week. Hev:)

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  32. Beautiful! You're right, the ticket punch gives it such a nice touch.

    How do you think it would look if you left the base as kraft but changed the middle, stamped panel to white? I think I'm going to try it! :)

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  33. I love this! The ticket corner punch DOES make it special! Love the Stickles also! But I can't help thinking how pretty this would be in white instead of kraft--sorry that's contrary to the whole point of this week. :)

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  34. Beautiful Card, with one of my favoutites -Stickles!! I am getting inspired to start my Christmas Card stash now that I've seen this!

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  35. Great card! Another one for the CASE files. Can't wait to see the other two.

    Diane M
    aka detour3

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  36. Always great to see a Christmas idea. Simply beautiful

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  37. This is awesome! Love that corner punch!

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  38. Mmm, I love how nbright the green shows up on this card. Fabulous bit of subtle matting too! Just right :) x

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  39. the ticket punch really makes an impact!

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  40. One thing I love about your cards (of the many things I love!) is when you do the card base and one of the main layers the same color (like the craft). What an impact!

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  41. Very simple yet pretty Christmas card!

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  42. Oooh, I love how the red pops against the kraft!

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  43. The best kraft card so far - lovin' this week's theme!!!!!!!

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  44. The ticket punch really added just the right amount of zip to this great card.

    ~ Rita

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  45. Very elegant and beautiful! You're giving me ideas for Christmas cards. I do a whole bunch of different designs, so simple is good.

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  46. This is great - loving the kraft.

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  47. Guess I'll have to drag out my ticket punch again after seeing this. Nice card.

    Donna
    2realtors@cox.net

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  48. The punched corners and the red laayer really add some oomph to this card. I like how you used the stickles. I finally bought some after reading so much about them but of course, I have yet to use them. Soon, soon, ...

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  49. Sheesh, now I need a ticket punch, too? :P Everything about this card just WORKS. Total wow.

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  50. Red and kraft - a match made in Heaven!

    I love the look of the ticket punch and the red layer!!

    I love kraft week!!

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  51. So pretty! I love kraft and red...and the stickles are a perfect touch =)

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  52. this is so elegant! love the pop of red!

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  53. This is great--love how you've placed the top layer on the red--makes it pop!!

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  54. Great christmas card! I love it!

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  55. Susan, I love that you are having so much fun this week! This card is awesome! :)

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  56. oh my susan!!
    this card is perfect in EVERY way.
    i love kraft and red together.
    you are the BEST!!!

    marty

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  57. OOOOOH, Lovely! Perfect! And so Susan-ish!

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  58. You are definitely right about the ticket corner punch. It makes the center panel into a lovely framed affair.

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  59. Oooooh! I just think holly on Christmas cards is wonderful! I think I have to case this card....

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  60. Hooray! I love coloring on kraft! Don't be surprised if I case this one ;)

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  61. Might just have to case this one .... it totally 'rocks' (as you would say!!!)
    That red layer and the ticket corners lift the whole card oodles. You certainly are rising to this challenge, even your layered cards are CAS ... red stickles too?!?! Also the promise of more patterned paper what is occurring here? Love what you are doing.
    TFS

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  62. The ticket punch is the perfect accent for holly leaves--they're ticket punched all around;)

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  63. Love it - all THREE layers! And yes, that ticket punch is da bomb on this!

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  64. Very cool yule card Susan. I really must start Christmas cards so I don't end up like last year - with none done!

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  65. Youp're right about the ticket corner punch and you have just the right amount of bling. Love it!

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  66. What a great card. I do really like what the corner punch does to cards.

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  67. another great card! I love Kraft with a Christmas theme, it is just sooooo cozy, don't you think? :) Nice job!!!

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  68. Love it! The ticket punch is a great invention (I need one!) but that red matte really sets it off.

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  69. Absolute love this, and will probably CASE it! Having never done CAS for my 100 Christmas cards, this really appeals to me a lot.

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  70. This is the perfect CAS Christmas card! Love the ticket corners.

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  71. What a pretty card, and I love the ticket corners, I really don't use that punch often enough.

    thanks for sharing

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  72. I love how the red shines on the kraft background. Lovely card.

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  73. I absolutely *had* to have that ticket punch - but I don't think I've used it at all since I got it. *sigh*
    You're inspiring me in so many ways!

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  74. Oh my! The red is fantastic. I'll have to remember these for Christmas.

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  75. wow, how did you make the card look so sparkly? love it!

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  76. Another great card. Love the red on it.

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  77. Another great card...thanks!

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  78. This would have looked great as a OLC but with the ticket punched red mat, it really showcases the holly and sentiment. Terrific Christmas card.

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  79. Love it! Looks like they'd go together pretty fast, so a great idea for Christmas cards. The bit of red sparkle for the berries makes it extra festive.
    DeniseB

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  80. Ohhh I love the ticket corner punch too and the freedom to bling kraft!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421@yahoo.com

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  81. Love this. So simple but so elegant. The red layer just makes it pop.

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  82. I love how you put the red unmounted on the kraft card, then mounted the kraft piece! Very stunning! I'm going to do this TODAY!

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  83. So pretty! Should I start my Christmas card making now? Thanks for the inspiration!

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  84. You rocked the Kraft today! :) Love it! Those corners are sweet!

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  85. Super cute! You know, I have never used Bic markers on cards? Love the ticket corner punch here!! Hugs,

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  86. What a great card! We make cards for Operation Write Home so we don't get a lot of chances to experiment with glitter. I really like your red Stickles though! it is quite pretty.

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  87. Kraft is the new white - at least, when you're using it. Perfect placement of the sentiment. It's just plain fun.

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