Monday, May 9, 2011

Kraft Class

Gift Card Holder
This past Saturday I got to take a class on crafting with Kraft paper and mixed media.  The guest instructor came down from Berkeley and we had 2 and a half hours of crafting madness and fun.  We received all kinds of goodies when we got to class...more than enough supplies to complete the projects the instructor demonstrated and led us through as well as much more to continue on our own.  The first project was a gift card holder shown here.  We used a butterfly patterned paper cut to 5 x 12 and scored at 5 inches for the center fold and then at about 3/8 inch and about 1 and 1/2 inches.  The top is kind of eyeballed.  The accent pieces are just Kraft paper stamped with a couple of different designs.  We cut out a couple of butterflies and mounted them as well as some additional accents.  A cute gift card holder.

Party Card
The second project was this card.  The instructor had some patterned paper with cows on it.  We cut that to fit on the scored card stock, added the craft envelope on the left, the arrow from a scrap from the back side of the cow paper (don't you love double sided paper!).  On top of the envelope a clear button with some thread through the eyes and glued on top of the stamped area on the envelope.  Three brads to the left of the button, added the brown arrow cut on my Cricut and other accents and the words Party till...on the front of the card.  If you don't understand or know the old saying it goes "Party till the cows come home!"  Great card!

Gift Tag
The final project I completed in the class was this tag!  I've watched my co-worker Jayne make some absolutely beautiful and amazing tags, so I was anxious to get the chance to create my own masterpiece.  We started with a standard manila colored pre-cut tag, added the seed packet accent after smudging/inking the edges.  Added a ticket with some shwoopie's on it and a Kraft square stamped with a postage stamp image, along with a small film strip stuck in next to it.  I also learned how to make an apron pleat (I believe this is the terminology).  We folded the paper after inking it up and made the pleats, added a canvas inked flower on top of a textured paper flower (material by Tim Holtz) with a small brad in the center and attached to the pleat.  I then added a little bit of floral lace on top and affixed the whole thing to the bottom of the tag.  Finally to finish it off we had some paper twist ribbon which I tied in a bow after adding the little dragonfly charm.  Turned out pretty nice I think. 

Hope you enjoyed today's post.  I certainly had a blast making it all and sharing it with you.
Imagine, Create, Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Cool looking projects...I especially LUV the tag you made.....great job!!!