Friday, October 09, 2009

Krafty Noel--Stamp Simply #108

Sharon has a super fun challenge for us today! We have to use Kraft and black on our projects. I love both of them so I LOVE this challenge, LOL! Here's what Sharon has to say:

Friday, Oct. 9 - ssnotime108 - Krafty Black -- Today's challenge is in honor of all those who LOVE Kraft paper. It is likewise a little push or shove to those who rarely use it (and that would be ME!) The added element is that we MUST use black paper as well -- anything else goes, as long as you have both Kraft and Black paper in your creation. And, if you don't own Kraft paper, do your best to use whatever you have that is as close as possible. As always, we're an easy bunch. We just want you to play and have some fun with us!

This is quite possibly the quickest card I've ever made! And I love it! I think it qualifies as CAS--sorta, LOL! And it's definitely "stamped simply". Last night as I was preparing dinner, I started brainstorming this card. Suddenly I remembered this NOEL stamp and I remembered this ribbon and it was DONE! Really! That almost *never* happens for me. I planned it all while I was mixing up a meat loaf and as soon as I popped it in the oven I ran to my Girl Cave and made this card. I don't usually "mass produce" but I'd sure consider doing this one. I'm thinking I don't need to explain too much about this card ;-) The ribbon has a thread of red running through it so I used a red button from the Summer Collection by My Favorite Things and a red layer of card stock for accent (couldn't be *too* CAS, now could I? ;-))

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime108 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team:

Amy Rohl - October Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Barb Schram (Jennifer Buck is taking some time off)

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps: Noel (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Kraft (SU!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: ribbon, Pearl cotton (craft store); button (MFT); paper piercer (Ornare) mat/template (SU!)


  1. What a wonderful creation and the extra touch of red is perfect! Great job Barb!

  2. Simply gorgeous!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

  3. Gorgeous card! The kraft really sets off the black image panels and the red adds just the right amount of 'pop'!!

  4. Love this card and your ribbon is perfect for this combo. You hit the nail on the head for the challenge. Pat

  5. Mmmmm! Love this card! I just happen to have the NOEL stamp; thanks for the great idea!

  6. Oh, how very lovely Barb! What a brainstorm--more like a blizzard! Just gorgeous!

    Love your Autumn banner as well!

  7. Hey Barbara! Never would I have thought Christmas with this color combo -- but it works! Your card is just lovely and rich looking!

  8. Maybe I need to get in the kitchen, to get some of this creativity!!! LOVE this card...definitely a clean and simple design that packs a WOW!

  9. Very pretty and I like the kraft paper. Looks great.

  10. VERY nice, I love this CAS card---looks country, too, which I love!

  11. Wow, I love this!! Great use of the stamps.

  12. Love this card in its clean simplicity -- Kraft is perfect, I think, for CAS and you did a GREAT job - a wonderful Christmas card to mass produce as well as a wonderful card to receive!!!

  13. I LOVE it, Barbara--just like you said it! Doesn't it just make your heart sing when a card comes together like this?!

    BTW, I love your Saturday post, inspired by Debbie Olson--you did her proud!

  14. Oh -- this is wonderful! Simple, Elegant and then the kraft gives it a little bit of the country feel -- awesome card!

  15. Hey Barbara! Thanks once again for entering the Olympics of Stamping challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

  16. I love the way this turned out. Someone recently gave me a set of letters that spell out Noel, and I didn't know what I could do with them. They are not as beautiful as the ones you used, but I still think I'll try to do something similar. Thank you for the idea.


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