Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's Time for September's Project Parade---Day One!


Who's Feeling Krafty?!! Can you believe it's already time for another Verve Project Parade? I am thrilled to be kicking it off this month and with the announcement that this month's theme would be "Gettin' Krafty"! I have always loved using Kraft cardstock. I know, I know, some of you out there shy away from it, but why? Because it's not girly enough? Because it lacks color? Because it looks like a paper bag? I tell you, I have a hard time NOT using it! To me, it's like a good ol' pair of comfy bluejeans that can go with anything! There's something so "earthy" about it, yet it can be dressed up or down. This time, I took a more modernistic, but still earthy approach with it, and used circles for my main images. Another look I love is stark white against the Kraft color, so I chose to heat emboss the main images with white embossing powder. I then added the brown cattails behind the embossed flowers--just a little "emboss resist" technique, I think. I don't know if that's the technical term for it or not. I stamped the brown right over the white and the embossed part resisted the ink, so that makes sense to me!

Wanna get Krafty, too? Just upload your creation to this post no later than noon on September 30th. If you upload to SCS, please use keyword VVPP06, so we can all drool over your Krafty loveliness! A random participant will be drawn on October 1st to receive $15 in Verve Bucks to spend at the Verve Stamps store! Good luck and go get Krafty!

54 comments:

  1. Great card Susan, I love kraft cardstock too!!!! I can't wait to play!

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  2. EEEEK! I *love* Kraft!!! Can't wait to see all the projects - and hope to play too!!!!

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  3. OH NO!!!! I am so busy right now I vowed to take a break on challenges but I can't miss a Verve challenge. ESPECIALLY ON THAT INVOLVES KRAFT!!! I can't get enough of this cs right now. Can't wait to play!!
    Great card Susan!!!!

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  4. Very prett..kraft cvardstock is starting to groww on me!!!!

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  5. Love your card, Susan! Some people don't like Kraft??? I love it...used it just yesterday!

    Can't wait to play!!

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  6. Gorgeous card and what a cool challenge! I'm a recent Kraft convert - love it!

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  7. REally gorgeous card! I love it!

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  8. oooh, fabulous card! I am so into Kraft right now ... and I was able to play, so HERE's mine!

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  9. I like Kraft, but I must admit I don't use it often. I did take your challenge though, here's my card -- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1058186?cat=500&ppuser=72594

    Hope the link works. Not sure of links on blogs.

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  10. I do like kraft but don't tend to use it very often so thanks for the push. Here is a totally out of character for me card- masculine and no frills (gasp):

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1058756?cat=500&ppuser=76424

    thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. Great challenge Susan.
    Here are my projects:
    http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/2008/09/getting-krafty.html

    I hope you like them.
    God bless
    Giovana

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  12. I had never used Kraft cardstock before this and I LOVE it. I think I'll be making many more things using this!
    Not sure if mine counts cause I didn't end up using my Verve set but you can check it out here on my blog: http://embellishedpaper.blogspot.com/2008/09/im-back-with-wsc58.html

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  13. i think i need to get some more kraft paper - i can see a lot of possibilities with it - thanks!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1061675&cat=500&ppuser=87466

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  14. This is only my second time using Kraft and I still have to work at using it but It certainly gives you the Old fashions appearance. Here is my card
    http://enchantedstamping.blogspot.com/
    Heather

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  15. It's been so long since I could play in a challenge! Here is my card on SCS:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1062170?cat=500&ppuser=56264

    Thank you. Heather

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  16. Glad I was able to incorporate this challenge!! I love what I have seen of this challenge! DT rocks!! Here's my take on it:

    http://paperhugs.blogspot.com/2008/09/altered-prima-packaging-three.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Vicki

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  17. Ok, here are my cards:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1062696?cat=500&ppuser=84123

    and

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1062695?cat=500&ppuser=84123

    THanks for such a great challenge...I'll prob post to my blog later this week after Mojo Monday ;) Have a great weekend!

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  18. What a pretty card! I love kraft cardstock, so I had to try this challenge. Here's my version: Two Thank You's

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  19. YAY! I finally had time to stamp!!!! Here's mine: http://jentapler.blogspot.com/2008/09/verve-product-parade.html

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  20. Oh! I love this card! I rarely use Kraft cardstock. Not sure why - it is such a great look! Here's my creation: http://thecolorfulsideofme.blogspot.com/2008/09/gettin-krafty-with-more-verve.html

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  21. I'm so glad I had time for this challenge. It was a fun one!!! Here's mine:
    http://scrapsbym.blogspot.com/2008/09/gettin-krafty.html

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  22. Very fun challenge!! Here is my card:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1064779?cat=500&ppuser=139884

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  23. Great challenge, had lots of fun with my Kraft! Here's my card:

    http://thinkingstampsagain.blogspot.com/2008/09/some-bunny-loves-you.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Grace (scrappigramma2 on SCS)September 24, 2008 at 7:59 AM

    What a fun one this was! Had the full feel of fall in the air today so here is my craftily thankful card:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1065886?cat=7613

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  25. I love Kraft and my Notes of Prayer Verve stamps! Thanks for this great challenge. I hope you enjoy my card. :)http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1065932?cat=500&ppuser=2248

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  26. I just love Kraft!! And I am LOVING all of the Divas' creations with it! This isn't what I intended to make for this challenge - I still hope to make a second card with only Verve stamps - but still wanted to share this one as well. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Here's mine.

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  27. Here's the card I made for this challenge:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1067427?cat=500&ppuser=114795

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Here's my krafty card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1067431?cat=500&ppuser=108659

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  29. Thanks for the fun challenge! Kraft is so "in" now!

    Here's my card:
    http://handkraftedbystephanie.blogspot.com/2008/09/gettin-krafty-and-occ-challenge-card.html

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  30. I finally got a chance to play!! I combined this challenge with Mojo 54, MTVD12 & The Ways to Use It Challenge from Splitcoast!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1067481?cat=500&ppuser=100666

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  31. Here's another one - natural fibres this time instead of Kraft! Just loving this challenge!

    http://thinkingstampsagain.blogspot.com/2008/09/blushing-gift-ensemble.html

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  32. fabulous challenge!!!
    here's my card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1067983?cat=13350

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  33. Here is my submission for Gettin' Krafty! I really do like Kraft paper and should reach for it more!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1068115?cat=500&ppuser=156271

    Thanks for the push!

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  34. here is another entry for the project parade- a very simple baby card:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1067156?cpage=3

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  35. This card is fabulous!! There has been some amazing Krafty goodness posted for the parade, I love it!! Kraft is one of my favorite resources, and seeing this reminded me I've under-used it lately, so THANKS! Here is mine:

    http://glitterinmyhair.blogspot.com/2008/09/aaarrhhh-shimmerzy-pirate-cupcake.html

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  36. Love Kraft paper. Thanks for the challenge. Here's my card on SCS.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1069128?cat=500&ppuser=182962

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  37. Great challenge!!! Finally I had a chance to play along....

    Here is my card:
    http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2008/09/occ-ic147-mtvd12vvpp06-tecc35.html

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  38. I too LOVE kraft cardstock! Here's my project:
    http://chavezdesigns.blogspot.com/2008/09/robot-princess-gift-card-holders.html

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  39. And another!

    http://glitterinmyhair.blogspot.com/2008/09/wicked-bats-mtvd12-sc195-vvpp06.html

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  40. Lovin' the Kraft! Here's another from me, just because!

    http://glitterinmyhair.blogspot.com/2008/09/ten-minute-pirate-ship.html

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  41. Here is my first card for the challenge....just an itty bitty bit of Kraft paper really but the twine is there too :)
    http://scrappydo.wordpress.com/2008/09/29/krafty-verve-challenge/
    thanks for the great challenge

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  42. Here's mine! And I didn't even wait till the LAST minute like I did with the OSW Challenge! HA! LOL!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1071229?cat=11082

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  43. Great idea! Loved using the kraft. Here is my card.

    http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/2008/09/getting-krafty.html

    Robbie

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  44. I don't know why I don't use kraft more often I always love it once the card is made but never think to use it. Thanks for this challenge. Here is mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1072740?nocache=1

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  45. Here are two more cards I've made for this challenge

    http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2008/09/bic25-happy-birthday.html

    Hope you like them???

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  46. I love kraft paper and natural styles. This was so fun to do, especially with new stamps!

    Here is what I designed!

    http://ashleynewell.blogspot.com/2008/09/get-your-verve-on.html

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  47. Love kraft! Thanks for the fun time.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1073187?cat=500&ppuser=154663

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  48. And here is my 2nd one with a Verve stamp... yay for the first time it got used :)

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  49. ....sorry if this is a duplicate comment, I wasn't sure if I left the SCS link to the card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1073313?si=VVPP06
    thx :)

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  50. Linked my card long ago to the splitcoast thread but just realized I never linked it here -
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1064221?cat=500&ppuser=123976

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