Monday, November 21, 2011

Expecting A Package?

Hi Everyone!
So this is a little different for me. I've never used one of these pillow boxes before but its kinda cool.
A friend of mine had a little "surprise" and I wanted to cheer her up. I thought this Kraftin Kimmie stamp was funny and sweet at the same time.
Oh! And by the way...just a little fyi, I know there's several of you out there practicing your awesome coloring on kraft skills and I don't want you to get frustrated in the process. I want you to know that there's all kinds of kraft cardstock on the market. If you try one brand/type and have little success, don't automatically assume its your coloring skills. Its most likely the paper. Seriously. I mean that.
This pillow box  looks right and feels right and is almost perfect but is a bit too smooth to get many layers of pencil lead down.  Now, If I had started  practicing my coloring skills with this I would be frustrated. I guess the thing to realize is that people use kraft for many ,many purposes and so there's different kinds of  kraft used for different things.  You need to scout around and find one that's right for you and your project.

For instance, this pillow box came from an online store called the "Kraft Outlet". They do all kinds of Kraft. Boxes, tags, reems etc .If you buy their brown Kraft cardstock its actually  kraft colored cardstock. Perfect for card bases but not for coloring. If you want kraft for coloring you would need to buy their "lunchbag kraft". Just a tip.
Someday I think I'll do a side by side comparison of all the kraft on the market and which ones are best for coloring. That could be fun. In the meantime its just trial and error. 

Pillow box: The Kraft Outlet
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyra Rembrants, paper piecing
Ribbon and gems: from stash
Card candy

Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamps R Us -  Bling It On
Gingerloft -Lace, Fabric or Felt
Let`s Ink It Up - Show us your Favourite Technique (crafting with Kraft)
Paper Sundaes - Beautiful Bows
Scrappy Frogs -  Use Kraft Card Stock
The Ribbon Girls - Pink and White
2 Sisters -Let it sparkle
Rogue Redhead Designs  Dress down only one designer paper

Thanks for coming by!


Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

How adorable, Dorcas! I squealed in delight when I saw this pretty "package" - what great idea this is!

Annemaritta said...

Heey! This is a perfect image for these special occasions. Seriously lovable image and your coloring is the usual ;) Thanks for the kraft tips, too, important and very useful.

Debbie said...

I love this idea!!!! And I Love how you embellished it!!!


Chelsea said...

Such a cute image! Love that sentiment.

June Nelson said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. love it and the colouring ,and thanks for the tips, I wonder if you can buy the luncbox kraft in the uk xxxxxx

Debs M said...

great idea and fab colouring, saw it on mim x

Jen Leeflang said...

Hey Dorcas! I saw this beauty on Make it Monday, and I need to tell you that it is AbFab! what a great idea!

Jacee said...

How fabulous Dorcas, a lovely project.
Hugs Jacee

Catherine said...

This is so cute...

Chrissy said...

Fabulous work Dorcas, lovely image and colouring,the shading around her is so soft and lovely.. love the pillow box,great project.

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Linda Wescott said...

Really cute image, love the idea, that's cute too. Thanks for tips on kraft colouring. Hugs lin

dj1952 said...

Gorgeous box, and I'm sure your friend will love it. That's not always a surprise that we want to hear. LOL. Hugs, dj

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Lovely fun box & I am sure your friend will love it.
Tine :)

Erni said...

Hi Dorcas,you are always good for super Ideas,I like this packagebox,..this is simply lovable! hugs Erni

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Lovely pillowbox for your friend. ANd you're so right that good paper is the basic for your coloring.
NOt only kraft but also for distress and markers. And I know, because I tried a lot of paper.
Hugs Marianne

XxJULESxX said...

wow it's so lovely Dorcas!

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Hello Dorcas, I use for distress Canson Montval Aquarelle 300gr.
And when I print the same but 190gr.
For me that is the only paper on which I can color how I want.
Hugs Marianne

Joan V said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

I'm sure this will do the trick! This is soooooo super cute!!! Fabulous coloring and I love the extra embellishments you added!

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Kelly Schelske said...

So adorable Dorcas!!

Jovita @ Inky Impressions said...

Adorable, I'm sure your friend will love it also.

For now I haven't attempted to color on kraft, I think I'll just stay with looking at all your beautiful creations.

paperpapier said...

beautiful and unique project indeed. Thank you for sharing info on Kraft. I didn't know they are so many varieties to it and neither do I know exactly what is Kraft. Looking forward to your Kraft colouring paper comparison.
Heaney xx

Anita said...

This is so cute Dorcas. Thanks for the kraft tip. I haven't gotten brave enough to try it yet but I sooo want to give it a go.

Ribbon Girl said...

Very nice box Dorcas - I've only tried colouring on kraft a couple of times but didn't have much success so I'll keep trying! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl pink and white challenge. Mary G x

Ribbon Girl said...

Very nice box Dorcas - I've only tried colouring on kraft a couple of times but didn't have much success so I'll keep trying! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl pink and white challenge. Mary G x

Jenny said...

What a fabulous project. I love this pillow box and that image looks just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Gaynor Greaves said...

Gorgeous box, just stunning, love the image, thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft, good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Babs said...

Really cute Dorcas. Did you fill it with chocs? That might make her feel a little better!
Luv, Babs xo

Arlene said...

Cute and fun gift... :)

Paul said...

Very elegant and love the look of the Kraft. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
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Sara I. said...

Wow Dorcas - so precious !!! Love the paper pieced gown and what woman doesn't love a little bling?! The play on words is quite adorable! xx

Faye said...

What a fun and sweet idea! You've made a simple pillow box look fab. xxx

Carole said...

What a lovely project. She is adorable and I do want to thank you for the great explanation about "Kraft," and for visiting me.

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and beautiful creation. Love the craft and lace combo. This image is colored nicely :o)

chrilvian said...

oooooo i love it
really adorable

The Rogue Redhead said...

Fabulous pillow box! Love the paper piecing! Thanks for playing the Dress Down Rebel Challenge at RRD!

Karen said...

What a wonderful creation! I love this so very much! Smiles.

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Pat said...

WOW!! I love this! It's so stinkin' cute!!! And thanks for the encouragement about coloring on kraft paper. Am heading to Joann's soon! hehe! Hugs. Pat Frank

Kaz Bee said...

Love thispillow box, simply gorgeous and the image couldn't fail to bring a smile.


Kaz Bee x

.:♥Marit Pettinga-Meijer♥:. said...

Oh my... how stunning is this! This looks just amazing!!! The colours pop so well! Can't keep my eyes of it!!!
Thanks for the inspiration hun!
Hugs & Kisses, Marit.
..:: xXx ::..

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

So cute! This will do the trick esp filled with candy or chocolate! Love the lace, bow & jewels. Great coloring and paper piecing too!

Crystal said...

This is fantastic, love the look on the kraft paper & love the lacey trim & beautiful bow too! Thank you for joining us over at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Karen Petitt said...

That is so very very cute! Gorgeous. Thanks for the tips abour Kraft paper/card - I love it and have wondered why I don't always get a good result - now I know why Karen x

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