Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: Get Krafty! Use Kraft Paper In Your Design

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
This week, the SOS Design Team challenge is: 
Create a project using Kraft Paper.  
I love kraft paper for creating "faux" leather notebooks and tablet covers.   The cost is low and I can swap covers on my Fire Tablet almost daily.   I am eager to see your makes... 
I am always looking for "Krafty" inspiration.
I created one new project for this challenge  
Using the Tim Holtz Die Alterations® Die  "Umbrella Man.
I used craft foam instead of foam tape to add dimension to my project.  Craft foam is cheap and allows you to die cut cardstock and foam at the same time.
I reversed the "Transition" on my interior image.
Stash Items:  Every item used in this project is 15 months old or older.

 Here are some past faux leather projects using kraft paper.
Hope you find some "krafty Inspiration!" 

Orange You Special
My infusion nurse requested a Traveler's Notebook Cover but she wanted it to be Orange and she wanted me to use the "faux leather" technique.  She was convinced her family and friends would not believe that her planner cover was made from paper.  She took the finished planner before I could get pictures, however, I found two shots on my tablet.
I used Tim Holtz® Carved Pumpkin™ and  Abandoned Coral™ Distress Inks to create the orange undertones desired.  She was very pleased with the result.  
The orange is there but does not overwhelm.

"Itty Bitty Notebooks" 
Using Kraft Paper to Create Faux Leather 
I use the sunflower embossed design quite often when creating notebooks and Planner Covers.  It is the most requested.

"Waves of Grain"
I don't get as many requests for this one, 
but it is still one of my favorite embossed designs.
"Butterflies are Free"
This design is fabulous on a mini planner.
"A Pocket Full of Posies"
My five-year-old granddaughter chose this design for
her mini notebook cover.  This summer she is going to do her first planner.
I used Darice folders for these projects but any embossing folder will work just fine. 

 Join us at Shopping Our Stash!  We look forward to seeing what you create with your kraft paper!
Chana Malkah


  1. loooooooooooooove all your krafty creations, especially the faux leather covers which are AMAZING!

  2. Oh my goodness these are so awesome, I need to try that faux leather technique. Fantastic job on the challenge.

    1. Thanks, Barbara! You should try the technique. I bet you could come up with some amazing projects!


  3. Oh WOW!! Chana, these projects are amazing, love your card too, that silhouette of the English Gentleman is really fabulous and the way you used the pattern papers on it truly enhances the image, the sentiment made me pause and think about it for a while, it's truly beautiful and meaningful.
    And your Journal covers are incredible, what an amazing labor of love my dear, I looked at them carefully and I just can't make up my mind as to which I love the most but, if I must choose I think the one entitled "Waves of Grain" is my favorite.
    Awesome projects teammate.

    1. Thanks, Maria! Waves of Grain is my favorite, too!

  4. WOWZERS Chana!!!
    You are sooooo super talented!
    Amazingly creative, gorgeous and KRAFTY creations!

  5. You are a crafting goddess, Chana! Your work always makes my jaw drop! The Umbrella Man is always such an interesting figure. So intrigued by the way you described using foam sheets for dimension. I think I have some somewhere around here... I'll have to try! Thanks for the tip, and for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks, Mimi! I feel exactly the same about your work! I always ask, "Now, how did she do that?" or "Why can't I think like that?"

  6. Fabulous notebook and OMGosh! I love your embossed and painted covers. hugs, Teresa


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