December 1, 2010

Challenge 23 at Papercraft Star !!

Hey everyone ! Welcome back after your Thanksgiving holiday !

Today kicks off our 23rd Challenge, AND a slightly different format. Wednesdays you will see our whole team in the weekly reveal, but Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays we will bring you something completely different. You are going to love what we have planned just for you !
Check it out right here !!!
Today is the final day for our senior team's Kraft Outlet projects. Our sponsor's products have been showcased here for the past four weeks, and our ladies did an incredible job with each one !

Be sure to check out their shop, and also their new blog, The Kraft Journal, where you can see many more of their kraft-ing goodies at work !!

We are excited to announce that our December Grand Prize Sponsor is Scrapfreak. Scrapfreak’s monthly embellishment kits contain the latest products at an affordable price. Not only are their kits easy on the budget but they’re extremely versatile which makes them great for all your scrapbooking projects. Scrapfreak also has one of the friendliest communities online offering daily inspiration, free classes, contests, crops and more! Be sure to check them out at For the chance to win a fabulous Scrapfreak Embellishment Kit participate in one or more challenges during the month of December. Your name will be entered into the random drawing each time you enter a challenge. The winner will be selected at the end of the month!

Here’s what Cari tells us about her Etsy Shop, “I feel that I am extremely “lucky” for the life that I’ve been given and when you get something from my shop hopefully you’ll feel like you are quite the “lucky girl” too. See, I’m all about double entendres. I love a good scavenger hunt. I go out looking with items in mind and when I find them, I like to share them. I designed my shop to be the kind of shop that I would like to visit. A little bit of this, and a little bit of that mixed in with unique handmade and custom-made paper crafts. I hunt and dig for fabulous vintage goodies and ephemera and then package them up so that you don’t have to hunt and dig and get dirty. I always love it when I find a shop that has lots of wonderful things all in one place and hopefully that’s how you’ll feel when you visit luckygirlgoods”. 

Shop at one Cari's stores by visiting the following links:, and

Special 15% Discount for Papercraft Star Followers!
And wanna hear something exciting!  Cari of Lucky Girl Goods is offering our followers and exclusive discount to both of her stores this week!  Just enter papercraftstar when you check out at either one of her stores to receive a 15% discount off your total purchase!  We are "Lucky Girls" indeed!! 

Now for this week's challenge...

Create a Holiday Gift Tag Using...
Patterned Paper
Stamp and/or Die Cut (Cricut or Other)
Ribbon or Twine
Gems or Pearls
Catherine Pooler,  Regular Guest Designer December 2010 through May 2011

Catherine created this holiday Sparkly and Bright project using the following Stampin' Up Supplies: 115346 Sparkly and Bright Stamp Set, STAMPIN’ UP INK PADS: 111833 Baja Breeze, 119670 Early Espresso, STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS: 120975 Wild Wasabi, 119680 Early Espresso, 119677 Delightful Daffodil, STAMPIN’ UP CARDSTOCK: 100730 Whisper White, 102482 Real Red,111352 Baja Breeze, STAMPIN’ UP ACCESSORIES: 120089 Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Paper, 119850 1 3/4" circle punch, 116802 Sweet Treat Cups, 119955 Early Espresson Grosgrain Ribbon, 108797 Chunky Essentials Glitter,119882 Scallop Edge Border Punch, 108362 Crop-o-dile.  See more of Catherine's designs on her website.
Senior Designer Reveal

Kraft Outlet provided Jan with tags, and she does love her tags ! She used 5 Kraft Outlet tags here to make a little "booklet". She says she had a difficult time choosing what wonderful things to add to the very cool tags. Visit Jan's blog for a complete view of all of it !


Tracy has had a blast using the wonderful products our Kraft Outlet sponsor provided for the past several challenges. She created a tag using chipboard, kraft cardstock, and Baker's Twine from Kraft Outlet. There's wet and dry embossing, crackle paint and watercoloring. You can learn more about the creation of the tag at Tracy's blog.


Regan really enjoyed this challenge! She made some beautiful Christmas tags using the string off some of the coffee stained tags and kraft card stock from Kraft Outlet. Don't you just love the Black and Red against the kraft? She added some bling and pearls and some fabulous striped ribbon to finish them off. Please visit her blog for more photos and details.


This week's challenge was perfect for Liz as she used it to make this beautiful tag that she will send with a gift to her friend. Liz loves bling and ribbon and she used lots of it on her project.

Design Team Reveal


Angi added a fun twist to her holiday tag by mixing different textures like musical patterned paper, chipboard, a canvas star, and a large crocheted flower. The festive Christmas chipboard is from the new My Mind's Eye - "I Believe" collection. For more product details and photos just hop on over to visit Angi's blog.


Kimberly created these festive holiday tags following the challenge recipe and using her die cuts from Papertrey Ink. By adding layers of poinsettia blossoms, some red velvet ribbon and snowflake stamping, these tags really make you feel in the mood for some holiday giving! For all the product details and more photos, head over to Kim's blog.

Auxiliary Design Team Reveal

Cecilia used the non-traditional holiday colors of blueberry sky and chartreuse to create a fun gift tag. She had fun combining felt, buttons and glitter - an even a little hand sewing to make a cute garland for the tree.


Jennifer created this fun tag using a label die cut as the base and adding dimension by popping the ornaments up using foam squares. The tag was finished off with a glitter border, silver twine, and a shiny rhinestone. Head over to her blog for more tag inspiration!

Wow ! Didn't our ladies do one fantastic job on this tag challenge! Be sure to return tomorrow for a tutorial from our very own Tracy - she has something really special for you !


Regan said...

WOW!! Such great projects ladies!

Dana said...

Can you enter more than once in your challenges? Just wondering.

♥Jan♥ said...

Sure, Dana, you can enter as often as you wish.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love these tags - great job! I'm feeling quite festive this morning!

Angi Barrs said...

FAB designs. I love them all. :)

Jaggs said...

Sometimes it is hard for me to believe that my entries are digital, thanks for the challenges!