Oct 08 2009

Stamp Simply #108 – Krafty Black

Published by at 10 30 pm under Bow Easy,JustRite Products,Sympathy Cards

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!

Keyword ssnotime108 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoast and/or your Blog, anytime at all. You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!) can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

Check out the great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these fabulous designers:

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my Krafty Black creation for today:


A Kraft card base and a Krafty type color in the LaCreme DP.  I wanted to add to my supply of sympathy cards today.  A simple style I do often using a LaCreme Chipboard Sticker flower and *hanging* my sentiment by a Cuttlebug Corner Die piece placed on top.  The sentiment and border is from Thinking of You by JustRite.  The Black Silk Bow is made on the Bow Easy.  Paper is SU Kraft, Black, Very Vanilla and LaCreme DP by DCWV.  My card is 5.5″ square.


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items used on this card:

Thinking of You used on the 2 1/4″ x 3 1/16″ Oval Stamper  by JustRite.

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.

Classic Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders, and the Bow Easy.

100% Black Silk Ribbon by MayArts.


Thanks much for stopping in today.  Hope you can play along if you so desire — this is a fun one!!!  Truly appreciate your visits and wish you all a wonderful weekend ahead.  My next project is a quick and easy hostess gift to have on hand — and quick and easy it is. Hope to see you soon!


44 responses so far

44 Responses to “Stamp Simply #108 – Krafty Black”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    Stunning Sharon, absolutely gorgeous!

  2. AJ says:

    just fabulous Sharon! I love Kraft and can’t wait for it to sneal back into another challenge!! 😉

  3. I love kraft paper for that little bit of brown. I use it with a faded black (okay dark grey) a lot. Just has a warm homey feel to me. I use it with masculine cards.

    Very nice card. Sophisticated and stylish. Awesome.

  4. Shawna says:

    So elegant and classy!

  5. nancy littrell says:

    Kraft again, Oh my! I just finished this wks SCS CC…kraft, mellow moss and white. I seem to only reach for kraft on challenges, but usually like the results. Hope to play later. Thanks Sharon for another fun challenge and inspiring gorgeous card.

  6. Deb Neerman says:

    Gorgeous! You make Kraft look like spun-gold, girlfriend!!! Hope all is well with you and yours … hope to get a chance to play!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  7. Charlene says:

    Stunning creation, Sharon…love how you hung your sentiment!

  8. Karen W says:

    This is stunning, I love it!!

  9. Absolutely stunning creation Sharon! Hope you are well!!

  10. Joan Fricker says:

    Beauitiful card Sharon. I love the classy look of black any time and using it with the “krafty” paper it truly shines. Great job!


  11. Pat says:

    What a beautiful card Sharon. You have used my favorite colors — I am a back to basic person– black, brown and white — have a great day. So enjoy your site.

  12. Pat Adam says:

    Lovely card Sharon, and I have to say kraft & black makes a stunning combo for a card. Love your anniversary ( wedding) picture…thanks for sharing your happiness with us all. That is such a blessing to have a great marriage. Happy weekend. Pat

  13. Deb Saaranen says:

    So beautiful…fun challenge…black and kraft go together soooo well!

    Guess we were both thinking in the same direction this time around!

  14. Paula says:

    What is craft paper? Is that the paper that kind of looks and feels like cardboard (but is paper)?

  15. What a beauty, Sharon! Your creations are always the most elegant and beautiful of anyone out there!

  16. Rose Ann says:

    Your card is gorgeous, Sharon!! This challenge should bring some real beauties!!

  17. What a gorgeous layout and design Miss Sharon — truly elegant!!!

  18. barb schram says:

    Stunning, spectacular, and downright gorgeous! LOVE this layout, and the ribbon, so very nice! Take good care, Sharon! Thanks for letting me play along with the Stamp Simply girls!

  19. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Great challenge, Sharon! Black and Kraft are so elegant together! Your sample card is absolutely gorgeous! Here is the black and Kraft card I made: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1505579?&cat=500&ppuser=143903
    Have a great weekend!

  20. Sheila says:

    Hi Sharon,
    What a pretty card! I love how the geometric paper co-ordinates with the stripes. Job well done once again. TFS! Sheila

  21. MichelleH says:

    Ohhh, just stunning!

  22. Angela says:

    another beautiful, elegant card Sharon!!!


  23. Janine says:

    Just beautiful Sharon… Have a fabulous weekend.

  24. Hazel says:

    I loved this challenge – it made me use some paper I’ve had for a long while – it was just right – my card is here x

  25. Sharon, this is simply stunning!! The Kraft helps that black pop even more or is that visa versa?? 🙂

  26. teresa kline says:

    great colors Sharon, thanks again for another great challenge!

    here is mine

  27. Simply gorgeous, Sharon. So elegant and serene. I’m sure it will bring comfort to however it’s sent.

  28. Jean says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  29. Amy/rohla says:

    As always, Sharon–stunning! The verse is so bittersweet and you’ve framed it so beautifully.


  30. Amy Schultz says:

    love kraft! Thanks for including it 🙂 Here’s Mine

  31. Jenny Gropp says:

    Sharon – this is a knockout with design and the paper choices and of course the fab bow! I wish we never needed sympathy cards though.

  32. Jessica says:

    Great challenge! I love using Kraft. Here’s my card!

  33. leslierich says:

    Very pretty and elegant, and such a thoughtful sentiment.

  34. Elegant and beautiful, Sharon! I love that sentiment and will have to check out this stamp set.

  35. Crystal says:

    That was a fun challenge . I will definitely need to pull out the kraft a little more often !

  36. michellegall says:

    black and white is really classy i never think of just black and white love it

  37. IRIT says:


  38. Sharon, your card is out of this world GORGEOUS!!! You are just the Queen of simple with a big WOW factor!!!! I had a chance to play along this week, so here is my humble creation, nothing like yours :D.


    Thanks for a fun challenge. Hugs, Sabrina

  39. Great challenge, Sharon. Your card is beautiful! My simple Stamp Simply offering can be seen here:

  40. Wow, amazing blog format! How lengthy have you been running a blog for? you make blogging look easy. The entire glance of your site is fantastic, let alone the content material!

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