Monday, June 10, 2013

Dad, You're Reel Great.......... {The Kraft Journal}

Good Morning and Happy Monday everyone!!!
It is time for a new challenge over at

This week's challenge is... 
Just For Him
Since Father's Day is just around the corner I made this card based on the sketch from Die Cutting Divas
for my kids to give to their dad. 
It has been a while since I played along with their challenges and I really liked this sketch so hopefully you will like my take on it
So now I will walk you though all the fun products I used :)  I started with a Brown Kraft Cardstock base and added designer papers from the All About a Boy paper pack from Echo Park. (Like it???? I picked it up HERE at Annie's Paper Boutique). I picked up this fun stamps from Paper Smooches called  My Guy a while back and think I have only used one of the sentiments a few times so I knew I wanted to use more from it is perfect for a Father's Day card!
The cutie little fishy is from Miss Kate Cuttable's called "Fish in Bowl" and I cut him out using my cameo...minus a few pieces so I could add my own Peachy Keen face~ from the Erkle and Merkle Face Assortment set as well as adding some Flute Corrugated Kraft Paper  for some extra texture and dimension for the fish bow. Also added to the bowl is one of my favorite products from the The Kraft Outlet, the Natural Hemp Cord. I finished my fish off with some white gel pen eyes and popped the whole bowl up using some foam squares.
Finally, I used the sentiment from the stamp set and stamped it using Versafine ink...ooohhh such a GREAT ink for getting a rich bold sentiment! I also added another favorite product from The Kraft Outet~ some Custom Fasteners. I did nothing to them except add  the clear bubble that come in the set....flows with the theme of a fish bowl, right??? 

So there you have inspiration for this week's challenge.
I hope you have enjoyed my card and will play along with us!
As always I have linked all the supplies I used from The Kraft Outlet throughout my description.  If you have not checked out the store yet....make sure you do! There is so much available, the prices are so reasonable and shipping is super fast!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a GREAT Monday!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Scrappy Mom's Stamps~Father's Day
Clear it Out Challenge~Male Card w/Metal
Cut it Up~ Father's Day
Die Cutting Divas~Sketch Challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon~Masculine Card
Cardz TV~Father's Day
Little Scrap Pieces~ Father's Day
Pile it On~For or From a Father
The Pink Elephant~Father's Day


  1. What a happy looking fish. I love his eyes! Thanks for all those links - I'll definitely be following them. Those fasteners look very cool!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!

  2. Too cute Jessica. Love the eyes on the fish. Happy Monday.

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  3. Hi my friend,I am so behind in my commenting!!! I just look at alllll your BEAUTIFUL projects you made,WOW AWESOME job as always!!!!LOVE them all BIG HUGS!!! :)

  4. Adorable! That little fishy just makes me smile!

  5. Jess, this is so darn cute! Love the fun colors and theme! That fish is too cute!

  6. LOL...This is so Stinkin Cute!!
    Love this card!!AWESOME job my friend.
    Thank you for playing at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
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  7. This is great. I just posted a card that I made with the same fish and bowl. Have a great day.


  8. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge great job on your project here...tfs... LYNN B. <((>< stop by and play with us again :)

  9. This is just way too cute Jessica I love all the colors and what a cheery father's day card.

  10. Love it, cute in every way~
    TFS Jessica - enjoy your new week ahead...

  11. Oh my goodness - this is so fabulous and adorable! Love that little fish and how you used the corrugated cardboard inside the bowl! Wonderful. TFS

  12. Cute, cute, cute! Or should I say: reel cute? :)

    Love the card, Jess!

  13. Jessica,
    oh my goodness, this is so adorable. I absolutely love that little fish
    Hugs, Stacy

  14. This is adorable my friend, my hubby would love this he loves fishes. Awesome creation like always. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  15. Super cute Father's Day card Jessica! Love the little fish and his cute eyes. Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges! ~Tami

  16. Love it! What a darling card. Your papers are so bright and happy and I love all the fun layers. Your little fish is just darling and I especially love the sweet Peachy face!

  17. This is super cute!!Love the cute fish! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  18. Awesome Father's Day card. Thanks for using my sketch too!

  19. This is so stinkin' adorable!! I love the little fishie swimming in his bowl...his face is too cute!! The papers are so bright and fun!! And the sentiment is so awesome!! Love, love this my friend!! Thanks so much for joining us at LSP!! Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Little Scrap Pieces DT

  20. Adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz TV.

  21. This is so cute, Jess! Love that darling fish.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  22. Adorable card!! Love that cute fish and fish bowl!! Very sweet!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Also, if you have time, please Make a Card for Maddy! And there is a fab Giveaway too!


  23. Super adorable card for Dads day! TFS at DCD this week.

  24. OMGoodness - such an adorable card! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  25. Jessica, this is so darling! Your fish bowl is so awesome and that fishy is absolutely adorable! Your layering is fantastic!
    Have a great week!
    Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot and Little Scrap Pieces!
    Sherrie K

  26. Oh my goodness that is cute, love your combo of DP's and your fish eyes are so sweet :)

  27. what a reel great card! Thanks for crafting with us at Cut it up!

  28. Such a great card, Jessica! I love the face on your fish... Those eyes are PERFECT! And how clever to have heart "bubbles" too! Well done!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  29. So BEYOND adorable...seriously STUNNING work :) Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges for our Father's Day challenge. :)

  30. Jessica, this is so SUPER cute! I just LOVE the paper and its an awesome take on the sketch! That is the perfect little fish :)

    Have a great night! Thanks for sharing with us!

  31. Such a creative card. Very fun! Thanks for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.

  32. Love this Jessica!! That denim paper is awesome! The design is super cute and love all the colors you used!
    Deb C

  33. Great Father's Day card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!

  34. jessica this is so cute :) thanks for sharing your awesomeness with us at cardztv :)

  35. Adorable fish bowl with the perfect sentiment!!!

  36. Jessica this is absolutely adorable! I love the sweet fish and sentiment, what great layers for this fun card. The details and movement of it are just perfect. Thank you so much for joining in on our Father's Day challenge over at The Pink Elephant!
    ~*Joni TPE DT

  37. This is DARLING! LOVE IT!!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!!
    Have a GREAT day!