Challenge: Witch Kraft

We’re a bit early with this one, but the word play combined with getting a jump on fall decor and a new color palette has us eager! Team member Sandra dreamed this one – in her words ”a challenge for Halloween. I love the word play, I love Kraft and I love Halloween.”

What magic will you work with kraft? Or will your project be more witchy? Whether themed or color based – you can hop on your broom and fly a lot of directions with this one…

Anna-Karin made a layout with both kraft and witches.

My son made up a story about tiny witches that have a school not far from his own, which is what this layout is about. I made the school with the Rickety House die, Distress Paint and stamps. The witches were stamped and cut out and I also used the Halloween Shadows die to add the little witches to the page, die cut from kraft-core cardstock. The background is Motif cardstock.

Ashli is not big on witches, but she does love some kraft!


My favorite thing about Kraft is the lovely ton-on-tone effects that can be achieved. Drawing inspiration from a class I recently took with our fearless leader, May, I decided to play with the tone-on-tone look of some paper rolls. To add even more depth, I stamped some lovely Dear Lizzy stamps using Simon’s Khaki ink. The beautiful white of the Signo Pen completes this fun page!

Emma had so much fun creating the first of many Halloween projects for 2014.


As soon as I saw the new Halloween stamp releases from Tim Holtz, they went straight to the top of my “must-have” list and just knew that I wanted to combine the Halftone Halloween set with the Halloween Blueprint 2 set from last year to create my first Halloween project. I added the stamped images against a background created with Black Soot, Brushed Pewter and Pumice Stone Distress Stains and then completed my fun card with a die cut Pediment and Cross Bone Adornment.

Witch Kraft? Or Which Craft? Michelle combined several crafts to create a mixed media scrapbook layout.


Which Craft? Why Choose? Stamping, Scrapbooking and Needlework are all fun! The inspiring cardstock sentiment sticker from Glitz Design sets the tone for this unusual vintage photo. Grunge circles that are stamped on vellum and stitched to the background float around a watercolored Sizzix bee that has been die cut and embossed.

Mona was inspired to get crafty with a Kraft tag.


I LOVE anything Kraft and when you combine a Kraft tag with a Postcard texture fade along with a hint of picket fence paint, you get magic! Embellished with several Kraft Glassine flowers makes for a wonderful multi Kraft toned project.

Andrea honed in on the “witch” part of the theme by making a witch-approved Halloween necklace.


Thinking of witches this week, I was reminded of my childhood witch costume. My mom made me the dress and hat and I even had a plastic broom. Unfortunately, my older brother and I got into a fight over the broom and broke it in half. But I loved it so much that I kept it for years even though it had a huge wad of duct tape around the broken part. This challenge theme took me back to my witchy roots, so I made a bold Halloween necklace that any witch would be proud to wear. I love to incorporate Tim Holtz embellishments into jewelry, such as the pocket watch, corked vials and metal tag labels.

Kraft had Suzz looking around her craft supplies for a neutral kraft inspired palette.


My pretty little gift bag came together so easily this week. I had quite a mess going on my desk which helped me grab a few items to put together my art. I had the Stampers Anonymous Winged Things , a previously cut Memory Box Stained Glass die cut, and a inky background scrap created with Tattered Angels Valencia, and Party Pink . Having these pieces helped me use up a few odds and ends and kept me focused so I was able to create something quickly.
Meihsia was inspired to create a kraft Halloween tag this week.

I decided to create a Halloween tag with some non-traditional color scheme and embellishments this week. The background of this kraft tag was colored with Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks. After stamping the image with Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Poison Sketch and Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Dye Ink, I decorated the tag with some Prima Flowers and Resion Icons.

I (May) got krafty and used both of the words in my project.

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Which direction should I take this? how crafty can I be? I went wild with my favorite Halloween texture folder and some foil cardstock and created this bewitched card. With some kraft colored word stickers, of course! It was so fun to embrace my inner mad scientist and just go wild with all kinds of color mediums and texture possibilities. I love how this card turned out, and I’ll be creating more with texture folders in the near future for sure.

Sandra Mouwen surely loves both Kraft and Halloween and has a tutorial to share

Check back here Wednesday for the tutorial of this Witch-Kraft invitation.

For more inspiration click on our design team’s blog links so you can see more photos (and full supply lists) for their projects. Leave them a little comment love while you’re there so they know how they’ve inspired you too, if you’re so inclined.


As always, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by random generator. To qualify all you need to do is create a new project that ties in (in any way!) with our theme and post it, along with a link back to this challenge, and add a link here. This challenge will end at 11:59pm on Sunday August 31st Eastern time. We will also be choosing some of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.



  1. Oh no, that’s everything else on hold. What a fangtastic theme. Great inspiration from the DT. Can’t wait to make a project or five bwahahahahahahahahaha

  2. yes, one of my favourite topic’s, our weather is to creeps, rain, cold and dark so absolutely fit for Halloween, thanks for the beautiful inspiration’s! Hugs, Kerstin

  3. Thanks for another fun challenge and the fab DT inspirations! Also for the alternative to Halloween – it’s not done much or at all where we live Karen x

  4. I have to ditto everyone above…these are simply stunning pieces of ART…thanks for a fun challenge and I’m looking forward to more…

    Nancy T.

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