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August 3, 2015

My eBrush and Kadoodle Bug Designs Artist Card

eBrush Design Team: Peggy Oliver Week 8 Cycle 2



Hello, Peggy here and Welcome!
Today I would like to show you how I made this fabulous card using KaDoodle Bug Designs SVG Cuts and my eBrush from Craftwell USA. 

I would like to start by thanking our sponsor this month KaDoodle Bug Designs. I encourage you to check out their site! The have the cutest svg files. And if you don't have an electronic cutting machine No Problem! they have that covered with PDF files you can cut and create. 

Together with my eBrush we are going to make the cutest card. 

Supplies used today are: 
white cardstock
patterned paper
Spectrum Noir Markers
glue/tape



I cut all my pieces of white cardstock with my electronic cutting machine. 
Then it was time to color!
I broke out the eBrush from Craftwell USA and chose some colors of spectrum noir markers I thought would go great with paint splotches. These files were so easy to put together, no guesswork required. They even included a picture of the file put together so if you so chose you could make it look just like the original. 
I airbrushed my white cardstock with yellows light and dark for her hair. The eBrush is also very easy to operate and amazingly precise. I did not have to cover the middle of her hair to get the nice dark shadows around the edges. I just stuck my marker in my eBrush and within seconds I had my choice of colored paper on my design.
I glued all my pieces together then they were ready for placement.  I used white cardstock as my card base and layered my patterned paper using the least busy one for my background. 

I taped my pieces to my card base and whalla! I just love her! so cute!




Thank you for taking the time to view my blog and have a terrific day!!

July 31, 2015

Flashback Friday! 'Trendy Tags'

Guest Designer: Tyra Babington

All month long, we are utilizing the social media themed dies 'Stay Connected' by Teresa Collins in all of the design team projects. And in the spirit of social media connection, we  invited a guest to connect with us by creating a project using the dies! Meet our guest designer, Tyra Babington! When we saw her projects we knew we had to feature her as a guest! Her style is trendy, modern and clean! We love it! 

See her projects below!

Hello, its Tyra and I am delighted to join the Craftwell blog today as a Guest.  



I used the Stay Connected Die Set to create these clean and simple tags that are perfect as a gift tag or a fun note of encouragement tucked inside a lunchbox!




These dies are also great for masculine themed projects or cards for co-workers! Mix and match your favorite social media phrases for a look that's on trend! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tyra :)


Thanks Tyra! Be sure to stay connected to Tyra by following her on her blog! Also find her on facebook and flickr! 

Social Media:

Are you loving the masculine colors? Be sure to leave Tyra some love!

July 30, 2015

DIY Birthday Gift Bags!

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Alexia Misso 

Alexia Misso has a cute idea for DIY Birthday or any party gift bag! See her cute project below!

Hello all Craftwell fans! It's my turn to share a project with you today, I made the following birthday gift bags using 12x12 card stocks and bow embellishment from Craftwell's bow dies. You can never have too much gift bags in the house! 



To make this cute gift bags, I first score a 12x12 card stock by following the guidelines as shown below





Rotate the card stock 90 degree to the left and score at 3 1/2" and 11 1/4"

Cut the access card stock as shown in the picture below


Emboss just the opening flap for the gift bag, run it through Cut 'n' Boss machine. I used Darice's star embossing folder here.


The combination for the platform is A/Cardstock + Embossing Folder/A/D


Here is how it looks like after embossing


Close and seal the bottom of the gift bag



Prepare the bow embellishments, love this bow dies so much! The platform combination for this would be A/Cardstock + Dies/A/B/D


Using ribbon to make the fastener for the gift bags, staple ribbon end to end and adhere the bow to the ribbon.

This is how it looks like, how do you like it?



Hope you like the DIY project I'm sharing today! Have a wonderful day!

Craftwell Products Used:

Other Products Used with Cut 'N' Boss:
- Darice Star Embossing Folder
- Darice Chevron Embossing Folder


Thank Alexia! 

What do you think of Alexia's gift bags?! Aren't they adorable?!



July 29, 2015

'Smile' card

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Pam Bray Cycle 11

Gorgeous butterfly card that is sure to make you smile! 


Good morning!!! I am excited for my post today I love being a part of the Craftwell Design Team. I made a fabulous summer card using Craftwell Honeycomb Embossing Folder and Sizzix Doily Medallion Die. 


 I began by first cutting a piece of Slate Grey Core'dinations paper to fit a 5 1/2"  x 5 1/2" white card base. Corner chomp the corners once embossed and adhere to top of card front with your favorite adhesive...I used a Xyron Mega Runner. 


 Die cut several of the flowers from Craftwell Thankful Holiday Pocket Die Set, form flowers and set to one side. 


Die cut one of the Sizzix Doily Medallion Dies using two A platforms, Cut N Boss and pattern paper from the Teresa Collins Hello Life Collection.


 Place pattern paper doily die cut to front of card front of card.


 Stamp a butterfly image on top of a journal block for the collection and one on a piece of white card stock. Color with Spectrum Aqua Markers. Fussy cut the butterfly from the white card stock....adhere the two butterfly together at body, bending wings up. 


 Place flowers that you have made to front of card with a pretty bow. 


 Decorate the inside of card. 


 Hope you enjoyed my Smile Card and check out other embossing folders as well as the pocket dies offered by Craftwell. Don't forget to check out all the inspiration on the Cut N Boss Blog and Facebook...follow along with us. Until next time. Hugs Pam

Supplies:
Craftwell Cut N Boss
Craftwell Teresa Collins Thankful Holiday Pocket Die Set
Craftwell Honeycomb Embossing Folder
WeR Memory Keepers Hello Life Collection
Sizzix Doily Lace Medallion Die
Stampendous Butterfly Trio Stamp Set
Spectrum Aqua Spice Desert 
Silver Ribbon
Salmon Gemstone
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Sticker Maker MAX
WeR Memory Keepers Chomper


Thank you Pam! 

What do you think of this beautiful card? Let us know in the comment section.

July 28, 2015

'Best Day Ever' Layout



Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Suzanna Lee Cycle 11

Suzanna Lee has a gorgeous scrapbook layout that just summarizes what summer is all about!

See her layout below!

Hey there Craftwell fans! Suzanna here today to share a multi photo layout with you. Creating embellishments for layout is so easy with the Craftwell Cut'N Boss.



I used my Cut'N Boss twice here; once to emboss the tag using the Craftwell/TC Beautiful Words embossing folder and the second time for ALL the die cuts. I used four different dies and was able to run them all through the Cut'N Boss at once. Makes it so easy! And better yet, no cranking involved! Just insert your plates and let the machine do the work for you!



Above is the sandwich I used for the tag. Literally insert the whole tag into the embossing folder, carefully selecting the word(s) I wanted to show and in it went!




Supplies
Craftwell Cut'N Boss
Craftwell/Teresa Collins Memory Collection
Craftwell/Teresa Collins Embossing Folder - Beautiful Words
Patterned paper, die cuts, flair, rub on, stickers - Chic Tags
Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Patterned paper - Simple Stories, Kaiser Crafts, My Mind's Eye
Cardstock - Core'dinations


Thank you Suzanna! 

Want to enter for a chance to snag the Cut 'n' Boss? Head over to Ken Hess video review & giveaway! 

July 27, 2015

A Woodsy Card!

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Mitsyana Wright Cycle 11

Mitsyana Wright created a wonderful card with a woodsy theme in mind! See her cute card below!

Hi Crafty Friends... or should I say "hello"?! 

I've got an awesome card today that says just that! It's part 3 dimensional and part see-through, and all over fun!!




Supplies Used
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies (Butterfly-Memory Collection, Flower- Thankful Collection)
Teresa Collins Woodgrain Cottage Embossing Folder (Craftwell)
eBrush (Craftwell)
Spectrum Noir FS8
Sharpie Markers- light green, orange, brown
Leaf - Flowers, Branches, & Leaves Sizzlit (Sizzix)
Flower rhinestones (Hero Arts- Sparkle Gems)
Patterned paper (My Minds Eye- Happy Day)
Cardstock- Lt green and Lt brown (Bazzill Basics- Monochromatics Browns and Greens)
Acetate (Graffix)


I started my dimensional journey by embossing a piece of light brown cardstock through my Cut'n'boss machine using my Teresa Collins Woodgrain Cottage embossing folder. Then I cut my embossed cardstock down to a 4"x4" and 1"x4" pieces and set aside.

To emboss I used the following plate combo...

From bottom to top:
D PLATE
A PLATE
EMBOSSING FOLDER WITH PAPER
A PLATE


I then cut my Teresa Collins Pocket dies also using my Cut'n'boss machine.

This time I used the following plate combo to cut my dies:

D PLATE
B PLATE
A PLATE
DIE
PAPER
A PLATE



Did you know the Cut'n'boss also cuts other brand dies?? I used my Cut'n'boss to cut sizzlits using the same combo as the embossing folder combo... but instead of a embossing folder I put the sizzlit die and paper in it's place.

Here is the combo to cut sizzlits:

D PLATE
A PLATE
SIZZLIT
PAPER
A PLATE



With a paper trimmer I cut a  4" x 6" piece of  patterned paper  and a 4" x 12" piece of Acetate. I folded my acetate in half to create a 4" x 6" card base. 

I ran my 1" x 4" embossed panel , one butterfly , and 4" x 6" panel all through my Xyron Creative Station with my 9" refill. I sure can fit lots of material on here at once!! 



I still had a small 4"x4" embossed piece that needed some strong adhesive.
So I took out the 9" cartridge, flip up the green divider, and inserted my 5" Permanent Adhesive Cartridge...


and ran my last panel through... 



Peeled and stick time!! I attached the 1" wide strip along the bottom of my card. Then did the same to my 4" piece. This leaves a 1" gap ad a window between the two pieces.


I wanted my embossing to look a little more rustic so I distressed it with brown chalk in and dauber and I taped off the window with painter's tape to keep it clean.



Then I ebrushed my leaves to add more depth to my leaves. I used my sharpies first in green, then lightly with orange, and along the stems in brown.

Then attached my leaves with Diamond Glaze. I then peeled and attached my butterfly to my card front. I also attached my patterned paper onto the inside of my card.



For my second butterfly, I folded the wings back and added diamond glaze to just the body.
 I attached the two butterflies together just at the bodies and flipped the wings up to make it dimensional.



I shaped my flowers using a stylus and rubbed the backs of my flowers gently in a circular motion. I couldn't find my trusty mouse pad I usually use so I found a quick solution... fun foam!! LOL Worked like a charm!

Glued my flowers down with more Diamond Glaze and added my bling in the center of my flowers. And lasty, I ebrushed the bottom of my "hello" using Spectrum Noir in FS8. Then I attached it onto my acetate.


And here is my finished card!!


I hope you enjoyed today's project!!

I loved being able to stop and say HELLO but now it's time for me to say GOODBYE...
See you all next time!!

~ Mitsy

To see more pictures and details of this or any of my other crafty projects... please visit my personal blog at:

Thanks you Mitsyana! 

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