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October 24, 2014

Halloween Wine bottle

Ebrush Design Team: Terri Sproul  Week 1 Cycle 1

Friday is here and so is Terri Sproul's first post on the eBrush Design Team. She has a  Skull decorated Candle holding Spirit Bottle! How is that for a home decor project!

Happy Halloween

I just love Halloween and playing Dress up
here is my project for my Ebrush Design Team

Altered Bottle for Halloween

  • Craftwell Ebrush
  • Wine Bottle
  • Napkin
  • Dew Drops
  • Ribbon
  • Cat and Pumpkin Die Cut
  • Perfect Paper Adhesive
  • Sharpies:  Green, Orange, Purple and Black

1)  Get some Ribbon out - I only purchase White or Cream ribbon and spray it using my Ebrush the color I need to match my project.  GREAT way to save yourself some MONEY. (see photo below)
2)  Drink a Bottle of WINE.... LOL
3)  clean all labels off your wine bottles - I soak them in warm water with baking soda and vinage
4)  Starting at the bottle of my wine bottle - start spraying with your EBrush and Shapie, I started with Orange and then added purple and end at the top of the bottle with black. (see photo below)
5)  Cut out image from Napkin - I cut out this Skull image - remove all of the White layer from your napkin, leaving only the Color Image part. 
6) Using PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive) - add a nice thin layer to your bottle where you will be placing your napkin image.  Use a SOFT touch add your napkin image  
7) When you napkin image is Dry it's time to embellish - I add the Green ribbon I made using my Ebrush to the bottom of my bottle and then added the Cat and pumpkin die cut I had in my stash.  One last thing I added a few Dew Drops to my Skull image

color your own Ribbon using your Ebrush and a Sharpie 
Or any other marker you have in your stash 

See how cool the bottle looks with the Sprayed color

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have fun spray away!

Terri Sproul 

You can visit Terri's Blog for more inspiration!
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October 23, 2014

eBrushed Hay Display! Welcome Fall!

Ebrush Design Team: Mitsyana Wright Week 1 Cycle 1

So Thursday arrives with a wonderful home decor project! Mitsyana has created such a warm welcome with her eBrush!  

Hello Crafty Friends! This will be my first official post as an eBrush Design Team Member. As a busy mommy of four I need  my craft projects to be super quick & easy yet still fabulous. And, today I chose to do a stenciling technique. Stenciling allows for you to practically personalize any and everything. 

Supplies Needed:
Mini Hay Bale
Plastic Sheets/ Stencil Film
Electric Die Cutter
Black Sharpie Marker (or color of your choice)

Using your electric die cutter, cut a stencil using your plastic sheet. For this stencil I used a free font called Big Top.

Remove plastic packaging from your bale. Position stencil as desired. You may need double sided adhesive or spray adhesive to help keep stencil in place. If you don't have adhesive available hold stencil down firmly with one hand, 

With your eBrush and Sharpie, spray stenciled lettering onto bale. I chose a black  Sharpie because I wanted it to be bold and just pop off the bales.

When done with all the letters remove stencil and...TA-DAH... instant signage!!

This makes me "HAPPY"! Pun totally intended! 

For my complete message I chose the phrase HAPPY FALL Y'ALL... It works great for both Halloween and Thanksgiving themes and complements the rest of my holiday decor. 

Remember,you don't have to eBrush "words"... This project would look great as a monogram too!

Hope this project inspires you to embrace your stencils and your eBrush and take your machine outdoors for awesome projects! 

Happy eBrushing!!

Please let her know how much you enjoy her posts! So much more is there to delight you!  You can visit her blog at
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October 22, 2014

Trick Or Treat Banner!

Ebrush Design Team: Jan Hunter Week 1 Cycle 1

Wednesday brings us to Jan Hunter!  She has a delightful sense of design.  She has so many more bright and interesting projects to come!

Trick or Treat Banner

Fall has arrived and Halloween is just a few days away!  Need something that works up quickly?  This may fit the bill. 

You'll Need:
2  8.5x11 inch pieces of white cardstock
2  8.5x11 inch pieces of black cardstock
Desired facial designs - I chose this one, Jack Pumpkin
Electronic die cutting machine and associated software
(Or you can cut a large tags out of cardstock)
Adhesive (the Xyron 5" sticker maker was perfect for this)
Checkerboard Stencil (my design)
Embossing folder and embossing machine
Craftwell's eBrush
Sharpie Markers in dark gray, dark brown and orange

If you're using an electronic cutter, using your basic shapes library, resize a tag to 5 x 7 inches. copy and paste it an additional two times on your mat. Add the desired facial features to each tag front. Add the text to each tag as desired.  Make that that all lines are set to cut.  I added a shadow layer the same size as the original tag, hide it while you cut the tags in white paper.  Cut only the shadow with the black cardstock. 

Emboss the lower section of each white tag piece with your choice of embossing folder - leaving the top of the tag unembossed.  With a chackerboard stencil secured in place on the top part of the stencil, spray with the eBrush as desired, making sure that the bottom of the tag is protected from overspray. 

Now, cover the upper portion of the tag while you spray the bottom section of the tags.  Adhere the black backing now.  If desired, you can use the eBrush and the brown sharpie and lightly spray the edges of all the tags for an antiqued or distressed look.

String your banner together.  I used a button to secure the cording to each tag.  Add fibers, netting, beads, buttons or any other embellishments you desire to complete your banner for hanging. 

Thanks for dropping by and hope you'll enjoy some last minute Halloween crafting for your home or as a gift!

Wonderful Project, Jan! We love Jan's creations and you can learn and share with her by visiting her blog. Also  don't forget to join eBrush by Craftwell Facebook group!

October 21, 2014

Halloween Card, Gift Box, and Home Decor! Ebrush Treasures for Halloween

Ebrush Design Team: Lisa Somerville Week 1 Cycle 1

We are delighted to share our Tuesday posting designer, Lisa Somerville.  She is rocking the eBrush for a spooky Halloween!  She wowed us with her super   Halloween collection!

Hi, and welcome to the Craftwell Blog!  Lisa here today, as it's my turn to share on the Craftwell Blog using the eBrush!  Our theme for this month is Halloween, I've created a Halloween card, gift box and altered Home Decor piece using the eBrush, stencils, markers, stamps and some cut files.

Here's what my project pieces and home decor piece looked like before adding details with the eBrush.

Working on a non-stick craft mat for easy clean up, I used the eBrush and the Sharpie Adapter, along with a Black marker from STAEDTLER to add stenciling to the pattern paper panels using the Shattered Glass Stencil.

I used a Silver Fine Tip Sharpie and the eBrush to add the same stencil to the Black card stock panels.

To add color to the skull die cut panels and the Home Decor skull, I used the eBrush with the Sharpie Adapter and Neon Sharpies, spraying the color through a flower stencil.  After the flowers were added, I added more stenciling using the eBrush, Black marker and Shattered Glass Stencil, then randomly stamped a few spiders in Archival Black ink using the Gothic 31 (retired) stamp set from Artistic Outpost.

Here's a close-up of the card, I love the shimmer of the Silver Marker

When airbrushing the projects, I wanted some of the areas to have flecks of Black, thus the random stray dots you see.


  • eBrush
  • Sharpie Adapter
  • Sharpie Fine Tip Markers - Neon, Silver
  • STAEDTLER - Mars Graphic Black Marker
  • Die cut files
  • Skull
  • Dimensionals
  • Zva Creative Red Crystal Gems
  • Ink  - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Ranger Black Archival
  • Tim Holtz Shattered Glass Stencil
  • Cutting Machine
  • Graphic 45 Pattern Paper
  • Black Card Stock
  • Scor-Tape
  • Artistic Outpost Gothic 31 stamp set

I hope my projects have inspired you to so some Halloween crafting!

Thanks for visiting today!

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Lisa has rocked the eBrush world with her triple play project! Please visit her blog . Don't forget to join Facebook Group , eBrush by Craftwell for more eBrushing fun.

October 20, 2014

Halloween Mixed Media Card!

Ebrush Design Team: Peggy Oliver Week 1 Cycle 1

Peggy leads off our new eBrush design team. We are excited to bring this versatile product to you.  Peggy shares her wonderfully scary  card with us!  Thank you Peggy!

 Hello! Welcome to my first post as a Craftwell Ebrush Design Team Member.  Should you have any questions please feel free to ask. Today I would like to show you my NEW "Must have tool for 2014!"
Would you like to know how I did this?
Todays supplies include:
  • Craftwellusa Ebrush w/adapters 
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • BIC Markit Marker
  • Copic Marker
  • Slide Mailer
  • Cardstock
  • Oven Baked Clay
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Fibers
  • Flowers
  • Wire
  • Letters
  • Metal Embellishments
  • glue
  • Crystal lacquer or Glossy Accents w/red alcohol mixed in

I started with my slider mailer. I airbushed a base coat with my Spectrum Noir markers on all four sides using DR5 and Bic Markit in Tuxedo Black for shading and on all edges.

Next I started creating the embellishments for a scary scene. I carved out a scull, fingers, bones, grave stone and leaves.

I thought it would be an appropriate grave site embellishment to have black roses. Below ready to airbrush black.

I used plastic lettering for my cover "do not enter" below but the letters blew around too much..

So, I decided to place double sided tape to my craft mat and adhere the lettering down while I airbrushed them from clear to black.

I also airbrushed my clay fingers with copic markers skin colors as my clay was white.  I added some gause and Ebrushed with Spectrum Noir markers.

I chose G45 paper to embellish behind the fingers and inside cover.

I created a broom out of a small wooden spoon. I used my Ebrush and sprayed the spoon black, so quick and easy!
I used fibers as the bristles. Now all of my embellishments  are ready to glue down.  I used the wire from my flowers and Ebrushed them black and coiled them behind the black leaves.

Lastly I used some Crystal lacquer mixed with red alcohol ink as blood dripping for a finishing touch.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and inspired you to try this "Must Have" Crafting tool Craftwell Ebrush.

Peggy Oliver

Peggy's work is simply amazing. I have seen it first hand and fingers, too! Please let her know how much you enjoy her posts! You can visit her blog at
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October 17, 2014

Camera Ready Cards!

Guest Post: Steph Ackerman

We have Steph Ackerman back on our blog! We love featuring guest designers on our blog, and Steph was so great to work with the first time, we invited her back! 

See her cute card projects below!

Hi everyone, I am thrilled to be guest designing again for Craftwell USA today.  Craftwell is the maker of eBrush, Teresa Cut 'N' Boss, eBosser,  and eCrafter as well as some amazing large format embossing folders.

I received this awesome Theresa Collins embossing folder - Snapshots.  This embossing folder is  approximately 8 1/2" x 12".  The possibilities are endless with an embossing folder of this size.  

It's almost Halloween and what better way to say Happy Halloween than with a hand made card.  The card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and I used the Snapshots embossing folder on Bazzil cardstock to create the background.  I inked  across the embossed sections to add additional color to the card. 

Just add some black matting, fussy cut some pumpkins and add to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  A Halloween card is quickly and easily created.

I've created another card, but this time I've used some Robin's Nest pattern paper for my background.   It's amazing to see how different papers become when you use an embossing folder.

After embossing the pattern paper, I inked the paper with brown ink to highlight the embossed sections to create some definition.

Next, I added fussy cut butterflies,  added a sentiment plus some dew drops to create the butterfly tail.

Dress up your papers with embossing folders.  You will find the results will be amazing.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Thank you for creating for us Steph! 

Be sure to stop by Steph's personal blog to see more project ideas:

Holiday 'Shaker Card'

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Joy Dickson Week 2 Cycle 10

Shake it, shake it, like a Polaroid picture! The card that is! See how you can create this cute shaker card to hang on a Christmas tree or to give to a very special friend! Joy Dickson breaks down the steps below!

Hi Friends! It's Joy from Joy's here today to share some shaker making tips using the Cut 'N Boss!

Recently, I showed you how to cut felt with the Cut 'n Boss. Well, today I want to use the same "happy frame" die from the Teresa Collins Lifestyle Die Collection to show you that the Cut 'n Boss can also do a great job cutting craft foam. It's how I made this shaker tag. I love this versatile die because there are so many possibilities for using it and because it cuts so well! Can you believe it can do such a good job cutting out felt, glitter paper and craft foam? That's just super cool to me.

I want to start with this graphic that I made for you (and me) so we can remember the "sandwich" of platforms to make craft foam cut in the Cut 'n Boss. I'm using that super cheap foam that you find in the craft stores. It's inexpensive and available in a ton of colors. I'm using white because it gives a nice clean look on most projects. If you have a different color foam you can use that.

Another quick note! If you want to cut a specific area of paper using your dies, tape them down with washi tape Post It tape so they don't move around.

Here are the layers you need to create a shaker tag or a shaker card...well, any kind of shaker. Start with a piece of cardstock that fits the entire size of your die cut. Optional: If you want to add more stability to your shaker card or just want to add a layer of decorative paper that is different from your backing add that in now. Next, glue the craft foam layer onto the cardstock back. Add your filler pieces. I'm using sequins and stars from the Teresa Collins Lifestyle dies. Cover the filler with a piece of clear acetate. The final step is to glue your top piece over the acetate layer. You're done! Shake your booty...or your tag/card...or both.

I used Core'dinations Glitter Silk cardstock for the top layer (happy) and the stars.

There are all the layers. In this picture, you can really see how well that craft foam layer cut. I glued everything together using Glossy Accents. It dries clear which helps keep smudges and mistakes from showing. I can use all the help available when it comes to that. LOL!

I love making shakers. I think they're so happy and fun! If you want to turn a shaker into a tag just add a loop of ribbon to the back. Want to make it into a card? Simply glue it to a card base. Sooooo easy!

When I'm not here you can find me at Joy's!

Happy Crafting!

Thank you Joy! 

We are loving this festive card! Isn't easy to create? We thinks so! 

Be sure to let Joy know if you enjoyed this project in the comment section!

October 16, 2014

'Heart You' Card Ideas!

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Alexia Misso Week 2 Cycle 10

Gorgeous cards alert! Need some card making inspiration? Check out what Alexia Misso created below!

Hello all crafty friends! How are you today?

It’s me Alexia, it’s my turn to post today and I’m going to share with you two cards I made using Craftwell Teresa Collins dies (love them!!).  These dies are so versatile that you can use it in so many different ways!  Now, let’s take look at some of the ways that you can create with these dies, shall we?

First up is this Thank You card! I love the heart-shape so much I used the same die to create the outer ring (circle only) and the original shape itself which is the layer beneath.  To do this, you need to cut two of the same shape then you take one of the cut-out and run it through the same die again, the only difference is this time you need to position the cut-out on the die in a certain way in which it will trim the heart out from the circle. Glue the result and original shape together (use different colors/patterns of card stocks to show the difference in each layer). Place colored card stock in the background and pop the main card with double-sided foam stickers.

Second card for today is this Happy Couple Card. I used the Happy frame die to create this happy couple shaker card with heart-shape die-cutting in the background. For this card, first you will need to use the heart-shape dies from Teresa Collins and create what will be displayed in the background of the shaker card. I die-cut the heart shape ring on a ivory card stock and a glittered pink card stock, remove the ivory heart-shape ring and replaced it with the pink heart-shape ring.  After that use a smaller heart-shape die,  die cut on the shape you just created and also on a glittered pink card stock. In the same way, remove the cut-out and replace it with pink cut-out shape. It sounds complicated but it’s not, I call this the “Fill in the blank” technique if you get what I mean. Hehe.

As for the frame itself, adhere a piece of acrylic rectangle to the back of the cut-out frame, trim the excess if any. Use double-sided foam stickers on all  edges of the frame (remember to put some sequins in the center before you seal it up) and stick on to the background. This will give some room for the sequins to move around when you shake it.

I hope you like the cards! Thank you for visiting today and happy creating! 

- Alexia

Thanks Alexia! 

Be sure to visit Alexia's personal blog here for more project inspiration! What is your favorite card? Be sure to leave Alexia a comment!

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