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March 14, 2019

Lucky! Artist Trading Card & Greeting Card!

Hello again! It's your girl Desiree', back on the Craftwell blog, and I am sharing two projects with y'all today!
That must make this your LUCKY day! LOL Just kidding!
So on to the details...

I first picked out my papers and such, I ended up choosing to use only 2 dies, but I stretched those out to make 2 projects! I used the Craftwell Lucky tag die and a little heart one by Craftwell too!
The papers by The Paper Studio, were recently bought at Hobby Lobby and were on sale! The glitter paper was on clearance even! All the other things were in my stash.

I cut out my dies with my Snap machine of course! Keeping in mind I wanted to use the positive and negative parts of my cuts.
I then started to piece together some embellishments using the die cuts.
I cut four hearts and made a four leaf clover for the ATC from the glitter paper. I also used a tiny doily with the Lucky tag and a sticker to make a cluster embellishment for my other project. I kind of love the way they turned out. I decoupaged my patterned paper onto my ATC card BEFORE I adhered any of my other elements to it.
I also used some washi tape behind the word lucky, so it would pop a bit more.

I kept the paper strip I cut my hearts out from and used it as a border on the top of this card. Added more washi for poppage and some shamrock bling too.
As I said before I cut the shamrock paper to cover my ATC, then decoupaged it, and sanded the edges to make them nice and clean. I also cut a strip to accent my card.
Then I cut a thinner strip of that glitter paper, had to! Because GLITTER! LOL Seriously though.
After stacking things and adhering them I was almost done. Just had to add some ribbon, seam binding, and a felt bow to my tag, a little Tim Holtz, small talk too and BOOM! They were all complete! 

As always thank you for coming by, please come again!
 I hope you liked what I shared and found some inspiration! In advance let me wish you all the most blessed St. Patty's day EVER! 

February 27, 2019

DT-St. Valentine Goodies

Dear Scrappers,

This is Veronica, from Vicky's Scrapping Passion sharing my post for Craftwell:
We are back and ready to entertain you with new ideas and our favorite tricks.  
For this month's post, I made the goodie bags for my children' teachers and aids.

I used some Sizzix dies for the bookmarks and die cut several combinations using the SNAP machine:

I added a bookmark to each of the goodie bags:

In total I made 60 goodie bags, which made it a breeze by using the SNAP.


1. I laminated one side of different printed cardstock from CTMH.

Here you can see one side is glossy (laminated) and the other is matte, ideal for stamping with regular inks: 

2. I was able to die cut the bookmarks in my car during my lunch breaks by using the SNAP, which can be recharged and the battery is super long lasting:

The SNAP made die cutting the laminated cardstock a breeze. The only drawback was that the one side only lamination makes the bookmark curl a little, Which can be corrected by putting the bookmark inside heavy books ;-)

3. Then, I stamped the back of the bookmarks using stamps from CTMH and inks from FSJ:

I also stamped my children names (CTMH, personalized stamp)

I also stamped plain dollar store goodie bags:

I hope you enjoyed this very simple and super easy to make gift for the teachers and visit my blog for further ideas:

February 25, 2019

Moving color with the eBrush

Hi, Jan here again sharing a fun way to play with markers, the eBrush and get a faux gelli plate pull look or faux watercolor finish.  This can be addicting!

Prep your paper - apply a very thin layer of gesso and let dry.
I generally Gesso several full 8.5 x 11 sheets and then cut to size once the paper has dried.

Other things you'll need:
eBrush and marker adapter
Markers (I used Tombow dual brush markers)
background stamps
painter tape
small water mister
embellishments, digital stamps (optional)

Once you've prepped your paper, if desired, apply a piece of tape around the edges of the paper.  Press the edge down to keep the color from bleeding into the edges.  For a little interest in the background, stamp as desired.

Set up the eBrush and seat the marker.... begin spraying.  Below is a video that shows how I accomplished this piece.

Finish, mat and frame as desired....   Hope you've carved out some creative time this week!  Enjoy and try something new!

February 20, 2019

Keepsake Box

Hello everyone!! This is Berina here today, with this lovely keepsake box I made for my daughter.

I really loved how this box turned out. I will walk you through the steps!!
I love making flowers! So I started with that! I die cut the flower layers using the Spellbinders Shabby Posies dies on coral card stock. 

I cut out a few of the petals out and rolled it to create the buds.

I shaped the petals with the embossing tools and adhered the layers to create the flowers and added a pearl for the center.

Then I die cut out my daughter's name Amelia from 2 layers of white card stock and a layer of Scarlet Glitterstock using the Whimsy Stamps - Brushscript Upper Case Alphabets dies and Lower Case Alphabet dies. I adhered the layers using Brutus Monroe glue.

I repurposed a packaging box in which I got craft supplies ;) We all have those boxes right ;)

I adhered a gift wrap that I bought from Dollar Tree. I used mod podge to adhere it.

I cut out layers from a tan color card stock and Copper Glitterstock using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Labels. I also die cut a few leaves using the dies from Sizzix Small Tattered Florals and Spellbinders Fern die set on a green card stock. I also die cut a few flourishes using the Spellbinders Floral Flourish Dies on Clover Glitterstock. I punched out a butterfly out of the coral card stock using the Martha Stewart punch. I then arranged them all on top of the box to see how it fits. Once I liked the arrangement, I adhered them all on to the box.

I then adhered my daughter's name on to the tan card stock panel with Brutus Monroe glue.
How do you like this box today? Please do let me know in the comments below. I used Craftwell Cut N Boss to cut all the die cuts. It really sped things up, as I have used a lot of dies in making this one, which is actually a first for me!! Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

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February 13, 2019

Be Mine Tag

Hello! It's Desiree'! I'm so glad to be back on the Craftwell blog!
Today In honor of the holiday, one of my faves btw!! ❤
{It’s also my oldest son’s b-day!! So I am bit partial! Heheh}
I am sharing a tag I created.
Before I even started I already knew what dies I wanted to use.
I cut them out using my Snap machine.
Starting off for this project I die cut a tag die, twice.
First my patterned paper, this paper is pretty BUT on the thin side, SO to reinforce my tag I took some old packaging and cut the tag out again.
I decided to do a little eBrushing for a little extra something! Love the eBrush!

Next, I made up my mind to do a few things I have not did enough of!  Stamping! Water coloring! Heat embossing AND fussing cutting! Oh my! LOL
I snapped a couple of pics of the stamp, and my water coloring before the fussy cutting went down.
The image stamped and embossed amazingly. 
I had to use this stamp FINALLY! I love it.

Next, I began to assemble my tag. I took all my die cut elements {doilies & hearts} and began to arrange, stack, and adhere them to the tag.
I also cut out a shadow heart for my fussy cut stamped image.
After cutting my doilies down a bit, I stacked them adhered them and gave them a nice finish by cutting a thin strip of the red foil paper I used for my red hearts.
I added a tiny bit of gold trim ribbon that I adore too.

For my gear heart and shadow I want a little dimension. So I got out my pop dots, then on the tag it went!
After all that fun I decided a sentiment was missing!
This was an easy fix! Looking through my stash I found a cute one on a cut apart page! I glued it down and put a lil' curve into it.
Since I have a bit of a bling addiction I HAD to add at least a tiny bit! Heheh So I added these tiny acrylic hearts.
I also added a few trims and a tiny die cut reinforcement for the tag hole.

And there you have it! My completed tag! Fussy cuts and all!!

I hope you liked my project share, I hope in some way you were inspired! 
I also really hope you have a Valentine's Day over-flowing with love! 
Please don't be a stranger come back and visit this blog often for more Craftwell awesomeness!

Some of the materials used in this project...

February 6, 2019

eBrush and Paper Applique by Jan Hunter

I am so delighted to say that CraftwellUSA's Design Team has returned! We are still looking for some additional members!  Thank you so much for being our first post for our New Year! Jan Hunter you are wonderful!

 I'm excited to post as a guest designer today showcasing eBrush ®.  The eBrush has been one of my favorite crafting tools to use since I bought my first machine the year it was introduced on HSN!

I enjoyed being a part of Craftwell's eBrush design team for several years.  Thanks for asking me back to share a part of this paper quilt series with you.

Just a few supplies are all that are needed to create this fun 7 piece panel for part 4 of the paper quilt sample.  I've listed them below.

You will find part 1 of this sampler here.  Part 2 is here and part 3 is here.

Once your images are cut*, and your background panels are cut (I used some parchment resume paper I purchased from an office supply store a while back), you can start coloring.  I've also incorporated some stamps and ink on the background panels and one or two of the appliques. as you'll see in the images below.  If you choose to use the Skitch A Day patterns, I have altered the dress in this week's sketches after coloring.
Using the eBrush, spray the color as desired on each of the appliques.  Make sure your marker is seated correctly for an even spray.  Use a side to side motion to fill the image.  You can add a little shadowing along the edges if you'd like.

If desired, add a faux stitch using an ultra fine Sharpie along the edges of the shapes.

The materials needed are pretty basic as well.
Paper (white cardstock for the appliques and parchment resume paper for the backgrounds)
Paper trimmer (to cut the backgrounds)
*electronic die cutting machine (optional) you could hand cut each of the images using the patterns in the weekly packets
eBrush, marker adaptor
Tombow markers were used in my samples, but other brands can be used as well.
Glue (Lineco book binding glue)
Stamps (for backgrounds and adding texture and dimension to the paper "fabric.")
Ink pads (I used browns that blended with the parchment colored paper -- and stamped off so the colors weren't too dark.
Stencils (I created the stencil used in this week's projects -- using basic shapes in the eCal3 library)

Clicking on the images below will provide a larger image so see additional details.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Hoping your creative time is well spent and brings you joy!   You'll find more eBrush fun on my blog too!

October 10, 2018

Inspirational Tag by Karen Jiles

Hi there,

It's Karen sharing an Inspirational Tag that I created with the Design Grids Embossing Folder. I love the textured pattern in this embossing folder. It lends itself to many possibilities. I began this project by inking a manila tag with various oxide inks. After drying, I embossed the tag using the Cut N Boss machine and the Design Grids Embossing Folder. I then applied vintage photo ink to the tag to enhance the grid pattern. This created the perfect background for the additional embellishments that I used. As shown, I used flowers, beaded pins, clear pebbles and dyed ribbon. I accented and highlighted elements with some gesso. I reinforced the tag with chipboard and it's ready to be used as art décor or gift giving. Loved the end result!

Thanks so much for visiting today...:) 

October 7, 2018

Bella Rose Altered Spool

Hi there,

Karen here, sharing an Altered Spool that I created with a recycled ribbon spool, the Bella Rose embossing folder and Cut N Boss machine. The roses on the Bella Rose folder are full and perfect for coloring. The roses were embossed on watercolor paper.  I colored them with watercolor inks by Prima and blended them with an aqua painter.  After coloring the roses, I lightly sanded the roses with a sanding bar to re-define the outline of the roses.

To add some height to the altered spool, I added some wooden fixtures. This gave the perfect opportunity to add some coordinating flowers, butterflies, leaves, beaded pins and ribbon that I dyed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (Black Cherry, Tropical Pink and Marmalade). Using a paintbrush, I tapped on some gesso and highlighted the ribbon to enhance the overall design. 

This was such a fun project and great way to use the Bella Rose embossing folder and the Cut N Boss machine. 

Thanks so much for visiting today.

July 26, 2018

Mixed Media Friendship Card

Hello there! Linsey here today sharing a quick and easy card with big wow appeal! It's a great card to have on hand for everyday, friendship, encouragement or congratulations. I enjoyed the mixed media process on this card, it was quite therapeutic and uplifting. I hope the positivity translated into the card itself. Come and see...
I was happy to have 2 reasons to use my trusty SNAP Machine, a compact version of the awesome Cut'N'Boss electric die cutter and embosser. It's perfect for smaller projects like cards takes care of my dry embossing and die cutting in one shot. LOVE. After creating an embossed base panel by running my ivory cardstock through the SNAP, it was then painted over with a layer of gesso. After drying, Gelatos were used to create the gold and pink watercolor smear, then set aside to dry completely. Next, the feathers/banner dies and cardstock were run through the SNAP and cut. Once again, gesso first on the feathers, then gelatos. A spritz of bleach was sprayed on top of the feathers for an interesting effect. Tied with a bit of gold string and placed atop the finished background, which was adhered to the card base, with the edges a little distressed as well. "You're Fabulous" was stamped in gold, then heat embossed on the die cut banner. Greeting was adhered to the top along with a few pretty sequins for sparkle.
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share my card! It's been fun! Until next time, happy Craftwell crafting! 😊
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