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February 12, 2016

Bold and Gold Valentine's

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Tyra Babington Cycle 12

Happy Friday! It's Tyra here with a shabby chic style bold and gold valentine's day card to share with you! Let's get to the card first and then I'll share all of the deets: JustTyra_Craftwell_20150204_Valentine_Card2   Supplies: White card stock, foil card stock Craftwell, eBrush and Cut 'N' Boss, alcohol ink markers, Teresa Collins Noteworthy Pocket Dies, various ephemera. TyraBaibngton_Craftwell_20160204_Valentine_Card_CloseUpSteps:
  1. Using a 8.5 x 11 inch piece of card stock and your favorite paper trimmer to cut a card base sized to 4.25 x 11 inches. Score and fold in half for a card base sized to 4.25 by 5.5 inches. Cut a card panel sized to 4 x 5 inches.
  2. Use the eBrush, the 4 x 5 inch card panel and alcohol ink markers in two shades of pink or rose to create an ombre effect on the card panel, spraying the lighter shade near the top of the card base and the darker shade towards the bottom of the card base.
  3. Use Teresa Collins "Be Golden" steel die to cut the sentiment twice from two different colors of foil card stock. Adhere the sentiment from one die cut to the circle portion of the second die cut. Adhere to card base and add ephemera to your taste.
  4. Adhere panel to card base!
Creating this card was a little outside my comfort zone, but once again, the eBrush and Cut 'N' Boss transformed plain card stock into something truly one-of-a-kind! I hope I have inspired you today. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!


February 11, 2016

Squash Card & Gift card Holder

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Alexia Misso Cycle 12

Hi all! I'm back today with a Valentine's project and I want to share how I make this squash card and gift card holder combo.

What you will need to create this project:
- Two 4 x 7" Card Stock
- Three 8 x 8" Printer Papers
- Patterned Papers
- Other Basic Craft Tools


Step 1: Prepare two 7 x 4" card stock such as following. Trim the top corners off and cut the bottom into 1" wide connecting strips (don't cut it all the way).

Step 2: Join the two card stocks together like you would to weave a basket, cut the excess and glue the opening. Then take three 8 x 8" printer paper and fold in in all directions (as shown in red lines). The result should looks like the one in picture 3 below.

Step 3: Connect the folded papers together by gluing the 1/4" of the squares onto 1/4" square of the other. Cut a piece of square card stock that is slightly larger than the folded paper, glue it to one side of the joined papers. Apply some double-sided foam tapes on the back of the "weaved" heart shape and place the folder papers right on top of foam tapes. As shown in 3rd picture below, cut an opening at the front of the heart to form a pocket (as the gift card holder). If you prefer, draw dotted lines on each squares on the heart shape.

Step 4: Decorate the inside of the folded printer paper with patterned papers. Picture 2 and 3 show how it looks like when it's folded. Trace the heart shape on a card stock and adhere it to the other end of the squash card.

Step 5: Prepare die-cut embellishments.

Step 6: Embellish the inside of the folded papers with the die-cuts from Step 5.

Step 7: Use the "LOVE" die-cut piece as the gift card holder and insert it into the opening created in Step 3. Use a square card stock and glue to the back of "LOVE" die-cut for a stronger support for holding the gift card.

I hope you will make this project! I got the original ideas from Craftingeek and Gustamonton, by combining two different techniques (squash card and weaved heart) into one. The gift card holder part is an addition from me. hehe. Thank you for checking out my post, hope you have a crafty day too!


February 10, 2016

Hugs & Kisses Game Box

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Pam Bray Cycle 12

 Happy Valentine week Craftwell Fans!!!
I made a fun Hugs and Kisses (X's & O's) Game Box for my grand kids and hope to inspire you to create a few for your family or make as gifts!!!!

I began by painting the inside an out of a 8" x 8" Matchbox.

Once dry ... cut one side of the top of box so it will be easier to get into the game box to play. 
Cover the sides of the box inside and out using pretty Valentine Paper. 
I used Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection.

Die cut nine 2" square red squares from card stock.
Run them through your Craftwell Cut N Boss using Teresa Collins So In Love Embossing Folder. 

 Run border strips and embossed squares through the Xyron Creative Station. 

Adhere to the bottom of the box in rows of 3.

Die cut X's & O's from pattern paper using the platform, shim, metal plate and two A plates. 
Run through Craftwell's Cut N Boss.  

Change the permanent adhesvie to the laminate cartridge.
Laminate the X's and O's. 
Cut around each piece with scissors to separate. 

Your game is ready to play and game pieces are protected.  
Decorat a small premade envelop to place all the game pieces in,
 it will help to keep them together also. 

 To decorate the top of the Hugs and Kisses Game Box...
First, die cut doily and star from the Teresa Collins Lover's Lane Pocket Die Set 
using the platform, shim, metal plate and two A plates. 

Also the Heart Border...

Adhere to top of prepared box.
Add the Love Heart to top with pop dots.
Add key and enamel dots to top.

Place some fun metals to form the closure along with ribbon to tie the box together once the game board has been set inside. 

Adhere the heart banner to top of the box top along with a few buttons to finish decorating the top of the Hugs and Kisses Game Box. 

I hope you enjoyed my Hugs & Kisses Game Box and remember this is to inspire you!!!
So think of other games you might be able to create not just for Valentines but other holidays and birthdays. My next one is a rendition of Connect Four!!!

Craftwell Cut N Boss
Craftwell: Teresa Collins Lovers Lane Pocket Die Set
Craftwell: So In Love Embossing Folder
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection
Graphic 45 Match Box
Quickutz Diesel Alphabet
Couture Creations Nesting Circles
red Twine
DecoArt Black Chalkboard
Basic Grey Buttons
Grey Ribbon
Deco Scallop Border
Recollection Enamel Dots
Xyron Creative Station: Permanent Adhesive and Laminate Cartridge
Pop Dots
Small Envelop
Red Card Stock

-Pam Bray 

February 9, 2016

Debossed Love-ly Layout

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Suzanna Lee Cycle 12

Hi there Craftwell fans! Suzanna here today to share with you a love-ly layout I created using my Craftwell Cut'N Boss and some Craftwell/Teresa Collins goodies!

My son and I went to the Cupid's Ball for 6th grade Cotillion last year and had a lovely time. We were invited to be greeter's in the receiving line for the affair which meant that he and 3 other young people were the "leaders" of the line into the first dance. This picture is of him and 3 other kids.

Debossed white cardstock creates a crisp white background that really showcases the darker picture. The pops of color here and there amongst the debossing are hand colored hearts with Peerless watercolors. The sandwich to run your embossing folder through the Cut'N Boss is above.

I also used a die from the Noteworthy collection on this layout along the bottom for some embellishment. The multi purpose sayings on the dies make them so versatile for any theme layout, card or project you create.

In the above picture you can see one of the watercolored debossed hearts a little better.

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you have a LOVE-ly day!

February 8, 2016

Cake Pop DIY Wraps!

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Mitsyana Wright Cycle 12

Hello, Crafty Friends. 
A while back my hubby had been asking me to make something crafty to take to work... yeah, who knew guys talk about their wives crafts (especially in the work place). LOL 

Well, some time had passed and we had recently celebrated our sons 3rd birthday. It was a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed birthday party and our son requested that I make him cake pops for his party. Well, being the crafty mama I am, I made him special Mickey shaped cake pops. This leads back to hubby, I promise...

You see, hubby saw our son's Mouse eared cake pops and he wanted some too. Well, sadly, there were none leftover. And with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I figured why not! So I made hubby his own batch to take to work for him as his co-workers. Yes, I'm one of those wives that send their hubbies to work with baked goodies to share. It's just like sending your kids to school with cupcakes!! Seriously, it is!

But I just couldn't just send him with pops in a plastic bag or a plain cardboard box... nope, not this crafty wifey!! I had to prettify EVERYTHING!!

Starting with the BOX!!

I cut of the flaps a cardboard box we had just laying around the house. transforming it into a tray. 
I used this adorable paper stack from DCWV to cover up the outside of my box. I t was my lucky day because I found a box that 12"x 12" and 4.25" high.

So, I cut my patterned paper into 4 - 4" strips, for the base. And 4 and coordinating patterned paper into 4 - 1" strips, for a border. I used my scalloped edge punch to punch a decorative pattern along one edge. I ran all my strips through my Xyron Creative Station.

Then I adhered them to my box. I used the 4" strip toward the bottom and the border strip on top. This cover the .25" gap that the base strips didn't.

I made adorable decorative embellishments with my TeresaCollins Pocket Dies.
I used my Cut'n'boss machine and the bow and tails die (from the Girl's Best Friend set) to make super cute bows.

I made  2 sets of bows and hot glued them to the from of my box. I also topped both bows with a white button and hot glued them into place. 

I also cut out 3 hearts and stacked  and glued them onto each other, making it nice and thick like chipboard. Then glued it in place, in between my bows, using liquid glue. 

I also die cut 3 arrows to go through my heart... because what is a Valentine heart without a arrow going through it??

Now, my box is complete... and SUPER CUTE!!

But, I didn't stop there! Nope, had to make my pops equally as cute!!

Again, using my Cut'n'boss machine, I cut out fishtail flags and these this gorgeous Teresa Collins script die. This one says "love", perfect for the Valentine theme I'm going for.

After cutting out flags and words, I used 2way glue to attach each word to it' flag. Then hot glued them onto my cake pop sticks.

I made a few different ones, but they are all "love" themed and coordinated with my box.

 Here is the finished box of yummies that hubby took to work.

And what do you know, it came back empty!

Well, at least I still have my super cute box!!

Supplies Used
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Patterned Paper- Chick Chat Stack (DCWV)
Xyron Creative Station w/ 9" Permanent Adhesive cartridge
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
Fishtail STAX  Die (My Favorite Things)
Arrow Die (We R Memory Keepers) 
Cake Pops
Cardboard Box

Hope you enjoyed today's project!!

Until next time...
~ Mitsy

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February 5, 2016

Valentine's Day gift box

Ebrush Design Team: Yolie Burke Week 8 Cycle 3

Happy Friday, it's Yolie with Team eBrush sharing a quick Valentine's Day gift box.

I used my electronic die cutter to cut the box and to design my own stencil.  This is a simple box, you can easily create your own out one sheet of 12"x12" paper.  To create the stencil use heart die or a paper punch.

I'm a messy crafter so to protect my table top, I use a large poster board.  I used a couple of pink markers to eBrush the white box and cut the word "love" on the Cut N Boss.  The word "love" is a die cut by Pink and Main.

Here is a close up of the box.  After I took the photos I realized, I should have include the word "love" on all four sides and so I will.  That font is gorgeous and the metal die cuts like butter on the Cut N Boss.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend.
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