DO NOT MISS
>>Craftwell Design Team Call 10: Apply Now! >>Check Out Our August Sponsor: Fancy Pants Designs >>Craftwell Design Team Call 10: Apply Now!

May 27, 2015

Die-Namites & Craftwell Week: 'Wedding Silverware Holder' by Pam Bray

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

Our week of fun continues!

All week long we are featuring projects created with the amazing Die-Namite dies and giving you an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $25 dollar gift card so you can snatch yourself some fancy dies! We are also adding some Craftwell mini embossing folders to make the pot even sweeter!

To enter: Follow our team's blog posts and leave a comment. When done, hop on over to the Die-Namites blog, and leave them a comment on their blog post featuring Craftwells' embossing folders. At the end of the week, each blog will pick a winner from the comments! Each blog will announce the winner on Monday!<--- that means there will be 2 lucky winners in the end!

See today's amazing post by Pam!



Great DIY Wedding Idea

Hi it's Pam today on the Craftwell Blog sharing with you a fun Silverware Holder idea using my Cut N' Boss, Craftwell Embossing Folders and Dies along with a die from Die-Namite.  Die-Namite is sponsoring the Craftwell Cut N' Boss Design Team this month on the Craftwell Blog. 



 I began by cutting two of the Folded Tag Dies out using my Cut N' Boss.  (You can get two Folded Tag pocket dies out of one sheet of paper).



 Once the Folded Tags are cut out, run back through the Cut N' Boss with the Motif Embossing Folder.



 Fold sides in and adhere on the side and bottom to form the pockets with your Mega Adhesive Runner.



 Cut a strip of burlap and place around. (I used the Xyron Creative Sticker MAX because I wanted to have adhesive on the whole piece of burlap.)



 Cut two of the Tim Holtz Tags out so you will have one for each of the Folded Tag.
 Run both through the Cut N' Boss using the Alpha Embossing Folder.



 Die cut six of the blue polka dot papers out to make two roses. (I cut two of the green polka dot ones out but did not use them)



 Cut one petal out of one of the flower shapes, two petals out of another and leave the third whole.



 Using a stylus, tweezers, and a soft mat...Roll and form flowers. So roll the one and two petal pieces you cut out using your tweezers, insert the one petal into the two petal you roll and glue at base.





 Like this...I used Glossy Accent to glue them together.


 Now roll the three and four petal pieces and repeat. Gluing the two petal into the three petal and the three petal into the four petal....For the last flower piece, cut toward the center, using stylus and tweezers bend and pinch to form flower and glue the prepared rose piece to the middle of full flower pieces.

 This is what it should look like when it is all pinched and glued together.
Tie a pretty ribbon around the burlap. Adhere the Folded Tag to the top of the Alpha Kraft Tag. Add  prepared rose when glue is dry to front of Folded Tag with Glossy Accent. Allow it to dry completely.


 Tie a some Aqua Twine around the burlap and tie a gold bow to hold the ring. 



 Cut two sets of the Pompom (DN-1086), one in gray one in pink from the Lawn Fawn Paper Pad. Cut the pink Pompom Buds off place on top of the gray Pompom. 



Here is a closer look at the Pompom Die along with how I tied the ring on with twine.


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on how to make the beautiful roses and try making a few along with making some of the fun Silverware Holders for your next special event. 

Thanks for following my project today! 

Be sure to leave me a comment to enter our giveaway, and to double your chances, be sure to head over to the Die-namites Dies blog  and leave a comment there too! 

Hugs Pammejo


Supplies:
WeR Memory Keepers Nesting Fold Over Tags
Tim Holtz Tag
Lawn Fawn Lets Polka Dot Paper
Aqua and Kraft Card Stock
Gold Glitter Card Stock
Burlap
Ribbon
Xyron Mega Adhesive Runner
Xyron Create a Sticker MAX
Xyron Create a Sticker 1.5"
Tiny Attacher
ColorBox Chestnut Roan Ink



May 26, 2015

Die-Namites & Craftwell Week: 'Watercolor Card'

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

Our week long blog hop continues!

All week long we are featuring projects created with the amazing Die-Namite dies and giving you an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $25 dollar giftcard so you can snatch yourself some! We are also adding some Craftwell mini embossing folders to make the pot even sweeter!

To enter: Follow our team's blog posts and leave a comment. When done, hop on over to the Die-Namites blog, and leave them a comment on their blog post featuring Craftwells' embossing folders. At the end of the week, each blog will pick a winner from the comments! Each blog will announce the winner on Monday!<--- that means there will be 2 lucky winners in the end!

Alright, get inspired below!


Hi there! Suzanna here today to share a mini tutorial on using an amazing Die-Namites die and the Craftwell Cut'N Boss!



Gather your supplies; watercolor paper, Gelatos, Die-Namites die, Cut'N Boss, watercolor brushes, water, extra paper for a palette.



Cut a piece of water color paper 4 x 5.25 for your card background using a trimmer.

Using the following sandwich, cut your Die-Namites die flower and save the "background" as well as the positive cut image;


On the extra water color paper that you will use as your palate, layer the color Gelatos that you want to use to water color.

Overlay the "background" from your cut on top of the background piece for the card and apply Gelato within the outline shape of the flowers. Keep in mind the look of the finished die. Dip your brush in the water then on your Gelato palate to pick up color and apply to the card background.

Pick up lots of green Gelato and flick green onto the completed background.

Using a pen liquid glue, glue the positive cut image from Die-Namites on top of the watercolored image.

Embellish as you see fit.



Die-Namites dies are fantastic American made dies that cut incredibly well in the Cut'N Boss! There are nice clean cuts and the small detail pieces that you don't need are quickly and easily removed!

Now, to enter the GIVEAWAY, leave me a comment below and hop on over to the Die-Namites team post, and leave them a comment! At the end of the week we will pick a random winner! 

Remember, one comment per day, per post!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Supplies
Craftwell Cut'N Boss
Die-Namites "Jack & Jill Flowers" DN-1197
Gelatos - Faber Castell
Watercolor paper - Canson
Patterned Paper - American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Twine - The Twinery
Stamp - Avery Elle
Ink - My Favorite Things




May 25, 2015

Die-Namites & Craftwell Week: Mitsyana Wright 'Thankful' Card

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

It's an EXPLOSIVE Blog Hop with Die-Namites Dies & Craftwell! 

All week long we are featuring projects created with the amazing Die-Namite dies and giving you an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $25 dollar giftcard so you can snatch yourself some! We are also adding some Craftwell mini embossing folders to make the pot even sweeter!

To enter: Follow our team's blog posts and leave a comment. When done, hop on over to the Die-Namites blog, and leave them a comment on their blog post featuring Craftwells' embossing folders. At the end of the week, each blog will pick a winner from the comments! Each blog will announce the winner on Monday!<--- that means there will be 2 lucky winners in the end!

Got it? 

Alright, get inspired below!



Hello Crafty Friends... I am really excited to get to start off Team Cut'n'Boss week with awesome dies from our May/ June sponsor... Die-Namites!! Their dies are just GORGEOUS and super detailed!! 

And, the WONDERFUL folks at Die-Namites will be doing an awesome GIVEAWAY for the first week of sponsorship!! How AWESOME is that?!! 

For today's project I made this simple yet beautiful thank you card... because we can be "thankful" all year long not just during the holiday season!



Tools and Supplies Used
Teresa collins Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Fluffy Branches Die ( Die-Namites)
Teresa Collins Diamond Motif Embossing Folder (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Die- Thankful (Craftwell)
eBrush (Craftwell)
Spectrum Noir Markers ( CR1, CR5, CR6, CG4, BT6, TN4)
Xyron Creative Station with 9" Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge 
Cardstock (white, craft, coral, peach, green)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
2-way Glue (EK Success)
Red & White Twine
Button


Fluffy Branches by Die-Namites




I first used my Cut'n'boss machine to cut both my Fluffy Branches and Thankful dies. I cut the Fluffy Branches out of coral cardstock and the Thankful out of a shimmery green cardstock. Both can be found in the open stock of your scrapbook/ craft store.

To cut my dies I used the following "sandwich" to cut my dies...

From Bottom to Top
D Plate
A Pate
Magnetic Plate
Metal Die
Paper
Metal Plate
A Plate

Since both dies are wafer thin dies and the Cut'n'boss machine has an extra large platform I can run both dies through at the same time! Awesome time saver!! Us moms are always grateful in saving time anywhere we can, right?!

Oh my gosh... cuts like BUTTER!!



Next I airbrushed my die cuts with my eBrush machine and Spectrum Noir Markers!!






Once shaded I snipped one of my flower Die cuts in half and removed the leaf... the other I left alone. I set that aside for a quick second and embossed my card base.

Because , the thickness of wafer dies and embossing folders are totally different I needed a different sandwich combo...



To embossing with my Cut'n'boss I used the following sandwich combo...

From Bottom to Top
D Plate
A Pate
Embossing Folder with Paper 
A Plate


I  gave my pieces a quick run through my Xyron Creative Station... to ensure maximum hold. And pieced my card together. 

Before sticking my "thankful" die cut on I bent it in between each letter so that my word formed an arch. "Arching" my word adds a bit of whimsy to my project... don't ya think?! I then adhered it down with my glue pen. I then made a twine bow and topped it with a button and glued it down with some glossy accents.

And here is my finished card...



This card was just so much fun! And the Die-Namites dies and Cut'n'boss dies and embossing folder go great together... Like peanut butter and jelly I'd say!!

Now, to enter the GIVEAWAY, leave me a comment below and hop on over to the Die-Namites team post, and leave them a comment! At the end of the week we will pick a random winner! 

Remember, one comment per day, per post!

Hope you enjoyed my project as much I enjoyed making it!! 

~ DT Mitsy


May 23, 2015

Craftwell & Die-Namites Dies Blog Hop & Giveaway

The weekend is fun, but next week will be hopping!


Next week promises to be a good one!

Our design team & Die-Namite dies' design team  have teamed up for a little blog hop with inspiration! By  following us all week, you can enter our explosive GIVEAWAY!


The Prize: 

Win a $25 dls Giftcard to Die-Namite Dies & 4 of Craftwell mini Embossing Folders! 

Entering is simple! 

Follow our daily blog posts & those of Die-Namite Dies Blog, and leave a comment! 

One comment, per day, per blog post.  *This must be done on BOTH the Craftwell & Die-Namites Blog, so no skipping! ;)

On Friday, we will tally up our comments and Die-Namites will choose a random winner, and we will do the same! <---And you know what that means?! 

THERE WILL BE 2 WINNERS IN THE END!

We told you it was EXPLOSIVE! 

It all begins Monday, May 25th at 7 am EST! 

So, be there!

Team Craftwell








May 22, 2015

So thankful

Ebrush Design Team: Yolie Burke Week 4 Cycle 2

Yolie's work is always amazing. I love her work, it is bold and beautiful.


Hello and happy Friday, this is Yolie from the Team eBrush.  Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card using the eBrush.

Here's the flower I eBrushed for my CAS card and an extra flower just in case. 



From white cardstock to this pink beauty!  I just love my eBrush.  I used Spectrum Noir CR4 and CR5, curled the petals slightly,  added the rhinestone to the center and placed it on the die cut mat.  


The sentiment is from Pink and Main's Thankful stamp set.



Thank you for stopping by today, enjoy your weekend.

May 21, 2015

Ebrushing Paper Pieces on Glossy Cardstock

Ebrush Design Team: Mitsyana Wright Week 4 Cycle 2

So adorable paper piecing project shared by Mitsy today! I am a fan of all of her polished work.

Hello crafty friends... 
For today's project I have ebrushed paper pieces. Usually when I ebrush my paper pieces I almost always start off with colored cardstock.  Today I tried something  different from my norm... not just because I'm using all white cardstock but because I using white GLOSSY cardstock!!


Tools & Supplies Used
eBbrush (with SN adapter)
Graduation Owl (KaDoodle Bug Designs)
Glossy Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Markers (EB3, TN3,OR1, IB4, TRUE BLACK, CG4)
Alpha Embossing Folder - Teresa Collins' Girls Best Friend Collection (Craftwell)
Xyron 5" Create-a-sticker
Stitched Pennant Stamp- Stitched Greetings (Pink and Main)
Smarty Pants Stamp (Pink and Main)
DCWV- The Countdown Stack
Lime Green Cardstock
3D Lacquer
XS PITT Artist Pen (Faber-Castell)
EK Success 2-way Glue Pen
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad (Tsukeniko/ Imagine Crafts)
Sizzix Zigzag Frame Die (retired)

 Now, why glossy, you ask?? Well, here's  reasons I used glossy as opposed to regular matte cardstock...
1. Glossy cardstock is... well, GLOSSY!
It gives your work a very pretty shine and gives your projects, overall, a very "professional" look.
and...
2. When you color glossy cardstock it makes your colors more crisp and vibrant...At least that's my opinion, anyway. 

Here is what the process of ebrushing my paper pieces looks like...


1. I start by using my electric die cutting machine to cut all  my pieces from my glossy cardstock.
2. I used Spectrum Noir EB3 to color the head, body, and wings. Staying toward the outside of the pieces so my ebrushing gives the appearance of highlights.
3. With Spectrum Noir TN5 to color the mask area of the eyes. Again working around the edges of the piece. ebrushing a few layers over the ends to deepen the color. 
4. I used Spectrum Noir IB3 for the irises of the eyes. This time shading the whole piece.
5. Back to the same color for the mask of the eyes but only working around the edges.They look like two different colors completely just by differing the amount of layers.
6. I used Spectrum Noir OR1 to color the feet toes and beak. putting an extra couple layers on the beak... again making it appear like a different color.
7. I ebrushed the graduation cap and the centers of the eye in Spectrum Noir True Black. Working around the edges of just the cap because I want it highlighted in the center. 
8. Lastly, I used Spectrum Noir CG4 for the tassel and bow.

I used my glue pen to adhere all my pieces together...
And, as a final touch I hand drew eyelashes and put a few coats of 3D Lacquer over the centers of the eyes.
This was going on a card front and wanted it secure enough to hold all the weight of all my pieces. So I quickly ran it through my Xyron Create-a-Sticker. Making it nice and secure.

Added all my element to the front of my card and with stitched ribbon tied a bow!

And here is my finished card!!


Hope you enjoyed my run down on how I make my paper piecings!!

~Mitsy

To see more ebrushed projects and paper piecings please visit my personal blog!!
'
 
Copyright © 2014 Craftwell Blog. Designed by OddThemes - Published By Gooyaabi Templates