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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! 😊

July 24, 2018

“Dream” Mixed Media Tag by Karen Jiles

Hi there, 

It’s Karen, sharing a Mixed Media Tag that I created with the Cut N Boss Machine and the Design Grid Embossing Folder. I love this versatile folder. It adds just the right amount of texture and the distressed and aged techniques I used created a great vintage effect. I added some book paper to create a fun versatile layer and I enhanced the overall design by tapping on some gesso using a paintbrush.  Take a peek at the super easy tutorial below.

Craftwell Embossing Folder: Design Grid
Inked Manilla Tag
Oxide Inks
Floral Die Cuts
Word Band
Dyed Ribbon
Blending Tool

Step 1: Place inked manila tag in the Design Grid embossing folder and run through the Cut N Boss machine. Remove embossed tag from the embossing folder.
Step 2: Using a blending tool, distress the edges of the tag using coordinating oxide inks.
Step 3: Adhere floral die cuts to the tag.

Step 4: Tear a piece of book paper, distress the edges and adhere the book paper onto the tag. Add additional floral die cuts to the tag.
Step 5: Add ribbon and word band to the tag. Highlight ribbon with gesso. Tap gesso over tag using a paintbrush. 
I hope that this "Dream" Mixed Media Tag has inspired you.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

July 23, 2018

Butterfly Card

Hey everyone! Kelli here sharing this card I made using a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!

I colored the butterflies and leaves with Copics and cut them out using my Craftwell machine!

I also used Wink of Stella marker to add some extra dimension to the butterflies!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

July 19, 2018

DT: Steampunk Box


This is Veronica from vicky's scrapping passion, sharing with you my next post for Craftwell. 
I made decided to upcycle a nice packaging box from a Fendi Perfume for my husband to put inside his gym hoodies:


In to this:

More details: here in my Snapguide and in my blog.

Craftwell Tools


Other Companies:

Printed paper, World Life Collection,
Distress Collage Medium, TH, Ranger
Broad Tip Glue paint, CTMH
Metallic foil tape,
Steampunk gears, light bulb, and more gears, Creative Embellishments
Metallic Water Colors,
Hitch Fasteners, IdeOlogy, TH
Black Metallic Texture Paste, Heidi Swap
Dies, Graphic 45
3D embossing folder, TH, Sizzix
Distress paints, TH, Ranger
HeroArts Shimmer mist.
Liquid Gloss, Ranger

I hope you enjoyed my altered perfume box and follow my blog as well: vicky's scrapping passion.

Many blessings

Vicky Tovar

July 12, 2018

Elegant Baby Shower Favors

Hi friends, Linsey here today sharing my latest Craftwell project with you! I always love the idea of making my own party favors for special events and occasions and the Cut'N'Boss electric embosser and die cutter is the perfect tool for such a project. With summer in full swing, I was feeling wedding and baby shower vibes so I decided to create some pretty party favors for either of these special occasions. These would also work great for a Sunday brunch or afternoon tea with the ladies, placing one at each table setting for an elegant extra touch.
I chose cardstock in an array of pink and purple shades, then dry embossed each piece with the Teresa Collins Bella Rose Embossing Folder. Next, I die cut each piece with a treat/favor box die, then assembled accordingly. Both sides of each box are wrapped with rose gold sequin string and secured in the back. To adorn each box, I added Wild Orchid Craft Cherry Blossoms Mixed Pastel Colors and Wild Orchid Craft Bead Berry Spray Clusters White.
To complete, I die cut 5 mini tags from the Teresa Collins Tabs and Tags Project Dies set and added a clear sticker sentiment to each one, then tied each tag to a floral cluster with Ivory Burlap String. Fill with candy, chocolates or a small gift of choice. These favors are sure to delight and impress your guests, making them feel super special, too. I'd love to receive one, how about you? :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you've been inspired to create with the awesome Cut'N'Boss or any of the awesome products Craftwell has to offer! Until next time, happy crafting!

July 10, 2018

Simply Enjoy the Little Things Instax Album by Karen Jiles

Hi there, 

It’s Karen, sharing a fun little Instax Mini  Album that I created with the Cut N Boss Machine and the So In Love Embossing Folder. I love this folder. It is so versatile and perfect for various occasions. I coupled it with a sweet sentiment: “Simply Enjoy the Little Things”. All that’s needed now are some Instax pics. Take a peek at the super easy tutorial below.
Craftwell Embossing Folder: So In Love
Instax Album
Silver Whitecore Cardstock
Sanding Bar
Black Wired Ribbon
Wooden Word
Scripted Charm
Beaded Pin


Step 1: Place cardstock in Heart embossing folder and run through the Cut N Boss machine. Remove embossed cardstock from the embossing folder.

Step 2: Trim embossed cardstock down to layering size of Instax Album. Sand the embossed cardstock with a sanding bar.
Step 3: Apply adhesive to the embossed cardstock and adhere to Instax Album.
Step 4: Add ribbon and charm to the album.
Step 5: Add wooden word and beaded pin. Continue embellishing as desired.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that this Instax Mini Album has inspired you!

July 9, 2018

Summer Birthday Card

Hey everyone! Kelli here sharing this cute summer birthday card I made using Avery Elle stamps and dies!

For this card, I used my SNAP machine, which is now my go to die cutting machine, to cut the dies out after I colored them in with Copics!

I colored the images with Copics and then went over the bathing suits with a Wink of Stella Marker! I just love how these turned out! Leave me a comment below to let me know what you think!

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