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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! 😊

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!
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