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December 2, 2016

Freebie Friday: Snowman SVG

FREEBIE FRIDAY!

Freebie Fridays are my favorite days of the week! Who doesn't love something free!? Last week's Reindeer SVG was so popular we decided to bring you another free SVG: a snowman. This cute little guy will look precious on any project or card throughout the Winter season.


Don't Forget! Sale Ends Today!

The sale ends December 2nd! Get yours now! Use the following code at checkout: CYBERSALE2016


  • $1 for any eCraft SD card
  • $5 for any embossing folder (A6, A4, Letter, Universal)
  • $5 for tool kits
  • $20 for travel bags
  • $79.99 for eBrush Standard Bundle
  • $129.99 for Cut'n'Boss + (4) BONUS Random Embossing Folders
  • FREE shipping for orders of $100 or more
  • FREE eBrush with purchase of $150 or more
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December 1, 2016

December Sponsor Reveal: Dixie Belle Paint


DECEMBER SPONSOR REVEAL: DIXIE BELLE PAINT


We are thrilled to be spoiled..err..sponsored by Dixie Belle Paint for the month of December! Our design team will be featuring this incredible paint in their upcoming projects, though you may have seen a few sneak peaks in the past few days on the blog thus far!

Why is this paint so fascinating for us? Sure, it is paint, right? NO! Well, yes... but it is SO MUCH MORE!

Dixie Belle Chalk Paint has extremely adhesive qualities.  What does this mean for you: no sanding or priming needed, and it works on a wide range of surfaces such as wood, metal, glass, laminate, ceramic and even fabric.  It comes in 42 colors, so there is something for everyone....every project... every day of the week.

Best of all? It is compatible with the eBrush and the eBrush Siphon Attachment. Stay tuned this month to learn exactly how.

In the meantime, feel free to stop by the Dixie Belle Paint Facebook page and offer them some love here, or swing by their website here for more information

November 30, 2016

Cyber Sale! This Week Only

Check out these Great Sales for your holiday shopping extravaganza!

The sale ends December 2nd! Get yours now! Use the following code at checkout: CYBERSALE2016


  • $1 for any eCraft SD card
  • $5 for any embossing folder (A6, A4, Letter, Universal)
  • $5 for tool kits
  • $20 for travel bags
  • $79.99 for eBrush Standard Bundle
  • $129.99 for Cut'n'Boss + (4) BONUS Random Embossing Folders
  • FREE shipping for orders of $100 or more
  • FREE eBrush with purchase of $150 or more
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Dixie Belle Christmas by Jan Hunter


Hi all.  It's my turn today on the Craftwell blog.  Hoping you're all getting in the mood for some fun holiday crafting.  I chose a fun wood project for today featuring Dixie Belle Paint, our sponsor for the month.  The Chalk paint is creamy and a delight to work with.

You'll need
Wood letters, candle cuts  (ThoughtsinVinyl.com)
Dixie Bell Paint (Mint Julep)
Sealer
Embossing folder
Cut-n-boss
Foil, cardstock (Foiled paper - see the basic technique here)
eBrush (with siphon adapter)
Acrylic paint (off white, white, yellow, light orange, deep orange)
Small paint brush
brayer (see the technique I used here)
Xyron Creative Station (with permanent adhesive)
Glue (I used a hot glue gun, but you could use a good quality wood glue as well. 
Glossy effects


Rather than make this post extremely image heavy, I'll refer you back to the posts on my blog  Monday and Tuesday to review the process of the foiled paper and "painting" the letters J and Y.
Prep your wood pieces.  Sand, use a tack cloth to remove any residual sawdust or dirt if necessary.  You want a smooth, clean surface to work with. 
EBrush


Using the eBrush and white/off-white paint with the siphon adapter, spray all of the pieces of the wood (front and sides).  I got really good coverage and didn't use a whole lot of paint either.  Let dry.  If you want, you can put a second coat on, but my pieces didn't require a second base coat.
Switch out colors. Stir the Dixie Belle Paint before adding to your siphon cup or bottle.  Dilute slightly -- less than a 1 -1 mixture (paint- (less water))  Spray the candle pieces as desired.  I wanted just the edges of the candles to show color.  The melted wax pieces were colored, leaving the flames still showing their base coat. Don't put the eBrush away yet!!!!
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Prepare your foiled paper -- review the basic technique here -- I chose to use the Cut n Boss to emboss the foil and eBrush to spray on the color on the version used in the project -- wiping away some of the excess color with a paper towel.  Sorry, no eBrush photos of this step, but the color was so much nicer than the one done with the foam brush! 
Once the paint was dry, apply the foiled paper -- that had previously been cut to the appropriate size and put through the xyron for edge to edge coverage of adhesive.  Center the foiled paper on the candle base and lightly burnish into place.  Paint the flames.  Once the flames have dried thoroughly, spray a light coat of sealer on each of the pieces.  I did front and sides.  (I chose not to finish the back of this project as my ultimate goal is to mount the piece in a shadow box. 
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I wanted a little more gloss, so I lightly sanded the flame (to add a little tooth and remove the sealer) and added some glossy effects to the flames and set that aside to dry for a couple of hours.  The glossy effects added a little more dimension too. 

When all of the pieces are completely dry, assemble the melted wax to the candle bases. 

I chose to use the technique from this post to apply paint to the J and Y for the remaining parts of the project.  So much fun! and easy too. 

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Once the paint has dried on your wood, if desired, add a little more color along the edges.  You can use the eBrush and the siphon and more Dixie Belle Paint.  Sign your project! AND Don't forget to clean that embossing folder! 

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I really like how it looks!  Thanks for stopping by today and please, drop by next week for another fun holiday home decor project featuring Dixie Belle Paint and the eBrush!  For more projects featuring the eBrush and Cut-n-Boss, visit my blog!

Happy Crafting!  

November 29, 2016

Recipe Command Center by Claire Campanella

I've recently been getting into baking. I'm having a great time but there is so much about baking I don't know. I looked up several pages of baking tips and shortcuts and needed to create a space for them to live in the kitchen. Here's what I came up with and here's what you'll need.




Three hole binder
Clear sheet protectors
Cut 'n Boss and diagonal stripe folder
Scissors
Adhesive Velcro
Card stock
Scotch glue pen
Hand held drill
Designated kitchen cabinet to hang your project

I printed out a few of my favorite baking tips and put them in sheet protectors. 



I printed out and embossed a beautiful picture of cupcakes for the cover sheet. 




I printed out a label on regular paper, cut out the design and then used my glue pen to fix a piece of card stock to the back of the label. 




I glued the label to the embossed cupcake cover sheet.



Next, I used a drill to take apart the three hole binder. 




I cut and attached hook Velcro strips to the back of the metal binder and corresponding loop Velcro strips to the inside of the baking cabinet in my kitchen. 




I hung the baking tips sheets on the metal binder and Velcro'd the binder to the cabinet door.




Now I have my tips and shortcuts available to me right in the kitchen without taking up space on the counter or in a bulky recipe book. Plus, I can easily add or remove pages and reorder them since they are hanging in the binder separate sheets.


November 28, 2016

Christmas Calendar For Kids by Sukie Dhillon

Hello, this is Sukie and today I am sharing a fun project for kids.  I created a festive countdown calendar for Christmas.
My project started with an old clipboard that I was getting ready to toss out and then decided to repurpose it.  I used my eBrush, the Siphon adapter and some gorgeous Dixie Bell Chalk paint in Rebel Yellow.  I mixed in the paint with some water in the glass bottle to use with the Siphon adapter.
The end result of my painting was a beautiful, chalky, matte finish with great coverage.  There was no priming required with the Dixie Belle Chalk paint.  I sanded the edges of the clipboard for a vintage appearance.  Next, I used the eBrush to transform my die cuts by shading the edges.
Several of the die cuts and a left over scrap paper were embossed with the Teresa Collins Design Grids embossing folder using my Cut n' Boss.  The added texture from the embossing folder combined with the eBrush shading bring the die cuts to life.
I ran each of the bases for the numbers through my Xyron sticker maker and adhered them to some scrapbooking paper to create my countdown calendar.
Everything was adhered to the clipboard base.  I embellished the clip with a bit of washi tape and a ribbon bow, both with the countdown theme.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

November 25, 2016

Freebie Friday: SVG

Happy Friday! Today is not only Black Friday (scroll down to see the Craftwell Black Friday sales), but it is also FREEBIE FRIDAY! YAY!

Today we have brought you a free SVG the help in all of your holiday preparations.



Don't Forget the Black Friday Shopping Extravaganza!

The sales will be on Monday, 11/21 to Monday, 11/28 on http://shop.craftwellusa.com

  • $1 for any eCraft SD card
  • $5 for any embossing folder (A6, A4, Letter, Universal)
  • $5 for tool kits
  • $20 for travel bags
  • $79.99 for eBrush Standard Bundle
  • $129.99 for Cut'n'Boss + (4) BONUS Random Embossing Folders
  • FREE shipping for orders of $100 or more
  • FREE eBrush with purchase of $150 or more
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November 24, 2016

Black Friday Sales!!!

Check out these Great Sales for your Black Friday shopping extravaganza!

The sales will be on Monday, 11/21 to Monday, 11/28.

  • $1 for any eCraft SD card
  • $5 for any embossing folder (A6, A4, Letter, Universal)
  • $5 for tool kits
  • $20 for travel bags
  • $79.99 for eBrush Standard Bundle
  • $129.99 for Cut'n'Boss + (4) BONUS Random Embossing Folders
  • FREE shipping for orders of $100 or more
  • FREE eBrush with purchase of $150 or more

Wow a dollar for each SD card!!

$5.00 for each folder..






November 23, 2016

Amazing Home Decor Project by Peggy Oliver

Hi! Peggy here, today I made a wooden decor item. 
Supplies used today are 
Wood platform
Vinyl 

I started with a thin piece of discarded wood roughly 12x11. I layered a thick coating of thick white gesso with a large acrylic paint brush. I was able to create lines that simulated grain.
Next I used two colors of fluid acrylic (titanium white and carbon black)  I randomly used my paint brush as well as my eBrush to create this worn fence or board look with the grain and direction completely different than the original piece of wood.  I used my siphon with my eBrush to spray diluted paint with water to my wood piece in white to tone down the look.
I let the layer dry. I painted the lines across to separate what looks like boards and added marks where rusted nails may have been.

I used my cutting machine to cut out this saying in Vinyl and placed it in the center of my board using transfer paper.




Check out this machine!! Christmas must have for any crafter. The possibilities are endless with the siphon adaptor you can use paint or ink to spray to your heart's content or just use the adaptors that come with your machine and use your markers that you already have.


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