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July 7, 2020

DT: Wonderful Card by a Junior Crafter

Dear Scrappers,

This is Veronica, from Vicky's Scrapping Passion sharing my post for Craftwell:
For this post, my daughter helped me make a card for a friend's birthday. My daughter just became 11yo and is a great crafter. She likes to craft with me, but as much on her own ;-(

She used some DCWV Unicorns and Rainbows paper, the "wonderful" tag die from Craftwell, some tape runner, some ribbon, and some Recollection stamps using her PowderPuff chalk inks:

The back of her card:

 The inside of the card:

 Here, I will let her pictures tell the story:

She came up with her card design and decided that it needed something else inside, so she stamped a peacock image using two PowderPuff inks at the same time:

She then wrote her sentiment and signed her card.

She was super quick and efficient using the SNAP diecutting machine. I will be introducing more paper crafting during the summer and will share with you her progress.

I will post in the following weeks the card I made.

I hope you enjoyed my daughter's creation and please make sure to visit my blog for more inspiration and to follow me.

Happy July and stay safe from this pandemic.

June 26, 2020

A Happy Moment (upcycled wood block)


Hello all you Makers! Desiree, here again to share my latest Craftwell make!
This one is very special to me, as the picture which is the star of this project has some of my most precious loved ones in it! They are my precious mom, Lana, my Aunt Linda, and my Aunt Sherry, who sadly gained her angel wings last November.
Anyways, onto the pics of the project and the other details! Just had to share a bit about my loved ones first!

After being inspired by the pic of my mom and aunts, I knew that I wanted to make something featuring it! It must be girly AND it MUST express happiness! I decided to upcycle a recent good will find. A 4in. x 4 in. wood block. I painted it white and after drying, I cover it with some FolkArt Extreme Glitter paint. After the layer was dried I used some Prima Effect Paste in Unicorn from Art Extravagance. Once that dried I sealed it with a clear aerosol sealer. I also used some Precision Craft Glue from Bearly Art!

I had to feature my cute SNAP Machine and the dies she would be cutting for me. Right?! I decided to use the Craftwell Happy die, which has been in my stash in forever and it's a go-to for sure! I also used a die by Anna Griffin, that I found on-line recently and waited to get! It is one of her pretty pocket dies, and I love it! For this project though, once it was cut out I had to mid the die cut a bit. I was happy with the end result.

I used my eBrush by Craftwell, of course! To do some shading to my die cuts. I did some distressing to my background paper, "happy" element, and to the bow.
For the happy banner element, I traced and hand cut an inset background piece from a scrap of paper.

I pieced together and adhered my distressed background piece, and my pocked piece that I modded.
I realized my little distressed bow needed an accent piece, so I got out these adorable dot embellishments I have had FOREVER. Found them in my stash, I remember buying them from Michael's YEARS ago!! Heheheh. I love them! 

I was wanting more for this project! To the stash I went! I found these old school K & Company daisies, and these adorable blinged out hearts that I got from hobby lobby a while back.
These made my heart so happy! I did not use that pink dot however. On the bow was just enough of
those I thought.

Here is the final product. I kind of love the end result! I more than love this precious picture, and the moment of happiness that was caught! I am so very blessed to have such wonderful women in my family! I am so blessed! I hope you find yourself blessed! I also hope you have been inspired!

Please remember to come back, check out what me and my fellow design team members are up to! I hope you have an amazing day!!

           💖 - Desiree'

June 22, 2020

Social Distancing Baby Shower

Hello everyone!! Berina here on the Craftwell blog today, with the decor I made for a Social Distancing Baby Shower in the parking of our local park.

A few of us decided to throw a surprise baby shower for one of our friends, who's expecting a baby girl. It was low-key because of the corona breakout. We had week to plan and execute it. I made the banner and a star garland for the decoration. Since it was in a parking lot, we hung the banner between 2 cars. For the banner, I got a free printable from one of the websites, printed it and cut it out. I had the golden color alphabets, which I bought sometime back from Michaels. To add a little more interest, I die cut butterflies using the die set from Crafter's Companion on gold mirror card stock and adhered it to each banner flag. I used a golden colored thread to string the banner. For the space between the words, I die cut stars using the die set from Brutus Monroe on the same gold mirror card stock and adhered it in between the words. 

For the star garland, I die cut stars of different sizes from pink cardstock, the banner background print out, gold mirror card stock and gold glitter card stock. I used the fishing line to thread the garland.

Here's how it looked in the parking lot:

I also made this framed piece - my friend shared this idea from Pinterest, in which I wrote all our names (the original plan was to make everyone present to sign their names, but COVID happened!). I die cut the circles for balloons from 3 different colored card stock and adhered them all down on to poster board.

I hope everyone enjoyed my post and get inspired. Be safe and until next time!

Thank you,

June 19, 2020

Art from waste - Candle holder

Hello everyone! Hope all are doing safe. Today I'm here with a DIY pistachio shell candle holder.

I had some pistachio shells lying over the counter for some crafts purpose. So thought of giving life to those shells using Craftwell eBrush.
Quickly ran a search over Google for an idea and ended up with DIY candle holder.

I arranged pistachio shells in a floral pattern over a small piece of card and glued it together to look like a flower.

Then airbrushed those flowers using Craftwell eBrush and siphon kit with different colors once the flower got dried.

Tada! DIY candle holder is ready.

Thank you everyone for stopping by!!

With love,
Lavanya Ravindran

June 3, 2020

DT: All You Need is Love and a Family Dog Minialbum

Dear Scrappers,

This is Veronica, from Vicky's Scrapping Passion sharing my post for Craftwell:
For this post I wanted to make a mini-album featuring some of the dogs from my parents. I thought this might be a great Father's Day gift for my father:

Here a closer look to the cover:
I described the products used and steps here:

Here are the inside pages:



and here is the back cover:

I hope you enjoyed my mini-album and please make sure to visit my blog for more inspiration and to follow me.

Happy June and stay safe from this pandemic.

May 27, 2020

Unicorn cake and Cupcakes for my daughter's first birthday!!

Hello its Swathi here from Cookies Cake n Love. Hope everyone is safe and sane during these testing Pandemic times. We have been locked at home now for a little over 3 months now. My baby girl turned 1 last week and I felt even though we were midst of a pandemic, I wanted to make her birthday memorable for us as well as for her when she looks at pictures when she is older.

So we decided to do a socially distanced birthday party with our friends who have been at home like us for the past three months. I decided on the unicorn theme hoping something magical like the unicorn will happen and save us from this pandemic.

I made a biscoff cookie cake and cupcakes with biscoff cookie butter filling and white chocolate buttercream icing. I made few fondant accents for the cake and cupcakes. I let them dry for sometime before I applied color.

I colored them gold shade of US cake supply airbrush color using my Craftwell eBrush with the siphon system. The gold was kind of tricky to apply as it clogged up the tube of the siphon kit. I later diluted the gold color with a little water as I dint have alcohol with me at home. It was a little runny and light but I let it dry for sometime and colored two more coats to get a brighter shade.

Thank goodness for my Craftwell eBrush, other wise it would have taken forever to paint these small fondant accents. Since the weather was a bit humid in Kansas, I dabbed it with a little powdered sugar to make the accents dry quicker.

Hope you liked my post and inspires you to make some goodies for your loved ones at home. Stay safe everyone.

Thank you,

May 21, 2020

Dulce Birthday Card

Greetings all you beautiful makers! Desiree here with you, sharing a birthday card I made,
It features the Dulce, paper collection by Frank Garcia, for Prima. It is beautiful!!!
The solid papers used are Recollections, by Michaels.

To begin I took the papers I chose, and used my dies to make my element shapes and card
front using my Craftwell SNAP machine.

After I finished placing my die cuts, and embellishments, I glued it all down.
I glued down my cotton candy die cuts, then it was time to stamp my sentiment on on.
I used an old Fiskars stamp set from my stash. It is an oldie but good!

And here is what the finished project looked like. I loved the tiny bows!! I am pretty pleased with it.

As always I hope you were inspired in some way, please do not be a stranger and visit again soon! Best wishes and I hope you have an amazing day!

   💖 - Desiree'

May 18, 2020

Coral Flowers

Hello everyone!! This is Berina here on the blog today, sharing this Mother's Day card with flowers that I made for my Mom. I got to spend Mother's Day with my Mom after a few years :)

I took an A2 card base and die cut the edge with 2 dies from Spellbinders Scalloped Borders 3 die set. I used the same dies to die cut the edge on a panel of Coral cardstock and adhered it on the inside of the card. I used the Spellbinders Stained Glass die on gold mirror cardstock to cut out the center piece and adhered it on to the card base. Then I die cut some flowers and leaves using the Karen Burniston Flower Pot pop-up dies. I shaped the flowers with the tools and added a half pearl in the center. I arranged the flowers and leaves and adhered them on to the card. I die cut the swirl from the Graceful Corners die set from Amazing Paper Grace & Spellbinders on the same gold card stock, cut a tiny bit on both ends and adhered it below the flowers. For the sentiment panel, I die cut the label die from Inspired by Stamping on white card stock and while the die cut was still in the die, I inked it lightly with Brutus Monroe Stargazer ink. I stamped the sentiment from one of the Verve Stamps stamp set and added it on to the card. Here's a look at the inside of the card:

How do you like this card today? Please do let me know. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!!


May 15, 2020

eBrush Wall Art

Hi everyone! This is Lavanya with a different work today but this time not on the cake. I thought of using Craftwell eBrush in crafts since I am in a situation to engage my little son in daily activities.

He got excited when I placed the eBrush on the counter. So we started airbrushing in a card using Play-Doh cutter of shapes butterflies and flowers. It was really fun in working with airbrush since he enjoyed spraying colors on the card.

He also sprayed three different colors on another card and touched with oil pastel silhouette trees depicting nature in evening, night and day

Though it's not perfect, but I am happy to share his work here and the way he handled eBrush with his tiny hands.

Thanks everyone!!
Stay home Stay Safe

With love and care,

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