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May 26, 2016

Pillow Box Party Favors by Barbara Rankin

Hello everyone!  Barbara here today with another fun project using my amazing CraftwellUSA eBrush!   We are using Sabor Papel papers and embellishments, along with our eBrush, this month.  What a great combination!  So, let's play!

These papers make me feel like a party!  So, I made a couple of pillow box style favor boxes that would make be a real treat for any party!  If you look at them, though, you can also turn these into the front of a card, too! 

I cut out the pillow box shape from white card stock, as shown, using my Silhouette electronic cutting machine, but there are templates all over the internet.  Just google "pillow box template" to find them.

Now, the really interesting, and fun, thing about the eBrush is that you can make your own background papers to match anything in your craft stash.  In this instance, I want to show you how easy it is.  I chose this chevron stencil to start, and I used the B24 Sky marker to add a light coat of color.

Next, I eBrushed the Y35 Maize lightly over the background.  I was not going for full coverage.

Next,  random splotches of YR68 Orange were added.

Add more random splotches of V09 Violet.

Move the stencil to cover the color sprayed areas, revealing the white spaces.  eBrush the G05 Emerald Green onto those areas, giving full coverage.

Remove the stencil and here is what the background looks like now.

Now, cover the paper with the large circles stencil and eBrush with the B95 Light Grayish Cobalt.

The layering of the colors gives such a nice depth to the background. 

Open the pillow box, align the stencil and continue eBrushing the opposite side.

Here is the finished background for your pillow box.

Cut out some flowers from Amor Ramitos paper and the guitar with flowers from Olé Burrito paper. 

I adhered the guitar with flowers over an orange doily.  The fussy cut flowers were added with pop dots for dimension.  I also fussy cut the Mi Fiesta banner and adhered it to the front.  The music note is a die cut embellishment that I added with a pop dot, too.

The second pillow box was decorated exactly the same as the first.  A purple and pink banner were fussy cut from the Papel Picado paper, and the heart with flowers was fussy cut from the Amor Enamorado paper.  

I used the Teresa Collins TODAY Project Dies to die cut the "remember in rectangle" from the reverse side of the Olé Burrito paper.

Each piece was adhered to the front of the pillow box, over a blue doily, as shown.  The candle is a die cut embellishment. 

Supplies used:

Copic Markers: B24 Sky, B95 Light Grayish Cobalt, G05 Emerald Green, Y35 Maize, YR68 Orange, V09 Violet
White card stock

I hope you are enjoying the projects this month with Sabor Papel.  Be sure to stop by the Craftwell blog for more inspiration from the team.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative day!

May 25, 2016

Take A Note by Jan Hunter

It's been so fun using SaborPapel this month.  The Amor Collection was my choice for this project

For each, you'll need:
4" square coaster (a pkg of 6 from the $ store)
Cardstock (2 complimentary colors and white)
Amour collection - try to choose just one design!
Die Cuts from the Ole Collection
Adhesive (double sided tape)
Pop Up Dots
Byron permanent adhesive
Sentiment stamp
ink pad
Corner Rounder punch
eBrush and marker adapter
Markers (Sharpies)
note pads (3" square)

For each note pad, cut a 4" square from the Amour card stock (a 12 x 12 sheet will make 9 squares)
Round each corner of the square with the corner rounder

Run the card stock piece through the Xyron machine.

Apply to the coaster and if desired seal with a waterproof sealer.

Set the coasters aside and get your eBrush and markers.  Cut the colored card stock in the following dimensions:  White 2 1/2" square; Middle square is 2 3/4" square; the bottom layer is 3" square.

Using the eBrush and a stencil, color the middle layer. You can also color the bottom layer as well.

Stack the layers, secure with adhesive.  Add the sentiment and using the pop dots add a cut from the embellishment package.

Those black clips aren't so pretty -- so to dress them up a bit, cut a few strips of scrap paper.  Run through the Xyron and apply to the eclips. You can add a little more bling with some embellishments or a glitter pen.

Place the note pad on the coaster, add your "card" and add the clip to hold it all together.  These make fun, easy and inexpensive gifts!

Thanks for dropping by!  Hoping your creative time is nourishing!  Stay tuned, there's more eBrush fun coming through the summer!  Stop by my blog for additional ideas using the eBrush.

May 24, 2016

Tips and Technique Tuesday - Hot Glue Stencils!

Just for fun! The technique today is about hot glue. Be very careful as it burns skin quickly so make sure that adults do the hot glue part.

Take a drawing from one of your children, grandchildren or yourself.  Lay a sheet of parchment over the drawing and using hot glue draw it out.

Then let dry and pull the “hot glue stencil” from the parchment paper.

Position the stencil on your paper to be eBrushed.  We used sharpies in a well ventilated area.

The stencil can be reused and I promise it was so loved…

I know a young person that is so excited that she created a stencil and learned about using her grandma’s eBrush… Moments are what it is all about!!

See you in two weeks for some more eBrush tips!

May 23, 2016

Mixed Media Journal page by Peggy Oliver

Good Morning! Today I would like to show you my mixed media journal page.. I have done some airbrushing with my eBrush and stencils and played with some Sabor papers and lacquer. 
Today's supplies: 
Doodling Pen

I started with a mixed media journal page to spray my stencils. 

 The first background stencil I sprayed was with a gold marker.
 I chose some marker colors to compliment the designer paper. 

I layered my stencils to create this background. 
Next I used a pencil and roughly drew a heart in the middle of my stenciling pattern. 
I cut up some Sabor papers to create a mosaic type look and glued them to my journal in the shape of the heart that I drew.  Then I applied a lacquer on top of each piece of designer paper. 
Then it was time to doodle. I created a frame and just doodled until I was satisfied with the look. 

 I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and check out Sabor papers and Craftwell USA for your supplies. 


May 20, 2016

Mini Purse

It's a month long fiesta featuring Sabor Papel, this month's sponsor.

Hola this is Yolie and today I am sharing a mini purse I made using paper from the Amor collection, die cuts from Ole collecction and of course my trusted eBrush.

I imported the free purse SVG file into Design Studio and used Sharpies for shading.

I used Scor Tape to assemble the purse and used pop dots to adhered the sentiment and flower.

I used three strands of jute and tied them to close the bag.  She's a cute little thing!

Thank you for visiting today, enjoy your weekend.

May 19, 2016

Linterna Brillante (Brilliant Lantern)

Hello everyone!  Barbara here today.  The Craftwell USA eBrush design team is still working with the beautiful Sabor Papel papers this month.  We just participated in a Cinco de Mayo blog hop with them, and if you missed it, you can find more inspiration by clicking here.   

However,  my project for today is a 3D festive lantern that would be suitable for any party or occasion.

The Sabor paper collections are quite beautiful, as you can see.  I die cut the lantern pieces in white card stock first to get an idea of how it goes together.  That way, I hoped I would not make any mistakes when cutting out my gorgeous papers.

So, when you are comfortable with the assembly, simply follow the directions given.  Below are the two pieces of the lantern.  Cut two pieces of vellum to fit behind the openings and adhere to the inside of the lantern.  The lantern comes apart so you can put a battery-operated candle inside.  DO NOT use a real tea light candle, only the battery-operated type should be used.

Punch two strips of white card stock along the 11" side of paper, as shown.

Trim paper about 1/4" from the punched openings on both strips.

Choose your marker colors to match your paper.  Adhere the two strips together and lay it onto a scrap of paper to catch the overspray from the eBrush.

eBrush your strip using all four marker colors, as shown.

Adhere strip around the bottom of the lantern top.  When you come to a corner, trim the strip evenly with the angle of the top, as shown.  Only cut the 1/4" section, not the decorative section.

When you turn the corner, you will have this tiny extra piece sticking up, which you will need to trim once again, following the angle of the top.  This will give the border strip a neat, mitered look.

Here are the three pieces finished from the front.

Here are the lantern pieces from the inside.  There is a little strip of paper that is glued inside to hold the battery-operated tea light candle.  This piece is then inserted into the larger piece, on the left, to close it up.

And here it is with the tea-light on.  I decided at the last minute to fussy cut a shape from the Amor Enamored paper and adhered it to the top of the lantern with foam dots for added dimension.  (See finished photo above).

Supplies used:

Craftwell USA eBrush
Sabor Papel:  Amor - RamitosAmor EnamoredOlé Sorpresa
Silhouette electronic cutting machine
Silhouette cut file:  3D Lantern
Copic Markers: BG15, R05, RV06, G05
Decorative edger punch
White card stock
Battery-operated tea light candle

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to stop by the Craftwell blog for more inspiration from the team. 

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