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September 19, 2014

Stay Connected Box Card

Design Team: Joann Jamieson Larkin Week 23 Cycle 9

These Social Media dies by Teresa Collins have really proven to be fun! See what Joann Jamieson created today!

Hi there, and welcome to Friday!  Thanks for popping in.  I'm excited to be back to share another fun project for Craftwell with you.

This month Craftwell is featuring the new Teresa Collins Studio Gold Collection dies and today I would love to share with you a fun project created using the Stay Connected die set.



Here are the products I used to create this project:

Teresa Collins Studio Gold Collection "Stay Connected" die
Teresa Collins Everyday Moments Paper Collection

I hope to see you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!




 Thank you Joann! 

See more of Joann's projects on her personal blog here

How fun is this explosion box for a birthday party centerpiece? What would you use it for?


September 18, 2014

Trendy but Traditional Card & Tag

Guest Designer: Tyra Babignton

We are excited to welcome back Tyra Babignton as a guest designer on our blog! Her first project made such an impression on us, we just had to ask her back! See her projects below!

Hello,  it's Tyra and I am so happy to join Craftwell again as a Guest! If you missed my first post, click here to see the fun tags I created.

Today I am using the very trendy Stay Connected set to create a card with a traditional message:



I used the envelope die to create two cuts that I glued together to add thickness. I used the envelope as an embellishment  together with a great sentiment to create a card perfect for reconnecting with a friend.  

I also created a coordinating gift tag featuring the location symbol die. Together the card and tag are ready for giving!


Tip: Use double-side patterned paper to pull together a well-coordinated look. Pay attention to colors and shapes featured in your patterned paper and use these elements as design cues to guide your paper crafting. 

I would like to thank Craftwell for welcoming me as a guest! Take care and thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Hugs, 

Tyra 

Social Media:

Thank you Tyra! We are loving this card and tag set! So fresh and modern, without losing the warmth of a handmade card! 

Are you liking the colors Tyra used in her projects? Be sure to leave her a comment!

September 17, 2014

'Great Job' Embellished Tag

 Design Team: Pam Bray Week 23 Cycle 9

 Sometimes we need to tell someone what a great job they are doing! And what better way than to show appreciation that a stylish tag accompanied by a hand made preset! or cookies, always choose to gift cookies... See what Pam Bray created today!



Hi it is Pam today on Craftwell and I am sharing with you a fabulous 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" book mark made from some pretty paper and Teresa Collins Stay Connected Die and Love Triangles Embossing Folder.

Once I had my book mark made I stacked my platforms I need and  cut a doily from using the Antique Doily Die using my Cut N' Boss Machine.

I ran the doily ciut out through my Xyron Create Sticker Maker and sat it to one side until I had my tags embossed. 

Placing the tags into the Love Triangles Embossing Folder, place folder onto platforms and run through the Boss N' Cut machine.
 After your tag is embossed, ink using a blending tool and distress ink, add doily that you have set aside to the top of the tag. 


 Add smaller embossed tag along with the Stay Connect die cuts piece to the top of tag along with the Great Job sentiment. (I typed from a font on my computer)


Add a border strip form the pattern paper and some pretty flowers and ribbon. (I stamped and colored my flowers in using Copic Markers and fussy cut them out.)


I hope you enjoyed my "Great Job" tag using the Stay Connect Die. 


Hugs Pammejo
Visit Pam's blog for more projects here.

Supplies:

Craftwell Cut N' Boss
Craftwell Teresa Collins Love Traingles Embossing Folder
Craftwell Stay Connected Die Set
Quickutz Antique Doily Die 
Carta Bella Traditions Paper
Heartfelt Creations Stamp Set
Copic Markers 
Tea Dye Distress Ink
Various Ribbon and Twine 
Xryron Adhesive

Thank you Pam! What do you think of this cute tag? Be sure to leave Pam a comment!

September 16, 2014

Trio of Cards

Design Team: Liz O. (Unik By Yes) Week 23 Cycle 9

We absolutely love a good card, but today we have three! See the cute cards Liz created today!


Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!

Welcome back! Are you enjoying all the fab inspiration this month? I hope you are J Today I am here to share a few cards with you using the fantastic “Stay Connected” dies!



Creative supplies:
"Stay Connected" Dies from Craftwell
Core'dinations Smooth card stock for my card bases
eCraft
eBosser
Permanent adhesive
glitter paper
Xyron Sticker Maker
Dimensional glue such as clear accents
Sequins
Paper cord for the butterfly’s body
2”x2” patterned paper scrap
plate Combos:
For MD: D+C+ B *+Magnetic shim +Metal Dies+ Wax paper +Paper+ A
* Please note that plate B might be optional depending on the thickness of your paper, I used light weight paper.
Creative process:
Arrange your Plate combo, cut the “like” and “envelope” and (4) “geo tags” out of glitter paper. Using the e-craft I cut the “hello” sentiment and the arrow heads.
For the butterfly, cut a 2” square out of patterned paper fold in fourths and place on top of your geo tag die being careful not to cut the vertex as shown in the picture:



I hope you leave this post inspired to create something using your TC dies! Please share with us what you create using these or other TC dies, we LOVE to see your projects!
As always thanks for stopping by!
Have a super crafty day!


Liz    

Thanks Liz!

And now, we want to know your thoughts!

When you create cards do you do it all at once? or do you do it on the occasion? 

Leave your replies in our comments section!                                              

September 15, 2014

Glitter Earrings

Design Team: Jessica Kephart

As we closer to fall and the holidays, we are seeing more and more gift ideas from our design team! See what Jessica Kephart created below!

Hi there crafters! Jessica here again! I hope that everyone has had a fabulous weekend! 

I have a great project for you today with the Teresa Collins Die Set Stay Connected!



I am so in love with these gold earrings! And they were made in 4 simple steps!!



Step 1:  To make these sweet earrings, simply cut 4 sets of the die in your selected paper. Here I used a very thick Gold Glitter Cardstock from The Robin's Nest. 

Step 2:  Adhere your pieces together, Cardstock facing outward, and coat several times in modge podge. Allow to dry.

Step 3:  Pierce a hole at the top (or bottom rather ;) of the die, and set a Jump ring.

Step 4:  Set onto your earrings with another Jump ring, and you have some amazingly trendy earrings that you will love! 

Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope that you liked my project today! I think a necklace will make my set complete! What do you think?!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!! 

xoxoxoxoxo, 

Jessica Kephart
You can find me here! 


Instagram

Thank you Jessica! How adorable are these? We love how trendy they are in a suble way! Be sure to leave a comment, she loves reading your thoughts!

September 12, 2014

iPhone Slide Card Gift Card Holder

Design Team: Joann Jamieson Larkin Week 22 Cycle 9

Holiday season is around the corner, and as kids get older, you run out of ideas on how to present cash or a giftcard gift. Well, be sure to 'pin' this idea, because Joann created a cool iphone giftcard holder that will have any teen recipient thinking you are the coolest person ever!

Hi there, and welcome to Friday!  Thanks for popping in.  I'm excited to be back to share another fun project for Craftwell with you.

This month Craftwell is featuring the new Teresa Collins Studio Gold Collection dies and today I would love to share with you my version of an iPhone that I've created using the Stay Connected die set.
For those of you that are interested, I got the cut file here.



Here are the products I used to create this project:
Teresa Collins Studio Gold Collection "Stay Connected" die
Teresa Collins Everyday Moments Paper Collection



I hope to see you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!


Thanks Joann! 

Be sure to stay connected to Joann via her personal blog here.

What do you think of today's project? Be sure to leave Joann know your thoughts in the comment section!


September 11, 2014

Hello Sunshine Layout

Guest Designer: Samantha Taylor 

There is simply too much talent out there! We are so excited to feature another amazing designer today! Say hello, to Samantha Taylor!

Hello!  My name is Samantha Taylor from Taylor Stamped, and I couldn't be more excited to be guest here on the Craftwell blog today.  I'm an avid paper crafter who also loves photography, knits a little, loves to cook, and can't make it through the day without coffee.  I'm a wife to an amazing man, and I'm a mom to 2 wonderful, busy boys who are most often the subject of my paper crafting.  I love creating pretty things, and I love that paper crafting has brought me in contact with so many people I otherwise never would have met!  I hope you enjoy the Hello Sunshine layout I made with my Cut 'n' Boss to share with you today.  


I started this layout by cutting a lot of hexagons (from patterned paper, vellum, photos, and card stock).  I have to say, I'm so glad the Cut 'n' Boss is motorized and I didn't have to crank each of those through by hand!  



After cutting a couple of hexagons from vellum, I ran them through the Cut 'n' Boss again, this time with the Delicate Dots Embossing Folder. Embossing on vellum is a great way to add subtle texture to your cards or layouts.  If you plan on both die cutting and embossing on the same piece of vellum, you'll get the best results if you cut first and then emboss.  I added some sequins behind the vellum, and then stitched the vellum to a hexagon cut from black card stock.  



I attached the hexagons to my base piece of patterned paper, and finished up with some matching embellishments.  Thank you so much for letting me share my layout with you today!
 
Samantha Taylor


Thank you Samantha! Be sure to stay connected to Samantha, by visiting her blog! 

What do you think of hexagon layout? Be sure to leave her a comment!

The eBrush by Craftwell joins RE:Make by Brit + Co!


The eBrush by Craftwell joins
RE:Make by Brit + Co. for the maker community festival!

If you are in the San Francisco area, stop by and get your fill of DIY projects! 

Craftwell joins 100 makers showcasing their latest products for this hands-on event! Want to try out the eBrush? Now is your chance! Come join FREE workshops and check out the latest products to hit the DIY market! Did we mention its FREE?!!

The place will be full of amazing projects and ideas that you don't want to miss!

And because we are in the business of inspiring projects, check out these custom airbrushed shoes by Judith Kim using the eBrush by Craftwell!


 Airbrushing your shoes? YES, please!  And customizing your shoes is made even easier with the eBrush!

Come join us!

It all begins Saturday, September 13th from 11am-6pm (PDT)

Festival Pavilion-Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94109

Planning to attend? Then, stay connected! 
Hashtag #remake2014 #eBrush #Craftwell 

Team Craftwell

September 10, 2014

A little Note...

 Design Team: Pam Bray Week 22 Cycle 9

When you see the 'Stay Connected' dies by Teresa Collins, you think modern and technology, but Pam Bray is showing us how versatile these cute little dies can be! See her sweet card below!



A little note sending you lots of hugs, I just love the small envelop that is on the "Stay Connect" Die set from Craftwell. So I made my card using several of them because I wanted to make sure you knew I was sending lots of hugs!!!! I began my card by first running a piece of white card stock through me eBosser using an embossing folder, placing it on a piece of pattern paper and then to the top of my card base. 



 I began by layering my eBosser platforms together along with my pattern paper and envelop die and ran them through the eBosser not once but five times because that is how many envelopes I wanted to make. 


 Once I cut them all out...


 I ran them through my Xyron "X" Sticker maker...it sure makes it easy when you are making several of them.


 After I had all my little envelop made from the Stay Connected Die Set, I stamped an image and sentiment from two different stamp sets and then wrote the "lots of" on the piece before I place it to my card front with pop dots. (Color your image prior to placing on your card.)  Once in place add all the fun envelops to the front of your card along with a pretty ribbon and a few gemstones. 



Here is a closer look at the Stay Connected Die Set. I hope you check it out along with other inspiring projects that are being share on the Craftwell Blog this month. Hugs 

Pammejo

Supplies:
Craftwell eBosser
Craftwell Stay Connected
Couture Creations Taylor Embossing Folder
Hero Arts A Little Note and XO Stamp Set
WeR Memory Keepers Pattern Paper
Copic Markers
Xyron "X" Sticker Maker
Gemstones
Ribbon

Thanks Pam! What a cute little card! Are you loving Pam's creations with the 'Stay Connected' dies? Be sure to leave her a comment!

September 9, 2014

Shrink Plastic Earrings

Design Team: Liz O (Unik by Yes) Week 22 Cycle 9

#DIY Gift idea alert! Check out these shrink plastic earrings created by Liz! Tutorial below!

Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!

Welcome back! I am so glad you stopped by because I have another very trendy project to share with you ;) I can honestly say I am loving the "Stay Connected" dies from Craftwell, so many possibilities!!!




Creative supplies:
"Stay Connected" Dies from Craftwell
Shrink Plastic: black and white
Jump rings
Round nose pliers
Lever earrings
Core'dinations White Wash
Sanding gadget and dusting cloth
eCraft
eBosser
Teresa Collins' Wood grain cottage Embossing Folder
Permanent adhesive
glitter paper
Xyron Sticker Maker

Plate Combos:
For SP: D + C + (2) *rubber shims+ Magnetic Shim + Metal Dies+ Wax paper + Shrink Plastic + Metal Adapter + A
For EF: D+C+ EF+A
For MD: D+C+ B *+Magnetic shim +Metal Dies+ Wax paper +Paper+ A
* Please note that plate B or a rubber shim might be optional depending on the thickness of your paper/plastic, I used light weight paper.

Creative process:

Arrange your Plate combo. I noted that it cuts better when using a piece of shrink plastic that is slightly larger than the die instead of a large piece. Space your dies over the plate for ease of cutting.

Punch holes on the plastic geo tags to turn them into a tear shaped "beads". Bake your plastic pieces according to manufacturer’s instructions. Confession: At first, in order to save some time -I thought :?- I used a heat embossing tool, but it did not work too well so I went back to the oven method, I thought this was worth sharing since you probably don’t want to experiment and waste material right?

Let your pieces cool before handling and join them using your pliers and jump rings. Assemble your earrings and done!

Now for the display I used a pattern I found on Pinterest and made an SVG cutting file with it. This display works best with dangling earrings rather than with studs, because the length and weight of the earrings keep the top part from straightening back, if it makes sense ;). I cut the file with the eCraft, ran it thru the eBosser using Teresa Collins' Wood grain EF. Score the triangular sides, fold backward and glue their base to the back of the bottom piece. For details and a link to the display please visit my blog.

I hope you leave this post inspired to create something using your TC dies! Please share with us what you create using these or other TC dies, we LOVE to see your projects!

As always thanks for stopping by!

Have a super crafty day!


Liz 
     

Thanks Liz! How cool would these earrings be for your techie loving friend? Are you making Christmas gifts this year? Share your thoughts below!                                               
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