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October 1, 2014

Design Team Reveal Week: Meet our Wednesday Designers!

Cycle 10 Design Team!

We have a familiar face back on the team! And we have a new face on our eBrush team!

Remember, we switched things up this term!

This time, we will do things a bit differently! Our design team got bigger, so we will be splitting the month! This means that for 2 weeks, the Cut 'n' Boss Team will create on the blog, and the remainder two weeks of the month, you can expect to see projects from our eBrush team on the blog!

Meet our Cut 'n' Boss & eBrush designers!

Hi!!! This is Pam but my closest friends call me Pammejo and I am trying to score a place on Teresa Collins Design Team. I am a wife, mom of 4 and grandma to 9 very amazing grandchildren if I must say so myself.  I have been scrapbooking for the15 years, since the birth of our oldest grandson and been published numerous many to keep track...but I love seeing my projects in print so I continue to submit. I love Diet Coke and chocolate so they must be close at hand when I am creating. I really enjoy social medias like Facebook and Pinterest and share my projects any chance I get. I am just getting my feet wet in Instagram but think I maybe falling in love with it also. I am on the Design Team of We R Memory Keepers so I know the importance of deadlines and turnarounds on projects needing to be sent out.  I also am on the CSW Distributors Design Team and the "new" Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog...which allows us to use all of our stash of fabulous supplies like those of Teresa's. My term for Couture Creations will be ending on April 1st, so the new team with Teresa would be a wonderful welcome for me. Thanks for the consideration and I attached some of my projects that show my style.


Jan is a lifelong crafter and loves learning new techniques and fine tuning her passion for crafting and creating  She has worked in lots of mediums over the years and loves paper-crafting, stamping, quilting, stitching, designing and more!  She holds "nurturing creativity"classes in her "studio" two times a week and loves to support others in their crafting while teaching and creating handcrafted items in many mediums.  She is a wife, mom and grandma.   She and her hubby live in Oklahoma. 


September 30, 2014

Design Team Reveal Week: Meet our Tuesday Designers!

Cycle 10 Design Team!

We are revealing our design team all week long! As you may have noticed we have two designers for each day, and this is because we are doing things a bit differently this time around! Our design team got bigger so we decided to split the month! This means that for 2 weeks the Cut 'n' Boss Team will create, and the remainder two weeks of the month, you can expect to see projects from our eBrush team!

These are the ladies posting on your upcoming Tuesdays! Say Hello and welcome them!

Hi! I'm Suzanna; a 40something year old who has a passion for all things family, photography, crafty and healthy. I am a Physical Therapist by day and a Chaffeur, Cook and Crafter by night. My 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter are the stars of my pages with the occasional appearance from my husband of 15 years and our cat, Belle. I have been crafting for eons but things really took off 7 years ago when we moved to Virginia. Size doesn't matter; I have a new found love for 8.5x11 pages but still create 12x12 and double page layouts. I am honored to be a part of the Craftwell team and can't wait to show you how amazing the Cut'N Boss is and how it can kick up your crafting a notch!

Wife, Mother, Designer I enjoy the art of rubber stamping. My style is pretty classic with a bit of shabby chic with card making being my favorite thing to create, however, I do also scrapbook on occasion and also enjoy creating Mixed Media Projects.  I enjoy sharing my love of paper crafting with others through my blog and teaching at Rubber Stamp events. 

 I hope my projects inspire you!

September 29, 2014

Design Team Reveal Week: Meet our Monday Designers!

Cycle 10 Design Team! 

It's finally here! After a month of waiting, we can now reveal who forms the brand new Craftwell Design Team! 

This time, we will do things a bit differently! Our design team got bigger, so we will be splitting the month! This means that for 2 weeks, the Cut 'n' Boss Team will create, and the remainder two weeks of the month, you can expect to see projects from our eBrush team!

These are the ladies posting on your upcoming Monday's! Say Hello and welcome them!

Hi!  I'm Debbie Sherman from the Cowboy State, big beautiful Wyoming!  I'm so excited to be part of the Craftwell Cut ‘n’ Boss Team!  When I'm not scrapbooking I am spending time with my husband and our 3 Labrador Retrievers Mojo, Pearl and Rider. They keep us very busy!   I grew up in a creative home and  have been crafting since I was a little girl.  I started out sewing and making jewelry around the age of 7 and have been creating ever since.  I still bead and sew but now it's mostly on my paper projects.  I am a freelance photographer and occasionally get that "great shot" that all photographers live for!! With all the photos I take it gives me the perfect reason to scrap them! I'll be sharing some of those photos with all of you! I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful team and looking forward to being  inspired along the way.

I am a mother of three living on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and I have the pleasure of living on an ocean front acreage with my husband, children and multitude of animals. I have been crafting for about seven years. I love a variety of mixed crafting including DIY, Mixed Media, D├ęcor, Acrylic Painting, Paper Crafting, Mini Albums, Cards and Altered Objects. I am so excited to represent a great company and I truly look forward to working along side some very talented people. 

-Peggy Oliver

September 26, 2014

Camera Box

 Design Team: Joann Jamieson Larkin Week 24 Cycle 9

This is it.  This is the last post by our Cycle 9 Design Team! And as always, Joann Jamieson leaves us with another gorgeous 3D project! 

See it below!

Hi there, and welcome to Friday!  Thanks for looking in today.  I'm excited to be back to share one final 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 3D Camera that is also a box that I've created featuring 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

Thank you so much for visiting!  I really appreciate your lovely support and I just love to hear your feedback and comments, thank you so much!

Thank you Joann! Be sure to leave Joann a comment! 

To continue following Joann, be sure to check out her blog here.

September 25, 2014

Black Distressed Card & Photo Frame

Guest Designer: Steph Ackerman

We have been super excited to spotlight some amazing guest designers! If you have missed their projects, be sure to check here & here. Today, is no exception, meet Steph Ackerman!

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here and I am thrilled to be guest designing for Craftwell today.

I received this awesome Theresa Collins embossing folder - Snapshots.  This embossing folder is  approximately 8 1/2" x 12" - I've not seen one this large before and it's the perfect size for a full sheet of cardstock.   The possibilities are endless with an embossing folder of this size. 

I used Core-dinations cardstock for the base, cutting it to fit my card.  Using the embossing folder, I embossed the cardstock, then used a distressing tool over the embossed images.   I added another sheet of cardstock on top, distressed the edges and wrapped yellow ribbon around the panel.  A birthday cake and coordinating sentiment were stamped and embossed, then die cut to fit the card.

This 8" x 8" square frame also uses Core-dinations cardstock.   I cut out the center then embossed the panel.  I again distressed the entire piece and adhered it to the frame with Mod Podge.  For the opening, I stamped a sentiment with Ann Butler's ColorBox Berry Ink and embossed it with Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder. 

Assorted Prima flowers were inked with Berry Ink and added around the opening. 

I think this would be a perfect gift for the upcoming holidays, don't you?

I Thanks for stopping by today.


Thank you for sharing your projects with us Steph! 

How gorgeous are Steph's projects?! Which one is your favorite? Be sure to leave her a comment and stop by her blog!

September 24, 2014

Candy Treat Bag

Design Team: Pam Bray Week 24 Cycle 9

Halloween inspiration is here! See the tutorial for this cute candy treat bag by Pam Bray!

I love making treat bags, mainly because they are so fun to give to friends and family. Today I am sharing one I made using the WeR Memory Keepers Bag Punch Board and a piece of Cor'dinations Orange Nostalgic Paper. 

 Once the bag is made I placed a Nesting Circle Die to the front of the bag, lined up my Cut N' Boss platforms and ran it through my Cut N' Boss Machine. 

 Using the Teresa Collins Design Grids Embossing Folder embossed the bag....

 Sand lightly using a sanding block.....

 Add a piece of acetate to the inside of bag prior to shaping and adhering bag together. 

 Decorate bag using a paper brown doily that you cut the center out of and placed around the circle on the front, add a fun embellishment that you made using the Stay Connected Die cut to the front. 

Place a pretty ribbon at the top of the bag along with a bow that you punched out and added more of the fun die cuts that were pre-cut from the Stay Connected Die Cut set along with a few sticker. Tie to bag top after you have filled with candy. Hope you try your hand at making some treat bags. 


Pam's Blog

Craftwell Cut N' Cut 
Craftwell Stay Teresa Collins Connected Die
Craftwell Teresa Collins Design Grids Embossing Folder 
WeR Memory Keepers Bag Punch Board
WeR Memory Keepers Doily Circle Die
Cor'dinations Nostalgic Orange Paper 
Echo Park Chillingsworth Papers
Xyron Tape Runner
Xyron Sticker Maker
Green Ribbon

Thank you Pam! How excited are you for all the Halloween projects?! We can hardly contain ourselves! What do you think of this treat bag? be sure to leave Pam a comment!

September 23, 2014

Embellished Wristlet

Design Team: Liz O. Week 24 Cycle 9

We have really seen some cute ideas using the Stay Connected Die Set by Teresa Collins, and today, we have another clever idea by Liz O! 

See it below!

Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!

Welcome back! Today I am sharing with you a sewing project using the fantastic “Stay Connected” dies!

Creative supplies:

"Stay Connected" Dies from Craftwell
Cotton Fabric wristlet wallet (made mine from 9”x5” fabric rectangles, Sturdy Pellon and an invisible zipper)
Heat Transfer scraps
plate Combos:
For MD: D+C+ B *+Magnetic shim +Metal Dies+ Wax paper +Heat Transfer material (plastic side against metal die)+ A

Creative process:
Sew the rectangles on the sides and bottom, iron stabilizer to back side of lining. Sew zipper to outer fabric. Insert lining and sew together. Attach leather cord to one side before finishing sewing the perimeter.
Cut your glittery pieces using the eBosser and Heat Transfer material. Iron following manufacturer instructions and done!
This is a 30-45 min project due to the sewing
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!


Thank you Liz! We will miss you! Be sure to stay connected to Liz by following her blog here.                                                   

September 22, 2014

Gold Glitter Shaker Card!

Jessica Kephart Week 24 Cycle 9

Teresa Collins Social Media dies definitely  made this month super fun! See what Jessica Kephart created today!

Hello everyone!! Jessica here! I am so sad to say this is my last post this term as a Design Team Member with Craftwell! It has been a great 6 months and I have had such a fabulous time playing with my eBosser and all of our fabulous Sponsors throughout this term!! 

This month we got the chance to play with the Brand New Teresa Collins "Stay Connected" die set! I really love how trendy this set it, but their really are soooo many ways to use it! 

This week I tried my hand at a shaker card! For months I have been coveting designers shakers cards and, well, since I ADORE gold and glitter I absolutely love this card! 

I used the Envelope die. One of the really cool things about this die is the triangles that are the negative images it. It gives you two small triangles, and 1 large one and you can see I used them both in the Shaker and as simple embellishments on the bottom of the card. 

Even with everything going on in this card I was still able to keep the clean and simple look I like so well! 

Just check out the rest of the dies on this set!! 

Quick Tip: Before placing glitter into your Shakers pocket, wipe down with an anti-cling Laundry Sheet.

Well, I hope that you liked my project today! I will miss sharing my projects with you all! You can find me here: 


What projects have you been loving and wanting to try but haven't yet?

Supplies Used
Craftwell eBosser
Teresa Collins "Stay Connected" Die Set
The Robin's Nest Gold Glitter Cardstock
Clearly Besotted Stamp Set
Xyron Sticker Maker
Clear Acrylic Sheet
Foam Tape
Gold Glitter

Thanks Jess! What do you think of today's card? Leave Jess a comment!

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!



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!

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