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August 27, 2014

Back to School 'Book Marker'

Design Team: Pam Bray Week 20 cycle 9

Was it just us, or did summer fly by?! With summer at a close and fall around the corner, we challenged our design team to create projects using Fancy Pants Designs products that could be used for back to school. This is what Pam came up with today!

Hard to believe that it is already time to think about back to school and all the prep work that comes with getting back in the groove of school. Well to help out I made a fun Summertime Book Marker to share with you and hope it helps keep your reading assignments organized. 

Begin by lining up your plates.
As you can see you can place multiple dies and paper on to that big platform.

Once I had my bookmark cut from the Nautical Star Paper I took a piece of yellow and blue Core'dinations Paper and ran it through the eBosser using my Exotic Embossing Folder and sanded it off lightly. I place the blue on top of the book mark and the yellow behind the book mark prior to adding the library pocket that was wrapped with twine and tied with a bow.

I added the Ship Wheel and Anchor that was cut from the metallic paper from the Nautical Paper Kit and added it to the book mark. I love that the book mark it so interactive with the card that comes out of the Library Pocket so you are able to take notes, write info, etc when you are using it. I hope you check out Fancy Pants Nautical Collection and try to make some special book marks for your books using the eBosser. Hugs Pammejo

Craftwell eBosser
Fancy Pants Nautical Collection
Fancy Pants Nautical Library Cards
Couture Creations Exotic Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies
Couture Creations Anchor Die
Couture Creations Ships Wheel
Nail Heads
Blue Twine
Yellow Seam Binding


Thanks Pam! 
Be sure to visit Pam's personal blog for more crafty inspiration here:

What do you think of this book marker? What is your favorite detail? Be sure to let us know in the comment section!

August 26, 2014

DIY Dry Erase Calendar & Pencil Cup!

Design Team: Liz (Unik By Yes) Week 20 Cycle 9

We loooooooveeeeeee organization! And better yet, we love organization that looks good! See what Liz created today using Fancy Pants Designs fantastic products! Perfect for Back to School Season!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope you are having a fabulous week so far! I cannot believe September is around the corner!! Time flies when you are having fun right? And we certainly have been having such a fun time creating with this month’s fantastic sponsor’s products and the eBosser THANK YOU Fancy Pants for all you do and share

As part of the fun they challenged us to create a back to school project. Well, as you probably have noticed I took the theme and ran with it!! So today I am here to share: A Dry Erase Planner and a Pencil Holder created with the Me-ology Collection.


Fancy Pants: Me-ology Collection (paper, ephemera pack and stickers)
Thin Metal Dies (nesting circles)
Permanent Tape
Xyron Sticker Maker
12” frame
Acrylic Paint and brush
Paper Trimmer
Empty cardboard canister

Difficulty level: Easy
Time: 30-40 min depending on drying time
eBosser plate combo: CD + Magnetic shim+ thin metal die+ DP+ A              

Creative Process:

First, a dry erase planner which is a breeze to create. Everyone wanted to write their activities on it I had to fight for the marker LOL!!! For this just trim the bottom edge of your paper and frame it! That simple!! Who doesn’t love a fab and quick project?

For the pencil holder:  Paint the inside and edges of it let it dry. Cut a strip of paper as tall as your canister and glue or decoupage it to the cylinder’s body.

Optional: For the lid, cut a circle out of thin chipboard larger than the perimeter of the base of the cylinder. Mark the perimeter of the cylinder and cut slits from the edge of the chipboard circle to the mark you created. Cut a circle de size of your cylinder base. Glue both circles together and punch holes for the pencils. Fold the fringed section down and glue to a strip of chipboard. Paint the edges and inside of the lid. Adhere decorative stripe of paper to top of the lid and to the side.

For the monogramed tag, I used one of the tags from the ephemera pack and traced the scalloped edge on the straight end, punched a hole. Cut a set of reinforcements, a scalloped circle and run them though the sticker maker. Tied the tag using the twine that comes with it.

As always thank you for stopping by, have a super crafty day!


Thanks Liz! 

Be sure to pop in and say Hi! to Liz on her personal blog here: 

Aren't Fancy Pants products just the yummiest?!

August 25, 2014

Upcycled Wooden Home Decor

Design Team: Jessica Kephart Week 20 Cycle 9

The saying goes: "Some of the best things are free" and in today's project by Jessica Kephart, it is definitely  the case! See what she created today!

Good morning Crafters! Jessica here again from Homespun Elegance. I'm really excited to share this project today. As you likely know, I LOVE taking something that would have been thrown out and creating something useful or beautiful out of it.

As you probably know, our amazing sponsor this month is Fancy Pants Designs! Be sure to stop by and show them some love!! 

Today I created a Wall Art, or Door Art for a Childs room by using something that most children have in their toy stashes already!  A wooden puzzle! And let's be real, most of them are missing pieces aren't they?

To create this piece I used a Melissa and Doug Wooden Puzzle that had a few pieces missing. Measure where you would like the Ribbon (used to hang the piece) and use a drill bit to create the hole to pass the ribbon through. Cut your selected Paper to size and adhered with Mod Podge being careful to smooth out from the middle to the edges to get out any air bubbles. Cut out the holes for the ribbon with an exacto knife. 

To create the Hot Air Balloon's 3D look, simply cut two Hot Air Balloon's with your Die and Craftwell eBosser and score the top one down the middle and crease, then adhere to the bottom one. I also wrapped twine around this one and tied off into a sweet little bow (Shown Below in the second photo). To add another cute little detail I cut out a piece of brown wood texture paper for the basket of the Hot Air Balloon as shown below.

I cut the hearts and clouds with the eBosser as well and added as embellishments, along with some of the die-cuts available in the Fancy Pants Designs Kit Me-ology.

Finish off by tying your ribbon through the holes made earlier and knotting several times in the back. 

I hope that you loved this trash to treasure! Make sure to come back next Monday for an all new project! 

Supplies Used: 

Craftwell eBosser
Fancy Pants Designs Meology Collection
Lawn Fawn Dies
Mod Podge Matte 
Scrap Ribbon


Thanks Jessica! You can visit Jessica's blog here:

What do you think of Jessica's creative solution? What do you see around your home that you can upcycle, and give new life? Let us know in the comment section!

August 22, 2014

School Days Backpack: 3D Project

Design Team: Joann Jamieson Larkin Week 19 Cycle 9

It's that time of the year again! Back to school is in full swing! See what Joann Jamieson created to celebrate this season!

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 products from Fancy Pants Designs and I want to share with you a fun little backpack which I created using some of their lovely products.

This week our challenge was to create a back to school project using Fancy Pants products so I decided to make a school backpack from the Back to the Books SVG Kit from  You can find the detailed assembly tutorial there.

Here is a closer look at the products I used:
Fancy Pants As you Wish paper collection
Pink Cardstock
Sizzix embossing folder

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

Thank you Joann! What a beautiful and colorful project! We could totally use it as a back to school feast centerpiece! 

What would you use this project for? Be sure to leave Joann a comment!

August 21, 2014

Gold Rush Contest Winners!

Gold Rush Contest Winners!

It pays to purchase at the World Premiere! And now, the time has come to announce the winners of the Teresa Collins 'Gold Rush' Sweepstakes!

$500 Cash Card Winner:
Maxine H. from OH 

eBrush by Craftwell Winners: 

Kristina P. from CA
Nancy J from IL
Mandy B. from IN
Michelle D. from MN
Gertrude B. from MI
Chezrey R from TX
Dawn T. from AR
Jared H. from OH
Anna G. from NY
Mary J. from MI

50 Gold Rush Embossing Folder Winners:

Jeannie R. from CA
Jenny U. from CA
Cathy B.from TX
Ramona L.from GA
Theresa S.fromNV
Paula D. from FL
Christine S.from WI
Tracey B. fromWI
Janet B. from AL
Cathy T. from AR
Patricia L.from IL
Kristal L.from CA
Joan K. from CA
Cindy K. from WI
Sherry M.from VA
JoAnn H. from CA
Karen F. from CA
Yron K. from  NV
Loretta M. from FL
Debra C. from FL
Angela A. from CA
Deborah L.from FL
Joanne  K. from CA
Tanya A. from PR
Michelle B. from  AK
Leona F. from WY
Dean S.  from NY
Loretta L. from  NE
Rosenda A. from  PR
Kay W. from UT
Marsha H.  IL
Mitsyana W. TX
Charlene M from  TX
Debra J. from  GA
Maureen P. from NV
Mary P. from  KS
Brenda H. from PA
Tanya P. from  PA
Jan D. from  FL
Terry C. from , TX
Susan M. from, MI
Gail T. from, NY
Rosenda A. from, PR
Linda B. from, CA
Carol J. from, UT
Sally N. from, TX
Sheila B. from, CA
Rita R. from, NC
Martha R. from, LA
Becky T. from, GA

*All winners last name were omitted for privacy reasons.

* We will notify our winners via email and ship all prizes to them!

Congratulations again to everyone!

Team Craftwell

August 20, 2014

NEW 'Memory' Die Set by Teresa Collins on HSN!

NEW 'Memory' Die Set by Teresa Collins Arrives to HSN!

*Update form HSN : Item SOLD OUT

The dies you have all been waiting for, are on HSN today! 

Be sure to take advantage of this amazing die collection by Teresa Collins! 

This exclusive 25 piece die set includes dies created with Teresa Collins own handwriting! Truly one of a kind and made to last! These are not your typical flimsy dies! These dies will stand the test of time!

Did we mention they are GOLD???!!! Create beautiful projects with this newest collection! Cut or emboss with these dies! They are amazing and a must have for any crafter! Use on the NEW Teresa Collins Cut 'n' Boss or The eBosser by Craftwell!

Go and orders yours today!!! 

*Limited quantities so hurry before they sell out!

Go to and purchase yours!

Team Craftwell

A La Mode Scrapbook Layout

Design Team: Pam Bray Week 19 Cycle 9

We love to see bright colorful layouts! And today, we get that with Pam Bray's A La Mode scrapbook layout! See all the details below!

Hi it is Pam to day sharing with you Fancy Pants Nautical Collection using my eBosser from Craftwell. As soon as I seen the collection I knew I wanted to do a layout of my husband with his new toy...the A La Mode. 

I began by first cutting a strip from the collection and then random laid circle dies on my paper and ran it through the eBosser. Once the circles were cut out I placed it on my stripe background paper. 

I repeated using Rockstar Alphabet dies and a piece of the yellow paper from the Nautical Collection.

Once I had them cut I ran them through Xyron "X" Sticker Maker.  It is really a fabulous tool for all the little pieces you cut out.

Here is a closer look at the circles and the letters once they are placed on the layout. I added a bit of twine over the top of the flags and a few bows to give added dimension. 

Hold on to those circles you cut out and layer them together or just add them here and there it gives your piece a great look.

Craftwell eBosser
Xyron X Sticker Maker
Xyron Adhesive


Thank you Pam! 

What a great idea for a unisex layout! What are your favorite elements used? Let us know in the comment section! 

August 19, 2014

Personalized Notebook

Design Team: Liz O. Week 19 Cycle 9

Fancy Pants Design sure makes for some fancy pants projects! See what Liz O created today!

Hello Crafty Friends!

With BTS in full swing around here, I have been beautifying composition books J and no better way to personalized them than using our August sponsor: Fancy Pants‘ products! – They have so many collections to choose from you will go buy a box of composition books once you get hooked!!! 


Creative supplies:

Fancy Pants, Meology Paper Collection and Stickers for the monogram
Thin metal dies for bookmark (Mine are MCT and Spellbinders)
Composition book, mine is 3.5” x 4.5
Decoupage glue (I used matte finish)
Gel Pen, clear barrel
Scissors or paper trimmer

Difficulty level: Easy
Time: 20-30 min depending on drying time
eBosser plate combo: CD + Magnetic shim+ thin metal die+ DP+ A

Creative process:

For the book, trace the cover onto your DP, cut and decoupage.

Run the scalloped circle die and a “polaroid” style die (using the partial die cut technique) thru your eBosser.

Apply your monogram sticker to the circle and embellish your book mark. I decided to reinforce the top end of my book mark since it is light double sided paper. I added an extra strip of the same paper on the coordinating print and added a couple of tabs from the collection to make it a little sturdier.

Apply another layer of Decoupage. Let dry. Meanwhile cut a strip of paper from the packaging of your DP and roll it around the ink cartridge. Insert into pen’s barrel and you got a fashionably coordinated pen J neat right? I think this is a fantastic craft to make with the kids!


As always thank you for stopping by, have a super crafty day!


Thanks Liz! 

What a sweet notebook! To see more of Liz' projects,check out out her personal blog here:

What do you think of today's project? 

August 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Card

Birthday Cards are so much fun! We decided to create a fun card using our favorite, Teresa Collins embossing folder (decor circles) and some Fancy Pants Designs accents! 

What do you think of this little card? 

Check out the emboss!!! The embossing was created using the new Teresa Collins Cut 'n' Boss!

Using only some scraps, we were able to whip this cute card in no time! 

What o you think? Let us know in the comment section!

Team Craftwell

August 15, 2014

Craftwell Design Team Call: Closed.

Craftwell Design Team Call Closed!

So much talent, so little time! Our Design Team Call is officially closed. We are so impressed with the submissions we have received and are overwhelmed by the talent!

Just wanted to let all of our applicants know, that due to the volume in response to this design team call, we will take the next few days to review and make a decision. Contracts will be offered on Monday, August 18th, 2014. So be sure to keep an eye out on your email!

We are excited for what this coming term has to offer and would like to give everyone a fair chance! 

Good luck everyone!

Team Craftwell
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