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April 26, 2018

Embossed Mini Pizza Box Favors

Hi Craftwell friends! Linsey here today sharing my latest project with you. Do you enjoy making your own party favors for special occasions? I sure do and these mini pizza boxes were the perfect blank canvas for my party favor decorating desires! Such a fun and easy project--perfect for kids and adults alike!
I wanted to keep the design clean and simple with crisp white cardstock so that the dry embossing would really pop. I had a great first experience with the brand new SNAP Machine Electric Embosser & Die Cutter! It's so easy to operate and comes in a compact and portable design so you can use it anywhere you like, including where space is limited. I used Teresa Collins 2-Pack A6 Folders, Twill Herringbone & Preppy Houndstooth Embossing Folders for the bases, then embellished each box with a variety of Spring stickers, satin ribbon and mulberry flowers. 
For a final touch, I used 2 scrap pieces of previously embossed cardstock to make a tab from Teresa Collins Tabs & Tags Project Dies and added a coordinating sticker to each die cut tab, then placed at the top left corner of each box front. 
And that's all for me! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a creative and very blessed day! 

April 25, 2018

Painted Bella Rose Album Cover

Hi there,          

It’s Karen, sharing this little Painted Bella Rose Album Cover created with the Bella Rose Embossing Folder and the Cut N Boss machine. I absolutely loved this project.  Coloring is always therapeutic for me, so when I began this project, I knew that I wanted to dry emboss a full sheet of watercolor paper to work with.  I chose the “Bella Rose” embossing folder because of the full flowers in the pattern. The full flowers are very forgiving when they are painted, and the size of each rose is simply fun. I really loved the end result. I added some crinkled ribbon, scripted words, pearl pins, rose button and gesso. The Painted Bella Rose Album Cover measures 5 ¼ x 6 ½. Take a peek at my tutorial below.

Cut N Boss by Craftwell
Craftwell Embossing Folder and Die Cuts: Bella Rose
Black Album
Watercolor paper (8 ½ x 11)
Watercolor Ink
Aqua Painter
Worded Stencil
Pearl Pins
Rose Button
Scripted Words



Step 1: Emboss full sheet of watercolor paper using the “Bella Rose” embossing folder and Cut N Boss machine.

Step 2: Remove the embossed watercolor paper from the Cut N Boss and the embossing folder.

Step 3: Using an Aqua Painter, paint the embossed roses with choice of watercolor ink colors.

Step 4: Using scissors, cut a section of the painted embossed roses out and add gesso to edges. Set aside.
Step 5: Apply gesso to edges of black album and tap gesso over journal album with a paintbrush.
Step 6: Transfer scripted pattern to gessoed album cover using gesso and stencil. Let dry.
Step 7: Adhere painted watercolor paper to album cover and add ribbon to spine.
Step 8: Add ribbon bow, rose button and pearl pins to album cover.
Step 9: Adhere scripted words to album cover. Continue embellishing as desired.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope that this Painted Bella Rose Album Cover has inspired you to paint your embossed roses and incorporate them into your projects.


April 19, 2018

Fiesta-Themed Corner Bookmarks


This is Veronica from vicky's scrapping passion, sharing with you my next post for Craftwell. 

For this post, I decided to use some previous die cuts and make some bookmarks for my childten teachers with a Fiesta Theme... here in San Antonio, April is Fiesta time.

In short: I cut squares of cardstock 4x4 in and scored a dot in the middle on 3 sides. Then scored diagonal between two sides and the other corner. I bent the scored corners toward the center to get a triangle sized pocket. Then, I cut a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" square of another bright color and glued it in top of pocket. I made several bookmarks exchanging the color randomly. 

I stamped and die cut the Chihuahuas from Hero Arts and color then using Jane Davenport inks. 

I also cut many tabs using the Teresa Collins dies, Craftwell. Then, I stamped some sentiments on those tags and some negative cuts from a different project. 

To embellish the bookmarks, I cut some banner borders (Hero Arts) and corners (Craftwell) from glitter papers.

Some of the tags:

In this last bookmark, you can see how nice the sentiment fits in this cute tags die cuts. Also the versatility of the corner diecut is just amazing. 

Craftwell Tools
Cut N' Boss
Teresa Collins dies: Tags & Taps

Other Companies:
Ctmh archival ink and Ranger distress oxide ink pads
3d zots 
Liquid Gloss, Ranger
Glitter paper, printed
Colorful cardstock (any brand)

I hope you enjoyed my bookmarks and that the teachers will too. And follow my blog as well: vicky's scrapping passion.

Many blessings

Vicky Tovar

April 12, 2018

Mixed Media Honeycomb Candle Holder

Hi friends! Linsey here today sharing my latest project using some of Craftwell's awesome tools! I haven't created a mixed media project is some time and I when I received the Teresa Collins Honeycomb Project Die, I instantly envisioned altering it with inks and sprays and transforming it into a unique and special piece. I hope you enjoy and find a bit of inspiration in my mixed media honeycomb candle holder! 

I used the Teresa Collins Honeycomb Project Die with the Cut'n'Boss machine to cut my material, a piece of cereal box cardboard. After cut, I painted it with a few layers of white gesso, then got busy layering color into the honeycomb. I tried to use natural colors like browns, golds and even yellow. I added a hint of light turquoise for good measure, then brushed over the whole piece with a gold shimmer TC ink. 

The candle holder itself is simply cinnamon sticks glued together around a stripe of cardstock wrapped around a candle. The front is decorated additionally with a Mulberry Paper Chrysanthemum, a couple bees buzzing around and some golden-toned sequins. I finished it off with a cute mini tag using the Teresa Collins Tabs & Tags Project Dies and tied to the front of the candle holder. 

And that's all for me! Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share my project with you! Until next time, happy crafting! 

Cinnamon Sticks
Glue Gun
Cereal Box Piece
Various Inks and Sprays, Gesso
Stickers, Sequins, Flower, Twine

April 10, 2018

"Just Breathe" Journal by Karen Jiles

Hi there,

It’s Karen, sharing this little “Just Breathe” Journal created with the “Bella Rose” Embossing Folder and the Cut N Boss machine. I always enjoy a great journal for each season. This one is perfect. I used a sanding bar to expose the deep embossed impressions of the roses in the folder. The Bella Roses are so full and bold. Absolutely perfect to use with Spring projects. I added flowers, scripted plate, dyed ribbon gesso. The “Just Breathe” Journal measures 3 x 5 ½.  Take a peek at my tutorial below.



Mini Blank Journal

Lilac Whitecore Cardstock

Sanding Bar



Antique Hat Pin

"Just Breathe" Charm

Dyed Ribbon



Step 1: Place full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of whitecore cardstock into the “Bella Rose” embossing folder. Close the folder and insert into Cut N Boss by Craftwell.

Step 2: Remove the embossed cardstock from the Cut N Boss and the embossing folder and trim it down to layering size for your panel. 

Step 3: Adhere cardstock to blank journal and sand the embossed cardstock with sanding bar to expose the whitecore.

Step 4: Add ribbon, flowers and “Just Breathe” charm to journal.  

Step 5: Add additional flowers and ribbon bows. 

Step 6: Add hat pin. Apply gesso to edges of flowers and ribbon.  Tap gesso over journal with a paintbrush. Let Dry. Continue embellish as desired.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that this little "Just Breathe" journal has inspired you!


April 9, 2018

Oh Hello There Card

Hey y'all! It's Kelli again! I've prepared this super cute card using the Teresa Collins diamond embossing folder and a Simon Says Stamp Oh, Hello There die!

I just jazzed it up with some sequins and added a sentiment I made on my typewriter! Super cute and easy! Leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

April 6, 2018

Floral Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone! It's Berina here today with a vintage style birthday card with flowers and pearls!

I started by die cutting the flowers on my Cut N Boss. I used the smallest die from the Shabby Posies die from Spellbinders to cut the flower shapes. I inked the flowers with VersaMagic - Malted Mauve chalk ink and shaped them using my embossing tools. 

I die cut the fern leaves on green card stock using the Spellbinders - Fern die set. I inked them with Distress Ink - Peeled Paint ink. I die cut the heart panel from brown card stock using the Spellbinders - Double Heart Gatefold die set. 

I cut all these in one go on the Cut N Boss ( 2 layers of flowers, 2 layers of each fern leaves and the heart panel). 

I inked a piece of white cardstock with Distress ink Antique Linen over the Hero Arts - Glorious Petals stencil, for a vintage look. I adhered a piece of brown card stock on to an A2 card base and then adhered the stenciled panel on to it. I adhered the double heart panel with dots of glue on to it.  Then I arranged the flowers and leaves and adhered them down. 

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from the Verve Stamps - Joyful Blooms stamp set and die cut it with the smallest die from the Inspired By Stamping - Fancy Labels die set. While the sentiment was still in the die, I inked it with Distress Ink - Antique Linen, so that I can get a beautiful white border, while the inside matches the background. I adhered it with foam squares. I added a few pink pearls of various sizes for some final finishing touch.

I have to say I'm very much impressed with my Cut N Boss!! I'm able to cut multiple layers of card stock at the same time. And no hand cranking ;)

How do you like my card today? Do let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

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April 5, 2018

Truly Best Day Ever Minialbum


This is Veronica from vicky's scrapping passion, sharing with you my next post for Craftwell. 

For this project I used the left over from the embossed tags I treated last post using the crayon/resist technique  (more details here: Snapguide and here: Minialbum) to create an accordion minialbum:

Here some closer looks:

And from the side:

Showing the tags:

For the inside pages:

The back cover:


The inside pages from the back of the accordion:

In short: I trimmed the tags to cover the coasters (5x5). I attached the ribbons before attaching the tags to the coasters. 

Once I glued the tags to the coasters, I put some clips to make sure the glue sets. I glued the accordion pages to each cover also with liquid gloss to make sure it stays put. 

I cut many tags and tabs, also sentiments using the Teresa Collins dies, CraftWell, from the argyle gloss cardstock and had some fun with tattered angels glimmer sprays. I also sprayed the Creative Embellishments border and sentiment. 

While the shapes where drying, I distressed the edges of the accordion pages and added the printed papers to each page. Once the sprayed shapes where dry, I used a wipe to remove the stain from the glossy sides of the argyle pattern. 

embellished with the tags and taps, and added some corners to each page. For the front, I layered a die cut sentiment with some gold trim in the back and added chippies borders in top of monograms to spell Heidelberg, HD. I attached one an argyle tags, and a paper blossom. At the end, I decorated the back of the album too.

Craftwell Tools
Cut N' Boss
Teresa Collins embossing folders: Woodgrain Cottage and Bella Rose
Teresa Collins dies: Remember This and Tags & Taps

For more supplies and steps to make this wall-hanging, please head over my Snapguide and my second guide: Minialbum

I hope you enjoyed my minialbum for Craftwell and follow my blog as well: vicky's scrapping passion.

Many blessings

Vicky Tovar

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