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September 12, 2011

Craftwell Design Team: Denise O'Connor

Craftwell Introduces... Design Team!

The surprises just keep on coming! Craftwell is so excited for this week, as we will introduce you to Craftwell's team of designers and their projects. Every day this week you will get to meet the designer of the day along with an amazing project made with the eCraft! We want you to get inspired, and we are positive that you will be with this amazing team. Alright, without further adieu, Monday officially belongs to the amazing Denise O'Connor of Purple Paper Paradise! 

Denise, take it away!

Hi everybody!  My name is Denise O’Connor and I am the person behind the Purple Paper Paradise blog and I am so happy to be joining all the fabulous designers on the eCraft Design Team!  I started scrapbooking way back in 1997 shortly after my husband and I were married and my first album was our wedding pictures.  Back in those days, there was no such thing as an affordable die cutting machine for the home user.  Everything had to be cut by hand or you had to purchase individual die cuts. Things sure have changed since I started scrapbooking and one of the things that I love is exploring all the options that are out there now for us paper crafters.  This is one of the reasons why I love my eCraft!  This machine is truly innovative and I love how much easier it has made my life!  No more sticky mats is truly a wonderful time saver!  Since I first started, I have also taken on cardmaking (my favorite!) and various other types of projects such as altered items, vinyl wall art, t-shirt vinyl, favor treat bags and boxes, I just love it all! These days I am a working mom from home with two sons, which gives me a great balance so that I can enjoy my hobby.  I truly hope that all of you find some inspiration in my projects and I love getting feedback!  I have fallen in love with the crafting community as a whole because everyone is so generous with sharing their knowledge and always so willing to help other crafters out!  I feel truly honored to be given this opportunity to give back and I can’t wait to learn more from my fellow designers!  Thanks to all of you and thank you Craftwell!


What an amazing card! and the message in it, really hits you. Thank you Denise for this amazing project! Stay tuned all week as we introduce all of our designers!


  1. Awesome Denise, you rock this machine, can't wait to see what projects you have up your sleeve for us!

  2. Hi Denise congrats!!
    I Just found you on You tube las night. And joined the yahoo groups for ecrafts.
    I want one (ecraft) and for sure I'll follow your steps. You are clever and generous to share with us everything you know.
    All the best!!
    By the way love you card.

  3. Congrats again, Denise! What a wonderful opportunity...for you and also for us through you. I love this card! What an inspiration!

  4. Congrats Denise I knew you were a shoe-in for this job! Great project too! Will instructions be featured on your blog for duplicating it?

  5. Way to go Denise, and thanks again for the video on welding in SCAL, finally got it to work. Can hardly wait to see all your projects. And the card on this site is great. Thanks again for all your hopeful hints and ideas.
    Leanna in cool KS(finally)

  6. Congratulations Denise!!! There is no denying that any design team would not be proper without you in it!! Can't wait to see what you have in store!



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