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April 11, 2012

Design Team: KimberlyRae Forde Week 1

KimberlyRae Forde: Happy Birthday Carson!

We are loving our Design Team, they are compleately blowing us away! Today, KimberlyRae Forde found a way to store her son's collectibles in a stylish way, and personal way! See her amazing creation:


Today, is my First official blog post for Craftwell, as a Design Team Member! 

Yes!  I'm so thrilled to be part of the Amazing Craftwell eCraft Team!  As most of you know I only own one electronic die-cutting machine.  Yep! You guessed it!  The incredible eCraft!  I can't say more about this versatile cutting machine I use everyday and every one of my projects are cut with it and All with No Mat!

I'd like to share a couple of projects I created for my son's birthday- I made this gift box and a card.  He will be 17 years old and he loves to collect small things and stow them away so this was perfect book box, for him.

::Carson's Birthday Book Gift Box::

Ingredients
Craftwell eCraft Die-cutting Machine
Simple Stories 'Year-O-Graphy'
American Crafts Solid Card Stock
SVGcuts 'Attic Treasures' [Antique Book]
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays [Moon Shadow Turquoise]
Tim Holtz Sander
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Scotch fast drying tacky glue
glue gun

Instructions
Cut all pieces from SVGcuts cut files with Craftwell eCraft. 

Use these settings for the Larger pieces: 
4 pressure
no CCS
no tabs

Use these settings for the Smaller pieces:
4 pressure
CSS
no tabs

Then, assemble your pieces creating the the book part first and then the inside pages.


Embellish as desired and you're done!   I sprayed the back with turquoise which turned out a beautiful green/blue shimmery color on black.  Also, I distressed the front and back parts of the book with a sander and the edges of the front cover.  Inside I placed a liner [you can make this out of one of the cover pieces just size it a half inch smaller and it will slide right into the bottom of the box. 

It's always challenging to make a male card, so yes there are polka dots but he loves to see his name so this paper kit was great to pull it off!


 
::Carson's Birthday Card::

Ingredients
Craftwell eCraft Die-cutting Machine
Craftwell eCraft Essential Tool Kit
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron 1.5 X Sticker Maker
Simple Stories 'Year-O-Graphy'  [printed paper and stickers]
American Crafts Solid Card Stock [Green]
SVGcuts 'Attic Treasures' [Antique Book]
Tim Holtz Findings [gear and photo holder]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink [Black Soot]
Memento Ink Pad [Bamboo Leaves]
Stampin Up Stamp [Happy Birthday]
Martha Stewart corner punch [inside sentiment]
Handmade Crinkle Ribbon [white]
Velum
3D Zots

Instructions
Cut all pieces from SVGcuts cut files with Craftwell eCraft. 

Use these settings for Paper pieces: 
4 pressure
no CCS
no tabs

Use these settings for Vellum inside insert and back sentiment:
2 pressure
CCS
no tabs

Ink up the bottom panel and top panel edges and adhere with Xyron Mega runner, to the front of the cardbase.

Fussy cut  sentiment 'celebrate' and the 'banner' piece and #4 with eCraft tool kit cutter.

Add Zots to the sentiment 'celebrate' and and #4 then run the gear through Xyron sticker maker and adhere to the #4.  Then stick the finding into the 3d Zot and place the banner in it and add stickers and ribbon.

Next, cut with eCraft 7.5x7.5" piece of Velum, fold in half and adhere with Xyron's Mega Runner to the inside of the card.  Then Stamp 'Happy Birthday' ontop of the Vellum.   Crop a couple of corners to the sentiment and adhere with Xyron's Mega Runner adhesive.  Add stickers. 

For the back adhere a  1" x 2.75" piece of vellum and '2012' stickers on top of the vellum and You're Done!


What a wonderful gift, and beautiful card! Thank you KimberlyRae for your amazing projects!

See more of Kimberly's Kreations on her personal blog:

http://kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog/



Do you like KimberlyRae's first project on our blog? Then leave her a comment!

11 comments :

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    1. Thank you, you guys! Of course you know I love you SVG files ... They work perfectly in my eCraft!

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  2. Very nice as always Kimberly, I'm sure Carson loved it !!!

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  3. Congrats on being part of the craftwell DT! I love your projects, amazing detail
    TFS
    Bonnie
    http://scrappersranch.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Very much, I'm happy to be here!

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  4. These turned out great! I am sure my nephew loved them.

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  5. These turned out great! I am sure my nephew loved them.

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  6. Thank you, Everyone! They were so fun to make, too :)

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  7. Gorgeous projects! Great job! I love the paper you used too.

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  8. Great project! What a wonderful keepsake.

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