Monday, November 29, 2021

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!! I'm on the Craftwell blog today, with a Christmas card idea that you could easily make multiples of - just in time for sending Christmas cards. 

If you are like me, you are frantically looking for Christmas card designs that you make and send out 20's or more in a week or 2 at the max - that includes addressing and sealing the envelope as well. You are in the right place! This is 1 such design that I was able to make 20's in 3 - 4 days, working only a few hours every night, since I work during the day and have small kids. I first die cut all the greenery pieces I needed for this card - I used the Tim Holtz Mini Holiday Greens die set. These were perfect size for my A2 card. Next on to the poinsettia - this is a multi-step process. I stamped the poinsettia outline stamps from the Poinsettia & Holly Clusters - these stamps stamp out a few at a time, so it saves time (same with the dies as well). I stamped them with dark red ink on red cardstock to save time on coloring. Using a stamping platform helped speed up the process. I die cut all the poinsettia layers then and shaped them all with my embossing tool and foam mat. Then I adhered the layers to make the individual poinsettias and added prills for the center. Now comes the sentiment. I die cut the layers I used for the sentiment panel. All the layers are from Heartfelt Creations - Royal Elegance die set. The touch of gold adds just the right amount of elegance needed for this otherwise simple and almost flat card. I heat embossed the sentiment from Sunny Studios with gold embossing powder. I used a stamping platform for this step too. I stamp the sentiment on a panel and sprinkle embossing powder - I do this until I have a bunch ready to be heated and then I heat them all at once. This saves some time too. Now, all that's left is assembling them. I used foam tape for the sentiment panel and for the other pieces, I used liquid glue in a fine tip bottle. That's it! This card required the extra stamp for postage, but it's worth it, don't you think?

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

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

 Hello everyone!! I'm on Craftwell blog today, with a beautiful bookmark for kids.

I wanted to make something special for my daughter's class when they were doing virtual classes last year. We decided to make bookmarks for each one of them. I used this die set from Spellbinders, which had the clipboard, paper clips and pencil dies. I made a slim clipboard with the die and added a ruled paper on top of it. I then die cut the paper clips in a few different colors and adhered them on top. The pencil had a few different parts, most of which I die cut in white card stock and my daughter colored them with markers. After adhering all the pieces and stamping some quotes, I put it in laminating sheets and passed it through my laminator. Then I cut out the laminated bookmark, punched out a hole on top and added a yellow ribbon. That's it. We made around 25 bookmarks. It was so easy to make once we got the process down.

What's your favorite thing to mass produce? Do let me know in the comments. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great day.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Special Day Lace

 Hello everyone!! I'm on the Craftwell blog today with this beautiful and elegant wedding card.


If you've followed me for some time now, you'd probably know that I'm a big fan of Amazing Paper Grace dies. I bought this die a while back and never got to use it. I die cut it on Navy card stock and put it on top of white card stock. I tied a bow with silver glitter tulle for some elegance. I stamped the sentiment - it's from an old Just Rite stamp set, with navy ink on white card stock, cut it out and matted with navy card stock. 

How do you like this quick and simple card? Do let me know in the comments. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Monday, August 16, 2021

Tinkerbell Birthday Banner

 Hello everyone!! Welcome back! I'm on the Craftwell blog today, with the banner I made for my daughter's birthday. My daughter wanted a Tinkerbell themed birthday party this year and I decided on making a tree stump cake for her, with Tinkerbell and fairy figurines. I wanted to make a banner that would go well with the cake design. I couldn't find much inspiration on tree stump banners online. So I decided to make my own version. Warning: This is a picture heavy post!


I started by cutting the banners using the outer die from Spellbinders Double Heart Gatefold die set. Then I embossed all the banner pieces with CraftWell Woodgrain Cottage embossing folder. I swiped the Brutus Monroe macchiato ink over the embossed lines. I die cut all the alphabets using Altenew Mega Alphabet dies on gold card stock. I adhered the letters on to the banners with foam tape.


For embellishing the banner, I decided to use flowers. I had a lot of flower dies, some of them were not even used once! What better time to use them than now! So I took out a bunch of die sets from different companies and started die cutting them. My Cut N Boss and SNAP were working full night shifts!


Here are some of the flower/buerfly dies I used : Crafter's Companion - Classic Lily, Crafter's Companion - Chic Butterflies, Karen Burniston - Flower Pot pop up, MFT - Lily, Sizzix - Anthurium, Sizzix - Sweet Pea, Spellbinders - Coreopsis, Spellbinders - Floral Oval, Tutti Designs - Lily Of the Valley. 


My other daughter punched out some leafy vines using a MS punch. I added all these flowers, butterflies and leaves to the banners.


The banner came out exactly the way I envisioned! It looked so pretty on the green/yellow tulle backdrop I had made. If you are short on time, my only advise would be to use those huge floral frames (like the Lily of the Valley or the Floral Oval) instead of making 3D flowers - those 3D flowers will take some time but they are worth every second!

Here's a look at the entire setup with the cake and the cupcakes.

A closer look at the tree stump cake with some cake moss.

Let me know how I did! My daughter absolutely loved the decorations and the cake! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day.


Monday, July 19, 2021

Poinsettia on Window

 Hello everyone!! I'm on the Craftwell blog today, with a quick and simple Christmas card. 

I used used Ivory card base for this card. I feel that it gives a more Christmassy feeling to the card :) I die cut the poinsettia layers on red and green cardstock using the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die on my Cut N Boss. For the Stained Glass Window die, I used golden colored card stock. The leaves are from the Spellbinders Fern die set. I added some pearls and gems to the arrangement. I didn't want to add a sentiment on the front as I was quite satisfied with this arrangement and didn't want to add more elements.

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




Monday, June 28, 2021

Climbing Flowers

Hello everyone!! I'm on the Craftwell blog today with a  floral card. I've used the Deck Planks 3D Embossing folders again :)

I die cut the layers of the Altenew Climbing Flowers die set on white card stock on my SNAP and colored the layers with Copics. You can also use different colored card stocks for the layers, but I find this to be easier. I adhered the layers using liquid glue - this is the fun part! I took a piece of brown cardstock and embossed it with the Altenew Deck Planks 3D embossing folder, on my Cut N Boss. Over the embossed card stock, I softly swiped the Brutus Monroe Macchiato ink. Then I cut it into strips of 1/2" width. I took an A2 card base and inked most of the center part with Brutus Monroe Sea ink. Using the embossed strips which now look like wood, I constructed the frame and the trellis. I placed the flowers and leaves with foam tape for some dimension. For the sentiment, I stamped the "Life is Beautiful" from Altenew Climbing Clematis with Macchiato ink on a die cut oval panel and adhered it with foam tape.

How do you like my card today? Please do let me know. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Hello

 Hello everyone!! Welcome back to my blog. Today I have a beautiful copic colored floral card to show you.

I stamped the Altenew Statement Flowers stamp with grey ink and colored it with Copics. I embossed a brown card stock with Altenew 3D Deck Planks Embossing folder. Then I inked the raised edges with Brutus Monroe Macchiato ink. For the sentiment, I die cut the Fancy Hello on brown cardstock and embossed it with the same embossing folder also. 


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

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