Thursday, December 20, 2012

Great Gift Idea for Anytime!

Another Great and Quick Gift Idea!

I know as long as I have my Craftwell eCraft and my eCraft Vinyl I have the means to create a quick but perfect gift! I know that Christmas is over and the New Year is here but I still think there is a place for this cool present. I know that a birthday or just an everyday I love you gift can be made super quick but mean so much.

We have a new car owner and she is so excited with her new mobile baby. So just to personalize her auto, I made this cool license tag for her. Please excuse the holiday background but it is so cool.



The license plate is vinyl and cost only a few dollars off of ebay. I love putting a white or black shadow around my lettering so that it stands out.



I love the eCraft Vinyl and it cuts so easy. I just use the one pressure setting on my eCraft  and cut away. No tabs please.

I weed the vinyl and low and behold it is done. I love seeing the happy faces that my machine makes. I feel sorry that it can’t experience the WOW factor that I do!

Thank you for stopping by and get ready for a brand new year. I am charged up for 2013 and all of the cool projects that are to come. I can’t wait to see what is new for the crafting community. Please share what you think might be coming out this year, what is your dream tool!

Happy New Year!


Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Diorama!

Christmas Diorama

I really have embraced the Christmas season with a fever. I had a dream about creating a lighted Diorama with snow and Santa. So I made it come true!

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I don’t know why but I really did dream about this. Only I was tiny and playing in the Sleigh with Santa.

So here it goes, The first thing I did was find the perfect papers for my project. I love the beautiful Foil papers that are out there so I found a wonderful assortment.  I used beautiful paper collections from The Paper Studio : Christmas Traditions with foil and Citrus Cardstock from DCWV.

I used SVG files purchased from SVGcuts. I enjoy their product line and thought that I could manipulate the files so that they would fit my needs.

My Craftwell eCraft again worked like a charm cutting cleanly all of my papers. I was so happy.

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I enlarged the file so that I could make the drum very large. See how clean my cuts are.’

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These papers actually made my project look like metal in real time.

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I enjoyed working on the project especially the tiny part that I shared with you in previous post.

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Next I built my scene. It required a platform to be inserted into the drum to hold all of the diorama.

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Here you can see how tiny it really is. Those trees are painted and then dipped in flock. I worked very hard on the tiny pieces but was delighted with the wonderful cut I got with the eCraft.

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I actually made a light harness for the inside of the drum. So in addition to the velum for sunlight or exterior light to illuminate my project I also had the addition of my own tiny leds. I hope that you enjoy my projects.

I love sharing my creative spirit with you! I want to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas. i

Friday, December 7, 2012

Hanging Snowflake Gems

Hanging Snowflake Gems

Well with the holidays around the corner we are all busy getting ready. So when the center where we have our craft class is also needing some decorations. I volunteered to do (I am scared of heights) the hanging ones. I had an idea of what I wanted to create. But then I saw the glitter wrapping paper at Wally World.

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I knew in my heart that I wanted to create something with it. I also have just purchased a large cutting die for my eBosser. It is so pretty, a side note I hate the glitter part. It shedded glitter from one end of my hobby room to the other. I also recycled boxes to make the foundations for my snowflakes.

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I used my Sizzix Bigz Die - Daisy Blast with my A and C plates. it was so quick and easy to make so many pieces. I made the center section from the recycled boxes and then used the Glitter wrapping paper to cover it.

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After I glued both sides I was able to decorate with gems and then hang them. I can’t wait to see how the hall looks with all of them hung. I love my eBosser. It really helps me to be on top of my crafting game!

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I love the way they look!!!

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Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Working on a Larger Scale!

Working on a Larger Scale

Well maybe I should clarify my meaning of larger scale. I am working on some really small minatures for a diorama for Christmas. I am so proud of the cut my eCraft did for me. I used a SVGcuts file from their Santa’s Visit Grouping. I love the way that it turned out. Just had to work with magnifiers and dental tools to work with it. I love the out come. Now I will post the larger project in the coming weeks.

I used some really wonderful paper, WorldWin eCraft Diecutable Color Mates!  This is some really nice solid color paper that is nice for 3d projects as well as your scrapbooking needs.


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I used some great foiled paper from The Paper Studio’s Christmas Traditions paper pack. I love the beautiful foils and it has Cardinals too!

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See how small this piece is. I used a brand new blade and it zipped right through. I love my Sleigh.

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I can’t believe how clean the rails for my Sleigh came out. I used Pearl paper by Coordinates for them. They are truly beautiful. I hope that you enjoy my project..just wait till you see the end result!

Happy Shopping Season!!!