Sunday, November 30, 2014

Craftwell Guest Designer - Christmas Cards Made Easy

Hello everyone, and I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!   I am so excited to have been invited to be the guest designer for Craftwell today.  Craftwell USA makes the eBrush, the Teresa Collins Cut 'n Boss and eBosser machines, and extra large embossing folders.

Speaking of embossing folders, I received this beautiful Teresa Collins Bella Rose embossing folder to use for my post today.  This is a very large (8-1/2" x 11") embossing folder, and it will emboss an entire sheet of paper.  Can you imagine what you can do with an entire sheet of beautiful embossing?  I can, and so here are a couple of projects that I made with my one sheet of beautifully embossed paper.

This cute coffee mug and matching Christmas card used less than one entire sheet of embossed paper.  As you can see, the mug is made entirely from a piece of the rose embossed card stock.  The card, however, is embellished with fussy cut pieces of embossed roses and adhered to another piece of red print card stock (from My Mind's Eye All is Bright paper collection) that I embossed with a Spellbinders M-bossibilities (Nobility) embossing folder.  I then highlighted that embossing with green ink.  I love how you can enhance any paper, even a print  paper, and make it more suitable to your project.

Here, I have added some Christmas picks to the mug for a beautiful table decoration, but this would make such a quick and easy gift that you could fill with candies, tea, or even hot chocolate packets.

And here is a close up of that card that looks so complicated, yet was so easy to make.

I could not stop there.  You see, I was able to borrow the Teresa Collins eBosser machine from a friend, and so I wanted to give the machine a good workout while I had use of it.  I had this very intricate die of snowflakes, and these edger dies, as well.  I had always had such a problem getting complete cuts with my die cutting machine.  Well, let me tell you, the eBosser machine is now on my wish list.  It worked like a charm, as you can see from this beautiful Christmas card I made, again, in no time flat.

I used several Spellbinders edger dies, the Joy Craft snowflake circle die, and the Teresa Collins woodgrain embossing folder. 

And here is a closeup of those delicate, intricate snowflakes.  The eBosser gets my vote from now on.  


I hope you enjoyed my set of Christmas cards and coffee mug for home decoration or gift.  I also want to thank Craftwell for asking me to be their guest designer today.  It was such a pleasure to design something for you and to hopefully inspire you with their fabulous products.
I am also linking this project up with the Unruly Paper Arts 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party.  You can join in the fun, too, or just sit back and enjoy the inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful and creative week!!



  1. Beautiful cards, love the coffee cup!!!!

  2. Congratulations!! What beautiful cards!

  3. beautiful work! congrats on your gdt!!! thanks so much for sharing this at the Unruly PaperArts Link Up party! Helene, UPA columnist

  4. Love these! You did a fantastic job on these. Congrats on the Craftwell GDT position. Thanks for sharing them.

  5. Fabulous projects Barbara! Congrats on being a Guest Designer for Craftwell! You have done a beautiful job! :)

  6. Beautiful set of gift and lovely white card. Love how you have used that embossing folder. Thanks for joining UPA Christmas party

  7. Great Card and Coffee Cup...super cool...and Great for Christmas! Love them!!