Friday, February 16, 2024

Guest Design @ Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #76: St. Valentine Card and Tags

Dear scrapper,

Yeah, I am back after a nice more than 6 months break of blogging, not crafting, just writing, 😂

I was invited to share my fun fold car with the Creative Creases blog: at the Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #76 challenge.

I decided to use the nice gumball machine die from TE, and a nice fun fold card I had made before:

I also made tags/ book marks for my kiddos teachers using perfume boxes to make the tags. I love how some boxes are so nicely decorated, so I cut out and use the We R memory keeper's tag punch board:

Even the inside grunge board is nice:

I was able to cover the writing and logos with the gumball shaker diecuts:

Sadly, I run out of the nice cardboard, so I made some out of regular cardstock:

I stamped the backs with some HeroArts stamps and my kiddos names. The shaker rhinestones, and elements are from Queen & Co.

I hope you enjoyed this nice recycling project and follow my blog, and don't forget to participate in Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #76 challenge.

Happy belated St. Valentine's day

Vicky Tovar

Some Challenges:

the crafting challenge: red-like-love

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

CraftWell DT: Hello Sunshine Mixed Media Canvas



This is Craftwell. Currently, I'm spending some time in Galveston, Tx and decided to make a mixed media canvas as décor for our vacation home.

I used the sassy shell bag kit by Tonic, and since I was limited by what I brought, it was an easy choice for this cute canvas:


First, I added some crumbled aqua tissue paper using Clear Tar Gel, Golden to a plain canvas. Usually, I use ModPodge for this step, but the gel worked just fine. Then, I used a Finnabair stencil to add some blue ink, ColorBox/ Graphic45 to the dried tissue. In the mean time, I died cut the shell images I wanted to used using my SNAP and the specialty cardstock included in the kit.

Then, I did the fun part of spraying with gold sparkle spray the wooden mermaid clip, and some punched sand dollar pieces. I also added some Chrystal Drops accents to the wooden shells, which I also sprayed when the drops where dried.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment on watercolor paper using archival ink. I distressed the hand-tore edges with the sparkle spray using a brush.
I tore some leftover sand motive printed paper, and added the strips to the bottom of the canvas. When dried, I added some clear Chrystal drops accents to represent waves.
I added a net wrapping I had from some fruits, and used glossy accents glue and 3D zots to glue every piece to the canvas. Once assembled, I added randomly Chrystal Drops in blue and clear, and once the dried, I sprayed randomly with the gold sparkle spray, and added some sequins, Simon says stamps using clear gloss.

Some close-ups:

Here are some short videos showing more details:

Here is how the Mermaid clip works for adding a picture:

I am very happy with the final mixed media canvas and put it on a wall already.

Craftwell Tools

SNAP die cut machine

Other Companies:

Clear Tar Gel, Golden
Aqua tissue paper
Watercolor paper, Hero Arts
Sand motive printed paper scraps, various companies
5x7 Doller Tree Canvas
Black Archival ink, CTMH
Bon Voyage Blue ink, ColorBox/ Graphic45
Sparkle Spray Cream Gold, Nuvo
Chrystal Drops Midnight Blue, Nuvo
Chrystal Drops Clear, Nuvo
Bindweed Wallpaper stencil, Finnabair 
Sentiment Stamp, Paper Wings Productions
Sand dollar punch, Martha Stewart 
Specialty sticky handmade paper
Sequins, Simon says stamps
Glossy Accents, Rangers
3D Zots

 I hope you enjoy it this fun project and please follow Craftwell as well.

Stay cool this hot June

Vicky Tovar

Some Challenges:

Strips of paper sand  motive printed paper scraps, and sequins



Friday, May 26, 2023

CraftWell DT: Telephone Box Card



This is my next post for Craftwell. For this post I decided to make a Telephone booth box card for my son's 16th birthday. He is wanting a phone for a while, but he didn't have the real need for it and we are delaying the social media as long as we can. Thus, I decided to play a trick on him.

When I saw the terrific telephone treat box kit by Tonic, I knew that it was the perfect die for what I had in mind. I love the English Telephone booth and the color combination is just perfect. This die is meant for a treat box, so I tweaked it a little to make it a box card, by trimming the topper and glue it directly to the top flap.

Some tips to work with this dies:

Use the foam tape included to hold the dies in the acetate to hold in place when die cutting the sentiments inside the rectangle:


I cut an strip large enough to add the "16" crown as a popup element, but forgot to add the extra fold to make it pop up on its own:

This box is so cute that can also hold a tea light LED candle inside:

I was able to fold the box car to put it inside of an envelop with a note, "Enjoy your phone":

Here is my son reaction to the card:

At the end, I decided to make the little base included in the kit to use as cake topper as well:

I followed all the amazing instructions included with these dies and kit. This is the first kit that includes such detailed instructions; no need to hunt for videos in the web. Love it

Craftwell Tools

SNAP die cut machine

Other Companies:

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Mixed Media #3 by Tim Holtz

 I hope you enjoy it this fun project and please follow craftwell as well,

Happy end of May

Vicky Tovar

Some challenges:

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

DT CraftWell: Fiesta Medals/ Ribbons and Fiesta Earrings



This is my next post for Craftwell. For this post I decided to use my several Fiesta stamps and dies to create shrink plastic charms for fiesta ribbons and earrings:

First, I used the colorful flower gift bows from the Dollar Tree and complimented them with the tail parts of the Ribbon Rosette Die & Stamp Showcase Set, Tonic Studio. I also used the banner and trophy die (which I cut to just show the No. 1 part) out of gold paper.

I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to highlight the embossed No. 1 sentiment and created a 2 for the other two ribbons. It is hard to see that part in the picture below, but I did trim the center part to show them later on (above picture).

The ribbons looked kind of plain, so I decided to stamp charms using my HeroArts and FSJ fiesta sets on printable shrink plastic (Sizzix, on the white/ rough side) and then die cut them with the respective die. My daughter helped me color the stamped images using gel pens and metallic/ glitter markers. Then, I punched a hole in each die cut and attached the rings. I, then, used my heat gun to shrink the plastic- scary step as it curls totally up until it reaches its final size where it flattened back. If not perfect continue melting and turning back and fort until nice and straight:

Sadly the metallic/ glitter part doesn't show on the shiny side of the charm:

Here, a closer look of each fiesta charm pair:

And finally, the fiesta chihuahuas were so cute that I made earrings out of the charms:

and on the ribbons, I added two or just one charm:

Craftwell Tools

SNAP die cut machine

Other Companies:

FSJ black licorice ink
CTMH Cardstock white 
Gold paper, IKEA

 I hope you enjoy it this fun project and please follow Craftwell as well.

Happy April

Vicky Tovar

Some challenges: