Thursday, October 30, 2014

3D Flower Birthday Card

Hello Again Crafty Friends... Today I wanted to share with you all a card I made for one of the most important women in my life. My mom. For me a store bought card just won't do. 

For someone as special as she is, I needed to pour lots of love into it... it needed to come straight from my heart.

Supplies Needed
eBrush and Copic(CP) adapter
Teresa Collins Cut'n'Boss
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies 
( Thankful Holidays set- Lg & Sm flower,leaf, berry twig, & scalloped oval label)
Happy stamp set
Stitched Greetings Stamped set
Sketch Markers (RV11, RV19, RV25, YR16, YG17)
Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts
Versa Magic (Hint of Pesto)
Versafine (Onyx Black)
EK Success border punch (
Additional Supplies
Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Foam Adhesive
Double-sided Adhesive
Patterned Paper 
Various Cardstock

With my cut'n'boss. and my Teresa Collins pocket dies I cut  out my shapes in red, green, light pink, and white card stock. A great thing about using this machine is the huge platform. I can cut a lot of dies all at once. And, with the cut'n'boss' strong motor and gears cutting through several layers at once is a breeze.

For my flower I cut 4 red flowers, 2 green leaves, 1 small light pink flower, and 3 twig & berries ( I used them for stamens). I also cut the scalloped oval out 2 times (1 copper for the frame and i white for the center label). Then I adhered them onto a separate piece of cardstock to make one solid piece. 

I stamped my Happy Birthday phrase using two stamp sets from Pink and Main called "Stitched Greetings"( for the word happy, in Versa Magic - Hint of Pesto) and"Happy"( for the word Birthday, in Versafne - Onyx Black) .

For my flower, first, I ebrushed all my red flowers with a star pattern with Copic markers RV19 and YG17. 

I curled the end of my petals up, hot glued all flowers together alternating the pedals.

For the center of the flower I ebrushed the smaller flower in Copic Markers RV25, YR16, and YG17. I then I punched a hole in the center of the flower and set aside.The stamens I ebrushed in RV11, RV25, RV19 andYG17. 


I inserted my stamens into the center hole and secured them in place by hot gluing the stem from the bottom the flower.

I then hot glued this piece to the stack of red flowers.

For the leaves I ebrushed them with Copic Markers YG17 & YR16. Backed it by gluing to a piece of dark green cardstock and cut out by hand with my scissors.

I hot glued the leave to the under part of the flower. 

The  cardfrontwas made with a 6"x6" piece of foiled cardstock and a 1 1/4" strip of patterned  cardstock that I punched with my EK success bordderr punch and ebrushed with Copic YG17. I then wrapped with a piece of 7/8" olive green satin ribbon and attached my scalloped label with foam aadhesive for dimension. Then, I adhere this card front to a 6"x6"plain white card base I made by folding a 12"x6" piece in half.

This took a little bit of time to put together but was quite easy to do. Ebrushing all my pieces instead of shading them cut my work time down by more than half. I love this machine!

I hope this project has inspired you and thanks for stopping by!
Happy eBrushing!!

~ DT Mitsy


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Autumn Sunflower Card

Hello Crafty Friends.
Just stopping by to show off this beautiful card I made on a whim. Yes, on a whim. I was just in a cheerful mood. Yay, for Happy Days!!

Supplies Used:
Designs On Cloud 9 Autumn Sunflower file
Designs On Cloud 9 Leaves file
Anna Griffin's Lace Trimmings dies by Cuttlebug
Teresa Collins' Thankful Holiday Pocket Dies by Craftwell
eBrush by Craftwell
Spectrum Noir Markers (GB5, OR1, DG3, EB5)
DCWV's Eek-a-Boo & Burlap Stacks
Other patterned paper by My Minds Eye
Other paper (green, yellow, & craft cardstock)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Ebrushed Hay Display

Hello Crafty Friends! This will be my first official post as an eBrush Design Team Member. As a busy mommy of four I need  my craft projects to be super quick & easy yet still fabulous. And, today I chose to do a stenciling technique. Stenciling allows for you to practically personalize any and everything. 

Supplies Needed:
Mini Hay Bale
Plastic Sheets/ Stencil Film
Electric Die Cutter
Black Sharpie Marker (or color of your choice)

Using your electric die cutter, cut a stencil using your plastic sheet. For this stencil I used a free font called Big Top.

Remove plastic packaging from your bale. Position stencil as desired. You may need double sided adhesive or spray adhesive to help keep stencil in place. If you don't have adhesive available hold stencil down firmly with one hand, 

With your eBrush and Sharpie, spray stenciled lettering onto bale. I chose a black  Sharpie because I wanted it to be bold and just pop off the bales.

When done with all the letters remove stencil and...TA-DAH... instant signage!!

This makes me "HAPPY"! Pun totally intended! 

For my complete message I chose the phrase HAPPY FALL Y'ALL... It works great for both Halloween and Thanksgiving themes and complements the rest of my holiday decor. 

Remember,you don't have to eBrush "words"... This project would look great as a monogram too!

Hope this project inspires you to embrace your stencils and your eBrush and take your machine outdoors for awesome projects! 

Happy eBrushing!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bow Making Template Winners Announced

I have the names of the 3 Winners of the bow making templates and their names are...
Jolene Galaza, Peggy Oliver, and Roxann Patzman!!

Congratulations Ladies!! Please message me your info and I'll get those right to you!!

Happy Bow Making!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Snowone Like You Bow Card

Hello Crafty Friends... Just stopping this super Simple card I made with all those stinkin' cute bows I've been making.

You can read more about it here. While you're there don't forget to download your free template!! Then you too can make this bows anytime you need them.

For this awesome overlay  and label, I used Designs on Cloud 9's Designer Card 1.  I cut the overlay out of super shiny metallic paper. Then eBrushed an ombre effect onto the entire surface... Love it! 
Now I can have custom colored metallic paper and not just the run of the mill silver & gold! And did you know you can even ebrush your rhinestones to match?! Now you'll never be without coordinating bling!!

For the sentiment, I used Pink and Main's Snow Sweet stamp set. This set includes 8 different sentiments and numerous snowflakes. I stamped it on the label that was included in the Designer Card 1 file and then surrounded it the sentiment with "snow" (iridescent flake glitter) with dimensional adhesive.  Perfect for Holiday and winter cards and projects! 

It's never too early to start on your holiday card!!
So go make some now! The holidays will be here before you know it! 

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hey Crafty Friends... Just wanted to share with everyone a birthday card I mad for a very Special Lady. I had to wait till she received it to post it here. 

This was the first non- DT project I've done in a long, long, looooong time. I love my design team creations but I love this project even more because it was for someone special! Michelle Currie Happy Birthday!!

 This card incorporated several techniques... masking, airbrushing, stenciling, and coloring... all with my Spectrum Noir markers over glossy cardstock.

Just wanted to show the card in different angles to see the shine.

Another view, up close.

I really hope she enjoyed her card and her birthday!!

That's all for now!
 Happy Crafting Friends!!

7 Point Star Bow Video Tutorial

Hello Crafty Friends... I have a video tutorial for you all today! I'll be teaching you how to make a seven pointed star bow. I will include the link to download your very own template I used in the video tutorial below. This file is in SVG format especially made for those of you who have an electric/ digital cutter.

I also be doing another giveaway... I will be giving away 3 template sets to 3 lucky individuals. To enter just leave a comment in the comments section of my youtube video. 3 winners will be chosen at random. I'll will choose winners Sunday evening and announce them Monday on my blog.

For this project you will need the following...

7 pt star template
your choice of chipboard, stencil film, or craft plastic (to make stencils)
needle & thread

Ribbon Measurements:
small template: 42" long and up to 3/8" wide
medium template: 72" long and up to 5/8" wide
large template: 94" long and up to 1" wide

You can download the SVG file for the 7 pt star bow template and cut it out from chipboard , stencil film, or craft plastic. 

tools needed

My test templates I made out of chipboard and they worked great, but I wanted something a little more stable that wouldn't get worn out as quickly. 

So, I cut them from stencil film. Perfect... cut perfectly and very flexible!

As a beginner it's best if you start with the biggest template and as you get the hang of the technique work your way down to the smaller ones.

Don't forget I'm giving away sets of these templates and all you have to do is leave a comment on my youtube video. 

I am new to doing videos... so, please be kind and leave a nice comment. I don't know much about video making or editing and positive feedback would be encouraging. Thanks & I hope you enjoy!

If you can't see it here click here to view it on youtube.

P.S.- The video does talks about 3 loops around each point to get the look in the picture below. But if you wanted a more fuller or more closed center try 4 or 5 loops around each point. I like putting buttons in my center and that is why I stopped at 3. 

And there you have it... SUPER CUTE BOWS!!

You can download the SVG Format of the template HERE.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Hi Crafty Friends! With the holiday season fast approaching I've been scurrying to make all sorts of holiday cards and projects. I've been so busy that it has been hard keeping up with blogging everything and as a result have to do a mass post. I'll still try to list the supplies I used under each project .

Tools and Supplies:
Turkey Day stamp set (Pink and Main)
Lattice Doily Die (Quickutz- Lifestyle Crafts)
Acorn buttons (Buttons Galore)
Grosgrain ribbon (Dollar Tree)
Spectrum Noir markers

Tools and Supplies:
Designer Card 2 digital cutting file (Designs on Cloud 9)
Punkin stamp set (Pink and Main)
Spectrum Noir markers (LV4, DG4)
Momento ink pad
Colored pencils

Tools and Supplies:
I Love Fall Owls (Designs on Cloud 9)
Turkey Day stamp set (Pink and Main)
Scalloped Scallops Edge Punch (EK Success)
Spectrum Noir Markers (DG3,OR1, EB5)
Photo Corner die (Sizzix Originals)
Grosgrain ribbon (Dollar Tree)

Designer Card 3 digital cutting file (Designs on Cloud 9)
Happy Fall stamp set (Pink and Main)
Spectrum Noir markers (DG4, CT2, GB5,BG4)
Momento ink pad (Tsukeniko)
Dark Green embossing thread

Cocoa Kisses stamp set (Pink and Main)
Floral Doily Motifs (Spellbinders)
Floral Doily Accents (Spellbinders)
Embossing folder (Sizzix)
Spectrum Noir markers (TN2, GB8, LV1, LV2, BT2, BT4, PP5,
Momento ink pad (Tsukineko) 
Bakers Twine

I have a lot more projects to post so stay tuned... Will be posting more very soon!
Until then, Craft Happy Friends!!!