Welcome to the Back 2 School Blog hop presented by eCraft Crafters! I’m so excited about this you just have no idea. I personally think eCraft is one of the best known secrets in the die cutting machine industry…maybe not a secret exactly, but certainly this machine doesn’t get the publicity it deserves! We die-hard eCrafters are anxious to help Craftwell USA promote this machine and decided to kick off some HUGE things coming your way with this hop! All of the fabulous designers in this hop are showing you back-2-school themed products created using the AMAZING and versatile eCraft.
If you just arrived here from Lyssa Zimmerman then you are on the right path. If you came here from other location, please start back at the beginning with my good friend Raven Baca @ Love 4 Stamps. Why start at the beginning…well so you don’t miss a single fabulous project of course!!! Plus it gives you more chances to win the grand prize….brace yourselves…..
Qualified winners from this hop (and another one we’ll do early September) will be entered to win an eCraft of their very own!!!! Let me say that again….ONE lucky winner will receive a BRAND new eCraft! Thank you Craftwell for sponsoring this hop for us, we appreciate you for so many reasons. One of them is veneer…I used it to create this project:Supplies Needed: eCraft Fundamentals 1 card Home and School card Wood Veneer Sheet (here I used balsa) Chalkboard paint Chipboard Stamps (I used K Andrew Designs ~ Coffee and Tea For You & Me) Ink (I used Studio G and Tim Holtz Distress in Old Paper) Adhesive (ATG, foam dots)
First, paint a sheet of 12 x 12 chipboard with chalkboard paint and set aside to dry. Load your balsa veneer into your eCraft machine, remove your blade cap and then, using image 19 in the shapes category of Fundamentals 1, cut it at 4 inches. Ink your edges with your favorite ink. Next load your painted chipboard into your eCraft and then cut the same shape at 3.5 inches. Adhere chipboard to balsa wood. Switching to the Home and School card, cut your choice of school supplies. I cut the scissors because it was easy. Adhere chipboard chalkboard to balsa wood using ATG, stamp for added impact (see the top left corners of all four), add your scissors or other cut with a foam dot and voila! I pulled out my chalk just so I could show you what it looks like in use. These are super fun, super easy, and would make GREAT notes in your kids’ lunches or backpacks.
I hope you have enjoyed this project of mine. For my individual blog candy I will be emailing 1 lucky winner my SVG file I’m working on. It will look something like this:In case you get lost along the way, here’s the entire line-up: Raven Baca http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Carley Carter http://the-real-icarley.blogspot.com/
Debi Tullier http://fabric-ecraft.blogspot.com/
Denise O’Connor http://purplepaperparadise.blogspot.com/
Erika Valdez http://www.craftysprouts.com/
Lyssa Zimmerman http://bornagaincrafter.blogspot.com/
Faith Freeman http://faithfulecreations.com/ <<<<You are here>>>>
KimberlyRae Forde http://kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog/
Rosa Ahrens www.for-micaela.blogspot.com
Zeni Pradel http://www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com/
Craftwell USA http://craftwellusa.com/
As some of you may have heard from this hop this amazing eCraft machine that we are all using is created by CraftwellUSA.com. This company is really amazing, their customer service is fabulous and the products are top
notch. Well when they heard about our hop they decided to giveaway (1) One eCraft to (1) One lucky winner (color may vary). To be eligible for this grand prize you must do the following:
1.) Please leave one comment here on my blog (Only one comment will be qualify per person additional comments will not count.)
2.) Stop by eCraft’s facebook page (Link to eCrafts facebook page) to see more awesome projects and tutorials.
3.) You must be an email subscriber. This means you have signed up for email updates and confirmed your email subscription so that you show up on my report of subscribers.
We are also having another blog hop on September 5th. ALL comments left today and on the September 5th blog hop will be eligible to win the eCraft so this will give you more chances to win.
(1) One lucky winner will be announced on Raven’s blog on September 10th. The winner will also be listed on the eCraft’s Facebook page (see why it’s a good idea to like eCraft’s Facebook page). All are welcome to hop, however the eCraft giveaway is only open to U.S. entries.
Next up is KimberlyRae, she uses her machine mostly for fabric so if that doesn’t scare you (fabric scares me), be sure to check her out!