The Crafters Workshop Die Cuts…..

Hello Artists-

I wanted to show you TCW Dies… I am LOVING these little gems. I hope to inspire some fun playtime with how to make a quick fun Birthday Card using TCW dies. This is Really Quick and easy.

Plus it is my Birthday today and what better way to celebrate?!!!! :D

Dies I used are Solace 4×6 TCW1011 and Today TCW1034

 Step 1

Cut out a card blank in white paper. Then apply Pan Pastels with application in a diagonal across the page. I used an orange, pink, pale green and dark green. Be sure to round the corners of the card.

  Step 2

Use TCW1011 and cut a die out of gray paper.

Step 3

Attach the die cut gray paper to the top of the Pan Pastel sheet with 3D tape.

Step 4

Make a banner tag out of orange card stock. Stamp  STAMPOTIQUE Stamps “Happy Birthday” with Black ink and edge with Prima’s Dark Bark Chalk Edger. Add to the front of the card with 3D tape.

Step 5

Cut out TCW Today TCW1034 in white card stock. Glue to the top of the banner tag. Then add an embellishment to the upper right corner. I used Prima’s Wood Embellishments from the Cartographer collection.

Thank you so much for stopping in. My wish for you today is to be creative even if it is only in your minds eye.

Much Love.


The Crafters Workshop Design Team.

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Two tone ombre effect

Hi Beck Beattie here again to share with you today a sweet card.  Stencils make it so easy to get some fun effects, and today I’m going to show you how to achieve that with a two toned ombre effect.

stencil ombre birthday card two tone beck beattie

To create this card you are going to need the following items:

products usedFollow the illustrated steps to create base for the card using the TCW381 Quatrefoil template:


Once you have your background created, cut your desired size card base out of it.

Next we will have a litte fun with the TCW454 Specimen template directly onto the background of the card


On and additional piece of cardstock create the butterflies

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Assemble the card with the created elements adding your stamped sentiment in black.  Here is another pic of the card:


Thanks for stopping by today and I can’t wait to be inspiring you shortly again!

Happy Creating!

xxxBeck Beattie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Mother´s Day card

Hello there, Sanna here again. Today I´d like to share a card with you that I made for Mother´s Day. I recently made a layout using the 6×6 “Retrobursts” stencil and mixed together white molding paste with a blue spray ink. After finishing my page I had plenty of paste left over, so I wiped the residue (using the same “Retrobursts” stencil) onto a piece of white cardstock – don´t want to waste good paste :).

I then had that piece lying on my desk and it immediately came handy for this card.


See those blueish “flowers” on the card – I fussy cut them from the piece of cardstock I had wiped the residue paste on :). Then added some doodling, color splatters and embellishments and my Mother´s Day card was done.


Have fun creating!

See you soon,
xoxo, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Patterned papers: Amy Tangerine; Pens: Staedtler, Copic, Stencil: Retrobursts 6×6; Enamel Dots: My Mind´s Eye; Chipboard: Wycinanka; Spray Inks: Tattered Angels.

Celebrate the Day


Jean Okimoto-The Crafter's Workshop-Petals-Word Arrows-Texturized

Looking for a card to celebrate a great moment?  Jean Okimoto here, guest-posting for The Crafter’s Workshop today.

I love the classic simplicity of the mini Petals by Balzer Designs.  It’s cool, versatile and  plays well with others!  Let’s get started…

The Crafter’s Workshop Products

  • Balzer Designs Mini Petals TCW442S
  • Balzer Designs Mini Word Arrows TCW446S
  • Ronda Palazzari Texturized TCW437

Other Supplies

  • Radiant Neons Inkpads – Electric Pink, Electric Orange
  • VersaMark Inkpad
  • Imagine Crafts Gold Embossing Powder
  • Heat-tool
  • Brilliance Lightning Black Inkpad
  • Bazzill Basics Flamingo Cardstock
  • Textured White Cardstock (top-folded A2 card)
  • White Cardstock
  • Foam Dots
  • Sequins

Stencil Mini Petals with Electric Pink and Electric Orange.  Dry the inks.  Stencil portions of Texturized over it with VersaMark and emboss it in gold.  Trim it, ink the edges with Electric Pink and attach it to the card.  Stencil the “today” arrow with Lightning Black, cut it out and attach it with foam dots.  Add the sequins.

Thanks for visiting…enjoy your day!









Sweet Way to Start the Day

Jean Okimoto-The Crafter's Workshop Hi, Jean Okimoto here today as an OGB – occasional guest blogger.  This combo of great designs – Cafe Latte, Coffee Splotch, Texturized and the Sweet die – could be the perfect way to start your day.

The Crafter’s Workshop Products

  • Ronda Palazzari Designs Mini Cafe Latte TCW 434S
  • Ronda Palazzari Designs Texturized TCW 437
  • Rebekah Meier Designs Mini Coffee Splotch TCW458S
  • Sweet Die

Other Supplies

  • Imagine Crafts Craft Mat
  • Spray Bottle and Water
  • Radiant Neons Inkpads – Electric Pink, Electric Orange
  • Brilliance Starlight Black Inkpad
  • VersaMark
  • Imagine Crafts Gold Embossing Powder
  • Heat-tool
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Plates
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Gray CardstockA
  • Ivory Cardstock (top-folded A2 card)
  • Iron
  • Orange Sequins

Press splotches of Electric Pink and Electric Orange onto the Craft Mat.  Spritz them with water and allow the colors to start blending.  Press the smoother side of the watercolor paper into the blended inks and let any excess drip off.  Air-dry the paper for a few minutes, cover it with printer paper,  then press it with a dry iron on the cotton setting.

Stencil the coffee cup background with the Radiant Neons and dry the ink.  Stencil the details and steam with Starlight Black and dry the ink.  Stencil the heart on the coffee cup with VersaMark and emboss it with gold powder.

Stencil some of the dots from Texturized with VersaMark and emboss them with gold powder. Stencil the Coffee Splotch circle onto the card with Starlight Black.

Diecut ‘Sweet’ from the inked watercolor paper and gray cardstock.  Layer them for dimension.  Attach the sequins. Lots of details here - but trust me, it’s easier done than said.  Thanks for visiting – enjoy your day!