Meet Create N Craft Blogger Joe Rotella

Joe’s mom started the family on crafting. As early as he can remember, his mom was crocheting. When she brought home a Brother knitting machine, he was fascinated and soon he was creating designs from Christening dresses to ski wear. He dabbled in macramé, string art and latch hooked rugs when they were hot in the 70’s. Now, in his mid-forties, Joe’s turned his eye to paper crafting. He loves detail and 3D work. His specialty is upcycling.

Joe’s work has appeared in Scrap & Stamp Arts, Just Steampunk! and Somerset Studio Gallery magazines. He’s filmed a segment of Crafting at the Spotted Canary with Joy Macdonell (airs on PBS Fall 2011), many segments for Scrapbook Soup TV and has won Archiver’s One-of-a-Kind Wall Art contest (Ohio, August 2011). He’s served on the Viva Las Vegastamps! design team.

Joe’s an expert on the Zing Air Cutting Machine and frequent teacher at events including Artiscape, Stampaway, Memories Expo and Gen Con.

When he’s not designing paper art projects, he works as CMO at Delphia Consulting.

Recent Posts from Joe

Piano Hinge Book for Scrapbook Soup TV #405

Feb 01, 2015 -  This project appears in Scrapbook Soup TV Episode #405 – Books. Look for it on your local PBS station. It will be available on YouTube in 2016 (after the show runs live on TV). Piano hinge Noun: A long narrow hinge with a pin running the entire length of its joint. A long narrow hinge […]

Announcing Extra Sticky Mat for Zing Air

Jan 08, 2015 - Ever  needed a really sticky mat for your cutting machine? The wait is over! The new extra sticky Zing mats are now available from Create N Craft. The adhesive of these mats is over two times stickier that on the standard mats. The extra adhesive make these mats ideal for heavier or textured materials—chipboard, fabric, […]

Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2014 Is Coming!

Dec 10, 2013 - I’m excited to announce that I’ll be participating as a JumpStarter in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2014, run by Nathalie Kalbach. If you’re not familiar with CJS, it’s a one-of-a-kind community event to inspire your creativity. Need help getting your creative mojo going in 2014? CJS can help. Throughout January participants get 23 videos from 21 featured artists. […]

Owl on a Flowered Branch Tote Bag

Jun 11, 2013 - As Seen on Scrapbook Soup TV! Joe Rotella demonstrates this project on Scrapbook Soup TV, Episode #304 – Segment 1. Check out KS Productions YouTube Channel to see all the segments of Scrapbook Soup that have been on PBS to date. Check local listings for dates/times/channel for Scrapbook Soup. Tools & Supplies 13-1/2”x13-1/2” White canvas […]

Demo: Zing Electronic Cutter & Make The Cut

May 21, 2013 - This show by Joe Rotella was recorded LIVE on Tuesday, 5/21/2013 at 9PM EST. Joe gives a demonstration of the Zing Electronic Cutting Machine and Make The Cut (MTC) – the software that drives the Zing. He focused on some of the features of the machine and showed some common features in the software. Links […]