Friday, February 24, 2017

Double Pleated Fold Card Tutorial

Hello everyone!  Today I am bringing you a video tutorial for creating a double pleated fold card.  When DCWV came out with their new double sided cardstock stacks, I knew that I needed to make this card!  I had seen it on Pinterest and decided to give it a go.
The papers I used are from DCWV's Country Floral and Bright and Pastel Foil stacks (available in Joann Fabrics stores).  I used dies from Scrapbook Outlet and Cottage Cutz as well as a sentiment from Annie's Paper Boutique's Smile set.
Here is a close up of the folds that showcase the gorgeous double sided cardstock!  I used Nuvo crystal drops in white for an embellishment.
For all the measurements and a complete tutorial, check out my video on YouTube!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Trendy Twine ~ Picture Perfect Tag

Hello crafty friends!  Today is my day to post on the Trendy Twine blog.  This month we are featuring Totally Pink Trendy Twine.
I had a lot of fun creating this tag!  The papers were so much fun and were my inspiration.  The sentiments from the Documenting the Everyday stamp set were a perfect match for the DCWV Vintage Collector papers.  I used stitched rectangle dies and a scalloped stitched nested rectangle die to frame the sentiment.  Frosty Sequins were the perfect embellishment.  I used Totally Pink Trendy Twine for the tassel on the tag.  I really love how it all came together!

Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:

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I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sympathy Card in Blues

Hello everyone!  I needed to make some sympathy cards to have on hand, so I pulled out my DCWV Royal Gypsy stack and got to work.  Those prints are totally perfect, right?!
The sentiment is retired from My Craft Spot and the ovals were cut with Stitched Oval dies.  I added a bow of cream ribbon and three homemade enamel dots that were adhered with mini glue dots.
Wouldn't you know, I ran out of ribbon on my very last card, so I used Totally Natural Trendy Twine instead.  It was the perfect color!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Triangle Succulent Box

Hello everyone! Beth from the DCWV Social Media Design Team here with an on-trend box that can be used for a gift box or simply for home decor!  It has a large 3D succulent on the lid, completely made out of paper.
Here are the stacks you will need to create this box...the brand new DCWV Copper Luxury stack (available in Joann Fabrics stores) and DIY Project Stack:  Paper Plants.
First of all, using the Copper Luxury papers, create your box.  I chose a triangle box that I cut from a SVG Attic file on my Silhoutte Cameo.  Yes, these brand new double sided paper stacks from DCWV cut beautifully with my cutting machine!  Distress the edges of the box if desired and assemble the box.
Next up, create your succulent using the guide in the back of DIY Project Stack:  Paper Plants.  I used the larger template for succulent 2.  I actually scanned the pieces into my cutting software and was able to cut them out with my Cameo very quickly using papers from the Copper Luxury stack.  Of course, you can trace them individually and cut them out by hand as well.
Here are all the petals that I ended up with after they were cut out.
I distressed the edges of the petals with Martha Stewart Crafts metallic acrylic paint in copper.  It matched the metallic copper treatment on the Copper Luxury papers so well!
I followed the assembly instructions for the succulent on the DIY Project Stack:  Paper Plants instruction page and glued it onto my triangle box with hot glue.  To finish it off, I added two banners from the Copper luxury stack and used hot glue to adhere Blue Moon Beads stone chips all over the top of the box.
A closeup of the succulent and the copper paint distressing.
A side view of the box, stone chips and the outside print of the paper on the succulent.  Don't the double sided papers in the Copper Luxury stack just take this whole project up a notch?!
Here is a flip through video of the gorgeous Copper Luxury stack:
How about you?  Are you a fan of the succulent trend?

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!