Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Floral Thank You Cards

Hello everyone!  Today I am back with another floral stamp card using stamps from Victorine Originals.  This time it is a thank you card.  
I used the Floral & Sayings stamps with red and black inks.  The postage stamp rectangle die is from ebay.  I then did a new-to-me technique by blending Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks in from the edges.  Those inks matched the patterned papers from DCWV's Adventurer stack perfectly!  You can see my flip through video of that stack HERE.
I wrapped Totally Black Trendy Twine around the center of the back panel and popped the stamped layers up with foam tape.  The finishing touch was two rhinestones in the bottom right corner.  Once again, since I used my stamp positioning tool with these cards, it was the perfect opportunity to make duplicates!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Early Childhood Education Tools

Happy Monday!  Do you have any pre-school aged kids or grandkids?  I do and being a SAHM, I feel like teaching my son should be at the top of my priority list, but I struggle to find new and interesting educational things for him to do.  Oriental Trading came to my rescue!  
I used educational items and some craft items from Oriental Trading to make an educational "busy box".  I wanted a container that would hold his new learning tools, so I used a DIY Lunch Box Tin and decorated it using Adhesive Magnet Sheets, Neon Paper Pack, ribbons, Stick-Ems and Buttons, all from OT.  He spelled his name with the Magnetic Foam Alphabet Letters on the front.
He also used the inside lid to spell on with the foam letters.
The wood alphabet lacing beads were definitely a hit!  He spelled his name right away and it also helps with dexterity to lace the beads onto the included string.  There are A LOT of beads in this set, so plenty of spelling fun is in order with it! 
I also added a couple Letters Dot to Dot activity books and Write and Wipe Letter Cards into the lunch box tin.  They fit perfectly!
Here you can see how well everything was fitting in the box!
Here is my little guy enjoying the Letters Dot to Dot activity book.  He was using a Transparent Glitter Stacking Crayon in this picture.
This is one of him using the Write and Wipe Letter Cards with the included dry erase marker.
Best of all, my 4 year old LOVED all of these new items!  He was begging to play with them as soon as I opened the box.  Any way that makes learning fun for my kids is a huge win in my book!  So make sure to check out the educational items at Oriental Trading.  I am sure you will find many things to use, just like I did!

The review of these products is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed above. I was provided the samples free of charge by Oriental Trading Co. and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tool Birthday Cards

Today I am sharing two cards that sat as UFO on my work table for a LONG time.  They would get pushed aside, buried, ignored until I finally cleared off all of my craft workspaces in a major cleaning spree.  I was determined to finish everything that I came across, so here are two tool themed birthday cards.
This first one is a CAS card that uses a Vintage Tools stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Stampin Up! Time to Celebrate set.  I wrapped the banner with Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine and used 3 brads to embellish the top right corner.
This card is bright and bold!  The patterned papers are from DCWV's Boyhood stack.
The tool die cuts are from SVG Attic's PSD Toolbox Kit.
Once again, the sentiment is from the Stampin Up! Time to Celebrate set and I wrapped the banner with Bumblebee Trendy Twine.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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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Feb 28 DL Art monthly
March 1 Word Art Wednesday

March 3 Jo's Scrap Shack
March 8 Cut It Up
March 9 DL Art Green

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!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Get Well Soon Floral Cards

Hello all!  I am back today with another card using stamps from Victorine Originals.  This time it has a Get Well Soon theme.
The stamp set I used is called Floral & Sayings and is such a gorgeous set!  I will have more cards to share from this set in the next couple weeks.  I used a stamp positioning tool for this and really love how it turned out!  The ink colors I used are Ranger Archival Ink in Manganese Blue and Versafine Onyx Black.
The metal dies I used are Cottage Cutz Stitched Circles and Gina Marie Designs Lacey Doily.  Those layers are popped up with foam tape.  The patterned papers are from DCWV's Nana's Kitchen stack.  The only embellishment I used was Nuvo Crystal Drops in white.
I couldn't figure out which direction I wanted the cards to go!  I started out making them horizontal, but now I almost think I like the vertical ones better!  Which do you prefer?
This is what the entire Floral & Sayings stamp set looks like, measuring 6"x8.7".
Here is a LINK to the birthday cards I previously created using this stamp set.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Shabby Chic Birthday Cake

Happy Saturday all!  It is my day to post on the SVG Attic blog plus today is extra special because it is my birthday!  I decided I would make my very own birthday cake for the occasion ;)
 I started out with a 3D birthday cake file from SVG Attic's SDS 3D Cake Box Kit and papers from DCWV's Country Floral stack.
The three tiers are made with different papers and the flowers match the pink and yellow roses on the middle tier.  The small flowers were created using the Wooly Blossom 5 Petal Flower from SVG Attic's JGW Winter Wonderland set. For those, I cut 2 layers of petals at 1.5" each.  I spritzed them with water, scrunched them and let them dry before assembling.
The cake topper rose is much more full, but it also is created from the Wooly Blossom 5 Petal Flower from SVG Attic's JGW Winter Wonderland set.  I used 8 layers on this one, two of each of the following sizes:  2.36", 2",  1.64",  1.28".  I also misted these with water and scrunched them prior to assembly.
The fun part is that the bottom two tiers are actually boxes that can hold gifts!  I think I am going to have to get some chocolate to hide in these layers to make a stash just for me ;)
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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P.S.  If you want a look at all the papers in the brand new DCWV Country Floral stack that I used for this project, here is a flip through video I created of it!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Confetti Stack Birthday Cards

Hello crafty friends!  Today I am back with a collection of birthday cards that I created using DCWV's Confetti stack...yes, more cards from that stack because I LOVE it so much...and some Doodlebug Designs tokens (Birthday Girl Assortment).  Thank you, Tanya for those tokens!
On most of the cards, I used the stitched rectangle and scalloped stitched rectangle dies from Gina Marie Designs.  The card below uses a sentiment from the APB Smile stamp set.
I also used homemade enamel dots as accents.
The first three of these cards had accents of Pinkberry Sorbet Trendy Twine.
The bow on this last one is of Raspberry Cupcake Trendy Twine.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!