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January 16, 2017

DCWV Tag Project

Hello crafty friends, today I have a special post for the DCWV Tag Project for Creativation 2017. DCWV will have a wall of tags at their both which shows "why do I create" or "what makes me a maker".  DCWV has asked not only the DT but anyone else interested to send in a tag for the DCWV booth.  There are additional details at the end of my post.
I am sharing 3 of the 5 tags I created and sent to DCWV.  All 3 of my tags are sparkly and shiny with several embellishments.  My first tag was created with the DCWV Modern Metallic stack and represents my "love" for crafting.  I cut the doily from the Die Versions Lucky Scallop die and trimmed it to fit my card.  The hexagon shaped button is also die cut as are the sequins (MFT Sequin Die).  The final accent on my tag was some Black Licorice Trendy Twine.
The second tag was created with the DCWV Watercolor stack which has been my "go to" stack since it was released last year.  This stack has so many vibrant colors and patterns so I'm naturally drawn to the papers.  A gold die cut circle and a set of paper flowers were added as embellishments to the tag. Some Totally Pumpkin Trendy Twine was tied to the top of the tag.
The last tag was created with the DCWV Craft and Gold Stack which is a delightful combination!  I added a simple sentiment from the Watercolor stack which represents my crafty time.  A few die cut stars were adhered to the tag and I used a bit of washi tape on each of the layers.  Some gold tulle was tied to the top as the finishing touch.
DCWV would love to include a tag representing you.  The tags need to be sized at 6cm x 12cm and need to be received by the end of this week around 1/19 or 1/20.  Please mail them to:

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
Attn: Arriving guest, Megan Lloyd
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

January 12, 2017

DCWV - Wedding Elegance

Hello! Today I have a wedding card to share over on the DCWV blog.  I have a winter wedding to attend and wanted to create an elegant card.  The papers from the DCWV Scripts and Music Notes stack were the perfect combination of beauty and elegance for my card.  The gold script vellum was used as the base of my card and layered with a die cut doily.
Next I layered a double fringe border which was cut from the Recollections Gold Foil card stock sheet.  I adhered some coordinating trim along the top of the fringe.  A small paper flower from my stash and some gold pearl stickers were the finishing embellishments on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

January 9, 2017

Craftwell - Thank You Cards

Hello! Today I have a set of thank you cards to share over on the Craftwell blog.  Now that the holidays are over, it is time to send out those thank you's.  These are also easy to mass produce so you have them on hand.
The first thing I did was die cut my card base with the Cut n' Boss.  I used the Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle die which was then embossed with the Quatrafoil and the Perky Peacock embossing folders.
The base of my card was stamped with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Many Thanks (retired stamped set.  Next, I trimmed the embossed rectangle down so the sentiment would peek through the split rectangle.
I used the scalloped edges to frame the sentiment and added pop dots on the back of the cut pieces for added dimension.
My thank you cards seemed to need a pop of color and the eBrush was absolutely perfect for highlighting some paper flowers from my stash.  I love using my Sharpies with the eBrush since I always have the right color on hand.
To finish off my cards, I layered the flowers on my card and added a tiny bling center to each of them.
It is amazing how elegant a couple of simple cards can look using some gorgeous embossing folders. Each of these embossing folders provides a different amount of depth and dimension on the card base.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

January 5, 2017

DCWV - January Stack-a-holic Challenge.

Hello!  It's the beginning of the month and that means it's time for another challenge over at DCWV! With the beginning of the New Year, it's time to start thinking about sending out those thank you cards.  The base of my card was cut from the 6x6 Color Embossed stack which I cut using the Loopy Rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs.
The Mandala was fussy cut from the Boho stack and adhered to the base of my card.  I hand cut a flag and stamped a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Many Thanks (retired) stamp set.  The flag was then shaded using my eBrush.  A couple of bling flowers were the finishing touch on my card.
Here is the card sketch for this month's challenge:

Here is the layout sketch:
Head on over to DCWV to check out the design team projects and for the details on how to enter this month's challenge for a chance to win a DCWV stack.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

January 2, 2017

Craftwell - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Today I project to share over on the Craftwell blog which can quickly be transformed into an elegant hostess gift.  Now that New Years is over I am able to share this gift giving idea.
I started my project by cutting out a wine bottle tag which I designed in Cricut Design Space.  The bow and sentiment were also cut with my electronic die cutter.  I cut the white banner out with the Fish Tail Banner dies.
The wine bottle tag was embossed below the score line with the Modern Stripe embossing folder. The shimmer paper gives the embossing an elegant look.
Once I created the bow, everything was adhered on the wine bottle tag.  I ran the intricate sentiment through my Xyron sticker maker for easy application.
The wine bottle tag is a super quick and easy way to transform a wine bottle.  The embossing adds the perfect amount of dimension.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

December 29, 2016

Thanks Snow Much

Hello!  Today I have a sweet card to share created with the Ornament 1 7/8 Face Set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  Some glossy accents were added to the eyes for a more realistic appearance.  The ornament was cut from the Cottage Cutz Nested Ornament: Ball dies.  I added a bit of of Pinkberry Sorbet Trendy Twine to the ornament.
The papers are from the DCWV Jolly Whimsy stack.  I stamped a sentiment from the APB Let it Snow stamp set. A bit of gold washi tape was added to the corner of my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

December 25, 2016

Trendy Twine - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  Today the Trendy Twine design team has a special post to share with some amazing Christmas projects.  For my project, I created a single page layout with the DCWV Elegant Holiday stack.  The title was fussy cut from the same tag, embossed with the Cuttlebug Fabric Swatches embossing folder and popped up on foam dots.
I added several sentiment from the APB This is December #2 stamp set.  The sentiments were perfect for those special Christmas Day pictures.  I added some Stormy Trendy Twine to the photo mats and tags on my layout.  Several die cut snowflakes and stars were scattered throughout the page as embellishments.
Head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out the projects created by the design team. All of the crafty goodies used on my layout page are available in the store.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a Merry Christmas!