February 27, 2017

Craftwell - Lunch Box Notes

Happy Monday! I have a set of lunch box notes to share today over on the Craftwell blog.  I thought these would be a fun project idea to slip into lunch boxes with some happy thoughts for the day.
To create my note cards I simply ran some papers from the DCWV Watercolor Ombre stack through my Cut 'n' Boss using a shaped die.  I stamped the lines onto the die cut to make the writing easier.
Next, I chose to cut some veggies with my electronic die cutter for a fun twist to the lunch box notes.
The eBrush was used to add a shaded effect to each of the die cut pieces.  I used my Sharpies in the eBrush to add the perfect amount of depth and dimension to each piece.
Here is a before and after picture of my die cuts, the transformation is amazing.  Just a bit of shading using the eBrush adds so much character to the die cuts.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

February 23, 2017

Just for You Card

Hello!  I received the most amazing design team package from DCWV with several new stacks of paper.  I just love that they are all double sided.  The new stacks even have a lower price point so I know I will be picking up a few more of the new ones.  These stacks are starting to show up in Joann Stores.  I created this fun "V pleated drapery card" with the new Blue China stack.  This stack is a beautiful mix of shades of blue, the patterns are absolutely stunning.
I used a sentiment card from the same stack and layered it on a card base cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies from Gina Marie Designs.  I also used a simple die for the flower which was inked on the edges and layered for added dimension.  I followed a Pinterest tutorial for the V pleated drapery fold and adhered it to the base of my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have an amazing day!

February 20, 2017

Trendy Twine - Gift Card Holder

Hello!  Today I am sharing a quick gift card holder over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring some beautiful Totally Pink Trendy Twine.  I used a Small Glassine Bag which was punched on the edge and then embossed for a decorative finish.
I added a tag from the DCWV Watercolor stack to the bag and embellished it with some die cut hearts in different sizes.  A gold clip was used to attach the tag to the glassine bag.  A few accents of Totally Pink twine were the finishing touch on my project.
The products used to create my gift card holder are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

February 16, 2017

DCWV - Four Fold Card

Hello! Today I have a project to share over on the DCWV blog.  For my project, I created a Four Fold Card with the new Copper Luxury stack available at Joann stores.  This stack is the perfect mix of pink, shades of mint and copper foil. These papers scream Spring which inspired me to create a card for my daughter's birthday next month.
I followed a tutorial on Pinterest to create this card which opens up to four different panels.  All of the papers are from the Copper Luxury stack and since they are double sided, the mats coordinate perfectly with the patterned paper.
I fussy cut the flowers from one of the pages in the stack and used the different sizes to decorate my card. The flags were also die cut from the same stack.  I added a doily to the back panel as a decorative element.
The sentiments are from the Scrappy Moms Birthday Hugs (retired) stamp set.  Several scattered sequins were adhered to each panel of the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderfully crafty day!

February 13, 2017

Trendy Twine - Treat Set

Happy Monday!  I have a Valentine's treat set to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring some gorgeous Totally Pink Trendy Twine.  I embellished a Small Kraft Gable Box with papers from the DCWV DIY Project Stacks - Mini Albums and Tags.  The gable box is the perfect size for tucking in some yummy treats.
I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies and Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies from Gina Marie Designs to create the base layers of my card.  The tag on the gable box and card were both accented with the Totally Pink twine.  The pop of pink twine was the perfect embellishment on my projects.  A couple of enamel dots finished off my card.
The products used on my project are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique. Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have an awesome day!

Blog Hop Winner

Happy Monday! The winner of the Valentine Blog Hop giveaway is Janis!  Congrats on winning the Music Note Die Set.  Please email me with your contact information so I can get your prize out to you!  Here is the winning comment selected by random.org:

What adorable treat boxes! I love how you decorated them. 
I tried to become a follower, but Google Friend Connect kept giving me an error message. Would love to be in the drawing for your music note set, though, since I am a piano player.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

February 11, 2017

Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to the Valentine Blog Hop!

This hop is about sharing the love we have for our family, friends, co-workers, and crafty bloggers. Enjoy the creativity, get inspired, spread some crafty love, and then pass it on. Today’s message is all about Random Acts of Kindness.

There are ten stops and you won't want to miss any of them! If you are here from Melissa's blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened onto my blog today and would like to join us, then start at Carson's Creations ~ Georgiana's blog. There is also a complete line-up at the end of this post just in case you need it. 

What would a hop be without Blog Candy?!?! Since we LOVE our crafty friends, each blog has a bit of candy that needs to be won. Thank goodness for candy!

And Here's How:
Be sure to be a FOLLOWER and COMMENT on each blog.
If you are a follower, your comment could be randomly drawn to win some fantastic prizes!  Read each blog post carefully to see what is being offered at each stop along the way! 

Here is my project:
I created some fun pillow boxes with the DCWV DIY Favor Boxes Stack.  I love the non-traditional color for Valentine's Day.  These pillow boxes are the perfect size to tuck in a few treats and a gift card.  Each of the boxes were embellished with different tags from the same stack and some Totally White Trendy Twine.
This is the prize being offered on my page:
Remember to win, you need to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment!
You have until Sunday night, February 12th at 8:00 pm EST to hop along with us! All winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th on each individual blog. The winners will also be posted on Carson's Creation Facebook page after all the winner's posts go live on each blog.

Here's the complete hop line-up in case you need to start at the beginning! Enjoy!

Thank you for hopping along with us today! Your next stop is Melissa.

February 9, 2017

DCWV - Wall Decor Frame

Hello!  Today I have a home decor project to share over on the DCWV blog which I created for a photo wall. I am completely obsessed with frame gallery walls right now and wanted to create something for my wall. I am also looking forward to incorporating the new DCWV Letterboard frames into my photo wall. For my project, I used the DCWV 12x12 set of 5 Premium Papers - Brown Multipack available at Joann.com.  I love the combination of Corrugate, Laser Cut, Glitter and Shimmer papers in this pack of papers, they coordinate perfectly.  I fussy cut flowers from the Laser Cut page and inked the edges for added dimension.  The fussy cut flowers were adhered to the Corrugate background and embellished with a simple pearl sticker.
I used the Shimmer and Glitter Sheets to cut out the dress form and flower using my electronic die cutter.  The tiny flower was layered on top of a bow made from some crinkle ribbon.  The dress form was adhered with foam dots for added dimension.  I added a tag punched from the Fiskars Tag punch which was embossed with the Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade embossing folder.  A few die cut hearts and a bit of washi tape were added as decorative elements.
I adhered the Currogate decor to a piece of burlap from the DCWV Burlap Natural Stack.  A bit of burlap ribbon was tied to a 12x12 basic frame and finished off with a bow created with some jute.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

February 6, 2017

Craftwell - Valentine's Treat Jar

Hello, today I have a Valentine's Treat Jar to share over on the Craftwell blog which is perfect for gift giving. I purchased a couple of mason jars during the after Christmas sales and knew they would be perfect for filling with treats.
I used a basic punch and created a simple belly band for my jar.  To add some texture, the belly band was embossed with the gorgeous Love Triangles embossing folder.  Next I shaded the edges of the belly band with my eBrush with 2 different colors for added depth.
I cut out some hearts with the Teresa Collins Pocket Dies.  The 2 smaller hearts were glued together to create a 3D effect.
All of the die cut pieces were adhered to a banner flag which was stamped with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Truly, Madly, Deeply (retired) stamp set.  I added the larger heart to the top of the mason jar.  A few scattered enamel dots were the finishing touch on my project.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderfully crafty day!

February 3, 2017

DCWV - February Stack-a-holic Challenge

Hello!  It's the beginning of the month and that means it's time for another challenge over at DCWV! For my project I went to my collection of DCWV DIY Project stacks and used papers from the Mini Albums and Tags stacks.  I love to repurpose the stacks and use them for all kinds of projects.
The patterned acetate is absolutely gorgeous which I layered against the solid gray.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies from Gina Marie Designs for the base layers of my card.  Next I added the large tag and tucked in a scalloped circle and adhered a heart over the tag.  The gold sentiment is also from the Mini Albums stack and was adhered on a hand cut flag.  I used some Glue Dots to ensure everything was secure against the acetate background.  A few enamel dots and a small bow in Totally Kraft Trendy Twine was 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 wonderful day!