Friday, July 31, 2015

DCWV Happy Day Stack - Hello Friend Card

Hello, crafty friends! It is Jessi from the DCWV Social Media Team. Have you been enjoying the projects the design team has been whipping up with the new DCWV products? They have been inspiring for me and hopefully you as well!  In case you have not heard, DCWV just had a HUGE release of products available at JoAnn Stores! If you do not have a store near you, check out their website!

Today I am working with the new DCWV Happy Day stack! The colors in this stack are beautiful! The possibilities are endless!  Due to limited time, I needed to create a quick project. The card below was created in less than 15 minutes! 

Instructions to create this card:
  1. Cut and score cardstock to form A2 card.
  2. Measure and cut print to fit the front of the A2 card (4.25in x 5.5in). Attach to front of the card.
  3. Measure and cut floral print layer (3.5in x 4.75in). Add adhesive .5 in from the edges and attach to the card. Using fingers or a tool, curl the paper edges up. (Check out the picture below.)
  4. Measure and cut vellum layer (3.25in x 4.5in). Placing the adhesive in the center. Attach to card and curl up the edges.
  5. Cut out printed tag and push hole in the top. Attach satin pink ribbon. Attach to the card with foam dots.
What to see products before they hit the stores? Check out the DCWV Instagram page to see more product reveals! Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pink & Main - I've Been Crabby

Hello, Pink & Main friends! Can you believe that July is almost over? Where does the time go? But there is still time to showcase some more cards using the new stamps from the July release!
I am using the Pink & Main Sunkissed Greetings stamp set for my card today!

What crab wants to be pulled from the water? I thought creating a scene to resemble that, would go perfect with the "Sorry I've been crabby" sentiment.  To keep the card simple, I used a printed paper with the sun and clouds as the background of the card. The water is created with a different print and using a border punch. The crab is colored with a variety of markers and cut out. Using a small hole punch,  a hole is added to one of the arm's to place the string through. The crab is dangled between the waves and the string is attached and taped to the back.
New to Pink & Main? Check out the store, HERE, to see all their fun designs!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Pink & Main - Sunkissed Greetings set
Sunkissed Greetings
American Crafts - Day Dreamer and Yes, Please
Trendy Twine - Totally  Black
Fiskars - Border Punch
Memento - Tuxedo Black

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Welcome Little Man - Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Have you heard about the paper company Cocoa Vanilla Studio? If not, you really should check them out! They have some adorable collections! Along with their papers, they also have a variety of embellishments that match their collections.
Today, I am working with the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection, Flying High!

This is a really simple card to create. Start off with a printed paper measuring A2 size (4.25in x 5.5in). Cut off a strip from the long edge, measuring .25in  (or wider). Attach the two pieces to the front of an A2 card base. Take one of the airplane/banner stickers, stamp sentiment,  and attach with foam dots towards the bottom third of the card. To complete the sentiment, attach a sticker below the banner. To finish the card, I added a couple different embellishments (flair button and wooden veneer stars). And the voilà, the card is finished!
Thank you for stopping by today! 

Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Flying High (Little Man) Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Flying High Accessory Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Flying High Flair Buttons
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Flying High Wooden Veneers

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hello Girlie DCWV Layout

Hello, DCWV friends! It is Jessi from the Social Media Team.  In case you haven't heard...DCWV Inc. is coming out with some new product! And to wrap it up in a few words... they are amazing! Today, I am sharing a layout created with the new Hello Darlin' Stack!
I am not one to scrapbook. I try, but I tend to lean towards cards. However, when I received the DCWV Hello Darlin' Stack, the first project that came to mind was a scrapbook page. The colors and prints are PERFECT for 'girly' layouts!
I was also inspired by this month's DCWV Layout Sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

I think my favorite print in the entire stack is the black floral. I love how bold the colors are. With that in mind, I wanted it to be a highlight on the page. Resulting in choosing a light background.  The entire layout is very simple. In addition to the simple pieces of paper, I added a variety of embellishments to make the layout POP.

If you feel inspired, I hope you will join in this month's DCWV Challenge!
You can find the details HERE.
Thank you for stopping by! Stay tune for more information about the new products!

Monday, July 20, 2015

You're So Sweet

Hello, Butterfly Reflections friends! Did you know that yesterday was National Ice Cream Day? Did you have the chance to enjoy any?  Sadly, I did not have the chance to enjoy the real thing. So to make up for it, I decided to celebrate with paper! :)
Using a Crate Paper 6x6 paper pad, choose a selection of papers to form the card layers and ice cream cone.  My Favorite Things dies make it super easy to create the ice cream cone.  Attach the layers of cards onto the card base. Attach the ice cream cone, topped off with a red a cherry.
To finish the card, a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Sweet Smile set does the trick! The card seemed a little too Clean and Simple, so the addition of enamel dots, complete the card!
There are always new products arriving in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store! Stop by and check out what is available!

Crate Paper - Open Book
Lawn Fawn - Sweet Smiles
My Mind's Eye - Enamel Dots

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pink & Main Stamps - Mermaids

Happy Saturday! I missed last week due to a much needed vacation, but I am excited and refreshed to be back to a normal routine! Which means, today is my day on the Pink & Main Stamps blog! :)
Pink & Main Stamps July release is full of fun summertime images! If you have not seen the new stamps, please check them out HERE!
For my card today, I used the new Mermaids stamp set.
When I came across theses patterned papers, the idea for this scene came to me.  I just had to wait for the right images to use. So when I received the Mermaids set, it was time to create!
  1. Color stamped images with a variety of markers and cut the images out.
  2. Attached the sun and water strips to the card base.
  3. Cut out large wave and attached to the bottom of the card with a few foam dots
  4. The stamped images are placed behind the large wave.
  5. Stamp sentiment onto the card.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and go outside to enjoy the sun!
Supplies used:
Pink & Main Stamps - Mermaids
Echo Park Co. - A Perfect Summer


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Much needed Vacay!

Hello, everyone! I know that I have been missing from blogland for a few days! My family and I had a wonderful vacation with a road trip to Utah!  It was refreshing and now I am ready to get back to the crafting table!

I will be back later this week with more creations!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Pink & Main Warm Wishes

Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! Today I sharing a sneak peek of the July release! Be sure to check out the full release on July 10th!

For this card, I used the following Pink & Main stamp sets, Sunkissed Greetings and Tickled Pink

The crab is colored in with a variety of markers. Once the coloring was finished, I cut out the image and set aside.  To create the background on the card, I used ink and blended them onto the cardstock. I attached the crab to the card. This was my original plan for the card. However, I felt that it needed something else! So I took the sunglasses image from the Tickled Pink set. Once the image was colored, I added glossy accents to the glasses. To finish the card, I attached the glasses and stamped the simple sentiment!
Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, July 3, 2015

DCWV July Stack-a-holic Challenge

New month means it is time for a new DCWV Stack-o-holic challenge! Below are the two sketches for this month:

Here is my take of the sketch, using some of the DCWV My Sunshine Stack:
Hope you are inspired to play along! Find out how you can plan along below!

Please send your entries to meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot)com by July 29th.  In between now and then, we'll  post all entries on our Facebook page so that you can keep an eye on the fun things others are creating.  The top 10 entries for each set of submissions will be announced a few days after the deadline.   

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New Little Tangles Challenge - Die-cutting

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today starts a new Little Tangles Challenge and it is all about Die-cutting! So break out those dies and get to cutting!
My card today uses the Neat & Tangled's Hoop Die:

This was a very simple card to create.  I paired up the fun Neat & Tangled Hoop die with fun printed papers. A simple sentiment is stamped onto a banner. A perfect card for a new home owner!
I hope you stop by the Little Tangles blog to see more of the design team projects.

Challenge Guidelines:
  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Thursday, July 30th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop Day 3

I am excited to be a part of Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop Day 3. If you want to join in the fun at the beginning, head on over to the Spellbinders Blog!
Spellbinders is introducing a new die-cutting machine, Sapphire!
Sapphire is an easy to use manual die cutting machine for beginners that cuts and embosses paper and other materials.
Cut and emboss using dies up to 2  1/4” wide with the turn of a handle. It has co-ordinating Sapphire™ blue dies.
Affordable price allows you to experiment with paper crafting without making a big commitment.
Use with the NEW blue Sapphire die templates, as well as with most Spellbinders and other leading dies.
How to participate:
Over the next 3 days visit each of our featured partners for tutorials from their designers. Each partner's post will have a link to their entry form. Entries for each blog will remain open for 48 hours after their designated day.
One Daily Winner will win the product featured on that day, including the Sapphire™ dies. One Grand Prize Winner will win all the products featured, the Sapphire™ dies and the Sapphire machine! You must visit all the tutorials over the 3 days in order to be eligible to win the daily and the Grand Prize giveaways. (Winners will be notified via email.) Visit this post for full details, regarding your entry submission: Contest Rules.

for her card below:


1. Create the A2 card base with ivory cardstock.
2. Pick out patterned paper from the DCWV The Coral Couture Stack.
3. Using the new Spellbinders Sapphire Dies Basic Tag Two (PHD-009) and Birds and Butterflies (PHS-507), create the diecuts of the bird, branch and label.
4. Stamp sentiment on oval diecut. Attach to the center of the label.
5. Form background panel with two patterned papers. Adhere gold label diecut. Attach satin ribbon to the label and adhere ends on the back of panel. Attach background panel to the card base.
6.  Attach the branch diecut to the card.
7. With the use of Glue Dots, form "nest" with twine ribbon. Attach bird diecut to the branch.
Here are a few more projects I created using the new Spellbinders Sapphire Dies and DCWV products:

The Sapphire™ machine and the Sapphire™ dies are sold exclusively at Jo-Ann craft stores and Visit to Learn More.