Fun wrapping ideas with May Arts

Okay, I have to admit that I am not finished Christmas shopping yet, but it’s never to early to think about wrapping ideas, right?

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Today, we are looking forward to those last few minutes before Christmas when I will be madly wrapping goodies for under the tree! ;) I know you will be done long before I will be!

 

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For my wrapping idea, I decided to team up some of the beautiful black ribbons available at May Arts with some krafty paper for wrapping, some chalkboard paper for a tag, and some fun metallic stars to create a wreath.  The best part is that the tags are reusable – simply wipe clean and use them again.  Switch the little coloured bow out and you could use them for birthday presents or other occasions too!

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To create the wreath, I simply cut out a circle (no fancy cutting machines needed – just trace a circe and cut – mine is about 2″ in diameter), and then layer your stars.  I used hot glue to adhere each, but glue dots would work well too!

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So, there you have it!  A simple wrapping idea for all you kraft paper lovers!  Make sure you check out what all of the ladies have for you in terms of inspiration if you haven’t already!

And make sure to leave some comments along the way because the Ribbon Lady is giving away 2 prize packs of 1 roll of Xmas ribbon (including the new releases) and 1 artful accent. It’s well worth the time to leave some love!  Oh, and make sure you go and check out May Arts new online retail store – the Ribbon Resource (although you might want to wait until after the Christmas bills are paid ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Eek-a-boo!

Hello and welcome to the DCWV Too Cute To Spook Halloween Hop!!

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Okay, I have a bone to pick with all of you – why didn’t you tell me how much fun it could be to decorate for Halloween! Up until this last year, I have not really been a “Halloween person” – spooky and scary is not really my thing.  But this year, I have discovered the cute in Halloween, and I am hooked!  Why didn’t you tell me before now???!!!

TODAY the current DCWV Design Team is bringing you a group of projects that were made using the newest, cutest DCWV Halloween stack, Eek-a-Boo! Halloween is quickly approaching and it’s time to turn your spooky crafting up to high gear!

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I decided to use one of my favourite prints from this stack for a bit of witchy fun. With a bit of Modge Podge in hand, I was able to cover and then embellish a cardboard witches hat that I found at my local craft store.

Blog-Hop-fullNow, while I am not a witch (well, most days anyways), I did think that any witch with any sense would want a hat with a bit of bling, right?  I used some of the awesome spider confetti and black sequins from DCWV’s Halloween embellishment pack to add that extra something to the tulle and paper ribbon.

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Oh, and my favourite part – the skull!  This is actually a piece from DCWV’s skull wall hanging set, but by adding some embossing powder, it ended up being a perfect finsihing touch for the hat.  Now I just need to find a good place in the house for it!

All of the ladies on the team have amazing projects for you today!  Make sure you take the time to visit and comment – we have some goodies up our sleeves for 3 lucky winners! Comments are open through Monday, and we will announce the winners on Tuesday over on the DCWV blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

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What a team!

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Happy Wednesday everyone!  I am so very excited to share a new project with you today featuring some beautiful product from May Arts and Authentique!  This whole week, design team members from both companies have been sharing some beautiful projects using Authentique’s Harmony collection together with a variety of ribbon from May Arts.  Stash

As part of the products, I received the card making stack, and I knew immediately I could have some fun with those.  I decided to team them up with some of my favourite 3/4″ chevron twill ribbon in yellow to create some small journals! By using some embroidery thread to attach some pages, creating these journals was even easier than putting together a card.  I had so much fun I ended up making three!

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So there you have it – some fun little notebooks to capture those little thoughts or moments!  I can’t wait to see what the other gals have up their sleeves today too!  And you will want to check them out and leave a message because Authentique and May Arts have put together three packages to give away to some lucky people who take a moment to comment!  We always love hearing what you think, and it’s always better when there is a prize, or two, or three!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Back to School

I know that some students down in the States have been back in school for a couple of weeks now, but here in Alberta, students do not start back until next week.  Having said that, the summer is over for us teachers, and I am in full “Back to School” mode.  So the timing with My Whimsical Little World‘s new Back to School release is perfect timing!

Paola has put together an awesome assortment of “Back to School” images for any type of project you might have up your sleeve.  I started with a card with an educational-themed quote, which I thought would be a great way to encourage a teen or tween in your life to make the most of their experiences this coming year.

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This card was created with a digi called Olivia and I think she is so cute!  I loved colouring up her hair.

My favourite project for this release was a set of cookie treat bags that I thought would be a great surprise in a lunch kit.  These two treat bags use digis called Supplies in a Mug and Alarm Clock.

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These are amazingly easy to make. I simply added the cookies to a sandwich bag and folded over the extra plastic and taping it in place.  I then grabbed some cardstock that was 3″ wide and as long as the diametre of the cookie, and then folded it to create a tent that was 1.5″ wide.  I coloured up my images and fussy cut each, embellished the paper and glued everything in place.  I then added some double sided adhesive to the back inside of the tent and placed the cookie bag on top.  Voila – it’s that easy (maybe this would be a good video tutorial for the coming months)!

Paola has been releasing new images over in her Etsy store every week, so make sure you take the chance to stop by and see what is there!  You might also want to pop by Amanda, Martha and Kimberly’s blogs to see the great projects they created with the release as well!  Thanks for stopping by!

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