Wintery fun with Faber Castell and DCWV

Good wintery morning to you!  I am excited to be sharing a project with you today featuring some great products from DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! We are having our winter blog hop, and not only have we had a couple of great days of projects already, but we have more to come.

I decided to team up the Winter in the Woods stack with a fun teal coloured Faber-Castell Double Scoop Gelato in “Snow Cone” and an awesome PITT artist pen in silver 251 to create a winter -themed banner.

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This banner was a lot of fun to make.  I really loved the colours in this stack – the muted greys and creams together with the brighter teams and the green!  There is so much going on, and yet there is a cool, peaceful feel to the papers and patterns.  BaNNER-E

The Faber-Castell products were a great compliment to the papers.  I actually used the Gelato much like I have used distress inks in the past – I ran it along the edges of the banner pieces, and then rubbed it in with my fingers.  It’s a great way to pull all the pieces together and also to help them stand out a bit from the background paper.  Oh, and the PITT pen was used for some doodling – the think ink running smoothly over even the textured paper.  Man, I love this pen! Oh, and that ribbon happens to be from one of our other partner companies – May Arts (you know I love my 3/4″ Chevron Twill)!

Banner-WSo, that’s it for my new winter banner! Make sure you also pop on over to see Jessica’s project today!  Oh, and Karen has a pretty card for you too!

Make sure you  leave a comment at the DCWV blog and on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  blog to be eligible to win this weeks prizes! DCWV is giving away THREE prizes; $50.00 worth of scrapbooking supplies for each person! We will be announcing the winner Monday the 15th on Facebook so be sure you are following us.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Holiday Celebrations

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be participating on behalf of May Arts in Spellbinders Product Partner Holiday Blog hop today. Spellbinders has teamed up with a variety of companies to showcase great product for all your holiday crafting and I get to share some ribbon fun!

In my family, one of the things that kicks off the holiday season is actually a couple of late November birthdays, including my mom’s birthday (a special 65th this year). So I thought it would be fun to share a little card that was inspired by some warm holiday colours right from the Spellbinders inspiration tag, but all about birthdays!  After all, just because Christmas is around the corner, that doesn’t mean we can forget about all those special people who celebrate birthdays around this time, right (can you tell that I might be one of them)?

Spellbinders-blog-hop-full-M y main inspirations for this card were the awesome A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader from Spellbinders and some of the beautiful DH01 1″ Dot Ribbon and one of my favourite new products – the 3/8″ Velvet Adhesive Ric Rac (yes, you heard me – adhesive and velvet)!  Talk about perfect for the holiday season.  So here is how the shaker card came together:

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Using paper of your choice (I used DCWV’s The Weekend Neutrals stack)cut out the largest die in the A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader set. I trimmed off the bottom scalloped edge of my cut to give it a bit more of a rustic look.

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Trim the end of your ribbon into a point for easy threading.  Don’t be too worried if your ribbon is wider than the cuts for threading – it will pull through and pucker nicely leaving some added texture! 

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Continue weaving through seven of the cuts. Trim your ribbon and use a dry adhesive to hold in place on the back side.

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Starting from the other end of the die cut, weave the ribbon up through the remaining cut. Adhere in place with a dray adhesive on the back side.

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Using a metal ruler and craft knife, trim out the middle of the die cut above the ribbon line leaving a 1/2″ frame.

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Flip over the die cut and use a liquid adhesive to attach a rectangular piece of acetate.

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Using craft foam or a foam adhesive, create a border around the acetate.  be sure that you foam is placed in about 1/8″ from the edge of your cut so it remains hidden when the card is viewed from the front.

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Prepare your card base by matting a 4 1/4″x5 1/2″ card base with a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of patterned paper.

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One the foam is secured on the die cut, add adhesive to the top of the foam panels and then fill with glitter and other small/thin embellishments.  Make sure to seal up those corners or your glitter will escape!! :)

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Place your card base on top and then flip over to ensure it is centered.  Leave to dry.

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Embellish away! I have fun hand lettering a little sentiment and adding some of the  the 3/8″ Velvet Adhesive Ric Rac for texture. The best part is that these cards make a little sound when you shake them – just like the sound of the crystallized snow as it falls!

Now here’s the important part!  Spellbinders is hosting a great giveaway to celebrate the hop, so you need to make sure you visit their page to find out all the details.  You must visit all of the tutorials over the next three days to be able to win, and entries will be open for 48 hours.  You also want to pop on by the May Arts blog because a certain Ribbon Lady may have told me that she has goodies in store for you too!  And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with some free crafty goodies for you!

Have a great time hopping!  Thanks for stopping by!

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It’s Halloween Week…

…and I have all sorts of fun to share this week!  Banners, cards, treat containers, wreaths and even a little tutorial!

First up is a little banner I created for the DCWV blog today!  Now if you haven;t been over there to have a look, you won;t know about my confession.  I actually created this banner to replace the one that was on my mantel until this last weekend – an Easter/Spring banner. Yes, it’s true, I am a bit behind…the only real question is – will this one still be up at Christmas? 

I really love this banner!  The patterns on this paper from DCWV’s Eek-a-boo stack and really bright and colourful, and the 3/4″ Chevron twill ribbon from May Arts is a favourite!

With assembly, the whole project was finished in under an hour, and there were no fancy cutting machines involved (just my good old, old, old, Friskars paper cutter).  So there is still time for you too (not that YOU would have a banner from Easter still up in your house)!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to pop by again this week for more Halloween fun!

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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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