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Easter really snuck up on me this year! I’m not sure if it was because the holiday is in March this year or simply that I am behind the game, but my usual craftiness didn’t manage to make it to … Continue reading
Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! It’s tutorial time today, and I have a new flower for all your bloom lovers (and I know there are a few of you out there because flower tutorials are still the number one posts here at SCS). Now, I know there are all sorts of creative companies out there that create beautiful flower embellishments, but I just love sitting down and using different materials to create my own.
When the new 1” Adhesive flag ribbon (A486-1) was released at May Arts, I was in heaven! I love this ribbon, not only because it is an easy way to add texture and color to a project, but because the size and shape make it perfect for creating flowers! Here’s a little video to show you how:
I have used these little flowers on cards (one of my favorites is the poinsettia-inspired bloom that found it’s way onto a Christmas card this year), headbands, scrapbook pages, witches hats and even on gift bags! I hope you are inspired to create a few blooms of your own! Thanks for stopping by!
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?
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!
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!
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!
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😉
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Hello and welcome to the DCWV Too Cute To Spook Halloween Hop!!
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!
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.
Now, 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.
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!