I'm finding lots of inspiration from one of my other favorite forms of creativity and made more quilt inspired cards. While I haven't quilted with fabric for awhile, I'm bringing it to paper crafting. For this first card, I paper pieced a heart from DCWV's premium stack Dots, Stripes, and Plaids. I put it on a DCWV embossed kraft card before added stitching, a heat embossed sentiment, and embellishments.
For the second card, I hand cut flower petals from the DCWV My Sunshine Stack and added pen marks to look like stitching. I layered these on top of each other, added a die cut center, sequins, and wood veneers.
I wanted to share another angle of this card, because I curled the edges of the petals to add dimension. It really pops off the card, but it was hard to see in the previous photo.
I imagine this won't be the last of my quilt inspired crafting, because it's such a great melding of my hobbies. Happy crafting!
I was sick all weekend with a cold. I didn't leave the house once and hardly left the couch or bed, but I did fit in a little bit of crafting. I made two quilt inspired cards that I shared on the DCWV blog today! I used two 5-pack premium paper collections and a different paper piecing technique for each. For the first card uses foil stars, corrugate, silver glitter, and foiled guitar paper. I created a quilt pattern with squares and folded circles before adding contrasting red stitching, buttons, and DCWV foil paper.
For the birthday card I used 1/2″ strips of paper to make a pieced background and then added a stamped and embossed sentiment in the middle. This five pack of paper included foiled florals, laser cut, glitzy glitter, and foil dots sheets.
DCWV is joining with Spellbinders for a blog hop! It's the last day of the hop and I shared a tutorial on the DCWV blog that I created with products from both companies.
Here's the card I made with the DCWV Premium Paper Collection, layered Spellbinders die cuts, and lots of foam tape.
Visit each of the four featured partners, check out the designers tutorials, and enter to win! Each partner has linked to the entry form. One daily winner will be chosen for each day. The three daily winners will be announced on the Spellbinders blog on Tuesday,March 31st.
Hi, folks! I'm sharing a card I made recently for the DCWV March Stack-a-holic challenge. It's another creation using the Chick Chat Stack. As I've already shared, I'm loving the patterns and colors of this stack and this fringe card was another excuse to show them off. I also appreciate that you can see the linen card peaking through the fringe. The yellow linen circle was die cut with linen paper included in the stack.
To play along, use the card sketch below or head to the blog for the layout sketch! Please send your entries to meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot)com by Monday, March 30th. In between now and then, we'll post all entries on the DCWV Inc. Facebook page so that you may keep an eye on the fun things others are creating. The top ten entries for each set of submissions will be announced on the blog Tuesday, March 31st. Four of those submissions will be chosen for a prize!
Supplies used: DCWV Chick Chat Stack and DCWV Bright Burlap Cards.
Earlier this week I shared a mini album I made on the DWCV blog. I used 2X3 photos taken at the wedding we attended in Palm Springs earlier this month. The photos were taken with my new Fuji Instax mini camera, which is adorable and I imagine I'll be using a lot more in the future. I knew I wanted to use the camera and photo props for the wedding reception, but I didn't have any film. I tried several places before we left Portland and looked everywhere in Palm Springs, but discovered the film is really popular right now and back-ordered until February. Finally, I reluctantly gave up and realized this project wasn't going to happen. I headed to Joshua Tree for a day of exploring and discovered film (a bunch of it!) in a small town along the way. I was so surprised and happy!
I'd never scrapbooked small, but it was easy with DCWV's Insta Fun products, including the album and corresponding 4X4 papers. It came together so easily that I am beginning to see the interest in pocket page layouts. I used many of the leftover supplies from the album and re-purposed them to make shaker cards. These cards are perfect for Valentine's Day, which is just around the corner.
I always try to make multiple cards at once with the same theme and minor differences. It's great to have cards on hand for all occasions so I can pull them out as needed. I can't get enough of this foiled vellum, which I want to use in every project. And easily cut burlap! And sequins! I used sequins recently for a scrapbook layout and now I want to add them to everything.
Supplies used: DCWV 5.5X5.5" Square Kraft Cards, DCWV Insta Photo Fun Accessories: Black and White pages and cards, DCWV Self Adhesive Heart Mirrors, DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack, DCWV 6X6" Embossed Foil Stack, DCWV 6X6" Foiled Vellum Stack, AC Moore 6X6" Burlap Stack, May Arts Ribbon, Gluedots, and Sequins.
For the first time ever I got it together to make and send Christmas cards! Granted, not many, and I waited until the last minute to get them in the mail, but it happened. With the busyness of work this time of year, the holidays always sneak up on me. Now I'm on break and it finally feels like Christmas around here. Here's a series of eight cards I created using various DCWV products. For the first two, I started with cards from the Christmas Winter Foil & Kraft Box. Then, I die cut a tree out of Holiday Glitzy Glitter Stack and layered strips of paper from the Candy Cane Lane Stack behind it.
For these cards I placed the die cut glitter Christmas tree upon more layers of paper from the Candy Cane Lane Stack. I fussy cut the sentiments that are already glitter embossed.
For the next set, I continued the theme of the first two cards and I layered paper behind the trees. However, this time I used paper from the Storybook Christmas Stack and the Foiled Vellum Stack.
Through out the Christmas card series I also used black paper from the Embossed Foil Paper Stack and added the DCWV Adhesive Mirrors to all the trees.
Perhaps next year I'll start crafting cards earlier and get more sent out to folks? It could happen! Visit the DCWV blog for more holiday inspiration from my fellow design team!
It's my first post as part of the DCWV design team and I'm here to share a couple cards I made for this month's DCWV December Stack-a-holic Challenge! Here's my card featured on the DCWV Blog.
This card was inspired by the sketch by my fellow Design Team member, Tessa Buys. It's a fantastic sketch and I followed it pretty closely. Want to play along? Upload your card or layout to the blog for a chance to win!
The card itself is from the DCWV Brights Solid box of cards. I used my Cameo to cut a star and then added strips of paper layered behind the star. It's a great way to show off all the papers from the DCWV Vintage Basics stack. I've used this stack for so many projects and I'm going to be sad when I run out of it. I layered a couple more pieces of Vintage Basics behind the star, as well as some vellum from one of my new stacks, DCWV Foiled Vellum. I sewed on the "birthday" title cut from black cardstock, stapled a twine bow, and added some wood veneer stars. Seeing as if I'm running low on birthday cards and I like to have several on hand, I made another in different colors and some slight changes.
Given that my craft room is one of the hottest spots in the house, I knew I only had a couple hours to scrap before we reached more record high temps yesterday. I had just completed a layout that took days (that I will excitedly share next week!) and wanted to create something quickly. Inspired by a watercolor resist tutorial on Tim Holtz's blog, I made these cards. I've been using this technique with clear embossing and distress markers for card making a lot lately. I like having several cards on hand for every occasion and I was out of birthday cards. I also like repeating one design and making multiple cards using this same theme. I kept them pretty simple. I varied the cards, background papers, and ink colors before adding stitching and wood embelishments.
Just a quick post to share a couple cards I made recently. For this thank you card I went embossing happy. I used an embossing folder for the clouds and busted out my embossing powders, which I haven't used in awhile.
I made this love card for my sweetheart. Before leaving for Boston last week I surprised him with this card and 7 boxes. Each had a note counting down the days until we saw each other again and gift for every day I was gone. I think I enjoyed the anticipation of him opening up each gift as much as he liked opening them.