Friday, February 27, 2015
The prints in this mini were perfect for my woodsy theme, since it's filled with various floral, wood grain and nautical prints. The Mini Book Kit with it's cutouts and sticker sheets is a perfect way to quickly and easily complete an album. In fact, I made this one with the help of my four year old daughter.
I used the Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards Set, the Foiled Vellum Stack and the Foil Cardstock Stack to mat my photos and make many of my embellishments . I love that DCWV makes it so easy to mix and match with their stacks.
To see more of my Mini Book, please visit my blog. To see more of the other Mini Books available and other new releases, watch the video reveals.
DCWV Kraft & Gold Mini Book
DCWV Foil Cardstock Stack Neutrals
DCWV Foiled Vellum Stack
DCWV Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards
Thursday, February 26, 2015
You can grab this mini album at Joann Stores! Can't wait to see what you create!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
DCWV Baby accordion album
DCWV Brights memory book - die-cuts, sticker
May Arts ribbon
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
This layout documents my husband's 35th birthday. Based on my favorite childhood books, I curated a day of birthday surprises. We had four stops, each determined by a selection of handmade lottery tickets containing clues. After reading the clue, he scratched off the answer, which revealed our next destination. It was awesome.
I cut various size strips of six different papers, which I fanned around the page. I think it really draws your eyes to the center of the paper. Each stack also features three gorgeous coordinating colors of linen paper. I chose the yellow linen to mat the square center, which outlines the four photos and four destinations.
Thanks for visiting the blog today and I can't wait to see what projects you create using the Chick Chat Stack! <3
Monday, February 23, 2015
DCWC Seaside Yacht Stack
DCWV Corrugated Cards and envelopes
Spellbinders Whirl White card stock
May Arts: Ribbon
Sewing machine (optional)
Wood veneer heart
For this second card, I used the Corrugated card base as a starting point, as I loved how well the colours coordinated, as well as added texture to the design. The simple design is super easy to mass product, and add a sentiment if desired. Sometimes no sentiment is needed, as it's one of those Just Because cards. :)
I love to use some foam tape to add depth and dimension, and this card is one of those. The anchor is added using the foam to give a little POP!
And for this final card, Again i trimmed out the shapes from the stack and stuck them down! Easy as pie!!! Lots of little extras could be added to this card, including twine, buttons, brads, etc, but these are not necessary, as it works just the way it is!!
These are simple to create, but if you like to add a bit more to them, feel free to embellish to your hearts desire! Imagine all the possibilities!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Until next time...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Inspired by some of your favorite stacks, the mini albums come in three varieties.
Mini Books. These albums feature chipboard, cut out covers, and wire bound spines. Each album includes a package of die-cuts and two sheets of washi tape stickers. The pages are cardstock, vellum, pockets and envelopes. To see each of the nine designs available, check out the video here:
Accordion Albums. These albums are like the accordion albums from the Insta Photo Fun line, but all new designs. In fact, half of them have a new special feature added. Check out all eight designs in the video here:
Memory Books. These albums aren't exactly "mini" at their 8.5x11 size, but if you like to pack in photos, journaling and embellishments, this is a great option for you! Like the mini books, they also feature chipboard, cut-out covers, die-cuts and washi tape stickers. Check out the two beautiful designs available here:
Starting next week on the blog, the design team will be sharing their mini book projects, so run to JoAnn's, pick up your favorites, and then meet us back here for more inspiration. Happy shopping and have a great day!
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
DCWV Seaside Yacht stack
May Arts Elastic string
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
I have a page to share today using the Chick Chat stack. There are so many fun and trendy designs in this collection, I knew I wanted to find a way to incorporate as many of them as possible onto my page. I cut a handful of 3.25" frames from navy cardstock to highlight some of my favorite prints and patterns, and to act as the base of my layout. It made for a fun and quick starting point to my page.
It's no secret that DCWV is know to have some of the best textural and specialty papers in the industry! The Chick Chat stack includes some gorgeous burlap pieces in pink, yellow and teal to coordinate just perfectly with the patterns in the stack. I used thin metal dies to cut a handful of circles to sprinkle throughout my page. As you can see, the burlap paper cut easily and beautifully in my manual diecutting machine.
The backside of the burlap sheets features a smooth white finish, which proved to be a great surface to trace a bow design onto. Cutting and assembling that design into a pretty little textural bow was just as easy, as the burlap paper was pliable but at the same time, the fibers remained in tact.
Not only does the stack include some beautiful full 12x12" patterns, it also includes several sheets which have tags and 3x4" cards that can be trimmed out. I used many of these elements and customized them to work for my page and subject matter. The yellow tag houses the remainder of my journaling. The original piece had a 'thinking of you' sentiment which didn't quite work for my subject matter. To customize the tag for my page, I simply punched a coordinating circle from another sheet of patterned paper ('happy day') and popped it up over the original sentiment.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you'll stick with us all week long as we continue to feature lots of projects using the new Chick Chat and Seaside Yacht stacks!
DCWV Brights Cardstock Stack