Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Winners!!!

So...if you remember, we had a fabulous blog hop at the end of last week with Tombow USA.  Here is a small selection of the fabulous projects our ladies shared during the 2 inspiration-packed days:





Now...for the winners!  We were going to pick just 3 initially, but how can we pick just 3? How about 3 for each day?!  

Here they are in no particular order:

Love the gold!
2 great companies, great prizes and some wonderful projects!! Thank you!!
SOOOO enjoyed the hop. I absolutely LOVE the paper and have bought a "few" (LOL) packs of DCWV paper before. This cork and gold collection is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, especially the gold. Stunning!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Oh what wonderful products!
I can't wait to see what's next in the hop.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Blog Hop!!!
LOVE the ELEGANCE of the GLORIOUS gold!!!
THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION at each stop along the way and the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS :)
Please send your address to meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot)com and we'll get your prizes out in the next 2 weeks.  

With that done, we need to get to our stack-a-holic winners for the month.  Give me a few hours and we'll have that up too! 

Have a happy morning!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Blog hopping with Tombow—Day 2!

Hi and welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! Today is our 2nd and last day, full of gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! And...we are starting things off here today!


Want to know what you can win for hopping with us?


To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.
Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme AdhesiveNEW Tombow Adhesive DotsNEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!
DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack, 4x4 Insta Kraft Album, 4x4 Accordion Album (kraft with white dots), a set of 4x4 photo sleeves, and  Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

Saturday, March 28th:

Friday, March 27, 2015

Blog Hop with Tombow--Day 1!!

Hi and thanks for playing with us during the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We have 2 days full of gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Jennie's blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog first, go to the Tombow USA Blog  to get started at the beginning.  

Want to see what you can win for playing with us today? 
See you back here tomorrow!

To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.
Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme AdhesiveNEW Tombow Adhesive DotsNEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!
DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack, 4x4 Insta Kraft Album, 4x4 Accordion Album (kraft with white dots), a set of 4x4 photo sleeves, and  Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

Friday, March 27th:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Gold & Cork?! Oh my!

Hey there! This is Thomisia from the DCWV Social Media Design Team.

Do you like the elegant look of gold? How about the fun texture of cork?
Always need great adhesives? Well, we've got you covered!

DCWV and Tombow worked together to bring you a weekend full of inspiration! Hop along with us
on March 27th and March 28th for fabulous project ideas and a chance to win some wonderful prizes!
Here's a sneak peek at my project.
Now, we hope you'll join us tomorrow for Day 1 of the Gold & Cork Blog Hop! We can't wait to share.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spellbinders Spring Fever Partner Blog Hop!

Spellbinders Spring Fever Partner Blog Hop

Today we are excited to be participating in the Spellbinders Spring Fever Product Partner Blog Hop and sharing two tutorials!  We've joined with Spellbinders and many of your favorite manufacturers to bring you three days of inspiration.  The hop began Monday, March 23rd and ends today.  Check out the details on the event here.

Each designer was given dies from Spellbinders so be sure to check out the projects completed by the featured partners over all three days.  Each partner will link to the entry form (click on the words for the link) and you have 48 hours to enter.  One daily winner will be chosen for each of the three days.  You will have to visit all the blogs over the three days in order to be eligible to win the daily giveaways.  The three daily winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog on Tuesday, March 31st.

Today's lineup includes:
DCWV (You're Here!)

Becky is first to share her pretty, springy card.


I got these dies from Spellbinders to work with, Oval Majesty and Sentiments Five.


The Oval Majesty dies created very detailed cuts and embossed images. After some experimentation, I discovered that, because these dies are so intricate, they work best with several pieces of scrap paper sandwiched on top of the die and cutting folder. In addition, I used a piece of wax paper between the die and cardstock and ran the die through my machine several times to ensure a clean cut. After I was done cutting, I used a sharp paper piercing tool to help punch out the die cut pieces. As you can see, it worked out beautifully.


Using the DCWV Premium Paper Collection, I cut three large ovals. I took the first oval (cut from the UV Gloss paper) and cut it in half. I stacked it on top of a square of coordinating chevron cork paper, creating dimension with foam tape. I adhered two small ovals underneath the large split ovals.



I took a second oval (cut from the blue side of the Double Sided Cardstock Stack) and layered it with more foam tape on top of the large oval.


I used the reverse pink side of the paper, kept it whole, and layered it on top of the previous layers. I then added more layers with two smaller oval die cuts. I added some bling with the DCWV Gem Stickers. I cut three “hello” sentiments, which I sewed onto the smallest oval. I was pleased with how easy it was to cut this detailed saying with all the paper textures, including cork. Lastly, I added all of the above to a DCWV Square Kraft Card. This completed card is a perfect gift to welcome spring!


Next up is Britt with her pretty butterfly-inspired card:


For this project I used two Spellbinders die sets: Feathers On The Wind and Contemporary Circles Decorative Strips.


I wanted to show you how these Decorative Strips are assembled.  I used washi tape to help me get it just right!


First I ran the die through my Grand Calibur twice - once with the black glitter paper and once with a pearlized purple paper - both can be found in a 5-pack of paper in the Premium Paper Collection packs line.  (NOTE: the original card uses three pieces of different cardstock from the pack, but I wanted to simplify the look of the tutorial).



I turned the purple piece over and began applying washi tape to the back of the piece until there was some washi across every opening in the design.


Then, I flipped over the while purple frame piece and fit all of the black glitter pieces back into the design where they were meant to be. (this process is VERY easy -I just laid them down right on top of each little opening and they fit back in like butter!)


When you have your piece completed it will be a perfect size to fit across an A2 card!

Here is another view of my finished card:


I used DCWV bling to accentuate the shape of the Contemporary Circles strip and then added the two feather die cuts as focal embellishments.  I inked the feather die cuts with just a bit of black ink so that the beautiful detail of the embossing would stand out and bent the edges back to give the embellishments a bit of movement.  Finally, I made sure the feathers kept their shape by adhering them with pop dots.

I finished the card with a butterfly embellishment I made using Mod Melts.

I hope you enjoyed the last three days of inspiration!  Don't forget to visit the other blogs and enter to win!

Have a great day!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spellbinders Sneak Peek!!

Hello DCWV friends and fans!  Britt Bass here from the DCWV Social Media team!  

I have a pretty short post for you today.  I am sharing a little sneak peek of my project for the Spellbinder's Spring Fever Partner Blog hop!

Spellbinders Spring Fever Partner Blog Hop

Today is day two of the hop and if you want to see all the fun projects from all the partners go ahead and check them out: HERE

Tomorrow will be the final day of the hop and we wanted to make sure you knew to stop back in here tomorrow to see the our projects for DCWV + Spellbinder's!

Here is a sneak of what you'll see:


See all that detail!?  Come back tomorrow for the full projects!


Happy Spring!!.

Hello & Happy Spring DCWV Fans!!

Piali here, today I have a lovely DIY Spring wreath to share with you all!!

I used beautiful & vibrant  Chick Chat Stack !!
I love all the gorgeous burlap in this stack!!!

I started with a simple wreath ....
..and Chick Chat Stack, Burlap Stack, Green Corrugated cardstock, and some floral moss.

Step#1
Apply spray adhesive on the wreath and adhere the floral moss on it.


I love the vibrant green for the Spring !

Step#2

I used Burlap and papers from the stack to make my flowers. 


I also used the buttons, pearls to embellish the blooms.
I also made a bow using DCWV Burlap.

Here is the wreath on our front door.. I love it!

Hope you all like this wreath!

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy First Day of Spring! | Stencil Project Stack Card





Hello friends!  Britt Bass here from the DCWV Social Media Team to bring you a cute little bunny card for the first day of spring!


This project features many of the patterned papers, kraft papers, and both stencil sheets from the new Stencil Project Stack!


I have SO many ideas for the stencils in this stack!  It would also be a great stack to get if you were interested in buying some of the stand-alone stencils that are available from DCWV at Joann Fabrics.



Here is my video showing how I created this card with all the stencil techniques included:


Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE on youtube if you want to see more videos from me!  I make two DCWV videos (or more) a month.




I am SO happy that it is spring - you have no idea!  I hope this gave you a little, uh...SPRING....in your step today! Hah!


Products:

         DCWV A7 12 pack card and envelope set: Embossed Kraft cards, , hi-res
DCWV Stencil Stack          DCWV Embossed Cards


Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting & Embossing Machine, , hi-res   Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner-.3"X472"     Progresso Woodless Color Pencils 24 Set, , hi-res

Grand Calibur         Tombow Extreme     Woodless Pencils

Monday, March 16, 2015

Flower Brooch + Video Tutorial

Hello! Tessa Buys here with a new video tutorial to share! I am having so much fun with the new project stacks, especially my favorite one - the Flowers Stack. In this video tutorial, not only do I teach you how to make the ranunculus flower, but I also share with you how to turn it into a brooch:


Enjoy the video here.


If you haven't had a chance to check out the project stacks yet, be sure to see the reveal videos on my YouTube channel (or just head to your local JoAnn store to take a look and pick them up in one trip!). Thanks for watching and have a great day!

Tessa Buys
blog / Instagram / YouTube

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Finally have our Stack-a-holic winners from February!

Hello everyone!

First of all—we are so sorry that we are so late at posting our stack-a-holic winners from February.  But lets not delay any further, as these are just too good to miss!  


Here is the page template:





















And our top 10 submissions:








1. Courtesy of Holly; layout made using the Blossoms and Butterflies and Gilded Stacks
2. Courtesy of Misty; layout made using the Timeless Texture Stack
3. Courtesy of Laura; layout made using the Bohemian Sunrise and Arctic Wishes Stacks4. 4. Courtesy of Renée; layout made using the Peachy Keen Stack
5. Courtesy of Jenny; layout made using the Gilded Stack
6. Courtesy of Mindi; layout made using the Immortal Love Stack and metal embellishments
7. Courtesy of Carolyn; layout made using the Cherry Limeade Stack
8. Courtesy of Marianne; layout made using the My Sunshine Stack
9. Courtesy of June; layout made using the Performance Stack
10. Courtesy of Cindy; layout made using the Garden Party Stack

And now for our Card template:  


And our top 10 submissions:













1. Courtesy of Sandi; card made using a DCWV burlap card and the Birthday Wishes Stack
2. Courtesy of Beth; card made using the Bouquet de Fleur Stack
3. Courtesy of June
4. Courtesy of Heather
5. Courtesy of Deborah; card made using the Primrose Stack
6. Courtesy of Marianne; card made using the Spring Mat Stack
7. Courtesy of Pamela; card made using the Candy Cane Lane Stack and a clear adhesive jeweled sheet
8. Courtesy of Paulette; card made using the Formal Affair Stack
9. Courtesy of Jerrie
10. Courtesy of Beverly; card made using the Candy Cane Lane Stack

Didn't everyone do such a wonderful job?  To see the rest of the submissions, click here for the Facebook album.


So...winners...we have 4!  They are:


4. Courtesy of Renée; layout made using the Peachy Keen Stack
9. Courtesy of June; layout made using the Performance Stack
2. Courtesy of Beth; card made using the Bouquet de Fleur Stack
7. Courtesy of Pamela; card made using the Candy Cane Lane Stack and a clear adhesive jeweled sheet

Please send me an email at meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot)com with your address (no P.O. boxes please!) to claim your prize.  


Don't forget to take a look at this months template challenge—we'd love to see what you create with the inspiration!


Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!