Thursday, May 21, 2020

DCWV Petal Paper Blog Hop

        April showers bring May flowers, and there's nothing more satisfying than creating your own, custom bouquet, especially when you can use specialty papers!  


    DCWV has been a long-time producer of the stack-- a set of coordinated papers, made in many popular coordinating themes and colors over the years. Happy members of the American Crafts family of products, they continue their pursuit of serving the consumer's crafty needs with new paper stacks releasing several times a year in updated themes and colors.  

   This month Designers Crafts Connection members are creating with Petal Paper, one of DCWV's most popular stacks. You can find them online here and in a variety of craft stores.  They're available in 2-color packs, single color rolls and booklets.

Crêpe paper has been a long time favorite for floral, party decorations and more! Its strong, crinkly surface makes it the perfect medium for unlimited creativity.  Check the links below to see the projects designed to inspire your Spring and Summer creativity.  Don't forget to share your projects on IG with DCWV -  Enjoy!


Thursday, April 16, 2020

Little Birdie Crafts Blog Hop

Please join DCC members this month as share projects created with product from

 Little Birdie is a leading brand, manufacturing the most exciting Hobby and Craft products for craft enthusiasts from around the world. 

        Little Birdie was started in Bangalore in 2004 when Harish Closepet and his wife, Rashmi Closepet moved back to India from Australia with one mission in mind – to spread the joys of crafting.  We pride ourselves in empowering rural India by providing employment opportunities to 2000 women, directly or indirectly. Today, we have a product development team of handpicked Designers and Artisans. 
        We are both an online retailer and wholesaler of premium Handmade Flowers and Embellishments. From dainty and subtle colours, to vintage and rustic looks, we carry an entire range of innovative, elegant and sophisticated products and all of our flowers are meticulously hand-embossed, hand-shaded and hand-glittered. What’s more exciting is we have lovely Paper packs, Mediums & Textures, Paints, Sprays, Panels, Dies and much more to suit every crafter’s unique style – Scrapbooking, Card Making, Mixed Media, Altered Art and the list goes on.        

        At Little Birdie Crafts, we constantly strive to offer the most heartening and upscale products, while delivering an excellent value for money. Join us on a colorful and lively crafting expedition, and we promise it will be an unforgettable experience, filled with truck loads of creativity and inspiration.

       These leading designers received a selection of product perfect for either Scrapbooking, Découpage, or mixed media projects. Hop thru the following links to be inspired and delighted by their creative designs.....  At the end of the list you will also find a link to the Little Birdie blog, where you will undoubtedly discover even more projects on an ongoing basis. You can also keep up with Little Birdie on Facebook and Instagram......  Enjoy!

Little Birdie Blog

Keep Calm and Carry On Crafting!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

National Craft Month - Designer Blog Hop 2020

Windy weather, Spring cleaning, Daylight Savings time and Leprechauns - all hallmarks of the month of March, but most exciting of all is the fact that March is

National Craft Month!

    Designers kicked off the year with a visit to the annual Arts & Crafts industry trade show held in Phoenix in January.  It's always fun to see the new products, take classes to learn new techniques then share on their blogs. Follow the links below to check in with each designer to see some of their favorite product finds and ideas then take a tour of the trade show @ LifeintheCraftLane

For even more ideas and tutorials, check the FaveCrafts website...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

StyleTech Crafts Designer Blog Hop

            Tape Technologies, Inc. started more than 35 years ago, in the professional & automotive industry, manufacturing vinyl for various professional markets. Since then, Tape Technologies, Inc. has branched out and diversified its product offerings to include craft vinyl, including the popular StyleTechCraft™.  StyleTechCraft™ vinyl is home to more than 150 colors and styles, including transparent glitter, opal, etch and metallic. It is our vast collection of unique colors & distinctive styles that sets StyleTechCraft™  brand vinyl apart in the craft world.  We currently have product lines that are not available anywhere else.
            Because of our background, StyleTechCraft™  films are softer & easier to weed.  They have a durability and ease of use you can’t find anywhere else.  You can use StyleTechCraft™  vinyl in all cutting machines such as Cricut and Silhouette and with die cuts, craft punches and, of course, scissors. We have all the products you need to let your imagination run wild & let your creativity take over!
All of our products are Made in the USA
            Designer Crafts Connection members each received a selection of product to work with and together with StyleTech Craft design team we are sharing a selection of projects designed to inspire your creativity for Fall.... Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Father's Day Gifts

It's almost Father's Day!  
Here are some of our favorite ideas for gift giving on this special day..... 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Vintage Girl Blog Hop

Candy Rosenberg, founder and creative force behind "A Vintage Girl" product line, has been professionally involved in the arts & crafts industry for over 10 years. As a scrapbooker and contributor to Scrap n’ Art online magazine in 2008, Candy attended the winter Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) trade show in 2009, bringing with her a small wire dress form embellished with Graphic 45 papers. The rest is what we would call history. Candy's unique and recognizable style was vintage right out the gate, but with only pastels and Creative Memories at her disposal, there were no products she felt she could use to complement her personal style and she had essentially stopped scrapbooking until she discovered Graphic 45.

After that fortuitous day at the CHA show, Candy spent several years working with Graphic 45, first as a design team member, then Design Team Coordinator and ultimately as their Marketing Manager. Graphic 45 is a family owned business, so after training the youngest sister, Candy decided to leave her marketing position to develop her own vintage product line, fulfilling a long time dream. She continued to work with Graphic 45 however, providing the company with a custom dress form for each trade show and worked with many other industry companies. In 2009 Candy acquired ownership of Scrap n’ Art magazine, allowing her to create, maintain and nurture creative and influential relationships with industry designers, bloggers and manufacturers, as well as members of craft and hobby trade associations while developing her own product line.

Fast forward to 2019 - Candy's products have recently been featured in the UK on Hochanda, a creative TV network and now Designer Crafts Connection members are honored and delighted to share their creative ideas featuring Candy's amazing new product line,  
A Vintage Girl.... available now!

We know you must be inspired by this product line too, so Candy is sponsoring a giveaway of her product valued at $60!

Enter to win by simply commenting below on your favorite projects and don't forget to like "A Vintage Girl" on Facebook!
Winner will be announced there on May 20th... 

Happy Birthday Candy!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Rinea® - Double-sided Paper Foil

    Rinea® paper-foil is a specialty crafting material, popular in Germany and other European countries for well over half a century. So, what's so special about it you may wonder...

    Paper foil is simply a sheet of paper sandwiched between two, thin layers of colorful aluminum foil. This creates paper-like sturdiness with the malleability of foil. It maintains its shape when curled or folded and doesn't wrinkle making it ideal for a wide variety of arts and crafts projects, including dimensional shapes. Paper foil is easy to emboss, die cut, punch, cut and texture with decorative paper crimpers. It can also be stamped with with Rinea's specialty "Ghost" ink and other inks designed for slick surfaces. With colors on both sides of each sheet, Rinea paper foil is available in a wide variety of color combinations in many popular sizes, perfect for all your crafting needs!  

    Not just for holiday decorating, Rinea paper foil can be used for projects throughout the year. Check the gallery of techniques here then see how DCC member designers rock their sparkle with paper foil: