Sunday, January 1, 2017

Projects we Love!

Designers love to be creative and we've created many projects over the years for our homes, magazines, books and manufacturers. So, before we put our creative hats on for 2017, let's take a quick look back at some of our favorite projects. Enjoy and let us know which projects are your favorites!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Last Minute Holiday Crafts

Special holidays are like birthdays.... you always know when they are, but they have an uncanny way of sneaking up on us.  We are diligently forewarned by commercials we see on T.V. and the quick change of greeting cards displayed in the grocery store, so there's really no excuse to forget, but, if you're like me, you're still scrambling at the last minute looking for ideas for things for the home and/or gifts for neighbors, family and friends. Here are some of our designers' favorite ideas to make your holidays fun, special and Quick'n EZ.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rinea® Paper Foil

For our final blog hop in 2016, designers were invited to spark their creativity with Rinea® Double-Sided Paper Foil from Global Crafting.

Rinea paper-foil is a specialty crafting material imported from Germany. It is made up of two thin layers of colorful aluminum foil with a sheet of paper sandwiched between them. This creates paper-like sturdiness and stiffness with the shininess and malleability of foil. It will maintain the shape however it is bent or folded without wrinkling, making it ideal for a wide variety of arts and crafts projects. The paper-like characteristic also makes it perfect for embossing and die-cutting.  It can easily be cut with regular, or decorative edge scissors and punches. 

Rinea foil paper comes in many interesting color combinations including bold, pastel, and metallic colors with glossy, matte and embossed finishes giving you lots of options to play with. This is one of the most popular projects made with the foil, showing a combination of colors.

Not just for holiday decorating, Rinea paper foil can be used for projects throughout the year. Check the gallery of ideas here then see what DCC member designers have created.

Don't you just love it!  Well here's your chance to try it for yourself.....  You can win:

Here's how to enter: Comment here, on the DCC blog and on any of the projects from the designers listed above - they always love to hear from their readers - then use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win!  The winner will be announced by the end of November, just in time for you to create for the holidays.  Good luck! 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Grateful Gifts

It's the first Monday in November, a month filled with thoughts of Thanksgiving and gift giving for the upcoming holidays. There are so many ways to show how grateful we are thru creativity in the home and the handmade gifts.  Designers are sharing their gift, home décor ideas and projects to show how grateful they are.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Amazing Casting Products

This month Designer Crafts Connection members received Amazing Casting products - Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Clear Cast Resin by Alumilite, which they used to create their own resin project pieces from found objects. Come join us on our Great Mold Putty Scavenger Hunt and discover amazing things to mold and transform into your own art.  Be inspired by our designer creations then enter to win your own Amazing Casting products to work with - details below. 

Are you inspired?  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for even more inspiration!

Enter to win the product selection shown above using the Rafflecopter widget below. "Like" our FB page plus one entry for each time you comment here and on the designers' blogs.  The winner will be announced one week from today, so check back here and on the Designer Crafts Connection Facebook page to see if it's you!

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gel Press for Printing

Have you ever wondered what to do with a gel printing plate? Well wonder no more. This month DCC members received product from Gel Press and we were inspired!

Gel Press is the new brand name of gel printing plates manufactured by POLYGEL.  Polygel is the company that developed the original formula and fabrication process for a permanent gel mono printing plate and they hold the patent. At one time this formula was private labeled with another company. That company is now sourcing the gel elsewhere. Polygel believes strongly in the high quality of its product and launched GEL PRESS to ensure when you purchase a Gel Press brand product, you are purchasing the quality gel plate that is known to perform. Any other gel plate is NOT the original gel. Visit for more information.  Now lets check the following posts for some Gel Press inspiration:

For even more ideas and links, check out the Gel Press Facebook page!  Enjoy!