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:


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Creativation 2019


    Creativation is the largest arts & crafts trade show in the US,  drawing visitors from the US, Canada Europe, Asia and more. 

    The show, held annually during the month of January, is the place where manufacturers showcase their products, demo new items and craft store owners/buyers come to order product for their stores.  

    Many of the designers who attended the show have shared photos and videos on their blog.  Links to these posts are listed below, so grab a snack, a glass of cheer, or a cup of tea and enjoy!