Thursday, November 11, 2021

Kunin Felt Blog Hop


       This month's blog hop is sponsored by Kunin felt, Made in the U.S.A. of Eco-fi®  

        Felt is one of those materials that has been around since, believe it or not, prehistoric times.  It has obviously changed over the years and now Kunin Felt is Made in the USA of Eco-fi®.  Eco-fi is a high-quality fiber made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Instead of sending water bottles to landfills, Kunin recycles billions of them each year to make them into a product that amazingly becomes felt. 10 bottles equal 1 lb of felt that can be used for children's crafts, home décor, and even apparel.  Felt is weather-resistant and fade proof, which also makes it great for outdoor décor. It can even be used to line garden beds or patiosto keep them weed-free.

        Felt is a wonderful and amazingly versatile fabric.  It is widely used in the Arts & Crafts industry for a wide variety of projects from gift-giving and home décor to seasonal decorations. It is available in two weights, Classic and Premium. Craft cuts come in two sizes, 9" x12" and 12" x 18". It is also sold by the yard.  You can find it on Amazon, fabric.com, in Walmart, and all your favorite craft stores. 

        Designer Crafts Connection members recently received samples to work with, so check out each designer's blog to see what they came up with to inspire YOU to craft with felt!  










        

Monday, November 1, 2021

Die Cut Holiday Ribbon!

Holidays are right round the corner and the Gwen Studio design team has been having fun creating with a new line of die-cut ribbon! Yes, you read that correctly.... this is ribbon that has been die cut!!! 

Look at all these amazing designs!!  It's already available in your local Walmart store, or search https://www.walmart.com/search?q=Gwen+Studios+die+cut+ribbon


  
  
                       




Die cut ribbons can be used on most surfaces including cards, gift bags, tags, scrapbook pages, journals, ornaments, holiday ornaments, wood, fabric and more! What will you make?

 Gwen Studios Design Team Projects  

October - Die Cut Ribbon

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Grafix - Creative Plastic Films

Join designers as the share their creativity and inspiration with product from Grafix Arts. 

        Grafix offers a huge variety of specialty plastic films and papers used by crafters, artists, designers, and drafters. Whether you’re looking for polyester or vinyl films, vellum, shrink paper, transfer paper, or adhesive or cling films, we have your crafting supplies and then some! Visit their website to browse products by their brand name or use, or get inspired with even more project ideas! Enjoy!

Betsy Burnett

Michelle Lafave Garrison

Janet VanLone Trieschman

Susan M Brown

Kassandra Laurence

Nadine Carlier

Erin Reed

Steph Ackerman

Becky Conley







Monday, October 4, 2021

Weddings - brought to you by Gwen Studios Ribbons & Trim

        What would you make if you received a collection of ribbons, trim and more from Gwen Studios with the request to create something for a wedding?  Here are some ideas from their design team:


 Gwen Studios Design Team Projects  

September - Wedding

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

i-Crafter Blog Hop

i-crafter, helping makers put the "I" in crafting......


        Whether you're looking for dies, crafting tools, stamps, inks, stencils, or everything else, i-crafter has what you need for holiday, seasonal, or every day projects!

        Members of the Designer Crafts Connection recently received a selection of their products to create with, so check out their links below and the i-crafter website.  Enjoy!

Steph Ackerman

Nadine Carlier

Sue Eldred

Janet Trieschman

Rosie Nunjai

Kassandra Laurence

Susan M Brown

Michele Lafave Garrison


Monday, August 23, 2021

Ribbon Rhapsody

Whatever the season, there's always a reason to decorate!  

      And decorating has never been easier - just add ribbon and/or trim from Gwen Studios


         Whatever the current trend, style or décor,  anyone can easily upstyle home décor, wearables, accessories and more with an amazing variety of ribbons and trims.  There's really no limit to what YOU can do!

        Designer members received a selection of ribbons and a challenge to create!  Let's see what they did:       

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Sparkle your Project with Foil!

 Who doesn't love sparkle and bling!  

    Whether your favorite hobby is making jewelry, cards, wearables, or mixed media projects, there's always room for sparkle and bling to make your projects pop! 

    This month DCC designers are creating with a specialty line of toner paper from Ann Butler designs. A long time professional designer in the Arts & Crafts Industry, Ann is not only co-founder and publisher of the online magazine, Bella Crafts Quarterly she has also developed new product lines for a number of industry manufacturers over the past 10+ years. You can find more information about Ann and her line of products here on her website, but today we are working with her collection of toner card stock and Deco Foil from Thermoweb.


    Participating designers received a pack of either floral or geometric designs and foil sheets. Click their names below to see the projects each designer created then think about what you would do to rock a little sparkle on your own projects!


Steph Ackerman

Pam Bray

Susan M Brown

Nadine Carlier

Michelle Frae Cummings

Michelle Lafave Garrison

Kassandra Laurence

Julie McGuffee

Rosie Nunjai

Erin Reed 

Tonya Trantham

Janet Trieschman

Ann Butler's YouTube video on the foiling process