Monday, August 8, 2022

Making It Yours with Gwen Studios Ribbons

 Gwen Studios design team has been making a variety of projects this summer for Back to School, Fall, Halloween and more.......  Here's their first collection, but come back at the end of the month for even more inspiration - it may be August, but that means holidays are just around the corner!



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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Christmas in July!

 Guess what! It's July 25th!!! 

Christmas Day is only FIVE months away!

Will you be ready?

No time like the present to start planning ahead, 

so here's some of our favorite Chrismas projects to help you get started:

Christmas in

 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Dress It Up with Curly Ribbons!

Whether you're working on party decorations, birthday gifts, packages, gift bags, or upstyling a simple balloon, everything looks better with a quick'n EZ touch of curly ribbon!

With a range of popular colors plus holographic and metallic colors to choose from, there's something for everyone for every occasion!  Now available a your local Walmart and online at Walmart.com


DCC members received a selection of colors and are sharing their creative ideas below:


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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

K&S Precision Metals

         Designers are are always on the lookout for new product to inspire their creativity, so it's always exciting to visit the annual arts & crafts trade shows each year to see what's new. 

         K&S Precision Metals, an old, established metal company, was one of this year's new exhibitors at the spring trade show with a product created specifically for crafters and makers.  They have already been providing custom and packaged metals for over 75 years to major hobby and hardware stores, but exhibiting at the National Art Materials Trade Assoc (NAMTA/Creativation) was the company's first foray into the arts & crafts market.   


Scott and Ted exhibiting for the first time in the arts & crafts industry!

        K&S offers 12" x 24" rolls of .004" thick, 36 ga, aluminum foil* specifically manufactured for their creative customers. There are currently 5 colors to choose from: Blue, Purple, Green, Pink and Gold on one side and all rolls are silver on the back.  *Note: please don't be misled by the name "aluminum foil"! This is not your mother's kitchen foil!  It is much stronger and thicker than the rolls commonly found in a kitchen drawer! 

        It's such a fun product to work with so I, (Julie McGuffee) immediately offered to host a blog hop with industry designers and influencers here, and Ann Butler, founder of Bella Crafts Quarterly is promoting the company in her online magazine and Facebook Lives. 

        Each participating designer received samples of the colored metal foil and you can see what they created in the links below.  As we say in the UK, you'll be gobsmacked at how versatile this product is!  Here's a teaser video by @thediyday to spark your creativity!

        You can follow Scott and Ted's excellent adventures in craft land by liking their Facebook page and following them on Instagram!  Enjoy!

     

Get started by checking out these great ideas by Cat Kerr

and this quick'n EZ project by Eileen Hull  just in time for the holiday weekend!


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Friday, May 27, 2022

Red, White and You with Gwen Studios

Great news! Gwen Studios ribbon is now available online at michaels.com


Check out these designer projects using the red & white stripe taffy and solid red grosgrain ribbon in different widths....  Which project are you going to make? We'd love to know......


8. Sail Away with Gwen Studios!

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Monday, April 18, 2022

Celebrating Mothers!

 Mothers' Day always falls on the second Sunday in May, so this month designers are creating extra special ribbon projects - perfect for all the Moms out there!

What will you make for a special 'Mom" in your life?


 


            

         6. Ribbon Card & Tag       7. "Seas the Day" Gift Basket




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Monday, March 14, 2022

Spring Ribbons

         It's March, so hopefully we'll start to see flowers blooming once again and Easter is just around the corner!  It's a great time to make everything bright and beautiful, so this month designers are sharing ribbon projects for Spring with an amazing selection they received from Gwen Studios!




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