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   


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Dreaming Tree Designer Blog Hop

If you dream it you can make it with SVG files from Dreaming Tree...


For every reason, for every season there is something for every one who loves to create!  

Be inspired by these amazing projects and check out the wide selection of SVG files that will inspire your creativity and delight your friends! From seasonal and themed designs there is also a


selection of FREE SVG files for you personal crafting pleasure. Check out the projects featured below then hop thru the list of designers to see where inspiration can lead you!  
















Keep Calm and Carry On Crafting!

 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Gwen Studios Designer Blog Hop

Designers are hopping this month with some amazing product selections from Gwen Studios, a trend driven decorative products company!  Be inspired by each designer's creations then sign up on the Gwen Studios website to received up-to-date information about new product and new ideas.  If you can't wait to start making, stop by your local Walmart, or search for "Gwen Studios" at Walmart.com.

  A list of participating designers is below. Select each name and let your creativity soar!

Erin Reed

Janet Trieschman

Tonya Trantham

Debra Quartermain

Michelle Frae Cummings

Nadine Carlier

Pam Bray

Ann Butler

Terry Ricioli

Candy Rosenberg

Steph Ackerman

Anita Scroggins




Thursday, July 23, 2020

Makers Movement Designer Blog Hop


    Designers are creating this month with a selection of product received from Maker's Movement.  Not only is Maker's Movement an Arts & Crafts store, the company also manufactures and supplies high quality craft cutting dies, die cutting machines, craft supplies, and more!

Susan M. Brown

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and don't forget to check out this special offer!



Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Découpage DIY

          Découpage, the art of applying pieces of cut paper designs, is one of the easiest ways to decorate and update a wide variety of surfaces.  It was used in France in the 17th century to decorate furniture pieces, but the origins of the technique to use cut pieces of paper to decorate can be traced back hundreds of years to several cultures in Asia and Eastern Europe.

          Scraps of Victorian images were the most popular cut outs in the 18th and 19th centuries, but paper napkin designs are a popular source for découpage today.  The top printed layer is carefully separated from the rest of the napkin then applied to a surface with glue.  

          To learn more about the history of découpage, you just have to "google", but if you're looking for inspiration, check out our gallery of découpage projects below:

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