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!

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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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Thursday, May 21, 2020

DCWV Petal Paper Blog Hop

        April showers bring May flowers, and there's nothing more satisfying than creating your own, custom bouquet, especially when you can use specialty papers!  


    DCWV has been a long-time producer of the stack-- a set of coordinated papers, made in many popular coordinating themes and colors over the years. Happy members of the American Crafts family of products, they continue their pursuit of serving the consumer's crafty needs with new paper stacks releasing several times a year in updated themes and colors.  

   This month Designers Crafts Connection members are creating with Petal Paper, one of DCWV's most popular stacks. You can find them online here and in a variety of craft stores.  They're available in 2-color packs, single color rolls and booklets.

Crêpe paper has been a long time favorite for floral, party decorations and more! Its strong, crinkly surface makes it the perfect medium for unlimited creativity.  Check the links below to see the projects designed to inspire your Spring and Summer creativity.  Don't forget to share your projects on IG with DCWV -  Enjoy!


Thursday, April 16, 2020

Little Birdie Crafts Blog Hop

Please join DCC members this month as share projects created with product from

 Little Birdie is a leading brand, manufacturing the most exciting Hobby and Craft products for craft enthusiasts from around the world. 

        Little Birdie was started in Bangalore in 2004 when Harish Closepet and his wife, Rashmi Closepet moved back to India from Australia with one mission in mind – to spread the joys of crafting.  We pride ourselves in empowering rural India by providing employment opportunities to 2000 women, directly or indirectly. Today, we have a product development team of handpicked Designers and Artisans. 
        We are both an online retailer and wholesaler of premium Handmade Flowers and Embellishments. From dainty and subtle colours, to vintage and rustic looks, we carry an entire range of innovative, elegant and sophisticated products and all of our flowers are meticulously hand-embossed, hand-shaded and hand-glittered. What’s more exciting is we have lovely Paper packs, Mediums & Textures, Paints, Sprays, Panels, Dies and much more to suit every crafter’s unique style – Scrapbooking, Card Making, Mixed Media, Altered Art and the list goes on.        

        At Little Birdie Crafts, we constantly strive to offer the most heartening and upscale products, while delivering an excellent value for money. Join us on a colorful and lively crafting expedition, and we promise it will be an unforgettable experience, filled with truck loads of creativity and inspiration.

       These leading designers received a selection of product perfect for either Scrapbooking, Découpage, or mixed media projects. Hop thru the following links to be inspired and delighted by their creative designs.....  At the end of the list you will also find a link to the Little Birdie blog, where you will undoubtedly discover even more projects on an ongoing basis. You can also keep up with Little Birdie on Facebook and Instagram......  Enjoy!

Little Birdie Blog

Keep Calm and Carry On Crafting!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

National Craft Month - Designer Blog Hop 2020

Windy weather, Spring cleaning, Daylight Savings time and Leprechauns - all hallmarks of the month of March, but most exciting of all is the fact that March is

National Craft Month!

    Designers kicked off the year with a visit to the annual Arts & Crafts industry trade show held in Phoenix in January.  It's always fun to see the new products, take classes to learn new techniques then share on their blogs. Follow the links below to check in with each designer to see some of their favorite product finds and ideas then take a tour of the trade show @ LifeintheCraftLane

For even more ideas and tutorials, check the FaveCrafts website...