Thursday, March 5, 2015

DIY Stack tutorial - Paper Roses and Favor Boxes


Good morning crafty friends!  This is DCWV Social Media Design Team Member Karen, and I am here to share a fun project today, using two of the new DIY Projects Stacks available at JoAnn Stores - Paper Roses and Favor Boxes. If you haven't had a chance to see these great new stacks, make sure you pop back to see Tessa's post where she showcases each one.

I love these little favor boxes!  Not only would they make adorable favors for showers or weddings, but they would be perfect for places settings at a tea party, or just to share a little treat with someone you love!  And given that a lot of the work is already done for you with these stacks, I think you will love them as much as I do!

Take a look at how these ones came together: 

I know all you clever crafters will come up with hundreds of combinations with these two stacks, and I can't wait to see what you create. Make sure you let us know how all of your DIY projects are going with these great new stacks!

  • DCWV DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes
  • DCWV DIY Project Stack Flowers
  • May Arts Ribbon - 3/4" Chevron Twill

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DIY Project Stacks: A Little Bear Love

Hello, this is DCWV Social Media Design Team Member Sara. Did you see the new DIY Projects Stacks available at JoAnn Stores? Swoon. The stacks are filled with fabulous colors, prints and even templates for a range of projects. I was fortunate to get to play with the DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes and DIY Project Stack Flowers. Since I have the cutting skills of a four year old, I used my Brother Scan & Cut to scan the Take Out Box project template and then cut it from the patterned paper.

After that it was simply a matter of scoring, gluing and decorating the favor boxes.

A close-up~

Remember those fabulous prints I mentioned? The colors and patterns from the DIY Project Stack Flowers along with several of my Mama Elephant stamps and dies made making this card quick and easy.

I think that star pattern paper will quickly become one of my favorites.

A close-up~

I can't wait to see what the other DCWV designers and especially YOU make with these new DIY Project Stacks!! So make sure you share your creations.

Sara Andrews

DCWV DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes
DCWV DIY Project Stack Flowers
DCWV Black Cardstock

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New DIY Project Stacks + Video Reveals

Hello! Tessa Buys here once again with an exciting new line of stacks from DCWV. Please welcome the DIY Project Stacks! Available at JoAnn stores the beginning of March, these stacks include everything you need to make a variety of beautiful projects. There are eight stacks in all, so get comfortable, settle in, and check out the reveal videos for each one!

First up, the Flowers Stack:

Next, the Paper Roses Stack:

The Mini Albums Stack:

The Favor Boxes Stack:

The Cone Wreaths Stack:

The Seasonal Wreaths Stack:

For you mixed media lovers, the Stencils Stack:

And last, the Birds and Butterflies Stack:

Stay tuned! Beginning tomorrow, the design team will be sharing what they have been making with these amazing stacks. We can't wait for you to get your hands on these, too! Thanks for visiting and watching. Have a great day!

Tessa Buys
Blog / Instagram / YouTube

Monday, March 2, 2015

March 2015 Stack-a-holic challenge!

People—we made it to March!  Can you believe it?  Did you have a good weekend? Mine was great— full of family time, lots of food, and rest.  I've been needing one of these for a while!

Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to post the Stack-a-holic results from last month over the weekend—but they will be up on the blog at the end of this week.  If you get a chance, click here to take a look at the awesome line up of submissions we received.

So...have you made any predictions of what we'll do for March? Instead of doing something holiday themed, we decided to branch out and go with a set of sketches to inspire sunshine, happiness, and fun.  After all, not all of us get to see the sun (or the green grass) regularly enough these days!  Without any further delay, here you go:

Sketch by Yolie





And here are the cards:

Sketch by Tessa












What will you make? We can't wait to see!

Please send your entries to meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot)com by Monday, March 30th.  In between now and then, we'll  post all entries on our Facebook page so that you can keep an eye on the fun things others are creating.  The top 10 entries for each set of submissions will be announced on the blog Tuesday, March 31st.  4 of those submissions will be chosen for a prize! 

Best of luck! 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Mini Books: A Walk In The Woods

Hello, this is DCWV Social Media Design Team Member Sara and today I'm sharing one of the new Mini Books available at JoAnn Stores. I used the Kraft & Gold Mini Book kit to document our recent afternoon spent walking and exploring the woods near our family's lake house.

The prints in this mini were perfect for my woodsy theme, since it's filled with various floral, wood grain and nautical prints. The Mini Book Kit with it's cutouts and sticker sheets is a perfect way to quickly and easily complete an album. In fact, I made this one with the help of my four year old daughter.

I used the Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards Set, the Foiled Vellum Stack and the Foil Cardstock Stack to mat my photos and make many of my embellishments . I love that DCWV makes it so easy to mix and match with their stacks.

To see more of my Mini Book, please visit my blog.  To see more of the other Mini Books available and other new releases, watch the video reveals.

DCWV Kraft & Gold Mini Book
DCWV Foil Cardstock Stack Neutrals
DCWV Foiled Vellum Stack
DCWV Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DCWV New Mini Book

 Hello!!! Lisa, of the amazing DCWV Social Media DT here today, and I am so excited to share my first Mini Book with you!  I have always loved the look of mini albums, but just never had the time to put one together.  That has all changed thanks to this awesome new product!  It seriously comes with everything you need, and makes a mini book in one night totally doable.  Let's take a peek at some of the pages in my book... ( be prepared for lots of funny pictures too! )

 The envelopes in the mini book are awesome for storing extra pictures/souvenirs as I did in the one above.

 Not every page has to be filled with pictures, so I used this blank page for journaling.

 The vellum pages in this book are genius! You can dress them up or leave them as they are, and still get a cool look.

 Here I used lots of the "washi" strips down one side to create my own fun border.

 Make the mini suit your needs. I didn't need another folder to store things so I used it as matting for my photo.

 Keep it simple!  This is a mini, so you don't have to add a lot of layers if you don't want.

 Play with the embellishments that come with this book, they are so fun to mix and match!

The vellum stickers would be great to use on pictures, as they are see through and won't cover anything up.

 For this vellum page I chose to trace and cut one heart out of a pink jeweled adhesive sheet.  Simple, but makes an impact!  The opposite page is a mix and match of journaling and embellishments.

And for my final pages I chose to add this quote from the Chalkboard fun Stack and any extra photos from my trip are stored in the final envelope.  So now everything will always stay together!  I hope I've given you some tips/tricks and inspiration for how these new mini books will make your crafting life easier!

You can grab this mini album at Joann Stores!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Supplies Used:

View blog post for supplies

Happy Crafting!