Monday, September 1, 2014

Boo Baby!!!

Welcome!
It's a brand new month and it's gonna be Boo-rific!

Here at the Die Cuts With a View Blog we have decided to feature our banner in all kinds of spooky, fall, festival, fabulous ways,

Today I get to share my rendition of the packaged chalk board banner that is out with our fall collection .
I used many techniques and and lots of patterns.
I have to say, I love the Eek a boo stack! Within this stack you will find papers that not only have amazing patterns and colors, but, papers that lend themselves to fussy cutting and making paper ribbons! So Much Fun!!!
Stacks used were as follows
 6x6 Burlap stack
6x6 Fall & Halloween Cork Stack
6x6 color corrugated stack
8 1/2 x 11 Fall & Halloween Basics
12x 12 Eek-A-Boo Stack
And the packaged felt Bat Banner along with the 
Packaged Chalk Banner
To learn more and see a few more details come visit me HERE! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Introducing...Sweater Weather!

Hello!  TGIF...am I right!?

Britt here this morning to share with you some projects that I made using the new fall-themed stacks: both 6x6 and 12x12 stacks called Sweater Weather!


This stack has lots of leaf themes, plaids, wood grain, photo-real sheets, and brassy foil accents.

First I made a little card using the 6x6, double-sided stack, raffia, and leaf embellishments.


Both in the 12x12 and the 6x6 stack, there are sheets of cut-apart journaling cards.  I cut one of the cards out of the small stack and then I trimmed the word 'grateful' out to create my sentiment.



Next I pulled out a photo I've been waiting to scrap.  I needed the perfect set of autumn-themed supplies to capture the sweet, soft cuteness of this photo.



I love ALL the papers I used from the 12x12 Sweater Weather stack for this layout!  I love the way the soft, photo-real background looks against the more geometric teal plaid.  I fussy-cut some hearts from one of the papers and sewed them to the layout.  I also added an arrow and a banner that I cut from a 6x6 cork paper stack.


I added a few fall-themed dimensional stickers and two journaling cards from my stash along with a few buttons to round out my clusters.


Since I had to take my layout to my sewing machine to attach the hearts I decided to also add some stitches on the leaves above my photo as well.

Lastly, I had a raw wood base for a fall-themed home decor piece and I knew this was the perfect stack to decorate it!



I got this raw wood base from one of those "trading co." places and it's SO cute!  First I painted the sides of each letter and let them dry.  Then I traced and cut the letters from the papers I chose, attached them with a glue stick and then let that dry.


I sanded all the edges to help secure the papers to each letter.  Then, I embellished each letter with a few leaf embellishments, vintage buttons, and some of the sayings from the journaling cards found in the 12x12 stack.


SO, next time you're in your nearest Joann's pick up your new favorite fall-themed stack and get ready - Sweater Weather is almost here!

What are your fall crafting plans or traditions?  Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by today!





All Sorts of Sweet with Melon Twist

Well, I cannot deny it for much longer - summer is almost at it's end.  This summer really has been filled with all sorts of sweet - sweet weather, sweet events, sweet treats! So today, I thought I would share a couple of projects from my favourite sweet stack of the summer - Melon Twist.


As an elementary school teacher, I try pretty hard to watch what I say in front of my two little gals and my students.  But I have a confession to make - I say the word "bestest" more than I should! The little sentiment tag in this fun stack just made me smile, so I thought it would make a darling banner style card.

And speaking of sweet, I couldn't help but create a little layout of one of my daughters with this stack!



I really love all the different patterns in the stack.  The patterns are subtle and fresh, and the colours really do remind me of biting into a big piece of watermelon! It's a great stack for feminine projects, but with the lights blues and greens, you can get away with so much more than that.   And all the great sentiment tags not only work on your cards, but as titles for layout too (for those of us who are too lazy to cut out letters)!

Well, that it's for me today!  Enjoy these last days of summer, and thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EEK! Banner

I know it's a little crazy, but I am so in the mood for Halloween and all things autumn! This is Rachel popping in today with a fun banner for your Halloween door.


Have you seen the new Eek-a-Boo stack available at Joann stores? It is a perfect mix of cute and spooky Halloween paper, I really really love this collection! To make the banner even easier, I used pre-cut DCWV chalkboard banners and DCWV glitter spider webs.


The spider webs were a great background for my oh-so-poisonous skull :) I used a cut file for the skull and 'poison' and of course all of the paper are from Eek-a-Boo.


I knew I had to incorporate these little ghosties, so I simply fussy cut a few from the pattern paper and tucked them around the letters. I love this one peeking out behind the tulle :)


This paper collection is just perfect for the fall. I hope you all run to your closest Joann's to grab some of these adorable papers!



Thanks for joining me today :) Are you ready for some trick-or-treaters?!

- Rachel



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Crafting with Corrugate

What a wonderful day it is for making something crafty! The kids are off to school and I have a new paper stack to play with too--the Printed Corrugate Stack. Corrugate instantly adds depth and texture to even simple projects. I used it for a little gift wrapping.


This basic tag shape has a lot of depth from layers of corrugate.



Corrugate wraps around objects making fast gift wraps or gift card envelopes.


My favorite technique is rolling the corrugate to create embellishments like this flower.


The flower is easy to make by cutting a thin strip of corrugate and rolling it around itself. (If you cut the strip at a slight angle then roll it from the wide end, the strip forms a rounded shape for the center of the flower.)


The petals are just 3" and 2" strips made into loops. Glue the petal loops to the rolled center and you have a crafty flower. It really is that easy.



I think I'll try using the corrugate for a book binding or for some fun dimensional butterflies on my next craft project. I hope you enjoy the new Printed Corrugate Stack as much as I did!

Happy Crafting!
-Kathy Dobson


Monday, August 25, 2014

Welcome To The Garden

Amanda here!!! 
I am the lucky designer that gets to host the lovely DCWV Diary blog for the day!!

Today I am featuring 3 of our amazing stacks, all with their own unique texture and glimmer, that will assist you in adding dimension to your projects.  The stacks I used are the printed burlap stack, the printed vellum stack & the Quince Blossom Stack. 

This is my Fairy in the Garden Card


 Whenever I am creating , I do everything a couple of times over...just to be sure it is what I want. This takes a lot of time. Thank goodness DCWV papers come in stacks! Plenty of paper means plenty of options!  My little fairy, for example, called for dimension.  After coloring her in, that is exactly what I added.  I cut flowers from the Quince Blossom Stack and die cut wee little butterflies out of the vellum, finishing her off with the cutest little bow made from the printed burlap.

I hope you feel inspired by the bold use of different textured papers in her back ground 
along with the printed paper base. 





For even more information on how I created this card...and maybe even a little something extra,
please visit me HERE !

Friday, August 22, 2014

Let's Go Weekend Warriors~

Hello, this is Sara.

I don't know about you, but when I get a brand, new stack I like to start my project by pulling out my favorite prints.  Most often my favorites pile looks just like this one from The Weekend Neutrals Stack available at Hobby Lobby.


Yes, it's basically one sheet of each print.
With this sheet of 3x4 journaling cards catching my eye, I decided to make a one sheet mini album.


To make it, I simply cut the sheet horizontally into thirds and scored on the individual card lines.

Then came the hard part of choosing which cards to feature and which cards to hide while attaching the strips to each other with Scor-tape.


Once that difficult decision has been made you have your mini album ready to add pictures and embellish.


I went with the Weekend Warrior theme of the stack to create an album of our recent family outing to High Bridge in Farmville, VA.  When I say that my husband had to drag all of us out of the house for this little adventure I really mean it.  The phrase kicking and screaming actually fits here. 

A few details~





But I think if you look closely, you'll see that we had the best time just being together.  

I hope you'll check out The Weekend Neutrals Stack from Hobby Lobby and let me know which prints you like best. I bet your stack will look a lot like mine.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Smile!

Hello! Karla here again. 
This time I'm sharing with you one of my favorite layouts I made this summer:

There are things that just make you smile and laugh. 
These are just 2 of those things that have made me smile lately. 
One is my shadow. It has definitely changed a lot. 
The second is a drawing of me done by a student a couple months ago in June.


This is a very accurate depiction of me as drawn by a 4 year old boy. 
LOL 
Let me just say he drew this while laughing out loud himself. 
He was actually very happy and proud of his drawing and I definitely treasure it. 

 

I used the beautiful Melon Twist stack out at Hobby Lobby.
I'm loving the colors in this stack... I might be a bit obsessed with it.

What has made YOU smile lately? 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let us inspire you: New products for Fall and Halloween!!

Hello friends!  How are you doing?  Feeling crafty today?  I'm totally getting the itch...need to clean out my craft room though if I want to get much done.  Then again, if I wait until I get enough that for cleaning, I might not be crafting until next year.  A girl can dream, right?

With our changes here at DCWV, we haven't found a way as of yet to do videos for new products.  We are working on a solution to that problem, as many of you have mentioned you miss seeing them.  In the meantime, however, we want to show you some new covers for our most recent releases.  

As some of you have mentioned on our Facebook page, there are several new products that are now in Joann stores.  Fall and Halloween have arrived  (seriously...this year is FLYING!!)!  

To start, there are prints and solids in 12"x12".  Here are the covers with some print/color swatches on the front: 


Doesn't the Sweater Weather stack make you want to pull out the hot chocolate?  I know I'm ready!  And the Eek-a-Boo...maybe we shouldn't start on just how cute it is!!  You'll want to pick up a stack for your Halloween party decor, themed pages, party invites...ok, so you may need 2 stacks with that list!

Projects from the Eek-a-Boo Stack


There is a coordinating 8.5"x11" printed stack that you should be sure to pick up as well.  It adds great texture to your projects, complementing the prints and solids in the stacks shown above.  


These fabulous Fall prints will be ideal for your themed projects, whether you use them to complement the above stacks or to stand on their own.  

As always, we've tried to provide you with a variety of matstacks for your more delicate and detailed crafts.  Whether you need solids or prints, we've got your seasonal needs covered!





Are you wondering how to embellish your projects? What about how to simplify your home decor items? Let us put your mind at ease with these beauties!  









No matter your crafting experience, there is a project just waiting to be made.  Whether you are going to make some elaborate party decor, cards for the season, home decor displays, or themed scrapbook pages, be sure to visit your local Joann store to get started.  Don't have one near you, click here to start ordering online.

Projects from the Sweather Weather Stack