Wednesday, August 31, 2011

VIP Pass: Scrapbook USA

It's that time of year in Utah! Time for the Original Scrapbook USA Expo! Head over to their website to get more information about times & location. We always have the biggest and bussiest booth at the show! Can't wait to bring more goodies for you next weekend :)

If you are coming out for the show, be sure to use your DCWV VIP pass!! Either print the pass or show it to us on your phone. And be sure to spread the word to your friends!




Your VIP pass gives you access to special deals and pricing in our booth!! At this show, the specials with the pass will be:

Free sticker sheet with purchase
Free vinyl saying with $10 purchase
Free matstack with $20 purchase
Free clock with $30 purchase

We can't wait to see you there!! For everyone out of state who can't join us, we will be sure to have a giveaway here on the blog that weekend and someone will win an ultimate goodie box from our booth :) Wish you ALL could be there!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Stacked Flower Ornament Tutorial

Happy Monday!! Can you believe it's going to be SEPTEMBER this week?! 

I can hardly wait for Saturday to get here because it's the first college football game of the season! I've been waiting allllll year long! We are pretty much am obsessed with BYU Football in this home :) 
Gotta love your Alma Mater right?!!

First things first, I have a winner from the giveaway I posted on Friday! THANK YOU to those who took the time to tell me your thoughts on beading & Blue Moon Beads!! I am sending a beading lovers dream box to:

ANGELA A!

Angela said...

I think beading can be a fun hobby. My sister makes alot of things, but I have only done a few. I think it is hard to put things together to make them look nice, but there are so many great examples and products out there, that I am feeling a little more confident. :) I may have to try it again!



Here is a quick tutorial on how to make it! I think these are SO cute and SO easy!!



Click HERE for the flower template.

So...I know I probably say this a lot. BUT...I promise you will want to stop by the blog tomorrow! I am going to have a video up...probably TWO videos cause I will have too much new stuff to show!

Halloween.
Christmas.
Amazing everyday stacks. 

I can't wait to hear your reaction to this announcement! It's been a lot of work in the making and we are ready to show you what we have been doing :) Does that get you excited or what??!
See you here TOMORROW!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

So....what do you think about beads?!

Oh thank heavens for FRIDAYS!!! First weekend of the school year! Weekends are so much more meaningful once school starts, right?!

First off, a reminder that you just have a few days to enter into this month's Stack-a-holic Template Challenge! Entries must be in to me by midnight on Monday! I have already received lots of entries that look awesome! I can't wait to see the last few that always roll in last minute :) 
For details: see THIS blog post!

Wasn't that clip from the Today Show yesterday so fun?! It's exciting for us to see our product displayed in such a huge way! For those who entered yesterday's giveaway, the black vinyl chandelier wall cling with the rhinestones was ours!! Congratulations to our winner...

Thebug415 (Jessica S.)

Email me your address and I will send you some of our DCWV Home goodies!! 
erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com

So today, I want to hear from YOU on what you think about beading!!!

As you know, Blue Moon Beads is the newest addition to our DCWV Inc. Family! It was so fun to be at CHA and see all of the bead and jewelry displays in OUR booth!! It was a whole new world for us. Yes, we have seen every sheet of paper come through our company for years and years...but BEADS? A whole new world :)

Here are a few of the jewelry pieces from our CHA booth made with Blue Moon Beads! 






This is the necklace that got me interested in learning to bead! I kept taking it off the display board and wearing it around the booth :) I NEED to make it!


I am curious and REALLY want to hear from you! What is your experience with beading?? 
Have you played around a little? Has it always intrigued you? Do you want to learn more? Is it something you are not interested in?? Leave me a comment!! Monday I will pick a comment and send a goodie pack of Blue Moon Beads!! 

Have a fabulous weekend, friends!! And I hope to see you back here on Monday!!



Thursday, August 25, 2011

Today Show!


Exciting day! One of our DCWV products was featured on the Today Show!! Man, we are big time!! ;)

Watch THIS VIDEO on how 2 dorm rooms were decorated for under $300! Leave me a comment telling me which featured product was ours and I will pick a winner tomorrow and 
send them some of our favorite goodies!! 

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fall Home Decor!

Hey guys!! Hope you are enjoying your week!! School is in full swing here...my little guy is loving 1st grade! Except they only give them 10 minutes to eat lunch and he can't finish...sounds quick to me! If that's his only complaint than I guess things are good!

I had a lot of fun making this project! All of these new fall stacks are SO getting me excited for my favorite season to be here!!!

I used the new Harvest Gathering Stack! Love these colors and foil accents!!! Probably my favorite Fall stack in years :)


I got a bunch of sticks and pulled the leaves off. Kept my 4 year old busy for a good while! I cut out two different leave sizes with my Cricut and punched a small hole in the top of the leave.



Strung the leaves onto the sticks. Tied some bows with orange/white bakers twine. 

A perfect centerpiece for your table for fall! I plan on taking it to Thanksgiving dinner and having everyone take one of the big maple leaves and writing what they are thankful for right on the tree. Then it goes from a fall decoration to a meaningful THANKFUL TREE.

Who else is ready for fall?? have you picked up any of our new Halloween or Fall stacks!! Christmas Stacks should be out in store by late October! 

Have a great day!!



Monday, August 22, 2011

Ornate Ornament Tutorial

Hey friends!!! Ready for another Monday?!

Today is VERY bittersweet for me!! My little guy started 1st grade today which means he is away from me ALL DAY! I have been very blessed as a workin' mama. I have never had to have my boys in any kind of daycare. When Troy was a baby, he came to the DCWV office with me everyday. When he turned 1, I started working from home. It has worked out really well and it has allowed me to be with my kids all day while I work. So for Troy to head off to school for 7.5 hours of everyday, it hurts my heart! He is so excited and will do great but I am a little selfish wanting to hold him back and keep him little forever :) Good thing I still have one more year with my youngest before he starts Kindergarden! 


Here he is this morning...he was so excited & pumped to wear his first pair of Nike Airs :)

Time just needs to slow down!! Any of you have any tricks?!

I have another Christmas ornament tutorial for you today. This one is super easy, just get out those little scissors!! Here it is...



Try and be as precise as you can when cutting out the pieces so the pattern all matches up. If there is any overlap of paper, just trim it off once the ornament is put together.

Click HERE for the template

{Click on instructions to enlarge}

Let me know if you have any questions regarding my instructions! 
I am always here to help :)

Have a great Monday, everyone!!! Gonna make something FUN for Wednesday's post!!! 
See you back here then :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Final CHA Pages!

Oh yay for Friday!! I have been looking forward to this weekend for a while!! Back to School shopping weekend with my girlfriends!! We are headed up to Park City, Utah to get a little relaxing girl time and get our shopping done for MONDAY when school starts!!! Hoping my work day today goes fast, I am so excited to head out tonight :)

Do y'all have any fun plans?? Scrapbooking or crafting plans?? Tell me about them!

I wanted to share the last of my favorite pages from our booth at CHA! These pages just blow me away!

Remember, you can click on the page to get a closer look at it :)


Collage Musings Stack




Mademoiselle Stack



Performance Stack



Lady Couture Stack





Tradewinds Stack



Aren't they fabulous??! The little details in the pages are just so fun!!

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend!!! Before we know it, FALL will be here...which we all love because of Halloween & Football right??! Can't wait ;)

See you on Monday with another tutorial on how to make one of the Christmas ornaments from our CHA trees!! See you then!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Updated Stack List & Paper Dress Video!

Hello my friends! Is everyone having a good week??! I am getting lots done...while still trying to enjoy the last few days of carefree kids & no schedules! School starts on Monday. 

{if this is not a picture of carefree summer, I don't know what is!}

I know then that I will have lots of structure and lots of uninterrupted work time! {yay} So today, I am trying to remember that and let my little ones enjoy a little extra attention from me :)

First off, I have an updated Stack List for you!! This is our pre-Holiday list. Our Holiday stacks will be out at the end of October. So I will give you another list then since we have LOTS coming out for the holidays!! Can I hear you squeal with excitement?! ;)

The updated Ultimate Stack List can be downloaded HERE as one PDF file.





Ok. This next thing is something you have to see to believe! Serious!!!!

Made with Love is a beyond gorgeous scrapbook store in Indonesia which sells LOTS of our stacks! The video I am sharing today to me, shows the unity of scrappers around the world. I look at these women creating and see in them what I see in my own crafting friends here in this little Utah town that I live in. This video shows the beauty of crafting around the world! 

This video is of their Grand Opening Celebration which is pretty incredible. My favorite part...
the Paper Dress Runway Show! 



The paper dresses were inspired by our dresses from our January CHA show! I know how hard it was to create paper dresses for dress forms...I can't imagine having them on real, walking models! The dresses are incredible! 

Watch the amazing video HERE!
{the entire 5 minute video is very cool! The paper dress runway show comes on at 2 min 40 sec}

Let me know what you think!!! See you back here on Friday!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Glass Ball Cone Ornament Tutorial

Monday, Monday!! 

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had our 5th Annual DCWV Summer Party at Lagoon Amusement Park! Everyone gets to bring their families for a day of roller coasters, entertainment shows, yummy food and lots of fun. Just another reason why I work for the best company in the world who IS a family and who VALUES families. Thank you, DCWV, for a great day! My kids had so much fun....highlight was my 7 year old riding the scariest roller coaster in the park with my boss, Dave! Hilarious :)

First off, I have LOVED reading all of your comments from Friday's video!! I always go back to the designers and tell them generally which stacks are your favorites based on your comments. This release, I swear all 7 stacks got EQUAL LOVE :) I love it when that happens!! One lucky winner...




GrandmaTo5 said...





My favorites are definitely Cherry Limeade and French Country. I can see lots of uses for them!


And it really is so easy!! You can get 4 ornaments from a 12x12 piece of cardstock. Here are the details!

Click HERE for the cone template

{Click on instructions to enlarge}

Can't wait to show you more! Some of the trickier ones will have videos, but overall....they are all pretty darn easy! Have a great Monday!!! See you very, very soon!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Stack Video!!!

Yay it's finally Friday!!! I have been teasing you allllll week about a video showing new stacks that I would post today!! You are going to LOVE these 7 stacks!! 


See the video HERE and leave me a comment on this blog post telling me which 2 are your favorites! Monday I will pick a winner and send them those two stacks before they are even in stores! Remember, these stacks will be out at the beginning of September in Michael's stores! I knew I had to give you a few weeks before they are released so you can make your wish list and save your lunch money ;) 

Have a fabulous weekend!!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All About Me Board Book + Scrapbook USA!

Hello Wednesday!

It really is amazing how fast 6 months can go by...because it's that time of year again in Utah...
Scrapbook USA! 



We have been saving up lots and lots of good stuff to sell this time! You will for sure want to stop by if you are in the Utah/Idaho area. The dates this time are September 9 &10th. You can find exact time information on the website! 

Tickets are up for sale TODAY and I have a code for you to save a few dollars! 
Use code: die2 to get $2 off a day pass and $4 off the two day pass!

When it gets a little closer, we will give you a VIP pass again which will give you access to special deals and pricing at our booth! We love to take care of our blog readers ;) I really can't wait to see so many of you there!!!


I love this project that I am going to share with you today!! 


I love this "All About Me" book...made with the new "All About Me Stack" & an old children's book!
You can find these children's books at a thrift store or on eBay. I got a lot of about 10 books on eBay for only a few dollars plus shipping. 

I glued 3 book pages together to give me a good strong base for my scrap page. Then I just created the book by cutting down papers until they were just a little smaller than the book page. 


Once I had the papers in, I gave it to my 10 year old "best babysitter" to make her book :)



We worked together to cut out paper elements that she loved and popped them up with foam adhesive.


A quick photo session in my front yard and her book was complete! We both love how it turned out!! I love this "All About Me Stack" because it really is a great way to get your kids involved with scrapping!

Have an awesome day, everyone!
Friday, I will share a new video featuring SEVEN new stacks that will be out in a few weeks! {September} Can I hear you getting excited?! ;)