Thursday, February 28, 2013

Silhouette Spring Shelf Decor

I am so excited for today! Probably because it includes a lot of my favorite things right now :)

I was asked to participate in Silhouette's big promotion announcing a fabulous sale that is happening right now! I will fill you in on all of those details as soon as I am done showing you my creation. I was in the market for a new electronic paper cutter for a while and really did my research. I went with the Silhouette because of the great inspiration they provide and the instant access to all of their files. Plus I heard from tons of my friends and fans that they just loved their machine. So I dove in and ordered one. I was kind of nervous when it came since I wasn't too familiar with how it worked. But I have to say, it was so easy to get going and I was cutting within one hour of having it out of the box! It is so fun to have a new tool to help with your paper crafting and to get you excited to create!


For my project, I used the new Sunday Afternoon Stack which is coming out to Michael Stores in March. While you are there, be sure to check out the coordinating scalloped edge matstack & tag stack! Love all of them!


I made a fun "Hello Spring" Shelf Decor to help welcome my favorite season into our house! I used the  Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to cut the Accordian Fold Card for the base. I cut two of them and used a piece of scrap paper on the back to link them together. I love seasonal pieces like this because they are so easy to store. Just fold back up and stick it in a drawer until next year!


I also cut the "spring" letters using the Silhouette and the Bebas Neue Font. Love how bold this font is and how cool is it that you can cut ANY font with your Silhouette?? No more cartridges, hallelujah!  


To embelish the decor I used washi tape, buttons, brads to jazz it up. I even cut some Frame Border to embellish it as well. I love how the Silhouette cuts so clean and crisp, you can see this especially on the border around the "N". 


I don't know about you, but I am hoping breaking out my Spring and Easter decorations is sending Mother Nature a message for it to hurry up and get here! This Utah winter has been brutal!


There is a big sale going on so you can get your own Silhouette at an awesome price! Remember, the Silhouette Portrait has a 8 inch cutting mat and the Cameo has a 12 inch cutting mat. I have the Cameo and love being able to cut a 12x12 piece. If you already have a machine and want to upgrade to the Designer Edition Studio, that is on sale too! Stop over at the Silhouette Store to see everything and when you are checking out, be sure to use the code: CUTS so they know we sent you!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Bouquet of Layouts

Hello! Thanks for stopping by the blog today :) I have some good information for all of our Utah/Idaho Stack-a-holics along with some amazing inspiration for all of you! 

The Scrapbook USA Expo is coming up in Sandy, Utah! The dates are March 22 & 23rd. You can get ticket information and show floor hours HERE on their website. If you buy your tickets online use the code: die2 to get $2 off a one day admission or $4 off a two day. 

We will have a big ol' booth there once again, with lots of amazing deals! And our blog fans will once again get some extra specials at our booth. The Expo has a goal to donate a ton of cards to "Cards with Care" which gives cards to multiple organizations including the local Huntsman Cancer Center. So they are encouraging all of you to bring some cards that you have handmade to donate. There will be a place to drop them off near the entrance. Can't wait to see all of you there!

And now on to some paper inspiration!


I was just at my Michaels and spotted this awesome stack still out and I thought, what a perfect stack for spring!! So I wanted to feature it today on some great layouts that our design team made. 
Bouquet de Fleur is soooo pretty in real life, you must see it!


Dayna Sabrina made this fun layout...I love the photos are of the photographer! So cute :) I remember loving my camera when I was a little girl, something magical about discovering the concept of capturing time. The Bouquet de Fleur really shines in this layout! See more of it HERE on her blog.


Sara made this beautiful layout also using this stack. You can start to see how versatile this stack is. Family, kids, love...the paper goes with so much! And I really love how Sara layers the great papers. HERE you can see more of her page.


Jan made these two layouts using Bouquet de Fleur Stack. There are a lot of great blue and green prints in this stack that can be used for boy themed pages. Jan did just that on this fun page!


Then she took the same stack, same basic layout and switched out the photos and papers for some feminine prints. I love doing this when I am trying to get a lot of pages done at once. So easy to just switch things around for a whole new look!

Hope you love these pages as much as I do! Have a wonderful day.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Video: New Stacks at Michaels

Hey there! Back for another week of fun and inspiration from DCWV?? I am so glad you are here! This is a busy week on the blog and I don't want you to miss any of the news or projects. So be sure to keep checking in this week! 


We have more exciting, new products hitting store shelves in March! This batch of goodies will be out at Michaels. We have 12x12's, 6x12's, matstacks and some adorable tag stacks. HERE is where you will get the first look!!!

I want to give YOU some of these goodies!! Post a comment here and let me know what you think of these! Share on social media and get more entries to win. Can't wait to hear what you think!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Loads of Inspiration

Hey there!! Looking for some inspiration today? I have just the place for you to get it. 

We are so excited to see lots and lots of DCWV paper inspiration on the Jo-Ann Website under the "Projects" tab at the top. Here you will find great project ideas and easy to follow instructions all using your favorite DCWV Stacks. 


I have been looking through these all morning and I am amazed at all of the awesome ideas! If you click on the Video button, you will see some fun videos that I filmed showing off projects using our  newest stacks.



HERE you can watch a demo on how to print on our new 6x6 fabric paper. And check out the new Delightful Stack! Love the colors and prints in this one.


HERE is a video showing how you can make an awesome statement wall in your home using DCWV papers, home decor pieces and Blue Moon Beads. I wish you could see this in person, it is such a neat piece. The video will give you an awesome look :)

Look around the "Projects" section of Jo-Ann.com and I know you will find all kinds of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing :)




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Northridge Media Challenge

Want to play along on a fun challenge with Northridge Media? Use the bow template below to make a project and submit it for a chance to win! Get all of the details HERE!



Beautiful Butterfly Garden

Hello my paper lovin' friends! Did everyone have a wonderful long weekend? My weekend included:

the spa.
monster truck show.
dinner with my nana.
all you can eat crab with friends.
sleeping in.
cardmaking.
catching up on downton abbey. how can the kill him off?!

How is that for an eclectic weekend! Weekends are definetly my regrouping time. 

I have two winners to announce from our Valentines Day giveaway on Thursday. If you are one of our lucky paper winners, email me your address so I can send your prize. {erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com}

Congratulations to

I would love to win please

AND

Happy Valentine's Day!!! And thanks for the opp to win!!!



Have you seen this new, beautiful breath of fresh paper at Jo-Ann? I loved it when I first saw it but love it even more as I see the amazing projects that have been made with it! Funny how that happens sometimes, right?!


Our Design Team member, Hilde, always blows me away with amazing, detailed layouts. I love this one that she made using the Butterfly Garden Stack. 


I love all of the little details and butterflies that she cut out to embellish her layout. See more of her layout HERE.


Hilde also made this layout as well. I love the layered circles that frame her photos. 


And the butterflies and flowers go hand in hand. These projects are making me so pumped for SPRING! HERE is more views of her layout.


Rita from our Design Team makes these amazing art journals. I love how she mixes paper, paint and her talent to make these unique books. This one uses the Butterfly Garden Stack and I think it so pretty.


And I really just love this quote! More views of Rita's book can be seen HERE on her blog.

I hope you loved these beautiful projects. Our design team just blows me away! Can't wait to share even more creative inspiration this week. Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful day!



Friday, February 15, 2013

Birthday Fun!


Happy Friday, everyone! Ready for another weekend? A 3 day weekend full of fun in this house! We have a busy few days planned but it's all FUN stuff so I can't complain. What are your plans? Any crafting going on? Planning on stopping by Jo-Ann to see if the brand new goodies are stocked on shelves yet? They are rolling out in stores as we speak! Keep checking :)

I have a winner from Monday' Scrapbook Trends Giveaway! So excited for our winner who will be getting a free 1 year subscription to the awesome magazine! Email me your address {erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com} and I will let the ladies at Scrapbook Trends get you all set up.

Congratulations to:

I happily visited Scrapbook Trends Magazine's FB page & left a hardy Thank You.


I have some really great cards made with the new Birthday Wishes Stack today. We all know, we always need birthday card!!! ALWAYS! Well I do at least. I love all of these cards that our design team made. This stack is so fun and bright and I know you will love it when you flip through it at Jo-Ann.


Dayna Sabrina made this gorgeous card! I am loving all of the layers, stitching and embossed effects. The colors just pop off of the card. See more of her amazing card HERE on her blog.


Karla from the team made this fun 50th Birthday card. I love the banner and all of the glitter papers that she used. Birthdays need glitter, right? HERE you will find more views of Karla's card.


Hilde used the February Stack-a-holioc Template for her card! I love that she backed it up on the new 6x6 Cork Stack. I just love the look of mixing the cork and the bright patterned papers. HERE is Hilde's blog post featuring her card. And don't forget to come play with us this month! HERE is more info on the challenge :)


And finally, Rita made this awesome cards using the Birthday Wishes Stack as well. I love how the papers mix and match so well, making it super easy to bust out lots of cards at one. You can see each card up close and personal HERE on her blog post.

Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to enter in Thursday's big Valentines Giveaway here on DCWV Diary and also the Blue Moon Beads blog! I will pick winners for both on Monday!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy {Heart} Day!



Happy Hearts Day to our fantastic blog friends and followers!  We hope today you will find joy in being close to your loved ones or in creating something special for them to say just how much they mean to you!

We want to share our love and appreciation for you with a gift!  Leave us a comment below to be automatically entered in our Valentine’s Day 2013 giveaway.  What, may you ask, will be sent out to the winners?  Nothing less than a box of stacks!  We hope you are one of the 3 people to win 6 of our newest releases!  Want to have an extra entry?  Share this with your friends on Facebook and leave us a 2nd comment to let us know you did.  Good luck!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines Paper Love

 It is Valentine's Eve and if you still need to make a few {love cards} tonight, I have a few more ideas for you! 


Dayna Sabrina, one of our awesome Design Team members, made this incredible frame. I love all of the dimension with the paper and fabric flowers mixed.


She used the new 6x6 Twinkle Glitz Stack which is full of our awesome glitter papers. Can you see how perfect her electronic cutter cut the glitter paper on this flower? It looks perfect! I love this project and would make anyone who received it super happy too. See more of the project HERE.


Design Team member, Emily, made this awesome altered clipboard. If you look closely, you can see that these are layered hearts from the Street Lace Stack.


Emily punched out a bunch of hearts, glued them down and layered them on the clipboard. What a great gift idea this is!! To get more details on how Emily made this, check out the instructions HERE on her blog.


DT member, Jan, used the Chalkboard Stack for this cute Valentine. So easy to mix this paper with red or pink and have a unique card. And who doesn't like playing with chalk? See Jan's card HERE.

Be sure to come by the blog tomorrow for something special!! Have a wonderful day :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Scrapbook Trends Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Another Monday is here, I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing weekend! With lots of paper crafting of course :) I got most of my boys Valentines done yesterday so that is a huge thing to cross of my list! I love Valentines Day for this reason, making and creating and telling 
people you love them. 

First off I want to announce a couple winners from Friday's post. Email me your addresses and I will send you some paper right away! {erinamdsen@diecutsinc.com} Congrats to:

I was checking off the stacks I have (25!!!) and was thinking, wow, I still have a ways to go.......funny. I seem to be collecting them!!!
AND

Erin, Thanks so much for the Ultimate Stack Lists. What a great way to keep track of my papers! Im absolutely in love with the neon pink polka dot paper! DCWV always has the best assortments for us card makers :)


That's not all the giveaways for this Monday! Look who is having a big birthday! Our friends at Scrapbook Trends Magazine. And they are letting us pick one of OUR FANS to receive a year subscription. If you haven't had a chance to see this magazine in person, you really don't know that this isn't just any magazine. Each page is like looking at a piece of art. It is such a pretty publication. I am so excited that one of our loyal fans gets to win! Here are the details...




Enter to win by commenting below. Leave a comment on this post, by Thursday, 11:59pm {MST}. ONE winner will receive a 1 year subscription to Scrapbook Trends! {$49.95 value} We’ll announce our winner on Friday’s blog post.
For a additional entries:
- Share this giveaway (on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc) & link to your post in your additional comment. one entry each share.
- Stop by the Scrapbook Trends Facebook Page, and leave a big “Thank You” for sponsoring today’s giveaway. one entry.
- Follow DCWV Inc on Pinterest. one entry.
- “Pin” this giveaway on Pinterest. one entry.
Good luck!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

New Ultimate Stack List & Video!

Hello friends and hello Friday! Who is ready for the weekend? Meeee! I worked my butt off this week so I feel like I deserve an extra great weekend :) I hope all of you do too!

OK, we have (3) things on the blog today so don't skip out early! Not that I would think that any of you would, right? Totally kidding. I just don't want you to miss out on anything!

First up on the agenda...a new video! Watch this VIDEO to see some new solid 12x12 stacks that are out at Jo-Ann. I love these because while they may be solid colors, they each have something unique to them. So excited for the double sided cardstock! And I seem to go through solid colored stacks pretty quick, especially with my new electronic cutting machine.

2nd thing on the agenda....Valentines! Have you been working hard on yours?? That is on my to do list this weekend. But our design team has been busy making some very cute ones!


Sara created this adorable ones using the Green Stack! I still love those little owls and beavers as much as I did when I first saw this sack. She used the Green Box of Chipboard that is on sale at DCWV Deals right now. So cute! See more of her Valentines HERE.


Jan used the Forever & Always Stack to make this pretty Valentine. Just another thing I love about Black & White stacks. They are so versatile because you can put any color with it. Adding the red was the perfect touch on this card. See more of her card HERE.


And I love this cute polka dot Valentine that Dayna Sabrina made. She used the Neon Chic Stack, lots of cute hot pink prints in there that would make awesome Valentines. Our team has blown me away this year on how they have used their everyday stacks to make amazing cards perfect for Heart Day. Great job, team!

And last but not least, I thought everyone needed an updated Ultimate Stack List to keep all of their goodies straight! I know that it helps me so much :)







If you want to download this as a PDF, get it HERE. Or you can save each photo and print them individually. 

Whoooo. That was a lot today! I hope you made it through the post with me :) If you did...leave me a comment and tell me what your weekend plans are and I will pick 2 winners on Monday to get some new goodies!!! See, it pays to be persistent ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Paper Hearts

Hey everyone! Are you having a good week?? Personally, I pretty much have NOTHING on the calendar this week which is SO nice. Lets me get lots of work done! And let me tell ya, there is a lot going on right now. I am getting everything ready to film another season of DCWV Deals on My Craft Channel! I can't wait to show you more projects and ideas and give you some major deals on getting the supplies. I hope you are excited! Look for them next month!
February is here which has one thing on my mind...Valentines! Valentines is probably right with Halloween and Christmas on my favorite crafty times of year. I love making little treats, and the pinks and reds get me out of my winter blues.


I really adore this project that DT member Sara made using the Be Mine Stack. She used her electronic cutter along with our papers and her pictures to make this great garland. I think the black and white photos are the perfect touch on this!


HERE on Sara's blog you will find more views and instructions on her project. What a great keepsake to pull out year after year!



When you see this Blue Citrus Stack, you may not automatically think of Valentines Day...


Dayna Sabrina from our team made these beautiful blue Valentines! Who says you have to use red and pink?! I love these and think they are perfect for a man in your life. See more cards HERE on her blog.


We are all loving the Kidlet Stack and all that you can do with it!


Design Team member Jan used the Kidlet Stack and the cute little sock monkeys on her special valentine. SO CUTE!


This is the inside of the card. I love all of the uses of the Kidlet Stack. I think this stack will be going down in DCWV history :) See more of Jan's card HERE.


And this last project is a fun little surprise...who still has their Christmas stacks out?? You know there are lots of great red and white prints and papers in there!


Karen from the team was little Miss Clever and used her Evergreen Stack for her Valentines gift boxes! I love this idea! I always say how versatile our stacks are and this is just a great example. More on Karen's boxes can be found HERE on her blog.

Do you LOVE these ideas or what?? Make me want to go smooch my man...or make some paper crafts! Either will do :)

Have a wonderful day! Friday I will share my last video of new paper and an updated Ultimate Stack List. I think you need one with all of our new stacks that have been released!!