Saturday, November 28, 2015

DCWV and SVG Attic The Magic of Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the SVG Attic-DCWV The Magic of Christmas blog hop! We are so excited to have you join us today!

At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and DCWV. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your Christmas crafting lists!

You should be arriving from Tanya's blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is what I created for the hop:

I cut this card at about 4 inches high and added some ribbon on the top loop. The recipient of this cute card can use it as an ornament too!
Recipe:  DCWV Hand-Painted Christmas Stack
Mercury glass (berries)
May Arts Ribbon

I also made a scrapbook page about baby's first Christmas last year. 
We had fun taking lots of photos. I'm not so sure she had fun. Haha!

Recipe: DCWV Merry Memories Stack
DCWV Hand- Painted Christmas Stack

I mixed prints from both stacks. I love the mix of traditional and more whimsical Christmas prints and designs. 

I love the look, that this title gives my page. It's definitely a welcome break from letter stickers. 

Now how about some blog hop prizes??

2 Christmas paper stacks from DCWV

$20 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

1 Christmas paper stack from DCWV

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?

1. Become a follower and/or email subscriber of each blog in the hop.

2. Leave some comment love at each stop. You can do so until midnight on Sunday, November 29th to be eligible for the prizes.

3. If you do both of the above, check back at the SVG Attic blog and/or the DCWV blog for the winners on Tuesday, December 1st.

We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG Attic and DCWV Facebook pages and give us a "Like"!

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Karla (You are here!)
Lisa  (Go here NEXT!)

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop! Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more Christmas inspiration. Comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

SVG Attic currently has all of their files on SALE for Black Friday/Cyber Monday! Stop by their website at to purchase their SVG files at amazing prices.  Also, DCWV papers are on sale at Michael's stores right now, so stock up so you can create all of the fun things you saw today!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November Stack-a-holic challenge

You have a few more days to get in an entry for the DCWV Stack-a-holic challenge for November. Check it out here. Megan from DCWV picks out a few winners at random. Email her your entry at meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot)com 

Here's my LO to inspire you to play along!

This is the LO sketch:

There is also a card sketch if you're interested 

That's it! I wish you lots of luck if you decide to enter!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Give Thanks

I got one of those plastic, hollow half pumpkins at Michaels and I knew I wanted to make a decoration for fall, I didn't know exactly what I was going to make, but I knew I wanted it to light up. That part of crafting is so much fun! Knowing that you want to work with something without having every detail planned. 

I designed the cut file with the brother ScanNCut Canvas online tool.
I used some fonts and shapes provided as well as some files designed by Wilna Furstenberg

I cut it on to a gold paper from the DCWV Mercury glass stack and backed it with a brown orange tinted vellum from the DCWV Premium 5 Pack papers. 

I used a doily as a guide and layered leaves all around the edge. there is a mix of 99 cent store leaves, DCWV DIY Project pack of leaves and I tucked in some of the mercury glass cuts. 

Since I wanted my pumpkin lantern to light up, I placed 3 LED tealights inside but I needed a way to take them in and out to turn them on and off. I used a couple of these Tombow fastener tabs, I just cut them in half lengthwise and width wise and placed them where the edge of the pumpkin meets the paper. now I can remove the paper easily!

Here it is, lit up! I'm so pleased it worked out! 

I'll use it as a decoration on a little buffet table I have, maybe at the thanksgiving table...if there's room!  Have a wonderful end of the week!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mercury Glass for the holidays

Have you seen the new Mercury Glass stacks that are out at AC Moore? The paper is so beautiful and it makes anything extra special.

I cut this simple bell and sentiment with my Scan N Cut. The mercury glass paper cut beautifully in my machine. I like that it actually looks like glass. I added a ribbon bow on top of the paper bow and there is something very pleasing about the contrast of the textures.

These ornaments are very easy to make. I used a cut file from SVG attic. However, ornaments like this can be made with any cut file or shape that you can fold in half easily. I cut 4 of the present and 8 snowflakes. 

I folded the cut ornaments in half and adhered them to each other one half at a time so that one half of the last ornament would be glued to one half of the first ornament. 
These are so simple, but the mercury glass paper makes them look way more special!

Hope I inspired you to get crafting for the holidays! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

DCWV and May Arts Blog Hop

DCWV and the Ribbon Resource (May Arts ribbon) are teaming up for a Blog Hop full of Holiday Craft ideas. 

This Christmas I have a very curious and mobile toddler, so I'm already starting to make ornaments that are not breakable. In case she gets to them, which is guaranteed to happen. 

Look at how beautifully that white paper shines when it catches the light!

I used the patterns and paper from the DIY Ornaments stack. The ornaments stack also includes die cut snowflakes that are super easy to put together. 
The gold and red papers are from the Christmas DIY Favor Boxes project stack. 
The trees in the background come in the Winter Village stack.

I scanned the patterns into my ScanNcut and then used my Scor-pal to score the patterns as indicated. I taped them up with Scor-tape and used May Arts ribbon to hang them. 
The Ribbon really makes all the difference! 
Look at that cute moose ribbon, that's my favorite :)

I even used it on a layout for the DCWV sketch challenge (coming soon!)

I love the texture and detail the May Arts ribbons give my LO.
The snowflakes are also from the DIY Ornaments stack. 

Thanks for hopping along. I hope you got inspired to craft :)