DCC Petal Paper Paper HOP!

Welcome to the DCC Blog hop featuring an awesome new paper stack from DCWV. Please make sure you check out the DCC blog for the complete list of designers participating in this hop as well as the next stop along the way at the end of this post. You can find Petal Paper at Joann’s. They also have an instragram account that you can check out too. You can find it here!

DCWV has a new paper created specifically for making flowers — Petal Paper. DCWV has been a long-time producer of the stack– a set of coordinated papers. Stacks have been made in so many themes and colors over the years. Happy members of the American Crafts family of products, they continue their pursuit of serving the consumer and their crafty needs with new paper stacks releasing several times a year in updated themes and colors. You can find them online and in a variety of craft stores. At first glance it looks like fragile crepe paper, but its not. It’s very cool and I can’t wait to share with you two home decor pieces with you.

Rolled Flowers

I experimented with a couple different kinds of flowers that I have made in the past with felt, card stock and foiled paper. My favorite small flower to make with Petal Paper is rolled flowers!

I placed each flower in a jar that once had a candle in it. I up-cycled a candle votive to finish of the decor piece. Here is the tutorial on how to create it:

HUGE Flower

Another one of my favorite kinds of flowers to make is made with hearts! I made a small one with the paper and thought it was cute, but then it dawned on me that similiar flowers were being sold on Etsy for $45-$60 for one big one. So, I created a HUGE flower that is so easy to make!

This flower is 22 inches! It would be perfect on a wall as a back drop or as a center piece for a table. You could easily make two flowers per paper stack! The best part is it comes together fast and only requires scissors and glue. Check out this tutorial on how to create one:

What’s Next?

Please leave a comment on my post telling me know which flower you like better — the rolled one or the huge one. I like them both and can’t pick a favorite. Would you consider subscribing to my blog? I switched platforms a year ago and have not gotten all of my subscribers over here. I would truly appreciate having you on my crafty journey! Your next stop is:


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Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Pearls and White — A Cut Cardstock Hop!

I am super excited to be joining in the amazing Cut Cardstock Hop. I hope you find my creation inspiring and useful. Before I share with you my project let’s go over the amazing prize for this hop and how you can win it. Up for grabs is a $40 gift card to Cut Cardstock! All you have to do is stop at each creator’s blog, check out their project and leave a comment or upload a project that includes Cut Cardstock products. That’s it! How awesome is that?

I created a goodie bag and matching candle base for a reception table.

These table settings came together in under 45 minutes with the help of a Mandalay die from Brutus Monroe and similar bag die from Tonic Studios. I used Vellum and Shimmery Black Metallic cardstock on both pieces. To adhere the vellum to the cardstock I used adhesive sheets. These worked wonderfully with the vellum! All you need to do is lay the vellum on the adhesive sheet on one of the sticky sides and run it through your die cut machine. I ran my vellum through with each die three times to make sure it cut all the way. Simply peel the vellum off to reveal the adhesive and place on the cardstock.

Liquid adhesive is the best option when assembling the gift bags. Place the vellum piece first on the bag before it is put together. Once the vellum piece is in place, the bag can be put together.

For the candle I die cut the same image on both the cardstock and vellum. I simply layered them by offsetting the vellum on top so the gorgeous shiny black could be seen.

This tablescape would be perfect for an elegant evening reception (black and white is classic) or a bridal shower.

Now it is your turn to hop on through to Judy’s blog. Also, make sure you check out CutCardStock for more inspiration. Don’t forget to leave a comment on my blog before you leave. What is your favorite wedding color scheme? Please consider following my blog too! I switched platforms and have not gained back all my followers, so I feel like I am at ground zero again when really I have been doing this for twenty years.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Las Vegas Market

What is the Las Vegas Market?

I had the privilege of attending the Las Vegas Market Winter 2020 show. What is the Las Vegas Market? It is the world’s largest home decor, interior design, furniture and gift show in the industry held twice a year at the World Market in Las Vegas. There are three 16 story building full of show rooms showcasing the up and coming trends. The majority of these products are not available to the public right now, but they are what is going to be hot in 2020 – 2021. Here are a few pictures from the Las Vegas Market. To see all the pictures, full coverage as well as the companies these come from please follow my Instagram account.

Now, you may be wondering what this has to do with crafting. The trends we see in crafting are taken directly from what is hot in interior design. The crafting community is usually about a year or two behind what is being released in the interior design industry. This is a sneak peak of what will be hot in our industry in the near future.

Upcoming Trends for 2020

The 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue. I noticed that gold is being paired with blue instead of silver. In fact, I did not see much silver at all. A clean white palette will make a sharp comeback. Remember the days when having white walls was “out”? Well, white walls are back! The farmhouse style is changing too! Instead of silver and gray it is gold and black. Tribal pieces are not going to be seen much anywhere, but vibrant tropical will be everywhere. Pink Blush will be paired with Classic Blue a lot. The fabric I saw the most of was velvet and faux white fur. White furry chairs, benches and pillows are going to be big. The 1960’s couch and chairs seem to be making a comeback with a twist — scalloped edges. Fresh flowers full of color and greenery were everywhere! The southwest vibe was still present, but not center stage like is has been in 2017-2019. Surprisingly, unicorns, rainbows and sloths are still going to be around for awhile. I saw them everywhere! Snarky sassy humor is taking a center stage in stationary and gifts.

Bringing it Back to Crafting

I was inspired by the Market and wanted to bring it full circle into my craftroom. Therefore, I created this “Mood Board” type journal page to refer to over the next year.

Here are a few up close pictures:

I hope you enjoyed this post and it has inspired you to live creatively in your life!

Until next time~ Happy Crafting!