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?

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Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Major Fun Comic Book Mini Album

One of my favorite things in the December 2017 Bad Girls Couture Kit is the mini album! It is comic book images on scalloped pages. I had a few pictures of my son who is currently obsessed with Jurassic Park and basketball. We took a trip to Universal Studios and the Wax Museum in Hollywood two summers ago. I have been waiting for the perfect place to document them in and this little album was it! The kit came with cool little black pockets and white tags to journal on as well as fun colorful clips! I used ink to color the title to match and make it pop! Here is a flip through of the album:

I think it is perfect for a teenage boy! 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Birthday Girl Yay!

Have you played with modeling paste recently? In a recent Bad Girls Couture Kit a large container of it was included and I had a little fun with it! To create this layout I used everything from the kit!

 I added three strands of ribbon to give the layout texture without adding bulk. I even cheated and only tucked the ribbon into the edges as to not use it all up.

 I used the stencil in the kit to create fun triangles with the modeling paste. After I lifted the stencil I sprinkled glitter on the wet paste. I set it aside to dry. Once it was dry I sprinkled the excess glitter and went over it with a soft bristled brush.

I had so much fun creating the layout of my daughter’s 15th Birthday. I mixed up my title and the whole thing came together beautifully!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

How to Make Glittered Titles!

One of the things I like about white titles is how easy it is to add colored glitter to them to make them match a project. I really wanted to amp up and create a bright fun layout with my son and I. he is bright and fun so a layout needs to reflect that, right?

All the supplies I used are from Bad Girls Couture and the adhesive from Supertite (You can actually take 10% off any order over $5 with coupon code: Supertite-Golden).

 I used the Dual Tip Max-Glue Pen to adhere the glitter to the letters.

 I like it because not only is it clear, it also has a nice tip with a comb to move the adhesive around.

 I applied my adhesive to the title:

 I sprinkled a generous layer of glitter on the wet adhesive.

 Once the title was covered I went in with the flat side of a craft spatula and pressed the glitter down.

 I applied another layer of glitter and let it dry.

 I simply removed the title once it was dry and applied to my layout.

 I really like that with this technique I could glitter different words in my title different colors!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!