Saturday, May 25, 2013

Here's the Little Dress Tutorial!

I had several people ask about the template and steps for making the cute little dresses that I used on my banner for the DCWV/ThermoWeb Hop last week!
The pattern I found by searching the internet. I should have bookmarked it, but there are so many to chose from and you may find one you like even better!
 
 
Because two sets fit on a regular sheet of copy paper, I always print them up this way!
Next, pick your paper patterns for your outfit (this part is just like clothes-shopping!)
 
 
You can decide if you want the dress skirt to be longer or shorter. I wanted this to be a sassy little daytime number.
Cut and score...folding towards center from both ends.
Glue the pleats down and clip till they dry. 
Add your bodice and glue that to skirt...
see how easy this outfit is coming together?
Once the two pieces are secure, add your belt, ribbon, flowers, accessories...
anything goes! Express your inner designer!
 
For the banner, I used a pleated background. 
These would just as adorable on a scrapbook page or directly to a card front.
 
Well, it was fun sharing this with you, and I do hope to be back in my scrapbook room soon!
I have some medical issues that need to be attended to at this point in time, but sincerely look forward to creating again!
 
Happy Memorial Day,
and have a safe weekend!
~Jan~


Monday, May 20, 2013

Welcome to the
Summer Lovin’ Blog hop!  
 
Today, the design teams from DCWV and Therm O Web have brought together all the things we love about summer! The designers have combined paper from DCWV’s Sunday Afternoon and Everlasting Love stacks, together with a variety of adhesives, mists and other fantastic products from Therm O Web!

If you have come here from Daniela's blog then you're on the right track!
 If not, you should go back to the DCWV blog  and start today’s leg of the hop from there!


Who doesn't love a sweet summer wedding?
And along with that comes the fantastic bridal showers and parties!
 
 
Using the DCWV, "Everlasting Love" stack, I created this adorable little banner to decorate for the bridal shower.  With these delightful black and white patterns and images, you can match them to any color decor in just minutes!
 
 
What bride-to-be wouldn't love to see this cute little banner hanging over her gift table?
 
 
Simple to make, and easy to assemble, this banner has to be one of my all-time favorites!
 
The easiest part was how perfect the Thermo-O-Web Adhesives held everything in place! I especially love the little tiny Zots and the packaged large 1 1/2 and 2 inch iCRAFT Dots!
 
Whatever your project, Therm-O-Web has an adhesive that will hold "forever and ever"!  
 
(Just think of all the little mix-and-match dresses you can make for layouts, cards, and home projects using all of the
DCWV paper stacks!)
 
Be sure to visit all the blogs today, and leave comments for your chance to win! Two lucky readers will win a set of 3 stacks from DCWV, and an additional reader will receive an amazing gift pack from Therm O Web! The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Now, head on over to Erin's Yamabe's Blog to see what kind of spring craftiness she has in store!



Friday, May 3, 2013

DCWV Card Sketch for May!

I wanted to mix elegant and casual, so these papers from
DCWV
"Violet Leaf" stack
were perfect!
 
 
I'm not a purple person, but the way this stack blends the teal blues with the purples is heavenly!
So great for Spring!
 
The little gold accents were punched from the
6x6
Glitter Cardstock.
 
Wonderful for when you need just a small touch of bling!
 
Go to the DCWV Diary blog
to see the sketch and enter your own creation!
You can win some terrific papers!