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Monday, November 5, 2012

Designer Craft Connection November Edition - Thank You's

The "tricks and treats" are over and before we start being "merry" and "happy" we will be  giving "thanks".  This brings me to the theme of this months DCC blog hop ideas - saying Thank You.

Of course a "thank you" card or note is the first way to go, so I created a note card with an extra little something.

Stamping a simple, embossed message on a blank note card, adding coordinating blocks of papers as a background to attached a fabric, flower brooch is a special way to give thanks for any reason. The brooch was made from stiffened fabric for the flower, handmade paper leaves, a button and Sizzix dies.

The Thanksgiving holiday is approaching.  We will all probably be having gatherings or attending gathering with family and acquaintances. I created a small little gift to give to a hostess or guests.

Use a simple votive holder and decorate as desired and place a "Be Thankful" Yankee Candle inside.

This version, a length of ribbon was glued around the bottom of the glass and then buttons were added.  Another length of ribbon was added with a bow at the center.  These would be easy to make and use as part of a table setting or give to guests as they leave.

For the second version, I used a small circle of Smoothfoam™.  A circle was cut to fit the votive holder.  The foam was wrapped with 1/2" wide strip of fabric.  "Petals" from pinecones were glued around the top of the foam ring and around the side.  To give it a finished look a length of jute cording was added along the bottom and a thin gold cord adds a bit of glitz.

NOTE: Use the same idea but change the color scheme for all elements used for a different holiday or occasion.

Hope you enjoy these fairly simple and sweet ways to say "Thank You".

Monday, April 2, 2012

Designer Craft Connection Monday - April Flowers

Flower blooms on the trees, flower blooms from the ground ... flowers appearing here and there and everywhere.

I'll be sharing a little "flowery" wearable that I created for myself to wear on Easter.  Of course when I think about an idea, I usually turn first to my Sizzix dies.  Second to all the scraps of fabrics and papers and other supplies I have around my workroom before heading out to a store. For the flowers I used Eileen Hull's Bow, Create-a-Flower die, along with her Leaves die.  Two very handy dies to own and use!

Fabrics used in this project are scraps on hand that were stiffened with Beacon Adhesives Stiffen Stuff™ or fused with Warm Company Steam a Seam sheets.  Both methods give the fabrics extra body. I used the  medium and small patterns for the flowers. Colored the edges of the petals with a touch of Distress Ink in a co-ordinating color.  To form the flowers I stitched them together, instead of using a paper brad.  Finished each flower off with a button.  Leaves were scraps of the papers I used for the flower garland banner from my earlier post.  The paper was crinkled before die-cutting and then inked with Ranger Tim Holtz Pine Needle Distress Ink.  To layer the finished flowers, I die-cut a heart shapes from green felt and canvas scraps,  using Heart #1 from the original red Sizzix die.  Glued the two pieces together, punched holes and re-enforced them with eyelets. Found enough beads to co-ordinate and threaded them on jewelry thread.  Finished the necklace with a green silk ribbon. The finished flowers and leaves are finally glued onto the heart background.  Finished project a simple flowery, Spring necklace.

So take some time to "Hop" through the blogs once again for creative ideas.  Follow the blue Designer Craft Connection button at the top right.