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DCWV Swap!

Welcome to Day 3 of May Arts / DCWV Blog Week!

DCWV Swap!

I am having so much fun with these swaps! They are pushing me to get some fun cards & scrapbook pages completed!! This week we’ve got the fabulous DCWV to work with! These first two cards put their Mi Casa line to use:



I attached the bright paper to a cardstock base & added another strip that I used a border punch. I tied some sheer/ruffle edged ribbon around the pattern paper panel & slid a yellow hydrangea bloom under the knot. I also inked around the edges with a coordinating ink. A quick sentiment & you’ve got a quick, fun card- easy to mass produce!

The next card also lets the pattern paper do all the work!



That is all ONE PIECE!!! How fabulous is that? I attached it to a card base & tied on some sheer/iridescent pinstripe ribbon, finishing it in a simple bow. I added a red button, tied on with some red burlap string. Isn’t the embossed glitter gorgeous?



The rest of my projects use the Green Tea stack- and I must tell you- it is FUN!!

First up is a card:



I stamped & embossed the cute plane right onto that pattern paper! I paper pieced the little banner. I think this ribbon treatment turned out really fun! I started with the 3/8” grosgrain & layered the 1/8” velvet over the top! I had a little go over the edge & cut the end to match the banner!

Here’s one more pic to try to show you the cool foil in this paper!



Now for a scrapbook page:



I’ve used 3 different papers from the Green Tea pack on this page! I added some white paint to the base layer. The pictures are on one sheet & I die cut the tickets & the top border-punched strip from the 3rd sheet! I’ve used 1” sheer pink, and topped it with fuchsia wrinkle ribbon, and pink sheer box pleat ribbon for the ribbon border. I also added an American Crafts medallion.



A couple of tabs of the fuchsia & sheer ribbon- those tabs are a great way to use your ribbon scraps!



A fun ribbon element using the 1” sheer again!

And here’s a SUPER quick card using some more of those tickets from that layout & 3/8” grosgrain/horizontal lines that were a perfect match!



On to the last layout- TWO pages!



Using the floral paper as my background, I added a sheet of vellum to both pages & attached the pictures to that. I used the satin/grosgrain edge topped with the sheer looped trim across both pages.



I added a tab of 1.5” grosgrain/ivory stripe & a border punched strip from a coordinating paper.



I used fabri-tac by Beacon adhesives to attach that looped trim.



I used spellbinder dies to cut the top of the journaling box into that fun shape.



I made a ribbon flower using the 1.5” grosgrain. The button is made from a coaster & embossed/inked. I then tied it on with ¼” silk ribbon & finished with a bow.

Whew! I hope you have enjoyed these projects as much as I enjoyed creating them!

Thank you so much DCWV! It’s been great putting the beautiful papers together with the beautiful May Arts ribbon! I hope you’ve been inspired!


Blog Post By: Jen Shears

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  1. Pam Nichols

    cute stuff. GJTFS

  2. f lynn rush

    wonderful projects. thank you for sharing.

  3. karenladd

    Oh, these layouts and cards are just beautiful! I love seeing the variety of crafts that you made and the way you used May Arts Ribbon. The wrinkled and pleated ribbons aare awesome!

  4. Donna

    What wonderful cards and great layouts!

  5. Shartl

    WOW! You outdid yourself here! I am so loving the gorgeous ribbon and your cards and layouts are fabulous! Love the way you combined the awesome patterned papers!

  6. Emma O.

    These cards and layouts look great! I love seeing these two products being used together!!

  7. Lucy

    The ribbons make everything. They are the perfect touch! Beautiful creations.

  8. Marie / Legojenta

    What beautiful cards and layouts! TFS =)

  9. Aki

    All the cards above are so beautiful. Love the birds! They’re so cute~~~ The layout is nice, too. 😀

  10. Cindy Holshouser

    Such beautiful projects. On the airplane card I just love how those circles show through the plane. Hadley is such a a photogenic gal. The umbrella pics are priceless…

  11. viji

    Such great cards and layouts!! Stunning!

  12. Carol B

    Wow! Those are some amazing projects!

    Carol B

  13. DeniseB

    Beautiful cards and layouts! Love the ribbon and paper color combinations!

  14. Kelly massman

    These are all pretty or cute!!! Love them!!!!

  15. Denise Johnson

    Love all your ideas. thanks for the inspiration.

  16. angie

    Loving all of your ribbon, will have to thank Erin at DCWV for introducing me!!!

  17. Jennifer H.

    I love the Great Tea stack you used, but I must say the bird on a wire card is just amazing! On sheet?? Love it!

  18. Kristie Maynard

    What wonderful projects! Each and every one of them is beautiful. Great job!

  19. Cynthia B.

    The ribbon + the cardstock look wonderful on these fun projects!

  20. Jennifer

    DCWV papers are some of my favorites! I love how they’ve been used in these projects!

  21. Lisa P

    Beautiful job on it all! You’ve been busy 🙂

  22. erin

    Look at those pages, woo hoo!!! Love the idea of adding the vellum layer and the flower is great. What a perfect match of papers and ribbons.

  23. Jasmine Ford

    Great projects! I think my favorite has to be the simple Happy Birthday card with the plane pulling the banner!

  24. Sue D

    Fabulous projects–my fave is the bird card.

  25. Jengd

    Beautiful project! I love the elegant simplicity of the birds on a wire card.

  26. Diane Standish

    Been loving your hop all week! Such fantastic ideas and beautiful creations-thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

  27. Lindy

    I love your cards…so simple yet beautiful!

    Great layout!

  28. Fayleen Tonkin

    I want to go play with my DCWV stacks right now. Thanks for some great inspiration!

  29. Holly Tolman

    wow, your ribbons have a lot of versatility and adaptability.

  30. Annette A.

    Awesome projects…

  31. Amy Smidebush

    I LOVE how you used those DCWV papers! I’m drooling over those Green Tea Stack papers!

  32. Charlene

    Totally awesome papers…love all that glitter and an amazing array of fun cards and layouts too, Jen! TFS!!

  33. marie

    i love, love, love your cards! Also, how did you make the ribbon flower? Too cute!


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