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Woodware UK: A Fun Card with Fun Folds

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This week is Fun Folds week with the Woodware UK team. I kept this fairly simple as special folds tend to confuse me a bit. I did find a great tutorial for this step card on Paper Craft Planet.

For my version, I used some Dotted Swiss cardstock in blueberry, and used a matching spray ink to created the spray stenciled Dreamweaver Houndstooth pattern panel and matching squares, and a different trick for the guitar panel. For the Electric Guitar, I sprayed the ink onto the stencil itself, and transferred the ink onto a white cardstock panel...very similar to letterpress. I added this fun sentiment from Woodware, "Growing Old", as it is very similar to an expression that my husband uses, "Maturity is highly overrated".

Dreamweaver Stencils: Final Christmas in August is Smokin' Hot!

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Wow! We had five Thursdays in the month of August, so I had to scramble to come up with a fifth post for Christmas in August. I pulled out this card that I created in 2011 with the Stockings by the Fire stencil from Dreamweaver. I had machine-embossed the design on ivory cardstock, and swiped Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the embossed surface to highlight it. I paper-pieced the stockings, and distressed them with ink, along with the edges of the card. Cut baker's twine, brads, and an epoxy sticker finished off this fun card, which is so simple to make in multiples. I suggest you Pin this to your "gotta make for the holidays" board!

Since today is the final day of the month, it's a bit late to play along with the August challenge, but I'll give you a secret hint for the September challenge...it features the season before Christmas! Now you have an early start to playing along for September. Plus, we have some additional fun through the month of September...a mo…

Woodware UK: In Touch With Our Girly Side!

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The Woodware UK team are going really girly this week, so I've pulled out one of my most girly cards, and a personal favorite. Featuring the Dreamweaver Cameo, Houndstooth, and Fleur de Lis stencils...I created something traditional and yet, non-traditional. On the black cardstock panel, I paste-embossed in Glossy White the Houndstooth background. On a bright pink scalloped die piece, I machine embossed the Fleur de Lis for added texture, and matted this off to the side in black. On a piece of black aluminum, I machine-embossed the Cameo stencil, and sanded off the color from the embossed areas. The sweet sentiment comes from the Stampendous Hey There Cupcake Perfectly Clear set, stamped in Onyx Versafine on a banner die cut. For the added feminine bling, a few pink crystals were added for her necklace. I hope you've had fun this week, being in touch with your feminine and frilly side, and are ready for the challenge for next week..."Fun with Folds"!


Christmas in August: One Cool Card!

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Did you have fun last week with our Dreamweaver/Woodware UK collaboration? Were you one of the winners? Check the Dream It Up! blog to find out!

Meanwhile, we're still creating with our Christmas in August challenge, and we're hoping that we provided enough inspiration for you last week to break out your stencils and play along with us for a chance to win the stencil of your choice. There is no judging, we select randomly, so don't sell yourself short...play along! Link your creation to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog.

My card today features the brand new Leafless Tree DIE! How exciting! We love our new dies that match three of our stencil designs, and we're planning on more! Email us with your favorite design ideas at lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com.

This card is also a tutorial on Paper Craft Planet on Monday (yes, there is another DW tutorial today as usual), so you can head over there to get the info. Meanwhile, here's the products:

Dreamweaver Leafless T…

Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August...the Tradition Continues, Day Six

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Welcome to the grand finale of the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we've been knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!



Here's what I've created for today:


No cheating today! I made sure that I had the time to create this cutie! I've always loved House Mouse images, and I'm so excited that Stampendous is the manufacturer on these little guys, and that Woodware UK will be carrying them as well!

Once again I've had the opportunity to combine two of my favori…

Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August...the Tradition Continues, Day Five

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Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!



Here's what I've created for today:


I have to admit...I cheated a bit on today's post. I created this card a couple of years ago for a sketch challenge, but it was always on of my favorites...so here it is again! This is a fun and easy card to create in multiples. Here's how I made it: 1) Machine emboss the Stripes stencil on the light blue card. 2) Angle cut a patte…

Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August...the Tradition Continues, Day Four

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Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!



Here's what I've created:

Now, here is a unique take on color for Christmas! Bright pink and black! Using the Ornate Christmas tree, I machine-embossed the design on pieces of pink and silver aluminum, and paste embossed in Glossy Black on the pink cardstock. The stencil was place over the top of the pink aluminum to sand away the color from the embossed surface, and then bl…

Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August...the Tradition Continues, Day Three

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Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!

Here's my creation for today's post:

Sometimes when you are in the middle of a creative brainstorm (and that's putting it nicely!), you feel the need to throw everything on the card! And sometimes it actually works! For this card, I used Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste with the Oval Ornament stencil, and while still wet, I pressed a generous handful of bright colored…

Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August...the Tradition Continues, Day Two

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Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter. The prize packages will be featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!

Here's what I've created:

 I just love playing with the Molten Magic technique! So simple, quick, and no waiting for paste to dry! I paste-embossed the Heart Ornaments stencil in Metallic Gold on a gorgeous blue cardstock, which I had stamped an image from the Elegant Borders Perfectly Clear set from Stampendous in deep blue ink. While the paste w…

Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August...The tradition Continues, Day One

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Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!



Here's what I've created:

My Mistletoe Goggiez (no, that is not a typo...it's lolspeak) set features the Dreamweaver Dog stencil and its counterpart Dog DIE! Yes, that's true...we now have dies to go with a select few of our designs...the Dog, the Apron, and the Leafless Tree. Perfect for paper-piecing and adding dimension and fun to your paper crafting projects.
I us…

Dreamweaver Stencils: Christmas in August?

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You're off to the beach, jumping in the pool (and hopefully coating yourself with sunscreen!), playing at the park, going to the fair (and eating foods that you would never have thought of eating twenty years ago!), eating ice-cream and Popsicles, fried chicken and potato salad, and drinking lemonade and margaritas...yep, it's summertime. In Dreamweaver-land, that was last month. This month? It's Christmas in August. So, break out the Christmas carols, hot chocolate, and fake snow, and get ready to play along with the Dream Team! Don't forget to link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog. Speaking of the Dream It Up! blog...head over there today to discover the three winners of the prize packages from the Dreamweaver/Stampendous collaboration last week!

I created a very CAS (clean and simple) card for today's post...actually, I created this last month for the CHA event in Vegas where everyone introduces their new designs. Dreamweaver just releas…

Woodware UK: Wandering the Wonderful World

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Over the centuries the world has become a much smaller place...easier to access whether it be by plane, train, automobile, scooter, bicycle, or boat...or even the internet!

The Woodware UK team are celebrating this Wonderful World this week in our creations. I've headed to the tropics in olde world style...featuring Dreamweaver Stencils re-released Large Toucan in all of his colorful plumage, the large Fern stencil, along with the Stampendous Old World Map image, and the Wander sentiment. I've used  Mixed Media Inks in Leather and Black from Clearsnap, as well as the Splendor Circus pad for the pops of color. Along with those pops, I've embellished with Stampendous Color Fragments in Scarlet and Mica Flakes in Bronze. All of this has been created on a distressed piece of Mark Richards linen-like fabric squares, adhered to a hairy manila cardstock, and a stained dowel for added dimension. There's a lot going on on this card, but that's also what is so wonderful abou…

Stampendous and Dreamweaver: Summer Fun HOP DAY!!!!

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It's fun in the sun time again with another collaboration between Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils! We've been playing together all of this week, and today, Friday August 2nd, we're featuring a slew of amazing talent from both teams, and of course...prizes!!!

Two prize packages will be given away for the comments left on posts Monday-Thursday, July 29th - August 1st, and one prize will be given away for comments left on today's post. Winners will be selected randomly and announced Thursday, August 8th. (Note: USA addresses only, please, due to shipping costs.) Here's what you could win:


 Here's what I created:

Today for our grand finale, I created a card that includes all of my favorite things...the colors blue and green and inbetween, sea-inspired, and a bit of sparkle! I got my inspiration from the background paper. It has that same criss-cross pattern as part of the Stampendous Cling By the Sea image, and to highlight that just a bit more, I sp…