Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DT Faves!

Ok gang, Danielle a.k.a. FitterTwit here with a REALLY fun one for our design team. This week the design team was asked what OUR favorites are; our favorite tools, products and papers!!! So buckle up and pay attention.... I'm sure this one won't disappoint!!!

First up is Marijo's project featuring her all-time-favorite Cricut Expression!!!  She created this treat bag to share with our wonderful Cricut Swarm gang at Paper Vineyard.  She actually made one of these babies for EVERYONE (ahem... including me!  YUMMY!)!  So, along with her Cricut Expression, she used Bazzill cardstock, paper from Authentique's Halloween line, Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge, Peachy Keen stamps for the faces, Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cartridge, Orange Peel Stickles, and bags from her own stash.  These treat bags were nothing less than spectacular for the swarm and PERFECT for our DT challenge!!!
Next up is Pam's GORGEOUS card featuring some pretty, pretty embellishing!  I'm completely gaga for that torn paper mixed with blingy pearls!  For this one Pam used Bazzill cardstock in Lily White, Core-Dinations Tim Holtz Distress Broken China, Crown stamp from Stampendous, ColorBox ink, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Aqua tulle, Hampton Arts embossing powder, Memory Keepers metal eyelets and the Crop-a-dile to set them.  This is simply beautiful Pam!

Pam also created a second regal masterpiece using the Stampendous crown stamp.  Along with that she used Bazzill cardstock in Lily White, Core-Dinations Tim Holtz Distress Crushed Olive, Little Yellow Bicycle's All Things Princess & Tiny Yellow Stripes, ColorBox Pigment Brush Pad in Shabby Pink and Orchid, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones and pearls, Recollections Lace tape and Hampton Arts embossing powder.  The Fiskars trimmer was also used for both projects.  That trimmer is definitely a favorite tool for sure!!!

Gayl created this WONDERFUL book.  While it looks like she used quite a few delicious tools to create this (Big shot for the Tim Holtz Tree die, The Cinch to bind the book and her sewing machine for those awesome stitches) wonderful book, Gayl focused on the flower using Authentique paper and 3 different 5-petal punches in graduated sizes.  She also used the Crop-a-dile to punch hole in the center of the flower to fasten all layers with a brad.  She spritz the flower with water, pulled petals up and crumbled. She finished off the flower by bringing the petals down with an awl and arranging them to desired effect.  Not only do we get to enjoy this wonderful book, we also got a mini tutorial... thank you Gayl!

 Krista gives us this GORGEOUS card also using the Authentique paper, her Spellbinders and.... oooooo.... it looks like her sewing machine!!!  It's easy to see why these are her favorites!!!

Welp... we end this with me.  MY card is created using Authentique Paradise and Euphoria papers, Bazzill Cardstock, a Creative Impressions Rub on, the Home Pro to attach the antique brass nailheads on the bottom of the card, Technique Tuesday Sweet Somethings "Best Friend Ever" sentiment, The Big Shot with Spellbinders dies, and ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk ink.  Of all my favorites, I'd have to say that my HomePro (also known as the beloved Purple Monster) would have to be my favorite.  I'm finding that it is my "go-to" tool for just about EVERY project.

Now with all these fabulously favorite products and tools, don't forget the most important of them all.... YOUR CREATIVITY!!!  None of these creations happen without first doing SOMETHING.  That's where Paper Vineyard comes in.... we're here to help you cultivate your most valuable tool.  Come visit Paper Vineyard anytime and one of the girls on the floor would be happy to get you movin in the right direction.

That does it for today, I'm hoping our DT favorites has inspired you to find your own faves.

*** UpdateKelly submitted this GORGEOUS craft paper card last week and SOMEONE (uh, me!) forgot to post it.  This one SHOULD NOT be missed!!!  She used a GORGEOUS Stampendous image with LOT'S of bling to create this masterpiece.  And I'm thinking that it is perfect for this challenge because I'm suspect that bling might just be Kelly's favorite!  LOL!  CHECK IT OUT!!!


  1. Picking your favorite crafting tool is as difficult as picking your favorite food dish! Great projects...thanks for feeding my hunger for crafts.

  2. Great cards, love that vintage one