Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Celebrating with Deflecto and DCC

"Celebrate good times, come on!"

OK, so I may not be Kool and the Gang, but celebrations are awesome! This blog hop with Deflecto Crafts and the Designer Crafts Connection is all about celebrating: weddings, birthdays, holidays, and any other occasion that make you want to party. And what better way to party than with dessert?!

Today, I am featuring the 3-Tier Dessert Stand from Deflecto. This stand is amazing because you can aadjust the height of the plates (great for taller cupcakes) and it completely knocks down to store flat. Yes, it stores totally flat so you aren't scrambling to find storage space for it in your kitchen!

It's made from beautifully clear acrylic that matches any decor and is easy to clean. However, I wanted to jazz it up a little, but still have it be able to match anything. So I used an amazing product called "Tint It" from Design Master. It's a transparent dye in a spray can that you can use to change the color of almost anything. It works beautifully on Deflecto's acrylic products! For this project I used their "gold shimmer" Tint It to give it just the right amount of sparkle. It also will also match any celebration decor!

I sprayed the under-side of all three tiers of the dessert stand. I only sprayed the under-side so that the top would still be food safe and easy to clean. I also sprayed the two supports. The great thing about the Tint It spray is that you can adjust the color strictly by spraying it a little or a lot! I sprayed mine a lot to give it a more opaque finish.

I then finished it off the edges with some gold sparkle tape from Darice. The great thing about this stand is that tape is easy to remove so you can customize it to any celebration! Add ribbon for birthdays, gold sequins for New Year's Eve... the possibilities are endless!

To see what other designers in this blog hop have done with these amazing Deflecto products, go to the Designer Crafts Connection logo in my sidebar.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Beach Vacation Mini-Album

Who says you have to do a full 12x12 album for your beach vacation? A mini-album shares your favorite photos and is a fast way to get those pictures off your phone and ready to share. And the fastest way that I know to make a mini-album is by using Deflecto 3"x5" flexible pouches, Deflecto pear clips, and mini-collections from Keller's Creations!

This 10 page beach-themed mini-album was made in about 30 minutes and it uses the "Alisha's Beach House" mini-collection. That's 2 full sheets of 12x12 paper, 1 sheet of 6x12 paper, an alphabet sheet, and 4 embellishment sheets... and I had lots left over! These mini-collections are fantastic because the 12x12 double-sided printed paper is divided into 6x6 quadrants. This gives you a ton of options on how to cut and combine the papers. All I added was white scrap paper, a couple of brads, blue ink, and some ribbon -- all stuff I had in my scrap room anyway. 

The album is the perfect size for Instagram photos or photos using those adorable little Instax cameras. Plus, you can easily throw it in a purse so you can share it with all of your jealous co-workers when you return from your beach getaway!

You can find these pouches and lots more Deflecto products at!

Father's Day Frame

Dad doesn't need another tie -- give him a DIY gift instead!

Show Dad how much he is loved with this fun frame from Deflecto! This masculine-themed frame will be an awesome addition to Dad's desk.

I used the Superior Image black border frame as the base for my project. I then decorated the frame using patterned paper and embellishments from Photo Play Paper's "This Guy" collection.

For sterp-by-step directions, head on over to the Deflecto Crafts blog

Images by Freepik