Monday, October 3, 2011

Designer Craft Connection Westcott Challenge

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It’s the first Monday of the month and if you have been following my blog, you’ll know that means another round of fabulous fun with the Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop. This month our generous sponsor is Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools. . VELCRO® Brand Fasteners and The Duck Brand® will also be supporting this blog hop by providing materials.

 For this challenge we had 33 professional designers that participated. Each of us received boxes of product from these wonderful companies and we were asked to come up with some great designs using the products found in our boxes. Now, let me start off by saying that I have worked with Westcott Brand® products for some time. I have the Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded 12” Rotary Trimmer and their Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors, which I must say I think is the best paper cutter and scissors on the planet! Nothing sticks to those scissors!! So, I knew already that working with ANY Westcott Brand® product was going to be great, but my first thought with the other boxes was what the heck was I going to create with some duct tape and VELCRO fasteners. Well, was I super surprised when I opened the box and found all the great colors. I started to play with my new tools and my brain just exploded with all the things I can do with these products. Duct tape is not just for fixing up those leaky pipes anymore!
 As you hop around to all of our different sites and see for yourself all the great ideas we have come up with, be sure to stop by Westcott’s site at
 to enter Westcott’s Giveaway! ) The giveaway winner will receive a Deluxe Assortment of Westcott Cutting Tools. In order to be eligible to win, you must comment on the DCC Blog Hop Post on  prior to November 1st. Westcott will announce the random giveaway winner on November 1st. You don’t want to miss that! To hop around to the different designer websites, simply click on the blinkie on the right side of my blog called "Designer Craft Connection"
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And now without further delay, here is the project design I came up with using VELCRO® Fasteners, Duct tape and of course I couldn’t create this project without the fabulous cutting tools by Westcott Brand®. I titled the project “Hearts & Crowns Stationery Set”. The wonderful stamps I used were sent to me by Stephanie Barnard from her “The Stamps of Life” line. Thank you so much Stephanie! These stamps are great and trust me you’re going to want a set of your very own. Check out all of Stephanie’s stamps at She has great stamps on her website and I want to purchase them all!!!
  I hope you enjoy my design and make some of your very own to share with friends and family. They make wonderful gifts and best of all they’re easy to create. Who knew all the great things you could create with some duct tape? Not me, that’s for sure!
Until next time…
Stampin’ Queen Creations

 This is all the cool stuff we received from Westcott®

This is all the cool stuff we received from Duck Brand®

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations
And this is what I designed using all of
Those great products!!
Hearts & Crowns Stationery Set

Box Pattern
Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools- Craft knife and Cutting Mat
Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors
Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded Trimmer
The Duck Brand® Duct Tape Sheet- Pink
The Duck Brand® Patterned Duct Tape- Zebra Print
VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Fasteners
Card Stock- White, Dark Blue, Blue, Lime Green
Glitter Papers- Blue, Green & Black
Stephanie Barnard™ ColorBox® Premium Dye Inkpads- Artichoke, Grape, Sky, Guava & Bubblegum by Clearsnap®
ColorBox® Archival Dye Inkpad- Wicked Black by Clearsnap®
Prismacolor Color Pencils
Gamsol Mineral Spirits by Inky Antics®
Heart & Crown Jews
Micro Beads
Various Fibers
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Terrifically Tacky Tape™ by Provo Craft®
Foam Tape
Princess4Life Rubber Stamp Set by Stephanie Barnard, The Stamps of Life

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

Cover box with pink duct tape sheet. Cut out. Adhere dark blue card stock to inside of the box with Zip Dry Paper Glue. Score along dotted lines, fold and adhere box edges with glue.  Use paper clips to hold in place until dry. 
Cut Zebra print duct tape into strips and adhere to all sides of the box top.  Cut a 10” strip of the Zebra print duct tape. Fold in half. Cut two slits in the box top and slide the duct tape into the slits creating a handle. 
Layer the glitter paper to the box front. On white card stock, stamp large crown in black ink. Next, stamp small heart, small crown and squiggly line randomly around large crown with Bubblegum, Sky and Grape inkpads.  
Color images with color pencils, using Gamsol Mineral Spirits to blend colors. Edge sides of paper with Guava inkpad. Adhere white card stock to glitter papers on front of box. Glue pink fibers around the box front. Adhere gems. 
Stamp heart wands on white card stock with black inkpad. Color with pencils and cut out. Apply 3-D foam tape to the backs and adhere to box front. Adhere gems to heart wands. 
For the cards- Cut card stock as follows- Blue 4 ¾””W x 7”H. Fold in half. Green 4 ½”W x 3 ¼”H and White 4”W x 2 ¾”H. Ink edges of blue card stock with Sky and green card stock with Artichoke inkpads. 
Stamp and color the white card stock as you did with the front of the box, alternating the colors on the small heart, crown & squiggly lines.  Ink edges with Guava inkpad. Adhere layers to blue card and add gem to the crown center. NOTE- For the envelope, I made my own with an envelope template but you can buy small envelopes in any office supply store. 
For the pen- Cover pen with Terrifically Tacky Tape, excluding the pen cover. Place blue micro beads on a paper plate and roll the pen in the beads until it is fully covered with beads. Add another stripe of tape to the bottom of the pen and cover with pink micro beads. Wrap fibers around the top of the pen. Cut of strip of the VELCRO® Hook and Loop Fasteners  3 ½” long. Make a loop and staple to the side of the box. Slide pen into the VELCRO® loop.

©Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations


Candice Windham said...


Laura Bray said...

Sweet project. I know a little girl who would love this!

Einat Kessler said...

Oretty project!Love it!

Terry said...

Super cute!

Carmen said...

Super fun! I love all the colors!

Melony said...

Cute pink stamped creation