American Crafts purchases paper division of Die Cuts With A View
LINDON, Utah – June 26 – American Crafts announces the purchase of the paper division of crafting wholesaler Die Cuts With A View. The move ensures the immediate and ongoing delivery of DCWV papercrafting products to retailers and crafters.
The DCWV Home and Blue Moon Beads divisions of the DCWV Acquisition Corporation were not purchased by American Crafts and were acquired separately by New View.
DCWV was founded 20 years ago by Nancy Hill in Provo, Utah, and is known for its paper and specialty pads, sold under the popular Stacks® brand name. The company also recently launched an affordable line of letterboards and accessories, which were sold to American Crafts as part of the acquisition.
Wayne Mitchell, CEO of American Crafts, says DCWV’s extensive lineup of paper and specialty pads appeal to a wide variety of crafters. “Over the years, Mike and Nancy Hill have done an outstanding job of building the amazing Stacks® brand,” says Mitchell. “Their products have influenced thousands of crafters' creativity, and American Crafts is proud to continue their legacy by offering Stacks® and the letterboard to the crafting market.”
Mike Hill, CEO of the DCWV Acquisition Corporation, says he’s pleased that the papercrafting division of Die Cuts With A View has found a home at American Crafts.
“American Crafts is a company that’s well respected in the crafting industry, ” says Hill. “Over the years as the market landscape has changed, many wonderful crafting brands have found a soft landing place there, where they’ve continued and flourished. We expect that tradition will continue with the DCWV brand.”
With the purchase of DCWV’s paper division, American Crafts will continue to provide retailers with an ever growing range of crafting, DIY, scrapbooking, mixed media and stamping options. To support these efforts, American Crafts hired many key DCWV designers and product developers.
Mitchell says that current DCWV paper crafting and letterboard products will continue shipping from American Crafts immediately and that new products will be developed for release. “We are committed to making DCWV a success and to providing crafters with the variety and selection of products that inspire and enable their creative pursuits.”
Retailers interested in ordering DCWV paper crafting and letterboard products can contact a sales associate at 800.879.5185 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Crafts has created innovative products since the early 1990s. The company has established itself as a leader in the industry by providing stylish, high-quality products, variety, and responsive customer service. In addition to designer patterned paper, American Crafts produces Thickers, Bazzill Cardstock, WeR Memory Keeper tools, and other crafting staples that always rank as customers’ favorites. The company also releases products under the popular Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper, Pebbles, Pink Paislee, Project Life, and Jane Davenport brands, among others.
Hiya! It’s Jamie and today I’m sharing a non-traditional 4th of July layout using Amy Tangerine’s On a Whim collection!
Every year, we spend the 4th of July at the beach. Well, we don’t exactly spend much time at the beach. But we do spend a lot of time out by the pool. It’s a fun relaxing weekend with family. Sometimes we bbq but often we don’t.
There’s very little red, white and blue to be seen. Instead the turquoise of the pool, the green of the palm trees, the neon of the pool toys are what I think of when I think of the 4th of July.
Amy Tangerine’s On a Whim collection was perfect to pair with these bright tropical photos. And I loved how perfect all of the phrases included in the sticker book, ephemera pack and chipboard thinkers, were alongside the photos. Also, they added some great pops of color around the page.
I took a lot of photos over the weekend. Just everyday shots of us around the house. I wanted to include as many as possible on this 12x12 layout, so I arranged them in a mock photo strip in Photoshop Elements and printed them out with white borders. The border helped to differentiate between each photo and the background paper. And, smaller photos make everyone feel a bit more comfortable when it comes to those bikini shots. Ya know? I managed to include 11 photos on the front of this page.
For the journaling, I used the washi tape set to create lines. I love the mix of patterns in the set! My favorite one is that cool blue with the multi colored polka dots! I handwrite everything out, using the washi tape as my guide.
This pages feels like the 4th of July to me. Well, our version of the 4th of July! I love the bright happy vibe!
Supplies Used: Amy Tangerine On a Whim Collection Patterned Paper: Confetti (OAWDS-78732) Thickers LOL Phrase/Chipboard (378746) Washi Tape Rolls (378747) Stickers 8-Page Book w/ Gold Foil (378748) Clear Stickers Accents & Phrases with Pink Foil (378749) Ephemera Cardstock Die Cuts (378750)
Hello again! It’s Gail here and I have a quick and easy décor project to share that will be perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday - or any celebration really!
So it’s not a barbeque or party without sparklers right? So why not set up a little display so when the time comes, everyone can grab a sparkler and get ready to light up the night sky!
I went through my current AC collections and pulled out a couple of papers that were red, white and blue! I also grabbed a Mini Mason Jar and some twine and then got to creating!
I kept it super simple by just wrapping a wide strip of the red and white paper around the jar, creating a cute banner from the twine and blue and white paper and wrapping it around the jar also. For a focal point, I adhered a rosette (die cut from silver glitter paper) to a paper clip and attached to the front of the jar.
Once I added a handful of sparklers to the jar, I teamed it with a mini lightbox and my celebratory display was ready! Happy times ahead!
Supplies: DIY Shop – Mini Mason Jar (376321); Amy Tangerine On A Whim – Pizza Party (378726); Shimelle Little By Little – Think Big (378328); POW Glitter Paper Solid/Silver (POW-71511); Gold Paper Clips (340997)
Happy birthday America! Let’s celebrate the most patriotic time year with a home decor piece you can craft in under an hour. I keep an open frame in my craft room that changes with the holidays and seasons. I place a new little piece of homemade goodness with removable tape and when the next holidays rolls around it’s easy to remove and replace. Let’s have some fun with a red, white and blue theme this time around!
To create the frame insert, begin by cutting down a sheet of white cardstock to 5x7. Use a word processing program and space the lines of the Pledge of Allegiance with two inch spaces in between.
Next, I used an electronic die cut machine to cut out 1-1/2” hearts out of three different patterned papers. I chose a large navy stripe, subtle light blue print and a tiny red flower print. The contrast in patterns is important to keep the design balanced. Place the hearts in between the lines of text in a repeating pattern.
All of the red hearts are backed with Sticky Thumb pop dots for a little bit of dimension. A handful of red puffy heart stickers scattered throughout give the design a bit of movement. Add some removable, double-sided tape to the back of the insert and pop into the center of a frame. And there you have it - a simple, patriotic pledge for your home!
SUPPLIES: LovelyDay (37693) Bunny Love Patterned Paper, (376933) Pretty Posies Patterned Paper (376934) More Play Patterned Paper. Sticky Thumb (340272) Dimensional Adhesive Foam Dots.
1. Cut 7" x 10" charcoal cardstock. Fold to create 5"x 7" card base.
2. Cut (9) 2" x 1 1-1/2" white cardstock. Use scissors to cut small slits at center top of each piece. Fold at slits to create collars.
3. Cut ties from patterned paper. Ink edges with grey inkpad and sponge. Adhere to white cardstock "shirts".
4. Glue shirts to card front. 5. Cut 2-1/2" x 3 1/2" pennant banner from white cardstock. Use pen to write message. Glue inside card.
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