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4.12.2010

Product Showcase: Darcie's & a giveaway!








{Reported by Ashley Harris}




As I was strolling through the wondrous isles at CHA, a friend and I came upon the Art Gone Wild booth. There I saw something beautiful. Okay a lot of somethings beautiful. A company called Darcie's. What I saw made me drool, and giggle and just flat out put me in awe. Apparently Darcie's has been around for a while. You might have heard of Darcie's Country Folk. Darcie, the owner of the company, had been a tole painter and and published her books for quite some time. Thirteen years to be exact. When she had been contacted by rubber stamp companies to turn her designs into rubber stamps. That was in 1992. In 2000 the company expanded into scrapbooking products such as paper, rubber stamps, clear polymer stamps, stickers, die cuts and their exclusive "U-Cuts". Their products are stunning. Truly.

Well for the first part of this article I will be focusing on the Chipboard Shadow box and the U-Cuts. The shadow box is super simple. You just adhere the patterned paper that you want and the freedom is great!

What I liked:

1. The shadow box comes with an acrylic top that is enclosed in blue wrap to protect it from scratches. It is completely enclosed. FAB!
2. The U-Cuts give you endless possibilities. You can mix and match with different sets and make amazing combinations!3. The U-Cuts are good sturdy cardstock weight and that makes it easier to cut out and adhere where you want.


What I disliked:1. I would like the U-Cuts to be die cut, but then U don't Cut it and hence the price goes up.

What I made:
Size: 4.25x5.5"
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics OP White, Ribbon Misc.. Rhinestone KaiserCraft, Patterned Paper and U-Cut Darcies's



Size 4x6"
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Op White, Lace: Misc, Rhinestone: Zva Creative, Patterned Paper and U-Cuts: Darcie's

Don't you just love how the colors just pop and that dress form is flippin' adorable!



Supplies: Rhinestones and Pearls: KasierCraft, Patterned Paper, U-Cuts and Acrylic Shadowbox Frame: Darcie's



All in all I really am a huge fan of Darcie's products! Be sure to check in on Wednesday to get the down low on Darcie's stamps and patterned paper!

Where and How Much:
Product Name: Darcie's Acrylic Shadowbox Frame and U-Cuts
Manufacturer: Darcie's
MSRP: $1.39 (U-Cuts)-$5.99(Acrylic Frame small)
Available online: Darcie.com


What do you think?
Do you like what you see? Is this something you are interested in? Leave a comment by midnight EST on Thursday to be entered to win a fabulous prize pack from Darcie's which includes:

*1 Acrylic Shadow Box Frame
* 1 Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp set
*2 sheets of 17 different patterned papers 8.5x11 size
* 12 different sheets of "U-Cuts"

Over $60 in value! WA HOO!!

97 comments:

Theresa said...

LOVE that acrylic shadow box frame - very nice!

Love their designs - gorgeous!

Love your sample projects - always so inspiring!

Molly said...

Thanks for the review! I love the colors and patterns!

~Molly

petunia670 said...

I just love that dress form and the colors of the entire collection are perfect!

Jamie Lane said...

The collection is adorable and so are your projects!

Kelly Jo said...

Darcie- that is a brand I haven't heard of for a long time. I remember some treat box templates. These stamps are great!! I love them and they look like they are high quality images.

Sassy said...

Beautiful colors! I would so love to put some to these products on my to do list!

Anne Thompson said...

I love what you made using the Darcie's products. I actually like the UCuts and the frame is really cool. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize! Anne, yourmainestamper

Dixie Supler said...

Very pretty colors. The Ucuts are cute & it's fun to cut out paper embellies! Would love to try them out!

Shawninaz said...

I hadn't heard of this company before now either. I'll have to check them out. Luv the frame!

joni said...

You're right....cute cute stuff!!!! Love what you made with these stamps and cuts!TFS

~~Mia~~ said...

wow, that stuff is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Stephanie Zito said...

Beautiful! Love your sample projects! What a fabulous giveaway! Love the shadow box frame!

GiddyGardener said...

This company is also new to me but I love the UCuts, those colors do pop! I would love to know more about this company and what they offer.

Deb said...

Sorry that I had never heard of this company before and so glad you shared it with us! Great images!

Gomunk said...

Yay for stamps! I love the color scheme too, it's bright and cheery without being over the top.

just me and z said...

Oh!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Thank you soooo much for the chance to win! I love the mannequins that are all the rage right now, and those colors are fan-tab-ulous! Thank you so much! Fingers crossed!!!

Erika M. said...

Loving these stamps - great samples!

Created for this... said...

I am not fond of cutting things out so I would rather pay more and have die cuts instead. Love the designs though.

Erica Hettwer said...

Wow! I love these! I can't believe I haven't seen them before. Gorgeous!

ArlaMo said...

Haven't heard of this company before - thanks for the introduction. Looks like some great stuff!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Right now if it has a dress form, I am interested!!!!

Scrapamum said...

I had never heard of this company. I'm so glad you showcased them because I LOVE what I see!!! The dress form is sooooo super cute.

Anonymous said...

The colors are beautiful. Never heard of Darcie's. Would love to try some and spread the word!

tdwatt@acxiom.com

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These look fabulous! I love your projects!

dazey said...

Cute stuff! I haven't heard of Darcie before, but love the looks you put together.

marla said...

I used to love the look of Darcie's country folk wood stamps. They had such a look of country about them. I havent thought of the company in ages. I would LOVE to win and own more of there things.

Jingle said...

These are so cute! I love the designs!

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Oooh, i definitely love the colors of this. Would love to win!

Amie said...

Beautiful colors! Fun line!

Leah the Orange said...

oh wow, YES! quite familiar with them, and they have come a long way! these are BEAUTIFUL! the projects, and the supplies!

Eva said...

Ohhh...these are just too cool...love the colors and designs!!!

Martha said...

just beautiful!! so so cute.
love her designs. ;)
and your projects are fabulous.

Cassi said...

what a find, I've never heard of them before. i love the designs and color used.

lisa808 said...

I love that stamp set!!!

Courtney ;-) said...

such cute stuff! I can think of so many projects to do with it all!!! :)

Pinque said...

fabulous layout and frame! The colors work well - soft and pretty! Love the designs! Thanks for a chance to win!

rae said...

Oh my WORD!!!!! I am loving everything that I see here... what darling schtuff, thanks for bringing it to our attention Ashley!!! I LOVE what you created with these products... would LOVE to work with them myself ;)

Etta said...

Love the colors!!

jill marie barrett said...

this looks like fun!

Antoinette said...

What a great find! The color palette is sweet.

Rhayne said...

I really like the samples you've made and love those dress-forms :o)

bumblesnbees said...

LOVE the colours!! What a gorgeous collection!! Not familiar w/ the company, but glad you showed it to us!!!

Silsine said...

Love the acrilyc box.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Very Neat! Love the colours! and that shaped shadow box is too cool!
Diane Cooper
diane7@rogers.com

kmassman said...

Wow! Love your cards (especially the last one). Would I EVER be interested in your goodie giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win! FUN!

Jenny McGee said...

Looks like a cool product. I have heard of Darcies and Art Goes Wild and seen both at a recent Stamp Convention I went to. Great stuff.

jan said...

I'm a Material Girl!! Love the line!

Veronica said...

Love the dress form!

Nancy L. said...

love the things you did today! love the collection!

nailgirl said...

i think this line is very pretty! definitely something i would use for cardmaking and layouts! the colors would work for a variety of occasions. thanks for the chance to win!

billiejo said...

This set is darling and so reminiscent of my childhood. I'd love to play with this collection and I love U cuts; you can manipulate them any way you want. Thanks for the chance to win.

BonnieRose said...

Oh my such wonderful products.... I would love these... such wonderful color.. wow!!!

Annie said...

Thanks for the Darcies showcase, now I am off to Google Darcies!

faith said...

Definitely different.

Cynthia B. said...

Love your projects, Ashley! I'm intrigued by Darcie's...never heard of them before, but these look like very elegant products! I'd like a closeup of the stamps too. Thanks for highlighting this company!!

AngMomof3 said...

Love those vibrant yet feminine colors! My first exposure to Darcie's!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful designs! No wonder she has been asked to design rubber stamps. I do so very much love what you did with the stamps. Tres Chic!

Tanstar said...

Hi thanks for the review on Darcie, absolutely love the gorgeous dress forms, even though I don't sew, they are arty as far as I am concerned. Would love to play with Darcie's range, doubt many would stock it here in OZ! cheers

mea5798 said...

wow ashley you made some gorgeous creations! what is not to love..and the colors just pop from the page..hey i will pull out the old scissors and give the u-cuts a go!
thank you for sharing,,marie sierra
mea57_98@yahoo.com

cbk said...

Love to use shadow boxes for all types of papercrafts and this shadowbox frame looks amazing!

Debbi Tehrani said...

I love these things--especially the dress forms! So adorable!

william said...

Beautiful! Wow!

Angie Smith said...

I love it as is!!! Darcy's products are fabulous!!!! However, I would love to see a shadowbox made that will hold a double page scrapbooking layout. How about a
12X24? What a great idea to submit to Darcy's?

Angie
overtherainbeaux@yahoo.com

Angie Smith said...

I love it as is!!! Darcy's products are fabulous!!!! However, I would love to see a shadowbox made that will hold a double page scrapbooking layout. How about a
12X24? What a great idea to submit to Darcy's?

Angie
overtherainbeaux@yahoo.com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

MMMM--love this! Colors are beautiful! I love that dress form! I would love to try these out:)

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and the shadowbox look fun EJ

Miwa said...

Wonderful projects you've created and those colors really *pop* - love it!

mrssweetiepie said...

What amazing items! I loved the shadowbox. The feminine font and color style really appeals to the girlie girl in me!

julie.schellin said...

It's always fun to "meet" a new scrapbook company. The colors are lovely.

Janette said...

Great products - love the colours. Great new company (or old company that we have only just found out about).

Rebecca Ednie said...

Looks amazing! I love the frame!

Theresa said...

I haven't heard of this company before but I definitely will be watching out for them now. I love the samples that you made.

Angela Fehr said...

The shadowbox is awesome - I am always looking for stuff to alter!

Kathy said...

Not much to dislike! Such a great product and happy to have a chance to win!

A splash of Sherry said...

I am always excited to find something new. Thanks for sharing it. I can't see much not to love about it all.

rebecca_geile said...

I have never heard of this company. thanks for showing this.

BabyBokChoy said...

Wow, something I was not previously aware, that's rare, I need it!!

{Sarah} said...

Very cute!!! Me likey! ;)

Joni Parker said...

Wow...good info. I recognize Darcie's from the sewing world. Didn't know about the SB products. Would LOVE to get my hands on that shadow box frame...it looks "to die for".

serena said...

I loved everything you showcased. wow that dress form is so cute!

*Suzy* said...

I like your pro/cons. The shadow boxes would be fun ... a nice change of pace.

JeanneK said...

These look so fun. I love your project!

Gabi said...

I've been wanting to make a shadow box for my daughter. I love the images from Darcie's.

I've never heard of any of this before... I'm eager to see some of this stuff in person!!

I do however love all the designs!

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

Cathryn67 said...

Looks very cool. Love to try it!
cathryn67 at yahoo dot com

terisplace said...

Love, love and love, Ash!

gilroy gal said...

Very cute! I have been seeing dress forms all over lately and I am addicted! The swirls on these are just adorable!

Allison said...

Birds, blooms, and dress forms... does it get any cuter?
Love your projects and can't wait to get my hands on some product to make my own.
Thanks for the chance to enter!

Jewel said...

Your projects are adorable! Love it all.

Rebecca W said...

Very nice things! I haven't seen this line before- I will have to look for it.

Shan Reid said...

Gorgeous products! Just love what you did.

Allison Cope said...

Wow! Love the stamp images! Fabulous!

Carol Clayton said...

LOVE the designs; very shabby chic, which I absolutely adore!

PamS said...

Very pretty...love the colors.

e_donaldson said...

Love the chic-ness of this and the colors are divine! I love what I see and would love to try out some of the product! Thanks for the give-away!

connie said...

Love the stamps and acrylic shadow box frame. thanks for a chance to win.

Joy Pearcy said...

So adorable! Thanks for the chance to win this great stuff!!

kkaisu said...

Cute projects. I saw a Darcies booth at a craft show and liked a lot of her stuff.