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Fabric, Wall Paper & Gift Wrap

Spoonflower; A Partnership!

Designs by dVa is so excited to announce that 16 of Deanna V. Amirante’s designs are now available on Fabric, Wall Paper & Gift Wrap at

We have been waiting so long for this day to come. We have been asked over and over again; can I get your designs on fabric or wall paper? Well now you can.

Wallpaper – It’s Removable!

The wall paper is amazing! The rolls are 2 feet wide by 12 feet long. They overlap so the design works across the wall and is available is two kinds; Water Activated (removable) in a smooth finish and Peel & Stick (repositionable) in a woven finish. Removable wall paper – how great is that! Spoonflower also has an amazing online resource area in their Help menu to answer all of your wall paper questions; even diagrams on how to hang wall paper.

Deanna Amirante of Designs by dVa - Anemone White & Black Floral

Anemone White & Black Floral


Fabric Options Galore!

All of the designs are available in an array of Woven, Knit and Performance Fabrics giving you the best options for your sewing or craft projects.

Davina Mum Floral Design

Gift Wrap/Wrapping Paper

Designs are also available in a rolls of satin finish gift wrap measuring 26″ x 72″. Our designs make great gift wrap options for many different occasions. From Birthdays to Bridal or Baby showers or just because; dress up your gift with these beautiful design options at my Spoonflower shop.

Circles & String in Red Gift Wrap/Wrapping Paper


More of my designs will be added very soon, so check back often for the latest designs by me available at Spoonflower – Enjoy!


Design Inspiration, dVa at Home

5 Ideas for Left Over Gift Wrap

I always seem to have left over pieces of gift wrap of all different shapes and sizes. Recently I started getting a little creative with what I could do with them, especially if there was a beautiful pattern on it. Below are my 5 favorite things to do with left over gift wrap ~ Enjoy!

1.  Curly Ribbon Bow 
























Take strips of paper and curl as you would curly ribbon. Then either tape pieces together or use a piece of ribbon to tie them together and attach to your gift. 


2.  Embellish a Plain Gift or Kraft Bag














Measure out a strip of gift wrap and use a glue stick to attach to a plain gift bag.


3. Line Drawers

IHeart Organizing: UHeart Organizing: Making Up Pretty Organization. Use wrapping paper to line drawers.:





Line drawers and embellish the sides with left over gift wrap. Click here for instructions.











4. Wrap Baked Goods 

cute idea to do a band of patterned paper tied with ribbon/tag...@Anjali Rajani Gosalia wouldn't this be a great idea for Mom's persimmon bread?:






Take a strip and wrap baked goods to highlight a gift tag. 










5. Place in a Frame For a Special Gift or Home Decor


Leftover pieces of gift wrap make for great wall art too. Cut to size a piece and place in a pretty frame to dress up any wall or space.

Design Inspiration, Wedding

Tablescapes Anyone?

Oh my goodness! I have been so inspired today and I just couldn’t keep it all to myself. While perusing Pinterest I have come across some amazing…yes amazing tablescapes. What I love about these is that they can be used for a wedding, shower or any kind of party or get together. And the greenery, oh the greenery is just amazing – yes I am totally crushing on the greenery!

First is this minimalist Italian-Style wedding ensemble. I just love love love the brick and the greenery. It’s so simple yet so elegant. The clear, acrylic chairs are perfect in that they don’t take focus off the beautiful table. Your eye goes directly to the classy, elegant table decor. The mix of texture and simple colors; white, green and metallic are in perfect harmony and contrast with the dark table, the clear chairs and stemware.

Greenery table runner | Lauren Carroll Photography:

Minimalist Italian-Style Wedding


Next is this simple and rustic gem. I could just see myself sitting at this table in a mountain or outdoor setting. I can imagine a fire in a fire pit not far away. The elements for this simple and elegant table setting go perfectly together. I love the soft furry cushions on the wooden seats. The candles give a harmonious glow off the table highlighting the simple greenery and florals. The reclaimed wood table ties it all together giving an added feeling of warmth and coziness.

Table Setting (scratch the furry cushions) JACLYN PAIGE:

Rustic & Elegant Outdoor Table Setting


Finally, for those of us who like a little bit of color; I found this example. A romantic rustic outdoor setting. Here they have used a blue chevron patterned table runner to add a bit of color to the setting. What’s awesome about this particular tablescape is that whatever color table runner you want to use would work. The white florals and simple greenery along with the white dinnerware and candles really play off well against the dark table and chairs. The addition of the white/linen colored seat cushions to the chairs helps tie the whole look together. This look is warm and cozy while maintaining a sense of class and elegance by the choices of glassware and florals used. Yes I can definitely see myself at a wine country wedding here!

Al Fresco Dinner Reception - Chevron Table Runners - See more on #smp here: Vrai Photography -

Romantic Wine Country Wedding


I hope you have enjoyed these few examples I’ve shared. All photos are linked to their Pinterest post; just give them a click for more information.



Design Inspiration

Door County WI now serving Fruit Salad at Studio 768


I am so very excited to announce that my Fruit Salad Note Card collection is now being sold at Studio 768!!

Studio 768 is a wonderful shop located in the garden shops behind Ecology in Sister Bay, WI. 2017 will be their second season open. The shop has welded metal sculptures created by the owner, Camilla Hitzeman, along with some t-shirts designed by her son among other artistically designed products. Camilla often paints her sculptures in bright colors, so my Fruit Salad Note Cards will fit right in at Studio 768.

So if you are planning a trip to Door County, please take the time to stop into Studio 768!


Design Inspiration

2016 Floral Pattern Portfolio by Deanna V. Amirante of Designs by dVa

I know it is the holidays, but I couldn’t resist in sharing my newly completed portfolio with you all. I now have my Floral Patterns created this year in a portfolio complete with realistic mock-ups.

Hopefully these patterns will be on products you see here in the future. Contact me directly for licensing inquiries – I’d love to hear from you!


Design Inspiration

Hello Heirloom…Floral Repeat Pattern Design

It’s amazing to me just how a change into a new season can bring about so many elements to inspire me. As spring was underway, the garden outside my studio window was taking on a new life…literally. As the stages of the flowers began to bloom, I couldn’t help myself but to go outside and take a closer look. The first flower had bloomed. It was the Mischief Peony which had grown to the size of large bush; an inheritance of a previous owner.


It had flowered and was beautiful. I was instantly inspired and new pattern was brewing in my mind. I snapped a pic for inspiration and hence, a new pattern was born – say hello to Heirloom…


Heirloom is a repeat pattern design created and copyright 2015 by Deanna V. Amirante aka Designs by dVa. Interested in having this design on your product?

Contact me directly; I’d love to hear from you!



Design Inspiration, dVa at Home

Designs by dVa now at!

I am excited to announce that Designs by dVa can now be found at!

Do you have an event or party to plan? Have a special announcement to make? Want to let someone special know how you feel or that you are thinking about them? Then click below to see my designs on cards and ecards. I even have Valentine’s Day designs! – Enjoy!

Design Inspiration

Ballet Shoes – A Sneak Peek!

It’s taking me a little longer than I anticipated, but I wanted to give you all a sneak peek at what will be available in the shop soon. My Ballet Shoes design. It is going to be available on note cards, thank you notes, fill-in invitations and jotters. As soon as I work out some production specifications I will have them in the shop – I promise!

Design Inspiration

Geometrics – A Sneak Peek!

It’s been a long and fun summer, but I’m finally back into my creative zone. I’m having so much fun with this next collection I’m working on. I’m calling it Geometrics and it’s very true to it’s name. I’m sharing one of the designs with you today – Enjoy!