Don't you just love a little bit of baker's twine on your layout or paper project? To me it just says "happy" - maybe it's the long ago association with goodies from the bakery - who knows? But when the opportunity to do a blog swap with The Twinery ... creators of baker's twine in the loveliest colors ... we jumped on it!
In case you're not familiar with a blog swap - here's what we did: we sent their Design Team papers and embellishments from the Hello Fall! collection, and they sent our Design Team a box of baker's twine in every color of the rainbow and then some! Then our teams got to work, and you get to enjoy what they've created!
Each day this week, both The Twinery and LYB will share a project or two from our Design Teams which we hope will inspire you.
PLUS ... as usual ... there's blog swag involved! YOU have a chance to win some gorgeous goodies! Be sure to head over to The Twinery's Blog and Facebook Page every day to see what their fabulous Designers have created. Don't forget to leave a comment - and tell them we sent you. Comment every day on both blogs and Facebook pages for more chances to win. At the end of the week, we'll each pick winners from our Facebook and Blog comments - and the winners will win a sampler pack of Twinery Twine plus some goodies from Little Yellow Bicycle's Hello Fall! collection!
What's not to love? Let's get started!
Our first projects are created by the very very talented Biker Chick Renee Foss!
Piles of Smiles Layout - Using The Twinery Twine and Little Yellow Bicycle's Hello Fall! Collection
To begin I dyed the red/white baker’s twine to make it more harmonious with the fall colors of this layout. I mixed water and the two colors of alcohol ink and soaked my twine in it for about a half an hour. Make sure the mixture is a lot darker than the color you want the twine to end up. After soaking, rinse the twine with clear water and squeeze out excess. Allow to dry before using.
For layout, I color-blocked two different patterned papers on red cardstock. The photo and ‘piles of smiles’ are matted on orange cardstock. All edges were inked with brown stamping ink. I grouped the large brown branch and two leaf chipboard pieces as shown and tied my prepared twine several times around the entire red cardstock piece before adhering this to the background [kraft] paper. I removed the foam backing from one of the Fabric Favorites button pieces and punched two small holes. I added this piece over the chipboard pieces and tied the twine in a bow through the button. HINT: add a small dot of clear drying glue to the knot to keep it secure. I also tie small knots in the ends of the twine to keep them from unraveling. As a finishing touch I added two green leaf pins behind the button. I hand stitched the zigzag down the side of the journaling card before adhering to the layout and finished off with a small bow, and then sprinkled some green jewel stickers around the layout for a little sparkle.
HF-103 Autumn Medley/Green Splendor paper
HF-105 Little Leaf Pile/Burnt Orange Knit paper
HF-279 Chipboard Shapes w/ Glitter Accents
HF-220 Fabric Favorites
HF-134 Journaling Cards
HF-135 Cardstock Die Cuts—Favorite Pieces
HF-140 Cardstock Die Cuts—Fresh Verse
HF-277 Stick Pins
HF-197 Jewel Stickers
The Twinery Maraschino baker’s twine
Cardstock: kraft, red and orange
Alcohol ink: red and brown
Holiday Cards - Using The Twinery Twine and Little Yellow Bicycle's Wonder & Wishes Collection
Card 1—Stitched Tree
Cut a label die cut using die cut system from white cardstock. If you don’t have one, just cut a rectangle of white cardstock to 4” x 5.25”. Dye Honeydew twine with celery/green alcohol ink as described for layout above. Pre-punch holes for tree in prepared label/cardstock and stitch tree.
Add a small piece of brown cardstock for trunk and a chipboard star at the top of the tree [I colored the star using Versamark ink and red embossing power, heat embossed]. Make card from white cardstock [4.25” x 5.5”] and cut a piece of ‘Joy & Peace’ paper for the front panel. Ink edges with green ink and adhere to card front. Add tree panel to card using foam adhesive. If desired, heat emboss edges of tree panel with red embossing powder [or color with red pen or ink w/ red stamping ink].
Card 2—Peace & Joy Present
Make card base from white cardstock [half of a 8.5” x 11” sheet folded in half]. Add Red Check Paper to card front, ink edges with brown ink. Cut patterned strips from remaining ‘Home for Christmas’ paper [note: the red pattern and green geometric border are next to one another on the paper but to get the other green border along the red patterned strip you need to cut that separately]. Ink edges with brown ink and add to card as shown. Ink edges of corrugated frame [leave inside of frame intact!] and add to card as shown. Cut off bow and small ribbon ‘bumps’ from chipboard present die cut. Wrap dyed Maraschino baker’s twine around twice both ways and secure in back. Tuck a mistletoe clear die cut under twine and secure. Make a bow from a double length of the same twine and adhere to present as shown. Add present to card with foam adhesive. Add ‘peace & joy’ clear sticker as shown.
Supplies used [cards]
WO-101 Home for Christmas/Red Check paper
WO-106 Joy & Peace/Little Red Hot Dot paper
WO-279 Chipboard Shapes
WO-190 Clear Stickers for Cardmaking
WO-276 Corrugated Shapes
WO-230 Clear Cut Shapes
The Twinery baker’s twine in Maraschino and Honeydew
Red embossing powder
Brown stamping ink
Green stamping ink
Small scrap of brown cardstock
Alcohol inks: red and celery
Die cutting system and label die
I want to send a HUGE shout out to The Twinery for their generosity – they sent soooo product in a rainbow of colors! Thank you so much, I can’t wait to entwine all my projects!
Thanks to you Renee!
Now hop on over to The Twinery's Blog to see what their Designers have cooked up for today! And don't forget to check back tomorrow - I'll have another post featuring Biker Chick Liz Qualman!
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