Thursday, September 29, 2011
I made this card for my niece's birthday and I used no electronic cutting machine or svgs!... :-) Yay! I love taking a break from my cutter! ;-) It's hard to see on that pic but the sentiment is on vellum paper... (that's why you have my inky fingers on the pic to keep it closed... ;-)).
The card is actually made of 3 panels and the frame is a window cut out using Nestabilities. The glittery pink frame is also cut out using two Nestabilities inside each other. Of course I had to add a tiny bow of Trendy Twine somewhere... ;-)
The second layer showcases the fun designer paper... :-)
I made this simple onesie shaped card for my nephew's 1st birthday, using the Peek-a-Boo svg set from Lettering Delights. It's just wide enough to hold a gift card and still fits in a regular enveloppe. :-)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
If you follow my blog, you must know by now that my friend Bee (aka my evil twin ;-)) recently decided to take her creativity to a new level and opened a SVGs store: SVGs by Bee. :-)
I know it won't come as a big surprise, but she asked me to be part of her Design team, and honestly how could I say no??... ;-D
So here we are! My fellow DT members are:
* Alyssa from My Thoughts Exactly
* Becki from The Happy Card Encouragement Factory
And of course Bee will also be featuring her SVGs on her blog Bee's Hive O' Drama. :-)
Our little Bee has been busy working on her Halloween collections, and this is what I used for my card today. :-) All those files are from the Bee-Witching Halloween Collection.
Isn't that little bat too cute? I cut her out of shimmery midnight blue cardstock, I love that color. The talk bubble is from SCAL. And the beautiful tri-color twine is of course from Trendy Twine. (I know, I couldn't resist adding a little bit of twine, having those big spools sitting right next to me, it's too tempting!!.... ;-))
It's hard to see on my flat pic but the purple background (hmm yeah, it was supposed to represent the sky with stars, LOL) is on foam tape, as are the branch and the bat... (you know how much I love my foam tape... ;-))
Well that's it for today, I hope you will pay Bee a little visit if you haven't already. Don't forget to check Becki's and Alyssa's blogs to see their adorable projects using Bee's files. :-)
(Today is also Trendy Twine Tuesday so you can see my post here.)
It's TTT! Trendy Twine Tuesday... and this time I made a little tin for my sweet friend Bee and used Trendy Twine in place of ribbon to cover the sides of the tin. The paper is from the Country Drive collection by Echo Park.
I used Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine for the lid, and Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine for the bottom.
I love the sort of "rustic" look, and I think it feels wonderful also when you hold the tin in your hand.
I used Terrifically Tacky Tape to hold the twine in place and it was really easy and this twine ain't going anywhere. ;-)
I covered the inside with more paper, and put little crafting goodies in mini zip bags that I decorated with mini twine bows....
And to finish it off, I wrapped it up like a big candy... :-)
Monday, September 19, 2011
A very simple card I made for my neighbor/friend who just lost her Dad... I never quite know what to do for sympathy cards, I like to keep them ultra simple and often use autumn leaves because someone's passing reminds me of a fall leave in the wind... The paper is from a photo stack from DCWV which has great nature pictures... I just added a little Trendy Twine to "warm" it up...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
You might have noticed there was no release for My Thoughts Exactly this month... Not to worry, there are currently several sets in production and things got a little backed up but you will soon get to see the new sets and it will be worth the wait... ;-) But honestly, Alyssa's sets have so many sayings in them that we could post projects for months with just one set!!... ;-)
Here I used the Birds & Bees set again, because it was such a great match for my Fluffles and my Echo Park paper, and I thought it would be a great pick-me-up for a sweet friend of mine... :-) Of course I had to add a little bit of Trendy Twine there too... ;-)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
As you know, Trendy Twine has just started a Design Team and I am one of the lucky members! :-) This month starts the beginning of our monthly projects. Each month we will focus on a different color and make projects with it. The 1st Tuesday we will all post together, and every Tuesday afterwards a different member of our team will post a project with that color.
For September we chose Peppermint Stick RED as we are all in the mood for back to school and apples come to mind... ;-) In honor of this kick off, Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine will be on sale for $7.50 this whole week. :-)
My husband was in France last week and he brought back some nougats (probably my favorite treat...;-P). He wanted to share some with his coworkers, so I made a cute little packaging for them.
I started with some adorable (and so easy to use) Mini Kraft Gable Boxes from Annie's Paper Boutique. All I had to do was stamp on them and decorate them a little. The beauty of those little boxes is that kraft goes with everything and with all of the twine colors! ;-)
Here I used some organza ribbon and some Peppermint Stick RED twine. I really love the color combo of red with craft and white! :-) I finished it off with a little tag, attached with matching twine, and a little medallion glued over my twine and ribbon using foam tape (this way the medallion is glued to the box and the twine and ribbon can move freely under it).
The square medallion stamp is by Stampin'Up, and this adorable little ladybug with a flower is from Stampendous. :-)
As you can see, I was really good and ate the props only after I was done taking pictures... ;-D
So in order to kick off this month's introduction of twine, we decided to have you participate in a little challenge.
The theme this month is "what's your favorite use of twine". For me aside from cards, I like to use twine on packages and gifts and with tags just like above. I think it always adds a little something happy and fun to gifts.
Once your project is done, head over to the Trendy Twine Blog, where you will find a Mr Linky at the bottom of the post where you can add a link to your project. You have till September 29 to enter.
The DT will pick their favorite project, and this person will receive a big spool (160 yards) of red twine, then we will pick a random winner who will get 30 yards of red twine. I hope to see how you like to use twine on your projects very soon! :-)
And last but not least, don't forget to check Alyssa's and Kim's blogs to see their projects featuring Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine. :-)