Friday, September 9, 2011

I. Love. Twine!

I. Love. Twine!

Seriously... I love twine. I think twine has to be one of the prettiest things that I can add to my papercrafting. It looks fantastic with kraft paper. Twine is just lovely.  So, when my lovely friend Kristy over at asked me to showcase how I keep my twine, as well as a few of my projects... I JUMPED at the chance. 

A little while back a few of my crafty friends and I bought a bunch of Twinery twine in bulk, then divided it all up. This way, I was able to have each of the colors for the same price of one roll!!
 Although I love love love how many people creatively hold their twine... I'm all about function! I used strips of chipboard 1.5"x6" to use for two colors. I tried to use complementary colors, or colors that I felt weren't necessarily the same, but I could use together. The concept worked perfectly, until I had to get the newest Twinery colors: Denim, Buttercream and Stone.
I may rearrange at some point... But it's not too important at the moment!
For this card, I used a bee that I had lying around from a previous bout with my Cricut. I copied the Echo Park rainbow pattern in twine. It just ended up really cute!
 I really liked how the colors of twine matched all of the rainbow colors in the EP paper.
(Supplies used: Echo Park Summer Days 6x6, American Crafts cardstock-blue/white, Bazzill cardstock-black, Basic Grey yellow patterned paper, Sassafras Lass In-a-Stitch Blooms, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, Twinery Twine, Hero Arts stamp)

For the next card, I really wanted to make a knitted looking stocking. I started by actually trying to knit using skewers, and quickly realized that I am NOT a knitter. I'm okay with that information. I ended up using a really quick slip knot stitch and made one long braided looking string. I had previously cut out the stocking, and so wrapped the braid around the stocking shape.
I really liked how this gave the impression of being knitted, without all of the bother! I ended the stocking, by looping the leftover twine to make a loop.
 (Supplies used: Basic Grey patterned cardstock, PaperZone white cardstock, A*Muse stamps, ColorBox ink, Twinery Twine)

I also use twine on layouts! This brightly colored layout was screaming for more pink!
(Supplies used: Basic Grey Patterned Paper in Olivia, MyMindsEye patterned paper SoSophie, BG embellishments, Sassafras Lass letters, Twinery Twine)

For this layout, I attached a chipboard piece to the twine, then made it stay in place using grommets. I love how the twine just adds that extra bit of wonderfulness!!!

All in all... I LOVE Twine! PS. Scrapbooksteals is having Twinery twine on sale today!! Just sayin'!

Also... Head over to my friends' sites to see how they use Twinery twine! ALL  of these ladies are downright GENIUSES!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Heather! All gorgeous projects. I think my favorite might be the bee card though. All that beautiful twine and the wood grain!!!