Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

Hey Crafty Friends-

It's finally here! After all the shopping and crafting, it's time to celebrate Christmas. I made this cute card using Doodlebug Designs North Pole collection and features Berry Red Trendy Twine. This has got to be my favorite holiday card I've done this year. I hope you like it too!

I want to take this opportunity to thank Lesley for giving my first design team experience with Trendy Twine. I am so happy you gave me a chance to work with your wonderful products. I am sad the term is coming to an end and a new team will take over but I am thankful we are friends and you introduced me to a great group of ladies. I'm always here when you need a designer!

To all my followers, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for liking what I do. You have made 2012 a great year for me. Now let's bring on 2013 and great new projects!

Have a great crafty Christmas!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Gift Book- Candy Cane Trendy Twine

Hey Crafty Friends-

I have another Trendy Twine project on the blog today. I love this Candy Cane twine! It is one of my favorites color combinations. I was dying to use it to do a Christmas book after my Thanksgiving book turned out so great. I hope you like this one too!

To make the cover I cut a piece of red checked cardstock to 4" x 8.5".  I scored it at 4" and 4.5" to create a 4"x4" album with a .5" spine. I embellished the cover with stamped stitches and a few cut outs popped up on foam dots. The finishing touch is the Candy Cane twine bow with a heart gem in the center. For the closure I cut 4 pieces of  twine at 8" and glued 2 pieces to the inside front and inside back of the book then glued down a piece of patterned paper over the twine to finish off the cover and hide the extra twine. Now the twine can be tied in a bow to close the book.

For the pages inside I cut 10 pieces of cardstock at just slightly smaller than 4" sq. They are glued back to back to create 5 pages. They are then attached to the book with hinges made of 1"x4"  strips of paper scored in half.

I hope this shot gives you an idea how the hinge works. I had the kids do a few drawings inside for their grandparents then a popped up a few more cut outs. We also wanted to include a  gift card in the book so I made a little pocket.

I just cut a strip of cardstock and glued 3 sides down to the pages with the top open to hold the cards. Added a sentiment popped up on foam dots.
This is a really personal, fun gift for any family member to enjoy. I am making them for everyone! I really hope I have inspired you to make your holiday gift books this year.
To order your Candy Cane twine and find more Trendy Twine inspiration please visit the blog at http://trendytwine.blogspot.com/. Make sure you join the December Challenge for a chance to win some yummy twine!
Have a great crafty day!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Snowman Tag with Candy Cane Trendy Twine

Hey Crafty Friends-

Can you believe it's December already? I am so excited for Christmas crafting and this little tag is the cutest project to start out this fantastic month.

I am in love with Candy Cane Trendy Twine! The  triple color twist matches perfectly with the Doodlebug North Pole paper I chose for my tag. I started out with a 3.5" x 2.5" green glitter cardstock base. The corners were rounded and the edges inked in red. The snowman tag is a punch out from Doodlebug that I inked the edges in red, stickled the frame with crystal glitter and added google eyes to the snowman. I stamped the Snowmany Hugs sentiment from My Creative Time in black and attached to the green base with foam dots. The holly flags were created by cutting strips of paper to approximately 3" and cutting "V" at the end. The edges were inked in red then attached to the back of the green base. The final touch is a triple Candy Cane twine bow finished with a clear gem in the center. So easy, so quick, and so much fun to make. This is my kind of project!

I hope you enjoyed today's project. For all things Trendy Twine and to join the December Challenge, please visit the website http://trendytwine.blogspot.com/.

Thanks for hopping by! Come back soon for more inspiration.

Have a great Crafty Day,