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 Make sure you join the December Challenge for a chance to win some yummy twine!
Have a great crafty day!


  1. Love this, especially since it has room for a D&D gift card LOL Love all the details!

  2. Just 'traveled' over from Trendy Twine's blog to say: WOW! This is such a thoughtful, heart-warming gift! I can see why you're making a series of them - they're gorgeous and 'individualized,' Keepsakes, for sure! Thank you for sharing - and I hope you don't mind if I 'scraplift' (although mine won't be nearly as pretty as yours, as I'm such a newcomer to the paper-crafting 'sport'). Looking forward to visiting your site later today, to see what other treasures await.

  3. What a thoughtful gift, such fun details!

  4. Love it! Brown with anything Christmas looks awesome.