Friday, April 8, 2011

The Twinery April Project + Unity FWF Blog Hop {Apr 8th}

Hello! It's my day to post on The Twinery Blog so you'll see these same projects there with a bit of a variation in the narrative. Not to worry, there are more details here on my personal blog! :) I used all Unity stamps on these projects since I'm also posting on a Friday for Unity's Friends With Flair blog hop!

Some of you may know that I love to shop but I'm a very careful shopper. I sometimes plan months ahead of time and budget for my purchases. It sounds crazy, I know, but I'm a minimalist in life and I don't like clutter or too much happening at once. I like everything in moderation and I want to be sure that I appreciate and actually make good use of what I have. My minimalist approach to life is also probably why my favourite paper crafting style is clean and simple.

As a published makeup and hair artist, I'm highly influenced by fashion and that's where I draw a lot of my inspiration from. Now I would like to show you how a little bit of beautiful twine from The Twinery can be very fashionable for your Unity projects! Let's start with some cute tags which double as gifts.

One of my favourite ways of accessorizing is with scarves. I love wearing scarves looped like this, especially in the spring and fall seasons. Don't these ladies look fabulous in their twine scarves? I can't help but laugh when I look at them, plus I can't stop feeling their soft scarves. LOL

These tags were made with an image from Melody Ross' One of a Kind and the tag and sentiment are from Jillibean Soup's Dutch Mustard Soup.

How 'bout a fun belt in one of the prettiest shades of twine? I just love the honeydew twine, especially paired with gorgeous crochet trim! I could make a whole set with this dress in different colours and twine belts to match. Wouldn't this be pretty for a girlfriend who loves fashion and shopping?

This card features the dress form and one of many great sentiments from Undeniably You.

Us travellers have to decorate our luggage in the cutest and most visible way possible! Luggage tags tied with twine would make it easy to spot what's yours on the airport carousel! This would also make a great gift set in assorted colours for a friend who lives far away.

I used the charcoal twine to secure the tag on this suitcase. The suitcase is from Cosmo Cricket's Joy Ride Icons, the tag and tag sentiment are from Dutch Mustard Soup, and the 'i miss you' sentiment is from Favorite Things/Rockin' It Unity Style.

Even snowmen need their accessories. This one already has a hat so I added a twine scarf in lilac and cappuccino!

The snowman and sentiment are from Believe in Fairytales which is still on sale for an incredible $18.50 at Eclectic Paperie! This is my favourite Unity Store Kit ever. The snowman and sentiment are also available as an itty bitty called Snowbody Warms My Heart! The flowers, which I thought would make excellent snowflakes, are from Dutch Mustard Soup.

I treasure my handbags and want to keep them clean so I almost never put them on the floor. I prefer to hang them on the back of a chair at meetings and parties. Plus this way, everyone can admire that bag! ;Þ This sweet little bag features a braided twine handle in pink sorbet. The chair image is from When I Am With You, the bag is from Take Time To Laugh and the sentiment is from To the Moon & Back.

I hope I've inspired you with my projects today! What was that? Who are the tags for? Why, three of you lovely readers, that's who! The cute tags at the top of this post are part of my second blogversary giveaways. All who comment this month will be entered into the drawing. Each tag has four colours of twine from The Twinery and there's three feet of twine in each scarf. This giveaway is sponsored by me from my own personal stash of twine and is not sponsored by The Twinery. Good luck to everyone! :)

Sources for Twinery Scarves Tags: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity+Melody Ross One of a Kind; Unity+Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; The Twinery baker's twine in all colours; SU Basic Rhinestones; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; Darice hemp cord

Sources for Classy and Fabulous: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; SU Old Olive cardstock; Unity Undeniably You; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Old Olive ink; Scor-Tape; SU Victoria 5/8" crochet trim; The Twinery Honeydew baker's twine; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for Hello, I Miss You: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Tempting Turquoise cardstock; Unity+Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride Icons; Unity+Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup; Unity March 2010 Kit of the Month - Favorite Things/Rockin' It Unity Style; Memento Tuxedo black ink; SU Tempting Turquoise ink; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; The Twinery Charcoal baker's twine; Stampin' Dimensionals; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Sources for Snowbody: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; SU Early Espresso cardstock; Unity November 2009 Store Kit - Believe in Fairytales (or Unity itty bitty Snowbody Warms My Heart); Unity+Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup; Hero Arts Snow chalk ink; SU Elegant Eggplant ink; The Twinery Lilac & Cappuccino baker's twine; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for The Right Accessories: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity September 2010 Kit of the Month - When I am With You; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back; The Twinery Pink Sorbet baker's twine; SU Basic Rhinestone; Stampin' Dimensionals; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

67 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh such fabulous creations!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, that a post to bookmark and come back and visit again and again. Love the way you've just added the perfect bit of twine to these cards. Job well done!

Eva said...

Oh my GOSH!!!! Emily, these are all AMAZING, but the ladies with the scarf are to DIE FOR!!!

Jocelyn said...

Oh my goodness! I am dying here! The One of a Kind with twine (*sigh*). I love your style~you make some fabulous cards, Emily!

Gwen said...

Emily, you amaze me! This is a fabulous post and I love all your twine creations!
I came by to give you this link:
http://freedigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2010/02/here-are-some-links-to-precious-moments.html
I couldn't find the Precious Moments dachshund but there are tons of other cuties on these links. I'll ask Lisa, the Copics instructor where she found it and get back to you!

Ujjwal said...

Oh My Gosh, Emily!! I am amazed at how you manage to come up with the most unique ideas each time. Love love love each one of these projects. And as Erin mentioned, I am gonna bookmark this project :)

Jennifer said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I just love this post Emily!! SOOOO many awesome cards and I just love the touch of twine in each one!! The scarves are just FABULOUS!!!
Living simply is what I need to work on!! (=

Shirl said...

You totally had me on the first scarf tags!!! Are this fabulous or what? And then I'm drooling at each of the cards you made.... thanks for all the great inspirations... I'll have to go dig out my twine to play again!

secret scrapbooker said...

WOWEE you have been super busy. LOVE love love them all. So creative :0)
Kate x

Pauline said...

Wow, these are stunning! I love the colourful scarves, they made me smile! And that wonderful snowman too, with that fab sentiment, what a treat!

Janna Werner said...

Heya Emily, one more thing to our what-we-have-in-common-list ... not only our fabulous taste *chrchrchr* but being scarf lovers!!
Love this post, so many creative things to see and read! Thanks so much for that... the snowman with scarf is my fav, poor guy, always freezing ;-) Have a great weekend! Janna

Isha said...

This is one of the most creative projects I have seen. Cute n cute n....Love all of them. TFS and giving the inspiration Emily

Lynn said...

Holy moly Emily! You are so amazingly talented...you have me hooked on The Twinery's twine...I have all the sample back colors and have been a happy crafter...using it a lot!

Karen B. said...

I think I just fell off my chair. These are the most innovative projects I have seen in such a long time. Wow! Love EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM! You are so amazingly talented Emily!

Aggie said...

it's so wonderful...makes me want your talent!

Monika Wright said...

I am stunned my these projects using that awesome twine from The Twinery! They are creative, amazing and make me want to try to get better at stamping. I love them all!

Galena said...

Love these Emily, especially the dress form card:) Great job!

Ivona @ Sugarsticks Parties

~amy~ said...

Oh Emily...chock full of eye candy! happy friday!

cappuccino and colour said...

those scarves are just adorable and such a cool idea. Awesome.

Angelica Suarez said...

These are all absolutely fabulous. Nice work, Emily!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Holy macroni, classy and fabulous lady! Innovation redefined with your use of twine!!! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Angela Fehr said...

These are all fantastic! Love the dress and belt card!

Sarah said...

Emily, you've outdone yourself! Your projects are so clever and fabulous to boot. I love the twine "scarves" almost as much as the belted dressform. Just awesome. Thanks for sharing all of those great ideas.

StampinCathy said...

All your projects are just over the top AWESOME! I just love your creative and inspiring style.

Monique said...

Emily these projects are just wonderful..So many creative ways to use the twine!! Love the scarf on the snowman..way to cute:)..Great work!!

Bonita Rose said...

Love the scarf on the ladies... brilliant... u are a rock star! hugs bonitarose

Lindsey said...

You must craft in your sleep, Em! I have no idea how you can get so much amazing work done with a little guy around. While I would love to win one of your scarf ladies, how would I ever take their fabulous scarves off? :P And you're right, those flowers make perfect snowflakes. Awesome awesome stuff today!

Erin said...

oh my dear Emily your twine skills are like no other!!!! Love your cards and style <3

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

You always find the most creative ways to use twine, Emily! So inspiring. I LOVE the little thank you tags with the ladies and their scarves! Definitely my favorite, of the day! :)

Sarah B. said...

What a FANTASTIC idea!! :)

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous, inventive, fabulous creations Emily, love them all you clever 'ol thing :0) xxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cute and fabulous!!! I can't take my eyes off that little purse and the scarf made out of twine!

Tiffany said...

Super fun creations, oh my gosh, you have been BUSY!! Love these and yes, that twine project is divine!

Gwen said...

Me again. No luck on the stamp's origin. I'll see what I can do.

Victoria said...

OMG!!!! totally adorable scarfs!!! I have a million of them so for me this is totally cute and amazing!!!
Love love love all your cards too!!! Thanks!!!

btenn said...

OOhh la la! Stunning projects and miles of inspiration! You are so talented!

Hugs,
B

Karin said...

Get out! These are all so crazy great, but the scarves are amazing and super cute :) Oh, and the purse? I so would carry that! Such a stylish post today :)

Emily Keaton said...

Emily, every single one of these fabulous twine creations is so unique, fashion-forward, and crazy cool!! Wow, you are amazingly creative. I never in a million years would have thought of those scarves. What a fun post using super fun products!! Thanks for sharing these great ideas. Have a super weekend!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

OMG that is the CUTEST idea EVER!!!! Thank you for playing in the Unity challenge and WAY TO ROCK the Twinery's TWINE!!!!!!!!!

Angela said...

Aren't you sneaky with your little giveaway, Miss Em!
I do indeedy love these creations -- the Twinery is lucky to have you as a designer! Super-innovative and very chic from first to last.
Amazing, as always.

Linda said...

That green dress looks lovely and that bow add the right touch!

Maria Levine said...

EMILY! What a fabulous idea and sooo cute!!!! Love all your twine cards here they are so awesome!

Maria Levine said...

EMILY! What a fabulous idea and sooo cute!!!! Love all your twine cards here they are so awesome!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow Miss Lady....that's all I could say!! Man....so much talent....awesomeness!!!

lynn said...

such creative and beautiful cards and tags, emily! your twinery work is just so awesome!

Julie Hoffman said...

Love these Emily! The scarves are too awesome!

Scrapcollectr said...

You rock kraft card stock! All the tags are adorable and very clever!
^_^

Tifany said...

These are ALL fabulous, Emily!

Julie Ranae said...

Emily ~ This is one fantastic post! So creative : )

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I am soooooooooo amazed! I left a comment over on TT for you--JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE your creative thinking! LOOOOOOVE!

Sunghee said...

Get out! No way!!! These are too much! I LOVE all of them. How do you ever come up with such clever way to make simple but WOW WOW WOW WOW cards!!!! I love looking at beautiful scarves. But, I rarely wear them. When I was a teenager my mom told me scarf doesn't look good on me cuz I have a short neck. =(

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hoi Emily!

Wow, you've been busy, my dear! I love what you've made here and those scarves are just one of the most amazing things I've seen in a long time! You keep thinking of these amazing ways to use your materials! I truly, truly love that about your style! You're classy, my dear Emily! And you never stop to amaze me!
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Wendy

Wendy said...

Well aren't you the smartest crafter ever!!! Brilliant ideas girlfriend!

Smita said...

Love all of them though I especially like the scarves and the belt (sheer elegance!)

Hugs,
SMita

Jay Gee said...

All these projects are absolutely adorable Emily!

Heather said...

So gorgoeus, love the twine, so perfect :) Love the cards, I am so inspired by the way you use kraft and paper piecing, looks amazing.

Cristina said...

Holy cow, Emily! These are genius! So much creativity on each card. I need to start thinking about what else I can do with my twine. Such an inspiration.

Jen W. said...

What a fabulous collection of cards, Emily! They are all so fun and such great use of twine! :) I love them all but I think the suitcase is my favourite. Love the dotty luggage tag! :)

Tejal said...

I love all the cards..most of all the one with the luggage tag!!

Angie Blom said...

I am just loving all this Unity and Twinery.. Amazing cards all of them.. you Rock Emily..

sharon g said...

How cute all the cards are. I love twine...

scrapalajen said...

You rock Emily:-)

NoraAnne said...

I am in awe here with your creativity!!!!!! I can't help but laugh and smile each time I look at the ladies with their Twinery scarves!!!! SO clever :)
and I love the purse hanging off of the chair!
SO stinkin cute :) :) :) :)!!!!!!
Love each and every one of them!

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh Emily - what can I say?! You know I'm an SU girl and I love my crafting kit... but I am just a little wistful for bakers twine...

Julie E said...

What can I write??? Really, I am lovin' all your twine creations. Just blown away here :>) I guess I should expect it when I pop on over to visit!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! love love how you have been using the baker's twines, girl! so fun and creative. fabulous projects!

Marie-Pierre said...

WOW! I'm a huge fan of this twine and I couldn't find it in any store I knew.....so I'm VERY happy to see that there's a whole blog dedicated to baker's twine?!?!!! I'm running to see it! :D I guess that's the last comment on your blog for today but, I'll be back!! :) Thanks for all the eye candys. :)