Monday, June 27, 2011

The Twinery Project {Jun 27th}

I had to make a last-minute gift set to thank someone last week so I'm sharing that project today. I only know this person on a professional one so I wasn't sure what his style was. Therefore, I kept the card design very clean and simple to allow The Twinery's baker's twine to shine. In fact, it was the twine that he noticed right away, especially the way I packaged it (similar to THIS project) and couldn't stop raving about it long enough to notice the sentiments or the shape of the cards themselves. LOL

I started this project by choosing a fancier shape for these cards because they were going to be stamped with only black ink. Then I chose a stamp set with large sentiments that would hold their own and that was Pretty Phrases by Paper Smooches. This is definitely one of my favourite sentiment sets. I adhered the card fronts and backs together and, using a Fiskars hand punch, punched a little flower into the centre of the area where the two pieces are glued together. Then I paired up two colours of The Twinery's baker's twine for each card. First, I looped them twice through the floral hole and then tied a bow, knotting the ends at different length before trimming off the excess.

So easy, right? It took me about 90 minutes to make all five cards. It's a great way to stretch your stamp sets and show off The Twinery's baker's twine! You could even use the recipient's favourite colours on all the cards. If you give this idea a try, let me know and I'll be sure to drop by and have a peek.

This project is also posted on The Twinery Blog today so I'd love it if you hopped on over there and left me a little comment there, too. Thanks so much!!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases; Memories Black ink; Fiskars 1/4" Flower hand punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Fourteen; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery baker's twine in Maraschino, Blossom, Mandarin, Lemondrop, Lilac, Charcoal, Pink Sorbet, Peapod, Honeydew & Caribbean

37 comments:

Ujjwal said...

This is so cool and quick!! I think I am gonna give it a try soon :)

Jen Carter said...

That is so cute!! I LOVE how the double colors of twine look tied together and I also love the little detail that you used a scallop punch for the hole! Cute!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Cool! Looks so simple, but it works really, really well! I love them! Great idea, Emily!
Hugs, Wendy

Jennifer said...

Very CUTE!! Love the shape, twine and sentiments!!! (=

kasia c. said...

Oh Emily, what a fabulous project! Those big sentiments are just a perfect fit for these cards. :)

Vicky Hayes said...

The bakers twine is quite happy to take centre stage! I like the little flower-shaped hole it's tied through.

Lynn said...

These are great Emily. I love how you tied the little knots at the end of each bow too!

Helle said...

LOVE these cards!!!! i hope its okay if i borrow your idea:)

Jen W. said...

Brilliant! I am normally totally intimidated by shaped cards but these are so fun I might break down and try some myself!

walchowDesign said...

Wonderful set, Emily! Love the simplicity of them!

Angela said...

What a fun and quick idea! Classy too.

lotte chew said...

LOVE them all :D

Lisa said...

This is a wonderful gift set idea- so simple and perfect for a man or woman. The flower punch is a nice extra touch along with the little knots on your bow ends :) Lovely!

Chari M. said...

Great project idea! Thanks for sharing, I will have to try this very soon! :)

Emily Keaton said...

What a fantastic set of note card, Emily! The variety of sentiments is great, and I love all that colorful baker's twine. Great work!

BabyBokChoy said...

SUCH creative use of twines, absolutely adorable notecards!

Lindsey said...

These are so sweet and simple -- of course, not really simple, when the sentiment takes centre stage, the inking has to be perfect! Plus the little knotted bows! These are a great gift set.

Shauna K said...

these are so great! love the sentiments, the doubled up twine, and the lil knots at the end of the twine are the perfect touch :D

Meg said...

Great cards to give to a guy--you took care of all the sentiment work, plus he doesn't have a huge card to fill on the inside! :)

Heather said...

Such an inspired idea, love them (I can't keep my eyes off that twine either!)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous cards Emily, super shape and the twine is so pretty, hugs Gay xxx

Gwen said...

Love these CAS tags, Emily!

donna mikasa said...

This is genius, Emily! Love that sentiment set, too! Off to get more twine and CASE this--I love it!!

lynn said...

i love those stamps, the shapes and your cute twine! oh, and the knots of the ends-too cute!

Anne said...

LOVE the shaped cards, the simple messages and the fun twine! What a perfect gift!!

Karen B. said...

What a way to pack a punch~simply elegant!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

i ADORE THESE!!!! omgosh, need those stamps too- what pretty sentiments! great job on these and LOVE the shape!!!

Isha said...

Cute, quick and Elegant Emily. Love all these tags. TFS

Angie said...

Thanks so much for the idea!! You gave me great inspiration for my coworkers Christmas cards. I made one already and love it! (www.ahacreations.blogspot.com)

Scrapcollectr said...

I did the once around your blog since it's been awhile. Lovely lovely cards, as usual! You really rock those digi images. No wonder your parents thought it was store bought! That in itself is the disguised compliment! *smile* Congrats on the Jane's Doodle DT spot! Way to go!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow I love the clean style it does really showcase the twine!

Cristina said...

So cute! I love how you knotted the ends of the twine on the bows. Fabulous finishing touch.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GET OUT! Emily---I cannot believe how clever you are! I love love love your creativity! Great project:) BEAUTIFUL color combos on each card! LOVE:)

Sunghee said...

simple doesn't always mean fast, but it really turn out beautifully. You rock at clean design. So pretty with the sentiments and the shape.

AnitaRex said...

Absolutely darling! I like that you did this set shaped! So great CAS and the baker's twine makes it shine!! And I have to admit I think it's totally daring of you to make this for a man! :> I love reading that he loved it! Gives me hope!

Janna Werner said...

this idea is gorgeous and I love the shape of the small holes you punched, would also look fab on xmas gifts... TFS!

Tifany said...

These are awesome, Emily!


-Tifany
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