Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Twinery Design Team Blog Hop {Day 1}

Welcome to The Twinery's Design Team Blog Hop! If you've come from Hera Frei's blog, you are on the right track. If not, be sure to start at The Twinery Blog for all the details. The team is three-quarters of the way through our term and we are have so much fun showcasing the best twine on the planet! The team is hopping in three groups over three days so you will see an array of incredible projects in many different styles. The card I'm showing you today was made with crocheted foundation chains in a rainbow of The Twinery's colours.

Every time I look at this card, I want to touch it! Don't you? ;) It looks like a snuggly little blanket which, by the way, would make a sweet baby card in your choice of colours. And I have a feeling some of you will ask so, yes, this was a publication reject for the last Paper Crafts call which didn't really come at a good time with my move and all. It was the only card I was able to submit and it was obviously rejected and I'm okay with that. I love it loads and that's all that matters. :)

Prize Alert!!!

Every design team member is giving away the Ultimate Color Sampler Pack courtesy of The Twinery!!! You will definitely want to hop along with us for the next three days and leave a comment on every blog to increase your chances of winning one of the most generous giveaways of the year! Leave a comment on this post by Friday, September 23rd 11:59 p.m. EST and I will choose my winner via Random.org. Check back here on Saturday, September 24th to see if you won!

I'm the last stop today but here's today's blog hop order in case you want to start at the beginning:

The Twinery Blog
Stephanie Johnson
Deena
Monika Wright
Jenny Suchin
Grace Hester
Jen Carter
Hera Frei
{me}

If you would like to hop along with Day 2's group, the fun starts at 8:00 a.m. EST tomorrow on The Twinery Blog!

I will be posting tomorrow for Day 4 of the Lil' Inker Designs Fall Release {Mini Pinwheel Die}. Be sure to hop with today's group starting HERE.

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity Forever Friends; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; The Twinery baker's twine in Blossom, Pink Sorbet, Maraschino, Mandarin, Lemondrop, Honeydew, Peapod, Caribbean, Lilac, Cappuccino & Charcoal; crochet hook; SU Heart to Heart punch

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Jennifer Roach said...

Emily, this card is AMAZING!! Reject or not I think it's awesome :)

Monika Wright said...

Your ideas for using twine always rock!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW fab use of your twine, love all the detail and texture, Clever you, Hugs Gay xxx

Marlena M. said...

Emily, this is darling! I love it loads too. ;)

Sue said...

I can crochet a chain stitch!! I can do this!!

What a unique take on using twine. LOVE it!

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kristen said...

oohhh...i audibly made that sound when i looked at your card. **so fun**

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful card! I love how you used the twine to crochet your piece...so inventive and so pretty!
Tracy
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Christine said...

Love your card idea. Would love to win some bakers twine

Ujjwal said...

Aweee Emily! this is so cute! I would love to snuggle in a blanket like that forever :)

Helle said...

This card is so cool! Im gonna try something similar :)

Evelin said...

Gosh, I totally love your card! and yes, I wanna touch it too!!! :D

Alanna said...

OMG this is awesome! Did you just plait them? They look fab! I definitely just want to reach out and touch this! I might have to use this idea for a baby card!

Leann said...

Well, I think it is a great card... Love that stitch you did on it!!! What is it exactly? chefl@swbell.net

Janna Werner said...

love love love it!!! hugs Janna

Jillian Aboussafy said...

I love the braiding you did. It is clean and simple but still shows you put a lot of love into it.

btsoi. said...

Love what you did with the twine. How did you make the chains? I'd definitely want to try this technique out!

Lorus! said...

WOW!!!!
I love this card! So simple, but what an impact!

Sarah said...

Wow- I *do* want to touch it! Beautiful card!

Melissa said...

Awesome card! So simple, yet beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Traveling Trader said...

I love how you used the twine on this card, so creative.

Amy Coose said...

Wow, this card is gorgeous! Love how you braided the twine.

Jen W. said...

This is awesome! It reminds me of these cool rag rugs that my grandparents had in their house. Can't believe it got rejected but whatever - PC's loss!!

Laura said...

oh.my.goodnesss. i really DO want to touch that card! its beautiful. i am such a sucker for clean white backgrounds! its gorgeous!!!!

mommyabbytommy said...

I absolutely LOVE that card. I will definitely be trying something along those lines!!

Kathy said...

This is so cool, it does remind me of a blanket or a soft sweater, great use of the twine.

shpatel2 said...

Amazing inspiration, your card is such a great idea! LOVE the twine

Jackie said...

I think your card is beautiful!

Char said...

I LOVE this card. So inviting and bright and fun. Thanks for sharing!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

swoon, love this.....

Cheryl Leong said...

Loving the idea! So clever!! Tfs



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Heather Innusa said...

This is SO cool!!! I love it so much - very creative & fun!

littlen said...

i'm constantly amazed by the many creative ways all of you use twine. tfs.
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Shauna K said...

oh goodness, SO cute! totally lovin the twine background- you're so creative, Emily!! :D

Rona said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Totally going to give it a try!

Nicole said...

I love how you layered the colours and added the simple heart. Awesome!

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Margie said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I love the rainbow effect!

Becki said...

What are they crazy?!? This card is awesome, so awesome it should have been on the cover!!!

TFS!

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carrie said...

OMG! I love this!!!

Linda Harris said...

I am amazed at the uses of the twine. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Maria (Маруся) said...

Very, very cute!

LauraP said...

Love it! Rainbows make me happy!
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Stephanie said...

I love this card. It is so cute!

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Darla said...

love the rainbow colors of twine!

erinB said...

Love it!! Great card.

Alisa said...

I agree. I definitely want to touch it. Great card!

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Chrissy said...

What a great idea for a card. I love how you crocheted the twine and you're right. It does look all cozy and I want to touch it!

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love this card Emily! Looking at it does make me want to feel it, I must learn how to crochet :)

ashjoy said...

Love the braids.

Karin said...

This card is totally charming Emiliy and thanks so much for the chance to win!

Basslady said...

a fantastic card-idea!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Kelly said...

How cute! Loving this blog hop and can't wait to see more!

Cathy Fong said...

amazing!!!! im a huge fan of ur work, emily. love those braids

Lizscraps said...

I like the texture you created with these braids and yes it does make you want to touch it.
TFS

Nickery said...

Such a great idea, I've never seen anyone use twine this way before!

Pammejo said...

Very Cute card. TFS in a wonderful projcet. pammejo1@yahoo.com

Julie E said...

This is not a reject in my book!!! What a soft warm card :>)

BabyBokChoy said...

adorable use of twines, you are definitely my #1 inspo when it comes to twine usage. It'll find its way onto a magazine page, just keep submitting!

loving3boys1girl said...

I love this card! I can't believe its a reject! And yes, I do want to touch it! :) I will definitely be trying this someday!
~Tracy

Andrea said...

Love this card! So cute!

Miranda said...

What an amazing card. I love how you used the twine, underneath the heart.
TFS!

Sandy jones said...

I have just love this hop,, and will be back tomoz,

great card xx

sandy xx :)

marla said...

A super cute card and so sorry it was rejected but I do really like it. I would love to get some new twine to play with on my projects. Thanks for a chance to win!!

Miriam Prantner said...

I just love this card. Thank you!

Randi said...

WOOAH. I thought they were lined up like the patch in the previous hop.. but (after reading and looking closer) you crocheted EACH strand. Such detail!

{VICKI} said...

what a great hop and great projects along the way!
thanks ladies

mustangkayla said...

What a cute cute cute idea! LOVE it! Thank you so much for such fun inspiration!

Javablustamper said...

Your project is LOVELY!! What a GREAT idea!! Thanks SO much for sharing!! Have an AWESOME day!!



ENJOY LIFE~ Javablustamper/Jacquie Peifer

Eva said...

How very sweet and cute this is!!! I love it!!! wow, you really did an awesome creative job on this card!!!
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Glora said...

I'm LOVING the rainbow of color and I think these look gorgeous crocheted. Hugs- Glora

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Anita Braddock said...

Wow Wounderful. love this Idea it looks so great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
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Chunyuan said...

You are craft genius. Love the plaided twine. Can't believe it is a reject.

Vanessa Middleton said...

Reject? Hmphhh! LOL It's really cute and you're RIGHT, I DO want to touch it. ;)

Ardilla said...

Awesome card! Love your rainbow...

Thanks for the fun!

Lillian Child said...

Oh Emily, what a delightful card creation! Love the idea of a baby "blanket" with pastel colors. Thanks so much for sharing this sweet sweet card with us!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Priya Mohan said...

Lovely use of the twine!..it sure looks cozy and cuddly:)..

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I just love how you've used the twine. TFS.

Penny said...

I do not crochet; however, my mother did teach me the simple chain stitch, so I just might be able to replicate this card. TFS and for a chance to win a great prize.

Carmen said...

Love the texture and color the twine brings to your card. Thanks for sharing.

*Alison* said...

Emily.. I LOVE it.. send it to my house and I won't reject it ;) it's amazing!! I love the knots and the colors are amazing.. oh wow.. thanks so much for the chance to win! you are amazing!! :) hugs

scrapdiva said...

very cute card,and yes it looks like a blanket, i want to touch it,lol

Holly said...

Im sorry your card got rejected but I think it is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win a sampler pack!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Nitasha said...

This is gorgeous! love to see all the rich, beautiful Twinery twine together on one gorgeous project!

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Roberta said...

Awesome, Emily! I love the unique ways your use the twine! Thank you!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Your card is so cool! So fresh and fun! I love the POP of bright color you have under the heart!

canadian_liner said...

More crocheting! I might just have to try that and also knitting with the twine. Can't believe your card was "rejected." Keep up the inspiring, creative work!

Tenny Kusuma said...

Oooohhh I LOVE your "blanket". It looks so pretty and cozy. What a beautiful CAS card. TFS.

Debbie said...

Love your card!

Lynne said...

I think this card is adorable - lovely use of the twine adding alot of dimension. I don't think it is a reject at all.

karahoward said...

Your card is wonderful!! Such a fresh way to use twine. Guess I need to learn how to crochet :P

Brenda Lee said...

Such a clever way of using the twine. Love the colors!!

Jenny said...

oooo I love this Emily, such a great use of the twine and I love the rainbow colours too :)
Jenny x

Wendy said...

Love your card, great idea, will have to try it.

Jeanne J said...

I love the rainbow of colors on your card and I agree with you - it is tempting to touch that soft cotton. Keep making things that make you happy and you can't go wrong.
Thanks so much for the chance to win.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Adorable project! Thank you for the chance to win!

Lynn said...

Serious Emily....I LOVE this!!!

Sue McRae said...

Such a creative way to use the twine, love it!

Nicole ~ The Diva said...

I really like that card. How did you do it?

Nicole B

coco_ceboo AT yahoo DOT com

Lisa Petrella said...

Your twine "blanket" give such a warm and cozy feeling to this card!! LOVE IT! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

Jingle said...

Why, yes, yes, I DO want to touch it! LOL! Awesome card! The braids make it!!!

ShellyJ said...

oh love the rainbow! how fun!

Lisa said...

Wow Emily! YOu are busy this week!!
I adore how you've crocheted again-this is fab! And it does make you want to feel it :) XX

McVic said...

I love this card! Love the texture and the fun of it!
kacee

Angela said...

Gor.Geous. Love how snuggly it is!

Nancy D. said...

Love your card!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE how you crocheted all those colors of Baker's Twine....FUN! And that sentiment is lovely, LOVE IT!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Beautiful braids!

jengd said...

FABULOUS card! I LOVE that you braided the twine and didn't just leave it at strings- looks great!

Sunghee said...

oh my~!!! Fabulous! You always have great ideas for new looks. WOW!

Kelly Sas said...

I love your card and idea! I definitely will be using the idea for a baby card. Thanks!

Deborah345 said...

So cute great idea that can be used with lots of varition

gracie said...

love love love the card! the twine is so pretty! thanks for sharing & looking forward to seeing more!

erin lee creative said...

SAY WHAT! Reject? Psh! This is really fabulous. I love the twine in rainbow form :) so beautiful!

Christine America Real said...

Oh I love this! It is simple yet elegant! I am marking it as a favorite!

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onecraftymama said...

I love this card! Rainbows just rock :)

Danielle said...

Stunning!!!

v said...

Your card was amazing! Simple and gorgeous and so sweet! I loved it! I need to learn to crochet again..it's been a long time:) Fantastic job!

~Vanessa W

lostinpaper said...

Awesome card Emily! Such a clever idea, it looks fantastic!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

great card and use of the twine! Fav color of mine: Mandarin. :)

Carla said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card. I love it... It would be adorable for a baby card.


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Tracy said...

Very cute card! I love the colorful twine!

Tracy
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

lydiawalker said...

cute - love the affect you got with the twine xx

Donna said...

I really like your card! The twine colors look fantastic on it and the braiding gave it texture.

Kim H said...

Love the use of twine on your card, if I win I will have the colors to do something like that too. Thanks for sharing.

Giovana said...

Fantastic idea!! Love your card very much!!

Scrapacat said...

DARLING card! I can't imagine this being a reject, but hey, sometimes they just need something different. Totally touchable!

Jennifer said...

Love this card ... you do want to reach out and touch it!

Cristine said...

I love this card! That's such a great idea!

Kimber-Leigh said...

i love that card...it's wonderful!

Anna said...

Wow! What a great card! "So Happy"
Love it!

Karen said...

Your card is cute. I like the snuggly blanket look!

Emily Keaton said...

This is absolutely adorable, Emily!! I never would have thought to crochet with baker's twine, but this is really special. Love your CAS style!!!

Annette said...

This is so cool Emily... love how you did the twine...so creative.. Thanks for sharing..

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I don't think it is a reject. And I too want to touch it... but touching the screen doesn't do it for me. Thanks for sharing.

DeniseP said...

This is beautiful, I love this. I love to crochet and I just love the look of the crocheted twine. This is by far my favorite project, yet! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing!!!! May have to try this on a layout!

Meghan said...

Such a tactile card...love it!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love this! It def. reminds me of a comfy blanky too! How did you make the ties on the side of each color? Thanks so much!
Lisa
summer_sunset54 at hotmail.com

quilt4fun2 said...

Your card is very sweet and yes I do want to touch it...it looks so colorful and soft :D Great job!
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Stacey said...

Look.at that.card! Incredible! Definitely the first time I've ever seen one like that! :) Great job!

beadz said...

What a cute card!

Glenda J said...

WOW! This is amazing. Love everything about it. Great work.

kasia c. said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! Those pieces of raided twine look fantastic. AWESOME!!

Tina said...

That twine is awesome your card is so creative

IlianaM said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Tammi A. said...

this is a beautiful card. sorry it was rejected, but it looks pretty awesome to me.

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Tigger70 said...

I love how you braided the twine. That was a really clever idea.

Sue Alger said...

What a unique background to your heart. Makes it really pop. Love the braiding of the twine.

Mrs. Green said...

What a great combo of the twine to make the card really pop!

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www.michelegreen.com

Beth said...

I love your card...yes it does look like a blanket to snuggle with.

Ms.M said...

I had never thought of braiding the twine. Ingenious! Thanks for the inspiration.

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

Sarah said...

Fabulous card! Great design!

Mary D said...

Love your blanket card; and your right, it would be very cute for a baby card! Thank you for the chance to win "Twinery".

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Okigirl2013 said...

Love your card! I would love to win the twine.
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Wendy said...

Very cute idea for a card!

callyannc said...

Super using so many colors! TFS CallyAnn
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Kelly Massman said...

Oh, I really love your rainbow braids!!! Darling!

Jenny said...

super cute!

brenda said...

I LOVE this card and would so love to touch it - it really does remind me of a snuggly blanket. I can't believe it was rejected!!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I adore this. It's just too adorable!!

Lori said...

Great, creative use of twine, Emily! So sweet.

Katrina said...

ok, so apparently I need to learn to crochet!!! SO CUTE!!! hugs, Katrina

Melissa said...

So pretty! Love the rainbow of twine. I just want to touch it, too! :)

craftaholic said...

I so want to touch it!! So cool!! TFS!! I have been a follower of your blog!!

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Kathy Mc said...

Your chain stitched twine looks like a soft blanket covered with a heart. Love the concept and bright colors you used on this fabulous card. It's a winner in my book. Would be thrilled to win The Twinery Ultimate Color Sampler Pack. What a fun day blog hopping!

LoriM said...

Another clever crochet card!
LOVE IT!
Thanks,
Lori

Alisha said...

GREAT CARD!!! I love the braided twine, and colors amazing. I would love to win all of these colors.

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Amyscats said...

Well, I think it's a great card - and yes, I can see wanting to touch it to see how soft it is. Definitely NOT a reject in my book!
Amyscats
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Pixichick said...

Awe, I love it!

Karen Diebolt said...

Very creative use of The Twinery twine.

Tammy V said...

Love how you were able to use all those colors. It looks beautiful.

Cynthia B. said...

Wonderful way to work that colorful twine! Fabulous effect for the card, just fabulous!

AndreaA said...

Awww......How cute is that.
It does look like a little snuggle up blankie. TFS.

Amy said...

Oh. My. Goodness. What a fabulous idea! Love it! Paper Crafts totally should have used it!

barneyn said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!


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Judy G said...

Very, very cute card! Thanks for the great idea!

Dana said...

It does looks so snuggly!

Pamela said...

love, love, love your card! how simple, but lovely. thanks!

Virginia L. said...

Amazing use of twines..of course, you are the pro in this!! Just fabulous!

Clare G said...

That texture is AMAZING, I'm soooo going to try this!

Isha said...

This is just Wow!!! Lovely card Emily.

Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

Oh my gosh I love it. Now just trying to figure out how you did it...lol. Too cute.
Moniqueleslie at gmail dot com
Can't wait till tomorrows.

jeanie de la rama said...

what an adorable project!:)

monica said...

love love

cardcreationsnz said...

I love the variety of colours on your card.

Brandi Barbara said...

The rainbow of your chain stiches and the Twinery's colors are a perfect match! Love your reminder to always be thinking outside the box too!

Fran said...

Very cute card. Love your design and use of twine. Thanks for sharing with us.

Alina said...

Love your card! It's full of inspiration!

Susan Leslie said...

Wow, that is an amazing card design! I love your work and thanks for a chance to win.

sandysewin said...

I love the rainbow design on your card. So pretty!

joan (: said...

Love the card!! Really gorgeous!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

WOW you are amazing this is fabulous!!!

reeree62 said...

I cannot believe it was rejected, because it is AWESOME!!! I really love the idea!!

reeree62 said...

BTW, is this just a chain stitch?

Brenda said...

Cute card. love your rainbow!

Lindsey said...

You can't call that card a reject! It's way too awesome! Let's call it mistakenly overlooked. Your twine spectrum is exactly how I organize my cardstock. :D

Basiljen said...

Adorable - this looks fabulous!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Adrienne said...

Love the texture on this! Make my heart happy!

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Kerys said...

Such a great idea! You are all so creative! Thanks for the inspiration. I have loved this hop - now onto day 2!! :-)
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Kelly M said...

Super cute card! Loving the hop!

Patty Chalas said...

lovely project!!! very cheerful!

Cassi said...

i LOVE this card, great job! fabulous use of twine :)

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