Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Twinery + The {Stamps} of Life Blog Hop {Nov 9th}

Are you ready for some fun? The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Design Teams are playing together for this hop! You should've arrived from my lovely and talented friend Emily Niehaus' blog. If not, please start at The Twinery Blog so you don't miss a thing!

About The Twinery:

Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 14 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look. For creative ideas & more...visit OUR BLOG!

About The {Stamps} of Life:

We feature high quality, made in the USA, clear stamps and digital stamps/brushes for stampers, card makers and scrapbookers. Feel free to browse our gallery with more than 2500 samples using our stamps, watch our free how-to videos and join our club!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be two prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:

One winner will win two stamp sets (winner's choice) valued at $12.95 (total retail value: $26.90!) from The {Stamps} of Life
and
One winner will win the Ultimate Color Sampler Pack ($25 value!) from
The Twinery!!!

The winners will be announced on The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Blogs on Wednesday, November 16th.

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For my project today, I used Holly4Christmas and Buttercream baker's twine to make a sweet and simple holiday card.

For the background, I cut some coordinating patterned paper for the two panels and adhered them to the card base. Then I tied two sets of sailor's knots. Before securing them to the card, I die cut the sentiment panel and used it to gauge the position of the sailor's knots.

Since there are hollies on the paper but no actual leaves, I die cut a couple of leaves using the newly released Holly Jolly Die from Lil' Inker Designs to complement the twine and highlight the sentiment. I tucked them under the sentiment panel and adhered everything with foam tape.

Thank you so much for joining this hop with us! I hope you are inspired to break out The {Stamps} of Life and add some baker's twine from The Twinery to your holiday projects.

Your next stop is Beverly Sizemore!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Wintertime Collection; SU So Saffron cardstock; The {Stamps} of Life Holly4Christmas; Memories Black ink; Spellbinders Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles; Lil' Inker Designs Holly Jolly Die; The Twinery Buttercream baker's twine; foam tape

113 comments:

Lynn said...

Emily, I adore the font/size of the sentiment...and you have me staring at the way you added to the dimension of the twine. What type of knot is that? Macrame? :)! Am I dating myself!?

onecraftymama said...

Holy moley, were you a boy scout, Emily? You know so many knots! These are a fabulous accent, and the whole card is just mwah! I love the ledger paper for the sentiment, and the pretty berry paper...altogether awesome as always :)

My Need 2 Craft said...

What a lovely card. The knots in the twine is the perfect touch. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the knots!! Love the layout too~

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the papers you chose for this card, and the little leaves, and the knots in the twine add so much interest. Thanks!

Alina said...

Great card! Love it!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love this CAS card Emily~
And that knot is pretty facinating!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card and love the font and your twinery is fantastic, Emily!

Lisa said...

Really like the papers you used on this- beautiful! The font of the sentiment is really cool as well :)

The Twinery said...

This is such a great card...I love the simplicity and the touch of complexity with your twine knot! So fun!

Annette said...

Fun Christmas card...I love how you tied the twine... Thanks for sharing..

Monika Wright said...

As always, your design is amazing and I adore the unique way you highlighted the baker's twine with your sailor's knot!

Basement Stamper said...

those sailor knots are very cool with the twine!

Jen W. said...

Your knots rock and I love that sentiment!

Lillian Child said...

Simply delightful card creation!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Absolutely amazing card.I loved those sailor´s knot of twine!!so creative...

Sheri Twing said...

Your card is beautiful Emily, as always! Love that knot you tied with the bakers twine!

PrincessPammie said...

Wowsers what a knot!!! Will have to look up my knot book for that one as I LOVE IT!

Basiljen said...

What a gorgeous card! I'm really intrigued by those sailor's knots - they look fabulous! And so much more interesting than a plain old knot. Thanks so much!

Dana D. said...

This is a terrific card. The knots add such an amazing touch. How cute is that!!!

Linn said...

great card, love the knotted twine

Shari said...

Awesome knotting idea!! Beautiful card. TFS :)

Kyria said...

Pretty - thanks!

mamawcindy said...

Love your Card and that little Knot of the Twine. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Stephanie said...

So cute Emily! I love the knots, very creative!

Shauna K said...

absolutely fabulous! everything just shines- the DP, the sentiment, the twine- love it!

Jen Carter said...

Very cute Emily!! I love the holly you added too, so perfect with that sentiment!

Swedie said...

If it's red, white, and green I want it! Love the unique sailor's knots you used on the front!

Noreen
www.make-homemade-gifts.com

Clare G said...

Beautiful card, I love the twine knots!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the knots you made.

Kelly said...

Fabulous card. LOVE LOVE the sailor's knots!!

Teresa said...

I love all the details in this card Emily. Especially the sailor knots! I'll have to learn how to do them. Great card! Thanks!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Cool! I thought it was a notebook at first (which would also be a cool idea). I love how the sentiment fits perfectly in the wonky rectangle, and the holly dies are perfect!

Jingle said...

Your card is so cute!

connie said...

So pretty! love the sailors knot.

Vesta said...

Love the sailors knots. I am knot challenged. Love the die cuts.

MizMaryAnn said...

I wish I could tie knots like that. Are you sure you weren't a Scout leader? Beautiful card.

Deb said...

Love this! Those knots are so amazing! Such a neat and interesting accent!

Liz Terrazas said...

i loved this card.. very nice and loved the twine

Patti J said...

Great card - thanks for sharing!

Carol E said...

Wonderful card, the knot is great, thank you for sharing it.

Anita said...

Stunning!

Bonny said...

I am going to have to try knotting the twine that way.

Jenny said...

Fantastic card Emily, I love how you knotted the twine...so decorative and that sentiment is so jolly too :)
Jenny x

Ange said...

Love the sailor's knots! Really cute!!

Jan said...

Sweet and simple! Love the sailor knots for a "twist".....

Beth M said...

Adorable card. Love the sailor's knot detail.

Lindsey said...

Love this sweet Christmas card! That is a great sentiment in those fun fonts, and works perfectly with that paper. Love the holly leaves as a fun embellishment!

Karen L said...

LOVE this!!! I never would have thought to use that Butter yellow twine, but WOW...perfect!

Robin said...

Cute card. Love the holly berries. Great job.

Lisa R. said...

Sweet card! Great job. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

cappuccino and colour said...

gorgeous card Emily. love the colour combo.

sharon g said...

for some reason, i NEED that paper. i love the berries.....NEED, not want!

OmaGloria said...

Oh I really love those leaves. The stitching down the center is so neat.

Lisa said...

wow what a terrific card! I also love the knots that you tied with the twine --- I'm your newest follower - will be watching for the tutorial on how to do them!! :o) TFS

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Suzanne Wurster said...

Love the card! So cute with the holly and blending colors!

marla said...

A very nice holiday card!!

lynn said...

emily, this is such a sweet christmas card! i love the ideas you come up with using the twines! great knotted twine on this card!

Kim H said...

wonderful card, I love the sailors knots, beautiful detail. great pattern matching and dimension. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jenny said...

Such a cute card! Love it :)

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Bob said...

The sailor's knots are a beautiful detail to your card and so delicate! Cheers!

lindagk23 said...

Your card is adorable! So cute with the holly leaves and the sailor knots with the twine! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

Cindy Lou said...

Great job Emily! Love the sailors knot, really adds some great dimension to the card. Card is wonderful, TFS!

Lisa said...

I love the twine knots! I need to learn how to do those. Stephanie's stamps are great. I get them every month as a member....and of course I love twine too! :)

Unknown said...

Very nice card. I like the twine knots.

Beth aka BR-T said...

You really brought this to life what an inspiration!

Veronica said...

Cute card, good luck everyone!

Rene' said...

Great idea - the sailor's know - beautiful touch, and I like the perforation for the leaf definition! Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

Indy said...

Love the card and those cute little knots! Fun!

Tracy said...

The card is simply sweet! I the the addition of the knots and how much they add that special touch! Thanks for sharing your idea.

scrapbaby said...

So beautiful! And the knots are just GORGEOUS!

JoAnn said...

Very Sweet Card!!!!!!

Lisa Angela said...

love the card...TFS!

Karin said...

I love your creative knot tying skills :) Cute card that looks like a notebook!

Lisa Camero said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Chunyuan said...

love the fun and festive holiday card.

Brenda said...

For one moment I thought you had stamped that background! I really love this papers, such beautiful colors and it goes so well with that buttercream shade Emily! (Sorry I have been scarce, trying to play catch up at the moment).

Anita Braddock said...

Love Love your card the paper and colors are perfect love the and the way you used the Twine is great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
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carriep said...

love how the knots bring an added dimension to this card

Cynthia B. said...

Gosh I love the font on the sentiment - cool knots for the twine too!

Ezlie J. Perez said...

i like how it looks like a notebook.

Roxie said...

Very cute! I love the different knots.

DH said...

adorable!

Buddy said...

Love the knots... it was the perfect touch! TFS

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! That sentiment is SOOOOOO Fun--love the fonts and sizes! Great papers--LOVE LOVE LOVE!

StacyC said...

Very cute card...

Monica said...

holy smokes! those knots are great! i really like that you used such a contrasting twine it adds lots of interest along with the leaves! thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Kenco said...

So cute! Great job!

Eileen said...

Love your card! Love the paper.

Jan said...

Very pretty I too like that knot!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful card, Emily~I love your knots on the border. ;)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card! Love the knots -- a very wonderful detail that adds the perfect touch!

mgpm said...

LOVE the knots you made!!! Cool!

Lea Sauri said...

Cute technique with the twine. This is my first blog hop, Lauralooloo sent me!

Ryan, Eddie and Braden's Mom said...

I like this card!

lindaplus3 said...

i love your card,,, love the paper and the fancy knotting :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Tania said...

Beautiful card, love the knot with the twine.

Kary said...

Very cute!! Love the bold sentiment & the fun knots.

Angela said...

More holly jolly Christmas goodness! I love that stamp! The paper and twine make the perfect addition too.

SueB said...

great idea to use twine to make sailor's knots - great card!! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Such pretty paper. Love your card.

canadian_liner said...

Just when you thought there was nothing more to be done with twine...you will have to post a tutorial on those sailor's knots, Emily! Now i'm having flashbacks to macrame projects at summer camp as a kid. Love our card.

Elizabeth Hart said...

I haven't done a sailor's knot in years - but it is so effective on your delightful project I plan to pout that technique to use again soon.Love it!

Michelle Sanchez said...

Wow! Fabulous card! Love the sailor knots too! Don't know how to do those but they are great on this card! I love how you placed the leaves behind the sentiment. Very cute!
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www.michelleshappyscrappyplace.blogspot.com

meredemaison said...

I can-KNOT believe how awesome the twine looks with your great knots! Way to make it more decorative! TFS!

Lisa Murphy said...

Love the sailor's knots. Great idea!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Lovely card and adorable little knots.

littlen said...

very nice card. love the stamp you used. tfs.

Julie said...

I love your card, it looks like a little book ! Great knot work.

Sarah said...

What a great card! I love the bright, bold colours, with the yellow accenting twine.
Sarah

Robin said...

I love the simplicity of your card!

Janet Zeppa said...

Love the knots!

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