Friday, March 30, 2012

Best Friends...The Twinery & Nikki Sivils Event


Wow!  What a week here at The Open Window and we've made
it to Friday.  Hope your week was terrific!

Today is Day #2 of a Product Showcase featuring several of the
talented designers of


and the creative designers of


Our team had a blast each working with a collection from the
Spring 2012 line and incorporating different ways to combine
our baker's twine with these fun paper sets.


I LoVe the colors from the 'Messages' collection and immediately knew
that I would be combining the same two baker's twine colors as I used
in the project I featured on my blog yesterday, even though the projects
were done nearly 3 weeks apart.
I've always liked the combo of black & brown, so I took 
The Twinery's Cappuccino & Charcoal twine 
and created a banner hanger as well
as an embellishment for my frame cut from 
Spellbinders' Lacey Circles die.

Each paper element on this card was created from the Nikki Sivils
collection.  I love when collections feature at least one sheet of
cardstock-weight die cuts and this one has a variety to choose from.


Both companies are giving away prizes . . . . 
and it's oh so easy to have a chance to win.

To have a chance at one of 4 prize packages (2 from each company)
all you have to do is visit the participating blogs from each day, 
leave a comment and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you !
Deadline to visit & comment is Sunday, April 1st.
Winners will be announced at The Twinery & Nikki Sivils on Tuesday, April 3rd.

Wanna know what you can win from 
The Twinery?


It's the Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack!

For a complete list of the participating blogs from The Twinery,
make sure you visit the blog and check it out.

Thanks so much for swinging by!
It was great to have you!


Project Recipe:
Patterned Papers & Die Cuts:  Messages Collection 
all by Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Embellishments: Cappuccino & Charcoal baker's twine from The Twinery
mini brads & gems by Recollections
Tools:  Lacey Circles & Standard Circles small dies from Spellbinders, Big Shot

63 comments:

Kathy Skou said...

Julie, I LOVE how you twisted the twine together, gorgeous!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful! Love the braided twine and how you threaded it through the circle frame! Fantastic card!

Nicole Doiron said...

They saved the best for last, i dare say! This card is absolutely stunning! Lovely use of the twine!!! TFS

nicutopia(at)hotmail(dot)com

connie said...

I love the colors in this line and the twine you used. I like how you threaded it scallop edges. Very pretty.

Julie S. said...

Wonderful card. The twine is making me crave a latte. ;)

Lisa said...

I've said it before Julie...you are the QUEEN of twine!! How darn fun is this ;)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love how the twine is woven through the die, and love how bold this card is with those stripes!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love your card -- Fabulous! I think the idea of twisting the twine is what I really like. You rocked this.

Nancy said...

Love your card!!! Fabulous way to use the twine!! Have a great weekend!!

Cindy said...

Cool idea-combining the different colors of twine. I'll have to try that sometime. Thanks for the inspiration!

Caryn S said...

The paper and the twine combination are just beautiful. Offsetting the pattern in the diecut from the background slightly is a great touch!

Kerys said...

Gorgeous card! I love how the twine coordinates perfectly with the papers. Love the sentiment in the centre and what a great idea to use the twine in the circle frame - think I may have to try that one myself! Thank you so much for the inspiration :-) x

Sherri said...

love, love your weaving of the twine!

Julie S. said...

Great card. I love how you used the twine. Great idea. TFS.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Julie!

Erica Marshall said...

That card is so awesome! I love how the die cut matches perfectly to the background paper and the twine makes it stand out! Great work!

mspiggy7 said...

Love how these papers & twine compliment each other. Great job.

Paper Deckerations said...

Stunning colors! Absolutely beautiful! Love how you offset the papers! Gorgeous!

Jessica
paperdeckerations at gmail dot com
paperdeckerations.blogspot.com

smahrty said...

I love this cheery card and the great use of the twine in the banner and woven through the diecut. very cute!

Dorina D said...

New Ideas and uses for twines. I Love it! What a great idea to weave it through the diecut. It's soooo cute. Thanks for Sharing

Mrs. Hill said...

I love the interest of the braided twine and the weaving in and out of the circle edges. Very cute!

The Farris Family said...

Love the paper & twine you chose! Great project!

early said...

Great card I love how you used the twine, so pretty!

Serena
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(deadlynightshade 3underscores at hotmail dot com)

Anita Braddock said...

wow how Awesome is this card. I love Love the papers and the way you twined 2 colors and put it through the circle supper cool. love the added blong. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh I love this! The papers and the twine, soooo cool!

sharon g said...

The combo of the two twines is great! I guess that's why YOU are a designer and I'm not. Good job.

Kathy Mc said...

Simply stunning, Julie! Love the way you combined two colors of twine around the edge of your lacey circle. The bling really pops. I'm now in love with Nikki's Messages Collection after seeing all the inspiration in this showcase event. Already adore The Twinery Twine.

Just 4 Fun Cards said...

Beautiful card. I love the look of the twine threaded through loops .

terisplace said...

That is an awesome way to use the twine. And it matches the Nikki Sivils paper perfectly. Well done, Julie!

Teri

Natasha G.P. said...

EEk, the paper is so great with the twine!

Ava Gavloski said...

great showcasing of Nikki's Messages Collection throughout this hop. Your card is beautiful, all the detail really show's well to give the card the WOW factor.
ava

Stacy said...

Amazing card Julie, love how you twisted the twine around the scallop circle, very cool!

B. Poteraj said...

Your flags look so nice on the corner of your card. You did a good job.

Mandy said...

nice card :)

rlovew said...

Fantastic card- I love the circle and the weaving of the twine around it.

Kelly Sas said...

This is my first visit to your blog, but it certainly won't be my last! Love Nikki's Messenger collection and I love the card you made with it.

Sue D said...

FAbulous--I like the papers and the way you used the twine.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

joy said...

Love how you wove the twine in the circle! Great choice of twine color with your paper.

Brandy said...

Super cool to weave the twine through the scalloped circle!! Love everything about your card!!!

Isabel Z said...

I love how you incorporated the twine into the cards--such a nice touch.

isabelzito at verizon dot net

Jen Carter said...

I love how you entertwined the two colors of twine! That looks so fabulous!

julie e said...

I lovethe color combinations.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love how you combined the two twines! Awesome job.
melinda at sbmsystems dot com

Marlena M. said...

I like the way you highlighted the center with twine. It really stands out. Beautiful work, Julie.

Jessica said...

Great idea, Julie! Love the colors of your card too. You're the best.

Bethany Becker said...

Love the card. I love the twine twisted and weaved in the circle. Thanks for sharing.

blw1003 at gmail dot com

Bethany Becker said...

Love the card. I love the twine twisted and weaved in the circle. Thanks for sharing.

blw1003 at gmail dot com

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you matched up the pp to the die cut pp...so unique and stunning.

Lucy Newton said...

Great card!!!

Deborah R said...

Gorgeous! I love how you threaded the twine through on the lacy spellbinder die. So creative!
dstardrive@aol.com

Beatrice Lawson said...

Best project - and I know I am biased because I love banners... and your scalloped die cut was a great accent for the twine.

laurie v said...

thanks for sharing your creativity

dvlr@netzero.com

krumeluran said...

Lovely Card Julie!
Than you for sharing your creativity!
//Katarina

Celeste B. said...

Love the weaving of twine through the die. Going to have to try this idea.

Carol E said...

Great card love you used the same color on your die cut. Thank you so much for sharing it.
madoke@sc.rr.com

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! I love your mix of papers... and the twine embellishment too.
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

lynda said...

I like how you wove the twine thru the holes in the scalloped circle - so pretty!

Pamk said...

cute card

momtotucknlexi said...

I never think to braid the twine...and weaving it in the die cut was very creative also. Thanks for sharing.
Michelle

Leonie Castro said...

loving the use of twine with spellbinder die. tyfs
Leonie

Whitney said...

So cute!

Lindsey said...

I am loving how you threaded the twine through your die cut, Julie! What an awesome card.

Angi said...

Super adorable! Love that banner too.