Friday, November 16, 2012

It's Handmade Holidays Fun!

Hello and welcome in to The Open Window today !

I always enjoy when The Twinery participates in fun events
and today, I am sharing projects with you as the
'featured designer'
during the 2012 Handmade Holidays Blog Hop.

I am so happy to share projects using baker's twine from
The Twinery along with products from Fiskars, Tombow
and Hampton Arts.

My first card was created using paper from 
Simple Stories & Fancy Pants Design.
I simply braided twine in Maraschino, Charcoal & Flax and used it
as a border for this extra-long card.
The snowflakes were punched using fabulous snowflake punches
provided by Fiskars and attached with mini-brads.
Teeny buttons were added to the tree.

This next card is more detailed, but quite easy.

This card is all about the layers starting with paper from My Mind's Eye.
I punched the extra-large 'Geometric Medallion' border by Martha Stewart
and created circular frames using Spellbinders dies.
After layering each piece, I embellished using baker's twine in
Marschino & Ocean and bling from Prima.

How about another holiday card . . . 

This CAS card was created using super cool ornament single punches
and border punch.  The baker's twine is Flax & Stone.
The sentiment is from Hampton Arts.
The ornament tops were created with Stickles and the hangers are tiny gems.

This sweet card was made using stamps from The Craft's Meow
called 'Warm Winter Wishes'.  and paper from Recollections.
I loved making this card (and the next) using 'Stone' baker's twine
for the fringe and mitten ties.

And finally . . .

I used the very same set of stamps and papers, but switched up
the color scheme and used 'Honeydew' & 'Ocean' twine.

 I recently shared this project on my blog.
To see more photos and a complete recipe for the card above,
check out my post HERE

So very happy you stopped by today.

I hope you will join the blog hop. Find out how to participate and possibly win . . .

Three spools of baker's twine in your choice of colors
from The Twinery.

You will get all the details on The Twinery blog
Leave a comment on my blog and 
you could win
3 yards of 12 different colors.
I'll randomly choose a winner here, 
so make sure you
leave your email address 
when you say hello.

Enjoy your weekend !

Generous sponsors who provided products
for the projects above include:
The Twinery
Hampton Arts


Jennifer said...

Lovely and adorable cards! Very cool that you braided the twine, never thought of that. And then to use it as fringe on the scarf too clever!

Donna said...

Such pretty cards - they made me smile - love the buttons on the tree - appropriate for Button Day!

Brenda said...

Exquisite cards. Love the braided twine and the scarves!

Brenda said...

oops...forgot to leave my email:
bbtbarton(at)juno(dot)com Thanks for the inspiration. I'm off to braid some twine.

PamSpradlin said...

Oh my gosh...your cards are fabulous. Each one got better and better. I just love the fringe on your scarfs...such a cute idea.


Lin said...

Love your idea of using the baker's twine to make fringe on the scarves! Genius!

Jessica Strider said...

Great cards! I love how you used twine as the ends for the scarves and your button Christmas tree ornaments. :)

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Julie, These cards are adorable. I love how you mixed the twine from scarf edges to wrapping around the card. And the ornaments with the bling hangers are great. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

cardsbymo said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I love the fringe for a scarf idea that you shared!

Lindsey said...

Fab cards today! and thanks for the reminder that I haven't made any mitten cards yet this season... ;)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Julie, I am so in love with the mitten card! So cute! But I also loved the button tree, and the awesome blinged up card with the MS geometric medallion punch. I have to look for that one, really like the border.

Katina said...

Love your cards, the snowman is my favorite!

butterfly said...

Scrumptious projects - so much gorgeous inspiration!
Alison x

Judith said...

Wow those cards are so cool. Great work.

Regina Hamilton said...

Great cards. I like the way you used the twine.

Sandy said...

Love all the great ideas for bakers twine.

Kat M said...

SO adorable! Love how you used the twine for the scarf and mittens.

artjunkie2 said...

Fantastic cards! Thanks for saying the company's you used!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

All of your cards are so beautiful! I really like the first one with the snowman. Love how you used the twine and the buttons!

Carolyn King said...

Awesome projects Julie! Love how u used all the products and esp the baker's twine! Adorable scarf!!!

JLJ Designs said...

I absolutely love the scarves and mittens!


BethW said...

As I said on the Twinery blog-your mittens and scarf are genius.Something like that would have never crossed my mind-you are so creative.Thank you for sharing it all with us.

Dakota Bear said...

All the cards are very inspiring.

Sue D said...

FAbulous cards. I like your use of twine and buttons and bling!
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Michele from MS said...

Oh my goodness ~ Fabulous cards and I love how you braided the twine on the 1st card! Using the twine as fringe and glove cuffs is a brilliant and super cute idea!! TFS

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Thanks for the giveaway! The twine is so pretty, yet simple, and has so many uses! :)

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