Monday, February 18, 2013

{goin'} Dotty at The Twinery

It's a busy day indeed, here at The Open Window !

You know I LoVe being the Design Team Coordinator over at

and I LoVe a great challenge, so what could be better than
combining the two ! ! !

That's right !  
The Twinery is challenging YOU to get
your ' Polka...Dot ' on by creating with our baker's twine
using the theme POLKA DOTS.
Twice a month, there will be a new challenge for you.

All the details are over on the blog and the prize is pretty fab !
You have until the end of the month to play and our designers
will be there to inspire you along the way.

I knew immediately that I wanted to create banners stamped with
polka dots so I could hang them from braided twine.
For my card, I used die cuts & stamps from Sizzix & Stephanie Barnard.
The paper is the new ' Hope ' collection from Authentique
and the baker's twine I chose was

It was a perfect match for the colors in this beautiful paper.

Speaking of polka dots . . .

My grandson Alex jr was over this afternoon playing a little a
game with his dad.  All I heard was this sweet voice shouting
and here is what I found  . . .

Apparently, daddy was spinning the wheel a little too slowly
so this was the result just moments later . . .

I hope you will consider playing along with us.
All the details along with designer inspiration and the
current entries are

I hope to see you there !

Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper: Hope by Authentique
Stamps: Banners by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix
Ink: Slate from A Muse Studio
Embellishments: baker's twine in Shore, Stone & Flax
all from The Twinery
mini brads by Recollections


Lisa said...

What a cute card Julie! Your braided twine is sure to start a trend and your polka dot banners are super! CUTE pics of your grandson ;)

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

So cute. And the card is pretty nice, too, Julie!

Kathy Skou said...

Awesome the braid! That pic is hysterical...

Tifany said...

Love the braided twine!
Great take on the polka dot challenge!

- Tifany