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Friday, August 27, 2010

"Kind Words" Very Mini Blog Hop

My friend Laurie of Soapbox Creations and I decided that since we like to make cards so much and we are both bad about sending them, we would challenge each other to send at least one out a week!  So this card is made with that purpose in mind.  And, we are doing a VERY mini blog hop together today to showcase our first cards (and we just happened to use the same sentiment)! 

This card is for a special friend of mine who is always such an encouragement to everyone around her.  It is so wonderful to hear how the Lord is using her both in her personal life and in her work life.  People are just so attracted to her because she is such a loving and warm person.


Recently I found this wonderful, bright colored twine by the Twinery that I fell in love with!! And, the colors match PTI colors so well!!  See that one that matches Hawaiian Shores?  SWOON!!! :)  (hint, hint, if you like, it, I bought a bunch and might consider cutting some up and adding it to my Etsy store at a great price.  Are you interested?)


I punched holes in the tree branch, knotted the twine and slipped it through the holes.  Isn't that sentiment wonderful!! Oh my how I do love it!!

Here's one last one to show you the dimension a little better:


Aren't these colors so wonderful together!  I saw them featured on a challenge and remembered them.  The challenge is called Color Cue by WPlus9
Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to visit Laurie's blog too and let her know how wonderfully beautiful her card is (and it IS gorgeous, just wait until you see it!!).

**Edited to add that I am so happy to have been chosen as Jinny's pick on the Color Cue challenge!  Yea!! Thanks Jinny!!**

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Beyond Basics Borders, Woodgrain Background, Polka Dot Basics II, Tin Types, Verve Kind Words
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Chocolate Brown, Champagne VersaMark
Other:  Twine (Caribbean, Maraschino, Lemondrop by the Twinery), pop dots

31 comments:

  1. AWWWW great minds think alike. I love the twine on the branches ...... you are always so cleaver and come up with the most unique way to showcase different mediums!!! Fantastic card Jen ......... I still need to come to your house for a visual on the banner you made ........ I was laying in bed thinking about it the other night!!! I know sad but I could not sleep so why not think about things that make you happy :)

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  2. I love the little knots on the tree, perfect touch and terrific card!

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  3. I absolutley love this Jen! Those little knots are too cute! SO going to have to try that with the BB tree! And I love that new twine! Those colors are great!

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  4. Fantastic card. I was thinking how I never mastered the french knot when I was do embroidery then I read how you did it. Genius!

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  5. What a cool idea Jen! I remember my mom doing this knot technique on decorative pillows when I was younger. Super Cool!

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  6. Jen, this is awesome! LOVE the knotted twine!!!

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  7. This is one seriously cool card Jen! I love this color combo and just might have to play along with this color challenge. I LOVE the knots on the tree branches, the twine around the base of the card, the sentiment overstamped on the tree, and well just about everything!! This card is a favorite of mine!!

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  8. What a GREAT use of these colors Jen! And yes, that baker's twine is divine.

    Thanks so much for playing along at Wplus9!!

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  9. Oh this is SO cool! I love the twine on it...what a great idea! I need to bust that set out again!

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  10. Great card! Love those oh-so-adorable french knots!

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  11. Oh, I am always needing ideas for this set. Going to have to break out my twine and try it!

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  12. I love how you used the twine here! And those bright colors! And the saying! Terrific card, Jen!

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  13. LOVE the colors, LOVE that adorable tree, LOVE this card!!!

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  14. This is great, Jen! You are so creative!

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  15. Such a pretty card and I totally love the colors...:)

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  16. The twine and the knots are absolute perfection. Awesome card!

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  17. I hopped from Laurie's blog - love this card! So bright and cheerful and the bakers twine french knots look super!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  18. This is so fun Jen! Love those knots in different colors on that cute stamp. This will surely brighten someones day!

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  19. Hi Jen,

    This is way too cool!!! I love the knots on the branches. I just bought a similar branch image from Archivers in NC and now my wheels are turning. I would be very interested in the twine I will keep my eye on your etsy store.

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  20. Wow! I don't even know where to start with this one. The colors are amazing and the twine dots are perfect. What a beautiful card!

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  21. Jen OMG the bakers twin french knots are adorable!!!!!

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  22. So pretty! I love those knots in the tree!

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  23. I really love what you have done with the twine.

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  24. I love the knots too, and that color combo is beautiful!

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  25. I am totally interested in some small lengths of that yummy twine Jen! And I love this card!

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  26. You did a fantastic job on this card. The colors are beautiful, bright and cheerful! I adore the tree with those sweet little knots! How precious! Great sentiment, too. Have fun with the card giving! I know you'll get as much out of sending them as the lucky person does who receives them!

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  27. Oh! What a fantastic use of the Color Cue! I LOVE this! Even with the brighter colors, it still reminds me of fall.

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  28. *SWACK!* *CLUNK!* *THUNK!*

    THIS is exquisite! Be still my color-lovin' heart, I am HOME! EXCELLENT! Super, FANTASTIC use of Dawn's Color Cue - I love this piece! THANK you, so very much for sharing your talent with W9 and the Color Cue!

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  29. Just ordered my Twine Sampler Pack & CAN'T WAIT for it to arrive! Your card is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E in every way!!! So clever and sooo sweet!!! TFS!!!

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  30. Congrats on being picked by color cue! It is a beautiful card!

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