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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Twinery + Stamps of Life Blog Hop

Are you ready for some fun?


The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Design Teams are playing together for this hop!

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 11 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!

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 4 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:

Two winners will win 2 stamp sets of winners choice valued at $12.95. (total retail value: $26.90 per prize) from The {Stamps} of Life.
and
Two Colorful Bunch Sampler Packs ($20 value!) from The Twinery!!!


The prize winners will be announced on The {Stamps}of Life and The Twinery Blogs on Tuesday May 3rd.

Be sure to check out the list of all those participating in this hop below!

Now onto the projects I created!  The stamp set that I used from The Stamps of Life was trees2build.


This set was so much fun to create with!  I just really love it!

The first project I created focused on new life.  I thought that the little bird with the sentiment "a little birdie told me..." was the perfect way to send someone a card congratulating them on a new baby or a pregnancy.


I stamped the grid tree image on muslin and then stitched Honeydew twine from the Twinery around the edge of the oval.  I then cut around the oval and frayed the edges of the muslin to give it that fuzzy look.


I used Cappuccino & Blossom twine to sew a birds nest with eggs in the muslin as well, to carry on the new life theme.


I paper pieced the largest of the adorable bird images and cut out two wings and glued them on.  The birds in this set are just so super cute!  And the fonts and sentiments...love them too!!

The last card I want to share with you today was also a lot of fun to put together!


I was shopping in some scrapbook stores a few weeks ago and noticed that they have embellishments for sale that are large spirled circles made out of baker's twine (which wasn't nearly as pretty as The Twinery's twine, lol) with a button in the middle.  I couldn't wait to make one myself...and save money at the same time!


I covered a large circle with adhesive from my ATG gun and then started spinning the Honeydew twine from the center of the circle working toward the outside of the circle.   The button is tied with my personal favorite color of twine, Caribbean.  I stamped the leaves in VersaMark and then framed the entire image.

That's all I have for you today! Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win one of 4 prize packs!  And, be sure to visit the other blog hop participants as well:


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies:
Stamps:  trees2build by The Stamps of Life
Twine: The Twinery
Other Supplies: Canvas, Cardstock (PTI), Glitter Cardstock (DCWV), Dies & Impression Plates (PTI), Ink (PTI & VersaMark), Corner Rounder, Pop Dots

145 comments:

  1. love the cards!! The fabric tree is just fabulous

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  2. Super cute cards Jen! Love the neat things you did with the twine! So fun!

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  3. So love what you've done with the twine. Thanks for the great ideas!!

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  4. LOVE these! Your birdie card is FAB!! LOVE the paper piecing of that sweet little birdie and your use of the fabric with frayed edges as the tree - truly inspired! I am impressed with how smoothly your rolled that twine in the second card too - that must have been tricky! Thank you for sharing your art with us!

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  5. Get out! These are GORGEOUS! What an awesome idea for the fabric tree and the nest! Too cute! Love the second card too, these are both stunning CAS cards :)

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  6. Wow! Great work! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. WOW, these projects are AMAZING!! I love how much texture and dimension the twine and fabric add to your cards....just wonderful :)

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  8. Wow...alot of thought and creativity went into these....love them both!!

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  9. wow i love the twine flower...great inspiration...beautiful...thanks

    Tina
    ricktina09@yahoo.com

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  10. Really like your cards! Thanks for sharing the ideas.

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  11. great cards. Thanks for the close up of that little birdie. The paper piecing is just great on that!

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  12. I have this stamp set but I have never thought to use it like this. Great inspiration! Thanks.

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  13. Really love your creative flowers, fabulous use for the twine. Tracy x

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  14. Oh my!! I'm in love! Jen - you are always SOOO creative in your designs! I absolutely love how you used the stamps and twine to create such fabulous cards! Thanks so much for participating in this blog hop with us!

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  15. Love the birds! Thanks for the blog hop.

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  16. Love your fun and unique cards!!! especially love the way you did both trees!

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  17. Cute and very creative cards! thanks!

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  18. Love your cards, they are simply fabulous :)

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  19. Fabulous, love the different texture and of course amazing use of twine.

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  20. You are seriously creative, Jen! Love what you do with this beautiful twine. I've seen those circle twine embellies, too, and none were as fabulous as yours!

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  21. amazing cards...love how you added texture to both with the needle crafting and twine "quilling"...now i have to try this

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  22. Both of theses trees are just too adorable. I love them both! The texture of the fabric and twine on the card really give it some extra depth and interested. Thanks so much for sharing these creations!

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  23. Look at all that twine lovely-ness! :) Awesome, awesome cards!!

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  24. Jen, I love the bird stamp set you chose to work with... and that twine tree is awesome!

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  25. Oh wow! I just love the last card you featured. It's so unlike anything I've seen. I love the twine making up the top of the tree. I would have never come up with that. Great job.

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  26. FABULOUS use of twine in your cards! LOVE them both! Very creative!

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  27. Both cards are fantastic! That stamp set is adorable. And I can't wait to try the twine spiral - that is a great idea! Thanks so much!

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  28. Adorable cards! Great stamp set!

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  29. Your twine tree is so sweet and the button makes it that much cuter!!

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  30. EEK! I love these! Just love! Makes me happy! :)

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  31. I love what you did with both of these cards, the use of the muslin stamped with those sweet twine eggs and the twine circle tree. Both were very smart and creative. Great use of both stamps and twine.

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  32. This is my favorite project so far! Love the muslin tree!

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  33. Great cards! I love your fabric tree and twine tree. Beautiful!

    Tami
    http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  34. Love how you made your tree out of the twine...so cute!

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  35. Great cards Jen! i love that spiraled twine - can't wait to try it! thanks for the inspiration!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  36. Your fabric and twine creations are so very lovely - great creativity!

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  37. Seriously those cards are awesome! Love how you stitched. But love the flower embellishment the most. I am going to try that with some Cosmo cricket glubers I just picked up.

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  38. Fabulous Jen! love the twine flower, too fun!

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  39. Love the twine you made into a flower! Never thought or seen something like that before! Great colors also.

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  40. Fabulous cards Jen!
    Love the "A little birdy..."...
    the tree is fabby on the muslin!
    And your twine flower is awesome!

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  41. oh my word! The fabric tree is the cutest thing I have ever seen! LOVE IT!

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  42. I love the bird stamps!! So cute!

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  43. Great use of twine - love, love , love the flower!

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  44. SO cute! What a fun stamp set!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

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  45. absolutely amazing creations with twine!!!

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  46. Your cards are TOO CUTE! Love your creative use of twine!!

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  47. Both of these are absolutely brilliant! Great work!

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  48. I love what you did with the twine, especially the tree. I have to try it. Thank you.

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  49. Adore the twine and button flower! Too cute.

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  50. Adorable cards! I love the flower you made with the twine! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. LOVE what you did with the twine!!!!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

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  52. Cleverly brilliant!! Two amazing cards that left me speechless...and for me that's hard to do.

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  53. Ahh, such amazing cards, you are very talented!

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  54. Pretty cards! Love the muslin tree.. I'll have to try that!

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  55. I love what you've done w/ this set! So creative! absolutely fabby!

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  56. I love the birdie nest you made and the "lollipop" tree. That's what it made me think of. love the cards great job! TFS Tami

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  57. Jen, both of these cards are adorable (of course I liked watching you make that second one!) but that first one with that frayed muslin tree is just spectacular!! I love it to pieces! I don't need another tree stamp set! LOL

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  58. NO WAY, I love that you used fabric for the tree! It's too cute!!

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  59. Very inventive use of twine! Love them both but if I had a favourite (don't tell the other one!) it would be the muslin tree!

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  60. Love how you made the flower out of the twine. Great idea!!

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  61. WOW!! Beautiful cards - great ideas using the twine..

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  62. Such sweet cards. TFS :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  63. beautiful cards! love this stamp set and how you used the twine.

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  64. Fun cards! I especially like the A Little Birdie Told Me card! TFS

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  65. Wonderful cards, love them! :) :) :) :) :)

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  66. Great cards. Great work.
    Thanks for the chance.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  67. I never get tired of seeing your darling baker's twine swirls - you always find such a clever use of them! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  68. Your trees are just adorable! I loved seeing how you used products from both companies. :)

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  69. Cute! I like the sewing and flower ideas!

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  70. Love, love, love your cards! Fantastic!

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  71. Both the cards are superb and great use of the twine. TFS.

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  72. Your cards are lovely! Thx for sharing your talents.

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  73. I loved the swirled twine flower. What a clever use of twine!

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  74. That fabric tree is awesome with the twine sewn around the edge...very creative use of the twine. AND how long did it take to wind the twine into a perfect flat circle? LUVIN it!!!

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  75. I love your cards! So creative!

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  76. Wow! Two great cards! Love the creative ways you used the twine! I've very impressed with the second card! Your winding is perfectly done!!!!

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  77. I love the way you have used the stamps, so cute and modern.

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  78. Love the cards. Your use of the twine is very clever!

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  79. Such a creative use of the baker's twine--and made into such cute cards.

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  80. Jen,
    These are fabulous! I love how you used the twine to create the frame...and the flower is scrumptious!

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  81. Wow! awesome cards! Love the fabric tree and the twine flower!

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  82. Sweet cards! I love your flower and tree.

    Jen

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  83. Both cards are just adorable Jen..I love the fabric tree and the twine one is just brilliant..Love them both!!

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  84. uh CUTE!!!!! you know I am in love with the first card and your second card rocks too!!!!!! hugs, Katrina

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  85. CUTE cards, Jen, love your creative trees!!

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  86. Love how you used the twine!

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  87. Adorable creations-LOVE the tree and your twine flower! FABULOUS.

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  88. Jen, these are so much fun! Love that canvas tree and little nest on the first one and the spiral tree on the second is brilliant! :)

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  89. Love your cards. I need to make a twine flower like that!! LOVE it!!

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  90. Love them both! What beautiful creations!

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  91. Lovely cards!! Totally awesome tree!!

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  92. holy tolido I love your trees I would have never thought of this!!! Brain idea overload...Cheers

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  93. Both trees are super cute!! I love how simple the second card is. <3

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  94. Great cards.. love your style !!!

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  95. Wow, great cards. Love the earthy look. Neat idea on making a flower out of twine. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  96. LOVE the cards, BOTH of them, think my favorites so far, just love how you did the tree in the second one, so neat looking. And I just love the birds and how you did the tree in the first one.
    GREAT job!!!

    THanks
    Donna Przy....

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  97. That's my favorite stamp set, too - and you ROCKED it! GREAT job!

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  98. Your cards are amazing, Jen!! I LOVE that embroidered fabric tree. The whole composition of that card is amazing. I love how you used the frame to highlight the twine wheel tree which is equally fabulous!

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  99. I love how you used the twine in both - so unique and fun. Can't decide which I like better!

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  100. LOVE these! Your birdie card is so cute!! I LOVE the paper piecing of that sweet little birdie and your use of the fabric with frayed edges as the tree - truly inspired! I am impressed with how smoothly your rolled that twine in the second card too - how DID you do that!?

    Thank you for sharing your art with us!

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  101. I am amazed by what you created and the twine wheel tree is fabulous!

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  102. wow, both of them are so creative!

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  103. awesome cards! I really like the stitching and stamping on fab idea :)
    thanks for sharing the idea

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  104. Now I'm inspired!! LOVE these cards- definitely a fave among the blog hop! You can just FEEL the new life in the 1st card and that twine for the tree is rolled just perfectly! Thanks for the ideas!!

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  105. Love the colors you chose and the paper pieced bird is delightful! I can't wait to get my hands on some of this twine to create a lolipop card using your rolled twine tree idea!

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  106. Oh my Goodness!!! I LOVE your Cards. What a Creative way to use the Stamp and Twine. I'm a new follower of yours. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

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  107. ADORABLE cards!!!! I LOVE the colors! The tree with the nest is amazing!!! I love the twine as a flower! New follower, looking forward to seeing all your creations!

    scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
    scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

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  108. Both are fabulous! I love that big twine flower the best! :)

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  109. What a creative use of the twine on both cards! Great job! TFS!

    lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
    majelica@comcast.net

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  110. I LOVE your cards!! Absolutely adorable! The bee is so cute, as is the twine flower. TFS!

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  111. Okay, completely embarrassed! I swear it looks like a litte bee -- should have read your post as well as looked at the cards!! The "birds nest" is adorable! ;)

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  112. These are both so adorable Jen! I love the Tree on your first card, that birdie is just too sweet and I love the texture! And I adore the second card and how you wrapped the twine like that! Awesome work!

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  113. Great cards--I like your creative use of the twine.

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  114. So cute- great use of the twine!

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  115. Love the stitching and the circle twine embellishment.

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  116. Fabulous designs and love the twine flower. Oh my!!

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  117. The muslin tree and the twine flower are so unique and so beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  118. Oh my gosh, Jen, your cards are just so SWEET! I LOVE them! Thanks for sharing the blog hop!

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  119. Love what you did with the twine... and that little birdy is so cute....thanks for sharing

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  120. cute cards.
    joanshanks@eastlink.ca
    Joan

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  121. I love he unique ways you used the twine on these cards! I am new to using twine and this hop has given me some great ideas. The stamped fabric made a beautful flower!

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  122. So simple yet so clever. Love the card so much I am going to make a tree like that myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  123. I love your cards, especially the first one- amazing!

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  124. Great way of combining the twine in your designs with the stamps! Lovely cards! TFS

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  125. Wow! These cards are fabulous and so original, love them!

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  126. Absolutely adorable! Love your entire blog, very cute stuff! thanks so much for sharing.

    stampinlara at yahoo dot com

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  127. Oh - My- Word!!!! Your cards are incredible!!!!

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  128. love the detail of the twine with the fabric. great cards.

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  129. Using the muslin and hand stitching the bird's nest are unique ideas. Keep up the great work!

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  130. I love your creative use of the twine...and that stamp set - awesome!

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  131. What a unique embellishment! I love the "flower"-very inventive. Thanks for the creative tip!

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  132. Jen, thank you for sharing your fun cards! You did an awesome job in creating them!!

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  133. What a fantanic idea for the tree and wrapping the twine for the tree.

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  134. wow, I love booth of your cards but the last one is my absolute favorite!!!

    Serena

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