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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Twinery Blog Hop WITH Giveaway!


Welcome to The Twinery Blog Hop!!  If you would like inspiration for ways to use your twine, then you have come to the right place!! This hop is sure to get your mind spinning with lots of fabulous ideas!  You can follow along in the blog hop today through Friday as a different group of twinery design team members will be featured each day!  If you are following The Twinery's hop from the beginning, you should have come here from Grace's blog!

And, guess what!  I have a Twinery Ultimate Sampler Pack to giveaway, compliments of The Twinery!! How COOL is that!! I will randomly pick one comment from THIS blog post to win this fabulous prize valued at $25!  You have until Sunday, September 25th at Midnight CST to leave me a comment.  I will announce a winner on Monday, September 26th!


For this hop, I wanted to create projects with a Fall theme in mind.


The Twinery's Mandarin twine is a gorgeous orange for Fall themed projects!!  I thought it would make a perfect Fall leaf!  And the Lemondrop twine is a perfect compliment!


To make this leaf focal point, I traced a die cut shape onto my cardstock and used a knife to cut out the leaf shape.  Then, I took a separate piece of cardstock and covered it with adhesive (I used my ATG gun to do this).  Then, I began laying the twine on top vertically until it was covered.  Then, I adhered the two pieces together. 


The Twinery has an Autumn pack of twine in the store all bundled up and ready to come to your home!! You can see all the details here!  Isn't it beautiful?  :)

I also created another card, this one is super, super simple!


My Walmart now has a $1 section in the craft aisle and I found these fun shaped Halloween cards.  I thought that they were too cute to pass up!  I made a rosette flower and punched 3 holes in it and then strung Charcoal twine through the centers to make it into a spider's web.


I made a tiny hole for the twine to be thread through so that when you open the card you see this....

...a little dangling spider with googly eyes!  The twine is the perfect webbing for the spider!


The little yellow moon was added to cover the rosette web from the front.  I kept the inside fairly simple but you could decorate it up to your heart's content!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!! I hope you were inspired!  Be sure to visit Hera's blog next, she's the next stop on today's blog hop! And in case you started in the middle or got lost along the way, here are the other design team members participanting in today's blog hop!

Jen Carter (You are here!)
Don't forget to comment on my post to be eligible to win the Ultimate Sampler Pack.  There are many other designers with a giveaway on their blog as well so you have LOTS of opportunities to win!!  And be sure to check out The Twinery's blog Thursday and Friday as well as a new group of design team members will be hopping and many will have prizes at their blogs as well!!

Supplies
Autumn Blessings Card
Twinery:  Mandarin & Lemondrop Twine
Other:  Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags Die, My Mind's Eye Out of the Blue Cardstock, PTI Distressed Dots Paper, PTI Ripe Avacado, White & Kraft Cardstock, PTI Notebook Die, PTI It's Official Stamp Set & Autumn Acorns Stamp Set, Rhinestones

Yikes! Card
Twinery:  Charcoal Twine
Other:  Yikes Card Walmart, Basic Grey Ballot paper, Black button, Walmart $1 Stamp (spider & boo), Papertrey Ink Bitty Box Basics Paper, googly eyes

246 comments:

  1. These are great cards!! I have to check Micheals for those shaped cards, they're cute :)

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  2. Hop, hop, hopping!

    LOVE how you did the leaf! I'm getting soooo many ideas from this hop.

    SWaters057@aol.com

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  3. SOO fun!! Such cute cards...i regularly enjoy looking at your blog! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  4. Wonderful cards!!
    Tracy
    jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  5. I love all of your projects. They are so creative. I would love to win some bakery twine.

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  6. Great cards!! Like the use of the twine behind the leaf!! chefl@swbell.net

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  7. I love your fall card! Such a fabulous idea with the twine! Can't wait to scraplift this one!

    And yikes indeed!! Your halloween card is fab!

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  8. now I need to rush to Wally World to find those cards and I just adore the leaf treatment with the twine...perfect-o!

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  9. Jen, those are some the most cutest projects ever :)

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  10. Love that cute little spider! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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  11. Both of these are so cute!
    I love the leaf cut out backed with twine - fabulous! and the spider web, is ingenious!

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  12. Those are such fun ideas! Thanks for the fun hop! :)

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  13. How fun and adorable cards. I need some of these great fall colors of twine.

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  14. Great cards, love the little spider!

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  15. Jen, you always do AMAZING things with bakers twine! I love how you used it in the leaf card!

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  16. So cute. Love the wrapped twine behind the negative die cut, cool idea. The spider web is so much fun, too. Great ideas, thanks for sharing.

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  17. oh goodness, both of those projects are terrific!!!! i LOVE the orange leaf!!! :)

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  18. I LOVE that fall leaf, what a unique idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love your cards. The spider web is very clever!

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  20. I love making Halloween cards! Thanks for the inspiration! The mandarin twine looks awesome in the fall card :)

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  21. Those are pretty cute and clever! Tfs!
    Thanks for the chance too!!!

    cheryl131091@yahoo.com

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  22. Those are pretty cute and clever!! Tfs
    Thanks for the chance!

    cheryl131091@yahoo.com

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  23. WOOOW! The 1st one is PERFECT for fall and the Halloween card is adorable!! I love your flower/spider web and may have to give that baby a try!!! Great projects!

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  24. Oh Jen, this is so good. I can't believe you thought up that twine behind the leaf idea, and you cut it with a craft knife! The added touch of twine to a bargain Halloween card was so smart too. You blew me away this morning.

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  25. Both of your cards are so sweet! I love the layers of the first, and that clever web of the second. ;)

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  26. What a cute card! Love the spider on the inside. Nice job!

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  27. love the orange leaf poking through Jen. and the cute hanging spider is adorable. your cards are always so sweet...

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  28. SO creative!!!! totally love layering the twine to create the leaf backdrop, and the spider web- so cute! love it :D

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  29. Lot's of yumminess to look all. I enjoyed all the cards and have a weakness for Halloween. But the leaf is SOOOO cute! TFS

    http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/

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  30. Great cards! I really love the Yikes! one. The spider is so cute.

    TFS

    adonijah73 at gmail dot com
    Happy Card Encouragement Factory

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  31. I love your cards. The dollar bin does have some cute things at walmart forsure. With the right dressing they look awesome. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  32. Love how you created the fall card. Very pretty!

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  33. Super cute Haloween card! I love how you added the twine to the rosette. I will definitely use that.

    ak337@mchsi.com

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  34. Very, very nice use of the twine. You made a gorgeous leaf!!!

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  35. WOW! I love that leaf card - what a creative use of the twine!
    lauraprenkert@yahoo.com

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  36. This is such a cute card!

    onceuponapaper.blogspot.com
    Stephantics at gmail dot com

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  37. Adorable!! Great job recreating a store bought card!!

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  38. Oh. My. Heck! How stinking adorable are these cards??!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that leaf and the spider web! You have a new follower in me! I can't wait to see what you do next!

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  39. Oh, I forgot to say, that I would like to lift your leaf idea and the spider web idea as well! :)

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  40. The fall card is simply beautiful & the Halloween card is genius! I love the spider web you made & the spider on the inside- very clever!

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  41. Loving the blog hop! I ove your cards x

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  42. beautiful twine-inspirations!

    really fun to look at!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  43. LOVE the first card and the twine!!

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  44. adapting the store purchased card was inspired. very ingenious indeed! and the fall leaf idea is really inventive as well.
    tfs

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  45. wonderful project!! really love the halloween simple fabulous card!

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  46. So cute, I love the spider web you created!

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  47. Love love the card. TFS in a wonderful projcet. pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  48. Love the leaf on your autumn card! A
    ~Tracy

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  49. Great Halloween project, cute spider!

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  50. WOW love your cute spedier,,

    great hop ladys
    sandy xx

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  51. Oh my, what a great way to use the twine on your cards. So creative! Just love it.
    TFS!

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  52. Oooh pretty. I'm mesmerized by the autumn blessing card. It's like a satin stitch.. in a card!

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  53. These cards are amazing, love the cut out idea especially!

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  54. very cute idea to string twine through your rosette flower. Thanks for a chance to win some twine!!

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  55. What a great idea! LOVE your card and the spider card too! So cute!

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  56. Love your cards! Great way to use the twine.

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  57. oh my I love your second card so much. I love too how you ran the twine through the rosette...Awesome.
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

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  58. Your cards are fantastic Jen! Love how you use their twine, just awesome!

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  59. Oh my!! I LOVE your leaf!! What an AWESOME idea!! Have an AWESOME day!!



    ENJOY LIFE~ Javablustamper/Jacquie Peifer

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  60. Very cute. love your cards and the Idea with the Twin for the leaf is so cool. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  61. WOW, these are both TERRIFIC, but I'm especially in love with the first one. I've seen a couple of people do something similar with twine, but this is my favorite I've seen. I've definitely got to try it. hugs- Glora me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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  62. awesome cards. Love the negative die cut leaf and fun web.

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  63. Whoa! I LOVE that leaf, turned out beautifully!!!

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  64. Love your leave project... great idea!
    Nice use of the twine... I need to learn more and more!

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  65. You always rock my creative world with your creativity! These cards are just awesome!!!

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  66. I loved the halloween card!..the twine web is awesome!

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  67. Wow, these are both great. I love how the first one looks. TFS.

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  68. That mandarin color is moving up the list. I have charcoal and stone down as my top two, but this one is gorgeous. TFS a great project.

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  69. I am overwhelmed at all of the creativity on this blog hop. My inspirational juices are definitely flowing. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. Oh my heavens so cute.. love the CAS of the leaf.. and the web is just so much fun.. thanks so much for the chance to win..off to the rest of the hop for more inspiration.. :) HUGS

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  71. beautiful cards,love the little spider

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  72. Such cute projects! I love all of the details!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  73. Supercute projects! I will have to cheat on Target and check out Wal-Mart's dollar craft selction too! :)

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  74. LOVE it! Too cute! Love the Autumn bundle great colors! Thank you!

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  75. Such a pretty leaf card! I just loaded a tutorial on how to die cut embellishments covered in twine! I'd love for you to check it out when you have time!

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  76. You are indeed creative with that twine! Like the iris-folding-like leaf-window idea, and love the rosette spider web. Thanks for sharing, and can't wait to see what you come up with tomorrow.

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  77. Both cards are fabulous...but the fall card is my fave. Thank you for sharing. Tenny.

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  78. Love your projects!! Very inspirational!

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  79. Love both of your projects, but especially the one with the die cut leaf. So original.

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  80. WOW! I had no idea there were so many ways to use twine! So glad I seen your announcement on facebook!
    hugs,
    Melisa

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  81. You are so creative!!! I love the leaf card.

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  82. Both cards are so cute, love the inside of that second one..so fun.

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  83. OOO that spider card is super cute. I am going to have to pin it.

    Nicole B

    coco_ceboo AT yahoo DOT com

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  84. Wow you are a busy lady! I loved the leaf cut out, and the rosette, and the little string for the spider on the inside is just the cherry on top. Fab ideas for putting some of the marvelous twine to work.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. Beautiful fall card. And your Halloween card is just so creative, love when you opened it up.....CLEVER!

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  86. Fantastic projects!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  87. Oh WOW! The twine in the leaf window is so fabulous!! LOVE that! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize!

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  88. The cobweb and leaf are both so adorable! Love both cards Jen!

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  89. Love them! That leaf card is just fantastic!!!

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  90. Love how you used the twine on the leaf card!

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  91. How cute is this card? Love the dangling spider :)

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  92. total cuteness :) ... and that mandrin! yum!

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  93. I am comment #100 Yikes--Thanks for your tip on the PTI Forum to check out your blog tomorrow. I couldn't wait, and am so glad I stopped by today. You have so much good stuff here. How could I have not known you before. My bad. Anyway, adding you to my reader, and can't wait to see what you have in store tomorrow. I'll go through your older stuff as soon as I can. I can tell my Pinterest 'pin' is going to get a good workout!

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  94. Great stuff! I LOVE the look of the leaf- I need to try wrapping twine like that for a project.

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  95. what fun cards! Love how you used the twine for the leaf! awesome idea!

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  96. Two great projects! You are so very creative and I appreciate telling how you make your cards too.

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  97. Great cards! The Fall leave is my favorite! That is a really neat idea with the twine wrapped behind the cutout leaf! I also love the rosette flower! A very clever way to use the twine! Great job! I like the mandarin and lemondrop combo!

    ~Vanessa W
    baboo7192 at gmail dot com

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  98. love love love the cards! thanks for sharing & looking forward to seeing more!

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  99. I wish you could see me right now, I am just having a fit over your creative projects! I thought the leaf was so cool, then I saw the spider! Really cool! I am marking your blog as a favorite!

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  100. So super cute! I love that lil spider!

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  101. Thank your for sharing both your cards, they are so cute. I love how you made the leaf with the twine, it's beautiful.


    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  102. Very cute cards! Thanks for sharing them!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

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  103. cute cards - i really love the first one the colours are fab xx

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  104. What great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  105. Love the autumn cards, I think my favorite is the red twine leaf. And the Halloween card is adorable, love the yikes. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Fantastic projects!! Love your Fall card very much.

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  107. I love both of these. But I'm especially taken with the spider web and spider inside. That is shear genius!

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  108. Very clever with the twine behind the leaf shape!

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  109. Both cards are amazing!! I LOVE the Halloween card and how you decorated practically every side of the card. LOVE!

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  110. Great projects...love the little spider! A surprise when opened! For the leaf laying twine over tape...great idea.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  111. i love the autumn card...so very creative!

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  112. Fabulous cards, Jen. I just love the Autumn-theme card with the orange twine through the leaf cutout - it's perfect to usher in Autumn! And that spider card is super adorable. Just too cute - Love it! I always love to see how you use your twine. ;-)

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  113. OH MY GOSH!!! How cute are these cards!! Wow! Such inspiration! Love them!!

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  114. so cute! I love the orange twine, I think I need to order the autumn pack!

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  115. What great ideas! I love both of them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. awesome cards...love how you did that leaf... So cute..
    Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway...

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  117. I love what you did with the leaf. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. The leafy one makes it really hard to wait for Fall (which technically starts Friday)...cannot wait...thanks for helping get more motivation for the decorating to come!

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  119. I love the lines of the orange on the leaf card, and that spider is soooo darn cute! I wasn't expecting that on the inside and I love it! Thanks so much!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail.com

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  120. Great uses of twine here. Love those eyes about the letters too!

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  121. I love, love, love that spider!! :)

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  122. Wow! Both cards are amazing!
    I like that speech bubble shaped card, i can see how you couldn't pass that up.


    The other card is just fabulous. I LOVE that twine leaf, it looks incredible.

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  123. You are always so incredibly clever! I love seeing your innovative uses of twine. The fall leaf is so pretty!

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  124. love the card! great giveaway!

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  125. these are awesome cards...thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

    Tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  126. Your projects are very clever and new and different. Love the twine wrapped for the leaf. I love autumn always my favorite season.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  127. The leaf is gorgeous. I also like how you did the spider on the card.

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  128. First the leaf idea is great. I could see a bunch of small leaves of different falls colors....And your spider is so cute with those googly eyes.

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  129. OMG, Love your leaf; I would've never thought of that idea on my own; thanks for sharing. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  130. Great cards! My fav is the leaf! I've never seen it done like that and I like it!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com
    www.michelegreen.com

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  131. Oh my word! I just love your Halloween card! That autumn pack is divine too. Thanks for sharing.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  132. Love the cards!!!
    mmj_mjj@yahoo.com

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  133. Great cards...especially love the orange leaf one.

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  134. Love your cute spider card! Lovin it! TFS Thanks and I am lovin the twine! CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com

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  135. Cute cards - so creative!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  136. Love your creative uses for the twine! The leaf is so cool!

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  137. Love both the cards, but the leaf is very creative for twine!! TFS!!! I am a follower of your blog!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  138. Jen, I LOVE these!!! The leaf is ROCKING!!! great idea for negatives of die cuts!!!!

    hugs, Katrina

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  139. Jen, your creative ideas using twine are fabulous. LOVE your leaf idea as well as the spider web. Would be thrilled to win the Autumn Pack of twine as love Fall colors. Thanks for the chance to win and a fun blog hop!

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  140. These cards are too cute! I love the way you used the twine for the leaf!

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  141. Very creative use of your twine. Love the mandarin color too.

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  142. Great card, love how you have the twine hidden in the shadow but it makes up the whole leaf. very cool idea.

    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  143. I love the leaf made of twine. that is great. I would never have thought of that. I love the cappicino.

    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  144. LOVE both cards!
    The Fall card is REALLY clever!
    Thanks!
    LoriM

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  145. Wow! Love both projects. And thanks for the tip on using a premade card and "doctoring" it up - how cute is that. Guess who's headed to Walmart!!!!
    Amyscats
    amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

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  146. Love both cards!
    The Fall card Idea is very clever!
    Thanks,
    LoriM

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  147. That leaf card is fabulous! And I love how you made the spider web. both are awesome ideas!

    Hopping along...

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  148. The way you did the twine for the spider's webbing is so fun! Great project!

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  149. Love the fall leaf, what a great idea.
    The card is super cute!!
    Thanks for a chance to win the twine.

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  150. What great cards! Love how you made the leaf and especially the spider web!

    Hopping along now...

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  151. That's such a cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!


    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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  152. adding googly eyes - great! thanks!

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  153. Totally not fond of spiders, but yours is really, really cute!

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  154. Super projects- they are all adorable!

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  155. Oh my gosh super great ideas. Love them.
    moniqueleslie at gmail dot com

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  156. Great cards. I love the way you did the leaf.

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  157. I am getting so many ideas for using twine! I really like that you "repurpose" items and make them brand new projects too!

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  158. Love your projects-- the fall one is my Fav--love the colors.

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  159. Oooo, I would love to win that twine. I've been meaning to pick some up, but haven't seen it around. Thanks for the chance!

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  160. Fabulous cards!! Love, love, love that leaf idea!

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  161. Seriously, these are brilliant!

    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  162. Such a cute card! I am so inspired by all these ideas!

    Adrienne
    adriennempomeroy@gmail.com

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  163. Great projects! Love how you used the twine for the leaf and the spiders web! Thanks for the inspiration :-)
    kerys.sharrock@me.com

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  164. Love the cards! Great idea to use the twine for the leaf, it looks fantastic!

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  165. love your use of twine with the leaf negative, brilliant idea beautifully executed!

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  166. Wow--that card is awesome! I will have to go look for those cards!!

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  167. Boy that card is dang cute...and so simple to do that I could manage it. LOL I too love that autumn bundle...my favorite colors right now.

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  168. Wonderful stunning creations. Just love them. Twine is such a fav of mine. Would love to win this selection. TY..ekciampo@yahoo.com

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  169. Soo cute! My walmart just got their $1 section up and running and I am loving it! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    ~~Jen H~~

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