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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Twinery + Stamps of Life Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to The Twinery & Stamps of Life Blog Hop!  This blog hop will feature all kinds of projects with a Christmas theme!  If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from Laura Williams blog!

 
As always, there are prizes to be won!  Be sure to comment on all of the blog posts!  There will be TWO prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs. 

One winner will win 2 stamp sets  (winners choice) valued at $12.95 with a total retail value of $26.90 from The {Stamps} of Life.
&
One winner will win the Ultimate Color Sampler Pack ($25 value!) from The Twinery!!!

The stamp set that I am working with from Stamps of Life is the "Joy2Christmas" set.



Here are my cards:



I made one of the Christmas trees a Santa tree by stamping the tree twice and paper piecing the bottom section of the tree.  I added a fun twine hat topper to the top.  I also tied french knots to add ornaments to the green trees.

For my second card I went with a softer color scheme.


I used the tag image from the stamp set to create 3 focal points and then stamped the solid tree image inside.  I then used three beautiful twine colors, Honeydew, Blossom & Buttercream to create the decorations on the tree.  I love these soft colors of Twinery Twine!

For my last card, I created a super clean & simple card.


I cut out the light bulbs from the stamp set and added glitter to one side and then popped them up with pop dots.  The twine is a fabulous way to "hang" items on the card. I attached the twine to the top of the card with just a touch of clear glue.  It holds very nicely!


Thank you so much for joining me on this hop!  There are lots of great blogs to visit!  Your next stop on this hop is to Kim Howard's blog

Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the prize packs!  Have a wonderful day!

P.S.  Have you seen the Christmas packs available at The Twinery?  There are several different ones available!  Stop on over to pick up yours!! You won't be sorry!!  Here's my favorite:



Supplies
Twine:  The Twinery
Stamps:  Stamps of Life Joy2Christmas

Other Supplies
Ho Ho Ho Card
Cardstock:  PTI Pure Poppy, Black & White & Rustic White
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy & Spring Moss & True Black
Other: Fiskers Border Punch

Joy Card
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, Aqua Mist & Ripe Avocado, DCWV Glitter White
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist & Dark Chocolate, Palette Haystack

Merry Christmas Card
Cardstock: PTI Scarlet Jewel
Ink:  Sweet Blush, True Black & Snow White PTI, Silver VersaMagic
Other: Glitter

94 comments:

  1. Jen, These samples are gorgeous! Love your creative use of the twine!

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  2. LOVE how you used the baker's twine on your creations. My favorite is the one with the trees (and the knotted and fringed baker's twine....seriously too cute!) :) Great job and thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. WWWOw!!All the three cards are very beatiful.I loved those french knot idea of yours ....have to try now!!thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. What clever ways of using the twine~

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  5. Love these cards, especially the ones with the trees! Such a great idea to use the twine as ornaments and garlands. Perfect!

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  6. WOW! All 3 cards are FABULOUS!!! Love how you used all the elements in these. :)

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  7. They're all adorable...
    the Christmas trees...
    lovey!
    But I adore the light card...
    love how you "hung" it with the twine!

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  8. awesome cards... Love those trees..
    thanks for sharing..

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  9. Oh my goodness...the twine knots - so CUTE!! These cards are so amazing! I absolutely love those "santa" trees too. Thank you so much for being on this hop with us!

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  10. Talk about CREATIVITY! Love your use of twine on these delightful projects!

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  11. Your card creations always make me smile!

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  12. All your cards are gorgeous! I think the second was my favourite. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  13. love the way you used the twine on the christmas trees!

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  14. Wonderful cards love how you used to the twine on all of them!

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  15. These are adorable. And your creative ideas to use the twine is terrific. The knots on the tree....wow!

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  16. WOWZER! Love hos you stitched w/the twine...french knots and more. Great DESIGNS!! TFS :)

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  17. Jen, I love each of these because they show just how creative you are with that twine! I mean it! I love the little knots as ornaments and seriously, a santa tree?? Oh so cute! My favorite is that first one but I LOVE the snow bank (the die in use). hehe

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  18. lovely cards Jen! Your twine accents are so creative :)

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  19. Love your Cards! Creative ways to use the Twine. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

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  20. Great clever way you used the twine to trim the trees!

    Noreen
    www.make-homemade-gifts.com

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  21. WOW! I'm just in awe of all of your cards! I love the Santa tree and how you used the knotted twin... brilliant! I also appreciated the different color schemes you did. Thank you for sharing!

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  22. such clever uses for the twine. Love the twine ornaments!

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  23. All of your cards are just super super cute!

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  24. You should get the prize for best use of twine!

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  25. Hi Jen! Haven't seen you for a while! Love your cards! This twine is fabulous - as are Stephanie's wonderful stamps! Thanks for sharing - hope you are doing well!

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  26. Wow! Such wonderful cards, love what you did with them, thank you for sharing them.

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  27. Loved all your cards. Neat ways to use the twine. Thanks.

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  28. You get an A for Adorable! Really cute cards. Totally love the first one!

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  29. Simple is sometime the prettiest. I'm going to have to CASE these trees if you don't mind. I just love them. Nice job.

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  30. Loved all your cards. Great way to use the twinery with the trees. TFS

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  31. love Love LOVE! It is so fun to see how you embellish stamps that are familiar to me! Fabulous cards, great ideas!

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  32. Love all your samples but that santa tree is just too cute!

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  33. French knots? Why didn't I think of that? LOVE IT

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  34. WOW you were busy. Love your twine ornaments!!

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  35. Great use of the images and twine! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  36. You have been busy! These cards are so cute...lots of ideas for me!

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  37. Cute cards... love how you did the blue trees and twine.

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  38. your cards are great! my favorite is the joy card -- so creative!! TFS

    Lisa G
    lkgra@hotmail.com
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

    stop by & check out my giveaway!

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  39. Love your creative use of twine!!

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  40. Love all the cards! Such great ideas! Thanks for all the tips!

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  41. Oh my goodness Jen! I Adore everyone of these cards, so fabulous my friend!

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  42. Stunning use of twine! Amazing CAS cards!

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  43. Wonderful cards, the santa hat as a tree is cute and so are the twine ornaments. Love how you used the twine as garland on the 2nd card. Great CAS card with the twine connected bulbs. Thank you for sharing them.

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  44. Totally cute idea to use a bit of needlework in the cards. I love the French knot idea as ornaments and the straight stitch for the "garlands" on the tree. I need to add a bit of that to my own cards this year. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Your cards are so adorable! I love how you did the French Knots for the ornaments! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  46. Love your cards....all 3 are adorable :)

    Jenny
    jennykingham at att dot net

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  47. Jen you have just knocked these cards out of the park! Love all three of them, Your french knots Rock! Likewise your trio of trees with their different colored twines is fantastic! And you last card is so CAS and so cute I could make those for Christmas cards and each one have just a little something different. Great ideas and great job!

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  48. So cute...love those french knots on the trees!

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  49. I love how you "decorated" the trees with twine. Especially the French knots!

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  50. Love your knots and sewn thru' twine ornaments ideas! So cute! And your glittering stamped lights from TSOL. Thank you for sharing!

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  51. Super cute ideas! I like the fun feeling they give off. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Very inspiring cards. Love the different ways you utilized the twine--especially the French knots!!

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  53. I'm checking the Christmas bundle packs right now because you favorite may just be my favorite as well. ;)

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  54. great cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  55. love how u twisted the twine...genius idea!!!

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  56. really like your different use of twine. =)

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  57. Awesome cards! Such creative use of the twine to decorate the trees - and I love the simple elegance of your last card with the bulbs and twine.

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  58. those knots are so cute (time consuming) what a fun way to use the twine, love the tassel. Love how you laced the other trees also,

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  59. I love all of your cards. very clever use of the twine.

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  60. Oh my word... how cute are these? Love them. TFS

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  61. Love, love, love! my fave is the french knots on the trees!!! :D

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  62. Cuuute... Love how you used the twine for the trees...

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  63. cute cards but the "joy" card is my fav! thanks for sharing!

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  64. The cards are terrific! Thanks for the ideas!

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  65. What ingenious use of twine!!! So clever!

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  66. Wowzers, you're creative! I love
    all the cards. ;)

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  67. Cute cards! Thanks for the crafty inspiration and chance to win. :)

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  68. I love the different ways you used the twine.....especially the french knots!! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Cute cards. Love the christmas trees.

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  70. love how you made knots and card with lights is soooo cute :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  71. Your cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. lovin' how you used the french knots on the trees - all great cards!! I've got to visit some more of your blog as I'm a first-time visitor here. thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  73. Love your cards. I must get that stamp set!

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  74. Super cute! So many wonderful cards - I love how you used the twine to decorate the trees (especially the french knots...)
    TFS!

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  75. Great use of the twine on your cute cards.

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  76. I am in awe! Such great ideas! The french knots and Santa-hat tree card is fun, but you show-cased the twine so well with your three stitched trees. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  77. Wow I love those tree stamps and the different things you were able to do with them with the twine.So Creative!

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  78. great cards. love the way you used the twine to decorate the trees. tfs.

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  79. wowzers!!! french knots with the twine?? o my..these are awesome..tfs..loves ya

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  80. All beautiful cards! I love the sharp little trees.
    Sarah

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  81. Your cards are Great!!!!!!! So creative :)

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  82. These are very nice. I love the "balls" you've made with the twine. Very cute. Lauralooloo sent me on my blog hop journey.

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  83. Just when I think I've seen my favorite, I hop over to another blog and find a new favorite! Love your cards!

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  84. Your cards look great! I love those trees! The little floss knots are so fun!

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  85. Wow, what a great array of cards you created. I love the twine ornaments are adorable.

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