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Friday, March 30, 2012

The Twinery & Nikki Sivils Product Showcase

Welcome to a fun posting day featuring The Twinery & Nikki Silvis!  Today I, along with several of my Twinery design team members, will be showcasing ideas using products from both of these fabulous companies! You'll want to begin at The Twinery blog and then comment on each blog along the way to be eligible for the giveaways in our two day event.  You can also find the links to the DT gals who posted yesterday there too!

First, let's take a quick look at the project and then I'll tell you all about the giveaway!!


This was so much fun to put together!  On the front of the card I featured The Twinery's Cappuccino and paper and tags by Nikki Sivils' new Messages Collection Pack!

If you have been to my blog before, I am sure you are familiar with the wonderful baker's twine from The Twinery
Up for grabs from the Twinery, just for commenting on the blogs in the hop, you could win this colorful sampler!



I was pleased to get to play with product for the very first time from Nikki Sivils!  Be sure to check out her products and her blog for lots of fun products and inspiration!


Just by commenting, you can win your choice of one of four crafting kits from Nikki Silvis!

I chose to work with a fun and super cool color-combination collection pack from Nikki's collection called Messages.  I loved that the paper from this pack was so unique!


I made a little file folder from Kraft cardstock and decorated the front with various tags that are included with the pack!! Talk about easy and quick decorating when you have everything you need right there! I used The Twinery's Cappuccino twine and a wood button to make a closure for the file folder.  The button is adhered to the card and the twine just slips down so that the file folder can be opened revealing a surprise inside!


Here is what you will find inside!  If you are a crafter, than you know how much fun it is to received RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness) from other crafters...especially when you aren't expecting it!  So that was my goal for this card! 

On the left page there is a little note card that is included with the kit (ACTUALLY there is a whole page of fun notecards that you can choose from in this kit! This is only one!).  I left the bottom space blank to write a note to the recipient.


And the right hand page, which was SO fun to make, features a card that I die cut from ledger paper included in the set.  I adhered that to a thin chipboard piece, also die cut to the card shape, to add stability to the cardstock so I could easily wrap my twine later.  Then, I took my crop-a-dile and notched five 1/2 circles in each side of the card so that the twine wouldn't slip off the card, especially in the mail.  I wrapped my twine (I used 5 fabulous colors:  Lemondrop, Flax, Honeydew, Buttercream & Cappuccino) and tied a loose knot on the backside of the card.  I also attached a tag from the kit on the front.  I attached the card to the card base with thick pop dots so it can easily be removed.  Wouldn't that be a fun gift to receive in the mail! 


Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed this idea! Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team for more chances to win and more ideas!!

Supplies:
Twine: The Twinery Lemondrop, Flax, Honeydew, Buttercream & Cappuccino
Patterned Paper:  Nikki Sivils Messages
Cardstock:  Kraft
Stamp: (Inside) PTI Movers & Shakers Sentiments
Dies: PTI Button Card Die Collection, Edgers #5 Die Collection 

62 comments:

Kathy Skou said...

Jen, this is ADORABLE! Loving how you wrapped the twine around the ledger!

Carolyn King said...

what a cute way to give some twine! love your creative folder, Jen! Beautifully done

Nicole Doiron said...

This is an absolutely wonderful project! I love your use of the twine and the colors are fantastic!!!

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connie said...

This is so cute and LOVE the idea to use as a RAK.

Annette said...

no way this card is just so cool...I love this idea...thanks for sharing..

Julie S. said...

What a cool card and the recipient will be doubly happy to see the inside goodies.

Monika Wright said...

What a truly awesome way to present your RAK of The Twinery twine! And inside the file folder...too, too cute!

Patti J said...

OH. MY. GOSH! Jen, this is so awesome! What a totally great idea for a RAK! Girl, you are so clever :) Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa said...

HOW FUN!! Love the office theme, the staple and the paper clip! Great little card ;)

Miriam Prantner said...

I am a crafter, and that would be a wonderful little RAK to receive in the mail! So cute. Love it!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Such a clever way of doing an RAK. I would love to get some of that in the mail.

Nancy said...

This is Fantastic!!! What an awesome idea for a RAK!! Love it!! Have a great weekend!!

Cindy said...

What a great card--love the surprise inside, too!

Caryn S said...

I love everything about this!

Kerys said...

Love this card - and what a FAB idea! Would love to receive a card from you if thats what you put inside!!! :-) Such a clever idea - think I may have to copy that idea! love all the embellies and journal cards - and love the way you used the twine to keep the card closed. Thank you so much for the inspiration :-) x

Sherri said...

darling!!

Julie S. said...

How great . I love this idea. I'm sure the recipent will love it too. TFS.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Jen, what a neat project!! Love it!

Erica Marshall said...

This is an amazing project! You have a lucky friend! =)

mspiggy7 said...

Very Creative. Love these papers & twine.

Paper Deckerations said...

What an adorable idea! So absolutely cute! You will certainly make someone's day!

Jessica
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Paper Deckerations said...

What an adorable idea! You are certainly going to make someone's day! Super job!!!

Jessica
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smahrty said...

Your card is so cute! I would love the receive that from you with the RAK inside.

Dorina D said...

RAK. How much fun is that!!! Thanks for sharing such a cute card and a fantastic idea. Love this idea.

Mrs. Hill said...

What an interesting idea! I don't have any crafty friends, but the file folder is sooo cute! I have worked in offices for many many years and this brings back the organization fun that I have with file folders and paper clips and...

early said...

I am in LOVE with your file folder!! and this paper collection is amazing.

Serena
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The Farris Family said...

Love this project! What a great idea!

Anita Braddock said...

Supper cute folder. love the way you you used the twine great job. love the embellishments. thanks for sharing,
abbraddock@msn.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable! Nice RAK

sharon g said...

The button, kraft and twine are perfect together.

Kathy Mc said...

OMG, Jen, this is adorable and such a sweet gift. Wish I was the one receiving your RAK. Love the way you added the message inside and the twine samples. Nikki's Messages collection is the bomb, and you definitely showcased it here. Can't go wrong with The Twinery Twine either so perfect combination. WTG!

terisplace said...

What a cute, cute card, Jen!

Natasha G.P. said...

The green paper clip is perfect with the officey things. Great!

Ava Gavloski said...

jen, so cute!! love the button laced onto the twine and great message collection papers.
ava

Stacy said...

Ok this is just super fun!! Love the card and how you did the twine on the inside...to cute!

B. Poteraj said...

Did you have a hard time using so much twine? It's precious.

Mandy said...

fun folder!

rlovew said...

Fabulous card! I love the wrapped twine throughout.

Kelly Sas said...

Oh I can see using this "folder card" with a little surprise in it for so many different crafty and none crafty gifts. Thanks for creating/sharing this idea!

Sue D said...

What a fun way to present a gift to a crafty friend!
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Brandy said...

What a fabulous RAK that would be!! I love the colors of the twine you used!!

bahoot at Comcast dot net

joy said...

Cute, cute RAK! I love how the twine hold a sweet little sentiment on the inside! You have combined some everyday elements and made them special with the twine!

Isabel Z said...

I love how you incorporated the twine into the cards--such a nice touch.

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julie e said...

Cute card

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Super cute folder! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
melinda at sbmsystems dot come

Jessica said...

Great idea, Jen! LOVE that file folder card with a little crafty 'treat' for a friend... so clever!

Bethany Becker said...

Adorable card. Any crafter would love that RAK. What a cute way to give one!

Mary-Anne V said...

I always love seeing what you come up with...love the wrapped panel inside.

Lucy Newton said...

Love your card, inside and out!!!

Deborah R said...

Very cute! I love how you made the little file folder. Thanks for sharing.

krumeluran said...

adorable! love your creative way to make this little card!
//Katarina

Celeste B. said...

So many fun elements on this card. Love it.

Carol E said...

What a cute idea, really wonderful card, thank you so much for sharing it.

Claire said...

i love the idea of having the little gift inside the card. I know so many friends who would LOVE to get this card!

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Lots of fun details!
DeniseB
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lynda said...

I would be so excited to get that card from a scrapbook buddy!

Pamk said...

very cute kits. Love this.

momtotucknlexi said...

I wish I was ur friend...that is a really cute card.
Michelle

Leonie Castro said...

Love the idea of using twine to giveaway in a card. Never thought of that. love your layout tyfs
Leonie

Whitney said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Angi said...

Your file folder is soooo super creative!

Amy said...

You always think outside the box and this is a FABULOUS project!!! I love how you've packaged the beautiful twine and used fun elements from Nikki too!