Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Friend to Friend (and a sale!!)

Now that Christmas has past, I'm ready to move on to the next holiday...Valentine's Day!  I love playing with pinks and reds!  They are so fun, so girly and just beautiful together. 

I love the red twine by the Twinery.  Did you pick some up to wrap your Christmas gifts with and now have leftovers?  Why not use a little as an embellishment on your card.  I just LOVE how a little twine adds so much color and visual interest to a card!


Doesn't that twine just complete the card?  It practically pops off the cardstock!  The other wonderful thing about it is that it isn't as bulky as ribbon so it is easier to mail!  If you are a cardmaker you know how important that can be if you don't want to add postage to your envelope or risk your envelope getting torn up as it goes through the postal system.

To color the tree, I pulled out my much neglected gel pens.  It seemed fitting to have a pink, white & red tree on a Valentine's Day card!


If you are wondering how I made the birds eyes, it was really simple.  I took two strands of black DMC floss and knotted it three times. Then, I threaded one end through a needle and sewed it through the felt until the knots were where I wanted them.  Then, I took the other end of the thread that was still on the front side of the bird and threaded my needle again and poked my needle right underneath where the knots were and pushed it through to the back.  This made both ends of my floss end up on the back of the birds.  I tied the two strands together, snipped off the ends and used a glue dot to adhere the birds to the cardstock.

One more picture to entice you...


Ahhhh, isn't it gorgeous?  :)  Maraschino twine by The Twinery.  You can see this color and all the other fun colors by visiting The Twinery's website!

AND...The Twinery is having a SALE!!  Enter "HAPPY2011" at checkout and get 20% off your order!  I'm not sure how long this special will last, so use it while you can!!  Happy shopping!

I hope you enjoyed this sweet little card!

Supplies
Stamps:  PaperTrey Ink (PTI) Little Bitty Bird, Fillable Frames 11, Framed
Paper:  PTI Sweet Blush & Kraft
Ink: PTI True Black, Pure Poppy
Other: Maraschino Twine from The Twinery, Giga Guidelines Impression Plate, Felt, DMC Black Floss, PTI Little Bitty Bird Dies, gel pens

24 comments:

Heather P. said...

Soooo adorable!

Audrey said...

Love the pink, red and white color combination, Jen! And the little felt birds are adorable! I agree, thw twine really jumps off the paper. Great card :)

Amy Kolling said...

Of course I LOVE this card! With those tiny birdies sitting in a pink and white tree? {swoon}

**I see giga guidlines IP in there too! :)

Dana said...

Oh Jen this is adorable! I love the tree leaves colored in with white! Such a great idea and it adds visual interest.

Laurie said...

This is stinkin' adorable Jen! I love that tree! Ok now it has to go back in my cart! LOL!
The twine is just the perfect touch! Love it!

Monique said...

Oh Jen this is such a cute card...Love it!!

Tricia said...

Oh that is so cute!

Sue Ann said...

ADORABLE ........

Sue Ann said...

ADORABLE!!!!

Sue Plote said...

This card is absolutely adorable! I've been thinking of coloring in the leaves on a couple of cards but wasn't certain about how it would look. Well, I'm sold. Way cute!

Huguenot Girl said...

Simply gorgeous Jen! Nx

Unknown said...

What an adorable card Jen! love the felt birdie!

Kim O'Connell said...

Jen, that is adorable! Love how you colored teh leaves with the gel pens! And yes, the baker's twine ties the whole thing together! Ribbon would look bulky on the car dwith your delicate tree!

Lindsay said...

So so cute Jen! I love the frame along with the tree and birds! That twine is awesome! LOVE!

Stacy said...

So cute Jen! You're so right, that twine is the perfect addition!

Cathy Weber said...

This is a really clever card, Jen. It totally looks like a Valentine card. Those birds in felt are probably the best thing I have seen made from felt using PTI dies. Really. The twine is a great touch on this valentine card. Super cute card.

Lisa Petrella said...

This is such a cute card, Jen!!!! Love those sweet little felty birdies, the way you colored the tree with gel pens, and the twine!!

jen said...

love this, jen! the gel pens are perfect for your tree! And I have that exact beautiful spool of twine in my playroom!!! ;)

Debbie Gaydos said...

Sooo sweet! I love the colors you used and those felt birdies are adorable!

Eva said...

Great tip on making the eyeball!

Unknown said...

This is so cool! Love the little birds and the twine! And the tree leaves are great!

Kristii said...

Sooooo cute!!! I just love your felt birdies and the twine is fantastic!

Angela K said...

Wonderful card, TFS!

Katie said...

Yet another beautiful card! Love the leaves...they just pop off the kraft card stock. And the eyeballs...definitely a great touch!

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