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:

Ujjwal said...

love the cards!! The fabric tree is just fabulous

Lindsay said...

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

Pat said...

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

Crafty Math Chick said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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 :)

Yainea said...

Wow! Great work! Thanks for sharing :)

Jennifer Roach said...

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

Diane said...

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

Tina said...

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

Tina
ricktina09@yahoo.com

Debbie Flowers said...

Really like your cards! Thanks for sharing the ideas.

Kelly said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

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

The Twinery said...

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!

steph said...

Love the birds! Thanks for the blog hop.

Kelly Massman said...

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

Lee said...

Cute and very creative cards! thanks!

Stacy said...

Love your cards, they are simply fabulous :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

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

monica said...

per me sei stata bravissima

Christina said...

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!

KER said...

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

Chari Moss said...

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!

Lori Turner said...

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

Audrey said...

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

The Rusty Hoe said...

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.

Darla said...

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

Basiljen said...

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!

Sheri Twing said...

Adorable cards! Great stamp set!

Anonymous said...

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

Laurel Beard said...

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

Cathy Weber said...

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.

Kristy said...

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

Mary Ellyn said...

loved your spiral!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

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

Tami
http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

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

Becky Dunham said...

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

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

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

Lara said...

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.

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous Jen! love the twine flower, too fun!

Donutfryer said...

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

Renee said...

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

judy said...

Very cute cards!

Unknown said...

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

britfrintner said...

I love the bird stamps!! So cute!

linf54 said...

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

Tifany said...

SO cute! What a fun stamp set!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

Basement Stamper said...

absolutely amazing creations with twine!!!

Heather Doolittle said...

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

Glenda J said...

Both of these are absolutely brilliant! Great work!

PattiB said...

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

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Adore the twine and button flower! Too cute.

lindagk23 said...

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

Lauren said...

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

milkshake007 said...

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

ColleenF said...

Ahh, such amazing cards, you are very talented!

Melissa said...

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

candi said...

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

Tambo said...

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

Amy Kolling said...

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

sharon g said...

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

Christa said...

love the lollipop flower!

Debby said...

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!

Darlene L said...

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

cathy said...

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

pruttybird said...

Such sweet cards. TFS :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

connie said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Jenny said...

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

Anna said...

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

Maggie Crawford said...

I LOVE the card!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

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!

Emily Keaton said...

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

Kimberly Rendino said...

Cute! I like the sewing and flower ideas!

Debbi Powell Designs said...

Love, love, love your cards! Fantastic!

Isha Gupta said...

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

grammiej said...

Your cards are lovely! Thx for sharing your talents.

The Purple Crafter said...

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

Joanne Gilch said...

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!!!

Tracey said...

I love your cards! So creative!

Mary G. said...

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!!!!

Trish said...

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

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

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

Joan said...

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

Lynn said...

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

Sandi said...

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

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet cards! I love your flower and tree.

Jen

Monique said...

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

Susan said...

great stuff

Katrina Hunt said...

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

Diane Jaquay said...

CUTE cards, Jen, love your creative trees!!

Chark said...

Love how you used the twine!

Cathy P in AZ said...

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

jen said...

ridiculously cute! :)

Jenny McGee said...

Very cute card.

Jen W. said...

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! :)

Marla said...

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

Bonnie said...

Love them both! What beautiful creations!

Viji Siddharth said...

Lovely cards!! Totally awesome tree!!

PrincessPammie said...

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

Heather (goldiecar) said...

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

Terrie said...

Great cards.. love your style !!!

Lisa R. said...

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

FMonty said...

Great cards! TFS :)

Donna said...

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....

Sandy said...

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

Emily Leiphart said...

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!

Lori said...

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

Raven said...

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!

Isabel Z said...

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

Kryssi said...

wow, both of them are so creative!

Tina M said...

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

Stacey said...

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!!

Anonymous said...

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!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous cards! Love your canvas trees!

mamawcindy said...

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

Stephanie K said...

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

Deb said...

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

Janeen said...

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

lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
majelica@comcast.net

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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! ;)

Brenda said...

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!

Cari D. Cruse said...

Such truly adorable cards!

Sue D said...

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

Norma said...

So cute- great use of the twine!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the stitching and the circle twine embellishment.

Jennie said...

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

Crystal said...

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

Naomi said...

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

Laurie (Wally) said...

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

Joan Shanks said...

cute cards.
joanshanks@eastlink.ca
Joan

Marianne B in AZ said...

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!

paperplay said...

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

Jennifer Rzasa said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Lindsey said...

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

Unknown said...

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

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

ruth said...

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

Sherri said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Roslyn said...

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

Bob said...

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

Renee said...

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

scrapfancy said...

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

Serena Bee said...

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

Serena

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