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

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Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Love, love, love them all!

Jennifer Roach said...

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

Sue said...

Hop, hop, hopping!

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

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kristen said...

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

Josie0602 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Leann said...

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

Alanna said...

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!

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

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

Ujjwal said...

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

btsoi. said...

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

Lorus! said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Traveling Trader said...

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

Unknown said...

Great cards, love the little spider!

Laura Isham said...

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

Kathy said...

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.

Laura Williams said...

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

mommyabbytommy said...

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

Jackie said...

Love your cards. The spider web is very clever!

Unknown said...

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

Cheryl Leong said...

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

cheryl131091@yahoo.com

Cheryl Leong said...

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

cheryl131091@yahoo.com

Heather Innusa said...

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!

Char said...

The spider is adorable.

Cathy Weber said...

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.

Marlena M. said...

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

Rona said...

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

cappuccino and colour said...

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

Shauna K said...

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

Nicole Wright Designs said...

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

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Unknown said...

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

TFS

adonijah73 at gmail dot com
Happy Card Encouragement Factory

Margie said...

What fun fall projects!! TFS!

Linda Harris said...

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

carrie said...

Love how you created the fall card. Very pretty!

Alisa said...

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

ak337@mchsi.com

Unknown said...

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

LauraP said...

WOW! I love that leaf card - what a creative use of the twine!
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Stephanie said...

This is such a cute card!

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Unknown said...

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

Chrissy said...

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!

Darla said...

Very cute projects, Jen!

Chrissy said...

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

Stephanie said...

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!

Kelly said...

Loving the blog hop! I ove your cards x

@JoyceCasaldi said...

What a fun spider web!

Basslady said...

beautiful twine-inspirations!

really fun to look at!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Nancy L. said...

LOVE the first card and the twine!!

Lizscraps said...

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

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

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

Nickery said...

So cute, I love the spider web you created!

Pammejo said...

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

loving3boys1girl said...

Love the leaf on your autumn card! A
~Tracy

Andrea said...

Great Halloween project, cute spider!

Sandy Jones said...

WOW love your cute spedier,,

great hop ladys
sandy xx

Miranda said...

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

Randi said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

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

Marla said...

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

mustangkayla said...

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

{VICKI} said...

beautiful creations!

Miranda said...

Love your cards! Great way to use the twine.

Eva Laney said...

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

Lindsay said...

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

Javablustamper said...

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



ENJOY LIFE~ Javablustamper/Jacquie Peifer

Anita Braddock said...

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

Glora said...

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

Chunyuan said...

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

Vanessa Middleton said...

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

Ardilla said...

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

Lillian Child said...

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

Priya Mohan said...

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

Rhonda Miller said...

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

Penny said...

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.

Carmen said...

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

*Alison* said...

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

scrapdiva said...

beautiful cards,love the little spider

Holly said...

Such cute projects! I love all of the details!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Nitasha said...

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

Roberta said...

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

Keri Lee Sereika said...

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!

canadian_liner said...

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.

Tenny Kusuma said...

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

Debbie said...

Love your projects!! Very inspirational!

Lynne said...

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

Melisa Waldorf said...

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

Brenda Lee said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Nicole B

coco_ceboo AT yahoo DOT com

Jeanne J. said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

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

Lisa Petrella said...

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

Lynn said...

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

Unknown said...

LOVE the projects!!
kacee

Jingle said...

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

Sue McRae said...

Love how you used the twine on the leaf card!

Lisa said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Nancy D. said...

Loved your cards!...so cute!

Stephanie said...

Love love that spider card! Great job :)

Joyce said...

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!

jengd said...

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

AmethystCat said...

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

Kelly Sas said...

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

Deborah345 said...

Great tactile card with the leaf

My Happy Place by Vanessa said...

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

gracie said...

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

Chriss America Real said...

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
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erin lee creative said...

So super cute! I love that lil spider!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

fabulous card!!!!

Suz said...

cute cards! great inspo!
Fav color:Mandarin

Carla said...

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


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Tracy said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for sharing them!

Tracy
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

Lydia said...

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

Donna said...

What great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Kim H said...

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.

Giovana said...

Fantastic projects!! Love your Fall card very much.

Scrapacat said...

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

Leigh Penner said...

These look great, Jen!

Jennifer said...

Very clever with the twine behind the leaf shape!

Cristine said...

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

quilt4fun2 said...

Great projects...love the little spider! A surprise when opened! For the leaf laying twine over tape...great idea.
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Kimber-Leigh said...

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

Ally said...

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. ;-)

Anna said...

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

Karen said...

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

Emily Keaton said...

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

Annette Allen said...

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

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

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

Mamarazzi Scraps said...

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!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

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

Karen B. said...

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

Stacey said...

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

Unknown said...

Cool cards!
hugs,
Gini

kasia c. said...

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.

Christina said...

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

Katey said...

love the card! great giveaway!

Tina said...

Awesome Card...Happy Hopping

Tammi A. said...

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

Tammi_amata@ameritech.net

Beth said...

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.

Iliana Garza said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Tigger70 said...

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

Sue Alger said...

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.

Mary D said...

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.

Mrs. Green said...

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

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www.michelegreen.com

Ms.M said...

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

Sarah J Moerman said...

Fabulous cards!

Okigirl2013 said...

Love the cards!!!
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Wendy said...

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

callyannc said...

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

Kelly Massman said...

cute projects! tfs!

Jenny said...

super cute cards!

brenda said...

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

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Love the spider web!! So adorable!

Lori said...

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

ibecircled.blogspot.com said...

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

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Rexann♥

Katrina Hunt said...

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

hugs, Katrina

Kathy Mc said...

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!

Melissa said...

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

carol (krillsister) said...

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

Alisha said...

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

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Alisha said...

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

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http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

LoriM said...

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

Amyscats said...

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

LoriM said...

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

Amber J said...

Love the cards! they are so cute.

Tammy V said...

They are both so cute!

Amy Williams said...

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

Hopping along...

Cynthia Baldwin said...

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

Anonymous said...

Very cute projects.

AndreaA said...

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

Amy Williams said...

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

Hopping along now...

barneyn said...

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


nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

Pamela said...

adding googly eyes - great! thanks!

Judy G said...

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

Clare G said...

Super projects- they are all adorable!

jen said...

Fantastic projects!!! :)

Isha Gupta said...

Lovely projects. TFS.

Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

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

jeanie de la rama said...

what an adorable project!:)

monica said...

love love

Unknown said...

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

Brandi Barbara said...

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

Fran said...

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

Alina said...

Wonderful cards!

sandysewin said...

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!

joan (: said...

Love the leaf!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

awesome projects love them both!!!

Brenda said...

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

Basiljen said...

Seriously, these are brilliant!

Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Adrienne at La Vita e Bella said...

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

Adrienne
adriennempomeroy@gmail.com

Kerys said...

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

Kelly M said...

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

Cassi said...

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

Patricia Chalas said...

love all of them!!!
TFS

Kim said...

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

stampgram said...

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.

Evette K. said...

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

Jen_H said...

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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