Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Don't Whine..Use Twine!..The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

Do you get bored with the same embellishments?

An embellishment that I enjoy using is twine. Here are some examples of ways to use twine, all used with Serendipity Stamps and twine from The Twinery.

When I was asked to take part in this blog hop, I could not resist!

I love nautical themes, lighthouses and die so what is not to love about the new Serendipity Stamps
lighthouse die and stamps set? It is so simple to cut a backing for the lighthouse with whatever color you want your stripes to be. 

Below, you can see that I have used twine as edging and as an embellishment (netting that I made with the solid natural twine) on this side step card.

Here is another nautical themed card where I used twine as edging, as an embellishment for a stamped image (on the sailboat) and as a closure.

 It would look nice to place eyelets in the holes for the closure, but I thought of that after photographing the card.

 As you open the card (kind of a diorama), you can see another use of twine to create a lifesaver as well as the hand tied netting like on the previous card.

Another theme that I think works very well with twine is sewing. Here the edging is a blanket stitch around the card. I also embellished the stamped images such as the spool of thread, quilted heart as well as adding twine to the die cut "Hello" and actual buttons used on the heart.

All three of these cards use my favorite coloring medium, watercolor. To create paper that would match my quilted heart on the card above, I did a wet on wet wash using the same colors and then die cut the Hello from that paper.

While you can use twine on most any card or scrapbook layout, I think it works great with the nautical and sewing themes.

In addition to the Lighthouse set from Serendipity Stamps, I used Whelk Shell Small, Joy is a Net, Hello die, Sewing and Quilted Hearts Set. In addition to the natural solid twine, I used Midnight blue stripe, Maraschino Solid, Honeydew Stripe, Blossom Stripe and Lilac Stripe.

As with most blog hops, there are PRIZES! Visit the Serendipity Stamps Facebook page, The Serendipity Stamps Blog and The Twinery Blog for details!

Hope you enjoyed seeing these ideas of ways to use twines! Be sure to click on the links below and stop by all the other blogs participating in the blog hop today:

The Twinery

Serendipity Stamps 

Jeanne Jachna

Tobi Crawford

Denise Hahn 

Sue Eldred

DoBea Alberts

Kathie Bailey

Jennifer Cuthbertson

Bridgit Edblom

Holly Craft (that is where you are)

If you are going in order visiting the blog hop posts, your next visit will be Denise Hahn listed above.

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see all the ways to use twine that will be featured in this blog hop!



KT Fit Kitty said...

Glad I tried again! You've been very busy! I especially love the nautical cards! Great stamps and dies and love how you used the twine!

Jeanne J said...

Wonderful projects Holly - You totally rocked the images and twine together. I love the netting you made - just wonderful! Beautiful stitching too!

Anonymous said...

For many years I did a lot of sewing but I've gotten away from it (paper crafting got in the way). I love the sewing card. The colors are so pretty. The nautical cards are great. Love the netting on the second card.
thanks for sharing some wonderful ideas.

Sue D said...

Love the nautical and sewing themes and how you used the twine.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Barbara M. said...

Amazing card. Like your "Don't whine..use twine" saying!

Beverly S. said...

Love all your twine ideas on these cards. Pretty work!

Tammy Pope said...

Your cards are just amazing! I love how you incorporated the twine in such a thematic way.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your use of twine around the border. Wonderful cards. TFS

Amante del Papel said...

FAbulous card, is amazing!

Aimee Dillon Vaassen said...

So so cute!!! I love all the details with the nautical card

cghundley said...

Oh this is fun!
Love the way the
card opens. Lovely
work on all cards.
Carla from Utah

boris153 said...

Love that nautical card!

Marybeth said...

Holly I meant to tell you right away how gorgeous you card is. When I saw the peek in the SSS gallery I just thought the net was the most clever idea! Both cards are beautiful! Nice work!