Fall Thank You Project

October 16th, 2017 § 4 comments § permalink

 

Hello, my friends!

I’m very happy to be sharing my first post as part of the Whisker Graphics Design Team!

I’ll be back with a new project each month created with the fabulous products from the Whisker Graphics Shop!

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Today I thought it would be appropriate to share a fun Fall project.  I began with a box that I cut out using my Cricut.  Then I gathered my Whisker Graphics items and began.  I have two twines shown in the photo because I wasn’t sure which one I would use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ran the Plain Brown Little Bitty Bag through an embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
It embossed this sweet owl on the bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, I inked the raised embossing to make it stand out a bit more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I stamped “Thanks So Much” onto the Metal Rimmed Circle Tag, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I placed the stamped Metal Rimmed Circle Tag on top of the Large Red Tag, matching the holes.  Deciding that the Red Bamboo Divine Twine was the best match, I cut two small pieces and threaded them through the tag holes. I took another piece of the twine and tied a bow around these pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it’s time to assemble it all. I put strips of score tape on the back of the bitty bag to make sure it had secure hold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I positioned it in place on the front center of the box. The tag is tucked inside the bag, with the rimmed tag hanging outside the bag. The large red tag is the perfect place to write a sweet message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a closer look at it all put together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, I wrapped more Red Bamboo Divine Twine around the box a few times,   and tied another bow over the bitty bag on the front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it…my first Whisker Graphics project! I think it would be a great gift for so many occasions at this time of year. How about a hostess gift for a dinner invitation? Or fun packaging for some cookies for the neighbors? Or even a box of candy for the special kids that come knocking very soon? So many ways to use these fun items!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back again soon with another project share!

Here are all the links you’ll need:

Whisker Graphics Shop

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Card

October 10th, 2017 § 3 comments § permalink

 

HI… it’s Bev here today. OMG it’s my 1st DT post for Whisker Graphics. I am so excited to share with you some of the amazing products that I will be creating with. I started with a card using lots of fabulous product. You can never have enough birthday cards in your stash.

Supply List:
Whisker Graphics:

  • Middy Biddy Bags,
  • Little Petite Stickers,
  • Divine Twine Petites,
  • Sweet Sticky Labels
    Other: cardstock, dies, brads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start this project I pulled lots of products that I thought I could mix and match. For this one I went with black, gray and white. I die cut some extra pieces and will decide which ones to use as I go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For starters I thought using the stickers to make a border accent piece would be great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took the middy bitty bag in grey and sized it to fit the front of the card. I took the sticker boarder and decided that it needed matting with black to pop off the card.
Also take the label and glue on the sentiment “Happy Birthday” to fit through the centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I decided I would wrap the card in Divine Twine and like to make my bows separate to make them double twine and glue them on separate for better size and volume. So I start with double twine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Starting at the centre I start tying a bow. I make a fairly small bow and pull it very tight so it is firmly tied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now holding the centre knot section pull the end to make the loop of the bow a bit smaller… do the same for both sides… now pull both to make sure they are still very tight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut off the ends to desired length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrap twine around the whole card a few times, and tie a knot and cut the ends about the same length as the tied bow sample.

 

 

With the background mitty biddy bag, the left side border stickers. the sentiment label, the twine wrapped I then added some brads and the small die cut matted accent. Everything is put on a black background mat and then glued to my card base.

With all the colours options in products you will be able to create all kinds of fun coloured cards to match all occasions. Check out the www.WhiskerGraphics.com for all the available colours and view the blog often to be inspired with all the creative inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon when I come back with so many more projects using Whisker Graphics products.

 

 

 

Add a Touch of Twine!

October 8th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

 

 

Welcome to Bev C. from Canada, one of our two newest Whisker Graphics Design Team Members!   Check out her blog @ Bee Cee Creativity

Here are 2 cards she created with a touch of Twine to make them pop.   She created them for her Team mini-crop and World Card Making Day challenge.

 

 

 

 

Halloween Treat Boxes

October 2nd, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

 

 

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman from Live Laugh Scrap here today with some Halloween treat boxes. Whisker Graphics twine adds a nice finishing touch to each treat box.
Starting with a 4″ square panel of cardstock, I scored at 1″ around the panel.  Cutting into the corners, I folded up on the scored lines and adhered them together creating little boxes which form the bottom of each treat box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I cut Halloween pattern paper 5 1/2″ x 8″ and wrapped each piece around the box.  Using a punch, I punched circles in the top of each treat box.  To create the handles for each treat box, I used Spellbinders dies, adhering them over the punched area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I tied Whisker Graphics Twine – Bright White Solid – to the top of two of the treat boxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
For the other two, I wrapped the twine around the handles. Trick or Treat from Joy Clair stamps was stamped, punched and matted with a larger circle. I then tied the stamped sentiment to the treat boxes with Whisker Graphics – Wheat Diva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Now, simply fill with assorted candies and enjoy.

 
Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Halloween Wreath

September 27th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Colleen here from Scrappin Granny .  As fast as the months are coming on us, it isn’t too early to be thinking about Halloween.  Today I will share with you how you can make a fast and easy twine wreath.

First I started with this stryofoam wreath and some black felt.  I just used the 8.5 x 11 piece of black felt and cut them into strips.  I used 3 piece of black felt for my wreath.  Rather than using hot glue I used straight pins with black heads and started pinning the felt onto the wreath.  This is the starting of wrapping the felt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the wreath all wrapped with the felt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you start wrapping the wreath with the twine.  I used the Divine Twine Metallics and just started winding until I felt there was enough on the wreath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now comes the part where you make it your own.  I  added a spider from the Dollar Store and made the two smaller spiders using my Silhouette Cameo and some paint.  I also cut out the flower using my Silhouette Cameo and put them on the wreath and finally added a bow to finish off the wreath.

 

Hope you enjoyed this Halloween wreath idea! Please don’t forget to check out all the wonderful products at the Whisker Graphics store.

 

Divine Twine in the Kitchen

September 18th, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink

 

Fall is coming and the season of soups and stews is upon us so today I’m sharing 2 super easy and delicious soups for your slow cooker.

French Onion Soup

  • 4 large onions, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 32 oz. carton of beef broth
  • Thyme (I pulled about 5 stalks of fresh thyme from my garden)
  • Salt to taste when finished

I bought the gigantic bag of onions at Costco and haven’t been going through it as fast as I should be so I decided that soup season would start now.  Fancy a little French onion soup?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slice as thinly as possible 4 large onions.  (You can use a mandolin, we have one, but it scares me.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sautée the onions in the butter until they are nice and golden and browning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer onions to a slow cooker, and pour in your liquid mixture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tie your thyme together with Whisker Graphics craft twine and drop it into your slow cooker. I love the addition of fresh herbs, but who wants to bite in to them?  Tying them up with Divine Twine and then pulling it at the end is so easy and you get the addition of fresh herb taste!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 hours later you have the most amazing, warm, comforting, salty and slightly sweet French onion soup.

 

 

 

Ham & Bean Soup

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1.5 cups petite carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, rough chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Frozen, leftover ham bone
  • 3 cans of beans (I used 2 white kidney and 1 white cannellini)
  • 32 oz. carton of chicken broth
  • Thyme (I pulled about 5 stalks of fresh thyme from my garden)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt to taste when finished

 

 

I kept seeing this foil package in the freezer and never thought about what it was.  I asked my husband about it and he reminded me that it was the leftover ham bone from Easter.  And just like that, my dinner decision was made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sautée your mirepoix (celery, carrots, and onion) in butter with salt and pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer your mirepoix to a slow cooker and place frozen ham bone on top of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add beans, chicken broth, and your fresh herb bundle tied together with Whisker Graphics’ cotton twine for cooking and drop it in to your slow cooker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 hours later you have an amazing fall dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

xo

~Michelle P.

Visit me at MichellePhilippi.com – Crafting & Couponing

 

Making a Charm

September 8th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

Hello, fellow crafters! I am back…Jeanie from Scrapbookingmamaw…with another Step-by-Step Instructional Tutorial on making homemade charms using a tag. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Color supplies

Distress Inks (I used 3 colors of Distress Inks)

3 sponges to color, and 1 tag (small)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Trimmer

Get your paper trimmer and trim your tag to 4” by cutting the top of the tag off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Color your Tag

Take your inks and start sponging randomly all over your tag. I started out by using my lightest color to my darkest color. Keep in mind the color will change as we go further along. I wanted to lighten mine up some, so I got me a Prima Frost Color Spray Mist and sprayed on the tag, then dabbed it with a sea sponge (optional). You’ll see the difference in the next step.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Cover the back

Cut yourself a piece of cardstock (solid or printed), the same size of your tag, then attach it with liquid glue to the back of the tag front. Tip: Don’t use hot glue, as it dries too quickly. Let it dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Trim the tag

Take your tag and, cutting from the top end, trim 1” strips. You’ll end up with 8, but for this tutorial we will concentrate on only using a couple of the pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Decorate

Here’s where your creativity comes in. You can now decorate the individual pieces of “inchies”. For me, I stamped different pictures on each piece (I went ahead and decorated all 8, even though I’m only using 2 of them for the project). The leftovers you have will come in handy for even more charms or mixed media projects! I then took paste and ran it over the edge of some, and all over on others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7: Add some bling!

At this point, I put some Glossy Accents onto each piece, then sprinkled Diamond Glass Glitter on top of the pieces before they dried. You could add sequins, or seed beads, or whatever element you want. I also used Glossy Accents on the back with no bling, but I let the front dry completely first. Be careful with the glass glitter, it is sharp!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8: To connect to a chain

Once dried, use your hole punch (a strong one) to punch a hole in the top. When you open up your jump rings, be sure to open front to back, not side to side as the ring will distort. Here is an example of 2 rings together.

 

Use round nose pliers to open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slip ring into the hole of the charm, then on the chain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:  Adding another charm piece

I wanted another charm to the chain, so I attached 3 rings together, took 1 end of them and slipped it through the hole in the other charm, then took the ring on the other end and hooked it onto the chain with the 1st charm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your charm tags are finished!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, I put holes into the bottoms of each charm piece because I wanted to make it more stable. It’s totally up to you which way you want to make it. 😊

Thanks for stopping by!

Jeanie Ellis, Scrapbookingmamaw

 

New Design Team Members!

September 1st, 2017 § 3 comments § permalink

 

 

Introducing the New Whisker Graphics Design Team

We sent out a Design Team Call and had a wonderful response! Thanks so much to everyone who participated!

We are thrilled to be adding these new designers to our team:

Bev Code: BeeCee Creativity
Nancy Nickel: The Nickel Nook

Please check out their blogs and join us in welcoming them to the team. Can’t wait to share their wonderful projects with you!

Love,
The Whisker Graphics Team

Divine Twine Wish Bracelets

August 30th, 2017 § 3 comments § permalink

 

Colleen from Scrappin Granny sharing with you a fun project you could make for yourself or make them with your children or grandchildren.

These are called Wish Bracelets and the saying goes  you make a wish while making them and then you wear them and when they wear out, one of the beads will fall off and your wish will come true.

These custom twine bracelets are so easy and fast to make, you will end up making a bunch of them!

Step 1:

You start with Divine Twine and in any color you want.  Then make sure you pick out your beads with a big enough hole the twine will go through the hole.

Next you measure out your twine, I cut my three pieces at 15 inches each.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Put your three strands together and tie a knot at one end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

For the next step for me it was the easiest to tape down the end onto a firm surface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Now it is time to start adding the beads.  Start with the twine at the far right and add your first bead. Once you have the bead on cross it over the same way and continue braiding.  This is your choice to do one bead right after the other or leave a little space in between the beads.  I did it both ways.  Make sure you ALWAYS add your bead on the right and cross it over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

This one was made with a space in between the beads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Once you have the number of beads on that you want you will be ready to finish braiding.  Braid about another 1.5 inches and then tie a knot at that end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Now you just tie the two knotted ends together.  Test fit it around your hand and wrist to make sure it will fit.  If you are making them with children or grandchildren you may have to adjust to make them smaller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you will give these fun arts and crafts bracelets a try, and have more fun making them with your children or grandchildren. Don’t forget to check out all the beautiful colors of Divine Twine at Whisker Graphics store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks!

~Colleen

 

Mini Travel Themed Album

August 29th, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink

 

 

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman from Live. Laugh. Scrap.  here today using assorted Whisker Graphics products to create a mini travel themed album.<br />

Supplies:
Bags – Middy Bitty Bags
Divine Twine Collection – Navy Solid, Red Solid
Divine Twine Bamboo– Green and White
Divine Twine Metallics – Black Diamond
Divine Twine kNots – Blueberry
Divine Twine Diva – The Wheat Diva
Cardstock
Pattern paper
Zutter Bind it All
To create each page of the album, begin by adhering 2 bags together. This will give substance and support to the album.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, use the Zutter Bind it All to punch holes in each bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add the binding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tie assorted twine to the binding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorate each page with cardstock and pattern paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create tags to fit each opening by cutting cardstock and pattern paper to fit. Punch holes in each tag and add twine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tags add additional space in the mini album for photos and journaling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I created a travel themed album, but think of the variety you can create – birthday, graduation, wedding and so much more.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Steph

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