Bitty Bag Spring Wreath

April 16th, 2015 § 2 comments § permalink

The classic front door wreath comes in many styles — floral, fabric, burlap, twine. The list goes on. Now, Team Designer, Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope, adds her spin to the mix using paper umbrellas! Made from our Polka Dot Middy Bags strung with Divine Twine, she creates a whimsical Springtime wreath in a rainbow of colors. She uses our new Divine Twine Petites. Available in 13 colors, each comes with 20 yards of twine — just enough for smaller projects or when you need just a little of a lot of colors! To make your own wreath, Betsy has made an easy-to-follow tutorial on her blog. Click here to give it a try!

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Here’s a close-up!

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Supplies Betsy used:
Polka Dot Middy Bitty Bags
Divine Twine Petites
Colored Glitter
Styrofoam ring
Wooden Butterflies
Wire
Candy Sticks
Hot Glue Gun

Mother’s Day Bitty Wrap

April 14th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, WG Designer Rachel McAffee, gives us some quick and easy Mother’s Day wrap ideas. She embellishes our ever-versatile Plain Kraft bags with a touch of lace, a vintage die cut and Divine Twine creating simple yet memorable wrap. In a word…lovely!

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Supplies Rachel used:
White Kraft Middy Bag
Brown Kraft Middy Bag
Natural Solid Divine Twine
Basket shred filler
crotchet lace
vintage ephemera

For more ideas and inspiration by Rachel, please see her blog fawnprints.

And the Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza winners are…

April 13th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

Who were the lucky winners of our Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza? Robin Mathewson & Leah Pellicane’s names were selected at random and they will receive our bright, beautiful Whisker Graphics gift baskets.

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Congratulations to Robin & Leah! We know you’ll do beautiful things with all those Whisker Graphics goodies.

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Love
The Whisker Graphics Team

Weekend Creative Inspiration for 4/11 & 4/12

April 11th, 2015 § 2 comments § permalink

Hello friends!

Happy weekend! We’re here with some creative inspiration to kick off your awesome DIY weekend with some of our favorite inspirational quotes and images* from around the web. Need some mid-week inspiration? There are always tons of ideas here on the Whisker Graphics blog or on our Pinterest boards.

And now, without further delay – your weekend inspiration!

"Good art is not what it looks like but what it does to us."

Have you ever seen art that didn’t look like anything special – but it moved you deeply?

"I will not reason and compare; my business is to create." -William Blake

Does your thinking mind get in the way of your creativity?

 

How cool is this starfish?! It looks like a jewel or something… Nature is the ultimate artist, don’t you think?

What do you think your art makes others see?

What do you think your art makes others see?

"Imagination is the soil that brings dreams to life."

Do you have a very active imagination? If not, what might you do to give it a kick-start?

Get Inspired By Nature, Create With Whisker Graphics

Nothing screams SPRING like vibrant rainbows of tulips. Is there a colorful spring garden nearby from which you can draw inspiration?

We hope this blog post will inspire you to create lovely things – and to show them off to us! Tweet, Gram or FB us a photo @WhiskerGraphics with hashtag #myDIYweekend. We’ll gather them up & share all of the images we receive on the Whisker Graphics blog – we’ll make you famous! ;)

Love,
The Whisker Graphics Team

*Images found via Pinterest unless marked with WhiskerGraphics logo. All images remain te property of their respective copyright owners.

Tea Time Bitty Card

April 9th, 2015 § 6 comments § permalink

Here’s a thoughtful card by Design Team member, Amy Tsuruta. She starts with a Black Diagonal Stripe Bitty Bag. To soften the stripes, she layers it with a vellum panel stitched with gold thread. It ties in beautifully with the Divine Twine looped through the pink colored tag. Take a close look at the twine. It’s one of our newest colors–Rose Gold! It is truly fabulous and will be available in the shop this month! (We are thrilled to introduce this color along with our new Diva Collection. Stay tuned for more on that!) We love Amy’s creativity and invite you to check out her blog to see more on this and other custom cards. Enjoy!
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Here’s the inside sentiment — clever!

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Scrapbooking Onesie Tags

April 7th, 2015 § 2 comments § permalink

Calling all scrapbookers! Design Team member, Shirely Karnos, is all about documenting life’s precious moments; in this case, the first 12 months of her child’s life. With this project she uses layers of pattern, color and texture to create numeric badges, each representing a month of the year, and places them in the monthly photos of her son. She cleverly call them “onesie tags” because they’re attached to the front of the onesie the child is wearing. You could also use them in your scrapbook or photo album as headers to each monthly section. The Bitty Bags and Twine are in varying shades of Aqua, Navy and Gray but could easily be made in more feminine colors for the baby girl in your life.

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If you look closely at the numbers, you’ll see that they have been meticulously wrapped in Divine Twine adding a bold layer of texture. She even adds a Splash of Solid Green for the elephants’ ears. Darling! To see these in action, check out the photos on her blog at ShirleyShirleyBoBirley.

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Supplies used:
Green Solid Divine Twine
– Blue Solid Divine Twine
– Navy Solid Divine Twine
– Gray Solid Divine Twine
– Aqua Chevron Middy Bitty Bags
– Gray Honeycomb Middy Bitty Bags
– Navy Blue Horizontal Stripe Middy Bitty Bags
– Card Stock Numbers
– Elephant die

 

 

 

Weekend Inspiration: April 4th & 5th

April 4th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Hello friends!

Happy weekend! We’re here with some creative inspiration to kick off your awesome DIY weekend with some of our favorite inspirational quotes and images* from around the web. Need some mid-week inspiration? There are always tons of ideas here on the Whisker Graphics blog or on our Pinterest boards.

Also – don’t forget to take a shot a one of two beautiful, vibrant Whisker WWG_EEH_prizesGraphic gift baskets in our Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza.  It ends tomorrow, so get to hunting!

And now, without further delay – your weekend inspiration.

Love,
The Whisker Graphics Team

P.S. We hope this blog post will inspire you to create lovely things – and to show them off to us! Tweet, Gram or FB us a photo @WhiskerGraphics with hashtag #myDIYweekend. Each week we’ll share all of the images we receive on the Whisker Graphics blog – we’ll make you famous! ;)

Which is more prevalent for you - the finding yourself. or the losing yourself?

“Art enables us to find ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton

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Easter Bitty Gift Bags

April 2nd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

With just a few days before Peter Cottontail hits the trail, Kerstie Pedersen gives us an easy DIY Springtime gift idea. She uses Chevron Middy bags, adds a few folds and notions, and crafts them into uniquely shaped treat bags perfect for everyone on your list. Whether as gifts or favors for your holiday table, they are sure to impress. Check out Kerstie’s blog to see a tutorial for making these in a flash. Although, the chevron bags are fabulous, feel free to switch them out for other designs–Polka dot, Honeycomb or whatever you have on hand. Then, share your creations with us. We love to see new takes on our projects! In any case, have fun with them! Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

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Supplies Kerstie Used:
Chevron Middy Bitty bags in orange
Green crepe paper
Wasi tape
Paper flower
Green Solid Divine Twine
Small Colored Tags in yellow
Glue/tape
Stapler
Scissors
Pinking Shears
Treats

And the #CreateandWinner is…

April 1st, 2015 § 3 comments § permalink

Hello friends!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the St. Paddy’s Day Design challenge – we’ve got a winner to announce!

Nancy Carroll’s labor of love – a handmade anniversary card for her husband – definitely took a page from the vibrant colors in our challenge photo, and she was selected as the winner in our random drawing.

Here’s Nancy’s lovely creation:

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Divine Twine Bracelet and Bag

March 31st, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

Savannah O’Gwynn, creates two coordinating projects for us this week showcasing our ever-popular Solid Color Divine Twine. The first is a leather band embellished with a colorful array of Divine Twine and simple charm to make a bracelet that is fun and fashionable.

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Next, she cross-stitches over a white heart on a burlap bag– love the coral Divine Twine with this burlap! It’s perfect as a jewelry or make-up bag.

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Here’s a close-up:

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Supplies used:

  1. Leather bracelet: leather bracelet, charm, WG Coral/Gray/Yellow solid Divine Twine
  2. String wrap bracelet: thick/larger string, WG Coral/Red/Deep Pink solid Divine Twine
  3. Cross-stitched bag: burlap bag with design (or plain), needle, scissors, WG Coral solid Divine Twine

Remember, for more Whisker Graphics Wearable ideas, check out our board on Pinterest.

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