Making An Album with Divine Twine

December 11th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Hi everyone!

DT Member Noe here !! Do you get the most out of your Divine Twine? Not only is it beautiful in a nice package, you can also use it in a multitude of your favourite scrap projects … Today I come to show you several ideas on how to make the most of these beautiful twines!!

It will be perfect in an album in which you have used a spine binding … use acetate sheets, make holes in the top and bottom, place eyelets, and pass a piece of baker twine … A different touch in your albums !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make flaps in your albums !! You can place a lot of photos more … For this you can use various tags joining them with your favorite Baker twine !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, and not least, make beautiful banners for your cards using twine of the color you most want!

 

 

 

Dressing up a Bitty Bucket

December 3rd, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

 

Bev here today sharing more fun projects using Whisker Graphics. Bitty Buckets to create a great Birthday treat for all those young kids in our lives. They love when I package their favourite treats up for them for all occasions but especially their Birthdays. Add some cute sticker accents, tie off with wrapped multi colours of twine and cluster a batch of great tags decorated for the occasion. It is a perfect fun addition to any party, kids surprise treat… and so easy to decorate.

 

Supply List:

Whisker Graphics: Bitty BucketsSmall TagsLarge TagsPetite Stickies, Twine

Other: stamp, ink

So it all starts with the bitty bucket, some tags. lots of stickers and some twine.

I decorated the tags and clustered them for more colour and fun. I used accenting one on tags and tin.

The cluster is lightly glued to hold them in place to show more of the accents. 

The one tag is used to suit the occasion…. it will suit any occasion.

The bucket has added stickers some full size some cut in half to fit and still leave the tin pattern in full view.

Wrapping twine around the tin in lots of colours and tying a bow leaving long strands is a perfect touch.

Check out the store for all the available products that will make your crafting so much easier 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. 

~Bev

Using Avery Sticker Templates

November 27th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Hi Bev here today. OMG I am having great fun using Whisker Graphics. Avery label products. I have been busy making Christmas cards and hate that I don’t have enough accents, stamped verses etc. to put on the inside of my finished cards. Using the Avery labels allowed me to create either all the same or singles of each design or even a few of my favorite one. After doing it a few times I think I have the technique down and it’s easy to follow the Avery product sight to create the perfect labels for all occasions with anything you like… OMG the uses will be endless with this product. Now I am excited to share with you what I did to make my cards and using these labels.

 

Supply List:

 

So you start by using the Scallop Round Labels which come on an 8.5” x 11″ standard size printer sheet. There are 3 sheets with 9 labels per sheet.

Using your computer you open Avery.com/print

NOW using screen shots I will share the process I used to create my labels…. but it was really easy and am sure you can do this too

Open Avery.com/print and in search at top add the # 80508 like it shows on front of your product.

search will bring up the results… and as you see the sheet of labels appears. Click on it.

 

 

 


Now it shows the full sheet by name… click on it.

at the bottom it now gives you a choice of browsing their designs, creating your own or uploading a design… I am creating my own design for you to follow.

 

It opens to these options and I choose the plain one.. to create my own…. you can add text etc on your own anyways.

On the right side in middle it gives you the choice to create them all the same or singles separate. I chose singles separate.

Now on the left side your options are to Add Image/ Add Text… I am starting with add image.

From my laptop I chose this Santa image… it came in the size it shows above… so way to small.

I grabbed image and stretched it to fit into the lines of the shaped scalloped label … you make it fit

Next on left I chose the Text option and I chose the rounded style option.

I also opened the colour options to change the colour from black that I couldn’t see well to white.

I typed Merry Christmas and it automatically rounded the top of the image. If you need to move the text it is easy … by just grabbing it and dragging it.

Now that this one is done and I love it… time to move to the next one.

Click on the next single label and start the process all over again until you have all 9 done.

When it’s all done you hit print… and the next screen opens.

It prompt to open in PDF… so I clicked on it.

It opened in this screen where I could see it and push print to my printer.

I added just one sheet of this preset label paper in my printer and it was that easy.

 

So now that I shared the process in detail … on to the projects I am creating and what I did with the labels. It was perfect for my cards I am now going to share with you.

Below are some of my cards I made… and inside these cards here is photos of my labels I added…. and I love them.

 

What a fabulous fun way to accent the inside of your cards. You could print different verses/ photos for all occasions and have the ready when you need a verse for that special card.

Sure hope you enjoyed this tip/ technique and hopefully I have encouraged you to try it too.

 

Check out the store for all the available products that will make your crafting so much easier 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. 

Cards for all Seasons

November 20th, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink

 

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a card for all seasons. Adding Whisker Graphics twine to cards adds to their visual interest and adds some fun dimension.

Supplies:

Divine Twine Collection – Bright White Solid, Brown Sugar
JustForFun Rubber Stamps
Spellbinders dies
Cardstock
Copic Markers
Clearsnap Ink

Spring:
Cut a panel of yellow pattern paper.
Mat with kraft cardstock.
Wrap panel with Bright White Solid Twine.
Adhere panel to card with foam adhesives for dimension.
Stamp image and color with Copic Markers.
Die cut, mat with a larger die and add to card with foam adhesives.
Stamp sentiment and add to card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Summer:
Cut green cardstock to fit card.
Wrap Brown Sugar Twine around cardstock and adhere to card.
Stamp image and die cut.
Mat with a larger die and add to card with foam adhesives for dimension.
Stamp sentiment and add to card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall:
Cut brown cardstock to fit card.
Tear cream panel and adhere
Wrap Brown Sugar Twine around the top of the cream panel and adhere panel to card
Stamp image in black and brown inks.
Add color to the witch’s socks
Ink panel and mat with cardstock.
Add to card with foam adhesives.
Stamp phrase and add to card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Winter:
Create a card from blue cardstock.
Emboss a white layer with a Christmas embossing folder and lightly ink.
Mat with kraft cardstock and add to card.
Stamp and color candy canes.
Fussy cut and wrap with Bright White Twine.
Stamp and mat phrase, tying it to candy canes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Give Thanks – Wine Bottle & Tags

November 14th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

 

Colleen here today sharing something so easy and a great way to recycle. I created this “Give Thanks” from a wine bottle that would normally be thrown away.

 

I started by spray painting the bottle and while I was holding it to spray the sides it fell from my hand and landed on the grass. I loved the design it created so I just rolled the rest of the bottle in the grass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once it was dry I started wrapping the twine around the top of the bottle. I used Divine Twine Yellow for this bottle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once I had the top part of the bottle done I decided to add some down along the bottom as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tip that I did to hold it in place is to use a little glue along the back and it will hold the twine in place as you wrap.

Now that I had the bottle where I wanted it, it needs to dry so on to the tags I went. I used the Large White Tags and I love the white tags as you can make them any color you want. I started by adding brown paint to the tags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the brown had dried then I added plain white glue over the top.  I buy this glue from the Dollar Tree since you get 2 bottles for $1.00. Make sure you spread the glue all over the tags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the glue gets tacky to your finger then add white paint over the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let this dry thoroughly and when it has dried, this is the end result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To finish the tags off I used two different alpha stickers. I made the flowers using my sizzix dies and some velvet material and finished it off with some leaves that I cut using dies.

 

 

 

Happy Mail!

November 7th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

 

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m big on Happy Mail and celebrating others and trying really hard to make people feel special.  Especially on their birthday.  And doing so doesn’t have to cost a fortune either.  My husband has many aunts who are getting up there in years and don’t really need anything or have the space for anything but I still want to send them a little something for their birthday.  For the 2 aunt birthdays in the fall I picked up some lip moisturizer knowing that getting in to the winter, chapped lips and dry skin is a challenge for a lot of people.  And then I shopped my stash for how to package it all nice and pretty for fall.

SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I knew I wanted orange for fall, of course, but I didn’t want to pair that with black or it would be too Halloween or brown because it would look too Thanksgiving.  So I found some dark pink elements to coordinate with my orange Casablanca Middy Bitty bag.  I found some dark pink tickets in my stash along with some pretty place cards that I bought on Easter clearance at Target for like 10-cents a pack and knew I had to use them as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I stamped Aunt on the front of my place card and then I glued my tickets on a large white tag and tucked that in to the middle of the place card.  And then I adhered the entire piece to the front of the bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last step was to finish it off with some orange and white Divine Twine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now all I’ve got to do is pop these in to a larger envelope and ship them off!

 

xo

Michelle.  Find me @ MichellePhilippi.com

Spool Twine Christmas Ornament

October 30th, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink

 

Hello, crafters! I’m so glad to be back with you! I know it’s barely begun the Fall Season, but that means Christmas is not far away! And I’m one of those that likes to get those Christmas crafts done early! So I want to share with you a Christmas Ornament made out of a wooden ornament using Twine to decorate! Let’s get started!

  1. To begin, here are the Supplies you’ll need:

 

 

 

Wooden spool (available at any craft store), twine (your color choice), white acrylic paint, brush, hot glue, liquid glue (not shown), wire (I used 22 gauge), wire cutters, beads of your choosing, and jump rings.

 

Step 2:

Begin by painting your spool with the acrylic paint. Brand doesn’t matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Once the paint has dried (heat gun makes it dry faster), place a short line of hot glue just under the top edge of the spool. Take your Twine and start winding it around. Now here is where you will begin using liquid glue, as the hot glue will dry too fast for proper positioning of the twine. Go all around the spool from top to bottom, then go back up the spool. This will give it a double layer of twine. Tip: As you go back up, just place spots of liquid glue here and there. It doesn’t have to be all over the 2nd layer.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Now get your wire and measure the length of it to be long enough to go through the hole in the center of the spool, with excess enough to wire some beads onto it. Cut the length needed with your wire cutters. I had done a previous tutorial on making a charm and how to string beads that you can refer to. (Charm tutorial) I did a “figure 8” twirl to the wire, but this isn’t necessary, as long as you make some kind of loop to keep the bead in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Now pull the beaded wire through to the other side of the spool. The beaded part will be the bottom of the ornament. Now bead the top of the wire the same way, making a loop for the twine to go through as your hanger. Now pull twine through the loop of the wire. The picture shows that I also put an extra bead on the top, but in the end I removed it. But that’s totally up to you if you want it or not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

In this step, I wanted to add a little “charm” to the bottom bead. If you notice in the earlier pictures, I had 2 loops. With that in mind, I decided to string 3 crystals on 2 individual wires, and loop them onto the bottom bead, attaching them with jump rings. I then took a poinsettia I had made and attached it with hot glue to the front of the ornament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Now comes the remaining decorating. This is up to you in how you want to decorate it. There are a lot of ways to do it. But I chose to use Glossy Accents and Diamond Glass Glitter to decorate. I added Glossy Accents to the top of the ornament, then sprinkled the red and white glitters on top. Be careful! Glass glitter is sharp! I also added some around the twine area in random places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the Final Project:

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you will be inspired to try one yourself!

Blessings,

Jeanie Ellis, Scrapbookingmamaw

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 making a birthday card using lots of fabulous products. 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 your own birthday cards in all sorts of fun ways. 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 learning more about making birthday cards! I 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 these cards with twine for her Team mini-crop and World Card Making Day challenge. Visit her blog to see her greeting card making ideas!

 

 

 

 

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