Cards for all Seasons

November 20th, 2017 § 1 comment § 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 § 0 comments § 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!

 

 

 

 

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 craft twine – Bright White Solid – to the top of two of the trick or 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’ craft twine – Wheat Diva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Now, simply fill these trick or treat boxes 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 Whisker Graphics’ metallic twine 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

 

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