Not Until I’ve Had My Morning Coffee…

May 12th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

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This is truly a work of art…Vicki D. has created a plaque perfect for hanging above the coffee maker to get your morning started off right!

Supplies:

Vicki has a tutorial on her blog for making this plaque @ All I Do Is Stamp

 

Dreamcatcher II

March 22nd, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

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For her March Project, Joanna @ My Paper World, made a dream catcher. She first cut circle ring wheel from cardboard and wind it around with twine, same with small ring. Then she placed the small ring inside the hoop and wind the tail from the ring up and around the hoop and back around the ring cutting same lengths of twine and ribbon to make the fringe. In the end, she add small beads and paper feathers.

Supplies:

  • NEW Divine Twine Raspberry Lemonade
  • Cardboard for make circles
  • Ribbon
  • Beads
  • Paper for feathers

 

Champagne Cage Place Card Holders

December 29th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Here is a blast from the past taken from the Whisker Graphics archive. We’re going back 5 years but it is worth the trip. Check out these adorable placecard holders made from champagne cages. Name tags made with a simple White Tag would be perfect set against these fancy bistro chairs. Place them around your New Year’s table then wait to hear the oohs and ahs from your guests!

With the biggest champagne day of the year quickly approaching, be sure to save those twisty wire wraps. Click HERE to see a quick video tutorial by Tamara to make your set!

Divine Bookmark and Wrap Sets

October 29th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Love these versatile wrap and bookmark sets by WG Designer, Vicki Dutcher! At first glance, they say Halloween, but look again and you may catch a glimpse of the Holidays. The Divine Twine tassel and tag combinations double as bookmarks and make quick wrap when tied to the Bitty Bags. Don’t you love when the gift wrap is a gift in itself? From Halloween to New Year’s both make striking combinations. Check out Vicki’s tutorial at All I do is Stamp for a complete supply list along with her tassel technique and bookmark making tips. And, be sure to pop over to our website and pick up some of the supplies at 30% off. Black and Orange Sale ends Saturday! Happy wrapping!

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Witchy Party Favors

October 13th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

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Always creative Design teamer, Rachel McAffee, has a clever decorating idea for your next witches party — or any Halloween gathering, for that matter. Actually, she hosted a Wee Witches Tea Party for her daughter and two little friends. These witch broom place cards were a hit! Simple to make, she cut the ends of Middy Bitty Bags into shreds and then wrapped them around paper straws using gold metallic divine twine. Then, each name was attached to the broom with a glue dot. Super easy and cute, perfect for witches of any age. Above is our traditional Polka Dot Middy Bag and, below is our trendy new Casablanca Middy Bag. Don’t you just love the modern spin of this design?! It’s shown here in both black and gold.

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Please check out Rachel’s blog for the full tutorial at fawnprints. Here is what you’ll need to start your broomsticks:

Black Casablanca Middy Bag
Gold Casablanca Middy Bag
Black Polka Dot Middy Bag
Gold Metallic Divine Twine
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Just a reminder, all black and/or orange WG products are On Sale at 30% off through the end of the month. So, there is still time to get your Halloween Party supplies at a huge discount! Shop now to save!

 

4th of July Printable

June 25th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s Throw Back Thursday here at Whisker Graphics. We’re bringing back a post from the 2011 WG Archive with a free 4th of July printable! There are 12 scallop circles to each 8.5 x 11″ page. Print on card stock to create a garland with Divine Twine, make cupcake toppers, decorate Bitty Bag gift bags or attach to a party invite. Here are some photos to get your creative juices flowing. Click HERE to download. Enjoy and Happy 4th!

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Pom Poms A-Go-Go!

May 28th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

Design Team member, Vanessa Spencer, agrees that Divine Twine makes the cutest pom poms. She made a few miniature ones and then added them to some plain Tags that can be used to tie onto gifts.

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Making the mini pom poms is so easy with just a fork and some scissors. Start by winding the twine around a fork, quite a few times (but not too much because if they’re too bulky it won’t work as well). Keep one end free so that once you have finished winding the twine around the fork, you can tie the two ends together securely.

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Once you have tied the two ends together, pull the pom pom off the fork and fluff it up and then trim the pom pom so that any pieces that are too long are snipped off. Embellish a few tags by spritzing them with some ink sprays. Then stamp some really simple designs onto each tag.

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Tie the tags to wrapped gifts, gift bags or just about anything to add some whimsy!

Vanessa Spencer is a mixed-media artist and crafter. You can learn more about Vanessa by visiting her blog www.hearthhandmade.blogspot.com.

Doggy Bag Holder

May 19th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Okay Napolean, here’s a little something to throw together before the humans get back from the NSS. It’s sure to impress and may even give you a few doggie points (which frankly you may need after being alone for the past week!) For those of you who haven’t met Napolean, check us out on Facebook. He’s the French Bulldog that has taken over the shop this week while the human owners of Whisker Graphics are away at the National Stationery Show in NY. He’s running all kinds of specials, so follow us and stay tuned. This project comes to us from crafty, design team member, Betsy Skagen.  It’s a handy doggie bag holder. It’s right next to the leash so you can grab one on your way out the door. Wrapped in Polka Dot Middy bags and Napolean’s paw print and bone, it’s perfectly practical.

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Here’s what you need:

Here’s how you make it, according to Betsy:

Step 1–Eat a lot of oatmeal

Step 2–Use the oatmeal container as your base for the doggie bag holder. Give the container and lid a coat or two of gesso so the graphics do not show through your paper covering.

Step 3–Reinforce the lid of the oatmeal container with strips of packing tape. I’m not entirely sure why packing companies now make their lids out of half cardboard/half plastic rather than all plastic, but it certainly makes it more flimsy.

Step 4–Lightly sand the gesso-covered container.

Step 5–Measure the height of the jar. If you are mathematically inclined, or you have a cloth measuring tape, you can also measure the diameter. Or, if you are lazy like me, you can wing it.

Step 6–Cut the closed end off a Red Polka Dot Bigger Bitty Bag and peel off the glued strip. Cut along the seam and trim the edge so that you end up with a large rectangular sheet of paper. Repeat with a second sheet.

Step 7–Trim the paper to the size of the container

Step 8–Cut open another Green Polka Dot Middy Bitty Bag and trace the lid and the end of the container onto the back of the Middy Bag paper. Cut out these circles. Draw doggy themed shapes onto this paper and cut out.

Step 9–Adhere the doggy themed shapes to a piece of coordinating cardstock and cut out.

Step 10–Cover the container in a thin coat of Mod Podge. Carefully wrap the container in your polka dot paper, leaving a little hanging off the open end. Cut small slits in the overhanging paper, fold down and adhere to the inside of the container.

Step 11– Punch a hole in each side of the container, about 1/2 inch from the top. Thread a length of Divine Twine Single Petites through the punched holes  and tie together inside the container in order to form a handle.

Step 12–Cover the lid and the container end with a thin coat of Mod Podge. Carefully adhere the two circles you previously cut out. Let dry.

Step 13–Adhere a decorative ribbon to the top edge of the container.

Step 14–Cut a small X in the lid of the jar.

Step 15–Adhere the doggy themed shapes to the container.

Now all you need to do is add some doggy bags, threading the first through the X you cut, close the lid and hang your new doggy bag holder.

Betsy has a fun blog with whimsical projects always presented with a good dose of humor! Be be sure to check it out  at Paper Calliope.

Glassine Goodness

May 15th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

This clever little number by Design Teamer, Amy Tsuruta, is a quick and easy way to wrap up your gift and your sentiment in one fell swoop. The Glassine Middy reveals a hint of the content, so choosing bright and colorful items to slip inside often works best. Plus, it makes coordinating the tag and twine a cinch. (Solid Teal shown here.) Amy uses some Project Life items giving her recipient and fellow scapper, enough to make a journal entry – fun! You could also give the makings for an Oolong Tea break to go with Amy’s tag line — a tea bag, packet of sugar and cookie or biscuit. Sweet and simple! For more gift giving tips, please be sure to visit her Blog at TsurutaDesigns.WG_oolong_amy tsuruta

Divine Twine Macrame

May 14th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

It’s Throw Back Thursday! Design team member, Kerstie Pederson, celebrates with her modern take on the retro hanging plant holder. Gone is the heavy, yarn laden nest of the past. Here is the the simple, yet sleek look spun from our lush Solid Green Divine Twine. The solid color twine gives it a bold, pop of color. She creates using a fun macrame technique which is back on trend in the world of crafting. Take a look at Kersties’s blog for an easy to follow tutorial with lots of photos. And, take a look at our shop to see more solid colored Divine Twine. We currently have 16 solid shades on the shelf and more in production – Woo Hoo!

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