Baby Album

July 15th, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a baby album using twine, tags and bags as decorative elements.

Supplies:
– Divine Twine Collection – Bright White Solid
– Divine Twine Knots – Brown Sugar
– Divine Twine Bamboo – Green & White
– Little Bitty Bags – White
– Small Colored Tags
– Makin’sⓇ Clay – white clay

 

The front cover “B” was covered with pink paper. A bunny was fussy cut and seated by the bottom window. Several flowers created with Makin’sⓇ Clay were painted pink and blue and then added to the cover. Bright White Twine was then tied to the letter, giving the front page lots of texture.

 

 

 
The letter “A” was kept simple with a strip of rhinestones added down the edge.A Makin’sⓇ Clay created button was added in the corner.

 

 

 

Twine can be used is so many ways, not just to tie something to your project. Using 3 strands of Brown Sugar Twine, I braided them together.

 

 

 
The braid was then adhered around the interior letter “B”.  Pattern paper was adhered to the back of the letter allowing the sweet words to show.

 

 

Happiness was stamped on a white bag and a tag was placed inside.  The bag was adhered to the letter and white twine added to the tag.

 

 

 
Stamping on a bag adds a fun element. Slip a small tag inside and tie with Green and White Bamboo twine. Jeweled ribbon was adhered around the letter “Y” and a clay button was added to the corner.

 

 

 
Finally I tied assorted colors of twine to the rings of the album.

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.
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A Birthday Banner

July 8th, 2018 § 1 comment § permalink

 

Colleen from Scrappin Granny here today with a birthday banner.

I started by cutting out a couple different size stars with two shades of yellow cardstock.

The next step is to fold them so they become three dimensional.  I drew lines on this star so you can see where you are going to fold them.  I used my Scorepad and bone folder to make sure I had nice crisp folds.

Here is one that I folded to show you.

You fold all the stars that you need in this way.  Now that you have them folded you need to punch some holes in the corners of each star.

Now you pick our the twine you want to use. I used the Divine Twine in Navy and threaded the twine through the holes.

Once I got this step done I decided I wanted to add the “Happy Birthday” to the banner.  Since I didn’t have the shade of blue I wanted I cut out the letters using my Silhouette Cameo and then inked the letters with Navy Blue Ink.  I used the Avery labels to cut out the letters so all I had to do was add them to the stars, no glue needed.

Now all that is needed is for the day of the birthday party to arrive.  The beauty of this project is you can use stars for all kinds of different events and I hope you have fun making a banner for your special event.

So until next time have fun scrapping.  Follow me @ Scrappin Granny

Thinking of You Pocket Card

July 2nd, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Thinking of You Pocket Card

Hello, everyone! It’s good to be back! Today I want to share with you a tutorial on using the Bitty Bags to make a Pocket Card! It was a lot of fun! So let’s get started with a supply list (more supplies added as we go along).

Supplies: Twine, Tags (I used 4), 2 Large Bitty Bags, ATG (or any adhesive), Liquid Glue, and any type of photos or diecuts you would like to use.

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Fold each of your bitty bags in half. Use a bone folder for a nice crease.

 

 

 

Step 2: Now emboss the side with the pocket using an embossing machine. This step is optional.

Step 3: Take the bottom end of the bag and carefully peel it open. If you have an adhesive remover, it’ll make it easier to open. I didn’t use a remover…but I did open it very carefully!

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Take your trimmer and cut along the “folded line” to make it even. Do not re-seal the opening!

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Now glue the front inside of the bag to the back inside of the bag, making 2 pockets.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:  Be sure to glue down in unwanted openings. You should only end up with 4 pockets if you use 2 Bitty Bags

 

 

 

 

Step 7: I then took my pockets and tags and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Ink Oxides Black Soot.

 

 

 

 

Step 8: You should have 2 pieces, each piece having 2 pockets. Take some good double-sided tape and tape along the unopened side of the pockets. You only need to do this on 1 of the pieces. Put the 2 pieces together, being sure the bottoms and sides are even.

 

 

 

 

Step 9: Now open it back up and use your bone folder to crease the inside down. This will help your pocket card to lay flat.

 

 

 

 

Step 10: It’s time to work on your tags! You can decorate these anyway you want, but I used washi tape to decorate mine. I simply laid them in an angle and then trimmed the excess off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11: Here’s where you can take old photos or any type of decoration you want. I used some of the Tim Holtz photos that were already cut to shape. I also inked around the edges of the photo so they would show up better. I layered her on top of the tag.

 

 

 

 

Step 12: I realized that in order to lay the tags in the pockets sideways, they would definitely slide too far into the pockets. Which is ok, but I wanted them to stand out some. Or, if you prefer, you can turn them the other direction. However, I thought I would just sew a line to the point I wanted the tags to rest inside. I can’t tell you how easy these bags were to sew! I had never sewn any kind of card before, and this was really easy and a fun technique to do!


 

 

 

 

 

Step 13: To hide the sew lines, I just added twine all the way around each side (inside of front pocket to outside of front pocket, and also for the back section).

 

 

 

 

Now you can decorate your bag inside and out the way you want. I also used Avery #80508 Pearlized Scallop Round Labels to add a couple of sentiments to the inside, as you will see in the finalized photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas in June!

June 17th, 2018 § 1 comment § permalink

 

Hello, everyone! It’s Nancy here with a new project share.

I really like glassine bags! The Middy Biddy Glassine Bags from Whisker Graphics are so much fun to play with!

They measure 4.75″ x 6.75″, which I thought made the perfect size for this Winter card pocket.

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Now I’ll show you how I did it.

I began by gathering my supplies:

  • From Whisker Graphics I grabbed a Middy Biddy Glassine Bag, and the Red Bamboo Divine Twine.
  • Then I used my Digital Carta Bella Bundled Up Collection.
  • I chose the paper and elements I wanted, and printed then cut them out using my Cricut Explore Air.
  • I also grabbed my Martha Stewart – Aspen Snowflake Punch.

 

 

 

 

 

I cut the paper 4.75″ x 6.75″, then used the punch along the top edge.

 

 

 

The next photo shows how I arranged all the elements. I adhered them in place. Then I wrapped the twine around the bottom of the card pocket several times, and tied a bow.

 

 

 

This is the back of the pocket.  You can see that I added some snowflakes to the back of the paper.

 

 

 

 

Here is what the card looks like out of the pocket. The two banners are stapled to the paper, and they slip over the outside of the glassine bag.

 

 

 

Here’s one final look at the finish card pocket.

 

 

 

This was so much fun…I’ll be making lots more of these! Just a simple change of paper and elements, and it would be a brand new project.

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Thanks for stopping by!

I’ll be back again soon with another project share!

Birthday Cards!

June 10th, 2018 § 2 comments § permalink

 

 Hi Bev from Bee Cee Creativity here today for Whisker Graphics this month. I am sharing some fun cool masculine Birthday cards. I used these for my only Grandson and my youngest sons birthdays. The main pieces are the same but changed up a few accents and the image.

I start projects by pulling lots of possible options ant play to see where it takes me.  Great Graphic Whiskers products like metal circular medalions, large tags along with some cool stickers and labels made for a great mix and match… and so many colour options in Divine Twine complete so many projects.

I put the layers together and get a base start along with Divine Twine wrapped around and tied off.

 

 

After moving things around and fitting the base I chose to cluster the Metal Rimmed Circle TagsPetite StickyLarge tag and Twine tied it along with a scalloped Sweet Sticky Label  sticking out the right side.

 I then added some metal gears for a rustic touch.

These 2 photos showcase the central accented sections for your viewing. I hand wrote the dates and year on the metal circular tag and hand wrote Happy Birthday on the large tags in the cluster.

 

Be sure to visit the STORE for these products and so many more.

20th Birthday Celebration!

June 3rd, 2018 § 1 comment § permalink

 

Hey there!

Lisa with Lisa’s Scrappy Hideaway here today to share a layout using some fun Whisker Graphics  goodies!

I used Jilli Bean Soup Spotted Owl Soup, a large Whisker Graphics Tag, a Little Bitty Bag and Whisker Graphics Divine Twine in 3 colors: Green solid, Navy Solid and Blueberry.

 

I cut the number “20” out of my background using my silhouette Cameo. I backed it with patterned paper and decided to hand stitch around the numbers. I normally use embroidery floss to do this, but decided to try hand stitching with the Divine Twine instead. I love the results! I used the Navy Solid. The twine has 4 threads that are wound together, I divided it in half and used 2 pieces for my stitching. I poked holes using a pin and began my stitching:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is finished:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I colored my tag using Gelatos and that for my journaling:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wrapped the Green Solid twine around my photo and tied it into a bow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I strung a banner, popped up with foam and added the Blueberry twine to hang it:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the finished project!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Lisa

Bookmarks/Back Pack Pulls

May 28th, 2018 § 2 comments § permalink

 

 

Hi everyone, if you need a fun project to create with the kids, why not consider grabbing some Makin’sⓇClay and Whisker Graphics twine. Think of all the fun things you can create.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Begin by creating ice cream shapes using Makin’sⓇClay clay and cutters.

Use the Roller to roll out a thin layer of brown clay, then cut ice cream cones.  Use left over clay and mix together to create the ice cream – think rocky road, strawberries and cream, cherries jubilee………whatever flavors you like.  Roll out these “flavors” and cut out the ice cream tops by cutting off the bases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Punch holes in the top of each cone and add a jump ring.  Allow to set 24 hours then place a glaze on top to make them shiney. Cut 3 lengths of Divine Twine Twists in Watermellon and thread them through two of the jump rings. Thread Divine Twine Diva– The Wheat Diva through the other two jump rings.  Braid the twines and tie off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
These can now be used as book marks, attached to back packs or purses, etc. The kids will have so much fun creating an assortment of shapes from Makin’sⓇ Clay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Flower Tag

May 21st, 2018 § 3 comments § permalink

 

Colleen from Scrappin Granny here today with a fun tag to create.

I started with a plain white tag and then used a stencil and some ink to get the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, I wanted to make some flowers and decided to try something different.  I put glue down on a piece of cardstock and start laying string by string down until I got it to the size I wanted.  I used the Crushed Lavender Solid Twine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next I used some of my flower dies and cut out the number of flowers that I wanted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also used a vine die and put that behind the flowers.

 

To finish off my flowers, I layered them and added a brad to the center.  I used a ribbon at the top and a “Thanks” brad at the bottom.

 

 

 

I hope you will check out not only the twine the the tags in the Whisker Graphics Store.  Until next time, I hope you have fun doing something creative.

50th Birthday Celebration

May 13th, 2018 § 1 comment § permalink

 

 

We have a big birthday in our family this month, and I thought it’d be fun to personalized and craftify some of the gifts.

I started out with these Polka Dot Bigger Bitty Bags from Whisker Graphics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I topped them off with a large gift tag stamped with a birthday sentiment and then added some die cut 50s to them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And lastly, I tied them off with some Divine Twine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super easy, super fun, and now we’re ready to party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xo

Michelle

Happy Mother’s Day! Project

May 6th, 2018 § 1 comment § permalink

With Mother’s Day next weekend, we wanted to republish this great project!

Hi everyone,  Steph Ackerman here today from Live Love Scrap with an ANY day Mother’s Day gift.  Mom’s always love flowers and gift cards, right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:
Middy Bitty Bags
Little Bitty Bags – Small Brown
Divine Twine Bamboo – Green and White
Divine Twine Twists – Rasberrylemon
Spellbinders Dies
Joy Clair Stamps – Hello Sentiments; Mothers Day

Flowers

Tulle

 

 

 

 

Ink a Small Brown Little Bitty Bag with brown ink. Wrap it with Rasberrylemon Twine then adhere it to a Middy Bitty Bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create flowers using Green and White Bamboo and Rasberrylemon Twines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start by placing adhesive on a 2″ white circle, then wrap the twine back and forth creating loops larger than the circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place a 2nd circle on top of the completed flowers to hold the loops in place, then adhere the flowers to the bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stamp “happy” on the bag with brown ink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stamp “Mother’s Day” on smaller circles and add to the flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrap the flowers in tulle and tie together with the Bamboo Twine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place the flowers in the bag and tie on a larger Mother’s Day tag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slip a gift card in the small bag and give to Mom. I know she’ll love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.

~Steph

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