Kari Guilbault posted a card on our Facebook wall featuring a cool technique. She covered a panel of paper with Divine Twine and stamped it with a Papertrey Ink bee stamp. How clever is she to use Lemon and Black Licorice Divine Twine to make the background for the bee!? You can see more of Kari’s work on her Cards By Kari Facebook page.
Ashley Harris from The Scrap Review used a similar technique to make this fresh and modern thank you card below. Great minds think alike!
Jan Ely has struck again and Oh My! she has blown me away with her creativity. Check out these cupcakes she made using Divine Twine as her inspiration.
She covered a styrofoam ball with Cotton Candy Divine Twine and topped it with silver bugle beads and a wooden cherry.
This one she made from Orange Divine Twine and topped with orange paper circles (from a hole punch), white glitter and a sparkly orange sphere from her craft stash.
Green Apple Divine Twine wrapped and glued around a styrofoam ball and topped with brown paper circles and a “candle” made from a wooden dowel. I love how she used one strand from the twine to make the wick. So clever!
She even made a cupcake stand from thrift store finds: A clear glass candlestick, a small white dish and a clear glass tumbler with a glass knob glued on top.
I had a chance this last weekend to do a little designing and I made these holiday gift tags for you. There are 10 tags to a sheet, 2 each of 5 different designs. I decided to use the aqua and red color combo that seems to be popular this season.
Suzonne Sterling is a professional crafter and all around wonderful person. You may remember how she used Divine Twine in some greeting cards she created. Check out the holiday ornaments she made with felt (my favorite fabric to work with) and Divine Twine.
photo credit: Suzonne Sterling
And this wreath she made. So clean, crisp, beautiful and simple to make.
photo credit: Suzonne Sterling
Click HERE to read Suzonne’s post and learn how to make these beauties. Thanks Suzonne!
When I saw the tassel I was intrigued. I followed the instructions in Martha’s tassel making tutorial that Jennifer turned me on to and came up with a few other tassel ideas. Once you get the hang of it, a tassel can be made in just a few minutes.
I love a project that gives (almost) instant gratification. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing Jennifer!
I’ve added some new 3 inch Square Printables to the shop. I’m now creating the Printables in colors to coordinate with the Divine Twine. There are a couple more designs coming. I’ve just got to find the time to create, photograph and list them!
A while back I came across The Long Thread blog and was stunned and amazed at the gold mine of crafty goodness Ellen has put together (not to mention how well organized everything is). For the last two years she has even created a Top 100 Tutorial List (oh the possibilities!). When you have a moment, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and stop by The Long Thread and be ready to be inspired.
I’ve been so busy getting everything ready for the Divine Twine debut I haven’t put anything new in my etsy shop for a while. In the last few days two people contacted me requesting the 3in Scroll Border Editable PDF in red (do I smell holiday gift tags?) so I thought others might have a want for them too. I added them to the shop this morning. You can input whatever text you like in them. So handy.
Shameless Plug Part. 2
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I’ve been obsessing over these paper lantern ornaments. I’ve tried several different papers. Thick scrapbook stock doesn’t work well (the brad is too short). Wrapping paper is too thin (unless you have some good quality stuff it easily rips). Scrapbook paper (not thick stock) is just right. I bought some 12 x 12″ sheets at Michael’s on sale and started cutting. After I added the brads and opened the balls, I attached some Divine Twine to the top so I can hang them.
If you’re thinking you might like to get your craft on and make some of these, click here to download a pre-measured grid you can print on the back of your paper so you won’t have to measure over and over.
Get it? NewFELT friends instead of newfound friends. Well, I tried.
I have a fondness for felt. I think it goes back to my childhood when teachers and group leaders would use those snazzy felt boards with those cool felt cut-outs as props for their story telling. Man, I wanted to get my hands on one of those. Imagine my glee when I came across this new book by Kata Golda called Hand Stitched Felt. I can make my own felt friends (among other goodies)! This book is now officially on my Christmas Wish List.
Check out this sweet and uber creative stop motion video. It will make you smile.
(The video has music, so if you’re at work, adjust your volume accordingly.)