December 17th, 2010 § comments
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.
Thanks for sharing Jan!!
December 13th, 2010 § comments
Tanya Roberts of Snap and Tumble let me know how she’s using her Divine Twine. I must say I think it’s a match made in heaven. Letterpress and Divine Twine. Yum! I adore letterpress items. There’s something so satisfying in touching the indentations the press makes on the super thick cotton paper. (I have a fantasy of one day learning how to create letterpress goodies.) Take a look at Tanya’s creations and visit her blog to learn more about letterpress. Thanks for sharing Tanya!
photos by: Tanya Roberts
December 7th, 2010 § comments
The day that seemed like it would never come, has finally arrived. I practically sprinted out to meet the delivery truck. The four new Divine Twine colors are in stock; Blueberry, Air Mail, Brown Sugar and Plum. Thank you to everyone who left a nice comment or signed up to be notified. It’s hard to believe what started with 5 colors a little over a year ago has grown to 12 color family. Knock me over with a feather. No lie.
Here’s a little teaser. I’m working on a new product I hope to have in the shop in January. No, it’s not more twine. Stay tuned…
December 4th, 2010 § comments
One more bakers twine color will be added to the Divine Twine posse. Introducing Blueberry, a pretty navy and bright white combo. Click HERE if you’d like to be notified when it’s available.
All the new colors Blueberry, Air Mail, Plum, and Brown Sugar should be in stock by December 9th. The waiting is almost over. Yea!
December 3rd, 2010 § comments
A sugar dispenser is a sweet way to keep your Divine Twine in sight and ready to use. With the flap dispenser and dimensions of the container, it’s like they were made for each other. (Divine Twine spool measures approx 4″ tall x 2″ diameter.)
November 28th, 2010 § comments
Back in February I offered a free Valentine’s Day garlands printable and people seemed to like it. A reader asked about a holiday garland. Great idea!
This time around there are two sheets. You can mix and match the words to create your own sayings. There are several tiny images to place at the beginning and end of words + they also make great gift tags.
Use as gift tags too
You can use tape (yea! another reason to use Japanese Masking Tape!) to hang a garland on your front door, mantle or wall. One attached to a large wrapped gift would be nifty too.
If you download this printable, it would be lovely if you’d leave a comment. It’s fun to see who and how many people enjoy it. Feel free to spread the word. Enjoy!
Holiday Garland Printable #1
Holiday Garland Printable #2
November 24th, 2010 § comments
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!
November 15th, 2010 § comments
Jan Ely is really more than a customer, she’s my pal and co-worker. We first met years ago at Room with a Past and now she’s working with me at Whisker Graphics. Jan used Divine Twine in a way I hadn’t thought of before and it’s brilliant! She made art by wrapping the twine around twigs, wire and paper. I really like how the twine creates different looking textures depending on how it’s wrapped. Check it out.
You can read how Jan made her creation HERE and see the product. She added more details after she shared it with me.
Jan also has a lovely blog where she shares her adventures and other creations.
Thanks for sharing, Jan!
November 8th, 2010 § comments
Another color will soon join the Divine Twine family ~ Plum. This shade of purple lands somewhere between grape and eggplant, but a little softer. It should be available by the end of the year. If you’re interested, you can visit this page on the website and sign up to receive an email notification of when it’s in stock.
November 3rd, 2010 § comments
I’m happy to introduce another new Divine Twine color coming soon, Brown Sugar. The color is a yummy medium brown like milk chocolate and looks great with kraft paper. It should be available by the end of the year. If you’d like to be notified when it’s in stock, click HERE and click “Request re-stock notice” and we’ll send you an email when it’s in.
Brown Sugar Divine Twine