Cast Your Vote on

June 2nd, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

Minted’s Holiday Card Challenge is open for voting. What does that mean? Well, you can rate up to 700 holiday photo card designs that Minted is considering offering their customers this coming holiday season. It’s like playing art director or professional buyer from the comfort of your home! The top rated cards will garnish prizes, income and recognition for the the designers. Plus if YOU rate at least 50 designs, you’ll be entered to win a $500 credit on Full disclosure: I do have one design in the challenge (see below). You can vote for my design if you like it, but really, check out all the designs and rate/vote away. I think you’re socks will be knocked off at the eye candy. Truly impressive. Have fun!

Click HERE to start voting.
FYI: You will need to register with to cast your votes. Voting ends June 6th at 5pm PST, so hurry!

Tiny Tree for challenge

Free Printable ~ Holiday Garland

November 28th, 2010 § 58 comments § permalink

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

Divine Bakers Twine Tree Trimming

November 22nd, 2010 § 4 comments § permalink

Jan Ely strikes again! Check out this miniature bottle brush tree she decorated with Divine Twine candy canes and popcorn garland. It makes me smile each time I look at it. The “how-to” is after the photos.

Here’s how she made the candy canes;
Cherry Divine Twine
White Glue
Wax Paper
Skewer or tiny dowel

Cut the twine in 1″ pieces. Coat with white glue. Lay on wax paper. Using the blunt end of the skewer bend one end of the piece in a u-turn shape to create the top of the candy cane. Let dry 10 minutes or so. Place skewer across two cups/cans/jars to create a horizontal pole. Hang the candy canes from the skewer to dry. The candy canes are pliable at this point and you may want to tweak the shape a bit if needed before they totally dry. After they are completely dry (about an hour), trim the frayed ends with scissors.

Popcorn Garland
Lemon Divine Twine

Working off the twine spool, tie a knot every 1/8″ – 1/4″ until you have the length you want. This is one of those projects that is perfect to do while watching TV or a movie.

Customer Share ~ Butterfly Fly

September 29th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Dawn Dingman of Butterfly Fly used Orange Divine Twine to accent some super sweet Halloween treats. Take a look below and then check out her blog post to see more great ideas.

Dawn offers cute custom rubber stamps, papers and inks for all sorts of uses and occasions in her shop.

Thanks for sharing Dawn!

UPDATE: October 5th – Dawn also created some invitations too. There is one image below, but you can CLICK HERE to see how she made them.

photo credit: Dawn Dingman ~ Butterfly Fly

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