Thursday, August 16, 2018

Trendy Bakers Twine ~ Back to School Candy Bags

Hello all and happy Thursday! I am sharing a project for the Trendy Twine blog today. This month we are showcasing the super cute Cherry Limeade Trendy Twine which was released as a Christmas twist, but as you can see, it is also perfect for back to school projects.
I made these Back to School candy bags for my boys for their first day of school!  These would also be perfect to give to teachers.  I started with Short Candy Bags and wrapped 4 Hershey's Nuggets with patterned paper for each bag.  The paper dimensions for wrapping the Nuggets are 1" wide x 3" long.  Once the bags were sealed, I wrapped Cherry Limeade Trendy Twine around them and attached A White Metal Rim Tag with an apple sticker on it.  Easy peasy, but super cute!
Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:


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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

String Art Cards

Good Morning!  Today is my day to post on the SumMore Fun blog.  The cards I am sharing with you use the Raisin Boat Flourishing Thoughts stamp set and some string art.
I don't know about you, but I have seen string art all over the internet!  I wanted to try my hand at it and I knew the Flourishing Thoughts stamp set would be the perfect accent to these cards.
Supplies I used for the string art include:  Recollections 100# white cardstock, size 10 crochet thread, and Distress Oxide reinkers.  The ones I used are Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, and Wilted Violet.
You add about 2 feet of your thread onto a foam plate and squeeze some drops of reinker onto it.  Massage the ink into your thread (I used a disposable glove for this part) and then pinch the thread at the top and run your fingers all the way down the thread, removing the excess ink.  Lay the thread however you want on a piece of white A2 carstock that is placed in the middle of a phone book.  Add another piece of white cardstock on top of the string and close the phone book.  Press down on the book while you pull out the string from the bottom.  The result is a mirrored image like the ones above!
The best part is that you can re-use your string!  Above you can see the second use of the string (without reinking) next to the first.  Below, the first card shows the third use of the blue reinker, which is quite faint, but I added the third use of the yellow with it for more visual interest.  The card on the right was the second use of the yellow string.
Here you can see the first and second use of the purple.  All the cards needed were the meaningful sentiments from the Flourishing Thoughts stamp set, some washi tape, enamel dots, twine and patterned paper to compliment the lovely designs from the string art.

Remember, we have this Mood Board Challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it. You can use the pictures, theme, and/or colors to enter.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Trendy Bakers Twine ~ Floral Treat Packet

Hello all and happy Monday!  I am sharing a project for the Trendy Twine blog today.  This month we are showcasing Orange Limeade Trendy Twine which was released as a Halloween twist, but as you can see, it works wonderfully for summer as well!
This started out with a Lemon Treat Packet that I decorated with flower and greenery die cuts.  The flower centers are Autumn Sequins.
I then created a tag using a Mango Tag-It, a Lime Orangesicle Trendy Page Dot, and a stamped sentiment from the APB  Choose Happy stamp set.  I wrapped Orange Limeade Trendy Twine around the top flap of the Lemon Treat Packet and secured the tag to it with a bow.
Here is a peek at the goodies inside!  A package of fun size peanut M&M's fit inside the zip top bag that is included with the Lemon Treat Packet.  Yum!

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Friday, July 20, 2018

SumMore Fun Mood Board #33

Happy Friday! Today is the start of a new challenge at the SumMore Fun blog with a new mood board (you can see it at the bottom of this post). Here is what I created for inspiration using the Raisin Boat Imagine stamp set.
I started out with watercolor paper and used VersaMark ink to stamp the large background stamp and embossed it with white powder.  I then watercolored with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, and Worn Lipstick.  Once dry, I trimmed it down and matted the center portion with black cardstock.  I added a butterfly stamp from the Imagine stamp set that was cut out with my Brother Scan N Cut and popped it up with foam tape.  The finishing touch was black nuvo crystal drops to create a butterfly trail.

Here is a look at the current mood board:
You can enter using the theme, pictures, or colors. Lots of choices! Head on over to the SumMore Fun blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s. We can't wait to see your take on the current Mood Board.

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