Showing posts with label The Twinery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Twinery. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sympathy In Brown and Gold

Basic Grey Sympathy Card

I’d love it if I didn’t need to make a sympathy card for a long while, but unfortunately, that need arose again .

For this one, I used a Stardreams brown metallic pre-made card , and Basic Grey’s “Hello Luscious”  paper along with American Crafts Brads and cappuccino baker’s twine from The Twinery.

The paper is reversible so I used both sides along with some coordinating paper scraps. Stamped the focal on white cardstock and embossed with gold glitter embossing powder.  Matted it on a brown scrap. The stamp is by Magenta:
Magenta Friends

I used the glittered gold brads from the package to coordinate with the glittery gold embossing powder, wrapped the twine around one of the panels and slipped the stamped focal between the twine.

American Crafts Brads Twinery Cappuccino

The card is for my brother in law who just lost a good friend. I thought the “Friends” stamp was a good fit for this.

Basic Grey Hello Luscious

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Couple of Cards

Sharing a couple of cards I made tonight. A belated graduation card and so I don’t make that mistake again, a birthday card that I can send early!

For the grad card, I wanted to do some different colors than those I’d been using for my son’s friends cards. Stuck with school colors for those and am so over that! This time just went with paper I liked which happened to be from DCWV’s Lemon Flower Stack. Hard to tell from the pics, but a lot of the papers in this pack are glittered. Oooh la la!

Yellow Grad Card
I stamped the focal image using this ink which I’m in love with:
Yellow Grad Card Closeup
It’s chalky but pigmenty and provides great coverage.

I used the floral background from the paper stack along with a scrap strip of another print from a previous project from the same pack. Say THAT three times fast!  Embellished with The Twinery’s twine in honeydew and some KandCo self adhesive scrapbook borders.

For the birthday card:
Pink and Green Birthday Card
I remembered to photo my supplies which included more Twinery twine…honeydew and pink sorbet, some Ann Butler designed Kand Co paper and Tim Coffey designed KandCo dimensional floral stickers. I ran a scrap of white paper through my Cuttlebug using damask embossing plates and then layered everything as shown onto a white 5x7 card.
Pink and Green Birthday Card (4)

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Cards and Supporting Japan

Around the time I started thinking about my Easter cards for this year, I saw that Paper Source was donating a portion of their proceeds from the sale of the handmade Japanese papers they carry to organizations assisting with the relief effort.

I have always been drawn to Japanese washi papers so I knew I would enjoy incorporating some into my cards while supporting Paper Source’s efforts.

I created a focal point for my cards using my PrintShop Deluxe program to go with this gorgeous cherry blossom paper I picked up at Paper Source:
Paper Source Japanese Paper

Easter Cards (2)
I went to my stash and pulled out some other coordinating papers and embellishments including some of the twine I got from The Twinery when they were also donating some of their proceeds to Japan’s relief efforts.
Easter Card Twinery
Each card I made has some combination of the washi paper and the focal image. Some are embellished with twine, others with coordinating K&CO self adhesive scrapbook borders.
Easter Cards (3)
Each card is finished off with a light tan paper flower and glittered brad from the Recollections collection at Michaels

Kaiser Flower Closeup
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

English Moss and Cappuccino Card

How’s that for a combination? I fell in love with Colorbok’s “English Moss” collection when I was in JoAnn’s one day ( fortunately with a 25% entire purchase coupon since I might have bought several things from that collection). Then, when The Twinery was donating proceeds from their orders to Japan Relief, I ordered an assortment of twine (LOVE LOVE LOVE). One of the colors included is called “Cappuccino” and when I needed to make a birthday card for a friend recently, the two just clicked!
Colorbok English Moss
The 12x12 paper pack contains reversible paper so it’s like getting twice as much. OK in my head it is!  I chose this green floral that has a shabby brown on the other side.
Twinery Cappuccino
The cappuccino twine from my sampler pack. The English Moss collection also had these great wordy glitter stickers:
Colorbok Glitter Stickers
The great thing about this card is you don’t have to be a stamper to make a beautiful card. A package of paper, die cuts, stickers, and embellishments and you’re off!
Colorbok Twinery Card
I layered a couple of die cuts from the English Moss pack onto papers from the collection and mounted in the center of the card using foam dots. I wrapped the biggest die with the twine and then added a couple smaller dies as accent pieces and finished with the word “enjoy” in the center. Closeup:
Colorbok EM Closeup
IMG_5345And that was only one piece of my paper pack! Squee! ( OK I make up words) Lots more to play with.
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