Sunday, July 15, 2012

Floss Or Twine

It's time again for another challenge from Scrap Your Crap!
I decided to use baker's twine. I'll have to admit that although I own a bit of the stuff, I very rarely use it. One reason I LOVE designing for SYC: it gets me USING much of my "stagnant" stash! :-)
Anyway, I had a little bit of brain freeze on this. Yep- at times I too suffer from a lack of mojo in card making ;-) But thankfully, I am blessed by a very dear- and super creative- friend Maureen, who inspired me to make my card this time! 

As you can see, this is a bit more on The "whimsical" side than I typically create. That's thanks to Maureen! She had made a darling card which really inspired me to make this one; and where she put baker's twine in buttons like this.

I thought they would look really cute on a birthday card. Since I had a stamp set of cute, whimsical images which includes a stack of presents, I had the idea of "wrapping" some twine around those as well. So, I stamped the image and cut it out. Then I stamped it again 3 times- each time on a different piece of patterned paper. I cut them out and paper-pieced them onto the original stamped image and tied the pink and white twine around them. Then I pop-dotted them onto the scalloped circle layer. Aren't they cute? 

For the buttons, I used different colors of twine: brown and white in two of the buttons, and green and white in the other. 

And there you have it: baker's twine! :-)
So head on over to Scrap Your Crap and see all the fabulous designs by the team. They have really come up with some awesome cards and scrapbook pages for this challenge!! 
Then, share YOUR creation using baker's twine or floss with us!

As always, I thank you for stopping by today. And as you know, I still LOVE reading your comments. I hope you'll leave one for me :-) 

I'll be back soon with more fun stuff from my "antique adventure hunts" to share with you. Until then, I wish you blessings as always!

Items used to make this card include:
SU! Happy Moments stamp set
SU! Picture This stamp set 
SU! So Saffron and Pink Pirouette textured c/s; 
SU! Cajun Craze; Groovy Guava; and Certainly Celery c/s
PTI white c/s
Patterned papers from Authentique 6x6 bundle Collection: Delightful
Martha Stewart brown&white baker's twine; pink&white baker's twine (unknown brand)
SU! buttons: Designer Brights Collection
Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl embossing folder
Scallop circle punch
Black Archival Ink


jennfontaine said...

Such a fun, cute card! Love the wrapped presents!

patty said...

Sarah, I LOVE everything about this...the unusual colors (most use pinks for a cake!), the twine and the buttons. Great job!!