Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Twine on Scrapbook Steals!!

I'm the Guest Designer for Scrapbook Steals today!! I got to work with two really gorgeous colors of twine from We R Memory Keepers - Aqua and Orange. The spools are enormous and they will last me a really long time. I used a lot, but I barely made a dent. The We R Memory Keepers Twine Spools are available today :)

I decided that it would be fun to make a card - on such a small canvas, the impact of the twine is very evident. Here is my card, using the new My Mind's Eye paper:

In order to make the border, I added a thin line of glue. I used Beacon Adhesives "Fabri-Tac" glue, since it works so well, especially on cloth (and in this case, on twine). Then I added a twisted, haphazard border all around using the Orange twine. You could stop there, and have the one layer, but I decided to do a double border. I used a paper piercer and my Tim Holtz ruler to poke holes all around the edge, and then hand-stitched a border with the Aqua twine. On its own, this would have allow made an attractive border. But I really like the effect of the double border, since you have the more haphazard layer that looks like it has been stitched down by the more orderly layer. So this is a great example of a couple different ways of attaching twine to your layouts.

For the dress forms, I used my Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Sizzix "Mini Sewing Room" die - I cut 3 dress form out of chipboard. I then cut two pieces of cardstock about the size of the body of the dressform and covered them with Fabri-Tac glue. I added a layer of twine by gluing it to the cardstock in layers going back and forth. Then, I simply die cut the covered cardstock with my die again, and glued to the chipboard dress forms. This is an easy way to create hand-made "twine embellishments" that gives your project a lot of texture. For the third dress form, I covered the body with some matching paper, and then finished it off with Glossy Accents for more dimension. As a last step, I finished off the inside of the card with more paper from the collection, and a Tim Holtz stamp.

I hope you guys liked my card and got an idea or two on how to make the most of your twine. For more ideas and info, and to see my post, check out the ScrapbookSteals.com BLOG!


  1. Thanks for being the guest today at ScrapbookSteals! I LOVE your card. :)

  2. So happy to see your guest blogger post over at SS today! Your card is so fun! I love to see the names of bloggers I already follow in other places. Great work!

  3. love the twine dresses...very cool!

  4. Really cool Ilene, everybody is getting so connected all over these days.. Really cute idea, I love the briteness of the orange..KathyR,

  5. Wow!!! LOVE what you did with the twine! Fab work!!!


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