It’s my day to post a little bit of fun for Trendy Twine today, and I thought I would share a fun little felt flower tutorial for you. We have been using a great colour called Lemon Tart, and really, what a better place for it than in the center of a flower This is a great little flower that can be made in many sizes and used on a variety of projects. I happened to use mine on a headband, but the sky is really the limit. Click on the picture to access the tutorial.
Now that you know how to make them, there are all sorts of variations you can make. I used a different coloured twine caller Blue Berry for a more “fuzzy centre” by using the same technique and simply cutting the looped pieces. Mixing colours could also be fun!
Don’t forget that you still have time to enter the monthly challenge! This month, it’s all about flowers, stamps and twine, so consider making one of these, use it on a card, layout or canvas and link up! You could win a gift card to the store!
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It’s preview week this week at Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps, and I am so excited to be participating again this month. Some of you might remember that I earned a guest spot last month for KKS after participating in a contest a few months back. Well, after a bunch of groveling on my part, Kim asked me to stay on as a permanent Krafty Girl! So today, and all this week, I get to share previews of all the stamps being released this weekend!
Now, let’s get down to business!
It is no secret that I love paper flowers (and I know you do too because some of my most popular blog posts are my tutorials for flowers)! It is also no secret that I love Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps, so I decided to team them up today for fun spring card! The center of the flower is a stamp from the new BFF Trinket set - a set that set that includes EIGHT trinkets. These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!!
The paper on this card is from the fun and cheerful Chickadee stack from DCWV. I did add a bit of Glossy Accents to the center of the flower for a bit of shine and emphasis. I did a bit of doodling, added a bit of bling, and voila – a card for a special friend in your life!
So that’s it from me today! Don’t forget! You can WIN some of our new stamps by entering our Krafty Krop Challenges that are open all week long, and by checking out all the fun projects the Krafty Girls have created today with this set of stamps (see links below).
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I’m not sure why, but I have never created a pillow box before! These super cute little containers are a breeze to make, and you don’t even need a fancy cutting machine to create one, or two or five!
I teamed this one up with the super cute Cherry Cupcake twine from trendy Twine and some fun paper from MME. One of my favourite ways to wrap twine is bunched at one end and spread out at the other end – it works on layouts, card and even pillow boxes! I also created a little mini-tassle for the center of the flower and simply glued it in place with glue gun. I love the texture it adds to the otherwise simple daisy-like flower.
About 6 weeks ago, I came across a product called Trendy Twine. Twine has become one of my “go-to” embellishments on projects lately, so I was excited to find a product that was bit different than the other twine I saw on the market – the twine is multicoloured – not just white with a colour, but variations of colours and even mixed colours (check out my favourites – Chocolate Truffle, Grape Fizz and Twisted Lime). But even more impressive than the product was the customer service I received – friendly emails that made me feel like I was a really important customer (even though it was my first order).
So when Lesley from Trendy Twine mentioned that she had a design team call, I decided to throw my name in the hat! After all, one of my favourite parts of designing is promoting and supporting great companies that I love. Today, I am excited to share with you that I was invited to join the team, and I can finally call myself a Trendy Gal (and while it still is not for my stunning wardrobe style – I’ll take it!! ;)) For the next 6 months, I am looking forward to sharing with you some ideas for ways to use twine on layouts cards, and altered items! I promise to throw some tutorials in there too!
I love the dimension of the Trendy Twine – two colours plus white= fantastic!
One of the projects I created for the call was this altered jute spool! Inspired by an idea I saw on Pinterest (a beautiful spool vase filled with real flowers), I decided to create a version that would last forever! I hand cut and rolled some paper roses made out of Echo Park’s beautiful This and That Charming collection (these flowers are easier than they look - click here for a tutorial I created last fall). I wrapped the amazing Chocolate Truffle twine around the spool, and then used the Twisted Lime to add some “curly cues”. Held together with my trusty hot glue, “Twine in Bloom” is one of my new favourite projects!
In celebration of the new Design Team announcement, Trendy Twine is also giving away a spool of your choice to one lucky reader. What do you need to do? Go and check out the new team and leave a comment on their blogs. Some of the ladies are returning, and some are new, but all are excited to share their creations with you! So go check them out!
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