Fly High Grad!

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Up here in Canada, we have a whole month of school left, but graduation ceremonies are well underway.  In fact, our family is celebrating one of these graduations today (congrats Rebekahl!) So, I thought creating a graduation card was a timely project for today!

For this card, I used DCWV’s Sunday Afternoon Stack (the same one I used earlier this week for an interactive layout).  Now, if you know me at all, you know I love bright, bold colours!  So when I first got this stack, I wasn’t sure it was going to be a favourite.  Ummmmm….I was wrong.  I LOVE this stack!!!!!  The patterns and colours in this stack are fun and trendy, and you can work on both feminine and masculine projects. It really does have something for everyone!

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To create this card, I simply cut some strips of the patterns of paper and trimmed the edges  to give a bit of a washi tape appearance.  using some foam adhesive, I layered an banner two different banner pieces in different orientations, tied on a bit of Trendy Twine, added a bit of Perfect Pearls (but you could use bling or brads too).  I added a bit of doodling, and that was it!  A quick and simply graduation card for that trendy teen in your life!

Go out and get this stack – you will not regret it!!

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A Trendy Twine goodbye!

I have had the absolute honour to working with Lesley at Trendy Twine for about a year now.  Trendy Twine is truly my favourite twine product…especially all the trendy colours that combine two versions of one colour with a twist of white – awesome!!!!  So while I am sad to say that this is my last post as a Trendy Gal, I know that TT will continue to be a part of most of my crafting projects.  You will definitely still see a lot of it here at ScrappyCanuck Studios!!!

Today, I wanted to finish off my term with a project that summed up some of my favourite ways to use twine on a project – on a layout!

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Tickled with Teal.  I used the twine to hide some hidden pictures, and to embellish the tail of the kites.

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It’s just the right amount of texture without all the bulk that you can sometimes end up with when using other ribbons and such!

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Twisted teal!

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A few months ago, I was looking through my wedding album and noticed one of my favourite pictures that actually features a peacock.  My hubby and I got married at our local zoo, and there are a number of peacocks that roam around the atrium where we had our ceremony and reception.  It struck me at the time that a peacock feather made out of twine could be a pretty neat project, but I didn’t quite have the colours I needed at the time.

May-twine-closeupSo when Lesley from Trendy Twine mentioned that she was coming out with two new teal colours and wanted to feature them in May, I knew exactly what I wanted to tackle.  I teamed up Twisted Teal with In the Navy, Krazy for Kraft, and Twisted Lime.  With a bit of Modge Podge for the centre, and some Glossy Accents to adhere the strands, I think the effect is fairly convincing.  The neat part about the feather is that it’s the type of embellishment that could be used with any sentiment – this one just happens to be from Paper Smooches.

You know, it’s not quite what I had in my mind, but I think it looks pretty cool!

Don’t forget to stop by Trendy Twine and check out the two fun teal colours available  – Twisted Teal and Tickled with Teal.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Okay, I know that April just started and Mother’s Day is over a month away, but I have been  on a card making roll so I thought I would just roll with it! And hey, if it helps you all out with a little bit of spring inspiration for your upcoming Mother’s day projects, all the better, right??!!!

April-2-fullApril-2-flowerThis month, the Trendy Twine challenge is all about flowers, stamps, the colour yellow and Trendy Twine!  For this card, I teamed up some cute paper from Echo park with Trendy Twine’s Lemon Tart colour.  This is the perfect colour for spring flower projects – it can add just the right amount of dimension to a flower to make is stand out, but still be compact enough that it won’t cost you a fortune to ship!

To create this flower, I simply fussy cut the shape, and then looped the twine round the centre, adhering in place with Glossy Accents.  I topped it off with a little circle also cut from the flower, but a button or brad would be equally cute!

This stamped image is actually from the Spring Trinket collection at Kraftin’ Kimmie and is stamped in Distress Ink (Old Paper).  I love how it blends in to all the patterns and texture on the card!

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