Thursday, November 16, 2017

Trendy Twine -- Happy Birthday Lesley!

Hello everyone!  Tomorrow is Lesley Ann's birthday--she is the fabulous lady in charge of Trendy Twine and Annie's Paper Boutique.  Happy Birthday Lesley!!

The design team and a few guests made cards for Lesley and they are all posted over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine.  Mine will be there after she sees this :)


I am loving llama lately and made it a theme for the package I sent. This llama is from my Cricut.  I flattened the image and turned it into a print then cut.  That is so fun to do :) I added some Clear Wink of Stella to some of the spots on the die cut.


Next, I used an oval die to make my top layer.  I stamped the sentiment from Smile Stamp set and then glued my Strawberry Cupcake Trendy Twine around the over and added a bow.  Then I added a few Raspberry Cupcake Sequins too.  

I hope Lesley enjoys all the fun today and has a very Happy Birthday!!




Helen

Monday, November 13, 2017

Trendy Twine -- Hello Coffee

Hello everyone!  I'm posting over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine and today's project is a decorated coffee cup. We have some fun new Kraft Cup Sleeves in the store to play with!


To start, I used one of the cute leaf stamps from the Hello Fall Stamp Set and stamped it all over the Kraft Cup Sleeve.  Then, I slipped it onto the cup and wrapped my Creamy Pumpkin Trendy Twine around it a few times. I decided to slip in a Wooden Spoon so I tied if off to that to hold it in place.


Since I was using a Mango (Light Orange) Tag-it, I decided to add it to the top of the spoon and add my bow of twine there.  I did pop tape the tag to the spoon to help hold it in place.


The Tag-It has a Trendy Page Dot on it and the sentiment is from the Smile Stamp Set and I added a leaf to that cut from my Cricut. To finish it off, I added a few Autumn Sequins.

This is a reusable cup so will make a cute gift!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Annie's Paper Boutique Cup of Holiday Cheer

Hello everyone!  Today we are showcasing the fabulous little Mini Cups that are back in stock in the store.  They are so fun!



I made a mini coffee sleeve from a file I had in my Cricut software.  I used some fun red foil striped paper that went great with my Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine. This is a pretty easy and quick gift :)


The stamp is from the Merry Christmas Stamp Set.  I just added one Peppermint Stick Sequin to each circle--I didn't want to add too much.  Then I wrapped my Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine around the lid rim and tied a bow.

Make sure to head over to Twine it Up! with Trendy Twine to see all the fun cups the DT made!  And be sure to head to Annie's Paper Boutique for all these fun goodies plus more :)



Have a fabulous day!!
Helen

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trendy Twine and Sequins

Hello everyone! There are four new sequin mixes that just released today over at Annie's Paper Boutique and are featured on Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine. The Trendy Gals are each featuring a different mix and I'm here to showcase Blue Berry Sequins. The sequins all have a coordinating Trendy Twine and mine is, of course, Blue Berry 😃


I made a snowflake shaker card.  The Blue Berry Sequins and Blue Berry Trendy Twine were perfect for a winter themed card. The snowflakes were cut using my Cricut.  I picked out one snowflake and arranged it in different sizes on the card front.  


I used foam tape cut in small strips to section off the snowflakes.  I poured sequins in each snowflake and carefully turned it over to keep them in the right place.  The front also was cut with a border die so you could see the pattern paper on the bottom.


The stamp is from the Let It Snow Christmas Stamp Set.  It was perfect for this card.  Then I added my Twine and some extra sequins to finish it off. 

All the new sequins are so beautiful! Be sure to head over to Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine to see all the fabulous projects the design team made and all the beautiful new sequins.  And then visit Annie's Paper Boutique to pick some of them up 😄



Have a Happy Halloween!!

Helen

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Trendy Twine -- Batty For You

Hello everyone!  I'm posting over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today.  It's finally a bit cooler here in Georgia and it's almost Halloween!  What a fun time of year.

Today, I made a shaker card using my Lime Licorice Trendy Twine along with the Lime Licorice Batty Sequins and the Happy Halloween Stamp set


I used a circle die to cut out the center of my pattern paper and my Cricut to cut out the black back circle.  That cut is for pumpkin carving but it's perfect for a cover for the shaker card 😃


I glued my Lime Licorice Trendy Twine around the outside of the circle, added a bow and sparkled up the bats.  Then I found a small tag die to stamp my sentiment on from Happy Halloween.  I used the Lime Licorice Batty Sequins for my shaker mix along with some small and bigger glitter to match the sequins.  And I added two bats to the front label which I did use small pop dots on.

You still have time to shop for Halloween goodies at Annie's Paper Boutique
Be sure to stop by and shop!

Helen

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Balloon Card -- WCMD 2017

This is my fourth card for World Card Making Day.  I'm entering it in three challenges:



I used MFT Stitched Oval and Up in the Air stamps and dies.

I'm trying to make birthday cards if I can this weekend since I always need them :)

Helen

A Very Merry Christmas -- WCMD 2017

Here is World Card Making Day card #3  This is for MFT Stamps Challenge #3 -- By the Numbers.


I do not have any MFT stamps or dies with numbers.   The large 25 came from Heidi Swapp.  It's a dies set form a December Daily.

I did use MFT Blueprints 12, a sentiment from Toasty Greetings, and the Cherry Crisp Hybrid Ink.


Helen

Hello Card -- World Card Making Day 2017

Here is my World Card Making Day card number 2.  I was hoping to have more made by now but I had run an errand.

This card is for My Favorite Things World Card Making Day: Die-namics Designs Challenge.  The challenge was to use only dies, no stamps.  Luckily, I have a selection of MFT dies :)

And this card is also being entered in the Joy Clair CAS Card Challenge.


I used MFT Blueprints #12 and #13 and the Thanks and Hello Die Set. The paper is Doodlebug Hello Spring.


Helen

Wishing You Card WCMD 2017

Hello all!  I'll probably have several posts today since I'm participating in challenges for World Card Making Day 2017!

This card is for Winnie & Walter Stencil Challenge.  They have challenges all day long and you have a week to get them in :)


I have not used stencils much but I bought a pack when I bought some Ranger Texture Paste jars.  This is the first time I used one of them and way out of my comfort zone LOL!  I'm not sure how I feel about the card but I did try something new 😉

I used the paste on the stencil and then used my heat gun to dry it -- I'm trying to make a bunch of cards today :) Then I used some distress inks to add color.  I die cut some panels, stamped my Winnie & Walter Wishing you stamps, layered the panel on and added sequins.  

Since I am fast blogging today, I took pictures of the supplies I used.



More cards to come!

Helen

Friday, October 6, 2017

Trendy Twine -- Choose Happy Stamp Release

Hello everyone welcome to the Choose Happy Stamp Release! This is such a great new stamp set and it is so true--we need to choose happy some days.


I made a sunshine card and treat using two sentiments from Choose Happy.  In addition to the new stamps, I used Lemon Tart Trendy Twine, Lemon Tart Sequin Mix, a Clear Chocolate Box, and a White Tag-It.  


I cute the sunshines from my Cricut Machine and added some sparkle to them. Yellow and happy go together for me so I used some fun yellow polka dot paper to go along with my Lemon Tart Twine and Lemon Tart 


I used an edge die to cut out the border, then I stamped my sentiment, added my die cut, and glued down my twine and sequins.  


For the box, I wrapped some of the polka dot paper around and tied my twine the other direction.  I slipped the tag in and pop dotted my sun on to hold it down.

Be sure to head over to Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine to see the other projects -- they are so fun!  The stamps release today so go over to the store and Choose Happy 😄



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Helen

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Trendy Twine -- It's All About the Candy!

Hello all!  I'm posting over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today. Can you believe it's October already?  That means it's candy time :)  My project today is with the Large Treat Sacks,  Lime Licorice Trendy Twine, the Happy Halloween Stamp Set, and some new Lime Licorice Page Dots.  I just love to make Halloween treats!


I used some DCWV Pattern Paper for the bag topper on my Large Treat Sacks.  These bags can hold a lot of goodies in them! Then I punched my holds in the bag and added my Lime Licorice Page Dots.  Then I threaded my Lime Licorice Trendy Twine through the holes a few times and made a bow.


I die cut a small banner and some black spiders.  The sentiment from Happy Halloween Stamp Set was stamped onto the banner.  Then I added my spiders.  I thought it would be fun to have one hanging down from the bag on the twine. 

We will have a special blog post tomorrow so be sure to check back in!!

Have a great day!

Helen

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trendy Twine -- Birthdays Are Better with Chocolate

Hello everyone!  I'm posting over at Twine it Up! with Trendy Twine.  Today, I made a card using Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine.  

Since it's all about chocolate this month, what's better than a chocolate cake for a birthday?  I print then cut this cute chocolate cake from my Cricut.  I added some clear Wink of Stella onto the die cut and pop dotted it onto the white layer.  


I used an edge die on the white layer so that you could see some of the pretty brown pattern paper I used.  These dies always cut a line above the pattern so I glued my Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine on that.  I do love how that looks!  I finished with the little bow at the top.
  

After everything was assembled, I added some brown self-stick pearls.  Someone at work had a birthday so it has already been given to her and she loved it! It's always great when people appreciate hand made cards :)


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Helen