Sail out to Sea

Hello friends, Jennifer here with my first post for The Twinery – I am so excited!  :)  I know I’ve been inspired by all I’ve seen lately and have a new idea or two about how to use this wonderful twine!

 I’ve been having a lot of fun lately with hand stitching (I bought a little machine with my Christmas money but I’m still intimidated by it!)  I got these great little wooden buttons from Studio Calico a month or two ago and decided to thread one up!  I used Caribbean solid twine and a big embroidery needle to thread up this cute little anchor.

For the card, I used several coordinating patterned papers and a journaling card to build the card.  I embossed the rope frame image and stamped a nautical sentiment to go with the theme of the card.

Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Twine Wrapped Eggs by Amy

Hello everyone, this is Amy  here to share a spring inspired project with you using bakers twine from The Twiney and some plastic eggs.  I found some plain white eggs in the Easter aisle at a local store and thought that they would be fun wrapped up in the lovely pastel bakers twine colors from The Twinery.  I love how they turned out.

I made them by wrapping twine around them, starting at the smaller end.  I first made a spiral of twine between my fingers and then adhered it to the top of the egg with some tacky adhesive.  I then continued to put some tacky glue on a little at at time and then wrap the twine around until it was over that section of glue.  I then added more glue and continued to wrap like in the picture below……..

I will admit that it took more time and patience than I thought it would when I got started, but I love the end result.

Here are the bakers twine colors I used on my eggs:

I hope you have a great day!!

 

Printable 2014 Calendar

Now that we’re well into the fourth month of the year, we thought we’d post our free printable 2014 calendar again for you! 

Since publishing our first yearly printable calendar a few years ago, we rarely make it through a week without an email (or ten!) asking us if we can direct them to the download of the free calendars. This month, we’ve seen a spike in emails requesting the downloads, so we figured that we would make it super easy for everyone and post it right here on our blog, too!

2014 Printable Calendar

The free printable calendar contains all twelve months of the year…January 2014 through December 2014. 

>> DOWNLOAD THE 2014 PRINTABLE CALENDAR <<

ENJOY!

Mini Twine Bows by Damask Love

Happy weekend, everyone! 

We have an amazing twine creation project to share with you…we just couldn’t wait to share it! And be prepared, you’ll want to make these right away!!! 

The ever-lovely and talented Amber, of Damask Love, created the most adorable Mini Twine Bows with our Solid Baker’s Twine bundles and a few other craft supplies that you most likely have laying around…

Mini Twine Bows - Damask Love

Visit Damask Love HERE to see Amber’s super easy tutorial on how to create mini twine bows! 

And if you’ve never visited Amber’s blog before, you’re in for a real treat! Grab a cup of whatever you’re drinking these days and sit a spell…you’ll be adding her tutorials and “how to’s” to your Pinterest boards all afternoon!

Adding Texture Behind Die Cuts with Jamie

Good Morning!  
Jamie back with you today and I am excited to share 
with you a fun way to add texture behind your die cuts!  
This card is already cute as it is but look what happens when 
you add in Solid Maraschino Twine to the background…
 
Here are the steps:
 
1.  Cut out a 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of card stock from scrap paper.  Place a double-side adhesive all of the front of the paper so your twine has something to stick to.  I am using 1/2″ Scrappy Tape strips and the Solid Maraschino twine.
2.  Tape the twine to the back of the paper then begin wrapping, keeping the twine rows pushed together as you go.  I wrapped five times around the paper then pushed the twine strips together and then did five more and so-on.  It goes really fast.
3.  Your finished wrap should look similar to this!
4.  Adhere the twine wrap behind the smallest heart shape.
 
The twine gives it so much texture and really makes it ‘pop’!
Here is another look at the finished project: