Let Freedom {St}ring!!!

Let Freedom StringIt’s time to celebrate America this week! And to help you out a little bit, we’ve created some fun gift tags…that you can download for FREE!

It’s our little “Happy Birthday, America” gift to you!


We’ve created a few designs for you to use…and they are perfectly patriotic!

We paired the tags with our Firecracker twine…which is perfectly patriotic in it’s own way!

And don’t limit yourself to just tying them around a gift box!

Here are a few other ideas:

– tie them around a silverware + napkin to create a cute grab’n go pack for your BBQ guests

– string them around the deck or party area to create a festive banner

– have a Sharpie ready and have everyone write their names on a tag and pin them to their shirts for festive name tags

– hang a tag on a little goody bag for your guests to leave your shindig with something festive and fun to remember their day!


Patriotic Mini Poms

You can also create some adorable mini poms for table confetti using our tutorial HERE


We also have a FREE printable Mini USA Banner HERE for you, too!mini banner newsletter

…it’s all RED, WHITE & BLUE over here and we hope you love it!!!


And last but not least, when shopping this week and weekend…



Mermaid Kisses

Mermaid-FourWe’re celebrating Summer here at The Twinery!   What could be more summery than a seaside vacation?   You have to hit the beach at least once this summer!  There’s nothing like the wind in your hair and your toes in the sand!   I always leave with wonderful memories – the kids building sand castles, collecting seashells, and wading in the surf.   Something about the experience just makes me feel alive!   So  I though this cute little mermaid was just the thing to get you summer dreaming of beaches and tropical places! 
Mermaid-ThreeI thought I’d make a fun underwater scene for my little mermaid.  She’s surrounded by her fishy friends and some underwater life.  For my background I wrapped colorful Twinery Twine in Caribbean, Denim and Midnight Blue around a card panel several times.  I thought the different shades of blue would add a little underwater depth to the scene.  The lightest – the Caribbean is the upper surf, and of course the Midnight Blue is the ocean’s deep. 
Mermaid-TwoI kept the cover panel of the card slightly smaller than the base to make room for the twine.  I secured the twine on the reverse side of the cover panel.  I wanted just enough to fill the inside of the die cut wreath.  When I had enough twine wrapped around the panel I secured the panel to the card base with adhesive foam tape.  I only added the foam along the top and bottom of the panel where it’s free of twine.  This leaves lots of room for the twine and helps the card lay flat.
Mermaid-FiveNext I added the die cut images.  I used adhesive dots to attach the pieces to the twine wrapped area.  Since the mermaid didn’t lay completely flat – since most of her is sitting on the twine her tail is raised.  I added an adhesive foam dot to her tail area.   I embellished her hair with a gem and the clam shell with a little pearl.   
Mermaid-SixA sprinkle of clear sequins are like a splash of ocean water – sparkly!!
Mermaid-SevenEnjoy your summer and make the most of every moment!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5″
Twinery Twine | Carribean, Denim, Midnight Blue
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Mermaid Kisses

Warm and Fuzzy Greetings

Hi there! It’s Tobi Crawford here today with a summer-inspired card. 
Who doesn’t love roasting marshmallows over a campfire?! 
The sights, the sounds, the smells – it’s all an intoxicating reminder of how great summer is.
Cute, right?? I finally got my hands on some Clean Color Real Brush pens by Zig and have been having some “fun” getting to know them. Like all new mediums they’re going to take some getting used to, but I love how vibrant the colours stay even when blended out… I’m gonna like them, me thinks!
Stamp set: MFT Warm & Fuzzy Friends
The Twinery Twine: Midnight Blue

Happy Father’s Day!

Hi crafters! It’s Tobi here and I’m sharing a card just in time for Father’s Day this weekend! 



My go-to recipe for Dad-cards is this: 

1 – start with a graphic piece of patterned paper with a great colour combo (stripes)

2- No colouring, just a cool and funky stamp that will make Dad chuckle. 

3- find some twine that coordinates with the colours.. 


I really love masculine cards… No muss, no fuss!

Have a great Father’s Day! 




All About Dad


All About Dad:

Dad’s are amazing and this fun “Dad” box in the Silhouette Design Store created by the uber talented Jamie Cripps is perfect to tuck a gift card and a note about what kind of an amazing father my husband is!  

I loved pulling out my Charcoal and Stone twine for this project, as usually I go for the more colorful shades!  Love how it accented the tie so perfectly.  

Charcoal and Stone Collage



Be sure to check out our shop for all your Father’s Day gift packaging needs. 

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Plus…when you shop this week, we have a way for you to get FREE TWINE! 


Receive a FREE SPOOL of our Firecracker Twine with any order of $25.00 or more!

free firecracker spool

 *free spool promotion ends at midnight EST on 6/19/16…if you spend at least $25 (before shipping), you’ll receive a free spool of Firecracker Twine in your order! No promo code needed!
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