Fall Thank You

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Hello:

We had a wonderful time at Thanksgiving and I made this card for my son and daughter-in-law with whom we spent the holiday.  I used The Twinery twine in the place of a ribbon on my card.  This was a fun one to make.  Check out The Twinery store for all your twinetastic needs.  

 

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Here is a close of up the matching envelope.

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Hugs,

Anita

Hey There! Thank you

Well hey there, it’s Tobi Crawford, again! Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving??!! It’s pretty funny as a Canadian living in China to watch all of the commotion and excitement happen in the US when Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) roll around! Such a fun way to ring in the holidays!! 

Well, I challenged myself to make a unique Thank you card. Okay! Unique!! I thought I would approach it from a colour standpoint, and play around with some fun combinations. 

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This all started with the navy cardstock with a little bit of stencilling with white paint. From there, I started grabbing stuff! 

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Nuvo drops are all the rage, and I can see why! You can customize the size and they always dry so smooth and shiny! 

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The final, quirky touch was the Strawberry Twinery Twine to tie it all together! 

The thank you?? It’s on the inside!

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Thanks for stopping by!! 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello!!  This is Amy here and today it is Thanksgiving in the USA.  It is my favorite holiday because of all the yummy food and that it also ushers in the Christmas season.  To celebrate, I made a new bookmark that reminds me to give thanks.  Take a look….
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To create this bookmark, I water-colored some of the Art Play paintables from AdornIt.  I cut it out and then wrapped some Solid Marigold bakers twine around the top and accented it with a button.  Here is a closer look…..
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Here it is sticking out of the top of one of my favorite books….do you know what book it is?  Have you read it?
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So, what do you think?  Have you read any good books lately? 
Here is a look at the Solid Marigold bakers twine I used today…..
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Have a great day!!

Amy

Carmel Crunch Popcorn

  • popcorn-fourEvery year when the weather gets cool enough to turn on the oven I make this carmel corn crunch mix.  That’s always in the fall and has become a tradition in our home.   I always make several batches and bag them in cellophane bags and dress them up to give to family and friends.  When everyone leaves after the big meal on Thanksgiving they’ll be taking one of these with them. 
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    I made a tag with stamps and die cuts from Reverse Confetti and some colorful Twinery Twine – this is a brand new color called Icicle – it s a mix of Caribbean and Denim and is a gorgeous pop of color on any project.
     popcorn-fiveI also used the Icicle twine to attach the tag to the treat bag.  I love leaving the ends long!
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     I thought you might want the recipe too!   Here’s what you need…
  • 3 Quarts popped popcorn (12 Cups)
  • 2 Cups Cheerios 
  • 6 Cups Corn or Rice Chex (I used Crispix)
  • 2 Cups Salted Nuts (I use 1 Cup Salted Peanuts and 1 Cup of Salted Mixed Nuts)
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Butter (1/2 a stick)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Heat oven to 250

Spray a  large roasting pan (I use a disposable aluminum one for easy clean up) with no stick cooking spray.  Combine popcorn, cereal and nuts in the pan.

In a large saucepan combine  the brown sugar, corn syrup and butter.  Bring to a rolling boil,  Boil for 3 minutes stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat, and quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda until mixture is light and foamy.  Immediately drizzle over the popcorn mixture and mix well. 

Bake uncovered at 250 for one hour stirring every 15 minutes.  

Cool completely and enjoy!

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Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love!

Supplies
The Twinery Icicle Twine
All Stamps and Dies from Reverse Confetti

Take A Hike

stag-threeDid you know it’s National “Take A Hike” day?  This time of year a walk in the woods is a feast for the eyes.  The colorful foliage in every shade you can imagine looks amazing!  If you’re lucky you might just catch a glimpse of some wildlife too!
stagThis Graceful Stag die surrounded by all the beautiful colors of nature seemed like just the thing for Take A Hike day!   I started with a panel of cardstock that was just a little bit bigger than the window opening of the die cut.   I adhered double sided tape along both the long outer edges and started attaching lengths of twine.   I added a rainbow of color… strawberry, pink sorbet, maraschino, mandarin, honeydew, pea-pod, caribbean, denim, lilac, flax, cappuccino, stone, and charcoal.
stag-fiveThen I adhered the twine covered panel to the front of my card base making sure all the edges will be hidden by the die cut cover panel for the front of the card.
stag-fourBecause the twine is dimensional and a  I want the cover panel to lay flat I added a strip of craft foam along the right edge.   I added adhesive to the back of the die cut stag panel and then attached it to the yarn.  If you use adhesive glue you will want to place a weight, like an acrylic block over the die to keep it flat as it dries.

stag-twoAll that color peeking through is spectacular! 
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5″

The Twinery Twine – Strawberry, Solid Strawberry, Pink Sorbet, Solid Pink Sorbet, Maraschino, Solid Maraschino, Mandarin, Solid Mandarin, Marigold, Solid Marigold, Honeydew, Solid Honeydew, Pea Pod, Solid Pea Pod, Caribbean, Solid Caribbean, Denim, Solid Denim, Lilac, Solid Lilac, Flax, Cappuccino, Solid Cappuccino, Stone, Solid Stone, Charcoal, Solid Charcoal 

  • Die | Memory Box Graceful Stag
    Stamp | Poppystamps Flower Patch