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A Birthday in the Bag featuring SRM Stickers

Hello!!  This is Amy here with another fun project featuring SRM Stickers and bakers twine from The Twinery.  Today I am sharing a quick card and gift bag that you can easily put together using some stickers and twine. I used a soon to be released in limited supply bakers twine from The Twinery at the top of my projects and then stickers from the We’ve Got Your Sticker/Happy, Labels by the Dozen/Bright Blank, and Sticker Stitches from SRM Stickers on my bag and card.  Here is a closer look at them both….. I just […]

Earth Week/Up-cycling with Paper Beads

Hello!!  This is Amy here with a fun Earth Week project using old magazines and up-cycling them into paper beads for bracelets.  To make these up-cycled beads, first you need to get some magazines.  I tried to find some with colorful pages/ads. I then cut the pages lengthwise to make some long wedge-shaped strips.  To make them relatively uniform in size, I cut the widest part of the strip about 3/4 inches and then set them at an angle in my paper trimmer to make them get thinner toward the bottom. I then used a […]

Machine Cording with Twinery Twine

Couching is an embroidery technique in which yarn or other materials are laid across the surface of the ground fabric and fastened in place with small stitches of the same or a different yarn. You can couch down Twinery twine the good old fashioned way, or you can get a handy little cording foot for your machine and sew away! I made a few fun St. Patricks day themed bar towels and will share with you some tips and tricks on making your own.  Supplies: Twinery Twine Cording Foot for your sewing machine Thread Disappearing Ink […]

Lazy Girl String Art

You may remember my “Lazy Girl’s Cross Stitch” project from awhile back…and today this lazy girl is back with some “Lazy Girl String Art”.  (Well, I guess it’s technically twine art.) I love the fun string art that is popping up everywhere these days, but even though I am a carpenter’s daughter, I am not really one to bust out the boards and nails for a small home decor project.    But I did have some canvas boards and a heavy duty hole punch, so I decided to give it a whirl… I started by […]

Party Banner: Therm-o-Web DecoFoil Week!

  This week we have something fun up our sleeves!  Therm-O-Web was so generous and sent our design team some pretty amazing (and fabulously shiny) foils from their iCraft DecoFoils line…and we could not wait to play with them! So we’re naming this week on the blog: Therm-O-Web DecoFoil Week! If you haven’t caught onto the FOIL rage…we promise to have you hooked by the end of this week! Just take a peek at the gorgeous line of shiny foils that Therm-O-Web offers… …and they’re always adding more! We knew as soon as we saw […]