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Happy *Canadian* Thanksgiving!

Hi there! It’s Tobi here (your Canadian Twinery DT member living in China!) and I’ve learned a little something about our special day:  From 1931 to 1957, the date was set by proclamation, generally falling on the second Monday in October, except for 1935, when it was moved due to a general election. In 1957, Parliament fixed Thanksgiving as the second Monday in October. The theme of the Thanksgiving holiday also changed each year to reflect an important event to be thankful for. In its early years it was for an abundant harvest and occasionally for a […]

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.     Be sure to check out our shop for all your Father’s Day gift packaging needs.  ~ ~ ~ Plus…when you shop this week, we […]

Earth Week/Upcycled Notebooks

Hello! It’s Tifany here from Ink Blots by TRD. For Earth Week (and in the spirit of reducing, reusing, and recycling) I’ve got some quick & easy upcycled notebooks to share with you today.    I started by taking some empty boxes with fun, colorful designs and I cut them to a variety of sizes (making sure to have both a front and back of the same size for each notebook). Cereal boxes and snack boxes are a great to way get chipboard for a variety of crafting projects. I put lined notebook paper inside, but this is also […]

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 […]

A sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Hi there!  It’s Tifany here from Ink Blots by TRD and today I’m sharing a delicious treat with you!   Okay, it’s not easy to share homemade, chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls through the internet…but I can at least share the recipe with you. (And the recipe makes plenty to share with friends and neighbors.)  You can find the recipe HERE.  I don’t pretend to be some master chocolatier – these aren’t the prettiest things. (In fact, my friends and I call them my “peanut butter blobs”.)  But they sure do taste good! Once you’ve got all […]