Friday, May 20, 2011

Four Ways Friday #50 - Baker's Twine

In this week's Four Ways Friday I wanted to share with you four different ways to use Baker's Twine in your papercrafting projects!  This week's Four Ways Friday was actually inspired by a recent call for submissions for PaperCrafts Magazine.  The challenge was to use baker's twine in creative ways.  I submitted three cards that were not accepted...although they were perfect to serve as this week's examples!!!! :)
Somehow the red and white twist of the baker's twine made me think of peppermint candies and large lollipops!  That thinking was the inspiration behind this card!  I used a 1 1/4" circle punch to punch a piece of white chipboard and then coated it with glue.  I then started by adhered the twine in the center of the glue and round it around and around until I filled the whole circle.  I attached it to a real lollipop stick using glue and added a knot of Real Red grosgrain ribbon.  With the help of the stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the word "sweet" from Fabulous Phrases onto the Crumb Cake card stock with Crumb Cake ink.  I cut three 3" x 1 1/2" strips of card stock and scalloped the edges with the scallop border punch.  I layered them one on top of the other and adhered them to the bottom of the card.  The banner greeting was stamped with On Your Birthday and attached to the card with glue.  A button finishes the look.
Baker's twine also makes the perfect accent for packages that are begging to be tied up with string!  Here I cut a small rectangle out of Sahara Sand card stock and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  I tied the ribbon around the package and added a tag using the small jewelry tag and a greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I sponged the edge of the tag before adding it to the present.  The greeting, stamped onto the Blushing Bride card using Chocolate Chip ink, is from Define Your Life.
I know it's early for Christmas and I couldn't stop myself from making a holiday card!  The red and white color combination of the twine just made me think of Christmas!  I cut slits in the bottom of the Whisper White card stock and 1/4" intervals.  I also punched a hole toward the top of the Whisper White card stock.  I wound the twine around and around the card stock - catching it in a slit and then passing it through the top hole, until all the slits were filled.  I added some plastic jewels as ornaments.  the small star punch from Brushed Gold card stock added the perfect tree topper and the rhinestone brad added some bling!  I stamped the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes and adhered it to a piece of Hodgepodge hardware.  The hardware was attached to the card with a combination of dimensionals and Real Red satin ribbon.
When I see twine/string, I am often reminded of wrapping yarn around my fingers, tying it off in the middle, and then cutting all the loops to create a pom-pom.  So, what the heck, I thought I would try it with the twine and it created this fun bow!!!!  I thought the bow would look cute on the 2-way owl punch.  I added a beak and some Pumpkin Pie feet.  The sentiment is from Fundamental Phrases.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday!  Have fun playing with your baker's twine - I'm sure you can come up with a zillion ways to use it!!!!  Have a creative and wonderful weekend!!!!!


Grandma Bugs Place said...

Wonderful fun with twin..thanks for sharing your ideas. Love the little package idea.

Lorraine said...

Michelle, these are wonderful. I can't believe they passed them up. I like them all, but the tree is fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration.