Sunday, October 30, 2011
Have a great Sunday.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
If you would like a chance to win some of this gorgeous twine be sure to check out our monthly challenge HERE! You have until the 27th so only a couple of days left to enter!!
Now, for my project this week I did something a little different. For those of you who have been visiting my blog since the beginning you know I am going to school to be a teacher. My specialization is in mathematics but I still take classes in every subject, including the ones I hate and would never dream of teaching (i.e. history :P). Anyway, we do a lot of projects in which we write lessons and teach them to our peers. Just yesterday I taught a history lesson about the Bantu tribes in Africa, and I found a way to incorporate Trendy Twine into my lesson :)
I know there are a lot of teachers out there, and I'm sure many moms as well who love to help their children with their projects, so I know this is out of the norm for me, but I hope some of you will still find it helpful!
For my project I used Trendy Twine to create a chart. Here it is:
Here is my entire poster, mind you this is aimed at elementary school children ;)
Here is a close up of the chart. This particular chart shows the families of Bantu languages.
And here is a close up of the twine. I sketched out my chart layout in pencil first. Then I pierced holes at either end of each line with a paper piercer. Then I threaded the twine from the back of one hole and into the front of another. I secured the ends on the back with a little bit of scotch tape.
Here is the back so you can kinda see what I mean.
I also used the twine to make a simple but very cute border around both my map and my chart, it tied the whole poster together perfectly!
Now I'm sure most of you will never need to make a poster about the Bantu people. But, I'm sure there are many teachers and parents our there who will be working on many a chart at some point in life, so I hope this has inspired you to spice up your charts a bit :) Also, I see some other great applications using the same technique (a family tree maybe??) Stay tuned and you might just see this technique again ;)
I hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Now, on to the exciting stuff. Drumroll please.... our lucky winner is #4 .... Paper Crafter Anonymous! Wooohooo and congrats, Heather! You get the 20 yds of Valentine's Cherry Cupcake twine. I hope you are smiling right now. This is one of my faves. I love the pink and red together. Email me at email@example.com with your mailing address.
We will have more giveaways later. I hope you had fun and thanks so much for joining in.
Have a great weekend.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
FYI... I'm Lesley and I own Annie's Paper Boutique, and Trendy Twine is my line of twine. I sometimes team up with Stacy at Bella Creationz to make limited edition twines for holidays and special occasions. Stacy's line of twine is Timeless Twine. We are two different people with two different companies, but work together occasionally to bring you super cute twine. Hopefully this will help clear up the confusion. But it's a known fact, we both have the cutest twine on the market :)
Today I made a mini french board, using Orange/Truffle twine.
I punched little holes at the top and bottom of my strip of cardstock and threaded my twine in a criss-cross pattern, and added some brads.
As you can see from my little felt sign, I am not exactly a born embroiderer... ;-)
I couldn't resist adding some twine to my leaves as usual... ;-)
And here it is above my desk, put to good use as a reminder for all the little projects I would otherwise forget... :-)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
The Design Team will be posting the group project on Tuesday, so please pop by for a peek. You will not be disappointed. There will be another challenge to win some more goodies. You can never have enough twine ;)
Have a great week :D
Saturday, October 1, 2011
It's pumpkin season!... :-) Which means pumpkins all over the crafting world.... How about adding some fun little details like a leaf and tendrils to your projects?... :-P
Here I hand cut a little leaf out of felt and used some twisted Lime Trendy Twine to embroider it. I used a tiny hole punch to make the job easy for me, and just threaded some twine in the holes with a big (tapestry) needle afterwards.
To make the cute curls, simply wrap some wax paper around a pencil, dip some twine in glue and curl it around the pencil, let it dry, then gently peel it from the wax paper, reform the curls, and voila!! :-D Simple enough, right?! (too much glue might make the removal from the wax paper a bit problematic... not that I would know anything about that... ;-))
To see more pics of this card, and discover what surprise it holds, please visit this post on my blog.
Have fun with your twine! :-)
ETA: Someone mentioned on my blog using fabric stiffener to hold the twine in shape and just wrapping the pen in plastic wrap, that sounds like a great idea! :-)