Sunday, September 30, 2012

Celebrating 500 Blog Followers - {Giveaway Now Closed}

The blog has reached 5oo followers. Yay!!!
So, we have a sweet little giveaway
to celebrate this milestone.

In order to play along:
follow the Trendy Twine Blog,
leave a comment on this post,
and make sure you are a fan of
**Must do all three to participate.
(Just an FYI, comment moderation is on)

You have until Tuesday, October 2, 10:00 pm Central Time.

This yummy twine was made exclusively for our twine
bundle that we did with Alyssa at My Thoughts Exactly.
So you can't buy it, but you can win it here :)

**Store coupon does not include shipping/sales tax (for Texas).
Must use full amount of coupon.
This is a package bundle and must be used together.

Click here to shop.
Have fun!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

October Challenge: Boo! Too Cute to Spook

Hello my Trendy Twiners!

This month's theme is Halloween - Boo!  Too Cute to Spook.  And for this fun month, we are spotlighting the brand new Orange Licorice Trendy Twine.  As many of you know, we re-did this color to make it a more bold color with a whole lot of pop.  If the spool is a bit too much twine for you, a ten yd mini might do you just fine.  There are also a few other Halloween colors that will go along with the Orange Licorice - Grape Licorice and Lime Licorice.

Monday we will start our group post
and finish up on Tuesday. 
You won't want to miss it. 
The design team has come up with
all sorts of spooky cuteness.

October Challenge:
Boo!  Too Cute to Spook.
Show us your favorite treat packaging.
 Must include Trendy Twine and something spooky,
but cute (example:  die cute, image, button, brad, charm, etc.)
*If you do not have Trendy Twine,
use hemp, jute, or embroidery thread only*
Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 30th.
Project must be new for the challenge.
No back linking.
Only one entry, please.
Must include all items for the challenge.
Projects not qualified will be unlinked.
(Including the wrong twine)
Prize: $10 Coupon to Annie's Paper Boutique
(does not include shipping/sales tax)

Our winner for this month's challenge
will be announced next week.
Thank you so much for playing along :)

Here are the amazing projects the
design team created for the challenge.

Have a terrific Saturday.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cake Time with Trendy Twine

Hey there, it's Margaret from AuntMargaretDesigns.
It's my DT turn to share my cute little layout with you using the fabulous Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine.
I made a super cute paper bag album for a friend to display her awesome cakes in.
Here are a couple of pages out of the bag that I used Chocolate Sprinkles on:
 My favorite way to use my twine is with buttons, just makes the buttons pop and look so pretty.
Make sure you pop on over and check out the Challenge that is going on this month.
Don't forget about the sale on the Chocolate Sprinkles, who doesn't love a good sale, especially on such yummilicious twine!
Stop by my blog and see some closeups and leave me some love.
Have a great day Trendy Twiners!!
DT Member

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rocking Horse Gift Bag

It's Becki here from the Happy Card Encouragement Factory once again!  I can come up with some catchy titles, eh?  LOL  It gets hard thinking of clever names for your blog posts after about a year of blogging, so I say go with what you know.  :P And I know rocking horses.  Especially ones for little boys.  You know the ones I am talking about too.  They are pretty much destroyed by the time the first boy gets done with it that you have to buy another one for the second child.  Thank goodness no little boy will get a hold of this one.  I'm pretty sure his mommy will keep it from him.

See how I used the spotlight twine - Chocolate Sprinkles?  I just love how the tail and mane turned out.  I am soooo not going to tell you that was the longest part of this project.  Ooops....guess I just did.  If you would like the rest of the supply list or another close-up picture, check out my blog.

Don't forget you still have a few days to enter the challenge and win 50 yards of this yummy color!  If you don't have time and just want to purchase it, you can find it at the store.  Grab it while it's on sale.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Baby Boy Card

Hey Everyone!

Jamie here, sharing a new project with you! So this month we are featuring Chocolate Sprinkles and since this reminds me so much of baby boys I figured I would make a little card.

I just love knitting tiny things with twine! My card is a 4x4" square, so it's a perfect card to go with a baby shower gift. For details on my card please visit me at my blog HERE.

You can get Chocolate Sprinkles on sale right now by going HERE.

And don't forget about our challenge going on, all the details are HERE.

We would love for you to share your creations with us on the Trendy Twine Facebook Page or in our Facebook Twine it Up Group.

Thanks for stopping!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Take Note!

Hello my crafty friends! Yvonne here with another Trendy Twine - Chocolate Sprinkles twine project for you. I absolutely love this color combo. The blue is so soft and the chocolate brown, Yummy!

My project starts with a notebook from the Dollar Tree. (Seriously one of my favorite stores for crafty goodness) I then added some designer paper to the cover, edged the top and bottom with scraps of paper and used an edge punch to add some detail.  Tied it up with a bow and then added my scalloped twine NOTES label. 

Doesn't that twine look just amazing.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my project and that maybe it inspired you enough to join us for the September Challenge. If you need some of this fantastic twine you still have time to get it on sale here!

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Hey everyone!

Alyssa here from My Thoughts Exactly and I am here to announce the WINNERS from our MTE and TT Spook-tacular Blog Hop!!!

Drumroll please.....

The winners are:

Janice Thiessen


Jill Angel

Congratulations ladies!!!

Janice, please contact Lesley at annies_paper_boutique{at}yahoo{dot}com to claim your prize!!

And Jill please contact me at alyssaleanne{at}mythoughtsexactly{dot}co to claim your prize!!

A big thank you to everyone who hopped along with us!

Have a wonderful day!
<3 Alyssa

Friday, September 21, 2012

Guest Designer Miriam

We have a very talented guest designer with us today at Trendy Twine. Miriam created some wonderful cards that we will be sharing shortly! Be sure to stop by and look around her blog, Sooner Rather than Later and show her some love!

Miriam is helping us showcase this month's spotlight twine, Chocolate Sprinkles!  Here are a couple of cards that she created:

Don't you just love the cross-stitch twine! What an awesome idea!  Here is another card from Miriam:

Gotta love the buttons with the twine!

Thank you Miriam for joining us as our guest designer! Don't forget to show her some love on her blog.

Don't forget the monthly challenge is still going on! Join the challenge HERE!

Have a Trendy Day!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Teddy Bear Card with Chocolate Sprinkles

Hey Crafty Friends-

It's Kerri from Craft Time and Cupcakes bringing you another great project featuring Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine! I decided after bringing you a big project in the beginning of the month I would scale down a bit and go for a card you can put together in no time at all.

A few simple cuts from the Cricut, some patterned paper, ribbon, buttons, and of course the twine make this cute little card. You can find the details on how to put it all together on my website I hope you'll hop by for a visit.

Before you go, don't forget to join the September Challenge! Click here for more details.

Have a wonderful crafty day!

Craft Time and Cupcakes

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Baby Boy LO

Hello it's Kate here from 
Kate's Creative Corner

As you know this month we are showcasing Chocolate Sprinkles, which is also on Sale right now.

 I thought I would keep my theme with the Challenge that we have right now which is:

"Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails; 
That is What Little Boys are Made of" 

I decided to make a simple Scrapbook Page
I just added a little bit of my Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine on my project.

For more info, just visit my Blog.

Now don't forget to join our September Challenge for a chance to win some of our Awesome Twine
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Baby Boy Favors

Hey everyone!

Happy Tuesday! It's Alyssa here from My Thoughts Exactly and I have another fun project featuring Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine! For my project I created some little baby shower party favors for my cousin who just found out she is having a boy!!  

Don't forget there's still time to enter this month's Trendy Twine Challenge for your chance to win some Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine for yourself!

Have a wonderful day!
<3 Alyssa

Monday, September 17, 2012

Go To Your Happy Place

This month, we have been featuring the delicious Chocolate Sprinkles twine here at Trendy Twine!  When I look at this pretty combination of brown and light blue, I definitely think of little boys and baby projects, so I thougth I would challenge myself to take it in a bit of a different direction:

For this layout, I decided to use the twine in a few different ways.  The first was to outline the matting of the title for the page to add a bit of dimension.  The second was to use the twine to create some stripes on top of some patterened paper.  And the final way was to add a stitching element around a couple of the flowers.  I love the dimension, and I think the twine really pops off of the page, despite the more muted colours in this combination. 

If you haven't had a chance to pick up this great colour combination yet, make sure you head over to the store!!  And don't forget about the fun challenge going on this month

For more details on this layout, come on over to Scrappy Canuck Studios

Have a great week everyone!  Karen :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

MTE and TT Spook-tacular Blog Hop!

So did you hear the exciting news? Trendy Twine teamed up with My Thoughts Exactly for a fun and spook-tacular blog hop!  And these two awesome companies are offering a sweet little package deal just in time for Halloween!  Oh yes, there is an exclusive stamp set and twine color.  WOOO WHOOO!  How fun! 

Isn't this the cutest Halloween bundle ever? 
What is included? 
Well, I'm so glad you asked. 
This sweet little set includes:
EXCLUSIVE MTE "Build-a-Jack" 4in x 2in stamp set
EXCLUSIVE 10 yd mini of Grape Limeade Trendy Twine
10 yd mini of Grape Licorice Trendy Twine
10 yd mini of Lime Licorice Trendy Twine. 
Just an FYI, this set is VERY limited,
so I wouldn't wait too long to make your purchase. 
Both the stamps and the Grape Limeade twine
are available in this set only.
Here is a close up of the twine :)
I decided at the last minute to make a small
& VERY simple project. 
My peeps know that I do not have any crafty talent. 
Then, I wasn't sure if I should post it,
but then Candi told me that
I should because we need all levels of creativity. 
Ummm, not sure what that meant, but ok. 

It is a very simple and quick treat bag. 
I used the tiny kraft bags from the store 
and cardstock  from my stash. 
For my adhesive, I used Crafter's Companion
tape runner (I really like that stuff;
it isn't too intimidating for my non-crafty self.)
Then, just punch a hole at the top to tie a sweet little bow
 and attach the twine at the bottom with the adhesive.
***Ready to buy this sweet set of crafty goodness? 
Then just pop over to Annie's Paper Boutique
before they are all gone.***

There will also be FREE coordinating SVGs available in the MTE shop here.
Now everyone knows that we can't have a blog hop
 without a little blog candy...
so of course, we have some of that, too. 
We are giving away two of these adorable Spook-tacular sets. 
Just in time for your Trick-or-Treat goodies. 

Wow! Sounds like some serious fun is ahead. 
I'm super excited! 
So friends, are we ready to get this hop going?

Your next stop is Belinda.
Here is the order of the hop:
Trendy Twine (you are here)
Have fun along the way.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Guest Designer Lyndal

A few months back I was visiting blogs and I came across Lyndal from Dreams & Other Realities.  She is so creative and I just love her work.  I'm super excited to have her as a guest designer on the blog today.  (Wooowhoooo!)  We are featuring the Chocolate Sprinkles twine this month and our theme is geared toward little boys.  Lyndal went along with our theme and created this adorable bookmark.

I love to read and it has to be a real book. 
I can't do the whole new age
electronic book thingy; it just isn't the same. 
(I know, I know, I need to get with the times.) 
So I'm really loving her bookmark. 
The sentiment paired up with that cute little car is perfect.
And that tassel....LOVE it. 
Be sure to visit her Lyndal's blog,
leave her some love, and thank her for guesting.
Don't forget to enter the monthly challenge
You still have plenty of time. 

Remember that Trendy Twine has teamed up with My Thoughts Exactly to bring you the MTE & TT Spook-tacular Blog Hop that starts here tomorrow at 5:00 am Central Time.  TT and MTE are releasing a sweet little Halloween Bundle that has an exclusive stamp set and twine color.  You won't want to miss it...there is some blog candy.  Yum!

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mobile Card with Trendy Twine

Hi Everyone!!! Candi with you again to share another fun project featuring one of my favorites, Chocolate Sprinkles! I just love this color combination, it can work for everything from sweet baby boy projects to modern decor as you saw yesterday with the fabulous vase created by Jessi.

I think you need to go buy a spool now since it is on sale, but if you'd like to try winning some first you still have plenty of time go enter this months Trendy Twine Challenge.

Are you ready for my project?

I created a 3d mobile card. I've used the yummy Chocolate Sprinkles twine to hang my little cuts, to embellish them, and to outline the windows of my card. It makes the perfect card to welcome a new baby, and looks adorable displayed in a nursery as well. I have lots of lots of photos and details on my blog if you'd like to come take a look: Chaos-n-Crafts

Don't forget we're only days away from a blog hop where Trendy Twine has joined up with My Thoughts Exactly to bring you a great surprise! Join us on Saturday to hop along!

My Thoughts Exactly Stamps Trendy Twine blog hop

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Trendy Vase and Sticky Fingers

Happy Wednesday, Trendy Twiners! How are you liking the Chocolate Sprinkles projects so far? I know I have added some to-dos to my list of crafty projects!

So when I was told which twine would be spotlighted this month, my first idea was I wanted to make a twine bowl. My craft room is done in the blue/brown color combo. And I needed a small container to hold little buttons or embellishments for whatever project I am working on.

Well, lets just say after multiple tries, I finally gave up on that idea. But I still needed a container. So off I went to the craft store and came home with a small glass vase. After several twirls of twine and globs of mod-podge, here is my project:

It is time-consuming, but very simple to make! To finish the project, I wrapped Chocolate Truffle Twine a few times around and added the button. Viola!
Don't you just love the Chocolate Sprinkles color combo?! I do! Don't forget there is a chance for you to win this lovely twine! There is still plenty of time to join our September Challenge! Get the details HERE!
Thank you for stopping today!

Glass Vase

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Trendy Twine Candy Birthday Hugs Magnet and Card

 Here is my project this week.  In  an effort to get organized I bought a white board calendar and it came with these round, kind of ugly magnets which I covered with the lovely Trendy Twine Chocolate Sprinkles twine.  I am actually going to give them away if you leave me a comment and are a new follower on my blog.

September  Challenge:
Snips &amp; Snails &amp; Puppy Dog Tails;
That is What Little Boys are Made of.
Create a project featuring or for little boys.
Must use TRENDY TWINE and ribbon.
*If you do not have Trendy Twine,
use hemp, jute, or embroidery thread only*
Deadline is Sunday, Sept 30th.
Project must be new for the challenge.
No back linking.
Only one entry, please.
Must include all items for the challenge.
Projects not qualified will be unlinked.
(Including the wrong twine)

Prize: 50 yds of Chocolate Sprinkles twine

Be sure to check out the challenge and the sale on this yummy twine at the Trendy Twine blog where you can be inspired and also link to shop.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Twine It Up!

This month the design team is twining it up with Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine which is also on sale!  For my project, I created this unique card by incorporating some fun paper and some simple techniques.
I used the twine to accent my die cuts by outlining them.  I also created a twine flight path for the large butterfly and added twine bodies to all of the butterflies.
For more details on my project, please feel free to stop by my blog. Also, remember to play along with our challenge this month to win some yummy Trendy Twine.  Don't forget to check out the store for 33 of the trendiest twine colors out there!  Have a great Monday!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's A Party!

Hi, everyone.  It's Izzy Anderson here on the blog today with a Design Team project using Chocolate Sprinkles twine, a fun mix of light blue and dark brown. This twine makes me think of sweet baby boy, so I made a festive card to celebrate a little one.

Trendy Twine is so easy to work with.  It's a great weight, ties nicely and doesn't slip. It was the perfect choice for these balloon strings tied in a tricky, tight spot on the elephant's trunk.  

I have additional pictures and information about this card on on my blog, Write Snap Scrap. Stop on by!

If you'd like some chocolate sprinkles of your very own, you're in luck. It's on sale this month in the Trendy Twine store.  You could also win 50 yards of chocolate sprinkles by entering our challenge this month.  You can find all the details on this blog post. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Birthday Wishes!

Hello everyone!  This is Helen from HTB Creations here.  We are featuring the Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine  this month which is also on sale at Annie's Paper Boutique.  You should head over there and also see all the yummy new colors you can buy too :)

I made a little boys birthday card to go along with this month's challenge to use ribbon and Trendy Twine on your project.

My lion has a Chocolate Sprinkles pom pom on it--it just adds some dimension and gives me a chance to play around with my twine!  You can see all the details on the card over at my blog.

We'd love for you to make your own project for the challenge by using Trendy Twine and ribbon and link it up for your chance to win 50 yards of the Chocolate Sprinkles Twine.  Check all the rules to be sure you are entered.  We love to see what everyone makes!!

Have a great day!!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trendy Twine Tuesday Featuring Chocolate Sprinkles

I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing Labor Day.
Are you ready for more twine inspiration?
Yesterday's projects were amazing,
but that was only half of the design team. 
Today we have the rest of the
Trendy Gals showing off their creations.
These will knock your socks off!
Just to refresh your memory:
This month's theme is Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
(that's what little boys are made of.)
The design team is spotlighting
Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine,
which is a yummy mix of light blue with dark brown.
It's the perfect combination for little boy projects.

And here we go....








For more details, visit each blog.

Don't forget Chocolate Sprinkles twine is on sale this month.

Link up to this month's challenge.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Trendy Twine Monday Featuring Chocolate Sprinkles

Happy Labor Day and Happy Monday!
Are you ready to start the new month
and take a look at the amazing projects the design team did? 
This month's theme is Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
 (that's what little boys are made of.)  
The design team is spotlighting
Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine,
which is a yummy mix of light blue with dark brown. 
It's the perfect combination for little boy projects. 

Our challenge for this month is to create
a project featuring or for little boys. 
It must include twine and ribbon.

Are you ready to see what the design team
came up with for this challenge?



Join us this month for our challenge.
Need to add to your Trendy Twine collection?  Go shopping.
Want to share you Trendy creations?  Go to the Twine It Up! group.