Category: Cards

The Twinery

I’ve made so many projects using twine from The Twinery over the last few months.  Sadly, I don’t have pictures of everything, as I was without a camera for a good part of that time.  I LOVE The Twinery’s baker twine.  It comes in so many yummy colors and I find many of them are perfect for fall crafting.  You can find an autumn twine pack on their website, but if I were to buy colors for fall, I would include the lilac twine as well – this is my favorite season for purple.

Here are a few of my favorite projects using The Twinery’s twine in scrapbooking and cardmaking (of course, it’s also a beautiful used to wrap up packages or envelopes, as well!):


So since I had out my Pink Paislee papers…I made my book group invitations!  Ribbons and trims from the October Savvy n Sassy kit.


for Scrapbook Dreamer …

I made a set of cards using the Fancy Pants Happy Holidays line

and here’s a peek at a welcome banner I made for my home:

For the full banner and complete set of cards, check out the gallery over at Scrapbook Dreamer

Okay, I admit it. The one color I have the hardest time with is purple. So I thought I was in for a challenge working with the October Sugarplum Fairies Kit from SavvynSassy. But it turned out to be not too hard after all. 🙂

There’s a great variety of types of ribbon and trims in this kit, that you can make work just about everywhere. And don’t forget the gorgeous Sugarplum Fairies buttons available in the SnS store! (I have a serious button addiction, y’all!)

Autumn Candle

This is such an incredibly cheap and simple gift to make! A candle from the dollar store, a rub-on (this one from Basic Grey), and some organza from the Sugarplum Fairies Kit along with some gingham from my stash.


Here’s a great use for those buttons! I added my journaling around the outside of the layout on scraps of purple cardstock, using staples to attach the pieces to the page.

Card Assortment

I made these fun cards during SavvynSassy’s online crop, using some sketches (still posted in the forums). Lots of ribbon and trim from the kit made it onto these.

Altered Monogram

DD LOVES this altered letter in her room. 🙂

I love polka dots. I love black and white ribbons. I LOVE this kit!!!

Share With Your Friends

For this layout I just used strips of the ribbon as embellishments. The white ribbon with black dots used under the black chipboard thickers really helped make them stand out from the background paper.

Other Supplies: SEI papers, American Crafts thickers, Autumn Leaves journaling stamp, Lil’ Davis alphas, Hobby Lobby felt heart, popdots

Family Pizza Night

For this layout I used stickers and ribbon in place of patterned paper. A hint when using knotted ribbon on a ribbon strip like this–you don’t have to actually tie the shorter pieces on to the long ribbon strip. Instead, just tie small knots and glue them on. 🙂

Other Supplies: unknown cardstock, 7Gypsies stickers, American Crafts and Paper Studio alphas, Martha Stewart red pen


Other Supplies: American Crafts Thickers and Papers, staples

Assorted Cards

Made completely with scraps. 🙂

Other Supplies: American Crafts and Scenice Route papers, AC rubons, Paper Studio alphas, Heidi Swapp and Kaiser Craft flowers.

I loved working with this kit. There are so many different types of ribbon and trim and they’re so versatile!

As soon as I got the kit I got to work and made three layouts, two cards, and a small altered item all in one day. 🙂

“Rock Out!”

I used four pieces of ribbon from the kit here. They coordinated really well with these older Fancy Pants and Autumn Leaves lines.

Supplies: SavvynSassy lace, trim, and ric-rac; Fancy Pants and Autumn Leaves papers; Fancy Pants die-cuts; AC thickers chipboard; various buttons; Purple Onion stamp; Ranger Distress Ink; AC Pigment Pro pen

Altered Peanut Can

I altered a peanut can into a simple gift box for Valentine’s Day. I just covered the can with some older SEI paper, adhered crocheted lace from the”What a Hoot” kit to the edge of the lid, and wrapped the stretch lace (also from the What a Hoot kit) around the box and tied it with a bow on the top. Super easy!

Life’s Simple Pleasures

If you can’t tell, I really like this crocheted lace from this month’s kit. Here comes project number three using it! lol.

I decided to do a really clean and simple 6×12 layout using a photo of DD and her great-grandmother walking along this old split-rail fence.

I used Fancy Pants paper and tag. The edges of the paper are roughed up with a scissor blade and then doodled to look like stitching. Crocheted lace is adhered to the side of the tag and then I stuck a brad through each end. I stamped around the edge of the photo with one of my favorite Purple Onion stamps.


I had a feeling this brightly colored grosgrain from the kit would be the hardest for me to use, but I ended up using it up faster than any of the others!

I used my big square punch and some scraps of American Crafts, KI, and Love Elsie papers to make this super easy card. Finished it off with a 7Gypsies sticker and tied ribbon around the side.

For this one I used more KI and Elsie scraps with scraps of ribbon for the candle flames.


For this layout I dug WAY back in the stash for a bunch of MME papers, mixed with some KI. I love this photo of DD, but it had a lot of glare from the sun. So I decided to work a layout around it. I changed it to black and white and titled the page “Sunshine.” Once again, the grosgrain ribbon from this month’s kit was a perfect match!

The journaling is about some of the funny things DD says that make me laugh.

Supplies: MME, KI papers; SnS ribbon; Swingline green staples; Crafts, Etc. felt flowers; AC Pigment Pro pen


This last layout did double-duty with one of Shannon’s challenges from her impromptu mini-crop. Here I used up the very last of the crocheted lace with some of the beautiful brown trim that’s included in the kit.

I did a lot of distressing using scissors on the edges of the papers and sandpaper on the letter stickers. All doodling and faux stitching is done with brown acrylic paint and a teeny tiny paintbrush. I really love how this one turned out!

Supplies: MME papers; 7Gypsies stickers; SavvynSassy lace and trim; Acrylic Paint; American Crafts letter stickers; Swingline green staples

Here’s another tutorial from the Savvy n Sassy Christmas Crop for y’all.  This project is so SUPER easy and can be made totally out of scraps.  A great way to dress up those gift cards at the last minute.  Sorry for the bad photos, I tried to get good ones in the dark, but it just didn’t work out very well.  🙂

Arrow cardstock scrap approx 8″x3 3/8″
Arrow Christmas patterned paper scraps
Arrow ribbon scrap 4″-6″
Arrow hole punch and/or eyelet setter
Arrow eyelets or brads
Arrow embellishment for front of tag (chipboard, flower, paper cutouts, or whatever)
Arrow ink or paint (optional)

1. cut corners from top of cardstock rectangle to make a long tag shape

2. fold up approx. 2 1/2″ from bottom of card

3. cut paper scrap to fit and adhere

4. ink edges of paper and cardstock if desired
5. punch holes in (a) top of card for ribbon (b) through both layers of cardstock on corners in the middle of card. it should look like this:

6. add eyelets or brads

7. embellish front of pocket as desired and add ribbon to top

8. slide gift card into pocket and there you go!

We’re really sick at our house.  I’m very happy with how the layout came out, but really wish I had been feeling better to d a better job on the other projects.   We were showcasing vellum (NOT my favorite thing!), tags, and ink.

 Here’s the layout:

Looking through all of my parents wedding photos, none spoke to me as much as this one of my mom and her little cousin, the flower girl. You can just see on the flower girl’s face the “someday that will be me” look. 🙂
Vellum: I’m not crazy about the look of vellum on a layout, so I tried to come up with something really different here. I punched out circles of pale green vellum and brushed them with water to soften them. Then crumpled them up, spread them out, and brushed with white staz-on ink to emphasize the crinkled look. After they dried I arranged them, poked holes through them and pushed larger white vellum crumpled circles through to form the centers of the flowers. Pinned them on the back to hold and lightly brushed an umber versacolor inkpad over the edges and tops of the flowers to give them an antique look. Accented the centers with frosted lace Stickles.
Tags: Two tags of Basic Grey paper–one from the die-cut sheet that comes with the paper collection, one I made myself–hold the title.
Ink: Everything is inked on the edges–Versacolor umber and Shadow gold ink on the tan cardstock; Sage on the Cosmo Cricket piece; Umber on the Basic Grey; Walnut Stain Distressink on the tags; Umber ink and white staz-on ink on the vellum flowers

Supplies: SnS lace; light green and white vellum; Cosmo and Basic Grey papers; frosted lace stickles; BG tags and letters; vintage and Dill buttons; lost of inking

Here’s the Card:

Vellum: I handcut tiny circles of white vellum and attached them with staples for a kind of funky card.
Tag: I made my own tag from a die-cut circle, punched circles of flocked wrapping paper, and ribbons and staples.
Ink: All edges of papers (except the flocked wrapping paper) are edged in ink–LapizLazuli on the background, Walnut Stain on the orange; and staz-on white lightly brushed around the outside of the die-cut

Supplies: MME papers and die cut; flocked wrapping paper-Target; staples; white vellum; lapiz, walnut stain, and white ink.

This time of year I find myself trying to find all those addresses I never need during the year. So I threw together this little address book for myself.
Started with a tiny composition book and covered it with paper, vellum, tags, and ribbon.
Vellum: Layer of clear vellum over patterned paper. I stamped it with black staz-on ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. All edges are inked with black dye ink, as well.

Tags: Made a Christmas tag from a 7Gypsies sticker, cardstock, ink, and ribbon. Also made a “tag” type bookmark from the same materials (shown sticking from top of book)

Ink: black staz-on for heat embossing on vellum, black dye ink on patterned paper, tag, bookmark, and edges of vellum

Supplies:  SnS ricrac, ribbon, and trim; 7gypsies stickers; Darice rhinestones; staz-on black ink, dye ink; American Crafts paper; small composition book; heat embossing powder; SU stamp

If you’re looking for some fun little Christmas projects, check out this thread at Savvy n Sassy.  These “twelve tags of Christmas” led up to our Christmas crop, but they’re still posted and still a great way to personalize your gifts.  Check out all these cool tag ideas.  Here’s one I made from scraps, stamps, and ribbon:

Supplies: Basic Grey papers; Hollo’s cardstock; Darice rhinestones; Target $1 spot circle dot stamps; various ribbons; staples

WOOHOOO!!  I’m the last chef standing!  🙂  And what an awesome prize from Scrapper’s Haven!  In place of the trimmer, they gave me a $65 gift card so I had a little Christmas shopping spree for myself.  So much fun.  🙂 

 And here are the final round projects.  Special thanks to my friend, Kimmy, who kept me working at them even though I was feeling a little burned out, since I only had a day and a half total to work on them. 

Altered Item — House Gift Box

The best part of this is obviously the fabric roof, right?  Vintage feed sack from my grandma went into that. Oh, and the snow!  Another friend of mine, Denise, loaned me her faux snow writer for this.  Thanks, Denise!

Supplies: Vintage feed sack (for roof); DecoArt snow writer; stick pins; Daisy D’s and Chatterbox papers; Making Memories sheer tags (for the door, the gables, and cut in half for the shutters); acrylic paints; and lots of buttons and gold glitter

Card–A Cozy Christmas

This is a project inspired by one of the great projects at our Christmas Crop over at Savvy n Sassy   It’s made from a small white paper bag covered in vintage tea towel fabric for a nice cozy feel. 

 Supplies: Crate papers; unknown ribbon; SavvynSassy lace; vintage tea towel fabric; DMC floss; Cricut Opposites Attract font; MM flat clips; Heidi Swapp ghost “C”; Frosted Lace Stickles; stick pins


I’m really happy with how this came out–there’s just so much texture.  You almost HAVE to touch it when you see it.  Used that vintage feed sack material again along with some vintage 60s(?) ebroidered trim, and some other vintage fabric to cover the chipboard flowers.

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket, Crate, and Daisy D’s papers; vintage feed sack fabric; vintage handkerchief fabric; vintage embroidered trim; Maya Road and Plain Janes chipboard flowers; Making Memories sheer flower; various buttons; DMC floss; Heidi Swapp ghost letters; Staz-on ink; unknown brown gathered ribbon; various pins