Saturday, August 11, 2012

Twine Projects

Today is "Twine Day" at Getting Cricky.  Yes, you heard right - Kristal is now offering Twine along with her amazing stamps!  If you haven't checked it out, head right over to and take a peek.  There are so many colors to choose from - and of course I ended up getting almost every one!!!

I went a bit overboard and made three projects for you!  My first is a paperbag album that it a work in progress. I have so many things I want to do with this and it was so much fun to make. 

I got the basic instructions for this from Kathy Yorta on 'youtube'.  That lady has some amazing projects!!!   Of course, I can never do anything 'exactly' like someone else...I think I have this 'hidden rebel' inside me.  The older I get, the more it seems to assert itself.  LOL  After I constructed the basic album, I added some page reinforcements with cardstock and a glue gun.  On the top and on the bottom of each page.  Then, because it looked 'pretty'  I made a binding of matching cardstock, with a fancy edge.  Scoring the binding at the points you want it to fold, makes it stronger, I think. 

Well, just before I added the binding, I thought...hmmmm, why don't I sew the pages in.  So, using my awl (hole punch tool) and a big needle, I blanket stitched all my pages together then added the binding.  Next came Kristals amazing twine.  I wanted a little grab handle to save wear and tear on the binding, so I wrapped 4 lengths of twine, loosely through the binding and then hand blanket stitched on top of it.  Adding some more lengths of twine I added some charms.

Another 'hint' when constructing this album.  For a coordinated look - I used a book of papers that I had in my stash.  It's from Paper Pizzaz - Paper Wishes.  It was a book of 8 1/2 x 11 pages, and there was very little waste.

My next project is a layout I did with a paper piecing that screamed out for some twine!

I used Kristal's "Guy Talk" stamp set with this one, and think it's absolutely perfect!!!!  I love how the twine gives those baloons that extra 'pop'.  I also used some 'liquid glass' on the glasses, so it actually looks like the glasses are real! 

My third project is for Halloween.  I know I'm jumping the gun on this one - but I love to put a little sign on my door or to hang from the bulletin board.  Here's this years:

I fell in love with this little owl piecing and knew just what I wanted to do with it.  I added dazzles to the moon and buckle on the hat.  Kristal's "Owly Whoo Sentiments" were PERFECT for this hanging.  Of course the twine is the perfect accent!!!

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my projects today.  I hope  you will check out Getting Cricky for some more inspiration and to see what's new! 

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