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7.07.2011

party lei's with the twinery and discount cardstock

7.07.2011  at 7:11 AM

The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com Design Teams are pleased to present for you a Summer Party themed blog hop. As you hop from blog to blog, comment on every post as there will be two winners chosen randomly from all the hop commenters. If you get lost anywhere along the hop (or if someone is having a blog glitch!) a complete list of participants will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com blogs. 

This hop ends on 7.13.2011 and winners will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com blogs the following day.

please note | project may not be suitable for children of all ages as it may be a choking hazard

Wondering how you'll package all the little flower bits and twine for this Party Lei so it won't be a total mess before party time? I used glassine envelopes that have been folded over and adorned with a die cut bracket shape. I added my daughter's name with die cut letters and then created my own 3-layer flower embellishment - all made with some really fabulous cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com and highlighted by some Caribbean baker's twine from The Twinery. Discount Cardstock has a very nice heavyweight feel to it {it's awesome!} which makes it the perfect choice for this project...it will stand up to little hands and lots of wear and tear.


If you're wondering how I threaded twine through those teeny tiny holes I punched, here's my Top Secret weapon...26 gauge floral wire {can also be found at craft and big box chain stores}. See that little contraption? It's my needle. I tried an embroidery needle but the eye was too large to fit through smaller holes. This is cheap, easy and doable and makes all the difference in the world. Less frustration + more smiles = more crafting fun!


See, told ya!


I wanted to show you how I solved the problem of the punched cardstock flower shapes sliding around. Using Mandarin baker's twine for my flower lei, I made a knot before and after each flower petal. As you might see in this photo, some knots are tied closer to the petal while...


...in this photo, you can see that some of the knots are spaced farther apart.


Have fun this Summer making Party Lei's...whether it's a birthday party activity | party favor, a vacation bible school craft or a Summer keep-your-kids-busy quiet time project...it's all fun and your color combinations are endless when using The Twinery baker's twine and DiscountCardstock.com.


And, now for the prizes:

Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack ($20 retail value) from The Twinery



A paper sampler pack (a $20 retail value) from Discount Cardstock




Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.


DiscountCardstock.com was launched in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our mission is to provide great quality cardstock and specialty papers at discount pricing. We offer 100% acid and lignin free, archival quality uncoated cardstocks, as well as metallic, vellum, hand-made specialty papers, envelopes, scored cards and high qualify art paper and cards that are specially coated and developed for use by professional artists and card makers using ink jet printers.

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Be sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit, as two winners will be chosen from amongst all the blog comments to win the fabulous prizes from The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com.



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99 comments:

  1. What an adorable lei.Super cute and creative.:)

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  2. love this idea...and would love to win, its school holidays so would be a fun activity :)

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  3. Monica,

    Thanks for the tip! I have been using an embroidery needle but will try the wire idea. :o) Love the concept of using baker's twine and paper to make the lei. Pinned it on Pinterest!

    http://pinterest.com/gracehester/ideas-with-baker-s-twine/

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  4. This is so neat! Will have to try these for a Hawaiian theme party!

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  5. This is adorable and a fantastic idea! Love the colors, twine and doesn't look difficult to do. Great idea! Love it!

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  6. That is SO adorable! Blog hopping!

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  7. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing

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  8. I love this idea, such a great activity!
    Ivona@SugarsticksParties

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  9. Oh my WOW! This is such a great idea. I mean, honestly, you had me at glassine bags & twine! Two awesome combos! Such a fun idea - great use of the cardstock too!!!

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  10. I love your party lei idea! That would be great for a kids summer party activity. :)

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  11. so fun and festive!!! really love the bag toppers :D and what a great idea- using the wire to thread onto the twine!

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  12. I am a new follower,love your blog,Great project,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Thanks for sharing the wire trick. I never would have thought of that and would be there forever trying to thread the twine. LOL Very cute lei and bag.

    Becki
    Happy Card Encouragement Factory

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  14. You are so creative coming up with these ideas! This is super cute and fun and I love your packaging! Would love to win some twine too! :D

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  15. Superb idea for keeping my girls busy for a few hours. TFS

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  16. What a fun, fun, fun project. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Great idea for a summer party!

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  18. Cool idea to make your won lei. Awesome projects!

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  19. looks like so much fun, perfect for a summer party craft

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  20. This is such a cute project! I love your tip on how you strung the twine through the holes too! Cute!!

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  21. This is such a fun project for kids! Great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  22. ACk! What a FABULOUS idea- love the lei!

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  23. What a great idea, perfect for parties!

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  24. Beautiful project! Love the floral wire tip, I'll have to remember that.

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  25. Sooo creative, what a great idea. Love it :)

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  26. I love that dress form - what a great invitation and the kit as well
    Thanks for showing how you thread the twine throughI am now a follower and look forward to returning and seeing what else you have come up with !
    http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com/
    perderg{at}q{dot}com

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  27. Great party idea!! super cute!
    kacee

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  28. Super duper cute project!! LOVE IT! Thanks for the tips, too!!!

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  29. Adorable and thanks for the threading tip!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

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  30. Such a great craft project for the kids! TYFS!

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  31. That would be a GREAT kids craft!

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  32. Love this idea!
    scrappinmomof2 at gmail dot com

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  33. My daughter will love making this--thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. What an AWESOME idea!!! Love the bright colors and I also love how it is a make it yourself! These would be perfect at any summer party! Thanks for sharing!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

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  35. Oh, my word. It is gorgeous.

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  36. Very cute, fun project and love the individualized little packet of supplies.

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  37. What a cute idea! Great for graduations! Love it!

    Hippity hop ...

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  38. Oh I adore the packaged goodie - what a fun gift

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  39. I love this idea! I am a kinder teacher and every year for our end of the year party we do a luau...this I will have to try with my students!

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  40. I love this idea! I am a kinder teacher and every year for our end of the year party we do a luau...this I will have to try with my students!

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  41. What a great project!! Love the lei and how you packaged it. Very creative. TFS! ;D

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  42. how fun. i love the bright color combo.

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  43. What a fabulous idea!!!!!!!!
    Thank You So Much!!!!

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  44. such a great idea! thanks for the inspiration

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  45. A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!!! You provide great inspiration and thanks for the brilliant idea on the threading!!

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  46. how fun Monika! I love the bag topper :)

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  47. Completely adorable and creative project! Wonderful inspiration!

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  48. cute idea. I love the lei and that would be fun to make.

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  49. Very Cute Lei!! Thanks for Sharing your super awesome Project!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  50. Totally cool and really fun project!! Love how you personalized them. :)

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  51. LOVE LOVE!!! Thanks for being part of the hop! :)

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  52. that lei is too cool Monika. just way toooo cool. absolutely adore the bag as well!!

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  53. How creative! Beautiful and colorful! and I love the final presentation in the bag too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  54. Super cute! Thanks for the step by step with pictures, I just love when people do that!
    Lisa

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  55. What a great idea for a goodie bag. Thank you so much for the instructions, too!

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  56. I am enjoying this hop. I like your mini note book. Great idea!

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  57. This would be a really great birthday party project :) Really cute!

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  58. I only have one color of twine right now and would love to have the sampler pack! thanks for the great ideas on using the twine for crafts!

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  59. Very sweet lei. Thanks for the threading tip. It will be so useful as I have struggled with the twine before. TFS and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  60. Love this idea and I plan to use it for party favors for my little grand-daughters 1st birthday party this month!

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  61. What a great project! And thanks for the twine threading tip... I'm definitely going to try that!

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  62. I just love that flower lei - thanks for sharing and also for the great tips with the wire and the knots! My granddaughters would love these.

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  63. Thank YOU for the great Summer Bible School Craft! I am so excited because I am looking for crafts for our Bible School week and your Lei is PERFECT! This is my first visit to your blog, but certainly won't be my last.

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  64. stinkin' cute kit idea - TFS and thanx for the blog candy opp!

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  65. Adorable little gift/craft!!! Thanks so much for the tip about the floral wire, that rocks!

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  66. Ah! Right down to the packaging this project is PERFECT, Monika!You're so creative! :) - angelica

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  67. This is such a sweet project...I bet the kids loved making them. Thank You for your tips and sharing in the hop.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  68. What a perfect party necklace!

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  69. Love your summer party leis! I know my nieces will love doing this project with me. Thanks for a great idea (and the tip about threading through those little holes!)

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  70. Fun lei. I might need to do this with the kids soon!

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  71. Another great Hawaiian idea!

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  72. What a cute idea! I love the bright colors you used -- looks just like summer!

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  73. Love the lei- so many creative ideas!

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  74. Visiting your blog Monika always makes me feel happy and inspired! Love those leis...perfect decorations for a pool party!

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  75. SO creative! Gorgeous and colourful too, love it!

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  76. What a cute summer activity and so nice that the card stock is nice heavy weight to withstand the threading process. A very cute lei.

    esterling1923 at gmail dot com

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  77. Wow.. Would love to win the twinery... Awesome stuff seen but haven't tried yet... They just have a must-have look :) !!!!!

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  78. Love that idea! Very fun for kiddos or adults!

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  79. You are VERY creative and inspiring. I'm so excited for this give-away. Oooooo!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  80. Love your necklace idea, so creative and cute! And wonderful packaging. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  81. Another fabulous idea for twine--you rock twine! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  82. what a cute little project. it would be fun for my kids to do too. thanks for sharing

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  83. As you can see, I am one of the late posters on your blog. But, that means I came here and found some other amazing things to look at ahead of the hop post you did and will be following your blog because of it! I love your mini of top tens and all of the cute ideas for the lei and the bag you put the pieces in that you showed for the hop! Thank you so much!

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  84. Great lei! Super cute. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  85. What a great and unique use for twine! Love your project! Thanks for sharing!!

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