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10.26.2011

the twinery and little yellow bicycle | a winning combination

10.26.2011  at 8:00 AM

Hello Fall! And isn't that a great name for the newest paper collection from Little Yellow Bicycle? Fall is my favorite time of year, you know that, so I was most pleased to create quite a few projects featuring Little Yellow Bicycle's Hello Fall! line AND bakers' twine from The Twinery.


I challenged myself to create a mini album that can be interactive and have ephemera and photos added to it after I've created it. You see, I want to use this awesome 10-piece chipboard mini album from Little Yellow Bicycle to chronicle our Thanksgiving Week when Zach will be home and will be able to be part of our celebration of thankfulness and gratitude.

The front of the mini has a clear acrylic cover and that's what I embellished with the chipboard frame, tree and Family banner. See the canvas Gratitude pennant and felt flower embellishment? It's actually adhered to the page underneath.

And that's where I tied a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree with some Lemondrop baker's twine...


...and will add a family photo on this gorgeous yellow damask pattern so that it will peek through the acrylic cover perfectly. The canvas banner has been embellished with just a touch of Caribbean baker's twine as well.

I sewed this canvas border strip to the page with my sewing machine and embellished that line of stitching with two strands of baker's twine in Honeydew and Mandarin and the corrugated leaf shape is outlined in Marschino baker's twine as well. The journaling spot is just tucked into the little pocket the stitching created and I'll add in photos here as well, probably adhering them securely once I decide what is actually going to be displayed on this page.



With five family members, these little pockets, that have journaling cards inside, we'll each document one of our many blessings.









As much as I adore Fall, I could probably fill up this sweet little envelope by myself, but I'll be a good girl and ask the rest of the family to chime in with what they love about Fall, too. The frame was too large for my mini album page, so I cut it and pieced it back together, layering a piece of patterned paper where a photograph would probably go. On top of the chipboard flower, I layered a journaling spot and  outlined the die cut frame shape with Maraschino baker's twine.






I adore all the fun journaling spots in this collection, and here I've layered it with a chipboard scroll, some clear cut shapes and the part of the Paper Flower Kit that's been embellished with Maraschino and Caribbean baker's twine.

This tweetie, from the Chipboard Shapes pack, will help me tell my story as I tuck photos and perhaps some favorite family recipes from our Thanksgiving feast behind this canvas strip that's been adorned with more Maraschino twine. I didn't remove the adhesive back from the Canvas Sticker Border so that I could use it as a holding place for my ephemera.


The leaf stick pin has been inserted into the foam pop dot that adheres the Oh Happy Day canvas banner to my mini layout and tied off with two strands of Lemondrop baker's twine.


I can't wait to share the finished mini book with you once our Thanksgiving has been celebrated, it's going to be fun and colorful and full of memories.

Would you ever imagine that this raw pine shadowbox was from a dollar store? I began this project by embellishing the frame with the Canvas Tape Roll, cut in half lengthwise to make it go even further. A variety of Cardstock Die Cuts were used as fillers as well as Corrugated and Chipboard Shapes and the shadowbox hangs from a collection of baker's twine embellished with some Fabric Favorites.


Here's a close up of the twine, canvas tape and canvas button...cute, cute, cute!


I trimmed the pumpkin shape to fit into the 2"x2" space and added another pumpkin to the front of the shadowbox. More Felt and Paper Flowers make an appearance here with a Clear Cut leaf shape.


Ready for Project #3? Sure, it's a jar candle, but did you ever imagine that you could kick it up a notch like this? Maraschino twine highlights the banner from the Family Tree Page Kit to which I've added the Clear Cuts Shape Grateful sentiment.


That gorgeous aqua Crepe Paper Lace Ribbon was added to this lovely paper {it's already sticky} and then I fussy cut around the scalloped edge to add just a bit of whimsy.


Didn't forget the top, either! Using my 3" scallop punch, I embellished a round journaling spot with Caribbean baker's twine, a chipboard shape and three stick pins that I pushed into the foam pop dots I used to adhere the chipboard shape.


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74 comments:

  1. Love these projects, they are all wonderful!

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  2. Monika, these projects are so great! I absolutely love that mini....that Fall line is wonderful. I know you can't wait for Zach to be home; have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  3. Fantastic work Monika!
    You make me want to use both products!
    Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  4. What great projects and those lines are so much fun. Love them both.

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  5. Gorgeous!! I love how you used the twine as veins on the leaves...so clever!

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  6. Adorable projects! I love the mini album! So cute! THanks so much for sharing!

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  7. great projects. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  8. Wow! You did a great job with their produsts! I love how you modifed some pieces to make them fit your mini-album! Kudos- your very creative!
    Lisa N.

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  9. Oh, wow! I'm discovering I love twine more and more! The twine on each project is the perfect embellishment! I'm becoming a follower so I can see what other great projects you have to share!

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  10. This is a winning combination. I love your creativity...
    Thanks for sharing..

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  11. Such great projects! I just love the mini album, and my favorite page is the 'Count Your Blessings' page. So cute. Gorgeous wall hanging too!

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  12. another great project you've whipped up!

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  13. What wonderful projects! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  14. Wow!! Love that mini! Love all three projects, so creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. The twine really goes well with that paper. They are beautiful projects!

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  16. Came over from Twinery because I just had to see your projects. AMAZING! Thanks for some great inspiration.

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  17. What great projects, that mini is amazing!

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  18. Oh My Goodness Monika,I Love all of your Projects! I Love your Album. I have been wanting to try to make one. Love the Page with the Little Numbered Blessing Envelopes. So Creative. Thanks For Sharing! I'm already a Follower of yours. :0)

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  19. SO cute, Monika!! I love your Thanksgiving mini -- I just know you'll have tons of wonderful memories to fill it with while Zach is home. And the shadowbox and candle . . . how adorable! Great job!

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  20. Wow! Great projects and cute paper line! I can't decide if the mini or the shadowbox is my favorite.

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  21. Hi Monika..your projects are just fantastic! Love your mini album. Isn't it great to hit stores like the Dollar Tree and find amazing items to scrap up?
    Have a great day :)

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  22. Oh forgot to mention that I am now a follower of your amazing blog...looking forward to seeing future projects from you : )

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  23. wonderful projects, lots of versatility available with the LYB line. thanks for this creative boost to my system :)

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  24. Wow, your mini album is fabulous!! I love all the layered embellishments and great texture! Those mini envelopes are the cutest!

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  25. Uh, honey you ROCK the LYB!!!! Great projects girlie!!! hugs, Katrina

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  26. Your mini album is adorable - love all the extra touches you added with twine! You always inspire me!

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  27. I love all your projects - especially the Count Your Blessings journal. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. I love your album! I especially like the way you use twine to outline. I will definitely try that!!

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  29. These are fabulous Monika!!!! I LOVE the mini and the fact that it is "premade" and your wall art makes me want to run to the Dollar Store! Great details and great work!

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  30. I love it! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  31. Love all the bright twine colors! I want them all! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. EEEK...Just got some of this paper. Love your adorable mini album. :)

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  33. love you mini-album, and way to be all prepared for Thanksgiving!

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  34. these are amazing! you are very creative! thanks for sharing!

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  35. Your album is adorable - so many clever ideas!! I love this paper line with the small prints perfect for making accents and paper piecing!!

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  36. I just love the layers and depth...beautiful!

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  37. Fantastic job showcasing these wonderful products! Love all of the prints, great ideas. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  38. Great projects- Love your album!!

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  39. great projects, love how you used the twine

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  40. Love all your projects. the colors and papers and embelishments are great. also I love the little envelopes. you have done a great job. thanks for sharing and forthe chance to win.
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  41. WTG on all THREE projects! You're so creative with how you've incorporated the twine into your finished products. Definitely taking notes here - TFS!!

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  42. Simply gorgeous work!
    LOVE!!!

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  43. Three amazing projects! Love the papers!

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  44. This is so cute!! I especially love the little blessings envelopes :)

    Linda
    http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

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  45. OHHH! Each project was amazing--LOVE that jar decoration! BEAUTIFULLY done:) LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  46. I love the banner with the owls...beautiful work!

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  47. So Fabulous Projects, Monica!
    I love them All to pieces!
    Hugs and Blessings,
    KimberlyRae
    kreationsbykimberlyrae.com
    kreationsbykimberlyrae@hotmail.com

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  48. Super sweet! Great way to celebrate Thanksgiving!

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  49. I LOVE the colors, and the owl, and the tree......

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  50. Hi Monika,
    your projects are all just fabulous! I love your chipboard mini album with the creative use of colored twine. I'd love to be able to make one of those. Maybe I'll give it a try!

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  51. Oh Monika! As usual, your projects are just so lovely. Can't believe that shadowbox is $1 especially since you made it look like a great piece of wall keepsake art. :o)

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  52. Thanks so much for sharing your brilliance, I look forward to visiting again!!

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  53. Great projects! Love how you used the twine for the leaves and flowers. Also love the display hanging you made! Really wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  54. Your projects are absolutely beautiful! They are so creative and original, too!!

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  55. Love your mini album. Beautiful papers, colors, and embellishments highlighted with twines. You really showed how to use the twine on lots of different things. The shadowbox is gorgeous, the colors are great, and the felt flower and twines are wonderful details. The candle wrap woudl be great for a gift or centerpeice. thank you for sharing and inspiring. Im a new follower =)

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  56. I adore your wall hanging! It's beautiful!

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  57. I love your mini-book. It is too darn cute. Great papers and twine. Thank you for sharing and the wonderful inspiration.

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  58. Your mini book is wonderful! thanks!

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  59. Whoo hoo...fabulous projects, Monika.....I especially love the mini album....love LYB for the paper's texture and feel, and the diversity of embellies! And you have really outdone yourself on these beautiful projects today!

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  60. Love your projects they are gorgeous!!!

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  61. Monika you are just SO creative. Everything is beyond adorable, cute, and inspiring. I adore how you used the stick pins and how you wrapped your jar with the crepe paper- just fabulous! Your mini album is such a great idea - leaving room to add is something I'll definitely do with some of my future albums. Hugs!

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  62. Girl, I just love your work! Your mini is adorable (wasn't that fun to work with!). But that wall hanging is my fav!!! So beautiful!

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  63. Monika, you did an awesome job creating these projects. What a sweet project with your mini album just waiting for everyone's words of gratefulness. You've chosen some great LYB embellishments, along with the twine, for all of your designs. Super job!

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  64. So many cute little details, your work is always so eye catching!

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  65. I love the way you use bakers twine to embellish your pages and creations. Super cute. What adhesive do you use to hold it to the page though?

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  66. @Ashley, I use Glossy Accents by Ranger InkEssentials - works every time!

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