the twinery & skipping stones design | blog hop


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The Twinery and Stepping Stones Design have teamed up to share projects and inspiration over the next two days. You should have arrived here from the blog of the fun and creative Taylor Usry.

gift wrap

Have you ever been caught without wrapping paper for that perfectly perfect gift you found? Well, no more. Using the gorgeous flower stamp from the Victorian Summer collection, I varied the inks used each time I stamped the image along my roll of kraft paper which allowed me to choose a variety of baker's twine, specifically Orchid, Cantaloupe and Buttercream which serve as sweet, subtle contrasts to the kraft wrapping paper.


Rather than adding a bow, I stamped the same flower image and embossed it, fussy cut around the edges, and topped my baker's twine wrapped package with the flower image. As a finishing touch, I stamped "You're amazing" right onto the wrapping paper.


note card

I love the look of square cards, so I just trimmed the more common A2 sized card into a square which still makes it fit into a standard envelope without the extra postage for a square envelope. I again embossed my project with the flower stamp to serve as a background and wrapped my pennant shape with some Lilac baker's twine.


This photo really highlights the beauty of the Skipping Stones Design stamp and how plump and luscious The Twinery twine really is!


gift tags



I actually made several tags just like this one so I won't be caught empty-handed when it's time to wrap a gift. And really, cute stamps and baker's twine make everyone smile. After tying a bow, I tied yet another bow to make a more full bow using Lemondrop to embellish the tag and Cantaloupe to tie the bow.


thank you

I envision that I would have used cards just like these to place on the desk of a co-worker, back when I had a 9 to 5 office job years and years ago. Now, it's just me and myself all day long as I work to create goodies for my Etsy shop. Telling someone thank you is something that should never be overlooked...


...and to tell them just how amazing they are, everyone needs to hear that now and again! The feather stamp from the Victorian Summer set adds a classic feel to my duo-toned stamping technique.


the prize


The Twinery will be giving away a 'Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack' (retail $20) 


to win      |   visit each blog on the hop and leave a comment
deadline  |  comments one each blog must be left by 11:59 pm EDT, Friday, May 25th  
winner     |  will be announced on The Twinery blog on Sunday, May 27th

Now, head on over to the blog of the talented and creative Wendy Price

35 comments

  1. These are all such gorgeous projects! I love the gift wrapping!

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  2. I love all the projects. Super cute! Great job Monika!

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  3. love all these fun creations...great use of the fun twine...love all the summer colors..

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  4. These are some great ideas for using Twinery twine!

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  5. STUNNING wrapping paper & gorgeous cards - LOVE them all :)

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  6. Beautiful projects! Love how that flower looks when embossed and the feather cards are so pretty!

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  7. so adorable! i love how you used the twine :)
    thanks for this giveaway & i'm glad i found your blog!
    mindy from Creative Juice
    http://getcreativejuice.blogspot.com/

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  8. What elegant and breathtaking projects!!!!

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  9. Cute cards! Love the twine. Thanks for the tip on making a square card for the same postage - why didn't I think of that? :)

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  10. What a bunch of great projects!! They are so simple in technique but stunning at the same time. I love that; I'm a simple girl at heart.

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  11. I LOVE your cards and wrapping paper. I never thought of doing that. thank you so much for all of your ideas..

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  12. Wow Awesome Cards love the Embossing and the Added Twine it gives that pop factor. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  13. Wow what great creations...love the cards and tags!

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  14. What a fun time to be had! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Carla from Utah

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  15. All of your projects are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Oh my, what wonderful projects! I love the soft colors of the gift wrap and the sweet note card and thank yous. All are just fabulous. TFS

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  17. Great projects! I especially like the twine around the gift tag!
    b_turpin@comcast.net

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  18. Beautiful embossing on the cards- the subtle white on white looked fabulous. I also love the happy butterfly tags - they just scream spring.

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  19. Great projects! I love the embossing!

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  20. Great use of twine on your projects...thanks for sharing!!!

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  21. Nice use of the twine and I like your tone on tone.

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  22. Wow! I really love the way you have used twine, so pretty. TFS and for the chance to win
    Gina
    gm5casey@gmail.com

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  23. I love the way you made diff cards w/the same concept!

    Kathy

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  24. I love wrapping gifts in kraft with twine, but have never thought of embossing on it! I love it! Great job

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  25. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. great ideas for the twine! thanks for a chance to win :)

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  27. I love your small thank yous. There really beautiful.

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  28. I love your wrapping paper, well all of your creations. Can't wait to spend more time looking around your blog.

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  29. WOW such amazing work! They are all beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!
    //Katarina

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