the twinery & my little shoebox | blog hop

Hello Crafty Friends, Welcome to the Blog Hop featuring the design teams from

 


You should have arrived here from the blog of the lovely Liz Chidester. To make sure you don't miss a stop, begin at The Twinery blog for the full lineup. 

NOTE: This giveaway is now closed.

I'm so pleased to be sharing with you my project today. While I was out shopping yesterday, I used a coupon to purchase this Sizzix mini book die. Love it! I had to quickly scramble to begin creating, finish the project and photograph them in time for the hop. I actually made two...one for each of my girls. They're really beginning to get into photography, telling stories and ask me to make them journals and mini albums all the time. 


See that cute paper flower? I used this tutorial, but when I saw the book print paper from My Little Shoebox, I just knew that I needed to find a way to incorporate twine into this paper flower idea. 


I punched six scalloped shapes and in the center of the flower, punched two 1/16" holes. I strung Lemondrop baker's twine {instead of using a brad} up through the first hole, wrapped my needle with twine five times and then threaded the needle back through the second hole. In effect, I made a french knot with baker's twine. You'll be rewarded with an adorable handcrafted paper flower! 

DESIGN TIP: Threading baker's twine is much easier using floral wire. 

The cover of my mini books incorporates Blossom, Maraschino and Lemondrop baker's twine and papers from the Happy Go Lucky collection. These albums are so perfect for my precious and energetic girls to fill with their drawings of the wildflowers we see everyday and photos of our new puppy and accomplishments they've made this Summer...swimming without water wings, riding a bicycle without training wheels and...


Just a touch of Stone baker's twine here. 


And what project for young girls is complete without Blossom?


Punched some 1/16" holes and sewed a trimmed journaling spot to the page with Honeydew and used the Mini Alphabet Sticker from My Little Shoebox in Red Lipstick.


After adhering two glue dots to the base of this paper clip, I wound Cantaloupe twine into a swirl! The shipping tag uses Mandarin tied into a bow. I fussy cut the clouds from the Happy Go Lucky collection, On Cloud 9. 


And I had to add some Denim for my youngest who adores all things blue. It's tied to a tag I made and inserted into the pocket made from a journaling spot machine-stitched to my page.


Did you see how I used a bit of baker's twine on each and every page of the mini book? Love, love, love The Twinery twine and just adore all the fun and sweet papers and journaling spots and alpha stickers from My Little Shoebox, it was a joy to create with them. Your next stop on the hop is with the lovely Monique Liedtke. But wait...

when you hop along with us all week long, 
you could win four spools of baker's twine in your choice of colors


and


two fabulous collections from My Little Shoebox


All you have to do to be eligible to win is visit the participating blogs on the hop each day and leave a comment. Deadline to leave comments to win in 11:59 pm EDT, Saturday, June 23, 2012. Winners will be announced on The Twinery and My Little Shoebox blogs.

NOTE | This giveaway is now closed.

48 comments

  1. So fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial on the paper flower! So cute!

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  2. I love making flowers and your are super sweet!!!

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  3. This is just too stinkin cute!My heart skipped a beat when I saw the little made by mommy stamp!! LOVE this!!!

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  4. Monika love your minis as always. These are super adorable!

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  5. Love how you used all the elements and the twine. And thank you for showing us how!! THANK YOU!!

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  6. What a sweet journal! I love it!

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  7. that was fast work. love this precious book you made for your daughter. GREAT details!

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  8. Fantastic as usual! Love all the little touches of twine and the smaller pages/pockets!

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  9. Monika, I am so impressed with how much work you put in on this Anniversary! Wonderful little book too. LOve it! Of course you can't go wrong with MLS or Twinery!

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  10. I do like the centers of the flowers. I will have to try that.

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  11. love your book idea! I love the way you used the twine on all the pages! your flower is very clever I will be lifting this for my own pages! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. What a fun journal. You did an awesome job.

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  14. Love the paper. great idea with the flower center

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  15. I like the Happy Go Lucky paper for the cover. You found a lot of good uses for the twine. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  16. love this!!! so cute and cheery!

    Candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  17. These mini albums are adorable and I can't believe you whipped them up so quickly! Love the fun colors!

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  18. wonderful design! I just love the colours. thanks for sharing

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  19. Such a cute book. Love the use of the twine
    on the pages.

    Carla from Utah

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  20. Great work. Cute for little girls

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  21. I love the bits of twine throughout the album. What lucky girls you have.

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  22. So adorable. TFS I am a new follower of your amazing blog . TFS.

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  23. I love all your creations! That's an awesome mini.
    Loly Borda

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  24. Great blog hop, such gorgeous projects!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Very cute book, love the color, thank you so much for sharing it.

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  26. Ilove the paper clip!!!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  27. What an awesome gift for your girls! Looks like you've gotten a lot of use out of that die, and I love how you've used the MLS + Twinery twine products on these minis!
    Cynthia
    soccerwidowcb at yahoo.com

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  28. what an awesome journal! I love journals

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  29. such a great journal! very pretty!

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  30. What a wonderful mini-album.so many adorable, sweet and pretty ways you have used those pretty colors of twine..loving it and wishing I had some..thanks for all the ideas..

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  31. Ohhh, super great journal! Great job with the twine!! :)

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  32. SUPER cute mini! THANKS so much for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  33. i LOVE how simple your designs are but so cute! great use of the MLS paper & the Twinery twine. amazing!!

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  34. Ooh, this is simply wonderful! I love what you did with these products.

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  35. Super creative! Love the journaling spots and the paper flower.

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  36. what an absolutely sweet book with all of those great details! love it! :)

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  37. That book is cute, thanks for sharing :-)

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