Friday, 18 May 2012

addicted to baker's twine??

Now, the new mini catalogue is just crammed full of lovely new stamps, ribbon, punches, paper and of course the score board but I think the product I am most excited about is the Baker's Twine! For those of you who don't know me, I have developed an obsession with baker's twine - I've seen so many projects on the internet using it and I've been LONGING (as my long suffering customers well know) for Stampin' Up! to bring out some baker's twine for us over here! And now we have 6 fantastic colours! 

Baker's twine is a mixture of white and coloured threads twisted together to make up a pretty twine that can be used for wrapping around cards, gifts and so much more. 

What I love about it is that its got colour which is thin and subtle that won't detract from the main focal point. Its also really inexpensive at £2.50 for 22.9 metres of the stuff which means that you can wrap it several times around a card or gift guilt free!!! 

So, I've been having great fun playing with the twine and have some projects using it to show you over the next few days. Today I thought I'd really go all out and use baker's twine as the main theme of my card...

Entwined in Baker's Twine

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Cardstock: Whisper White
Big Shot: Lots of Tags
Punch: Modern Label
Twine: Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Rhinestones
Extras: Simply Scored, Lime Green Sharpie

I wrapped the baker's twine around the whisper white cardstock in bands of colour - I thought that wrapping the twine around white cardstock would really help make the coloured strand running through the twine pop! I made a simple scored frame on my whisper white card base for the twine to sit inside. On top of that I layered up a few tag/label punches, again in white with limeade of the sentiment and for a little glitz I added some rhinestones which had been coloured with a lime permanent marker. And that's the card folks. I love it - definitely a subtle card but a great way to showcase the lovely baker's twine! 

So are you lovin' baker's twine too? I really hope you are and if you haven't tried it yet, go on...its only a couple pounds for a whole lot of joy and goodness!

Happy Stampin',

Amanda xx