Thursday, July 7, 2011

twine and cardstock and prizes - OH MY!


The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com Design Teams are joining up today for a Summer Party themed blog hop!

As you hop from blog to blog make sure and comment on every post because there will be two winners chosen randomly along the hop. 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. The hop will end on 7/13/2011 and winners will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardStock.com blogs the following day.

The prizes!
Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack ($20 retail value!) from the Twinery (shown)

 A paper sampler pack (a $20 retail value!)from DiscountCardstock.com



The Twinery
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
 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.

Okay, are you still with me? My project. . . .
I created a gift bag and matching card, full of summer colors and fun!  This project was quick and simple, and lots of fun to make.  I was inspired by the oh-so-popular trend of color blocking.  Have you heard of it? Go do a Google image search, or Pinterest search for it, and you'll immediately recognize it! It's hot in fashion, home decor, and of course - PAPER CRAFTING!

To create this project, whether you do it on a bag, a card, or something else, just wrap cardstock blocks (in varying sizes) with twine, and adhere to a clean white background.  (I love clean white backgrounds!)  I added some cute little tags, stamped with Unity Stamps in coordinating colors, and a big white bow on my gift bag. (This bag was just a plain white bag from Target, but think about how you can recycle a shopping bag, or solid colored packaging you have laying around!)



Thanks so VERY much for stopping by today! I hope you'll come back soon! Happy blog hopping!

Laura Williams http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com/  (THAT'S ME!!!) 
Angelica Suarez   http://handmadebyangelica.com/
Angie Hagist-Discount Cardstock Blog http://www.discountcardstock.com/blog/




96 comments:

Sue said...

Now you've given me a new techinque to try! Love that color blocking look.

Nicolle74 said...

What fun and colorful projects! Love this technique and usage of the twine..TFS:)

Grace Hester Designs said...

Agree with Sue and Nicolle, simple but so much flexibility for other projects. Thanks for inspiring creativity!

Pinned this project to Pinterest,
http://pinterest.com/gracehester/ideas-with-baker-s-twine/

justsomestuffimade said...

Fun hop!
Love your coordinating projects ;)
And thanks for the chance to win, Rx

dclouser said...

Love these colors and use of twine! So inspiring.

Barb O. said...

This is really a neat idea! I love the colors, so bright and cheery. Great job!

Francesca said...

That is super cute and I love the colors too! Blog hopping is so much fun!

Annette said...

Very cute card and gift bag. Love the blocking.
Thanks for sharing.

Ivona@SugarsticksParties said...

Love the color blocking!

Vinyl Rocks My World said...

So cute! I love the color blocks with coordinating twine.. precious!

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness, how creative!! love the colorblocking with the twine around each section! brilliant! :D

joydee1963 said...

Love the colors you used,great project,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Becki said...

Amazing idea! So simple (which I like) but have awesome WOW factor! Using this as soon as possible!

TFS, Becki
Happy Card Encouragement Factory

Isha said...

Love those color blocks with the matching twine. TFS

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

I love the simplistic look of a bit of twine with matching paper! Really pops!

mommyabbytommy said...

That project is beautiful. I love the bags.

Basiljen said...

Clean, neat, and beautiful! TFS!

Heather Innusa said...

What a fabulous idea! I love how you matched the twine & paper! Too cool!

Kasi said...

Love the twins!!

Debbie Seyer said...

Laura, adorable projects!! Love how you used the twine on a gift bag!

bethann said...

great CAS design, agree you could use for so many applications

Jen Carter said...

Love your color blocking and how you used the twine! Super cute!

Kim C said...

This is a great project and card! I often forget about colour blocking..Thanks for reminding me and thanks for sharing!

My Cricut Craft Room said...

Love it!

Lysa said...

Very cute color block designs :) love the clean & simple look!

scrappingnana said...

Really cute projects. Love the bright colors of the coordinating gift bag and card. TFS

Lori said...

OH, this is the best thing yet! How classy these look. Thanks for a great idea!

havinfunwithcards said...

Simple yet beautiful, my kind of crafting, love it :)

{jennie} said...

Love your color blocking!

Percilla G said...

Color blocking - what a great idea
Love the bag and the Matching card
I 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

McVic said...

LOve the colors you chose!! Adorable!
kacee

Christy J said...

Love the blocks...lifting for next birthday card :-)

Lisa Petrella said...

Great project!! LOVE your color choices---so summery and fun!!

Tifany said...

Very cute!

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

Jan said...

Great gift giving solution with a matching card....how special.

sharon g said...

Matching card and bag. NICE

Michelle said...

Very simple and cute.
scrappinmomof2 at gmail dot com

Stephanie K said...

Adorable matching card and bag!! Love the colors and the embellishments! Never thought to do blocks on the bag or card. What a simple yet beautiful card and bag! Thanks for sharing!!!

scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

Chunyuan said...

Lovely set. Great use of twine and card stock. Love the color blocks.

Basement Stamper said...

Great matching bag and card!

glowegal said...

I love color blocking! I use it in scrapbooking a lot, but never thought to sue it in cards! The twine adds so much to it, too! Well done!

Hippity hop ...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to to use the twine~

TheWrightStuff said...

What a perfect gift bag and card combo! Any gal I know would be trilled to recieve a gift in your pretty bag!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love how you brighted up the gift bag, then created a matching card! Love it! TFS!

Angie said...

love the matching set!!

Tere said...

Beautiful job, the color blocking looks awesome!

Lee said...

Great idea! thanks - love those colors together!

Stephanie said...

super cute!

Jen said...

Love the color blocking...such a fabulous idea for the last minute gift bag that I always need! Love it!

Diana Queen said...

Bright, happy, fun! Love these!!

Wendy said...

Cute! This is one idea I'll be sure to try.

craftaholic said...

Very nice bag and card!! I have never heard of color blocking before...Going to have to check it out!! TFS!!! And I am a new follower!!

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

Emily Keaton said...

Love, love, LOVE this!! Your colors totally rock. :)

Stefani said...

This is SUCH a great idea! I love it :)

Thanks for being part of the blog hop ! :)

Sarah said...

what a great idea! tfs!

yainea said...

This is so cute and fun! I love the color combo, thanks for sharing :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so much fun! i love how simplistic it is, but very pretty and the colors are fantastic! Thanks so much!
Lisa

Deborah said...

What a great idea! I love how you dressed up these gift bags!

Carrie said...

Love the idea of repurposing the target bags! Always love your ideas!!!

Alyson said...

I love your idea of turning a plain gift bag into something so cute!

Angels Watching Over Me said...

I really like your gift bag and tag. Great job!

Lisa said...

What a fun and simple way to perk up a plain bag! Love this idea- and the matching card too :)

Yvonne said...

Love the color blocks!

Trisha said...

Love your projects. So simply colorful and pretty. TFS and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Karen L said...

So simple and so cute!! Love it!

Lindsey said...

Love the colour-blocking with the twine! What a great-looking set.

Lynne said...

Love your gift bag and card - so very cheerful and summery! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Sas said...

Great Gift Bag and matching card idea that even I can do!!! Thank you for the inspiration.

SueB said...

cute card - TFS and thanx for the blog candy opp!

Renee VanEpps said...

Beautiful! I like the crisp white bg too! Adorable button and bow on the bag :)

Renee VanEpps said...

Beautiful! I like the crisp white bg too! Adorable button and bow on the bag :)

Angelica Suarez said...

What a fabulous gift-giving idea, Laura!! I am definitely going to go look for some more white gift bags, this is such a cute idea! :) - angelica

Monika Wright said...

Such a cute idea!

quilt4fun2 said...

Your bag and card are so simple yet elegant...love the colors and button. Great way to recycle a bag. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Carrie said...

What a great gift bag! Love your idea!

Janet Z said...

What a great set!!

Susan said...

Love your colour blocked card and gift bag. The Twinery twine coordinates so well with the Discount Cardstock papers! This looks like a simple and effective (and actually do-able) project. Thanks!

Amber S said...

Fan-freakin-tastic! I love that something so simple can look so wonderfully fun! TFS!!

Valhi said...

Simple and gorgeous!

Jan Larson said...

This is such a cute idea! I'm going to have to pin it so I'll remember how to do it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

Jenna K. said...

Love it!! I love the coordinating colors!

Sandi said...

I am seeing color blocking projects all over lately and yours is one of the best I've seen! Thanks for the inspiration.

Ruby said...

I love colour blocking, these are really lovely designs too!

Evelene S said...

That is a great new technique to use the card stock and the twine with it.
It really pops against the white bag.

esterling1923 at gmail dot com

Cheryl Leong said...

Woots... Nice and pretty things I see here... Hope to win them... Never tried before
Continue hopping...

emily said...

Nice job! Very creative idea!

Karen said...

Your blog is precious, and I love the bright cards you made for this blog-hop. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win from two great companies.
Karen

Katie said...

Love the colors you choose! And your idea for the presents wrapped in twin works great! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Debbie C. said...

Love that the bag and card are the same...looks great.

Beth said...

i like how the color blocking looks here with the twine. great project

Kim B said...

Love these and the colors too.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Very cute idea for both a bag or a card! I love the clean look and it is amazing how much just embossing the middle piece of paper and adding the tag to the twine dress it up! Great job!

Kerys said...

Super cute! Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Lauren said...

I love the vertical rectangles of bright colors! And the matching twine is just the right embellishment! Love love love it!! Thanks for sharing!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic colors on your project!!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Love this Laura!! te colors are so hip and cool and the design so fresh!