Today's "Tutorial Tuesday" has had a little "takeover"....lol.
It's still a "mini" tutorial, but it's mainly meant to show you
just how to think outside the box and have a little fun with
twine! It comes in a rainbow of colors (especially the fun
Doodlebug Twine in the store!) for all kinds of projects and
ideas, and the card above is a result of my playing with a few
of my twine ideas.
Step one....pretty simple....instead of cutting an 8.5" x 11"
piece of white cardstock in half to make a 8.5" x 5.5" piece,
I cut it into an 8.5" x 7.5" piece (left 2 extra inches). The
8.5" width was scored at 4.25" (as usual to make a card),
but I also scored the 7.5" width at 1" on each side (this
leaves a 5.5" width to the actual card after these are
folded). Next, I cut out the "extra rectangle" on the back
side of my card ONLY. The result is this piece:
Those extra "flaps" are then marked with evenly spaced holes....
I used a ruler for this and a paper piercer, then punched holes
with my crop o dile, creased and folded the flaps and had this:
Next, I set eyelets in those holes on each flap, then decorated the
front of my card (I used Echo Park This & That Charming, and
the new Spellbinders Square Swatches), then I put the twine
through the eyelet holes, as if I was lacing my shoes....I did
bottom to top on this card....and then added a button to the
twine, tied a bow, and secured the button, and the top of each
"flap" with some Scor Tape.
Here is a close up of the laced up twine:
And once more the complete card.....with a chipboard accent...
this could easily be a stamped image, flowers for Mother's Day,
any accent would be great!
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of twinerific fun!!