Monday, April 23, 2012

Twinerific Tuesday by Laura C

Today's "Tutorial Tuesday" has had a little "takeover"
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!!


  1. Cute card and great tutorial name!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

  2. this is so neat!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  3. Laura, what an awesome tutorial.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine


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