Crafty, Stamping

The Twinery + Market Street = Inspiration!

Welcome to the last stop on today’s The Twinery and Market Street Stamps blog hop! If you made it here from Grace Hester’s blog and the inspiring blogs before her, then congratulations on making it all the way through!

If you read my blog, then you know I’m no stranger to twine. I use it far more often than ribbon and have found that it’s really well suited to clean and simple projects. And it’s a no-brainer for gift wrap and tags. I even shared a big baker’s twine comparison last fall after I got hooked on the stuff. I use all of it, but I’m a sucker for the intense colors The Twinery produces.

For my project, I used a bit of Honeydew twine to accent the cute little dress from Market Street’s Hippie Chic set. I paper pieced the dress and it’s patches with a trippy floral print from Echo Park’s Happy Days collection. The print just shouts mod, and takes that flower child frock up an notch. I used the same paper to cover the card base too.

The thing that really makes this dress special though, is the fringe. To create it, I wrapped a marker with tight loops of twine, pressed a strip of Scor Tape perpendicular to the loops, and cut through the loops along the edge of the tape with sharp scissors. The Scor Tape holds it all together and gives you a way to adhere it to your project. Once mounted behind the dress, I was able to trim it to the right length. Pretty groovy, right?

I finished the card with a couple twinkle stickers and a sentiment in a great shade of chartreuse to coordinate with the fringe. I should also add that I had to pop the dress up with foam tape because the twine adds a little bulk. But don’t worry, it’s not enough to keep the card from going through the mail easily.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the hop today and that you’ve been leaving comments on all of the blogs along the way, because that’s how you become eligible to win an Ultimate Sampler Pack from The Twinery or a $25 shopping spree at Market Street Stamps. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 25, so you have plenty of time to hop through all of the projects.

And you’ve heard that there will be a whole new round of fresh inspiration tomorrow morning, starting at The Twinery Blog, right? Because we all love a little inspiration (and more chances to win).

75 Comments

  • Annette A

    November 18, 2011

    so so cute…love that little dress.. great use of the twine..
    thanks for sharing..

  • Cheryl Hutcherson

    November 18, 2011

    So adorable. Twine fringe…LOVE IT!

  • Jingle

    November 18, 2011

    Absolutely GORGEOUS card! I am in love with your use of the twine here!!!

  • Ann Merkins

    November 18, 2011

    What a fun card!!! Love the twine fringe! I am so glad I found this hop! bam7462atgmaildotcom

  • Angelika

    November 18, 2011

    This is so cute. Great idea!! Love it. Great blog hop.

  • Judy

    November 18, 2011

    Very clever card! I love the fringe made from twine.

  • Michele Gross

    November 18, 2011

    That fringy dress is the bomb!!

  • Margie Visnick

    November 18, 2011

    Adorable!! I love the ddress with the twine!

  • SueB of Blondin Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    I enjoy paper pieced projects too, and the twine is a great touch; thanx for the inspiration and blog hop opp!

  • susie

    November 18, 2011

    Oh my goodness…your card is absolutely adorable. Love the fringe on the dress and the rhinestone necklaces. Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely be copying your fringe. Now I’m off to the next stop on this fun blog hop.

  • Lauren, Paper Love

    November 18, 2011

    Very groovy. 😉 Love the fringe!

    Lauren
    readysetlove(a)me.com
    http://www.readysetlove.me

  • Nicole Mullen

    November 18, 2011

    Wow, stunning card, LOVE the fringing on the dress, its just so perfect!!

  • Miriam Prantner

    November 18, 2011

    How fun is this card???!!! Love the pieced dress and the fringe is brilliant! Thanks!

  • Heather H.

    November 18, 2011

    what a cute little 60s dress :)

  • Glora

    November 18, 2011

    OOH, that twine fringe ROCKS!!!! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

  • April

    November 18, 2011

    Love how you used the bright colors.

  • Emily

    November 18, 2011

    So fun! Love the fringe and the necklaces.

  • Karen Diebolt

    November 18, 2011

    What a great card to send to a fellow crafter/sewer.

  • Sarah Kipling

    November 18, 2011

    Wow, do I ever love your card! Gorgeous! Especially the necklaces, great idea.

  • Alina

    November 18, 2011

    I love your card! And the stamp is awesome!

  • Sarah Anderson

    November 18, 2011

    what an absolutely brilliant idea!! love that fringe

  • Tasha

    November 18, 2011

    very cool, thanks for sharing.

  • Laura

    November 18, 2011

    oh, this is fantastic! love the fringe made from twine, and the patterned paper you chose, and the gems. love it all!

  • OmaGloria

    November 18, 2011

    Cool funky dress. Love the twine fringe!

  • Diana D

    November 18, 2011

    So cute how you used twine to make some fringe!

  • Kerys

    November 18, 2011

    What a beautiful card! Love the stamp and such a clever way to use the twine! You are all SO creative! I’m loving this hop – SO much inspiration! Thank you.
    kerysdotsharrockatmedotcom

  • Carol E Brooker

    November 18, 2011

    What a cute card love the fringe on the dress. thank you so much for sharing it.

  • Marlena M

    November 18, 2011

    This is the cutest dress I’ve ever seen on a card! Love it! 😉

  • Judith I

    November 18, 2011

    Just hopping by on the hop. Such a cute card. The dress is so cute.

  • Indy

    November 18, 2011

    This is fabulous! The dress is so cute!
    indyowen at yahoo dot com

  • liz terrazas

    November 18, 2011

    the dress is classic.. so cute…

  • LisaR

    November 18, 2011

    Oh wow, the dress really POPS! Love the twine fringe. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  • Sav O'G

    November 18, 2011

    What a fabulous card–LOVE that paper and that fringe!!! FAB!!

  • Shannon Myiow

    November 18, 2011

    The twine on the bottom of this dress is amazing! What a great idea!!

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

  • dh

    November 18, 2011

    so cute!

  • Deanna

    November 18, 2011

    Too cute! I’m loving the fringe! And thanks for your twine comparison post, it answered most of my twine questions!

  • Karen B.

    November 19, 2011

    My favorite on the hop so far, what a cool way to incorporate twine!

  • Scrappin Dhilly

    November 19, 2011

    Wow, what an amazing card. I love the stamp you used and how you created the fringe with the twine. I’m going to have to scrap lift your ideas! The paper you used is so perfect, it almost wants me to buy that dress so that I can wear it! Just beautiful, thanks for the inspiration!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

  • CallyAnn

    November 19, 2011

    This is my fav! The dress is so groovy! I love it so much I shared on my FB! Thanks CallyAnn

  • CallyAnn

    November 19, 2011

    Groovy! My fav project and I shared on my FB! Thanks CallyAnn

  • Holly Saveur

    November 19, 2011

    Super cute dress idea..LOVE it!

  • Mackie

    November 19, 2011

    Love the fringe on the dress! Awesome job!

  • Hussena

    November 19, 2011

    wow your card looks superb i love the way you have created the dress such an fab idea…love it!!

  • Janice

    November 19, 2011

    This is without a doubt my favorite from the hop!

  • Jen Carter

    November 19, 2011

    Sarah that is just adorable! I love the fringe on the dress!! Too cute!

  • Stacy Caddy

    November 19, 2011

    Great card…. Love what you did with the twine…. Nice job!!!

  • Kyria Baker

    November 19, 2011

    So creative! Thanks!

  • tammy b

    November 19, 2011

    ha ha ha, love it!

  • Trisha

    November 19, 2011

    Wow!! Look at the fringe on the dress. So retro looking. Looks like something that I wore back in the day. Great job. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  • Kim H

    November 19, 2011

    love the card, wonderful use of the twine to make fringe. thank you for sharing.
    kimba at richhook dot com

  • Jennifer

    November 19, 2011

    Love the card, love the dress and love the name of your blog! My daughter’s name has Grace in it and that would be a great nickname for her!!

  • Angela P

    November 19, 2011

    Lovely card. I like the paper piecing and the fringe on the dress.

  • Maggy Tronche

    November 19, 2011

    So beautiful card!!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs…. Maggy :)

  • Noreen

    November 19, 2011

    I love the fun way you fringed the dress – it really adds style!

  • Felicia

    November 19, 2011

    Wow using the twine as fringe on the dress was genious. Love It.

  • sharon gullikson

    November 19, 2011

    Fringe? You are a genius!!!!! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  • DoBea A.

    November 19, 2011

    Sarah, what a funky and fun way to use that twine! Love it!!

  • Robin S.

    November 19, 2011

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing how you made the fringe. dearstrege@gmail.com

  • Roxie Griffith

    November 20, 2011

    What a great way to use the twine. I love it. roxiebear@msn.com

  • f lynn rush

    November 20, 2011

    cute card. thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

  • Leslie Kiley

    November 20, 2011

    OMG! I so love the dress fringe! I don”t know why I never thought of that! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Jen Rzasa

    November 20, 2011

    Sarah, this is such a clever use of the twine! I’ll have to try it sometime.

  • Monika/buzszy

    November 20, 2011

    Oh, so pretty! Love the paper-pieced dress and the twine fringe! So creative. Monika at buzsy@yahoo.com

  • Glenda J

    November 20, 2011

    Super cute!!! Love the patterned paper!

  • Tracy Parker

    November 20, 2011

    This is so adorable. I love making dress cards. I like the modern touch to it!

  • heidi

    November 20, 2011

    oh my so fun and cute.

  • Donna H

    November 20, 2011

    What a superb idea, will be using this idea for sure. tfs.

  • Angelica

    November 20, 2011

    Ok this has GOT to be one of the most creative uses for twine and you pulled it off PERFECTLY! Sarah, gotta hand it to ya, you’re just plain inspiring. LOVE this, girlie!!

  • Lynda

    November 21, 2011

    Such a cute idea…love it!!

  • Amanda Coleman

    November 21, 2011

    The fringe on the dress is fantastic. What a great idea!

  • Joan

    November 21, 2011
  • Leslee Cotterell-Barrow

    November 21, 2011

    Cute card. creative idea using twine for dress fringe.
    Leslee

  • Amy Williams

    November 23, 2011

    What a fabulous card! The twine fringe is such a cute idea!

    akwilliams76 at gmail dot com

  • Laura Bassen

    November 23, 2011

    this is so cute!!

  • Jennifer Ferrell

    November 23, 2011

    I love the fringe on the dress! Fabulous!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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