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Simple Hearts

What could be better than an afternoon creating with My Minds Eye! I’m seeing trends towards simplified designs and that fits my style perfectly. I excuted simplicity by cutting several die-cut hearts from patterend paper from the Collectable collection. I lined the hearts up tops to bottoms in two rows. Just for a little interest I added pop dots to one heart on the top row.  I didn’t want to cover up the hearts so I chose some thin twine and a simple black button to make it all pop! Personally I’ve been challenging myself to make some cards that are suitable for giving to the guys in our lives. Below you’ll find a card for the guys… no hearts, no flowers.

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As always it was a pleasure to work with the quality papers and products that My Minds Eye so predictably releases each and every year!

Supplies | Cardstock: Petersen Arne. Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye “Collectable” (Remarkable – Grin, Remarkable – Dates, Remarkable – Beam, Remarkable – Grace, Remarkable  - Delightful). Stamps: Stampavie (Celebrate).  Twine: Divine Twine. Buttons (unknown).

Designer: Deena Ziegler

Deena Ziegler has been a crafter for as long as she can remember. Her Mom, Grandma, and Aunts were always crafting up some project and they were happy to teach her everything they knew. Baking, sewing, needlework, you name it, they did it! As a young mom Deena became a professional crafter, and now she works at Sizzix as a Craft Designer, teaches card making classes, teaches online at My Creative Classroom, and owns and operates a small card kit business – and she blogs all about it. Deena enjoys finding ways to be creative in daily life by repurposing, giving handmade and creating with her daughters.


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Trend Watch | Baker’s Twine

I’ve been scrapbooking long enough (and I’m sure that many of you have, too) to remember a time when “fibers” were all the rage. Whether brightly colored or muted, sleek or fuzzy, thick or thin, fibers could be found in almost any color and made with nearly any material imaginable. The fiber craze eventually gave way to the sleeker, more elegant ribbon trend, but recently a more sophisticated type of “fiber” has emerged as a new scrapbooking must-have: baker’s twine.

Baker’s twine can be purchased in massive spools (that are literally measured by the pound rather than by length) at baking and restaurant supply stores, but many scrapbooking and crafts manufacturers are producing this new staple product in both smaller quantities and a larger selection of colors to cater to those who need a bit more variety (and a smaller size) than, say a 10 pound spool of nothing but red and white twisted cotton string.

Some stores such as The Twinery have popped up in the last year or so and offer baker’s twine as either their only product or their main product. Twine from The Twinery is available in fourteen different colors with new additions occasionally being made (Stone, Buttercream, and Denim are the most recent new colors to join the lineup). Consumers have the option to buy The Twinery’s twine in either large 240 yard single-color spools or in a smaller sampler pack that includes all of the company’s colors in less expensive (and easier to store) 15 yard skeins.

Divine Twine is another all twine, all the time seller with a selection of twelve different colors. They carry both the traditional color/white twist variety of twine as well as a specialty “Air Mail” spool with a red, white, and blue color scheme. Divine Twine is only available in large 240 yard spools from their online store, though a search on Etsy turned up several sellers offering the colored strings in shorter length variety packs.  Continue Reading →

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