Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hello with Spruce and Sprigs

Hello, how are you today?

I'm doing pretty well, I have a card to share with you! 

I got inspired by the Make It Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink to use ribbon and twine on a card. Sounds simple, right? That's what I thought! NOT. 
Here's the beautiful card by Stephanie Gold. 

It took way too long to make my card. I was bent on weaving twine through the holes of the die cut panel. Unfortunately I had to stamp the random background and die cut the panel three times until I was happy with it. That's a LOT of tiny little holes to poke out. 

After completing the panel with images from the Spruce and Sprigs set, I did weave Linen Thread onto the top left corner of the card and topped it with a bow. Underneath the sentiment banner I added a green ribbon. I tucked the die cut berries in as a focal point, covering them with clear Nuvo Gloss Drops. 

I ended up with a warm country feel to my card that I really like. Hope you do too. 

Thanks for visiting!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Spruce and Sprigs stamps and dies, Scripted
Paper and Inks: PTI - Berry Sorbet, Green Parakeet
Accessories: PTI - Mix and Mat Flourishes Die, Banners Die; SU - ribbon, Linen Thread

I'm linking this card to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I decided to go with the middle row across; pink, free, ribbon.



  1. fabulous take on the MIM technique!! love your stamped background!!

  2. Love your creative weaving of the twine. Nice job.

  3. Clever idea with the weaving and a really lovely card. Cheers.

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Tic, Tac, Toe, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Your perseverance paid off Cindy...lovely, lovely card! :0)

  6. Cindy,
    What a lovely card and I have to give it to you trying to weave the twine through all of those holes. Thank you so much for joining us over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.

  7. Beautiful card Cindy! I can tell that lots of love went into this card. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Tic Tac Toe Challenges!

  8. Like how you used this holiday stamp set and made it an everyday card. I'll have to remember this! And weaving the twine through just a portion of the holes is eye catching. What a lovely design!

  9. Some cards just give you fits (ask me how I know), but it turned out fabulous in the end. Love that twine woven through the holes, and your card does have a warm and wonderful fall feel that I absolutely love!

  10. Haha you are too funny. Yes, there can definitely be a bit of tediousness that comes with the twine wraps. And I LOVE that you were wrapping them through the holes!!! Great idea and you made it look beautiful the way you finished it off too. :)

  11. haha...Looks like you did just enough weaving on this beautiful card , Cindy! I ended up doing something simple too but had big plans:)

  12. Hard work paid off.....results are gorgeous!

  13. Had to chuckle reading your post as it sounds so much like my life. Just when I think I have a great idea that should be quick and easy, I realize it wasn't. Your card is beautiful the subtle color scheme!


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