Thursday, August 18, 2011

Echo Park and The Twinery blog hop!

Welcome! If you arrived here from IVONA's blog, you are in the right place! If not, make sure you start at The Twinery blog.

Most of my blog readers know how much I love, love using twine on my projects, and The Twinery is the BEST place to purchase colored twine in my opinion. :) The colors are so awesome! Today Echo Park and the Twinery have asked me to participate in a fun little blog hop to showcase some of their new goodies!

First off, a little layout that I made for a special friend of mine, Shonna. She lives in my hometown in South Dakota and we don't get to see each other often, but we keep in touch with email, phone calls and Facebook time! I want her to know how much her friendship means to me! We met... oh, I would say somewhere around 1994...? Gosh, that means we've been friends for about 17 years. Wow, wow, wow. Time sure flies. That's me (right) and Shonna (left) this summer when I went home for a visit.
Here I used Echo Park's new Country Drive line of papers, journaling cards and stickers. The teal twine is called Caribbean from the Twinery. The stamped flowers and remember sentiment are new by Papertrey Ink and are called Harvest Berries, and I cut them out with a Harvest Berries die as well. The "thinking of you" is from a new stamp set by PTI called Think Big Favorites #7.
I love creating my own backgrounds with stamps. Using a similar color of ink makes the background interesting and supportive to the theme of the page, but doesn't take attention away from the photo.

After stamping, I wrapped the cardstock twice with twine and tied it in a knot at the end. I used one more piece and tied it into a bow over the top of one of the knots. Kind of reminds me of a nice warm HUG, the way the twine wraps around the page.

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My second project is a fun little baby card. Twine is perfect for hanging things like banners and tags!
Here I've used a paper from the Country Drive line again (floral), along with a paper from the Dots & Stripes: Candy Shoppe (pink background). The twine is black and is called Charcoal.
I've used some new tag stamps by Papertrey Ink called Fillable Frames Additions 2 and stamped them right over the patterned paper with Pure Poppy ink (red), then cut them out and punched holes for hanging. The background is white cardstock that I added some Vintage Cream paint to, just swiped the ink pad right across it, then embossed it with a polkadot embossing folder and my Cuttlebug.
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On the next card, I made my own little faux crocheted flowers. I know I've shown this technique before on my blog, but instead of yarn this time, I used twine!
Here is a close up of the twine flowers....

I've put together a how-to for these Faux Crocheted Flowers:

Step 1.  Cut 3 lengths of twine 15" or so. (This will create a flower that is about 1 1/4" wide.) Tie them together in a knot at the end.

Step 2.  Braid all the way to the end and tie another knot. Punch a 2" circle of cardstock.

Step 3.  Add adhesive to the cardstock circle. Start in center and adhere twine braid.

Step 4.  Begin rolling the braid around the center.

Step 5.  Continue until you get to the end. Trim excess cardstock off with scissors.

Step 6.  Tuck end underneath the circle and tape the end on the back.

On this card, I used Echo Park's Dots & Stripes again (blue polkadot) and the Dots & Stripes stickers that come with the collection! Stamp set is the Love Lives Here set by Papertrey Ink. Twine is Maraschino and Blossom.
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I will be giving away the Country Drive and the Dots & Stripes-Metropolitan collections! Deadline for commenting will be 11:59 EST Friday, August 19th. Prizes will be announced August 20th on each blog. Echo Park is giving away 3 collections and The Twinery is giving away the Ultimate Color Sampler Pack!

Next on the hop, please visit HERA's blog!

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Paola said...

Hi Danielle! I love all your layouts and cards!!they are gorgeous!

Casie said...

Wonderful examples! I think I *need* to get some of those great twine colors!!

Maria Therese said...

Love your Layout and cards ♥♥

Lauren said...

So cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful prizes!

Lauren

janet said...

Love your work. I think you just now got a new fan! Thanks for the tutorial. Now off to see the rest of you blog! Wowzers!

Ujjwal said...

Those are some fabulous projects as always! Beautiful!

Lizscraps said...

super cute cards and the LO is lovely, I really liked the cut out flowers,stick pin and twine accents there. new follower.

Jingle said...

Beautiful projects!!!

Monika Wright said...

I haven't tried my hand at twine flowers yet, so that's next on my list...thanks for the tut and for your creative projects!

Linda Harris said...

I love your projects. Love the twine flowers!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Amy Coose said...

You always add just the perfect touch with twine, and these projects are no exception. Love the LO and card!

Lori B said...

Your work is always so beautiful. I love those rolled flowers out of twine. I will be "needing" more colors to make them! Thanks for sharing...

Vicki said...

Lovely layout and such sweet cards. TFS


Vicki
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♥Rach♥ said...

Love all the layers and beautiful details that you add, gorgeous projects!

Caroline Hackney said...

Thanks for sharing! I love those faux crocheted flowers and I'm really grateful for the tutorial - very helpful!

Heather Innusa said...

I knew it! I knew your project would be fabulous - they always are!! I love this!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Such a fun layout, and the cards are gorgeous!! TFS ;o)

Mendi M said...

Way too cute!!

Khristen said...

Love those little spun up braided flowers...thanks for the tutorial so I can try them out later today :) TFS! All of your projects are wonderful!

Amanda said...

I love the little twine colors on your last card! Beautiful!

Kelly Massman said...

Love your layout and the cards are just as fantastic! I've tried the rolled twine on a layout only once, but seeing it here makes me want to make some more!!!!! TFS!

Diana said...

great projects. Thanks!!

Debbie said...

Love the faux crocheted flowers!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Love your layouts..they are amazingly beautiful as always and the great use of twine.thanks for the flower tutorial.it looks great.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Love the flowers you made on that last project. Thanks so much for the tutorial. TFS

perezmom said...

Beautiful projects!

beckyjune said...

I LOVE how you did the twine flowers!

Ivona@Sugarsticks Parties said...

The color combination is awesome on these. Adorable work!

Keva said...

Beuatiful! I LOVE that you did the tutorial. I am going to have to try that today. Perfect!

Glenys said...

Gorgeous cards!

Justine said...

Thanks for the steps on how to make the twine circles!!! I LOVE those! Your projects are all so colorful and fun!

Justine said...

Thanks for the steps on how to make the twine circles!!! I LOVE those! Your projects are all so colorful and fun!

KimberlyRae said...

Wowwwwwzzzzers!
Now, that's a Line-up of
Pure A W E S O M E N E S S!

[Love love love your layout with the pocket (I'm a pocket junkie0 and the lil twine rosettes are just adoraable...great job]!

There couldn't be a Better
Hop-along to go along with
my eCraft then This
Dream chance for
---->ECHO PARK PAPERS and Baker's Twine<----
WooT! ;]

Blessings,
KimberlyRae
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Carolina said...

Beautiful projects, love the ways you used twine, fantastic!

Kathy Skou said...

I always love what you create!!! TFS the crocheted flower idea... I'll be using it soon!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful projects, Danielle!

Stephanie said...

So beautiful! I just pinned your layout and twine rosette tutorial on my pinterest boards :) Of course, I need some EP paper and more twine now!

DeeDee said...

Your handmade with love tag is SO sweet! Those colors seem so vintage and wonderful together -- great job. Can't wait to try the faux crocheted flowers, either :)

Jennifer said...

Amazing projects. Thanks for the tutorial because I was wondering. TFS

Donna Phelan said...

FABULOUS! The colors between Echo Park Paper & The Twinery's Bakers' Twine coordinate PERFECTLY!!!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very nice layout and cards, thanks for sharing how to make the flowers!! Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Leah said...

I love your layout and your cards..so beautiful! Pretty sure I need to get my hands on some of that Twinery and Echo Park papers...very pretty!

Miranda said...

Love those projects. Your colors are amazing. I'm inspired!!

melanie said...

OMGosh, the colors of the twine are so gorgeous, love it!!!

Nicole said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Cyndi said...

These are absolutely fantastic and I LOVE that flower idea!! Gonna have to give it a try.

Jill said...

love the faux crocheted flowers!

Jerusha said...

Your projects are all amazing, and I especially love the twine flowers, I am going to have to do that with some of the Twinery twine I have here. LOVE! Thanks for sharing with us!

Anny90 said...

Awesome projects! Love it!

Tabitha said...

Love, Love, Love you handmade with love card.

Jen said...

loved the mini tutorial. thanks!
Thanks for the giveaway chance!
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scrapdiva said...

great layouts and cards, love the flowers, thank you for the tutorial

Ashley @ Heartmade Stationery said...

Awesome, Awesome. I will definitely be making some of those twine flowers! Thanks for such an easy tutorial! Don't you love how there seems to be a twine color to perfectly match every project? :)

Marybeth said...

Wonderful projects and cards, you have a great style.

Daniela said...

Dani, that layout is beautiful. Love the black and white photo!!! Awesome cards, too.

{VICKI} said...

love your rolls
TFS

Marie said...

I love how you created rosette like embellishments with the twine!!

Mel said...

Danielle, all your projects are amazing and elegant, and I so appreciate you including tutorials. :) Thank you for the chance to win!

Bonnie said...

As always I love your projects!! and you used two of my fav company's Echo Park and Twinery, they go together so well!! Thanks for a chance to win.

Lisa said...

Love these fun happy projects! Thanks for sharing Danielle :)

Jenn said...

Beautiful LO and cards. Love the flowers! Thanks for sharing

Cathy said...

Super job on the layout and cards, you rock. thanks for sharing your talent. new follower here,
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Andrea said...

Love the color combo! Great demo on the swirl flowers!

Sheri Twing said...

Oh wow, love all of your projects but those faux crochet flowers are adorable! Thanks for sharing how to make them!

karahoward said...

Thanks for actually showing us how to make the cute little twine flowers. I've read it before, but I'm a visual learner, so THANKS!!

mommakatx6 said...

Great page and adorable cards. I just LOVE the twine flowers. Thanks.

Jennifer said...

Very pretty layout. What a great way to express how much you love your friend. Your cards are so unique! I think the twine circles are my favorite!

scrappin_in_AK said...

gorgeous projects - I love the color combos. Thanks for the flower tutorial

tharohazel said...

Thanks for the twine flower TUT.
Hazel

Jillian Aboussafy said...

Love the color combo, and thanks for showing us how you created the swirls. Love them!

Johanna said...

Wow! Those Faux Crocheted Flowers are amazing, thanks for sharing!

Sarah Jacqueline said...

I love the twine flower tutorial! Definitely going to try that. Thanks, Danielle!

Becki said...

Love your new baby card. So very elegant!

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Happy Card Encouragement Factory

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

These are all gorgeous projects, I LOVE how you did the twine spirals on the last cards- SO adorable! Thanks for hopping w/ us Twinery peeps today!

Danielle said...

Fantastic Blog Hop! Love all the amazing projects! Thanks for the inspiration

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Rebecca said...

I love your page and cards. Thank you for the flower tutorial, that would make a cute hair clip as well. How nice of you to give away a prize also! I love the country drive collection. :)

Rachel said...

Your twine flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I like how it doesn't have to be perfectly glued down. I'd get frustrated if it had to be, but they look absolutely fantastic!

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

Love Love Love the flower!

Veronica said...

Wonderful layout of your friendship! Love the faux crocheted flowers. I will have to try that one!

Kimberly said...

Love what you did with the twine! :)
Thanks for the chance to win...such a fun prize!
xx
Loves,
K

v said...

I love the use of Country Drive papers and I have to say I adore the twine circle flowers you made! I'll have to make some! I thought that was great!:) Thanks!

~Vanessa W

Lasting Memories Scrapbooking said...

wow those cars are fantastic!

Gladys said...

beautiful layout and cards! Love the technique!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love those flowers. Thanks for the instructions.

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Holly said...

Such beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing how to make twine flowers. I will have to try that! Love everything that you made, its all amazing!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Ann T said...

I love those round flowers with the twine. Thank you for the tutorial. Beautiful projects!

Janet said...

Wow...gorgeous projects! WOW!

mustangkayla said...

Great layout and cards! I love the look of the twine swirled into a flower!

Cheryl S. said...

Awesome projects Danielle! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

A Crafty Person said...

Such fun projects!! Thank you for the step-by-step tutorial for making the twine flowers.

genagirl said...

Oh my! Everyone is so amazingly creative. I am finding so many things I want to try and replicate. I think the twine is going to become my new favorite thing!!

Pamela said...

Fabulous work!! :)

Elizabeth said...

Danielle everything is SO yummy, fresh, and cute all rolled into one!! You are an amazing talented girl!
e.

Isha said...

Lovely work. Special tiny details. TFS all these.

*Alison* said...

WOW.. so beautiful.. I just love your work.. I am now a new email follower.. as I don't want to miss anything..:) your creations.. are perfect.. :)
Thanks so much for the chance to win..
HUGS
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Moondust47 said...

What beautiful work you do!! Amazing! Thanks so much!

Margie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work!! Thanks for the tutorial, too!!

Peggy Sue said...

thanks for the awesome tutorial! Can't wait to make some myself. beautiful cards!
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Wnderlnd said...

Those twine rosettes are AMAZING! I wish I could think of things like that, but thank goodness for blogs like yours to help me!

christian said...

LOVE these layouts.. especially the one for your friend! thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Love your projects!

Meghan said...

The faux crocheter flowers are so cute!

irene moira said...

beautiful cards and page u made here, dani :) as always :)

mamawcindy said...

Oh,I Love everything!!!! Love your Layout,The Baby Card is just Precious and Love those Twine Flowers!!! Thanks for Sharing with us. :0)
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MARISELA said...

Hola Danielle: me encanta su forma de hacer scrap, y la flor de hilo es muy original y linda. Desde ahora le sigo como fan.

deannaf said...

what a great tutorial for the flowers! so simple yet such a beautiful embellishment for the card! all of your projects are pretty to look at! love the baby card with the touch of black.
Deanna Foy
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Carisa said...

how adorable - i love the twine flowers! and thanks for the chance to win - those two are on my wishlist but i haven't been able to purchase them quite yet!

Renee said...

What fun flowers. I love how you always use twine - mine never seems to look at good as yours!

Laura said...

Really cute project, thanks for sharing. I love the twine because it adds such dimension to projects.
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resmith said...

Danielle, love your projects!! Thank you for the tutorial on the twine flowers. I am going to have make some.

Karry Weaver said...

That is just adorable, I love the tutorial! thank you.

Kerry said...

Thanks for the tutorial on those cute cute cute flowers. I love them!

Jessica said...

OMG love the twine rosettes! I HAVE to make some! So cute! Thanks for sharing!

TinaM said...

Thanks for the flower tutorial. I'm going to have to try that technique.

fermoe said...

Love those twine flowers and I would love to try and make them! Thanks!

StampinCathy said...

Adorable page and cards. Thanks for the tutorial on the flowers too.

Ro said...

Your twine flowers are beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

Anne said...

great projects! i really love your twine flowers, i hope to remember and use that idea!

Lilith said...

GORGEOUS. That's all I can say.

Sophia said...

Totally gorgeous projects, loving it all...

maryse n. said...

Amazing giveaway! Thank you for your beautiful projects and the chance to win.

DebbieG said...

Too cute, I love your scrapbook page and cards debbieanng@yahoo.com

Kylie M-W said...

Your baby card is fantastic... it's simple and clean but still beautiful!

LisaO said...

Love your hand made with love tag. Thanks for the great giveaway

MissyG said...

Gorgeous projects - I'll be trying out the faux crochet flowers
Linda

kiala said...

Thank you for inspiration and tutorial! Lovely cards and layout!
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Anne Steelman said...

i love the twine flowers! they would work on so many things! thank you for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Awesome projects and I just love the tutorial!! I am off to try it out ;)

clouds said...

Neat cards and awesome scrap page! so lovely and fun! as always!

Hugs,
C :)

sharon g said...

I love your twine flowers. And the papers that you used are TOOOO gorgeous!!

Molossus said...

Love your baby card! Thank you for having a giveawy in tandem with the hop!

Leigh said...

Fantastic projects, Dani! I especially love it when you share scrapbooking layouts!

Shel said...

WOW! The textures on your cards are amazing!

Jen Carter said...

So cute!! Love how you used the twine!! Those braided twine flowers are so sweet!!

Nelda said...

Great idea about the twine flowers! TFS, neldacnm at yahoo

vanlikethecar said...

Wow, what amazing creations! I love how clean and fresh all of your LOs are. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing! carlikethevan at gmail dot com

Mallika said...

this is so pretty !

Jeja said...

Wow, those are beautiful projects! Love the flowers!

JessicaL said...

ALl your projects are gorgeous! TFS

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toots2u said...

i love the colors you used in your projects!!

Barb said...

love all of your creations...just stunning!

Melissa said...

Those flowers are so cute. Thanks for including the tutorial!

brenda said...

Love your projects! I am definitely going to have to go shopping at the Twinery - their baker's twine is perfect with Echo Park papers and I adore Echo Park!

Diana Waite said...

love how you used the twine--GREAT examples!

Julie Ranae said...

Danielle...your projects are ever so sweet! Thank you for such a ringing endorsement and for making our twine shine! It was great to have you with us to celebrate at The Twinery!

Jill Angel said...

Love your beautiful projects!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Tania said...

Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing and also for the chance to win the Country Drive and the Dots & Stripes-Metropolitan Collection.

Abby L said...

beautiful layouts and cards! love that faux crocheted flower - thanks for the guide, I'll have to give that a try :)

Thanks so much for the generous giveaway! :)

Abby
oceans972 at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

I always love your projects! You really make the twine look amazing!

Jen said...

What sweet gifts! I love the twine roses - great idea!

Debbie said...

gorgeous as always Danielle!!

Priscilla said...

Wow, that's a lot of product. And I love what you did with your samples. Would love to win!

Smartchick said...

Just beauteous! Clever use of materials!

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and for the chance to win.

Danie May said...

Your layout and cards are just gorgeous. I love the way you have made your rosettes using the twine. TFS this wonderful idea.

Anonymous said...

Love your projects & the twine swirls, they'd be good for a christmas idea!! x

{by pinkalishious}

Anita Braddock said...

Wow you have out done yourself everything is so Beautiful. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
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Priya Mohan said...

Cute cards and a beautiful layout..loved the twine flowers.the tag on the baby card is so cute.

Laurel said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial on the flowers! I really thought they would be harder to make, but your step by step has given me incentive to give it a whirl! LOVE IT!

Pat K said...

Love the look and use of the twine.
Thanks for sharing

Sheri said...

Thanks for showing PTI stamps on a layout. And add in Echo Park and the Twinery? So cute!

Melissa said...

Pretty projects!

SugarGem said...

My most favorite blog ever! Thank you Danielle for all the inspiration Lenae

candicebrownlee said...

Blog hoppin' from The Twinery & Echo Park! :)

Looooove the twine flowers!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Love your cute faux crochet flowers. Really great idea.

Gaylynn said...

Wonderful tutorial and terrific projects with this beautiful paper and twine.

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Fleursbydesign said...

Gorgeous projects :)

Rae Barthel said...

girl, you are amazing! every time i see one of your projects, i see something new & clever... your creativity never ceases to amaze me!! way to rock this EP & Twinery pairing!! hugs!!

Lynn B. said...

Love the way you matched the color of twine to the first card. And such inventive ways to use twine. Great!!!

ashjoy said...

Love that stamped sentiment on the lo. Cute projects!

Angela said...

Thank you for showing us how to make the flowers! I love your step by step instructions! Thank you for taking the time to post these!

Julia O Boo said...

love the flowers. It's a definite scraplift.

Shannon Hager said...

I love the stamped background, such a great idea. How did you get the words so straight??? I'm impressed. My stamping would be all crooked. Thanks for the chance to win, I would love some twine and especially some great Echo park papers to play with!

Patty said...

I am gonna have to try those twine flower things, they look so neat!!

.:| Angela |:. said...

I love your cards! Thanks for the little tutorial, too!

Baseret said...

Those twine flowers are adorable!!I must give them a try!

Caroll Brammer said...

Beautiful! And thanks for the tut!

DeniseP said...

Love the flowers...thanks for the how to on them!

Jill said...

Super gorgeous! I always love your work and today did not disappoint!

Stephanie K said...

Beautiful layout and cards!! Love the colors and patterns you used! The flowers are adorable! Thanks for the step by step instructions! I'll be trying them out! Thanks for sharing!

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LAuclair said...

Danielle, I love your work! :)

Ann said...

wow. wonderful projects! :)

Carol said...

Great projects, thanks for sharing!

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win and all the inspiration on your blog!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol said...

Great projects, thanks for sharing!

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win and all the inspiration on your blog!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Penne said...

Gorgeous layout and oh that card!!!! TFS, you were added to my reader today! : )

Carol said...

Great projects, thanks for sharing!

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win and all the inspiration on your blog!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Ann said...

wonderful projects!

Kari said...

love the black and white twine! great ideas.

Sara Westhead (home) said...

Love the little flowers! Too cute! How exiting, the chance to win so many awesome products!

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Kimba's Kreations said...

These projects are OUTSTANDING!!!

Daniele Pacifico said...

I just loved your projects! Wonderful!

Lindsey said...

Your layout is such a sweet gift for a friend. Your cards, too, are gorgeous! Thank you, too, for the generous giveaway!

serena said...

layout is absolutely gorgeous.

serena said...

layout is absolutely gorgeous.

serena said...

layout is absolutely gorgeous.

Anna said...

I'm loving the twine on the LO!! I'm mostly a LO girl and can not wait to try this out!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennybean said...

beautiful projects!!

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for the tutorial on making the twine flower! Beautiful projects. The Caribbean twine on your page is my favorite!

Kim160 said...

Love your cards and what you've done with the twine. Thanks for sharing.

grandmabonnie said...

Your projects are very unique, Danielle.

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