Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Make It Monday #302 Twine & Ribbon Wraps

Happy November everyone!  It's Make It Monday time at Papertrey Ink.  For this week's MIM, Stephanie shows us how to use twine and ribbon in a different way.  I never thought about using it to wrap around a frame.  I usually just use twine and ribbon to tie into a knot or make bows, but I was excited to try this out.

Stephanie's card:
My take on her inspiration:

I made my card with a variety of things. I used my Year of Flowers: Poinsettias stamp set.  I've had this set for a couple of years now and love to pull it out during the holiday season.  I stamped the large poinsettia image once on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and stamped the smaller poinsettia image twice on watercolor paper as well.  I heat embossed them with WOW Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the images with my Sakura Koi Watercolor Sketch Box.  I cut out the images.  I chose not to die cut them because I wanted to cut right next to the embossing outline.  I stamped and die cut the leaf images from my Altenew Fantasy Floral stamp set with Stampin Up Pear Pizzazz ink and Garden Green ink. For the background, I made a frame from To the Point Edgers II Die.  I die cut the edger die on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white cardstock.  Then used my paper cutter to cut out the frame on the straight edges.  I cut about 1/4 inch inside of the paper.  I traced the edger die about a 1/4 inch on top of the die cut edge and cut it out with scissors.  Then I wrapped red and white Hemptique Baker's Twine around the frame. (I like things neat and precise so I ended up putting double sided tape behind the frame so it was easier to adhere the twine the way I wanted it to lay on the card.)  I used Gold Shimmer cardstock behind the frame and stamped the sentiment "Wishing You a Warm & Cozy Christmas" from Vintage Ornaments II stamp set.  I adhered the poinsettias and leaves on top and placed everything on a red cardstock base.

Hope you enjoyed my card today!  Stop in again and have a great day!


Card Supplies:
Year of Flowers: Poinsettias Stamp Set
WOW Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder
Sakura Koi Watercolor Sketch Box
Altenew Fantasy Floral Stamp Set
To the Point Edgers II Die
Hemptique Baker's Twine
Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Vintage Ornaments II Stamp Set


  1. WOW...this is absolutely STUNNING Hlee! Your Poinsettia's are just gorgeous and the frame with the twine wrapped around is so creative...LOVE everything about this lovely, lovely card!! :0)

  2. What a gorgeous card with all that gold embossing! And I love the way you wrapped the twine around your custom made frame. Brilliant!!

  3. Oh my goodness...this is utterly stunning. Brilliant job! Well done you! Cheers.

  4. What beautiful poinsettias! This is a lovely card.

  5. Hlee, your Christmas card is beautiful! I love your idea of the twine wrap you used on that frame. Such a good idea and it turned out so pretty and unique.

  6. Gorgeous!!!! I LOVE what you did!!! Nice job :)

  7. Super creative & drop dead gorgeous! I'd say this one should end up in the PTI Newsletter!

  8. Beautiful watercoloring and added shimmer! Clever way to frame your poinsettias. Lovely work!