Thursday, November 23, 2023

Happy Birthday Lesley!

It's that time of the year again – a time for confetti, laughter, and, of course, birthday wishes for the incredible Lesley, the creative genius behind Annie's Paper Boutique and Trendy Twine! Lesley's birthday is a special occasion that deserves to be celebrated, and what better way to do it than with a delightful surprise on the Trendy Twine blog?

To mark this festive occasion, I couldn't resist crafting a special card for Lesley. The process was filled with joy and creativity, just like Lesley's vibrant personality. 

Starting with a canvas of pretty floral paper, I decided to create a present-shaped square to serve as the focal point of the card. No creation is complete without the signature touch of Trendy Twine! For this project, I chose Totally Sky and Posy shades to wrap around the present. The result was a combination of colors that complemented each other beautifully. To elevate the design, I strategically placed foam dots behind the present, adding a touch of dimension and visual interest.

Lesley's birthday card needed an extra touch of magic, and what better way to achieve that than with shooting stars? I took three pieces of Totally Sky Trendy Twine and affixed three stars to the end of each piece. The effect was enchanting, creating a whimsical scene as if the stars were dancing around the birthday present. To enhance the celestial theme, foam dots were added for an extra pop of dimension.

I couldn't resist adding big, glittery stars to the card. These sparkling embellishments reflected Lesley's vibrant personality, making the card as dazzling as the birthday girl herself.

I chose a message from the Smile Stamp set. This thoughtful addition completed the card, conveying warm wishes to Lesley on her special day.

Crafting this birthday card for Lesley was not just a creative endeavor; it was a celebration of a wonderful friendship and the joy that Lesley brings to the crafting community. Don't forget to join the celebration by stopping by the Trendy Twine blog and leaving your heartfelt birthday wishes for Lesley. Happy birthday, Lesley – may your day be as bright and beautiful as the creations you inspire!

Cheers to another year of creativity, friendship, and Trendy Twine magic!

Here's what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Trendy Bakers Twine - Gratitude Jar

Hi Trendy Fans!

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it's easy to get caught up in the challenges and stressors that come our way. However, taking a moment to reflect on the positive aspects of our lives can significantly impact our overall well-being. One simple and creative way to foster gratitude is through the use of a gratitude jar. I’m so excited to share how this humble jar can become a powerful tool for cultivating mindfulness and appreciation for the good things in life.

I started with a mini mason jar, but feel free to choose any size that suits your preferences. The key is to make it personal and meaningful to you. I opted for Fall-themed paper to bring a touch of seasonal warmth to my gratitude jar. Creating a label for the front of the jar adds a personal touch, making it visually appealing and inviting.

I used the vibrant orange Annie’s Paper Boutique Mango Tag-It to make a fun tag. Utilizing a rub-on transfer sticker kit allowed me to customize the tag. 

I used a circle die cut to add a touch of elegance, creating a charming aesthetic for the jar. Choosing a sentiment from the Happy Thanksgiving Stamp Set adds a warm element, reminding us to be thankful not just during the holiday season but throughout the year. 

The final touch and to tie it all together I adhered the Mango Tag-It to the jar with most gorgeous color Totally Pumpkin Trendy Twine.

A gratitude jar is more than just a decorative piece; it's a powerful tool for shifting your mindset towards positivity and appreciation. By taking a few moments each week or month to jot down something you're grateful for, you're actively cultivating a habit of mindfulness and gratitude. Embrace the process of creating your gratitude jar, infusing it with your unique style and personality. As you watch the jar fill with expressions of thanks, you'll find that the practice of gratitude becomes a cherished part of your life.

Here's what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:

The featured Trendy Twines of the month are part of the Orange Sampler, and it is on sale for November!