Sunday, December 2, 2012

CIC189 - The Twinery

These are fun and yummy looking cupcakes.  It's the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge for this week with a new sponsor, The Twinery.   When I first saw baker's twine used as an embellishment, I had to have it .  I brought four colors right away.  I use it on most of my cards and I've picked up a few more colors. 

At the Twinery there are  over 20 colors available.  It comes on spools or in 15 yd. cuts.  Check it out, you just might have to get some.  I'll be going there when my supply runs low.  

Baker's twine looks great by itself or with charms or tags hanging from it.  It can be used in some interesting and different ways.  I saw it wrapped in circles to look like an all day sucker, one of those really big lollipops, cute and clever.  

I wanted to keep my card suitable for a boy so I've gone easy on the embellishments, just wrapping the twine around one of the elements and tying it off with a bow.  The papers were picked because there's a snowman on one of them that reminded me of the paper that's wrapping the cupcakes, and the colors are similar.  The little boy in the penguin costume has been ice fishing to go along with the winter theme.  Now it's your turn to make a card inspired by the cupcakes.  the sweeties can't wait to see what you create.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Jellypark Friends "Penguin Costume" digi
ink - hp printer
paper - Stampin' Up "Island Indigo" card stock; My Mind's Eye "Wonderful Winter"
miscellaneous - copics; The Cat's Pajamas "Toppers" and "Holiday Toppers"; My Favorite Things "Oval" die-namics; brads; twine
Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC189 - photo
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C165 - Snowman What's New
One Stop Craft #207 - Christmas for the Boys
Crimbo Crackers #29 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #245 Snowflakes
Oldie But a Goodie - Let It Snow (the patterned paper and twine is more than 6 months old)
Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. This is adorable...I love that little image! Fabulous!
    Rene ;D

  2. Oh my goodness, this image is so darling! What a fun wintery card!

  3. gorgeous snow creation , thanks for joining us at oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck !


  4. Chris, your card is so cute! Love that image, your design, & the fun papers you used in it! Love the twine on it, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. What a fun card Chris,thanks for joining CCT this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  6. Thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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