Sunday, 30 June 2013

Challenge #2 : Trash to Treasure using Washi Tapes

Hello Everyone !!

     I am Poornima bringing a brand new challenge for the month of July. I hope you had fun playing along our very first challenge “New Beginning & Use Bakers Twine” hosted by our DT Priya Sivaraj. We had fabulous entries and winners will be announced soon. So keep an eye on this space.

Now over to the current  challenge. The theme for our second challenge is –

Trash to Treasure using Washi Tapes

Yes, we want you to convert your trash or waste material  into treasure, recycle them into something useful. Just redecorating an item will not be considered while deciding the winners. Look for the things which are not useful and recycle them into really usable item. Remember to add Washi Tape in your projects in a really creative way.

The Craft Shop has a huge collection of washi tapes and that too at the most economic prices. Whatever is your crafting style, we have a washi tape for you. I have got mine, grab yours before they go out of stock. We have amazing tutorials lined up this month to keep you inspiring. So stay connected !!

To participate, please ensure, you follow the below rules
  • Be a follower of our Blog 
  • Link Fresh New Entries only. Back Dated entries not allowed
  • Link to the challenge specific post only and not to your blog url.
  • Link Back to our challenge..ie Place the url of this post in the post you make.
  • Leave a comment below after linking
  • You could participate in a maximum of 5 challenges including this
  • Maximum of THREE entries per person , please add (2) or (3) for your second and third entry against your name.
  • Lastly please remove word verification from your Blog to help our DT leave comments easily.
       The Top 3 Entries will receive a Challenge Winner badge and one of them would be honoured as a GUEST DESIGNER for our next Challenge.

      One random winner from the participants would receive a GIFT VOUCHER worth Rs 500, to purchase in our shop - www.thecraftshop.in.

To inspire you,  we have amazing projects from our Conceptualists. So here we go-

Coverted  Glass Jars by Rajni Chawla. Washi Tape so innovatively used here.

Embroidery loop converted into a adorable Accessory Holder for girls by Tanvi Shah.  She has also made cute hair accessories using Washi Tapes

Supplies Used – Washi Tapes

Tape rolls transformed into Pen Stand by Priya Sivaraj. What a cool and creative way to recycle

Old foam sheet recycled into a Puzzle Game by Saumya Mohanty. Awesome recycling with mindblowing use of Washi Tapes.

Supplies Used – Washi Tapes

Recycled tin by Khushboo Rathi. Washi Tapes so well contrasted here.

Supplies Used- Washi Tapes, Memento Firework Spray- Lilac Posies

And Matchbox recycled into a Gift Box by Me :). Decorated it with washi flowers.

Supplies Used – Washi Tapes , Distress Ink – Broken China

So what are you waiting for. Put your thinking cap on and show us your amazing recycled projects with washi tapes. And we promise you to bring more inspirations throughout this month to get you going. Till then..

Have Fun Crafting,

Link your projects within 31st July

Sunday, 23 June 2013

30 Ideas of using Bakers Twine

Hello Everyone,

It’s Poornima  here. Hope you are having fun playing with our first challenge- “ New Beginning and Use Bakers Twine”. I am here to share some ideas of using bakers twine.  Before going further, I would like to share some basic information about Bakers Twine.

The eye-catching  Bakers  Twine , manufactured in USA  is 100% cotton cord that comes twisted  against a bright white hue. It is now also available in solid colors.Traditionally it was used by bakers to decoratively wrap paper around loaves, for tying up the standard white cake box or pastries. Baker's twine is sometimes known as butcher's twine, such as in Australia. Few years ago it gained popularity in crafting industry. Baker’s twine is a big hit with scrapbookers as well.

There are numerous ways to use Bakers twine. So let’s see the different ways of adding that extra touch to your projects through Bakers Twine.

(1) Wrap it around diecuts to make frame for sentiments.

(2) Wrap it around cardstock . See how our DT  Rajni Chawla wrapped it beautifully around the envelope.

(3) Outline diecuts like clouds, kite, balloons, callouts, frames ..etc  to add more dimension to them. You can outline stamped images if they are bold enough. You can even outline scrapbook pages or for journaling lines. I have hand drawn a kite on pattern paper and outlined it with twine.

(4) Fill the entire diecut  or fussy cut paper  with bakers twine  like filling a circle with single or multicolor bakers twine can turn a plain circle into lollipop , flower, rainbow etc. Make a Christmas tree by filling  a triangular cut out with green twine.
(5) Wrap it around  paper clips.
(6) Create tassels, window curtains. See how our  DT Tanvi created a complete scene with it.

(7) Sew  it through buttons. Simply tie a knot or make a bow.

(8) Fill areas behind window / die negatives. Saumya’s  card shows how it can be done. One the best way to use die negatives.

(9) Use Baker’s Twine to make trails / strings of objects like butterflies, airplane,kites, balloons, laundry line. Here are few examples from our DT members Khushboo & Priya.

(10) Use Bakers Twine to create party streamers. Check party streamers made by our Guest Designer Pratiksha. 
(11) Create flowers like crochet flower, rolled roses, pompoms. To check bakers twine flower tutorial by Priya Sivaraj, click here. Wrap transparent wire around Baker Twine to create flower of any shape.This is one I made. I glued twine with jewelry wire using glue gun and then created four separate petals.Then assembled petals in flower and added a sequence in the center.

(12) Create butterflies, grass with it. 

Card by Priya Sivaraj

(13) Create Banners. I have made two different banners. 

(14) Run them around or between the letters, numbers. You can also use stamped alphas / numerals

(15) Write complete text with them. For this first write or print text on paper and then glue BT over it.
(16) Use it to hang objects like hearts, stars, swing..etc.

(17) Tie it on tags.
(18) Make spirelli and use them as embellishments.
Image Courtesy : Beate Blog
(19) Pass it through holes of doilies or diecuts to add some cool effect.

(20) Make holes on cardstock & pass Bakers Twine through it to make chevron or crisscross (like shoe laces) or any other pattern.
(21)You can do hand stitching with  Bakers Twine.
(22) Make starburst rays.
(23) Use it in gift packaging.
Image Courtesy : Elli Blog
(24) Wrap it around old jars and transform them into trendy gift containers. 

Made by Saumya Mohanty
(25) Sew some beads and make jewelry or charms.
(26) Take a paper clip and alter it's shape. Wrap bakers twine around it. I have made earring using this method. Isn't it cool and trendy ?

(27) Create leaves with twine. Take a piece of wire. Cut small pieces of twine of similar size .Attach a small piece of twine vertically on wire. This will become the leaf stem (pic 2). Now glue other pieces horizontally (pic 3). Using sharp scissor cut it into shape of leaf (pic 4). The advantage is that you can curve the leaf as it is glued on wire.

(28) Make cupcake toppers. I have made a funny monster cupcake topper.

(29) Create Trellis. Here is one that I created.

(30) Make tendrils or curls with Bakers Twine. For this, wrap twine around a pencil. Secure ends with tape. Dip in into starch solution or apply a coat of mod podge. Allow it to dry after which remove twine from pencil. You will be amazed to see the result.

The curling can also be done by gluing twine with wire and then twisting it around pencil. Refer to point 11.
Combining leaf, tendril and flower (one paper & one BT ). The leaf in first image is curved a bit.

The possibilities are endless. Imagine and try. I hope these ideas have inspired you to create something interesting with Baker’s Twine. We would love to see how you use it. Few days still left to play along our first challenge - New Beginning + Use Bakers Twine.

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Friday, 21 June 2013

Make Flowers using Bakers Twine and a Tutorial


           Priya here to show you the ways of creating flowers using Bakers Twine!! Our challenge this month is  to make something using Bakers Twine.

First up is a scallop circle flower.I  ran the twine over all the edges of the scallop circle.This alone can be used as a flower The Center of the flower is made by applying glue got and rolling bakers twine over it. or even the flower centers can be used a separate flower in a different card

Supplies used: Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick,Broken China Spellbinder Label 4 ,Hero Arts  Flourishes BG

Next up is another flower, in  Tag. Take a long twine and cut it to 12 equal parts.Apply glue dot on a paper, Bend the twine in half and stick it at the center,,Do it for first 6 twine.Now place another glue dot and Do the same.. You will get 2 layered flower, Placed a button and candy mini at the center!! Is nt it cute?

Supplies Used: Distress ink Peeled paint,Mustard Seed, Hero Arts Flourish BG(stamped with water)

Next is another flower, I traced with pencil and stuck bakers twine over it.. so simple.

Supplies Used: Distress ink Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Hero arts Flourish Background(Crayon resist)

This one is another flower, take ur scallop circle and punch out the center circle. Now you will be left with a frame.cover it with Bakers twine, going from in to out. stick the ends backside.You could do this with a smaller scallop circle .Since I wanted it for the sentiment, I took a bigger one.
Supplies used:Distress ink Spiced Marmalade, Mustard seed, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Hero arts Flourish Bg(Emboss Resist)

Crocheting Flower taken from http://clearsnap.blogspot.in/2012/05/twine-flowers.html,since I did not know this art. Another way of making Twine flower. :)

Next one is called a pom pom flower, looks gorgeous. But it isnt that difficult to make!Below is the tutorial

Supplies needed - A scissor, Fork and Twine.

Cut a small piece of twine and place it in centre of the fork.With the long twine,Tie a knot 
Start rolling the twine around the fork.the more the flower looks dense
One you think u have done sufficiently, tie a know using the small piece, we left in the center.
Now take your scissors and cut 2 sides of the flower and excess thread
You should get something like this

Take your fork and run over the twines.. this will release the strands of thread from twine and spread to make a circle.Place any button or other emb to cover the center.

If you have any doubts, pls leave in the comments. Hope you enjoyed the ideas of creating flowers using bakers twine.Do participate in our this month challenge - A New Beginning and use Bakers Twine.

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