Friday, July 25, 2014

The Twinery, Poppystamps and Me

Ha, I thought this would get your attention.....
If you came to me from DoBea Alberts blog page you already know about this FABULOUS HOP....if you started here......Here's the scoop, Poppystamps and The Twinery have joined forces between July 24th and July 26th for a blog hop....I was so excited to be able to participate.  So, here's a card I made for my daughter's birthday.  Blossom stripe is the Twinery twine on the front of the card.  I added seed beads to the twine and the Poppystamps  butterfly dies.  Do you know which ones they are?  Hint...keep reading!  You are going to see the Happy Birthday background die used often.  Boy does it make creating birthday cards easy and very quick.  And what's on the inside?  The Wild Rose Bud die, butterflies and the Leafy Sprig border make this card complete.

Do you want to see another?  This card is the same, but  different....
Lots more twine this time  I used Cantaloupe Stripe twine, even the name is yummy!   See how I punched a tiny hole and brought the twine through it.  This time I put tiny seed beads on the ends.  I used the Delaney and the Chevlot Butterfly and some decorative pins and I love it....and the inside:

 I decided to use letters that fell from the Birthday Background die.  I added the Dianna Border and some Cantaloup twine with a bead in the center of  the twine.   You know waste not want not.   This card was made for my crafting buddy, Cathy.  Happy Birthday Cathy!

OK....grab your coffee....I'm on a roll! Want to see another card? If not.....turn away now.... :-) 
This card I made for my friend Thelma.  For this card I used Honey Dew twine, I think it added lot's of interest to this card.  My Poppystamps dies are:  My newest butterflies....did you see the name above?  If not, let's play, I spy with my little eye!  See it now?  and I used Classic Ribbons, with a sentiment I typed on my computer.  My window is the Grand Madison French Door.  I'm using it as a French window.... :-)  And of course more beads....can never have too many of those you know! 
I kept the inside pretty simple, I wanted to leave room for a little note.  Again I used the Classic Ribbons die and more Honey Dew Twinery Twine.  Yup, and more beads.

My favorite son-in-law's birthday was the perfect time to use twine and my birthday background die. Linn says he's my only son-in-law and therefore he is automatically my favorite.....he'd be my favorite if there were 10 of them... :-)  
I like that this die and the Twinery twine can be used for men or women...Boys or girls....I added a gear to the twine and it's ready to post....well, after I show you the inside....
My daughter is a photographer and I thought adding the film strip die brought a bit of her into the card too.  I think the twine added the perfect touch.  I knotted the ends of the twine.  I like that the Birthday background die can be cut on solid or patterned card stock and it's pretty both ways. 

I have to say twine is a welcomed addition to my card making treasure box. Twine adds one more layer of dimension and interest  and not a lot of bulk.  I hope you'll try twine too, and if you do, send me  a photo and I'll post it.  Be sure to check out The Twinery Shop and the Poppystamps shop  and follow along with today's  DT creations:  

Ira Huberts -                     
Christine Meyer -                                

I may have forgotten to mention one little, well one REALLY big thing....there are prizes.  Yes there are!  Hop on over to The Twinery to see what they are gifting......I can tell you it is the Shimmer pack retailing for $32.00.  WOW! 
 This is what Poppystamps is gifting.  Pretty cool wouldn't you agree?  I have both dies and I LOVE  both of them.....
Don't forget, to have a chance to win, leave a comment on the blog pages listed above.  Remember to also leave comments on the Twinery and the Poppystamps blog pages too.  I love to hop....I am ALWAYS inspired by what I see. I hope you will be too.  If today is the first you've seen of the blog hop, you might just want to check out yesterday's posts on the Twinery and the Poppystamps blog pages. 

I want to thank The Twinery for asking the Poppystamps design team to play along.  I had a great time, and I've been introduced to some really creative gals. Speaking of creative, the next creative stop is Tobi Crawford.  So hop on over and see what Tobi created.

Happy Crafting,
Hugs from me to you,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. So many awesome cards, just lovely, lots of prettiness. love it.

  2. how many cards, so awesome and so beautiful, all are stunning!

  3. Wow did you ever spoil us! Lots of gorgeous cards for the girls and the guys. I love the pink ... so soft and so many wonderful details!!

  4. Hi Mary . .. your cards are so VERY pretty.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. What a beautiful collection of fun cards! I can't believe how so very different each one looks! I think my favorite is the one with the pink pins - -just adorable!

  6. So many cards and designs just from that one die and the different coloured twine.
    All delightful to look at even the male card. I love the insides too. hugs Mrs A.

  7. The cards are amazing. Your son-in-law will love his card. I love the one with the window - beautiful. The insides are as wonderful as the outsides. That's one thing I never seem to do. thanks for sharing such great cards.

  8. these are all fab mary love them :) have a great weekend
    vic x

  9. I know I've been this week but just thought I would pop over to see what you were up to.
    Lovely cards. Thanks for the visit, Angela x

  10. WOW! What a treat. Every single card is wonderful. How wonderful? Well ... I felt compelled to join your blog via GFC, that's how wonderful. Would love to follow your blog via e-mail but I didn't see a button for that.

  11. aww great treat love your cards


  13. Beautiful. I scrolled through the photos and as each one passed I was ooing and arrring:) LOL

  14. Wow!! You've been a busy lady!! I love all your colour choices and the placement of the twine! Beautifully done, Miss Mary!

  15. OMGoodness, your cards are so beautiful! Love the dies you used and the gorgeous twine! I am enjoying this blog hop! Fabulous inspiration here!

  16. Amazing! You have been tremendously creative Mary, gorgeous series of cards, very stylishly made!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  17. Gorgeous cards!!! I love all the great ways you have used the twine and added the die cuts to accent them. The colours are lovely.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work! :)

  18. all are so amazing and what gorgeous goodies too x

  19. I love them all! The first one is my fave but the "manly" one is a close second. I need that b'day die & TONS more twine!!

  20. OMG - so many cards - and all of them so pretty!

  21. I love seeing different ways of using the dies and all the colors. Truly inspiring

  22. Wow, all your ideas are amazing and beautiful. Love all the die cuts.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  23. Love your cards!
    Not only is the
    front beautiful, so
    are the insides!
    Great ways to
    use the dies.
    Carla from Utah

  24. Lots of pretty inspiration. Thanks for doing so many sample cards.

  25. Mary so many beautiful beautiful card you have made showcasing twine and the beautiful dies!! And Thank you so much for a chance to win yummy craft goodies.
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  26. Great set of cards. I like the dies and twine you used.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  27. Awesome cards, Mary! I love the Happy Birthday Background die, and that Grand Madison French Door is a fabulous window! Great pairing of The Twinery and Poppystamps products for this hop!

  28. Wow, so many great how you used The Twinery twine!

  29. Fantastic! I have the Birthday die and have been wanting more ideas of how to use it. Now I have them. Thanks.


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