Hello, it's Emily with a post on using your twine for quick card accents and wrapping card sets with twine! I recently made a card and gift set to send to my best friend's parents in Greece. My friend had to make the decision to spend the last two months of her father's life away from her husband and three year old son back in Canada. It's a heartbreaking story and I wanted to send them something to let them know that I'm thinking of them.
Here's how I made the feature card and packaged gift set.
To determine where I wanted to adhere the twine on the card, I stamped out my scene.
I positioned the houses where I wanted them to be and used a pencil to trace the hearts.
Then I applied Scor-Tape over the hearts.
I cut tiny pieces of Honeydew baker's twine and pressed them in to the Scor-Tape.
Then I attached the houses over the twine with foam tape.
Here are a couple of close ups of the twine showing through the houses.
Next is the set of thank you cards I made since the family will be relying on the assistance of family and friends in the coming weeks and months.
I added a Honeydew twine bow on the index fingers to say
"We'll always remember what you've done for us in our time of need."
Here's how I package my cards for clients and gift-giving.
Assemble envelopes, clear bags and Lemondrop twine.
Punch four small holes in the label.
I put the envelopes inside the card and slip them into biodegradeable and compostable clear bags.
Before I tie them together in a bundle, I rotate every other card 180 degrees to reduce the bulk.
To cut the proper amount of Lemondrop baker's twine, you will want approximately ten times the length of the card. Wrap your twine around the bundle five times.
Take your piece of twine, open it to its full length, then fold it to halve it. Snip the loop so that you have two pieces of twine and four ends.
String the twine behind the label and up through the holes like so.
When you get to the back of the package, I simply bend the twine at 90 degrees.
One end will head toward the top of the cards and the other toward the bottom.
Bring the twine around to the front, put the bottom end of the twine through the bottom hole, up behind the label and out the top hole in the label. The twine at the top of the package will meet it. This is where I tied the bow.
You can tie the bow at any of the four points and you don't even have to wrap the twine around all four sides. I prefer it this way so the cards can't slide out.
I really hope you enjoyed this post!
All stamps are from Papertrey Ink and you can find the sources on my blog.
Have a great day everyone!!