Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Twinery & Nikki Sivils

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are having a great day so far!  The Twinery and Nikki Sivils are teaming up today to showcase some very beautiful twine and paper.  I am so excited to share my scrapbook layout using the Audrey collection from Nikki Sivils and The Twinery's beautiful twine.  

I don't know about you, but I tend to have the best intentions to use scrapbook kits, but I end up not knowing what to do with the fun stickers and punch outs.  Well...I finally did it - I tried something new and I can't believe that I've been wasting all of those fun goodies.
I did try something a little different.  I gave some of the punch-out images a little more oomph by layering them OVER grunge board and then adding glossy accents on top.  I was so happy with the results.  All of the punch-outs and stickers are adorable on their own, but I love the extra dimension the grungeboard and glossy accents add. 
I applied a thin line of glue (I use Martha Stewart Gel Adhesive) and then just placed my baker's twine on top.  I added the little bows on top.  I then added the cute little banner - the glossy accents caused the pennants to curl up a bit on the bottom.  Instead of fighting it, I think it gives it a more realistic look.
I may have gone a little crazy with the glossy accents because I even added it to the letter stickers from the Audrey kit.

Now...if you'd like a chance to win a little blog candy today, make sure you leave comments on The Twinery's blog, Nikki Sivils blog and each of the participants in today's fun team-up.  There will be EVEN more inspiration tomorrow, so make to check The Twinery's blog for even more projects!  The Twinery will be giving away a Colorful Bundle of baker's twine.  
Colorful Bundle

Materials Used:
  • 12 x 12 kraft cardstock
  • Patterned Paper & Embellishments - Nikki Sivils Audrey Collection
  • 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 plaid 
  • 9 x 8 kraft cardstock 
  • Photo Mats - 4 x 6, 4 x 2 1/2, 3 1/2 x 5 and 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 
  • Grunge Board OR lightweight chip board
  • Glossy Accents
  • Baker's Twine - The Twinery's Cappuccino
  • Pop Dots
  • Buttons 
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain


77 comments:

Kathy Skou said...

Love this layout Lauren!

Caryn S said...

This is the sweetest LO! Love all of the little embellishments and twine and what a great idea to layer the punchouts!

Angi said...

Sweet page. Love the banner and the sweet little deer!

Julie S. said...

Great layout. I like how you used the twine to frame your frames. Very creative. TFS.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you accented each block with twine...very nice.

Monika Wright said...

Your twine wraps will be perfect features to all your photographs...great idea.

Nicole Doiron said...

I am totally in love with your layout Lauren! LOVE the little deer and the twine adds just the perfect touch! Thanks so much for sharing!

Carolyn King said...

what an awesome page! love all the twine-y details. That is a great collection!

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Wonderful page, I love the deer and the twine wrapped mats are fabulous!

Miriam Prantner said...

This layout is just perfect! I love how the twine and the faux stitching look together, all those little bits of white that really show off the layout and look great against the kraft paper! Fabulous details! Great work!

Mandy said...

pretty layout!

Melanie said...

Lauren, This layout is amazing! I love all the details you included :)

Charlotte Brochu said...

Love the layout and the embellishments look great! Thanks for sharing!

DoBea A. said...

I love this layout Lauren! It's beautiful!!

L.B. said...

What a fun layout. Love the simple date at the top.

Erica Marshall said...

I love this LO! Great work, thanks for sharing!

KellyG said...

Great layout, love it!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

This was my absolute favorite on the post this morning. I want to try something similar -- you have inspired me.

Kelly Massman said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Zarah said...

Very sweet page - so glad you found such a CUTE way to use stickers! Now, maybe even _I_ dare to try, because they sure do look fun & cute! :D

Kerys said...

Gorgeous layout! I love how you added the dimension to the stickers and banner - I may have to try that one myself :-) Great colors in the Audrey collection and love how you used the twine over the picture mats. Will look fantastic once the pictures are added. Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win :-) x

Kelly Sas said...

Love the use of the Twinery Twine to frame the pictures!

Celeste B. said...

I like the twine around the photo mats.

Stacy said...

Such a great layout, love the fact that you tried something new....fabulous creation!

Melinda said...

Nice layout and great use of the stickers and punch outs.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous layout!!! Love the banner and twine frames!!

Lisa said...

eeeeeeeeeek!

gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!

Jen Carter said...

This is a great layout! You used the twine and papers so creatively!

AmyJ said...

Great project. loving all the detail.

Deborah said...

What a fun page with all the colors and textures. I like putting gloss because I think it gives your page another layer of depth and texture. TFS :)

Iris said...

Very sweet layout. Iris

~ Jo ~ said...

Lauren what a beautiful layout. I love it!!! I am also a new follower to your blog =)

Would love it if you would visit my blog as well and possibly follow me =)

Jo
www.eastcoastscrappers.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Beautiful!

Tina said...

I love the way you used the twine!

Anita said...

This is wonderful, love it.

Dorina D said...

My favorite Layout of the month. I love the grids you made and how the you used the twine. Thanks for sharing

Rebekah B. said...

LOVE the pennant banner. Brilliant.

Alwayscharlie said...

That's a great layout! Love the punch outs and glossy accent effect.

joy said...

Cute way to make the elements of your card special!

Bethany Becker said...

Beautiful layout!

Carmen said...

I love the layout - that would work for so many different setups

Jessica said...

Oh Lauren, how creative! I love your scrapbook page and all your creative ways to use Twinery twine!

Michele said...

What a wonderful layout!

Kathy Mc said...

How fun will that be to have your photos highlighted with the twine and buttons. Love the dimension and glossy finish ~ adds character to your page. What fun paper Nikki has and can't go wrong with The Twinery twine!

pruttybird said...

Great layout ... Love the glossy accents :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

connie said...

I love the way you used your punch outs and stickers. I also have a hard time using them but love how they look.

Cindy said...

Cute LO!

Sherri said...

awesome layout!

smahrty said...

I love your project! So cool how you used the twine as a border under the picture/picture mats. also liked the paper embellishments/stickers added to grunge board and glossy accents, neat!

Ashley Bores said...

I feel you on never knowing what to do what all the embellishments and elements! That's exactly why I'm not a scrapbooker. :) But this layout is so well done, I just might have to start!

Mrs. Hill said...

I use Diamond Glaze quite a bit too, so don't feel like you're the only one. Shiny is fun! :-D The twine use is great and I love that little deer!

The Farris Family said...

Great layout! I love the banner! Thanks for sharing!

Anita Braddock said...

What a Cool Layout. love the colors and the layering and the use of the Twine is perfect. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Squeel, I love how you used twine on this scrappage, LOVE it.

sharon g said...

I love how you used the twine if a different way. I'm after different!

terisplace said...

Great layout, Lauren. I really like how you used the twine here.

Teri

Natasha G.P. said...

The deer is so spunky. I love it.

Ava Gavloski said...

lauren, great showcasing of the audrey collection. the deer is cute!!
ava

B. Poteraj said...

The stitching marks around the papers looks really cute.

rlovew said...

Love the layout and the way you wrapped the twine for the photo spots!

Brandy said...

Wow! I have so many layout kits, too. I've never done one but you've inspired me... I'm going to try it this weekend!!

Sue D said...

Wonderful layout--fun papers and twine and I like how you used the glossy accents.

Isabel Z said...

I love how you incorporated the twine into your layout--such a nice touch.

isabelzito at verizon dot net

Roxie said...

I love your wonderful layout! Cute way to make the "May 11" stand out.

julie e said...

Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Love this awesome layout. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
melinda at sbmsystems dot com

Lucy Newton said...

Beautiful lo ready to fill with your photos!!!

Deborah R said...

Sweet deer and I love the pink dot paper! Nice layout.
dstardrive@aol.com

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gorgeous LO and your banner is fab.

lynda said...

Thanks for sharing!

laurie v said...

really cute ideas!

dvlr@netzero.com

krumeluran said...

OMG this is such a sweet project! Thanks for sharing!
//Katarina

Denise Bryant said...

Love your use of twine on this page and that sweet banner too!
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

Pamk said...

cute layout.

momtotucknlexi said...

Another great colored paper collection...love all the reds and blues in theses lines. Your photos will really be accented by the twine.
TFS
Michelle

Leonie Castro said...

This is the best layout! I love it! Using the twine around the cardstock for pictures awesome idea!
tyfs
Leonie

Whitney said...

Great layout!