Friday, April 20, 2012

Stamped Punch Window

 I made these two cards for Technique Tuesday -- Stamped Punch Window. They turned out to be a lot of fun to create, and it was enjoyable using a new technique to do it!
 Supplies used:
  • HOMEMADE Baker's Twine (SEE THIS POST by the Frugal Crafter for a tutorial!)
  • Button
  • Stickles Glitter (on butterflies)
  • Blue Ultra Fine Glitter
  • Crochet Butterfly (SEE THIS POST)
  • Patterned Paper Scrap (in window)
  • Punches/Dies
    • Butterfly punch
    • Monarch Butterflies Trim Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
    • Ornate Labels #3 (Sizzix)
    • Branch Punch (Martha Stewart)
    • Corner Rounder (Fiskars)
  • Stamps
    •  Posy Patch Flowers (Heartfelt Creations)
    • Distressing (Glitz Design) text overlay
    • Floral Framelits (Sizzix)
  • Ink
    • Easter Eggs (Color Box)
    • Aquarium Color Pigment Ink Pads(Martha Stewart)
    • Snow Chalk Ink Pad (Recollections)
    • Sharpie Marker (faux stitching) 

In case there's someone who can't view the video on the frugal crafter's blog for making baker's twine (and I happen to know there's at least one), I made a short picture tutorial for you.
What you'll need: 1. Crochet thread 2. Permanent Marker 3. piece of cardboard
Wrap the thread around your piece of cardboard and make lines on it (like pictured) with desired color.
(Lindsey actually wrapped hers around a ruler ---whatever works for you.)
Unwind and "wa-la" ---- homemade Baker's Twine!
Considering that you only pay about $2.79 for 400 yards of white cotton thread (Hobby Lobby) and it cost $3.99 for 26 yards of Baker's Twine in only three colors (Hobby Lobby) --- this is a VERY "frugal" idea!
 (I just found cotton thread at the thrift store for 39 cents....even better deal!)
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Lori said...

Your punched window cards are wonderful! Love the stamping around the window. And thanks for the tutorial - awesome idea!

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love your wonderful window cards! Beautiful stamping and I love that butterfly!
Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I knew there had to be a simple way to make my own twine!

Tania Pelletier said...

OMG, I love the homemade baker's twine! And your cards are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Peter Rabbit book!


Helen said...

love the one with the butterfly and thanks 4 the tutorial.

Hussena said...

Your punched window card looks so beautiful i love the way you have stamped around it....And Thank you so much for this Homemade bakers twine Tutorial...its so Awesome...i am going to give this a try for sure !!!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

These are adorable. LOVE the kraft cardstock with those bright colours & the pop of the butterflies. That stamped punch window technique looks so fun (and your stills of DIY baker's twine are too cool).

Pamela said...

Love this idea for baker's twine. How fun to be able to make it in every color I want.

Anonymous said...

Love these cards! Craft paper is one of my favorites. The patterned paper in the little windows adds soo much detail. : )

Mynn xx said...

Oh my word, these are AMAZING!!!!! LOVE the use of Kraft paper--and that crocheted butterfly is absolutely wonderful! Thank you SO MUCH for linking up with Technique Tuesday! :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Mynnette's tutorial was such fun wasn't it?! I love your take on the stamped punched window especially the top one with the plaid design contrasting beautifully with the kraft card stock.

Carol Salisbury said...

Your cards are wonderful! Love the window. I haven't been brave enough to try one of those yet.
Omg, what a great idea for the bakers twine! Thanks for sharing that one! I already have a big roll of that yarn! Now I can stop searching for a place to buy it that isn't sold out!
p.s. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mary Dawn said...

lovely window cards :) thanks so much for playing along with our Challenge #2 at A Blog Named Hero

Heather said...

Fabulous Window Cards! Congrats on being showcased at Technique Tuesday! I have never been there before and saw you card, and thought..I know her ;0) So Awesomesauce!! What a great idea on the baker's twine!! Thanks!!