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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Stamps of Life and The Twinery Team up for Christmas!










The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Design Teams are playing together for this hop!
Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it’s eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you’re gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker’s twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker’s twine comes in 14 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look. For creative ideas & more…visit OUR BLOG!



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As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 2 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:
One winner will win 2 stamp sets  (winners choice) valued at $12.95 -total retail value: $26.90 per prize! from The {Stamps} of Life.
One winner will win the Ultimate Color Sampler Pack ($25 value!) from The Twinery!!!
The prize winners will be announced on The {Stamps}of Life and The Twinery Blogs on Wednesday November 16th


For my card, I used a most unusual set  Cone2Dish to create my Christmas Trees. I stamped the
"Trees" in versamark and embossed them on gold onto my designer paper. I made sure the Red Tree Points on the DP, were placed into the middle of the image to resemble Tree Trunks. I then sponged some Kiwi ink to the edges to bring a wee bit more dimension. I mounted two of the three trees on dimensionals and added a splash of Polar White Flower Soft underneath to ground the tree trunks. I then added a few stick on pearls for xmas ornaments. For the background on the Kraft Card Base, I created a wintery scene with the flourishes from the Swirls2build set  and the  sentiment and Snowflakes from the Joy2Christmas set. I think the Cherry Red Twine sets everything off nicely. Here is the Hop in it's entirety!



Vicki Garrett-That's me!








Hope you enjoy all the fun ideas that you see on the Hop! 



93 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I love how you used The Twinery's twine!!!

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  2. Great job on the card. Love all the little details. Love this stamp set and the twine is the perfect touch. :)

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  3. The button is the perfect addition to highlight the twine!

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  4. How clever! Love how you used the tree paper for the trees and cut one out for the trunks. Genius! Thanks!

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  5. Wonderful card! Love the trees!

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  6. I love how you used the trees and twine - thank you for your sharing your creativity with us! Amazing!

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  7. beautiful card...love those trees..

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  8. what a great card, love the paper piecing on this!

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  9. Trees made with tree paper! How cute!!!

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  10. WHAT???? Cone to Dish - your mind must just be ticking over time - who woulda thought you could use that?????

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  11. Really creative! Gorgeous card - thanks!

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  12. This is an amazing card. Love all the deatails.

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  13. Lovely card with great colour combo and the twine looks great!!

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  14. i really love that card, the colors are awesome thanks for the inspiration

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  15. Awesome card...love the paper pieced trees and the button w/the twine. TFS :)

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  16. Such creativity from everybody in this hop!

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  17. Love your Card! So Creative! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

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  18. cool way to make the trees! I also love the background you created

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  19. I like the clever way you used tiny trees to make the trunks of the larger trees!

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  20. Gorgeous card! I love how you used the paper to create the trees.

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  21. Yes very beautiful!! Thanks for your time!!!

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  22. love the embossed trees and the pearl accents!

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  23. Very cute card. I love all the details!!
    Thanks!

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  24. this is so pretty. love the christmas trees.

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  25. Great way to use a stamp in another way!

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  26. Beautiful card. Your twine and button are the perfect accents.

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  27. This is fabulous, Vicki! What a great idea! LOVE the gold...that and the pearls make your card SO elegant!

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  28. Lovely card, thank you for sharing it.

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  29. Wow! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing :)

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  30. I am going to come back and "explore your blog some more. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Awesome! Love the embossing and the 'snow'.

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  32. Great card! I can't believe the trees are ice cream cones, so creative.

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  33. Fabulous artsy trees! Great job. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  34. great card! i like how you used a christmas tree as the tree trunk! TFS

    Lisa G
    lkgra@hotmail.com
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

    stop by & check out my giveaway!

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  35. Great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Love the trees! What a great card :)

    Jenny
    jennykingham at att dot net

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  37. Gorgeous! I like the pearl ornaments and the whispy sky! Beautiful use of the twine and the stamps! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Cool Christmas card! Love the textured effect. Cheers!

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  39. Beautiful card and love how you used the twine! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23

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  40. So creative to use an icecream stamp set for trees! I love Stephanie's stamps...get them every month as a member. And of course I love twine too! :)

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  41. How clever to use the ice cream cones to make the trees! Love it!

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  42. Awesome card...love the touch of snow under the tree!

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  43. Really like the card, nice trees.

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  44. I love the quirkiness and whimsy of the card. Great idea and neatly done!

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  45. LOVE these 3-D trees!! So pretty!

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  46. Sadly, I can see only the left side of your card, but it looks fabulously unique and bold and beautiful

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  47. Nice card!!! Love the trees.....

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  48. I love all the details of your card...brilliant!!!

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  49. great card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. what an Awesome crad love the trees the way you have detailed them is beautiful. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  51. very fun trees, love the colors you created them with~

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  52. Love the pearls for the tree ornaments, and the Flower Soft is the perfect finishing touch for this card!

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  53. What a cute card. I love those trees and the twine.

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  54. Vicki, I'm in awe of this clever set of "trees"!! You totally rocked this, darlin'! Thanks for mentioning the hop on your SCS card ... I had lost the path after a couple of non-hopping blogs and completely got distracted and "moved on". hahaha So glad I caught this bit of 'genius'!

    ~Tex

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  55. super-cute!
    dilnazheckman @ hotmail

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  56. You rock everything you touch, Vicki! Great card. TFS

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  57. how clever! first using the "cones" for trees then using the swirls as "wind" for the background! love this card and thanks for sharing!

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  58. The netting and pearls idea is pretty inventive!

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  59. Love the trees! Very pretty card.

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  60. Love the card. Love those trees, they are neat. Have a good one.

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  61. So very creative! I need to learn to look at my stamps in a new way! Really love your card. Thanks for the fresh way to look at things :)

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  62. Wonderful, trendy trees! Love this. ;)

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  63. I love the Christmas tree! The pearls are the perfect addition!

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  64. SO cool!!! Love using stamps for alternate things..unexpected!

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  65. those trees are super cute. My first hop, lauralooloo sent me

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  66. love the tree shape.. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  67. love twine and all their great color combos - great card!! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  68. Wow, Vicki, you are a master (or would that be mistress?) of design. LOVE the upside-down cones-as-trees, and your background paper is beautiful, as well. Thanks for the inspiration, indeed.
    C

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  69. What a clever way to use the cone2dish stamp set! I love how did the tree trunks from the same paper to cut it out with the cone! I love it! I really like all the detail in your card. Thanks for sharing.
    MichelleSanchez20 @gmail.com
    www.michelleshappyscrappyplace.blogspot.com

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  70. Interesting way to use the cones! The criss-cross pattern is a lot like a garland wrapped around the tree - great idea! TFS!

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  71. very creative. like how you used the little pearls for ornaments. cute idea. tfs.

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  72. Love your trees, makes a beautiful card.

    Julie Thibodeau

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  73. Those trees are just incredible Vicki! Gorgeous card!
    Sarah

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  74. I love your style! What a beautiful card!

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****