Monday, April 16, 2012


The Twinery & Imaginisce Blog Hop!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Imaginisce & The Twinery Blog Hop!


If you've reached my blog by way of the talented Adora Concepcion then you are in the perfect spot!  If not, head back to the beginning over at the Imaginisce Blog because there are a lot of amazing projects and prizes that you do not want to miss!


Today I am sharing a Gift Set For Best Friends! I am using the Sole Sisters collection by Imaginisce along with The Twinery's Maraschino twine!  I love the colors in this collection and the embellishments are wonderfully designed and the red matches perfectly with the Maraschino twine!  Just have a look...



I am also sharing a tutorial to make the bracelet from my set!  These are so much fun to make and a great way to get the kids involved in crafting!

Bracelet Tutorial
1.  Cut 15-25 strips of ½” x 10” pieces of pattern paper.  Trim an angle at one end. 
Note: I used 15 for this bracelet, which is a good size for a small child.  You can make the beads smaller (not as thick) by trimming down the length of paper as well.  We like them thick.

2.  Place a bead of glue down the backside of the paper.  Run your finger along the glue to flatten it out. 

3.  Starting with the angled end, roll the paper tightly around the center of the toothpick.  It is important to place the paper on the center of the toothpick so the size of the hole will be large enough for the twine.  Make sure to roll each paper bead tightly.

4.  This is what your bead should look like.

5.  Do steps 1-3 for each strip of paper you have.

6.  Trim a piece of twine to 28” – 36” (depending on how many beads you used).  String one bead and place it in the center of the string.

7.  With your second bead, begin stringing as you did the first.

8.  Close up picture of step #7.

9.  Take the second string and pull it through the other end of the bead as shown (right string goes left, left string goes right).

10. Pull both strings equally, placing the bead directly on top of the initial bead.

11. Continue adding beads using steps 7-10 .

12. Your bracelet should look similar to this when your last bead is on.

13. To finish the bracelet, thread your twine back through your initial bead.

14. Pull the second string through the initial bead.

15. Tie a double knot to finish and trim twine close to the knot.

16. Finished bracelet.


Supplies:
Pattern Paper:  Sole Sisters, Imaginisce
Embellishments:  Sole Sisters, Imaginisce

Twine: Maraschino, The Twinery
Die Cut: Purse, Silhouette America
Punch: Double Embossed Dotted Lace Edger, EK Success
Ink: Gray Whale, Cat's Eye Chalk Ink, Color Box
Pen: White Gel, Sakura




Now for the prizes!
 To be eligible for the prizes you MUST comment on each blog, each day.  The deadline for leaving comments is 11:59 EDT, Sunday April 22 and winners will be announced on each company blog on Monday!

The Twinery will be giving away THREE 'I Dream in Twine' packs to three different winners! 
Imaginisce will be giving away THREE 'Makin' Waves' collections to three different winners!


Thanks so much for joining me today!  I am the last stop on the hop for today but be sure to check out The Twinery on Facebook and stop back by The Twinery Blog tomorrow for more amazing projects and chances to win!


108 comments:

Caryn S said...

TFS the tutorial on making the paper bead bracelet! I love the whole set.

Darla said...

What fun and cute projects!

ScrappyRae10 said...

WOWZA BAT MAN!!!!!!!!!!!! AWEASOME AWEASOM AWEASOME!!!!!

Dawn said...

WOW!!! The bracelet is amazing! Thanks for showing us how you did it, I will for sure be making one!

Angi said...

This gift set is super fabulous!

Marjeen said...

Thanks for sharing.

Mandy said...

that box is so cute! thanks for sharing your process. :)

Dakota Bear said...

TFS the tutorial. Bracelet will make nice summer jewelry.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great little ensemble! I just love that bracelet! So cute, and a great tutorial!

Beatrice Lawson said...

A-mazing!! Thanks for the tutorial, would love to give the bracelet a try.

Lisa P said...

Wow! very creative idea!

Linh C. said...

Cool projects! Love the bracelet!

Julie S. said...

What a cute idea. TFS!

LadyDiane said...

Truly, adorable. just love everything about this project. Thank you for sharing.

julie e said...

What fun and creative projects!

Guiseppa said...

Jamie....wow! Love your projects and that bracelet...how fun!

Kerys said...

OMGosh! This is just ADORABLE! I love it! The papers and twine are just perfect for this set! I am definitely going to be making the bracelet with my daughter - just printed out the instructions - she is going to LOVE making this! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win! :-)
kerysdotsharrockatmedotcom

CLM-cindylu2u said...

I have not seen these before, absolutely wonderful!!! Thanks so much for sharing these and the how to!!

Karen Diebolt said...

Wow you sure put a lot of work into your project. Very nice job.

Christa said...

These are super cute Jamie. I love the bracelet especially!

Magda Polakow said...

Great projects! Thanks for tutorial, great idea

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Really liking the bracelet -- thanks for the tutorial.

Trisha said...

Wow, what an awesome set for a best friend. Love it and thanks for the bracelet tutorial. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Michele Duffy said...

Cool purse box, makes me want to get a die-cutting machine...

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, that's one awesome bracelet! Thanks for the tutorial.

Melinda said...

OMG...love the bracelet!

Danielle, Joseph and Baby Girl said...

love the tutorial!!! thank you!!


((danielleciullo@gmail.com))

Heidi said...

Now is that the funnest card, bright, cheerful and comes with its own pom pom! :)

Angie said...

What a fabulous collection of projects!

Sabrina said...

Hi Jamie,
your blog looks really nice and the Layout too!

Jennifer said...

love the grey dot paper with the colorful accents. great job

Julie Ranae said...

You ALWAYS know how to do it right! I love this collection and love the tutorial...so blessed to be working with you at The Twinery!

Liz said...

Adorable... Ahhh the things you can do with twine and paper

Liz said...

Adorable... Ahhh the things you can do with twine and paper

Carmen Nuland said...

Love the bracelet - not something I would have thought of doing!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great projects. TFS

Anita said...

AMAZING is all I can say. Love the tutorial.

Maggy_Tronche said...

Wow this projects are so CUTE! Loveee them! Super creative girl! Thanks a lot for the inspiration! Big Hugs.. Maggy :)

Heather Leopard said...

Love your projects and the bracelet tutorial! Great idea. Happy to be in today's hop with ya!

Megn said...

What a lovely set! thank you for sharing!

Anita Braddock said...

wow how Amazing this project is. Love the set the colors and papers are great. love the Bracelet and the Tutorial on how to make it.
thanks fr sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What an awesome ensemble! Cute card and the bracelet is fabulous!

Suzy said...

Love your projects Jamie. That purse is so cute. :) Thanks for sharing!
-Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Carolyn said...

You are so creative. TFS

rush said...

what a fun bracelet. thank you for sharing.

Sue D said...

Great gift set for a friend and thanks for the tutorial on the cute bracelet.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

Okay, the bracelet is brilliant! I love the way it turned out!

jime said...

I love your projects! The best part is that you shared your tutorial... thank you so much!!

Lucy Newton said...

Great set, thanks for the tutorial!

pruttybird said...

OMGoodness but your projects are just to cool! Great tutorial )

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Donna Coughlin said...

Oh wow, I have to have my granddaughters over and we can all make these bracelets together, what a fabulous idea

silly_girl_823 said...

Your project is wonderful, you are so creative. Thank you for sharing with us!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Kreations with Kris said...

Love the bracelet idea! Now off to Pin it :)

LisaM said...

Fabulous gift set!

Julie S. said...

I love these. Great projects .

Nicole said...

Gorgeous projects, Jamie! I LOOOOVE the bracelet and can't wait to try one! Thank you!

Allie Gower said...

I love the colors in this ensemble. Your use of the twine really "wraps" it up nicely!

Tracey said...

You did a great job! Your friend is very lucky! K7181994@aol.com

TeacherMom said...

Cool project! I love the bracelet and my daughter is going to love it even more! I know what we are doing this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.
TeacherMom
Gaudet5 at Rogers dot com

Carol said...

Fabulous hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Bethany Becker said...

Great projects. Thanks for sharing!
BLW1003 at gmail dot com

audrey said...

Very creative projects!

joanieg said...

OMG I can't wait to try and make the Best Friend Set and the lovely bracelet! Thank you so very much for all the directions!

Vesna said...

lovely bracelet - must try this for my niece. Thanks :)

Dorina D said...

Thanks for sharing such a fun project. Your tutorial is amazing. Going to share it with my nieces as I think they'll love making that bracelet

~ Jo ~ said...

Great projects and thank you so much for sharing that great tutorial!!!


Jo

www.eastcoastscrappers.blogspot.com

Teri said...

Hi Jamie!
So cute... and so gosh darn clever!

Teri

steph said...

Great projects love the purse.

Jenny said...

Thanks for the instructions for the bracelet. I think I am going to make one for my little princess :)

Lauren Brewer said...

Beautiful! I love that bracelet - thanks so much for the awesome tutorial! Lauren

Debra Peloso said...

I love the bracelet

Melissa said...

Very cute projects! What fabulous prizes...very exciting!

Gisèle said...

Wow that bracelet is fantastic:))

Tasha Hart said...

Love it all! Gonna try the bracelet though...so inspired right now!

judybob3 said...

Love the Red/Black/White.......... :)

judybob3@att.net

Ange said...

Cute gift set. Love the bracelet tutorial, my kids will love that.

scrapdiva said...

great projects, great tutorial

Margie said...

GREAT projects!! I love the bracelet!!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

awesome projects! love that bracelet and thanks for the steps to make it. the bag is super fab!

~luanne
sisterscraftcafe at gmail dot com

Ladybug said...

You brought back some nice memories for me re: the bead bracelet. I made those when I was a kid. TFS! :-)

I'm already a follower. Been for a lonnnnng time. :-)

Aimee Kidd said...

What a great little set!! Love it all especially that bracelet!! Very creative with the twine!!

Sherri said...

the braclet is very cool

SandiB said...

These projects are amazing. Loved the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Monika Wright said...

super set of goodies and awesome tutorial!

Karen L said...

FABULOUS projects....and I am loving the colors you choose!

Amanda said...

OMG, I am just loving your Gift Set For Best Friends!!! I am totally inspired..

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)

Amy C said...

What a FAB set Jamie!! I love the bracelet tutorial. Awesome job combining The Twinery with Imaginisce.

howo34 said...

I love the gift set, its such a great idea! I am so digging that bracelet!

maddymuscles said...

Wonderful tutorial, thanks!
Maddy
Orangemm.13@gmail.com

marg0006 said...

Wow, any girl would love to get that gift set.

marg0006@verizon.net

Whitney said...

What a cute gift set!

Chris said...

Love the purse!

Stampin Cats said...

Love them all!!!!

Kelly said...

Great tutorial!

cush464 said...

Love the braclet - such a cute idea!

remus79 said...

Great set. Thanks for sharing the directions to make the bracelet. Very unique.

AmyJ said...

This is one great set. Love all of the projects. Thanks for sharing how you made your bracelet. That is really neat.
Amy Jones #8546
http://thetigershaven.blogspot.com/

Mimi said...

Thank you for the tutorial!! Love it!!

Kathy Mc said...

No doubt your BFF would love this adorable gift set! The Sole Sisters collection is perfect and love how you decked out your project with twine. Great combo: The Twinery & Imaginisce and fun blog hop!

Sprinkles said...

I'm hoping my "bff" isn't following along with the hop so I get all the credit for this project! Her birthday is in a few weeks and I am so excited for the inspiration :)

Rosalee said...

OMW!!! That bracelet is so adorable. Thanks for the tutorial. I have to give it a try. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

realcanadiangurl@gmail.com

James and Monica said...

I love creative people! You have some adorable stuff.
cantor(dot)monica(at)gmail(dot)com

JHolliday said...

All 3 of your projects are great! Can't wait to try the bracelet!


June
holliday125@yahoo.com

rlovew said...

What a fabulous set! I love the photo tutorials you do.

UnikeByYes said...

OMG Jamie! love the bracelet idea!!! Great gift set!
TFS and for being part of this fun hop.
Have a great day!
Liz
unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot}com

Rex and Jo said...

So cute and inspiring. Thanks for sharing

Ava Gavloski said...

great projects and thanks so much for sharing the braclet tut.
ava
cottagerca@yahoo.ca

Jill said...

First off, I love your amazing blog and how generous you are with sharing your techniques!!

Your projects for this hop are great! I love the bracelet and can't wait to try this with my kids!! And I love the pom center you created with twine, something I will be sure to try soon!!

jillc at ne dot rr dot com

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