Raindrops. Whiskers. Kettles. Mittens.
You know what comes next, yes? Why it's:
"Brown paper packages tied up with string!"
And the eclectic Paperie E-Team is using this bit of musical inspiration for our pre-Christmas, gotta-wrap-those-gifts-NOW blog hop!
Of course, brown paper is pretty easy to come by— just upcycle any grocery bag or little coffee fold-over sack you have handy. Good string, though... really pretty, really festive, really COOL string... is a little more difficult to find. Or it was, anyway, until The Twinery came along!
Frankly, I'd never have guessed I'd get this excited about twine, but this stuff RULES! The colors are bright and cheerful, it's eco-friendly and biodegradable, and— yes!— it looks like the striped Christmas hard candy my dad always keeps around the house during the holidays. What's not to love?! I think all my E-Teammates agree that we're now hopelessly devoted to Twinery string, and were delighted to learn that it would be the theme of our mid-December hop.
And, check this out: eclectic Paperie is going to choose not one, not two, but THREE winners, who will each receive a prize package of cool eclectic Paperie goodies, including some fabulous Twinery products to play with!
To be eligible to win, simply visit each of the participating blogs listed below and publish a comment! Each blog will accept comments for the next 48 hours, starting at 8am (EST) today! One comment per person, per blog, please. Two winners will be chosen and posted on the eclectic Paperie blog on Friday, December 17.
The E-Team is:
Linda L3-- That's me!
Micki is sitting this one out, but be sure to stop by her blog and say "hello!"
Here's what I came up with for our "Tied Up With Strings" hop:
To begin, I cut green handmade paper with the Tim Holtz "Pine Tree" Alterations Die, glued it to a coffee bag and "iced" it with Rock Candy Distress Stickles. The Fragment Charm was backed with a scrap from Tim's Seasonal Paper Stash using Glossy Accents, and hung onto "Peapod" Twinery string.
This began as a little flat paper bag. I envelope-folded the top over and inserted two Idea-ology Long Fasteners and Washers as a way to anchor a strand of Marachino Red Twinery string. The snowflakes were cut from plain white card stock using the Alterations "Snow Flurries" On the Edge Die. The "Merry Christmas" stamp is from Tim's Mini Holidays set, and it's embossed with Adirondack red embossing powder.
Finally, this dapper little snowman was created by using a Tim Holtz Seasonal Mask with Ranger Sailboat Blue Color Wash on a little white bag. The sentiment is made with with Seasonal Salvage Stickers, and the starburst-y thing was made with Twinery string in Lilac.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to visit my E-Team friends and leave a comment at each blog to increase your chances of winning a spectacular gift bundle, courtesy of the always generous Daisy at eclectic Paperie!
Hugs and Happy Holidays!