In case you never saw my previous post, I have been asked to join over at the Twisted Sugar Twine as one of their Design Coordinators, which I'll write DC for short. (It's pretty much the same as DT, but sounds more sophisticated!) I've always loved the look of twine, and you've probably noticed that I've been using a lot of twine recently in my projects.
My first post is published over at the Twisted Sugar Twine blog, too, today! If you could leave me some love there, I would really appreciated it!
Simple, but pretty, don't you think?
I found this cut file (album with half round tabs) through the Silhouette online store, and thought that this would be such a fun way to create a book, rather than just using regular rectangle pages. The size of the album is 5.575" wide for the cover page.
Since there were only 3 holes on the side in the original file, I had to add more holes throughout (you can use the spacing and aligning functions on the Silhouette to make sure the holes are evenly spaced out!)
I didn't have time to work on the inside pages, but I've always wanted to make a little book and paste in all my pics of all the people, places, food - anything that I love.
When I thought about "love" - I was able to narrow down the colors of the twines that I wanted to use. (although I never used red - it still was an inspiration color to me)
I then decided that I would color coordinate my book with my twine and decided on 4 colors: pink, grey, red and black from Echo Park Dots and Stripes Paper collection.
I also used twine in several other places in this project:
For embellishing the side of the front cover - I just looped pink twine around it 3 times and tied it together. Do you like the font I used here? It's called Pass the Chex font.
I also used grey twine to string through some little charms (the charms are from Sweet Love kit by Miss Tiina - I want to link it but it's in her confectionery club, and can't link it) I cut out on a Silhouette and tied it to the above pink twine.
The heart which I found in the Silhouette library (comes when you purchase the machine) is weaved through with grey twine. The size of this was 1.85" wide.
... and here is a pic of the pages from the side.
So here was my first twine project! It was sooo hard to keep it simple and having to keep the twine as the focus of the project. I'm so used to embellishing with all sorts of SVGs, but then it takes away from the the twine. Hope that this project showed you how powerful twine is as an embellishment!