Thursday 22 March 2012

Beachin' It--Summer Vacation Album Part IV

The image at left is part of the title from today's posting on our vacation album from last summer, featuring:


It is one of this year's trendy items, and lots of fun to play with. I use baker's twine from The Twinery. You can browse their site by using the link provided. The Twinery just came out with four new colours to add to the existing fourteen. Close to My Heart also came out with four coordinating colours in the latest catalogue (you can shop it here), and Paper Wishes sells the version by "W R Memory Keepers."

Detail of the quilled seal and spelling with twine.
Anyway, there are many different ways to use it as an embellishment for scrapbooking. Here I have wrapped it around one of the letters of my title. It also echos the wavy shore-line of my principal photo. I've found the best way to adhere it to pages is to "draw" where you want it to go, with a thin line of glue such as Glossy Accents or Liquid Glass. If you're nervous you can always pencil in your line, and then squeeze the glue over top of it, hiding it with the twine.
This also works well if you want to use the twine for lettering. The glue prevents the ends from fraying too much.

On this companion page, I used the twine to outline my journalling box. I hid the free ends under one of the loops, but you could also just poke a hole into your paper and thread the free end to the back of your project.

This page also shows those chipboard circles from the Elements paper pack coordinating shapes, which i have used to draw attention to the surf-seeking teenagers.

This sunny shape is another chipboard piece which details the where, when and what of the photo.

And here is main photo for this two-page spread. Sometimes you need only one picture to capture the feel of the event. The titling was again done with the font from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. Bring on those good vibrations!


  1. These pages are so cool, Caroline! I really love the twine accents and chipboard circles.

  2. Love the wavy title and use of the twine. You've hooked me!!

  3. Love the wavy title with the twine! You've hooked me on it!!!

  4. Hi Caroline, thanks so much for stopping by my blog :)
    Love what you have done with the twine :)

  5. Hi Caroline, your visit on my blog made me come and visit you again.
    I see you have been busy and should come more often!
    Great work and I love to see Morag's family on your pages; especially Will, who I met personally!
    Hope to meet you as well, sometime...
    kind regards, Corina


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