Thursday, 2 November 2017

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #302

Hello everyone and welcome...

I have a card to share that I made for Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink, the theme of which is to use twine and ribbon in a new and interesting way. 

They call these challenges for a reason I have found. I had to think long and hard about this one. I did not want to just copy what had already been done so it took me a while to come up with something.

I have chosen to use, once again, one of my favourite stamp sets...Love Lives Here Holiday, along with a sprinkling of Holiday Greens.

A basic A2 soft blue/green card base on which I have added a bit of pattern paper. Instead of ribbon I have chosen to use lace which I have just layered along the bottom.

I cut out a heart shape (well, actually 3 of them) and ran it through a Swiss Dot embossing folder. I then used a small hole punch and went all around. Through this I threaded my twine and tied a bow. 

The focal image is that wonderful angel. I just love it.

I have gone all around the outer edge of the card with the teeny tiny little hearts from the same stamp set in a rhubarb ink along with the sentiment at the bottom.

Tucked in behind the heart are a few springs of greenery from Holiday Greens.

Thanks so very much for stopping by and leaving me your very kind comments. Cheers.



  1. What a perfect set to use for this challenge Melanie! Love how you threaded the twine through the heart and all the other details on this charming card too! I think you aced this challenge!! :0)

  2. I love the threaded heart! Great idea that I will have to borrow!

  3. Well, you must have had your thinking cap on when you came up with this idea! I thought the heart already had the holes in smart to punch the holes yourself and then thread it! This idea could work with any shaped die. Your card is beautiful!

  4. This is so beautiful!! Really wonderful job!

  5. Cheers, Melanie, how your fabulous creativity and lovely design! Can’t believe you embossed the heart, punched holes and then wove the twine through each hole. You really did put on your thinking cap, but it was worth the end result.

  6. Perfect homespun card--love the twine wrapped heart!

  7. Beautiful card Melanie! Love all the pretty PTI goodness and the twine wrapped, textured heart! Adds a fab touch!