Monday, February 11, 2013

Product Focus Week 6: Twine


Welcome back to this week's "Product Focus." In these weekly blog posts, I'll share a scrapbooking product I'm particularly drawn to, and then share some ways I've used the product in a project. I'll point out tips and tricks for using the product, share some of my favorite products from that product line, and then I'll open it up for any questions you might have. I'd also love to hear your reviews or uses for the product I focus on each week. This is a chance for you to pull out products you already own and play with them or for you to discover new product you might not have yet tried.


This week I wanted to focus on one of my favorite products: twine. I am definitely addicted to this scrapbook/crafting embellishment. It started with a few skeins of crochet twine, and built to solid colored twine and Baker's Twine, and so much more. A little bit of twine goes a long way. I suggest getting black, white, and natural to start with and then building your stash from there. Form a "twine group" and each of you buy a few colors and then divide and share your stash with your friends to get a lot more colors and styles to choose from without spending a lot.


Here are a few of my favorite twine options (click the photos for links to the products). You can also search by "twine" HERE at 2Peas for additional options:





Below you will find a gallery of projects that use twine. Hopefully these will give you some new ideas for using twine on your projects.

Idea #1: String twine between brads and hang journaling strips from the twine.



Idea #2: Wrap it around an element.

 Source: Studio Calico

Idea #3: Hang pennants from twine.


Source: The Stamps of Life


I'd like to ask here how you are using twine. Do you wrap it around your photos? Do you use it to add texture to a sticker or die cut? Do you combine colors on one project? If you have a question about twine, please post it in the comments section below. I will answer some of them in my next "Product Focus" post, and I may just feature one of your projects in an upcoming post.

7 comments:

  1. I love the idea of stringing the twine between the brads to hang penants and journaling off of. I too have a ton of twine, but I have been drooling over the solid spools that I don't have yet. Just waiting for the perfect sale on it... ;)

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  3. I love twine! I can't believe how far it goes, too! Great suggestion to have everyone share spools because I think a spool could last one person a lifetime!
    I love to use twine threaded through buttons to give some fun contrast, wrapped around clear acrylic letters (takes time and patience, but gives such great color, dimension and texture) and even just used like ribbon along the edge of elements on a page.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  4. I wrap it around photos and journaling tags a lot. Like your idea of using it between brads.

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  5. I've been using twine a lot lately. I've used it to attatch a pencil to a layout, criss cross wrapped a title tag, hung banners, tied buttons... I am loving twine.

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  6. JLBOhio1:45 PM

    I haven't used a lot of twine but I am drawn to it. Thanks for the great idea.

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  7. I absolutely love twine and use it way more than I do ribbon. My favorite twine to use on masculine cards and layouts is plain brown jute. I have a skein of natural colored twine from years ago that I've been using and that jute is probably just as old. Of course, I had to go out and get bakers twine in every color too. Thanks for the unique and creative ideas Jen!

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