Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blog Hop {Authentique Paper & The Twinery}


The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Authentique Paper's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog!


If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at the Authentique Paper blog.


Here's the full hop order for today:
Authentique Paper – http://authentiquepaper.blogspot.com/
Tifany DeGough - http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
Julie Ranae Murray - http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com/
Natalie Dever - http://dougnat.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Johnson - http://www.parkersprints.blogspot.com/
Emily Lanham - http://createserendipity.blogspot.com/
Hera Frei - http://cappuccinoandcolour.blogspot.com/
Heather Conklin - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/
Deena Neimat - http://www.imakestuff.typepad.com/
Janeen Shember - http://suburbngypsy.blogspot.com/
Ivona Foster - http://blog.sugarsticksparties.com/
The Twinery – http://www.thetwineryblog.com/

The Prizes:
Authentique Paper is giving away a prize pack ($20 retail value)
The Twinery is giving away a Colorful Bunch Sampler pack ($20 retail value)


The Details:
Leave a comment on each blog along the hop. The winners will be chosen randomly from all comments on the manufacturer blogs AND the designer blogs.
{Winners must have a US/Canada address.}


Blog comments close on Monday, November 14th at 11:59pm (Pacific) and the winners will be announced Wednesday, November 16th on the Authentique Paper blog and The Twinery's blog.


The Project:
This hop is so exciting for me because not only am I the DT Coordinator for Authentique Paper - I am also a member of the Design Team for The Twinery.

I am a BIG fan of both companies and the products they create and I LOVE to use them on a daily basis. I share many of my creations here on my blog...but there are so many things I use the products for that I don't share here (usually because I forget to take a few pictures before an item is given away).


I loved combining the beautiful papers from Authentique Paper's Gathering line with the fabulous twine from The Twinery.

I started out just creating some placecards for a Thanksgiving table setting, but once I started creating and I just couldn't stop...so I created some coordinating napkin rings and a box that can be used to hold some pinecones or a small gift.


If you've already been to the Authentique Paper blog, you read about how I created the box - so I'll share with you here how easy it was to make these placecards.
(And then be sure to work your way through the hop to The Twinery's blog to read a little more about the napkin rings).


For each placecard I started by using one of the papers from the Gathering collection 6x6 Bundle and scored it down the middle to create the "tent".

I created the turkeys from another piece of the 6x6 Bundle using a round squeeze punch and added the fun "feathers" with The Twinery's Cappuccino, Caribbean, and Mandarin twine.
(I cut a little beak for each turkey from a small scrap of paper.)


I didn't want the decor to scream "TURKEYS!!!" so I left the little guys without eyes to just give the hint of turkey without it being over the top.

Although I must admit, I think these would be so much fun with some little googly eyes. :o)


While you can definitely add in the names of the Thanksgiving guests, I thought it would be fun to add a few phrases to the placecards with Authentique Paper's Petite Type - easy and fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!
The Next Stop:
Julie Ranae Murray's blog


Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Gathering - 6x6 Bundle, Grow);
Stickers: Authentique Paper (Petite Type Square);
Twine: The Twinery (Cappuccino, Mandarin, Caribbean);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch, Round N Round Squeeze Punch); Martha Stewart/EK Success (Scoring Board);

95 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE the turkeys on the placecards! What a clever idea!

debb said...

I love the place cards and rings! I think the idea of the phrase on them is even better than the name- then they can take it home and set it on their mantles for some extra remembrance and thanksgiving!

Monika Wright said...

They're ALL great projects and feature The Twinery and Authentique so well!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my gosh I love your take on the Turkey's!!! That is so much fun! Thank you!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail dot com

SmilynStef said...

What fun little Thanksgiving elements ... those twine turkeys are too cute.

Sarah Anderson said...

the papers and twine co-ordinate perfectly, and your turkey is just inspired!!!

Sarah Anderson said...

the papers and twine co-ordinate perfectly, and your turkey is just inspired!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

What a really great set! I'm thinking this would be an awesome gift to bring to the MIL to dress her table and it could all be stored in that gorgeous box! TFS!

Annette said...

aww I love how you made a Twine Turkey...so so cute... Thanks for sharing..

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning! What a great group of projects. Great use of the twine!

Stephanie said...

I love your place cards Tifany! The turkey & twine "feathers" are too cute :)

Maya said...

So cute! Love the turkeys! :)

cappuccino and colour said...

these turkeys are just uber cute Tifany. what a super idea.

Margie H said...

LOL!! THanks for the chuckle!! Those place card are too fun and clever way to use the twine :)

Jan said...

What a cute project!

Jamie said...

i love these projects they all look so great together what a wonderful set.. tfs
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Margie said...

I love the little place cards! So cute!

tallulah1 said...

Wow - I am awestuck at the versatility of that twine! So many uses. What cute placecards you made, and goggley eyes would be cute! lol
Janelle

Julie Koets said...

Cute turkeys! Thanks for sharing!

Noreen said...

I didn't recognize them as turkeys till I read how you made them. Very cute idea! (In my house we feel sorry for guys made without eyes, so we always have to add them.)

Amber S said...

All those colors look so great together.

Deb said...

fabulous creations, love your sweet little turkeys!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love love love!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kelly Massman said...

the box is a great idea and I love the little turkeys! thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Ivona@SugarsticksParties said...

These are too cute Tiffany! Love them!

Karen Diebolt said...

Cute place cards and napkin rings.

Tamalene Nelson said...

I like the idea of leaving a thought on the cards instead of names.

Trisha said...

Love your Thanksgiving projects. I can see from this paper why you had to keep creating. Beautiful. Love the turkeys. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Zoe said...

Those place cards are awesome!!! so so clever

Kristine said...

Cute use for the twine -love the colors.

Mariah said...

What cute ideas!! Love them!

Peggy S said...

Those turkey placecards are so darn cute!

Kyla Norris said...

the turkey place cards are beyond adorable! what a great and creative idea!

Janet said...

That's so cute! Love the turkey tails.

okienurse said...

cute tags and napkin rings! Cute project. Thanks for sharing.

joetterer said...

OH! I see now, it's a turkey. geez.

littlen said...

great projects. your turkeys are adorable. tfs.

Charity Becker said...

Love the twine turkey tails!!!! too cute

Percilla G said...

Great stuff and yeah google eyes are an option.
Love the paper you used
Perderg(at)q(dot)com

JPScraps said...

Great ideas for turkey day!

lindaplus3 said...

very very cute placecards...love the turkeys .... i am already a follower..:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Love these ideas. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win prizes.
Stacie D.

Becky Dunham said...

Love these placecards Tifany! I must admit I did not notice they were turkeys at first - the googly eyes would definitely have made it obvious :) - but I love them just the same, even more when I look at them as turkeys! Thanks for sharing these cute Thanksgiving ideas!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Carol McFarland said...

Love the abstract turkeys....simple yet artistic!!!

Lorus! said...

This is such a great color combo! I love the little turkeys - I think I'd be tempted to put googly eyes on them too!

~*Erin*~ said...

Love the use of the twine for the turkey feathers. Very creative.

Cindy Lou said...

Oh how cute, simple and creative are the place cards and napkin rings! So nice it is so easy to make holiday decorations fun and festive with out breaking the bank:) Thanks for sharing

Georgette Mitchell said...

What a wonderful project. Great idea using the twine for the feathers.

Michele Duffy said...

Really creative!

Kimberly S. said...

These are cute little place cards!! And they don't scream "TURKEY" at you...lol!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Hi I’m a new follower Love your box and the napkin holder are great addition to the box. And the colors in the paper are cool. Thanks

Debc06 said...

Great way to represent the turkeys. TFs
Debbie
debbie_craine@hotmail.com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

ferrellgraph-x said...

Your little turkey placecards are so cute!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

DH said...

thanks for the hop and the inspiration!

Liz Terrazas said...

wonderful table ideas.. great box..

Anita said...

What stunning table decorations! Great way to make the turkeys!

Lyneen said...

WOW!!! LOVE the take on your turkeys!!! They are darling. You have proven Twinery is very versatile. The papers are perfect for your project!!! The name tags are a great idea!

Gail said...

can't wait to try this with some beautiful c'mas dp..if i win it lol..love this idea for c'mas..tfs..loves ya

Lizscraps said...

well the abstract turkeys are very original and the twine tail feathers is super inspired. Cute table setting all around.

Tracy said...

Great whimsical turkey idea! Thanks for sharing

Julie said...

i just loooooove the papers, great project.

Tania said...

Super cute placecards. Great idea, thanks for sharing.

Julie Ranae said...

Beautiful projects Tifany! Features both products so very well!

Laura Evangeline said...

Haha! Those are funny little turkeys!

carriep said...

I think I'd like to see them with eyes also, very cute place cards

JKriete said...

Super cute idea placecards would be great too or guests can write what they are thankful for and you can share at the table! Thanks for the idea!

SarahL said...

The little turkeys are so creative! Love them!

meredemaison said...

I agree about leaving the turkey eyes off. They might guilt you into not eating its cousin if it's staring at you during dinner (or NOT!) Very cute idea and creative way to use the twine! TFS!

marla said...

A very cute idea for Turkey day!! Great use of twine!!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Such super cute turkeys!!

Kim H said...

Love the placecards, goggly eyes are a must I think LOL wonderful projects, thank you for sharing them, and a chance to win.

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Cute little turkeys! Very cute indeed!

Christy said...

I'm in love with those Turkeys!! Great idea to use the baker's twine for the feathers!! LOVE.IT!

KellyG said...

Love these turkeys! So cute, thanks for sharing!

Shanna Shands said...

These turkeys are awesome. I love the napkin rings. Very easy.

jan said...

Unique little turkey! Such a great idea!

Cyndee K. said...

Super cute placecards! They're such cute 'un-turkeys'!

Emily said...

Adorable!

StacyC said...

Now this is too cute, Love those turkeys....

sharon g said...

Well aren't you creative! Nice nice nice.

Janet Zeppa said...

Very cute placecards!

Lindsay said...

LOVING this color scheme! And I love how the turkeys aren't so "turkey"-ish!

Ezlie J. Perez said...

love that carribean color twine!

Roxie said...

I love the cute turkey placecards and napkin rings. Great project.

Kelly Sas said...

HOW does your brain work?!? You come up with the greatest "out of the box" ideas! LOVE those turkeys!!!

Stephanie U said...

Love the placecards! So cute!

marilyn said...

Those turkeys are so CUTE! Love your projects.

Amanda said...

Such a creative and original turkey design! I absolutely love them!

{VICKI} said...

everything is wonderful
tfs

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHH! Those turkeys are the CUTEST! I love the idea of using twine for the feathers--BEAUTIFUL papers! Great projects! YOU ROCK!

Julie said...

love the place cards. very cute

Olivia said...

The turkeys are stinking cute! I think I will make some and add the goggly eyes - great for the kids' table! Thank you!

mlady012 said...

From 1 project to 3...and all so much fun

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Your place cards are just too cute!!! Love how you made the turkey :-) TFS!

-Sam :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

Linh C. said...

What cute turkeys!