Thursday, November 1, 2012

Paper Made Bakery: November Reveal + Blog Hop + Giveaway


The Hop:
Welcome to Paper Made Bakery's new November release blog hop. This month PMB is joining with Timeless Twine for a combined hop with their design team. You'll see lots of great ideas on how products from both companies can work seamlessly together. If you've just arrived from Wida's site, then you've come to the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Paper Made Bakery's blog. If you are lost, this the blog hop order:

Michelle McClure (←you are here)
Lisa Arana (←go here next)

The Kit:
November's Fresh Baked Kit entitled Christmas Treats features soft, wintry papers from Lily Bee Design's Christmas Cheer collection, an exclusive pack of matching twine from Timeless Twine and coordinating images from Fresh Squeezed Stamps' Christmas Treats set. This kit is perfect for creating homemade holiday cards and gifts. But you can use it for anything. For example, I made a Halloween card using the stamp set, which you can view here


The Reveal:
I made a small shadow box wall hanging for my friends. When I saw some photos of their two kids lying on the green grass, I thought it would make a perfect Christmas photo after adding some red accents. I printed out the photo as a square and cut out extra white around the photo paper to look like a Polaroid. I printed out a Christmas quote and added embellishments from the kit, and played with the twine. 


The Tutorial:
I've been wanting to make some pom poms with twine for a while now, but found it too bulky for my cards and layouts. I chose a shadow box instead of a frame especially for this purpose. This 5.5 x 5.5" Ikea shadow box is the perfect size to work with papers and embellishments from a Fresh Baked Kit. These tri-colored pom poms turned out so cute, you might want to give it a try too. 



1. Wrap your twine 25 times around the tines of a fork. (You can wrap more or less times depending on how dense you want your pom pom. You can affect the size of the pom pom by the size of the fork you use and how many tines you wrap. I wanted a small pom so I used a small salad fork and only used three of the tines.) 
2. Cut a piece of twine and thread it through the center tine and tie a knot around the middle of the wrapped twine. 
3. Slide the tied twine off of the fork. 
4. Cut the loops on each side in half. You'll end up with a scraggly pom at this point. 
5. Trim to a uniform shape. 
6. For a fuller look, unravel the twisted strands. 


I hand cut two Santa Hats from red cardstock. I used Liquid Appliqué for the fur trim and adhered the pom pom on the ends. This turned a summer photo into a winter, Christmas photo. 

The Giveaway:
As a way to say thank you for participating in today's blog hop, Paper Made Bakery is giving away two great prizes. You can enter by midnight on Sunday, November 4th by using the Rafflecopter widget below. 

Good luck to all! Your next stop is Lisa's blog. Remember there are daily inspiration projects and tutorials on PMB's blog all month long. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks so much for hoppin' by,

27 comments:

Maria said...

very nice project

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love the pom poms and the gingerbread men!

Wida said...

what a cute way to use the gingerbread cut outs!

Judy in OKC said...

Your Pom Poms are so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial. That is a must do! Love what you did with the shadow box. It is exceptional and definitely gift worthy! Good ideas!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is adorable!! I love the pom poms and the way you decorated those little gingerbread cutout is perfect! Great job!

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I am in love with this box. It is so great.
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Ravengirl said...

My goodness that is cute! Thanks for the quickie tutorial!!

marg0006 said...

So, soooo sweet. Love those adorable gingerbread men and cute pom poms.

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Sue D said...

Very cute idea and thanks for the tutorial.

DebC said...

Great project i love shadowboxes! Love your twine pom pom too! Loved being a part of this hop!
Hugs
Deb C
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Barb said...

What a fabulous project! I love the dimension and those cute little faces. Adorable!

Tracy said...

Your shadow box is adorable.
I am sure your friend will treasure your art.

~amy~ said...

GASP!!!! Soooooooo CUTE!!!!! seriously love the shadow box!

Jess said...

Such a cute project! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Awesome project!

Staci said...

I love the pom poms! Too cute!

Ashley Calder said...

Very cute shadow box! the gingerbread men and pom-poms are great touches!

senoritaml said...

Lovely shadow box. Thanks for the inspiration.

Katina said...

Thanks for the mini pom-pom tutorial and I love the way you used them in the shadow box!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the pom-pom!! Such a cute picture of the kids, your friend must be really pleased with the project.

NC Peach said...

Very cute project! Love the tutorial too! TFS!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a cute shadow box!

Grá O'Neill said...

Great shadow box & love the pom poms :)

Nirupama said...

That is such a cute project! Love the stick on hats ;)

Indy said...

What a super project. Definitely a keepsake!

Erica said...

Your pom poms came out great! I tried this trick but I guess I didn't wrap enough twine to get a good, solid pom pom. I'm going to have to try it again.

Timeless Twine said...

AMAZING!!!!!!

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