Monday, October 22, 2012

ABC1 --  New to You
All Beautiful Cards (ABC) Challenge

I have a variety of techniques I like to use in my greeting cards. But every once in a while, I try something new. If I like it, I incorporate the technique into my regular processes.  Not only do I get new ideas from my designer younger sister, Jan, but also from other blogs, websites, journals and greeting card kits.

I learned how to use twine instead of ribbon a few months ago. I really did like using the twine, various sizes. So here is a new card with my first attempt of incorporating twine in my own card design. Also new is the Star of David template. I bought this months ago, but this is the first time I have been able to use it. Finally!

We have Jewish friends who celebrate Hanukkah, though it is not their main holiday. I am so happy to see that companies are starting to produce items so we can make several different Jewish holiday cards.


  • Base paper is from the Life's Journey designer paper pack by K&Company
  • Basic red cardstock embossed using my Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripe embossing folder
  • Metallic Silver embossing paste by Dreamweaver on Star of David brass template by The Stencil Company
  • Hanukkah stamp by Stampington & Company using silver ink
  • Twine wound twice around paper and tied in front

Not bad for a first try!

How many of you use twine or jute in your greeting cards? Would love to see some of your projects!


  1. Your card is beautiful! What a great use of the new Hanukkah image... and wow! I didn't know a person could make their own twine. How clever!

    Thank you for participating in ABC Challenges this week!

  2. I just love Hanukkah cards. I am glad Jan got you over here with you beautiful card. I will be waiting for her card now, lol. Thank you for joing us at ABC Challenges. Hugs from Jans skyping buddy. Rosie

  3. Lovely card - I like to to use twine whenever I can really so its nice to see it on your card. Thanks so much for joining us at ABC Challenges for our debute. Hugs! D

  4. I think the Twine looks great with this card! Your friends will enjoy it as well. Thanks for sharing what's "new" to you and playing along with us at ABC Challenge Blog!

  5. Lovely card, the Star of David looks fab with the silver embossing paste! Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges. Ger x

  6. Very nice card & I like the layout! Thanks so much for playing with ABC Challenges!!!!!

  7. Beautifully done, love your embossed panel and your twine is perfect! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.