Monday with The Project Bin ~ Twine Inlay!

*I have two posts today!
For the Riley and Company post, please click here!

Monday's are always fun!
It's the day Denise from The Project Bin stamps
highlights designers on her inspirational blog ....
and today is Kelly² Monday! :)

In 2013, my crafty goals included trying new techniques in card making.
It was such a great success, that I try to incorporate it every year,
and 2017 is no exception!
 It's a great way to exercise creative freedom
and maybe even get out of a rut in card making.
I spied a new technique this week on Splitcoaststampers
that looks both intriquing and fun, so I gave it a try ~
Twine Inlay!

 Once again, I'm highlighting the  In My Heart Valentine stamp + die set.
I am just over the moon crazy about this stamp and die set - 
it's so versatile and I've made a ton of cards with it :)
 For today's card, I used a watercolor background piece.
I painted it using a heavy weight watercolor paper
 and bright pigment watercolor paints.
When painting, my MO is to let it dry overnight -
 that's just my personal preference :)
But if you need it faster, you can always paint and zap it with a heat gun.

Next, using the heart die from the set, I cut out a heart shape,
then traced another heart onto plain #110 cardstock
and used that as my inlay for the twine.
One your entire penciled Barea is covered, simply adhere it with heavy duty glue
or tape to the underside of the die cut.
The end result is amazing to see and fun to 'pet'! :)

I thought the watercolor cut out heart was so gorgeous, 
I added it to the top of the card with some 3d foam,
adhered some sequins and this was done!

So glad you could stop by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!

Products used:  In my Heart stamps/die (The Project Bin Stamps),
Strathmore heavyweight watercolor cardstock,
recollections watercolor paints,
PTI cardstock,The Twinery Baker's Twine "Lilac",
sequins from artminds, tombo glue, aleene's tacky glue, trimmer, scoare pal.

I'll enter this into these challenges:  Crafts and Me - New Beginnings (new stamps!)


  1. Such a sweet design, Kelly! I love your baker's twine heart! Adorable!

  2. Wow, this heart covered with the twine looks just amazing!! Such a brilliant idea! Fabulous card!

  3. Very unique - love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. WOW! This card is so amazing! Love the inky look!

  5. This is so gorgeous!! The twine heart looks amazing!! I love the beautiful colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Kelly this is just gorgeous! I love the bold colors with the hearts and the inlay twine idea looks so fun!! Good for you on trying new things!! :) HUGS

  7. Kelly--this is such a pretty card--how creative!

  8. Kelly, this is so much fun!!! I love the twine! I saw the twine technique over there too but haven't had a chance to try it! Really great look!

  9. Leave it to you to create a super fab card with bakers twine and a die cut! Card is great and I love the shape of the heart die cut. xoxo