Friday, September 14, 2012
Trendy Twine Guest Designer...
So honoured to be asked to be a Guest Designer today over at Trendy Twine :) September is "Snips & Snails & Puppy Dogs Tails, That's What Little Boys are Made of" Challenge Month featuring this gorgeous blue and chocolate twine, Chocolate Sprinkles.
To try and encourage my sons' reading efforts, I thought it was a perfect time to create a boys bookmark, featuring a Trendy Twine tassel. This bookmark was created using The Alley Way Stamps Priceless Joy and Alphabet Soup, together with Autumn Leaves and Doodle Bug papers.
Making a tassel is easy and fun!!! Just take a piece of cardstock twice as wide as you want your tassel, and fold it in half. Wrap your tassel around one end of the cardstock around 50 times, starting and ending at the open end of the fold. Take another length of twine, twice as long as you want your attaching string to be, slide it under your wrapped twine and tie in a knot at the folded end of the cardstock. Take the scissors and cut the wrapped twine in half at the open end of the folded cardstock (see photo).
Take another piece of twine, about three times the length of your tassel, and fold in half then secure with a knot about 2cm from the top of your tassel. Wrap the ends of your knot in opposite directions 3-4 times around your tassel then secure with a knot. Trim the end strings of your knot at the same length as your completed tassel. Tie a knot in the end of your attaching string and attach to your bookmark - easy!