Sale-A-Bration International Blog Hop

Click for a better view.

Hello and Welcome! Thank you for joining us today for a Sale-a-Bration International Stampin' Up! Blog hop. If you are already hopping then you've just came from the  talented Krista Driessen's Blog. If you're just starting, No Problem! Just use the list below and visit each blog. You won't want to miss a single blog as we have an incredible group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators highlighting some of the new 2016 Sale-a-Bration items.  

Right now you're in London, Ontario. Canada and you are about to go around the world to different locations to see different inspirations! Enjoy!  

Today I decided to share the Sale-a-bration stamp set: Hello. I love how this set comes with little images that you can put above the "e" and the "o" and the "scripty" "Hello" just screams happy, happy, happy!

Click for a better view.
For my card today, I used the "Hello" stamp set up with the "It's My Party" Washi Tape (LOVE IT!). I used Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock and my background is stamped in Smokey Slate ink (2nd Generation). I used Crushed Curry ink for the hat and Basic Black ink for the "Birthday Girl" greeting. 

So... Do you like my spirals? I think they're pretty fun and festive... Did you notice that they are made with the Two-Tone Baker's twine? How FUN is that!?! 
Now before you ask...  ...  ...  ...  ...  Here's how I made them!!! 

You will need the following supplies:
- Fabric Stiffener. (I used "Stiffy" made by Plaid.)
- A bowl or little container to pour the fabric stiffener into 
- Plastic straws
- Scissors
- Wax Paper

- Lay a sheet of wax paper down to protect your surface and to rest your spirals on, while they dry.

- Cut slits into either end of your straws. This will help hold your twine onto the straw when wrapping and also hold it in place when finishing. *** If your straw has an accordion portion, cut if off. 
- To determine the length of twine you will need, simply wrap the twine around your straw and cut. Then remove it from the straw.
Next: place your twine into the fabric stiffener and submerge it so it is completely covered.
- Grab the end of your twine out of the stiffener and pull it through your thumb and finger to squeeze off the excess liquid.
- Slide your twine into the slit and wrap it around your straw. You do not need to worry about leaving a space between the twine. They actually turn out better if you don't. When you get to the end of the straw, slide your twine into the slit to hold it in place. *** Please Note: Make sure to cut off the accordion portion of your straw. Leaving it on, will make it difficult to remove your spiral afterwards. I took my pictures when I was first playing and didn't realize this. ***
- Set them down on to your wax paper and let dry.
- Once it's dry, gently twist and move your twine. You will feel it release from the straw and all the edges will break from each other. Once you see all your edges separated, pull the twine out of the slits and slide the spiral off the straw! Voila!

Well I hope you enjoy my project today! Thank you so much for joining me and make sure that you don't miss any one of these amazing blogs as you hop around. Next up is the talented Sharlene Meyer. Enjoy!


  1. Wow!! How fun are those spirals!?! What a bright and fun card!

  2. I love your spirals, what a great idea ! Love your card !

  3. Oh, these spirals! Cool! Thanks for sharing this idea! Hugs, Jenni

  4. Oh wow, those little Baker's Twine spirals are so cool! Love the colors and the stamping on the background is perfect!

  5. Wow, your spirals are stunning!A very cool card! Thank you for showing.

  6. Great card and WOW those spirals are fantastic! Thanks for the how-to, I'm off to buy some fabric stiffener!

  7. OH MY GOSH!! Those are just the cutest things ever, Martha!! Thanks so much for sharing! I cant wait to try!!!!

  8. WOW! I LOVE those spirals Martha! So creative and clever! And the rest of the card isn't too shabby either! Lol xoxo

  9. What a fun and fab card! Love those spirals!! :-)

  10. What a fantastic idea ! I've got tons of thick baker's twine to use it with. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Yes, yes, yes! Love the idea of the curly twine! It IS the icing on the cake for this wonderful card!

  12. I can hardly wait to try this!!! So much fun!