Card, Catered Crop, Hero Arts

Twine-Wrapped Frame Card

by May Park-

Happy Friday! Today I’m thrilled to be joining the Catered Crop as a guest designer, since I won the last challenge with my Cherry Blossom Card. The challenge theme this week is to add baker’s twine or any other type of twine to a project.


Here is the card that I came up with for the Catered Crop. I was inspired by a twine-wrapped frame that I saw at a local store, FIREFLY, a few years ago. The frame was used to display gift tags which were for sale. Since then, this idea has been in my mind for a long time. I finally got the chance to apply it to my card.

To create a focal point, I started by cutting out two different-sized window frames from Kraft paper. Then I adhered them together and inked the edges of the frame with distress inks to make it look aged. Next I took some baker’s twine from The Twinery, wrapped it randomly around my frame, and tied it in the back.

After that, I cut the printed image into two pieces and I pinned them up using tiny wooden clothespins. FYI, I used the photo paper, which was inked with distress ink, under the images to look like real polaroid photos.


After I finished the twine-wrapped frame, I worked on creating the background. I chose some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye, scored each of the four edges using a Martha Stewart scoring board. Then I inked the patterned paper with distress ink to look like vintage wallpaper.

To finish off my card, I attached the frame onto the wallpaper panel using dimensional adhesive. Then I stamped the sentiment which was from the Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set.


I had fun wrapping twine around the faux frame. I love the way it gave my card a unique vintage look. What do you think? Inking the edges of my card with distress inks added even more decades to my card. I’m just loving everything vintage at the moment.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. And don’t forget to check out the current Catered Crop challenge.

May Park


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  2. Karen Letchworth

    This is FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing with us, and PLEASE DO stop back by again soon.
    V’s Sweet Ideas

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    23 . Apr . 2013
  3. Miriam Prantner

    What a cute card! I love the scoring and that little frame too, the photos and tiny clothespins are precious. Thanks so much for playing along at Little Tangles!

    14 . Apr . 2013
  4. tenianelson

    Awesome card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles!!

    13 . Apr . 2013
  5. Erinn

    That looks great, May! Glad Firefly inspired you!

    11 . Apr . 2013
  6. carol

    A lovely creation. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. Carolxx

    08 . Apr . 2013
  7. Didos (Hazel)

    Oh this is lovely and so different, Really like the frame you have gone for. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxo

    08 . Apr . 2013
  8. Jenn Grissom

    Oh wow! Great! I actually have a frame like this above my desk. Thanks for playing at MIM.

    07 . Apr . 2013
  9. carol

    fab creation,….thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

    07 . Apr . 2013
  10. Tracy Evans

    Lovely card and such a great idea. Love your faux frame and the twine you added, very clever. Love the scored lines too, they add so much to the background. Great card. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

    07 . Apr . 2013
  11. Janette

    What a brilliant idea, this will be the start of something I think….Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

    07 . Apr . 2013
  12. Karen Letchworth

    This is edgy, creative and just awesome! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas and inspiring us all by playing along. I appreciate your art and thank you for sharing. Have a blessed week!
    The Kraft Journal

    06 . Apr . 2013
  13. Pia

    What a great way to use twine! I like the effect of the random wrapping around the frame, and it’s such a fabulous idea to use pegs to attach the images. I like it! I spotted your card on MIM.

    05 . Apr . 2013
  14. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Cool idea to wrap the twine around the frame!

    05 . Apr . 2013

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