Wednesday, November 16, 2011

5-Photo Tutorial

Good morning friends!  Here we are at Wednesday and the week is just zooming by!  We are predicted to get 3-5 inches of snow today starting at about noon.  The rest of the week is half days for Kyler so at least I won't have to be out in it today...yay!

As promised yesterday I have a 5-photo tutorial on how to make a twine "haystack".  I'm not very good at this so if you have any questions please let me know!
Okay, I first tie my twine around my card where I would like the finished haystack.  Finish it with a knot that has longer ends.
Next, based on how much twine you'd like in your 'haystack' cut a length of twine (in this case two) and keep halving it 'til it is a little longer than you'd like the size to be on your card.  This allows you enough length to cut the ends of the twine after you put it on your card.
Now just snip the looped ends so you have a pile of short twin pieces.
Lay your twine 'haystack' on the knot you tied on your card and then tie a knot with the ends of your twine on your card.
Once you tie your knot you can trim up the ends of you 'haystack' to the length you'd like and you are done!

My card is made with the super cute Doodle Pantry image called Pirate Birdie and this set is, of course, pre-colored.  Have you ever noticed how much I love pre-colored?  It makes it SO easy to whip up a super cute card!  The patterned papers are from the set, too.  The card sketch is from Clean & Simple #166.  

Don't forget about Doodle Pantry's current challenge.  Just create something made with a DP image (not just sentiment), link it up to the DP blog, and you will receive the Wishbone Ants set for free.  See the DP blog to check out the Wishbone Ants set. 

Well, that is it for today.  Like I said if you have any questions about the tutorial just let me know otherwise I hope you have an amazing day!

Thought of the day:  Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many.  ~Unknown

14 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a terrific card. Love everything about this.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oops, forget to thank you for the great tutorial!

AllisonG said...

Cute card and the tutorial was great! You said you weren't very good at tutorials, but it looked just fine to me. :-) Keep doing them!

Patti J said...

Total cuteness, Lorie! Thanks for showing us how you are working your magic!!! Hugs...

Amy Johnson said...

What an adorable and fun card! I love the colors!

thewrightblessings said...

This is a great color with great colors! I loved hearing about your day! Thanks for sharing. Hope it is a fabulous day for you.

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Lorie, what a fun card and I love the idea of the with the twine. I'm gonna have to try that out. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs, Sarah

Donna said...

Cute card and nice tutorial. I like the haystack and wouldn't have thought to do that. Hope you are managing in the snow. We've just had flurries so far.

Jerusha said...

I love it, I love it, I love love LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing this. I am going to have to try this tonight after the boys are in bed! :) Your card is adorable. Love the colours. So much fun!

Karen Howard said...

Lorie, I love your pirate birdie and twine haystack!!! What a pretty shade of blue too! Hugs, Karen

Donna said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial - I'm trying that tonight!! Your card is gorgeous!!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Great tutorial and I love your card! Such pretty colors!
Hugs,
Georgia

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome card and thanks for the fab. tutorial!!

Dawn Frost said...

I LOVE the colour,the tag and the tutorial, thanks!