Weekly Warm-Up: Four Tips to Scrapbook with Twine

If you’re hoping to add a bit of twist and twirl to your scrapbook layouts, give twine a try! A fun, inexpensive way to add texture and dimension to your pages, twine comes in several varieties, which makes it easy to use on all different types of layouts.

Baker’s twine, for example, is a thin cotton twine that comes in all sorts of colors. Its soft texture and variety of shades make it a great embellishment for adding whimsy and color to your layouts.

More natural twines (made of fibers like jute or hemp) have a rougher texture that makes them perfect for rustic or masculine looks.

The Thread by Linda Barber, as seen in the Scrapbooking Tips and Tricks: Texture issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, p. 33.

For ideas on using twine in your layouts, check out these fun tips:

Tip #1: Fill in the blanks. Use twine to embellish naked buttons or make a tie for tags.

Tea Bag Pocket by Piradee Talvanna, as seen in the Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, p. 127.

"This Morning" Scrapbook Layout

This Morning by Jennifer Barksdale, as seen in the June 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, p. 24.

Tip #2: Use twine as…twine! Crazy idea, I know. But what better way to represent a kite string or banner thread than with a type of string itself?

"A Day in Spring"

A Day in Spring by Kim Watson, as seen in the Scrapbooking Tips and Tricks: Texture issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, p. 35.

"Digging Fun" scrapboop layout

Digging for Fun by Kathie Link, as seen in the Scrapbooking Tips and Tricks: Texture issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, p. 88.

Tip #3: Make a border. The baker’s twine border on this “Daddy’s Girls” layout helps soften the page and provides an extra touch of color.

Daddy’s Girls by Jen Jockisch, as seen in the Scrapbooking Holidays & Celebrations issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, p. 51.

Tip #4: Title it with twine. The baker’s twine in “The Details” gives the title a whimsical feel, while the looped twine in “The Parent Trap” echoes the layout’s masculine look and emphasizes the idea that this little girl truly does have her daddy wrapped around her finger.

The Details by Joannie McBride, as seen in the Scrapbooking Tips and Tricks: Texture issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, p. 31.

The Parent Trap by Linda Rodriguez, as seen in the June 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, p. 25.

Of course, with so many colors and textures, twine is extremely versatile and can be used on your scrapbook layouts in many more ways than listed here. For more ideas on using twine, or to share your own fabulously twine-embellished layouts, be sure to visit the gallery on Club CK.

Megan Nestel, CK Assistant EditorMeghan Nestel, Assistant Editor

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8 Responses to Weekly Warm-Up: Four Tips to Scrapbook with Twine

  1. Emily says:

    Wow! They’re all such wonderful ideas! :)

  2. Tonya says:

    Great ideas, wonderfully cute!!

  3. Christine says:

    Such great ideas for using something as humble as twine, I just love to use everyday items on my pages so thanks very much for these they are an inspiration.

  4. Heather says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! I’ll have to dig my ball of twine out of the craft box now. :)

  5. Julie Ranae says:

    As the Design Team Coordinator for The Twinery, I am happy to see you share such a great post on the popularity of baker’s twine. It is still so very popular and the possibilities of how to showcase it are endless!
    Hope you will come visit us to see our designers in action using baker’s twine in pretty more amazing ways!

  6. Kelsey Noble says:

    I was wondering, what’s the best way to attach twine to a page?

  7. Hope says:

    great ideas. I’m always looking for new ways to use twine!!

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