Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Greeting Farm Hops with The Twinery!


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Welcome to our combined Blog Swap/Hop today featuring two fantastic companies, The Greeting Farm and The Twinery!   If you're just getting here from Caroline Stender's blog, WELCOME!  If you have yet to begin the hop, please visit the TWINERY BLOG to begin!  Hooray!

We are so excited to bring you a fun hop, loads of inspiration when the world of TGF Rubber stamps collides with the quality baker's twine we've all come to know and love, and some of the most talented designers in the industry with new and fun projects to share!

Did we mention PRIZES? There are definitely a few of those too so you'll want to check out our event today! Thank you so much for coming!

The Greeting Farm first sprouted into the stamping world in 2008 as a small dream and has cultivated into something wonderful because of wonderful customers like you! With three years of farm-fresh images under their belt, TGF is going strong and loves to bring you fun-loving, animated characters, including the best-selling "Anya" line. The Greeting Farm brings you cute, charismatic images that are LOADS of fun to COLOR! There is truly something for EVERYONE on the Farm and we are so glad to be teaming up with the Twinery today!

As for the Twinerytwine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, this TOP quality baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! The Twinery twine comes in 14 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! It has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.



For my cards I used the adorable Clearly Christmas stamp set by The Greeting Farm and kept it VERY CAS! I wanted the stamps to pop with the twine so I wrapped two different colors of twine (marashino & peapod) to make a bow at the top and placed the sentiment in between to hold it in place. These colors are just so yummy for Christmas! These are actually going to be our Christmas cards that we send out this year! I don't think I've ever hand stamped our cards - I usually do some form of a photo card but these are too cute not to send out! 

Now...I DID mention something about PRIZES, didn't I? ;) There are TWO prize packs up for grabs and you will have until Sunday, October 23rd at 5pm CST to comment on ALL the blogs and enter for your chance to win one of them!

The Greeting Farm is giving away their ENTIRE November release EARLY to one lucky winner- that is four stamps in all and EARLY nonetheless!


The Twinery is giving away one “COLORFUL BUNCH” sampler pack!


That's TWO great prizes, TWO chances to win...and endless inspiration beginning HERE:



Thank you SO much for stopping by today! Now it's time to head over to 
Angelica Suarez's blog, thanks so much for sharing in our SUPER fun event today!


97 comments :

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fab CAS cards, Carisa!

Monika Wright said...

I adore that you decorated both the fromt and back of the card and used two colors of The Twinery baker's twine.

Miss Cooper said...

The cards are beautiful!

Viji Siddharth said...

Love the simplicity of these cards. Very cool!

Jingle said...

These are just perfect! Great cards!

Annette said...

awesome cards... Thanks for sharing..

Eva said...

love both of your cards, so clean and crisp.

Eva :0)
evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
I have a giveaway on my blog

Melissa said...

You rocked this card! I love the simplisty of it and using the two twines together give it the perfect holiday touch!

mousekemom said...

Simply, yet sweet, Carisa! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! These are really classy and elegant.

Shari said...

so elegant! thank you for sharing!

Debc06 said...

Great idea for Christmas cards. TFS
and inspring.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine a t hot mail dot com

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

SO cute! These are so perfect for mass-producing Christmas cards too! Love them!

{VICKI} said...

These are my fave so far!
LO
VE them!!!!!!

TFS

Daria said...

Love both of your cards. CAS and so pretty.

Karla said...

wow!! beautiful card!!thanks for the chance to win

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Just love how simple and elegant your cards are....very nicely done
The Scrapbooking Queen

Cheryl Leong said...

Oh! Such a lovely piece of art! TFS

Royce said...

awesome giveaway .
i wish i win
thank you

CraftyDee said...

Oh wow the one with the red sleigh really pops! The twine adds a perfect accent to the cards :)

Brandi said...

These are beautiful ~ I adore the simplicity! :)

k.oconnor1302 said...

A very CAS card...I really like it...the kraft paper works well...

Beckie said...

OOO, I super love these. Awesome. They're so professional looking. Clean and Simple is screaming in these. Gotta have 'em.

I'm a follower; I'd love to have you stop in over at my blog when ya get a chance.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Miriam Prantner said...

Just love these cards! Simple, easy, perfect!

Lisa said...

The twine is a perfect touch for these super CAS cards :)

Scrapacat said...

I just love both cards. Kraft and Christmas - how could that not be beautiful! Great cards!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com

Maria Therese said...

Hey hunni bunni.. lovely cards!! Thanks for inspiration♥

Kelly Booth said...

So simple and soooo cute!!

Ivonne Marie said...

Hi Carisa! What a wonderful card! I love the simple style that you use it looks so elegant! Love this Hop!

Shazza said...

fab CAS card, love it x

Mimi said...

Adorable CAS card! Love the kraft paper with traditional xmas colors! TFS! ;)

Jenny V. said...

Lovely cards. Love how you use kraft paper for your cards.

Stephanie said...

Love these for Christmas!

nurse cupcake said...

love this card! TFS carisa! ")

sharon g said...

Using the different colored twines looks AMAZING!!!

Kim said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I just got this stamp set and can't wait to play with it!

Naomi said...

Fabulous CAS cards, Carisa! Maybe there IS hope for me to get my Christmas cards done in time afterall!

Heidi Brawley said...

Beautiful cards! love the twine you used on them too!
hugs, Heidi

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are both great. I love the CAS look.

Tami Tran said...

Love the Christmas cards. Very simple & beautiful.

Alice and Terry said...

Love the hop! Awesome cards.

Rookie said...

Brilliant! This is the perfect design for a giftpack of cards :)

Gia said...

Fun hop! Thanks :)

susie said...

Doesn't get more CAS - doubling up the twine was the perfect touch!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

This card are so cute and look so simple to make. Might be just what I need if I don't get going on my Christmas cards.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic holiday cards!

KanataNewf said...

Love the CAS lines to these cards.

Myrna said...

hermosa convinacion.
gracias por la oportunidad

Roxie said...

I love your cards! I love the two colors of twine together!

Tifany said...

Cute!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

Denice said...

Oh Carisa, I love how you used the two different colors of twine...just the perfect touch for this card! And you used my fav image from the Clearly Christmas set...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sleigh!

:Dx
Denice

Kim H said...

beautifully done CAS cards. the twine is a perfect detail to the stamped card. thank you for sharing.

silvia said...

LOVE the simplicity of these cards!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

great card....TFS

Alisha said...

Very sweet Christmas cards. Love Christmas ideas early. thanks
alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

suem66 said...

I love your christmas cards.

Kathy Mc said...

Love your holiday cards and what an awesome idea to keep them simple and flat for mailing. The two colors of twine really finish the card nicely with the circle sentiment. Think Clearly Christmas is my favorite of TGF's November release and would love to win those and the Twinery twine!

zehra said...

Beautiful and CAS, love it

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful CAS holiday cards, Carisa! I love them.

Kim Swenson said...

I love the 2 colors mixed together. The twine is so versatile.

v said...

I love kraft paper for cards! Great use of twine:)

~Vanessa W

Anita said...

Beautiful CAS cards!

Kim Y. said...

These are PERFECT Xmas cards! Love love these!!!

The Wolverina /// said...

So simple but so cute! I love the cardstock you used and the twinery looks awesome!

EmbossingQueen said...

I love the CAS style you have used. It highlights both the stamped images and the gorgeous twine. They will make your Christmas cards so quick and easy!

Heather said...

Such gorgeous CASness, such beautiful cards :)

Grace said...

carisa carisa!
such simple and gorgeous cards!!!
thanks for sharing =)
Cheers!
Grace
http://sugarcards.blogspot.com/

tracey said...

You pulled off CAS perfectly Carisa. Your cards are stunning.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, your CAS cards are gorgeous! Perfect for mass production!

Tamalene Nelson said...

I like the 2 twines combined for such a colorful look.

RiNNE said...

Simple yet oh-so-pretty!!

luvhymns said...

Love the red and green twine to make your Christmas cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kylie C said...

Love your card and the twine definately suits your Christmassy theme..

Wendy Zick said...

Those are great stamps, love the CAS!

Karen said...

Simply lovely!

Mimi said...

I love the simplicity of your cards! So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

littlebitoftoto said...

Clean and simple, so lovely, I really want to win the twine, I have not used any yet....

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful CAS Christmas card! I love the combo of twine. ;)

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

I love that you kept your cards "very cas"! It shows us all what great cards we can make that don't have to take hours to do! Thank you for sharing both cards, because they are both very sweet!

Thanh Vo said...

Clean, simple and features the twine! You can also mass produce these for Christmas and still get the wow factor from family and friends. way to go!

Brenda said...

Such adorable Christmas cards! I have not used twine just yet, but love how it gives dimension to the cards. I can't wait to start using it on my cards!

julieprice3 said...

Very cute card, Thanks for the chance to win
Hugs Julie P

Sue D said...

Perfect twine for your Christmas cards.

tina said...

I love it.

Tina

Dawn-Marie said...

Love the cards!

Carmen said...

Awesome cards! So simple yet beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alanna said...

I love these cards!! They are absolutely awesome and will be a great idea when it's getting closer to Christmas and I'm running out of time! They look awesome!!

Angelique said...

Love the cards- so sweet!!!

joeygirl86 said...

these are perfect christmas cards! i love that they are simple, but still adorable! :)

Anita Braddock said...

wow Love your card. love the xmas theme and the twine looks great thanks for sharing and the chance to win. great job.
www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

MaRyKaY said...

great cards. love your blog. lots of inspiration here and your coloring is awesome as well

Shelly said...

Great cards! Love the kraft card and the festive colours, twine is yummy! Shelly x

Annelies said...

Love your cards! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Emily said...

Great simple design

lvtaz2000 said...

I cannot believe how great these cards are!! This simplicity just brings out the details. Thank you for sharing.

Tamara said...

Love them! So simple yet very cute! I need to get some kraft cardstock! :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

My Scrap Diary said...

Gorgeous CAS Cards Carisa!! Thanks for the Christmas inspiration, Ive been looking for some.
Jess M :)

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