Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!

Hello friends and welcome to The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps blog hop!  If you're here from Kathie's blog, you're in the right spot.  If not, head over to The Twinery blog to get started!

I've had a lot of fun being a guest designer with Serendipity Stamps this month on their challenge blog where the challenge was to use some twine.  You can see those card projects where I used their wonderful stamps here and here.  For the hop, I decided to make something focusing on their dies - door hangers!  I had a college sorority reunion a couple of weekends ago and we rented a big house in Palm Springs where we spent the weekend acting silly and reminiscing about all of the fun we had living in our sorority house.  For the rental house, I wanted to make some little keepsakes and decided on the door hanger project.
The door hangers themselves were relatively easy to make.  I cut a sheet of 8.5x11 card stock in half from top to bottom and then trimmed sheets of patterned paper to layer over the card stock.  I grabbed a large circle die and cut the hole for hanging over the doorknob and then it was all about decorations.  I asked some of the women for photos from our college days to add to the hangers (photos have been blurred to protect the innocent...) :) and added various stickers, glittery stars, sequins and twine.  Our sorority colors are cardinal and straw so I used maraschino and marigold striped twine to accent each hanger.  Our sorority mascot is an owl so you can see the wonderful owl die featured on all of the hangers.

I ended up making a total of 6 hangers (the rest are similar so I'm sure you get the gist of the project) and the women ended up flipping coins for who got to take them home.  I'm so happy they enjoyed the project and I hope you did too!  Now you can head off to Birgit's blog for more inspiration!

As usual with these wonderful hops, there will be prizes.  Please check out The Twinery and Serendipity blogs for all of the details!

Thanks so much for visiting today and here is the complete order of the hop if you need it -

Serendipity Stamps -
Sue Eldred -
Birgit Edblom -


  1. Wow, these are amazing! Love the owl die! Great way to tie the twine too!

  2. Great keepsakes for your friends, they just have to smile every time they look a them!! That was so sweet of you to make something so personal and fun for them! You're a treasure! I can picture all the ladies comparing them and telling stories!

  3. What a great idea. You could take pictures from any gathering and make these for gifts at the next gathering. I know everyone would treasure them.
    thanks for a wonderful idea.

  4. Great idea--esp with the photos.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  5. Fabulous favor for your friends. I am thinking of doing these with VBS kids next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. How fun your door
    hangers are! Love
    that owl!
    Carla from Utah


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