Archive for June, 2010



Explosions in the Sky Poster

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

While not technically a 4th of July project, Micah Max‘s poster for Explosions in the Sky certainly feels festive! Especially clever is the use of Japanese masking tape for the firecrackers. Also in Micah’s own words, the long fused fireworks “…represent the band’s ability to go from quiet, shimmering beauty to bold, loud passages in an instant.” Lovely.



DIY 4th of July Party Set

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010


I did these last year but I really wanted to share them with my newer readers. I love how the project turned out and they would make the perfect compliment to yesterday’s DIY. For full instructions, check out the original post. You’ll find everything you need to make your own sparkler cards, matchbook wrappers and straw tags, including printable templates!



The 4th if July is coming up this weekend and for folks in the states that means fireworks, friends and entertaining. I thought it’d be fun to make a week of it and share some of my favorite Independence Day themed projects and designs.

First up, Chocolate Dipped Rice Crispy “Popsicles” on a stick. I got the idea from Balancing Motherhood and thought it would be a fun addition to any 4th of July Celebration. The whole process is super simple, just make rice crispy treats (directions on the box), cut into 1″ x 1″ x 3″ rectangles, add a candy stick, dip in melted chocolate and enjoy! You could easily add sprinkles and wrap them in cellophane for portability too.



Well Branded: Arctic Club Hotel

Friday, June 25th, 2010

This edition of well branded is a fun one for me because the Arctic Club is right across the street from my office. So instead of just being able to appreciate it from my monitor I can tell you first hand just how nice it is. All the elements really capture old Seattle and tie in perfectly with the architecture of the hotel. For instance the logo references the carved walrus heads that adorn the outside of the building.

I didn’t realize it until it until I almost finished the post, but this identity package was done by urbanINFLUENCE, the same company who did the New Sheridan which I featured last week. I guess if you need your old-timey hotel updated these are your go to guys!



Sponsor Thanks!

Friday, June 25th, 2010

I’d like to thank each of our amazing sponsors and welcome two new ones to Twig & Thistle! We are so fortunate to have such fantastic supporters and I do hope that you’ll take some time to visit each one and see what creative and amazing things each has to offer.

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Photos by Olivia Kanaley

Project Wedding

I’m beyond excited to welcome one of our newest sponsors, Project Wedding. Featuring some of the most beautiful and creative DIY ideas and stories for weddings, it’s quickly become a favorite source for all things wedding related. Get ready to be inspired and happy planning!

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BIC Mark-It

Another new sponsor that I’d like to introduce is BIC Mark-It. Gone are the days of just red and black permeant markers, BIC now has 36 beautiful colors to choose from and all permeant. Get your craft on in style with these lovely and useful pens!

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TapeSwell

With so many envelope labels and packaging tapes to choose from, Tape Swell has everything to make your packages a gift in of themselves. My personal favorite is the white and black lace combo pack. So unexpected and fantastically sweet! Get %15 off by entering the code T&T at check out.

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Garnish

And speaking of gifts, why not make those presents even more special by using some of the many packaging items from Garnish. I’m constanly amazed by their never ending source of creative ideas. Whether it’s a box for cookies or a complete gift set for a spa day, they’ve got you covered!

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Bonbon Charms

Bonbon Charms makes some of the most unique and thoughtful jewelry. Weather it’s for yourself or a token of appreciation for someone else, you’ll surely find a piece perfect for your needs!

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Kitty Caller

And lastly, Kitty Caller, the premiere kitten themed dialer for the iPhone! Three adorable kitten themes to choose from; Captain Sherbert, Chairman Meow and Ms. Mittens! Who doesn’t need more kittens?! See it in action here.

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Please take a moment and have a look for yourself at all these great businesses and if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor send me a note and I can fill you in on all the details.