Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips // Creating a Heart Knot

Hey everyone and happy day after Thanksgiving! Did you all stuff yourselves silly?? Take a nap? Hike?? πŸ™‚ Hopefully you all had a wonderful day with family and friends.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

Today for Papertrey Ink’s Design Team Tips, I wanted to show you all how I created the heart knot from one of the cards from the last release… pictured below.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

A TON of you wanted some help in achieving this knot and at the last Release Party Live I promised a how-to video… so this one’s for you!! πŸ˜‰

Now for those of you who prefer more written instruction, below are a few steps to help you while following along with the video.

1 // Begin with your twine in an upside down U shape.

2 // Wrap the right piece underneath the left and lay it down. (Use a piece of washi to tape this piece down while practicing to prevent the pieces getting tangled and confused.)

3 // Wrap the bottom piece through the loop by starting underneath the bottom of the loop. This will create an upside down pretzel shape. (Use a piece of washi tape this piece down as well.)

4 // Using this same piece, wrap back through the loop going over, under, over.

5 // Now you are going to take this same piece and wrap it back around put it through the loop again going under, over, under, over.

6 // Remove your washi and gently pull your knot tight. (If you are using a tougher material like the natural twine, or like the braided ribbon I use in the video, you will need to mold it a bit until it’s tight and in the heart shape.)

That’s it! The more you do it, the easier it gets, I promise! Once the knot is created, you can put it on a card, Bible journal, or even a gift tag like the project I have put together for you below.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

I used the magnificent new kit, Good Tidings, to create this gift bag and tag combo (I’m obsessed with this kit). I also wanted to show you how to change the color combination of this kit simply by adding the pink tag and knotted heart with the braided ribbon.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

I connected 3 different tags together using twine, ribbon, and tulle along with an eyelet for a super textured and layered look. They are all free flowing tags too, so they have a ton of movement and are sure to catch the recipient’s eye.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

Well that’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed this Design Team Tip and I can’t WAIT to see you all try out these heart knots!!! And please keep trying if you don’t get it on the first go! They are definitely a more tricky style. πŸ˜‰

Much love all! See you next time!

Xo, Stephanie

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3 Comments

  1. Adele Holcomb November 24, 2017 / 6:14 am

    Thanks, Stephanie for a very easy-to-follow video. I know a lot of us wanted to know how to do this cool knot!

  2. Mary W November 24, 2017 / 6:33 am

    THANK YOU! The way you showed us was extremely helpful AND you went slow enough to let each step sink in. Great job! Such a cute embellishment. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, also.

  3. Carol November 27, 2017 / 11:10 am

    Nice and clear directions on the heart knot! Thank you. I’m hoping to show my β€œlittle sister” how to make them.

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