Monday, November 22, 2010

Warmest Wishes To You!!

and yours!!

From all of us here at Glue Arts!!

It's that time of year...hard to believe that this week we will celebrate Thanksgiving in just three days.

Many of us with gather together with friends and family and surround ourselves with good food {and football!}

It's a perfect time of the year to sit back and thank one another for all that we do. Even through difficult times it's important to find what is truly beneath the Pumpkin pies and Cranberry sauce and that is remembering all that we have to be thankful for.

Today Designer Cheri Wenger reminds us to be thankful for hot cocoa! Definitely a family favorite! {don't forget the marshmallows!!} And Designer Carole Janson reminds us to be thankful for friends. Not a bad combination!!

 Winter Warm Up Gift Tin

a fillable gift tin with wrapped cocoa packets

Designer: Cheri Wenger

Adhesive: (Glue Arts) U-Cut It Double Sided Foam Adhesive, Extreme Adhesive Squares, Ribbon Adhesive and Glue Glider™ Pro with Extreme Adhesive. (Judi Kins) Diamond Glaze
Punches:(Stampin’ Up!®) Scallop Circle Punch and Corner Rounder Punch; (Marvy) 2-1/2" Circle Punch; (EK Success) Real Estate Sign Punch
Cardstock: (Imaginisce) Polar Expressions Collection: So Beary Merry, Jolly Jingle, Fun Drops, Comfy Cozy, All Bundled Up; stripe CS and reverse side of Candy Cane CS (Stampin’ Up!) Whisper White; (The Paper Co.) Brown 
Twine: (The Twinery) Maraschino, Caribbean and Cappuccino twine
Ribbon: (Michaels) Sheer Creations Red Organdy Ribbon, (Offray) Turqouise Satin Ribbon
Embellishments: (Studio 18) Red Rhinestones; white glitter, wooden spoon and warmest wishes stamp or typeset verse, 4 packets of cocoa mix, white metal lunch box tin.


Cut cardstock to fit flat inset on top of tin and use corner rounder for edges. Next, use Glue Glider™ Pro to apply extreme adhesive around raised rim. Here is a close up showing extreme adhesive applied to rim of metal tin which is being repurposed.
Apply ribbon adhesive to inner edging of trim. Start from the inside and wrap outward. I wrapped carribean twine around edge and on the corners I cut small strips to fill in with twine up to the edges. See below.
Wrap 2-1/4" x 2-1/2" piece of brown cardstock with maraschino twine and knot in a bow on left side. Add small strip of snowflake csrdstock to bottom with Pro. Punch patterned CS with scallop circle punch. Trim out tiny circle graphic with scissors and attach to larger punched CS with Pro. Apply double sided U-Cut it foam adhesive to back of large punched tag element and apply over top of wrapped twine as shown. Add rhinestones to bottom of tag.
Tie turquoise ribbon around top of spoon. Punch small hole in tag and use cappuccino twine to make a noose knot and tie over bow. Attach on tin using adhesive squares. Use Judi Kins Diamond Glaze on spoon and sprinkle with white glitter. Press glitter onto spoon, recycle excess and allow to dry. You can use a small amount of this on the edges to smooth out small cut pieces of twine on corners. 
Cut 4" x 10-1/2" piece of patterned CS. Stack 4 packs of cocoa and wrap patterned CS around it. Secure with strips of extreme adhesive applied to overlapping areas.
Punch mittens from CS using scallop circle punch and adhere to punched circle of striped CS. Cut 15" piece of red sheer ribbon. Tie vertically around packets and make a bow. Add touch of carribean twinery to bow. Run a strip of extreme adhesive over back of layered punched elements and attach to front of ribbon to finish this adorable gift.

Friends Card
Designer: Carole Janson
Pink Twinery
Blue Twinery
Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue
Glue Arts Perma Tac Pro
Glue Arts Perma Tac
Girls Paperie "Paper Girl Vintage Patchwork"
Girls Paperie "Paper Girl Green Brocade"
Cosmo Cricket Chipboard Flower
Bo Bunny Ribbon
Making Memories Name Plate
Fabric Rose

Step 1: Take 1 piece of cardstock 8.5 x 4.7 folded in middle. 1 piece of cardstock 4.5 x 4.5 cardstock, 4 1 inch squares, 1 Pink Twinery, 1 Blue Twinery

Step 2: Stick the 4.5 x 4.5 square to the front top of the card with Glue Arts Permac Tac, making sure the card opens to the bottom, then stick the four square onto the 4.5 x 4.5 square.

Step 3: Using a pencil and ruler mark as shown in photo and using a paper piecer punch small holes into the cardstock this will make it easier to stitch with the Twinery.
Step 4: Add your embellishments such as the Flower Pot, Ribbon and Name Plate with the Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue where requred.
Close up of stitching and embellishing.

We'd like to finish off the post today with the winner of last week's beautiful Crate Paper Restoration line and our Glue Arts must have adhesive products!!

The winner is:

 Maxine Hodges said...

What totally AWESOME projects with Crate paper and Glue Arts. I would be honored to win this and try to scraplift. This is some of the best work I have seen in a long time! Thanks for the chance to win!


  1. Maxine!!! Congrats.

    Love the card today.

  2. Congrats Maxine! Fabulous projects today!

  3. I am thankful for my friends. I do not know what I would do without them! The projects are great today! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Congrats to Maxine :) Love todays projects! I need the inspiration!

  5. Love the decorated tin! And the fresh looking card! I am so grateful for my family! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Glue Arts!!

  6. What a great idea for even old lunch boxes.

  7. Great project and congrats Maxine, can't waiting and hoping to see my name up there as a winner,but I guess we all are, who wouldn't for such great product!!

  8. Congrats to Maxine!
    Once again I love your projects. That hot chocolate tin is a great idea.

  9. Congratulations Maxine! Thank you for sharing today's fun projects!

  10. What a great cozy gift for someone, specially those of us who are experiencing snow:)

  11. Congratulations to Maxine, great projects love them both.
    Kim xXx

  12. HOW cute!! Great projects---love that last one with the beautiful green, yellow, pink colors!! LOVE IT:) TFS!!

  13. Congrats to Maxine. I like the cocoa gift set, very cute.