Friday, November 5, 2010

We've Got Something Sweet!!

For you today!!

Today is our last day to spotlight The Twinery's beautiful cotton twines. And the Designers have once again pulled out ALL the stops!

So grab something to drink and sit yourself down...because today's projects are sweet enough to eat!!

Sweet Candy Cards
Designer: Lesley Langdon

Designer Intro:
As I went to sleep the other night, I was dreaming of ways to use this wonderful twine and it came to me! The red and white twine (maraschino) reminded me of peppermint candies, so I tried to create twine candies for a set of 4x4 cards! The sentiment has been printed onto white cardstock.

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac)
Glue Arts Adhesive Squares
Twine: The Twinery (Maraschino, Lemondrop, Peapod, Carribean)
Glossy Accents by Ranger Industries
Cardstock: Bazzill White, and Core'dinations
Chipboard: We R Memory Keepers
Other: Plastic Packaging, Printer, Fonts

 Twine Candies:
1. With chipboard circles, place Glue Arts Adhesive Squares on each side.
2. Wrap The Twinery twine until chipboard is covered. Repeat to make 4.
3. Cover one side with Glossy Accents. Let dry.
4. Take left over packaging plastic and wrap candies, adhere to card.

Ipod Bag & Spool Set
Designer: Linda Albrecht

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro and High Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
The Twinery string- Caribbean, Maraschino, and Lemon Drop
Miscellaneous Felt
2" tall wood spool
1.5" wide Lace pieces
Black ric rac
3/8" Ivory colored twill tape
green velvet leaf
cotton thread and embroidery floss
Glimmer Mist- Suede and Candlelight

Instructions for bird spool:
1. Apply High Tac Adhesive to the wood spool and wrap the lace around it.
2. Use hot glue to adhere black ric rac to the center of the spool then do the same to wrap a 3/8" width of the Caribbean Twinery string around the spool, slightly covering the ric rac.

3. Use hot glue to wrap the Maraschino Twinery string around the spool near the top then thread 3 buttons with cotton string and hot glue them to the spool in a vertical line.
4. Sew felt bird together and add fiberfill stuffing, leaving the tail end open for "feathers".
5. Use black embroidery floss to stitch on eyes, working from one side of the head to the other and pulling in between so that the eyes are slightly indented.

8. Thread a large eyed needle with Lemondrop Twinery string then go through the bird body where the wings would be, leaving 1" loops on each side.
7. Cut ends off of the Lemondrop Twinery string loops then hot glue a small piece of lace to the bird body for wing and smooth the twine string "feathers" back toward the bird body.

8. Adhere lace piece and ric rac to the opening at the tail using hot glue.
9. Insert a 3/4" piece of 10 gauge wire into the seam along the head for the bird's beak and wrap a small length of Caribbean Twinery string around the tail piece.

Instructions for Ipod bag:

1. Cut a 5 x 14" piece of felt for the base then fold it at the 6" mark along the 14" length to form the body of the bag.
2. Finish bag edges using a blanket embroidery stitch.

3. Fold the remaining portion of the felt over the top edge of the bag to form a flap, add a large snap for closure then adhere black ric rac to the front edge of the flap using hot glue.
4. Use cotton thread to sew 5 buttons to the lace piece then adhere it to the front of the bag below the flap using hot glue.
5. Make a handle for the bag by cutting 14" lengths of the Twinery string (6 of each color- Maraschino, Lemondrop, and Caribbean.)
6. Braid the 3 Twinery string colors then tie off the ends to hold in place.
7. Sew the handle to the right side of the bag with some of the string.
8. Cut two 1.5" circles from felt then adhere them together using Glue Arts High Tac Adhesive.
9. Apply more High Tac Adhesive to one of the 2 circles that were glued together.

10. Use 3/8" Twill tape and Caribbean twinery string to make a flower by twisting them together, wrapping it from the inside of the circle to the outside, sticking it to the High Tac as you go. 
11. Spray the finished flower with Glimmer Mists, if desired. Adhere the flower and a velvet leaf to the center of the flap on the bag using hot glue.

Happy Fall Card
Designer: Patti Milazzo


Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 Perma Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
Adhesive Squares
3D Combo Pac – U Cut It
Other: Bo Bunny Learning Curve; Rebecca Sowers Alpha Stickers

1. Cut 10” piece of Cappuccino Twinery.
2. Punch scalloped ovals (or other shape), apply Perma Tac with the Glue Glider Pro to the top back side of the punch and fold down over Twinery.

3. Drape across the upper half of a 5” x 7” piece of brown cardstock, tuck ends of Twinery behind top corners and adhere with a small amount of Perma Tac.
4. Also apply a bit of Perma Tac behind each “flag” to keep it in place.
5. Cut a 2 ½” x 7” piece of green pattern paper and adhere near bottom of card.
6. Cut a 8” piece of Mandarin, wrap it across the top of the green strip, tuck the ends behind the cardstock and apply a small amount of Perma Tac to hold in place.
7. Create a 5” x 7” card and adhere the cardstock to the front.
8. Create fall trees with punches and adhere to the bottom green pattern paper.
9. Cut letters for “HaPpY” and adhere above banner.
10. Apply circle alpha stickers to “flags” using U Cut It Foam Adhesive to complete.

Designer Tip: To better blend the Twinery with my pattern paper, I tinted the string with a bit of brown chalk ink.

Thanksgiving Placecards
Designer: Julia Sandvoss


Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro High Tac
Glue Arts Mini Adhesive Squares
The Twinery: Mandarin, Lemon Drop & Cappuccino Bakers Twine
Creatology Felt Holiday Stickers (Michael's Crafts) 
Echo Park Happy Halloween Paper
Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Paper
Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock
Making Memories Glitter Alphabet Stickers
EK Success Real Estate Punch
Inkadinkado Earthtones Inks

1) Cut the placecard. I hand drew a swirl on the sides for added fun. Ink edges, crease and fold in half so it will stand. 
2) Punch out name piece, ink edges and adhere to card using High Tac. Tie twiner around card and knot on front. Add a mini adhesive square under center tie to hold in place. Add felt sticker.

Designer Tip: Easy and fun projects kids can assist with. Even if you are not hosting the holiday, consider bringing these for the hostess! They're a fun way to decorate the table. Carry the theme forward and making coordinating napkin rings too!

Just a reminder don't forget to cast your vote for your favorite Glue Glider Pro Adhesive Cartridge! 

We've created a poll on the left side of the blog. Simply cast your vote for your favorite adhesive! Then leave us a comment letting us know you have voted!

For another fun chance to win.. send us a video (by this Saturday at Midnight PST)  of yourself (email it to or post it to your Facebook pages or blogs....showing everyone why the Glue Glider Pro and your favorite cartridge should be the winner!! 

We will pick 5....yes 5 winners this week from all those who have cast a vote, added our Election Badge as their profile picture and onto their blogs to win a Glue Glider Pro and ALL of the cartridges...YES ALL!! Plus a Sampler Pack of the Twinery twines!! 

For those that submit a video...we'll enter you for a chance to win the Pro and ALL the cartridges PLUS our 3D Combo Pac and Extreme Adhesive...AND...a Sampler Pack of The Twinery twines too! Sounds pretty good doesn't it? Go grab your Flip or Ipod or phone and make a short video telling us...why you love the Pro and your cartridge of choice!

So get busy casting your vote....and showing your support of Glue Arts! And be sure to check out our special election sale this week! Buy a Glue Glider Pro or any refill and receive FREE our Extreme Adhesive Squares! Details are on our website at! Hurry it is good just this week! 

And one more way to if we didn't have enough...go say hello to The Twinery on their Facebook page or The Twinery's blog and let them know that Glue Arts sent you. They're giving away another of their sampler packs to one lucky Glue Arts fan!! It could be you!! And hurry because this goes through tomorrow, Saturday November 6th only!!


  1. OMGsh....these projects are awesome. Glue Girls you Rock.


  2. These are FABULOUS!!! Love the twine. So fun. Ya'll are so creative. Thanks for sharing!

  3. So cute, love the the bird on the spool and the pouch :-)

  4. Oh I love those little "candies". What a cute idea!

  5. Those "candies" are absolutely adorable. Will def be making some of those for cards and layouts!

  6. Love all the fall projects!

  7. Great job everyone! Love all the projects. I think I may have to invest in some of this twine... Wonder which one I should start out with...???

  8. The candies? That's just freakin' GENIUS! I love it and MUST try it!

  9. I love the candies!!!! SOOOOO CUTE! Actually, I think all the projects are pretty stinking cute :) Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  10. The candy cards are amazing. I love the ipod holder.

  11. I just love these ideas...I want to try a few of them out myself....oh ya I voted too!

  12. I LOVE these tips! Awesome ladies!

  13. More great ideas and inspiration! LOVE the candy cards. I didn't realize we were to tell you we voted... so I VOTED that very first day.

  14. I cast my vote for my favorite type of adhesive!

  15. More great projects from you guys! The candies are the cutest!!

  16. Great projects...I love Patti's card...I even have the tools to make excited. And Julia, your placecards are so I have that glittery pumpkin. I plan on making something with it..I'll post it on FB for you to see.

  17. I posted your election badge to my facebook account. These are all great projects today. Those candies are adorable.

  18. The candies look good enough to eat! The bird on the spool is so sweet! Happy Friday!

  19. I do love the projects...and I voted!

  20. Love all the DT's projects so amazing!!
    Love teh bird and the spool!!
    Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  21. I just voted!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  22. Great Projects ladies, love the candies!!
    And yes I have voted on the Pole question, kind of hard when you like them all!!!!
    But it is done, follow you on facebook and twitter,.!!

  23. OMG these are wonderful.. thanks so much for all the wonder projects. the candies are to die for. can't wait to make some of these..

  24. all the lovely projects today are just awesome!

  25. what a yummy project! I cast my vote for my favorite adhesives!

  26. Thank you for all the lovely projects! I just casted my vote for the favorite cartridge. It was tough because I like them all. Different projects call for different cartridges. Some projects require strong bonding but need a liitle delicate touch. So, thank you Glue Arts for differents types of cartridges.

  27. I adore the candy!!! I have to add this, for years I have been a die hard CM tape runner fan, then I started having problems and with no help from cm rep. So I bought a gluearts runner and oh my I have wasted my time for years with the cm runner! I am so in love with my gluearts runner! YOU ARE MY HERO!


  29. AWESOME ideas! Thanks for the inspiration! Pinky sent me over here! I am now a follower! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

  30. I MUST get some of this twine! I voted...and I follow you! Great projects!

  31. Love those projects and wish I could win some glue glider pro products. I would love a chance. I think the permanent adhesive is the best (but, that's the only one I can find) I use a lot of adhesive and since I found this, I think that's what I'm sticking with. I've even considered buying it in bulk!

  32. Oh my gosh, I love this twine. I am nuts about those candy cards. I have got to buy some of this and try those cards. Those are adorable. All the proects are great, but I am especially crazy about those cand cards!

  33. Hi! I cast my vote! CUTE projects.... love the candies.

  34. All the projects are great but my favorite is the peppermint candies!!! stampng sue

  35. cool stuff ! thanks for the ideas!

  36. I voted! And LOVE the candies. What a great idea.

  37. I just voted for my favorite!!!!