Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Wishes... you and yours!

We're just about there!

Days away from the Christmas holiday! (are your kids counting down the hours and minutes too?!lol)

And even though we know you're busy with wrapping, shopping and baking we still have a few ideas to share with you today just in case there is a bit of time still for crafting!! (well there always is!!)

Holiday Wishes Snowman Door Hanger
Designer: Kristen Swain


Glue Arts- Perma Tac runner and Glue Glider Pro, Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
Imaginisce Cottage Christmas papers, chipboards, and snowflake crystals
Styrofoam balls
tinsel ribbon- Pink Paislee
white acrylic paint
crystal glitter
orange felt
door hanger
sheer ribbon
jingle bells
black marker
craft glue
pink chalk
toothpicks inked with brown ink


1. Adhere patterned paper to door hanger with Perma Tac, especially along edges.
2. Use craft glue and outline outside of door hanger and knob inside, then liberally sprinkle with glitter and let dry throughly.
3. Use craft knife to cut styrofoam balls in half, then use Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun to glue half circles for snowman on side of door hanger. Paint with white acrylic paint and lightly sprinkle with glitter.
4. Make accordion medallion with red paper and adhere to door hanger with Hot Glue Gun, also gluing on acrylic snowflakes ( two layered), sheer ribbon bow, and jingle bells.
5. Use chalk to make snowman's cheeks, then dress him with buttons, felt nose, use marker for eyes and mouth, and roll paper into hat, then finishing with tinsel ribbon, adhering all with Hot Glue Gun. Insert toothpicks that have been inked for his arms.
6. Cut oval from paper using template, then decorate with chipboard sticker and buttons tied with twine.

NOEL Holiday Block Letters
Designer: Julia Sandvoss 

• Making Memories Noel papers, diecuts, stickers and felt poinsettia flower
• Making Memories Falala papers, pin
• Shabby Chic Crafts ( Christmas Daily Album Journaling Kit II
• Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac, 3D Combo Pac and Extreme Adhesive Squares
• Wood letter cubes (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
• Bazzill cardstock
• KaiserCraft pearls
• Colorbox Chalk Inks: warm red, lime pastel, moss green
• EK Success lattice chain border punch
• Circle punch
• Stickles glitter: Christmas red
• Making Memories Slice Design Cordless Cutter Machine and Noel design card

Step 1 • Start by selecting your papers and embellishments. It's fine to mix and match papers from different manufacturers or even different year's holiday lines. Cut four squares of various papers 2 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches.
Step 2 • Using the slice cutter machine, cut out the "NOEL" letters in a 3-inch size. You can also hand cut or even use a large alphabet sticker or chipboard for these. Ink the letter edges and set aside.
Step 3 • For the "N" block select the background paper and ink the edge of the Shabby Chic Crafts "Joy" flashcard along with the paper. Adhere the flashcard to the paper, layer a punched circle with the Christmas bottle cap diecut. Ink the edges of diecut and adhere to the paper using Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac for good adhesion. Next adhere the letter "N." Cut a small square of the U Cut It Foam and adhere the Vintage Christmas Tag Stamp diecut to the Joy tag. This creates a dimensional diecut. Finish off with felt poinsettia using the Extreme Adhesive Squares. Add a rhinestone to the center of the flower. Tuck in decorative pin behind stamp diecut.
Step 4 • For the "O" block, select the background paper and adhere to the block. Punch a strip of paper using the lattice edger punch. Use the Making Memories Slice and Noel design card to cut a decorative frame and circle. Ink edges and adhere the punch strip with the frame and circle layered on top. Next cut a circle from the U Cut It Foam and adhere the 3D Christmas greeting diecut to the block. This creates a dimensional diecut. Add glitter to the holly berries on the diecut. Pop up the holly leaves on the diecut.
Step 5 • For the "E" block select the background paper and adhere to block. Use the Slice and Noel design card to diecut a frame and holly berry. Ink the edges and adhere to the background paper using the Glue Glider Pro. Then add the Vintage Christmas Tag Stamp diecut to frame. Cut thin strips and squares from the U Cut It foam. Place these onto the backside of the letter "E." Adhere to diecut. Add word stickers and a pearl embellishment. Use the Stickles glitter and apply glitter to the holly berries on the diecut. Adhere using a small square of the U Cut It Foam to give it dimension.
Step 6 • For the final block, once again select the background and adhere to the block. Cut a smaller piece of holiday paper and ink edges. Select the Shabby Chic Crafts "Cheer" flashcard, ink the edges and adhere both to background paper. Next cut a small rectangle from the U Cut It Foam and adhere the Making Memories Noel glitter diecut to the block. Adhere the letter "L" to the diecut. Last step is to hand cut the poinsettia from the Making Memories paper (or use another felt flower). Use the Extreme Adhesive Squares to attach the poinsettia and finish off with a pearl embellishment.

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If you've been wishing for a Glue Glider is the perfect time for you to purchase one! Just visit the Glue Arts website and click to buy! The Glue Glider Pro is on sale now through December 31st!! No coupon code needed!!!

Last... we're excited to announce a special 

Christmas Sale!!! It's the one you've been waiting for! All Single Glue Glider Pro Cartridges are $1 off regular prices!!!!'re reading right! Use code 12DAY2. This can be combined with the Pro which is on sale too! Good through December 31st so don't miss out!

 Happy Holidays to you!!!! 


  1. Gorgeous projects, as always! Happy Holidays!

  2. Both projects are just amazing!!!

  3. I just love visiting here daily--so much inspiration! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for sharing all the projects and steps to make them!

  4. Those are adorable!!! Love the holiday door hanger!

  5. Wonderful projects! You have the best design team!!

  6. I just love the projects. So creative and fun ideas.

  7. Both projects are super cute!! I have a door hanger plaque, but to styrofoam balls. I did just buy a felt Gingerbread Man kit, so using your ideas, I might just see what I can come up with. Sounds like fun. Linda S. in NE

  8. Great Projects, ladies! Kristen, I love the dimension on your door hanger! So fun.

  9. cute snowman, thanks for the discounts to glue arts

  10. A really cute door hanger and the xmas blocks make a beautiful decoration. Thanks for sharing so much wonderful inspiration each day.
    Kim xXx

  11. I love the Noel blocks, so cute.

  12. Love the Noel blocks! I think I need to make some. I wonder if michael's carrys them.