Monday, December 20, 2010

It's a Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's good to say that...because it IS a Wonderful time of the Year!! Our homes are decorated, trees lit all aglow, smells of yummy cookies and treats baking. It's a shame this feeling and amazing creativity doesn't last all year long!

Well the beauty about the Glue Arts blog is is that the inspiration and ideas are here for you ALL year long. So if perhaps time has not allowed you to work on an idea you've seen us share...then come back another day and make that item.

Last week was a truly outstanding week with us highlighting Graphic 45's Christmas Past products and we're not quite done yet...we still have two more projects to share with you from Designers Carole Janson and Michelle Lanning.

Christmas Countdown Tree
Designer: Michelle Lanning

 Paper Products - Graphic 45
Wooden Tree - Kaiser
Glitter Stars - Jolee's Botique
Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon-May Arts
Glitter - Martha
Glue Arts: Ribbon Adhesive, Adhesive Squares, Glue Gun Sticks, Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive


After adhering the pattern paper to the wooden tree with my glue runner, I adhered the details with the ribbon Adhesive.

The ribbon adhesive was perfect as a thin piece that had some tough "stick". The fanned pattern paper is held nicely with the glue.

The pom-poms and stars are held with the Glue Gun. I wanted to make sure they held really well. 

Angel Box Window
Designer: Carole Janson

Paper Products - Graphic 45 pattern papers
Woodern Semi Window Box
Kindy Glitz Gold
Petaloo Chantilly Flowers
Petaloo Holiday Foliage in White
Crackle Medium by Jo Sonja
Cream and Mustard Paint

Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac
3D Combo Stickers Pack
Adhesive Squares
Glue Gun & Sticks

Designer Tip: For the snow-glitter I added some hot glue and then sprinkled on the "snow". Super easy and a technique I will definitely use again!

Step One: First I painted the top of the semi window box with the Mustard paint, then I used the Crackle Medium waiting for it to dry, then I used the cream paint which gave the crackle look to the project, I also added some Kindy Glitz Gold Glitter around the edges of each window.

Step 2: I covered the background of the semi window box with the Graphic 45 pattern paper using the Perma Tac Glider Pro. I then stuck the top down using the Glue Gun & sticks.
Step 3: I cut out the gorgeous pictures of the Angels from the Graphic 45 pattern papers, I used 2 papers which had the same patterns and then layered them with the 3D Combo pack.
Step 4: Trim a square piece of Graphic 45 pattern paper for the centre of the Semi Window Box and stick down with the adhesive squares and then stick the layered angels on top as shown in the photo, you can then add more pictures, flowers etc.
Step 5: Trim with some more Kidy Glitz Gold Glitter, and some Christmas embellishments. about going out with a bang...or in this case glitter!!lol

We would like to give a special thanks again to Graphic 45 for sponsoring our team this past week! They were truly a pleasure to work with and we can tell you our fans thought the same!! Thanks also to our incredible designers for their beautiful projects and creations!!

And speaking of projects....some very lucky fan is going to receive the Graphic 45 Christmas Past 12 by 12 Paper Pad along with our products..and that fan is:

 ......Jennifer Reynard! Jennifer you are our lucky winner of the Graphic 45 paper pad AND our Glue Arts adhesives!! Congrats to you! Please email us your contact into at  

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. I can't believe all of the wonderful creations that the designers keep

coming up with. I swear they don't sleep or clean house!!!LOL
Thanks for posting all the pictures, supplies and
December 17, 2010 6:24 PM  

Now we know this is a busy week for everyone so we have just a few things planned! 

Join us on our  Facebook wall and share with us your most fun pair of holiday socks or sweater. Just post a photo on our wall...and we will pick a random winner to receive our Ribbon Adhesive, Extreme Adhesive Squares and our 3D Combo Pac! We'll give you through Tuesday to post a pic to enter!!! 

And if you've been wishing for a Glue Glider through December 31st our Pro is on sale! Just visit our website at! Add one to your shopping cart and click to buy. (no coupon code needed) It's that get shopping and share those silly socks and sweaters!!  


  1. You seemed to have saved the best for last. Both of these are gorgeous projects. I want to make them both.

  2. Oh I love that countdown tree. Great projects!

  3. Gorgeous projects...thanks for the step by step! :)

  4. Love the window box. All the dimension makes it really stand out!
    Congrats to the winner!

  5. Lovely! I think I might make that countdown tree! SO cute!

  6. Beautiful projects!
    Merry Christmas! and Congrats Winner!

  7. How beautiful both projects are! Congratulations to Jennifer.

  8. Wonderful projects!
    Congrats to last weeks winner.

  9. Congrats, Jennifer! And I have to agree! I don't think they do anything but work, work, work on these fabulous projects!

  10. I love the tree and the box.. wow these are so lovely. thanks again for sharing such wonderful ideas.

  11. LOVE these projects too! Just love visiting here:) Congrats, Jennifer!

  12. carole, thanks for sharing the details on your project. really appreciate the steps. Another great project using glue arts.

  13. Two more beautiful projects, love them both. Congrats to Jennifer. Thanks for all the inspiration you bring us on this blog and Merry Christmas to you all.
    Kim xXx

  14. gorgeous!

  15. I'd love to enter the sock n sweater contest but I can't because I don't celebrate the holidays. Not very fair :(

  16. wonderful ideas!
    stamping sue