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Monday, January 24, 2011

Accent It All with Glue Arts!

That's right!

You CAN Accent It All when you work with our amazing Accent It All Vinyl {previously called Car Accents}. 

Not only does our vinyl cling and cut like butter, it helps you to create unique, personalized gifts that will make you the belle of the ball!!

You Make my Hear Swim Bucket
Designer: Lindsay Wahl

Supplies:
Glue Arts Car Art
Die Cuts--Cricut (Lyrical Letters cartridge), Sizzix (fish, fishbowl)
Pail--Stampendous
Punch--EK Success
Ribbon--American Crafts
Tweezers
Designer Tip: I created this bucket for my daughter to use as a teacher's gift for Valentine's day. The Car Art works so well on this surface (much easier than trying to get paper to bend around the pail!). I cut the letters using the Cricut. I used the "fit to width" feature to fit each line of text to 3". I die cut the rest of the images with the Sizzix. Because the letters are so tiny, I used tweezers to adhere. Start with the middle letter in each word so that the title is centered. I punched small hearts to create a fin on each fish. Add ribbons to handle and enjoy!

Is your family a Goldfish family?? We told Lindsay this would be the perfect gift for those that love Goldfish. Fill it up with their favorite flavor and what a swimmingly fun Valentine gift!!! Or what about gummi fish too??! YUM!


Designer Linda Albrecht is truly a gifted designer...today's project echoes how talented and creative she is. Linda created flowers using our Accent It All vinyl and paper. Yes..let's say that again....vinyl and paper = gorgeous flowers...don't you agree?!!


"Message in a Bottle" and "Valentine Treat Pockets" 

Designer: Linda Albrecht

Designer Tip: It was so much fun making the pretty flowers, faux lace trim and doilies using Glue Arts Vinyl sheets. I love how easy it was to apply the die cut vinyl pieces to my project and to the papers because it is self adhesive. The flowers with the vinyl are my favorite. Mixing the cool modern feel of the vinyl with shabby papers adds a great effect to my Valentine projects. The vinyl distressed up nicely too with a little light brown ink and I even added glitter to the flower on the bottle. Cool!



Supplies:
Glue Arts- Glue Glider Pro and Perma Tac Adhesive, Mini Hot Glue gun, Ribbon Adhesive and Pink, Red, and White Vinyl sheets
Labels- Shabby Chic Crafts and Pink Paislee
Die Cutting machine- Sizzex Big Shot and 3D Flower Die
Die Cutting Machine- AccuCut and Scalloped shapes
Ribbons- May Arts
Small bottle (mine is an old vintage one, but you can find new ones with corks at Michael's Craft stores.)
Silver Pipecleaner
Miscellaneous beads for flower centers
Mica Flakes for bottle
Wax for sealing cork
Patterned papers used- Pink Paislee and Jenni Bowlin



1. Apply patterned paper to the backside of vinyl then use a die cutting machine to cut out flowers.
2. Cut vinyl ribbon and doilie shapes with a die cutting machine.
3. For the Treat Pockets, cut pocket or envelope shape from patterned papers.
4. Apply Perma Tac Adhesive with Glue Glider Pro to the pocket seams to hold the folded pocket envelope in place.
5. Layer more vinyl and patterned paper accents together, machine sew a running stitch around paper edges if desired and adhere the vinyl flower to the piece.
6. Adhere ribbon around the center of the pocket using Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive then overlap the ribbon on the back of the envelope and add a pretty brad to the end. For the pocket with the red vinyl flowers, tie a bow in the ribbon that wraps around the pocket on the backside.



7. Peel off the backing from the vinyl paper doilie piece then stick it to the center of the pocket.

8. To make the message in a bottle piece, cut a 1 1/2" x 10" piece from patterned paper, apply Perma Tac Adhesive to the bottle where you will begin wrapping the paper around it.
9. Apply more adhesive to the end of the paper then remove backing from the vinyl lace trim pieces and apply them to the edge of the paper wrapped on the bottle.
10. Add ribbons around the jar and small clothespin using the Glue Arts mini glue gun.
11. Use hot glue to adhere a vinyl flower to the ribbon, add a bead to the center of the flower then clip a Shabby Chic Crafts tag to the clothespin.
12. Put a small amount of Mica Flakes into the bottle, wrap your "message with colored string then drop it into the bottle and seal the cork shut with clear wax.
13. I had a last minute thought to add a handle to one of the pockets using a pipecleaner. A ribbon would work as well.





How absolutely stunning don't you think? Let's help you create your own Accent It All projects...today we're giving away 2 sheets each of our Accent It All Vinyl in Dazzle Red, Tickle Me Pink, Sterling Silver, White Out, Wild Blue Yonder and Plum Crazy!! And to assist your crafting...we'll include our Adhesive Squares which are a must have for every crafter! Simply leave us a comment and we'll pick a random winner next Monday!


And speaking of winners...it's time to announce last week's winner and that is:
Tona said...

Wow! All that detail in the snowman topiary. What an amazing project.
Love the cards too with that pretty paper.

62 comments:

  1. Fantastic projects! I always wonder what people do with those paint cans, so it's nice to see a completed project!

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  2. I simply love these projects!!

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  3. The fish can is ADORABLE! TFS, love them all!

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  4. Fabulous projects!! I need to get going on my hubby's valentine's day present!

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  5. Gorgeous projects! I especially love that corked bottle! I can totally see making cutie bottles like that for the kids classes or even a romantic one for hubby! :-)

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  6. Love today's projects! I have an anniversary coming in a week and the message in a bottle will be a fun alternative to a card!

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  7. What a cute pail that is. Great projects as always!

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  8. Love the rolled roses! Great idea!

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  9. What great projects. Would certainly love to try this out! Lucy

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  10. Love the project..you guys make it seem so easy! It is gorgeous!

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  11. Cute projects. This would be some great stuff to help decorate my new 'in progress' craft room. I'm looking for ways to decorate the bins, boxes, jars, walls and other surfaces. But it doesn't stop at decorating, I would love to label everything as well.

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  12. All very cute projects! Love the message in a bottle, the clothes pin is fun addition.

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  13. Wow! Who knew vinyl could be so beautiful? Love these projects! So excited to try some of my own :) Congrats to Tona!

    rdunham at q dot com

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  14. Amazing projects and so inspiring. Just love all the tutorials too! Thanks for all the great ideas.

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  15. Love all the inspiration.You never fail to offer great idea's.

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  16. These projects are so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

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  17. I would never have guessed these embellishments were made from vinyl! Love the little jar!
    Pam

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  18. Message in the bottle is always a neat idea. I'm not sure what how I'd use the Vinyl, so I'm glad you are going to post "Accent it All Vinyl!" tomorrow. Can't wait.

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  19. love the projects, beautiful! I love glue arts!

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  20. These projects are just adorable. Gives me a warm
    fuzzy feeling all over. Valentines cards and
    gift ideas are my absolute favourite to create.
    Yes, even over Christmas! Thanks for the wonderful
    ideas!!

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  21. absolutely wonderful projects here. thanks!

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  22. just delightful. I really like these. great work!

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  23. this is fantastic. Love it!

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  24. Good job on these wonderful projects. I LOVE them!

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  25. Wow what super cute idea...always see those aka paint cans at my local craft store and always said I wanted a few to put gifts inside for different occasions now I definitely will...thanks for the great ideas Glue Arts...love all the projects on the blog today!

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  26. I am amazed at that bottle and and now I am looking for one to make! Just stunning.

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  27. So cute! Love that little bottle!

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  28. What great projects--especially love LInda's "Message in a Bottle" and "Valentine Treat Pockets" ! :-)

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  29. OHHH! I love that bottle! ALL projects are amazing!

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  30. Great projects! I'm really loving the gold fish can...perfect gifts for my 2 kids!

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  31. Cool beans! These projects have expanded my creative imagination - I never really considered vinyl except for wall/window art.

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  32. These projects are fabulous! Thank you for a chance to win - so I can decorate my house!

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  33. These projects are awesome! great idea for the Grandchildren's Valentine's Day gifts. Thank you so much for the great ideas.

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  34. Love that little bucket & Linda's projects are always amazing.

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  35. How lovely. They remind me of days gone by of homemade valentines and special gifts to those so dear. Such simplicity and beauty.

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  36. Wonderful and creative projects! I love the bottle and bucket, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these!

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  37. The Treat Pockets are so cute - Perfect for a little something for special friends. Really want to try the vinyl!

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  38. The vinyl looks awesome!! Would love to try it!

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  39. OMG !!! This is amazing!! I haven't seen anything like this before. The flowers are remarkable!! I just love this blog....
    pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  40. I'll be on the lookout for the vinyl - love the goldfish idea...thanks for all the eye candy.

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  41. Gorgeous projects with the vinyl! TFS! It is amazing to see all that can be done with it! I especially love the roses!

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  42. Awesome projects! I have a Cricut and would love to try the vinyl in my machine. Thanks for all the great ideas.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Glue Arts, you have beautiful projects made by a great group of ladies.....lovely work ..
    ava

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  44. I love these projects! So cute! I really enjoy the message in a bottle and the note pocket!

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  45. The projects are absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win some really neat goodies!!

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  46. That little bottle! Oh wow! The things you can do with vinyl! I'd love to try the Accent It All Vinyl!!!

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  47. The creativity is amazing and so,so pretty!

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  48. This was very informative! I would love to try your products!

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  49. Another day with fabulous projects, each better than the one before! I love the little bottle. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. Great projects! I love the treat pocket. Those look so fun to make! Thanks for the idea!
    DeniseB

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  51. I absolutely love the You Make My Heart Swim bucket... how cute is that?!?!

    I've wanted to try working with vinyl, but haven't had the chance yet.... so this prize is AMAZING!!

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  52. I really like the idea of decorating the clear bucket.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  53. Oh so pretty!! Love the bottle...I would love to receive something like this, so I know others would like to receive one too. Awesome!!

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  54. These are some of the coolest projects I've ever seen here. Really incredible work, guys! Who wouldn't want to get any of these goodies for valentine's day?

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  55. Fantastic projects!!! I love that you provide all the instructions,too!

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  56. What a unique use for the vinyl - I love these flowers! And the little bottle is so cute! Thanks for the great ideas!

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