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Friday, January 21, 2011

Fasten Your Seatbelts Glue Arts Fans...

...because today's projects will have you jumping out of your seats!

We've got more outstanding projects from the Designers using Girls' Paperie products. Designer Jessica Barnett has put together a keepsake Travel Journal. Cheri Wenger has made a very fun and sweet Heart Shadowbox and last but not least, Glue Girl Lesley Langdon...has made a fun project and a video tutorial just for you!

So sit back, {fasten that seat belt} relax...and enjoy today's projects and video!!

Reminder Bulletin Board
Designer: Lesley Langdon

Designer Intro:
I held onto this sign for YEARS, thinking that one day, I might re-purpose it in a crafty way. The day has come! The Girls' Paperie paper is perfect for this project. I wouldn't have bothered painting the frame, but I had one damaged corner, so I had to get crafty. I used acrylic paint and some Shimmerz spritz to liven it up a bit. I made this with my daughter in mind. I wanted to put it up in her play room so that she could write little play notes and reminders and pin them up. I hope you enjoy the video!

Video Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAg10uOQWN4

Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Max Perma Tac
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro High Tac
Glue Arts Glue Gun & Glue
Patterned Paper by The Girls' Paperie
Black Acrylic Paint by Liquitex
Vibez Spritz (Jeni B Bleu) by Shimmerz Paints
Triple Thick Glaze (Sealant Spray)
Black Cardstock by Bazzill
Label Die by Spellbinders
Other: Old Wooden Sign, Measuring Tape, Cork Trivets (IKEA), Hemp Cord, Push Pins 


Travel Journal 

Designer: Jessica Barnett

Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with High Tac refill
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Girls Paperie On Holiday Papers, Letter, Word and Shape stickers
Blank journal
Paper trimmer
Scissors
Stapler
Brown ink pad and sponge
Nail File
Ribbons
Scalloped paper to use as template
Edge distresser
Bone Folder

1. Trim papers to fit the front and back outside and inside covers of the journal. Ink the edges of all papers with the ink pad and sponge and attach two of them to the outside covers using the Glue Glider Pro with High Tac refill and the Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive squares in the corners. 

For the inside covers, add a smaller piece of paper to the larger paper to be used as a pocket for holding small paper memorabilia. Run adhesive around the bottom and sides of the smaller paper and attach to the larger paper to attach the pocket. Add staples for decoration.
Use the Glue Glider Pro and the Extreme Adhesive Squares to attach these pockets to the inside covers.
2. Use a scalloped circle of paper as a template to cut out a scalloped circle to use on the front of the journal. Cut out the shape and trim to the size that you'll need for the book. Ink the edges with the ink pad and sponge and attach it to the book with the Glue Glider Pro.
3. Cut circles out of the papers and distress the edges of each.

Ink the edges of the circles with the sponge in the same way that you've done the other papers. Dab the sponge on the ink pad and swirl it around the edges of the paper for an aged look.
Attach the circles to the journal front along with some inked scrap paper strips using the Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.
4. Choose letter stickers for the title and other stickers for accents for the journal front. Use the nail file to rough up the edges so the stickers can be inked. Attach the stickers to the journal front.
5. Use more scrap paper to make two small tags to hang from the spine. Ink the tags and add more inked stickers to them. Attach them to the spine with some ribbon or twine.
6. Fold long strips of paper in half and attach to a few pages in the journal for reinforced dividers. Use a bone folder to get a crisp edge and attach as many as desired to the pages using the Glue Glider Pro. For tabs on these dividers, fold inked stickers in half and attach to the page edges.

7. Tie additional ribbons to the journal binding and trim the ends.

TIP: To add extra interest and dimension on your layouts and projects, use a combination of the Perma-Tac adhesive on some pieces, then use the U-Cut it foam on others, layering more than one thickness of the foam to lift some things higher off the page.




Hearts Shadowbox
Designer: Cheri Wenger

Follow the instructions to turn a paper mache heart box into a charming home decor shadowbox frame...a perfect Valentine’s gift for the love in your life.

Close Up View of Front...

 View of the back side...
Supplies:
Hot Glue gun and glue sticks, Glue Glider™ Pro [Pro], high tac adhesive, ribbon adhesive, U-Cut-It Dbl. Sided Adhesive Foam and extreme mini adhesive squares - Glue Arts
Cardstock & Stickers - The Girls Paperie On Holiday Collection
Paper Mache Heart Box - Darice
Red Chenille Yarn
Tacky Glue - Alene's
Gel Candy Epoxy Sticker - KI Memories
Oval Scallop Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Little Leaves Die, White Signa Gel Pen, Paper Snips, Chocolate Chip and Real Red CS and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink - Stampin’ Up!®
White Posie - Fancy Pants Designs
Red Button - Bo Bunny
Blue Button and DeLovely Flower Chipboard - Cosmo Cricket
Big Kick - Sizzix
Red Pompons & grosgrain ribbon
Paper Trimmer - Fiskars
Paper Snips
Craft cutting knife and mat
Photo printouts from computer

Instructions:

1. Take lid off of heart box and place box and lid face down on top of Travel Skirt CS. Trace shape in pencil, trim out with scissors and adhere to back side of each using Pro with high tac adhesive. Flip both over.
2. Trace base of box onto red polka dot CS and lid onto Vintage Travel CS. Trim each approximately 1/8" inside of pencil lines. Keep back trimming until shapes fit inside lid and box. DO NOT ADHERE YET.
3. Trim two 1" strips of polka dot CS approximately 7" in length. Score down length of strips 1/4" from edge and fold on score line. Make V cuts along the 1/4" scored area. This will allow for the strip to wrap around inside of lid. Apply high tac adhesive to back side of each strip using Pro with scrap sheet of paper below. Attach first piece starting at the bottom point of heart with little tabs bent and attached to inside background of lid. Place second strip on top of overlap area and continue wrapping. Trim at top center of heart with scissors. Use small piece of ribbon adhesive to reinforce seams.
4. Attach heart to inside of lid using high tac adhesive in Pro. Diecut shapes and use them to decorate the inside of lid along with stickers and button. Add white dots around scallop oval diecut. Attach you and I mini stickers and add button with extreme adhesive square.
5. Line the rim of the lid (still laying face up) with tacky glue. Attach chenille yarn around the top edge and allow to dry. while waiting attach crochet white poisie on top of chipboard flower with extreme adhesive square. Use same adhesive to layer red button on top. Heat up glue gun and attach knotted red ribbon and chipboard flower to top edge of lid as shown.
6. Cut two 2" x 7-1/4" strips of patterned CS with numbers on it. Attach to outside of box base using high tac adhesive and Pro. Overlap 2nd strip using a piece of ribbon adhesive to reinforce seam. Trim at bottom of heart and seal with a small piece of ribbon adhesive.
7. Trim two 1-7/8" x 6-3/4" pieces of Travel skirt CS, apply high tac adhesive to back of each and wrap inside of heart box following same technique used in step 6.
Attach red dotted heart to inside bottom.
8. Attach red chenille to top of box base using tacky glue. Allow to dry. Set box base and lid on their sides with their points face inward. Attach lid to base using hot glue sticks and glue gun. Add red pompons around edge of box base.
9. Punch scallop circle from blue ledger CS and edge with brown ink and sponge. Layer brown circle sticker on top. Punch red polka dot cardstock with 3/4" circle punch. Drag edges over brown ink. Layer on top with Pro. Attach epoxy sticker on top.
10. Print out photos of you and your loved one. You can crop the photo, as I did, in a heart frame. Scale to a size that will fit into the base of the box as a shadowbox. Cut out heart shaped photo which will later be added inside box. Attach non-trimmed full length photo to piece of U-Cut-It adhesive foam only removing liner from top side of foam. Place image on top of cutting mat. Use craft knife with fresh blade to cut around contour of bodies. It helps to leave a base to stand on to give more stability. Add hot glue to bottom of 3D photo cut out and down right edge. Attach to back side of lid and inside rim of base as shown in photo. Hold until dry.
11. Attach heart shaped photo and layered scallop circle elements to box base background using high tac adhesive and Pro to finish off project.





Please don't forget to leave us a comment! We'd love to hear from you and for doing so...we'll enter you to win a sweet Valentine selection of our Accent It All vinyl (red, pink, white and silver) and let's tuck in our Ribbon Adhesive and how about a roll of our Adhesive Squares too. {you'll LOVE them!! We promise!} We'll select a random winner and announce their name here on the blog on Monday. So what are you waiting for?? 


And just to share CHA is just right around the corner. Will you be there? Glue Arts will be in Booth #2952 and we would love to see all of you there! Details about the show, our exclusive Make & Takes, Guest Designers and much more can all be found on our Events Page on Facebook!  We'd love for you to RSVP if you'll be attending!! 

94 comments:

  1. You are so clever! That bulletin board is perfect! I LOVE the travel journal. Such a great idea to make that. The shadow box frame would be a wonderful gift! Thank you for all the wonderful instructions!

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  2. I like the travel journal. Could be made into any type of journal book. Cute heart box, and message board, great gift ideas! Thanks for the projects! It's been another great week!
    Pam

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  3. Great stuff! I LOVE the bulletin board. I have six of those cork trivets- never saw them in a cork-board way though I use them almost daily!

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  4. Jess, those are AWESOME!!!! lovely projects!

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  5. Wow, I absolutely love the heart shadowbox!

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  6. LOVE all of these projects!!!! How awesome!!!! That heart shadowbox is adorable and the journal...PERFECTION!!!

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  7. What fabulous projects! I love all the pp being used so cleverly. A shout out to Jessica and her superb travel journal, too!

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  8. Awesome!!! How clever!! Always a delight to see the Glue Girl projects!!!!!!!

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  9. holy smokes those are awesome! the creativity is amazing!! can i squeeze some of your creative juices and bottle it up please!!!

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  10. Loving all these projects!! Love my Glue Arts Glues!!! And all the inspiration from the Glue Girl Design Team!!

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  11. So much creativity it's amazing!!! Don't know which I like the best.

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  12. AWESOME Projects!! TFS!! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  13. I love your projects, you are very talented!! I also, enjoy your adhesives, so it is a Win/Win coming to your blog every day....Thank You!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  14. I absolutely love all the project. The travel journal is going on my "to do" list. It will be perfect for my summer vacation

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  15. Love all the projects. The travel journal really caught my eye. I may have to copy that.

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  16. great projects! love the journal. thanks for sharing the tutorials.

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  17. Love the projects - all of them! But I have to say I really think that heart shadowbox is just the cutest thing!!!

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  18. Now that I'm back in my seat..........

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    the travel journal

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  19. I love all the ideas. The travel journal is ideal for my son since he is an Eagle scout (at 14) and is out and about seeing the world all the time. It would be a great way for him to journal his thoughts!

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  20. what great projects!!! I love the note board.

    Staci
    staci412 at optonline dot net

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  21. I have a couple of those paper mache heart boxes.....now I will pull them out and just go for it.
    thank you for sharing,
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  22. Wow! Some amazing projects today!

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  23. both fabulous projects! So many uses for them. Thanks for sharing!

    anne

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  24. LOVE these projects. The Girls Paperie line is so cute! I can't wait to check out the tutorial on the Reminder Bulletin Board! So adorable!

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  25. As always, more great projects on your blog!!

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  26. Great projects! Love the bulletin board idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Wow - great projects today! I love them all - those heart boxes are so cute, fun gifts for my teenage daughters! Wish I was going to CHA :(

    rdunham at q dot com

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  28. Oh how lovely! I have a notebook I need to "fix" thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Great stuff!! I love the Travel Journal!!!! I love them all really!!! Have a great time at CHA!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  30. Wow! Those are some fabulous projects today. The decore items and that album are so detailed and lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. You have shared some great projects today. I like the travel journal. I keep telling myself I am going to make one to bring on a trip someday.

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  32. Such cute ideas, love them all!!

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  33. What fabulous projects!! Thanks for the inspiration. :)
    - April W

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  35. omg love the ideas --- and yay for give aways =)

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  36. you guys do such a great job! Love giveaways!

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  37. great projects, I like the frame one, I have some frames sitting around somewhere.............. hmmmm

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  38. all beautiful projects! such talented people! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  39. Love the inspirational ideas! Travel journal in my fave! Keep up the good work ladies! Thanks!

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  40. I am in love with that travel journal! I definitely want to make one. Thanks for showing how it was done. Can't wait to give it a try!

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  41. What a great variety of projects!

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  42. What a wonderful group of projects. Love it all. Ms.cheryl

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  43. Such cute projects. Have fun at CHA

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  44. OH WOW!!! Glad I had my seat belt buckled! I would have definitely been blown through the roof! Today's blog trip would be on first page of the travel journal! Awesome work! LindaC

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  45. Great projects-really love the LOve box! Thanks also for another chance to win! My ribbon adhesive is almost empty, so it would be great timing if I won this prize! :-)

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  46. I love that bulletin board! Functional but pretty and creative. Perfect combination.

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  47. Awesome variety of projects, thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I love the heart shadow box!

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  49. Oh, I'd love some vinyl. I just got a die cutting machine and I'm dying to try cutting some wall art.

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  50. The heart photo boxes are so adorable! Great job!

    Ginger Chan
    ginga_vitis@yahoo.com

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  51. Awesome projects! You always have great projects on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Wow - fantastic projects!!! Thanks for the instructions!

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  53. First of all I really appreciate the detailed supply list and the exceptional tutorials ! That being said, I am in awe of that travel journal !

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  54. The heart box is adorable..thanks for the complete list of the components..love it!
    Diana B.
    crb underscore deb at bellsouth dot net

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  55. Love these ideas! The heart shadowbox is sweet!
    DeniseB

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  56. Love all the projects! The bulletin board is awesome! I so wish I could be at CHA with you!

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  57. Love the shadow boxes...and...well...everything! Thanks for the generosity and inspiration!!

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  58. These are wonderful projects. Something I'd like to try. Thanks for the inspiration!!!
    pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  59. very interesting, thanks for sharing

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  60. i love this project thanks for sharing it with us. great design!

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  61. liking all these projects thanks!

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  62. Three great projects. I love the circles of cork on the bulletin board - clever idea. Using a paper background makes it decorative along with functional. I really need to make some travel journals and rewrite my scrawled notes from trips past and print out those photos! And what a sweet surprise inside the heart. This could be such a fun project!

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  63. Once again, the Glue Girls have outdone themselves! Gorgeous projects!

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  64. Love all the great projects, amazing!!

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  65. Fantastic projects! Love the tutorials.

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  66. all the best at CHA glue arts team. Your project will rock the show.
    ava

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  67. Great projects AGAIN & AGAIN! It is amazing the adhesive products you keep coming up with. I love Glue Arts. Thanks for always posting the instructions for your project too!

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  68. As always, great projects! Thanks for the continued inspiration.

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  69. SO many great projects! What would we do without Glue Arts adhesives?!

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  70. wow, great project, bul. board is awesome, love the journal, gotta get a binder thingee... thanks for all the great inspiration

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  71. WOW! All the projects are so creative and inspiring. I just love all the ideas and what talent all the girls have. Thanks for the inspiration and great tutorials too.

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  72. I'm going to make a travel journal even though I don't have any vacations planned. Maybe it will be just what I need to convince myself to take that much needed trip someplace where the temps are above ZERO! -32 yesterday

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  73. Adding the pom poms is such a cute idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  74. Beautiful projects as always!! I especially love the heart shadowboxes. They are clever and stunning!!

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  75. all the projects are so amazing! hard to choose just one!

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  76. Love all that you share!!! Thank you

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  77. Terrific projects, as usual! Love the heart shadow box.

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  78. Everything is gorgeous.... I love the Reminder Bulletin Board!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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

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  79. Wonderful projects and thanks for the detailed instructions. I adore the Hearts Shadowbox, so timely and what a nice gift this would make!

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  80. Great Projects!! Such talent out there!!

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  81. wow GREAT project! I'm all inspired now to create!!!

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  82. Wow what a bunch of fantastic projects and tutorials to go along with them! Thank you! :0) I can't choose a favorite. I will just have to make one of each!!! Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful bunch of Glue Arts Goodies! Good luck to all who enter!!!

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  83. Awesome projects!!! Very insired by the travel journal.... looks fantastic!

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  84. OHHHH! LOVE all these projects--can't get enough! SO glad you continue to share all your wonderful talent:)

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