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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Shabby Chic goodness

Hello Glue Arts fans! We are getting toward the end of our Shabby Chic Crafts sponsorship week. Can you believe, Valentine's is only 11 days away? Time to get crafting to make your special someone's a beautifully handmade creation.

Today we are sharing projects from Designers Linda Albrecht and Kristen Swain. Linda's darling banner is dainty and oh so sweet. I would love to have one hanging on a mirror in my home!
Kristen's gift set is super sweet, with matching card and a gift box of lollipops, I'm a SUCKER for it's cuteness.



"Be Mine" Banner"
Designer- Linda Albrecht
Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with High Tac adhesive
Glue Arts Mini Glue Gun and glue sticks
Shabby Chic Crafts- Labels
Patterned papers- Girl's Paperie, Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee
Silver pipecleaner
Ric rac trim
Stickles Glitter Glue- Platinum
Flowers- Maya Road, Prima
Paper lace doilie- Wilton 


Instructions:
1. Cut 6 small triangles (mine measure 3 5/8" along the top and 3 3/4" along each side.) The last triangle on the banner is made from a "Shabby Chic Crafts" label.
2. Layer and adhere triangles onto desired solid colored cardstock using High Tac Adhesive.
3. Cut "trim" on each with a decorative edge scissors and either punch holes to resemble eyelet lace or use a sewing machine without thread to stitch a dotted line.


4. Adhere embellishments (ric rac trim, flowers, gems, etc.) to each banner piece. The letter "i" piece uses a "Shabby Chic Crafts" label.
 5. One of the embellishments was made with a white paper lace heart: Cut the top arches off of the paper heart then adhere to the top of 2 banner pieces.
6. Use a pearl embellishment and a small piece of silver pipecleaner to decorate the lace heart pieces by using the Glue Arts hot glue gun to adhere the pipecleaner around the pearl.


7. Use a large round "Shabby Chic Craft" label to make the piece which separates the "BE MINE" sentiment.
8. Another label ("I love you" ticket) is used with the round red label. Cut 2 hearts from patterned paper.
9. Trace the label shapes onto a patterned paper, apply High Tac Adhesive to the backside of each label, place string vertically between each piece and back with the hand cut paper pieces.

10. Use the hot glue gun to adhere string to the top backside of each piece to connect banner pieces together.




Valentine Gift Set
Designer- Kristen Swain




Supplies-

Glue Arts Perma tac and Glider Pro, Extreme Adhesive Squares, UCutIt foam
Paper- Little Yellow Bicycle, Pink Paislee
Tags- Shabby Chic Crafts
envelop- Fancy Pants
Craft supply- berry stems, twine, buttons, clear glitter
heart pins- Little Yellow Bicycle
flowers- Prima ( red) Petaloo (white)
scalloped box- cut using Cricut Expression- Cards Bags and Tags Cartridge
ribbon- www.etsy.com/shop/scrapinkris


Instructions-

For the Box-
1. Cut box at 5.5 inches using Cricut Expression machine and white cardstock.
2. Use Perma tac to adhere tabs and create box, tie on twine at corners.
3. Adhere small round tag to larger round tag with UCutIt and then tie crinkled ribbon around box.
4. Use Extreme Adhesive Squares to adhere round tags to front of box, overlapping ribbon. Curl berry stems and adhere to edge of round tag with Extreme Adhesive Squares, then use them again to adhere button to ribbon bow.
 
For Card-

1. Cut block of pink paper to fit card then attach with Glue Glider Pro Gun and Perma Tac adhesive, then adhere paper ruffle to card using Perma Tac as well. The mount white paper to card as well.
2. Tie red ribbon around envelope and tie bow to side.
3. Adhere envelope to card, adding UCutIt foam to back of small red square, then shabby up edges with fingers.
4. Layer on postcard tag, then adhere bracket tag with UCutIt foam, and again use UCutIt to mount stamp tag.
5. Adhere flowers together and to card using Extreme Adhesive Squares.
6. Curl berry stems and adhere using Extreme Adhesive Squares, then poke in two heart pins, one with tag.

 

 Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into our drawing for this week's prize.
Shabby Chic Crafts assorted pack of Valentine diecuts and a Glue Glider Pro and our 3D Combo Pac

73 comments:

  1. Love the banner, and the Valentines card and treat box are awesome!

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  2. The banner is just too cute!! I love the gift set too. That would make a great treat box!

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  3. Love the flower in the banner! Great gift set too, all the layers in the card make it so attractive! Cute little box for the suckers!
    Pam

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  4. Pretty banner! Cute treat box and Valentines card!

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  5. What great projects! Thanks for the inspiration. Lucy, iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

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  6. Wow - love that banner and wreath! I have started an altered frame. Let's hope I finish before Vday!

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  7. Great projects today! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them both!!! Anne, yourmainestamper

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  8. I am in LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Maybe I will try this and post it on my blog for you to see! :)

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  9. Lovely projects and fabulous inspiration! TFS! :-D

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  10. Loving that sweet banner and the darling card and treat box. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Such wonderful Valentine creations! So festive & sweet, I love them all! TFS!

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  12. Oh what fun projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love the projects! Valentine's colors are so great.

    Anne

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  14. LOVE LUF LUV all these project!

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  15. loving these projects. thanks for sharing!

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  16. Delicious ideas. I love banners; they offer so many opportunities to customize the design, and use up some scraps.

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  17. Fab banner! love the idea! i'm going to make one today!!!!

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  18. Love the banner, it is so cute. Marie

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  19. Love all the love ideas....and glad everyone arrived home safe and sound!

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  20. Love all the Valentines projects. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  21. The projects are so wonderful.

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  22. Very pretty projects with glue arts holding everything in place.
    ava
    cottagerca

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  23. Love the banner, and the other projects are great too. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Oh these are SO So cute! Thanks for giving me some valentines mojo :)

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  25. Darling projects! What a great idea to cut the doilies for the banner :)

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  26. Lots of inspiration in this post - very talented paper artists !!

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  27. Love, love, love the banner! I've never made one before...perhaps I should venture into that world this weekend. I'm in Chicago and still snowed in (though my street was finally plowed), so I'm itching for something new to do! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. So cute, love that banner! Great gift set!

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  29. These are all supercute projects!!! love 'em!!!

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  30. Great stuff. I especially love that garland!

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  31. Hello,

    I love this banner!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  32. Great projects! Love them all!

    Tanya
    pheis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Oops.. wrong email above..

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

    (I'm getting old.. today is my birthday) Sorry!!

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  34. Cute projects! The banner is so cool and I love the treat box.

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  35. I love Valentine's Day and I love these projects!! So very cute!!!

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  36. I love making banners and this one is so cute for Valentine's Day!

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  37. Such sweet Valentine's Day projects! Love the banner, and the gift set is very cool. The card is my fav!!

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  38. I love the way the twig and berries curl up the sides of the box, holding it together! What a wonderful and unique idea! That heart sachet could easily bece another project!

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  39. It is going to be so fun this year decorating for Valentines thank to Glue Arts and Shabby Chic inspiration found here this week. Thank you!

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  40. Another terrific card and project. I love coming each day to see what's next. Thank you for the wonderful creations. pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  41. Great projects!

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  42. That banner is super cute..I love it.

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  43. Once again, your design team has come up with some awesome projects.

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  44. Adorable projects! Thanks for providing us with such wonderful inspiration.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Everthing is so pretty. I love Glue Glider Pro!!! Thanks so much, ms.cheryl

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  46. Great inspirations that you have. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Ah, love the prize!
    Have a great weekend! :)

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  47. Love all these projects. 11 days eh? Better get busy.

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  48. Love the lollies! Very cute (and yummy!)

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  49. Lovely projects...I especially like the banner.

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  50. All the projects are just perfect...thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. Great banner and gift set! Love your tutorials... so many great ideas!
    DeniseB

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  52. wow - so very creative and inspirational!

    Thank you for sharing.

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  53. I can't wait to make a banner!
    kasmello@yahoo.com

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  54. great great projects! thanks for the inspiration-Kelly

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  55. Hope this isn't a duplicate post.
    I think I like making Valentine cards better than making Christmas cards. Maybe it is the red and pinks.
    I just finished making 30 for a bible study class at church to give to the widows and shut-ins. But after seeing these makes me want to make more.

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  56. These projects have got me in the mood--I need to start making my vday decorations and things NOW! LOVE IT:) Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  57. I have a rotten cold and I KNOW it would get all better if I won :-) seriously, I love your products, thanks!
    sonyagilley@yahoo.com
    http://thegardengate1.blogspot.com

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  58. That banner is super cute! Every day another beautiful, easy to make idea. Thanks!

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