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Monday, March 21, 2011

It's Time for My Little Shoebox!!


We're excited to share with you our first partnership with My Little Shoebox! My Little Shoebox was founded by Helen Chu. Helen has grown up in her parent's garment factory and found her self surrounded by fabric, laces and more! Her father's love of photography and Helen's keen interest in clothing, fabrics and design helped inspire Helen back in 2005 to start My Little Shoebox. Helen's goal was for people to take all their precious photos out of their "little shoeboxes" and turn those memories into priceless keepsakes for generations to come! Helen definitely has the right idea!!!


My Little Shoebox has bright, fun, whimsical lines with themes from Farmer's Market to Garden Party and what many of our gals will be designing with...Home Tweet Home just to name a few of their new lines!

Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing several guest designers from My Little Shoebox, a surprise guest designer and of course amazing projects from our talented Glue Girls and more!!!

Generations of Love Layout
Designer: Lindsay Wahl 

Supplies:
• Glue Arts Adhesives: 3-d combo pac, Adhesive squares, Glue Glider Pro (High Tac)
• My Little Shoebox “Home Tweet Home” collection
• Alphabet stickers: American Crafts
• Buttons: Doodlebug
• Die Cuts: Cricut (Accent Essentials)

 


Instructions:
1. Die cut flowers using Cricut machine (1 1/2" and 1" flowers). Assemble paper layers and button with Adhesive Squares and set aside.
2. Cut die cut patterned paper into fourths. Cut a base for a tree.
3. Use the Pro to adhere the tree trunk to the background paper and the foam adhesive to adhere the tree top.
4. Add your photos. They should be 4”x 6”, 3” square and 2” square. Use the Pro to adhere the two larger photos, and use the foam adhesive to give the 2” square photo added dimension. Leave room for borders under the 4”x 6” photo.
5. Trim three die cut border strips; adhere them below the largest photo using the Pro.
6. Add the sticker tree branch to the tree. Add the title so that it fits around the branch.
7. Adhere small journaling block using the Pro. Add journaling and alpha stickers.
8. Use Adhesive Squares to adhere all of the flowers to the page.


 Bring on the Smiles Layout 

Designer: Cheri Wenger

Supplies:
Glue Arts Extreme Mini Adhesive Squares, U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive and Glue Glider Pro with high tac adhesive
My Little Shoebox Home Tweet Home Collection:
Cardstock Stickers, diecuts; 12 x 12 papers: Cotton Candy, A Place to Nest, Spring Time
My Little Shoebox Aqua Glitter Alphabet Stickers
Blumenthal Lansing Embellishment Treasures [Pink Buttons]
Stampin’ Up!® Victoria Lace & Classic Chocolate Chip Ink
Fancy Pants Fashion Sense Posies Splash
Recollections Adhesive Pearls
Aqua Metallic Ribbon (JoAnn Stores)
Lunch size plate for tracing and cutting
Cutting Knife and mat, Scissors, Paper Trimmer
Brown journaling marker

Instructions:
1. Apply border strip across top of page and layer bird on birdhouse sticker on top.
2. Trace around lunch plate on A Place to Nest CS. Trim with cutting knife. Edge with brown ink then layer onto scallop CS using Pro and high tac.
3. Figure placement for your two photos, then cut strip of pink border to add to right of photo and under sticker. Attach using Pro and add flower sticker on top.
Add photo to the left of the pink border strip.
4. Attach layered scallop CS from step 2 using Pro. This will be placed over top of your photo so be sure to select an image where important details won’t be covered up by the paper. Position 2nd photo aligning top right corner with top left corner of 1st photo. (Designer's Note: photos were trimmed down in size from 4" x 6" to 4-5/8" in height.
5. Use mini adhesive squares to attach thin metallic ribbon down left side of ledger tag. Add journaling with brown marker. Attach below photo at an angle using Pro.

6. Cut (4) 1/2" x 2-1/2" strips of striped CS. Place onto roll of extreme mini adhesive squares and bend to create paper loops. Add additional squares to top and bottom of each loop to tac onto layout below flower sticker in the corner of photo and top of journaling tag.
7.Attach glitter stickers to create title. Use flower sticker for dot above i and add pink polka dot button using adhesive squares on back of button. Finish off title by creating an arc of adhesive pearls below the word smiles for whimsy. Add tree sticker to right of the word bring.
8. Create loops of lace ribbon and metallic ribbon and attach to layout with mini adhesive squares below floral circle diecut. Create dimension by using U-Cut-It foam to raise up the circle and layer on top of loops in top left corner of left photo. Finish off by layering crocheted blue posie and 2nd pink button.





Wow! Were we ever impressed and amazed by all the entries we received for our Recycle, Reuse & Repurpose Challenge! We definitely have some very creative fans! We would like to thank our Guest Judges:

Marisa Pawelko
Amy Anderson
Jenny Barnett Rohrs

Our winner described her project as this:   

The name of my entry is : Crayon Car Holder.. I did it because my son always leaves his crayon in different places, and then he cannot find them.. I decided to make something funny for him. Now he can keep all his stuff in just one place, and he can move it wherever he wants.

Congrats go out to Jiuliana Tello!!!!

Jiuliana used recycled water bottles and cans along with Glue Arts Adhesive Squares to make this adorable holder for her sons' pencils and crayons!!  We'll be sharing Jiuliana's full step by step tutorial  this weekend along with other projects that caught our eye as well!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate and Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose!



Last for today be sure to leave us a comment! 

We've got some amazing My Little Shoebox kits to give away and of course some Glue Arts products too! 

We'll share those with you tomorrow along with our first Guest Designer and our Shamrock winner too ! Have a great day!

68 comments:

  1. oh how cool! I love it that you are teaming up with my little shoebox! and thanks for the cute mini tutorial. Congrats to Jiuliana - that is an awesome project!

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  2. Love the floral papers from MLS! Congrats Jiuliana! What a clever project!
    Pam

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  3. Super cute project Jiuliana! Thanks for the chance!!!

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  4. Beautifully inspiring projects! Love what you two did w/MLS! :-D

    Congrats to the RRR challenge winner! What a fabulous idea! My kids are the same way. Your creation is a stroke of genius!

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  5. How creative and clever Jiuliana. Your project is terriffic! Congratulations. And, thank you Glue Glider for inspiring us to RRR. Thanks for all the great teaming up with My Little Shoebox and for the chance to win.

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  6. Gorgeous pages from the Glue Girls!
    And what a fun recycling project! Super huge congratulations to Jiuliana!

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  7. Another amazing team up! I love, love, love, MLS! Pairing up with you all just makes it all the better! Wonderful projects!

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  8. What fantastic projects! That crayola car is a fabuluos idea and SO CUTE! And I adore MLS!

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  9. Great project winner! I'm very curious who the guest designer will be, I love MLS!!

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  10. Congratulations Juiliana!!!! What a fabulous idea! And loving the partnership! :)

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  11. That is a great project Juiliana! Congrats! I love the new line!

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  12. So cute and GREAT WINNING project :)

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  13. Oh great projects today. I love them all. Congrats to Jiuliana...what a great projects!

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  14. That's wonderful Juliana congratulations! Cute pages!

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  15. Great LOs and that wagon is AWESOME!!!!

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  16. Looking forward to the next two weeks with MLS!

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  17. I have to admit that I'd never heard of My Little Shoebox but I'll be looking them up now! And great crayon car!

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  18. great layouts! i love the MLS papers, so fun to play with!
    thanks for sharing!
    juli

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  19. Congrats and such a great combo together.
    Love the layouts for such fun examples.

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  20. SUPER cute LOs and that little crayon carrier is super fun!

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  21. love the LOs and this is goiing to be fun 2 weeks i love MLSB

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  22. The layouts are just so pretty! Thanks for the detailed instructions. Love LYB.

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  23. mcroried@comcast.netMarch 21, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Love the layouts with the MLS paper. Can't wait to see more.

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  24. Fantastic projects and paper! cannot wait to see more.

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  25. Fun! Great team up. Looking forward to more.

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  26. Great layouts and what an awesome idea for a project! Lucy

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  27. Absolutely love those layouts. Looking good team!

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  28. I love those projects from My Little Shoebox. So springy and I can't wait to see more!

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  29. I am so excited for 2 weeks of MLS! Thanks for the story behind MLS as I didn't know why Helen named it that. Congrats Jiuliana on a GREAT project!

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  30. Congrats Juliana..What an awesome project.
    also, what a great team glue arts and My Little Shoebox will make..can't wait to see all the projects.
    Minta

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  31. I'm looking forward to the collaboration between Glue Arts and My Little Shoebox! Congratulations to Jiuliana for the Car Crayon Caddy--so cute! Anne, yourmainestamper

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  32. So awesome that you are teaming up with My Little Shoebox. Have followed and purchased some of My Little Shoebox items. They are great. Looking forward to a long association you will have with them. Congrats Juliana great,great project. Hugs

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  33. I absolutely love your layouts...thanks for the chance to win!!

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  34. The MLS layouts are so cute!!! I love them! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  35. Great projects! I really like Bring on the smiles.

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  36. fabulous projects!! Thanks for the lovely inspiration, and for the chance to win!!

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  37. What a cute pencil holder!!! Love the MLS projects too :)

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  38. Congrats to Jiuliana this is such a great project and could be used for so many things. and the My Little Shoebox kit "Home tweet home" looks so sweet

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  39. Jiuliana congrat's very cute. Shoe box sure is bright and fun for spring and summer
    ava

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  40. Cute stuff there! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Great tutorials today! I love MLS...especially their addictive little letters!!!

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  42. Congrautlations Jiuliana on the win. Very cute project. Loving the previews of My Little Shoebox. Hope to win. Thanks for the chance.
    Debbie
    Http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  43. Great papers and super cute project!

    moran99@comcast.net

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  44. My Little Shoebox has some adorable collections this year and I can't wait to see some great projects during this partnership.

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  45. Congratulations Juliana! These are wonderful layouts with our products! Go glue arts girls!
    Thank you for featuring helen and MLS!

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  46. I've never actually seen My Little Shoebox products in person but loving what I see so far! Especially like the round motifs and the journaling blocks!
    Congrats to the winner of the REuse and REcycle contest...way to go!

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  47. The little cart is amazing!!! NICE JOB!!!!

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  48. Great layouts! Love that crayon holder, too cute!

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  49. Cute papers and embellishments. Very sweet line. Love the crayon cart. Congrats Juiliana on a great idea.

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  50. What a great team the two of you will make! Thanks for the inspirational tutorial! And thanks for the chance to win some fantastic products!

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  51. Great projects here! Congrats to the recycle winner, too. You all are so creative. Thanks for the chance to win a prize, too. :D

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  52. love the ribbons and the crochet flowers - and glue that will stick them together !

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  53. How adorable!!! Little Shoebox looks like so much fun!

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  54. MLS looks pretty cool, thanks for teaming up with them and sharing some ideas

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Very cute and very clever!

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  56. I always love the pairing up of Glue Arts with Paper lines...and all the great projects that your DT makes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Lovin it! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  58. Wow! Your folks are the most amazingly creative people! Thank you for sharing great ideas and the chance to win!

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  59. Thanks for the great craft ideas!

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  60. That car is too cute! I would love to win this week! Love these papers!!!! Pretty please :)

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  61. Fabulous projects ! I especially love the tree made out of the die cut paper!

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  62. I'm glad she won, I saw her project it was such a great idea. I was looking at the projects made with the beautiful paper I want to win,so I can start making projects like these.

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  63. Congrats on teaming up with a great company-Wow-My little shoebox and Glue Arts-Awesome!!

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  64. What a great combination of companies. I love that crayon car holder. TFS!

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  65. Love the projects! What a fun week!

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