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Friday, April 15, 2011

Create Your Personal Style With Accent It All!

We're all individuals with our own style, taste, look....

Often times  you can tell a persons style by their purse, shoes or yes...cell phone. In today's techie age cell phones have become a further extension of our personal style.

New Designer Ania Lexander has a project today that is a light bulb kind of moment. It's simple for sure...but yet simplicity at it's best. Seriously...GlueArts Accent it All...to personalize your cell phone case? Get back!!!!

And our New Designer Grace Tolman has a beautiful idea for taking a simple square tile and turning it into a unique piece of artwork! Keep this craft in mind for the upcoming Mother's Day holiday too!

Springtime Quote Tile
Designer: Grace Tolman

Supplies:
GlueArts Accent it All Vinyl
GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Cricut Expression & Storybook Cartridge
Tile


Instructions:
Step 1: Gather your supplies- Accent-it-all Vinyl sheets, 12x12 tile, die cut machine and cartridge, quote of your choice, small flowers and GlueArts adhesives.
Step 3: Start cutting your shapes and letters out. *Make sure you test your sheets a few times through your die cut machine to check the right speed and pressure to properly cut the vinyl. I found mine needed slow-medium speed and slow pressure.
Start cutting the background first. Mine was a tree brand on the brown vinyl. 

Step 4: Cut a strip of green Accent-it-all sheet and trim on edge to mimic grass. Pull out some of the strips to make the grass life like. Adhere to the bottom of the tile. 
Step 5: Start adding the quote. I found that if you use a flexible ruler to put together the quotes by lines, it is much easier and straighter. 
Step 6: I decided to cut out a big leaf and make it go under the word for more emphasis. 
Step 7: I added the words Resurrection and Springtime with a different color Vinyl than the other words to give them more emphasis. I also made the letters a bigger size. 
Step 8: Cut out the flowers from the wire stem. Cut from the very top of the flower so that the flower will lay flat on the tile. 
Step 9: Adhere the flowers to the tile and vinyl using the Extreme Adhesive Squares. 
Step 10: Add a couple of flowers with stems on top of the grass on the bottom left which will create a visual triangle with the project.

Viola! Your project is done! H
ere's where it is going to be displayed in my home...





Accent it all - Cellphones
Designer: Ania Lexander
Supplies: 

GlueArts Accent it All vinyl sheets
Die cut shapes, scissors 
Cellphones to decorate

Instructions:
Step one: Gather your diecuts and colors of choice
Step two: Put together the shapes, feel free to layer up - if you do a mistake, don't worry, as the vinyl can be repositioned and reused.
Step three: Add the shapes to your cellphone




Seriously....why didn't we all think of this idea sooner???!!! We know you're going to try this one! And teenagers will love this too!

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Just insert the Picture Keeper drive into any USB port on your PC, click "Start Backup" and Picture Keeper automatically finds and saves all your pictures. That’s it! They all fit right there on the Picture Keeper drive. What's more, subsequent backups are fast because Picture Keeper will only copy the newest images when you use it again to save your recently added or changed pictures.


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Users can also choose the more "advanced" options which allow you to select additional types of files or directories you want saved. 



Picture Keeper is giving away a PK4 (retail value $29.99). And we're adding in a sheet of each color of our Accent It All Vinyl and a roll of our Extreme Adhesive Squares. To enter today we first ask that you visit Picture Keeper's Facebook page and click to be their friend, post on their wall and let them know Glue Arts sent you, then come back here...post a comment letting us know you've friended them and posted a hello. We'll pick a random winner from those that leave a comment! And you're also welcome to leave some praise for our our projects today. If you leave two comments letting us know you've said Hello to Picture Keeper and then a praise comment...we'll you'll have two entries to win!!




And guess what....we've had such an amazing week of ideas...truly one of our best weeks...that we're giving you a bonus day this week! Tune in tomorrow to see Designer Linda Albrecht's Accent It All project and that means another day and chance for you to win! See you tomorrow!

30 comments:

  1. I am already a friend of PK and love all of you!

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  2. I love quotes--so I especially love today's project--TFS

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  3. Love the scripture piece and the cell phone decor is a great idea :)

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  4. Love the quote and the cell phone decor! Already a fan of Picture keeper.

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  5. OHHH! LOVE that beautiful frame! And the idea of vinyl on the cell phones--CLEVER! FUN! Thanks for sharing:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

    I'm a fan of Picture Keeper:)

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  6. This is seriously cool. I think i will try this on my phone right now. I am already a fan of picture keeper and have shown them some love.
    Patti
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com
    www.shortnscrappy.com

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  7. So creative, great idea for the cell phones!

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  8. Went over and friended Picture Keeper!!
    pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love the projects shown today!!! I love the projects shown everyday!!! I also love to share "love" have a nice weekend :)
    pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  10. More great projects!
    I already "like" picture keeper & said hello to them from you earlier this week. ;)

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  11. Seriously, I did this to myh phone ages ago because I ordered a white phone and received black and that would never work for me! So I did a white back, poodle and floueishes on the front of my phone. The funny thing is I never even thought to blog about it. I think its cool for teenagers because they can change designs with the seasons! Especially Halloween.

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  12. This is the first I have heard of picture keeper and can't wait to find it locally. I have never noticed it in any stores around here, but am going looking. I also have apparently been so fixed on your great adhesives when I go to the website that I missed you have vinyl sheets! Wow..all sorts of ideas come to mind! And from the picture it works with my quickutz!! Amazed what I have missed not being on the computer this week. Thanks

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  13. OH how fun...phone "bling"! I am a fan of picture keepers now too!

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  14. Just came back from saying "hi" to Picture Keeper. WHat a great product and also a great idea for the phones! WHy didn't I think of it! Also a very nice quote. Thanks
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  15. Hello why didnt I think about adding vinyl to my phone. its all black and there are no pink covers for it and It matches nothing I own. Thanks for sharing I will be getting right on this one.

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  16. Thanks to you, I am a fan of Picture Keeper, and I never would have thought of using vinyl for things around the house like pictures , frames, and cellphones ! Thanks for stretching my horizons !

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  17. well shoot ! I guess I should have left a praise comment separately - but finding praise for GA is easy to do - I love your step by step directions, pictures and tips with your projects, it makes it easier for those of us who usually focus on cards !

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  18. LIKED PICTURE KEEPER AND TOLD THEM THAT GLUE ARTS SENT ME!!

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  19. Love you blog and lovely projects. You have the best designers! Hoping to get more vinyl to try these particular cell phone projects!!
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  20. Lovely project and I've left a message on Picture Keeper at FB!

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  21. These ideas are so, so cool, and the projects are simply beautiful! I am in love with the Accent it All! Thank you ladies!

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  22. what great ideas! And I went over and became a friend of the picture keeper!!

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  23. I friended them and left them a note on FB. :)

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  24. I love the idea of using my dies with vinyl to decorate phones and such...so cute!!

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  25. Love the cell phone idea! I just got a new phone and it's just screaming to be 'fancied" up!

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  26. The tile is beautiful and the cell phone accents?? Super!

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  27. What lovely ideas love the quote tile...cell phone idea too cute!

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  28. love the cellphone! i posted a comment letting them know you sent me. i was already a fan. thanks for the chance to win

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  29. I friended them and left them a little hello!

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