Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Crafting with Vinyl Accent It All!

We're springing crafting today with our Vinyl Accent It All!

And we're spring crafting with our new Glue Girls! We've got the most amazing week for you and are so excited to share our newest designers and their creations!

So please help us give a warm welcome to our new gals! Today Andrea Budjack and Lisa Day are joining Lesley Langdon sharing creative ideas for how you can use our Accent It All to decorate your home for spring. And Lesley has an amazing tutorial video for you that you will not want to miss!!

Love Grows In Happy Homes Artwork
Designer: Andrea Budjack

Glue Arts Accent It All
Glue Arts UCut It
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Picture Frame
Digital Image – Whimsie Doodles
Sentiment stamp - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Adhesive Pearls - KaiserCraft
Heart die cut (on little house) – Papertrey Ink

1. Print out digital image on paper, label each section by color. 

2. Crop image, as needed per color, and print on back side of Accent It All sheet.
3. Cut out each piece and set aside.
4. Cut out clear sheet to fit frame (in my project I used a portion of stamp packaging).
5. Remove backing of Accent It All pieces and layer on clear sheet, stitch, die cut heart and place on little house. Apply a little craft glue to the back of stitched areas to keep thread from unraveling.
6. Remove backing from picture frame and apply Extreme Adhesive Squares to corners of glass and attach completed picture. Insert glass and picture back into frame and press to allow the adhesive squares to adhere.

7. Cut strip of fabric, fray and tie around frame securing with Extreme Adhesive Squares. Add button using twine.
8. Stamp sentiment on cardstock, ink edges, apply adhesive pearls.
9. Cut strip of UCut It and place along back of cardstock, add lace and adhere to glass.

 Creating a MASK with Glue Arts Accent It All
Designer: Lesley Langdon

Remember masks? They were very popular a while ago and had a sticky backing so that you could get some adhesion to the paper, allowing no ink to seap in under it, and you could peel it off and re-use it over and over again. Well.... you can make your own CUSTOM masks with Glue Arts Accent It All vinyl! Cut any shape you want with dies and a manual die cut machine or an electronic die cut machine. I will show you one example today, but imagine using the supplies you have to make custom masks. Letters, flourishes, butterflies, etc. You can also switch up inks and mists. The possibilities are endless.

You can also see some stickled Accent It All in the top right corner of my layout, where I tried to create my own magnolia tree branch and blooms!

Here are some pictures of the technique:

Here's Lesley's Video

Here is a link to see the video on You Tube if the video doesn't work properly for you:

Spring Shadow Box
Designer: Lisa Day


Glue Arts Adhesive:
Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac refill
Accent It All Vinyl
3D U-Cut It Adhesive Foam
Hot Glue Gun & refill
Ribbon Adhesive
8 x 10 Shadowbox

Plastic Easter Grass
Lily Bee Design Paper and Sticker
May Art Ribbon
Making Memories Slice Die Cut Machine and Words & Expressions Holidays Design Cartridge

1. Hot glue grass to the inside bottom of the shadow box

2. For the large rosette: cut 2 - 2 x 12 inch strips of patterned paper and scallop one side. Then pleat (fold back and forth) the pieces about every 1/4 inch. Adhere the two pieces together and then adhere them into a circle.
Using a scrap piece of paper punch out a 2 inch circle. Apply strips of Perma Tac to the circle and then adhere it to the back of the rosette and flatten down the rosette till it adheres to the circle.
 For the lace rosette: punch out another 2 inch circle and apply strips of Perma Tac to the circle. Slightly bunch the lace around the outside of the circle to form a 3 inch circle. Hot glue the ends together once your circle is complete.
For the smaller rosette: cut 1 - 1 1/4 x 12 inch strip of patterned paper and repeat the same steps for making the larger rosette, but you won't have to adhere two strips together for the smaller one.
4. Layer and hot glue each rosette together.
 5. Cut a piece of the 3D foam adhesive and adhere to the back of a sticker and place in the center of the flower rosettes.

6. Cut out an 8x10 piece of patterned paper and adhere it to the front of the back side of the shadowbox with Perma Tac
7. Using the Perma Tac adhere a doily towards the upper part of the paper.
8. Using the ribbon adhesive, bunch up a strip of ribbon to create the stem for the flower.
9. Using hot glue attach the layered rosette on to the middle of the doily.
10. Randomly place buttons in the bottom of the shadowbox in front of the grass to hide the hot glue!
11. Place the back on the frame.
 12. Using the Slice or another diecutter cut out spring/Easter words on the Accent It All Vinyl. Since the Accent It All has repositionable adhesive on the back I took the backing off the vinyl and stuck it to the Slice cutting board so it wouldn't move around during the cutting. Cut out some spring/Easter words and place them on the outside of the glass over the grass. Using the Perma Tac attach a couple of butterflies to the front of the glass.

Are your jaws all sitting on your keyboards? These are some incredibly talented gals don't you agree??

 Today we've got some more fun to share with you as if that wasn't enough!lol Did you know that April is National Poetry month? The Academy of American Poets established in 1996 National Poetry month for libraries, schools, poets and more to band together and share poetry. So we'd like to invite you to share some poetry with us. Now we know you're thinking Glue -- poetry?? Why not is our thought! We'd like to ask our GlueArts fans to show us their poetic prose. Whether in a haiku, limerick, rhyme, sonnet or ode.  Your poem should use GlueArts or GlueArts products within it. 

And what will we offer to you for your eloquent prose? We'll pick a winner who will enjoy a Glue Glider Pro, refill of their choice, our Ribbon Adhesive and our Extreme Adhesive that should incite many a poem! Please email your poem to us at by Friday, April 29th. Please put POEM in the subject line!

Last for today.....we would like to introduce to you our new sponsor for this week's giveaway. Picture Keeper

Picture Keeper is the simplest automatic picture backup device. Simply plug in and save! No software to install and no password to remember.  With a PK-4, it's a snap to save up to 4,000* pictures! And because there's no software to  tht much easier. 

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.

And because Picture Keeper’s software runs right from the USB drive, you'll be able to easily save pictures on multiple PCs (WIndows AND Mac OS) up to the drive’s capacity).

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 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!!

See you tomorrow with more Spring Accent It All crafts!!!   And we'll post our Sizzix winner too!


  1. I love Lesley's page LO video with all the cool techniques...masking, misting! Beautiful colors! I absolutely loved this video! Fantastic job Lesley!
    ~Vanessa W

  2. Awesome Projects!! I love the flower.

  3. GUAUUU Its amazing! I really like it all craft

  4. Wow! I love the projects!
    I am a friend on Picture Keeper. The picture backup device looks so easy to use!

  5. I friended Picture Keepers and said Hello! I've already left some love for Lesley's LO video but I also want to say how much I love the tutorial to make the beautiful rosette by Lisa! :)
    I want a Glider Pro soooo bad!:D
    ~Vanessa W

  6. I friended Picture Keepers...I have seen them at my local Archievers...I would love to give it a try. I am one who can go on a picture frenzy! Love all the tutorials and the video!

  7. I am big fans of you both!! Great projects today!!

  8. Oh Poetry is NOT my strong I do however LOVE that mushroom house.

  9. The Glue Girls' projects are just wonderful! Love the frames!! Great use of the vinyl too for masks! I need to do that!!

  10. Said hello at picture keepers...loving the spring shadow box and Leslie's video...every project posted is fantastic!

  11. I know LIKE Picture Keepers on facebook! I would LOVE to give it a try..never seen it at a store near me...crossing my fingers I win :)

    debevans at bellsouth dot net

  12. I already like picture keeper on FB. Wow these projects are awesome. TFS.
    Melissa D

  13. Just got back from visiting picturekeeper! Wow, I'd love to have one of those! Great projects this week!

  14. Love these projects, they are both so cute! Just became a follower to your blog and I now Like PictureKeeper on Facebook.

  15. Ahh, nice. I'd love to try it. Hopefully it's easy to use, since I'm a little slow (when it comes to technology!).

  16. Very nice. I love mushrooms, and especially in pastels! What a great Easter story to end with!

  17. I absolutely adore these fabulous projects from the Glue Girls! Each one is just beautiful, and so creative with the Accent it All Vinyl.
    Way to go, ladies!

  18. I already LOVE picture keeper. Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome prize!!!
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

  19. woooooooowza! Is there anything these DT members can't do???? These projects with vinyl are AMAZING:) LOVE!

  20. i'm addicted to vinyl! nice job girls :)

  21. I am now a friend of Picture Keeper!!! Love all the projects and I want to try my hand at all of them!! So Beautiful!

  22. That first project is absolutely AMAZING! Love it!

  23. I love all of these projects. Really great ideas! TFS

  24. I friended Picture Keeper. What a great idea their product is. I would love to win one to try it. It's just what I need to get my pictures organized. Thanks for the opportunity.

  25. I love the Easter picture very creative. The Spring Shadow box is so very cute. Love it! Great work.

  26. I'm already a FB fan of PictureKeeper and said you sent me! I'd love to have one of these little jewels!

  27. I love today's projects...the layout is amazing!! I'd love to try the Accent It All Vinyl!

  28. these projects!!! Each one is just awesome!!!

    Love your products...they are the BEST!!!! :-)