Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Spring Hello Today!

Happy Tuesday!

We're celebrating the arrival of spring today with a beautiful spring card by Designer Patti Milazzo. Patti used a piece of clear acetate for the front of her card accent with our vinyl Accent It All!!

And please welcome new Glue Girl Jan Hennings to the team today! Jan is sharing a a fun way to repurpose a picture frame to make it a sweet welcome to spring! (you could make one for each season and switch it out!)

Hello Spring Card
Designer: Patti Milazzo

Glue Arts: 
Glue Glider Pro 
1/4 High Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
Accent It All: Black Out and White Out


Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutter
Sizzix Dies: Sizzlit Decorative Label Set; Sizzlit Alphabet Everything Nice; Sizzlits Flowers, Branches & Leaves; Sizzlits Vine #2; Original Dies Flower Layers #3
Fiskars Punches – Delicate Butterfly
Martha Stewart Punch – Royal Butterfly Punch
Pattern Paper – Black & White Exotic Birds by Paper Studio; Petal Pushers and Kiwi Double Dot Cardstock by Bo Bunny
Gems by K & Company
Buttons by Making Memories

1. Cut a 5 ½” x 7” piece of pattern paper or cardstock to be the base of your card. Score along the extra ½ inch to create a flap that goes over the top of the card.
2. Cut a 5” x 7” piece of acetate and adhere it to the underside of the flap using the Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive.
3. Next, cut and punch designs from Glue Arts Black Out and White Out Accent It All adhesive sheets. I cut my flowers and label shape from White Out Accent It All. The vines and butterflies as well as the sentiment lettering were cut/punched using the Black Out Accent It All. In addition, I cut out some of the flowers from a black and white pattern paper to add dimension to the flowers.
Tip: I used a permanent marker to create a dot outline around the White Out Accent It All label shape to make the it stand out from the stark white flowers. Let it dry completely before applying.

4. Apply the die cut alphas to the white label.
5. With the card closed, begin layering the die cut and punched shapes onto the card. Use the Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive to adhere the larger paper flowers.
6. To complete the card, use the Mini Adhesive Squares to apply smaller punched paper shapes as well as any gems or buttons.

Spring Frame
Designer: Jan Hennings

Glue Arts, Accent It All (Razzle Dazzle Red, Goin' Green and Apple Cider Brown)

Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun
Cricut and Storybook cartridge
K & Company Frame
11" x 14" frame with glass (thrift store)
glittered letters and Brads, acrylic paint, chain and hanger hooks.

Step 1- Remove glass from the frame and clean.

Step 2- Using Cricut (Storybook cartridge) and GlueArts, Accent It All vinyl, cut (2) 6" branches using "Goin' Green and Apple Cider". Cut (2) 6" branches with flowers using "Apple Cider and Razzle dazzle Red).
Step 3- Hand cut the red flowers and green leaves from the branch.
Step 4- Remove the backing from the vinyl and place the Apple Cider branch in the left hand corner of the glass.
Step 5- Place the other branch in the right hand corner of the glass.
Step 6- Remove the backing from the flowers and leaves and place the leaves on the left branch, flowers and leaves on the right branch.

Step 7- Remove the prongs from the back of the brads and using Glue arts, Glue Gun andGlue Sticks, glue the brads in the center of the four flowers.
Step 8- Use Glue Arts, Perma Tac and add the chipboard frame to the left, bottom of the glass. Add glittered letters with Perma Tac, as well.
Step 11- Once the glass is in place, hot glue around the edges of the glass to hold the glass in place.
Step 12- Add chain and hanger hooks and hang from a window.

So tell many of you have lost photos on your computer? Had a computer or hard drive crash? Or yes...had an external hard drive fail. This Glue Girl can answer yes to all three. Two years of photos of my family, children, trips, school memories were lost and the amount of tears shed ...copious! With Picture Keeper...this story would of had a happy ending.

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!!

Last for today as promised we need to announce our Sizzix and GlueArts winner of the Sizzix Birdcage die, our must have GlueArts Hot Glue Gun and more! The winner is:
Bart said...

That little bird in the cage is just fabulous! I'm sure he needs a good home which I am willing to provide. Those extreme adhesive squares are just the trick. And Anything Tim Holtz is awesome anyway. Love these projects. Keep 'em coming!


  1. Loving these projects! Love your product also. I befriended PK and left a comment.

  2. I am in awe of the Glue Girls creations today! Such great stuff! I love that the Accent it All clings to so many surfaces, and what a great idea to use it in your traditional papercrafting, too.

  3. I'm a friend of PK already. Love it!

  4. Gorgeous! I can't think in so many steps to create, so I really love to see the work of others.

    Please drop by our blog and enter to win three antique half gallon blue canning jars.

  5. Very gorgeous projects. I love the black and white flowers on the first card. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Love all the demos and I already am a friend of PK...but left them a message that you sent me anyway! Thanks for all the awesome products!

  7. Love the projects! thanks for the tutorial.

  8. Already a fan of Picture Keeper! Left them a comment.

  9. What beautiful cards today. I love the hello spring! Thanks for sending me to PK, I am a friend with them now!

  10. I recently lost a ton of pictures from my computer, I had CD's of most but not of the day my new Grandson was born :-((((. Thanks for sending me to PK! And for the chance at a great giveaway!

  11. OH I almost lost my photos once...after a small panic attack, I realized my hubby is an IT Thankfully they were saved, but I totally need a solution so this doesn't happen again! Oh and I LOVE those black and white flowers.

  12. LOVEEE both projects! I always find inspiration from the creativity I see on Glue Arts' blog! Keep up the GREAT work :)

  13. Friended PK and said, "HELLO"!! :)

  14. Wasn't able to friend, but I did like!

  15. I love these projects. Thanks for sharing paper crafts that go beyond cards and scrapbooks. I really like the detailed instructions too. Helps me when I try to make some beautiful art too!

  16. I too have lost pictures and mostly often just have a terrible time finding pictures that I have saved on my computer. Would really love to try the Picture Keeper. It looks like the perfect tool for picture organizing!!

  17. I FRIENDED Picture Keepers, and left them a comment. Soooo, I'd love to win the prize...

  18. More great projects!
    Sadly, I lost some pictures when my hard drive crashed a few years ago :( This picture keeper looks easy enough for even me to use.
    Congrats to Bart.

  19. Stopped by Picture Keeper and made a friend! Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Beautiful projects...Love them both!

  21. gorgeous card, need my address? ^_^ thank you for sharing!!

  22. stopped by Picture Keepers on FB added and left a sweet hello. Thank you for introducing us, I'm sure I'll be on that page often!

  23. i have added them t FB and said hello. thanks for the chance to win.

  24. I liked them on FB--told them what a great gadget this Picture Keeper is! LOVE IT:)

    LOVE the projects shared today!

  25. Great projects! Love the idea of the Picture Keeper!

  26. Love the spring wall picture. I am going to make one. TFS

  27. Oh My Goodness, Jan, Jan, your project! I absolutely love the "see-thru" picture frame situation. You did a beautiful job! Welcome and I look forward to seeing upcoming designs. And, I also love everyone elses projects too!

  28. Wow... WOw... WOW! BEE-U-TI-FUL! Went to Picture Keepers on FB, liked them and told them Glue Arts sent me... Hello to you, too!

  29. WOW gorgeous project and I totally went and checked out the Picture Keepers facebook page. What a great thing to have. I totally could use one of those.

  30. Liked Picture Keeper and left a comment there. What a great product.

  31. Loved the projects you highlighted here.

  32. GORGEOUS! Love the flowers. So pretty!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  33. Wonderful spring projects too cute!

  34. I left them a little hello and became their friend!

  35. Super fun projects--always love coming here for inspiration! LOVE:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  36. Picture Keeper is my FB Friend!

    Carol B

  37. Great projects! TFS! And yes, I have lost photos for all 3 reasons as well. And am already a Friend on FB with Picture Keeper. Went and told them you sent me, though, anyway!!