Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to You!!

All this week we're working with Basic Grey's beautiful Sweet Threads collection.

Sweet Threads is a soft collection of florals and prints. Sweet pea pink, eggplant, green apple and more mix together to form an amazing collection that you'll reach for again and again!

Be sure to visit the Basic Grey website to learn more about the collection and see more of Basic Grey's lineup of products!!

HB To You Card
Designed by: Audrey Pettit

Glue Arts Supplies:
Glue Glider Pro with Perma Squares Adhesive
3D Combo Pack- U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Extreme Adhesive Squares
Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares

Basic Grey Supplies:
Sweet Threads Collection
Patterned Paper
Alphabet Stickers
Element Stickers

Other Supplies:
McGill Flower Punch
Hero Arts Alpha Stamps
7Gypsies Seam Binding
Stampin'Up Ink
Hemp Cord

1. Create a card base from white cardstock. Cover front of card with green Mix and Match paper. Layer with a piece of pink Lacy Organic paper cut to 3.75 x 5. Cut a 3.5 x 4.75 piece of floral A-Line Dress paper into quadrants and adhere to center of the card using Glue Glider Pro with Perma Squares adhesive.
2. Trace or die-cut a large label from pink Lacy Organic paper and attach to the center of the card. Cut off the ends and adhere them to the sides of the label with Perma Squares adhesive.
3. Add small squares of U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to the back of the banner Elements sticker and swag sticker across the label.
4. Punch 3 flowers from green Mix and Match paper. Scrunch up and smooth flat. Stack with flower stickers from the Elements sheet, using squares of U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam between each layer. Adhere to left side of card, just above the banner using Extreme Adhesive Squares. Add leaves from the Elements Stickers.
5. Add letter stickers to label for the sentiment. Stamp remaining sentiment on pink Lacy Organic paper. Cut into a banner and adhere to the bottom of the card with Perma Squares adhesive.

6. Embellish with buttons, hemp cord, and seam binding, attached with Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares.

It's time to announce the winner of our first GlueArts Poetry contest! And please let us tell all of you who entered how fun it was reading your poems! Our winner is: Peg Berry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And here's is Peg's winning poem:

GlueArts in My Shopping Cart - by Peg Berry

Oh, what’s a crafty gal to do?
Without her handy dandy GLUE?
[I always have on hand a few
… in case I run out … wouldn’t YOU?]

The first is the Glue Glider Pro
For crafts—the ONLY way to go!
You’ll find none better, this is so,
If you search high or you search low!

My scrapbook pages must have ribbon,
It’s not an option – it’s a given!                            
And I admit that I’m in heaven, with
GlueArts Adhesive JUST for ribbon!

What’s that you say? You need more tack?
Extreme Adhesive’s got the knack
In stickiness, it does not lack,
It is the best, and that’s a fact!

Which GLUE is first in all our Hearts?
What fills up all our shopping carts?
For crafting, it’s a vital part!
Without a doubt, it is GLUEARTS!

Congrats to you Peg and thank you for the fun poem! We loved it!! We'd like to thank everyone who sent in their poems...we'll definitely have to do this again. Tune in tomorrow...we'll share some of our favorite honorable mentions. Peg...please email us at with your info!

And it's Monday so that can only mean one thing...time to announce last week's winner and our special National Scrapbook Day winner to!

Our first winner is:

Bart said...

That is such a cute pin cushion! I love the photo book too! I must try those Extreme Adhesive Squares! Happy Mother's Day Ladies!
May 5, 2011 11:40 AM   

And our National Scrapbook Day winner is:

calamity jane said...

First off, Happy Mother's Day to all of you! I love your posts and think I'll make this frame for my Daughter today! She'll love it!! I'd love to win this awesome giveaway...haven't tried ALL of these yet!!
Simple leave us a comment and we'll enter you to win! We'll select one random winner on Monday!!


  1. Great card. I love the Sweet Threads collection. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Cute cards. Congrats to the poem winner!

  3. Loved the card and I especially love Sweet Threads so I will be watching closely this week. Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

  4. Love BG and have been collecting some of their 6x6 paper pad. They have the most awesome and unique design. Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

  5. Beautiful card and great fun poem!

  6. Congrats to the winners and I would love to win something from glue Arts...nothing better than the adhesives + diecuts are a pleasant bonus!

  7. This is a beautiful card, when I first saw the papers I was not sure but it really works well.
    Congratulations to Peg her poem is great and congratulations to the other winners.
    Kim xXx

  8. Thanks for the thoughtful giveaway & I love Peg's winning poem :)

  9. Congrats tp Peg! :) The card is so cute and is just perfect with the Sweet Threads line :)

  10. Your card turned out just Beautiful with the Sweet Threads Collection!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  11. Sweet threads collection is classy!! will be check blog and website for more info this week!! Thanks!

  12. I'm seriously loving the new Basic Grey line! Guess there's a trip to a scrapping store in my future . . . but there's nothing really new about that! :o) Becky G. in GA

  13. I am in love with all things Basic Grey!!! And I love the poem-great job!! Yippee for Glue Arts!

  14. Gorgeous Card!!!! thanks for the chance!

  15. What great prizes!! I'd like to try all of them!

  16. Great poem! Congrats to the winners! Love that card!

  17. Awesome poem, Peg! Congrats to all the winners!

  18. Very cute cards - and I loved the poem!

  19. Lovely card! Congrats to the poem winner-it was great!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance--looks amazing!

  20. Love the soft colors and patterns, and the neat 3-D embellishments.

  21. Love the projects, and the poem!


  22. Congrats to all the winners! Great Poem, so clever and creative!

    Carol B

  23. That is a great card project. It looks far more complicated than it is, so thank you for the tutorial to put it together. Linda S. in NE

  24. Love the card!! Thanks for the chance to win a awesome prize pack!!

  25. Congrats to the winners!
    Love the card!!!

  26. Love those colors and all the embelishments that were used.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  27. As usual, another beautiful card. I love all the layering in the flower. Thanks for your generosity
    with all you fantastic prizes.

  28. Very cute poem. Loving the new kit too!

  29. Cute stuff! The embellishment kit looks pretty awesome too!

  30. Love this new collection...the card is absolutely stunning...congratulations to all the winning ladies!

  31. Great card, what a great collection from Basic Grey! Loved the poem too! Congrats to all the winners!
    LizW in TX

  32. I always love Basic Grey and this collection is lovely!!! Love the card on Monday's post. Thanks for a chance to win a great prize! Anne, yourmainestamper

  33. Very pretty card and I like the colors in this collection.

  34. What great ideas! I just may have to try one of these!

  35. Gasp! It's the best of all worlds! Basic Grey, an embellishment kit from Glue Arts (which is the coolest thing ever) and a Sizzix Die, along with a gorgeous card!

    Congrats to Peg from another Peg!

  36. I just love coming to this blog daily!!

  37. Woo Hoo!! Thanks for picking me as a winner on NSD!! I love this site!!! I can't wait to try some of the adhesives that are new to me!

  38. Love this can send it right off to me..I will be celebrating a birthday on the 13th!!!

    I loved the awesome!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!! You are the best!!!

  39. The 3-D flower makes that card pop! How cute is that poem! Love your adhesives - nothing better :)

  40. Love piling things high on a card. This card is so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win a "Needed" prize package.

  41. OHHH! LOVE the layers!

    Fab poem and congrats to the winners:)

  42. What a great card...I love all the dimension and that paper is gorgeous!

  43. beauitful card by Audrey, well positioned and kept together by the famous glue arts products.......good eye team glue arts

  44. love flowers and I love these projects - sorry I have not used your products for the stores near me don't carry - will try and make time on a saturday to see if hobby lobby carries these

  45. I love Audrey's card... beautiful paper and the way the base was pieced together. Love the dimensionals!

  46. Well, I'm very happy to tell you that I just got a Big Shot for Mother's Day!!.. So please count me in for your giveaway, and if I win, I'm sure I'll put all these goodies to very good use! Thanks! I'm crossing my fingers! ~tina

  47. Peg's Poem is so cute. Love Audrey's colorful card. Delicis papers and design What a fun post.

  48. love audrey's pretty card! great dimension and layering. what a sweet giveaway! thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance. *hugs* steph :)

  49. Love these springy colors and depth the adhesives give to the card!

  50. Congrats Peg!!! Great Poem!!!

    Beautiful HB card - love the colors!

  51. Love the glue glider pro!! Really liked the fabric flowers also! Thanks! Beth

  52. cute poem. love basic grey too! congrats to the winners.

  53. I love this project. Thank you for the step by step instruction. This paper is GORGEOUS!

  54. BG papers are so pretty, but I always get a little stuck using them - thanks for the great idea!

  55. What a beautiful card! Love my glue arts pop dots!!!

  56. What a gorgeous card, congrats to the winners