Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!

Happy National Scrapbook Day to you!

How are you spending the day?

At a crop? Taking a class? Getting together with friends?

Or hanging out online with us?

Any way you chose to spend the day is great with us!

All week long we've shared ideas for Mom. And we have two more to share with you today. And don't fret...these while still beautiful, are something if you're needing a last minute gift idea...well you can do it!

Daughters are Friends Picture Frame
Designer: Lisa Day 

Glue Arts Perma Tac
Glue Arts Ribbon Glue
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun
Old Picture Frame
Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint
Paper, rub-ons, ribbon and buttons from stash

1. Take an old picture frame, clean it and spray paint it to old damage!

2. Remove the mat and the backing from the frame.

3. Cut strips of patterned paper and layout it out how you want on the mat.

4. Apply a lot of strips of perma tac to the mat. And adhere your patterned paper.
5. Using an exacto knife trim out your paper.
6. Apply various rub-ons to the paper, sand the paper and using Glue Art Ribbon Glue add some ribbon and using Perma Tac adhere the back on on the mat.
7. Add text to picture and insert into frame.
8. Hot glue on some buttons that match the color scheme of your frame!

Mother's Day Flower Basket 
Designed by: Audrey Pettit

Glue Arts Supplies: 

Glue Glider Pro with Fabric Bond Adhesive
Ribbon Adhesive
Glue Gun and Glue Gun Sticks

Other Supplies:

Thrift Store Basket
Recycled Crib Sheet
Webster's Pages Fabric Ribbon
The Kraft Outlet Natural Twill Tape
Cream Felt
Hemp Cord
Vintage Button

Mom's the world around love getting flowers for Mother's Day. This year, instead of cut flowers, I decided to give Mom live plants that she can enjoy inside on her special day, then plant outside to enjoy for months to come. But since the plastic cell packs the plants come in aren't very pretty to look at, why not creative a beautiful basket container to dress them up in. Here I took an old thrift store plain wicker basket and a recycled crib sheet, and with the help of some paint and a few ribbons and trims, turned it from dab to fab.
1. Cut off elastic edge from the crib sheet and set aside. Cut open corner pleats and smooth out your fabric into one large piece. Decide how wide you want your ruffled trim to be, then cut notches in the fabric on one side that far apart. My fabric ruffle is 1.5" wide, but you can adjust that width to suit you. Tear along the notches so you end up with two fabric strips.
2. Apply Fabric Bond adhesive to the wrong side of one fabric strip and adhere to the wrong side of your second strip. Iron to fuse.
3. Apply a thin line of glue using the Glue Arts Glue Gun along the top edge of your basket, pinching and pleating your fabric ribbon as you go, creating a ruffled band.
4. Hot glue the elastic edge that you saved from step 1 to the center of your fabric ruffle.

Now we're ready to start our flower

5. Punch or cut a circle from chipboard for the center of the flower. Using Hot Glue, adhere the remaining elastic edging to the circle, starting in the center and spiraling outward until the entire circle is covered.
6. Cut 9 random circles from the fabric, 3 small, 3 medium, and 3 large. Stack the layers together and top with the spiral center. Adhere to the ruffled trim using Ribbon Adhesive.

7. Embellish with fabric ribbon, twill tape, hemp cord, a button, and felt leaves.

Happy Mother's Day!

Since today is National Scrapbook Day we'd like to offer a special giveaway just for those of you who leave a comment on today's blog post! We've heard and listened about how you would like to try our different embellishment guess what. We've made a kit just for all of you! And for leaving a comment today...we'll enter you to win this!

   Our Embellishment contains: (1) Roll Ribbon Adhesive, (1) Roll Extreme Adhesive Squares, (10) Sheets Vellum Adhesive, (1) Sheet U CUT IT Foam, (16) Squares Raisen's, and (300) Micro Adhesive Squares.A $20 value!!!!

AND we're not done yet...we'll also include our new Accent It All Combo Pac!

This is a $19.99 value! One lucky fan will win both of these just for leaving a comment today!!! We'll announce the winner on Monday.

Since it is National Scrapbook Day we have some outstanding specials for you!! Purchase our Embellishment Kit for $12.99!!!! And purchase our Accent It All combo pack for just $19.99! Plus we have FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $40! So pick up both and add in your favorite refill for your Glue Glider Pro...and you're set! These specials are only through this weekend so don't miss out!

And for those of you who are let's say....vinyl lovers! We've got a special deal for you!! 

Purchase our Accent It All organizer!! 

This organization bin come's loaded with 8 colors (10 sheets of each= 80 Sheets...yes 80!!) of our wonderful colors and gives you 50% in savings! Now you can keep your work space neat with our organization box to house and divide all your Accent It All sheets. 

This is priced this weekend only at $99.99!! Take advantage of this great savings, once the old packaging is gone, this deal is over!

Happy National Scrapbook Day and Happy Mother's Day to all of our fans!


  1. I love the Mother's Day basket!! What a lovely gift for any Mom!!
    I am so excited for the chance to win your Fantastic Giveaway!! Many Thanks & Happy Mother's Day!!

  2. What wonderful projects! I am spending the day scrapbooking with friends at my house!

  3. BEAUTIFUL Gifts for Mom!!!! I would LOVE achance to win, too!!!! What a great give away!!! Happy Mother's Day to all of you!!!!

  4. What a fantastic giveaway. I have found that the embellishments are prettys stubborn when it comes to adhering to my projects. I would also love to try the vellum adhesive, I kind of steer clear of it because I don't want my adhesive to show. I love your frame and basket. My daughter and I are going to give the flowers a try. Love them.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  5. i LOVE the idea of the embellishment kit!!! FANtastic idea!!!!

  6. I love the basket, it is so pretty:)

  7. Who doesn't love a Fabulous Embellishment kit? Happy National Scrapbook Day! I'm Scrappin, how about YOU!!!

  8. You guys are awesome. Thanks for offering these great prizes. As always I love your creative posts and the step by step instructions. Happy NSD!

  9. Thank you for sharing the awesome projects! Instructions are so easy to follow & will definitely try them both! HAPPY NSD :)

  10. Love your project, thanks for sharing and also for the chance to win a great giveaway.

    later tater,

  11. 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!!

  12. love the fabric ruffle embellishment on the basket...what an awesome makeover!

  13. What a wonderful giveaway, thanks for sharing the love!

  14. These are both lovely gift ideas. Thanks for sharing them with us!!

  15. Great stuff, love that picture frame! Great giveaway!

  16. Great ideas- love the frame!

  17. I love my glue glider and would love the opportunity to try the other products!

  18. I love that frame! Everything looks so great.

  19. Totally awesome prize pack today! Someone is going to be very happy!!!

  20. Love the projects- I have to try some vinyl -
    I love my glue glider
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  21. Awesome! I love the frame. :)

  22. Wow! This is an awesome prize package.

  23. Great projects!
    Thank for the chance at an awesome giveaway.

  24. Great projects. Love the frame. I've been looking for ideas on frames. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  25. Love the frame, Lisa! And I had so much fun creating the basket. The fabric adhesive is just amazing!
    Happy NSD and Happy Mother's Day everyone!

  26. Happy NSD and Mother's Day to all of you out there!

  27. Love the picture frame. Happy NSD and Happy Mothers day.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  28. Fabulous gifts for mom! Love the inspiration you bring here! Happy NSD and Happy Mother's Day!!

  29. As always, love your projects! Thanks for all the great ideas.


  30. Fantastic projects, I am going to have try some of these

  31. Oh what a lovely basket! All the projects are fab!

  32. Amazing projects and deals!

  33. Monica TagabuelMay 7, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Beautiful basket!

  34. Awesome your project...very creative. Happy NSD

  35. awesome projects! awesome prize!!!

  36. Very cute frame--love the buttons. I like the flower on the basket.

  37. Love all of the selections of diffrent adhesives! I like the frame project. Thank you for the inspiration! :)

  38. I love the Mother's Day basket!!
    thanks for the chance

  39. Neat ideas! Thanks for the chance to win a prize :-)

  40. I love the projects featured today. Happy NSD and Happy Mother's day thank you for being so generous

  41. Love the basket, I am going to do this project for sure....Thanks

  42. Fab projects ladies!
    Happy Mother's Day to all!
    And an enjoyable rest of NSD too!

  43. OHHH! Fabulous projects--HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! And happy happy happy NSD!!

  44. Happy NSD! I totally need help keeping some of my embellishments attached to my projects and would love to try some of your products. I already have the glue glider pro and love it.

  45. Ohhhh I hope I win, I've never had a chance to use your products, that glue kit looks awesome!!Happy NSBD to you too!

  46. Fabulous creativity ... and wherever it is that you are in the world, hope that you all found time to be a little creative.

  47. Ohhhh, I'd love to try out a bunch of your adhesives. I hope that I win!!

  48. Thank you for the chance to win some of your products--which I have been wanting to try!!!!!! Love that frame!!!

  49. What a great kit! The projects are awesome too!

  50. Great ideas today!!! Thanks for sharing & for a chance to win some goodies!

  51. Love the frame especially....what mom doesn't want a framed pic of their kids :) Or grandma, for that matter.


  52. what a great Mother's Day gift giveaway, would love to win this package. Thanks for the opportunity!

  53. WOW. What Beautiful Projects and the Specials you have put together are Awesome. This Giveaway would be Amazing with all of that product and I'm so glad you've made it available to buy for those that aren't lucky enough to WIN it. Many Thanks for the chance to win.
    Kind Regards,
    Beverley L.

  54. Ooh, thanks for a chance 2 win, your products look great!!! :-)
    Sigrid D.

  55. I hope everyone had a wonderful national scrapbook day yesterday. I did some gardening with my family first, and then I had fun crafting for the rest of the day =)
    Thank you Glue Arts for offering such a wonderful giveaway in celebration of NSD!

  56. Happy Mother's Day! I had a fun day yesterday celebrating NSD with a friend and scrapping :) Thanks for the chance to win.

  57. Tatally overwhelmed with your giveaway today!! Love your vinyl, too! What great deals for all of us! Thank you Glue Arts for always being so generous!!

  58. such great projects!...thanks for the chance! :)

  59. These projects are great. I love them all. Thank you for the inspiration.

  60. Can't remember if I commented or not, but love the fram and the basket. Both are big spring lifts!

  61. Although I was getting ready for a volunteer event yesterday and missed the fun I love the photo frame. It is a great gift idea. Excuse me while I go and create something.

  62. Happy Mothers Day. These are both great gift idea's, loved seeing how you did the photo frame have been wanting to do one myself but was not sure how best to get a smooth edge around the frame.
    Kim xXx

  63. Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B