Friday, May 6, 2011

Love Remains....with Mom!

Love Remains....

Oh how we adore today's crafts! We're certain you will too!

Today's projects, while perfect for Mother's Day gift giving are also perfect for birthday's, teacher gifts, new bride and much more!

Designer Linda Albrecht has a gorgeous framed fitting with spring {we have a birds nest with Robin's babies in our BBQ pit}. It's dimensional, unique and what a beautiful gift idea! Designer Kristen Swain has the cutest...yes cutest.....tin pincushion we adore! Bright, colorful, cheerful and almost to cute to use!

Love Remains Framed Project
Designer: Linda Albrecht

Glue Art Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
October Afternoon patterned paper
Vintage Clip art- (email me if you would like a copy of the one that I used @
Light brown inkpad for distressing- Colorbox Gluid Chalk Inkpad
Artificial Nest- Michael's Craft Store
Flowers- Prima
Resin heart- Melissa Frances
8x10 frame
Chipboard sheet
Muslin fabric
Ivory tuelle
Old key
Vintage brooch
Miscellaneous pearls, buttons, crystal pin, vintage laces and trims

1. Cut a piece of chipboard the size of the opening of frame. Print vintage clipart birds to fit along the bottom section of the opening of the frame then adhere it to the chipboard piece with Glue Arts Perma Tac Adhesive.

2. Cut a 4" wide piece of paper to fit along the top portion of the opening of the frame then adhere in place. Distress the entire background papers with a light brown inkpad.
3. Adhere vintage lace pieces to the center portion of the opening of the frame using Perma Tac Adhesive.
4. Cut a small piece of muslin to fit inside the birds nest and a piece of tuelle double the length of the muslin. Bunch up the tuelle to fit on the muslin piece then Use hot glue to adhere it along the center fo the muslin piece.

5. Make a couple of folds on the left side of the muslin piece and use hot glue to keep in place. Attach a decorative stick pin and pearls to the left edge of the muslin piece.
6. Reinforce a small photo on the backside with chipboard. Use hot glue to adhere the birdhouse to the center of the opening of the frame then adhere the muslin piece to the back of your photo and then onto the center of the birds nest. Add other embellishments as desired such as buttons and a resin heart.
7. Adhere larger buttons to each side of the lace piece as desired.
8. Adhere a small cluster of flowers to the bottom right side of the nest and word strips at the top of the nest that say "Love Remains". Adhere a brown piece of lace along the bottom edge of the frame.

9. Adhere a vintage brooch to the top center of the frame.
(Project inspired by Rebecca Sower's work)

My mom showed up at my house unexpected and saw this and fell in love. The perfect touch is photo of us girls when we were little and she is a bird fanatic anyway.... so glad that she approves. Happy Mother's Day, mom!!

Tin Pincushion
Designer: Kristen Swain

Glue Arts- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks, Perma Tac adhesive and Glue Glider Pro Gun
October Afternoon- paper and buttons
some buttons- american crafts
fabric brads- gcd studios
felt- papertrey ink
pearls- Kaisercraft
pinking shears
felt sticker- Pebbles

Tip: Great as a gift for any crafter, this tin doubles as a pin cushion and a small tin holder, it would even be perfect for a small scented candle inside.

1. Cut 5/8 inch strips of felt using pinking shears. Use Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and starting in the middle of the tin lid, add a drop of Hot Glue and stick one end of a strip of felt, then allow to cool and start twisting felt into a rope and adhering to lid in coil.
2. Cut circle out of felt, then cut a spiral to center of circle. Take felt and use Hot Glue to hold rose together, adhere yellow and two white flowers to top of tin. Add fabric brads to center of flowers, then add pearls and small felt handcut leaves. Add small felt butterfly sticker with Hot Glue.
3. Trim paper to size of tin side, then use Perma Tac adhesive to attach paper to tin.
4. Using another strip of 5/8 inch felt to center of tin side. Then using twine and buttons, string buttons on twine and adhere to felt with Hot Glue.

5. Handcut a single flower from felt, adhere to center point on front of tin, adhering button on top, then adhere a second button tied with twine bow.

Wow....I would love love for someone to make and give me both of these gifts! {don't you agree??!!}  We would love if you'll leave us a comment today! We'll select a random winner next Monday who will send a box full of joy too!

In honor of celebrating Mom's and National Scrapbook Day this weekend...we'd like to offer to you a special giveaway this week.... a Glue Glider Pro, refill of YOUR choice, our Extreme Adhesive Squares and our GlueArts Hot Glue Gun. Plus as an added bonus...we're including the brand new, Cricut Wall Decor and More Cartridge! 
Compatible for all Cricut Expression and Imagine die cut machines! Simply leave us a comment today  and we'll select a random winner next Monday!

Please be sure you're following our blog and our Fan on Facebook and Twitter. We have some specials and fun planned for this weekend to celebrate National Scrapbook Day and Mother's Day! We just know you will NOT want to miss out!

And just a note we'll be announcing the winner of our Poetry contest this Saturday...National Scrapbook Day!   


  1. These are fabulous, ladies! So unique and so beautiful, both!

  2. Wow!! Gorgeous! If you need an address to send those too, just let me know! ;)

  3. Great projects. Very creative. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  4. just love the frame and the pin cushion, specially this last one - it's so beautiful it can also be a decoration to any room. loving those colors

  5. this pin cushio would be such a perfect gift for my daughter-in-law who does a lot of sewing and is so generous with her time to sew things for me too.

  6. Super beautiful projects today!

  7. Another great day of cute projects!

  8. I need another pin cushion and a decorative one like this would be great! Guess I will have to make one. TFS

  9. Those are amazing projects! I love them both!

  10. Love the tin box project ! A long time ago I started hoarding tins of all kinds - maybe I could do something like this ! Beautiful ! And once again, a VERY generous giveaway !

  11. That pincushion is awesome!

  12. Love the nest...and the tin...

  13. Love these projects. The frame is awesome.

  14. Great inspiration! Thanks for new uses for my glue glider!

  15. Gorgeous Pin Cushion. Love the bright colors! Thanks for the chance to win the great prize pkg.

  16. Great projects like you would love to get them as a gift. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!

    later tater,

  17. Wow!!! These are gorgeous!

  18. Wow, love the framed picture with the bird nest and embellishments. How very fresh looking!
    The pin cushion is such a neat idea. Having the tin open as well to put extra pins in is a fabulous idea! Great projects!!

  19. I love the jar pin cushion!! Not too hard or complicated but oh so cute:)

  20. Really fun projects today!

    Carol B

  21. What a beautiful project, My mum would love these

  22. I LOVE the bird project!! I'm going to make one for my new desk! LOVE IT!!

  23. I love the nest with the muslin...super sweet project:)

    ~Vanessa W

  24. Monica TagabuelMay 6, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Beautiful projects!!

  25. Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

  26. So adorable, and I love the bright colors, reminds me of spring.

  27. Love your projects as usual! Happy Scrapping Day!

  28. I love all of Linda and Kristen's work!!! These are no exception! Thanks!!!

  29. That frame is GORGEOUS!! LOOOOOOVE it:)

  30. WOW this would make a great spring project. Of course all your projects are just awesome. Crossing my all fingers & toes for a chance to win.

  31. Such a sweet Spring project! I love it!

  32. Such great ideas! Awesome projects!

  33. only a super strong and high quality glue can adhered the felt pieces together...Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun simply lives up to the expectation!

  34. I love those projects - thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  35. I love the pincushion tin. What a Great idea!

  36. Great projects! You are very talented ladies :)

  37. Happy Mother's Day! Happy NSBD! Happy Fishing Opener! So much to do and so little time! Love you guys!

  38. Wow more wonderful gifts, love the pin cushion idea that is a wonderful gift.
    Kim xXx

  39. That pincushion is soo awesome. Thank you for the great inspiration.

  40. I just put the perfect tin in the recycling bin to use for the pin cushion. {deep sigh} I thought I was decluttering and now I have a use for it. Thanks for the great idea!

  41. Yes would love to win!!