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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May is for Mother's!!

It's inevitable that when the month of May comes around our thoughts turn to Mother's Day!

Well and May flowers and Memorial Day and Teacher Appreciation Day....oh what the heck Cinco de Mayo too!lol

Did you know Mother's Day became an official holiday in 1914? Congress passes official legislation making the second Sunday in May the official day to observe and celebrate Mother's!

Today we're back with two new new Designers and projects that we know you'll love!!! Designer Leslie Ashe used one of this Glue Girl's favorite mediums....canvas! To make a beautiful and unique gift for Mom!!! And our Designer Jenny Chesnick has a card set that anyone would love to receive and send!! Don't you agree??!


Love You Mom Canvas
Designer: Leslie Ashe


Designer Note:
I've made quite a few "inchie's" projects before. I've changed them up from squares to hearts to circles. I love how cute the little punched "inchie's" look all decorated on either a scrapbook page, a chipboard matte or like this one..on a canvas. Makes a FUN gift. Or something you may want to keep for yourself!

Love you, Mom



Supplies:
Glue Arts: Extreme Adhesive Squares, Mini Extreme Adhesive Squares & 3D U Cut It foam

Other supplies: 
canvas, paints, patterned papers, embellishments, ribbon, buttons





Directions:
-first, paint your canvas whatever color you desire.
-next paint the edges a different color...like black or silver.
(you can either let it air dry or use a heat gun like I did. By doing that, I made several bubbles appear on my canvas. I LOVE that so I left it.)

-while that's drying, punch out circles from different patterned papers.
-then measure out how many circles you can get on your chosen canvas & lay them down. Also...if you choose to use a ribbon, decide the best place for it and set aside to put on last (you don't want to wrinkle it.)



-next distress each circle with inks & a distressing tool
-decide what circle in each row you want "raised (3D)" and go ahead and "raise" them.

-adhere the rest of the circles. (Feel free to use a ruler. I didn't. I eyeball EVERYTHING.)
-be sure to save space on your lower right for your final circle - the embellished flower on a doily.
-adhere it down then spell out "love" right above it.

-embellish a few of the circles with buttons, rub ons or words.
-wrap it up and give to mom!





Quick & Easy Cards for Moms
Designer: Jenny Chesnick

Supplies:

Glue Glider Pro- Perma Tac
3D Combo Pac- U Cut It Foam
Mini Extreme Tac Squares
Card stock by American Crafts
Pattern Paper by Jillibean Soup
Die-Cuts & Stickers by Jillibean Soup
Alphabet by Doodlebug
Stick Pins by Maya Road
Butterfly Punch by Ek Success
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers


I often am asked "How do you create cards so quickly?" Well I replicate a lot of my cards especially when it comes to making them for my three Mothers. I simply sketch out a design in my head and repeat it times three. So today I have three quick cards for you to make for your own needs!


1. Start by trimming 1 12x12 piece of card stock down into 3- 4 inch strips. Fold your cards in half and trim down to 5 1/2. 
2. Next trim your pattern paper down to 1/4 less than actual card size (3 3/4 X 5 1/4) using your corner rounder, round your edges of card stock and pattern paper. Apply using Perma Tac. 
3. I create my focal point of my cards in 3's. So all three cards have 3 "levels" of depth. Simply layer in your die-cuts and stickers into a fun shape. Using U-Cut foam layer your pieces and apply to the front of your card.

4. I inserted a stick pin right into the U-Cut foam underneath one of my layers. This acts as the adhesive as well for your pin! Easy! I punched 2 butterflies and attached them using Mini Extreme Squares. They are perfect for tiny embellishments.
5. I simply repeated the rule of threes for the other two cards. I added alphabet stickers up the side of the card to finish them off. Now I have a trio of beauties to give to my Moms!



51 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Anne

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  2. Amazing projects Leslie and Jenny!!

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  3. Oh thank you Jenny & Leslie for sharing your amazing creativity! So beautiful and doable!

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  4. Thanks so much for the chance to win...the cards are super adorable!

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  5. Thank you for the great idea on the canvas. I have one and now have a project in mind!

    Cards are pretty!

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  6. Gorgeous projects! I loved seeing the relative size of the canvas to the products and the trio of cards are FABulous! Gorgeous work!

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  7. such sweet projects and love the laying on both of them :)

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  8. really excellent tutorials from Leslie and Jenny. thanks for the great inspo.

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  9. I love Jenny's adorable set of cards and Leslie's project. Thanks for the instructions!

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  10. Stunning projects, love the effect of the first one but they are all as beautiful.
    Kim xXx

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  11. Beautiful projects!!! Glue Arts always has such great inspiration :)

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  12. I absolutely LOVE the inchie circle card. I saved it and plan to case it soon! Fabulous!

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  13. The canvas project is so much fun - love the colors!

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  14. Great project. I've used up all my glue from ny gift and want this cart so much. Fingers crossed???

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  15. Great canvas and great design on the cards.

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  16. You are all so creative, beautiful projects, topped off by an awesome giveaway. Thanks so much.

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  17. love the canvas project - amazing how effective something so simple can be!

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  18. Thanks for the great ideas and cute projects, I try to incorporate scrappy projects into my third grade classroom for each holiday.

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  19. Wonderful Projects....I love the cards..
    pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  20. Thank you! It would definitely make mother's day special!

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  21. Leslie and Chez have done it again!! Love love love. I need to go pick up a canvas and make a card which I can now do really quickly, thanks Ladies. Very inspiring

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  22. Nice projects. Thanks for a chance to win all those goodies.

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  23. Fabulous giveaway, love the projects!

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  24. Thank you for showing us your beautiful projects. I love how you made the circles from so many different patterns. So pretty...

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  25. More great projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Lookimng for home decor ideas and the canvas fits. Love the inchies and the cards. TFS.

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  27. Wonderful idea!! Again thanks for the wonderful directions!

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  28. Beautiful projects!!!Wonderful inspiration!! Thank you!!!

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  29. Sweet projects!

    Carol B
    ciaioitalia2007@gmail.com

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  30. Love those cards! Thanks for the close ups!

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  31. Great projects! Love those cards!

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  32. Loving the inspiration! I'm so excited! I've even got some canvas! I just got myself a Glue Glider Pro! WooHoo! :D

    ~Vanessa W

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  33. Another great giveaway! Love all the different papers on this one!

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  34. Great projects and a super giveaway!

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  35. The canvas is cute but I have to say that I really like those cards!

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  36. Those papers are so pretty! Love the projects.

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  37. nursecb05@yahoo.comMay 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    I love this. I think this would be awesome framed in a shadow box like display. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. lovely projects as always, I am going to have to try a canvas, never ventured into that side of crafting... thanks for the fun

    pjnscrapbookingatpldidotnet

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  39. thanks for the inspiration! beautiful projects.

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  40. I just *adore* this canvas!! I love working on canvases, and this one is just too cute! And looks pretty quick and simple to put together - yet anyone would LOVE to have it! Thanks for sharing!!

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  41. The altered canvas is great, will have to see if I have a canvas I can have a play with

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  42. The canvas is beautiful. I love all the techniques and layering.

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  43. Fantastic projects and I love circles a lot- so those with circles is my fave!

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