Monday, May 16, 2011

October Afternoon & GlueArts

October Afternoon

What can I say when I tell you just how excited we were/are to partner with October Afternoon!

I know I speak for the team when I say we're all slightly giddy!!!

October Afternoon is known for their fun, colorful product lines! One of their newest releases is called Modern Homemaker and seems perfectly fitting for a month that celebrates women! The Glue Girls once again have pulled out all the stops and we truly have something for everyone this week! Layouts, home decor, mini albums and so much more!!

Up first...two outstanding designers!! Leslie Ashe is the queen of to die for layouts and here she is again with another beauty! And Jan Hennings has a detailed  tutorial for how to make your own gatefold recipe album that we just adore! We hope you do as well!! And it goes without saying that these projects are all made possible with our outstanding lineup of adhesive products!

There Goes My Heart Layout
Designed by: Leslie Ashe

Glue Arts: Glue Glider Pro with High Tac cartridge, Extreme Adhesive Squares, Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares, UCut It Foam
October Afternoon papers & embellishments
Core'dinations Cardstock
Dew Drop ink (silver, black)
EK Success punches (border, heart)

-round corners of 12 x 12 cardstock, distress edges with distressing tool & ink.
-trim patterned paper 3.5 in. x 12 in., distress edges & ink
-trim patterned paper 3 in x 12 in., distress edges & ink
-on smaller patterned paper (3 in x 12 in), punch hearts (7 - you're going to use them later)
-adhere smaller patterned paper (with hearts punched out) on top of larger patterned paper
-using a decorative border punch, punch border on patterned paper (do this on 2 pieces then cut in half)
-place one part of border on top of larger patterned paper, then the other on bottom
-adhere this strip to bottom of cardstock
-matte a photo with patterned paper, distress & ink edges if desired
-place matted photo to right of page, just above border strip you created
-place other photo right next to previous photo (to left)
-using 3D adhesive, place punched heart in between 2nd & 3rd heart (ink edges if desired)
-using 3D adhesive, place another punched heart next to above heart:

-place a button on 2nd heart
-place another button to left side, under heart slightly
-using 3D adhesive, place circle sticker on next to last heart
-using 3D adhesive, place punched heart on top. add button & 2 sentiment stickers
-using 3D adhesive, place date sticker to top right side of strip. add button under
-using letter stickers, spell out name right above date sticker on strip

-using 3D adhesive, stack 3 punched hearts & place right above name. add a button next to it
-add another punched heart right above with a larger button slightly staggering off
-cut a sentiment sticker in half (semi circle) and place to top left of 1st photo
-add 2 more punched hearts next to the sticker
-using letter stickers, spell out "there goes my heart" with each word on top of each other
-using 3D adhesive, place another punched heart on photo with decorative button on top
-add another punched heart to left with a button at bottom
-add more border from the punched border to each side of photo's
-add a sentiment sticker to bottom right of page

Gatefold Recipe Album

Designed by: Jan Hennings
 (Finished size closed 5" x 7")

Perma Tac, Hot Glue Gun and melt sticks (Glue Arts)
Patterned paper, button, stickers (October Afternoon)

score board (Provocraft)
Bone Folder (Making Memories)
Round-It All (Zutter)
tulle, hand crocheted flower and leaf, recycled corrugated cardboard

Step 1- Using corrugated cardboard, Cut (2) 3.50" x 5.00" and (1) 5.00" x 7.00"
Cut the cardstock for the cover.
(1) 6" X 8" (2) 6" X 4.25"
Inner Covers
(1) 4.75" x 6.75" and (2) 4.75" x 3.25")
Inner Pages
(4) 4" x 6" and (4) 3" x 4"
(2) 5" x 6"
Step 2- Scoring the 5" x 6" spine pieces
Score at 1", 2", 3", 4", 5"

Step 3- Fold and use High Tac adhesive in the valley sections that will face the outside. (the fold used on the spine is called peak and valley).
Step 4- Begin covering your corrugated cardboard pieces. Fold in the raw edges and add a line of Perma Tac. Place inner cover on top.

Repeat this for the 5.00" x 7.00" piece of corrugated cardboard.
Step 6- Adhere the spines to the 5.00" x 7.00" corrugated cardboard. Use the Extreme Tac or Glue to hold securely in place.

Step 7- Using the 3.50" x 5.00" pieces of corrugated cardboard, adhere the spine on the left, now the spine on the right.
Here's the inside of the album.
Step 8- Use Perma Tac to adhere your inner pages as desired.
Step 9- Decorate pages as desired.

Step 10- Decorate cover as desired.
Step 11- I stuck a cardstock sticker on corrugated cardboard. Trimmed the excess.
Step 12- I then hot glued a hand crocheted flower and leaf to the center of the sticker.
Step 13- I hot glued tulle to the back of the cardboard and trimmed the excess.
Step 14- Stick button in the center of the crocheted flower.
Step 15- Apply hot glue to the back of the right side of the cardboard and press in between the two front pieces.

All week long we'll be sharing with you projects using October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker line! We also invite you to visit October Afternoon's blog where their amazing designers will be showing more ways to use our GlueArts products with the entire collection!  Click here to visit their blog and be sure to stop in all week long as we have a feeling they'll have some giveaways going on there too!! 

But before you go leave us a comment here!!! We'll enter you to win the Modern Homemaker 8 by 8 paper pad along with the Modern Homemaker clear acrylic stamp set. PLUS we'll include our Glue Glider Pro and our 3D Combo Pac!! We'll select one random winner next Monday!

And it's Monday and that means it's time to announce last week's winner of our GlueArts Embellishment Kit PLUS the two Sizzix dies. The winner is:
Em said...

Cute idea! Love the little apron!
Love the ribbon adhesive. Thanks for a chance to win, that kit looks awesome!


  1. Super cute projects! Can't wait to see more!

  2. Such cute projects! I adore October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker collection - so fun and vintage and delicious! For Christmas last year, i made little accordian recipe books for my BIL and SIL with some of my favorite recipes and I wish i had had this collection then! I have been planning to make some more recipes books with family favorites that have been handed down - especially my husband's grandmother's recipes that are not really recipes but are in her head. She will soon be 101 and I want to get them on paper before she forgets them :) So I really appreciate this tutorial for this adorable album - it is perfect. And this OA collection will be perfect too! thanks for the chance to win!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  3. Wow now that is creative. I am so impressed. This would be a great class to take. Love the layout...cute hearts. Thanks for sharing that was so awesome.
    Happy Monday.

  4. What great inspiration to start the week off!

    Thanks guys!

  5. Wow this is only Monday, and the ladies are starting the week off with big dose of inspiration! Thank you all so much for inspiring us each week! Love OA! That little cat clock stamp just makes me smile! :)

  6. always such amazing projects!!!!!

  7. A Glider Pro? Would love to have that to make my cards and projects easier and faster! And that paper collection with the adorable stamp set from October Afternoon is one of my favorites! Being a child of the 50's, I can relate to that whole scene!I have many friends with birthdays comingup who could also relate first-hand!

  8. This is a really great idea "gate fold reciepe holder" would make a nice gift.... and your giveaway isn't bad either...(wink, wink)
    Love my Glue Glider Pro!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win,
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  9. I love the album!! Thank you for showing step by step how to make it. Seeing a visual really helps! Can't wait to make one now! You can't go wrong with October Afternoon --- so vintagey --- love them!

  10. I adore your blog, for all the step by steps!! Great job!!! Love this partnership!! OA Rocks!! TFS!

  11. Oh, I love October Afternoon AND Glue Arts! Count me in for this great giveaway!!!

  12. So cute!! Love the mini to find some corragated cardboard!

  13. Hey,How exciting is this choice.My favorite paper and glue arts,BE STILL MY HEART.I have already been to Oct.Afternoon to say Hey.

  14. Great layout and card. I love my Pro Glider.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  15. First I love the hearts. And thanks for the chance to win. I think the modern homemaker line would be great for making cards for my girlfriends. I love October afternoon.

  16. October Afternoon is my favorite paper company by far, and I also love their stamps and elements. The employees are WONDERFUL, too!!!!!!! LOVE THEM!!!!

  17. Love love love OA, can't wait to see all the creations this coming week!!

  18. I absolutely love October Afternoon and the gatefold mini album is just tooo cute!!

  19. Cute projects. Can't wait to see what else you have to share this week!

  20. love this line from OA!!!! thank you for the chance and for showing some amazing projects!!!!!

  21. I love OA.. great sponsor this week :D I love to she the projects :D xx Tamara

  22. 8x8 is thee best size to do mini's or cute cards. How cute of a giveaway!!!!
    Lynda in calif

  23. Another home run for your design team. They do the best work!!

  24. Oh my goodness I have wanted this set for EVER! Love it Thank you for sharing some great ideas!

  25. I LOVE OA!!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win, and great job to the DT girls with these beautiful projects!

  26. OH, I love OA! This will be a great week! Already love what you've shared!!!!!

  27. That is such a cute mini album, love it!!!

  28. Love the cute. I've heard of this company but have never really looked at their paper. Adorable.

  29. OA is one of my absolute favs! Thanks for all the inspiration and looking forward to the rest of the week!

  30. This collection is on my wish list! Love the projects! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  31. I really love October Afternoon's vintage, yet whimsical look and especially liked the heart border that was shown! Would be thrilled to win some goodies!

  32. I was at a crop his past weekend, and a friend was saving her mother's recipes in a way similar to this. I want to do my mom's so thanks for the opportunity to win and a great project.

  33. Oh, oh, I am so excited!!! I purchased a 12"x 12" pad of Modern Homemaker because I love it, but didn't have a plan for it. NOW I do!!! I LOVE the recipe album. I have been wanting to make an album filled with favorite recipes of my MIL's after she passed away (almost 2 years now, but still so hard to accept) This will be perfect!!! Thank you for the great directions and the best DT out there!

  34. I love the recipe album!

  35. I love the Modern Homemaker line! Thanks for highlighting it with your great projects.


  36. This is my favorite out of the October Afternoon lines. I can't wait to see what other outstanding projects you have in store for us this week.

    michellebrooks2001 at yahoo dot com

  37. LOVE these projects with Modern Homemaker!! Great job, Leslie and Jan!!

  38. Wow! What an amazing project today! October Afternoon and Glue Arts are a perfect match!

    Carol B

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  40. Cute, cute projects ... October Afternoon is one of my favorite paper companies. Thank for showing them off so nicely!

    Jo xx

    gijo109 at sbcglobal dot net

  41. I LOVE October Afternoon! Really like the gatefold recipe book idea! Great projects!

  42. I have loved this OA paper since it came out. My lss doesn't carry it though and I haven't found it anywhere else. Oh, how I would love to win... especially with some fabulous Glue Arts on the side!

  43. Great Ideas! October Afternoon has excellent products - heart them!! Thanks for the chance!

  44. I love the Modern Homemaker collection, It's one of my favorite lines so far this year. I have the papers and I am getting ready to make Laura Dennison's Recipe Box with it. I would love to win more of this collection because I can think of a million things I could do with it!! Love October Afternoon stuff!!

  45. Cute layout and great tutorial! That was alot of information for one post. love the october afternoon paper and stamps, thanks for the fun.

  46. Both projects are adorable. Love the checkerboard and polka dot hearts in 3D. Love the design for the gatefold recipe album and the sweet papers in it.

  47. As always, great projects with fantastic instructions. I love the vintage paper, it brings back some great memories.

  48. October Afternoon is one of my favorites - the Modern Homemaker papers are so much fun! Love the recipe file!

  49. I love all the texture and dimension. Beautiful work.

  50. I love OA! Will be tooned in ALL week! Great giveaways! Glue Arts u Rock!

  51. I love the cut out hearts on the layout, and the little tiny turned up corner under them. Also the recipe album is fabulous! I just bought 50's inspired paper for a recipe mini book. I think I may use your idea instead! Thanks

  52. Just made an 8 x 8 mini album with the October Afternoon Modern Homemaker, and I love it. Brings back old memories and is so much fun. Very "Leave it to Beaver"! And of course, I used my Glue Arts products as well!

  53. Oh my, these projects are adorable! I love this whole line of products!!! I may just have to make that recipe book!

  54. LOVE October Afternoon--just made a vintage mother's day card using it!!! And I love visiting here--always love seeing the fabulous tutorials! THANKS for sharing:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  55. Wonderful projects! Great pairing.

  56. I love this paper! Great projects!

  57. Oooooooooooooh. I'd love to win!

  58. What a great combination October Afternoon and Glue Arts. Cute projects so far. It should be a fun week!

  59. Adorable projects! Love all the inspiration you provide me! Thanks for the awsome giveaway! I wanna try a Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro soooooo bad!!!

  60. Very interesting and would love to win that paper set!

  61. Love this recipe book! I will be CASEing for sure.

  62. What a great idea for a recipe album! That paper is perfect. Would love to have it :)

  63. OA and Glue Arts?? It's love!! Great combination, wonderful project, and thanks for the chance to win!

  64. LOVE the projects, ladies! You are all so inspiring!

  65. Those are great all the stuff, and would love to add it to my collection!

  66. I love the gate fold recipe book, will definitely have to try that new project

  67. Great Projects thanks for sharing.

    later tater,

  68. The recipe album is such a neat idea! I love this vintage paper! Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

  69. Two great projects. The layout is perfect for a teenager, the papers work so well and who wouldn't adore a recipe album like that one.
    Kim xXx

  70. Love all the projects created by October Afternoon and Glue Arts! Really excited to get started on a project using these products.

  71. beautiful the heart shape embellishment added to it.

  72. Great projects and love this line!

  73. Wow! Amazing projects!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  74. Yay! I love OA!! Thanks for teaming up with them!!!