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Friday, May 20, 2011

Won't you be GlueArts Neighbor??

GlueArts and October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker!

It's a perfect mix of vintage and retro products with our outstanding lineup adhesives. Kind of like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You need the bread to make it stick!lol {GlueArts is the bread...and October Afternoon is the  peanut butter and jelly. But I bet you knew that right??!!!lol  Maybe I should stop here and go make myself a sandwich!!lolol I digress....}

Whether we're your neighbor or you have a new neighbor, Designer Patti Milazzo has the cutest way to welcome them into the neighborhood!

Designer Linda Albrecht has made a soft, glittery gift box that is almost too pretty to open. {but I know you would!!}




“Welcome Neighbor” Gift Set
Designed by: Patti Milazzo


Designer Comment: October Afternoon’s Modern Homemaker collection was perfect for my plans to create a simple gift set for my new neighbor. With a variety of Glue Arts’ adhesives, I was able to paper piece a cute card and decorative plant pick from basic shapes and punches. 


Supplies: 
Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 Perma Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
Adhesive Squares
U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Extreme Adhesive Squares
Extreme Micro Squares

October Afternoon:
Modern Homemaker pattern papers – Cherry Pie, Snickerdoodles, Party Line, Canning Jar and Clothespins
Modern Homemaker Buttons
Mini Market Pink & Black Alpha Stickers
Good Cheer pattern paper – Peppermint Sticks
Weathervane pattern paper – Sweater Weather and Chilly Mornings

Other: Fiskars Punches and Crimping Tool; houseplant with flowerpot; 1/8” wooden dowel; 8” of 1” wide coordinating ribbon; mini brads and embroidery thread



Instructions:
1. Cut a 6” square from light blue pattern paper or light blue cardstock for the background.
2. Punch or cut basic shapes to create a house, tree, flower and clouds.
• grass is a strip of green pattern paper cut slightly curvy
• house – 2.25” square; roof – 2.25” square cut in half; small square and rectangle for window and door; heart punch
• tree trunk – brown pattern paper strip; tree - 3 circles: 2”, 1.5” and 1”
• flower punch, leaf punches and strip of green pattern paper; cloud punches and butterfly punch. 

3. Once all the pieces were punched/cut to create my scene, I used the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive to adhere the grass, tree trunk, square house, flower stem and leaves.
4. Next, I put the tree circles and triangle roof through a crimping tool to add texture. I applied Adhesive Squares to the back of the crimped shapes and applied the roof as well as layered the tree circles.

Tip: I found the Adhesive Squares to be the easiest adhesive to apply to the pieces of crimped paper without flattening the texture.

5. For the small butterfly and button, I used Mini Adhesive Squares to attach them to the page. I folded the Mini Adhesive Square in half and only applied it to the center of the butterfly so that I could fold the wings up slightly. 
6. Then I applied small pieces of the U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to the back of the heart and clouds for dimension.
7. Add a mini brad as a doorknob and the front is ready to adhere to a 6” square white cardstock card. Again use the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive to attach the cardfront.


8. To coordinate the simple black ceramic container I had for the houseplant, I used the Extreme Adhesive Squares (Regular and Micro) to attach the Modern Homemaker Buttons. I spaced them about 1/8” apart around the top rim.
9. To create the decorative plant pick, I cut 2 - 4” circles: blue paper for the background and another from coordinating paper. I cut a partial 4” circle from green pattern paper for the grass and cut a curvy edge as I had for the card. I also recreated the house, punched another cloud and butterfly as well.
10. I applied Extreme Adhesive Squares to the top of the dowel as well as to the backside of the house embellished circle. Then I sandwiched the dowel between the 2 circles.
11. I tied the ribbon around the bottom of the circles and secured it with a Micro Extreme Adhesive Square. I also used the Micro Square to layer and adhere the buttons to the ribbon.

12. Insert the completed decorative pick into the plant container to finish the project.




For You Gift Box
Designed by: Linda Albrecht


Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun & sticks
Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam
October Afternoon "Modern Homemaker" Collection papers, Label sticker, Mini Market Stickers (pink), Buttons & Tin Pin
Brown Inkpad for distressing
Liquid adhesive & clear glitter
3/8" pink twill
3/8" pink & green crinkled seam binding

Instructions:
1. Measure and cut patterned papers to fit the box for both the cover and the bottom pieces. Use Perma Tac Adhesive to cover the box, making sure to apply heavily along edges.

2. Apply glitter to a chipboard frame then adhere a piece of patterned paper to the backside. Apply a Label sticker to the center, attach a small yellow brad to the flower center then apply the "for you" letters.
3. Distress all edges of the box and chipboard frame with brown ink.
4. Use the Glue Arts Hot glue gun to apply the largest buttons to the right side top of the box.
5. Continue to layer on smaller buttons to the top of the larger buttons then apply a thin layer of liquid glue and sprinkle with clear glitter. Allow to dry.
6. Cut a piece of the U-Cut-It Foam to fit the back side of the chipboard frame then apply.
7. Tie green seam binding around the top of the box top near the left side of the cluster of buttons. Remove the protective paper from the remaining side of the U-Cut-It foam and apply the chipboard frame to the box top along the left side bottom of the button cluster.
8. Begin to make a flower from the pink twill by forming a circle using hot glue and continue to wrap more twill into the inside of the circle.
9. Finish the flower by scrunching up pink seam binding and hot gluing it into the center of the flower.

10. Apply a Tin Pin to one of the buttons in the cluster.
11. Box up something fun for someone special!


Wow!!

What a week it's been with October Afternoon!! And guess what....we're not done yet! We've got a bonus post for you for tomorrow that I promise you will not want to miss!!

Today we're once again pleased to offer you a chance to win some Modern Homemaker for yourself! We're giving away an 8 by 8 paper pad, coordinating clear stamps and of course a Glue Glider Pro and our must have 3D Combo Pac filled with our U Cut It Foam and our Raisen's. {love these and not they're not the kind you eat!lol}




 We'll pick a random winner next Monday!

Be sure today to visit the October Afternoon blog...they're offering another way for you to win!


See you back here tomorrow with more Modern Homemaker and GlueArts of course! 


76 comments:

  1. Wow I love the button box - OA just rocks doesn't it? Add Glue Arts and voila - perfect

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  2. Wow...I have to admit i just cant pick one favorite project today...I love them all...I love the vintage feel..I fell in love with the paper,And stamps...I remember a clock like that we had in the mid 60s in our kithen...I used to say we have Felix the cat on our wall...What sweet memories.....Thank You...Love your site...

    Irene Aiello..:)

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  3. I love the new neighbor idea and the "For You" button box is just the cutest! What some great ideas and inspiration!

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  4. Oh my gosh, I'd LOVE to be your neighbor!!!!!!!!

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  5. WOw that was an awesome week of projects...

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  6. I love the button box! Darling doesn't say enough! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  7. LOVE the little button box, so very cute!

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  8. The button box is great! Can't wait to make it. Thanks for sharing it. All the projects are great.

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  9. Great gift set and box! I love the use of buttons on both!

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  10. Absolutely fantastic ideas!!!
    - April W

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  11. Another amazing project you gals blow me away with your talent wow!!!

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  12. The house next to us was just sold and we will be having new neighbors soon so thanks for these great "welcome to the neighborhood" ideas!

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  13. I love the button gift box. Such great ideas.

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  14. OMG! I want this prize pack so much!!!
    michellebrooks2001 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Awesome projects! OA and GA is such a fab combo!

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  16. I love the Welcome Neighbor gift! Sooo cute! I would love to win the giveaway! I've looked for a Glue Glider here and cannot fine one!! :(

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  17. It has been a great week!
    i'l be back tomorrow

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  18. Amazing projects this week. Love them. The neighbor gift is awesome. Great partnership with OA.

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  19. Love the line, love the projects. Of course, Glue Arts products go with every product line!

    Anne

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  20. I really love these papers and embellishments. No matter how you mix and match them, they look great. Sweet, sweet projects.

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  21. I love the gift box...especially the cute postage stamp embellishment! :)

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  22. Love these projects! That paper rocks! and so does glue Arts.. especially love your ribbon adhesive!

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  23. that box is way cool. love the pile of buttons.

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  24. These are some fantastic projects! Love me some October Afternoon! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  25. I love your projects. Especially the glittery button box. Keep up the good work. Linda S. in NE

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  26. Wow! These are some fabulous projects! Lovin that Modern Homemaker line and, of course, Glue Arts! Thanks for the chance!

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  27. What a wonderful gift! Also love that box!

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  28. I love these projects! You have the best design team!!!

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  29. I am in Love with the Button Gift Box!! As always, your projects are Amazing!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  30. total cuteness :) thanks for the inspiration

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  31. What a wonderful prize - you guys are the best! I think the button covered box is exceptionally sweet - a very nice gift box!

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  32. Great projects!!

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  33. Loving the welcome neighbor project! Who wouldn't want to receive one of those?! The gift box is such a gift in itself! Good job!

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  34. Fantastic project- the buttons box is my favorite, but all of them are just outstanding. Great- great swap!!

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  35. Omg- how cute are these projects? And using the glue arts products makes it super easier! I wanna create!!!!

    Lynda in Calif

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  36. wow I love covering boxes. this one is great. tfs Tami

    tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

    Tambo's Creations

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  37. I just love the plant stake, how cute!! And all the buttons on the box look fabulous! Thanks for such a great week with OA!!
    Pam

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  38. WOnderful projects...my fave is the plant stake...just love all the pieces!

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  39. How cute is this layout/card and box...will have to scraplift it!:) Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Cute, cute ideas. I can't wait to get some Modern Homemaker after seeing all your inspiration. Some Glue Arts on the side... perfect combination!

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  41. Wow, these projects are great but I really, really love the decorated gift box. Those buttons are SO cute on there!

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  42. I love it! Especially the gorgeous box!!

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  43. Again--amazing!! LOVE visiting here! Beautifully done:) THANKS for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  44. Awesome! Love each and every one of these gorgeous projects :) So glad I stopped by here at Glue Arts!

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  45. Really darling projects! I love the papers.

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  46. Great projects, thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    Later Tater,
    Laney

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  47. All the projects have been great, but these are my favorites of the week! Love the colors and the details.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Oh, I just love the Welcome Neighbor card & plant pick! So cute & easy, too - who wouldn't feel welcomed into the neighborhood receiving them?
    And the button box is adorable! Makes you smile as soon as you see it :) TFS!
    Ann Marie
    sunfairyone@yahoo.com

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  49. The decorated box is terrific. Decorating boxes is one of my favorite things to do when giving a gift.
    thanks for sharing,
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  50. Love the box! The buttons sure are beautiful!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  51. These are so fun!!! Love them!!

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  52. That button box is sooo cute!

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  53. I love both these projects. I think it is great to welcome new neighbors, it seems that doesn't happen as much as it should in neighborhoods anymore. Love the idea of a plant. The box is adorable also. I am amazed at the talent everyone has.

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  54. These projects are great! I would love to recreate them. Let's hope I win the supplies :)

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  55. Perfect gift for a new neighbor and love the glittery buttons on the box.

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  56. Ooh, I love these projects. The Glue Glider Pro looks like a great tool to have. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Love, love, love all the projects. Great gifts for new neighbor or new home,

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  58. I love the new neighbor gift ideas!! These are SUCH a great way to introduce yourself, and make the new neighbors really feel welcome!!

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  59. The button box is beautiful. I have been keeping this ugly box for awhile, now I know what to do with it. Thanks for another fabulous project!

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  60. Fabulous ideas....love every day!

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  61. These projects are fantastic! We have new neighbors moving in down the street and I am definitely scraplifting your plant pick and card!

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  62. Another giveaway? awesome! I'd love to make a recipe album like Kristen's with Modern Homemaker!

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  63. Such wonderful gift items!! TFS these great ideas.

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  64. I love all the projects - such wonderful ideas!

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  65. I love this line! It reminds me so much of our home when I was growing up.

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  66. This box is adorable! I would love to win1 tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations

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