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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fun Ways to Say Thanks with Fiskars & GlueArts

It's Fiskars week around here at GlueArts!!

Are you a Fiskars fan?

Did you know...Fiskars has been around since 1649 and today is one of the oldest businesses in the western world.

In 1977 Fiskars' expansion began with the founding of a scissors factory in the United States.

The color, Fiskars Orange®, was officially registered as a trademark in Finland in 2003 and in the US 2007.

So tell us...do you own any Fiskars orange?

Today we have two fun projects to share with you! Designer Jenny Chesnick has a fun, quick and easy craft that any recipient would love to receive. Or have the kids help make these and fill with treats...bubblegum, taffy, life savers, little toys, bouncy balls... and use as a reward!

Designer Ania Lexander has an incredible photo book that makes you want to run right out and take some fun photobook pictures with the ones you love!

Thanks Candy Jar
GlueArts Designer: Jenny Chesnick

Supplies:

GlueArts Accent it All Vinyl White Out, Goin Green, Wild Blue Yonder
Ball Jars
Lids by Shabby Green Door
Twine by Divine Twine
Punches by Fiskars
Crop-A-Dile by We R Memory Keepers
Alphabet stickers by Doodlebug
Buttons by American Crafts
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Doesn't always seem like we are searching for quick and easy thank you gifts or bridal shower gifts, teach gifts? This is a quick and simple way to dress up some inexpensive jars using some vinyl and your favorite Fiskars punches.


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1. I started with my cloud punch (favorite!) to cut clouds from White Accent it All Vinyl. The punches easily squeeze right through this stuff.

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2. Using my Silhouette I cut out grass and the sentiment.

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3. Next peal off your vinyl and apply to your jar!

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4. Once I finished up my vinyl I moved on to the tag. Using the postage stamp punch I cut out two tags.

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5. Wrap twine around your lid and run your tags through the twine to hang. Using a button I ran my twine through and tied a bow to keep it all secure.

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6. Add your candy or what not and enjoy!

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Photobooth-mini
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander

The idea of this was to do a "in the clouds" mini with these photobooth-photos from a recent together-forever-celebration I shot. It'll be given to the couple w/the CD with the photos from their day - hence there's still room for journaling.

GA Supplies:
Glue Glider Pro - Extreme Tac
Raisen's

Fiskars:
Scissors
Scoring board
Borderpunch - postage stamp border
Large cloud squeeze punch

Other:
Various leftover patterned papers
Elle's Studio calendar tag
Rubons - Fancy Pants Designs + Hambly Screenprints
Glimmermist - various

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Start with printing and cutting out your photos. I ALWAYS use my Fiskateers-scissors for cutting out photos and smaller pieces of paper. Love it!

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For my mini I cut out 5x7.5" rectangles, as well as 4x6" sheets of white cardstock which had splatches of glimmer mist on. My patterned papers were from lots of various manufacturers, but with the white cardstock on top of each page made the pages fairly uniform.

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Use the borderpunch to create fun borders for the top and bottom section.

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Squeeze out various clouds from the scraps for embellishments.

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I stapled the photos onto the white cardstock, added rubons or stickers and adhered it to the page with extreme tac. Finally I added the clouds w/raisens - I have about 24 pages, which would make this an extremely thick mini if I used the regular U Cut it foam. With raisens I still got the slight dimension I wanted for the clouds without making it too thick.

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For the frontpage I played with double clouds smile.gif'

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So tell us...are you a Fiskars fan?  Wishing for some new tools? YOU can win some of their awesome products! Fiskars was incredibly generous and is allowing us to giveaway to one of you...




... a Trimmer, Cloud Squeeze Punch, Stamp Border Punch, Postage Stamp punch, Acrylic Stamps and more! Simply leave us a comment and we'll enter you to win! Next Monday we'll select one winner to enjoy these goodies!!

And guess what....we need to include some GlueArts adhesives with this prize! So we'll ALSO include our Glue Glider Pro and a roll of our Adhesive Squares! Now you're definitely ready to craft!

Last but not least....you can see me, the Glue Girl, as the Guest Designer this month for Fiskars! Here's a peek of one of my projects I shared with them! Just visit this link to see all the projects with the tutorials!



Be sure to check back in with us tomorrow for more Fiskars projects from our Glue Girls Design Team! We'll have another project from our fab Guest Designer Stephenie Hamen and don't forget to visit Fiskars Crafts for more creative ideas!!   

58 comments:

  1. Love that jar idea...that cloud punch is adorable.

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  2. Love Fiskars products! My son was with me at my LSS the other day and he was pointing out the Fiskars stuff I had, it was kind of funny actually! LOVE that jar idea, I am saving that one! Creative stuff!!

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  3. Love the Jar Idea.I have 5 pairs of the orange.

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  4. Fabulous projects today! Love the jars - so cute and neverending uses! That photo book is priceless - what an amazing idea! Love that border punch! i don't own any border punches and i am dying for several of them :) i love this one! Thanks for the chance to win all of these lovely goodies and of course I always want Glue Arts!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  5. LOVE the jar pproject!! So cute, but so simple too!! =) I LOVE the book, the added punches are so cute!! THANKS for the chance to win!! I'd LOVE it!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!!
    P.S CONGRATS on the Guest Designer spot at Fiskars!! =)

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  6. Great ideas! aren't punches just the greatest invention since "stamps & inks"!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love the projects! Definitely a Fiskars fan....even have my own numbered Fiskars scissors! :)

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  8. Great projects. I love Fiskars. I have a pair of pinking(sp?) shears that were my mothers. They cut as well today as they did 25 years ago.

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  9. Wow, I love your ideas. I like the flower wreath, and the vinyl on the jars!!

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  10. I love fiskars! They make crafting fun and easy! Thanks for the great project ideas and the chance to win!

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  11. I love Fiskars! The border punches & trimmer were the first punches & trimmer I bought for scrapbooking!

    I also love the Glue Glider Pro! It's the only adhesive I use on cardstock, paper, & photos!

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  12. I love Fiskars! Those jars are super super cute!!
    Dollie

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  13. Love todays ideas. I have some 'orange' happiness in my crafty possession. Loving that cloud punch alot-thnx for the chance

    Lynda in calif

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  14. I love my fiskars trimmer!!! Love the projects too!!!

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  15. I love the idea for the jar! So much fun.

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  16. YES< I'm a fiskars fan
    would love to win me some more!

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  17. Oooooo....those jars are ADORABLE!!! I LOOOOVE that cloud stamp! It's sooooo cute!! And yes, I do own the "orange"! I actually own about 4 different pairs! I couldn't live without my Fiskars!! :o)

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  18. Fun projects. Thanks for sharing. I own at least two pairs of Fiskars orange. The new titanium non stick ones are awesome with the puffy tape and general cutting while scrapping.

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  19. Cute ideas. Love the photo album. Clever way to finish the edges.

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  20. I just love your jar!!! I love the Fiskars punches they rock!!
    Have a great day!!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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  21. I have used Fiskars for years for paper crafting and sewing. I have their trimmers too....add the Glue Arts Gun and my crafting life would be complete.

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  22. I love both of these projects :) TFS

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  23. love the jar idea - and yeas I do have orange for fabric - I so would love to win1 i can use some more orange and glue arts. thanks for the opportunity and from sharing such great fun projects time and time again.

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  24. Fabulous projects and great team up. I love the fiskar punches I have and look forward to seeing some more projects with them.

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  25. beautiful again! I love jars :) and that mini is awesome! I have an old pair of pinking shears in Fiskars' orange ;)

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  26. Great projects and yes I own a lot of fiskars products!

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  27. What beautiful and creative projects! I make cute gift-giving projects throughout the school year for the teachers at my son's school, I think it brings a smile to their day to feel remembered and appreciated. Thanks for the great gift ideas and the generous giveaways!!

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  28. Love today's projects! I did not know that Fiskars has been around that long, that is really something!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I am a Fiskateer. Love fiskaters and glue arts. I love these gift jars. Such a great idea. I already know several people I want to give these to. TFS

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  30. "Fiskateer" Ha ha love the term! And yes I am one. I do own the orange! A few in fact! These projects are wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Fiskars is FABULOUS! Thanks go to the artists who shared their projects with us. Wonderful! Karen :)

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  32. Adorable projects!! Love Fiskars!! That trimmer is on my wish list...along with the glue glider!! Pick me Pick me!!

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  33. Very cool jar project. Thanks for a chance to win these great Fiskar and Glue Arts products.
    jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  34. I've never seen the cloud punch before - how fun! I love Fiskars products! And I've had my eye on a Glue Glider Pro, I'm just waiting to "sneak" it into our budget! Thanks for the chance to win some great products from some wonderful companies!

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  35. Love the idea of the thank you jar, I need to thank the neighbors for taking care of our home.

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  36. I'd love to win some Fiskar's and Glue Arts goodies! You have come up with some great projects, ladies!

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  37. I am a huge Fiskars fan - you will find lots of their products in my craft room.
    Love the great projects - thanks for sharing.

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  38. Love Fiskars products! And love the projects in the blog spot. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

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  39. I am a huge fiskars fan! Those little orange scissors are my go to scissors! I have waaay more punches then I should! LOL I would love that cloud punch though--and the stamp border yes!!! Great ideas and giveaway!

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  40. Super cute jar w/the vinyl, and the mini is fab! I love fiskars :)

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  41. I love my Fiskateer scissors!

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  42. Love these projects and those punches! What a fantastic giveaway!!

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  43. I am a big Fiskars fan, but I recently had a punch break - and the store won't exchange it. I need to contact them about this problem. I only used it 3 times! But I love their hand friend punches and the glue glider pro too!!

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  44. Cute jar! I also own many Fiskars products...but you can never have TOO much of a great thing!

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  45. great projects! thanks for the instructions!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

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  46. I am a Fiskars fan and love my glue glider pro. Both together, you can't go wrong! Thanks for the chance :)

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  47. Such cute and bright projects today :) Fiskar's punches are a crafter's dream...so easy to use!

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  48. I love Fiskars! Their border punches are the easiest to use, and they have great designs!

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  49. what a bunch of fabulous ideas! I love Fiskars, they definitely have some of the MOST awesome punches, paper trimmers, and scissors in the world! I think I still have my very first Fiskars sewing scissors I purchased many years ago. You know...the huge scissors with the orange handle. Love it!

    Fistkars rocks the cut!

    xx,
    Candi
    candice1973(at)comcast(dot)net

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  50. Wow,didn't know Fiskars had been around that long. Love their punches! Great projects...that wreath is lovelY!

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  51. great projects and I LOVE Fiskars products! They actually have the best customer service & stand by what they sell!

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  52. What fun projects! I love the tutorials, so helpful.

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  53. Awesome giveaway!!! I would love to win! Thanks so much for the chance!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
    sospoileditscute.blogspot.com

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  54. The jar is so cute and I love the mini album - the punchy border is great!!!
    Yes, I am a Fiskars Fan - I love my Fiskars tools and would love the chance to win such a fabulous prize :)
    ... I'm a Fiskateer too and it is great to see the famous orange & green handled scissors having a workout :)

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  55. Love the mini! And I love punches. You can use them for everything.

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