Monday, June 13, 2011

Here's Come The Bride!

She's all dressed in Crate  Paper's Portrait Collection and her finest GlueArts Adhesives!

What more could any other bride wish for?

We are absolutely tickled to bring your our first Bridal Week Wedding Week celebrating! And we've partnered up once again with the Crate Paper and their gorgeous Portrait Collection!!

All this week we have beautiful ideas to share with you to help celebrate someone's upcoming nuptials and perhaps an anniversary too! We have ideas for elegant cards, table pieces, ring pillows and more! And best of can make them!

So get ready for a special week with Crate Paper's Portrait collection and celebrate love, marriage, brides and grooms and GlueArts too!

3D Wedding Dress Card

Designed by: Jenny Chesnick
Jenny and her husband Bill have been married 3 years and will celebrate their Anniversary this October.

Supplies Used:

Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac
U-Cut 3D Foam
Glue Arts Glue Gun
Paper by Crate Paper
Trims by Crate Paper
Brad by American Crafts
Stamp by October Afternoon
Ink by Stazon
Punch by Eksuccess
Silhouette SD

This card is one I have been creating for awhile now and I thought it was a perfect time to write up a tutorial on how I make it. It's not only perfect for a card, but also looks nice framed up for a special bride.

 1. I started by cutting heart shapes on my Silhouette staggering the sizes by 1/2inch. 

 2. Using my glue gun I attached lace to the backside of my bottom heart.
 3. I applied U-Cut foam to the bottom two hearts and Raisn's to the top heart to create different heights.
 4. The card base is 5x5 and I layered a second piece of pattern paper on top with punch borders for added interest. DO not attach your papers together at this point.
 5. Next place the base of your dress on the card and layer the remaining heart on top to create the completed dress.
 6. Punch a hole on either side of the middle of your dress to run your ribbon through. 
 7. Apply your brad through the same hole as your ribbon. Then attach your pattern paper to the base of your card.
 8. Apply your stamp to your card and mail off with love!

Love Card
Designed by: Patti Milazzo
Patti and her husband Joe have been married 16 years and will celebrate their 17th Anniversary this August!!

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

Crate Paper:
Portrait Collection pattern paper – Pearls, Traditions, Bouquet, Honeymoon, Vintage Lace, Something Blue and June
Portrait Collection 12 x 12 Accents

Fiskars: 3-in-1 Corner Squeeze Punch; Simple Stick The Big Day Stamp; Scallop Paper Edgers
Martha Stewart: Butterfly Punch
Queen & Co.: pearl accents

1. Create a 5 ½” x 9” card from cardstock. Remove the corners. Then cut a 5 ½” x 9” piece of Pearls pattern paper. Use a decorative corner punch on all 4 corners.
2. Cut 3 – 2” strips of pattern paper for the 3 cake layers. Make one 3 ½” wide, another 2 ¾” wide and the top 2 1/8” wide. Also cut scalloped strips of black and white pattern paper the lengths of each cake layer for the top and bottom of each cake layer, as shown.

 3. Cut flowers and leaves from the Bouquet pattern paper. Also punch out 3 butterflies from the different black patterned papers in the Portrait Collection.
4. From the 12” x 12” Portrait Collection Accents, remove the small black journal frame and the bride & groom frame. I used a 1 ½” circle punch to punch out the bride & groom from the frame. Then cut a scalloped circle to frame the bride & groom.
5. Once all the pieces for the wedding cake card are ready, use the Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive to adhere the scalloped strips to the rectangle cake layers.

 6. Next, apply the U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to the back of each layer and stack the cake onto the card front. Use the foam on the back of the scalloped bride & groom accent as well. Also, stamp or write a sentiment on the black framed accent and adhere to the center of the bottom layer with U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive.
 7. Adhere the cut out flowers, leaves and punched butterflies with both the Adhesive Squares and the Mini Adhesive Squares.
 8. To complete the card, add dimensional liquid glue to the flowers and leaves and pearl gems along the lower scalloped strips.

To help you celebrate your wedding or a future bride's special day we have just the ticket!

Leave us a comment today and we'll enter you to win the beautiful Crate Paper Portrait Paper Kit 
along with these brads!
 And that's not all...we're also going to include our Glue Glider Pro with YOUR choice of cartridge along with our Extreme Adhesive Squares!!

We'll select a random winner next Monday and post that winner's name here on the blog!!

A special thanks for the fantastic week we had last week with Clear Scraps! We hope we inspired you to think outside the box and give acrylic a try in your crafts! Our winner of the Clear Scraps Album and GlueArts Adhesives is:

 Annette said...

wow...I just love all this wonderful creativity. There are a lot of really talented crafters out there. Thanks for sharing.
June 11, 2011 11:54 AM

Congrats to you Annette! Please email us at with your info! 

And guess what...we have one more surprise! 

We have a second giveaway! This one is for the Clear Scraps Chipboard Scalloped Square Album and a GlueArts Embellishment Kit!

That winner is:


Carla Rae said...

Wow those are some Amazing projects... I have an acrylic album Ive been trying to finish for a year...but your right ..It scares me..Thank You to Pinky he sent me over here! And Thank You for offering the cool give away
June 10, 2011 9:33 AM

Congrats to you too Carla! Please email us at!

Be sure to visit us all week long as we celebrate love, brides, weddings and we'll tie it all together with GlueArts! 


  1. Gorgeous cards!! My sister in law is getting married in August, and this would be perfect for making her an album! Thanks so much for the chance at some amazing goodies!! :)

  2. Thank you so much...

    I just love how Jenny made that wedding dress out of Hearts...I have never seen that and I am seriously LOVING this idea. I also love the card by Patti...awesome wedding cake design.

  3. Great ideas! Not just for wedding cards/layouts. Thanks for the great goodies giveaway...keeping my fingers crossed.

  4. Oh I love this. Great inspiration to get me started on some wedding gifts I need to make.

  5. Beautiful cards! Crate Paper is my favorite!!!! This is going to be a great week here on the GlueArts blog! (But, of course, every week is a great week here)!

  6. Both of these cards are incredible. I never would have thought to do a wedding dress that way! Love the colors of the paper line.

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Crate Paper Portrait!!! I only have a few sheets so I would LOVE to win the whole collection! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!!! :)

  8. Absolutely beautiful projects today!!

  9. I love the cake card. Oh how pretty!

  10. I love these ideas and the lace is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Great cards! I love that 3-D wedding dress. How clever!

  12. Wow! Love the bridal ideas!! Thanks.


  13. Wow, how gorgeus! I've recently started to scrap my wedding pictures and I'm definatly gonna use some of theese ideas! Thanks for sharing :-) Oh, and love those brads!

  14. Beautiful projects- I LOVE that heart dress- easy and fab!

  15. Great projects gals! So creative!

  16. What beautiful cards! What a Great "Marriage" of Crate Paper & Glue Arts!!!

  17. WOW!! Super creative cards! Saving those tutorials! Love them!

  18. Crate and Glue Arts, it just doesn't get any better than that!

  19. Love the ideas, I need to make a card for a friend who is getting married in the very near future! I will look to this blog post for inspiration! thank you for the opportunity!

  20. AWESOME! Would love to win this collection and use the tutorial to start some pages for a friend who is getting married next spring!!

  21. I LOVE the wedding cake card! Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. thanx 4 the chance 2 win! these r beautiful projects!

  23. thanx 4 the chance 2 win! these r beautiful projects!

  24. thanx 4 the chance 2 win! these r beautiful projects!

  25. sorry~i only hit publish comment once, but it went crazy 4 some reason!

  26. Beautiful projects! The new Crate Paper collection is really gorgeous!

    Carol B

  27. I love how you made the wedding dress with hearts!!

  28. Love the cards. Going try a dress one. Thanks for the ideas

  29. Both cards are beautiful!! Love all the inspiration and all the goodies in the give-away. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Deanna A.
    jdamund at centurytel dot net

  30. Such beautiful cards, ladies! The dress, the cake.....I love them both!

  31. I'm going to have to steal both these wedding card ideas...they are fabulous!

  32. Love the upside down heart dress. Too cute!

  33. I love the wedding card. So simple looking, but elegant. I really like the love cake card. How adorable! tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations

  34. What great cards! love that cake card thank you so much for taking the time to do the tort!

  35. What great cards. The dress made out of hearts is awesome! I sure would love this paper collection :)

  36. Oh my I love today's projects - the wedding dress is such a neat idea! and love the cake as well!

  37. Great cards and a lovely " wedding" with Crate

  38. Wow, such great ideas, can't wait to have a reason to make them.

  39. Great cards! I love Crate Papers and of course I love Glue Arts too! Thanks for sharing all the lovely projects!
    LizW in TX

  40. I love the cake card! TFS! Thanks for a chance to win an awesome prize package too!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  41. Beautiful cards and a beautiful collection!

  42. Ooooo, love both of these cards. How creative. Love the papers and all the embellishments. Thanks for all the instructions to recreate these cards.

  43. Those pearls are the perfect touch!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  44. Love the card designs and this theme is perfect for me as I am helping my cousin plan her wedding! In addition, I am working on the album for my own wedding which was 3 years ago. Time flies by!