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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How Many Love Letters Do You Have?

Do you save special love notes?

Have a collection of cards and special mementos that a special someone gave to you?

Do you keep them in a special place?

Today we're continuing our week with our amazing Orange partner....Fiskars! And Designer Jan Hennings has the perfect way for you to keep all those special love letters.

Designer Kristen Swain has a special gift box set that you too can make and give to someone special! All of today's crafts were made with Fiskars tools and GlueArts adhesives!!


Love Letters Notebook
GlueArts Designer: Jan Hennings
Supplies: 
5" x 5" Notebook (DMD)
Postage and Notebook Border Punch, Stamp Punch, Cloud Punch, Accent Stamps (Fiskars)
images (Crafty Secrets) 
Pin (making memories)
hand dyed seam binding
paper towel
Baby Blue Ink (Superior)


Instructions:
Step 1: Start with a 5" x 5" Note pad.

Step 2: Blot Baby Blue ink on a paper towel.
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Step 3: Place a piece of cardstock under the papertowel and punch a cloud.
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Step 4: Cut two 5" x 5" pieces of cloud paper.
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Step 5: Layer Love Letters image on the cloud paper.

Step 6: Using PermaTac adhesive, adhere the cloud to the top right of the notebook.
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Step 7: Use hand dyed seam binding to make a shabby bow.
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Step 8: Using the postage stamp punch, punch Special Delivery.
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Step 9: Tie the stamp to the bow.
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Step 10: Using a Hot Glue Gun and melt sticks, hot glue the bow to the left center of the book.
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Step 11: Using the Notebook and Postage Stamp Border Punches, punch the bottom of each of the inner pages.
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Step 12: Stamp the inner pages using Accent Stamps and Baby Blue ink.
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Step 13: Assemble book.
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Gift Set
GlueArts Designer: Kristen Swain

Supplies:
Adhesive- Glue Arts High Tac, Adhesive Squares and UCutIt foam
Punches and Stamps- Fiskars
Paper/Stickers/Brads- Crate Paper
Twine
Diecut machine- Cricut Expression and Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge
Ribbon- www.etsy.com/shop/scrapinkris
ink- Adirondack


Instructions:

1. Fold card to 5x7, then cit a strip of striped paper, back with strips of red that have been punched with Fiskars Postage Stamp border punch, adhere to card with High Tac.
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1. Fold card to 5x7, then cit a strip of striped paper, back with strips of red that have been punched with Fiskars Postage Stamp border punch, adhere to card with High Tac.
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2. Stamp and cut out bracket and greeting spot using Fiaskars Stamps. Then cut border stickers to fit under bracket spot and slightly bend them upwards.

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3. Use UCutIt foam under bracket spot, adhere to card, adding punch out flowers to one side and a ribbon bow with fabric brad to other.

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Box.
1. Cut box lid and bottom out using Cricut Expression and Sweet Tooth, adhere sides together with Adhesive Squares.

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2. Fill box with treats, add lid to box then tie up with twine.

3.Fussy cut out flowers, adhere them to box lid with UcutIt foam. 

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4. Punch out two Fiskars Postage Stamps using punch, write greeting and adhere to box lid with High Tac.

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Today we are pleased to share a bit more about our Guest Designer...Stephenie Hamen! And another fun project from her too!


Stephenie Hamen is one of those crafty types who loves it when she is covered in glitter and up to her ears in patterned paper and glue.  

She is the Content and Education Manager for Fiskars Brands, Inc. in Madison, WI.  

She is a published crafter, as well as mother of 2, wife, teacher, Master Gardener, and an avid home cook. She basically has a passion for creating stuff – no matter what the venue or supplies are!  Stephenie’s work can be found at www.fiskars.com and www.mycraftyadventures.com.

Joyful Picture Frame
Guest Designer: Stephenie Hamen

One of my favorite things in the world is taking an inexpensive plain photo frame and giving it an all new look.  This project was no exception.

This project is quick and simple, and all you need are a few tools:
·         A few coordinating pattern papers
·         String or twine
·         Ribbon or lace
·         Tulle
·         Bling or buttons
·         Alpha letters or pen
·         Basic photo frame
·         GlueArts Glue Gun 

I am a big believer in having thing you need prepped and ready.  I cook quite a bit and learned early in life how important it was to have everything in the kitchen prepped in order for all of the food to come up right.  I think it kind of stuck with me and follows me into my craftiness.

 
1.    To start, open up your picture frame, remove the glass and mat, and put them to the side in a safe place.  All you need is the frame itself.
2.    Using the frame, lay out your string and cut it about 4-5 inches longer than the width of the frame.  This will allow the banner to drape and still leave a bit of string on the ends when you are done.  
3.    Next, grab your papers and your Seal of Approval punch and punch out a few shapes. 

4.    Fold each shape in half.  Then, using your Glue Glider PRO, secure them to the string.
5.    Cut and tie on some small pieces of lace or ribbon in between each of the banners.

6.    Place the banner on the frame, making sure you have the look and size that you want. 
7.    Using your glue gun, glue each corner of the banner to the top corners of the photo frame. 

8.    Next, add some tulle , bling, or other embellishments to the frame around the banners.
9.    Taking a coordinating paper and cut it about an inch wide.  Use the Upper Crest Border punch and punch the edge.  Cut it to the appropriate size and adhere it to the bottom of the frame with your Glue Glider PRO.
  
10.  Add another punched scallop circle and hand-cut a small accent piece to adhere to the center.  Add your sentiment.
  
11.  Now, grab your featured photo and trim it down. 
12.  Using the Upper Crest border punch, punch the edge of the photo.
13.  Mount the photo to fun paper and then lay your mat over the top.  Secure it all together with the Glue Glider PRO.
14.  Trim off the excess paper.
  
15.  Reassemble your frame and you are all done! 
 
I hope you have as much fun as I did creating a special photo frame!



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!



Be sure to check back in with us tomorrow for more Fiskars projects from our Glue Girls Design Team!   

43 comments:

  1. What a great frame!
    Really enjoying this week---can't wait til tomorrow

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  2. ohhh fabulous projects and I am so eying that fiskars trimmer. I love it and it has been on my wishlist for a long long time :)

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  3. I am definitely a Fiskars fan--great projects today!

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  4. Lovw what the girls did with all those punches! Love punches a lot!

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  5. Great project ideas, beautifully embellished.

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  6. really cute projects...that gift box is so awesome. Love those paper punches...
    Happy Wednesday..

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  7. Great projects! i love the cloud punched out of the papertowel - great texture!

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  8. You'd never know Fiskar's was that old...they look better every year :)

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  9. Beautiful projects, love my Fiskars products!

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  10. I LOVE Fiskars! Have their trimmer (but it's outdated), and the little knife that attaches to the finger, and my trusty orange scissors! Would love to win more :)

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  11. Wonderful projects today! Love that frame, and the paper towel cloud? OMG! How awesome is that! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Those are really gorgous cards. The box idea is great. So many things I could do if I just had more time - and the right tools.

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  13. Fun projects again. Used my Fiskars punches and scissors again yesterday!

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  14. Wow, These projects are beautiful! The ease of assembling them is cool! I can't wait to try some of these on my own!!

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  15. great projects! i really like all of them.

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  16. Love all the fun projects today. Great work. Thanks for another chance to win great products.

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  17. I'd really like to try the Glue Glider Pro ! Could always use another Border Punch...nothing compares to Fiskars Punches!

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  18. I've never seen the postage stamp punch before. I NEED IT! I also love the banner that you made with the flower (scalloped) punch. NICE!

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  19. Love the love letter album with the postage stamp edges. Love the idea of altering a framed photo. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Very cool inspiration on your blog today. Lovin it!

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  21. Just picked up a frame @ thrift store-now I have inspiration on what to do with it
    Lynda in calif

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  22. Love that box! Great picture frame!

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  23. Great projects as always!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I'm just getting into the whole paper crafting thing...I would never have thought to decorate the actual frame! Thanks for such a great idea, can't wait to see what else you have to offer.

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  25. That box is super cute! gotta love Fiskars!
    Dollie

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  26. Fiskars and Glue Arts, what a great compination. Would love to win the tools!

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  27. Loving all the projects, can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.
    Love Stephenie's banner - so quick and effective.

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  28. awesome, awesome stuff! This is soooooo exciting, I cannot wait until tomorrow. Thanks so much for the chance to win some much-needed stuff! :)

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

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  29. A big fan of Fiskars! Love their punches! Great projects...TFS!

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  30. Cool projects! TFS
    kacee
    mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

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  31. AWESOME!! Love the inspiration for today!! I made a cute file folder book to store all of my SPECIAL LOVE NOTES!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

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  32. Great projects. don't have any love letters but like the letters book. In fact all the projects have a lot of possibilities. thanks for sharing,
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  33. I am a Fiskars fan and also a big fan of glue arts. These projects are unreal. I sit in awe! Keep them coming :)

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  34. great job Stefanie! I love both the cloud & postage stamp punch & can't believe I don't have either.
    The Fiskar trimmer rocks! Love being able to see where exactly I'm going to cut!

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  35. Each one of those projects are awesome!

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  36. Wonderful giveaway!! I love both Fiskars and Glue Arts!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
    sospoileditscute.blogspot.com

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  37. LOVE the projects you've posted:) I would love to win some fiskars products. Keep up the good work. YOU ROCK FISKARS:)

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  38. WOW Great projects. I have some old love letters from my hubby. I need to scraplift you project and get them in to something so nice.

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  39. Fabulous projects and totally awesome prizes!!!
    I am definitely a Fiskars FAN - I love my Fiskars tools and I am a Fiskateer too :)
    I haven't used any of your adhesives before but would love to try out your Glue Glider PRO.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!
    PS - I love leaving little notes for my husband.
    I got a lovely surprise the other day when one he had kept fell out of his wallet - he has still kept it after many years :)

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