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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Let us Entertain You With GlueArts & Fiskars!

Do you like to add fun touches and handmade items to your party decor?

We've got just the ticket for you today!

Designer Lesley Langdon has a trio of items perfect for an upcoming party or celebration. And it's easy to adjust the colors and patterns to fit your needs!

Designer Grace Tolman has a fun way to spruce up a fridge door or even a school locker. Anywhere you can place a magnet...these adorable flower stamped magnets will look amazing!

All today's project use Fiskars quality tools and products along with GlueArts adhesives. (you know you need some!!)

Entertaining Trio
GlueArts Designer: Lesley Langdon

If you love to entertain, you can go that extra step and make really quick invitations, napkin rings, and place cards. Just choose three coordinating patterned papers, stamps, ink, your Fiskars tools and favorite Glue Arts adhesives. Because Fiskars SuperCut Trimmer can cut up to 7 sheets of paper at a time, you can save time here too! You can switch up the colors according to the time of year and meal choice.

If you love to entertain, you can go that extra step and make really quick invitations, napkin rings, and place cards. Just choose three coordinating patterned papers, stamps, ink, your Fiskars tools and favorite Glue Arts adhesives. Because Fiskars SuperCut Trimmer can cut up to 7 sheets of paper at a time, you can save time here too! You can switch up the colors according to the time of year and meal choice.

Supplies:
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam
Fiskars SuperCut Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Precision Knife
Fiskars Simple Stick Stamps (Accents)
Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Ranger
Spun Sugar Distress Stain by Ranger
My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper (Stella Rose)
Crate Paper Patterned Paper ( Portrait Collection)
Watercolor Paper
Scor-Mat by Scor-Pal

Instructions: 
1. Cut 12 inch strips of patterned papers at 2 inches, 1.5 inches, and 1 inch using the Fiskars SuperCut Paper Trimmer. You will use these for the invitation, place card, and napkin ring.




2. To make labels for each project, adhere Distress Stain to watercolor paper, let dry. Stamp over top using Fiskars Accent stamps, and cut out using Fiskars Precision Knife.

3. To make the napkin ring, place the strips on top of one another and use the paper trimmer to cut 3 sheets at a time at 7 inches. Adhere the strips on top of one another with Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares. Wrap into a circle and staple together at ends. Adhere label with Glue Arts U-Cut-It foam adhesive.

4. To make place card, take a piece of patterned paper and make into a place card. Adhere strips of patterned papers from step 1. Adhere label with Glue Arts U-Cut-It foam adhesive.

5. To make invitation, adhere patterned paper and strips to card front. Adhere large and small label with Glue Arts U-Cut-It foam adhesive.

6. Hand write names and sentiment on projects.





Flower Magnets
GlueArts Designer: Grace Tolman

Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Gun
Pattern papers- (grey) Piggy Tales; (yellow) Crate Paper
Shrink plastic- Grafix Arts
Stamp, stamp punch- Fiskars
Circle punch- EK Success
Chipboard flowers- Source Unknown
Buttons- Favorite Findings
Baker’s twine- Papertreats.etsy.com
Glitter glue- Studio G, Hampton Arts
Others- Magnet strip

Instructions:
1. Gather your supplies.

2. Punch out stamp images from shrink plastic. Follow the package instructions to shrink your image. 

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3. Stamp circle images on the grey paper using three different ink colors.
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4. Punch out the circle flower stamps.
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5. Add a bow through three white buttons with baker’s twine.
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6. Adhere the chipboard shapes onto the back side of the yellow paper with glue gun.
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7. Using the Fiskars craft knife, cut out the shapes from the paper.
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8. Sand the edges of the chipboard flowers.
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9. Adhere the stamped paper, shrinked postage stamp and button onto the chipboard flower with glue gun.
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10. Add magnet strip on the backs of the chipboard shapes using glue gun.
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11. Add some sparkle to the project with glitter glue. I added it to the edges of the flowers and also around the circle stamped images.
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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 another one of my project, Peony Flower Pillow, 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 one more project from our talented Guest Designer Stephenie Hamen and don't forget to visit Fiskars Crafts for more creative ideas!!   







33 comments:

  1. YES<
    I'm a Fiskars Fan! and Yes
    I'm dreaming of new tools!
    Thanks so much for the chance and for sharing such great info on the blog this week!

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  2. Love Fiskars...They have a great product...and I love Glue Arts...Thanks for sharing all these cool ideas..
    Happy Thursday

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  3. I am a Fiskars and a Glue Arts Fan! Today's projects are so fun and useful.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. As I was crafting last evening, I realized all the Fiskars products that are in my go to basket. Thanks for great product that lasts!

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  5. THANKS for sharing!! =) I am LOVING all of the INSPIRATION this week!! =) As usual, you LADIES are FANTASTIC!! =) THANKS for the chances to win and I look forward to more!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

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  6. huge fan! And love these projects...the first one made me want to entertain :) And I always love magnets, these are adorable!

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  7. Fiskars fan here! Lesley's idea to use the distress stain and then stamp on it is awesome! The look is stunning.

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  8. I'm a Fiskars fan! Love all the projects.

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  9. What a great giveaway!! I would love some new Fiskars tools and I would really like to try your Glue Glider Pro! I haven't been able to find it at stores near me yet. Thanks for a chance to win!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
    sospoileditscute.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the distressed ink on the watercolor paper!!! I am going to try that now! Thank you for the awesome ideas!!!

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  11. I love the party set! So pretty! I haven't tried Fiskars stamps yet.....now I have to get some!

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  12. Wonderful work!! Thanks for a chance to win some awesome stuff, too!

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  13. I am a huge Fiskars fan.
    Loving the projects - especially the flower magnets - they are adorable.

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  14. Thanks for sharing the projects. Definitely a Fiskars fan.

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  15. Wonderful projects ! so creative ! I'm a huge Fiskars fan...you inspire me!

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  16. Those magnets are adorable. I would love those on my fridge.

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  17. I love Fiskars and Glue Arts and I love new tools and new ideas. This looks easy to do and something I could handle. TFS

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  18. OOOOO love fiskars and glue arts and i could really really used a few tools versus a few new tools! Just starting out with a limited budget. So crossing all my digits hoping to win! Thanks Marie

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  19. So cute and love that Fiskar's has stamps, too :)

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  20. Of course I am a fan!!! These are too fun!! :)

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  21. These projects have been fun! I can't wait to try them.

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  22. Wow, I love this magnets, I've got got my hands on some of these toys!

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  23. I could definitely use some new tools. I especially like punches. Thanks.

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  24. Love Fiskars--great projects--love the flower magnets.

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  25. Unique ideas. Looks like fun.

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  26. I have been using Fiskars tools for longer than I have been paper crafting, who hasn't really? These projects are wonderful, as Glue Arts projects always are!

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  27. Fabulous projects!!!
    YES, I love Fiskars tools - I am a Fiskars Fan and I'm a Fiskateer too!!!
    I haven't tried any of your adhesives yet but would love to try some and to win some Fiskars tools too - thank you for the chance to win :)

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  28. Yes, please. I would love some new tools. I am a fan of fiskars and glue arts...you both ROCK... Thank you for a chance to win. Have a fun and safe 4th.

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  29. I never thought that it would be so easy to make such kind of project. Thanks for posting the step-by-step instruction in making such kind of craft. I will surely try this one of these days. Keep it up!

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  30. Another great day of projects! TFS!

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  31. LOVE the flowers~ great job!~
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  32. I love punches. Every time I think I have enough, there's a new cute one out there!

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