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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vintage Love with Kaisercraft & GlueArts


We're back with more unique and beautiful projects today using GlueArts adhesives and Kaisercraft's two newest lines....Pink Gelato and Velvet Ensemble.

One line is soft, light and sweet...the other elegant,deep and rich in color. Two completely opposite looks and styles yet when you see our designers projects they flow together beautifully.


Today we have a special project from Designer Linda Albrecht. She made vintage collage blocks and one of these beautiful blocks has a picture of her Grandma. Linda used our Adhesive Squares to help complete this special keepsake.

Designer Patti Milazzo has a card to make your heart swoon! She perfectly breaks down each step so you too can make it and send it off to someone special!


Vintage Collage Blocks
GlueArts Designer: Linda Albrecht


Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun
Kaiser Craft "Pink Gelato" collection Stickers, Rub Ons, and patterned papers
Other patterned papers- Pink Paislee, Jenni Bowlin, October Afternoon
Paper Flower by Prima
AccuCut Die Cutting machine with Flower & butterfly dies
3" wood blocks
Metal Key
Dressmakers tissue for flower
Miscellaneous knobs, decorative pins, rhinestones, vintage photos, Diecut butterflies and frame
Sandpaper & brown inkpad for distressing
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- "Tigerlily"

Instructions:
1. Cover wood blocks with patterned papers as desired using Perma Tac Adhesive. I like to wrap my papers around the corners except for on the last couple of sides that I cover. Lightly sand edges when complete, then distress with brown ink.


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2. For the top of one block, cut several flowers from dressmakers tissue using a diecut machine. Layer flowers, spray with a color mist, allow to dry, sew flowers together then adhere to the top of block with hot glue. Adhere wood knob onto the center of the flower.
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3. Insert a photo behind a cardstock frame then adhere to the front of the block using Perma Tac Adhesive. Use hot glue to add a key or other embellishments.
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4. Apply rub ons and word stickers as desired to the photo and to the sides of the block.
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5. To another block adhere photo then add chipboard butterfly and metal embellishments using Extreme Adhesive Squares.
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Designer Tip: These Extreme Adhesive Squares are crazy sticky. I cut off the individual square from the strip then lay it onto the piece that I will be adding to the project, rub it on & remove protctive backing. Removing them from anything is practically impossible so place your square carefully and then feel really, really confident that what you used it on will stay there :-)

6. To remaining block, adhere photo then use Extreme Adhesive Squares to apply the glass knob to the top of the block and to apply flowers and small chipboard butterfly.
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7. Apply rub ons and word strips to the block as desired.
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If anyone would like the vintage images please visit my blog and request them. Two of them are ones that I recieved online for free, but I colorized them in Photoshop. The other is a photo of my grandmother that I'd be happy to share also.


Love Is Friendship Set to Music Card
GlueArts Designer: Patti Milazzo

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

Kaiser Craft:
Velvet Ensemble Pattern Papers – Performance, Matinee, Opera, Entertain and Interval
Velvet Ensemble Journal Tags

Other: Fiskars - Flower and Heart Lever Punch, Clear Stamp (All Around Quote), Circle and Leaf Punch

Instructions:
1. Cut a 5” x 7” piece of pattern paper for the card background. Cut strips of pattern paper and tear out 3 Journal Tags from the booklet. Punch flower shapes from pattern paper as well.
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2. Arrange the Journal Tags in a fan and adhere to the center of the card with the Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive. Don’t worry that the Victrola is sideways. Also use the High Tac to adhere the paper strips at the bottom of the card, overlapping the bottom of the Journal Tags slightly.
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3. Cut another ¼” wide x 12” long strip of pattern paper (orange) and fold pleats across the length. Unfold, apply High Tac to the back and refold the pleats. Then apply the pleated strip just above the piano keys.

4. Bend and fold the punched flowers, then layer them using Raise ‘Ns for added dimension.user posted image
5. Adhere the flower with an Adhesive Square to the right journal tag (covering the Victrola). Use the Adhesive Squares to also adhere the two leaves. To the center of the flower, use a Mini Adhesive Square to attach a button tied with hemp.user posted image
6. Stamp the quote on cream pattern paper and cut out. Apply U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to the back and adhere between the left and center Journal Tags as shown. Add a punched heart and pearl accents to complete.
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How would you like to win one of these new collections from Kaisercraft along with our GlueArts Embellishment kit? 


Simply leave us a comment...let us know what is your favorite project, what inspires you or simply which collection just calls our your name!

We'll select two random winners and announce those next Monday on the blog! It takes only a moment to comment and who knows...it could be you who is the winner!!

And last don't forget to visit the Kaisercraft blog all week long for more ideas and inspiration using GlueArts adhesives and Kaisercrafts  products!

35 comments:

  1. Wow I am going to have to get hands on some of that pink Gelato...love it and these projects are amazing..

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  2. The collage blocks are very beautiful and I loved the sentiment and the layering on the friendship card. Thank you very much for the wonderful ideas! Karen :)

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  3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE both Pink Gelato and Velvet Ensemble, however, if you are making me choose, I would choose Velvet Ensemble. I love the projects. The blocks are great! MaryVTapia@live.com

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  4. Both of these projects are gorgeous! The card really is quite beautiful! The Velvet Ensemble collection is a must have! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Linda's photo blocks are darling and I'm still drooling over the Velvet Ensemble.

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  6. I love the different take on the photo blocks - Linda these are so vintage fabulous! I always appreciate inspiration for new card ideas.

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  7. Velvet Ensemble is my favorite, especially since I saw that it includes piano keys! NICE

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  8. the photo blocks and
    "pink gelato" i love it!!!!
    amazing projects!!

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  9. Sweeth projects today! LOVE those blocks! Every day I change my mind about which collection i like better. Yesterday I said i would have to have the Pink Gelato first, but now i have definitely changed my mind to the Velvet! I love the musical theme and the deep rich colors - it just sings to me :) I would love to make the blocks with the Velvet Ensemble! Thanks for the chance to win one of these fabulous collections and of course I need more Glue Arts!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  10. Wow..I just love the two projects today..The Photo Block....Brings me back to the 70s...Where we had those plastic block photo frames every where..Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories....:)

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  11. Love the Kaiser blocks...I want them!

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  12. Wow!! I love both of these projects today! I absolutely ADORE the soft, feminine, vintage collage blocks, and that music card is ADORABLE!! I still think my fav is the 1st because the papers are so soft and feminine!

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  13. Love the vintagy look of this line and these projects!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I love to make cards and I just love the colors of the "Pink Gelato" set. Although I love the flourish designs of the "Velvet Ensemble" I think colors win!

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  15. Love those cubes a lot and the handles too! Grest collection- love Pink Gelato colors a lot!

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  16. still hoping to see my name as the wiiner of Velvet Ensemble!

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  17. Beautiful collections!!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

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  18. Another day of great projects. I would choose the blocks as a favorite. Love the Gelato! TFS

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  19. Both of these projects are gorgeous. I think my favorite is the blocks as I just love the hinges on there! :D

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  20. I love the cute projects. The music card is my favorite project. So pretty and the colors just call to me.

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  21. Both of these projects are exquisite! I have been stalking Linda for years and think everything she makes is amazing. If I had to choose between the collections, I would definitely go with Pink Gelato, although I'd certainly not refuse the Velvet!

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  22. Love those vintage blocks! Beautiful card also! Great stuff!

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  23. I actually like both projects equally. The way the blocks were done is wonderful & I love the card.
    I really like both collections too but if I was to choose i would choose the velvet ensemble.

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  24. Both of these lines look gorgeous. I think I prefer the Pink Gelato. Those colors are so soft and pretty and feminine. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  25. Velvet Ensemble is screaming my name. I have got to get some!

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  26. This music card is really cute. I love the design and the colors.

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  27. I love what you did with the blocks, what a great idea......I can't pick which line I like best, I love them both....Ohhhh, Monday is my birthday and what a happy birthday it would be for me if I could win! Thanks for the chance.

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  28. Oh both of these are beautiful...my favorite is the Velvet Ensemble. Thank you so much for the inspiration and chance to win!!
    Tracy D.

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  29. Really like the photo blocks, fabulous gift idea!

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  30. I love the photo block! The Pink Gelato is a must have. Must have this collection :)

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  31. Love the blocks--the vintage look is great!

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  32. I love "Love is Friendship set to Music" what a beautiful project...don't forget if you're making it for you hubby to add a mini mixed CD, it would really add to the whole message of the card. FABULOUS!

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  33. OH MY! Both projects are gorgeous but I am LOVING the blocks. They are very unique and definitely something that would look great in my house. Great job to both of you.. love the projects this week!

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  34. The Velvet Ensembles calls my name with all the musical images.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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