Friday, June 17, 2011

We Predict a Long & Happy Marriage!

When you combine Crate Paper's elegant Portrait collection and GlueArts!

After all they go together beautifully, compliment one another and never fight or disagree.

It's almost too goo to be true!lol

And so are today's projects! Designer Ania Lexander has made a unique fortune-teller inspired table centerpiece that we just adore! Made some real fortune tellers to leave around the table for a fun theme!

Designer Leslie Ashe has a "LOVE"ly banner that would be special to hang at the church or reception hall and then can go home with the newlyweds to decorate their first home.

Candy "Fortune Teller"Table Centerpiece
Designed by: Ania Lexander
Ania and her husband recently celebrated their 7th Wedding Anniversay!!

Glue Art Supplies:
Glue Glider Pro - Extreme Tac
Extreme Adhesive Squares
Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares
U Cut It 3d foam
Hot glue

Crate Paper: Portrait and Emma's Shoppe-collections
Corrugated cardstock
Martha Stewart punches: Starburst, butterfly and double loops.
4x4" raised minicanvas
wooden stick
Bone folder

First: Fold a paper fortune teller. Here's some images showing how to, if you don't know it in advance. Use the full 12x12" sheet.

Fold the square diagonally - both sides.
 Fold each corner into the middle.
 Flip the square, and fold the corner once again towards the middle.
 "open" the paper - you now have a paper fortune teller...
 For our purpose however: flip it upside down.
 Grab your canvas and cover it with patterned paper. Use the extreme tac glue for this part.
 Using a border punch; punch out edges for the fortune teller which you adhere with the micro extreme adhesive squares.
Cut two 2" strips, and score them evenly so you can create an accordion circle.
 Using a border punch; punch out edges for the fortune teller which you adhere with the micro extreme adhesive squares.
Cut two 2" strips, and score them evenly so you can create an accordion circle.
 Using the hot glue, glue the accordion circle onto the wooden stick and decorate the center of it with layered papers, stickers, tulle and button on the top.
Punch/create a hole in the middle of the canvas for the wooden stick. Thread it onto the middle of the upside down fortune teller then onto the canvas. Use the hot glue to ensure it'll stay in place - I hot glued the bottom of the canvas/stick first then the surface side.
Hot glue the fortune teller onto the canvas.

Fill the pockets with candies or whatever you please.

LOVE {banner}
Designed by: Leslie Ashe
Leslie and her husband Alan have just celebrated their 21st Anniversary!! 

And here's a little background on their wedding day:  We got married May 18, 2000.  We were planning a HUGE wedding for later that year and just couldn’t wait any longer...we eloped (well with family present!!) at the JOP in our city hall. funny story....the judge in the JOP offices was out sick. The only judge available was across the the CITY JAIL. So we like to joke about getting married “in jail.” 

A little tidbit: I wanted to make something that would be cute as photo prop for the bride & groom and also serve as a table decoration or just to hang anywhere!

Glue Glider Pro w/Extreme Tac cartridge, Extreme adhesive squares, Micro Extreme adhesive squares, Adhesive Squares, 3D U Cut It Foam
Crate Paper Portrait Collection

other supplies:
chipboard: Jenni Bowlin
paint: adirondack (dauber duo)
spray mist: Shimmerz
pen: Zig
letters: American Crafts (Thickers)

- trim patterned paper into a 6x6 square.
-place chipboard banner piece on top, trace with a pencil, cut out & adhere

 -once each banner piece is made (I used 4), spray with paint mist & let dry
-next, take silver paint & just go along each edge to distress a tad & paint any elements you'd like silver (like I did with my birdcage)
 -once those are dry - start laying out your elements, figuring out where you want to place things, then adhere them all down

-to use border stickers on the side, first use a powder of some sort to get the "sticky" off the back, then adhere to the backside of your chipboard banner

-finally place your banners the way you want them (spelling out a word or just pictures, however you wish) then lace tulle through and tie bows on each end

-hang or place anywhere and enjoy!

Speaking of enjoying....we hope you're enjoying this week and the GlueArts projects we're sharing! We have one more day of beauty for you tomorrow and we're definitely going out with a bang! So be sure to check in tomorrow for more ideas!!

And we invite you to leave us a comment to enter to win the Crate Paper Portrait Collection along with their beautiful fabric brads!!

 And we couldn't have a GlueArts giveaway without including GlueArts products! We'll also include our Glue Glider Pro, cartridge of YOUR choice along with our Extreme Adhesive Squares!!

We'll see you back here tomorrow for our final day to wrap up our special Wedding Week! 

How long have you been married??? We'd love for you to share!!!


  1. Portrait was one of the best winter CHA releases and I love all of this new inspiration to use with my stash.
    As for how long I've been married-which time?Sorry had to throw some Friday humor in,I've been married for 9 1/2 years.

  2. Weddings are always fun to go to so they definately need to be preserved! I am not married yet but excited to be some day! I have been with my boyfriend for 6 years though!!

  3. love all the original art works! they are beautiful thanks for the inspiration! and for the opportunity!

  4. I've been itching to get my hands on the Portrait collection - it is SO gorgeous! And I've been married for 6.5 years. :)

  5. My Sweetie and I have been married for 10 years but we are high school sweethearts so we have been together for 18 years! I am loving that banner and thinsk that I shall be making one this weekend!

  6. Great projects today! My husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last month!

  7. Love these projects, especially the banner. OOOh and those papers are gorgeous. Guess the two together make a great project. My husband and I will celebrate out 31st anniversary on Aug, 30th.

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  9. Wonderful! Cute banner and I love that centerpiece! We're closing in on 13yrs.

  10. Awesome! I have been married to my wonderful hubby for 3.5 years. Love him!!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  11. I wish I could get married again just so I could use the Portrait collection to make favors, name place cards and other things to decorate my wedding!

  12. Beautiful projects with this fabulous line. I am married for 13.5 years now!

  13. I've been married for 11 1/2 wonderful years. He is the best! I am working on my wedding and honeymoon album now. Love the Crate Paper Portrait collection. :)

  14. Loved today's projects!
    It was 37 years this past February for me.

  15. Amazing...amazing them all week long. I have been married for 16 years...I am a very blessed woman...
    Thanks for the fun week..

  16. Love that centerpiece, so creative! Love weddings and all the little details that go into them! I will be celebrating my 11th wedding anniversary in September!

  17. Been married 30 years to my BFF!

    Love today's progject, so clever!

    Carol B

  18. Wow! these projects are amazing. Thanks for the hance to win. Gluearts blog rocks my craft world.

  19. I love weddings! THe fortune teller holder is so creative! Great projects. I will have been married to my HS sweetheart for 16 years in July.

  20. This year will make 33yrs. I was just a baby! Heehee!

  21. Love this Marriage!! Great projects and great glue too!I am married for 28 years this week..

  22. These are awesome projects! The tutorials help alot. I've been married for 38 years!

  23. these projects are just amazing!!!

  24. We've been married for 26 months! :-)

  25. I've been married just 8 months, but those 8 months have flown by.

  26. Such creative projects! My best friend and I have been married now for 30 years.

  27. OMG! I love that fortune teller candy holder! I am helping my cousin plan her wedding and this playful centerpiece would be perfect for her!

  28. Great projects. Thanks for the tutorials. We will have been married for 4 years in August.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  29. 16 years ... But I am still the same age as I was when we met. :)

  30. Wow! Great projects and great tutorial!

  31. Beautiful projects! I really love all the details in the banner.

  32. Another great day of wedding projects--thanks for sharing.

  33. Beautiful projects! Banners are so popular right now for every occassion! Thanks!

  34. Beautiful project! We've just had our 10 year!

  35. I somehow missed this blog posting--glad I checked back--love your projects!! I've been married for allllllllmost 27 years. We got married on the 3 year anniversary of our first date. Can I hear an AHHHHHH!