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Monday, June 27, 2011

Welcome to Fiskars Craft Week!!

We're so pleased to announce a brand new product sponsor and one we could all not live without in our daily and crafting worlds...

Fiskars!

Since I was a little girl we always had a pair of Fiskars scissors in our kitchen drawer. When I got older and started crafting I went and purchased my first pair of Fiskars scissors. I then bought another style, then a pair of much loved pinking shears and now I have well...more then two pairs of Scissors!lol I also own two well loved and used Fiskars trimmers, countless punches, border punches and more!

GlueArts is excited to share with you this week Fiskars products. And when we're talking Fiskars... we of course welcome to our blog a special Guest...Stephenie Hamen! {she's the Content and Education Manager for Fiskars}

Be sure to join us all week long to see all the GlueGirls projects highlighting Fiskars and our GlueArts Adhesives, learn more about Stephenie and of course enter to win!!


Dance in the Rain Card 

GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit

Glue Arts Supplies:
Glue Glider Pro with Perma Squares Adhesive
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Glue Arts Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares

Fiskars Supplies:
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer- 12"
Cloud Squeeze Punch
Notebook Border Punch
Postage Stamp Border Punch
Accents Repositionable Rubber Stamps

Crate Paper and The Girls' Paperie Patterned Paper
American Crafts Trim
Stampin'Up and Clearsnap Ink


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1. Cut a 4.25" x 5.5" card base from patterned paper. Cut a smaller 4" x 5.25" layer from a second paper and punch the left edge using the Fiskars Notebook Border Punch. Tear away small pieces of the notebook edge for a distressed look. Cut a 1/2" strip of paper. Adhere the layers using the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Squares Adhesive. Machine stitch the thin border strip for added detail.

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2. Cut a journaling card from patterned paper. Mask printed floral section with a Post-It note and stamp frame in brown ink.

3. Apply lace trim to the bottom of the journaling card with Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive, then add a strip of patterned paper punched with the Postage Stamp Border Punch. Add some machine sewing and adhere the journaling card to the center of the card base using Perma Squares Adhesive.

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4. Print quote and cut into small word strips. Apply to the journaling card using Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares.

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5. Punch clouds from patterned paper, edge with brown ink and apply to the top of the journaling card, overlapping slightly. Add machine stitched edging to the clouds.





Wrist Cuff       

Guest Designer: Stephenie Hamen

I love vintage buttons and trims, as well as vintage fabrics – or at least patterns that look somewhat vintage.  I also love making something to wear as a jewelry piece that is completely unique and entirely me.  Wrist cuffs let me do that.  I can match them to any outfit, use the latest goodies that I find, and just add a little *pop* to an ordinary day.




Here are the supplies you will need to create your own little jewelry artwork:

·         Coordinating patterned fabric
·         Buttons, baubles, trim, ribbon, and/or lace of your choice
·         Base fabric – canvas or heave muslin work the best
·         Iron and iron safe surface
·         Heat gun (optional)

·         Fiskars Pinking Shears 
·         Fiskars Cutting Mat
·         Fiskars Rotary Cutter 




Once you have all of your supplies in place and ready to go, there are just a few simple steps to creating!

1.    Measure your wrist with the tape measure. 



2.    Now, cut down your canvas to size using your mat and rotary cutter.  I added about an inch in length – 7” was a perfectly snug fit, so 8” gave me a little room for movement.  I cut it to be 4” wide. 


3.    Using the pinking shears, take about a ½” off the width on each side.  This made my final base piece of canvas 3”x8”. 

4.    Begin using your pinkers to cut the decorative fabric you want to add to your cuff.  Cut it and build it by stacking.  Cut the ribbon you will use to tie as well. (I put it under the last layer of fabric)


 
5.    Now, go back to your base layer and roll on some of your FarbicBond adhesive.

6.    Put on your first layer and iron to set.  Keep doing this until all of your layers are built.  



7.    Finally, add your embellishments.  I added 2 buttons and a piece of vintage flair.  I carefully rolled on the adhesive and then set it with a heat embossing gun since I wasn’t sure if I should iron the vintage buttons and flair.

8.    Let everything cool down and then tie it up!  You are ready to rock your latest fabric jewelry creation.

 

Options:  You can use Velcro or buttons if you want to close your cuff instead of tying it shut.  It is all a matter of preference.  Just be sure to add a little extra length for the overlap if you go that route.

Now, head out for a night on the town or just run to the grocery store, but get that cuff on and make a statement.



Now it's not a normal week around here unless we talk about our amazing product sponsor and share with you how 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!!

Last week was our Kaisercraft week and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Let's announce the first winner of the beautiful Pink Gelato collection..  

Bricela said...

the photo blocks and
"pink gelato" i love it!!!!
amazing projects!!
June 23, 2011 12:00 PM
And our winner of the Velvet Ensemble collection....

Sue D said...


Great music pocket card--we are a musical family and even have an Edison phonograph like on the card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
June 25, 2011 1:21 PM

Congrats to you both! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your info!

Be sure to check back in with us tomorrow for more Fiskars projects from our GlueGirls Design Team! And don't forget to visit Fiskars Crafts for more creative ideas!!   



74 comments:

  1. I love Fiskars!!!! Thanks for sharing these awesome projects :)

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  2. My craft room is filled with Fiskars products--greqt projects today.

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  3. Love Fiskars! so glad you have them for a sponsor!

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  4. Great card! That Fiskars trimmer is the bomb and love the cloud punch, too!!! Thanks for a chance to win! You and Fiskars rock!

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  5. Great projects! Thanks for sharing step-by-step on how to make :)

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  6. Fiskars is a staple in any craft room! Love these projects. Nice giveaway too!!!! This is going to be a great week!

    Lynda P
    hipljp@yahoo.com

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  7. What a fabulously generous giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win. I love the cloud punch, I can think of so many ways to use it.

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  8. What a fun week in store :) Fiskars and Glue Arts is a perfect match :)

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  9. I just love Fiskers. As a lefty it's hard to find left handed scissors. I love my Fiskers scissors. I just wish more scissors and other things were available to a left as well.

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  10. Love Fiskars products, their squeeze punches rock! Thanks Glue Arts for posting all this inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. What fun projects! Love that quote about dancing in the rain! Love my Fiskars scissors and trimmer :) - though my trimmer is old, probably the original :) Thanks for the chance to win more great Fiskars goodies and of course I always need Glue Arts!

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  12. This is a winning combination....Glue Arts & Fiskars!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  13. I already have a ton of Fiskars stuff, but would love a chance 2 win this package! I adore that cuff! Thanks! prhmangel@gmail.com

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  14. great projects!! looks like its going to be a fun week!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

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  15. Fabulous giveaway, I love all my Fiskars products!!

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  16. I have many Fiskars items in my craft room, and I can ALWAYS use more!! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I love fiskers! This would be an awesome prize!!

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  18. I love Fiskars punches they are so easy to use! And there Paper cutters are the best!!!

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  19. Great card and that cuff is such a cute idea.

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  20. Love Fiskars products! One of my favorites!

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  21. This is a great card, I didn't know that Glue Arts had fabric bond! Donna Woods Fiskateer 6036

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  22. Being a Fiskateer, I'm thrilled to see that you are teamed up with Fiskars this week.
    Loved the projects!

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  23. Been a Fiskateer for a few years now. Really gotten to know the Fiskar products better. They are amazing.

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  24. I love Fiskars!! That is a super cute wrist cuff!

    Dollie
    dolliescreations.blogspot.com

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  25. I love Fiskars. I've been buying their products for many years!

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  26. Cute projects. Love my Fiskars scissors, paper cutters, punches, and border punches. Wouldn't want to scrap without them!!

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  27. Love Fiskars! And what a great prize package! Thanks for the chance.

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  28. I love fiskars. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. such fun and wonderful projects!..and so easy to do with your fabulous fiskars tools!
    *the cloud punch is adorable!
    thanks for the opportunity to win this super giveaway!

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  30. Welcome Stephenie!!!! Love the new shares. Can't wait to see all the new items all week!!
    Fiskateer #1715

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  31. I Love Fiskars products and these projects look great - what a great combo - Glue arts and Fiskars

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  32. So happy for your new sponsor "Fiskars". I use lots of their products in my home and craftroom! A welcome addition, I would say :)

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  33. Another diehard Fiskateer checking in here ! I love FISKARS -- always have - the first Fiskars I can remember are my Granny's sewing scissors -- she had her name on them and "fabric only" -we knew better than to touch her scissors!

    All the projects were lovely -thanks for sharing them !

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  34. Still have my first pair of Fiskar scissors, 40 yrs later, still working great. Love my cutter as well, not nearly as vintage!

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  35. Stephanie, great projects!
    I love my Fiskars products and am a Fiskateer too! What a great combo of Glue Arts and Fiskars! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. Great projects & Great Fiskar's Giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  37. Thanks for the instructions. Looks like a fun project. us love my Fiskars scissors, and rotary cutters!

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  38. Fiskars is the best!

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  39. Fiskars and Glue Arts are some of my best friends. Love the projects.

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  40. I just found out we are about to become first time grandparents, Omgoodness!!! The scrapbooking I am going to be doing of the new boy or girl(leaning heavily but okay with either, a girl! lol) That cloud punch fits in with baby ideas just zooming through my mind. But then Fiskers is brilliant in all you do!(Awesome customer support btw, fyi!)

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  41. What a great pairing of Glue Arts and Fiskars!

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  42. Wow, what a pair to team up! I love you both and what awesome products you have. I could use a new trimmer! Thanks for the chances.

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  43. I love Fiskars! This is a great giveaway and is perfect for scrapbooking and crafting!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  44. What a beautiful card!! I have lots of Fiskars punches, but not the cloud punch - love it! Thanks for the chance to win - and thanks to Fiskars for such awesome prizes.

    Happy crafting!

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  45. Love Fiskars. I really need a new trimmer!

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  46. Cute idea for a card; love the cloud idea. Fun Wrist Cuff idea; so many ways to go with that. I've loved Fiskars for a long time, too!

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  47. I love Fiskars - I have several punches but not the cloud, I can't find it anywhere and I need it! We also have some Fiskars gardening tools and they are still sharp after much abuse.

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  48. Love the clouds in the card ! So cute ! What a perfect match...Fiskars and Glue Arts ! thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Awesome projects! Thanks for sharing!
    LizW in TX

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  50. It's going to be a great week!Fiskars and Glue Arts-I'm a happy camper!

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  51. I just love that Dance in the Rain card! It so gorgeously done! I am a lifelong fan of Fiskars - their products are just awesome!

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  52. Wow, guess I've been away from the crafty world for too long, I thought they only did scissor, so nice to find they do more.

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  53. Congratulations on the winners, those are both exquisite sets. Very nice giveaway this week. Thanks for the chance!

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  54. I love punches. They can be used for everything and my nephew (4 years old) is crazy about them! Every time he visits my mother, he asks for the punches to play with!

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  55. I love fiskars! They have the best tools in the industry! Love forward to see the whole week of inspiration and beautiful projects!

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  56. Love both Glue Arts and Fiscars- the best combo ever!Thanks for a week of fun to be

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  57. Great projects! Great having Fiskars and Glue Arts together! Thanks for the chance :)

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  58. I love Fiskars products. Their site is one I check several times a week as it has the best ideas for so many craft topics.

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  59. THANKS for the inspiration!! I LOVE that card too cute!! =)
    THANKS also for the chance to win!! YIPPEE!! =)
    Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

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  60. Totally love Fiskars!
    would love to win some!

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  61. I love these projects and I love fiskars. I don't have very many of their products and could use more.Thanks for the chance to win:) YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!

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  62. It's a great project! I would love to add any Fiskars or Glue arts items to my collection!!

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  63. Beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!!

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  64. ahhh Fiskars, designed to last!!

    mitch1066(at)gmail.com

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  65. Great Fiskar's products. Ilove that cloud punch. I have a couple of the border punches. Thanks for a chance to win some more.
    jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  66. Fiskars and GA are both amazing! You have the best giveaways anywhere and more tutorials than any other company! TFS

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  67. I also own many Fiskars products...but you can never have TOO much of a great thing!

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  68. Love love love the cloud punch!!!

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  69. Fiskars + Gluearts = awesomeness!

    I love your blog so much!!!! I am so glad to see you highlighting Fiskars!

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

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  70. Congratulations to the lucky winners! Cute card...love the cloud punch!

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  71. My favorite scissors are my Fiskars but next would be the fingertip knife that I couldn't live without!

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  72. I love the wearables Stephanie creates.

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  73. Great projects - especially love the card - it is such a pretty combination of punches together :)
    Yes, I am a Fiskars Fan, love all of my Fiskars tools.
    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize!!!

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