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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back To School with GlueArts & Paper Smooches!

Hard to believe that many of us are sending our kids back to school!

Summer is winding down and homework is soon to be the flavor of the day!

Now we know many of you are jumping for joy...but others, (like myself) are not so happy at the thought of endless homework and running kids here and there. The quiet pace of summer will definitely be missed!

To get you in the spirit... Designer Audrey Pettit has made the perfect Back To School Tag using Paper Smooches Stamps and GlueArts adhesives. Send this tag in with something special for your child's teacher!

Designer Kristen Swain celebrates today and everyday with her special wall decor project that comes together with our GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares!

Celebrate Life Wall Decor
GlueArts Designer: Kristen Swain

Supplies:
Paper Smooches Stamps- Pretty Phrases
Glue Arts- Extreme Adhesive Squares, U Cut It Foam
Ribbon- www.scrapinkris.etsy.com
Paper- The Girl's Paperie/Cricut Imagine Vintage Papers cart
Butterfly stamp- Tattered Angels
Vellum
Glitter
Flower- Petaloo
Accordion Stickers- American Crafts
buttons
twine
Paint Dauber- Andirondack
ink- Stazon
deco scissors

Instructions:
1. Cut corrugated cardboard to about 6x6 square, use ink dauber and paint over top and sides of cardboard. Cut out semi circles from each edge of cardboard

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2. Mat cardboard with patterned paper, by adhering with Extreme Adhesive Squares, then trim edges with deco scissors.

3. Mat smaller square of music note paper on pink paper, cutting corners with round punch or scissors. Mount to board with UCutIt foam

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4. Punch holes at top of cardboard, then tie on crinkled ribbon for hanger.

5. Add white flower, several accordion stickers and bow with crinkled ribbon, then top ribbon with twine and button, using Extreme Adhesive Squares.

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6. Stamp , cut out, and glitter butterfly, adhere to cardboard piece, then stamp Pretty Phrase on ledger paper, cut into rectangle and trim corners with mini scallop deco scissors, mount on board using U Cut It foam.

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7. Tie and adhere crinkled ribbon with button, attach to board with Extreme Adhesive Squares.

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Back to School Teacher's Gift Tag 
GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit



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

Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases Stamp Set
October Afternoon Patterned Paper, Journaling Card, and Cardstock Stickers
Bazzill Chipboard Star
Delta Paint
Clearsnap Ink
Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clip
vintage trims and buttons



Instructions:

1. Cut strips of patterned papers in different widths and contrasting designs to cover a large shipping tag. This is a great use for all those scraps you may have laying around. Gather trims to layer in with the papers.


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2. Edge the strips of paper with red ink. This will help define each individual strip on the finished design. Cover the back of each strip with High Tac adhesive, and starting at the top of the tag and working your way down, cover the entire tag with patterned papers.

Add pretty ruffled trim at the bottom of the tag using Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive. You can also add more trims to some of the seams across the tags.

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3. Stamp sentiment in red ink onto a printed journaling card. Edge the card with ink.

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4. Adhere the stamped journaling card to the center of the tag using High Tac adhesive. Add a round cardstock sticker to the top of the tag, and embellish with a button, layered trims, a mini paper clip, and more themed stickers.

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5. Paint a chipboard star white and edge with red ink. Adhere to the bottom right corner of the journaling card using Extreme Adhesive Squares. Top with a paper pencil cut out and another button. The Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares are the perfect size for adhering smaller embellishments like these.

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Give to your child's teacher on the first day of school this year to tell them how much you appreciate everything they do to make this school year the best ever!







So tell us...would you like to win a set of Paper Smooches Stamps? Which one would you pick? 




Go visit the Paper Smooches store and "shop" around then let us know which you would like if you're the winner! Post a comment here with your selection for a chance to win.


We'll select one random winner next Monday to enjoy the Paper Smooches Stamp set of their choice along with our Glue Glider Pro and our Extreme Adhesive Squares!


Be sure to check in tomorrow for another way to win and to see more of our Glue Girls projects! Please do also stop in and visit the Paper Smooches blog for more ideas and inspiration using our GlueArts line up of adhesives and Paper Smooches fun stamps! 


You definitely don't want to miss a day!! Here's a sneak peek of one of tomorrow's projects. See you then!

84 comments:

  1. What a tough decision! All the Paper Smooches sets are so cute.....but I really LOVE the Vegtastic set! How fun!

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  2. Love the projects! Thanks for the detailed instructions on how to recreate them! If I were to win a Paper Smooches stamp set, I would love Surf and Turf. I have a few sets of their stamps and I love the images and the quality!

    Thanks for the wonderfully creative ideas!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  3. Wow, I love that tag for teachers (although I, too, hate to see school and all its business start up again!). I am in awe of that beautiful butterfly art, too.

    The "Pretty Phrases" set is at the top of my wish list. A must-have!

    Thanks for a chance to win!
    Judy

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  5. Great projects! I like the way Kristen's card uses a whimisical looking stamp in a more "serious" way. I really like the Birthday Buddies set.

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  6. Super cute. Love that gift tag. I need to make one myself.

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  7. OMG!! These are some beautiful projects!

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  8. The Celebrate Life plaque is ever so cheerful. Would be nice for anyone to look at every day.

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  9. oh, I just love both of these projects today.

    I would pick pretty phrases :)

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  10. wow the colors are so bright..love this...you did great...if i win i would pick pretty phrases

    chris
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
    http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

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  11. wonderful projects!
    thanks for sharing!
    I LOVE the paper smooches set called Swanky Snowdudes ...those snowmen are absolutely adorable!

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  12. Projects are so cute and all the stamps are really cute. I think my favorite is the Swanky Snowdudes, I love snowmen and this set would make really cute Christmas cards! :)

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  13. It is hard to just pick one, I lobe them all, but I would really like Chubby Chums. They are super cute. Thanks for a chance to win! Kccwithcl at hotmail dot com

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  14. Love the Vegtastic and Boob Tubes, so cute!

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  15. Hello! I'm new Paper Smooches! The stamps sets are so cute! The sets I would love to have are Pretty Phrases, Spiffy Scooters and Sugar Rush! These are just adorable! I'm a big fan of GlueArts and have been a long time:)! I hope I win and get the chance to try out these sweet stamps:) Thanks for the opportunity!

    ~Vanessa W
    baboo7192 at gmail dot com

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  16. Love all the projects! Thanks for a chance to WIN! :)

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  17. What an awsome give away, I already have the Glue Glider Pro and love it. I would love to have there Word Up stamp set, it has a lot of sintaments and they are so different from everyone else.

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  18. I like the Pretty phrases and the scooter one. I need me some squares. Ran out of them so off to order. Thanks for the chance and love all the projects today. great job......

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  19. Thanks for all the fun and great ideas!! I like Paper Smooches "chubby chums" stamp set...Liked them all really, but that set would come in very handy!!

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  20. More amazing projects!! Great stamps. Love the Pretty Phrases. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Gorgeous projects as always! The Glue Girls always rock out the blog!

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  22. omg too cute! I want them all, just bought some digi templates for my card making stash. the stamps I adore the most are those swanky snowdudes and who can't resist the totally useful sentiment sampler.

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  23. Such great projects! TFS =)
    I would pick the "Swanky Snowdudes" Paper Snooches set =)

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  24. Chubby Chums is my fave! Adorable stamps!! Hope I win :)

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  25. Just came back from paper smooches, I loved all their stamps. my favorite is the sentiment sampler, of course my 2nd choice is the pretty phrases, then friendly flowers, then...... have to save up to get these - thanks for the opportunity to win and try these out!

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  26. Both of the projects were awesome! And thanks for the tutorial too! I really love the Sentiment Sampler. Thanks for the chance to win all the goodies!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  27. Just want to say I really like both of these projects, that first one is so pretty and creative! thanks for sharing with us.

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  28. I love all of the projects! Thanks for the inspiration! I would pick the Surf and Turf set because I love the ocean and all it has to offer.

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  29. swanky snowdudes!

    wandagalloway@gmail.com

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  30. Great projects! It would be hard to pick just one, but the top of my list has bday buddies!

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  31. Both tags are so amazing, we are into day 5 of school here, but there's always back to school nite

    Lynda in Calif

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  32. All of the Paper Smooches stamps are adorable - but my favorite is Boob Tubes with Friendly Flowers being a close second.

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  33. Fantastic creations, love the wall hanging! =) I would love to get the "Falling for you" set, love the little monster! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  34. Great projects! All the Paper Smooches sets are so adorable, anyone of them would be a welcome addtion to my craft room!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration! I am torn between AlphaDots and Pretty Phases-so many possibilities with both sets!

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  36. Great projects!

    I love Sentiment Sampler because I could use it on almost every project!

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  37. Totalaly lovely card! Really love this one- great style and crafting too.

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  38. Fantastic shabby card! With great glue too!
    Adi
    adiabada0212@hotmail.com

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  39. Really love the tag and card. I can see myself using the Sentiment Sampler often, because I am a card maker. mapperlmutter@hotmail.com

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  40. love the school ideas, thanks!

    Anne

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  41. I'd like Pretty Phrases. I think these phrases are quite versatile and quite useful. Thaks for the chance!

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  42. I love the projects you posted today! If I had to choose just one set, it would be swanky snowdudes. They are all so cute!

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  43. Vegtastic has been my favorite since the first time I saw it. So darned cute!!!

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  44. Hard to choose just one! I'd have to go with Santa Paws, though because I love the "Fleas Navidad" sentiment!

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  45. Sugar Rush would be my pick! So cute and sweet :-)

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  46. I am in awe and totally amazed by the celebrate life wall decor! I am going to have to try to emulate this creative genius!!! I love it!!! Having looked at Paper Smooches site, were I to pick only one set.... I'd have to choose the 'Pretty Phrases' !! It says so much! The set can be used for soooo many projects!!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Keep these FAB projects coming!!!

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  47. I would choose Falling For You because of the cute little bat. Halloween is my downfall.

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  48. love these stamps - they are perfect for these great projects!
    Sandra ltb

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  49. Super cute projects today! I have "Hang-Up" on my wish list, but would love to have so many other of their sets.

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  50. I think I would pick Chubby Chums set.
    Great projects today.

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  51. It's a tie between pretty phrasees and sentiment sampler, cute projects.
    ava

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  52. It's a tie between birthday buddies and cubby chums!! Both of these sets are just too cute!!

    stefy82@gmail.com

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  53. My choice would be Sentiment sampler even though it was hard to choose.

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  54. Love Swanky Snowdudes! So cute! Great for cards and winter layouts...

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  55. lovely projects! I would have to pick Swanky Snowdudes. Those guys are too cute!

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  56. I really like the Chubby Chums. they are so cute. What a great prize, I would love to win.

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  57. OMG - the wall decor is soooo nice! Wonderful work!
    Love the Stamp Set "Spiffy Scooters", its so exceptionally.

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  58. oooh, these projects are fabulous! thanks for sharing the step-by-step and for hosting an awesome giveaway! (been following you on FB but am new to your blog!) i think my big fave on the Paper Smooches site is Boob Tube - such a cute little retro-y set and i love the sentiments!

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  59. thank you all very beautiful I am türkiye

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  60. What a great tutorial! Thanks. Love the surf and turf set. And of course you can never have too much adhesive :)

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  61. Love these super sweet projects!

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  62. Great projects! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Wow, some great talent here! I love the pretty phrases and how it is used on the teacher tag. Super cute.

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  63. I'll have to ponder a little longer-
    They are all great
    Thanks for the chance

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  64. It's so hard to choose just one! I would pick the Chubby Chums

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  65. Love the tag1 And those colors together are so fun. Pretty Phrases would be my fav.

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  66. All the Stamp sets are cute, but I love the one A Little Loving. So cute. Thanks for a chance to win a stamp set and the Glue Arts products. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  67. Cute stamps!!! Love the Chubby Chums set...sooo cute!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  68. Oh these creations are amazing!~! I LOVE them.. so cute! I would have to say any.. but swanky snowdudes is one that i would love to have.. thanks for the chance to win.. HUGS

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  69. Darling projects, and I especially like the texture from the cardboard! As for my fave stamp set...hard to choose but I would have to say that Boob Tube and Chubby Chums stand out for me!

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  70. I love the cardboard! I never heard of PS so thanks for sharing them. I absolutely loved the Boob Tubes and the Spiffy Scooters. So much fun!

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  71. All their stamps are great but I love Santa Paws. But love your adhesive too. Shirley NW

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  72. WOW Kristen! Your home dec project is pure eye candy and truly amazing! I am swooning over your flowers :)

    Audrey...oh how I LOVE your playful tag!! I love your color combo and product choices :)

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  73. Sentiment Sampler--However they are all wonderful..love the designs.

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  74. Fabulous projects! I love Paper Smooches stamps, sof I had my choice, I think I'd pick Chubby Chums!

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  75. These are fabulous projects! I love all PS stamps but I think I'd pick the new Alphadots set!

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  76. Both of these are AWESOME!!! So much beautiful details!! And I love their alpha set!! I am always looking for good alphas, as I seem to always use all my alphas on my sticker sets! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  77. I spent 40 minutes on Paper Smooches site and still can't pick a favorite! Please don't make me pick, please... unless I win of course! :)

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  78. OHHH! I just loooooove these projects--love that second one by Audrey! FUN!

    As for my fav set--I LOVE LOVE LOVE them all! I just had a card picked up for publication using the Swanky Snowmen! LOVE :)

    LOVE Glue Arts and Paper Smooches:) THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  79. Wow, these are amazing projects too....so much great inspiration with the PS stamps.

    I have several sets of the PS stamps but on my wish list are: Giddy Love and Fruitastic.

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  80. Chubby Chums is the set for me :>)
    Great projects today, I now look at cardboard in a new light!!!

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  81. Love them all! If I won, I would love to have alphadots, too cute.

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  82. I would choose "Word Up" or "Sentiment Sampler". They are both so versatile. "Word Up" had those fun puffy words that are adorable paper pieced, but "Sentiment Sampler" has so many useful sayings. What a hard choice! :D BUT I would be glad to have that problem if I won. LOL

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  83. Seriously adorable...love love love it all.. I went backwards so this is my last...what a great display of both products..thanks for the chance to win..

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