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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

GlueArts U Cut It Foam For Beautiful Cards!


All week long we'll be sharing ideas and projects with you using our GlueArts U Cut It Foam!

GlueArts foam has quickly become a favorite amongst our Glue Girls for many reasons...one is clearly shown today.

Designer Lesley Langdon shows just how easily you can run the U Cut It Foam through your die cut system and then yes....micro bead it to make a unique and beautiful card.


Forgiveness 5x7 Card
GlueArts Designer: Lesley Langdon




Designer Tip: I love Glue Arts U Cut It foam for all of its possibilities. I especially appreciate the larger 8.5x11 sheets that I can use to cut different shapes in my die cut machine. It can be inked, colored, glittered, or painted. Think about all the shapes it can be cut into, with scissors and die cut machines. It gives you immediate dimension with an adhesive on the back! For this project, I used a die template and two different glitters and Glossy Accents to make a dimensional bird cage.

Supplies:
Glue Arts U Cut It Foam
Glue Arts Glue Glider MAX (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Spellbinders Die Template (Bird Sanctuary)
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Doodlebug Designs Beetle Black Glitter
Art Glitter Institute Marine Glitter
Ranger Glossy Accents
Bo Bunny Patterned Paper (Gabrielle)
Clearsnap Ink (Blue Lagoon)
Ranger Distress Inks (Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet)
Memories Black Ink by Stewart Superior
Unity Stamp Co. (Love Never Fails - sentiment, Carte Postale - bird, Advent - sentiment)
Singer Sewing Machine
White Cardstock



Instructions:
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1. To make bird cage, die cut Glue Arts U Cut It Foam using Bird Sanctuary or similar die template. Run it through the die cut machine 2 times, and then once with a paper on top to make sure it cuts through.

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2. Poke the excess pieces through and save for future projects (there are no scraps with U Cut It Foam - all pieces can be used).

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3. Peel off one side of the bird cage and apply black glitter. Shake off excess. The larger the glitter, the more space you will have left, so next, apply a finer glitter on top of the black glitter. Use a scrap piece of paper to put over top and press firmly to ensure all the glitter is adhere to the adhesive.

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4. Shake off excess glitter and then apply a coat of Glossy Accents. To have a little variation of color on the cage, apply fine glitter on top of the Glossy Accents on the TOP OF THE CAGE ONLY. Let dry.

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5. To make card, cut 5x7 piece of patterned paper, ink edges and stamp sentiments (love never fails, forgiveness) and bird image. Add some stitching to the one side.

6. Adhere the glittered and glossed U Cut It bird cage.
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7. Mount onto white cardstock.




How would you use our U Cut It Foam? What kind of project do you have in mind? 


Simply post a comment here on our blog and we'll enter you to win our 3D Combo Pack filled with our 4 by 4 sheets of our U Cut It Foam along with our Raisen's (that we know you'll love too!) plus we'll include our full 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of our U Cut It Foam...perfect for running through your Sizzix and other die cut systems. And last we would like you to try out our Extreme Adhesive Squares. We'll pick one random winner next Monday to enjoy the goodies!


30 comments:

  1. I am so appreciative of this week that GA is sharing ways to use this product. I am not creative enough to think outside the box so I LOVE seeing examples and ideas how to use things. I LOVE that I can run this through my die cutter and have a dimensional project!!!

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  2. Wow! So creative! So beautiful! LOVE this idea, Lesley!

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  3. WOW!! This LOOKS like such AWESOME stuff to play with!! I think it would be fun to do a MINI BOOK and do embossing and use glitter on the raised areas!! =) OHHHHHH I can't wait to get my hands on some of this to play!! =) Looks like the possibilities are endless!! =)
    THANKS for sharing I LOVE the card. THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  4. I'd like to try making some table top decorations for holidays. Looks like it will have a degree of stiffness that will be useful.

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  5. WOW, I would never even think to do that. Thanks for the idea!!!

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  6. A great tip!!! I had no idea you could cut the adhesive like that!! Iam sooo going to try this! Thank you- you rock!
    kacee
    youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow...I would never have thought to do this. The card is beautiful

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  8. OH. WOW. That is so gorgeous!!! I want to try that project or one similar. I don't know why I never thought to use glitter that way!

    I'm a new follower and I can't wait to see what you guys ome up with next!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  9. Thank you for the inspiration I always get when I visit your blog! You have such talent!!!! Thanks for the chance to win a fantastic sticky prize!

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  10. I have a new die cut machine that really needs broke in. This would be a perfect project. Thanks!

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  11. What a great idea and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  12. I must say this foam is a must-have! How convenient and easy to use. Great project. Thanks for the chance :)

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  13. That bird cage is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  14. amazing stuff! and great that it will go thru a die cutting machine. i would use that lovely platform together with some twine :-)

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  15. I have microbeads that I never know what to do with them. Now I have a great idea! Thanks Glue Arts!

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  17. wow! loved the transformation of the birdcage!

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  18. wow! loved the transformation of the birdcage!

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  19. What an AWESOME Product.I Love the Card and the Tip for the Letters. I would Love to win this Prize. I have many Ideas for it's use. First though I would love to try it with some of my Die Cut Flowers for Dimension and save a lot of hand work rolling and shaping petals. I wonder if it could do this? AWESOME Prize........

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  20. Beautiful card! I love the look of this!

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  21. U Cut It Foam opens up a whole new "dimension" to card making and paper crafting. I want to make flowers, snowflakes, jack o'lanters and more. The use of foam will make creating shadows and depth so much easier. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveawy...my fingers are crossed, my die cut machines are ready and i am inspired!!

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  22. Wow! how great that you can die cut and add glitter!!!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  23. Loving all these wonderful projects! My idea file (bookmarks) are growing so fast!

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  24. Wowsers! Love the detail possible with that birdcage.

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  25. Love this birdcage and can't wait to add it to my SBs collection -- would be a true bonus to have your great products to try too!!!

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  26. Super cool! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  27. Oh, another reason to get a manual diecutter.

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