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Monday, August 15, 2011

Paper Smooches from Glue Arts

It's a brand new week and that means a brand new sponsor! (as well as a new week full of inspiration!)

We're excited to partner up with a new company....Paper Smooches!

Paper Smooches is the brain child behind the creative genius of Kim Hughes.

Kim has long been apart of the crafting, scrapbooking and cardmaking industry and turned her talents toward designing her own whimsical stamp line!

We present to you....Paper Smooches!



Up first...this smoochy sweet card by GlueArts Designer Jenny Chesnick! Jenny fussy cut her stamp sentiment out and then used our GlueArts Extreme Mini Adhesive Squares for adhering the button to her card. Designer Patti Milazzo stamped and then paper pieced her lightning bug for a knock out look and then used our GlueArts U Cut It Foam to give it the perfect lift!     

Love you Dearly Card
GlueArts Designer: Jenny Chesnick
Supplies:

Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac
Extreme Mini Squares
Stamp by Paper Smooches
Pattern Paper, Sticker & Notepad by Pink Paislee
Twine by American Crafts
Button by Pebbles
Ink by Jenni Bowlin
Flowers by Melissa Frances

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1. Start by cutting your base of your card to 5x5. Take two sheets from your notepad and layer then together and attach using Perma Tac.

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2. Before you attach your notepad piece to your card base you will want to wrap your twine around your notepad piece. Run your twine through your button and attach using Mini Extreme Squares.

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3. Using Perma tac attach your notepad piece to your card base.

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4. Next using an acrylic block and your ink stamp your sentiment. As you can see the image comes out clean and clear, just as it should be smile.gif

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5. I chose to fussy cut my stamp sentiment out. You could also stamp directly to your card if you prefer.

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6. To finish I tucked in some sweet roses behind my button.

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“You Make My Life Brighter” Card
GlueArts Designer: Patti Milazzo


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

Paper Smooches Stamps:
Giddy Bugs Stamp Set
Sentiment Sampler Stamp Set

Other: Echo Park – Splash and Sweet Summertime pattern papers
Versamark Ink or other clear embossing ink


Instructions:
1. For the background of my card I used one of my favorite and simplest stamping techniques, watermarking. By using a clear embossing ink the watermark technique deepens the shade of the background paper of your stamped image(s). I love the subtle look of it and it turned out to be a great way to use a bunch of these cute Paper Smooches Stamps on the background of my card. I started by cutting a piece of kraft cardstock to 4.5” x 6.5”. I lightly drew a few pencil lines across the kraft cardstock piece to serve as a guide to keep my stamping straight.

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2. Then I created a sort of “word collage” from a mix of sentiments found in both Sentiment Sampler and Giddy Bugs sets. I started stamping in the middle and worked my way across and then up with each word or phrase. I let some of the words trail off the cardstock and tried to keep the pattern as random as possible. Once I’d completed the top, I then worked my way down. Along the way, be careful to keep your fingers free of the ink or you’ll end up with fingerprints stamped on your project too! Set aside and let dry completely and later be sure to erase any remaining pencil lines.
3. To create the paper pieced lightning bug/firefly, stamp with black ink the image onto 3 brightly colored pattern papers. At this time, I also stamped the sentiment inside a small journal shape that I’d traced onto white cardstock and punched out 2” and 2.5” circles (one with a scalloped edge) to frame the firefly.

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4. I then used a craft knife to cut out each yellow body (whole) and then the wings (blue) and head (green).
5. I dotted the outline of the journal shape with a black fine tip marker and added a bit of color to the word “brighter” and the heart. I cut this out as well with a craft knife.

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6. To finish the card front, I border punched 2 strips of striped paper and used the Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive to adhere the scallop strips to the top and bottom of the stamped kraft paper. I also used High Tac on the 1” strip that would be positioned across the card near the center.

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7. I adhered the 2 punched circles together with High Tac and adhered one of the yellow firefly bodies to the front. I applied pieces of U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to the back of this and behind the cut sentiment shape and adhered them to the card front with the scalloped circle in the center of the flower print strip and the sentiment just below.

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8. To paper piece the firefly, I used Mini Adhesive Squares to adhere the wings to the other yellow body and to adhere the head on top. For a little bit of dimension, I used Raise ‘Ns to adhere the paper pieced firefly on top of the one on the circle.

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9. As a final touch, I create antennae by cutting a small piece of black hemp with tied knots at both ends. I folded it in half and applied a Mini Adhesive Square to the fold point and tucked it between the firefly layers at the head.

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We'd like to make your day a bit brighter by giving you a chance to win your own Paper Smooches stamp set along with our Glue Glider Pro and our Adhesive Squares!

Simply leave us a comment today..and let us know what you loved about today's projects. We'll pick a random comment next Monday who will win their choice of stamps from Paper Smooches along with our GlueArts products!

We also invite you to visit the Paper Smooches blog and see what the talented gals there have created with our GlueArts products and Paper Smooches stamps! Be sure to post a comment and share some love with them as well!

It's Monday...so you know what that means...time to announce last week's prize winner and that is:

  Roxie said...

I love that layout especially the butterflies! I would love to try the U CUT IT foam and all of your other products. Thanks for the chance to win!!
August 11, 2011 12:55 PM

Congrats Roxie! Please email  me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your info! We'll see you right back here tomorrow with more inspiration and ideas from GlueArt and Paper Smooches!


  

81 comments:

  1. Love your Tutorials! This is another nice project!

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  2. I would have never thought how many fantastic ways there is to use adheshives! Not just for sticking one thing to another! I think all your projects are great, but I really like how you made the antennae look real. :o)

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  3. WOW!! great creations.. I love how Patti made her own sentiment background.. thanks for the chance to win.. HUGS
    familybubbles (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  4. Love the bee card -- your method of the different pattern paper is very clever. this is the first time i've been exposed to your adhesive products, and i'm liking what i see. thank you.

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  5. Great cards! I like the font of the sentiments and the bee is adorable.

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  6. Really cute! I love stamps sets with "punny" sentiments!

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  7. These cards are great. I absolutely adore the little firefly. I love how you did the antenna.

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  8. Cute projects! I esp. like the card and all of the details like the hand-done background, the antennae and something as simple as the way the lightning bug is popped off of the card.

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  9. Those stamps are ADORABLE! Paper Smooches wasn't on my radar before but now they are.

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  10. Thank you for the great tutorial! Always looking for great new stamps and techniques! These are supercute!

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  11. So cute! Love her stamps and these cards are adorable! I need to buy some of the Mini Adhesive Squares! Perfect for attaching small stuff.

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  12. LOVE Paper Smooches!! Great projects for today and the tutorials!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  13. Audrey ~ TY for coming by to support our efforts for Charlie & Kelee. Julie is a wonderful friend, I appreciate her sharing this effort.

    You gals all amaze me at the creativeness you have in yourselves. So many pretty designs to enjoy.

    Please spread the word, this effor tis open for as many comments as one wishes daily thru the 18th.

    Have a beauetiful day.
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  14. I have been following Paper Smooches since their debut--love their whimsical fun. Great company for glue Arts to pair with. Cute projects too!

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  15. Such great cards! I love the background created with the sentiment stamps =) TFS!

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  16. Great cards. Like the stamped paper background and stamping and fussy cutting on the bee. TFS tluiz@4fast.net

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  17. Love the idea of using the stamps to make the card background!

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  18. I love the projects, stamps and the adhesive... thanks for all the greatness!

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  19. I love love love the honey bee card. I'm new to your blog. Love it.... I'm telling all of my scrappin friends...
    Melanie@
    mdskinner75@hotmail.com

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  20. I love the cards!! The stamps add so much to the card. They have a great "home made" feel!!

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  21. I love the water marked sentiment background done with these adorable Paper Smooches stamps. Love the cute bugs stamps, too. TFS!

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  22. These are cute cards! I love getting some new ideas & these 2 projects are getting the creative juices flowing! Glad to get the introduction to Paper Smooches!

    Deb L

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  23. Super cute projects! I LOVE Kim's stamps and love your adhesives, so this would be awesome to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  24. Wonderful cards and great tutorials, I like the fireflys and how you added the antennae, such versatile glue products on show! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  25. Glue Arts always has the coolest partners!
    Thanks for the great projects!

    Anne

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  26. Love seeing how you use Glue Arts products. The stamps from Paper Smooches are wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  27. I love a good clear tutorial and see the adhesive squares in use- I've been wondering about them

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  28. Really cute projects with some very cute stamps! Thanks for sharing them!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Oh, I love how you made your own background. I need to go try that!! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  30. What I especially love about the project was the actual image--the lightning bug!! Tooooooo cute. I also loved the coloring on him, but the image is so great. I've never seen one before. Thanks Kim.

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  31. Wow, this is fabulous! What I think I like best is the awesome paper-piecing on that sweet bee!

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  32. I adore that lightening bug! I miss them so much here in Aus.

    Fabulous projects as always.

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  33. LOVE this card! the instructions are great!!
    kacee

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  34. Great projects. I love the font on the stamps.

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  35. thanks for reminding me about watermarking ... I love the look!
    Sandra ltb

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  36. Love the colors in the cards. The stamps go with them wonderfully.

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  37. I had to enlarge the Love You Dearly card to see all the little details--so sweet! Love the "Love." Also love the word collage on card 2. Great idea.

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  38. What great creations! I haven't seen Paper Smooches before, I love them! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  39. What great creations! I haven't seen Paper Smooches before, I love them! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  40. I love the different styles of stamping on these cards and the layering of the elements.

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  41. Super cute card, love that pieced together bee!

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  42. I love the cute little lightning bug!

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  43. Great projects today!! I have a couple of Kim's Paper Smooches stamps and they are so much fun!! Combine great stamps with great Glue Arts adhesives and it's a winner everytime!!

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  44. Wow these projects are so cute! Love the idea of using the marker on the word brighter, totally would never have thought of that!!

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  45. These projects are sooo cute! I love how you made your own background!

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  46. I love the way of using copic marker to draw onto the stamped sentiment!
    Thanks for the chance

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  47. Patti's :You Make my Life Brighter" is my favorite...so darn cute! I especially love the collage she created - ingenous!

    Debbie Y.

    dabblesbydeb at yahoo dot com

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  48. I really like the idea of the sentiments background. Great projects today! Thanks for the chance to scrap lift them :)

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  49. I Love the background technique, what a fabulous idea. And the bee way too cute! Love the card!

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  50. Love the projects and the Paper Smooches stamps. Great use of the Glue Arts adhesives. How fun. Thanks for a chance to win. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  51. Great projects
    you make life brighter is my fave

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  52. I love the step-by-step instructions, they are exactly what I needed, sometimes, i need a little help , Thanks! :)

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  53. I loved the little word collage. Thanks for a chance to win too!

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  54. OMGosh! Such inspiration here! Thanks for the chance to WIN!

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  55. I love the fact that although the projects came out gorgeous, with the right tools, they seem easy to make!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  56. I love the stamp set 'pretty phrases' and 'Giddy Bugs Stamp Set. I love making cards with bees and the phrases can always comne in handy when i need just a small note.

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  57. Really love LOVE YOU DEARLY card a lot- so shabby and lovely one! Great glue too!

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  58. I love the shabby rose card a lot! Fantastic combo of colors and textures
    Adi adiabada0212@hotmail. com

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  59. Lovely shabby card and great tutorial. Fantstic use of your glue!

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  60. Wonderful Projects! What will I make first!

    Karen

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  61. Love the pop-up bee! Definitely going to give that technique a try asap!

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  62. i like the sentiment sampler
    sse6@juno.com

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  63. The tutorial for the bee card is great! Thanks.

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  64. Fabulous project...love the outlining of the letters with color...adds so much to the project!!

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  65. These cards are great! I absolutely LOVE the firefly. I grew up them but we don't have any here, where I live now. I would want to use that stamp everyday!

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  66. That foam tape looks great. The cards are so cute. Shirley NW

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  67. ohhhhh, what wonderful cards!!

    Jenny...your card is absolutely stunning :)

    Patti...your paper piecing is perfect! Love the antennas and the highlighted sentiment :)

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  68. Oh these are both gorgeous - that little bee is sooo cute! Thanks for the step by step guide too!

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  69. Oh man, these are absolutely beautiful and fun creations!

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  70. Just love that sweet little firefly card...especially the hemp antennae! These Paper Smooches stamps are the cutest!

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  71. OMG....the firefly is adorable! LOVE how you made your own printed background with stamps!!!

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  72. I always love that you give us such detailed great tutorials! Today I LOVE the antennae.

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  73. OHHH! Just love love love these cards! LOVE Glue Arts and Paper Smooches:) THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  74. These are amazing projects. I just love that cute bee card :)

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  75. What fun ways to use sentiments! I love the ideas :>) I don't think I have ever fussy cut out the sentiment and that background created with sentimetns is perfect!!!

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  76. I love the detail of yellow in "you make my life brighter." Thanks also for the great tutorial.

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  77. I just LOVE that stinkin' cute lightning bug! :D

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  78. I think i am in love with that little bee...and that card so creative...love it all..
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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