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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sunshine & Lollipops...Echo Park & GlueArts....

Say it with a bit of a bounce...in fact I have the song from the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs running through my mind while I say that.

Let's try it again...Sunshine and Lollipops....Echo Park and GlueArts...

Okay okay...it's not working right?

But wait....we're all about the sunshine today! No cloudy skies here!

Designer Kristen Swain is proudly proclaiming her love of the sun and you know I'm right there with her! Her glittery, bright card will have you dashing for your sunglasses. Now imagine this design made into a wall canvas or small plaque to put out for the summer. Consider making the card with a matching canvas for a gift for someone special. This project has amazing possibilities!

Designer Jan Hennings celebrates summer with a handmade sandcastle album you're going to love!!! Our special Guest Designer, Mandy Starner has a fun layout to celebrate time spent on the playground. (which we know you all do!)  


Catch Some Rays Card
GlueArts Designer: Kristen Swain
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Materials:
Glue Arts - Raisen's and UCutIt foam- 3D pack
Echo Park Splash Collection
Glitter
Liquid Glue


Instructions:
1. Fold card to 4 x5 inches.
2. Use trimmer to cut rays from Sunshine paper.


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3. Use Raisen's to adhere and slightly pop up rays on card. Adhere rays of paper around card, pointing into center point.
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4. Use UCutIt foam on card phrase that has been fussy cut out, then adhere to card.

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5. Use liquid glue and glitter along lines of rays to highlight. Also coat heart on card phrase.

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Splash Castle Album
GlueArts Designer: Jan Hennings
Supplies:
Echo Park Paper Splash Collection Kit
AccuCut Diecut System, Shadow Box and Castle Dies 
WeRMemory Keepers Crop-a-dile
Autumn Leaves Orange Ink
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Binder Rings

Instructions:


Step 1-Using Accucut and the Shadow Box Die and the Castle die, cut on cardboard and "Splash" papers. You'll need a diecut for the front and the back of each page.
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Step 2-Cut out the center part of the Shadow Box die. Trim as needed to match the dimensions of the Castle diecuts.
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Step 3-Using Perma Tac, adhere the "Splash" papers to the diecut cardboard.

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Step 4-Decorate the front cover and inner pages as desired.

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Step 6-Cut page 2 and 3 in half at the center.
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Step 7-Using orange ink, ink all the edges.
Step 8-Using Crop-a-dile, punch two holes on the left side and two holes on the right side. Use the punched holes as a guide for your other pages.
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Step 9-Assemble album and bind with four office rings.
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We'd like to share with you a bit more about our Guest Designer....Mandy Starner!


Hello there! 


My name is Mandy Starner, most call me MandyKay or just Mk. 


I live in Maryland with my wonderful and supportive husband, our 3 beautiful daughters, and our 2 crazy dogs. I love to spend as much time as possible making, baking, painting, learning, smiling, and laughing. I eat way too much chocolate and I never get enough sleep. 


I collect owls and typewriters. I love thunderstorms and Tootsie Pops. I am a little bit vintage and a little bit modern, a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. I have been fortunate enough to have my work published in CARDS, Scrapbook Trends, Paper Crafts, Create magazine, and Page Maps2 by: Becky Fleck. I have been doing make and takes at my local scrapbook store for a couple of years now, and I just recently started teaching as well.  I can be found at my scrapbook desk just about every free minute of the day(not that there are many between housework, sports, dinner, and errands). 


It’s a good thing that I am a night owl, because the wee hours of the morning are my most creative hours of the day. Scrapboking and cardmaking have been quite and obsession of mine for about 8 years now.


 I love to share my creations and ideas with others and I am so excited to have the chance to be a guest designer for Glue Arts!


At The Playground Layout
GlueArts Guest Designer: Mandy Starner

Supplies:
Echo Park Paper Splash Collection Kit

Instructions:

1. Position and adhere photo and blocks of patterned paper in a pattern in the middle of your background paper. Add some punched borders across the bottom, all using your Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac. 





2.Cut out and adhere banner using U Cut It foam. 



3. Adhere sun and fussy cut clouds above photo using Raise n's. 





  4. Add some dimension to the left of the photo using some fussy cut shapes and U Cut It foam. 


To help you capture all those summer memories and more we'd like to give you a chance to win the Echo Park Splash collection kit. 







It's filled with fun prints, stickers and more! And to help you adhere together all those projects, we're including our GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares, our 3D Combo Pac which includes our U Cut It Foam and our 3D Raisen's. And last we'll include our Glue Glider Pro and the refill of YOUR choice! 


Sound good? Then just leave us a comment today. Tell us what kind of a weather person are you? Sunshine? Cloudy? Love rainy days? Fall and falling leaves? We'll enter you to win the Echo Park Splash collection and GlueArts goodies . We'll select one random winner next Monday and announce it here on the blog.


We have more fun ideas for you and here's what is coming up tomorrow!

49 comments:

  1. I am a sunshine lover but not hot summer sunshine, warm spring/fall sunshine! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. I like sunny, fall days. I like the cooler weather of the fall. The bite in the air. Thanks for a chance to win. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  3. I'm simply loving this week's projects! Weather... I'm definitely a cooler weather person. I like temps that are 40's-60's... sweatshirts, sweaters, jeans, etc. I also like overcast drizzly days here and there. When I went to school in TX, my friends knew it was a rainy day when I came in singing, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...!" It was just too warm and sunny there! :)

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  4. Fabulous projects today! As for my favorite kind of weather... I'm a warm weather gal but also love a good rainy, thunderstorm kind of day! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Love that sunshine card! I am looking out the window at our own sunshine and it makes me happy!

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  6. Love that sun card!

    What kind of weather am I???? I would say sunny and 70. Don't like it too hot. Nice enough to be outside and enjoy though...with a slight breeze.

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  7. Cloudy !! Thanks for the chance :)

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  8. I love rainy,cloudy weather (like the weather in Forks,WA from "Twilight") a little bit of cool wet weather is what I live for. Unfortunately I live in south Florida so its always above 80 and muggy. :(

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  9. I, in fact, am allergic to the sun. :) Fall is my fave season- when you can open the windows and have crisp air flowing thru the house. Very cute collection tho! Thanks for sharing the great projects.

    Anne

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  10. i love cool, crisp fall days
    they are just right for me!

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  11. I love Autumn! I like weather when I can wear jeans, short-sleeved shirt & flip-flops & be comfortable! Plus the colors r gorgeous & Halloween is my fave holiday:) Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com Love the projects posted 2day as well!I love Autumn! I like weather when I can wear jeans, short-sleeved shirt & flip-flops & be comfortable! Plus the colors r gorgeous & Halloween is my fave holiday:) Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com Love the projects posted 2day as well!

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  12. Oh my heavens.. so much fun.. I love all seasons.. but I really love it when it rains :) these are wonderful.. thanks so much for the chance to win.. hugs

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  13. Summer is great but my favorite season is fall. The air feels fresh and crisp, leaves are all sorts of gorgeous, kids are back in school and you can just feel optimistic about all the special holidays and family gatherings coming in the next few months. On a cool day like today I can almost smell autumn in the air.

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  14. Seasons are great, too bad we don't get many in FL. I'm not a friend of summer and that's 8 months out of the year here... so we go north for a bit of winter at Christmastime :)

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  15. I love sunny days about 80 degrees. I'm not a fan of seasons- I'd love to live somewhere where the weather is pretty much the same year round.

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  16. LOVING Kris Swain's card!!!

    And as far as weather goes.... Since we get LOTS of wonderful sun here in San Francisco (it's been an unusually sunny and pleasant summer!) then I have to say I LOVE the rain and can't wait for the rainy season to come back! :)

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  17. Great projects today! I guess it depends on what I want to do as to what kind of weather person I am. Sunny days are great but sometimes a rainy day is just what you want when you have a lot of crafting to do--or curling up with a good book.

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  18. Love this collection! Love all the pop ups too! I am a sunny but not HOT kinda girl. When you can layout or play at the beach and not sweat... er um glissen... thats what I like best!
    kacee

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  19. Love the paper patterns, and the paper piecing ideas are wonderful.

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  20. sunny with just a touch of clouds...I like it clear so I can see forever when I go on my walks! 2nd up would be right after the rain....I love the smell :)

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  21. Such fabulous cards! TFS =) I love spring, when everything bright green is popping up from the ground =)

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  22. Love summer! But would really love some rainy days about now - we are in a serious drought. Love the bright sunny projects! judyscraps@warpdriveonline.com

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  23. I like spring sunshine! not to hot! not to cold! a nice southern california spring! love it!

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  24. WOW! All the projects are amazing!! You guys know how to find awesome designers!

    I live near Seattle, so cool rainy days are common here, and I love them. I know...I'm weird...but I do :)

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  25. I like all types except extreme cold but I guess my favorite is the fall.

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  26. I am usually a sunshine/summer lover but this extreme heat we have been having this summer is making me wish for fall! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  27. I like fall and fall leaves-I like sunny days but can't get out in the sun!

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  28. I LOVE Fall! Perfect temperatures, beautiful colors and the smell of autum in the air is so invigorating!

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  29. Fall and falling leaves thats the season for me. Love the cool weather and beautiful colors of those fall leaves!

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  30. Well, where I live we experience all seasons and I would not have it any other way!! I love something about each season but I guess my all time favorite is a nice sunny day, the sun always gets me moving!! Love the creative projects today!

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  31. I love the sunshine but don't mind if it does get cloudy. Oh, and if the temps are around 75, that is perfect!

    I love all of the eye candy today. Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

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  32. While I never mind a good thunderstorm, I prefer sunshine to anything!!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway...

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  33. Actually, I love a good rainy day, not severe weather, just a nice drizzly day to stay in and craft.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Hmmmmm, I like all weather except HOT weather. Cloudy is nice because I don't get hot when I walk.... sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  35. Summer time girl....All the way !!!! Love Glue Arts And Echo Park a perfect match.

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  36. I love sunny days at the beach, but prefer rainy days at home!

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  37. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. Love the colors, apple picking, making pumpkin pies ....

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  38. awesome projects!!! I am a sunshine person! loved the outdoors and the beach!

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  39. I love Spring. The sun with a breeze and not too hot. Unfortunately, we don't get many beautiful days like that anymore! Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway :)

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  40. For me I'm a fair weather gal. give me the spring or fall and I'm good.
    enjoying all the projects on your blog.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  41. OHHHH! I love the sunshine card--LOVE the glitter:)

    As for the weather--I love the spring and fall weather--not too hot and not too cold. THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  42. I love a warm day, a few puffy clouds and soft breezes. Love the projects today. The Splash castle album is fantastic!

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  43. I love sunshiny spring and fall days. Don't want it hot but warm and sunny works just fine.

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  44. I'm definitely a Fall-and-falling-leaves kind of person. I like to wear long sleeves, maybe with a light sweater, and enjoy the colorful leaves!

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  45. I love, love, love rainy weather. Okay, so there is too much sometimes, but most of the time, a good thunderstorm really makes me happy!!

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  46. I love sunny "cool" days since I drive a school bus!!

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  47. I love sunny fall days - they're the reason I suffer through hot humid summers!
    These projects are absolutely amazing. I especially love all the dimension from the U Cut It foam.

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  48. I like Sunny days but not too hot, so Spring and Fsll are my favorite seasons!

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  49. I love the cooler weather of the Fall and the vivid colors that come with it.

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