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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

You're Unique With Paper Smooches & GlueArts

Paper Smooches and GlueArts hugs to you!

How can you not love this fun combination of our outstanding adhesives and Paper Smooches fun and whimsical stamps!

We asked Kim Hughes to give us a little background on herself and her company...

You may recognize my name from "The Kim Hughes collection" of stamps that I Illustrated for Cornish Heritage Farms in the past. Or possibly from being a Go-to Gal for Paper Crafts magazine. I took a break from illustrating and concentrated on my publication work, but I discovered that I really missed drawing and sharing my art. I literally woke up one morning and decided to start a stamp company and I have been having a ball designing stamps ever since! My images reflect my silly personality and I hope they will bring a smile to your face. I hope that you will welcome Paper Smooches stamps into your creative hands. You can find our more details about me if you click on my resume. 


Thanks Kim....it's hard to not be creative and want to craft when you work with the adorable stamps you've designed! And proof is in the pudding today when you see what Designers Linda Albrecht and Andrea Budjack have up their sleeve!


Andrea used the "Falling For You" stamp set and shows how bats...are not just for Halloween. They can also make special tags!!  Love how she made her own mini hanger! Linda used the "Swanky Snowdudes" stamps for a glittery, winter shadowbox that reminds us cool weather is just around the corner!  


Batty In Love Tag
GlueArts Designer: Andrea Budjack 

Supplies:
Glue Arts Pro Glide Perma Tac
Glue Arts U-Cut It Foam
Paper Smooches - stamps
Websters Pages - paper
Pink Paislee - paper
Bazzill Basics - cardstock
Quickutz - dies
Papertrey Ink - ink, dies, stamp
Glossy Accents
Adhesive Pearls - KaiserCraft
Copic - marker
EK Success - marker
Craft Supply - fabric, twine, button, wire


Instructions:
1. Cut and die cut pieces of paper and cardstock to create tag. Ink edges of pieces and adhere together using Glue Arts Pro Glide Perma Tac. Stitch along edges.
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2. Stamp Paper Smooches images and sentiment. Also stamp rectangle die cut.
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3. Create hanger, add twine and adhere to tag.
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4. Add bat, heart and sentiment to tag using Glue Arts U-Cut It Foam.
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5. Add color to images using markers, using a white gel pen to accent the eyes and teeth of the bat.
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6. Add gloss to heart.
7. Add pearls, fabric ribbon and button to tag.



Snowman Shadowbox Frame
GlueArts Designer: Linda Albrecht


Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Paper Smooches "Swanky Snowdudes" Stamps
BasicGrey "Indie Bloom" Tarantela paper & Element sticker
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint "Clear Rock Candy"
Clear Glitter
Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Antique Linen"
StazOn "Jet Black" Solvent Ink Pad
Faber-Castell WaterColor Pencils
AccuCut Diecutting Machine & Scalloped Border die
Shadowbox style frame
Instructions:


1. Adhere patterned paper to the back of the frame and cut out scalloped borders from paper for "snow".


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2. Cut a circle from paper for the inside of scalloped circle Element Sticker.

3. Adhere the circle to the inside of the frame then apply the Element sticker over it. Distress scalloped paper borders with sandpaper then adhere them to the bottom edge of the insdie of the frame to resemble snow.
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4. Use black waterproff solvent ink to stamp the snowmen onto paper.
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5. Use watercolor pencils to add color to the snowmen then apply a thick coat of ranger Distress Crackle paint to each snowman. Allow to dry.
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6. After crackle paint has dried use Distress ink pad to distress the snowmen then adhere them to the inside of the scene in the frame. Apply a light sprinkling of clear glitter as desired.
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7. Stamp snowflake images onto the scene in the frame as desired.
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8. Apply clear glitter to the snowfalkes and more crackle paint and glitter along the bottom scalloped border. Stamp the "You are unique" at the top right corner of the frame.
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Today we invite you to stop by the Paper Smooches Facebook page and let them know GlueArts has sent you. Be sure to "Like: them since we do and you post a comment on their wall for a chance to win! We'll give you through Friday to stop by and say a big GlueArts Hello!




And don't forget to post a comment here for another chance to win the stamp set of YOUR choice, our Glue Glider Pro and our Extreme Adhesive Squares!!


We'll see you right back here tomorrow with more Paper Smooches and GlueArts projects! Here's a peek of what we have in store! 

69 comments:

  1. Great projects! I like seeing a bat used for other than Halloween and i like the hanger. The snowman frame is adorable.

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  2. Super fun projects!!! What a great combo...cute stamps and awesome adhesive!!!

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  3. Great stuff today! That frame is fantastic!

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  4. Awesome cards! Thanx 4 a chance 2 win! prhmangel at gmail dot comAwesome cards! Thanx 4 a chance 2 win! prhmangel at gmail dot com

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  5. Great projects on the blog today...I especially like the shadowbox. Thanks for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

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  6. Wonderful projects! Yall are amazing! :) Thanks for a chance to WIN!

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  7. OMG...those stamp images are so adorable and I love that little bat!! Really liking all the projects and Liked Papersmooches on FB!

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  8. I love all of those projects. Thank you for the detailed instructions! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

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  9. Fabulous projects!! I love that bat:)

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  10. Wow! Those snowmen are too adorable!!

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  11. Love the cards and the instructions on how to make the hanger. I absolutely LOVE the smooches stamps. The Glue Arts Glider looks GREAT. I use the smaller tombow glue runners but always seem to run out so quickly. for adhesives, i like the circles -- don't ask me why :)

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  12. I use your Glider, tombow only lasts me about 2 seconds. So I love the smaller size of your tape runner and not having to refill every minute.
    The stamps sets are great too!.

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  13. Those snowmen can't be any cuter!

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  14. Oh, wow, TWO super cute projects! That bat is too cute, and the snowmen are precious! Thanks for such detailed instructions...great projects!

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  15. Both of the projects are gorgeous! I love coming here to see the tutorials!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  16. Great projects and I have to try that adhesive. Shirley NW

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  17. Very lovely works!! And funny snowmen on the cards - nice images!

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  18. Andrea - you stole my heart with that kraft bat! The colors you chose are so pretty!! Beautiful work :)

    ohhhh Linda...what a fabulous frame you created!! I love your attention to detail. Awesome project!! :)

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  19. I love that you used the bat for a non-Halloween card. I LOVE Halloween, but I like to see what can be done differently...

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  20. Cool hanger!! Love the cute little bat. Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  21. These are just adorable, so cute :)

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  22. Another chance to win...you guys are awesome! The Glue Glider Pro has been on my wish list for some time. It would be great to win one.

    Love the projects and ideas. Can't wait for tomorrow.

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  23. Ohhh, gorgeous projects ... thanks for the step-by-step guides!

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  24. How adorable are those snowmen and the bat!! TFS!

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  25. Cute cards! I love the bat!!

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  26. What a great pairing! THanks for showing us such fab ideas.

    Anne

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  27. This is adorable! Thank you for the step by step information!

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  28. HI! I went on over to FB and told them you sent me! Cute stamps!
    kacee

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  29. Super cute projects! That bat image is one of my favs!

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  30. Stunning projects! Love the tutorials!

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  31. I think I've died and gone to heaven after seeing the delightful bat card in those colors. Fabulous projects. Beautiful projects!

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  32. Love all the projects. The one I like the best is Celebrate Life Wall Decor.

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  33. Such amazing projects!! Love the instructions!

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  34. Awesome projects..it is always fun to find another new stamp company too....we can never have too many stamps or adhesives

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

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  35. Fabulous creations, the little bat in love is wonderful and the snow themed window is great! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  36. The snowmen shadow box is so cute!

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  37. Wonderful projects! Such cute stamps!

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  38. very cute - love the snowman card!
    Sandra ltb

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  39. Very cute projects, I love that adorable bat!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Totally awesome!

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  41. Another good match. Paper Smooches and you. Love all the projects. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  42. Love the cute snowmen shadowbox frame, awesome project.

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  43. Super cute projects!

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  44. OMGosh - so cute! I love the snowmen.

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  45. Fabulous projects!! Thanks for sharing. Makes me start thinking about Christmas although it's still over 100 degrees here.

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  46. Love those whimsical Kim Hughes characters.

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  47. Such cute projects! thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Great projects! The snowman shadow box is my fave. So cute :)

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  49. I love the snowman frame, so cute. Thanks for a chance to win. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  50. Love Kim's batty tag and the PS stamps today!

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  51. I just love that first card--I have yet to use that bat! What a great inspiration! LOVE Glue Arts and Paper Smooches:) THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  52. These projects are so adorable!! Love them!!

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  53. Eeeekkkkk!! These projects are amazing :) I LOVE Kim's designs. So stinking cute!

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  54. Oh these are amazing... that bat and hanger ROCK!! Thanks so much for the chance to win.. :) hugs

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  55. That little bat and hanger are too darn cute!

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  56. What wonderful projects!!! I want to go make a little framed piece of art now!!!

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  57. All this creativity is driving me wild! I just love it all! LOL Can't wait to see more!

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  58. That bat is the cutest ever...love the technique and talent behind all of these cards... Thanks for the chance to win..

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  59. I love the Snowmen and the Bat. The snoman frame really melts my heart though.

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  60. Always wanted to learn how to do the hanger, thank you.

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