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Friday, September 16, 2011

Die Cuts With a View & GlueArts Make the Perfect Gift!

What's your definition of the perfect gift?

Is it store bought?

Wrapped beautifully?

What about handmade?

Today's project is handmade and yes...we'd like to say wrapped beautifully!!! It started with the idea of making a gift box filled with handmade cards suitable for all occasions. Then that idea led to the gift bag and the matching accessories...perfect!

Floral Gift Bag Card & Accessories Set
GlueArts Designer: Julia Sandvoss
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Supplies:

GlueArts Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac
GlueArts Raisen's
GlueArts U Cut It Foam
GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares
DCWV Lemon Flower Paper Stack 
Epiphany Crafts Tools: Shape Tool Round 14, Button Tool Round 14
Epiphany Crafts Bubble Caps Round 14, Button Round 14, Ring and Vintage Setting
Sizzix Die Cut Machine
Sizzix Bigz Die Flower Layers #9 (657114)
Wool Felt
Prima leaves
K & Company Fabric Brad
Hero Arts Leaf Stamp
Gift Box Target Stores

Gift Bag & Card Instructions: 



1) I chose to repurpose a bag I already owned. Cut a piece of paper to fit the widest and longest part of the bag. Then cut a 2 inch wide strip of paper and a 1 3/4 inch wide piece of another pattern. Adhere together using GGPro and PermaTac adhesive. Next adhere the wide ribbon using Perma Tac.

2) Cut 3-4 flowers using die in various pattern papers. Then layer mixing and matching. Use Raisen's to give height to each layer and adhere together.

3) Finish off with an Epiphany Bubble Cap.


1) The cards were made to fit inside the box.  They measure 2 3/4 by 2 3/4 square. Each one has it's own layered flower made in a similar fashion to the bag. Layer the papers a bit different for each one for an individual look. I left greetings off so these can serve for any purpose.


Gift Box Instructions:


1) I used the same Floral die only cut the flowers out of wool felt. (I prefer wool felt...it's beautiful to work with, the colors are deep and the felt cuts beautifully!) Cut several flowers with multiple wool colors.

2) Stamp onto the wool felt leaves using black Stazon inks to ensure it will not smear or smudge.

3) Next layer together the flower first adding the brad through the center of the top two flowers. Then adhere the flower layers together using Extreme Adhesive Squares. Adhere the ribbon onto the box and finish off with the flower on top.  

Floral Headband & Ring Instructions:


1) For the headband I chose another set of felt flower. This time for the center I made a button using the Epiphany Studio Button Tool. I stitched the button onto the top layer of the felt flower. Then adhered each flower together using the Extreme Adhesive Squares. Then I sewed a extra felt piece to the back of the flower and slipped the headband through.

2) The ring is a breeze to make with Epiphany's tools. Simply use the Round Shape tool and press onto the Vintage Setting with an Extreme Adhesive Square. Then use one additional square to adhere to the ring base.

 



Well that's it! We're wrapping up our week with the bright and fresh Die Cuts With a View Lemon Fresh line! We hope you've enjoyed this week! We'd like to giveaway one of their beautiful Lemon Fresh Paper Stacks along with our must have Glue Glider Pro with Perma Squares and our Extreme Adhesive squares which were key to making today's projects!





Simply post a comment today...let us know what was your favorite handmade gift you've given or received!! We'd love to hear! We'll pick one random winner on Monday!


And if you're out and about this weekend look for GlueArts products all over the Archiver's ScrapFest event! We're partnered up with some of our favorite companies...October Afternoon, Core-dinations, Making Memories, Lilly Bee, Epiphany Crafts,  Authentique, Sizzix and Ki Memories! Be sure to stop by their booths and participate in their make n takes using GlueArts Adhesives! 




Also if you're in the St.Louis area, come join Ken Oliver and the Glue Girl, Julia Sandvoss, at For Keeps Sake Scrapbook store today for a make n take using Unibind and GlueArts! Details can be found on the For Keepsake Facebook Wall along with Unibind's Wall! 

Hope to see you there!!  

55 comments:

  1. i love the cards and mini albums i made for my friends :) glue arts helped me a lot with them!

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  2. I love the two afghans made by two dear aunts and given to me on my wedding (30 years ago). Handmade gifts are very special. I try to give them as often as I can.

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  3. I love giving anything homemade. I think how it is wrapped makes it special right from the get go. My favorite gift I have ever given is a clock I did for my mom for Christmas.

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  4. wow! Every thing is just beautiful! Great job!
    kacee

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  5. Love to give and receive handmade items. Some of the most memorable have been a christening dress for my first born that my mother made and a rocking horse made by my father-in-law for my kids.

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  6. Love making frames for Grandparents with the kids pictures in them. They are always a hit

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  7. The best handmade gifts I have received are the pictures and crafts made by my kids...I have over 20 years worth with still more to come (youngest is 8 years old). The best handmade gifts I have given was two queen size quilts, one I made for one of my sisters for a wedding present and the other was for my parents for their 40th wedding anniversary.

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  8. What an beautiful gift idea! I've been really enjoying making notepad holders and matching pens lately!

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  9. for my birthday this year, my SIL made me an art journal...it is SO beautiful, has so much dimension and then she made me a box to keep it in!!! she is AWESOME

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  10. I received handmade dollies as a wedding gift from a friend, and they are still one of my treasured possessions. I also love to give handmade cards for holidays & occassions, since they are alittle bit of me too. Thank you.

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  11. love, love, love that layered flower!
    Thanks for such great ideas.

    Anne

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  12. Adorable creations you showed. My most favorite homemade gift is a gift set I got for my birthday from my friend, she made me a trinket box, a cupcake made of paper and beautiful paper roses, and a card to match. It all was so cute.

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  13. My niece made me a picture frame with buttons on it in my favorite color purple all kinds of them it's beautiful

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  14. Wow, that is a really gorgeous gift set!! As for my favorite handmade gift, it's a beautiful chipboard baby album that a friend of mine made when I had my little daughter. It's 15 pages of scrumptiousness!!

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  15. I have a really beautiful canvas collage hanging in my craft room that a dear friend made for me years ago. It still inspires me!!

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  16. Beautiful projects. Love it when anything is handmade. Great ideas. I have once again been inspired.
    MLongberry17@aol.com

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  17. Such a gorgeous gift! My sister made me a wonderful tray out of a cupboard frame! She painted and stamped under the glass and used knobs for feet.

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  18. One year I made hand painted snowmen out of clay pots. The way they were made, you could either hang them up or sit them on a shelf/mantle. Great projects today! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. My grandmother was incredibly talented, and she could do anything from sewing clothes to baking cookies. The best thing she ever made for me though was my christening gown. It was incredible. I miss her terribly and I wish I had half her talent.

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  20. One of the best gifts I ever made was a scrapbook of my grandmother's 90th birthday that I made for her. Now my mom has the scrapbook.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I really enjoy making mini albums and mixed media canvases to give as gifts. Thanks for the opportunity to win the beautiful DCWV stack and your awesome products!

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  22. Great gift ensemble--I like the felt flowers.
    Best handmade gift I received was a quilt finished by my mother in law started by her mother in law.

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  23. Frankly, the gifts my son made me when he was little are my favorite handmade gifts. I never quite manage to make gifts that look right, but I keep trying.

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  24. OHH! Super cute--my fav handmade gift was a card that my friend sent me just for fun. She was a beginner crafter--and it is super cute! Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  25. Every year for my birthday my grandmother would give me something she'd made to put in my hope chest to use when I grew up...I'm going to do the same thing for my granddaughters.

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  26. Great projects! I love to give and recieve homemade gifts! The best gift I received was a homemade pin cushion using a little picture frame, it holds all my pins that are used for scrapbook projects! Thanks for the great week!

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  27. Awesome projects...you guys ROCK!!!

    I made both my grown kids cookbooks for Christmas one year. The recipes were all of our old family favorites. It was done in scrapbook form with pics of them (and me) together when they were much younger. They've both said many times that it was their favorite gift!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  28. One hand made gift that I have received is a handmade doll from my mom that matched my bedroom. I think my most favorite gift is a box of cards I made for my sister so that she always had some birthday cards on hand.

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  29. I have given so many handmade gifts and the best is to see the people faces when they love it! This was a great week. Thanks :)

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  30. Great projects. Thanks for sharing this week. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  31. My very fave handmade gift ever was the birthday card I received from my 5 year old granddaughter this year. She labored over the drawing and the printing of the message...not just a scribbled card, but a true birthday card. I was in heaven!

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  32. My fave gift to make and give was a wedding memories box I gave to a cousin this Summer.

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  33. I LOVE handmade gifts! My favorite would have to be from a couple of years ago....my mom made each of us four kids a heritage album of our grandparents and parents, an album of us growing up and an album about us now as grown ups (mostly lol) and parents ourselves....I cherish that my mom put that much time, effort, thought and money into a gift that means so much

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  34. I love making gifts! My favorite that I've received was a baby quilt at one of my baby showers ;)

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  35. I loved the quilt that my step-mom made for me with siamese cats on it!

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  36. Laura Carazo : A card made by my nephew :O)

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  37. wow, what a great project, the perfect gift definitely. I would love to win the awesome prize pack.

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  38. Love all the projects, thanks for sharing them.
    My favorite gift lately was we have a once a month game night with several of our friends and I made everyone that has been coming for the last few years a mini scrapbook of all are game night and the funny things they may have been doing, they all treasure them, and want me to make more.

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  39. What a great idea for a gift the keeps on giving! My favorite gift of late is the first card I ever made that I sent to my girlfriend in appreciation of something special (dinner out) she did for my husband and I.

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  40. My favourite handmade gift was a wall hanging, made from stamped tiles, from my best friend. They were truly the best thing I got for my birthday as I knew the time and effort that went into them.

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  41. We received a hand crocheted afghan from a Great Aunt of my husband. She makes them for all of the family members for their wedding. I love it! It's most certainly the most comfortable and loved piece in the house. I can't wait to curl up by the fire with it this winter. :)
    But this DCWV collection has me thinking of summer again!

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  42. Handmade is heartmade. love them all!

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  43. The first thing that caught my eye was the gift box, it is adorable, then I saw the cards & bag. Love these color combinations & pattens together- so bright and cherry even if it is Fall. Nothing like a little brightness in a fall day!

    my favorite homemade gift was a ~Ela a handmade pink & white poka dotted Elephant~ made by "Pixies and Bears"- http://bearypixie.blogspot.com/

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  44. My mom makes afghans for all of us. They are so beautiful and everyone loves getting one. I scrapbook and make cards. I made some x-mas cards last year and everyone who got one loved them and they thought they were so pretty and special because I made them. My cousin is getting married in Oct. and I made a wedding card for them. Everyone that i've showed it to has loved it. Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  45. I love making canvases! They are fun to personalize.

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  46. LOVE the felt flowers! Every thing was super cute!
    kacee

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  47. Love all the projects from this past week. I make cards...so giving cards to family and friends is my way of saying " I love you ".

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  48. My favorite gift was a blanket that my Grandmother gave me when I started college. She gave it to me so many years ago that only pieces are left of it.

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  49. my favorite gift that i have recieved was an angel made from papertowels

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  50. I love receiving hand made cards. That's probably the most handmade things I receive.

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  51. Don't know where to start - These projects are amazine. The mini cards are adorable, the box is wonderful, what next??? I just can't wait to see!

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