Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Inspiring Ideas With Pinterest & GlueArts

Who would of thought a cookie would be enough to jump start your creativity to make a card?

Or how about a wall of picture frames?

That's just what Designers Ania Lexander and Patti Milazzo used today as their muse!

Cookie Inspiration

Link to original Pin: Source: via ania on Pinterest

Happy Birthday Card
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander

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Glue Glider Pro - permatac

Pebbles - Happy Go Lucky collection
Paper Smooches - sentiment sampler
Fiskars - cloud punch
Coredinators - glitter cardstock

The happy colors and the order of the cookies made me think of the recent Pebbles-papers we got to play with, so I whipped it up again (ok, I lied - it was still on my desk - but it's true - the colors of this image made me want to play with these papers again!). The setup of this card ain't original, but hey, it's inspired by the image.


1. Cut and fold a 12x6" base cardstock (the coredinators glitter cardstock - love that this one glitters intensely without the mess!)
2. Cut and adhere the patterned square base.
3. Punch out the surrounding clouds from various patterned papers, I used mostly scraps. Adhere them on one layer of Ucutit-foam.
4. I had one leftover paperflower which I thought would fit as the "sun" in the middle. This one was adhered on two layers of Ucutit-foam.
5. Stamp the sentiment, and cut out the strip. Cut the ends so it'll look like a ribbon. Adhere it with two layers of Ucutit-foam.
6. You're done - and now have a quick and nicely looking card!

Wall Art Inspiration

“Thankful for You” Card
GlueArts Designer: Patti Milazzo

I loved the way the bright colored frames popped off the wall and the frames would be a great way to anchor the tiny die-cut and sticker embellishments.

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

Pattern Paper – Crate Paper (Restoration & Portrait)
Tools – Fiskars Americas: Corner Squeeze Punches, Heart and Butterfly Squeeze Punches, Framed Everywhere Punch, Scallop Paper Edgers and Clear Stamp

1. Cut 5 x 7 piece of light colored pattern paper for background (card front)
2. Create small frames ( 2” – 2.5”) using punches and decorative edged scissors from vibrant colors.
3. Arrange the frames on the background paper and apply Raise ‘Ns to back of frames. This will give the frames just a little dimension and lift.

Tip: Since the frames are small, I cut my Raise ‘Ns in half. Keep the plastic sheeting and paper backing attached and then snip with your scissors.

4. Use Raise ‘Ns and U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam (for the heart) to adhere the small embellishments inside the frames.
5. Apply the punched butterflies and the die-cut keys with Mini Adhesive Squares.

Tip: Apply the Mini Adhesive Squares just to the center of each butterfly. This will allow you to fold up the wings but still have the punched firmly adhered to the card.

6. Stamp the sentiment and adhere that between frames using the U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam.
7. Complete the design by filling in any spaces with other small accents, like the circles. For these, I cut the Raise ‘Ns into quarters. Then finish off with a few gems for a little extra sparkle! 

Amazing isn't it how a wall of picture frames can inspire a beautiful card?

Pinterest is full of energizing images that grab your eye and stimulate your mind!!

It's engaging, addicting and yes...FUN!

We'd like you to share in the fun and invite you to post a comment for a chance to win our GlueArts Embellishment kit! It's chock-full of just what every crafter needs and more! We'll pick one random winner next Monday!!  
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  1. Great cards never know what may inspire.

  2. Funny where you can find inspiration. Wonderful card.

  3. I LOVE these cards they are so cute. Great inspiration:)

  4. Fun! I love those little embellishments and those Bug cookies are a riot!

  5. Great takes on these photos. Looks like a fun way to find inspiration for a project.

  6. Love the photo frames for inspiration. So fun.

  7. Such fun cards today!!!

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  8. Love those cards and the pictures that inspired them!

  9. It is interesting to see the projects that come from the inspiration piece.

  10. LOVE finding inspiration on Pinterest! Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  11. Great cards and fun interpretations from the inspiration photos.

  12. Inspiration comes in so many ways! Great cards. Thanks :)

  13. I just love it what wonderful projects, thanks for sharing them.

  14. Such cool projects! Love, love them Patti and Ania!

  15. I just love how much great and creative things you can make using GlueArts. Love the cards

    Thank so much for sharing.