Monday, September 5, 2011

We're "Pinning" At GlueArts

Raise your hand if you're familiar with Pinterest?

Do you love "pinning" images?

Find yourself sitting for hours on end (yes hours!lol) pinning and looking at beautiful images that inspire you?

Not familiar with Pinterest? Well let us introduce you!

Pinterest is a magical type of place...(well it is!) that provides you with eye candy to fill the biggest sweet tooth. Whether you're looking for home decor ideas, tropical getaways, recipes, hairstyles...there is an abundance of  images that have been "pinned" from all over the Internet! Pinterest is best described as a virtual  pinboard that allows you to organize and share all things beautiful and interesting to YOU!

GlueArts pins projects from our talented team of designers. It's fun to see now others pinning scrapbook pages, cards and more as well!

All this week we challenged the GlueArts designers to select a photo from Pinterest to use as inspiration for a project. We're kicking off the week with two projects from Designers Jenny Chesnick and Jan Hennings!!


Vinyl Wall Art
GlueArts Designer: Jenny Chesnick

First let's start with my Pinterest Inspiration. This poster is awesome! I love the crown with the tools on the top and the slightly different take on the Keep Calm & Carry On posters. I just moved into my new craft room and knew this would be something fun to hang on the wall.

Supplies Used: 
Large white frame from your local craft store 
Die cutting machine (I used my Silhouette SD)

I wanted to change up the saying a bit to make it my own so instead of "things" I put "stuff". I also chose to use an ampersand instead of the word "and" I felt the 3 non-font elements on the sign gave it a nice cohesive look. I love the way it turned out! Vinyl is so easy to use and inexpensive! This whole project was a total of around 10 dollars. Think of all the projects you could make for your own space. 

A Glowing Halloween
GlueArts Designer: Jan Hennings
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Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac, Glue Gun and Melt Sticks (Glue Arts) 
Paper, diecuts, stickers (Authentique) 
Chipboard (Heidi Swapp)
Metal tag (Tim Holtz), ribbon
spider and ghosts (making memories)
Orchid and Black paint (Plaid)
Copper Embossing powder (Ranger)
Clear Stamps (Crafty Secrets)
wooden box with a hinged door (Hobby Lobby)
Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)

Here's the Pinterest photo that inspired me

Start with a hinged, wooden box and paint the inside and outside with Wild Orchid and Black paint. Let dry. Mist with Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist
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Using embossing powder and heat embossing tool, add some copper powder to random areas on the box.
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Using a pigment pad and embossing powder, stamp a few areas of the box with text. Heat emboss.
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Use Perma Tac and add paper to some of the inner boxes.
Using Glue Gun and Melt Sticks, glue ribbon in place.
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Decorate inside as desired.
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We look forward to all week long sharing with you are Pinterest inspired projects and hope you'll join us in pinning too!

If you're currently using Pinterest, we've now added links to our GlueArts projects here on the blog that allow you to pin directly from our projects to your Pinterest boards!

Need some help with pinning! Just drop us a note at and we'll gladly help!

Last week we had a blast working with Pebbles Happy Go Lucky collection and we'd love to make someone very happy today by announcing that:

*Alison* said...

AMAZING! The colors are just yummy! I love coming here for inspiration.. HUGS
September 2, 2011 11:04 AM

Is our winner! Congrats to you Alison! Please email me at with your info! And we invite you to post a comment today! We're giving away our Embellishment Kit! It's filled with our Designers favorite products!

 Just post a comment here and we'll pick one random winner next Monday to enjoy a must needed kit to make all these amazing projects! 

Be sure to visit us's a peek at what's coming up!


  1. I just love Halloween projects... Love this wooden box...what a fun idea..thanks for sharing..

  2. My family and I love, love, love, love Halloween. We have a haunted house every year and have friends and family over to give out candy.
    This is a great way to add to the Halloween spirit.



  3. What a fun set of projects. I love the Halloween one. Thanks.

  4. oh my goodness I LOVE those projects. Now you have given me another site to sit ours looking at lol. Can't wait to check it out. Halloween is my absolute favorite so thanks for the inspiration <3

  5. It is great to see what people can come up with after looking at something inspirational.

  6. Awesome! I love to pin! I keep hoping a magical fairy will pin images on my blog, too! lol Can't wait to see what you've pinned, Glue Arts!

  7. I have a Pinterest accout but I try to avoid using it- I'd spend WAY too much time browsing!! :) LOVE the Halloween printer tray- I'm in a serious Halloween mood these days!

  8. Very cute projects! I love how they took the inspiration and made something completely new, but you can still tell you were inspired by it!

  9. Wonderful projects thank you for sharing them.

  10. love the pinterest-inspired projects! Can't wait to see more.

  11. I am literally afraid to look at Pinterest because I know I'll spend hours on it. Well, I peek every once and while. Love the Halloween shadowbox idea, particularly using embossing powders to embellish it. Neat idea.

  12. The Halloween project is great! TFS!

  13. love that you are on Pinterest, and can't wait to see more!!!

  14. love the Pinterest projects! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot comlove the Pinterest projects! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

  15. I'm still resisting Pinterest because I know I'll become addicted! But I think I'm going to be giving in to peer pressure soon! Haha!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  16. Thanks for explaining Pinterest because I did not know what it was but I was wondering. Both the projects are good ones. I love Halloween so that might be something I try.

  17. What great projects! Thanks for all the inspiration :)

  18. great projects! I keep seeing things from Pinterest but have not been on myself, if I do, I might never get off!!

  19. I LOVE Halloween =) Thank you so much for the inspirations.

  20. Love Pinterest...can spend hours on that site. Love the projects.

  21. These projects make me ready for fall!

  22. FUN projects! I haven't tried PInterest yet, but I am definitely going to have to check it out!

  23. I love the halloween projects and the rose felt wreath! thank you for the inspiration!!!

  24. Looking forward to the wonderful project ideas coming this week. These are great!

  25. I love being inspired by others. Pinterest here I come!

  26. amazing projects, and yes, I am addicted to Pinterest. I have over 2,000 pins so far!!!

  27. Your blog always has the best projects! And I love and adore Pinterest. Too much!