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Friday, October 14, 2011

We're Batty for Die Cuts With a View (and GlueArts too!)


user posted imageDesigner Audrey Pettit has not only a fun and yes cute decoration for Halloween, but also one kids can help make too!

A few simple supplies and you're ready to roll! And roll the project right out with our GlueArts Glue Glider PRO and our HighTac adhesive to ensure these bats...don't go to pieces!!!



Bat Trio 
GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit

Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive
DCWV Lady Couture 12x12 Paper Pad
K&Co. Brads
Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String
Clearsnap Ink
DMC Floss
vintage buttons
recycled kraft shopping bag
cotton batting or polyfill

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These little bats are a quick and easy Halloween decor project. They are basically little pillows that are made from two layers of recycled kraft shopping bags that are stuffed with cotton batting.

1. To get started, trace or draw a bat pattern onto the back of patterned paper. I found a template on the internet and re-sized the image in my Photoshop program.

2. Cut the bat shape out and adhere it to a flattened piece of recycled kraft shopping bag using Glue Arts High Tac Adhesive. Stitch around the bat shape and cut out, leaving approximately 1/4" of kraft bag around the edges.

3. Add decorative brads for the eyes. Hand stitch a mouth using embroidery floss. Stitch a bow of string topped with a button to the bat.

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4. Then stitch the bat to a second piece of shopping bag, leaving enough of an opening to fill the inside with cotton batting before stitching all the way closed.

5. Edge bat with black ink.




We'd like to help you go a bit "batty" too by offering you the NEW Die Cuts With a View Midnight Spell Paper Stack! 

Midnight Spell Paper Stack with Glitter/Foil

Spooky, silly, serious, and fun! All these and more are sentiments just waiting to be discovered, lurking behind the cover adorning the front of this stack. The elaborate chandeliers sparkling amidst a dark room, ravens lying in wait, and silly jack-o-lanterns will be a must-have for all of your paper crafting projects. This stack is dressed in a color palette of amber orange, android green, midnight black, and Byzantium purple.



Stack of printed paper includes 48 sheets, 24 with foil or glitter accents. Plus we're including our Glue Glider PRO Handle and our NEW PRO+ Cartridge in Perma Tac along with our Extreme Adhesive Squares. Which we know you're going to need with all those spiders!lol Simply post a comment and we'll enter you to win! We'll announce one random winner Monday, October 17th here on the blog!

72 comments:

  1. Wow, awesome giveaway! Love it all! Thanks!

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  2. cute and "green" too, love that this project uses recycled paper bags!

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  3. those bats are so AWESOME....love it

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  4. I love the patterns and papers used to make these cuties

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  5. cute bats and I love that paper stack.

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  6. Awe very cute! thanks for sharing And I would go Batty over this treat if I won thanks for the chance

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  7. I may be the only woman in the world who loves bats---I'd love to have one as a pet....I LOVE THESE BATS! I also like how your adhesive made the paper stay flat!

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  8. Those bats are seriously cute! I'd love to win!! Thanks for the chance!

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  9. I am not a BATTY person,(LOL) but these are just FLIPPING CUTE!! Thanks for the chance! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  10. it's been a creepy good time on the blog this week

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  11. cool projects!!!They could Hang around My house anytime thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  12. Those bats are really cute! Your new pro+ cartridge looks awesome too! Thanks for the project and a chance to win ;)
    Pam

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  13. These bats are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize! DCWV and Glue Arts is an awesome combination!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  14. LOVE the bats!! I may try and squeeze in some crafting time this week-end to make some :)

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  15. love the bats!! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. I never would have thought of making the bats with anything other than black! These are really cute, and the kids will love them. The giveaway is wonderful, thank you for the chance.

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  17. So cute projct!! Love it, perfect pour this next halloween!! TFS girls!! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  18. Very cute project!!! lovin the bats. Thanks for sharing. Linda harris

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  19. I usually don't like bats but those are cute. Nice giveaway sure would like to win. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  20. Going batty over this cute bat idea & that Midnight Spell stack -- LOVE these!!!

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  21. What a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome products! LOVE my Glue Glider!

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  22. Those bats would be a fun project to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. very cool love the papers for the bats I love DCWV have some of your papers . thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  24. Love love love these bats!! So cute!

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  25. Cute bats!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Love that this project uses kraft bags! Very cute and green!

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  27. awesome bats! I could always use more adhesive ;)

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  28. oooh, what fun paper stack! and the adhesive squares sound like something else I may need. Thanks for showing us the cute bat decorations.

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  29. I'm batty over the bats! What a great giveaway!

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  30. This such a timely give away! I can see using that stack in so many ways! I sure hope I win!!

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  31. What a cute project. I think it could easily be a kid friendly craft too. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I love those cute bats. I would love to make some with my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  33. Love the bats.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  34. Love those bats! Really love the Midnight Spell papers.

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  35. These bats are super, super cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. The bats are adorable! Love the project!

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  37. You are quite a pair; and I like it! your project is so cute! Thank you for the chance to win these goodies!!

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  38. awesome giveaway....thanks for the chance to win....mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com

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  39. Fab stack + super adhesive = AWESOME prize!!!

    Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  40. hehehe very cute!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  41. Super cute bats. Love the project. Would love to win the super fantastic prize too! : ) Thanks for a chance.

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  42. Those are the cutest little bats!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. I love the polka dot bat! These are so cute, and you remember to add the fangs! Cute Cute!

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  44. What a great paper collection! The colors are gorgeous. I like the polka dot bats because they are so different :)

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  45. These bats are so adorable! Awesome creation Audrey!! Love the brads for eyes :)

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  46. Those are the funkiest bats I've ever seen! cute

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  47. These are too cute. What an awesome giveaway. I wish we could all be winners.

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  48. Halloween is a fun time. Enjoy making cards and decorations for fall.

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  49. Wow, the glider looks like it turns on a dime - great tool! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  50. Thanks for the chance to win a new tool. My old pink one has never worked right after using the adhesive that came with it. I have tried severall replacement cartridges but they don't flow properly.

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  51. Such BOO-tiful Bats. I think the kids at school would love to see these flying around the office.

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  52. What a fantastic give away. Thanks so much for offering it to us.
    I've got my fingers crossed :)

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  53. I never knew bats could look this good. Fabulous project and a give away.... Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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  54. Such cute bats....Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  55. These are just too cute! Another great giveaway, count me in for this one!

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  56. These are completely adorable! Love the pearl eyes!

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  57. very simple yet very awesome bats

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  58. What fun and not scary! Love the bats.

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