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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ho Ho Ho....Are You on the Nice List?

GlueArts thinks so!!

Being on the nice list means creating an album such as the one Designer Andrea Budjack has made celebrating the holiday! This album is filled with beautiful details and goodies from the NEW Holiday Style collection along with our GlueArts Adhesives!

And being on the nice list (as talented Designer Linda Albrecht surely must be!!) means you create beautiful ornaments and inspire others to go and create as well!!


Snowman Tree Ornament
GlueArts Designer: Linda Albrecht

Supplies:
GlueArts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive & GA Hot Glue Gun
October Afternoon "Holiday Style" Collection Wrap Pack, patterned papers, Shape Stickers and buttons
Other:
Clear glitter, black wire, felt, twigs, Mica Flakes, silver pipe cleaners, mini bottle brush tree, mini black brads, paper mache box, one 2" styrofoam ball, one 1 1/2" styrofoam ball

Instructions:
1. Cover paper mache box with patterned papers using Perma Tac Adhesive.
2. Glitter the top of box and cut a 1 1/4" x 12" strip of patterned paper to make a pinwheel for the box top.
3. Use the Glue Glider Pro to apply a strip of adhesive along one edge of the paper strip then sprinkle on silver glitter.



 4. Accordion fold the paper strip at about 1/4" intervals, hot glue ends together then adhere to the top of the box with hot glue.
5. Use hands and fingers to press into the styrofoam balls to slightly compress them into a smoother shape and also add bumps for a more realistic "snowball". Insert a small dowel or wood skewer into the two balls, apply hot glue and adhere them together. Apply a layer of paint.
6. Cut a 3/4"x 1 1/4" strip from orange felt to make a nose. Apply Perma Tac to one side of the felt then make a 45 degree fold at one end then tightly roll the felt into the nose shape.
7. Make an indentation into the snowman face and adhere felt nose with hot glue.
8. Make a scarf from green felt and tie onto snowman. Add rosey cheeks with paint and mini black brads for eyes. Apply a small piece of black wire into button holes, apply hot glue to snowman and insert wired buttons onto tummy.
9. Hot glue a half circle into a cone shape for hat then hot glue onto head. Adhere October Afternoon trim onto the base of the hat then apply silver pipe cleaner trim with hot glue also. 
10. Adhere the snowman to the top of the box with hot glue, string buttons onto black wire and wrap around twigs for arms. Hot glue a few pom poms from trim onto wire also.
11. Apply "comfort and joy" shape sticker onto the front of the box base.




  12. Apply wire for hanging and secure with hot glue.


Wow......we know that's what you're saying! (and if like us...pondering a run to the store for Mica Flakes and styrofoam balls!)




Holiday Chipboard Album
GlueArts Designer: Andrea Budjack

Supplies:
Glue Arts Perma Tac
Glue Arts High Tac
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Glue Arts Mini Extreme Adhesive Squares
October Afternoon - paper, buttons, stickers, trim, die cuts
Papertrey Ink - stamps, dies
Maya Road - Chipboard
mini clothes pins
notebook paper
ribbon
bell
binder ring
adhesive pearls

Instructions:

1. Cut out October Afternoon paper to cover chipboard. 
Adhere to chipboard using Glue Arts Perma Tac.
2. Add doily, frame and October Afternoon sticker to front cover using Glue Arts High Tac.
3. Add additional stickers and chipboard to cover using Glue Arts U-Cut It Foam.


4. Add clock hand chipboard to cover using Glue Arts Mini Extreme Adhesive Squares.

5. Add ribbon, October Afternoon button and tag.
6. Apply Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive to cover and add pom-pom trim.

7. Assemble additional pages as desired. Added a few pockets throughout to add photos, cards and journaling tags. To create the tags, simply take a strip of notebook paper, hold in half and add an October Afternoon die cut (folded and stitched in place).
  




Well we know today's project give you much to comment on as they're both stunning...so please...post a comment today and we'll enter you to win the beautiful new October Afternoon Holiday Style Collection along with our GlueArts Embellishment Kit. (which was key to the gals projects today!) But don't wait...we're drawing this week's random winner on Christmas Eve!!


  Have you taken advantage of our GlueArts Christmas Stock Up Sale? When you purchase 3 PRO+ cartridges you'll receive a free handle when you enter the above promo code. However NOW we're adding 50% off select products!!! Just click this link to visit our website to find out which of our must have products are part of this additional sale! (they're our designers favorites!!) PLUS all orders will have free shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

So head over to GlueArts and Stock Up!!!

101 comments:

  1. Tons of great ideas this week. So fun.

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  2. love those ideas!!!!!!!!! likey!!!
    hope i win the fabulous gift :)

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  3. Fabulous ornament AND album--both are so cute!

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  4. This album is adorable, I love it!!

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  5. The bumpies on the snowman make him look so cute!!! Love him.

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  6. I'm going to try making one. I just love his look.

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  7. That snowman is so adorable! I'm pinning this!

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  8. Great projects! I've just gotten into ornament making this year, and I love the inspiration.

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  9. These are gorgeous projects!! So much though and time went into them...wonderful job!!

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  10. I am in love with that snowman, so cute!!! and the chipboard album is adorable :)

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  11. Oh my, what fabulous projects today! That snowman is adorable and I love the album with that bell on the front.

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  12. love these projects! absolutley fantasitc and loooooove them!!

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  13. beautiful projects... love that snowman! :)

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  14. What a fabulous chipboard book and that snowman ornament is darling!! I love them both! Awesome prize giveaway!!

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  15. Thanks for showing these super cute projects. I love the mini done with October Afternoon's beautiful paper. Great Job!

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  16. I just LOVE that little mini! The mitten shaped page is so darn cute!

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  17. Super cutes projects!!! Love both! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  18. great projects
    thanks for the chance to win

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  19. Way too cute!! I love the snowman.

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  20. OMG.....so, so cute! I am a huge October Afternoon & Glue Arts fan so thank you so much for all the amazing inspiration this week. Merry Christmas to all! :)

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  21. The snowman looks like he is sitting a carton of ice cream so he won't melt...so very cute and you are right about wanting to get some styrofoam balls to make snowmen. The chipboard album is adorable.

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  22. Holy cow! What fantastic ideas! I kinda wish these were the giveaways!

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  23. WOW!! I so have to find time to make one of those ornaments, fabulous! Love the album too! Thanks for the chance to win, have not yet tried your products.

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  24. I am definitely going to make that adorable snowman! The mini oh how wonderful it showcases October Afternoons great line. LOVE it!

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  25. This is my favorite of hop of 2011! I love the OA and Glue Arts combo!

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  26. The ornament is awesome! This has been a great week!-clockhammer@live.com

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  27. What an awesome snowman. I´m going to make one with my granddaughters, and I´m soo sure, they´re going to love it too. And the album is just gorgeous too, and definitely on the to do list right after new year. Thanks for some great tutorials here.
    Have a wonderful christmas everyone and lots of fun, I hope.

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  28. What a cutie pie Mr. Snowman is...I could just tickle that belly!

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  29. Absolutely love love love that snowman!! THANKS for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  30. This has been so much fun! I'm a huge October Afternoon fan and swear by the staying power of Glue Arts!

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  31. Cute cute cute! I love today's post!

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  32. All these new ideas are a blessing and a curse. So many ideas and so little time. Keep them coming though. Good luck to all.

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  33. Great projects. Thanks for the inspiration and great giveaway!

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  34. Love the projects shown!...& GlueArts products rock!

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  35. Such great projects. I want to make that chipboard album! Super cute.

    Learning so much about Glue Arts that I never knew. Keep it coming.

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  36. So creative! It's a good thing I'm not the one coming up with the ideas. Really great work!

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  37. All this christmasy goodness makes me all googly eyed and rosy cheeked as that snowman ^-^ Lovely!

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  38. Oh my goodness--such creativity with these projects. Thanks for showcasing these talented crafters and their amazing creations.

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  39. Martha Blackman-HughesDecember 22, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Both are terrific, but I've so got to make the chipboard album. Way too cute.

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  40. I love all these projects!! The little snowman is too precious for words. I am patiently waiting for the bustle of holiday activity to end so i can get crafting. This week has been wonderful and i am truly and utterly inspired.

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  41. Pure cuteness! I adore this mini album! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  42. OMG I love that ornament and album! Super cute with so many details!

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  43. GASP! heading out the door for some Styrofoam balls! :) and that album is totally fabulous...love the idea of ribbon adhesive!

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  44. Love these projects! That snowman is sooo cute!

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  45. Love the snowman tree ornament! And the album is adorable.

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  46. fabulous projects. i already have a little round box that would be a perfect perch for the snowman ornament!

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  47. Such cute projects, I love the snowman ornament! I'll be adding that to my "someday file" for sure. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. LOVING the snowman ornament and the fun mini album!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS HOLIDAY WEEK!! =)

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  49. That snowman is sooo cute! The mini book too!
    Jeannine H.

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  50. Honestly, 2day's projects leave me speechless....and that NEVER happens~lol! That Snowman Paper Mache Ornament is gorgeous, but way above my level! And that Mini Chipboard Album is fabulous~if there were a kit 2 buy 2 do that albume, I'd soooo buy it;) I luv the Pom-Pom Trim! I'm really gonna have 2 attempt that album! Loyal follower via GFC & on FB! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

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  51. OH! I am just loving the snowman! What a wonderful fun ornament!! I can not wait to make this!! Thank you!!
    xoxoxo
    Cheryl;-)

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  52. I love the mini! all the details so cute! I would love to win this prize!

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  53. Cute mini and super cute ornament?

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  54. Live these projects. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  55. the holiday mini album is just so gorgeous!!!!!!!!

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  56. Beautiful creations, I must say the album is truly gorgeous and the amazing snowman is even more beautiful!

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  57. This little snowman decoration is WAY cute!!!

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  58. Oh, I love all these wonderful projects with October Afternoon and Glue ARts! They just make me smile!

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  59. Super cute!! Love all your directions!!!

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  60. Love the album and the ornaments. thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. Love the Holiday Album . TFS. Loving all the OA projects . Thank you for a chance to win . !!!!!

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  62. I am running to get styrofoam balls!!!! Wow what a great project!!

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  63. Gorgeous projects and what a delightful prize package, thanks for being so generous, good luck to all!

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  64. Wow! There's creativity for you! Loved both projects.

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  65. Such fun, inspirational projects...Thanks for sharing and for the chances to win. Merry Christmas!

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  66. The snowman ornament and the Holiday Album are both divine! Thanks for sharing such creativity during this very busy time ladies.

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  67. This is really fantastic, love all the inspiration on your blog.

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  68. Beautiful projects, thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  69. The snowman is just adorable! Love the projects featured.

    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  70. I love these projects! I am new to your site, but I can tell that there is a lot for me to see here. TYFS.

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  71. Love this ornament. Snowmen are my favorite! Thanks for the chance. Dawn

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  72. great projects today! october afternoon is one of my favorite companies. thank you for sharing!

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  73. I'm so happy I just found your blog..great projects!!!
    :)Stacy

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  74. OMG that snowman is just perfection!!! Fab work Linda! And Andrea's album is beautiful, love the details and design, and that paper - one of my very fave Xmas lines this year!

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  75. These are amazing. Love the projects!

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  76. Too cute!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  77. OMG! These are fabulous! Amazing, beautiful!

    Thank you so much for sharing these, I love them!

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  78. Great projects. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Holidays!
    Julie G.
    kattfiveinfo at gmail dot com

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  79. Really sweet snowman that would work also for Jan and Feb decorations. Love the Oct Afternoon papers - adorable album.

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  80. Our family cherish these types of ornaments. Merry Christmas!

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  81. adorable! the snowman looks like real snow, love how it was made! the mini is beautiful, I need to work on mine. :D

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  82. Wow, this would be perfect for Christmas!! Loved it!
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

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  83. The snowman is absolutely adorable! What a great mini album! Merry Christmas!

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  84. Oh my gosh! Love that album... so cute!

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  85. Absolutely love both projects!!!

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  86. These projects are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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